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Copyright 1913 
By Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh 


This Publication 
is Affectionately Dedicated 
to THE 






Beloved Parents of the Author 



Illustrations lx 

Preface xv 

Cash Subscribers Xlx 

Introduction xxm 

abbreviations and explanations 1 

Name Brumbach — Brombach 5 

Voot and Krebs Von Brumbach — PI. 8 18 

Foreign Records and Coats of Arms 3, 18, 21 

Wappen — Coats of Arms 18, 21 

Reunions 26 

Brumbach — Brombach Immigrants •" 40 

Census and Tax Records 43 

Head of Families, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia — 1790 .... 43 


Assessment of Woodbury Township, Bedford Co., Pa. — 1789 (complete), 1795, etc. . 50 

Assessment of Woodbuby Township, Huntingdon Co., Pa. — 1788 (complete), and 1789 56 

Warranties of Land — 1771-1793 68 

Gerhard 1 Brumbach (Sec. A) and Descendants 71 

Sheeder's Manuscript History 130 

Bombach, George 1 (Sec. B), and Descendants — PI. 46 138 

Johann Jacob 1 Brumbach (Sec. C) and Descendants — Pis. 47-50 141 

Germanna — Germantown, Va 245 

Lancaster Co. (Pa.) Family Records — John Brumbach, etc 256 

Johan Melchior Brombach [Dl] and Mei.chior Brumbach (See. D) and Descend- 
ants — PI. 66 245,259 

Brombach — -Brumbach, The Widow 5 [D2] and Descendants .... 245,262 

Brum back Library — Pis. 76, 77 298 

Other Brumback Immigrants (Va.), etc. (Sec. F) 344 

Johannes Henrich 1 Brumbach (Sec. E) and Descendants — PI. 96 .... 349 

Hermanus Emanuel 1 Brumbach (Sec. G) 755 

Unidentified (Sec. X) . . . . . . . . • • • • • • 799 

Lineage of Owner 801 

Index ................. 803 




A Bhumbaugh Shepherd (Pa.) 1 

The Hoofd Poort, Rotterdam 2 

A Ship of the Early' XVIII Century 3 

Empire of Germany (portion), 1778 4 

The Rhine and Northern Germany 5 

Brombach im Wiesental, 1905 6 

Map of Brombach 7 

Coats of Arms (Wappen) 8 

von Brumbach — Coat of Arms in Colors 9 

Brumbauoh-Rinehart Reunion (O.) September 5, 1903, and 1910 . . . . 10, 11 

Gerhard Brumbach Memorial Association (Brownback), Certificate ... 12 

Brumbaugh Reunion, Marti nsburg, Pa., September, 1908 ...... 13 

Brumbaugh Reunion, Huntingdon, Pa., September, 1910 ...... 11 

Conestog a Wagon 15 

Agreement for Purchase of Horses. Colonial, 1780 ....... 16' 

The Heiveht Papen House, 1698 17 


Surveyor's Warrant for 350 Acres, June 23, 1736 19 

Original Residence of [ A 1 J Gerhard 1 Brumhach, 1723 ....... 20 

Survey of Lands of "Gerhard Brunback," Edward. Peter, Henry Brownback, and 

Others 20 y 2 

Petition of "Garrett Brumbisough" for a "Publick House," May' 2,5, 1736 . . 20% 

Farms of [ A 1 ] Gerhard 1 Brumhach — 2 views 21 

Ai.msbook of Brumbach Church — 1773-1771 22 

Brumbacii's Church (Reformed) — 1711 23 

Brownback Church (Reformed) ........... 23 y 2 

Brownback Monument — 2 views ........... 21 

Will of [All Garrett 1 Brownbaugh and Renunciation of Mary — 3 plates . 25,26,27 
Washington's Headquarters, "Ridge Road," Home of [A15] Benjamin 2 Brownback 

Built by [Al] Gerhard 1 in 1712 28 

John 3 Brownback [A13] and Benjamin 3 Brownback [A15] Sign Release . . 29 

Marriage Certificate of [All] Peter 3 Brownback and Susanna De Frain . . 30 

[A21] William 4 Brownback 31 

[A29] Catharine 1 (Brownback) Kimes and [A29-iii] Jesse Brownback 5 Kimes . 32 

[All] Jesse 1 Brownback, 1835 and 1890 33 

Home of Elizabeth (Christman) Brownback ........ 31 

[A12] Edward 1 Brownback and Margaret (Root) Brownback 35,36 

[A78-11] William H.« Mosteller, M. D 37 

[A81] Orlando Walker 5 Brownback, M. D 38 

[A132] Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback 39, 39 1 / 

Emma (Evans) Brownback 4 

Home of [A132] Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback — 2 views — Lin field, Pa. ... 4 

"Gray Gables," Home of [A188] Wm. Michael" Brownback, Bryn Mawr, Pa. . 4 

[A219] Garrett Arthur 6 Brownback 1 

[A250] Jesse Evans Brownback . 4 



[A343] George Walton 7 Brownback 

Immigrant List, Ship Samuel, Dec. 3, 1740 46 

Immigrant List, Ship Nancy, August 31, 1750—2 sheets 47 > *8 

Certificate of Custodian of Records 

House Built About 1756 by [CI] Johann Jacob 1 Brumbach 50 

Record Made by [C7] Henry 2 Brumbaugh • 51 

[C24] Samuel David 3 Brumbaugh and Eliza (Kissecker) Brumbaugh, [C107-ii] 

Samuel T. 6 Felmlee, M. D 52 


[C28] Simeon K. 3 Brumbaugh 

[C33] Jacob Benjamin 3 Brumbaugh and Rebecca (Clopper) Brumbaugh ... 54 

Jacob Brown and [C56] Eleanor 4 (Brumbaugh) Brown 55 

[C76] David Stuckey 4 Brumbaugh 56 

[C77] Maria Louisa 4 (Brumbaugh) Stookey 

[C97] Jacob Snyder 4 Brumbaugh 

[C100] John Snyder 4 Brumbaugh and Delilah (Ober) Brumbaugh ... 59 

[C101-1] Mary Susan 5 (Eshleman) Gates 

[C102] David Snyder 4 Brumbaugh 61 

[C203] Clement Laird 5 Brumbaugh 61 V* 

[C367] David Irvin 5 Brumbaugh 

[C368] Charles Ober 5 Brumbaugh 

[C399] Samuel Longenecker 5 Brumbaugh 

[C501] Horace Atlee 6 Brumbaugh and Family 

Immigrant List, Ship Halifax, September 22, 1752 66 

Facsimile of Bible Record of [D3] Henry 2 Brumbach (2 plates) . . . .67,68 
Facsimile of Bible Record of [D10] Henry 3 Brumbach (2 plates) . . . .69,70 

[D30] John 4 Brumback, 1893, age 85 

Mary (Grove) Brumback and [D43] Henry 4 Brumback 

[D95] John Sanford 5 Brumback 

[D95] Ellen Perlena (Purmort) Brumback 

Home of [D95] John Sanford Brumback, Van Wert, O., Built 1869 ... 
The Brumback Library, Van Wert, O. 


The Brumback Library (5 views) 

FD2311 Jefferson 5 Brumback 


[D235] Henry 5 Brumback 

[D241] Newton N— . 5 Brumback, M. D. (at 57), and Nettie (Talbot) Brumback 

(at 50) f 

[D263] Orville Sanford 6 Brumback, A. M., LL. B 

[D263] Jennie King (Carey) Brumback 

Home of Orville Sanford 6 Brumback [D263], Toledo, O 


[D264] David La Doyt 6 Brumback 

Elizabeth Adelia (Pinkerton) Brumback [D264] 


[D265] Estella 6 (Brumback) Reed 

John Perry Reed [D265] 

Richard Brumback' Reed, Orville Sanford' Reed and Ellen Brumback' Reed 



[D266] Saida May 6 (Brumback) Antrim • 

[D266] Ernest Irving Antrim 

[D374] Chester Talbot 6 Brumback, and [D373] Florence May 6 Brumback . 
[D410] Blanche Carey' (Brumback) Spitzer. and [D410-ij Lydia Carey Spitzer . 
[D411] Lydia Ellen' (Brumback) Allen 



[D413] David La Doyt' Brumback, Je., [D412] John Sanford' Brumback, 2d, and 


"Hail to the Everlasting Hills!", Rocks, Juniata River, and P. R. R. West of 


Huntingdon, Pa. 

Immigrant List, Ship Neptune, September 30, 1754; Johannes Henrich 1 Brumbach 


[El] 30 

Page from Returns of [E2] Jacob 2 Brumbach, Collector, 1791 97 

Isaac Bauer's (Bowers) Settlement with His Children, August 21, 1820 ... 98 
Immigrant List, Countess of Sussex, October 7, 1765. [E3] Conrad 2 Brombach, and 


[E4] Johannes Brombach 

Minutes of Annual Meeting (G. B. B.), 1789. Conrad 2 Brombach [E3] . . 100 
Minutes of Annual Meeting Signed by [E5] George 2 Brumbach and [E4] Jo- 
hannes 2 Brumbach, May 13, 1826* 101 

Will of [E5] George 2 Brumbaugh 102,103,104 

Heirs of [E6] Wm.' Brumbaugh Deed Land to James Miller, 1833 .... 105 
[E7] Johannes 3 Brumbach Writes to [E13] George 3 Brumbach March 9, 1810, and 

Receipts to Him October 16, 1819 100 

[E8j Nicholas Fauss Sein Tagbuch— and Autographic Family Record . . 107, 108 
Deed of Nicholas Fouse and [E8] Margaret 3 (Brumbaugh) Fouse, January 8, 1825 109 
Agreement for Building the Clover Creek (Pa.) German Reformed Church, Jan- 
uary 2, 1832 110 > 111 

[E8-vi] William 4 Fouse 112 

[E8-vi-2] Theobald A. 6 ("Dewalt") Fouse 113 

[E8-viii] Theobald 4 ("Dewalt") Fouse 114 

[E8-viii-12] Dewalt Siiontz 5 Fouse, D. D 115 

[E8-ix] Adam 1 Fouse and Susanna (Garner) Fouse 116 

[E8-ix-(6)] John Garner 5 Fouse and Family H 7 

[Ii8-ix-(8)] Adam Garner 6 Fouse and Family H 8 

[E8-ix-9] Levi Garner 5 Fouse (1895) 119 

Note of [E9J "Conrath 2 Brumbach," Witnessed by [E16] Samuel 3 Brumbach, May 

20, 1814, [E9] Conrath Brumbach Gives an Order April 21, 1812 . . . 120 
[E12] Heney 3 Brumbaugh, Andrew and [E15J Catharine 3 (Brumbaugh) Warner, 
David and [E17] Ester 3 (Brumbaugh) Warner Write to [E13] George 3 Brum- 
baugh February 20, 1817 121 

[E12] Bible Record of [E12] Henry 3 Brumbaugh 122,123 

Home of [E13] George 3 Brumbaugh, etc 124 

[E13] George 3 Brumbaugh Pays a Fine January 18, 1822, Rather than Serve as 

[E13] George 3 Brumbaugh Witnesses an Agreement Between Christian Knierin 

and Isaac Stauffer, April 13, 1822 • • l^ 6 

Bible Record of [E13] "Georg 3 Brumbach" I 27 

Bible Record of [E14] "Daniel 3 Brumbach" 128 

Family of [E41] Henry' Brumbaugh and Catharine ( Brumbaugh, October 

24, 1892 129 

[E53] Jacob 4 Brumbaugh 13" 

[E64| Esther' (Brumbaugh) Rinehart and Daniel Rinehart 131 

[E64-ix] Henry I) — 5 Rinehart, M. D. I 32 

[R68] Jacob 4 Brumbaugh I 33 

[K69] John 4 Brumbaugh I 3 * 

Mary (Hoover) Brumbaugh, and [E75] Damtei Bowers 4 Brumbaugh ... 135 



[E95] David 4 Brumbaugh and Mary (Hoover) Brumbaugh (1860) .... 136 

[E103] Noah E— 5 Brumbaugh, M. D 137 

Family of [E105] Jesse K— 5 Brumbaugh, and [E101] Saml. Wagaman 6 Brumbaugh 138 

[E151] Mary Beightel 5 Brumbaugh 139 

"Brumbaugh Mill/' Built 1813 by [E1700] Johannes 3 and [E5] George 2 , and Owned 

by [E183] Henry Dilling 5 Brumbaugh 140 

[E215] Maey 5 (Brumbaugh) Clapper 141 

[E224] Henry 5 Brumbaugh 142 

[E225] George Boyer 5 Brumbaugh ■ • 14,3 

"Orphan's Retreat" at "The Forge," and Raystown Branch of Juniata River (Pa.) 144 
rE2261 Andrew Boelus 5 Brumbaugh, M. D., (1907) and Maria Baer (Frank) Brum- 
baugh (1907) 145 > 146 

Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.— Part of Campus (from south) .... 147 
Juniata College— First President, James Quinter; First Principal, Jacob Martin 

Zuck; First Class (N. E. 1879) 148 

Trustees of Juniata College (1897) 

[E227] Abraham W — 5 Brumbaugh ... 150 

[E228] Rebecca Boyer 5 (Brumbaugh) Mason, Robert Mason and Granddaughter . 151 

[E230] Catharine 5 (Brumbaugh) Rogers and John Rogers 152 

[E231] Rachel 6 (Brumbaugh) Zook and Sons 153 

[E232] Jacob H— 5 Brumbaugh, [E817] Norman Jodon 6 Brumbaugh and Rachel 

Edith (Jodon) Brumbaugh 154 

[E248] Conrad 5 Brumbaugh and Rebecca (Shlott) Brumbaugh .... 155 
[E276] Henry Boyer 6 Brumbaugh, and Susan Fink (Peightal) Brumbaugh . 156, 157 

Prospectus of The Pilgrim, January 1, 1870 158 

Church of the Brethren (G. B. B.), Huntingdon, Pa 159 

Eleanor Jane (Van Dyke) Bbumbaugh and [E278] John Boyer 5 Brumbaugh . 160 
Sophia C. Bookmiller Brumbaugh and [E284] John Hoover 6 Brumbaugh, [E285] 
Mary Ann 5 Brumbaugh Parks, [E156] Samuel Peightal 6 Brumbaugh and 

[E279] Elizabeth 6 Brumbaugh 161 

[E344] Andrew 5 Brumbaugh and Page from His Manuscript (2 plates) . . 162, 163 

[E345] Ephraim 5 Brumbaugh 1G4, 

Christian Shafer [E346], Nancy 5 (Brumbaugh-Shafer) Harley, and John Harley 165 

[E348] Isaac 5 Brumbaugh and Mary (Fulmer) Brumbaugh 16 6 

Mary (Heimbaugh) Brumbaugh and [E351] Samuel 6 Brumbaugh .... 167 

[E354] Henry P — 5 Brumbaugh and Family 168 

[E569] Harriet F— (Brumbaugh) Buntain and George Washington Buntain . 169 

[E651] Granville Webster 6 Brumbaugh and Boys 170 

[E652] Noah Jay 6 Brumbaugh, and Rosanna (Flory) Brumbaugh Holding [E1231] 

Mary Lois' Brumbaugh ■ 

Children of [E652] Noah Jay 6 Brumbaugh 172 

Children of [E656] Jennie Kern (Brumbaugh) Gnagey 173 

[E682] Martin Grove 6 Brumbaugh, A. M., Ph. D 174 

[E720] Jacob J— 6 Brumbaugh and Emma (Grether) Brumbaugh .... 175 

[E743] Gaius Marcus 6 Brumbaugh, M. D., and Family 176 

[E745] Cora Adele 6 (Brumbaugh) Silverthorn and Alfred Pubvis Silverthorn . 177 

[E892] Isaac Harvey 6 Brumbaugh, A. M. 178 

Home of [E1700] Johannes 2 Brumbaugh (1816) 179 

Ledger of John Horner, Solomon's Run, Pa 180 > 181 > 182 

[E1864] Daniel Hiram 6 Brumbaugh and Wealtha Ann (Trent) Brumbaugh . 183 

[E2024] Melvin Washington 6 Brumbaugh and [E2328] Lucile Ella' Brumbaugh . 184 




[E2204] Daniel Albert 8 Brumbaugh 

Bible Record of [E3002] Susanna 3 (Brumbaugh) Paul and Henry Paul . . 186 
Rebecca (Waltz) Brumbaugh and [E3011] Henry 3 Brumbaugh, and Birth Certifi- 
cate of Rebecca (Waltz) Brumbaugh 187 > 188 

•I QQ 

[E3013] Susannah 1 (Brumbaugh) Faulkender 

TESOUl John Wineland 4 Brumbaugh, Margaret (Nicodemus) Brumbaugh, and 

1 „, it . . 190,191 
Their Home 

[E3016] George Wineland 4 Brumbaugh 1J - 

[E3051] Isaac 4 Brumbaugh, and Ida (Shideler) Brumbaugh 193 

[E305-11 Isaac 4 Brumbaugh and [E38(S0] Isaac Waiter 6 Brumbaugh and [E3390] 

T 194 

Isaac 5 Brumbaugh, Jr 

| E3320] William Henry Harrison 6 Brumbaugh 195 

Baptismal Certificate of [G4] "Matthias 2 Brombach" I 90 

[G160] Edmund Green 4 Brumbaugh and Family I 97 



" Biography is the only true history."— Emerson. 

" Biography is allowed on all hands to be one of the most attractive and 
profitable kinds of reading."— Archbishop Wheatley. 

" Every mm is a bundle of his ancestors ."—Emerson. 

Who and what were my ancestors? Such information is of vital impor- 
tance if the present would improve upon the past, and yet honor the ancestry. 
In the subject matter of the above quotations ; in the complexity of the general 
family lines under consideration; in the study of heredity problems, especially 
those of consanguineous marriages and their effects*; in the desire to fashion 
a fitting monument to the ancestry ; and to help and encourage both the present 
and future generations— in all such matters the reader will gather motives for 
the preparation of this volume. The definite purpose to ultimately undertake 
the project was formed while long ago listening to conversations between 
Father '[E226] and Grandfather [E68], held upon the site of the original 
building at the « old homestead " in Penn Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa. I have 
very often regretted that my quetsions were then so superficial, and that we 
were unable to secure some important historical papers pertaining to [E2] 
Jacob 2 Brumbach. 

There was a great, cracked iron kettle at the old homestead which had 
been dropped from an old Conestoga wagon in making the difficult fording of 
the Susquehanna River, and recovered from it, as several of the ancestors were 
returning to « Woodcock Valley » from « the Gushehoppa » or " Gushehoppen 
region," " where some Brumbachs yet remained." George 3 [E13] said the 
ancestors came from Germany and France, but he seemed not to have men- 
tioned immigrants other than the lines « C » and « E." They passed through 
eastern Pennsylvania into Maryland, and some went West and South, while 
others went into Cumberland Co., Pa. The latter made occasional trips to 
"Gushehoppa." Some references to this general region are found upon 

pp. 134-137. . 

Early German and other colonists, especially in Pennsylvania, usually 
buried their dead on their farms in family or community plots. The graves 
were marked by field stones, or by slate slabs, using merely initials and rarely 
the dates of birth and death. Positive knowledge of the facts thus perished 
through death, loss of memory, and migrations. Family Bibles and other 

-Those interested in the matter should write to Prof Charles B- Davenport^ Eugenics 
Record Office, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Tsland, N. In connection wth the Carneg,e 
Institution, he is actively directing researches in experimental .■solution, etc. 




records have been destroyed by fire, or lost. In one instance a Bible was sold 
in York Co., Pa., " to a man from Philadelphia for fifty cents," and it has 
nevel been located. This actual occurrence, fortunately, is but illustrative, and 
did not happen in our families — but some of our valuable records have been de- 
stroyed because " they were old." 

As a rule Brumbach-Brumbaugh and related families have not sought pub- 
lic office, 3 and this commonly fruitful source of information in public records 
has been closed. Land records, however, have been of the greatest assistance. 
Will books but infrequently assisted, owing to the early and general practice 
of dividing property upon retiring from active business life; or of permitting 
the laws of descent to determine the division of property. 

The military records ordinarily furnished extensive material for family 
history. Though loyal, the large majority of the families herein traced ad- 
hered to the non-resistent views, and military sources of information are there- 
fore also of comparatively little assistance. In connection with the Friend, 
Mennonite, German Baptist and other church belief and practices, the follow- 
ing extract" is of interest: 

" The Draft — Brethren who are drafted may pay $300.00 and be exempt, 
or be assigned to hospital duty, or to take charge of ' freedmen,' but will not 
be forced into the ranks." 

The earlier data, gathered partly by Father, was taken up by me in 1889, 
and the search was pressed as opportunity permitted. Later the writer learned 
that others were working upon our separate family histories, and finally 
learned that death had terminated their efforts. It was finally learned that 
Ephraim 5 Brumbaugh [E345], historian of the "Descendants of Conrad 3 
Brumbaugh" [E9], preserved the material gathered by his late brother, An- 
drew 5 Brumbaugh [E344], in some fourteen years of persistent inquiry. This 
material was secured and was found to deal largely with the descendants of 
Conrad 3 [E9], and of Margaret 3 (Brumbaugh) Fouse [E8]. About 1907, 
after a long search, the records of the late Edmund Green 4 Brumbaugh 
[G160] c were secured from his widow. These records represented about nine 
years' search amongst the descendants of Hermanus Emanuel 1 Brumbach 
[Gl] ; and without that assistance, and the later co-operation of Albert Jacob 4 
Brumbach [G87], d Section G would scarcely have been included in this volume. 

"Hon. Clement Laird 5 Brumbaugh [C203], now Deputy Superintendent of Insurance 
for Ohio, was elected a Member of Congress from Columbus, O., Nov. 5, 1912, too late to note 
upon page 229. Others of the name have served in State Legislatures, but he is apparently 
the first to serve in the National body. See Plate 61%. 

^Christian Family Companion, Vol. I, No. 2, p. 11, Oct. 4, 1864. 

C P1. 197, p. 785. 

d Page 778. 



The records of both Andrew Brumbaugh and Edmund Green Brumbaugh, and 
those of Father, preserved the results of personal interviews, letters, etc., from 
the oldest surviving persons both in the family lines and without them. The 
compiler carefully digested, collated, and made everything to assist in the com- 
pletion of the present " progress report." Their basis work was most impor- 
tant, and the compiler profoundly regrets that they could not have survived to 
assist in completing this volume, which is evolved along wholly different plans. 
Their records included letters from numerous deceased ancestors, and a com- 
prehensive plan should be formed for the union of the different Memorial 
Associations, or Reunions, and the permanent preservation of this data. 

The late Judge Jefferson 5 Brumback [D231] a wrote of his investigations 
in Virginia tracing the descendants of The Widow 2 Brumbach [D2], and dur- 
ing his lifetime his assistance and interest in the project of the writer were 
most cordial. There were also found letters from Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback 
[A132], b who was especially interested in the descendants of Gerhard 1 Brum- 
bach [Al]. His co-operation with the compiler has been constant and most 
encouraging in the dark hours. He has preserved valuable records, at his own 
expense furnished many half tones for Section A, and has already loaned $200 
to help the compiler to publish this volume. Orville Sanford 6 Brumback 
[D263] c was also represented by letters to the late workers, has continued his 
enlarged interest in the undertaking, has furnished much information concern- 
ing his family lines, and has paid for many half tones in Section D. John 
Garner 5 Fouse [E8-ix-6] a and his brother, Adam Garner Fouse [E8-ix-8], e 
visited the late Andrew 5 Brumbaugh [E344] and encouraged and assisted him 
materially by securing facts concerning the Fouse families. That active inter- 
est and assistance has been continued to the compiler, and a volume, " Fouse 
Families in America," is planned by us for later publication. 

It has been very difficult to secure photographs, but an unusual number 
for a family history are reproduced in the belief that this expense will assure a 
more acceptable and valuable volume. A few composite or type photographs 
were planned, but this is reserved for the future. One old record and some 
facts were secured by one co-worker, who drove thirty miles through snow to 
secure them. Such assistance, together with that of Joseph Martin 5 Brum- 
back [D256] and Frances Elizabeth 5 Brumback [D259]— see pp. 270, 278, 
330, Pis. 67-70 — have been intensely encouraging to the compiler. 

^Page 323, PI. 78. 
"Plates 39-41, p. 116. 
'Plate 81, p. 331. 
"Plate 117, p. 402. 
'Plate 118, p. 403. 



Dr. Martin Grove Brumbaugh [E682] took the necessary time from his 
busy life to read the page proofs for the volume and to kindly write the Intro- 
duction. His continuous interest and decided commendation of the results 
secured, and his co-operation throughout the later stages of the project, are 
gratefully acknowledged. 

Mr. Eugene Alleman, P. M. at Warsaw, Ind., kindly furnished informa- 
tion leading to a considerable number of hitherto unobtainable facts concern- 
ing Brumbaugh families in Kosciusko and Elkhart Counties, Ind. 

Mr. Luther R. Kelker, Custodian of the Public Records, Harrisburg, Pa., 
rendered important help, and was instrumental in directing me to Mr. Karl 
Brombach, Karlsruhe, Baden (see p. 4), who has been of the greatest assist- 
ance in searching the foreign field for facts and illustrations. Chalmers 
Sherfey 6 Brumbaugh [E756] also materially assisted in the study of the 
coats-of-arms (see pp. 21-25, 616). Messrs. Stephen Olop, Denver, Colo., 
Emory Alburtus 6 Zook [E231-H], and Michael Alvin Gruber, Washington, 
D. C, very kindly assisted in making translations, etc. 

The treasures of the Library of Congress were kindly placed at my dis- 
posal for reference and study (much is there yet ungleaned) ; and the officials 
and attendants there, as also in other libraries, court houses, etc., etc., have 
been most helpful and courteous. 

Mr. Ernest Lindsley Crandall, Washington, D. C, made the excellent 
photographs of most of the records herein produced, and deserves especial 
credit for the careful manner in which this often difficult work was done. The 
half tones were made by Messrs. Joyce & Co., Washington, D. C, and 
Gatchell & Manning, Philadelphia, Pa. The publication was produced under 
the direction of the publisher, Mr. Frederick H. Hitchcock, of New York. 
Their combined results speak for their workmanship, and the author hereby 
expresses his thanks for their continuous interest and zealous assistance. 

[E105] Jesse K 5 Brumbaugh, West Milton, O., and [E652] Noah 

Jay 6 Brumbaugh, and his wife, of Washington, D. C. ; [E348] Isaac 5 Brum- 
baugh, and others, at Hartville, O. ; [E1965] John Milton 5 Brumbaugh, Elk- 
hart, Ind.; [E2024] Melvin Washington 6 Brumbaugh, Maitland, Mo.; 
[E3054] Isaac 4 Brumbaugh, Huntington, Ind.; 0. J. D. Haughtelin, Panora, 
Iowa; [C12] Jacob Brown (died Oct. 11, 1912), Cumberland, Md. ; [C34] 
Rebecca (Clopper) Brumbaugh, Greencastle, Pa.; [C76] David Stuckey 4 
Brumbaugh, Roaring Spring, Pa. ; and [D104] Lucy Gertrude (Lauck) 
Brumback, Stanley, Va., are a few of the many other active co-workers. The 
number of the latter is so great as to render separate enumeration impractical. 



The personal relations resulting from our work have become of much value, and 
it is with special gratitude that I return sincere thanks for all assistance 
extended to me. Permit me to further ask a continuance of active help in 
securing extensive distribution of the completed book. 

The volume presents much authentic data hitherto inaccessible. The 
great mass of facts has been built year by year, constantly verified and 
changed, through correspondence and visits to members of the families men- 
tioned. The comprehensive index gives numerous surnames only, to economize 
space, and it is one continuous whole carefully alphabeted. It will enable 
searchers to quickly locate available information, and the general methods fol- 
lowed will doubtless be helpful. The results are often fragmentary and incom- 
plete. Sometimes differing dates have been given by members of the same 
family, and the rule has been to give preference to the oldest records, letters, 
etc., and such records at times have been found in far-distant places. Over 
10,000 envelopes containing letters and circulars of inquiry have been sent by 
the writer during the past four years. In one instance 26 letters were sent to 
members of one family before the important replies were received, and the facts 
are condensed into three printed lines of the book. Special thanks are ex- 
tended to the faithful ones who lessened the labors, and encouraged, by speedily 
replying to troublesome inquiries. These often involved trips through snow 
and ice-bound cemeteries, etc., etc. 

Especial efforts have resulted in giving full given and middle names (a 
practice far too rare from the historian's and genealogist's standpoint), and 
to include the female ancestry. All ancestry is dualistic. The marriages are 
italicized. Intermarriages in the direct line of descent were at first set in upper 
case letters, but in most instances these have been changed to italics. The 
trouble, delay and expense involved in the change are the cause of the remain- 
ing exceptions to the italicizing rule. Money has never been requested or re- 
ceived for the insertion of biographies, and some persons are yet unaware that 
extensive family details are here first published. Completeness and authen- 
ticity have been the aim. Owing to the wideness of the research, it is believed 
that a large majority of readers will find herein facts much in excess of per- 
sonal knowledge, even in his or her own line. Such has been the testimony of 
those who have seen portions of the work. 


Alaska, Fairbanks— Raymond Brumbaugh [E2202]. 

California, Covina— Mahlon Faulkender Brumbaugh [E779] (3 copies). 
Los Angeles— Lyman Brumbaugh Stookey [C77-H] (2 copies). 



Colorado, Atchee — Mary Elizabeth (Brumbaugh) Grimes [E3169]. 

Colorado Springs — Newton N — . Brumback, M. D. [D241]. 
District of Columbia, Washington — Noah Jay Brumbaugh [E652], Cora 

C. Curry, Michael Alvin Gruber, Elizabeth P. (Brumbaugh) La 

Grange [E596]. 

Illinois, Chicago — Arthur Henry Brumback, M. D. [D350], Roscoe Philip 
Brumbaugh [E1919], Saml. T. Felmlee, M. D. [C107-H]. 

Decatur — Joseph Marion Brownback [A150]. 

Rockford — Elias Guilford Brumbaugh [C175J. 
Indiana, Elkhart — John Milton Brumbaugh [E1965]. 

Goshen — Mary Etta Bowser [E1753-vi]. 

Huntington — Isaac Brumbaugh [E3054]. 

Pendleton — Orlando W. Brownback, M. D. [A84]. 
Iowa, Glendon — Lydia Nodle Ommen [E44-vi]. 

Kingsley — Elizabeth (Faulkender) Nicodemus [E3013-v]. 
Kansas, Courtland — Simon Jacob Snider, M. D. [C3-iii]. 
Maryland, Baltimore — Chalmers Shcrfey Brumbaugh [E756]. 
Missouri, East on — Adam L. Miller [E8-iii-3]. 

Kansas City — Philip Shelley Brown [C3-ii], Hermann Brumback [D363]. 

Maitland— Alwyn Leo [E2026], Melvin W. [E2024] and Milton Clar- 
ence [E2025] Brumbaugh. 

Rombauer — Arthur Wilson Zoll [E306-H] (4 copies). 
Montana, Billings — John E. Kurtz [E953]. 

Butte — David John Brumbaugh [El 375]. 
Nebraska, Omaha — Mary Elizabeth (Bierbower) Klapp [A134-ii]. 
New York, New York — Ernest de Mary Brumback, M. D. [D370]. 
Ohio, Akron — Catherine J. (Brumbaugh) Fuedner [E721], Susie (Brum- 
baugh) Morter [E361]. 

Atwater — Henry P. Brumbaugh [E354]. 

Canton — Emmet Clayton [E367] and Delia [E366] Brumbaugh; Ange- 

line B. (Brumbaugh) Summers [E933] (3 copies). 
Columbus — Clement Laird Brumbaugh [C203]. 
Dayton — Granville W. Brumbaugh [E651]. 
East Akron — Phoebe (Brumbaugh) Carver [E365]. 
Forest — Isabella C. (Smith) Brumbaugh [G160]. 
Granville — Arthur Marion Brumback [D369]. 
Greenville — Abraham Brumbaugh [E307]. 

Hartville — Daniel Lewis Brumbaugh [E368], Eli Brumbaugh [E356], 
Ephraim Brumbaugh [E345], Isaac Brumbaugh [E348], Jacob J. 



Brumbaugh [E720], Samuel Brumbaugh [E351], Nancy (Brum- 
baugh-Shafer) Harley [E346], Elizabeth (Brumbaugh) Swinehart 
[E349], John Chapman Whitacre [E210]. 
Ohio, Kent — Susan (Brumbaugh) Fox [E353]. 
Louisville — Elsie Pearl (Summers) Mock. 

New Berlin — Ella Geidlinger [E362], Isaac Markley [E15-xi]. 

Seville— Wm. Grant Brumbaugh [E2152]. 

Suffield—LydiBL (Brumbaugh) Steffy [E355]. 

Tallmadge — Allen Brumbaugh [E946]. 

Thornville — Rebecca Brumback [D238]. 

Tippecanoe City — Elmer Brumbaugh [E746]. 

Toledo— Orville Sanford Brumback [D263]. 

Union — John H. Rinehart [E64-vi]. 

Van Wert— Saida May (Brumback) Antrim [D266], David La Doyt 
Brumback [D264], Brumback Library, Estella (Brumback) Reed 

West Milton— Jacob Henry Brumbaugh [E221], Jesse K— . Brumbaugh 

Pennsylvania, Altoona — Arthur St. Clair Brumbaugh, M. D. [C207]. 

Clover Creek— Geo. Hoover Brumbaugh [E3071], Henry Dilling Brum- 
baugh [E183]. 
Defiance — Henry Holsinger Brumbaugh [E3141]. 

Greencastle— Rebecca (Clopper) Brumbaugh [C33], Eliza Jane (Brum- 
baugh) Hoke [C165], Mary Catherine Shrader [C160]. 

Henrietta— Mary Nicodemus (Brumbaugh) Hagey [E3095], Moses 
Robert Brumbaugh [E3168]. 

Huntingdon*— Henry Boyer Brumbaugh [E276], Jacob H— . Brum- 
baugh [E232], John Boyer Brumbaugh [E278], Benj. Simonton 
Fouse [E8-viii-l], Juniata College Library, Emma A. (Miller) 
Replogle, Emory Alburtus Zook [E231-ii]. 

James Creek — Geo. Boyer Brumbaugh [E225]. 

Juniata — Martin Pote Brumbaugh [C328]. 

Linfield-^G&rrelt Ellwood Brownback [A132] (10 copies). 

Martinsburg — Mary (Brumbaugh) Clapper [E215]. 

New Enterprise— Chas. Ober Brumbaugh [C368], John Furry Brum- 
baugh [C320]. 

Philadelphia— Henry Lee Brumback [D382], Martin Grove Brumbaugh 
[E682] (3 copies), Adam Garner Fouse [E8-ix-8] (3 copies), Levi 
Garner Fouse [E8-ix-9] (2 copies), Historical Society of Pennsyl- 



vania, Jesse Brownback Kimes [A29-iii], Mary Rosanna (Brown- 
back) Sampson [A118], Flora B. Parks, Melvin B. Summers 

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh— Snml. Longenecker Brumbaugh [C399], John 
Garner Fouse [E8-ix-6]. 
Reading— Albert Jacob Brumbach [G87] (8 copies). 

Roaring Spring— David Stuckey Brumbaugh [C69], Horace Atlee Brum- 
baugh [C501]. 

Rochester — Mary Eshleman Gates [C101-i]. 

Royersford — Ulysses Sidney Grant Finkbiner [A123-iv]. 

Susquehanna — Geo. Walton Brownback [A343]. 

Trappe — Edward Goodwin Brownback [A160]. 

Woodbury — J. C. Stayer. 
South Dakota, Dunlap— Geo. Washington Brumbaugh [E887]. 
Texas, Denison — David Irvin Brumbaugh [C367]. 
Utah, Salt Lake — Lawrence McKinstry Brumbaugh [C386]. 
Virginia, Luray — John Pendleton Grove [D41-iii]. 

Stanley— Lucy Gertrude (Lauck) Brumback [D104]. 
Washington, Seattle— Daniel Albert Brumbaugh [E2204] (2 copies). 

Tacoma — Wm. Henry Harrison Brumbaugh [E3120]. 
Wenatchee — Geo. Washington Buntain [E569]. 

To the above subscribers who have advanced the cash, or half of same, for 
150 copies, thus materially lessening my financial burden; to those who have 
also in advance ordered 106 copies, to be paid for upon delivery; to those who 
pledge themselves to assist in placing the remainder of the edition; and to all 
of the numerous co-workers in the United States and in parts of Europe, I 
take pleasure in extending greetings and in cordially thanking you. 

Errors doubtless exist. It will be considered a favor if attention be at 
once called to any such, and a separate pamphlet may be prepared to include 
such corrections and additions. Your opinion of the results secured will also 
be appreciated. It is hoped that the volume may prove of much interest, stimu- 
lating in loyalty, unifying, and helpful in many other ways to those who may 
read its pages and look at the illustrations. 

905 Massachusetts Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
November 12, 1912. 


Biography is concrete history. The story of a life is the story of the race 
concreted. The understanding of a life is in no unimportant way the under- 
standing of an age. The record of a family through successive generations is 
a large chapter in the history of the race. To trace this record through the 
centuries and across the seas is a labor which only the trained spirit imbued 
with sacrificing love can adequately undertake. 

I have long wished that someone would gather the broken threads of my 
family and patiently and capably weave them into a connected and coherent 
whole. The difficulties in the way seemed to render the task prohibitive. The 
family belonged to the Upper Palatine in Germany. It grew and wrought and 
worshipped along the historic Rhine and under the snow-clad Alps. Its grad- 
ual increase and development contributed, I believe, no insignificant part in 
the history of the Fatherland. Just what it did and who the workers were no 
one knew. 

Imbued with the spirit of religious freedom and wrought to protest against 
prevailing social and religious ideals, it broke away during the 18th century 
from its traditional moorings and came to America. Here the family found 
itself a German-speaking group in an English colony. Dispersed and dena- 
tionalized, its records were lost and the task of the biographer made difficult 
to the point of despair. By bitter experience and by religious conviction much 
that had meaning for this world was lost in the holy enterprise of securing an 
assured entrance into the world to be. Pious concern for the future rendered 
the family largely indifferent to the present. 

All this complicated the work of the author. Only those familiar with the 
task of writing personal history through the centuries and in different coun- 
tries, with a forbidding sea between, can appreciate the gigantic task Dr. Gaius 
Marcus Brumbaugh has here undertaken. 

And how splendidly has the work been done ! With an industry and an 
intelligence worthy of the greatest commendation, he has for many years, with 
many discouragements and few encouragements, steadily traced the story and 
collated the records until at last and with almost inconceivable skill he has given 
us the record of the family, individual by individual, to the present time. 

A service so signally weU performed is worthy of all commendation, and 
merits the hearty appreciation and support of all those that love their family 




and welcome the narrative of its development. There is in the volume abundant 
evidence to justify the conviction that our ancestors were God-fearing and 
. God-serving people, who through the ages steadily walked honestly before 
men and humbly before God. 

There is also ample warrant for the claim that here in America, by rigid 
adherence to the homely virtues of honesty, frugality and industry, they have 
contributed only good to the country, and have left a record sacredly signifi- 
cant and worthy of unstinted praise and noble emulation. 

By intermarriage the Brumbaugh family is closely identified with our 
worthy families, like the Groves, the Boyers, the Fouses, the Garners, the 
Hoovers, the Replogles, the Rineharts, the Studebakers, the Stutsmans, the 
Winelands, etc., etc. To trace these related lines of family life up and down 
the Piedmont Plateau, into the valleys between the Blue and the AUegheny 
Mountains, into Virginia, and out over the boundless plateaus of the West, 
and even along the Pacific coast, was an heroic effort and added to the task of 
the author additional difficulties. These labors have been notably well done, 
and the result is most satisfactory. These groups, like the strictly " Brum- 
bach " families here enumerated, are among the sturdy stock whose unflagging 
zeal and industry are alike commendable. 

It is worth much to be a member of any family whose achievements are 
so memorable. It is worth more to add to the lustre of the family name by 
living under the more favored skies of today a life as ideally worthy as that of 
our fathers. To honor them best demands of us the same noble enterprise m all 
industrial, social, intellectual, and religious endeavor. 

A somewhat extended acquaintance with other family biographies leads 
me to say that the author of this volume has done his work exceptionally well. 
It is a monumental effort. I may be pardoned a personal reference. The in- 
herent strength and virility of the family I think is best shown by the leading 
part it took in the intellectual revival of the family at the close of the 19th 
century. Around the story of the founding of religious papers, colleges, and 
professional careers, the family name rests like a halo. In that splendid 
galaxy, whose example has been guidance and inspiration to the writer no one 
in the family is held in more reverent regard than the father of the author, my 
uncle, Dr. Andrew Boelus Brumbaugh [E226]. Others wrought with him and 
wrought splendidly, but « Uncle Doctor " was pioneer and inspiration to thou- 
sands. I humbly record my deep sense of obligation to him and to those who 
with such great faith, wrought with him in the valley of the Juniata and with 
such phenomenal success. 



The spirit of the father animates the son. It may well be that when God 
writes a full record it will be found that the loyalty of the author to his father 
will be set down as the animating and sustaining influence that sent the son 
with unflagging zeal into an enterprise of such significance to the family, and 
of such signal service to his kind. 

(Superintendent of Schools.) 

Philadelphia, Pa., October 24, 1912. 


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To facilitate identification and description the reader will find preceding 
each proper name (rarely following) a capital letter and a number in a 
bracket, thus: [Al] + Gerhard 1 Brumbach, or [CI] + Johann Jacob 1 
Brumbaugh. The Immigrant ancestors 3 are designated by capital letters, 
practically in the order of their arrival, and all in the same line of descent bear 
the same letter in bracket. A cross, +, following the bracket, and preceding 
the name of the individual, indicates that at its numerical place further along 
in the volume additional details are given — omission of the cross means that 
details are unobtained. The superior figure over the given, or Christian, name 
indicates the generation of the individual in America. 

In each series, [A], [B], [C], etc., the Immigrant is marked 1, the chil- 
dren are given consecutive numbers 2, 3, 4, etc., and in each succeeding genera- 
tion the numbering is carried through the given series and generation taking 
all the children of the first male child, next all the children of the second male 
child, then of the third male child, etc. In the case of female children, their 
descendants appear numbered in Roman characters, i, ii, iii, etc. ; letters of the 
alphabet, a, b, c, etc.; figures (1), (2), (3). 

Special Note.— The children of [E2] + JACOB* BRUMBAUGH are 
numbered throughout the generations, then the children of [E3] + CONRAD 2 
BRUMBAUGH commence with [E1700], b the children of [E4] + JO- 
HANNES 2 BRUMBAUGH commence with [E2900], and the children of 
[E5] + GEORGE 2 BRUMBAUGH commence with [E3000]. d 

The individual ancestry is given at the commencement of each sketch in 
parenthesis, following the name, permitting quick and definite backward refer- 
ence in the section, thus: [E743] + Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, M.D. ; 
([E226] Andrew Boelus 5 , M.D., [E68] Jacob 4 , [E13] George 3 , [E2] Jacob 2 , 
Johannes Heinrich 1 ). Only by such an arrangement is it possible to determine 
precise ancestry in our many families, having so many individuals of the same 
given names, and in some instances with change of the surname. 

"See p. 40. The foreign lines of descent are yet to be completed. 
"See p. 638. 
c See p. 701. 
"See p. 703. 



To economize space, in addition 
months, etc., there have been used: 

admin. — administration 

admr. — administrator 

admx. — administratrix 

atty. — attorney 

b — born 

bro. — brother 

bur. — buried 

Ch. of Br. — Church of Brethren" 
ch. — church 

Chr. Ch. — Christian Church 

C. H. — court house 

Dis. Ch. — Disciple Church 

d or d — died, penny, pence 

d y — died young 

dau. — daughter 

dcd. — deceased 

Dea. — Deacon 

dis. — discharged 

dys or ds — days 

exr — executor 

exx — executrix 

F. A. A. M. — Free, Ancient and 

Accepted Masons 

G. B. B. Ch.— German Baptist Breth- 

ren Church* 
gs — grandson 


to the usual abbreviations for States, 

gs r — gravestone record 

gdn — guardian 

grad — graduated 

hist — history 

mtd — interred 

int — interest 

inv — inventory 

J. P. — Justice of Peace 

Luth. Ch. — Lutheran Church 

m — married 

mds — merchandise 

mfr — manufacturer 

M.E.Ch.— MethodistEpiscopal Church 

mo — month 

n ch — no children 

n d s — no data supplied 

priv — private 

Ref. Ch.— Reformed Church in the U. S. 
res — residence, resigned 

s — son 

S. S. — Sunday School 

t r — town record 
unm — unmarried 
U. S.— United States 
w — wife 
wid — widow 

June, 10, '08, name legally changed to Church of the Brethren. 

Ti.ATE 1 

Plate 2 



The name is of German origin, and is found in both German and Swiss 
records with "u" and "o" frequently interchangeably. There is a French 
branch of the old family, with altered colors in its coat of arms, but retaining 
the main features of the same. This investigation as to the French families is 

"Brum" is apparently a contraction of "Brummen," meaning noisy or 
roaring, sometimes humming, and "bach," a brook. The name in the first 
instance described an ancestor by locality, a common old method of designation. 
Owing to the general difficulty experienced by persons unfamiliar with German 
pronunciation, names ending in "bach" usually became "baugh" upon the 
landing of the immigrant, and in his deeds. The variations "Brumback," 
"Brownbaugh," "Brownback," etc., had local origin. Whether written with 
the more prevalent "u' ? or "u," or "o," it was pronounced with the long Ger- 
man "oo" as in moon, or more rarely with the short "u" sound as in good. 

"Brambach" and the older "Prampach" are mentioned elsewhere* — note 
especially the discussion based upon the cloister records at Brombach, etc. 

Whenever the German speaking ancestor executed deeds, and other legal 
papers, we find that the English scribe in America usually wrote the name 
"Broombaugh," or "Brombaugh." In the case of [Al] Gerhard 1 Brumbach 
(who seems not to have written his name), the difficulties were greater, and the 
name in the third generation became "Brownback." [D2] Widow 1 Brombach 
easily became "Brumback." The descendants of [Gl] Hermanus Emanuel 1 
Brumbach in the main retain that spelling. An error once made in an impor- 
tant deed or other important paper, the ancestor sometimes simply made the 
small change in his name so as to conform to the erroneous writing of the 
name. b 

A careful study of the reproduced immigrant lists, or ship papers, will 
show that the Brumbach-Brombach immigrants, whose signatures have been 
preserved, wrote good German script, even paying attention to the umlat, or 
distinction for u — see [CI], [El], etc. This fact gives value to the hope that 
somewhere in Germany and Switzerland we shall yet find that the ravages of 

"See pp. 6, 22, 23. 

"This occurred with Ulysses S. Grant, and with thousands of soldiers in all the wars, etc. 




the "Thirty Years' War" have spared early and historically valuable family 

There evidently occurred a general dispersion of the various foreign 
branches "of the Brumbach families. Extended investigations have been made 
in various parts of Germany and Switzerland, and a portion of the results 
from this search is herein presented to form the basis for a more general inves- 


Especially painstaking and important assistance has been received from 
Mr. Karl 6 Brombach, Karlsruhe, Baden (late of Basel), Secretary to the Gen- 
eral Management of the States Railroads of Baden. Karl 6 b Nov. 12, 1874, 
m Emma Trautmiiller (1 ch.), is s Gottlieb 5 , b April 25, 1842, and Rosina 
(Strittmatter) Brombach (3 ch) ; s Rudolf 4 , b April 4, 1788, and Mechgunde 
(Forster) Brombach (7 ch) ; s Josef 3 , b March, 1735, and Anna (Volz) Brom- 
bach (7 ch) ; s Josef 2 , b 1705 at Minseln, Baden, and Anna (Kleinn) Brom- 
bach (7 ch) ; s Peter 1 , b 1658, and Katharina (Umber) Brombach (6 ch). 

BASEL, 1903. 


Heinricus de Branbach, pistor (baker). (Records of death of the abbey 
of St. Peter, 1289.) 

dominus Johannes dictus de Branbach. Ditto. 
Ulricus de Brambach. Ditto. 
Ulricus de Brambach. Ditto. 

Wernherus advocatus dictus de Branbach (Tithe register of the convent 
of Istein). 



The mere name of a place, if used as a family name, has been shortened 
from "von." As soon as family names began to be extensively used, the incon- 

aOne celebrated author advised the compiler not to attempt anything beyond the land- 
ing of the immigrants. It is hoped that other discoveries may be forwarded to him by those 
interested in the definite tracing of the ancestral lines, and that a small supplemental volume 
may be the result. The foreign search is being continued. 



venience of the "von" in the structure of the sentence must have been felt, and 
it was simply omitted. Of this class is 
dictus Brambach, 1265. 

Heinricus dictus Branbach de Rotenlein, 1291. 
The Brombachs of to-day correspond to the latter. 

On emigrating from the place Brombach (earlier Branbach, etc.) to Basel 
and vicinity, the people took the name of the place from which they came, 
which subsequently clung to them as the family name. 

Herr Wernher der vogit von Branbach (Herr Wernher the governor of 
Branbach); Schultheiss (mayor) zur mirrum (? — illegible), Basel, 1207 (or 
1287?) ; Johans der vogt von Brambach (Johans the governor of Brambach), 
1299; dicta Vogetin de Brambach (called Governess of Brambach — governor's 
wife), (Basel) ; Willeburg Vogetin de Brambach (Willeburg, Governess of 
Brambach), belonging to the nobility, according to Socin. 

(Beginning with the tenth century, the "von" is regarded as the mark of 


The names Brumbach, Brombach, are not mentioned in the other name 
books : 

Fbrstemann : Altedeutches Namenbuch. 
Steub : Oberdeutsche Familiennamen. 
Villmar : Namenbuchlem. 

From Socin's statements and investigations it seems to be definitely estab- 
lished that an extensive family of the name "Brambach," "Brombach," "Brum- 
bach" took their name from the ancient settlement in the Wiesenthal valley, 
called "Brombach." They adopted the name of the place. 

"Brombach im Wiesenthal. Ein Beitrag zur Heimatkunde von Pfarrer 
Mulrow in Altenheim, Lahr, 1905,"° is an interesting volume descriptive of 
the ancient town and castle. The map herein reproduced shows the locality 
of Brombach, Bombach, Beuggen, Minseln, Basel, etc. 

Native farmers of the name Brombach yet live near Beuggen, and per- 
sons of that name in Baden trace their ancestry to the vicinity of Basel, on 
both sides of the Rhine. 

Basilar Brombach and others at Basel came from Rheinfelden, Minseln, 
Nordschwaben and Karsan — all about two hours' walking distance apart. 

"Presented to the compiler by Mr. Carl Brombach, Karlsruhe, Baden. 



Those families remaining at Minseln,* Nordschwaben and Karsan remained 
Catholic in the Reformation period, while those at Rheinfelden became Prot- 
estants — under different governments." 

The inhabitants of Rheinfelden early left the Catholic religion, became 
Protestants, and later Altkatholiken (old Catholics, or reformers), which they 
remain. These inhabitants suffered greatly and were bitterly persecuted, 
causing most of the inhabitants to emigrate during the eighteenth century — 
the Brombachs-Brumbachs then emigrated. 

In Beuggen and in Rheinfelden, during the middle ages, there was a 
Deutsch-Ordens Commend or association which owned much property, and the 
records contain the name Brombach. 

Hans Brombach, according to the records of Rheinfelden, served as 
Mayor, 1536-1543, and died 1545— three Mayors of the name Brombach are 
there mentioned in the records. 


ROW," c (LAHR, 1905). 

"For the identity of 'Prampahch' with the Brombach of to-day we had 
offered the records of the cloisters. We could prove the same through the 
shifting of the consonant sounds (Grimm's Law) in the Old-Middle and 
New-High German. In the record from the eighth century the place is called 
'Prampahch,' in those of the twelfth century 'Brambach,' and in the sixteenth 
century 'Brombach.' That is etymologically exactly according to the law of 
the language, and not one link is missing in the chain of sound shifting. And 
what does the name mean? There was a word in the time of Charlemagne 
which was spelled prama, in the time of the Crusades brdme, and at the time of 
Luther bram and brom, and this means a 'long, pointed stalk.' It appears 
with 'a' (bram) in North Germany yet in two forms: The top-most and thin- 
nest part of a mast is called 'bram segel' ; and also the awlwort or broom they 
call there 'bram' + +. The same etymologic relationship, only botanically 
applied, is our brombeer stranch (blackberry bush). Thus then Brombach has 
its name from that which we had conjectured at the first glance: from Bach 
(brook) along the pointed blackberry bushes. 

"But in Karlsruhe the old as well as the new Council seal shows a spring, 
and Brombach had many fountains. Is it not much more poetic to think of 

■Father Kohler reports the church registers at this place all burned with the parish house 
during the XVII century. 

b Prussian Rhine provinces, Hessen, Nassau, Hanover and Westfalen, are yet to be 

'Translated from the German by [E231 — ii] Emory Alburtus Zook, Huntingdon, Pa. 

Plate 4 

V. A 




V ^ 



I 1 r ' 



Empire or 

, Germany (Portion). From System of Geography, Middi.etox, 



'Bronnenbach'(a brook of springs)? Its explanation would be very nice if 
Brombach were a newer place without old records. If its name came from the 
bubbling springs then it must have been called 'Brunnebach' in the Middle 
Ages, and in the old High-German 'Bruno-pach.' But that sounds different 
from 'pram,' so we stay by the first explanation." " 

"From the year 786 'till the year 1113 we do not find Brombach men- 
tioned in the records. How in the meantime has the power of the Kaiser 
diminished, and that of the Pope increased ! How much nearer has the influ- 
ence of the cloister forced itself to the Wiesenthal in the 11th century, since 
the mighty house of God, St. Blasien, was established by the Benedictines and 
its despotism and ban have spread out of the quiet Alb valley over the moun- 
tains and valleys 'till (it reached) the Rhine itself ." b 

". . . The ratifications . . . followed 44 yrs later, on June 8, 
1157, through Pope Hadrian IV. . . . On Apr. 26, 1173, Pope Calixt 
III ratified the contract for 71 places, Pope Alexander III the same on Mch. 
6, 1179, and Bishop Hermann on June 29, 1189. In all these writings the 
name of our village has been changed according to the rules of the shifting of 
the sounds. From the old High German Prampahch has come the middle 
High German Brambach, only once Brambac." 

"Kaiser Rudolph (von Hapsburg) was victorious. He captured and de- 
stroyed fortress Reichenstein and caused a terrible slaughter among the in- 
habitants. At that time, about 1270, the persecuted knights seem to have 
come over to Brombach and established a firm hold in a hiding place between 
the meadow and two streams running by. From the ruins and traditions one 
can learn that the castle was a real building about 45 meters long by 35 meters 
wide. On its four corners stood out great towers and the whole was sur- 
rounded with moats. " d 

". . . We have two entries in the church records: 

"In the year 1676 this village of Brombach, during the French war, was 
burned and reduced to ashes till about 7 houses left ; and further in a burial 
account a marginal note says : 'Brombach burned and reduced to ashes except 
a very few houses.' " e "On the 29th of June, 1678, the Rottler Castle went 
up in flames after the enemy had found the entrance by means of a traitor." 1 

"During the thirties and forties of the 18th century the Brombacher 

""Brombach im Wiesental," p. 56, lines 14-23. 
b "Brombach im Wiesental," p. 60, lines 20-28. 
c "Brombach im Wiesental," p. 71, lines 3-13. 
""Brombach im Wiesental," p. 196, line 21, etc. 
e "Brombach im Wiesental," p. 127, lines 4-14. 
"'Brombach im Wiesental," p. 145. 



could not make progress because of the continuous dangers and demands of 
war, but in the second half of the century there was lasting peace. It re- 
quired, however, a long time until the living conditions were made better, and 
until the number of inhabitants was a little increased." 1 

The general locality of Brombach is interesting for other reasons. "In 
Warmbach, Herthen, Wyhlen, and Grenzach have also been found traces of 
former Roman culture, — on the other side of Dinkelberg they disappear almost 
entirely. Only at Minseln they found in 1898 fragments of a Roman two- 
handled urn which had a narrow neck." Glaciers repeatedly covered the re- 
gion, coming from Norway and Sweden and from the Swiss Alps. In a cavern 
near Wunzingen skeletons of men were found with horn weapons made in the 
crudest manner. 

From the 13th to the 17th century there were six large floods in the valley 
of the Wiese ( Wiesenthal), as chronicled at Basel. 


Seutter's map of 1740 and an unidentified map of about 1800 in the 
Library of Congress show "Kirch Brombach" in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, 
near "Konig N. of Erbach, and S. E. of Darmstadt in Provinz Starkenberg, 
near a river emptying into the Main at Obenberg. 

In the German Official R. R. Guide on line No. 246 (Frankfort-Eberbach) 
61.4 Km. from Darmstadt, is "Mumling-Grumbach." On the same line 67.5 
Km. from Darmstadt is "Zell," the station nearest "Kirch-Brombach" — 
"Kirchbrombach," 1 Km. distant — midway between Darmstadt and Heidel- 

K. Gerhard, Pfarrcr Evangelisches Pfarramt Kirch-Brombach, Gr. Hes- 
sen, in June, '07, reported that the Kirchenbuch in existence contains no Brom- 
bach names. 

A few miles further E. near Werthein, there is another village named 

Tieffenau, hamlet in Baden, near Switzerland, where Franz Leopald lived, 
has copy of Brumbach coat of arms. 

The church registers of Sinzheim and Kappel-Windeck will probably fur- 
nish interesting details. There are also three more communities carrying the 
name Brombach in Hessen and Hessen Nassau (Taunus). b 

Section D — Melchior Brumbach came to Va. in 1714 "from the old prin- 

■Brombach im Wiesental, p. 148. 

"Mr. Karl Brombach, Karlsruhe, Baden. 



cipality of Nassau-Siegen, Germany" ("Muesen") 3 and further search is to 
be made in the old records there preserved. 

Lawyer Wernher "dictus de Branbach" (called von Branbach) at Basel 
(1265) in certifying documents used the coat of arms of the city of Kleim 
Basel, as shown by the document book of Basel (Rud, Wackernagel). 


"Ein Geschlecht in Stadt Basel, aus welchem Fridli, Schloss-Prediger auf 
dem Schloss Varnsburg, und 1524 Decan des Varnsburger Capitul und Niclaus 
Anno 1611, Pfarrer zu Prattelen und 1618 zu Ruemlingen, auch 1625 Decan 
des Waldenberger-Capituls worden, und Anno 1662 gestorben." Schweizer- 
isches Lexicon, Vol. IV, p. 316. 


A family in the city Basel, of which Fridli became castle preacher at the 
Castle Varnsburg, and 1524 Deacon of the Varnsburger Capital and Niclaus 
m the year 1611, pastor at Prattelen and in 1618 at Ruemlingen, also in 1625 
Deacon of the Waldenberger Capital, and died in the year 1662. 


'Ein Bachy welcher in der Pfarr Kilchdorf in dem Bernischen Land gericht 
feeftingen sich mit denen Bachen Dampleton und Dwur vereiniget, und sich in 
die Aren ergiesset." Same reference, p. 350. b 


A brook which in the parish of Kilchdorf in the Bernese judicial district 
Seftmgen unites with the brooks Dampleton and Dwur, and empties into the 


«r J' f " NIC0LAUS BROMBACH, Rumlingen, Pastor and Decanus of the 
Walden burg and Homburg Capitels (parish) was born at Basel in the house 

"See p. 247. 

burg R p f a renCeS Hon ' R ' Kelker > Custodian of Public Records, Harris- 

and also says much shipping and migraUon f^Jl ttTfclffJj?^ ***** 



"zum niedercu griinen Jager" (small or low green hunters) in the "Totenga 
Bleine," in the evening betw. 4 and 5 o'clock, according to the clocks of Basel, 
1582. It was Elizabetha-day. My parents were Johann Brombach, who was 
born at Rheinfelden but became citizen of Basel, and Justina Bischoff, the 
legal daughter of the celebrated Printer of Basel, Mr. Nicolai, Episcopii B. 
and Elizabeth Peyerin, from Schaffhausen. 

Born: Hieronimus Brombach, the saddler at Rheinfelden, my near rela- 
tive 5 July 1583. 

Born: Daniel, my dear Brother, Basel, 19 April 1588. 

1590 Born: Johannes, my dear Brother, on 28 February. 

1591 Died: Johann Brombach, my dear Father on 13 October. 

1608 Hans Ulrich Brombach, my dear Brother married at Colmar 
(Elsass) 1 February. 

1609 Johann Jacob Brombach, son of Conrad, the Council at Rheinfel- 
den, who was married to F. Maria Hugin, the secretary to the Council's 
daughter ; 3 July. 

1611 Born: Johann Jacob Brombach, son of Johann Brombach, at 
Rheinfelden 2 September. 

1611 I, Nicholas Brombach, Pfarrer at Pratteln, married Anna Muller, 
right legal daughter of the Weissbacker in lower Basel, M. Jacob Muller, on 
the 2 October. 

1612 Born: Nicolaus, son of mine and my dear wife, Anna Muller, at 
Pratteln on 28 August (died 4/24 1659 in Handschuhstein, in Baden). 

1615 Born: Christoph my dear son in Baden. 
1648 Born: Nicolaus, son of Christoph Brombach, 20 August. 
1650 Born: Christoph, son of Christoph Brombach, 6 May. 
1654 Born: Johannes, son of Christoph Brombach, . 


1585 Conrad Brombach — Dorothea Kellerin. 
1589 Udalrikus Brombach — Ursula Ittingerin. 
1592 Conrad Brombach — Eva Wurtzlerin. 
1597 Hans Brombach — Veronika Schaferin. 
1602 Hans Jakob Brombach — Marina Huglin. 
1614 Hyeronimus Brombach — Elizabetha Mandacher. 

1678 23 Sept. Georg Udalricus Brombach Callebs — Ferivarius Margaretta 

From here on the name Brombach does not appear any more in the Mar- 
riage Register." 

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Bromuacij im Wiesextai,. 1905. 




( 1) 1585 27 Jan Maria of Ulricas Brombach and Magdalena Ittingerin. 

( 2) 1586 7 Aug Verena of Conradus Brombach and Dorothea Kollerin. 

(3) " 11 Nov Agnes of Ulrich Brombach and Magdalena Ittingerin. 

( 4) 1588 10 Aug Elsbeth of Ulrich Brombach and Magdalena Ittingerin 
30 Oct Hans Adelberg of Conradus Brombach and Dorothea Kol- 

( 6) 1589 20 Sept Margaretha of Ulrich Brombach and Magdalena It- 

( 7) 1593 6 Sept Adeltritis of Ulrich Brombach and Magdalena Ittingerin. 
( 8) 1596 5 June Hans Ruodolff of Conrad Brombach and Eva Wurtzlerin. 
( 9) « 17 Sept Ursula of Ulrich Brombach and Magdalena Ittingerin. 

(10) 1597 25 Feb Maria Salome of Johannes Brombach and Veronika 


(11) 1598 22 Feb Margaretha of Geronimus Brombach and Adelheid Geb- 


(12) " 20 May Josef Georgius of Conrad Brombach and Eva Wurtzlerin. 

(13) 1602 22 Feb Maria of Conrad Brombach and Eva Wurtzlerin. 

(14) 1606 29 Mch Anna of Conrad Brombach and Eva Wurtzlerin. 

(15) 2 July Maria of Hannss Brombach and Verena Schafferin. 

(16) 1609 25 Nov Katharina of Conrad Brombach and Eva Wurtzlerin. 

(17) 1611 2 Sept Hans Jakob of Hans Jakob Brombach and Marina 


(18) 1613 24 Oct Georgius Burckhard of Dominus Hans Jakob Brombach 

and Marina Hiiglin. 

(19) 1614 8 Nov Anna of Hyeronimus Brombach and Elsbeth Mandacher. 

(20) 1615 26 Sept Georgius Burkart of Hans Jakob Brombach and Maria 


(21) 1615 12 Dec Bartholomaeus of Hyeronimus Brombach and Elisab. 


(22) 1620 28 Apr Susanna of Hyeronimus Brombach and Elisab. Man- 


(23) 1624 27 May Elisabeth of Hyeronimus Brombach and Elisab. Man- 


(24) 1631 24 Nov Georg Burckardus of Hyeronimus Brombach and Elisab. 


(25) 1636 10 Feb Georg Ulrich of Hyeronimus Brombach and Elisab. Man- 




(26) 1638 5 Aug Anna Barbara of Hyeronimus Brombach and Elisab. 


(27) " 25 Aug Johann Kaspar of Heinrich Brombach from Karsau and 

Anna (indistinct). 

(28) 1646 29 July Hans Jakob of Hanss Brombach from Karsau and of 

Ursula Haumullerin. 

(29) 1649) Maria Magdalena of Hanss Brombach and Ursula Mag- 


(30) 1655 31 Aug Magdalena of Barthei Brombach and Anna Brannin. 
Nos. 27-29 evidently belong to family Brombach from Karsan which newly 

immigrated to here. 

With 1655 the name Brombach disappears from the birth register. 

1536-1543 Mayor Hans Brombach is mentioned — died 1545. There are 
then 3 Mayors of name Brombach. 

Rheinfelden, 26 Oct 1908 

[Signed] SEB. BURKHART, Priest" 

Brombach disappears from the records of Rheinfelden in 1678, when they 
evidently emigrated. 


YEAR 1585. 

1585 28 Nov Elisabeth Brombachin (Brombach). 
1587 2 Jan Katherina Brombachin. 

1589 1 Mch Ulrich Brombach, former Burgomaster (Mayor) of City Rhein- 


1590 16 Jan Dorothea Brombachin. 

1601 20 Jan Conrad Brombach's daughter. 

1603 Agnes Brombachin, legitimate daughter of Ungelter. 

1610 1 Nov Maria Brombachin. 
1612 5 Nov Hyeronimus Brombach. 
1618 Johann Jakob Brombach. 

1622 29 Mch Conrad Brombach of the Council, Ungelter and Guildmaster. 
1630 19 Feb Ulrich Brombach, 18 years Burgomaster (Mayor), died 75 
years old. 

1632 ■ a child of Hyeronimus was buried. 

1639 2 Mch Hyeronimus Brombach of the Council, a saddler. 

From there the name Brombach does not appear in the death register." 





( 1) Jacobus Brombach Oct 23, 1703 Jacob Brombach and Dorothea Wiech- 

( 2) Josephus Brombach, Feb 16, 1704, Sebastian Brombach and Margarita 

( 3) Johannes Georg Brombach, Aug 16, 1704, Bartolom. Brombach and 
Barbara Faggin 

( 4) Antonius Brombach, Sept 2, 1705, Heinrich Brombach and Katharina 

( 5) Maria Agatha Brombach, Aug. 8, 1706, Jacob Brombach and Dorothea 

( 6) Elisabeth Brombach, Apr. 10, 1707, Barthol Brombach and Barbara 

( 7) Joseph Brombach, Sept. 4, 1707, same as No. 4 
( 8) Marous Georgius Brombach, Apr. 25, 1709, No. 3 
( 9) Johannes Brombach, Dec. 28, 1709, No. 4 

(10) Anna Maria Brombach, Sept. 17, 1710, Antonius Brombach and Elisa- 

betha Stoerin 

(11) Caspar Brombach, Jan. 6, 1711, No. 3 

(12) Maria Agatha Brombach, Feb. 5, 1711, No. 4 

(13) Catharina Brombach, Mch. 2, 1712, No. 10 

(14) Anna Catharina Brombach, Sept. 25, 1712, Anton Brombach and Anna 

M. Wissmer 

(15) Jacob Brombach, Feb. 25, 1713, Bartholom Brombach and Barbara 

Sertin (3 ?) 

(16) Johannes Brombach, Sept. 20, 1713, No. 4 

(17) Maria Agatha Brombach, June 3, 1714, Anton Brombach and Maria 


(18) Anna Elisabeth Brombach, June 29, 1715, Anton Brombach and Elisab 


(19) Caspar Brombach, Jan. 27, 1716, No. 4 

(20) Anna Maria Brombach, Apr. 14, 1716, No. 3 

(21) Anton Brombach, Aug. 11, 1716, No. 17 

(22) Johanna Brombach, Aug. 11, 1716, No. 17 

(23) Thomas Jacob Brombach, Oct. 19, 1716, Johann Brombach and Eva 


(24) Peter Brombach, June 29, 1718, No. 17 

(25) Fridolin Brombach, July 15, 1718, No. 4 

(26) Athanasius Brombach, May 3, 1719, No. 18 


Jacob Wendelin Brombach, Oct. 20, 1719, No. 23 
Franzisca Brombach, Jan. 22, 1720, No. 17 
Karl Heinrich Brombach, Nov. 3, 1820, No. 4 
Catharina Brombach, July 31, 1721, No. 17 
Anton Brombach, Jan. 12, 1722, No. 23 
Blasius Brombach, Feb. 2, 1722, No. 4 

Maria Magdalena Brombach, July 20, 1722, Joseph Brombach and 


Anna Maria Brombach, Nov. 20, 1722, No. 10 

Anna Maria Brombach, Aug. 17, 1723, No. 33 

Heinrich Brombach, Mch. 12, 1724, No. 4 

Elisabetha Brombach, Mch. 16, 1724, No. 17 

Johannes Brombach, Dec. 7, 1724, No. 23 

Johannes Baptista Brombach, June 24, 1725, No. 33 

Anna Elisabetha Brombach, Jan. 17, 1726, Jacob Brombach and 

Agatha Bruzzer 

Maria Katharine Brombach, Mch. 18, 1728, Jacob Brombach and 

Agatha Bruzzer 
Josephus Brombach, May 17, 1728, No. 23 

Catharina Brombach, June 8, 1728, Joseph Brombach and Anna M. 

Johannes Brombach, Oct. 6, 1728, No. 18 

Maria Anna Brombach, June 27, 1729, Fridolin Brombach and Urichin 

Konrad Brombach, Nov. 26, 1729, Johannes Brombach and Anna Kath 
Agatha Brombach, Feb. 22, 1730, Jacob Brombach and Anna M. 

Maria Anna Brombach, Sept. 5, 1730, No. 43 
Antonius Martinus Brombach, Nov. 10, 1730, No. 45 
Nicolaus Brombach, Dec. 6, 1730, No. 40 

Anna Maria Brombach, Apr. 22, 1731, Joseph Brombach and Eva 

Heinrich Brombach, July 16, 1731, No. 23 
Antonius Brombach, Oct. 13, 1731, No. 46 
Agatha Brombach, Jan. 1, 1732, No. 47 
Elisabetha Brombach, Apr. 18, 1732, No. 43 
Catharina Brombach, May 19, 1732, No. 45 
Maria Anna Brombach, Nov. 2, 1732, No. 51 
Michael Brombach, Sept. 27, 1733, No. 45 



(59) Michael Brombach, Nov. 7, 1733, No. 47 

(60) Josephus Brombach, Mch. 10, 1734, Anton Brombach and Anna Nann 

(61) Anna Maria Brombach, Mch. 18, 1734, Joseph Brombach and Elizab. 


(62) Anna Maria Brombach, May 10, 1734, No. 43 

(63) Johannes Jacob Brombach, July 23, 1734, No. 40 

(64) Maria Elisabetha Brombach, Sept. 29, 1734, No. 46 

(65) Sebastian Brombach, Dec. 29, 1734, No. 45 

(66) Fidelis Brombach, Oct. 20, 1735, No. 40 

(67) Joseph Brombach, Nov. 8, 1735, No. 51 

(68) Johannes Baptista Brombach, Nov. 29, 1735, No. 47 

(69) Anna Maria Brombach, May 7, 1736, No. 43 

(70) Anna Maria Brombach, Sept. 16, 1736, Caspar Brombach and Elisa- 

betha Rietschle 

(71) Johann Michael Brombach, Jan. 17, 1737, Johannes Brombach and 

Anna Verichin 

(72) Maria Azatha Brombach, Feb. 20, 1737, No. 60 

(73) Fridolin Brombach, Jan. 27, 1738, No. 45 

(74) Bartholoma Brombach, Feb. 1, 1738, No. 70 

(75) Josephus Brombach, Mch. 10, 1738, No. 40 

(76) Maria Eva Ursula Brombach, Oct. 21, 1738, No. 51 

(77) Joseph Brombach, Nov. 8, 1738, No. 43 

(78) Franziscus Josephus Brombach, Oct. 4, 1739, No. 70 

(79) Maria Azatha Brombach, Apr. 7, 1740, No. 60 

(80) Johanna Brombach, May 12, 1740, No. 45 

(81) Joseph Fidelis Brombach, Aug. 27, 1740, No. 51 

(82) Anna Maria Brombach, Jan. 7, 1741, Johann Brombach and Secunda 


(83) Maria Elisabetha Brombach, Feb. 8, 1742, No. 70 

(84) Anna Maria Brombach, Feb. 10, 1742, No. 43 

(85) Anna Maria Brombach, Mch. 30, 1742, Caspar Brombach and Kath. 


(86) Maria Brombach, Aug. 12, 1742, Johann Brombach and Katharina 


(87) Anna Maria Brombach, Feb. 14, 1743, No. 60 

(88) Fustina Brombach, Sept. 27, 1743, No. 70 

(89) Michael Brombach, Oct. 9, 1744, No. 43 

(90) Erasmus Brombach, May 30, 1745, No. 70 

(91) Kunigunda Brombach, Sept. 9, 1745, No. 82 



92) Theresia Brombach, Oct. 13, 1745, No. 85 

93) Antonius Brombach, Oct. 22, 1746, No. 60 

94) Joseph Brombach, Sept. 4, 1747, No. 85 

95) Maria Ursula Brombach, Sept. — , 1747, No. 70 

96) Fridolin Brombach, Mch. 2, 1749, No. 60 

97) Johannes Brombach, Dec. 7, 1750, Joseph Brombach and Ursula Wag- 

ner (Wasmer) 

98) Maria Katharina Brombach, Jan. 1, 1752, No. 85 

99) Maria Brombach, Aug. 28, 1752, No. 97 

100) Simon Brombach, Oct. 29, 1752, No. 60 

101) Josephus Brombach, Jan. 2, 1753, Johann Brombach and Katharina 


102) Anna Brombach, July 24, 1753, Johann Brombach and Anna Maria 

103) Maria Brombach, Nov. 21, 1753, Jacob Brombach and Katharina 

104) Maria Elisabeth Brombach, Mch. 17, 1754, Johann Brombach and 

Maria Bruzzer 

105) Caspar Brombach, Aug. 21, 1754, No. 85 

106) Johannes Brombach, Jan. 1, 1755, Nicolaus Brombach and Maria 

Anna Reiischin 

107) Joseph Brombach, Feb. 26, 1755, No. 103 

108) Maria Rosa Brombach, Feb. 26, 1755, No. 103 

109) Maria Theresa Brombach, Mch. 8, 1756, Jacob Brombach and Ger- 
trud Midler 

110) Catharina Brombach, July 3, 1756, No. 97 

111) Johannes Wolfzang Brombach, Oct. 30, 1756, No. 104 

112) Maria Anna Brombach, Mch. 22, 1757, No. 106 

113) Johannes Baptista Brombach, June 19, 1758, No. 109 

114) Maria Catharina Brombach, Sept. 12, 1758, No. 97 

115) Nicolaus Brombach, Dec. 5, 1758, No. 106 

116) Johanna Brombach, Aug. 7, 1760, Heinrich Brombach and Kath- 


(117) Jacobus Brombach, July 25, 1761, Johann Brombach and Maria 
Beuggen", May 29, 1909. 


"Beuggen parish includes Karsan. 





Brombach, village in the Bezirksamt Loerrach. Matthias Reich, Knight, 
sold the castle, which was destroyed by earthquake on the 18th day of the 10th 
month, 1356, to the Bishop of Basel in 1294 and received it from him as a 
"lehen" (feud under feudal law). Heinrich von Brombach was in 1113 wit- 
ness to a Document of the Bishop of Basel for St. Blasien. Marquardus de 
Brumbach, 1164, was witness to a Document of Emperor Friedrich I for the 
Church of St. Thomas in Strassburg. Count Heinrich, Herr zu Veldeuz 

(Squire of Veldeuz), documented in 1292 that Ulrich von Briinebach and 

Kiinteli, his brother, have sold to the Johanniter in Freiberg 1289 a piece of 
property in Kenzingen. Cunrad von Brunnebach, witness in 1299. Jungfrau 
(maid) Grede von Brunnebach in year 1356. Ulrich von Buernebach 1380. 
Junker (young nobleman) Barthel von Buernebach 1430. Ursula von Brunne- 
bach, widow of the Hans Brenner von Winterbach 1446. Hans von Brumbach 
had 1424 a quarrel over his "Lehen" located in the valleys of Arnsbach and 
Brinsbach, of which "Lehen" he should renounce per verdict by a "Mannen- 
gericht" (feudal court) for an indemnification of 240 florins subject to inter- 
ests of 12 florins from the hundred; another agreement was reached regarding 
this "Lehen" in 1466. Those von Brumbach were "Lehensleute" (feudal de- 
pendants) of the House Austria | : Kolzennos :| of the Markgraf von Baden, 
Graf (Count) von Moers-Saarweden, Graf von Fuerstenberg, of the Herren 
von Geroldseck ( : Stonehouse and estate with garden in Oberwila 1476-1679 :) 
of Schwassburg, etc. To Strassburg they came by marriage. 

A certain Maria von Brumbach was, according to genealogical tables, 
wife of Hans Jacob von Muellenheim-Reichenberg. 

HARTMANN 1 von BRUMBACH, feudal dependant at Geroldseck, died 
1434, married . 

Johann 2 von Brumbach lived 1434-1493 at Oberweir, where he held a stone 
house and an estate in Dependence at Geroldseck, 1457 in Dependence at 
Furstenberg, 1470 in Dependence of Geroldseck (as his brothers-in-law are 
mentioned in 1457 Friedrich Widergruen von Staufenberg, and Matthias Bock 
von Staufenberg) married to Ursula (alias Anna) von Digesheim 1467. 

Children (3) : 

Jacob 3 , 1486-1528, member of the Knighthood of Mortenau 1491, 
feudal dependant of Moers-Sarweden, in 1528 feudal dependant of 
the margrave of Baden, married Susanna Jungzorn, 1486-1515. 



Ursula 3 , nun at Gunthersthal, 1467-1510. 
Jacob 3 , contentual in Geugenbach, 1523. 
(The remainder of this interesting genealogy is reserved for a later 

COATS OF ARMS: In silver a red ornamented green double eagle 
with red ornamentation in the wings. Helmet: Two red ornamented green 
eagle (or swan) necks and heads one behind the other. Helmet Covers: 
Green silver ( :Wappen-Codex Reiber, fol 26-Code of Coat of Arms by 

Reiber, vol 26). . 

A Franz Leopold Brumbach von Tiefenau was "belehut" 1 and his wafe 
appears in 1764, 1773?, Catharina, Ursula born Datt ( : Adels und Lehns— 
Archiv Karlsruhe; in K. and K. Adels— Archiv in Vienna it was impossible to 
obtain any information regarding this family which was probably nobled:). 
His seal shows in the shield a springing Deer and on a crowned Helmet the 
same rising. Perhaps these belonged to this family: Johannes Brombach, 
1615 citizen of Rheinfelden (about 1 hour from Minseln, Karsan or Nord- 
schwaben) and the "nobilis et doctissimus dominus Jacobus Ferdinandus Brom- 
bach," whose widow, Anna Maria Pistorin, 1682, 26 of 7th month, was mar- 
ried to Johann Ferdinand Ignaz Sax in Gengenbach. 

Quirinus Conradus Henricus a Brumbach, canonicus capitularis ecclesiae 
Moguntinae, 1629, mentioned in the preface of Wuerdtwein's Nova Sub- 
sidia Diplomatics XII, could have hardly belonged to the family mentioned 

^Hans von Burnebach, also named von Einsiedeln, named himself after 
Brombach a Zinken (portion ?) of the community Kappel-Windeck, Bezirk- 
samt Buhl, Feudal dependant of the Herr von Windeck and twelfth man of 
the Court at Buhl. 1336-1346 he is mentioned repeatedly in documents of the 
monastery Frauenalb pertaining to the estate Einsiedeln; he carried and used 
no seal of his own. His sons were Johann, Peter and Bastian. Kathanna, 
Hans Brumbach's widow, donated a "Jahrzeit" for her husband in 1360 m the 
church at Kappel. 


( : Brombach in Bezirksamt Loerrach :) 
Johannes the Vogt von Brombach, citizen of Klein Basel belehut" the 
Heinrich von Bethcon at Wile ( : Wyhlen :) in 1323 the estates which he 

"belehut" means given the right to care for but not possess an estate or property under 
the feudal law. » 



owned and had given up previously. His three-cornered seal (also 1326) 
shows in the shield an inclined lobster. (See illustration.) 

KREBS VON BROMBACH, Konrad K., 1366, 1370, and after him 
(probably his son) Friedrich K., 1394-1406, were "markgrafliche Vogte" at 
Brombach, Bezirksamt Loerrach. The last died between 1413, 11th of 9th 
month, and 1425, 25th of 6th month. (See illustration.) 

"All except Brumbach (deer or stag) were drawn by expert in Basel from 
Gr. Adels und Lehnsarchiv in Karlsruhe (Baden). Brumbach was drawn 
from a literal description. 

Stein says : "Springender Hirsch im Schilde auf gekrontem in demselben 
wachsend" — (Franz Leopold Brumbach). 

"Stag salient in the shield and on crowned helmet growing the same." 



At the meeting of the Historians' and Antiquarians' Society at Basel, February 3, Dr. 
August Burckhardt delivered a discourse on "Nobles and Patricians at Basel from the 13th 
to the 15th century." The questions of descent and of displacements of families were illus- 
trated by striking examples, which at the same time prove how little agreement there is be- 
tween tradition and history. The original nobility was of high and low degree. Among the 
fcrmer were the Counts of Honberg, whom we meet with at an early date as governors of 
our city. A peculiar process is observed in the Von Falkenstein family. One line of it re- 
nounced the title of count; Count Rudolf, marrying below his rank, caused his line to be 
deprived of knighthood; afterward that line regained its insignia and belonged once more to 
the high nobility. A similar renunciation occurred in the family to which Bishop Heinrich 
belonged, whose administration extended from 1262 to 1274. Neuenburg was the name of the 
family, and one of its lines, too, renounced the title of count, but assumed it again later on. 
In the beginning of the 13th century we meet with the free lords Von Rainstein. Here, too, 
we find two lines, one of which rises higher and higher until it becomes extinguished; bishops 
and mayors are to be found in its ranks. The other line, through marriages with subordinate 
officials, descends to the ranks of the lower nobility, so that members of the same House are 
to be found in the most diverse circumstances. The most distinguished of all were the 
Lords of Eptingen. Their original possessions were Eptingen and Diegten, and they man- 
aged to acquire one lordship after the other. As early as 1262 we find an Eptingen as gov- 
ernor of Basel, and other shortly after as mayor. 

While the rural nobility, such as the lords Von Eptingen, Von Biedertal, Von Lbrrach, 
Von Rothberg, etc., transferred their residence to the city, the urban nobility moved to the 
country, lost the consciousness of their urban origin, and called themselves after their new 
residence. In this way, born city knights became new country knights. Such was the case 
with the Von Hertenberg, Von Neuenstein, Von Barenfels families. The history of the Von 
Barenfels family can be traced. Its ancestor was Ludwig the Mercer, citizen of Basel, and 
a member of the Council. The development of his family shows what was then possible in the 
social liner^The family begins with the Mercer and rises steadily. Ludwig's son Konrad, 
rising through his wealth and ability, is found more and more frequently in the higher ranks, 
till he acquires the knightly fief of Hertenberg, and calls himself Noble Knight. Konrad 

"This digest of an interesting discourse by Dr. August Burckhardt, Feb. 3, 1910, a 
prominent European authority upon genealogical matters, is given because of its bearing 
upon the numerous families von Brombach. 



uses the seal which was afterward used by his descendants. However, his new acquisition 
estranged him from his home. The development cannot be traced everywhere with the same 
accuracy The Von Neuenstein family in the Jura, for example, are already knights at their 
first appearance-in the chronicles of Matthias Von Neuenburg. To this family belonged a 
mayor by the name of Rudolf, whose daughter became the ancestors of the Von Reinach 

Johann Von Barenfels is for us the first of his line. He filled the important office of 
Episcopal procurator. His son Konrad occupied the same position The family is found 
in possession of the highest offices, so that we are probably dealing with a line of early prom- 
inence-originally from Klein Basel. Their ancestors are probably to be sought in the Gov- 
ernors Von Brombach, and there may have been some kinship with the Lords of Lorrach. It 
is true that the seal of the Von Brombach family shows a crawfish (Krebs) and this seems 
to contradict that hypothesis. However, even the men continued to use the old seal of their 
family, so that in this case (zem) Krebs would be the old name of the Von Brombach and 
the Von Barenfels families. 

Among the knights we find the ministerial (official) families, who were in the service 
of the bishop and performed the functions of chamberlain, treasurer, butler equerry, master 
of the kitchen, holding them by hereditary right. They took their names from their offices. 
The consciousness of this origin remained alive, as shown by the struggle between the Psit- 
ticher and Sterner. On the one side we find the Monch and Schaler families, the most dis- 
tinguished of the official nobility; their adherents are the Marschalk, Kammerer, Reich and 
other families, called by the name of their office or by their original surname, or by the 
name of their original home. Reich von Reichenstein-"Reich" is here a mere supernumerary 
name-Steinlin and Vorgassen are originally related. All three have the same image on 
their seals. Vorgassen is the old name. The separation of the three lines must have taken 
place at an early date. Heinrich Steinlein, an official patrician, owning estates at Blotz- 
heim, who had not resided long in Basel, is confirmed as first mayor of Basel. His successor 
is a Reich The line of the Steinlin became extinct at an early date. 

Beside the knights who were incumbents of the offices of the episcopal court and of the 
city offices, we find the Achtburger, the real patricians. They rose from the ranks of the 
merchants their development began with Kramer and Wechsler (mercers and brokers) 
There is a remarkably rapid change in the lines of descent; marriages between the Acht- 
burgers and the knights effaced the barriers. Few were derived from the ancient crafts- 
maul class. Usually they belong to the four lordly guilds of housemates, , ^rchants wine 
dealers and mercers. The Zum Luft family were originally saddlers, the Offenburg family 
were originally druggists. The change of constitution in 1515 put an end to this develop- 

men A peculiar state of affairs is presented by the Zschekkenburlin family. They were active 
business^ men, controlling a degree of wealth unusual for those days They were unwilling to 
loin the Achtburgers by giving up their trade and thus becoming idlers without occupation. 
Tney also abstained from entering on a kind of development resembling that of the Fuggers. 
The Offenburg family pursued the opposite course. The first of them to become a citizen 
of Basel was "the son of Albrecht, Henman Offenburg (borr , in 1379) He became ^unedor 
of the Saffron Guild to which he belonged as druggist. He held the office of chief Guild 
Master and passed a large part of his life in travel, both in the course of business ; and of 
office His diplomatic intelligence was esteemed far beyond the confines of the city. In 
H2 i he gave up his trade and his guild right and entered the high chamber at Achtburger 
Sigismund conferred knighthood on him. As early as 1396 (when not yet 17 years old) he 
married Anna Kupfernagel, and thus did not marry within his rank. 

The further development of the lines of descent is influenced by the intermarriage be- 
tween nobility and burghers in the 15th century. While the nobles were attracted by the 
wealth of the burghers, social ambition acted as a stimulus on the other side, inducing mar- 
riages which in most cases ended unhappily. 




"Bist edlen Blutes du, vergiss es nicht 

Und handle recht, wie deine Ahnen thaten, 
Dass nicht von dir die Nachwelt einstens spricht : 

'Der Stamm war gut, die Frucht nur ist missrathen.' " 

"Art thou of noble blood, forget it not 

And live aright, as thy forbears have done, 
That posterity may never say of thee: 

'The tree was good, the fruit alone was bad.' "" 


I. BRUMBACH — Alsace. D'argent a l'aigle eploye de sinople, becque 
d'or, membre de gueules. Cimier: deux cols de cygne d'argent, 
becque de gueules. Lambrequins : d'argent et de sinople. 
BRUMBACH — Alsace. Argent, an eagle displayed vert, beaked 
or, membered gules. Crest: Two swan's heads argent beaked 
gules. Lambrequin: Argent and vert. 

(From Armorial General, par J. B. Rietstap. Vol. I, 
1884, p. 317.) 

II. BRUMBACH — France. D'argent a l'aigle eploye" de sable. 

BRUMBACH — France. Argent, an eagle displayed sable. 

(From Armorial General par Rietstap. P. 192. Gouda, 

III. BRUMBACH— d'argent, a l'aigle eploye de sable. 

BRUMBACH — argent, an eagle displayed sable. 

(From Armorial General des Families Nobles de 
France. Vol. V, p. 433. Paris, 1873.) 
IV. BRUMBACH— d'argent, a l'aigle eploye de sable. 

BRUMBACH — argent, an eagle displayed sable. 

(From Dictionaire de la Noblesse, par De la Chenaye- 
Desbois et Badier. Vol. IV, p. 378. Paris, T864> ) 
V. BRUMBACH— D'argent a l'aigle a deux tetes de sable. 


a''Wappenbuch des Westfalisehen Adds" Herausgeben von Max von Speiken, Gorlitz, 

b [E756] Chalmers Sherfy 8 Brumbaugh repeatedly assisted in the study of the various 
coats of arms and especial thanks are due to him. See also pp. 18-20. 



BRUMBACH — Argent, a double-headed eagle sable. 

(From Armorial Universel, par M. Jouffray D'Escha- 
vannes. Vol. I, p. 101. Paris, 1844.) 
VI. BRUMBACH — Schweizer Familie, aus dem Baslischen. Heinrich von 
Brumbach kommt schon 1113 urkundlich vor — Spater gehorten 
sie zum Elsasser Adel und zum Strasburger Patriziat, wo sie seit 
1572 mehrfach Stattemeister waren. (+Ende 17. saec.) 
Wappen: In Silber ein rothgewaffter griin Adler. (Hattstein II, 
378.) Auf dem Helme hintereinander zwei rothgeschnabelte 
silbern Schwanriimpfe. Decken: griin silbern.. 
BRUMBACH — A Swiss family which hailed originally from 
Basel. Heinrich von Brumbach, it seems, according to 
record, came without doubt in the year 1113. The family 
later belonged to the nobility of Alsace and to the pa- 
triciate of the cit} r of Strasburg, where since 1572 they 
were time and again Stattemeister. 

Coat of Arms: Argent, an eagle vert armed gules. 
Crest: two swan's heads and necks, one behind the 
other argent beaked gules. Lambrequin: vert and 

(From Siebmacher Wappenbuch 11-9-11, Nurn- 
berg, 1871. Der Adel des Elsass, p. 5, Taf 6.) 
VII. von BRUMBACH — Argent, a double-headed eagle displayed vert 
armed gules. Crest: two eagle's (or swan's) heads vert beaked 
gules. Lambrequin : vert and argent. 

(Wappen Codex, Rieber, fol 26.) 
VIII. BROMBACH — Bale. De gueules a un tertre de trois coupeaux d'or, 
surmonte d'un meuble en forme de sautoir alese du meme, les ex- 
tremites superieures reunies par une traverse. Cimier: un buste 
d'homme barbu, habille de gueules, au rabat d'or. 
BROMBACH — Basle. Gules, mount with three coupeaux or, sur- 
mounted by a saltire couped of the same, the upper extremi- 
ties joined by a bar. Crest: the bust of a bearded man hab- 
ited gules, with the turnback of the collar or. 

(From Armorial General, par J. B. Rietstap, Vol. I, 
p. 308. 1884.) 

IX. von BRAMBACH — Deutsches Adels Lexicon 2, Kneschke, p. 7; and 
Siebmacher Wappenbuch, Vol. VI, 7 Abgestorbner Nassaudischer 

Plate y 

Coat of Arms — Brumbach. 



Adel, p. 17, Taf 22 contain recently discovered references which 
are of interest, especially the former. Not only the resemblance 
in name, the use of the double eagle in the shield as in "von Brum- 
bach," but also the fact that the old family of the Rheinland aris- 
tocracy (Bernard von Prampach, who died in 1314 as Prince — 
Bishop of Passau") had Mansfield, who was Justice in Siegen, etc., 
etc., whence came Milcard Brumbach in April, 1714 (see Germanna 
— Germantown, Va. a ), make all this a matter for further investi- 


von BRUMBACH — D'argent a Paigle eploye a deux tetes de sinople, becque 
d'or, membre de gueules. Cimier: deux cols de cygne d'argent, 
becque de gueules. Lambrequins: d'argent et de sinople. 
Or, in technical ( ?) English, as follows : 
von BRUMBACH — Argent, a double-headed eagle displayed vert, beaked or, 
membered gules. Crest: two swan's heads argent, beaked gules. 
Lambrequin: argent and vert. 
Comparing with Siebmacher's drawings, the arms are, in detail, as follows : 
In the shield, which is silver, the charge is a green double-headed eagle 
displayed, the beak colored gold, and the talons colored red. The two heads 
look away from each other. The eagle is the old German heraldic convention- 
alized form. Crest: two silver swan's heads and necks, one behind the other, 
with red bills, both heads facing in the same direction, to the right (i.e., to the 
left of the drawing). They are of the conventionalized heraldic form, with 
protruding tongues. The necks are settled solidly upon a three-barred hel- 
met, either profile or affronte (hard to determine, but most probably affronte; 
cf. Siebmacher). It may be that upon the helmet there is a marquis' coronet 
(i.e., a coronet with three strawberry leaves and two pearls showing), from 
which in turn emerge the two swan's heads. Lambrequin: silver and green. 
From the drawing in Siebmacher, it is perhaps somewhat florid. 

The fact that the family in France has a black instead of a green eagle, 
and also possibly a single-headed one ( at least according to sources dated later 
than 1884 — cf. V; also II, III, and IV), may be due to a change, voluntary or 
involuntary, adopted by the family, or the French branch of it, when it went to 
France; or at least when it became a part of the French nobility. The later 
omission of mention of two heads, as well as other details (as the gold beak, 

•Pages 8, 239-243. See also pp. 3, 6, 22, for discussion as to names. 


etc.), is probably explained on the basis of careless oversight on the part of the 
compilers when copying the descriptions. 

In view of the probability that the family was early connected with Basle 
and Alsace, at least during the centuries within which all noble families as- 
sumed arms, there is reason to believe that the above description carefully 
arrived at by constructive criticism, is to be relied upon as probably au- 

thentic. . , T 

THE EAGLE.— The bird of Heraldry before all others is the eagle. Its 
earliest and chief popularity was in Germany, where it was adopted by the 
empire and by many of the principal sovereign princes. Its earliest appear- 
ance as an heraldic charge was in 1136. From about this time it was borne 
not only by the emperor and king of the Romans, but also by the princes who, 
as vicars of the empire, were charged with the government or defense of the 
empire's provinces. Under Frederick L, Barbarossa, 1152-1189, the eagle had 
become the recognised standard of the Holy Roman Empire. The empire had 
double incentive for adopting this charge. For the eagle, the Bird of Jove 
was not only the imperial emblem of the old Romans, and hence a natura 
adoption of the later Roman empire; but it was also, by tradition, the symbol 
of the fourth evangelist, imparting spiritual significance to its use by the 
Holy Roman emperors. Thus as affecting the Empire and its princes, the 
earie lent force to their claims to an ancient succession of both temporal and 
spiritual imperial power. The origin of the double-headed eagle is mooted. 
But a probable explanation seems to be (cf. Nisbet), that, upon decline of the 
Roman empire in the East, the emperors of the Western empire joined the two 
eagles together with their heads separate, to indicate a double sovereignty 
probably claimed by them. 

"The most usual method of differencing in Germany was > bj r alt erat ion of the tinctures 
( colors)? or alteration of the charges (the figures represented on the shield). 
(C °%t Eagle was a very pop^ charge Jne, Action between differ- 
"In Germany, a change in the crest is ° "™ theoniy different branches 

^fth^Tr ^^J^^^SL^ - — " * 

^ STSSSi idea of the crest is that it has not the ^ — 

but is rather attached to, or an appanage o , th e Jerntoi .al het or 10 . p q{ 
are often accompanied by a number crest."a 

crests are due to inheritance (through heiresses or ancestresses; oi ^ ^ DENT. 

RANK OF THE FAMILY.— In all countries and at all times the condi- 
tion of society has been one of inequality. Upon this fact, in brief, is Heraldry 

t «Art nf Heraldry" bv A. C. Fox-Davies. The work is 
3, from Herr N. G. Strtihl's "Her.ldrscher Alias. 

Plate 9 



founded. In times of medieval armor bearing, nobles bore shields that were 
blazoned, because they were worthy of notice. The peasant or plebean bore 
his shild without blazon, being considered unworthy of notice. There were 
many earmarks about heraldic devices by which the rank of the bearer was 
indicated. Probably, however, especially on the continent, the rules were as 
often honored by the breach as by the observance. So if any significance 
attaches to the coronet used in the BRUMBACH arms charged with a spring- 
ing deer, the family von BRUMBACH was of the rank of marquis. The same 
is indicated by the barred helmet. The barred helmet (even though in profile) 
indicates a very high rank — a rank anywhere above that of knight. Marquis 
— originally the title of the princes who, as lords of the marches, were charged 
with the defense of the imperial provinces — is a title of honor next in dignity 
to that of duke. The title given a marquis in the style of the heralds is "most 
noble and potent prince." 

MOTTO. — In continental heraldry the motto is seldom or never found. 
Accordingly no motto is likely to be found with the BRUMBACH arms. 

THE PREFIX von. — When a German is ennobled or made a gentleman 
of coat armor, he acquires the right to use the territorial prefix von. (At the 
same time, the Dutch van means practically nothing.) Von is used in the 
sense of "of" or "from," to be followed by the name of the estate or territory 
over which the possessor is lord. Thus the early HEINRICH von BRUM- 
BACH, of 1113 (or his predecessors or successors), was lord of an estate, dis- 
trict, or territory by the name of BRUMBACH. Beginning with the tenth 
century "von" is regarded as the mark of nobility. 


"But the home we first knew on this beautiful earth, 
The friends of our childhood, the place of our birth, 
In the heart's inner chambers sung always will be, 
As the shell ever sings of its home in the sea." 


"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." 

"These are Deeds that shall not pass away 
And Names that must not wither." 

Bayard Taylor. 

Throughout the nation there is a commendable fostering of "Home Com- 
ing," "Old Home" and "Reunion" days. They are beneficial to all concerned. 
Brief accounts are herewith given of the first and last meetings of the Reunion 
by Descendants of [E9] Conrad 3 Brumbaugh in Ohio, the Brumbaugh-Rine- 
hart Reunion in Ohio, the Gerhard Brumbach Memorial Association in 
Pennsylvania, and of the Brumbaugh Reunion also in Pennsylvania. There 
are numerous other organizations amongst the closely allied families, but lack 
of space prevents mention of them. 



This Reunion has occurred annually since 1894 upon the third Saturday 
of August. "It was urged by a few of my sisters, and intended for brothers 
and sisters and their families, but was at once enlarged to include all the 
Brumbaughs and their friends. " a At the first meeting the late [E344] -\- An- 
drew 5 Brumbaugh was selected president, but declined, as he desired to give 
an address upon the family history, and also to devote all his time to gathering 
needed facts from those in attendance. Franklin Dulebahn was the first presi- 
dent and Samuel Brumbaugh the first secretary-treasurer. [E344] Andrew 5 
Brumbaugh served as historian during his lifetime. 

The officers for 1911-12 are: 

President, Monroe 6 Brumbaugh [E768], East Akron, O. 
Vice-president, Emmet Clayton 5 Brumbaugh [E367], Canton, O. 

"Letter from [E345] Ephraim 6 Brumbaugh, second president, who has attended each 
meeting and is the historian. 


Plate 10 



2d Vice-president, Clayton C. 6 Schoner [E317-v], Hartville, 0. 
Chorister, Eva Aultman, Tallmadge, 0. 
Historian, Ephraim 5 Brumbaugh [E345], Hartville, 0. 
Executive Committee, Jacob C. 7 Luneman [E352-ii], Tallmadge, 0. ; 
Edward S*hanafelt, E. Akron, 0. ; L. 0. Brittan, E. Akron, 0. 
The next place of meeting will be in the grove of [E345] Ephraim 5 Brum- 
baugh, near Hartville, 0., on the third Saturday in August, and the program 
is left for the secretary to arrange. 


MEETING, SEPT. 5, 1903." 

About two hundred and fifty were present at the basket dinner, which was 
served at 11 :30 o'clock, on tables under the trees. During dinner and immedi- 
ately afterwards photographs of the company were made. 

The exercises of the afternoon were held under a large tent. After a 
brief address of welcome by Noah Webster Rinehart [E64-x], and the devo- 
tional exercises which consisted of the reading of the First Psalm and prayer 
by Elder Andrew 5 Brumbaugh [E344], the following program was rendered: 

Devotional Exercises. 
Early Settlements of the Brumbaugh Family in Ohio. 

Jacob Henry 5 Brumbaugh [E221] 
Early Settlements of the Rineharts in Ohio. Dr. Henry D. 5 Rinehart [E64-ix] 


The Relationship of the Brumbaugh and Rinehart Families . . . Sarah Rinehart 

Public Worship of the First Settlers J ohn Christian 


How Farming Was Done in the Early Days Henry Baker 

Housekeeping Among Our Grandmothers Martha Brumbaugh 


Letters of greeting were read from J. W. Christian and family, Payette, 
Idaho; Dr. J. S. Rinehart, Camden, Arkansas; Rev. Levi Winklebleck, Hart- 
ford City, Indiana; and Stell and Sarah Smith, Logansport, Indiana. 

At the close of the program a business session was held. A report of the 
expenses of the meeting showed that $26.79 had been paid out. A general 
collection was taken, and $27.01 received. 

On a motion by Dr. Henry T>. r > Rinehart [E64-ix], seconded by Jacob 
Henry 5 Brumbaugh [E221], it was voted that the annual reunion of the 

*Held in the woods on the farm of David4 Heckman [E 219], near Union, O. See illus- 




Brumbaugh and Rinehart families shall be held on the first Saturday of Sep- 

A committee consisting of Granville Webster 6 Brumbaugh [E651], Henry 
Baker and Minnie Rinehart was appointed by the chair to report nominations 
for the Executive Committee for 1904. The report of this committee, which 
was unanimously accepted, was as follows : 

Dr. Henry D. 5 Rinehart [E64-ix], Chairman. 
Samuel Leroy 6 Brumbaugh [E623], Vice-Chairman. 
Samuel B. 6 Heckman [E219-vi], Secretary and Treasurer. 

The meeting was closed by singing "Blest Be the Tie that Binds," and 
prayer by Elder Jesse K — 5 Brumbaugh [E105]. 

Only an approximate account of those present can be given, as many 

failed to leave their names. 

Members and Descendants of the [E16] Samuel 3 Brumbaugh Family 59 

[E13] George 3 Brumbaugh Family 8 

[E10] Jacob 3 Brumbaugh Family (not represented). 

[E59] Catharine 4 (Brumbaugh) Baker Family 20 

[E61] Susanna 4 (Brumbaugh) Beam Family 5 

[E65] Nancy 4 (Brumbaugh) Winklebleck Family 2 

Elizabeth (Brumbaugh) Hoover Family 3 

[E66] Mary 4 (Brumbaugh) Christian Family 17 

Daniel Rinehart Family 31 

Enoch Rinehart Family 8 

John Rinehart Family (not represented). 

Jacob Rinehart Family 3 

Susan (Rinehart) Barnhart Family 7 

Mary (Rinehart) Yost Family 3 

Daniel Brumbaugh Family 10 

Jacob Brumbaugh Family 7 

Henry Rinehart Family 4 

Other related families 26 

Friends 60 

Total 273 

Executive Committee: 

NOAH WEBSTER 3 RINEHART [E64-x], Chairman. 
SAMUEL B— 6 HECKMAN [E219-vi], Secretary. 





The Brumbaugh and Rinehart families, with those families related to 
either, or both of said families ; in order to gain the knowledge of the past 
family history ; to keep record of present whereabouts of said families ; to trace 
better the out-going branches by birth and marriage, and to increase fellow- 
ship and the family love for one another, do organize themselves into this the 
"Brumbaugh-Rinehart Reunion Association." 

This Association is the result of the "Brumbaugh-Rinehart Reunion," 
established in 1902, by the children of Samuel Brumbaugh, born 1806, whose 
wife was Elizabeth Rinehart, born 1808, and Daniel Rinehart, born 1812, 
whose wife was Esther Brumbaugh, born 1817. (Esther Brumbaugh-Rinehart 
was present at the adoption of this constitution.) 


Section 1. The name of this organization shall be The Brumbaugh- 
Rinehart Reunion Association. 

Sec. 2. The officers of this Association shall consist of a Chairman, Vice- 
Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. 

Sec. 3. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Association and 
the Executive Committee. He shall have the power to call meetings of Execu- 
tive Committee whenever necessary, and shall have interest in every department 
of the Association. 

Sec. 4. The Vice-Chairman shall assist the Chairman in the work, and 
assume full duties of the Chairman in the latter's absence. 

Sec. 5. The Secretary shall make and keep the minutes of all meetings 
of the Association, and of the Executive Committee. He shall report same 
annually in printed form within twenty days after the annual reunion. He 
shall receive all money and pay same to the Treasurer, taking receipt for same 
each time. Receipts of all money shall be reported in the annual report. He 
shall perform all other duties belonging to said office, and call the Executive 
Committee when business demands attention. 

Sec. 6. The Assistant Secretary shall have charge of all general corre- 
spondence; such as mailing notices, mailing of annual minutes, and all other 
duties belonging to said office. He shall be assistant to the Secretary, and in 
the absence of the Secretary, or vacancy of this office, he shall assume full duty 
of both Secretary and Assistant Secretary until such vacancy is filled. 

•Fourth Ann. Rept. Brumbaugh-Rhinehart Reunion Association, adopted at the Eaton, O., 
meeting, 1906, which was its fourth annual reunion. 



Sec. 7. The Treasurer shall receive the money from the Secretary and 
give receipt for same. He shall pay out money only upon the written order of 
the Secretary. He shall make a written report to the "Annual Reunion" each 

Sec. 8. The Executive Committee shall consist of the five officers — Chair- 
man, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. It is the 
duty of this Committee to supervise the work and interests of the Association ; 
to arrange for all Reunions, select location, make the program, appoint the 
committees, etc. 

Sec. 9. All persons by the name of Brumbaugh or Rinehart, and all per- 
sons related to them by blood or marriage may become regular members of 
this Brumbaugh-Rinehart Reunion Association, and shall' be so considered 
after complying with conditions of this instrument. Other persons tracing no 
relation may become honorary members. 


Section 1. The officers of this Association shall be elected by ballot; each 
regular member of the Association, fifteen or more years of age, may write 
one name for each office on one ticket. Ballots shall be dropped into a recep- 
tacle provided for such purpose. The one who receives the plurality of votes 
cast for an office shall be declared elected to such respective office by the 
Chairman. A committee shall be appointed by the Chairman to count the 
ballots and report to him in writing. In case only one name is before the 
Annual Association for election to either office, this law may be suspended, and 
Secretary instructed to cast the ballot for said candidate. 

Sec. 2. The time of holding the Annual Reunion shall be the first or sec- 
ond Saturday of September each year. The exercises of the meeting shall 
consist of social greetings, introductions, business sessions, dinner, invocation, 
short addresses, music, etc. 

Sec. 3. It being the purpose of this Association to trace and record the 
history of these families, a committee on "family history" shall be appointed 
by Chairman which shall report at each reunion. It is furthermore the pur- 
pose of this Association to make and keep on record a history of these families ; 
to this end a committee on "current history" shall be appointed by Chairman, 
which shall report at each Reunion. To aid the aforesaid Committee in its 
work, it shall be the duty of each member of this Association to report to these 
Committees any death, birth, sickness, marriage, accident, great achievement 
of any member of this Association, and such other things as might be consid- 
ered of value to such record. 



Sec. 4. The expenses, such as postage, printing, etc., of the Association 
or Executive Committee and all other committees ; also all persons called upon 
to perform duty for this Association shall be borne by the Association. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of each member of the Association to attend 
the Annual Reunions and give hearty assistance in every way to make them 
successful; to encourage both the older and the younger of these family 
branches to meet as one family each year at the "Reunion Meeting." 



This was again held at the Darke Co. Fair Grounds, Greenville, O., Sept. 
2, 1911. The program contained: 

"Come early with a soul full of joy and good fellowship and baskets pre- 
pared to care for the most perfect appetites." 

A number of the members of the reunion having expressed a desire to 
devote the major portion of the meeting to renewing old friendships, making 
new ones, and having visits with those from a distance, a program was not 

Chairman— Dr. Charles Baker, Palestine, Ohio. 

Vice-Chairman— Franklin 6 Bookwalter [E59-vi-4], Versailles, Ohio. 
Secretary — Adah Baker. 

Treasurer— Levi Brumbaugh, West Milton, Ohio. 

Chairman of Committee on Introductions — Henry D — 5 Rinehart M D 

Chairman of Committee on Arrangements for Dinner— Mrs. Lesta E 



This association has held five annual meetings in Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania, and they have been extensively attended. The Application for Incor- 
poration herewith presented is practically as it was recorded, and one of its 
certificates of membership is also reproduced. The first invitation is repro- 
duced, and also the program for the fifth reunion : 

"Yourself and family are invited to attend the 
At Bonnie Brae Park, 
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1907 ' 
To be given in honor of Dr. Orlando Walker 5 Brownback [A84], of Pen- 
dleton, Indiana. 

JAMES 5 BROWNBACK [A80], Linfield, Pa. 
LEVI J. 5 BROWNBACK [A83], Birchrunville, Pa. 
WM. H. 6 MOSTELLER, M.D. [A78-ii], Phoenixville, Pa. 
Each family furnish such refreshments as will be suitable for a family dinner." 


In the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Term 1909; 
No.— . 

To the Honorable the Judges of said Court: 

The undersigned, all of whom are citizens of the Commonwealth of Penn- 
sylvania, having associated themselves together for the purpose of organizing 
and establishing "The Gerhard Brumbach (Brownback) Memorial Associa- 
tion" and being desirous of becoming incorporated agreeable to the provisions 
of the Act of Assembly entitled, "An Act to provide for the incorporation and 
regulation of certain corporations," approved the 29th day of April, A. D. 
1874, and the Supplements thereto, do hereby certify: 

1. The name of the proposed corporation is: The Gerhard Brumbach 

(Brownback) Memorial Association. 

2. The corporation is formed for the purpose of forming and continuing 

a Genealogical Tree of the Brumbach-Brownbaugh (Brownback) 
blood kindred ; to collect the historical incidents and relics of the 




said Gerhard Brumbach-Brownbaugh and his descendants ; to com- 
pile a history of the said Gerhard Brumbach-Brownbaugh and his 
descendants ; and to cultivate, teach, develop, instruct and bring 
forth genius, talent and general scientific knowledge in the coming 

3. This Association shall transact business in the County of Chester and 

state of Pennsylvania. 

4. The said Corporation shall exist perpetually. 

5. To have power to institute, maintain and defend judicial proceedings; 

to enter into any obligation necessary for the transaction of its 
ordinary business. 

6. To make and use a common seal and alter the same at pleasure. 

7. To hold, purchase and transfer such real and personal property as the 

purposes of the said corporation require, not exceeding the amount 
limited by the laws of this Commonwealth. 

8. To make by-laws not inconsistent with the laws of this Commonwealth 

for the management of its property and the regulation of its af- 
fairs, to appoint and remove such subordinate officers and agents as 
the business of the Association requires and to allow them a suit- 
able compensation for services performed. 

9. The names and residences of the subscribers are as follows : Dr. Wil- 

liam H. 6 Mosteller [A78-ii], Phoenixville, Pa.; U. S. G. Finkbiner, 
Royersford, Pa. ; Harry I. Hiestand, Royersford, Pa. ; Garret Ell- 
wood 5 Brownback [A132], Linfield, Pa.; Edward Goodwin 6 Brown- 
back [A 160], Trappe, Pa. 
10. The said corporation is to be managed by a Board of Directors, con- 
sisting of twenty-five members, and the names and residences of 
those chosen as such for the first year are : 
Garret Ellwood Brownback, Linfield, Pa. 
U. S. G. Finkbiner, Royersford, Pa. 
Edward G. Brownback, Trappe, Pa. 
John Mock, Pawlings, Pa. 
Stephen S. Brownback, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Jesse Keims, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Harry I. Hiestand, Royersford, Pa. 
W. H. Mosteller, M.D., Phoenixville, Pa. 
John Bingaman, Altoona, Pa. 
Max A. Kaiser, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Rev. Oscar D. Brownback, Parker Ford, Pa. 



Orlando W. Brownback, M.D., Pendleton, Ind. 

Rev. James Sampson, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Webster P. Brownback, Pughtown, Pa. 

W. M. Stauffer, Reading, Pa. 

Dr. Wm. Campbell Posey, Philadelphia, Pa. 

J. D. Landis, Philadelphia, Pa. 

J. Harry Francis, East Coventry Township, Chester Co. 
Lewis C. Brownback, East Vincent Township, Chester Co. 
Levi Brownback, West Vincent Township, Chester Co. 
George Keim, West Pikeland Township, Chester Co. 
Ellwood Detwiler, Charlestown Township, Chester Co. 
James Bingaman, South Coventry Township, Chester Co. 
Harmon Prizer, East Coventry Township, Chester Co. 
Amos Hiestand, East Vincent Township, Chester Co. 


TOWNSHIP, JUNE 17, 1911. 

Mother's Day — "A perfect woman, nobly planned, 

To warm, to comfort and command." 

— Wordsworth. 


9:30 a.m. — Greeting of friends and relatives under large pavilion. 
10:00— Music by Orchestra. 
10:30 — Literary Exercises. 

Welcome By President of B. M. A. 

Invocation Rev. Chas. Slinghoff 

Pastor Brownback's Reformed Church, East Coventry, Pa. 
Address : "Mary Papen, the Mother of the Brownbacks" 

W. H. Mosteller, M.D. [A78-ii], Phoenixville, Pa. 

Address : "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Rules the Nation" 

Rev. F. L. Kerr 
Pastor of St. John's Reformed Church, Phoenixville, Pa. 

Singing "A Hundred Years to Come" 

"In Memoriam." 

12:00 noon — The Annual Brownback Banquet, to which every one is invited. 
"Come, let us feast in honor of our Mother." 



2:00 p. m.— Music Brownback Quartette, Philadelphia 

Address: "A Mother's Meditation" .. Rev. Oscar Davis 6 Brownback [A229] 
Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Port Alleghany, Pa. 

Music Brownback Quartette 

Address : "The Queen of the Home" Rev. Abner J. Irey, D.D. 

Pastor of Danville Baptist Church — A Papen descendant. 

Address Prof. Martin Grove 6 Brumbaugh [E682] 

Supt. Public Education, Philadelphia. 
Family Conference. 

Subject "The Domestic Hearth" 

"Where we love is home — 

Home that our feet may leave 

But not our hearts." 
sin ging "Home, Sweet Home" 


[A78-ii] William H— 6 Mosteller, M.D., President, Phoenixville, Pa. 
[A160] Edward Goodwin 6 Brownback, Vice-President, Trappe, Pa. 
[A123] U. S. G. Finkbiner, Secretary, Royersford, Pa. 
[A132] Garrett Ellwood 8 Brownback, Treasurer, Linfield, Pa. 


BURG, BLAIR CO., PA., JUNE 22, 1906. 

This "Reunion" embraces mainly the counties of Bedford, Blair, and Huntingdon, 
although in the estimated two thousand persons who attended this first reunion many sec- 
tions of Pennsylvania and adjoining States were represented.* "The day was everything one 
could wish for. No cloud appeared to mar the pleasures of the day. The park itselt was 
a place of beauty; and the cool inviting air of Martinsburg had much to do with the enjoy- 
ment of every one. 

"The meeting was called to order by the chairman, Moses Robert5 Brumbaugh [E 3168], 
of Henrietta. 'All Hail the Power of Jesus Name' was sung by the audience. Rev. Henry 
Boyers Brumbaugh [E 276], of Juniata College, Huntingdon, conducted the devotional exer- 
cises, reading from the 21st chapter of Revelations. 

"A quartette, composed of Messrs. Martin Potes Brumbaugh [C 328], Lloyd Replogle, 
Emmert Replogle and Samuel Nicodemuss Brumbaugh [E 3100], sang 'We Must Answer to 
Our Names,' which was much appreciated by the audience. 

"The address of welcome was made by Elder George Wineland* Brumbaugh [E 3016], 
of Fredericksburg, Pa. He said in part: 

'"Mr Chairman, fellow-kinsmen, neighbors and friends: It is with a high appreciation 
of the honors you have conferred upon me that I appear before you to extend a hearty 
welcome to all who have assembled here on this happy occasion. And while there are many 
here who, if called upon, could have performed the part better than myself, I am sure there 
is no one among you who is prouder of his ancestry than I am. We have come here to-day 
as a happy, united family. 

'"The family is a divine institution. In the morning of time, when the all-wise Creator 
crowned His work by giving to one of His creatures the attributes of intelligence, He at 
once found that the work was incomplete and uttered the general truth, that it was not good 
for man to be alone. Woman was created and given to man, the sharer of his ; joys and 
. sorrows, trials and triumphs, to keep watch with him in all the experiences of life. 1 hey 
were made social creatures. There was put into each heart a yearning for the companion- 
ship of the other. And when two hearts are thus united, the sweetest and happiest joys of 
life are attained. Thus the benevolent Creator not only instituted marriage, but He Himselt 
presided at the first marriage altar. Hence we have the family, a divine institution It is 
the first as well as the greatest institution on earth. Father, mother, son, daughter, brother 
and sister are names that speak to the heart and call forth the highest and best impulses 
of which humanity is capable. 

'"Keep the family pure and virtuous and the nation and church are filled with good, 
stron-g men and women. Corrupt the family and the church is gone and the world is tilled 
with beings of a lower rank. _ 

'"Much of the future is with you. We hope your coming here will increase your faith 
and hope and zeal, and make your life better and more useful because you have been here. 
We welcome our young men and women. We refer to you with pride as examples of virtue 
and sobriety. We welcome your coming here to mingle with your kindred, to light your 
torches at their altars so that you may go out better equipped to help keep the world better 
because you have lived in it. 

"'We welcome the children, God bless them, the future is theirs. 

'"We welcome the strangers that are within our gates. We appreciate the honor you 
have done us by coming here. Our ancestors were people of large hospitality Their hearts 
and altars were free to strangers. The noble grace still lives in the hearts of their children 
and let us hope will continue to live as long as human hearts need sympathy and love, and 
if your being with us will afford you as much joy as it gives us to have you here, it will 
certainly make a day of pleasant memories to all. 

" 'We want this to be a day of joy to all. And as we go out to face the scenes of the 
unknown and untried future, we know not what is awaiting us, what is written on the scroll 

aFrom Martinsburg Herald, June 29, '06. 




of fate. Though we may not draw the veil aside that hides the mysterious future and see 
the joys or sorrows that await us, we can say with the poet: 

" ' "Let fate do her worst, there are relics of joy, 

Bright dreams of the past which it cannot destroy, 
Which come in the night time of sorrow and care, 
And bring back the features that joy used to wear. 

Long, long be my heart with such memories filled, 
Like the vase in which roses have once been distilled, 
You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, 
But the scent of the roses clings 'round it still." ' 

"The response to this address was given by David Stuckey 4 Brumbaugh [C76], of 
Roaring Spring. He said in part: 

'"I am glad to respond to the elegant address of welcome. We must make this day 
the best one of our lives by clasping again the hands of old friends and those of new ones. 
The objects of these reunions are to know each other and renew the family ties. Almost 
every State in the Union has our representatives and we are not ashamed of our name, 
since it is a great one. 

"He also gave much history concerning the early Brumbaugh settlers, which was much 

"The meeting was then adjourned until 2:30 p. m. 

"Dinner, a most important as well as enjoyable feature of the day, now occupied the 
attention of every one. It was indeed a pretty sight to look over the park and see the 
tables laden with their weight of good things, which the ladies of the Brumbaugh family 
know how to prepare. 

"The afternoon session was called to order by Vice-president Levi Brumbaugh^ Stoud- 
nour [E3105-H]. 'O Think of a Home Over There' was sung by the audience, after which 
the following officers were elected for the coming year: 

"President, Dr. Martin Grovee Brumbaugh [E 682], superintendent of public schools of 
Philadelphia; vice-president, Martin Pote 5 Brumbaugh [C328], of Altoona; secretary, Miss 
Lula Mays Brumbaugh [E 3107], of Clover Creek; treasurer, Samuel Nicodemus5 Brum- 
baugh [E3100], of Altoona; music director, Henry Holsinger 5 Brumbaugh [E3141], of 
Defiance. This was followed by a quartette, 'Far Out on the Seas.' 

"Dr. Andrew Boelus 5 Brumbaugh [E226], of Huntingdon, next favored the audience 
with an address in which he gave very good information concerning the Brumbaugh family. 
He explained the origin of the Brumbaugh name, which means humming brook. Brum— 
humming, baugh — brook. 

"This address was followed, by a much appreciated solo by Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth" 
(Hagey) Endsley [E3095-i], of New York City, entitled 'Nobody at All.' 

"Short addresses were made by Charles Obers Brumbaugh [C368], of New Enterprise- 
Levi Hoover 5 Brumbaugh [E181], of New York City; Dr. F. A. Rupley, of Martinsburg' 
and Rev. Geo. Boyer 6 Brumbaugh [E225], of James Creek. 

"Elder Geo. W. Brumbaugh, of Fredericksburg, and son S. N., of Altoona, then sang a 
duet entitled 'The Old Ship Zion,' which was much appreciated by the audience. 

"The committee on resolutions gave the following report: We, the committee appointed 

by the chairman of the Brumbaugh reunion, present the following resolutions: First We 

hereby express our appreciation for the very efficient manner in which the various commit- 
tees rendered their services. Second— To the committee on music for its elaborate and well 
prepared music. Third— To the organist and owner of the organ, and also to Mrs. Endsler 
for the pleasing rendition of a solo. Fourth— To the owners of the Snyder park for the 
use of the grove we extend our thanks. Fifth— To the friends of the organization for help- 
ing to make the reunion a success. Rev. Henry Boyer Brumbaugh, L. B. Stoudner 
[E3105-H], Prof. Horace Atlee 6 Brumbaugh, S. N. Brumbaugh rC5011, Miss Lula May' 
Brumbaugh [E3107], committee. } 

"The following committees were appointed for the ensuing year: 

"History Committee— Dr. Gaius Marcus* Brumbaugh [E743], Washington, D. C • Dr 
Martin Grove Brumbaugh, Philadelphia; Dr. Andrew Boelus Brumbaugh [E226], Hunting- 
don; Rev. Geo. W. Brumbaugh, Clover Creek; Nicholas Brumbaugh, Huntingdon; David 
Stuckey 4 Brumbaugh [C76], Roaring Springs; H. H. Brumbaugh, Defiance. Committee on 
f)t C l °L Meetin g— H - B - Brumbaugh [E276], Huntingdon; Charles Ober" Brumbaugh 
[L638], New Enterprise; L. B. Stoudner [E3105-H], Roaring Spring. 

"Miss Lula Mays Brumbaugh [E 3107], secretary of the association, kindly furnished 



the foregoing report of the exercises. It was the greatest day in the history of the local 
Brumbaughs About a year ago Miss Bertha Brumbaugh first became interested in holding 
a mSand among others, mentioned the matter to M. R. Brumbaugh, 
at once took up the matter, and by their advocating a reunion, L. B. Stoudnour jomed m 
the movement, which terminated in probably the largest reunion ever held in the Cove, and 
the forming of a permanent organization. 


"The Brumbaugh connection is one of the largest relationships in this part of the United 
States With each succeeding generation they are becoming more and ^ more distinguished. 
Among them are educators, lawyers, doctors, teachers, farmers, merchants, clerks, tradesmen, 
and afe represented in nearly all the walks of life. Dr. Martin Groves Bmmbaugh [E _683], 
who recently succeeded Dr. Edward Brooks to the superintendence of the schools of Phila- 
delphia! is one of the most distinguished educators east of the Allegheny mount «ng Thj 
founding of Juniata College at Huntingdon and the success and growth of that institution 
are largely due to the energy of the Brumbaughs connected with the school. 



Fifth Brumbaugh Reunion, held Thursday, June 22, 1911, in Snyder's 
Grove, Martinsburg, Blair County, Pa. 


Horace Atlee 6 Brumbaugh [C501], Roaring Spring, Pa President 

Charles Ober 5 Brumbaugh [C368], New Enterprise, Pa Vice-President 

Lula May 6 Brumbaugh [E3107], Eldorado, Pa Secretary 

John Elvin 6 Brumbaugh [E530], Altoona, Pa Treasurer 

David Hoover C. 5 Brumbaugh [E3112], Martinsburg, Pa. . .Musical Director 

Moses Robert 5 Brumbaugh [E3168], Henrietta, Pa General Manager 

Gaius Marcus 6 Brumbaugh, M.D. [E743], Washington, D.C Historian 


Forenoon Session. 

„, . Audience 


Devotional Exercises Henry Boyer 5 Brumbaugh [E276], Huntingdon 

Address of Welcome . 

David Stuckey 4 Brumbaugh [C76], Esq., Roaring Spring 

Response Samuel H. Replogle, Altoona, Pa. 


Reading of Minutes HZrlZ? 

Address ... .Dr. C. I. Brown, President Findlay College, Findlay, Ohio 

Solo. ...... .Carrie Elizabeth 6 (Hagey) Endsley [E3095-i], New York City 

Reading Frank Nicodemus 5 Brumbaugh [E3104], Reading, Pa. 

Address Hon. John M. Reynolds, Bedford, Pa. 


Plate 15 



"The Work of the Historian" John Elvin 6 Brumbaugh [E530] 

Reading Samuel Nicodemus 5 Brumbaugh [E3100], Altoona, Pa. 

Afternoon Session. 


Report of Committees. 
Short Addresses and Music. 

(This organization has not adopted a Constitution and By-Laws.) 

[Al] Gerhard 1 Brumbach arrived at Germantown, Pa., probably on the 
sailing vessel Concord, Oct. 6, 1683, when there was but one house in Ger- 
mantown. Descendants spell the name Brownback.* 

[Bl] Georg 1 Bombach arrived at Philadelphia, Pa., on the ship Samuel, 
Capt. Percy, Dec. 3, 1740, from Rotterdam — "natives and late inhabitants of 
the Palatinate upon the Rhine and places adjacent." 

[CI] Johann Jacob 1 Brumbach arrived at Philadelphia, Pa., on the ship 
Nancy, Capt. Thomas Coatam, Aug. 31, 1750, from Rotterdam, and last from 

[Dl] Johan Melchior 1 Brombach arrived at Philadelphia, Pa., on the 
ship Halifax, Capt. Thomas Coatam, Sept. 22, 1752, from Rotterdam, and 
last from Cowes. 

[D2] Widow 1 Brombach passed from Pa. to Va. about 1760 ; descend- 
ants spell the name Brumbach. The presumptive evidence is that she was 
probably the widow of [Dl] Johan Melchior 1 . 

"Milcard [Melchior] Brumbach— came into this country (Va.) to dwell 
in the year 1714"— lived at Germanna, Va. (Recently discovered facts are 
in Section D.) 

[F2] Peter Brombach landed at Jamestown, Va., about 1770. His de- 
scendants together with those of his brothers [F3] Charles, [F4] Paul, [F5] 
William, and [F6] John, landing the same year at Jamestown, Va., are numer- 
ous throughout Va., and especially throughout Ky.— they spell the name 
Brombach, or Brumbach. 

[El] Johannes Henrich 1 Brumbach arrived at Philadelphia, Pa., on the 
ship Neptune, Capt. Waire, Sept. 30, 1754, from Rotterdam, and last from 

[E3] Conrad 1 Brombach and [E4] Johannes 1 Brombach arrived at 
Philadelphia, Pa., on the ship Countess of Sussex, Capt. Thomas Gray, Oct. 7, 
1765, sailing from Rotterdam. 

[Gl] Hermanns Emanuel 1 Brumbach arrived probably through Balti- 
more about 1770. Descendants retain the spelling, except that one branch 
(Va.) spells the name Brumbach and another (Ohio) spells it Brumbaugh (the 
late Rev. Edmund Green Brumbaugh belonged to the latter family). 

•Chronologically arranged, except for "Milcard" and the "Widow Brombach, and [F8] 
Peter Brombach et seq. Photographic copies of the Original Immigrant Lists in half tones 
are reproduced in the various sections through the cooperation of Mr. Luther R. Kelker, 
Custodian of the Public Records, Harrisburg, Pa iso* 

"Origin and History of the Rittenhouse Family— Cassel, Vol. I, p.. 109 et seq., 1893. 





"To the German immigrants from Pennsylvania and the Palatinate, how- 
ever, must be ascribed the largest share of honor in that wonderful development 
of the fertile plains and valleys of Western Maryland which has added so much 
to the general growth and prosperity of the State. As in other portions of the 
country, so in Western Maryland, the German element has played an impor- 
tant part from the earliest period of colonial history, and at the present day, 
woven in by time with the general prosperity and progress, forms one of the 
chief constituents of the industrial, agricultural, moral, and intellectual well- 
being of Western Maryland, as well as of other portions of the State. Even 
before Penn and his followers made their settlement upon the Delaware, certain 
German Protestants, in quest of a refuge from religious oppression, had come 
into the province and had been hospitably received. " a 

"To the sturdy German stock that came to the Colony of Pennsylvania 
(Md., Va., etc. — G. M. B.) in the first half of the eighteenth century we are 
indebted for more of the initial influences that have made for the progress and 
prestige of our American civilization than many historians record or know."" 

"When they left the Fatherland which, with all its tender associations, 
had grown to be cruel, and came to dwell under strange skies in a wilderness 
with the wolf and savage they brought with them their Bibles." — Pennypacker. 


"Next to barn and dwelling-house the most important architectural 
product of the Pennsylvania Germans is the great Conestoga wagon, which 
Rush called the 'ship of inland commerce.' Before the advent of railroads 
these were the chief means of transport between the farms and towns of Penn- 
sylvania. In them the wheat, vegetables, fruit, and, alas, whiskey — which 
often formed a side industry of many a farmer — were carried for miles to 
Philadelphia. Says Rush : 'In this wagon, drawn by four or five horses of a 
peculiar breed, they convey to market, over the roughest roads, 2000 and 3000 
pounds' weight of the produce of their farms. In the months of September 
and October it is no uncommon thing on the Lancaster and Reading roads to 
meet in one day fifty or one hundred of these wagons on their way to Phila- 
delphia, most of which belong to German farmers.' These teams were stately 
objects in those times; owner and driver alike took pride in them and kept them 
neat and trim. They consisted of five or six heavy horses, well fed and cur- 

*"Western Maryland"— J . T. Scharf, Vols. I-II, Vol. I, p. 59. 

"Life and Works of Christopher Dock — Martin Grove6 Brumbaugh [E682], p. 11. 



ried, wearing good harness, and sometimes adorned with bows of bells, fitted 
so as to form an arch above the collar. These bells were carefully selected to 
harmonize or chime, from the small treble of the leaders to the larger bass 
upon the wheel-horses. The wagon body was necessarily built stanch and 
strong, but by no means clumsy. Upon them the wheelwright and blacksmith 
expended their utmost skill and good taste, and oftentimes produced master- 
pieces of work, both in shape and durability. The running gear was invariably 
painted red, and the body blue. (This did not apply amongst the G. B. B., 
Mennonites, etc.— G. M. B.) The cover was of stout white linen or hempen 
material, drawn tightly over, shapely, fitted to the body, lower near the middle 
and projecting like a bonnet in front and at the back, the whole having a 
graceful and sightly outline."" 

The wagon shown in Plate 15 is said to have been built by a Brum- 
baugh in Frederick County, Md., a descendant of Johann Jacob 1 Brumbaugh 
[CI], but authentic information has not been secured on this point. Mr. B. 
W. T. Phreaner, Hagerstown, Md., copyrighted the photograph. The 
"schooner" is in service in Washington Co., Md., and illustrates the general 
class of "prairie schooners" familiar throughout the west before the advent of 
railroads. Our ancestors unquestionably used them in their overland mi- 

•German and Swiss Settlements of Penna., p. 98, and Ellis and Evans' History Lan- 
caster Co., Pa., p. 350. 


The records reproduced upon pages 46 to 68 are of widespread interest 
L n poZce tanCe - aSS6SSmentS ^ ° f eXt6nSiVe ^ eral IS^ogicd 


Md. — Washington Co.* 
Angle, Henry [See CI] 
Brumbach, Jacob [E2] 
Brumbagh, Jacob [CI] 
Brumbagh, John [C4] 
Pa.— Bedford Co. 
Boyer, Micall 
Broombough, Conrod [E3] 
Ulery, Samuel [See C3] 
Ulery, David 

Coventry Twp., Chester Co. 
Bromback, Edward [All] 
Bromback, John [A10] 

Vincent Twp., Chester Co. 
Bromback, Henry [A6] 
Bromback, Henry Jr. [A9] 

Dauphin Co. — Harrisburgh Town. 
Bumbaugh, Conrad [B2] 

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Broombough, Conrad 



Broombough, Hans 




Huntingdon Co. 

Brumbough, Jacob [E2] 




Brumbough, George 



Brumbough, John 



Fouss, Nicholas 




Garner, Michle 




Gochanour, David 




Hover, Christian 




Hover, Jacob 




Metzker, Philip 




Miller, Abraham 




Cocalico T.wp., Lancaster Co. 

Brombach, Frantz 




York Co." 

Bumbaugh, John 




Va. — Fairfax Co. 

Bromback, John 





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In connection with the foregoing extracts from the first U. S. Census, 
and because the information will help clear up questions to arise later in this 
volume, and in searches through land and other records, certain facts are here 
given concerning the said counties : 

Mart/land — Washington Co. was formed from part of Frederick Co. in 

"Berwick, Cumberland, Franklin, Germany, Hamilton, Heidelberg, Mt. Pleasant, Mount- 
joy and Strable Townships. 


Perm,ylvania~Bedford Co. was organized March 9, 1771, from part of 
Cumberland Co. y 

« . J l f r C °; WaS formed from P art « of Huntingdon and Bedford by an 
Act of Assembly, approved the 26th day of Feb., 1846. The act declares that 

°W a f K \, w T h M ° n - ° f July ' 1846 ' the territ °^ Within the town- 
ships of North Woodberry and Greenfield in the Co. of Bedford + + + and 

of Allegheny, Antis, Snyder, Tyrone, Frankstown, Blair, Huston, Woodberry 
and a portion of Morris, in the county of Huntingdon, should constitute a new 
county, to be known as Blair Co." 8 

Ch ^ S 1\r u ° f three ° riginal C ° UntieS ( Phila -' B ^ks and 

Chester) established bv Wm. Penn in 1682 -f + within two months after the 

,TA i + + + " The - Stern b0 ^ary of Chester Co. was estab- 

hshed by the erection of Lancaster Co. in 1729, and the northern and nor h- 
western by the erection of Berks Co. in 1752. Philadelphia Co. formed the 
northeastern and eastern boundary, until the establishment of Montgomery in 

Cumberland Co. was formed Jan. 27, 1750, from part of Lancaster Co., 
and its immense area included «+ northward and westward with the line o 
the Provinces eastward partly with the Susquehanna and partly with said 

c zv2^ southward ' in part by - *• — - p-nce f:: m d 

Dauphin Co. was formed March 4, 1785. 

Franklin Co. was formed from Cumberland Sept., 1784, lately upon the 
pehtion of the "dwellers on the Conococheague" or the S. W. p^LTof th 
county. r 

Huntingdon Co. was formed Sept. 20, 1787, from part of Bedford Co 
and from xts immense territory Centre Co. was taken Feb. 13, 1800; Clearfield 
and Cambria Cos. March 26, 1804; Blair Co., Feb 26 1846 

M Y Zt S r ry ?' f ; rmed SePt 10 ' 1784 ' fr ° m P art ° f ^ladelphia Co. 
York Co. was formed from part of Lancaster Aug. 19 1749 

Vrgtma-Frtfam Co. formed from Prince William' in 1742; Spottsvl- 
vama formed in 1721, Orange in 1734, Frederick in 1738, etc. See Sec D 

ttS&ztTZ/Zr Note: These maps — b - — 

"History of Pa.-Egle, 1883, p. 397. 
History of Pa.— Egle, 1883, pp. 517-518. 




"This township is the S. E. division of Blair Co. From the extinguish- 
ment of the Indian title to lands in this region in 1758 to the time of the for- 
mation of Bedford Co. in 1771, this bit of the vast domain of the common- 
wealth was included within the boundaries of Cumberland, and from the latter 
year until the erection of Blair in 1846 it formed part of Bedford + +• With 
Tussey's Mountain on the east, it embraces a portion of the beautiful and 
fertile region known as the Great or Morrison's Cove. Martinsburgh Borough 
is situated in the northwest part. About 3 miles east of Martinsburg, near 
Clover Creek, is the small village of Fredericksburg, otherwise known as Clover 
Creek post office, southward from the latter place the hamlet known as Millers- 
town, and in the southeastern part of the twp. is Henrietta, also a post office, 
and the terminus of the Morrison's Cove branch of P. R.R." H h + 

"About 1755 a colony of Dunkards, otherwise known as German Bap- 
tists (G. B. B.), began to settle in the southern portion of the Cove; they 
gradually worked their way northward, until many of them became residents 
of the present twp. of North Woollberry, Taylor and Huston, and numbers 
of their descendants hold possession to this day. 

Early History. — It is an historical fact that the Great Cove, changed to 
Morrison's Cove as early as 1770, which commences at Pattonsville, in Bed- 
ford Co., and ends at Williamsburg, on the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata, 
bounded by Dunning's and Lock Mts. on the west, and Tussey's Mt. on the 
east, was settled by Scotch-Irish as early as 1749; but these lands were yet 
owned by the Indians, and in answer to their prayers the bold squatters were 
expelled by officials representing the Penn family. Nothing daunted, however, 
many of them returned soon after and continued their improvements. Yet the 
northern, or Blair Co. portion of the Cove, was almost unexplored until the 
Penns made the new purchase in 1754." 

"During the Indian wars of 1762 quite a number of murders were com- 
mitted in the Cove, and many captives taken. + + + During the Great Cove 
massacre, among others carried off was the family of John Martin (See p. 47). 
This incursion was indeed a most formidable one, led by the Kings, Shingas and 
Beaver in person. How many were killed there is no living witness to tell, 
neither can we conjecture the number of persons taken. The following peti- 
tion was sent to Council: 

"August 13, 1762. 
"The Humble Petition of Your Most Obedient Servant Sheweth, Sir, may 
it pleas Your Excellency, Hearing me in Your Clemancy a few words. I, One 



of the Bereaved of my Wife and five Children by Savage War at the Captivity 
of the Great Cove, after Many & Long Journeys, I Lately went to an Indian 
Town, viz., Tuskaroways, 150 miles Beyond Fort Pitt, & Entrested in Col Bnc- 
quits & Col Croghan's favor, So far as to bear their Letters to King Beaver 
& Capt. Shingas. Desiring them to Give up One of my Daughters, if Alive, 
Among them, and after Seeing my Daughter with Shingas he refused to Give 
her up, and after some Expostulating with him, but all in vain, he promised 
to Deliver her up with the Other Captives to yr. Excellency. 

Sir, Yr Excellency's Most Humble Servt, Humbly & Passionately Be- 
seeches Yr Beninger Compassion to Interpose Yr Excellencies Beneficent in 
favor of Yr Excellencies Most Obedient & Dutiful Servt. 

John Martin." 

"In May, 1781, a band of marauding savages entered the cove and mur- 
dered a man, woman, and two children, and took one man prisoner within a 
mile of the fort of John Piper, who was then colonel of the county. At another 
time several other prisoners were taken. It has also been related to us that 
during one of these Indian forays a man named Houser and his son were 
killed, and two children of the same family carried away into captivity. The 
two first mentioned were buried on the farm of David Rice, in the present 
township of Taylor." 

"Soon after the close of the Revolutionary war, and the consequent cessa- 
tion of Indian depredations, bona fide settlers swarmed into the cove, and it is 
presumed that prior to 1790 all desirable lands had passed to individual own- 
ership. + + + We are quite certain that among those who were here prior 
to the beginning of the century now passing, or very soon thereafter, were the 
Albrights, Allenbaughs, Blakes, Burkets, Bridenthals, Bowers, Brumbaughs, 
Benners, Bulgers, Camerers, Conrads, Cowans, Deeters, Dillingers, Emricks, 
Eveisoles, Faulkners, Flenners, Gensingers, Grabills, Hoovers, Holsingers, 
Knees, Lowers, Looses, Longeneckers, Martins, Metzkers, Myerses, Moores, 
Nicodemuses, Nisewangers, Oungsts, Puderbaughs, Rhodes, Roemers, Strayers, 
Shoenfelts, Stoners, Skyleses, Stoufflers, Stoudenours, Smiths, Shifflers, Stone- 
rooks, Tetwillers, a Winelands, and Zooks, besides many others -j- -f- -|-" b 

""A remarkable early resident of the cove is John Detwiller, who lives just northeast of 
Martinsburg. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 25, 1789. His father finally removed 
to Franklin Co., Pa., from whence John came to the cove in 1811. He was a shoemaker, as 
was usual in those days, worked at his trade from "house to house." He tired of shoe- 
making, he tells us, and became a cooper, at which he was quite successful, earning enough 
money in a few years to buy a small farm. After various changes in location by selling and 
buying farms, he located on the premises now occupied in 1868. He has been a successful 
hunter. He killed 7 bears on Tussey's Mountain, and deer and turkeys without number. 
He to Elizabeth Snowberger in 1815, and of 6 ch b to them 4 survive. Samuel, his youngest 
son, is a grandfather. The name is written variously as Tetwiller and Detwiller." 

"History of Blair Co., Pa.— North Woodberry Twp.— Africa, 1883, pp. 183-185. 



"Among those who were settlers" (of Huston Twp., formed 1842, then 
part of Woodberry Twp., Bedford Co., Pa.) "prior to the beginning of the 
Revolution were Jacob and Conrad Brumbaugh, Harmonus, John, Jacob and 
Henry Clapper, David Coughenour, Isaac Hutson, Christopher Hoover, Paul 
and Jacob Rhodes, Philip Metzker, Jacob Smith and his son Jacob, Jr. ; James 
Spencer (who lived on the premises now occupied by a Mr. Obenour), William 
and Jno. Shirley, Christopher Shrom, Henry Wesour or Wisour, and doubtless 
a number of others." 

"During the years intervening between the close of the first struggle with 
Great Britain and the year 1800, many other families had taken up their abode 
in this portion of the Cove. Among those who were residents in 1800 we find 
mentioned Christian, Leonard and John Acker, George, Jacob, John, John, Jr., 
and Conrad Brumbaugh, Emanuel Ludwig, David Coughenour, Abraham Ditch 
(the latter two operating a grist- and saw-mill on Clover Creek), Caspar Dil- 
linger (who owned a saw-mill), John and George Everhart, Nicholas Fouse 
[E8], John, Matthew and Richard Hutson, Christian Hoover (who owned an 
oil mill on Piney Creek), Abraham Longenecker, Philip Metzker, Samuel 
Mobley, Harmon Obenour, Paul, Jacob and Christian Rhodes, James Spencer, 
Jacob Sheets, Stoephel Shrom, Jacob Smith, Adam Sorrick (who then owned a 
grist mill), Henry Solliday, Henry Wisour, and Jacob Wilhelm. 

Among additional residents mentioned in 1810 were Joseph Everhart, Geo. 
Foutz, Saml., Jno., Fredk., Wm., Jonathan, Martin and Jacob Hoover, Andrew 
Metzker and Daniel Wiltrout." + + 

(History of Blair Co., Pa., Huston Twp.— Africa, 1883, p, 122.) 

"Early Residents. — When the Bedford Co. pioneers, chiefly Germans, 
pushed out their settlements to the northward and westward during the years 
immediately succeeding the close of the French and Indian war of 1756-63, 
some of them located within the present limits of Taylor Twp. (Bedford Co., 
Pa. a ). Thus we find that prior to 1775 Jacob Neff, the Dunkard miller + +, 
the brothers Martin and Jacob Houser, Christian Hoover, and probably a few 
others, were already here." 

"After peace and quietness had been restored, other families located in 
this part of the 'Cove,' and before the organization of Huntingdon Co., in 
1787, John Brumbach, Daniel Ellrich, Christopher Markle, Abraham and 
Jacob Plummer, Peter Hoover, who built the old log house near Jacob Shoen- 
felt's present residence nearly 100 years ago, and Philip and Peter Stoner, who 

"Until 1842 the territory now embraced by Taylor Twp. was partly in Woodberry, Hunt- 
ingdon Co., and partly in North Woodberry, Bedford Co., Pa. 



lived at the 'Mineral Spring,' were also counted as residents. After them, but 
before the year 1800, came Jacob Shoenfelt, Sr., John Ullery, the miller (Neff's 
successor at Roaring Spring), Edward Cowen, the Neterers, John and Adam 
Lower, Fredk. Hartle, John Morgan, and Tobias Shiffler, who operated a tan- 
nery prior to the year mentioned." 

"The Shoenfelts (or Shanefelds, as the name was written a century ago) 
are of German origin, and their ancestors of that name were among the first 
settlers of Washington Co., Md. + + Jacob Shoenfelt was b near the banks 
of the Antietam Creek, 3 miles distant from Hagerstown, Md., Sept. 9, 1792. 
His father's name was Jacob also, and in 1795 he (Jacob, Sr.) removed with 
his family from Md. to the locality now known as Sharpsburg, and settled upon 
premises formerly occupied by John Brombach. The tract contained 400 a, 
and it had been purchased of Brombach previously by Henry Shanefeld for his 
son Jacob. H — (-" 

"Jacob Shoenfelt, Sr., completed the stone house in Sharpsburg in 1802, 
the log house adjoining it, still standing, having been erected by John Brom- 
bach about 20 yrs. before. The venerable Jacob Shoenfelt, now 90 yrs. of age, 
who never used glasses, and now reads fine print quite readily, still further in- 
forms us that at the time his father came here from Md. and for some yrs. 
after the only grist mills in the 'Cove' were those of John Snyder's at Pattons- 
ville and John Ullery's at Roaring Spring. An old log mill, however, stood 
where the Lower Maria Forge was afterward built. A man named Tracy had 
owned it at an early day, afterwards one by the name of Stephens or Stephen- 
son was its proprietor. Myers owned the Gap mill before George McKee 
bought it." 

"At the same time, too, i.e., about 1800, there was not a store in Mor- 
rison's Cove. Wm. Davis was the justice of the peace. The early teaching was 
all done in German ; indeed, Mr. Shoenfelt remarks that although he was a very 
good reader and writer in German, he was 20 yrs. of age before he could count 
in English. The Dunkards (G. B. B.) and Lutherans were the only religious 
denominations. The former met for worship in their dwellings, the latter built 
an early church near Replogle's Mill, in Bedford Co. The German Reformed 
people came next; after them the Methodists. Christy Myers built the first 
house in Sharpsburg." 

(History of Blair Co., Pa., Taylor Twp.— Africa, 1883, p. 220.) 

"The first permanent white settlers of Blair County, coming into the 
southern end of Morrison's Cove about 1760 or earlier, are Tunkers, and that 
was probably the first religious denomination to obtain a foothold in Blair 



County territory. A Presbyterian minister by the name of Beatty preached 
a sermon one Sunday at Beaver Dams, now called McCann's Mills, in 1756; 
but it is likely that the Tunkers, who resided here, as above stated, held 
religious services at a still earlier date, and that the congregation consisted of 
residents of the Cove." * 

I further glean from this history that about the year 1765 Jacob Neff, who 
was a Tunker, built a mill where Roaring Spring is situated. His mill was 
burned by the Indians, and rebuilt by him prior to the Revolution. Later, but 
still long, long ago, it was owned by John Ullery. He had a brother named 
Samuel, who was the first Tunker minister in the Cove, a great-grandfather, 
on the mother's side, of the writer of this article. He preached in the Yellow 
Creek congregation, southeast end of the Cove, in the vicinity of New Enter- 
prise. So far as I remember, his successors in office were Martin Miller, John 
Holsinger, David Brumbaugh, Jacob Miller, John Eshelman, Leonard Furry 
and Daniel Snowberger. 

According to the Biographical Cyclopasdia of Blair County, "Jacob Neff 
killed two Indians who attacked him at his mill at Roaring Springs in Novem- 
ber, 1777, and then fled ; after which the entire war party came up and burned 
his mill." This statement must be wrong ; he killed only one Indian. The facts, 
as I gather them from the early settlers, are these: While in his mill, two 
Indians suddenly came upon him. He hid in the water-wheel. He remained 
there until everything was quiet, for a good while. Then he emerged with his 
gun, and ran up the hill in the direction of East Sharpsburg. As he glanced 
back he saw one of the Indians close upon him, gaining on him, when he sud- 
denly turned and fired. The Indian fell dead, and Neff escaped. But he was 
afterwards disciplined by the church. Some said he was expelled. I do not 
vouch for the truth of the last statement. 

S. B. FURRY."" 


PA.— 1789" (COMPLETE). 

ahc£s dsd 

Adam, Peter, State tax, 5s 8d ; County tax, 2s lid. 

Adam, William 100 2 2 5 12 7 

Bare, John 230 3 1 8 3 4 2 

"Semi-Centennial History of Blair County— Charles B. Clark. 

"History of the Tunkers and the Brethren Church— Holsinger, p. 182. 

'Owintr to the widespread interest in the early Bedford and Huntingdon County records, 
and their historical and genealogical importance, these assessments have been carefully 
copied by the compiler from the origials. 




(COMPLETE) — Continued. 

Bowman, John 




* s 








Bowman, Georere 



Beaman, Win. 

X < 












Burlcha Yfl A rlfl m 

ui A.iiai i 1 H 1 1 111 

/IT A 








1 { . 1 l y+s 1 1 n /ink 








Batticote, Nicholas 







Brinnen, John 








Brumbaugh, George 








Uelser, Peter 




.Bowser, John 







1 T 1 

Lreveston, Jacob 




Creveston, Nicholas 








l ow, Eudwick 








Lowins, William 








Lowins, Edward 








Lrul, John 








Caller, Joseph 








Drish, Christian 








Dilts, William 








Dill, George 






iJiIts, John 







TVL.1 T 1 

IJible, Jacob 








T\'„ 1. TT 

iJick, rlarman 








IJitsch, Abraham 

1 mill 150 







77 , , " 1 7 T 

JJoil ; Henry 





JJiIlinger, Caspor 






Eastor Epltv 

' 1 « l til; y 








Embler, Peter 




Engel, John 




1 2 


Erlebough, Henry 








Forckeson, John 







Falkner, John 








Folck, Peter 








Fenlow, William 








Good, Jacob 











(COMPLETE)- — Continued. 









vj 1 1 1 > 1 1 1 l. x *, nux <xii ctiii 








Galson, William 















TTa v Sim on 







TTp V lYTlPnf} Pi 







TTarf •ToriTi 

1 X i-K It) ~ " ' ' i < 1 1 






Hart, William 








Henry, John 




Jordy, William 






King, George 








Knort, James 








Knee, Phillip 







Kline, Leonard 








Loy, Martin 















T.ppHv Abraham 

uccu y , nui diiciiii 








Long, Joseph 

300 and 750 






T.nwpr •Tohn 






T,in o*pf ;i 1 fpr A nr^i nam 








Lingefalter, George 





Merksel Phillit) 









Morgin, Gabriel 






Miller, Daniel 







Miller, David 








Magan, Daniel 






Martin, John 








Magraw, Edward 








Matzgar, John 








Nicholas, William 








Nave, Jacob 








Newkomer, Briston 








Newswanger, Abraham 






Necodamus, Conrod 








Oberholser, Abraham 

1 mill 220 







Oberholser, John 







Oil, Thomas 








(COMPLETE) — Continued. 




£ s 




Prisler, George 







Puterbaugh, Jacob 








Ditto for Landlord 






Pote, Michael 








Kapelogel, Rinehard 







T~> 1 _ 1 t» • i 1-m- 

Kapelogel, Rinehard, Junr. 








Kay, James 







Ragmer, Peter 







Rote, George 








uciiacuauy n, jt c cer 








S& tori us William 

i. 1 tt i ' / 1 i u i ^ T » 1 Li i <X III 

1 still 100 







Snider, John 




1 19 




Shoman, Peter 

l on 








Smith, Jacob 

■f q r» v o 
tan y txi n 








Stoll, Nicholas 





1 1 

1 X 



Shirley, John 








Stall, John 








Stutsman, Jacob 




1 1 




1 1 

1 1 

Teator, Abraham 







Teator, John 



1 Q 





Ulerick, Stephen 








Ulerick, David 








Ulerick, Samuel 








Ulerick, Daniel 








Warner, Henry 








Wyent, Jacob 






Wesinger, Ludwick 








Wetston, Christian 







Whick, Christopher 








Flicher, John, State tax, 10s; Co. tax, 5s; Boner, Wm, do; Boner, 
George, do; Cronik, Isaac, 10s 5d and 5s 3d; Jones, Thomas, do; Kramer, 
John, do; Hayng, Geo, do; Snider, Simon, 12s Id and 6s; Stutsman, David, 
10s 5d and 5s ; Rapelogel, Adam, 10s 5d and 5s 3d; Hutson, John, 10s and 5s; 



Hay, Fetty, do; Stall, Daniel, lis 4d an 
Weiss, John, £1 2s 6d and lis 2d and all 


Wallis, Samuel 
Brumbaugh, Jacob 
Brumbaugh, John 
Bemperton, Isral 
Dickson, Andrew 
Huffman, Henry 
Houser, Martin 
Morrison, Jacob 
McKune, Thomas 
Puderbaugh, George 
Puderbaugh, John 
Sellar, John 
Stutsman, David 
Weetmer, Peter 
Vickroy, Thomas 
Kronekleton, Joseph 
Adams, John 
Stevans, Jacob 
Vanbell, Richard 
More, John 
Rush, George 
Gerregas, William 
Dorsey, Benedick 
Loosley, Robert 
Patterson, Moses 
Richard, Samuel 
Walker, Thomas 
Robison, Abraham 
Horvel, Isaac 
Stapleton, Thomas 
Boquet, Col. Henry 
Cook, Joseph 
Cook, Thomas 
St. Clair, Arthur 
Smith, Timothy 

5s 8d; Ulerick, John, 16s and 8s; 
10s and 5s. 

Acres. State Tax. Co. Tax. 

































1 1 


















1 1 






























































































































Logston, Edward 
Gardner, Allex, and Hunder, Jam 
Starling, James 
Potter, Matthew 
Keneday, William 
Evans, Edward 
Leab, George 
Smith, William, Do 

Low, James 
Palmer, John 
Davis, George 
Hunt, Abraham 
Connoly, Roger 
Miller, Jacob 
Cline, John 
Lasher, John 
Brown, William & Comp. 
Penrose, Thomas 
Hollowell, Israel 
Lockyer, Benjamin 
Brown, Mary 
Martin, Christopher 
Edward, Enock 
Hawkins, John 
Tully, Ferrel 
Leech, Samuel 
Taylor, John 
Laming, Thomas 
Mordock, John 
Smith, Robert 
Roney, James 
Chandler, John 

118 Inhabitants— Joseph Long, Collector. State, £99 7s 3d; County 1 ! 
£52 7s Od. ^ 


State Tax. 

Co. Tax. 

£ s 


s d 




1 3 




6 9 




9 1 




8 8 





7 10 

1 o 


9 11 


1 o 






8 8 


1 4 


L/l 5 







9 2 




5 7 




7 9 




4 8 




6 11 




6 10 




6 8 














































































1795 (PARTIAL). 
Burger, Adam 10s 6d Burger, Abraham 

Brumbough, John lis Brown, Joseph 

Brombough, Conrod, now Shanefield's 
Boyar, Henry, now Abraham Hollinger 
Clapper, Henry Us 3d Deeter, Abraham 




Martin, John 
Miller, David 
Miller, Daniel 
Ditto for L L 



Deeter, Susannah £1 10s 

Brombough, Jacob & Ditto for Moon 
Kinsinger, Abraham 9s 6d 

Metzker, John 10s 6d 

Miller, Andrew 2s 
Martin, Conrad 3s 6d 

Neff, Jacob, now Jac. & John Brombough 
Nichodamus, Conrod 7s Id Overholser, Jacob 

Overholser, John, now John Empfield 
Puterbough, Jacob 13s 9d 

Rhoad, George 5s 9d 

Ripleogal, Rinehart 2s 9d 

Repleogal, Jacob, L L, now Budger 

Snider, Joseph 15s 6d 

Ullerick, Daniel 17s 3d 

Ullericke, John 14s lOd 

Ulerick, Samuel Us 3d 


PA., 1790. 

Puterbough, Jacob for Jo 
Rhoad, Daniel 
Snider, John 


Stutzman, David 
Zook, John 
Brumbough, Jacob 







Persons. Acres. Horses. Cattle. Mills. 

Jacob Brumbaugh 337 4 5 1 

Conrad Brumbaugh 250 4 5 

Single Freemen. 
Wm. Brumbaugh. 
John Brumbaugh. 

Non Residents. 
Jacob Brumbaugh, 650 acres Piney Creek, 1791 

Rates Horned 
A. Rates on Land Cattle Mills H. 


John Brumbaugh 
George Brumbaugh 
Jacob Brumbaugh, saw mill 

Single Freemen. 
Wm. Brumbaugh 0-15-0 




9- 0-9 



















1790. — Continued. 

Non Residents. A . f Land . Rates of Land Valuation. 

Jacob Brumbaugh, Pine Run 3 5 10 175 

John Canan & Co. 3 7 6 112 10 

State and Co. Tax— Total of Woodberry Twp. : State, 16-18-4- Co 

Duplicate — Woodberry Twp., Hu. Co., 1791. 

Assessment. Statg Tax Qo ^ 

John Brombaugh 
Geo. Brombaugh 
Jacob Brombaugh 

Single Freemen. 
Win. Brumbaugh 

Non Residents. 
Jacob Brumbaugh 

Amt. of duplicate for Co. Tax., Twp., 26-9-6. Wm. Phillips, Jr.~ Col- 
lector, not a freeholder. Board appts. Danl. B. Paulus Collector for present 

Patrick Cassidy, Biddle, John Cadwallader, Commrs. 



Rates of Horned Rates ation. 

A. Land. Cattle. Mills. H. onH. £ s . 
Jacob Brumbaugh 194 0-7-6 5 1 

(Co. Tax, lis 3d) 
Wm. Brumbaugh 139 0-5-0 

(Co. Tax, 2s lOd) 

John Brumbaugh g ^ ^ 

George Brumbaugh 140 0-7-6 5 3 £6 85 10 

Non Residents. 4 „ 

tub . , Acres. Rate. 

Jacob Brumbaugh 40Q ^ 

Jacob Brumbaugh, Co. Tax, 15s 3d. 

Collector, Frederick Hering for insuing year, 1792. 
"Duplicate sent by Mr. Brumbaugh on 27 March, 1792." 

endorsed by Herring. 


34 15 



Return of Property made for Woodberry Twp — Anthony Bever, in 1793. 
George Brumbaugh, Collector for 1794 ; Philip Walker, Assessor.* 

Horned Sam 




Jacob Brumbaugh 





Wm. Brumbaugh 





John Brumbaugh 



Geo. Brumbaugh 





Non Residents. 

Jacob Brumbaugh, 400 Piney Run 

John Cannon, 300 

adj. Sinenier 

Non Residents, 1794. 

Jacob Brumbaugh, Junr. 


Daniel Brumbaugh 


John Patton Efcq 


7~T nrQP'Q 
1 J- Ul ot/o • 

Valuation. Tax. 



























s 4d 

Rate 4 



6 6 




6 6 

Acres on Pine Run, — part of Jacob 

Return of Property, Woodberry Twp., 1795-(1796). 

Horned Saw 

Jacob Brumbaugh Jr. 
George Brumbaugh 

John Broombaugh 

(John Brumbaugh) 

Non Residents. 
John Brumbaugh 

Daniel Brumbaugh 

(1796) Freemem Names 
Conrath Brumbaugh 

^1793 return is first given. That of 1794 is beneath in parenthesis; and the same applies 
to (1796), (1798), (1800). 



H. Cattle. 






1 6 






(2) (7) 


D.290, 33c 









2 7 



D. c. 



(1) (7) 

(134D., 33c) (0-85) 



2 2 



D. c. 


(-) (») 




adj Erlibaugh 




adj Erlibaugh 



adj Sidoner 






i:nt fob Purchase of Horses for Colonial Governs 
August 25, 1780. 

Plate 19 



Return of Property, Woodberry Tmp., 1797-(1798). 

Jacob Brumbaugh 



George Brumbaugh 


John Brumbaugh 

/rill /< A f" f\ 



(John 2d, 1798 
1798 Non Residents 

Daniel Brumbaugh 400 acres adj Sudner 
John Brumbaugh adj Erlbough 



Single Freemen 



Conroth Brumbaugh 50c 
(1799) Conrod Brumbaugh 40c 

Return of Property, Woodberry Tmp., 1799-(1800). 

Jacob Brumbaugh 
George Brumbaugh 

John Brumbaugh C.C. 


Horned Vol. 

Acres. Cattle H. H. 

1 1 $6 
(1) ($H) 
1 30 







130 $650. 
115 $575. 

John Brumbaugh P. 
John Brumbaugh (P.C.) 

Non Residents. 
Daniel Brumbaugh 400 $100 

John Brumbaugh 60 $ 15 

No of lots as they stand in town of Williamsburg: 
Jacob Brumbaugh No 59 Valuation $5. 
Conrad Brumbaugh 100 acres 2 cows Value $112 

Unseated Lands Acres 
Daniel Brumbaugh 4qq 
John Brumbaugh g0 

C. Val. Val. Tax. 


($710) ($1.94) 
($492) ($1.33) 

($30) (8c) 


Val. Tax. 
$100 27c 
$15 5c 




Horses Cows Lands. 

Boyer, David 
Boren, John 
Beal, Benjamin 
Berry, John 
Brombaugh, Conrod 
Clapper, Harmonis 
Coakenour, David 
Clapper, Henry 
Chapman, Joseph 
Cullins, Edward 
Davis, Reasin 
Hutson, Isaac 
Herren, Frederick 
Houser, Marten 
Houser, Jacob 
Hoover, Christian 
Johnston, Thomas 
Medsker, Philip 
Marcle, Christopher 
Painter, Henry 
Powel, Daniel 
Phillips, William 
Porter, Margaret 
Rench, Peter 
Rhodes, Jacob 
Rhodes, Powl 
Smith, Jacob, Junr. 

Shipley, Michael 
Sarver, Philip 
Scholes, John 
Spencer, James 
Shirley, John 
Shirley, William 
Shane, George 

2 2 

2 3 100 

2 2 200 

3 5 250 
2 2 020 

1 1 

2 3 150 

3 2 200 
3 4 100 
2 1 100 
2 1 050 
2 2 100 
2 4 200 

1 1 100 

2 2 150 
2 2 200 

1 3 200 

2 3 140 

2 3 100 

3 4 150 
3 2 400 

1 1 100 

2 2 125 
2 2 

5 2 500 

2 3 






















237 10 


144 10 



158 10 
121 15 


3779 5 
126 10 



JACOB SERVER, £9815 — COMPLETE — Continued. 





Shrom, Christopher 


i nn 




Stoll, John 


1 oj. i n 
LfC~± i yj 

Smith, Jacob, Senr. 




150 10 

Tuder, Benjamin 





Ulerick, Daniel 





Wineland, Christian 



Walker, Philip 





Wineland, Peter 





Wesower, Henry 




140 10 

Wesinger, Ludwick ( ?) 




Albaugh, Peter 300 

Brumbaugh, Jacob 487 

Barrick, William 150 

Ball, William 600 

Cryder, Michael 750 


Clapper, John, the younger 44 

Clapper, John, the older 28 

Davis, John 65 

Eliot, Benjamin and Co. 80 

Gamil, Elisabeth, Widow 600 

Hoover, Jacob 75 

Miller, John 150 

Plummer, Abraham 220 

Porter, Thomas 55 

Stoner, Philip and Co. 120 

Smith, William, D.D. 400 

Swift, John 800 

Stewart, David 75 

Shirley, William 

Walles, Samuel 300 

Wickery, Thomas 150 

Watson, William 75 



1 300 adjoining Jacob Brumbaugh 

650 adjoining Henry Clapper 

200 Clover Creek 

600 adjoining Jacob Sarver 

200 adjoining Philip Walker 

800 adjoining Joseph Chapman 

088 adjoining Sd Chapman 

056 adjoining Sd Chapman 

130 adjoining Henry Wesower 

080 big spring frankstown branch 

600 adjoining William Ball 

100 adjoining Henry Clapper 

200 adjoining Daniel Powl 

300 adjoining Willm Phillips 

055 at the mouth of Clover Creek 

160 adjoining Jacob Smith 

400 at the mouth of Pine Creek 

800 on Frankstown branch 

200 Hopewell l ownsnip 

550 Frankstown gap 

200 Sinking Spring 

100 adjoining David Stewart 



JACOB SERVER, £9815 — COMPLETE. — Continued. 

200 adjoining Barriek 

270 Big Spring 


Worrel, Isaac 
George Reynolds, Jr. 
John Canan, Esq. 

Single Freemen. 
Jacob Sarver, Junr. 



Cows. Lands. 
1 289 


Boyer, David 
Boal, Benjamin 
Berry, John 
Brombaugh, Conrod 
Clapper, Harmones 
Cookenour, David 
Clapper, Henry 
Chapman, Joseph 
Cullins, Edward 
Davis, Reasin 
Hutson, Isaac 
Herron, Frederick 
Huser, Marten 
Huser, Jacob 
Huver, Christian 
Johnston, Thomas 
Medsker, Philip 
Marcle, Christopher 
Painter, Henry 
Powel, Dainel 
Phillips, William 
Porter, Margaret 
Rench, Peter 
Rhoads, Jacob 
Rhoads, Powel 

State Tax. 

Co. Tax. 

£ s 


£ s d 






4 8 



6 2 



8 2 



1 4 





4 11 



6 6 



4 6 



2 7 



1 8 



4 5 



8 1 



3 10 



6 2 



6 2 



5 11 



4 9 



3 8 



5 5 

1 3 


11 7 



2 2 



4 2 



1 18 


9 1 



State Tax. Co. Tax. 

Smith, Jacob, Junr. 

Shiple, Mickel 

Saor, Philip 

Scholse, John 

Spencer, James 

Shirly, John 

Shirly, William 

Shane, Genge 

Shrom, Christopher 

Stoll, John 

Smith, Jacob, Senr. 
Tuder, Benjamin 
Ulerick, Dainel 
Wineland, Christian 
Winiland, Peter 
Walker, Philip 
Wesour, Henry 
Wisinger, Lodvick 

Albaugh, Peter 
Brombaugh, Jacob 
Ball, William 
Ba rrick, William 
Cryder, Michel 
Clapper, John, the younger 
Clapper, John, older 
Davis, John 
Elet, Benjamin 

Gamil, Elisabeth, widow John Hains 
Hoover, Jacob 
Miller, John 


& s 











let to 

12 18 
















































V V 















*J • J 






1 13 





2 1 









2 11 


















2 1 














Plummer, Abraham 
Porter, Thomas 

Renolds, Geo., and John Canan, Esq. 

Stoner, Philip 

Smith, William, D.D. 

Swift, John 

Stewart, David 

Walles, Sameull 

Wikery, Thomas 

Watson, William 

Warrel, Isaac 

Single Freemen. 
Jacob Sarver 

Note.— Enquire which of the Smiths, Stoners land lies near. 


Persons' Names. 
Berry, John 
Brombagh, Conrod 
Beal, Benj. 
Chapman, Joseph 
Clapper, Henry 
Cullens, Edward 
Davis, Reason 
Hutson, Isaac 
Houser, Martin 
Houser, Jacob 
Hoover, Christian 
Heron, Fredrick 

State Tax. 

Co. Tax. 

£ s 



s d 



7 7 



1 11 



2 7 



4 2 

1 7 


13 8 

2 14 



7 4 


g 7 

A 1 



10 3 



5 2 



2 7 



5 2 

19 8 



15 5 

1 1 


10 9 



1 8 


14 3 


Persons' Names. 



Smith, Jacob 




Stoll, Nicholas 





Shane, George 





Shrom, Christopher 





Server, Philip 




Tuder, Benjamin 





Ullery, Daniel 





Walker, Phillip 






Wineland, Peter 






Weesour, Henry 





Single Men. 



Hou ? durf, John 




"WOODBERRY TOWNSHIP, 1788" (COMPLETE). — Continued. 

Persons' Names. 


Persons' Names. 


Johnston, Thomas 



Server, Jacob 



Midicer, Phillip 



Stall, John 



Phillip, William, Esq. 




Wineland, Christley 



Porter, Margaret 




Powl, Daniel 



Bower, George 


Painter, Henery 




Brombagh, Jacob 


1 A 


Rhodes, Pawl 




Barrick, William 



Rench, Peter 




Brombagh, Jacob 


Scoles, John 


1 1 

Cryder, Michael 



Sherley, John 



Clapper, John, Jr. 




hpencer, James 



Clapper, John 



Sherly, William 



Canan, John & Co. 



Shipley, Michal 


Elliott, Benjamin 



f~\ 11 fTTT • J 1 

(jramble, Widclow 






TV % ' 11 T 1 

Miller, John 


T> i ml 

Porter, Ihomas 


1 miner, Abraham 



Swift, John 






smitn, vv imam, d.d. 



Watson, William, and D 





Worrel, Isaac 








The arnt. in the paper 








Persons' Names. 
Boren, Henry 
Berry, John 

State Tax. Co. Tax. H. C. Lds. Ms. 
7 1 3 2 1 185 143 14 6 
8 6 4 9 2 2 200 178 





State 'I 

Co. Tax. 

n . 

c . 

Lds. Ms. 

Brumbaugh, Jacob — sawmill 


1 X 








i xyu 



Bower, Peter 








Brumbaugh, Conrod 










Boyer, David 







Beal, Benjamin 









Clapper, Jacob 





Clapper, John 










Clapper, Armonas 







Clapper, Henry 










Cullens, Edmond 










Christopher Srim (?) 





Chapman, Joseph — grist mill 







1 148 

Davis, Rezin 









Herrin ("Herron") Fred'k 









Houser, Marten 









Hoover, Christian 









Hutson, Isaac 










Houser, Jacob 










Johnson, Thomas 
















Markle, Christopher 









Medsker, Philip 










Phillips, Wm., Sr. 









Phillips, Wm., Junr. 









Porter, Margaret 







Prawley, Samuel 









Prough, Peter 






Painther, Henry 









Plummer, Abraham 










Powel, Daniel 










Rcnch, Peter 










Rhodes, Jacob 







Rhodes, Paul 










Shane, George 









Stall, John 












Persons' Names. State Tax. 





Lds. Ms. 

Smith, Jacob, Sr. 7 









Smith, Jacob, Jr. 2 









Shirley, John 3 









3 3 



Spencer, James 1 







Scholes, John" 2 









Server, Jacob, Senr. 12 










Shipley, Michael 1 


i i 



Shaner, Henry 






luder, rJenjamin U t 










v aniei , iiicnuida v 








Winelana, r eter u i 









Walker, .rniiip u o 









winelana, L,nnsiian u /4 









^ i i 

11 1 



Non Residents. 

State Tax. 

Co. Tax. 


Albaugh, Peter, Piney Creek 







Brumbaugh, Jacob, on Do Creek 

1 2 







Ball, Wm., adj. Widow Gamble 

1 1 





Barrick, Wm., adjoining Hutson 







Crider, Michael, Piney Creek 

1 4 





Canan, John, Esq., Big spring 








Eliott, Benjamin, Esq. 









Gamble, Elisabeth, adj. Server 

1 1 





Hoover, Jacob, Piney Creek 







Porter, Thomas, adj. Server 








Stoner, Philip, adj. Jacob Smith 






Smith, Wm., D.D., Frankstown Br. 






Swift, John, Frankstown Branch 

1 13 





Stewart, David 








Worrel, Isaac 






Watson, William 








Drinker, James and Henry 



Neff, Jacob, Stevens gap 






Vickroy, Thomas, Sinken Spring 
Ulerick, Daniel 

Single Freemen. (1789) 
Brumbaugh, William 
Brumbaugh, John 
Doyl, John 
Fogle, Michael 
Server, Jacob 

Stall, Daniel— still, 60 gal. 

Clapper, John 

5 11 

6 5 

State Tax. 
Oil 6 

3 6 
3 6 

Co. Tax. 



93 3 
168 15 



4 7 11 
2 2 


Broombach, Jas 
Broombach, Jas 
Broombach, John 
Broombach, Conrad 
Broombach, Jacob and others 
Broombaugh, Conrad 
Broombaugh, Jacob 
Broombaugh, John 
Broombaugh, John 
Broombaugh, Jacob 
Broombaugh, George 
Brombaugh, Conrad 
Brombough, John 
Brombough, John 
(Brumsbough, John and Thos. 
Brumbaugh, Geo. S. and J. S. 

(Pa. Archives, 3d Series, Vol. XXV.) 

60 March 14, 1785; p. 457 

150 March 14, 1785 ; p. 457 

300 March 14, 1785 ; p. 457 

200 March 14, 1785 ; p. 457 

400 April 25, 1785 ; p. 457 

40 June 14, 1785 ; p. 457 

200 May 6, 1786; p. 458 

100 Sept. 12, 1786; p. 458 

60 Nov. 25, 1786; p. 458 

75 Feb. 15, 1787 ; p. 458 

300 May 6, 1796 ; p. 469 

300 Aug. 30, 1810; p. 687 

268i/ 2 May 12, 1812; p. 470 

304V 2 May 12, 1812; p. 470 

20 April 27, 1836; p. 472) 

40 Jan. 24, 1859 ; p. 474 




Brombaugh, Jacob, Jr. 150 Jan. 15, 1788 ; p. 679 

Broombaugh, Jacob 



Oct. 19, 1792; p. 680 




Broombaugh, John 100 

Brumbaugh, Jacob 200 

Brombaugh, Conrad 300 

Broombaugh, John 20 

Brumbach, Geo., Jr. 13 

Brumbach, Geo. and others in trust 40 

Brumbaugh, Daniel 300 

Brumbaugh, Daniel 70 

Brumbaugh, Jacob 101.129 

Brumbaugh, Isaac 200.41/2 

Brumbaugh, John 163.94 
(Pa. Archives, 3d Series, Vol. XXV.) 

Oct. 19, 1792; p. 680 
Jan. 4, 1797; p. 687 
Aug. 30, 1810; p. 687 
March 1, 1820; p. 688 
Dec. 29, 1823 ; p. 688 
Jan. 24, 1824 ; p. 688 
Jan. 5, 1831 ; p. 688 
March 20, 1837 ; p. 689 
June 29, 1854 ; p. 689 
Aug. 4, 1857 ; p. 689 
Aug. 13, 1863; p. 690 


Dr. Jacob Brombaugh — Woodberry Twp. 

100 A 1791 350 A on Pine run 

7-10-0 1792 To tax on do 
adv To Costs 

Residented 1793 To tax on do 
by Frederick 

Sidner 1794 To tax on do 




6 10 

2 12 2 
6 6 


Sept. 24, 1793 By Cash in pt per John 
Patton Esq 

Dec. 22, 1794 By Cash per hand 

George Brombough 

2 18 8 

2 12 2 

6 6 

2 18 8 

■The arrangement given is exact copy of the entries. 




Daniel Brombaugh, Dr. 

1794 To tax on 200 a of Land in Woodbury Townp. £66 

1795 To tax on 400 a of Land in Woodbury Townp. 11 

17 6 

Per Contra Credt (159) 
1794 By Cash per the hand George Brombough 6 6 

1797 June 1st By Cash per the hand of 

Danl Brombough 11 

17 6 


John Brumbaugh, Dr. 
1795 To Tax on 60 a in Woodberry Township 1 3 

Contra Cr. 

By Balance Carried to Book C 126" 13 

•Book C could not be found at Huntingdon, Pa. Accounts were also noted in B, p. 73, 
for 1792, with Jacob Hoover, and on the same p. for 1793 with John Clapper. 




The Agreement of The Inhabitants of Vincent the Eastern Side of French 
crick Met & Agreed to this 25th Day of August 1780 at the house of Peter 
Cypher in sd. District in Vincent Township Chester County. 

Viz to Appoint Two Sponsible free holders in sd. District or Company to 
purchase or provide three horses for the present press & in case of future 
Presses for horses to provide them & prevent any Individual person from 
Suffering more than his proportion Agreeable to this agreement Edward 
Parker & Henry Brownback Were Regularly Chosen by vote at the sd. Meet- 
ing by us Whose names are under Written — ■ 

Viz it is further & Mutually Agreed at sd. Meeting & by sd Company to 
advertise another meeting to Choose Two Sponsible men to Cess & Levy a 
Publick Tax in sd. District to Defray the Expense & pay for sd 3 Horses to be 
Provided by sd men above named — 

Simon Schunck Joseph Basler (Baster?) 

Abraham Turner Michael H 

Johannes Hosz (Hass) William Rogers 

Rudolph Essick Peter Miller 

Casper Schneider Edward Parker 

Gorg Jager (Yeager) Henry Brownbach [A6] 

John Rotes (Rhoads) Thos. Evans 

John Myer John Loyd 

Peter Botts Hazael Thomas 

Henry Acker Henry Christman [A20] 

Isaac Turner 

The above important historical paper is preserved by [A132] Garrett 
Ellwood Brownback, who also furnishes the plate of the Rittenhouse coat-of- 
arms, etc. The German translations of the signatures have been made by 
Prof. Michael Alvin Gruber, who also compared the names with the U. S. Cen- 
sus of 1790, for Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa., p. 72. See p. 79 and the 
Almsbook Record for "Henry Brombach," as signed on Aug. 28, 1774. 




[Al] GERHARD 1 BRUMBACH was b in 1662°, probably in Saxony, 
near "Wittenberg," Germany. His name is found spelled also BROMBACH, 
BRUMBACK and BROWNBAUGH, as, signing by mark, he was dependent 
upon the spelling often of English-writing colonists who could not under- 
stand his German speech. He d Sept., 1757. A history of Vincent township 
(deposited in the Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia, in manuscript 
form), written in 1846 by Frederick Sheeder, says: "He came from Germany 
and settled at Germantown when there was but one house there." The first 
houses were built in Germantown in 1683 by a colony of forty-one Germans 
who landed in Philadelphia in October, and who came chiefly from Creisheim 
and Creyfelt. These settlers were mostly linen weavers, intelligent and* indus- 
trious, as well as devout Christian people, Mennonites, who came to America 
to avoid oppressions at home. Tradition says that Gerhard Brumbach lived 
among these Germantown settlers and helped build the first houses erected 
there; that he came from the Palatinate of the Rhine, and that he landed in 
Philadelphia from the ship Concord?, Oct. 6, 1683. 

In 1716 or 1718 Gerhard 1 m Mary Rittenhouse Papen, b about 1695, 
daughter of Heivert and Elizabeth (Rittenhouse) Papen, Mary was 
a woman of many virtues and of excellent character. Her father, 
Heivert, a Mennonite, came from Muhlheim, Germany, in 1685. In 1698 he 
erected the house herein reproduced (torn down in 1883). It was on the "side 
lot appurtenant to town lot toward Schuylkill — No. 8 in the first drawing of 

xt o Ex ,l ract ; S m;ule from " The Gerhard Brumbach Family," Pennsylvania German, Vol. XI, 
No. 3, March, 1910, by [A112] Garrett Ellwood* Drownback and [A229] Rev Oscar Davis" 
Brownback. The illustrations from that article, together with others furnished for this sec- 
tion by the former, are but a recent expression of his interest and investigations The con- 
stant assistance in gathering information rendered by [A112] Garrett Ellwood'" Brownback 
and by his dau. [A247] Caroline Evans 8 (Brownback) Fell, in the face of the marked diffi- 
culties encountered in gathering the facts for this section, has made possible the publication 
ot much here given pertaining to [A 1] Gerhardi Brumbach and his descendants 

Dr. Win. H « Mosteller [A78-H] has also assisted in gathering information, partly revised 
the manuscript for Section A, and shown especial co-operation in advancing this work 

bThe published American lists for the ship Concord do not contain his name. The 
ettort to secure a complete list from the Holland archives is being made through the U S 
State Department. The assertion has been made that [A Ij Gerhard Brumbach's name 
appears in a fuller Holland list— this and his birthplace are yet to be verified 

^^^Ln 1 '^ 0115 ^^^? u f Immi g ran ts— Rupp (Reprint), p. 432— "Hufert Papen," 
same — p. iju, tor Nich. Rittenhouse. 




lots." That lot and the side lot were conveyed by Abraham Op de Graff to 
Jacob Schumacher March 4, 1685; the latter conveyed both lots in 1693 to 
Heivert Papen, and in 1705 the latter conveyed the side lot and appurtenances 
to Samuel Richardson, Richard Townsend, Thomas Potts, Sr., and Samuel 
Cort, trustees for the Quaker meeting. During the battle of Germantown two 
cannon were placed in front of this house and aimed at the "chew house" 

In 1701 Heivert Papen "declined to serve as burgess of said town (Ger- 
mantown) through consciencious scruples." About 1690 he m Elizabeth 
Rittenhouse, only daughter of Wilhelm Rittinghausen — the sons were 
Nicholas and Gerhard. Wilhelm was b in 1644 also near Muhlheim, 
Germany; later resided in Holland, whence he came to America in 1688, and 
about 1690 erected the first paper mill in the colonies, near Germantown. He 
d in 1708, aged 64 years, and was buried in the Mennonite churchyard in Ger- 
mantown, which church he founded — the first preacher and later the first 
Bishop of that denomination. The Rittenhouse forefathers long carried on 
the manufacture of paper at Arnheim, Holland. Nicholas inherited the paper 
mill at Germantown from his father William, and was the father of Matthias 
Rittenhouse. The latter was father of David Rittenhouse, the greatest astro- 
nomical and mathematical genius of his age. 

Heivert Papen owned extensive real estate, largely farms, and d in 1707. 
His family consisted of five daughters, of whom Mary in 1713 m [Al] GER- 
HARD 1 BRUMBACH. He settled the estate and his name is that of the first 
subscribing heir in a receipt dated March 17, 1719, mentioning certain sums 
of money received by each from the said estate. His name in the same was 
written (in German letters) "Brombach" and "Brumbach," but as he did not 
write the scribes of those early days have handed down to us a variety of spell- 
ings. Especial attention is directed to the photographic copy of the signature 
of his son [A6] "Henrich Brombach" (see Plate 22). Brambach, Brum- 
back, Bromback, Brownbagh, Brownbaugh (see Plates 25, 26, 27), Broomback 
and Brownback are other spellings often found. His descendants spell the 
name "Brownback," commencing with the third generation — the second gener- 
ation usually spelled the name "Brumback." 

Gerhard 1 was one of the pioneers and opened up a large farm in the wil- 
derness, settling in Vincent Township with his family some time between the 
years 1721 and 1724. In a Deed Poll of "Gerhard Brownback to Leonard 
Streeper," dated Dec. 28, 1721-2, he is said to be "of the County of Phila- 
delphia in the Province of Pennsylvania." In 1724 he was one of the taxables 

Plate 20 

Plate %oy 2 

Survey of Lands of "Gerhard Brunback," Edward, Peter, Henry 
Brownback, and Others. 



of Vincent Twp., Chester Co., paying a tax of 2 S. 4 d. He must have moved 
to Vincent some time between these two dates. 

He first took up 600 acres of land in Vincent Twp. Vincent Twp. then 
included both East and West Vincent, and consisted of about 20,000 acres, 
half of which belonged to the heirs of Major Robert Thompson, of Newington 
Green, England, and the other half to the West New Jersey Society, excluding 
probably some small tracts which were actually sold to settlers. Vincent Twp. 
was then leased by farmers and settlers with the reserved right of purchase. 
Because of this the land was developed rather slowly — the settlers built inferior 
houses, and were indifferent about improvements, until they became actual 
owners of the land, which did not become possible until the last part of the 
century, about 1790. Gerhard's 600-acre tract was a part of the Major 
Thompson 10,000 acres, and lay in the northern part of what later was called 
East Vincent, about the head waters of Stony Run. 

He also took up a large tract in Coventry Twp., adjoining his property 
in Vincent. June 23, 1736, the Proprietaries conveyed to him by warrant the 
privilege of taking up 350 acres of land in Coventry Twp., for which he agreed 
to pay at the rate of 15 £, 10 S. for 100 acres, and a yearly Quit Rent of ^ d. 
for each and every acre thereof. The certificate of conveyance states that 
Gerhard was settled on this land before 1732, and in it his name is spelled 
"Garret Brownbagh." He was naturalized as "From Chester Co., 1734 to 
1735— Gerhart Braunbeck."" 

These two tracts together equalled 950 acres. But it was customary in 
those days to add 6 per cent to the land transferred for roads, etc., and so the 
entire tract that Gerhard controlled must have been about 1007 acres. 

This land was then new and uncultivated. Thick forests covered the rich 
soil, and Indians wandered about the neighborhood. A village of about 300 
soids of these Delawares nestled about a quarter of a mile from where Gerhard 
built his first house. It lay at the corner of the crossroads where Bethel M. E. 
Church now stands (Chester Co., Pa.). Gerhard 1 made friends of them and 
engaged them to work for him, giving provisions in return. They were fond 
of potatoes, turnips, and especially of milk. The tradition is that they smoked 
the pipe of peace with him, that he took part in their wrestling matches, and 
that they always remained friends. He was called by them "Minquon," mean- 
ing never violent or wrong in dealings. 

Gerhard 1 improved his land, erected buildings, and prospered in his work. 
He built the first house and barn of logs in 1723. It is said that the door of the 

aVotes of Assembly III, p. 131, and Rupp's Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants 
(Reprint), p. 436. 



house was large enough to drag logs through it with a horse, into the great 
fireplace. The buildings stood on the bank of the little creek in the extreme 
southern end of Coventry Twp. It was about ten miles from there to the 
Valley Forge, and Gerhard was accustomed to carry his plough-irons on horse- 
back to the latter place to get them sharpened. (See accounts, pages 83-86.) 

The farms herein illustrated belonged to Gerhard 1 until 1757, to [A6] 
Henry 2 Brownback until 1804, to [A14] Peter 3 Brownback until 1834. The 
upper farm until 1899 belonged to [A41] Jesse 4 Brownback, and the lower 
until 1899 to [A14] Peter 3 Brownback— both farms belong to [A132] Garrett 
Ellwood 5 Brownback and have never been owned outside the family since the 
original grant from Penn. 

Gerhard was a leading and popular settler in his community. He is de- 
scribed as "a merry German who accumulated considerable means." He lived 
along a much-traveled highway called Nutt's Road, and was often beset by 
travelers for meals and lodging. Therefore, May 25, 1736, he sent a petition 
to His Majesty's Justices for the privilege of conducting a "Public House" 
on the ground that he was frequently oppressed by travelers whom he was 
obliged to entertain," and that there was "no Public House within twenty 
miles below, nor thirty miles above his house, on the Great Road which leads 
from Philadelphia to the Iron Works, and from thence to Conestoga." This 
Petition was dated May 25, 1736, and was signed by "Garret B Brumbbough" 
(his mark) and twenty-six of his neighbors and friends, who testified that 
Gerhard was "a man of good-repute, and was best qualified for such an Em- 
ployment." This was the first public house in Coventry Twp., and was among 
the first in the county, — the first was established at Downingtown in 1717. 

He conducted this inn until his death in 1757, and was succeeded by his 
eldest son [A5] Benjamin 2 , who continued in business for nearly 30 years; he, 
in after years, erected a larger house at the junction of the Lancaster and 
Ridge roads, now called Hiestands Corner", and the latter is yet standing. 

Sept. 4, 1777, and for several days thereafter, both Generals Washington 
and Lafayette were entertained at the Brownback Inn, while pressed by Howe 
of the British army — [A5] Benjamin 2 Brownback, then proprietor, held a 
commission as Lieut, in the Continental army (dated Aug. 21, 1776). Lafay- 
ette was wounded at Warren Tavern, and retreated to join Washington's army 
on its way from Parkers ford to Lancaster, to ford the Schuylkill at Parker- 
ford on his way to Germantown. 

Besides conducting an Inn, Gerhard engaged in other enterprises. He 

"See pp. 255, 275. 

Plate go^ 

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&fiui Am ti> 

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//ltd a. ■'/./■'-/'. . /< /tm* 

//it s/?vVtpAt<wrSu>ttt KKt J^cuteim unites /£ 1A1 

(3> r> ' 

' CfilieJt* /6a> //ii^astrct Sn*^ 6c . &ttnt/lcet-/t tittf - 

Petition of "(i vhbett Brus 

(bbough, Oppressed with Travellers/' for a 
"Publick House/' May .».">, ir:?(i. 

Farms of Gerhard 1 Bhi'mbach [Al]. 


built the first grist-mill in Vincent, and owned a half interest thereof. He also 
built and operated the first saw-mill in the same township. The most enduring 
monument to his memory, however, was the part he took in the founding of a 
German Reformed Church, which bears his name. 

Brownback's Ref. Ch. was the first Ref. Ch. in Chester Co., Pa., and was 
organized May 19, 1743. Philip Breitenstein and 33 other men, including 
[Al] Gerhard 1 Brumbach, on May 19, 1743, issued a call for Rev. Jacob 
Lischey to become their pastor. The same day the Discipline was signed and 
it is hereafter reproduced. There was no church building. 


"There shall be four Elders, nominated by the Minister and elected by a majority of 
voters who are of respectable standing and among the whole congregation of good report. 
"Their office and duty is: 

"(1) Carefully to watch over the whole congregation and to have strict oversight over 
each member in particular. 

"(2) They must make known without respect to person everything evil and unbecoming 
which they see and discover in the one or the other member; this they are to do in this man- 
?i? r: :u rSt 'J£f y ar l L to i" ake [t known t0 the Minist er alone; Secondly, to the Minister and 
the other Elders ; ; Th.rdly, to the whole congregation, if the first and second admonitions 
prove fruitless, that there may be no impenitent sinners tolerated in the church, and that 
through through them no weak members may be offended. 

(3) They must see that there be good order and management together with sound and 
pure doctrine be preserved. 

"Wherefore they shall in the (4) place frequently consult and confer with the ministers; 
particularly as anything occurs in the congregation, meet with him to consider impending 
subjects, in order to seek and to promote the welfare of the congregation 

"(5) The Elders and the Ministers shall hold consistorial meeting among themselves 
everytime before the administration of the Lord's supper, in which they must bear according 
to their conscience and th el r knowledge of each member who proposes to commune; when 
each one according to the best judgment of the Minister and his Elders may be admitted 
or rejected, inasmuch as the consistory has power not only to keep from the Lord's table all 
sinners who give offense to the congregation, but also to cast them out of the church (o 
excommunicate) until they show amendment of life. K 

"It is therefore necessary that each one who intends to commune will give in the name 
after sermon one Sabbath before the administering of the Lord's supper, that there may be 
time to consult in regard to the case of each member; inasmuch as by reason of our diSine 
not any one without exception, as has been our custom, can be admitted to the Lord's table, 
but only those who have a just conception of the important fundamentals of religion, as wel 
as a true hunger and thirst after Christ-that there may not openly known wicked and 
the Zl S 'f r rS , enteF T th ™unicants, and thus, through their impenitence "bring 
the wrath of God upon themselves and upon the whole congregation. Wherefore particularly 
young people as much as possible be taught and instructed-wherefore it shalf b " the S 
of all parents and heads of families in our church to see that their children and those un er 
their care be dihgently trained up to this, and suffer no opportunity to be lost by which they 
may grow in the knowledge and increase in the love of the 'Lord, and to build nponSnS 
wi! y h a°go n S t e x n amplj: hlCh *" ^ ShaU take ^ l ™« * ^ cong^egaTion 

miniZrinl" PST*^ ° f ^ Ch . Urch : the thin S S re <J uired '™ * as bread and wine in the 
rmnistenng of the Lord's supper, &c, there shall every time at the end of divine service be 

aTranslated from the German. 

"A History of the Reformed Churches in Chester County— J. Lewis Fluck, 1892, p. 19. 



a regular collection taken, when each member can contribute voluntarily and according to 
circumstances. Further, the youngest of the Elders shall each take care of it for one year, 
while another of the Elders shall keep a regular account of what was contributed, so that 
settlement may be made semi-annually before the congregation. Nothing shall be paid out 
without the knowledge and consent of the whole congregation. 
"Given in Philadelphia May 19, A 1743. 

"This discipline was adopted and signed by the following persons: 

"Philip Breitenstein, Eld. John Carl 

"Henry Steger, Elder John Hubel 

"John Schohholz, Eld Conrad Seibert 

"Nicholas Korper, Eld Adam Stein 

"John Schoder Henry Boer 

"John Fry Rudolph Boer 

"Christian Strohm Frederick Funck 

"Valentine Scheidecker Jacob Fryman 

"Conrad Ression John Paul 

"Michael Shany Heinry Freis 

"Simon Schunck Melchior Koch 

"Jacob Cone Samuel Ash 

"John Neidig John Clowen 

"Casper Beener Albert Ehrewein 

"Conrad Walter Frederick Miller 

"Henry Miller Adam Schott 


"Henry Boener Lorentz Poffenbach 

"June 11, 1837 the Constitution of the Church was Alterd." 

The plot of ground upon which the church stood, including the cemetery, 
was donated to the congregation by Gerhard about 1741. He gave it "for a 
burial place for his family, his descendants, and his neighbors." Because of 
this donation, and because of the active part which Gerhard took in helping to 
found the church, it was called "Brumback's Church," later "Brownback's 
Reformed Church of East Coventry." 

An extract from directions of General George Washington contains this 
reference : "The Ridge road leading to Brumbach's Church," etc. 

Frederick Sheeder, in his history, says the first log church was built "about 
1750." But Jesse Brownback (1807-1899), son of Peter (Sr.), said that it 
was built in 1741. His statement is more in keeping with a fragment of the 
old church record, which says : "Frederick Miller was the third preacher in the 
old log church, 18th day of February, 1753." If the church was built in 
1750, it would be very improbable that they had three different pastors within 
three years — especially in those days. Therefore it is more in accord with the 
evidence at hand to say that the first log church was built in 1741. 

It was built close to the little log school-house in the southeast extremity 
of Coventry township on a plot of ground owned by Gerhard 1 Brumbach. 
Frederich Sheeder saw this venerable old building in 1793 and describes it as 
follows: "It was a structure of hewn logs one and a half stories high, with 
gallery and broken roof. Two four-light windows were made at each gable 
end, and two of the same size in either side of the roof to light the pulpit and 

Plate 22 

Ai.mshook Record of Bhtmbach's Church, Chester Co.. Pa.. 177:'., 1771. 

Plate -23 



gallery. The lower story had twelve light windows. The graveyard, then 
small, was fenced close to the church by pales, and part with posts and rails." 
This ancient building stood where Daniel Benners' family vault now is until 
the year 1800, when it was taken down and replaced with a stone structure. 
The stone structure was erected outside of the graveyard, and stood where 
the present building stands. 


The Almsbook Record of "Brumbach's Church," Vincent Twp., Chester 
Co., Pa., 1773 and 1774, herewith reproduced, concludes with: 

"On the 28th of August, 1774, church reckoning was held and there was 

a balance given in custody of Henrich Krob to the amount of 6 2. 

HENRICH KROB" [Elders]. 

During the time of the old log church a number of different ministers 
served the congregation, but their names and dates are not all known, because 
the first church records have been lost. There is one old record 8 of this church 
wherein we find : 

"Frederick Miller was the third preacher in the old log church, 18th day 
of February, 1753. Gerhard Brumbach brought his children to be baptized. 
His wife's name Mary Papen. 1 his son Benjamin, 22 yr. ; 2 Henry, 20; Mary, 
24; Catharine, 18." 

"Richard Custard and his children were baptized" in Brownback's Ref. 
Ch. "Sept. 14, 1740, by Rev. Lennard Snell. 

Richard Custard 28 yrs. 

ELIZABETH CUSTARD 30 yrs."— [A2]* 

From time to time improvements were made, and several times the church 
was rebuilt. Jesse 4 Brownback [A41] left the following private record: "The 
first German Reformed Church of Coventry, known by the name of Brown- 
back's Church, was built in 1741 of logs, rebuilt in 1800 of stone, rebuilt in 
1846, and in 1878 the members of the church called a meeting to rebuild and 
enlarge it, and appointed Jesse Brownback, Frederick Sheeder, Lewis C. 
Brownback, Henry Miller, William Davis and Daniel Benner the building com- 
mittee to rebuild it." The last improvement was made in 1907, when a tower 
and Sunday School room were added to the main building. It is one of the 
lar g est and most beautiful country churches in the county, and is supported 

•Recently lost, or accidentally destroyed. 



by a membership of nearly three hundred members. Many of Gerhard Brum- 
bach's descendants worship here at the present time, and the family has always 
been well represented. The pastor officiating is Rev. Charles H. Slinghoff, 
who has served the congregation for the last nine years in a very commendable 

The cemetery connected with the church has been much enlarged and is 
an interesting place to visit, because of its many old graves and its beautiful 
location. It occupies an elevated position and commands fine views of the 
surrounding country. Some of the oldest graves are marked with sandstones 
without dates, while a few have no stones. The oldest grave marked with an 
inscribed stone is that of Christian Benner, who d in 1767. Other old graves 
marked with inscribed stones are those of Jacob Mason, who d in 1776, Sebas- 
tian Kelley, who d in 1777, and John Young, who d in 1780. Many of the 
descendants of [Al] Gerhard 1 Brumbach have been buried here. His own 
grave is near the center of the older portion of the yard, and is marked with 
a sandstone without date. He d Sept., 1757, aged about 95 years, and his 
wife, Mary Rittenhouse (Papen) Brumbach, d in the same year, aged 62 yrs. 

12 y rs old when her father d, and 18 when married. Her remains were laid 

beside those of Gerhard. 1 A beautiful monument of gray granite, 7 feet high 
and 5 feet broad, and weighing about 7 tons, was erected by [A132] Garrett 
Ellwood 5 Brownback over their graves in 1908. It is polished and lettered 
on both sides, and contains the names of Gerhard 1 and one hundred and sixty- 
five of his descendants. 

The dedication occurred Oct. 10, 1908 (225th anniversary of Oct. 6, 



10 :30 A. M. Hymn : "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name," Choir and 


Invocation: Rev. Charles Slinghoff (Pastor Brownback Ch). 
Scriptural Reading. 

Address by the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the 
Brownback Memorial Association, Mr. E. G. Brownback, of 
Trappe, Pa. 

Solo: "Father, I bend to Thee," J. 0. K. Robarts. 
11:00 A. M.— Historical Memoirs: Wm. H— . 6 Mosteller, M.D. [A73-ii], 

Phoenixville, President of the Memorial Association. 
12:00 M. —Presentation of Memorial Stone to the Brownback lineage by 

Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback [A132], Linfield, Pa. 



Procession to Memorial Stone, singing: "My Country, 'Tis of 
Thee," during which the memorial stone will be unveiled. 


Responsive Reading. 

Singing: "Rock of Ages." 


Prayer and Benediction. 
1 :00 P. M.— Dinner. 
2:15 P. M. — Addresses. 

Family Conference. 


In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. 

Beloved and descendants of our father, Gerhard Brownbaugh: Animated 
by the pious example and worthy lives of those who have gone before us, and 
still sustained by their loving grace, we, their kindred, in filial love, do hereby 
set apart, consecrate, this memorial stone to their noble lives, whose virtues in 
the beginnings of this great land of promise were founded upon the solid rocks. 
Freedom, Immortality, and God, the triad of moral truths which formed their 
belief in the age that gave this land religious freedom and civil liberty. For to 
know Thee, O God, is perfect righteousness: yea, to know Thy power is this 
not of immortality? 

The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot. 
Moreover, the nations in their wicked conspiracy being confounded, found 
out the righteous and preserved them blameless unto God. They shall receive 
a glorious kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord's hand. For the 
memorial thereof is immortal, because it is known with God and with men. And 
some thereby which have no memorial, who are perished as though they had 
never been, and are become as though they had never been born, and their 
children after them. 

But to-day we come with praise unto the Father that begot us. For 
through His mercy unto the original owners of this land, He established a 
righteous ness that hath not been forgotten. This act of mercy shall contin- 
uously remain a good inheritance to all his children within the covenant. And 
their glory shall not be blotted out ; but their name liveth forever. 


O God of our fathers and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with 
Thy word, we bless Thee that Thou hast enabled us to fulfil the desires of our 



hearts in erecting this memorial stone to the honor and good name of our 
worthy parents; for in all things, O Lord, Thou didst magnify Thy people 
and glorify them. Neither didst Thou lightly regard them, but didst assist 
them in every time and place. We thank Thee, our heavenly Father, for this 
everlasting covenant and the fulfilment of Thy promises, unto his seed that has 
come forth to bless this nation and to exalt it to the utmost parts of this 
great land. 

O Lord, hear the prayers of these, Thy servants, sanctify and consecrate 
this place unto him, whose good name we inherit. And grant that Thy praise 
may be honorable from generation to generation. And that nobility of char- 
acter shall be exalted unto Him that is all glory, as it was in the beginning, 
is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

Platt 23 y z 

Plate 24 


"This most interesting volume is the first book of accounts of the Valley 
Forge, or Mount Joy Forge, under the ownership of the Potts family. John 
Potts of Potts Grove bought the property Mch. 12, 1757, and the first entry 
here is dated Mch. 18, 1757. There were 200 a of land in Chester Co. (Pa.) 
and 175 a in Phila. Co., on the latter on the south side of the creek were a 
forge and a saw mill. Potts immediately built a grist mill, a blacksmith shop, 
a cooper shop, and started a store. Daniel Watkins, the blacksmith, was paid 
£30 a year. Persons as far away as Moses Coates, living where is now Phoe- 
nixville, bought their shoes and other supplies at the store. There were a boat 
and a canoe on the Schuylkill, and logs were floated down the river to the 
saw mill. The iron was piled up in the store to at least the amount of four 
tons, and was hauled by wagons to Phila. The supplies, even the shingles and 
the Indian corn, were hauled from that city. Cows were driven there to be sold. 
Deer ran wild in the woods. During the troubles with the Indians wagons were 
sent to Raystown and Ohio. There was a library maintained by a company in 
Providence Twp., Phila. Co., to which the annual subscription was 5 s. The 
fuel for the Forge was wood cut and coaled in the forest. The labor was in 
part that of negro slaves and two servants, Thos. Connor and Henry Selig, 
men who were bought for £30. Teamsters were paid £20 per annum. 

Saml. W. Pennypacker, May 18, 1907." 
The above quotation is a copy of the memorandum made by Hon. Samuel 
W. Pennypacker, whose splendid and unique library contains the Potts Mss., 
an invaluable historical collection, which he kindly placed at the writer's dis- 
posal and from which the following entries were copied by the author: 


1727 From B. foil 17 00 00 00 

Aug ye 26 To Bar iron for ye Road A Dutchman 14 00 05 
To ye Cash pd 02 05 

1727 P Contra Cr £02 10 

Mar 21 By Peter Millman acct 02 10 


Oct ye 19 To Cash 00 00 00 

'From Potts Mss. B I— Coventry, 1726, p. 41. 




Nov 21, 1727 

Jan ye 26 To 2 half Barrels at 3/0 






To One hank of mohair 




To Silk 




Apr ye 25 To 26 lb of Iron 



June 25 To 1 





Sept 9/1728 


June 11 To 1.5 G 6 pott S6% lb at 11 



15 To one 15 G 6 pott wt 97 lb at 11 




To 3 lbs of Sole Leather at 9c 



Septm ye 1, 1730 fr 100 £ 3 3 5 

Septm ye 17 To James Sqodory Acct for Bleeding his man 9 

To y 2 Gallon of molasses 1 " 

To Rum No 7 3 

£3 5 6V 2 


1730 By Sum pd for a warrant for Robt Stephens 9 

June 8 By Saml. Savage acct for overplus payment 1 

11 By Wm Shnell acct 10 

By 33 lb and V 2 of butter wd at 6c 16 9 

15 By Tho felton for 7 and % of butter at 6 3 10 

By Wm Ridge acct for 20 lb of butter 10 2 

2 2 6y 2 

By Mordcai Lincon acct 15 6 

2 is y 2 

Dr £3 s5 d6y 2 
Cr £2 18 0l/ 2 

Balance— See B C for 131 £0 7 6 

(From B Potts Mss II, Coventry 1728.) 
The iron works in Comp Cr 
p 8 By Bar iron w 26 £9 6 p 

Plate 25 

Wux of • (Jahiiktt Brownbaugh" [Al], August l. 17)7. 

Plate 26 

a V P . . ^ teen/ 

£ r - 1 ' Z^l^-^c^ 


Wii.i. of "Garrett Brownbaugh" [Al], August 4, 1757. 



p 248 By Bar iron 1 4- of Iron at 37 10 7 p 75 

p 100 By one 5 G° pott w 34 (a, 4c 11 6 p 41 

By one 15 G 6 pott 97 @ 4c 1 12 4 

By 3 lb of Sole Leather 2 3 

2 6 1 

p 143 By one Little pott p 131 4 
p 162 By 1 lb of Nails 1 

(From B Potts Mss IV p 75) 
1733 To one Quart of Rum No 11 p 60 18 
Mar 5/69/To 1 Quart of mallos 8 

29/87/To 4 Quarts of fine Salt 8 
6 To 2 Barrels omitted by I Bottridge 
Octr 22/149 To Daniel Longanacre Cr 15 

Cr £0 18 

By Ball brot from B C fs 131 12 V/ 2 

£0 5 ioy 2 

feb 28 To 2 Ca? qt 1—4 @ 38 10 10l/ 2 

To ballance Due £ 16 9 

(From B Potts Mss., VII Coventry 1736 p 103) 
John Goncher Dr 

To pd Garret Brownbacks Acct 2 4 

(Potts Mss XLVII p 219) 

MARTIN BROOMBACK Woodcutter Dr To Cash £1 

—Mount Joy or Valley Forge Feb 22, 1759. 
(The next entry is:) 

James Hockley Cr By Cash paid Mr Broomback £1 

(B XIII p 114) This was repaid May 10, 1759 By Thomas Potts & Co. Also 

a/c same vol p 9, p 18 

Dec 12, ! 1759 he reed cash £1 15 (XLVII p 89) 

July 30, 1760 he reed cash 15 XLVII p 155 

(Same vol p 302) : 

Dr to 150 lbs of Beef at 2% 1 14 4% 

to 2 grs Strip Stuff 7 6 



Nov 21, 1761 (p 310) Sundries to Smith Work Dr as per Smith 

Book 3 
Nov 28, 1761 (p 311) Dr to a pare Buck Bra 1 10 

(p 315) paid him 8 
19 Jan 1762 (p 325) Cr by 14% Bushel of Wheat @ 5/2 wt 58 3 14 11 
25 Jan 1762 (p 328) Dr to 1 lb of Coffae 

1 lb of Sugar 8 
29 Jan 1762 (p 330) paid him 3 

(p 339) Cr by 9% Wood at Ridenors at 2/ 19 

(p 342) Dr to 1 gr of Strip Stuff 2 9 

(p 345) Dr to 2 grs of Strip Stuff 5 6 

(p 348) Dr to 1 lb of Sugar 9 

(p 353) Dr to 2 grs Middling 7 6 

(p 354) Dr to Phillip Dewces paid for him with the Boat 1 6 

(Feb 1761 p 367) 

Paid by Saml Potts to MARTIN BROMBACK for 11 Days 

work @, mine @ 2/6 Pickering Mine 1 6 

Apr 6, 1761 p 368 

paid Jacob Bear for 7 days work of P. Sailor at the mines 14 
(Potts Mss LVII p 30) 
Sept 11, 1765 Saml Potts Cr By MARTIN BROOMBACKS 

acct 33 20 9 6 

(Potts Mss LVII, p 52) 

1765 Sept. 10 To Thos. Rutters accd from (29) 7 2 

Dec 21 To Cash paid him by Thos Hockley (40) 5 6 

1765 Sept 10 Cr 

By 2 Cattle Bot (29) 7 7 6 


Aug. 4, 1757, at age 95, and a few weeks before his death, Garrett 1 
(Gerhard) executed his will, herewith reproduced, and the same was proven at 

Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 23, 1757. 

"In the name of God Amen; ye 4th day of August Anno Domo 1757. I GARRETT 
BROWNBAUGH of vineent in the County of Chester yeoman being Scick & weak in body 
but of perfect Sound mind & Memmory thanks be to God do make this my last will & Tes- 
tament in maner & form following viz 

"first I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God & my body to be buried in a decent manner 
at the discretion of my Exrs. and as touching ye disposition of my Real& personal Estate 
I dispose of the Same as followeth first I will that all my just debts shall be truly paid. 
It (em) I give & bequeath to my beloved wife MARY BROWNBAUGH all my right being 


Denunciation of "Maey Brownbauoh," September 21, 1757. 



one halfe of ye grist mill in Vincent for her use during her widowhood. I also give Unto her 
the little house ye other Side of ye Road to live in during her widowhood and one good 
Cow to give her Milk & ye sd cow my Son BENJAMIN 2 [A5] is to keep as he keeps his 
own, during her widowhood likewise my wife is to have ye Servant girl HANNA MILLER 
for her use till She Comes of age; and my Son Benjamin Must put the sd house in good 
Repair with a stove in it And my Son Benjamin must give his Mother Sixty weight of 
pork annually during her widowhood allso Its my will that my wife shall have her bed & 
beding & two Iron potts one pott about 14 sh price ye other pott about 8 price & one big 

pewter dish it one little pewter Do, and Six pewter plates & her Chest, Item I bequeath 

to my son HENERY 2 [A6] all that Tract of land now layd out Joyning to Henery Acres 
land Containing 200 Acres to him & his heirs & Assigns for Ever My Said Son HENERY 
his heirs & assigns paying the owner of the sd 200 acres It being his full Dividend for his 
portion together with what he has already Reed. Item I give & bequeath to my son in law 
RICHARD CUSTAR [A2] & to his heirs & assigns forever one hundred & thirty acres of 
land as Its now layd out Joining to my Son Henery land he my sd Son in law Richd Custar 

paying ye owner of Said land for the same It being his full Divident for his portion. 

Item I give & bequeath to my soninlaw FREDERICK BINGIMAN [A3] all my right of 
the saw mill in vincent afforesd, to be his full Divident & portion besides ye Sum of Twelve 

pounds wch he owed me I forgive him allso Item I give & bequeath to my son in law 

PAUL BENNER [A4] one Shilling Sterg for his full portion & Divident Item I give & 
bequeath to my daughter KATHEREN [A7] one good feather bed & furniture & also one 
chaff bed & bedding & three pounds worth of pewter— one chest of drawers or five pounds 
in lieu thereof also the young mare that goes in her Name & three Cows & Six Sheep & 
allso that my Son Benjamin Shall give her a good Spinning wheel & ye Sum of thirty 
pounds in Manner following that is to Say he shall pay unto her ye Sum of ten pounds in 
one Year after my decease & ye Sum of ten pounds annually till ye sd Sum of Thirty pounds 
be paid wch Shall be her full portion & Divident It being my will that my Son Benjamin 
Shall Supply his Mother in firewood to be left at her door or convenient to ye sd little house 
Item I give & bequeath to my Son Benjamin Brombaugh all the Remainder & Residue of 
the plantation whereon I now live with the improvements thereon to him & his heirs & 
assigns for Ever he paying ye owner of sd land & allso I give & bequeath unto him all debts 
due unto me or that Shall become due & allso all the Residue of my personal Estate of 
what kind Soever now belonging to me on the Said premises and after my wifes decease her 
dowery Must descend to my Son Benjamin & his hrs allso Its my will that as I paid for 
about 700 Rails— making on my Son Henerys land that my Son Benjamin Shall have sd 
Rails with liberty to Hawl sd Rails away at his leisure without let or hindrance and I do 
allso Nominate Constitute & appointe my Son Benjamin & my beloved wife Mary Brown- 
baugh my true & faithfull Exrs of this my last will & Testament & do utterly Revoke & 
disanul & make void all former wills & bequests by me heretofore made & do declare this mv 
last will & Testament. 

"Garrett Brownbaugh X his mark." 

(See photographic copy.) 


Or bill of appraisement taken and made Ye Twenty-first day of September 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred and fifty seven of the Personal Es- 
tate of Garrett Brownbaugh, late of Vincent, in the County of Chester, Yeo- 
man, Deceased, per us the subscribers according to the best of our knowledge 
viz. — Imprimis, 




To wearing apparel 


a Riding horse Saddle and Bridle 


four horse kind 


13 head of horned Cattle 


11 Swine 







iu sneep 



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jTlouyilo ndnuws <U1U tal L 






Dressing ware 


o J. aoies 



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Iron pots and pans 



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opillxiin^ it 11CC1 


iron ware anti oiuci iimi 



Qnnrlw HpH*5 and hpddino* 


a windmill 


o otacKS oi ^yorn 


a cutting uua 


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O UllCir V XIIlUitrlllcIlL'IS liuouanui j 


Sundry Stacks of hay 


Sundry Notes 




Book debts to profit and loss 


600 Acres of land taken up by warrant 


the Improvement on said 600 acres 


a Grist Mill and land belonging 


lumber Goods 






Errors excepted 

Sheeders' manuscript History, before mentioned, gives the following in- 
scription on a tombstone in Brownback Ch. cemetery : "Wm. Posey son in law 
of Garret Brumbach died aged 62 years," also that he owned a small farm of 
33 acres, died intestate, leaving a w named Susanna and six ch John, William, 
Peter, Susanna, Edward and Sarah (there were 8 ch in all). 

According to the tombstone records at Brownback Ch., William Posey 
was b 1759 and d Mch. 9, 1821 ; Susanna was b 1758 and d Dec. 6, 1840. She 
was b in 1758 and [Al] Gerhard d in 1757, aged 95; therefore this Susanna 
cannot be a daughter of Gerhard, and is not included amongst his children. 

"There are more than a thousand descendants of this one man living 
to-day, and many of them hold important and lucrative positions in business, 



in politics, and in the various professions. Not a few have served their country 
during the Civil War, and on the whole they have all shown themselves to be 
patriotic and worthy citizens. The family is strong, energetic, and religious, 
and promises to maintain its virtue and industry for many generations." ' 

Children (6) : 
[A 2] + Elizabeth 2 , b 1716; d Nov. 12, 1823. 
[A3] + Mary Magdalena 2 , d 1776. 
[A 4] + Anna Mary 2 . 
[A 5] + Benjamin 2 , b 1731; d 1786. 
[A 6] + Henry 2 , b Feb. 18, 1733; d Aug. 1, 1804. 
[A 7] + Catharine 2 , b 1735. 

[A2J ELIZABETH 2 BRUMBACH ([Al] Gerhard 1 ) b at Germantown, 
1716; m "Richard Custard" (Custer?)." Gerhard 1 willed to his son-in-law, 
Richard Custer, 130 acres of land. Elizabeth d Nov. 12, 1823. They had 3 
ch: Anna, Susann and Richard, and perhaps another son. 

[A3] MARY MAGDALENA 2 BRUMBACH ([Al] Gerhard 1 ) b in E. 
Coventry Twp., Chester Co., Pa., 1829; d 1776; m Frederick Bingaman, 
"the German of Coventry," came from Germany about 1740; commenced 
their married life upon a tract first taken up by his father-in-law [Al] 
Gerhard 1 at the mouth of Birchrun Creek d on the W. side of French Creek. 
Frederick was a mill-wright and erected the first saw mill in that neighborhood, 
adding a grist mill in a few years. Frederick Sheeder says that in 1794 "There 
was nothing to be seen but part of the hole where the buildings stood. The 
head and tail races were more visible." "The land on the left side up this 
stream toward the source, or where two streams met, was chiefly timber land, 
and on the right side cleared and cultivated, studded with many buildings. 
In the course of two miles there were four grist mills, four saw mills, one oil 
mill, one tilt and the best seat for a mill vacant, that of John Shuler's, formerly 
that of Frederic Bingaman. The greater part of this timber land belonged 
to the Grunds and Casper Himes. That Grund and Michael Kolb had a diffi- 
cult law suit about 1805 concerning the water, where the oil and saw mill is 
now the property of Owen Grates, and in the direction of where the two 
branches of the Birchrun meet. At this point the first school house was in the 
township of West Vincent, after the division of Vincent. In it the elections 

■Pennsylvania German, Vol. XI, No. 3, Mch., 1910. 
"See record of baptism, p. 79. 

c From data furnished by Dr. Wm. H.« Mosteller [A78-ii]. 
"Named by the Indians because of the numerous birch trees. 



were held. Nearly all the land on the right side of said run was taken up by 
the Jenkins family as the first settlers," etc. 

The Bingamans were a strongly religious people, and "Mary Magdaline 
was destined to be the star of religious life in the northern end of Chester Co." 

"Their descendants are numerous to-day, and they have spread into sev- 
eral States. Most of them are occupied in business pursuits and in farming. 
Some have entered professional life. Gerhard 1 willed to his son-in-law, Fred- 
erick Bingaman the saw mill in Vincent township." ' 

They were also patriotic. Two sons, Frederick 3 and Garrett 3 , served in 
the Continental Army. Frederick served in a rifle company, wearing trim- 
mings which were colored with maple bark juice. Garrett 3 served a term of 
military service, was again drafted, and his brother Frederick 3 took his place 
in the service. 

Children (4) : 

i J ohm? Bingaman b May 4, 1787 ; Feb. 21, 1809 m dau Judge 

John Ralston; they lived in Coventry ville, where he d Dec. 4, 1825. His wid 
later m Henry and lived to be almost one hundred years old. 

John owned the "Cold Spring Farm," and its magnificent grove of giant 
oaks and hickories for years served as noted Methodist camp meeting grounds. 
These fine trees were felled some years ago and a new growth of timber is 
taking their place. 

There were 8 ch: Joshua 4 , Eliza 4 , John 4 , Ralston 4 , Frederick 4 , 
Robert 4 , William 4 and Levi 4 , b Oct. 21, 1824, in the former "Rising Sun Inn." 

ii Frederick 5 Bingaman; m Elizabeth, dau Casimer Missimer of Mont- 
gomery Co., Pa., and they lived there for some years; Revolutionary soldier; 
he d 1832 and she about 1833; both bur in Brownback Ch. cemetery. There 
were two ch: John 4 , b Sept. 23, 1783; Mary 4 , who m Jacob Eman. 

Frederick Bingaman, Jr., established in Coventryville an inn which for 
many years was a noted hostelry. The building stands to the left of the Ridge 
road as you go toward the falls of French Creek. The inn was conducted by 
Frederick and his s John until Sept. 11, 1817. Upon that night the former 
attended a religious meeting, became converted, returned home, cut down his 
sign, and closed the public house, which had antedated the Revolution. 

iii Garrett 3 Bingaman (Rev. soldier). 

iv Mary 3 Bingaman. 

■Pennsylvania German, Vol. XI, No. 3, Mch., 1910. 



[A4] ANNA MARY 2 BRUMBACH ([Al] Gerhard 1 ) m Paul Benner, 
and to this union were born three sons and one daughter: Abraham, Jacob, 
' • Their descendants are not so numerous, but they represent a 

worthy and industrious branch of the family. Gerhard 1 willed to his son-in- 
law Paul Benner only one shilling because he said that Benner owned more 
land than he himself possessed. 

Children (4), surname Benner: 
i Abraham 3 , b Aug. 18, 1764, in Vincent Twp. ; d Feb. 10, 1859, in 
Chester Co., Pa. ; m Catherine Hause b Nov. 29, 1767, in Vincent 
Twp. ; d Dec. 2, 1837, and bur. E. Vincent Ref. Ch. cemetery. 

(1) Mary 4 , b about 1800; d 1850 in Chester Co., Pa. ; m Benjamm 

Children (9), surname Hartman: 

(a) Mary 5 , b June 4, 1824; d June 4, 1892; m Reuben Bier- 
bower, b May 18, 1819. Latter's s PENROSE 

(2) Jacob 4 , unm. 

(3) George 4 , m Anna M. Sturges. 

(4) Susanna 4 , m Jacob Hippie. 

(5) Elizabeth 4 , m Henry Busch. 

(6) Hannah 4 , m William Wagoner. 

(7) Sarah 4 , m William Pugh. 

(8) Rebecca 4 , m Christian Renyken. 
ii Jacob 3 . 

iii John 3 . 

iv "Mrs. Allen Hamer." 

[A5] BENJAMIN 2 BRUMBACH— BRUMBACK ([Al] Gerhard 1 ) b 
1731 ; m (1) Elizabeth (or Mary ?) Paul, dau John Paul; she died young and 
was the mother of three children. June 9, 1773, Benjamin 2 m (2) Rachel Par- 
ker, b 1752; dau Edward Parker, and probably sister of Capt. Edward Parker 
of 2d Battn., Chester Co. Militia. Rachel was murdered by persons unknown 
during the night of April 15, 1837. Benjamin 2 was a great jumper, and gave 
some Indians a bear skin because he beat them in several jumping matches near 
the old Indian village elsewhere mentioned. He became Executor of Gerhard's 1 
will and received the largest portion of the estate— the Inn and over 600 acres 
of land which lay in Vincent and Coventry Twps., Chester Co., Pa. The de- 
scendants are numerous and mostly remain in Eastern Pa. 




"BENJAMIN BRUMBACK" appears as having been commissioned First 
Lieut. Aug. 5, 1776, of Capt. Edward Parker's Co. of 2d Battn. of Chester Co. 
Militia, commanded by Col. Thos. Hockly ; Capt. of the 8th Battalion of 
Chester Co. Militia, commanded by Lieut. Col. Joseph Spear, 1779; and Capt. 
of the 4th Co. of 2d Battalion of Chester Co. Militia, commanded by Lieut. 
Col. Thomas Bull, July 3, 1780.* 


Chester Co. Rates— 1765. 

Acres Horses Cattle Sheep Servants 
Brownback Henry [A6] 200 3 4 4 

Benj'n [A5] 140 2 5 8 2 

Coventry Rate. 

Brownback Benj'n [A5] 250 

(Pa. Archives, 3d Ser., Vol. XI, p 59— p 89 of same Broombach Benjn 
is assessed for 110 a.) 

Vincent Rate — 1766. 
Broomback Benj'n, tavern, is assessed for 179 a, 3 h, 5 c, 6 sh, 1 serv. 
(Pa. Arch., 3d Ser., Vol. XI, p. 207) : 

1767 he is assessed 170 a, 3 h, 5 c, 8 sh, 1 serv. 
(Same, p. 371) : 

1768 he is assessed 170 a, 4 h, 5 c, 10 sh, 1 serv., and the name is "Brumback, 
Benj'n, tavern." 

(Pa, Arch., 3d Ser., Vol. XII, p. 502) : 

1769 he is assessed, same locality and same spelling, 170 a, 3 h, 4 c, 6 sh, 1 
serv. ; and Henry is assessed 180 a, 2 h, 3 c, sh, serv. 

(Same, p. 621) : 

Broomback, Henry, same locality, 1766 (same reference p. 207), is assessed 
200 a, 2 h, 3 c. 

Broomback, Henry, same locality (same ref., p. 371), in 1767 is assessed 150 
a, 3 h, 4 c, 6 sh. 

Brumback, Henry, same Twp., 1768, assessed 180 a, 3 h, 4 c, 6 sh, serv. 

(Same ref., p. 502) : 
Bromback, Henry, 1771, same locality (same ref., p. 770), is assessed 170 a, 

2 h, 3 c. 

>Penna. Archives, 2d Ser., Edn. 1888, Vol. XIV, pp. 67, 117, 119 P. 67 also gives his 
bro. "Henery" [A6] as Ensign Aug. 5, 1776, in the company of which Benj. was 1st Lieut. 



Chester Co. Rates — Coventry Twp. — 1774. 
Bromback, Benja: tavern, 150 a, 4 h, 4 c, 10 sh, serv. 
Bromback, Henry: 150 a, 2 h, 2 c, 6 sh, serv. 
(Pa. Arch., 3d Ser., Vol. XII, p. 92.) 

Chester Co. Rate — Vincent Twp. — 1780. 
Brumback, Benjn: 180 a, 4 h, 7 c, sh, serv. 
Brumbock, Henry: 250 a, 3 h, 6 c, sh, serv. 
(Same, p. 297.) 

Coventry Return — Chester Co. — 1781. 
Brumback, Benj'n: 100 a Tax 3£- 10s 3d 

Brumback, Henry Tax 2£ lis 6d 

(Pa. Arch., 3d Ser., Vol. XII, pp. 493 and 613.) 

Vincent Rate — 1781. 
Brumback, Benjn 160 a, 3 h, 6 c, sh, serv — Tax, £9 Is 4d 

Brumback Henry 160 a, 3 h, 5 c, sh, serv— Tax, £8 13s 6d 

(Same ref., pp. 432 and 545.) 
Brumback, John 3 (of Benjamin) — "Inmates," is assessed £1. (Same ref., pp. 
435 and 548.) 

Vincent Twp. Rates — 1785. 
Brombach Benjn [A5] £2 13s lOd 

Brombach Henry [A6] £3 0s 7d 

Bromback John [A10] 10s Od 

(Same ref., pp. 809 arid 813.) 

Chester Co. Rates — Coventry Twp. — 1785. 
Bromback, Benjm [A5] £1 I7 s h 6d 

Bromback, Henry [A6] £1 Osh Od 

Bromback, John [A10] £1 9 s h 10d 

(Same ref., p. 703.) 


In Vincent Twp. [A6] "HENRY 2 BROMBACK" is enumerated as 
having three sons over 16 years, and two females, including his wife; also 
HENRY 3 BROMBACK, JUNR. [A9], is enumerated as having one son over 
16, and his wife. 

In Coventry Twp. we find enumerated: JOHN 3 BROMBACH [A10] as 
having three sons under 16 years, three females (including wife), and one other 
white person; also EDWARD 3 BROMBACK [All] as having a son over 16 
years and his wife. At that time Chester Co. contained 27, 937 souls. 




APRIL 22, 1786. 

Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin Brownback of Vincent Township in 
the County of Chester am held and firmly bound unto George Gilbert of New Hanover 
Township in Philada. Co. in the Sum of Thirty Pounds in Gold & Silver Coin lawful money 
of Pennsylvania to be paid unto the Said George Gilbert or to his Certain attorneys, 
Exetrs. Admtors. or Assigns. To the which payment well & truly to be made I do hereby 
bind myself, my heirs, Executors, Admtors. and every of them firmly by these presents 
Sealed with my seal dated this fourth day of September, 1784. _ 

The Condition of this obligation is Such that Whereas Peter Paul & others the Heirs 
and Representatives of John Paul late of Vincent Township aforesaid deceased August last 
past, for the Consideration therein mentioned did grant release and Confirm unto the above 
named George Gilbert his heirs & Assigns, All their respective shares of in and to certain 
forty three lots of ground Situate in Pottstown marked and numbered in the general plan 
of Pottstown as in the Said Indenture Specified. And whereas , Edward Brownback (son of 
the Said Benjamin Brownback) being a minor under the age of twenty one years, and 
incapable at present to sign and execute a sufficient conveyance for his Share therein:— 
know ye that if the Said Edward Brownback his heirs and assigns Shall at the request of the 
Said George Gilbert his heirs or Assigns Sign Seal & Execute a Sufficient Deed of Convey- 
ance for his Said Share of and in and to the above recited forty three lots of ground and 
every part thereof unto the Said George Gilbert his heirs and Assigns, then this present 
obligation to be void and of none effect or else to be and remain in full force & virtue. 

° his 

Benjamin B Brownback. 

Sealed and delivered 
in the presence of us 
Henry Misimer 

When Edward Brownbach became of age, he refused to sign the above 
document, which fact affects title to the valuable real estate mentioned therein. 
The original document is in the possession of Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback 

TATE—APRIL 22, 1786. 

(1) "Plantation known as 'Swan' and 40 acres lower down the Roade 
joining Jacob Stogers, Samuel Rees, and Others, all in the Twp. of Coventry 
to be one Division." 

(2) "Track known by the name of 'Tavern' in Vincent Twp. as far up 
as a Line run by Francis Hopson Dividing it from his Other Lands, some in 
Vincent aforesaid and some in Coventry Twp." 

(3) "All the Remainder of this Land Some in Vincent and some in 
Coventry to the Said Line run by P. Hopson." 

"And we do further Report as Our Judgment in Order to make the Sd 
Division Equal that the Son that takes the first Devision or Swan track and 
the 40 a shall pay the sum of £133 Six Shillings and 8d in hand to the Son 




that takes the (3) Dev. and also pay unto the Son that takes the Tavern 
Track in Vincent, or Second Dev. the Sum of £3, 6s, 8d, the above Sums to 
be paid Imediately upon the taking of the Swan track etc." 

John Ralston 
Henry Acker 

Apr. 22, 1786 

[A10] John 3 took division (1). 
[A 9] Henry 3 took division (2). 
[All] Edward 3 took division (3). 
Children by 1st m (3) : 
[A 9] + Henry 3 . 

[A10] + John 3 . , 
[All] + Edward 3 , b 1766. 

[A6] HENRY 2 BRUMBACH— BRUMBACK ([Al] Gerhard 1 ) b Feb. 
18, 1733; d July 30, 1804; m Mary Magdalin Paid, b Feb. 23, 1739; d Aug. 
23, 1784; dau John (d 1766) and Mary Paul. 

This branch of the family consists of a larger number of descendants than 
any of the others, and they have spread into ten different States, viz.: Penn- 
sylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Montana, Idaho 
and California. They have been engaged in various occupations, chiefly in 
business and in farming, but a goodly number are found in professional life. 
Gerhard 1 willed to Henry 2 200 acres of land, and by dint of perseverance and 
good management the latter increased his property to the extent of more than 
600 acres. He was collector of the "County Rate" for Vincent Twp. in 1795. b 

Henry 2 was an Elder in the Brownback Church, and his signature appears 
in the Church Book for 1773, written both "Henry Brombach" and "Henry 


"Henry Brumback commissioned Ensign Aug. 5, 1776, in Capt. Edwd. 
Parker's Co., 2d Battn., Chester Co. Militia, Thos. Hockley, Col." d 

Henry Brumback also appears as a Private on a "Return of the names and 
number of the Volunteer Militia Light Horse for the County of Chester, with 
a State of their equipment and the Battalions to which they respectively be- 

"Spelling from tombstone of [A6] Henry.' 

"Garrett EHwood" Brownback [A132] lias bis original tax book and his certificate of 
appointment as collector. 
c See Plate 22. 

A Pa. Archives, 5th Series, Vol. V, p. 509. 


long, 1780-1781." "He belonged to the Second Battalion under the Com- 
mand of Colonel Thomas Bull." a 

Henry's 2 silver knee buckles and other articles used by him in the Revo- 
lutionary War are preserved by his grandson, Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback 

WILL OF [A6] HENRY 2 BRUMBACK, MAY 20, 1804." 
'In the name of God Amen, the twentieth day of May in the year of our Lprd one thou- 
sand eight hundred & four I, Henry Brunbaek of the Township of Vincent in the County 
of Chester & State of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound mind & memory thanks 
be to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and that it is appointed for 
all men once to die do make this my last will & Testament. I do order that all my just 
debts & funeral charges be first -paid & discharged by my executors herein after named. 
Imprimas it is my will and I do order that John Titlow William Posey & John Ralston 
shall immediately after my decease divide my Plantation where I now live part in Vincent 
Township & part in Coventry Township which I hold by three deeds & a warrant in two 
parts or divisions as they may think proper or most advantageous and set or put a Valuation 
on each part and I do order and direct that my son Benjamin [A15] shall have the first 
choice and may take it at the Valuation and my son Peter [A14] shall have the refusal of the 
other division or part at the Valuation and in case that my son Benjamin and Peter or either 
of them should .decline or refuse to take them or either of the said divisions it is my will that 
my son John [A13] shall have the refusal of the land so divided or either part that is declined 
to be taken by either of my sons Benjamin or Peter and I do order that if my sons or either 
of them should take my land or any part after it is divided and Valued as aforesaid the Val- 
uation shall be divided in five equal payments to be paid unto my Executors annually and if 
none will take my land at the Valuation immediately after the said Valuation is made I order 
and direct that my Execu's shall sell the same or such part that is not taken by my sons and I 
impower them or the survivor of them to Convey to the purchaser or purchasers by Deed in 
fee the same Item it is my will and I order and direct that immediately after my decease my 
executors sell by public vandue all my personall property excepting my wearing apparel which 
I order to be equally divided between my five children namely John [A13] Peter [A14] Benja- 
min [A15] Hannah [A12] and Susannah [A16] but they would not wish to have my wearing 
apparel so divided between them then I order that my Executors to give my wearing apparel 
to such poor persons as they may think proper and it is my will and I order and direct that 
the amount of the Valuation and sales of my estate both real and and personal also what 
my said children hath received from me but no interest shall be demanded from them for 
what they have received from me 1 shall be divided in the following manner it is my will 
and I order that my son John [A13] shall have or receive the sum of forty Pounds my son 
Peter [A14] shall receive the sum of one hundred pounds the above sum to be paid them 
immediately after the sales of my estate and the remainder of my estate or the amount 
thereof to be equally divided between my five children namely John Brunbaek Peter Brunbaek 
Benjamin Brunbaek Hannah Snyder [A12] and Susannah Prizor [A16] share and share 
alike to them and their heirs forever to be paid unto them in equal shares as it 
comes in to my Executors hands by my executors and I do hereby constitute make and 
ordain my three sons John Brunbaek Peter Brunbaek and Benjamin Brunbaek Executors of 
this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and disanul all former will and wills 
Legacy or legacies ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testa- 
ment. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above 


Henry X Brunbaek [Seal] 

Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Henry Brunbaek as his 
last will and testament in the presence of us the sunscribers John Titlow Roger Davis John 
Ralston. West Chester, August 24th, 1804. 

Archives, 2d Series, Vol. XIV, p. 126-p. 67 also gives "HENERY BRUMBACK" 
as Ensign, Aug. 5, 1776, in the 2d Battan., and his brother BENJAMIN [A5] as First Lieut, 
of Stimc 

"Recorded in Book II, p. 33, Chester Co., Pa. Certified copy furnished by [A132] -+ 
Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback. 



Children (5) : 

[A12] + Hannah 3 , 6 Jan. 3, 1759; d Nov. 5, 1811. 
[A13] + John 3 , 6 Aug. 8, 1761 ; d Dec. 16, 1838. 
[A14] + Peter 3 , b Apr. 3, 1764; d July 9, 1834. 
[A15] + Benjamin 3 , 6 May 7, 1768; d March 20, 1837. 
[A16] + Susanna 3 , b July 5, 1772 ; d May 7, 1856. 

after her father's death m Jacob Munshower, and to this union were born three 
sons, and perhaps two daughters. The descendants of their branch of the 
family are numerous, and they live mostly about the old homestead in the 
Schuylkill valley. They are engaged in farming, in various trades and busi- 
ness pursuits. Jacob Munshower owned a large farm which occupied the 
present site of Spring City. Gerhard 1 willed to his daughter Catharine some 
household goods, a horse and several cows, and thirty pounds sterling in cash. 

[A9] HENRY 3 BROWNBACK ([A5] Benjamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) m Eliza- 
beth Shaner. 

Children (2) : 
[A17] Henry 4 . 
[A18] John 4 . 

[A10] JOHN 3 BROWNBACK ([5] Benjamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) m Ella Par- 
ker; they lived on the ridge, or "Tavern tract." 

Children (6) : 
[A31] Henry 4 . 

[A32] Mary 4 ("Polly"), b Dec. 31, 1781 ; d 1859; unm. 

[A33] John 4 , b May 7, 1783; d Dec. 7, 1878; m Eleanor . 

[A34] Rebecca 4 , b 1792; d May 11, 1865; unm. 

[A35] + Elizabeth 4 , d 1847 ; m John S. Messimer. 

[A36] + Edward 4 , b Dec. 19, 1799; d April (Sept. ?) 16, 1845. 

[All] EDWARD 3 BROWNBACK ([A5] Benjamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b 
1766; m Susanna Be Frain, b July 5, 1765, and d Dec. 12, 1853, dau Peter 
and Eve Be Frain, b Aug. 5, 1733, and d March 23, 1782; latter buried at 
Lower Hill Ref. Church. Peter De Frain served as "private in Capt. Ed- 
ward Parker's Co., 2d Battn., Chester Co. Mil., Aug. 5, 1776, Thos. Hockley, 
Col." ' 

"Vol. V, Pa. Arch., 5th Series. See also [A14] for further services. 



Edward 3 d Nov. 17, 1799, and was bur. at Brownback's Ch. His widow 
later m [A14] PETER 3 BROWNBACK. 
One son: 

[A42] + Edward 4 , 6 June 10, 1798; d Dec. 15, 1858. 

[A12] HANNAH 3 BROWNBACK ([A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Jan. 3, 
1759; d Nov. 5, 1811; m Casper Snyder. They are buried at the Lower Hill 
Ref. Ch., located on Ridge Road above Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pa. — 
an old church which was used as a hospital for wounded Revolutionary soldiers. 
Children (6), surname Snyder: 
i Henry 4 . 

ii Mary 4 , m Jones Pennypacker. 

iii Benjamin, d y. 

iv Thomas 4 , m Elizabeth Shipley. 

v Elizabeth 4 , m John Trinly. 

vi Susanna 4 , m Casper Francis. 

[A13] JOHN 3 BROWNBACK ( [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Aug. 8, 
1761, in West Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa.; d Dec. 16, 1838; m Margaret 
Be Train, b Nov. 26, 1763; d March 12, 1828; dau of Peter and Eve Be Frain; 
sister of Susanna who m (1) EDWARD 3 BROWNBACK [All], and (2) 

John 3 served as a Col. of Militia in the War of 1812, and both himself 
and w were bur. at Brownback's Ch. 
Children (10) : 

[A20] + Elizabeth 4 , b Jan. 5, 1795 ; d March 19, 1870. 

[A21] + John 4 , b May 29, 1800; d Oct. 12, 1821. 

[A22] + Henry 4 , b June 13, 1802; d June 18, 1893. 

[A23] + Rebecca 4 , b July 19, 1804 ; d April 28, 1885. 

[A24] + William 4 , b Sept. 19, 1806. 

[A25] + Jesse 4 , d June 30, 1898. 

[A26] + Mary 4 . 

[A27] + Hannah 4 . 

[A28] + Sarah 4 . 

[A29] + Catharine 4 . 

[A14] PETER 3 BROWNBACK ( [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b April 3, 

1764; d July 9, 1834; m (1) ? ™ W Susanna Be Frain, b July 5, 

1765; dau. Peter and Eve Be Frain, and widow of [All] EDWARD 3 


ofa.ezet6e.cp>, (remind (%te^ "X&ftufetr-udi, j&vou ^^.t^i/tetfi^fft^ /?fu^- ^)&u>-i t&> f ^ cL ct 1 1 cL/C$) liwira, ct> 

/ / 

■■/C 1 frit 

John" Bhow.vhack [A13] axd Benjamin' Browxback [A15] Release to 
Peter' Brownback [A14] for Their Shares of Estate (Henry- [A6]). 

Plate 30 

Marriage Certificate of Peter 3 Brownback [A14] and Susanna De Frain 



BROWNBACK; she d Dec. 12, 1853, aged 88 yrs., and was bur. at Brown- 
back's Ch. 

Peter 3 Brownback's daily journal" of the period covering Sept., 179-A, 
gives the events of the march from home to Downingtown, Harrisburgh, etc., 
during the "Whiskey insurrection." He was Adj. Gen. and commanded the 
battalion. He also sawed out and made gun stocks" for the Government in 
the old log shop which stood in the vineyard upon the old farm. 

When the Revolutionary troops mai*ched from Valley Forge they stopped 
at the home of Peter De Frain on the "Ridge road" and Susanna helped her 
mother, Eve De Frain, to bake bread for the troops. The British followed 
them ; the Revolutionary troops left De Frain's at midnight, crossing the 
Schuylkill river at Parker's Ford and going on to Germantown, where the 
battle was fought. 


JAN. 1, 1805." 

Articles of agreement made and Concluded on the first Day of January in the year of 
Our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and five; By and Between PETER BRUMBACK 
of Vincent Township Chester County and state of Pennsylvania of the one part and FRED- 
ERICK SMITH of Coventry Township County and State aforesaid of the other part _|_ _|_ _|_ 
PETER BRUMBACK -f -(- Term of one year to commence from the first Day of April 
Next all that Plantation farm and Tavern House now in his Tenure recerving as is herein- 
after recerved first the said PETER BRUMBACK doth recerve Two front Rooms in the 
said House one on the lower floor and one on the upper floor both next to the Road at the 
North West corner of the said house -)- -j- he also recerves a piece of meadow, from a 
watering ditch running to the land of the late HENRY BRUMBACK Deceased [A6], Ex- 
tending from the same along the Bushes to the lot of GEORGE HALL'S Next adjoining 
the afforesaid lands or the so called INDIAN FIELD, he also recerves the Water right 
which is recerved by a former Contract to the estate of HENRY* BRUMBACK JUNR. 
Deceased [A9]. 

The said Frederick Smith -j \- -\- agree to pay to the said Peter Brumback -\ 1- the 

sum of Eighty Dollars Exclusive of the covenants hereinafter mentioned first the said Fred- 
erick Smith is to pay all the Taxes Assessed -| — 1_ _[_ to clear the Bushes out of the meadow 

-j 1 }- to repair and make the fence of a New from the Ground round the meadow to the 

field now in tenure of BENJAMIN 3 BRUMBACK [A15] and half the middle fence between 
that field and the meadow and repair the other fences where necessary he is to deliver to 
RACHEL BRUMBACK half a tun of Bank hay and hall the third Part of her firewood 

during said term -| 1 ^ he is not to cut or destroy any green Timber for fuel while there 

is dead Timber to supply the same or if the case requires Green timber to be cut the said 
Peter Brumback is to Show and direct the same -| — | — |- 

Peter Brownback [Seal] 
Frederick Smith [Seal] 

Anthony Shaffer 
Abrm. Fertig 

Children (3) : 
[A39] + Peter 4 , b May 22, 1802; d April 20, 1882. 

■Both preserved by [A132] Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback. See also [A13]. 

"Preserved by [A132] Garrett Ellwood 5 Brownback. Notice "Brumback" in body of 
agieement and "Brownback" in signature — also the careful preservation or "conserTatiori" of 
the trees. 

°First w of [A14] Peter 8 Brownback. 



[A40] John 4 , 6 Sept. 20, 1804; d Sept. 27, 1813; unm. 
[A41] + Jesse 4 , b March 18, 1807; d Aug. 3, 1899. 

[A15] BENJAMIN 3 BROWNBACK ([A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b May 
7, 1768; m Elizabeth Grubb, b Dec. 19, 1767; dau. Nicholas and Catharine 
(Harwich) Grubb. They lived in Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa., on the [A6] 
Henry 2 farm. (See [A6] for Benjamin's 3 signature, etc.) The latter d 
March 20, 1837, and was bur. in Brownback Cem. ; Elizabeth d July 2, 1862, 
and was bur. at E. Ringold, O. See Plate 28 — Washington's Headquarters. 

Children (8) : 
[A43] + Catharine 4 , b Oct. 11, 1791. 

[A44] Benjamin 4 , b Nov. 19, ; d Nov. 20, 1837; unm. 

[A45] + David 4 , b Aug. 18, 1800. 
[A46] Mary 4 , b Jan. 15, 1803. 
[A47] + Henry 4 , b Oct. 12, 1805. 
[A48] + William 4 , 6 Jan. 21, 1808. 
[A49] Samuel 4 , b Dec. 14, 1810. 
[A50] Elizabeth 4 , b Dec. 14, 1813. 

[A16] SUSANNA 3 BROWNBACK ( [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b July 5, 
1772; m Frederick Prizer, b Dec. 9, 1768; lived on a farm in Coventry Twp., 
Chester Co., Pa. Frederick was a member Lutheran Church and d Jan. 27, 
1823; Susanna 3 d April 7, 1856, aged 83 years 27 days; both bur. in cemetery 
adjoining Brownback Ch. 

Children (3), surname Prizer: 
i Hannah 4 , b May 9, 1796; m John Diffendafer, b 1794 and d Oct. 30, 
1862; Hannah 4 d July 10, 1875; both bur. in cemetery of Brown- 
back Ch. 

Children (Is and 7 dau.), surname Diffendafer: 

(1) Mary Ann 5 , b March 1, 1817; d July 1, 1887; m Peter 

Brower; d May 9, 1901 (5 s and 4 dau.). 

(2) Susanna 5 , b April 2, 1819; d age 80 yrs. 6 mo. 25 ds. ; m 

[A39] PETER 4 BROWNBACK (3 s and 1 dau.). 

(3) Julian 5 , b July 18, 1827; m John Kulp, b 1817, and d April 
29, 1890 (2s and 1 dau.). 

(4) Lafayette 5 , b Sept. 22, 1831; d April 1, 1837. 

(5) Eliza Ann 5 , b May 13, 1833; d Sept. 10, 1836. 

(6) Sarah E. 5 , 6 Aug. 30, 1837; Oct. 28, 1855 m Jacob Y. Reif- 

snyder (12 ch.). 



(7) Hannah Lovina 5 , b July 8, 1840; m Daniel Fry (3 ch.). 

ii John 4 , b May 29, 1800; d Oct. 12, 1821 ; m Elizabeth (10 ch.). 

iii Henry 4 , b June 13, 1802; d June 18, 1893 (91 y 5 ds) ; March 13, 

1826, m Elizabeth Diffendafer, b Sept. 17, 1803; d Aug. 6, 1881 
(77 10 19). 

Children (6), surname Prizer: 

(1) Sarah 5 , b Aug. 15, 1827; d 1849; m [See A114] URIAH 

Feb., 1878 (2 ch.). 

(2) Elizabeth 5 , b March 20, 1829; m John Prizer (10 ch.). 

(3) Leah 5 , b Jan. 10, 1831 ; m Joseph C. Green, who d March 10, 

1906; she lives at Pughtown, Chester Co., Pa. (No ch.) 

(4) Hannan 5 , b Nov. 5, 1832; m Mary A. Berger W anger (10 


(5) Susan 5 , b April 21, 1835; m William M. Staufer (1 ch.). 

(6) Esalinda 5 , b Jan. 20, 1838; d Nov. 13, 1901. 

[A20] ELIZABETH 4 BROWNBACK ([A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , 
Gerhard 1 ) b Jan. 5, 1795, in W. Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa.; Jan. 14, 
1814, m George Christman, b May 9, 1793, in E. Vincent Township, same 
county; son Henry and Susan Keeley Christman. George d June 17, 1866, 
aet. 72-8-8 ds, and Elizabeth 4 d March 19, 1870, aet. 75-2-14; both bur. at 
Zion's Lutheran Church, E. Pikeland Twp,, Chester Co., Pa. George was a 
farmer, Dem., and member Luth. Ch. 

"Henry Christman private Capt. Hallman's Co., 2d Battn., Chester Co. 
Mil., Aug. 12, 1780." a 

Children (8), surname Christman: 

i Joshua 5 , b July 2, 1815 ; d Sept. 9, 1887. 

ii Sophia 5 , b July 29, 1817; (1 July 25, 1838. 

iii Susannah 5 , b Feb. 12, 1820; d July 29, 1820. 

iv Margaret 5 , b Oct. 25, 1822; unm. ; living. 

v Isabella 5 , b March 3, 1825 ; d Oct. 19, 1849. 

vi Elizabeth 5 , b April 3, 1827 ; d Oct. 23, 1908. 

vii John 5 , b Feb. 16, 1830; d Dec. 3, 1905. 

viii Hannah 5 , b Feb. 16, 1830; unm ; living. 

|A21j JOHN 4 BROWNBACK ([A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) 
b May 29, 1800; (/ Oct. 12, 1821 ; w Hannah Keeley, b May 9, 1796. (It is re- 

"Vol. V, Pa. Arch., 5th Series. 



ported that Hannah m (2) John Diffendarfer — see [A16-i] — but there is some 
uncertainty about it.) 
Children (5) : 

[A66] + Oliver Davis 5 , b Nov. 4, 1822; d Feb. 10, 1906. 

[A67] + Holland Keeley 5 , b Sept., 1827. 

[A68] Mary Magdalene 5 ; unm. 

[A69] + Rebecca Keeley 5 , b Sept. 18, 1833. 

[A70] Malinda; m Jacob Acker. 

[A22] HENRY 4 BRO WNBACK ( [ A13] John 3 , [A 6 ] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) 
b June 13, 1802; d June 18, 1893; m Catharine Shuler. 

Children (4) : 
[A56] + Lydia 5 . 
[A57] + Margaret 5 . 

[ A58] + William 5 , b July 22, 1822 ; d May 18, 1910. 
[A59] + Sophia 5 , b 1824; d Dec. 20, 1910. 

[A23] REBECCA 4 BROWNBACK ([A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Ger- 
hard 1 ) b in W. Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa., July 19, 1804; Feb. 24, 1831, 
m Samuel Stauffer, b July 13, 1803, in the same township; Samuel d July 16, 
1865, and his w d April 28, 1885; both bur. at St. Matthew's Ref. Ch. 
Children (6), surname Stauffer: 

i Mary C. 5 , b Aug. 26, 1833; m Joseph Friday. 

ii Abraham B. 5 , b March 2, 1835 ; Dec. 26, 1867, m (1) Ella E. Shantz, 

b May 17, 1844; d Nov. 6, 1869; dau. Isaac and Catherine (Christ- 
man) Shantz; Sept. 9, 1875, Abraham m (2) Mary Ada Stauffer, 
b Aug. 8, 1854; dau. John M. and Sophia (Permypacker) Stauffer 
(2 ch). 

iii Sarah A. 5 , b June 10, 1838 ; d Oct. 7, 1890. 

iv John B. 5 , b Nov. 11, 1840; m Olivia W. Wynne; ad Chester Springs, 

Pa., R.R. 2. Ch.: J. Harwin 6 ; S. Lillian 6 ; William W. 6 , d; S. 
La Roy 6 , d; Elsie 6 , d. 

v Samuel Brownback 5 , b Dec. 1, 1844; m CLEMENTINE 5 BROWN- 

BACK [A131J+. 

vi William Brownback 5 , b Feb. 21, 1847; Sept. 2, 1886, m Clara B. 

Danman, b May 30, 1857; dau John and Jane (Barford) Danman; 
merchant; Proh. ; memb. Pres. Ch. ; ad 346 E. Lancaster Ave., E. 
Downingtown, Pa. Ch (6) : Edith Jane 6 ; Mabel Rebecca 6 ; Samuel 
Earle 6 ; William Danman 6 ; Mary Emma 6 ; Clara Mildred 6 . 

Plat e 

William 4 Bhownback [A21J. 

Plate 32 



[A24] WILLIAM 4 BROWNBACK ([A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Ger- 
hard 1 ) 6 in W. Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa., Sept. 19, 1806; d July 28, 
1890. He m (1) Eliza Wilson, b 1808; d 1840; dau John and Mary {White- 
side) Wilson; and m (2) Frances M. Burgoin, b Aug. 16, 1812, at North 
East, Cecil Co., Md. ; dau John and Hannah (Reed) Burgoin. Wil- 
liam 4 was a prominent, highly esteemed, and successful farmer; lifelong mem- 
ber Ref. Ch. 

Children by 1st m (5) : 
[A78] + Mary 5 , b Feb. 24, 1829. 

[A79] John C. G. 5 , b Aug. 13, 1830; d May 21, 1881 ; unm. 
[A80] + James 5 , b March 4, 1833. 
[A81] Wilson 5 , b Nov. 6, 1836; d March 7, 1837. 
[A82] Lewis 5 , b Nov. 12, 1839; d Nov. 12, 1851. 

Children by Hd m (4) : 
[A83] + Levi J. 5 , b Oct. 14, 1843. 
[A84] + Orlando Walker 5 , M.D., b March 23, 1846. 
[A85] William Henry 5 , b Dec. 10, 1848; d Aug. 16, 1858. 
[A86] Galena Frances 5 , 6 Sept. 25, 1851 ; d July 21, 1853. 

[A25] JESSE 4 BROWNBACK ([A1S] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) 
m Sarah Keeley, b Nov. 13, 1815; d June 30, 1898. He was called 'Tale 
Jesse," to distinguish him from the other Jesse 4 [A41]. 

Children (7) : 
[A93] Martha 5 , b Dec. 4, 1840; living. 
[A94] Sophia 5 , b 1843; d 
[A95] Morris 5 , b Aug. 5, 1845. 
[A96] George 5 , b Oct. 25, 1851 ; d 
[A97] Davis 5 , 6 1853; living. 
[A98] Hannah 5 , b 1855 ; living. 
[A99] Clara 5 , b March 19, 1858; living. 

[A26] MARY 4 BROWNBACK ([A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) 
m Wayne Emery. 

Children (2), surname Emery: 
i Abner 5 ; ii Augustus 5 . 

[A27] HANNAH 4 BROWNBACK ([A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Ger- 
hard 1 ) m George Ralston. 

Children (3), surname Ralston: 
i Delilah 5 ; ii John 5 ; iii Sarah 5 . 



[A28] SARAH 4 BROWNBACK ( [A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Ger- 
hard 1 ) m Henry Emery. 

Children (2), surname Emery: 
i Davis 5 ; ii Elizabeth 5 . 

[A29] CATHARINE 4 BROWNBACK ([A1S] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , 
Gerhard 1 ) m Samuel Kimes, b Jan. 4, 1802, in W. Pikeland Twp., Chester 
Co., Pa. Catharine 4 d Aug. 22, 1885, and Samuel April 30, 1888; both bur 
at St. Matthew's Ch., Chester Co., Pa. 

Children (4), surname Kimes: 

i John 5 , b March 10, 1830 ; d Aug. 24, 1894. 

ii Elizabeth A. 5 , 6 Jan. 5, 1832; Dec. 30, 1869, m JACOB CHRIST- 

MAN 5 BROWNBACK [see A128]. 

iii Jesse Brownback 5 , b Sept. 26, 1834 ; m Evaline Graham, b May 31, 

1840, at Coatesville, Chester Co., Pa.; dau. Hamilton and Mary 
(Kurtz) Graham; slate miner; Repn. ; memb. Pres. Ch. ; ad 4823 
Walton Ave., Phila., Pa. 
At the commencement of the Civil War Jesse Brozemback Kimes resided at 
Charlottesville, Va. ; was imprisoned (by order of the Confederate States Gov- 
ernment for refusing to take oath of allegiance to said Government) in the 
military prisons at Richmond, Va., and Salisbury Garrison, N. C, for over 
nine months. 

After being released from prison in 1863, he was given a Captain's com- 
mission in U. S. Vol., and assigned to duty, Co. F, 109th U. S. Colored In- 
fantry, 3d Brig., 1st Div., Mil. Dist. of Eastern Kentucky. Sept., 1864, 
transferred with regiment to 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Virginia. 
Dec, 1864, was detailed Act. Asst. Adj. Gen. of 1st Brig., 2d Div., 25th Army 
Corps, Army of the James, then engaged in sieges of Richmond and Peters- 
burg, Va. 

On the campaign to Appomattox, ending with surrender of General Lee's 
Army, April 9, 1865, his Division was transferred to the Sixth Corps, Army of 
the Potomac. His regiment was transferred May, 1865, to Dist. of Rio 
Grande, Texas, Army of Observation; detailed Asst. Insp. Gen. on Staff of 
Brev., Brig. Gen. Shaw, Indianola, Texas. Oct., 1865, was detailed Act. Asst. 
Q. M. in charge Q. M. depot, Matagorda Bay, Texas. Mustered out of service 
with regiment at Port Lavacca, Texas, Feb. 6, 1866. 
Children (2) : 

(1) Horace 6 , b Feb. 27, 1869. 

(2) Jessie Evalyn 6 , b Jan. 24, 1872; m Dr. Emery Marvel; ad 811 Pa- 

cific Ave., Atlantic City, N. J. 



iv George Christman 5 Kimes, b Jan. 12, 1838; m Maria Peterman, b 
Aug. 8, 1853 (2 ch). 

[A35] ELIZABETH 4 BROWNBACK ([A10] John 3 , [A5] Benjamin 2 , 
Gerhard 1 ) d 1847; m John S. Missimer; farmer; resided in Limerick Twp. 
Children (9), surname Missimer: 
i Susanna 5 , b 1803; d 1883; m John Koons. 
ii Matthias 5 , b 1805 ; d 1894 ; unm. 

iii Josiah Brownback 5 , b April,. 1808; d 1870; m Catharine Christman, 

b Jan., 1814; dau John and Susanna (Schwenk) Christman — 8 ch., 
of whom Rebecca 6 , b Feb., 1838; m Robert Brooke Evans, a bro 
of Emma (Evans) Brownback [see A132]. 

iv Manoah 5 , b Nov. 10, 1810; d March 31, 1844; m Hannah Fegley. 

v Eleanor 5 , b 1812; d 1891; m Isaac S. Christman. 

vi John B. 5 , b 1814; (/ 1878; m Cornelia Clemmens. 

vii Jacob B. 3 , b 1816; d 1885; m Harriet Reese. 

viii Elizabeth 5 , b 1822; d 1890; m Peter Fry. 
ix Mary Louisa 5 , b 1822; d 1824. 

[A36] EDWARD 4 BROWNBACK ([A10] John 3 , [A5] Benjmain 2 , 
Gerhard 1 ) b Dec. 19, 1799; m Elizabeth Geist; lived and d in Chester 
Co., Pa.; former d April 16, 1845, and both were bur adjoining Brownback's 
Ch., of which they were members. 

Children (7) : 
[A101] John 5 . 
[A102] Mark 5 . 
[A103] Benjamin 5 . 
[A104] + Edward 5 . 
[A105] Harriet 5 ; unm. 
[A106] Catherine 5 ; in Peter Emory. 
[A107] Infant, d y. 

[A39] PETER 4 BROWNBACK ([AH] Peter 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Ger- 
hard 1 ) 6 May 22, 1802; Dec. 13, 1838, m Susanna Diefendeifer, b April 2, 
1819; dau John and Hannah (Prizer) Diefendeifer [A16-i]. Peter 4 was a 
farmer and merchant ; Repn. ; member Ger. Ref. Ch. ; lived at Brownback's 
Corner, E. Coventry Twp., Chester Co., Pa., where he d April 20, 1882, and 
where Susanna d Oct. 27, 1899. 
Children (4) : 

[A109] Madison 5 , b June 24, 1840; d March 10, 1864; unm. 



[A110] + Franklin 5 , b March 8, 1843; d May 15, 1907. 
[Alll] + Irvin 5 , b Sept. 2, 1846. 
[A112] + Almiranda 5 , b Dec. 14, 1853. 

[A41] JESSE 4 BROWNBACK ([A14] Peter 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) 
b March 18, 1807, at Bethel, Chester Co., Pa.; m Dec. 27, 1832, Elizabeth 
Christman, b Oct. 18 1812, in Vincent Twp. ; dau, Jacob and Margaret (Evans) 
Christman. Elizabeth d June 81, 1853, and Jesse 4 d Aug. 3, 1899. Jesse 4 
was a practical and successful farmer and cabinet maker ; Repn. ; member Ref. 
Ch., and one of the first directors of the Natl. Bk. of Pottstown, Pa. 

Col. Jacob Christman, father of Elizabeth, was an extensive land owner* 
and a prominent citizen of Chester Co., Pa. During the days of general mus- 
ters he was prominent in military affairs (Col. of Militia). He was a member 
of Luth. Ch. ; ch were : Jacob, Henry, Susan, and Elizabeth. 

Children (11) : 
[A125] + Edith 5 , 6 Oct. 18, 1833; d May 18, 1908. 
[A126] + Margaret 5 , b Sept. 9, 1835; d Sept. 18, 1895. 
[A127] + Lewis Christman 5 , b Jan. 29, 1837. 
[A128] + Jacob Christman 5 , 6 April 3, 1840 [See A29-ii]. 
[A129] Theodore 5 , b Oct. 29, 1841 ; d Dec. 7, 1842. 
[A130] + Penrose Wiley 5 , b Oct. 17, 1843. 
[A131] + Clementine 5 , 6 Aug. 15, 1845. 
[A132] + Garrett Ellwood 5 , b Dec. 27, 1846. 
[A133] + Annie Evans 5 , b March 25, 1848. 
[A134] + Martha Evans 5 , b May 18, 1850. 
[A135] + Frederick W. 5 , b June 3, 1853. 

[A42] EDWARD 4 BROWNBACK ([All] Edward 3 , [A5] Benjamin 2 , 
Gerhard 1 ) b June 10, 1798; m Margaret Root, dau Sebastian Root, b Dec. 1, 
1800. Edward 4 d Dec. 15, 1858, and Margaret d Aug. 16, 1885 ; both were 
buried at Bethel Methodist Church. 

Children (12) : 
[A113] + Edward 5 , b July 10, 1820. 

[A114] + Uriah Sebastian Root 5 , b June, 1822; d 1879. 
[A115] Rachel Luretta 5 , b Aug. 1, 1824; d Dec. 9, 1897. 
[A116] Susanna 5 , m (1) James Setzler; (2) John Garber. 
[A117] Enos Marshall 5 , b 1828 ; d 1829. 

•Assessment of Frederick Twp. for 1776 shows Jacob Christman was there taxed for 
160 a., 3 horses, 4 cows— The Perkiomen Region, Vol. I, p. 69. 

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Plate 34 



[A118] Mary Rosanna 5 , b Aug. 17, 1830; m (1) William B. Walton; (2) 

James Sampson. 
[A119] + Lewis Washington 5 , b Jan. 12, 1831. 

[A120] Edith Matilda 5 , b Nov., 183^; d Jan. 5, 1897; m (1) Joseph 

Vanler; (2) Stephen Wright. 
[A121] Noah 5 . 

[A122] Stephen Sylvester 5 ; unm. 

[A123] Margaret Sophia 5 , b March 17, 1840; m David Finkbiner. 
[A124] + Malinda Sabina 5 , b June 4, 1843. 

[A43] CATHARINE 4 BROWNBACK ([A15] Benjamin 3 , [A6] 
Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Oct. 11, 1791; m Abraham Weiant. 
Children* (7), surname Weiant: 
i David 5 , ii Elizabeth 5 , iii Enos 5 , iv Josiah 5 . 
v William 5 : 

(1) S. B. 6 Weiant, Assumption, 111. 

(2) and (3) Daughters in Ohio, 
vi Rebecca 5 , vii Sarah 5 . 

[A45] DAVID 4 BROWNBACK ([A15] Benjamin 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Ger- 
hard 1 ) b Aug. 18, 1800, in E. Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa.; Jan. 15, 1829, 
m Elizabeth Rhoads, b Oct. 27, 1797 ; dau Daniel Rhoads. David 4 d May 6, 
1861, and his w June 19, 1881 ; both bur. at Brownback's Ch. 
Children (4) : 

[A136] Sarah 5 , b July 16, 1831 ; d May 18, 1864; m George Cadwalader. 
[A137] Lavina 5 , b Aug. 26, 1834; d April 1, 1906; m Jonas Dehaven. 
[A138] + William 5 , b Oct. 19, 1836. 
[A139] • Catharine 5 . 

[A47] HENRY 4 BROWNBACK ([A15] Benjamin 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Ger- 
hard 1 ) 6 Oct. 12, 1805; d April 17, 1892; m Rebecca Zepp, b Oct. 6, 1811, in 
Pa.; d and bur. at Tower Hill, Shelby Co., 111. Henry 4 was a farmer; Dem. ; 
member Ref. Ch. in Pa., but in the absence of such in new home united with 
U. B. Ch. 

Children (8) : 
[A143] + Edwin 5 , b May 12, 1837. 

[A144] + Elizabeth 5 , b March 25, 1839; d Sept., 1900; m David Jester. 

*[A155] Saml. H.' Brownback of Assumption, 111., says that William* (V) was the only 
one to marry. 



[A145] -f- John Benjamin 5 , b April 8, 1842; d Nov. 19, 1904. 
[A146] Sophia 5 , b Oct. 18, 1843; d Oct. 16, 1853. 
[A147] + William Henry 5 , b April 22, 1845. 
[A148] + David Alexander 5 , b March 27, 1847. 
[A149] + Jacob Malin 5 , b Oct. 26, 1849. 
[A150] + Joseph Marien 5 , & Oct. 16, 1853. 

[A48] WILLIAM 4 BROWNBACK ([A15] Benjamin 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , 
Gerhard 1 ) b Jan. 21, 1808; m Sarah Shutt, b July 11, 1867; dau John 
Shutt. William 4 d June 22, 1848, at Pickway, O., and his w d July 11, 
1867; both bur at E. Ringgold, Pickway Co., 0.; carpenter; Dem. ; member 
Ref. Ch. 

Children (6—2 inf) : 
[A152] + Malinda 5 , b July 20, 1834; d May 2, 1862. 

[A153] Eliza 5 , b Jan. 20, 1836; d April 6, 1859; m John Brentigam. 
(No ch). 

[A154] Sarah Alice 5 , b Oct. 22, 1839; d April 15, 1860. (No ch). 
[A155] + Samuel H. 5 , b Jan. 21, 1843. 

[A56] LYDIA 5 BROWNBACK ([A22] Henry 4 , [A13] John 3 , [A6] 
Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) m Nathan Penny packer; residence, Lincoln, Placer Co., Cal. 
Children (2), surname Penny packer: 
i Emma 6 , ii Pierce 6 . 

[A57] MARGARET 5 BROWNBACK ( [A22] Henry 4 , same ancestry 
as [A56]) m Dr. Arnold Yarnal; residence, Lincoln, Cal. 
Children (2), surname Yarnal: 
i Janet A. Cole 6 , ii Granville 6 , d. 

[A58] WILLIAM 5 BRUMBACK 8 ( [A22] Henry 4 , [A13] John 3 , [A6] 
Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b in Chester Co., Pa., July 22, 1832; m Rebecca Ridge, 
dau of Elizabeth (Wood) Ridge of Va. Rebecca d April, 1884, at Piper City, 
Ford Co., 111., and was bur. near Chatsworth, 111.; William 5 d May 18, 1910, 
at Lincoln, Placer Co., Cal. He had lived at Arlington and Piper City, 111. ; 
Herington, Kans., and near Corning, Cal. 

After a lingering illness, William Brumback died at his home in Lincoln May 18th, 1910. 

^ms wife came from Va., where "Brumbaeh" became "Brumback," which latter spelling 
he adopted upon his removal to 111. in 1855. 
'The News of Lincoln, Placer Co., Cal. 



Mr. Brumback was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1832. Deceased was a 
widower, his wife having died twenty-eight' years ago. He was* the father of eight children, 
three of whom survive: Mrs. Elizabeth Fowler, of Lincoln; Mrs. H. W. Hyde, of Brookings, 
S. Dak., and Miss Cora Brumback, also of Lincoln. He had been a farmer, also a merchant', 
and was a man of sterling integrity and generous to a fault. Mr. Brumback was a man of 
great industry and successful in business until sickness compelled him to give up his labors, 
since which time his two faithful daughters have devotedly cared for him. Deceased had been 
a member of the Masonic order for twenty-five years. He has left a legacy of well doing to 
cheer the hearts of his sorrowing daughters, the funeral was held at his home Thursday 
afternoon, Rev. C. C. Cragin officiating. At the grave the Masons took charge and tenderly 
laid to rest all that was mortal of another brother who has gone before. Mrs. Walter Jansen, 
Mrs. M. W. Hogle and Mrs. Frank L. Sanders rendered appropriate hymns." 

[A59] SOPHIA 5 BROWNBACK ( [A22] Henry 4 , same ancestry as 
[A56]) b 1824; d Dec. 20, 1910; m David Buckwalter; lived at Lincoln, Cal. 
Children (3), surname Buckwalter: 
i Elwood 6 , d; ii Anna B. 6 , d; iii Addie 6 , Phoenixville, Pa. 

[A66] OLIVER DAVIS 5 BROWNBACK ([A21] John 4 , [A13] John 3 , 
[A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard^ b in Upper Uwchland Twp., Chester Co., Pa., Nov. 
4, 1822; d Feb. 10, 1906, and bur at Ivy Hill Cem., Mt. Airy, Phila, Pa.; m 
Hannah Leggett, b May 26, 1823, in Marsh Twp., Chester Co., Pa. ; d Nov. 
17, 1903; dau John and Sophia (Kurtz} Leggett. Oliver 5 was a retired mill 
owner; Dem. ; memb. Pres. Ch. 
Children (3) : 

[A163] Anna 6 , b Dec. 19, 1855; d Feb. 20, . 

[A164] Ella Louise 6 , b Sept. 24, 1858. 
[A165] + Evalyn 6 , b Aug. 31, 1861. 

[A67] HOLLAND KEELEY 5 BROWNBACK ([A21] John 4 , same an- 
cestry as [A66]) b Sept., 1827, in Chester Co., Pa.; d May 13, 1899, at 
Downingtown, Pa. ; Dec. 6, 1854, m Margaret Fetters, b June 30, 1827, and d 
July 17, 1906; bur. St. Matthew's Luth. Cem.; dau John and Mary (Sloyer) 
Fetters; farmer; member Luth. Ch. 



Children (8) : 

Lusette Ridge 6 , b 1847; d 1870; m William E. Lyons. 
Sophia 6 , d y. 

Elizabeth Ridge 6 ; m Fowler, Lincoln, Cal. 

Jane 6 , d y. 

Anna Ridge 6 , b Dec. 5, 1853. 

Iva Van Fossen 6 , d; m John Mitchell; (5 ch). 

Cora May 6 , unm ; Lincoln, Cal. 

Horace Lincoln, d at Arlington, 111. 



Children (3) : 
[A166] + George Francis 6 , b Nov. 12, 1855. 
[A167] + JohnH. 6 

[A168] + Hannah Mary 6 , b June 14, 1862. 

[A69] REBECCA KEELEY 5 BROWNBACK ([A21] John 4 , same an- 
cestry as [A66]) b Sept. 18, 1833; Dec. 25, 1866, m Abram Fetters, b Sept. 
17, 1828, at Lionville, Chester Co., Pa.; d Aug. 23, 1893, and bur. St. Mat- 
thew's Ref. Ch. ; s Samuel and Mary {Acker) Fetters; farmer; member 
Ref. Ch. 

Children (2), surname Fetters: 

i John 6 , b Oct. 19, 1867; d Sept. 10, 1885. 

ii Horace 6 , b Nov. 1, 1871. 

[A78] MARY 5 BROWNBACK ([A24] William 4 , [A13] John 3 , [A6] 
Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Feb. 24, 1829; Jan. 15, 1851, m John Mosteller, b Feb. 
24, 1824; both b in West Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa.; s Henry and Mar- 
garet (Sheneman) Mosteller; John d March 31, 1907, and was bur. at St. 
Matthew's Ref. Ch., St. Vincent, Pa.; farmer; Dem. ; memb. Ref. Ch. 
Children (3), surname Mosteller: 

i Clinton Knipe 6 , b July 19, 1853; m Elizabeth Lumis; res West Ches- 

ter, Pa. 

Children (2) : 

(1) Iva May 7 . 

(2) Mary 7 . 

ii William H — . 6 , M.D., b March 21, 1859; m Mary Detzviler Custer, 

b Sept. 13, 1864, in Worcester Township, Montgomery Co., Pa.; 
daughter Daind and Margaret (Detmler) Custer. He at- 
tended the public schools, Ursinus College (1873-74), Edgefield 
Institute, Pickering Institute (1879-80), and graduated (M.D.) in 
Class of '84 from Med. Dept. of Univ. of Pa. He located in Phoenix- 
ville, Chester Co., Pa., Oct. 1, 1884, where he is actively en- 
gaged in the general practice of medicine. Member of Chester Co. 
Med. Soc. for a number of years; Burgess of Phoenixville, 1893; 
Pres. Phoenixville Bd. of Health. In politics he is Dem. and was 
Pres. of Dem. Club for 8 yrs., candidate for Pa. Leg. and Sen., 1896- 
1900, and for Rec. of Deeds (Independent ticket) in 1906. Lecturer 
Ursinus College on "Hygiene and Sociology." He has always been 
much interested in S. S. work, and for over 18 yrs. has been Supt. of 
the Ref. Ch. S. S. (Phoenixville) ; S. S. teacher for over 27 yrs. 

Plate 35 

Edward 4 Brownbacx [A42J. 

Plate 36 

Margaret (Root) Brownback [A42]. 



Pres. and Historian of "The Gerhard Brumbach (Brownback) 
Memorial Association," and one of its active incorporators and work- 
ers. The author acknowledges extensive assistance received from 
him in the preparation of this section of the work. (Illustration.) 

Children (2) : 

(1) Margaret Custer 7 , b March 22, 1896. 

(2) William David 7 , b June 13, 1899. 

iii James Brownback 6 , 6 Aug. 9, 1868; m Melinda Dewees; farmer; lives 
in West Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa. 
Children (4) : 

(1) Dewees 7 . 

(2) Sarah Dewees 7 . 

(3) Clinton 7 . 

(4) James Paul 7 . 

[A80] JAMES 5 BROWNBACK ([A 24] William 4 , same ancestry as 
[A78]) b March 4, 1833, at Birchrunville, W. Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa.; 
Dec. 12, 1857, m Eleanor S. March, b Sept. 6, 1838, at Lawrenceville 
(Parkerford), Chester Co., Pa.; dau Michael and Susanna {Christ- 
man) March. After obtaining a common school education, he followed 
agricultural pursuits for eight years, taught five years in the public schools of 
his county, and in 1865 engaged in the foundry business. The firm of "March- 
Sisler Co.," with which he was connected, moved across the river to Linfield 
and built at the latter point in 1866; 1868 he purchased the interest of Henry 
C. March in "March & Church"; 1889 the "March-Brownback Stove Co." of 
Pottstown, Pa., was incorporated, and he became its first president, thus con- 
tinuing until 1896, when he resigned ; continued as director until 1908, when he 
was succeeded in the directorate by his s [A188] William Michael 6 Brownback. 

In company with William March and J. Keeley, in 1872, he purchased 
the Dauphin Co., Pa., furnace, which they owned and operated for two years. 
James 5 was a director in several other companies; for a number of years he 
served as trustee of Ursinus College, and also as school director. He retired 
from active business and lived in Linfield, Pa., where he d from heart disease 
Jan. 4, 1909. 

James 5 has been described as "always an active man of affairs, he was 
widely known and highly esteemed." He was an ardent religious worker, being 
a member of the Ref. Ch. ; Repn. ; member of Masonic Lodge, Commandery 
and Chapter, of Phoenixville, Pa. 

Children (3) : 
[A186] + Ada Eliza 6 , b March 6, 1859. 



[A187] + Henry March 6 , b Dec. 17, 1860. 
[A188] + William Michael 6 , 6 Oct. 3, 1863. 

[A83] LEVI J. 5 BROWNBACK ([A24] William 4 , same male ancestry 
as [A78]) b Oct. 14, 1843, near Birchrunville, Chester Co., Pa., which con- 
tinues to be his address, and near which he resides upon a farm ; member Ref. 
Ch. ; 1866 m Priscilla E. Murray, b in Chester Co. ; dau Levi and Eliza (Shin- 
gle) Murray. 

Children (8) : 
[A189] Galena F. 6 , m George Szmnehart. 
[A190] Margaret L. 6 , m Charles Hughes. 

[A191] William 6 , d; m Drake. 

[A192] Eliza M. 6 , m Allie Reis. 
[A193] Mary E. 6 , m John Guilfor. 
[A194] Hannah L. 6 , m Norman Roland. 
[A195] Anna R. 6 , m Herold Kaleton. 
[A196] Jennie 6 . 

[A84] ORLANDO WALKER 5 BROWNBACK, M.D. ( [A24] William 4 , 
same male ancestors as [A78]) b at Birchrunville, Chester Co., Pa., March 23, 
1846; Sept. 15, 1869, m Kate King Baird, b Nov. 2, 1846, at Philadel- 
phia, Pa.; dau Alexander and Mary Ann (King) Baird. Dr. Brownback spent 
his early days on his father's farm, attending the public school about a mile 
distant, attended Oakdale Seminary, Pughtown, Pa., and a two years' course 
at Franklin and Marshall College; graduated M.D. from Univ. of Pa. March 
14, 1867. The following September he located in Pendleton, Madison Co., 
Ind., where he has since continued in active and successful practice of his 
profession, attaining high rank therein and in the confidence of the community. 
He is a public-spirited and progressive citizen ; has served several years as 
school trustee ; and since 1887 has been gen. mgr. and secy, of a local natural 
gas company. 

Dr. Brownback 5 was made a Mason in Madison Lodge, No. 44, F. & A. 
M., at Pendleton, Ind., Feb. 13, 1874, and advanced step by step until May 
28, 1901, he became Grand Master of Masons in Indiana. He became 32 deg. 
A. A. S. R. in Dec, 1897. In politics he is Repn. The picture herewith re- 
produced was taken in 1901. 
Children (3) : 

[A198] Frances , b Aug. 14, 1870; m Walter Hays, Loogootee, Ind. 
[A199] Baird 6 , b Dec. 23, 1872; d Dec. 18, 1887. 
[A200] Katharine 6 , b April 29, 1877. 


[A104] EDWARD 5 BROWNBACK ([A36] Edward*, [A10] John" 
[A5 | Benjamin*, Gerhard*) m Andora Goodwin of Trappe, Pa.; dau William 
and Sarah (Haws) Goodwin. Edward 5 was reared in Chester Co., Pa. (Birch- 
runville), until grown, when with his bro [A102] Mark 5 they moved to Mont- 
gomery Co., and rented and managed a large farm. Mark 5 m and in 1861 
they entered the hotel business at Trappe, continuing in partnership until 1868 
when Edward- bought the farm at Trappe. Upon the latter his family was' 
reared, and he there d Feb. 19, 1902 (78-5 mo). "He was an excellent business 
man and accumulated considerable property.- He was long a stockholder and 
director m the Spring City Natl. Bk. ; was charitable; Dem. 

Children (3) : 
[A160] + Edward Goodwin 6 , 6 March 3, 1868. 
[A161] Stella 6 , d y. 

[A162] Benjamin F. 6 , b Nov. 22, 1872; unm. 

[A110] FRANKLIN 5 BROWNBACK ([A39] Peter*, [AMI Peter' 
[A6] Henry*, Gerhard*) b March 8, 1843; m Laura Eliza Muth, b Aug 23 
1855, in Ohio. Franklin 5 d May 15, 1907, and his w d July 20, 1902 

Children (2): 
[A225] Arthur Irvin 6 , b Oct. 19, 1885. 
[A226] Edna May 6 , b Feb. 19, 1888; d Aug. 14, 1888. 

r A11 mwl IRVIN5 BR ° WNBACK (fA39] Peter*, same ancestry as 
A110]) b Sept. 2, 1846, at Brownback's Corner, Chester Co., Pa.; Jan 20, 
1876, m Hannah Catharine Davis, b Sept. 22, 1847, at Parkerford, Chester 

CiV Pa R U F U B m ^ ^ ^ ? addreM 

Children (2) : 
[A229] -f Oscar Davis 6 , b Jan. 21, 1878. 

[A230] Lottie Emma 6 , b Oct. 18, 1880 ; m John David Mayor Heck, b Jan 
10, 1876; (2 ch.). 

rA«l C t 112] 2 A r L Ttw AS BR0WNBACK (CA89] Peter*, [A14] Peter', 
A6] Henry* Gerhard*) b Dec. 14, 1853, in Chester Co., Pa. ; Feb. 28, 1884, 
m J Harry France, b July 17, 1855; s ,/. L. and Christians (Grubb) Fran- 
cis; farmer; memb. Ref. Ch. ; ad Spring City, Pa., R.R. 1. 

f^ 11 ^ EDWARD 5 BROWNBACK ([A42] Edward*, [All] Edward', 

'History of Montgomery Co., Pa., Roberts, 1904, Vol. II, p. 55. 



[A5] Benjamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b July 10, 1820, in Chester Co., Pa.; d Nov. 12, 
1871 ; Sept. 15, 1842, m Hannah Peterman, b Oct. 27, 1824, in Montgomery 
Co., Pa.; dau John and Susanna (Garber) Peterman. Hannah d Feb. 17, 
1904, and was bur. at Phoenixville, Pa. 
One son: 

[A258] + Stephen Sylvester 6 , 6 Dec. 5, 1845. 

ward 4 , same ancestry as [A113]) b June, 1822; d Feb., 1878; bur at Bethel 
Ch.; Aug. 25, 1846, m (1) Sarah Prizer, b Aug. 15, 1827; dau [A16-iii] 
Henri/ and Elizabeth (Diffendafer) Prizer. Dec. 18, 1849, he m (2) Mary 
Keesey, b Norristown, Pa., Sept. 12, 1822 (yet living) ; dau Jessie and Jane 
(Griffie) Keesey. 

Children by 1st m (2) : 
[A259] + Webster Prizer 6 , b Feb. 2, 1847. 

[A260] Lovin Prizer 6 , b Feb. 8, 1849; m Elmira Wamshire; (1 ch d y). 

Children by 9,d m (5) : 
[A261] Ellington 6 , b Jan. 6, 1851. 
[A262] + Walton 6 , 6 July 17, 1852. 
[A263] + Doremus 6 , b Aug. 20, 1855. 
[A264] Clarinda 6 , b Aug., 1854; d Dec. 21, 1856. 
[A265] + Hickman 6 , b Oct. 14, 1858. 
[A266] + Laura Virginia 6 , b Feb. 17, 1860. 

[A119] LEWIS WASHINGTON 5 BROWNBACK ([A42] Edward 4 , 
same ancestry as [A113]) b Jan. 12, 1831; d Dec. 31, 1871; m Maria Ash- 
man; dau Peter and Dorothy (Huhn) Ashman of Philadelphia. Lewis 5 
was a produce salesman ; Repn. ; member Meth. Ch. 

One daughter: 
[A267] + Eudora Virginia 6 , b Oct. 3, 1861. 

[A124] MALINDA SABINA 5 BROWNBACK ( [A42] Edward 4 , same 
ancestry as [A113]) b June 4, 1843, in E. Coventry Twp., Chester Co., Pa.; 
Sept. 5, 1865, m William M. Swindells, b Nov. 29, 1843, at Maple, Cheshire 
Co., England, and d Sept. 9, 1896, at Ocean Grove, N. J. ; bur. Mt. Zion Cem., 
Pottstown, Pa.; s James and Margaret {Howe) Swindells. Rev. William 
Swindells came from England in 1853, began preaching in 1860; first charge 
was at Churchtown, Pa., and was minister in M. E. Ch. for thirty-six yrs. ; 
editor of Philadelphia Methodist for two yrs. ; D.D. was conferred upon him 

Plate 37 

Plate 38 

Orlando Walker 3 Bhowxhack, M.D. [A84], 



by Dickinson College in 1887. Malinda 5 lives at 3423 N. 17th St., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

Children (4), surname Swindells: 
i Florence May 6 , 6 July 16, 1866; m 

ii Rosanna Bunting 6 , b Oct. 25, 1868. 

iii William Milton 6 , b Nov. 13 ,1870; d Aug. 31, 1871. 

iv Edward James 6 , b Nov. 18, 1872; m 

v Walton Creadick 6 , b Dec. 20, 1876. 

[A125] EDITH 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , [A14] Peter 3 , [A6] 
Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) 6 Oct. 18, 1833; d May 18, 1908; m Nathan P. Yeager. 
Children (7), surname Yeager: 

i Oscar 6 . 

ii David 6 . 

iii Ida 6 , m Potter. 

iv John Brumback 6 , b June 9, 1862; m Emma A. Miller (7 ch.). 

v Elizabeth 6 . 

vi Delia 6 . 

vii Jesse 6 . 

[A126] MARGARET 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same ancestry as 
[A125]) b Sept. 9, 1835; m Washington F. Setzler. Margaret 5 stepped upon 
a nail, and d from lockjaw Sept. 18, 1895. 
Children (3), surname Setzler.\ 

i Hart 6 , d y. 

ii Adaline 6 , d y. 

iii Horace 6 , m 

[A127] LEWIS CHRISTMAN 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same 
ancestry as [A125]) b in E. Coventry Twp., Chester Co., Pa., Jan. 29, 1837; 
April 30, 1867, m Elmira Grubb, b Feb. 13, 1843; dau George and Mariah 
Grubb of Frederick Twp., same Co.; educated in the public schools; as- 
sisted upon his father's farm, working upon shares for six years; May 12, 
1874, removed to the farm of George Grubb in E. Vincent Twp., which highly 
cultivated farm of 81 a. became the property of his w upon Mr. Grubb's d, 
Aug. 31, 1874; Repn. ; member Ref. Ch. ; address Spring City, Pa. 

Children (4) : 
[A231] George Grubb 6 , b July 23, 1872. 
[A232] Jennie Manola 6 , b Aug. 26, 1874 ; d Feb. 6, 1875. 



[A233 ] Emma E. G , b Nov. 6, 1876; unm. 
[A234] Louis Marion , b Jan. 6, 1880. 

[A128] JACOB CHRISTMAN 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same 
ancestry as [A125]) b April 3, 1840; Dec. 30, 1869, m ELIZABETH A. 5 
KIMES [A29-ii], b Jan. 5, 1852; dau SAMUEL and CATHARINE 4 

Aug. 5, 1862, Jacob 5 enlisted in Co. I, 6th Pa. Cav. ; he was a faithful 
soldier, and d in the Union service at Cloud Mill, Va., June, 1865. 

In 1873 the family purchased a farm of 140 a. in West Pikeland Twp., 
Chester Co. ; ad, Anselma, Chester Co., Pa. 
Children (4) : 

[A236] Catharine Kimes 6 , b Oct. 1, 1870; m Edwin J. Moses. 
[A237] George Roland 6 , b May 2, 1873; m Susan March. 
[A238] Jesse Kimes 6 . 

[A239] Maurice Fussel 6 , b Nov. 23, 1877; m Stella Davis. 

[A130] PENROSE WILEY 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same an- 
cestry as [A125]) b Oct. 17, 1843; m Catherine Stroud, b Nov. 26, 1844; dau 
Edward and Susan (Hettrick) Stroud. Edward was a brick manufacturer 
and also engaged in the draying business in Reading, Pa., where he d 1878, 
and where his w d Aug. 12, 1907. 

In early life Penrose 5 was a carpenter and an excellent mechanic; he was 
director of Spring City (Pa.) National Bank for many years; and for about 
40 years he conducted a general merchandise store at Linfield, Pa., part of 
the time being associated with his brother, [A132] Garrett Ellwood 5 Brown- 
back. Owing to paralysis he retired from active business in 1908. During 
his active life he was much interested and active in church and S. S. work ; 
member Ger. Ref. Ch. ; ad, Linfield, Pa. 

Children (2) : 
[A241] Elsie Eugenia 6 , b Jan. 8, 1882. 
[A242] Maud Stroud 6 , b Sept. 16, 1884. 

[A131] CLEMENTINE 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same ancestry 
as [A125]) b Aug. 18, 1845; Dec. 1, 1868, at Chester Springs, Pa., m Sam- 
uel Brownback 5 Stauffer [A23-v], b Aug. 15, 1845; farmer; memb. Ger. Ref. 
Ch. ; res. Birchrunville, Chester Co., Pa. (No ch.) 

[A132] GARRETT ELLWOOD 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same 
ancestry as [A125]) b Dec. 27, 1846, at East Coventry, Chester Co., Pa., on 

Plate 39 




the original tract bought by [Al] Gerhard 1 in Vincent Twp. ; reared upon 
the farm; while extensively interested in other enterprises, he has gradually 
extended his landed interests and owns seven fine farms, containing 600 acres ; 
he takes pleasure in retaining as part of his tracts 220 a. in Chester Co., to 
which there has never been a deed excepting the original patent" from Penn, 
Proprietor of Pennsylvania. He attended the local public schools, the Guldin 
Sch. (Pughtown), and briefly at Millersville State Nor. Sch., and his practical 
belief in education is shown in the thorough educational and business training 
given to all his children. 

In 1867 he left the farm and entered into a partnership with his brother, 
[A130] Penrose Wiley 5 Brownback, and they conducted a general merchandise 
store at Linfield, Pa. In 1870 he there built a block for store purposes, where 
his brother continued in business until his retirement in 1908. In 1876 Garrett 5 
took over the general store and conducted it alone until 1887, when he sold it 
to [A130] Penrose 5 , and began his present extensive creamery business. He 
mastered the details of the latter business, erected a fine creamery in 1887 at 
Linfield, and gradually enlarged the business until he owns and operates 12 
creameries at various points in Eastern Pa. These are equipped with the best 
machinery and have a daily output of 4,000 lbs. of "Golden butter." This and 
other dairy products he sells through wholesale and retail trade at Ridge Ave. 
Market, Phila, Pa. ; Atlantic City and Cape May, N. J., and in New York. 
Reliability of products, absolute personal integrity, a pleasing personal ad- 
dress, and close application to business have resulted in his extensive business 
success and diversified interests. 

Mr. Brownback is Secy.-Treas. Linfield Cold Storage & Ice Co. ; Treas. 
Linfield Elec. Light Co.; V.-P. Royersford Trust Co.; director Girard Ave. 
Title & Trust Co., and director Ridge Ave. Market Co., both in Phila. He is 
Treas. Gerhard Brumbach (Brownback) Memorial Assn.; one of its incorpor- 
ators, and a moving spirit in its activities. See footnote p. 73. 

Jan. 20, 1874, Garrett 5 m Emma. Evans, b Aug. 30, 1848; dau Maj. 
Thomas Brook and Mary A. (Schtocnk) Evans. Mrs. Brownback is a gradu- 
ate of Pennsylvania Female College, and has been an active "help-mate" in all of 
her husband's many activities. 

In 1897 Mr. Brownback erected his fine stone residence in Linfield, Pa., 
and. because of its fine architecture and the happy home life which therein 
exists to his personal knowledge, the author has caused two good views of the 
said building to be reproduced herein. 

The family have all united with the Ger. Ref. Ch. (Mrs. Brownback, 

■See Plate 19. 



however, is member Luth. Ch.), and mostly attend services at the old Brown- 
back Church", elsewhere described, of which the subject of this sketch is an 
elder. Politically the family are Repn. ; Mr. Brownback is a member of the 
various Masonic bodies (32 deg.), and member of Penna. Hist. Soc. ; ad. Lin- 
field, Pa. 

Children (9) : 
[A244] + Mary Elizabeth 6 , b April 15, 1875. 
[A245] Harold 6 , d y. 
[A246] Garrett Ellwood 6 , d y. 
[A247] + Caroline Evans 6 , b May 16, 1879. 
[A248] + Charlotte Evans 6 , b Jan. 7, 1881. 
[A249] + Garrett Arthur 6 , b April 30, 1882. 
[A250] + Jesse Evans 6 , b July 19, 1883. 
[A251] Thomas Alden 6 , d y. 
[A252] + John Kenneth 6 , b Oct. 3, 1890. 

[A133] ANNIE EVANS 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same ancestry 
as [A125]) b March 25, 1848; m J. Franklin Stauffer, b Nov. 20, 1845; s 
John M. and Sophia {Penny packer) Stauffer [See A23-ii] ; farmer; member 
Luth. Ch. ; ad. Spring City, Pa., R.R. 2. 
One son, surname Stauffer: 

i Harry C. 6 , b Oct. 27, 1884. 

[A134] MARTHA EVANS 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same an- 
cestry as [A125]) b in Chester Co., Pa., May 18, 1850; Nov. 28, 1872, m 
PENROSE WILEY 6 BIERBOWER, b Dec. 12, 1849, also in Chester Co. ; s 
REUBEN and MARY (HARTMAN) BIERBOWER [A4-i-(l)]; latter a 
great-grand-daughter of [A4] ANNA MARY 2 (BROWNBACK) BENNER ; 
real estate dealer; Repn.; member Ger. Ref. Ch. ; address, 2003 Burt St., 
Omaha, Neb. 

Children (3), surname Bierbower: 

i Harry Claud 6 (M.D.), b May 10, 1874; in active service U. S. A. about 

10 yrs. ; m Hilda Altimus; ad (1910), Fort Robinson, Neb. 

ii Mary Elizabeth 6 , b Aug. 23, 1876, at Phoenixville, Pa. ; Dec. 22, 1900, 

m Orrin Edgar Klapp, b June 1, 1874, at St. Paris, O. ; s Jeremiah 
and Eliza (Knode) Klapp; occupation, real estate and investments; 
res, 833 S. 30th St., Omaha, Neb. 

iii Reuben Franklin 6 , b Feb. 8, 1890. 

"See pp. 77-79, and Plates 22-24. 

Plate 39 '/i 

.ATE 40 

Emma (Evans) Brownback [A132]. 



[A135] FREDERICK W. 5 BROWNBACK ([A41] Jesse 4 , same an- 
cestry as [A125]) b June 3, 1853; 1876 m Elizabeth Berkley, b 1855. He 
is the owner of a large ranch near Pony, Madison Co., Mont., where he is an 
extensive dealer in cattle. 

Children (4) : 
[A253] Frederick W. 6 , b 1882; m Elizabeth Lyon. 
[A254] J. Eugene 6 , b March 10, 1885. 
[A255] Jesse C. 6 , b July 18, 1887. 
[A256] Flora 6 , b Oct. 22, 1892. 

[A138] WILLIAM 5 BROWNBACK ([A45] David 4 , [A15] Benjamin 3 , 
[A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Oct. 19, 1836, in E. Vincent Twp., Chester Co., 
Pa. ; Nov. 4, 1862, m Mary R. Bickhart, b Dec. 6, 1840, at Pughtown, Chester 
Co., Pa.; dau Christian and Mary (Boughter) Bickhart; carpenter; ad. Spring 
City, Chester Co., Pa. 

Children (7) : 

[A271] Emma Jane 6 , b March 28, 1865; m Charles Heiter. 

[A272] Mary Ella 6 , b Oct. 6, 1866; m Thomas A. Harbison. 

[A273] + Franklin 6 , b March 23, 1869. 

[A274] Harvey 6 , b July 24, 1871 ; m Eva Light. 

[A275] Catharine 6 , b May 9, 1874; m Horace Mowrey. 

[A276] Clara E. 6 , b April 19, 1877; m Luther Mauger. 

[A277] Arthur 6 , b Aug. 15, 1880; m Loie Oberholtzer. 

[A143] EDWARD A. 5 BROWNBACK ([A47] Henry 4 , [A15] Ben- 
jamin 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b May 12, 1837; Sept. 22, 1860, m Eliza 
Ann Liston, dau Oliver Perry and Mary Ann (Riley) Liston; res. Pleasant 
Plains, Sangamon Co., 111. 
Children (7) : 

[A278] Rebecca Elnora 6 , b Aug. 5, 1861 ; d July 20, 1868. 
[A279] Henry Oliver 6 , b Jan. 24, 1862 ; ad. Ashland, 111. 
[A280] James Carey 6 , b Nov. 5, 1865 ; ad. Pleasant Plains, 111. 
[A281] Inf. s, b May 10, 1867; d May 22, 1867. 

[A282] + Mary Alta 6 , b May 12, 1869; m R. A. Irwin, Pleasant Plains, 111. 
[A283] Charles Edward 6 , b April 7, 1873; ad. 520 S. 4th St., Springfield, 111. 
[A284] Eda Amanda 6 , 6 Jan. 27, 1875; ad. Pleasant Plains, 111. 

[A144] ELIZABETH 5 BROWNBACK ([A47] Henry*, same ancestry 
as [A143]) b March 25, 1839; d Sept., 1900; m David Jester, 6 about 1837; 



s Stephen and Ann Elizabeth (McDonald) Jester; farmer; both members Bap. 
Ch. ; ad. of the family, Tower Hill, Shelby Co., 111. 
Children (7), surname Jester: 

i John Henry 6 , b April, 1860. 

ii Melissa 6 , b Jan., 1862; m Douglas Higgms; (Cal.) 

iii William 6 , b April, 1864. 

iv Ida Ellen 6 , b May, 1866; m Joseph Parr; (Missouri). 

v Eliza 6 , b March, 1868 ; m Bert Hemphill. 

vi Charles 6 , b March, 1868; unm. 

vii Otis 6 , b April, 1871 ; unm. 

[A145] JOHN BENJAMIN 5 BROWNBACK ([A47] Henry 4 , same an- 
cestry as [A143]) b April 8, 1842; d Nov. 19, 1904; Sept. 12, 1863, m Nancy 
Ellen Liston, b Aug. 1, 1845 at Terra Haute, Ind. ; sister of Eliza Liston, who 
m [A143]. 

Children (8) : 
[A285] Oliver Perry 6 , b 1868 ; Corbin, Kans. 
[A286] William Carey 6 , b 1870 ; Anadarko, Okla. 
[A287] Florence 6 , b 1872; m E. D. Duncan; Anadarko, Okla. 
[A288] Charles Alexander 6 , b 1874; Anadarko, Okla. 
[A289] Erne 6 , b 1877 ; m Reece Mudd; Walters, Okla. 
[A290] Bertha 6 ; m De Witt Crosby; Ft. Scott, Kans. 
[A291] Jessie 6 ; m Carl Douglass; Anadarko, Okla. 
[A292] Henrietta 6 . 

[A147] WILLIAM HENRY 5 BROWNBACK ([A47] Henry 4 , same 
ancestry as [A143], b April 22, 1845, near Ringgold, Ohio; 1870 m Lizzie 
Decourcy, b in Ky. ; dau Miles Decourcy; stock dealer; Repn. ; for about 
twenty years lived at Edinburg, Christian Co., 111. 

[A148] DAVID ALEXANDER 5 BROWNBACK ([A47] Henry 4 , same 
ancestry as [A143]) b March 27, 1847, in Fairfield Co., O. ; June 25, 1878, 
m (1) Mary Alice Settles, b April 23, 1880; bur. Bethany Cem., Shelby Co., 
111. David 5 m (2) Celesta Foor, dau William and Mary Ward Foor; stock 
raiser; Dem. ; member M. E. Ch. ; ad. Tower Hill, Shelby Co., 111. 

Child 1st is} : 
[A293] + Ora 6 , b April 10, 1879. 

Children 2d w (3) : 
[A294] Mary 6 , b March 1, 1890. 



[A295] Helen 6 , 6 June 5, 1892. 
[A296] Robert 6 , b Sept. 20, 1894. 

[A149] JACOB MALIN 5 BROWNBACK ([A47] Henry 4 , same an- 
cestry as [A143]) b Oct. 26, 1849; m Mary Mellin; dau Thomas and Mar- 
garet (Warren) Mellin; members U. B. Ch. 

[A150] JOSEPH MARIEN 5 BROWNBACK ([A47] Henry 4 , same 
ancestry as [A143]) b Oct. 16, 1853, at Shelbyville, Shelby Co., 111.; left home 
at age sixteen; m Mary Vandeveer, b Taylorville, Christian Co., 111.; dau 
James H. and Elizabeth (Beeson) Vandeveer; w d 1904; cashier Milliken 
National Bank, Decatur, 111. 

Children (2) : 
[A299] Alcienn Vandeveer 6 , b Aug. 4, 1888. 
[A300] Eloise Vandeveer 6 , 6 May 21, 1892. 

[A152] MALINDA 5 BROWNBACK ([A48] William 4 , [A15] Benja- 
min 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b July 20, 1834; d May 2, 1862; m Abner 

Children (4), surname Settles: 
i Eliza 6 , m Oliver Carmany, Canal Winchester, Franklin Co., Ohio. 

ii Mary A. 6 , d 

iii Emaline 6 , d 

iv William 6 , d 

[A155] SAMUEL H. 5 BROWNBACK ([A48] William 4 , same ances- 
try as [A152]) b Jan. 21, 1843, in E. Ringold Twp., Pickaway Co., O. ; April 
3, 1870 m (1) Mary D. Smith, d and bur at Henton, 111. He m (2) Elizabeth 
A. Cochrane, dau Robert and Mary Ray Cochrane; farmer; Dem. ; member 
Chr. Ch. ; ad Assumption, 111. 

Children (2) : 
[A303] + George D. 6 , b Dec. 21, 1872. 
[A304] + Mary E. 6 , b April 11, 1876. 

[A160] EDWARD GOODWIN 6 BROWNBACK ([A104] Edward 5 , 
[A36] Edward 4 , [A10] John 3 , [A5] Benjamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Trappe, Pa., 
March 3, 1868 ; educated in pub. sch., Washington Hall, bus. col. in Phila. ; 
before m taught sch. during winter months and worked upon the home farm in 
summer; 1895 he bought the general merchandise store of his father-in-law, 
Jno. K. Beaver, who retired, which store he yet conducts at Trappe; director 



of Spring City Natl. Bk. ; Dem., and served as P. M. in the Cleveland admn. ; 
Feb., 1903, was elected burgess of Trappe, in which position he gave much 
satisfaction; elder in Luth. Ch. and Supt. of S. S. for many years; 1895 m 
Mary V. Beaver, b Trappe, 1866, dau John K. and Mary (Shellenberger) 

Children (2) : 
[A311] John H. 7 , 6 Sept. 19, 1897. 
[A312] Oliver S. 7 , b March 23, 1899. 

[A165] EVALYN 6 BROWNBACK ([A66] Oliver Davis 5 , [A21] John 4 , 
[A13] John 3 [A6] Henry 2 Gerhard 1 ) b Aug. 31, 1861, in Upper Uwchland 
Twp., Chester Co., Pa. ; April 10, 1884, m Samuel Thomas Roberts, Jr., b Nov. 
17, 1857; s Samuel Thomas and Isophena (Ivins) Roberts; res 304 E. Walnut 
Lane, Germantown, Pa. 

Children (4), surname Roberts: 

i Howard Shreve 7 , 6 Dec. 12, 1890. 

ii Louise Brownback 7 , b July 9, 1893. 

iii Evalyn 7 , b July 1, 1898. 

iv Edith 7 , b May 20, 1902. 

[A166] GEORGE FRANCIS 6 BROWNBACK ([A67] Holland Kee- 
ley 5 , [A21] John 4 , [A13] John 3 [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Nov. 12, 1855, 
March 21, 1889, m Mary L. Taylor, b June 23, 1860, in West Goshen Twp., 
Chester Co., Pa.; dau Jesse J. and Annie M. (Entriken) Taylor; farmer; 
Dem. ; ad Font, Chester Co., Pa. 

Children (2) : 
[A315] Jessie Taylor 7 , b Jan. 27, 1890. 
[A316] Margaret Fetters 7 , b May 25, 1893. 

[A167] JOHN H. 6 BROWNBACK ([A67] Holland Keeley 5 , same an- 
cestry as [A166]) m Mary V. Fisher; res 235 Windemere Ave., Wayne, Pa. 

Children (2) : 
[A317] Valeria R 7 . 
[A318] John H 7 . 

[A168] HANNAH MARY 6 BROWNBACK ([A67] Holland Keeley 5 , 
same ancestry as [A166]) b June 14, 1862, at Font, Chester Co., Pa. ; June 9, 
1886, she there m Harvey H. Slusser, b June 25, 1862, at Louisville, Stark Co., 
O. ; s Daniel M. and Lydia (Holwick) Slusser; memb. Ref. Ch. ; res Canton, O. 

Plate 41 

Home of Garrett Eixwood 6 Brownbacx [A132], Limield, Pa. 

Plate 42 



Children (2), surname Slusser: 

i Holland B. 7 , b April 10, 1887. 

ii Ruth M. 7 , b Nov. 13, 1888. 

[A179] ANNA RIDGE 6 BRUMBACK ( [A58] William 5 , [A22] Henry 4 , 
[A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) 6 Dec. 5, 1853, at Pt. Pleasant, Bucks 
Co., Pa. ; July 25, 1882, at Piper City, Ford Co., 111., m Alfred William Hyde, 
M.D., b April 20, 1854, at Birmingham, Eng.; s George W. and Sarah (Owen) 
Hyde; physician and surgeon; Proh. ; member M. E. Ch. ; ad Brookings, 
S. Dak. 

Children (6), surname Hyde: 

i Winifred Rebecca 7 , 6 July 6, 1884. 

ii Hallie Walker 7 , b Jan. 1, 1886. 

iii Owen Rockwell 7 , b Nov. 25, 1887. 

iv Lloyd Garrison B. 7 , b Feb. 6, 1890. 

v Greeley W. 7 , b Jan. 16, 1896. 

vi Hara 7 . 

[A186] ADA ELIZA 6 BROWNBACK ( [A80] James 5 , [A24] William 4 , 
[A13] John 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b March 6, 1859; d Nov. 13, 1899; 
April 9, 1888, m Henry G. Kulp of Pottstown, Pa. ; s Jacob and Maria (Geist) 
Kulp. Ada Eliza 6 survived her husband, and was his second wife. (No ch.) 

[A187] HENRY MARCH 6 BROWNBACK ([A80] James 5 , same an- 
cestry as [A186]) 6 Dec. 17, 1860, in W. Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa.; in 
1867 his parents moved to Linfield, Montgomery Co., Pa., where he attended 
school; he later attended Ivy Institute, Phoenixville, Pa., and Ursinus College, 
Collegeville, Pa.; 1878 began reading law with Franklin March, father-in-law; 
admitted to the bar Dec. 4, 1882, he at once began the practice of his profes- 
sion ; later formed a partnership with his former preceptor under the firm 
name of March & Brownback, and this continued until Jan. 1, 1893, when it 
was dissolved by mutual consent. 

"He became the nominee of the Repn. party for the position of district 
attorney in 1889, and was elected . . . serving the term of three years 
with credit to himself, and with fidelity to the interests of the public. He has 
filled the position of solicitor for several county officials from time to time, and 
has achieved exceptional success as a lawyer." 

Early in July, 1899, Mr. Brownback was appointed postmaster at Norris- 
town, and has been reappointed, now serving his fourth term in that position. 
"Mr. Brownback has been faithful, energetic and progressive, always desiring 



to promote in every possible way the convenience and accommodation of the 
public. Under his supervision free rural delivery has been established. 
During his administration, also, the movement for a public building in Norris- 
town was carried to a successful conclusion. Courteous, obliging and faithful 
in the discharge of his duties, he is a model official." * Res 823 W. Main St., 
Norristown, Pa. ; resident of that town since 1890. 

July 2, 1890, Mr. Brownback m Augustine Marguerite Lowe, dau Prof. 
Thaddeus Sobiecki Constantine and Leontine Augustine (Gochon) Lowe. 

Children (2) : 
[A323] Henry Lowe 7 , b June 13, 1891. 
[A324] Russel James 7 , b Oct. 1, 1893. 

[A188] WILLIAM MICHAEL 6 BROWNBACK ([A80] James 6 , same 
ancestry as [A186]) b Oct. 3, 1863, at Kimberton, Chester Co., Pa. In 1867 
the family moved to Limerick Sta., now Linfield, Montgomery Co., Pa., where 
his father [A80] James 5 purchased a fourth interest in the March, Brown- 
back Stove Co. He was educated at private school and Ursinus College; at 18 
became connected with March, Brownback Stove Co., and remained with the 
same until 1893, when he resigned and became manager of the Richmond Co. 
of Norwich, Conn. He continued in this position until the company disposed 
of its interests, when he resigned and became division manager located in Phila., 
Pa., for the Yale and Towne Mfg. Co. of New York and Stamford; 1909 re- 
signed after meritorious service, and became vice-pres. of the Oakland Co. of 
America, with a fourth interest in the said company — his company sells Oak- 
land pleasure cars and commercial trucks and is one of the largest of such 
companies in Phila., Pa. 

Jan. 26, 1889, at Bryn Mawr, Pa., Mr. Brownback m. Annie Crawford 
Yocum, b July 31, 1865, at Bryn Mawr, Pa.; dau Jacob Hagy and Hannah 
Emily ( Crawford ) Yocum. Immediately after marriage he moved to Bryn 
Mawr, Montgomery Co., Pa., which beautiful place has continued to be the 
family residence; business ad., 506-508 North Broad St., Phila, Pa. 

Children (2) : 
[A325] Emily Yocum 7 , b Jan. 21, 1890. 
[A326] Helen Estelle 7 , 6 Dec. 4, 1891. 

[A229] OSCAR DAVIS BROWNBACK ([Alll] Irvin 5 , [A39] Peter 4 , 
[A14] Peter 3 [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Jan. 27, 1878, in E. Coventry Twp., 
Chester Co., Pa. ; educated in the public schools, Ursinus College, graduating 

"Biographical Annals of Montgomery Co., Pa. — Vol. I, p. 25, 1904. 



(A.B.) 1904; Princeton Univ. (M.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary, 
1907; Leipzig Univ. (Germany), 1908-09. He worked upon the farm, was 
agent for three commercial firms, taught two years (Parkerford, Pa., '97-'99), 
filled various pulpits as a supply and became pastor of First Pres. Ch. of Port 
Allegany, McKean Co., Pa., Jan., 1910; ordained April 28, 1910. 

[A239] LOTTIE EMMA BROWNBACK ([Alll] Irvin 5 , same an- 
cestry as [E229] Oscar Davis 6 ) 6 Oct. 18, 1880; m John David Mayor Heck, 
b Jan. 10, 1876. 

One son: 

i Oscar Davis Brownback T Heck. 

[A244] MARY ELIZABETH 6 BROWNBACK ( [ A132] Garrett Ell- 
wood 5 , [A41] Jesse 4 , [A14] Peter 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b at Linfield, 
Pa., April 15, 1875 ; ed. in the local pub. schs. ; Linden Hall Sem., Lititz, Pa. 
(4 yrs.), graduating therefrom, and also taking post graduate work there in 
'89, '92, '93; has also taken special courses in china decoration. 

Mary Elizabeth Nov. 1, 1905, m William Steele, M.D. ; s William and 
Ellen Ann (Blair) Steele; attended Brown Preparatory and graduated M.D. 
1903 from Hahneman Med. Col. Dr. Steele is actively engaged in the prac- 
tice of his profession ; ad. 2340 N. 13th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Children (3), surname Steele: 

i Mary Elizabeth 7 , b Nov. 13, 1906; d July 8, 1908. 

ii William 7 , b May 16, 1909. 

hi Margaret Ellen 7 , b Feb., 1911. 

[A247] CAROLINE EVANS 6 BROWNBACK ([A132] Garrett Ell- 
wood 5 , same ancestry as [A244]) b May 16, 1879; educated in the pub. schs. 
of Linfield, Pa.; Linden Hall Sem., Lititz, Pa. ('91-'95), graduating therefrom 
in '94; and she also spent one year at Hollidaysburg (Pa.) Sem. Mrs. Fell 
has shown much interest in this publication, and has been of material assist- 
ance to her father and to the compiler in their efforts to complete Section A 
of the same. 

Caroline 6 m Percy Jacob Fell, b April 7, 1875; s Jacob Frederic (b Dec. 
25, 1823) and Mary Jane Custer (b Dec. 21, 1840) ; gs Christian Jacob Fell 
(b Aug. 16, 1795) and Christiana (Kinsler) Fell (b March 8, 1797). These 
grandparents were both born in Germany, but early in life came to America. 
Both the grandfather and the father were highly successful farmers near Phil- 
adelphia, and the former was pres. of the Board of Trustees of the old historical 
Luth. Ch. near 4th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia. 



Percy J. Fell is engaged in the brokerage business, and is much inter- 
ested in social, musical and religious circles ; member Hist. Soc. of Montgomery 
Co., Pa. ; Colonial Soc. of Pa. ; and of the various Masonic orders ; ad 333 
Dekalb St., Norristown, Pa. 

Daughter, surname Fell: 

i Virginia Burrough 7 , b July 11, 1908. 

[A248] CHARLOTTE EVANS 6 BROWNBACK ( [Al§2] Garrett Ell- 
wood 5 , same ancestry as [A244]) b Jan. 7, 1881 ; unm. ; educated in pub. schs. 
Linfield, Pa. ; graduated from Linden Hall Sem., Lititz, Pa. ; attended Wilson 
College, Chambersburg, Pa., '98-'01, receiving degree of B. of Mus. June 15, 
1911, Charlotte 6 m Charles Hinkley Van Kirk, s Charles Beebe and Margaret 
(Towne) Van Kirk; gs David and Sarah (Beebe) Van Kirk. Charles Hinkley 
Van Kirk was ed. at the Hill Sch., Pottstown, Pa. ; received the degree C.E. 
from Sheffield Scientific, Yale ; spent four yrs. in practical engineering work 
upon the Santa Fe R. R., and during the past year has successfully engaged 
in the general advertising business; ad. 1363 E. 50th St., Chicago, 111. 

[A249] GARRETT ARTHUR 6 BROWNBACK ( [A132] Garrett Ell- 
wood 5 , same ancestry as [A244]) h April 30, 1882; educated hr the pub. schs. 
of Linfield, Pa.; entered The Hill Sch. (Pottstown), 1896, graduating there- 
from in 1900; entered Yale Univ. in Fall 1900, graduating (A.B.) 1904; 
worked for his father one yr. ; studied law and entered the Law Sch. Univ. of 
Pa., 1905, graduating (LL.B.) therefrom 1908; held a fellowship at Univ. of 
Pa. for two yrs. ; admitted to the bar of Philadelphia Co. Sept., '08, and of 
Montgomery Co. (Pa.) Dec, '08; actively engaged in his profession at 609 
West End Trust Bldg., Phila., Pa., associated with Owen J. Roberts. He is also 
lecturer on doctrines in equity, etc., at Law Sch., Univ. of Pa. ; Repn. ; member 
and Secy. Ger. Ref. Ch., Linfield, Pa. ; unm. ; member Phi Beta Kappa Soc. 

[A250] JESSE EVANS 6 BROWNBACK ( [A132] Garrett Ellwood 6 , 
same ancestry as [A244]) b July 19, 1883; ed. in pub. schs. of Linfield, Pa.; 
Hill School, Pottstown, Pa. (3 yrs.), graduating therefrom 1904; entered 
Sheffield Scientific, Yale, graduating 1907 in electrical engineering. Oct. 14, 
1911, he in Elizabeth Stroh Marshall; dau Robert Louis and Elizabeth Butcher 
(Johnston) Marshall. Ad Linfield, Montgomery Co., Pa. 

[A252] JOHN KENNETH 6 BROWNBACK ([A132] Garrett Ell- 
wood 5 , same ancestry as [A244]) b Oct. 3, 1890; educated in pub. schs. of 

Plate 43 

Plate 44 

Jesse Evans 6 Brownback [A250]. 



Linfield. Pa.; Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.; Nazareth Mil. Acad., graduating; 
tutored for college at Blake County School ; now student at State College. 

[A42] Edward 4 , [All] Edward 3 , [A5] Benjamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Dec. 5, 1845, 
in E. Vincent Twp., Chester Co., Pa. ; m Annie Turner Keim, b April 24, 1840, 
in N. Coventry Twp., Chester Co., Pa. ; dau David and Sarah (Turner) Keim; 
both members Geiger Mem. Breth. Ch. and S. S., 26th and W. Lehigh Ave., 
Phila., Pa., of which he has been deacon, Supt. of S. S. and janitor for a num- 
ber of yrs. ; produce dealer; Repn. ; ad. 2517 W. Somerset St., Phila., Pa. 
Children (2) : 

[A331] David Keim 7 , b Nov. 4, 1865; d March 31, 1885. 
[A332] Clinton Sylvester 7 , 6 April 27, 1870. 

[A259] WEBSTER PRIZER 6 BROWNBACK ([A114] Uriah Sebas- 
tian Root 5 , [A42] Edward 4 , [All] Edward 3 , [A5] Benjamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b 
July 2, 1847; m Isabella Swinehart; res Pughtown, Chester Co., Pa. 

Children (7) : 
[A333] + Emma Rosella 7 , b March 29, 1872. 
[A334] Mervin A— 7 , b Sept. 27, 1873; unm. 
[A335] William Morris, d v. 

[A336] Susanna 7 , b Jan. 21, 1878; m William Mowrer (1 ch). 
[A337] Mary E— 7 , 6 Aug. 25, 1881 ; m M. Wilnner Rosen (1 ch). 
[A338] Harry Levin 7 , b March 6, 1884. 
[A339] Rosanna W— 7 , b March 18, 1887. 

[A262] WALTON 6 BROWNBACK ([A114] Uriah Sebastian Root 5 , 
same male ancestry as [A259]) b July 17, 1852; m (1) Mary Saylor, dau 

George F. and Eva Magdalene (Herzog) Saylor; m (2) ; dealer in 

stoves at West Chester, Pa. 

Son from 1st m: 
[A343] + George Walton, b May 24, 1873. 

Children from 2c? m (4) : 
[A344] Mary Rosanna 7 . 
[A345] Walter Lee 7 . 
[A346] Elida 7 , d y. 
[A347] Infant 7 , d y. 

[A263] DOREMUS 6 BROWNBACK ([A114] Uriah Sebastian Root 5 , 
same male ancestry as [A259]) b Aug. 20, 1855; m Ella Bisbing; res 141 N. 
18th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



Children (2): 
[A348] Laura Virginia 7 . 
[A349] Maurice 7 . 

[A265] HICKMAN 6 BROWNBACK ([A114] Uriah Sebastian Root 5 , 
same male ancestry as [A259]) m Annie L. Bisbing, who survives him and lives 
at Royersford, Pa. 

Children (5) : 
[A350] John 7 . 
[A351] Sumner 7 . 
[A352] Walton 7 . 
[A353] William Alison 7 , unm. 
[A354] Beulah Bertha 7 . 

[A266] LAURA VIRGINIA 6 BROWNBACK ([A114] Uriah Sebastian 
Root 5 , same male ancestry as [A259]) b Feb. 17, 1860; Nov. 29, 1883, at 
Philadelphia, Pa. TO (1) Samuel H. Smith, b May, 1854, and d May 22, 1885; 
s Houston Smith. Laura 6 Oct. 9, 1888, m (2) William A. Bunting, b April 
19, 1844, at Reading, Pa. ; s Horatio Bunting of Oxford, Pa. (no ch). 

[A267] EUDORA VIRGINIA 6 BROWNBACK ([A119] Lewis Wash- 
ington 5 , [A42] Edward 4 , [All] Edward 3 , [A5] Benjamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Oct. 
3, 1861, in West Phila., Pa. ; Jan. 19, 1882, m Henry Brook Moore, b May 8, 
1858, at Media, Delaware Co., Pa. ; s John P. and Rebecca (Barr) Moore; 
res 2018 N. Woodstock St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Children (4), surname Moore: 

i Elsie Amanda 7 , b Dec. 12, 1882; d Dec. 19, 1902. 

ii Robert M — 7 , b April 29, 1884. 

iii Henry Brook 7 , b May 31, 1887. 

iv Lillian Boyer 7 , b April 22, 1891. 

[A273] FRANKLIN 6 BROWNBACK ( [ A138] William 5 , [A45] David 4 . 
[A15] Benjamin 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b March 23, 1869; Nov. 6, 1897. 
TO Elizabeth Reifsnyder, b July 6, - -; dau Ira and Mary A. (Gallegar) 
Reifsnyder; pattern fitter; res Parkerford, Pa. 

Children (2) : 
[A360] Mary Ella 7 , b Nov. 26, 1898. 
[A361] Edna Pearl 7 , 6 April 2, 1901. 

[A282] MARY ALT A 6 BROWNBACK ([A143] Edwin 8 , [A47] Hen- 



ry 4 , [A15] Benjamin 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b May 12, 1869; educated 
in the public schools of Sangamon Co., 111.; June 9, 1887, m Robert Alexander 
Irwin, b near Pleasant Plains, 111., March 22, 1863; s Amos Dick and Rebecca 
Jane (Plunkett) Irwin. Mr. Irwin was tax collector 1896-1897, Twp. treas- 
urer 1910-1911, and Las been an elder in Pres. Ch. since 1892; ad. Pleasant 
Plains, Sangamon Co., 111. 

Children (7), surname Irwin: 

i Lecta Gertrude 7 , b April 7, 1888; d Aug. 10, 1889. 

ii Leslie Alexander 7 , 6 May 1, 1890; d July 15, 1890. 

iii Liston Brownback 7 , b June, 1892; d Aug., 1892. 

iv Homer Oliver 7 , h Sept. 6, 1894. 

v Eda Laura 7 , b Dec. 17, 1896. 

vi Charles Adolphus 7 , b July 27, 1902. 

vii Mary Viola 7 , b June 7, 1905. 

[A293] ORA 6 BROWNBACK ([A147] William 5 , [A47] Henry 4 , 
[A15] Benjamin 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b April 10, 1879; Oct. 29, 1898, 
m Hollis Price; res Tower Hill, Shelby Co., 111. 

Children (3) : 
[A367] Nelson Price 7 , b Juno 1, 1900. 
[A368] Catharine Price 7 , b Jan. 27, 1902/ 
[A369] Harold Price 7 , b July 19, 1904. b 

[A303] GEORGE D — 6 BROWNBACK ([A155] Samuel H — 5 , [A48] 
[A15] Benjamin 3 , [A6] Henry 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b Dec. 21, 1872; m 
Hettie Reed. 

One son: 
[A370] Glen 7 . 

[A304] MARY E — 6 BROWNBACK ([A155] Samuel H — 5 , same an- 
cestry as [A303]) 6 April 11, 1876; m Sidney G. Potter. 
Children (3), surname Potter: 
Alice Madge 7 . 
Leota Maud 7 . 
Grace Marie 7 . 

Sylvester 6 , [A113] Edward 5 , [A42] Edward 4 , [All] Edward 3 , [A5] Benja- 

and b b in Louisville, Ky. 



min 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b April 27, 1870; member Geiger Memorial Brethren Ch. and 
S. S. ; m Henrietta Jane Reynolds, b Apr. 22, 1879 ; ad. 2517 W. Somerset 
St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Children (2): 
[A372] Elizabeth Frances 8 , b Sept. 7, 1895. 
[A373] William Sylvester 8 , b April 10, 1906. 

[A333] EMMA ROSELLA 7 BROWNBACK ( [A259] Webster Prizer 6 , 
[A114] Uriah Sebastian Root 5 , [A42] Edward 4 , [All] Edward 3 , [A5] Ben- 
iamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b March 22, 1872; m George W. Moyer. 
Children (4), surname Moyer: 

i Daniel W. 8 , ii Levin B. 8 , iii George W. 8 , iv Lawrence H. 8 , d y. 

[A343] GEORGE WALTON 7 BROWNBACK ([A262] Walton 6 , 
[A114] Uriah Sebastian Root 5 , [A42] Edward 4 , [All] Edward 3 , [A5] Ben- 
jamin 2 , Gerhard 1 ) b May 24, 1873, at Reading, Berks Co., Pa. ; April 29, 1904, 
at Newark, Essex Co., N. J., m Blanche De Con, b March 4, 1879, at Mt. 
Holly, N. J.; dau John and Cordelia {Rue) De Con; ordained to Cong, min- 
istry at Reading, Pa., June 18, 1899; was pastor of Cong. Ch. at Athens, 
Mich. ; First Cong. Ch. of Saugatuck, Mich., and now of First Cong. Ch. of 
Susquehanna, Pa. (1911). 
One dau: 

[A375] Cordelia Rue 8 , b July 14, 1907; d Feb. 29, 1908. 


This remarkable manuscript history was presented to the Pennsylvania 
Historical Society and was published in the Pennsylvania Magazine of His- 
tory and Biography, Vol. XXXIV, Nos. 1, 2, 3, from which the following 
extracts have been taken since the balance of this section was put in type. 
The manuscript begins : 

"To the Historical Society of Pennsylvania : With due Respect." 

An Introduction by Hon. Samuel W. Pennypacker concludes: 

"It has been thought best that the history should be printed in the quaint 
phraseology and orthography in which it was written, believing that it loses 
nothing in strength or value because of the fact that the author was without 
education and expressing his thoughts in an unfamiliar tongue." 

* * * "Since now the place of John Shuler [See A22] at the mouth 
of Birch run, birch run derived its name as the chief of the Timber growing 
along the same was birdch this place was first taken up and Settled by garrit 
Brumback [Al] of whom i shall treat more largely in its turn Frederick Bing- 

Plate 45 

George Walton- 7 Brown-back [A31-3]. 

Plate 4(j 



aman [See A3]. The father of the late old Frederick Binffaman a mill wrig-ht 
by trade erected the first saw mill that was erected in this neighborhood and 
in his time added a grist mill to but at this time nothing to be seen as part of 
the hole were the building stood but head and tale ranes more visible this is at 
the mouth of birdch run in the year 1794" (Pp. 85-86). 

* * * "Next place is Jacob Christman's the Second Son of Henry 
[See A20] deceased which place was first Settled by one Philip Thomas this 
place joins mine and the lands of garrit Brumback's in whose behalf I have to 
treat largely in its turn. P. Thomas and g. Brumback been two of the first 
settlers in that part of the Township Thomas a Seven day baptist and Brum- 
back a calvinist." (P. 96.) 

* * * "and now begin the different places till part Brumback Church 
[See Al] on the left of the Ridge road when i come to treat of the churches 
I shall give the particulars in detail now crossing the road a distance above 
the church. * * * Edward Brumback's [See All] place The great 
grandfather of Said Edward was the first Settler here garrit Brumback [Al] 
came from germany when but one house Stood where germantown now stands 
he tarried a wile there and came up here took up 1000 acres and erected build- 
ings and the first house was of logs all split with the wip saw and about four 
years past Edward [All] tore it away and erected a Stone house in the place 
and now lives in, garrit as soon- as he had erected builting he capt Tavern in 
and there was then an Indian village about 50 or 60 perches where the roads 
now crosses, Pottsgrove and Schullkill roads (and a new meeting house now 
Stands) of 300 Souls and garrit got them under his commant they helpet 
him to work and got provition in return, gearhard to had to Set down with 
them and Smoke a pipe of tobacco and rassel with them this pleased them 
much and they then Sang war Songs for him his time he had to go to the 
Valley forge 10 miles to git his plough irons Sharpened and carried one on 
each Side of his horse, this was the first public house kept in these parts that 
he kept. The indians had been verry fond of potatoes Turnips and especially 
milk i could mention the lines of this tract, but takes too much time." (Pp. 

"Garrit had other farms that he in his will willed to Son in law's of his, 
but these 1000 acres he willed cheafly to his Sons, as his Sons came to man 
hood he placed them on certain tracts, for his oldes son he erected the tavern 
on the Ridge road and put him their, his house that he had erected is from 
that on the Pottsgrove road, Benjamin [A5] his oldest son, for him he erected 
this to keep tavern in and did so, has of late been Wm Whitbys, Served a tour 
in the revolution, the widdow he left was murdered and robbet one knight 10 



years since, they murderer never discovered. This tract, the before mentioned 
1000 acres, are now devited and contain 13 farms with the necessary buildings, 
21 lots with buildings thereon of from 5 to 30 acres, the church lot and grave- 
yard and the new meeting house lot and the cheafest part of owned by grand 
and greatgrand children. I consider it wast time to give a description of all 
these places and persons residing and had from time to time past of the above 
described property is in Coventry and part in East Vincent. Garrit has no 
grave Stone to See when he died or when born, but the date of his will is 1757 
say he been 60 years old when deceased and 23 years old when came to live 
here and alow him to died in 1759 will be on 90 years that he Settled here now 
i proseed down the Ridge road — their are several farms that been owned by 
the old Millers and old Ackers they been considered to had been the first 
settlers thereon likewise the old Sniders place, now i will proseed up Schilkill 
road and River — widdow Francis place i scipt in my cours here was g. Wash- 
ington's first nights loging when he left the Springs. Peter De fracme [See 
All and 14] the first Settler, after him the Millers place, for many years old 
Nicholas Snider's. Zions church stands near to the line * * * [See 
A12]. (Pp. 194-195.) 

"Now Reinards factories, Ulery ReinharoT the great and great grant 
father of the present Reinhards Uhley R when came from germany he re- 
mained about the neighborhood of germantown when but one house stood their 
then came to Coventry and took up a large tract of land on both Sides of 
Pitchen creek and erected buildings first a hous which is at this time in good 
repair george a grand Son of Uhley had previously erected his first house 
about the Shulkill road * * * It was John the son of uhley that erected 
the mill with the assistance of his father and saw-mill a Son of John Daniel 
erected the woollen factory about 1810 he however died in the year 1816 and 
Samuel the younges Son of John is the present owner and occupant an older 
brother had the grist and Sawmill and some of the land he however Sold out 
and moved back george Hoffman purchased of him but died within a year 
George Reinhard is the owner of the old mansion and part of the place They 
been of the german baptist persuation their meeting house this Side that used 
to been the Swan tavern till of late George and Samuel took with the Battle 
ant, All these places when first taken up run from the Schulkill up towards 
the Ridge to the line of gerritt Brumback [Al], 1000 acres that he took up 
and settled, This track is part in Coventry and part in Vincent about 1 mile 
up from the Tavern of Brumbach's is the Church called Brumback's of the 
german reformed persuation ; the first log church built here about 1750 or 5, 

"Does this appertain to the ancestry of [E64] Esther and Daniel Rinehart? 



the writer of this been in the same in the winder of 1793 and 4 was of hewn 
logs one and a half Story with gallery broken roof two 4 light windows at each 
gable end and two of the Same Sise in the roof at each side these been for to 
light the gallery and pulpit the lower story had 12 light windows and the 
grave yard then but Small and fanced close at the church with pail and the 
rest with posten fance The Rev Minicus was the first preacher after him the 
Rev. J. Philip Leydick and in 1784 the Rev. Frederick Daelliker (Dalliker) 
In 1800 this present Ediffice been erected outsid the grave yard to enlargen 
the Same, and J Longecker gave the Congregation more ground and they sur- 
rounted all in one graveyard and the church yard impailed after this new 
church was built and at the consecration The Rev. Frederick Harman came 
to officiate til 1821 The Rev. John C. guldin Son in law of the former the 
later of late years, done not to the Satisfaction to all or exhilaration to all of 
which more when comming to treat of the hill church below, after guldin, their 
been Several preaching but of Short duration the last one the Rev. Folk, 
but left ; There is a School house here and School kept I have coppied Some 
names of the grave Stones as follows John young born 1744 died 1780 age 37 
George young son of the former and father and grandfather to the John 
young at Coventry living yet born 1773 died 1821 Nicholas Keller born 1759 
died 1822 age 69 years. Philip Miller born 1750 died 1809 age 59 years. 
Frederick Priser [A16] bom 1768 died 1823 age 55 years William Shuler 
[See A22] born 1773 died 1835 age 62 years Henry Hoock born 1760 died 
1835 age 69 years Henry Brumback [A6] a son of garrit born 1733 died 1804 
Age 71 years he was born in this country 113 years ago Jacob Mason born 
1712 died 1776 age 64 years Frederick Bingeman [A3-ii] the Son of F. Binge- 
man [A3] of the Son in law of garrit Brumback that is made mention of in the 
description of the places born 1765 died 1832 age 75 years Peter Kline born 
1755 died 1824 age 68 years Theodore Miller born 1758 died 1838 age 80 
years Peter Fertig born 1765 died 1842 age 75 years Sebastian Root [A42] a 
member of Zion church born 1761 died 1843 age 82 years he been born near 
Pottstown John Fertig born 1736 died 1833 age 94 years came to America 
1754 Jacob Fertig born 1778 died 1823 age 45 years John Hiester son of 
general Hiester born 1774 died 1822 age 43 years Henry Titlow born 1719 
died 1793 age 74 years John Titlow born 1757 died 1827 age 68 years a son 
of the former Henry Brumback [probably A17 of A9] born 1791 died 1829 
age 36 years Sebastian Kelly born 1734 died 1777 age 43 years Peter Brum- 
back [A14] was an officer in the Westren expedition born 1764 died 1834 age 
69 garrit been his grandfather Wm. Posey a son in law of garrit Brumback 
[Al]' born 1759 age 62 Peter Paul born 1742 died 1802 age 60 years Chris- 

"See refutation of this statement, p. 88. 



tian Benner [See A4] died 1767 the oldest and the first enterred here have no 
grave Stones. This church Stands at the, or near the line of Covantry Town- 
ship and in Vincent Township. Sebastian Root [A42] above mentioned of 
his father Sebastian Root came to this country and picked berries on the 
ground where the first marked house in the City Phila. afterwards was erected 
and Settled himself afterwards in the neighborhood of Pottsgrove now, then he 
was a young man with no family * * * (Pp. 202-204. 

* * * "The time I been with Jesse Brumback [A25] and when he 
hanted me the Coppy of his great grandfather's will, he the same time tould 
me that he would let me have his fathers Journall That he had kept when out 
in the westren expedition, I refused excepting of it by telling him that i allways 
had considered that A disgrace to the State and the less observation would be 
made of The better * * * That good democrats Should to never from 
that time out Tasted a trop of whisky ; I been the first church man in these 
parts of the country That refused giving liquors to workmen as i could persive 
no good derive from giving it and never made it a custom to use it out in the 
field in haymaking and harvesting but the paid the hands 121/2 cts more wages 
to buy it themselves But i never followed that custom when i quit I did* quit. 
* * * And if anything in this report is represented reprehensive, then 
draw a black line over the Same and if anything lacking as to intelligibly if 
you inform me of I will try to rectify the Same. 

Respectfully yours, &c, 

East Vincent, at Sheeders industry, February 18the 1846." (Pages 379-380.) 


The general locality wherein live the descendants of [Al] Gerhard 1 Brum- 
bach, and which includes part of the "Goshenhoppen Region," is likewise inter- 
esting to the descendants of [El] Johannes Henrich 1 Brumbach, because of 
the tradition 3 in the "Woodcock Valley," Huntingdon Co., Pa., that their 
ancestors passed through the "Goshehoppa," were identified with it, and in 
earlier days traded there. It is not thought that there was any relationship 
between [Al] and [El], and no traces of land ownership there by [El], or 
the children, have yet been discovered. 6 

a See Preface. 

b The compiler will be grateful to any persons in Eastern Pa. who will assist in care- 
fully searching the old land and church records for anything pertaining to the earlier repre- 
sentatives of any of the families, and then communicate with him. 




"Notes : The origin and significance of Goshenhoppen is still a puzzle. 
It is a name given to a region of country extending from North Wales to 
Macungie, north and south, and from the Falconer to the Great Swamp, east 
and West. Its orthography is variously written, but preference is of late 
inclining to Goshenhoppen. It is doubtless a derivation and degeneration from 
some Indian name — perhaps a mixture of several names. The nearest approach 
to the term, as now written, is offered in the Titles of such Chiefs as Shak-a- 
happa, Guch-i-a-thion and En-shock-hippo. These stand broad and plainly writ- 
ten in the Early Vols, of the "Colonial Records" and "Penna Arch." From a 
comparison of a number of Indian Deeds to William Penn, given during 1683-5, 
we incline to the opinion that Shack-a-hop-pa was the Chief over the Region. 
His signature or "Mark," as we would say, was a Big Smoke Pipe. 

Onas, which means a pen, was the name under which the Indians knew 
Wm. Penn. 

Pat-ke-ho-ma is the Original of Perkio-men. Mough-ough-sin had been 
the Indian Proprietor of that District which is now called Macungie." 



"I have an old deed of a Tract within the bounds of Goshenhoppen of 
1733 which reads 'There was surveyed unto George Cowhill of the county of 
Philadelphia a certain Tract of Land situate in old Cowissippin in the said 
County, etc. 

Gordon's Gazatteer of Penna. under New Hanover says the W. branch of 
the Perkiomen passes through the N. W. angle of the Township of Swamp 
Creek centrally and the population is German and have two churches upon 
opposite sides of a branch of Swamp Creek, one of which is called the Swamp 

New Goshenhoppen is not on the list of P. 0. any more — it is changed 
to New Hanover." 


"I would further say in regard to Goshenhoppen that Mr. Weiser is wrong 
in saying 'It is a name given to a region of country extending from North 
Wales to Macungie,' etc. It never embraced so large an extent, for a part of it 

•Page 231, Manuscript Penna. Hist. Soc, Phila., Pa. — prior to 1879. 
b Manuscripts Penna. Hist. Soc, p. 231. 



was embraced in what was then known as Methachey which now forms a part 
of Yoomencing, Worcester and Skippack Townships. 

It appears these names were originally applied to certain localities without 
special boundaries, before Counties and Townships were surveyed. Skippack 1 
was also such a General name which embraced the present Perkiomen and 
Lower Salford Townships, without any special limits eastward. It compre- 
hended about the middle district between Methachey and Goshenhoppen to 
Perkasie, while Goshenhoppen extended to Macungie, which is another such a 
locality whose original boundaries cannot be defined, besides many others espe- 
cially in Western Penna. 

I have nothing reliable concerning Sclvwartz'walde but think Mr. Super or 
Rev. Mr. Weiser could give the desired information if applied to. Their ad- 
dress is Pennsburg, Montgomery Co., Pa. 


"Old Goshenhoppen distant 6 miles. New Goshenhoppen Reformed 
Church (Hornerly ? P. O.) is now Hanover P. 0. Reformed Lutheran 
Church is near by. 'The New Goshenhoppen Ref. Ch.' is 14 mile from the 
Perkiomen opposite Pennsburg, which was originally called 'Heiligsville.' The 
first building was used by the Reformed Lutherans and Mennonites and was 
built as early as 1716. The second church building was put up in 1796. The 
first regularly organized church dates to 1731. It is said that John Henry 
Sprogle from Holland arrived in Phila. in 1705, owned altogether about 13,000 
acres in Montgomery and Berks. He gave 6 acres for a burial place for Men- 
nonites, Lutherans and Reformed, though they had no lawful title before 1796 
—they had titles of their own in 1749, but -no legal patent. 

He further says 'In 1741 Father Theodore Schneider, a Jesuit priest, 
founded the Mission at (New) Goshenhoppen, where he lived in the utmost 
self-denial and poverty, ministering to the wants of the people over 20 years. 
He built a church in 1743 where the present Catholic church in Washington 
Township, Berks Co., now stands; a part of the building is still attached to 
the present building.' The Mennonites and Herrnhutters helped him to build 
his church out of Respect. Father Schneider established the first school (in 
that locality) which was attended by Mennonites and other children. The 
church owned 500 acres of the best land in Penna — a farm of 110 acres still 

'The Life and Works of Christopher Dock, America's Pioneer Writer on Education— 
by Martin Grove" Brumbaugh [E682], Phila., 1908. Introduction by Samuel W. Penny- 
pi. cker: "Twenty-five years ago the name of Christopher Dock, the pious schoolmaster on 
the Skippack, was unknown to the reading world, and the light of local fame, extending 
from Germantown to Goshenhoppen, which in the eighteenth century gave a general glow to 
his life, had faded into an almost imperceptible ember," etc. 



belongs to it. This church is also called the Goshenhoppen, besides another 
one on the North side of Pennsburg known as the Six Angular church is also 
called the New Goshenhoppen, and as they are not far apart Mr. Mulenberg 
no doubt frequently visited each of them." " 

"GOSHENHOPPEN: The region lying partly in Berks, Montgomery 
and Bucks counties, that is in the angle formed by the three named districts, 
together with a strip of Lehigh, has been ycleped 'Goshenhoppen' for a full 
century. In 1728 it is first written in the public prints. Its orthography was 
framed by every writer after his own choice. Cowissa-hoppen, Queso-hoppen, 
Coss-he-hoppen, Cosh-enhoppen, Coshahopin, Cosche-hoppe and Goshenhoppen, 
and, it may be, still other specimens may be found. 

The German settlers derived it of German origin, but, like Tulpehocken 
or Conshohocken, it came from Indian source. We are all the more ready to 
believe this herkunft, from the fact that two Indian chiefs contributed to its 
patronymic, who owned contiguous tracts of land in its lattitude. Their names 
were severally 'Enschockhoppa' and 'Shakahoppa.' Their marks were Smoke 
Pipe, which they invariably attached opposite their names. Until we are 
better informed, we are disposed to hold fast to this dusky origin. It em- 
braces a tract extending from Treichlerville to Sumneytown, north and south, 
and from the Bucks county line to the Perkiomen, east and west. It covers a 
region rather than a township or country. The only part which retains a part 
of the old name is Hoppenville." 

The above quotation is from "Folk-Names of Places," by C. Z. Weiser, 
D.D., in "The Perkiomen Region," Vol. I, No. 4, p. 64. The latter, in Vol. I, 
pp. 88-90, contains an excellent sketch by Win. J. Buck, and illustration, of 
the "Old Goshenhoppen Church," erected in 1732 and used by both German 
Reformed and Lutheran congregations. "The Perkiomen Region," Vol. Ill, 
p. 76 et seq., contains a reprint of the "oldest Congregational Record" in the 
Ref. Ch., 1731-1761, and the pastor of that church informs the compiler that 
the later records are also in good preservation. An examination of the latter 
is yet to be made for possible traces of our families — "Schippach, Alt Coschen- 
hoppen, Neu Coschenhoppen, Schwam, Sacen, Aegipten, Macedonia, Missilem, 
Oli, Bernet Dolpenhacen" are included in these old records. 

"Mr. Martin I. J. Griffin in Penna -German, Vol. XII, No. 9, p. 571, says the Catholic 
Goshenhoppen Ch. records are found in the Amer. Cath. Hist. Soc. of Phila, Vols. 2, 3, 8, 
11—1741 to 1810. 



[Bl] GEORG 1 BOMBACH arrived at Germantown, Pa., Dec. 3, 1740, on 
the ship Samuel, Captain Percy — "natives and late Inhabitants of the Palati- 
nate upon the Rhine and places adjacent." 

"The same name appears among the list of Surveys for Land in Lancaster 
Co., Pa., Dec. 21, 1750; again on a Tax List of the Town of York, 1779. 
In the latter year the same name is found on a Tax List of Allen Twp., Cum- 
berland Co., Pa." * 

Georg's 1 name appears as the 18th signature in the first column (see 
arrow in accompanying illustration) of "Captain Percy's Passengers, 1740." 
The fifth name above his signature is that of Daniel Furry, and the second 
beneath his signature is that of Poulus Zug (Zook), both of which are of 
interest to certain families included in this work. In this connection those 
interested in this ship's immigrants should notice that the list as given in 
Rupp's Thirty Thousand Immigrants, 2d Edn., 1898, p. 144, is wholly dif- 
ferent, from the photographic copy of the ship's papers herewith reproduced. 

[B2] CONRAD 2 BOMBACH ([Bl] Georg 1 ) b at Middletown, Pa., about 
1750 ; millwright, and established the first mill at Standing Stone, now Hunt- 
ingdon, Pa. ; located at Highspire, and in 1794 is chief burgess of Harrisburgh, 
Pa., where he welcomed General George Washington in connection with the 
latter's activities in the "Whiskey Rebellion" ; served in the Continental Army ; 
m Catherine Zell; d April, 1821. 

"Conrad Bombaugh"— "A Muster Roll of the Revolution." "A true 
return of Capt. Samuel Cochran's company of the 4th Battn., Col. Robert 
Elder, as it stood at Middletown Aug. 12, 1777, in the march to Phila." 
(Notes & Queries, Egle, 1897, p. 55.) 

"Conrad Bomback" took oath (or affirmation) of allegiance to Pennsyl- 
vania at Lancaster May 1, 1779. 


"At the request of Peter Eicher the following release was recorded 20th 
Aug., 1793: 

"Luther R. Kelker, Custodian of the Public Records, Harrisburg, Pa. 
b There is some uncertainty as to the identity of this Conrad. 


Plate 4-7 

[mmighakt F,ist, Ship Nancy, Arc, i si 31, 1750. 
{Courtesy oj Mn. Litthuh R. Kki.keuJ 

Plate 4-8 

Immigrant List, Ship Nancy — Sheet II. 




Know all men by these presents that I Conrad Bumbaugh of Harrisburgh in the County 
of Dauphin in the State of Pennsylvania one of the Heirs and Ropropontations of Anthony 
Sell late of Huntingdon County and State of Pennsylvania afore said yeoman deceased for 
and in consideration of the sum of five shillings lawful money money of Pennsylvania to me 
in hand paid by Peter Eicher of the State of Penn. at and before the ensealing and delivery 
of these presents the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge Have remissed released and 
forever quit claims and by those present do remiss release and forever quit claim all my 
Estate Share Part Right and Title of the following described Plantation and tract of land 
lying and being in Frederick County in the State of Maryland unto the said Peter Eicher 
adjoining lands of Michael Lynn, Thomas Payton, James Leech, James Daveson, John 
Townsley and others containing two hundred and fifty three acres of land and allowed be 
the same more or less with the Rights of Members Hereditaments appurtenances whatsoever 
there to belonging so that neither I the said Conrad Brumbaugh nor any other person for 
me or in my name any manner of Right or title of into or out of my share or part of the 
above described Plantation or tract of land at any time here after shall or may have claim, 
challenge or demand and further I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint Adam 
Gord and John Hughes of Frederick Co. in the State of Maryland or either of them my 
true and lawful attorneys -j- -f- 

In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the 8th day of July in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three. 

Signed, sealed and delivered CONRAD BOMBACH [Seal] 

in the presence of us 

John Sells Jr. 

Ben Kurtz 

Frederick County to Wit: On the tenth day of July 1793 came Adam Gord and John 
Hughes the within named attorneys before us the Subscribers two of the Justices for said 
County and acknowledge the within Instrument of Writing to be Act and deed of the 
aforesaid CONRAD BOMBACH according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof and the 
Act of Assembly in that case made and provided, Acknowledged before 
Jn Gwinn 
John Ross Keys" 

In deed recorded "Conrad Brumbaugh, Has land of Esther Sells, now deceased, one of 
the Daughters of Anthony Sell late of Huntingdon County, State of Pennsylvania." 

[B2] Conrad 2 and Catharine (Zell) Bombach had one son: 

Abraham 3 , b April 23, 1770, in Paxtang Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. (now 
Dauphin) ; m Catharine Reehm* who d March 22, 1855. They had 3 ch : 
Aaron 4 , Catharine 4 , and Sarah 4 . 

Aaron 4 m Mira Lloyd, dau of John Lloyd of Phila. The eldest of their 
5 ch was Charles Carroll 5 Bombaugh, M.D., b in Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 10, 
1828; d in Baltimore, Md., May 24, 1906; grad. (M.D.) from Harvard Univ. 
1850, and from Jeff. Med. Coll. 1853; served as regimental surgeon U. S. A., 
1861-'65; 1864-'65 was on editorial staff of Baltimore American; 1865 estab- 
lished and for thirty-three years successfully conducted the Baltimore Under- 
writer — he was an authority upon life insurance. 

A tombstone in St. Peter's Ch. Cem. at Middletown, Pa., says Catharine 
Bombaugh d Dec. 18, 1833, in her 71st yr. (Notes & Queries, Egle, 3d Ser., 
Vol. I, p. 223.) Whether or not this is the above Catharine 4 has not been de- 

The following records are here given merely to make them accessible, but 
their proper place amongst the families is undetermined : 

"Further details are contained in Biog. Encyc. of Dauphin Co., 1896, p. 199. 



CHRISTIAN BOMBACH took the oath (or affirmation) of allegiance 
to Pa. in Lebanon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 14, 1777. (Pa. Arch., £d 
Ser., Vol. XIII, p. 410.)* 

JOHN BOMBAUGH— Ranger of the Frontier 1778-1783; Robinson 
Rangers, Cumberland Co., Pa. (Pa. Arch., 3d Ser., Vol. XXIII, p. 198.) 

JNO. H. BOMBOGH— Rangers of the Frontier, following list for West- 
moreland Co., Pa.; mixed residence. New Series, 1778-1783. (Pa. Arch., 3d 
Ser., Vol. XXIII, p. 252.) 

WIDDOW BOMBAUGH a — State Tax, Northumberland Co., Pa., 1778- 
1780; Penns Twp., valuation 311, 13, 0. (Pa. Arch., 3d Ser., Vol. XIX, 
p. 410.) 

BUMBAUGH — There are some families using this spelling. In a few 
localities the later generations have changed to "Brumbaugh," and a consid- 
erable amount of information has been collected, but the replies to repeated 
inquiries have been so delayed that it has been decided to omit such publication. 

"It is not thought that this has any reference to [D2] Widow Brombach found in Va. 
about 1760. 



[CI] JOHANN JACOB 1 BRUMBACH,* b about 1728, is said to have 
been an orphan and to have had £50 upon his arrival at Philadelphia, Pa., on 
the ship Nancy, August 31, 1750 — see his signature on the Immigrant List. He 
settled in the Conecocheague District, about 1 mile south of Mason's and 
Dixon's Line, and 4 miles north of Hagertown, then Frederick Co., Md. In 
1760 he m Mary Elizabeth Angle, b 1740 (for Mary Elizabeth see deed of 
14th March, 1780, p. 148), dau Henry Angle of Washington Co., Md. The 
latter's family in Heads of Families, Md., 1790, is given as three free white 
males over 16 years, including heads of families, two free white males under 16 
years, and five free white females, including heads of families. He built a 
substantial house on his tract before his marriage — the original house is stand- 
ing, and with various additions and changes is shown in the recent photograph 
taken especially for this work reproduced elsewhere. It is probably the oldest 
original house in Washington Co., Md., and is occupied by the family of [Clll] 
Philip Napoleon 4 " Brumbaugh — the illustration shows his wife seated at the 
main entrance to the original building. This house is built of heavy hewn logs, 
36 x 16 — two rooms below and two above, with large open fire places (since 
closed), and very heavy oak doors and shutters. The porch and two-story 
addition were built during the ownership of the present occupants. 


"At the Court House at Philadelphia. 

Friday, August 31, 1750. 
Present — Thomas Lawrence, Esquire, Mayor. 

The Foreigners whose names are underwritten imported in the ship Nancy, 
Thomas Coatam Master, from Rotterdam & last from Cowes, did this day take 
the usual oaths. 

By List, 88. Persons, 270. 

Johannes Vollmer . Henderich Willem Stiegel 

Balthas Federhoff Christian Fautz 

Johan Bernhardt Riede Johan Jacob Weiss 

Daniel Bohset Michael Ferster 




Bernhart Rockenstihl 
Daniel Haubersack 
Johan Conrad Raish 
Martin Muller 
Lorenz Schenck 
Joseph Stahle 

Johannes ? Tobias Rudolph 
Hans Gorg Hetle 
Martin Jommel ? 
Friederich Gans 
Johannes Gans 
Thomas X Gan (Gans ?) 
Georg Heuling 
Johannes Zweigle 
Friedrich ( ?) 
Johan Georg Bauer 
Johann Bernhard Wunsch 
Johann Georg Sieger 
Johann Georg Musse 
Michael Rieder 
Andreas Brauer 
Hans Georg Kiihn 
Michael Hensel ? 
Johann Jacob Canz 
Johannes Glasser 
Jonas Raub 
Friederich Weiss 
Wilhelm Gettling 
Hans Georg Beiterman 
Johann Jacob Beiterman 
Georg Friedrich Beitterman 
Johan Friedrich Unrath 
Johan Friedrich Unrath 
Heinrich Lehringer 
Heinrich Lehringer 
Gorg Heinrich Lutz 
Gorg Heinrich Lutz 
Georg Wilhelm Marx 

Jeremias Horngacher 
Johannes Heide 
Hans Georg Benner 
Andreas Rahnfelder ? 
Bernhart X Gilbert 
Johan Jacob Gobel 
John Niclaus Gilbert 
Christoff Wetzel 
Johann Georg Gilbert 
Frantz Kuhlwein 
Johann Jacob Baum 
Jacob Wiirth 
Hans Georg Gilbert 
Andreas Singel ? 
Hans Adam Herbolt 
Johann Philipp Hautz 
Hans Jacob Gilbert 
Johann Herbolt ? 
Johan Jacob Barth 
Christian X Blosser 
Johannes Low 
Christian Giebeler 
Jost Henrich Wehler 
Johann Peter Gutelius 
Tilman Crentz 

Johann Jacob Brumbach [CI] 
Johann Gitting 
J. Daniel X Shneyder 
Johann ? 
Johannes Rehbach 
Johannes Jung 
Johan Peter X Kleim 
David Nuss 

Johan Henrich Comrath 
Johann Henrich Klein 
Philip Grabeman 
J. Henry X Seydenstiker 
Immanuel Bager 

X in above names means His X mark. 



Johann Georg Marx Johan Henrich Jung, Jr. 

Johann Georg Braunsberg." 

Jacob 1 a seems at once to have dropped the "Johann" after landing, as 
nowhere has any later signature other than "Jacob" been found, and this was 
a common practice — the Census of 1790 enumerates him as "Jacob" only. 
Originally a Lutheran, he united with the G. B. B. Ch., of which his wife was 
a member. In the Braddock campaign of the F. and I. War he served as a pack- 
man, his religious scruples preventing service in actual conflict. His hearing 
was defective, and this tendency, together with his large stature and strong 
general constitution, seem to have been hereditary in some later generations. 
He had an unusual faculty for acquiring land, and shortly before his death 
in Pa., April 10, 1799, b is said to have owned over 6,000 acres in Bedford and 
Blair counties, Pa., together with large tracts of land in Frederick Co., Md. 
His remains were taken to the old Maryland homestead and buried in the small 
family graveyard. Mary (/ Nov. 28, 1806, and was laid beside her husband, 
both graves marked by rudely dressed limestones containing "J. B." and "M. 
B." The remains of the 7 children also rest there. 

Heads of Families, First Census of the United States, 1790— Md., p. 118, 
enumerates [E2] Jacob 2 Brumbach as having 2 sons over 16, 4 under 16, and 
3 dau, besides his wife; also on p. 121 [C4] John 3 Brumbagh as having 3 dau 
and his wife; and immediately beneath is found [C2] Jacob 2 Brumbagh as 
having 4 sons under 16 and one dau besides his wife. 

The children seem to have united with different religious denominations, 
and in the main the descendants of each remained therein; [C2] Jacob 2 and 
[C7] Henry 2 became Pres.; [C3] Mary 2 and [C4] John 2 became G. B. B. ; 
[C5] Daniel 2 became Ref. ; [C6] David 2 and [C8] George 2 became Lutheran, 
according to [C76] David Stuckey 4 Brumbaugh. 

Considerable space is given to the deeds which follow because of their bear- 
ing upon questions of locality and of genealogy. Often they have been the 
only means of positive identification amongst our numerous families. 

Frederick &c, Know Ye that for &c, in consideration that Jacob Broomback of Fred- 
erick County in our said Province of Maryland hath due unto him one hundred acres of 
land within our said Province by virtue of a warrant for that quantity granted him by 
renewment the thirteenth day of July Seventeen hundred and fifty-four as appears in our 
Land Office and upon such conditions and terms as are expressed in our conditions of Plan- 

probably a cousin of [El] Johannes Henrich 1 Brumbach. 

"From ledger of [C7] Henry 2 Brumbaugh loaned by [C119] Upton S. 4 Brumbaugh, 
Baltimore, Md. 

c Whose excellent memory and continued interest and assistance are gratefully acknowl- 



tation of our said Province bearing date the fifth day of April Sixteen hundred and eighty- 
four and remaining upon record in our said Province together with such alterations as in 
them are made by our further conditions bearing date the fourth day of December Sixteen 
hundred and ninety-six together also with the alterations made by our Instructions bearing 
date at London the twelfth day of September Seventeen hundred and twelve and registered 
in our Secretarys Office of our said Province together with a paragraph of our Instructions 
bearing date at London the fifteenth day of December Seventeen hundred and thirty-eight 
and registered in our Land Office. 

We do therefore hereby Grant unto him the said Jacob Broomback all that tract or 
parcel of land called "ILL WILL." 

BEGINNING at a bounded White Oak standing in the temporary line about fourteen 
perches to the Eastward of Thomas Longs field and running thence South forty-eight degrees 
West twenty-two perches, South eighty degrees East twenty-five perches, South thirty degrees 
East thirty-eight perches, South fifty-eight degrees and an half degree East sixty-two perches, 
South twelve degrees East eighty-eight perches, North fifty-six degrees East one hundred and 
four perches, North twenty degrees West one hundred and twelve perches, then by a straight 
line to the beginning tree. 

Containing and now laid out for One hundred acres of land more or less according to 
the Certificate of Survey thereof taken and returned into our Land Office bearing date the 
twenty-fourth day of July, Seventeen hundred and fifty-four and there remaining together 
with all rights, profits, benefits and privileges thereunto belonging Royal Mines Excepted 
To Have and To Hold the same unto him the said Jacob Broomback his heirs and assigns 
forever to be holden of us and our heirs as of our Manor of Conigochiege in free and common 
soccage by fealty only for all manner of services Yielding and paying therefore yearly unto 
us and our heirs at our receipt at our City of Saint Marys at the two most usual feasts in 
the year Viz: the Feasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael 
the Arch Angel by even and equal portions the Rent of four shillings Sterling in Silver or 
Gold for a fine upon every alienation of the said land or any part or parcel thereof one 
whole years R.cnt in Silver or Gold or the full value thereof in such comodities as we and 
our heirs or such officer or officers as shall be appointed by us and our heirs from time to 
time to collect and receive the same shall accept in discharge thereof at the choice of us 
and our heirs or such officer or officers aforesaid. Provided that if the said sum for a fine 
for alienation shall not be paid unto us and our heirs or such officer or officers aforesaid 
before such alienation and the said alienation entered upon record either in the Provincial 
Court or County Court where the same parcel of land lyeth within one month next after 
such alienation then the said alienation shall be void and of no effect. 

Given under our Great Seal of our said Province of Maryland this twenty-fourth day of 
July Anno Domini Seventeen hundred and fifty-four. 

Witness our trusty and well beloved Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Lieutenant General and 
Chief Governor of our said Province of Maryland Chancellor and Keeper of the Great Seal 

Land Office of Maryland, Set: 

I Hereby Certify, that the aforegoing is a true Copy of the Patent of "ILL WILL" 100 
acres, patented to Jacob Broomback 24th July, 1754, as recorded in Liber Y. & S. No. 8 
folio 647 &c, one of the Record Books on file in this office. 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the Land 
Office of Maryland, this twelfth day of April, nineteen hundred and seven. 


Commissioner of the Land Office. 

"Broom-back's Lott" 50 a, lying in Frederick Co., Md., and patented to 
Jacob Broomback of Frederick Co., 21 April, 1755. 

(B. C. & G. S., No. 3, folio 187, Land Commissioner's Office, Annapolis.) 


At the Request of Jacob Bromback the following Deed was Recorded October the 

"Search made and record at Frederick, Md., copied by Miss Nellie Carter Garrott, Secy. 
Frederick Co. Hist. Soc. 




twenty Third day Anno Domini Seventeen Hundred and fifty Three. To wit This Indenture 
made this twenty Sixth day of September in the year of our Lord God one Thousand Seven 
Hundred and fifty Three Between Conrod Hoymyre of Frederick County and Province of 
Maryland Blacksmith of the one Part and Jacob Bromback weaver of the same County and 
Province aforesaid of the other Part Witnesseth That the said Conrod Hogmire for an in 
Consideration of the sum of Sixty four pounds Current money to him at and before the 
Ensealing and Delivery of This Presents well and Truly Paid by the said Jacob Bromback 
were with the said Conrod Hogmire doth Acknowledge him self fully satisfied and contented 
and of Every part and Parcel Thereof doth acquit and Discharge the said Jacob Bromback 
his Heirs Executors Administrators for ever by this Presents hath granted Bargained and 
sold Aliened and Confirmed and by this Presents doth fully Clearly and absolutely Grant 
Bargain and sell Aiien and Confirm unto the said Jacob Bromback all that Tract or Parcell 
of Land called Clalands Contrivance Beginning at a Bounded white oak standing on the 
head of a Dry Spring Lying Near a Tract of Land Taken up by Col. Cresap Belonging to 
Daniel Dulany Esquire and Running Thence South twenty Nine Degrees East Twenty four 
Perches then south fifty five Degrees East Seventy Perches then south five Degrees East 
Twenty six perches then South fifty four Degrees West forty perches North Eighty four 
Degrees West forty perches then south sixty three Degrees west sixty Six Perches then 
North Twenty Degrees West one hundred and forty Perches then by a straight Line to the 
Beginning Tree Containing and now laid out for Ninety Acres of Land more or less scituate 
Lying and Being in the County afore said with all appurtenances, Houses, Buildings, fences 
and Improvements whatsoever and the Revercion and Revercions Remainder and Remainders 
and Profits whatsoever of all and singular the said Premises and every part and Parcell 
There of To Have And to Hold this said Tract Land and Premises with all appurtenances 
before by this Presents Bargained and sold or Mentioned or Intended to be hereby Granted 
Bargained Aliened and Confirmed and Every Part and Parcel Thereof only my Lord or 
Lords fees Excepted to the Jacob Bromback his heirs and Assigns to the only Proper use 
and behoof of the said Jacob Bromback his Heirs and assigns for Ever and the said Conrod 
Hogmire doth warrant and for ever Defend from him his Heirs Executors administrators to 
the said Jacob Bromback his Heirs Executors, Administrators and assigns he the said Conrod 
Hogmire his Heirs Executors Administrators doth hereby Covenant promise and agree to 
and with the said Jacob Bromback his Heirs Executors Administrators and assigns all and 
singular the Before Bargained Premises with the appurtenances and every Part thereof 
unto the said Jacob Bromback his Heirs and assigns for ever by this presents In Witness 
whereof the above Named Conrod Hogmire hath to this Present Indenture interchangeably 
set his hand and seal the day and year above Written 


Signed sealed and Delivered 
In the Presence of 

Jos. Smith, Thos. Prather on the Back of which Deed is thus Indorsed. To wit 
September the 26th 1753 Received the day of the date hereof the within Named Jacob 
Bromback the Sum of Sixty four pounds Currant Money being The Consideration Money for 
those and Premises with in Mentioned. 
Testes Tho. Prather 

September the 26lh day 1753 Then Came the within Named Conrod Hogmire and acknowl- 
edged the within Deed according to Law before us. 


October the 23 1753 Then Received of Jacob Bromback the sum of three shillings and 
seven pence half penny sterling as an Alienation fine on the within Mentioned Ninety Acres 
of Land by Order of Edward Loyd, Esquire agent of the Right Honourable the Lord Pro- 
prietary of Maryland. 


"The Resurvey on Clalands Contrivance'" 505 a, lying in Frederick Co., 
Md., and patented to Jacob Broomback of Frederick Co., 18 April, 1763. 

(B. C. & G. S., No. 18, folio 313, Land Commissioner's Office, Annapolis.) 

"Timber Bottom' 1 '' 260 a, lying in Frederick Co., Md., and patented to 
[CI] Jacob 1 Broomback of Frederick Co., 14th Sept., 1763. 



(B. C. & G. S., No. 23, folio 35, Land Commissioner's Office, Annapolis.) 
"Chance" 23 a, lying in Frederick Co., Md., and patented to [CI] Jacob 1 
Broombaugh of Frederick Co., 11th May, 1765. 

(B. C. & G. S., No. 28, folio 181, Land Commissioner's Office, Annapolis.) 


Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esqrs. True and absolute Proprietaries and Governors 
in Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Counties of New-Castle, Kent and Sussex upon 
Delaware. To all unto whom these presents shall come Greeting: Whereas in Consequence 
of the Application of Abraham Robinson No 167 dated the first day of August 1766 for 300 
Acres of Land near the foot of Dunnings Mountain on the head Draughts of Yellow Creek 
Cumberland County, a Survey hath been made of the Tract of Land herein after mentioned 
and intended to be hereby granted. AND WHEREAS in pursuance of a Warrant dated the 
twenty third Day of May Instant requiring our Surveyor General to accept the said Survey 
into his Office and make" Return thereof into our Secretary's Office, in Order for Confirma- 
tion to Samuel Wallis unto whom said Robinson conveyed by Deed of the Sixteenth day of 
September last on the Terms of the same Warrant mentioned he hath accordingly made 
Return thereof thereby Certifying, the Description, bounds, and Limits, of the Land as 
foresaid, surveyed to be as follows, viz Situate as aforesaid called Dorfans Barn Beginning 
at a marked white oak thence by John Chandlers Land South Sixty six degrees East Three 
hundred and twenty eight perches to a marked white oak, thence by Barrens South five 
degrees West one hundred and fifty perches to a marked white oak South fifty five degrees 
West One hundred and thirty seven perches to a marked Pine North Seventy five degrees 
West Sixty eight perches to a marked Lin, South Seventy seven degrees West thirty six 
perches to a marked Hickory thence by Thomas Walkers Land North forty three degrees & 
a half West One hundred and fifty three perches to a marked Hickory thence by Dunnings 
Mountain North forty nine degrees West thirty five perches to a marked Chestnut oak & 
North fifteen degrees East Two hundred and twenty six perches to the place of Beginning 
Containing Four hundred & seventy five acres and One hundred & four perches and allow- 
ance of Six P Cent for Roads, &c. As by the said Application, Warrant & Survey remain- 
ing in the Surveyor Generals Office and from thence Certified into our Secretaries Office more 
fully appears NOW at the Instance and Request of the said Samuel Wallis that we would be 
pleased to grant him a Confirmation of the same. KNOW YE, that in Consideration of the 
Sum of Twenty three pounds Sixteen Shillings Sterling Money of Great Britain pr lawful 
Money of Pennsylvania, to our use paid by the said Samuel Wallis (the Receipt whereof we 
hereby acknowledge, and thereof do acquit and for ever discharge the said Samuel Wallis 
his Heirs Assigns, by these Presents) And of the yearly Quit-Rent herein after mentioned 
and reserved, WE HAVE given, granted, released and confirmed, and by these Presents for 
Us, our Heirs and Successors, Do give, grant, release and confirm, unto the said Samuel 
Wallis his Heirs and Assigns, the said above described Tract of Land, as the same are now 
set forth, bounded and limited as aforesaid: With all Mines, Minerals, Quarries, Meadows, 
Marshes, Savannahs, Swamps, Cripples, Woods, Underwoods, Timber, and Trees, Ways, 
Waters, Water Courses, Liberties, Profits, Commodities, Advantages, Hereditaments and 
Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and lying within 
the Bounds and Limits aforesaid [Three full and clear fifth Parts of all Royal Mines, free 
from all Deductions and Reprisals for digging and refining the same; and also one fifth 
Part of the Ore of all other Mines, delivered at the Pits Mouth only excepted, and hereby 
reserved] And also free Leave, Right and Liberty, to and for the said Samuel Wallis his 
Heirs and Assigns, to hawk, hunt, fish and fowl, in and upon the hereby granted Land and 
Premises, or upon any Part thereof: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said above described 
Tract of Land and Premises hereby granted (except as before excepted) with their Appur- 
tenances, unto the said Samuel Wallis his Heirs and Assigns, To the only Use and Behoof 
of the said Samuel Wallis his Heirs and Assigns, for ever; TO BE HOLDEN of us, our 
Heirs and Successors, Proprietaries of Pennyslvania, as of our Mannor of Lowther in the 
County of Cumberland aforesaid, in free and common Socage by Fealty only, in lieu of all 
other Services YIELDING AND PAYING THEREFORE yearly unto Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, at the Town of Carlisle in the said County, at or upon the first Day of March 
in every Year, from the first Day of March last One penny Sterling for every Acre of the 
same, or value thereof in Coin current, according as the Exchange shall then be between our 


said Province and the City of London, to such Person or Persons as snail from Time to Time 
be appointed to receive the same. AND in Case of Non-payment thereof within ninety Days 
next after the same shall become due that then it shall and may be lawful for us, our Heirs 
and Successors, our and their Receiver or Receivers, into and upon the hereby granted Land 
and Premises to re-enter, and the same to hold and possess, until the said Quit-Rent, and all 
Arrears thereof, together with the Charges accruing by Means of such Non-payment and 
Re-entry, be fully paid and discharged. WITNESS John Penn Esquire Lieutenant-Gover- 
nor of the said Province, who by Virtue of certain Powers, and Authorities to him for this 
Purpose, inter alia, granted by the said Proprietaries, hath hereunto set his Hand, and 
caused the Great Seal of the said Province to be hereunto affixed at Philadelphia this twenty 
seventh day of May in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty seven 
The Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Third over Great Britain &c. and the 
Forty ninth Year of the said Proprietaries Government 


Recorded in the Office for Recording of Deeds for the City and County of Philada. 
In Pat. Book A. A. Vol. 8 pa 330 The 4th Day of June 1767 Witness my Hand & Seal of 
Office afs 

THEO LUSK D. Recdr. 
(The old f usually appears in the above where s is printed.) 

Samuel Wallis and Lydia his wife by deed bearing date the 4th day of 
September, 1782, conveyed said tract to Abel James and Henry Drinker in fee. 

Abel James and Rebecca his wife, and Henry Drinker and Elizabeth his 
wife for five shillings in hand paid deed said tract unto Samuel Wallis on the 
31st day of December, 1787. 

The latter acknowledgment was taken before George Bryan, Esq., one of 
the Justices of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and 
in it appears "Rebekah" James, whereas she plainly writes "Rebecca James." 

Samuel Wallis and Lydia his wife by indenture bearing date the 8th June, 
1797 — recorded Bedford Co., Book E, p. 207, etc. — granted said tract in fee 
to Henry Drinker, etc. 

Henry Drinker & Wife (6th Aug. 1803) 

Mary Brombach and 
Jacob Brombach" 
Recdg. &c $1-50 

BAUGH— 14 MARCH, 1780. 

"At the Request of John Brombaugh was the following deed Recorded 
Mch. 10, 1780 Towit: 

This Indenture made this 14th day of March in the Year of our Lord one 
thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty between Jacob Broombmigh, Scnr of 
Washington County in the State of Maryland, farmer, of the one part Wit- 
nesseth that he the said Jacob Broombaugh Sr for and in consideration of 



the sum of Eighty pounds of current and lawful money of the State of Mary- 
land by him the said John Broombaugh well and truly in hand paid before the 
Ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby ac- 
knowledged by him the said Jacob Broombaugh, Sr. — part of two Different 
Tracts of Land as herein after Mentioned both said Tracts or parcels of land 
situate in Washington County in the State of Maryland as aforesaid both of 
said Tracts of land Granted by pattent unto the above named Jacob Broom- 
baugh Sr. the first parcel of Land Conveyed by Virtue of these presents by 
the above Named Jacob Brombaugh Sr. unto the above Named John Broom- 
baugh his Heirs or Assigns forever being part of a Tract or parcel of land 
Called the Resurvey on Clealands Contrivance beginning for the said part at 
the end of One hundred perches on the Seventh line of a Tract of land Called 
Nicholas Contrivance Granted Edward Nichols for Seventy five Acres also 
said beginning being at the end of One Hundred perches on the Twenty Seventh 
line of the Original Tract Called the Resurvey on Clelands Contrivance and 
running + + + to a Hickory Saplin being a corner where the division line 
Starts between Said John Broombaugh and Jacob Broombaugh Sr. land, and 
running + -| — \- Laid out for 100 acres of Land. 

2d part small part originally granted by pattent to above named Jacob 
Broombaugh Sr. called resurvey on Brumbaughs delight ill will now called 


timber bottom beginning for said part at the End of Sixty Six perches in the 
fourteenth line of the Original Tract called timber bottom containing 351/2 
a both 140l/o a. 

Jacob Brumbaugh [Seal]" 


John Cellar 
Henry Schnelchy 

[CI] Jacob 1 receipts to [C4] John 2 for £80. 

[CI] Jacob 1 and Mary Elizabeth,, wife, release dower right. (This 
seems only record of full name "Mary Elizabeth.") 

(Book B, p. 313, Bedford, Pa., copied by Mr. Elias Gibson.) 

MARCH 14, 1785. 

"To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, That in 
consideration of the monies paid by Jacob Broombaugh of Washington County, 



Maryland, into the Receiver-General's office of this Commonwealth, at the 
granting of the Warrant herein after mentioned, and of the sum of Eighty- 
five dollars and five cents lawful money now paid by him into the said office, 
there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Jacob Broombaugh, 
a certain tract of Land, called "Rich Barrens" situate in Woodberry Town- 
ship, Bedford County, Beginning at a corner thence by barrens south thirty 
two degrees + + + thence by land of William Dickson + + + by land of 
George Butterbaugh + + + Containing Two Hundred twenty five acres 
and allowance of six per cent, for roads (&c which said tract was surveyed in 
pursuance of a Warrant dated the 14th of March 1785 granted to the said 
Jacob Broombaugh with the appurtenances. + + + Free and Clear of all 
Restrictions and Reservations, as to Mines, Royalties, Quit-rents or other- 
wise, excepting and reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and Silver Ore, 
for the use of this Commonwealth, to be delivered at the Pit's mouth, clear of 
all charges." 

Granted by Thomas McKean, Governor, May 30, 1805. Recorded in 
Pat. Book P, Vol. 57, p. 107, Dept. of Inter. Affairs, Harrisburg. 

HOUSER— 26 AUGUST, 1785/ 

"To all People to whom these Presents shall Come I [CI] Jacob 1 Brom- 
bach Senr of the County of Washington in the state of Maryland Yeoman 
send greeting whereas I the said Jacob 1 Brombach Senr obtained a warrant 
from the Honorable the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania bearing the Date the 
twenty Sixth Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven 
hundred and seventy five for taking up 150 Acres of Land in Morrisons Cove 
on Cove Run joining James Biddies 500 acre Tract on the South or North 
West side in Bedford Co and also I the said Jacob 1 Brombach Senr obtained 
one other Warrant from the said Proprietaries bearing Date the said 26 Day 
of January for taking up 50 acres of land in Morrisons Cove joining James 
Biddies 500 acre Tract in the County of Bedford as in and by the said Re- 
cited warrants will more fully and at large appear" + + + £100 lawful 
money of Pa. acknowledged from Ann Houser and Martin Houser — 26 Aug. 
1785 + + + 

Jacob Brombach Senr [Seal] 

Wm Beatty 
David Espy 

•Recorded in Book B, p. 181, Bedford Co., Pa. 



At request of [CI] Jacob 1 Broombaugh received Oct. 26, 1787, 26 Oct., 
1787, Between Paul Roades of Bedford Co., Pa., farmer, and [CI] Jacob 1 
Brombaugh of Washington Co., Md., £500. Resurvey on Roots Hill begin- 
ning at Pauls purchase on Resurvey on Roots Hill 8414 a, 1st tract— 2d tract 
Paulas Travels 27 a. 

(Book E, p. 583, Huntingdon, Pa.) 

May 2, 1788, [CI] Jacob 1 Brumbaugh deeds to David Forey of Lan- 
caster Co., Pa., for £800 Part of Resurvey on Roots Hill part called Pauls 
Purchase 841/4 a 1st part — Pauls Travels 27 a 2d part. 

(Book E, p. 849, Huntingdon, Pa.) 

Jacob Broombaugh [CI] and John Broombaugh [C4], both of Wash- 
ington Co., Md., 26 Oct., 1787, give bond £1,000 to Paul Roades of Morris 
Cove in Bedford Co., Pa., 300 a tract in Morrises Cove — "which tract he the 
said Jacob Broombaugh formerly took out a Warrant for and has put the 
above named Paul Roads in possession of said land or part thereof." 

Jacob Brombach [Seal] 
Johannes Brumbach [Seal] 


Jacob Rohrer 
Saml Finley 

(Book F, p. 61, Huntingdon, Pa.) 

362 ACRES, 17 NOV. 1788, TO JACOB 1 BRUMBACH [CI]. 

This Indenture made the 17 day of November 1788 between Daniel Carpenter of York 
Town in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania, Inkeeper and Mary his wife of one 
part and [Cl] Jacob 1 Brumbach of Washington County in the State of Maryland of the 
other part, Whereas his Excellency Benjamin Franklin, President of the Supreme Executive 
Council of the Commonwealth of Penna. by Patent under the hand of said Benjamin Frank- 
lin and the Great seal of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania bearing date the fifteenth day of 
May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty six for the consider- 
ation and under the Reservations therein mentioned granted unto Daniel Carpenter his heirs 
and assigns forever All that tract of land called ''Springfield farm situate on Piney Creek 
about seven or eight miles above the mouth in Frankstown Township Bedford Co. beginning 
at a corner Spanish oak of Michael Krider's land, thence by the same north sixty eight 
degrees west two hundred and sixty eight perches to a dogwood tree thence by the Canoe 
Mountain south twenty two degrees west fifty perches to a white oak north seventy nine 
degrees west thirty perches to a large Black oak South twenty degrees West one hundred 
and seventy four perches to a dogwood, South seventy degrees East forty seven perches to 
a white oak, South twenty degrees west sixty one perches to a large white oak thence by 
Pine Barrens south twenty degrees East two hundred and twelve perches to a small hickory 
and north thirty degrees East two hundred and thirty four perches to the place of beginning 
Containing three hundred and sixty two acres and allowance of six per cent for roads &c 
as by the said patent Recorded in the Rolls office at Philadelphia in Patent Book No. 6 
page 285 reference being thereunto had may more fully appear (which said tract was sur- 
veyed in pursuance of a warrant dated the 27 day of April 1775 to John Carpenter who by 
deed dated May 8, 1786 conveyed the same to said Daniel Carpenter in fee) Now this Inden- 
ture witnesseth that the said Daniel Carpenter and Mary his wife for and in consideration 

Plate 49 

JO yMrfurm^ 

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Certificate of Custodian of Publn Recobds. 


Plate SO 



of the sum of three hundred and forty pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania + + + paid 

by the said Jacob Brumbach, &c — j— —f- — (— 


Peter Keys Daniel Carpenter [Seal] 

Frederick Budline (?) Mary Carpenter [Seal] 

Daniel Carpenter receipts to [CI] Jacob 1 Brumbach for £340. 

(Recorded 10 June, 1790, Vol. Al, p. 288, Huntingdon, Pa. — copied by Mr. Elmer E. 


This Indenture made the 10 day of March 1807 between [C5] Daniel 2 Brombaugh, [C6] 
David 2 Brombaugh and [C8] George 2 Brombaugh all of Washington Co., Md., [C3] Mary* 
Ulrey and Samuel Ulrey her husband and [C4] John 2 Brombaugh of Bedford Co. Pa. of one 
part and [C2] Jacob 2 Brombaugh of Washington Co. State of Md. of the other part, Wit- 
nesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand six hundred and Twenty 
nine dollars current money of the state of Md. _|_ _[__)_ _|_ a certain plantation or tract of 
land called "Springfield farm" situated on the waters of Pine Creek about seven or eight 
miles above the mouth in Woodbury Twp. Huntingdon Co., Pa., containing 362 acres and 
allowance of six per cent for roads &c said tract belonging to the estate of Jacob Brombaugh 
by the said Jacob Brumbach, &c -j — | — \- 
J. Maxwell 
Jacob Zimmerman 

her [C6] David Brombaugh [Seal] 

[C3] Mary x Ullery [Seal] her 

mark Eve X Brombaugh [Seal] 

Samuel Ulrey [Seal] mark 

(In German) [C8] George Brombaugh [Seal] 

[C5] Daniel Brombaugh [Seal] [C4] John Brombaugh [Seal] 


Elizabeth X Brombaugh [Seal] 

Daniels, David2, George2 and John2 Brombaugh and Samuel Ulrey (in German) receipt to 
[C2] Jacob 2 Brombaugh for $1629. 

Franklin Co. Pa. 16 Mch 1807 James Maxwell "one of the Associate Judges for Frank- 
lin Co." certifies to the personal appearance and signatures of [C5] Daniel 2 Brombaugh and 
Elizabeth his wife, [C6] David 2 Brombaugh and Eve his wife, [C8] George Brombaugh, 
[C4] John 2 Brombaugh and Samuel Ulrey. 

Bedford Co. Pa. 1 June 1807 John Moore, "one of the Associate Judges of the Court 
of Common Pleas for the said county" certifies to the personal appearance and signatures of 
[C3] Mary 2 Ulrey and Elizabeth Brombaugh the wife of [C4] John 2 Brombaugh. 

(Recorded 13 Apr., 1808, Vol. LI, p. 499, Huntingdon, Pa.) 

"Smoak Pipe" 4 a, lying in Washington Co., Md., and patented to [CI] 
Jacob 1 Broombaugh of Washington Co., 15 Nov., 1791. 

(I. C, No. E, folio 816, Land Commissioner's Office, Annapolis.) 

In Bedford Co., Pa., there is another deed recorded 1805 "Between 
Henry 2 Brumbaugh [C7] and Margaret his wife of Washington Co., Md., 
John 2 Brumbaugh [C4] and Samuel Ulery and Mary 2 [C3] his wife H 1 h 

Witnesseth that whereas Jacob 1 Brumbaugh [CI] (deed) late of Wash- 
ington Co., Md., father of Henry, John and Mary," etc. 



THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of the Eighth Month called August in the 
Year of our LORD One Thousand Eight Hundred and three Between Henry Drinker of 



the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania merchant and Elizabeth his Wife of 
the one part and Mary Brombach Administratrix and Jacob Brombach Administrator of all 
and singular the Goods and Chattels Rights and Credits which were of Jacob Brombach the 
elder late of Washington County in the State of Maryland deceased of the other part 
WHEREAS the said Henry Drinker being seized in fee of and in the tract of land herein 
alter described and hereby intended to be granted with the Appurtenances did in the month 
called August in the year 1797 contract to bargain sell and convey the same unto the said 
Jacob Brombach the elder in his lifetime for the price or Sum of Thirteen hundred and 
twenty six pounds fifteen shillings lawful Money of Pennsylvania of which said purchase 
Monies the said Jacob Brombach the elder did in his lifetime pay unto the said Henry 
Drinker the sum of Three hundred and thirty eight pounds nine shillings and one penny on 
account and afterwards to wit on the tenth day of April in the year 1799 he the said Jacob 
Brombach the elder died intestate And Whereas Administration of all and singular the 
Goods and Chattels Rights and Credits which were of the said Jacob Brombach the elder 
deceased hath since been duly granted and committed to his Widow the said Mary Brom- 
bach and his eldest Son the said Jacob Brombaah parties hereto And Whereas the said 
Mary Brombach Administratrix and Jacob Brombach Administrator aforesaid have or one 
of them hath since well and truly paid unto the said Henry Drinker the Sum of Nine hun- 
dred and eighty eight pounds five shillings and eleven pence balance in full of the purchase 
Monies aforesaid Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Henry Drinker and Elizabeth 
his Wife for and in Consideration as well of the said Sum of Three hundred and thirty 
eight pounds nine shillings and one penny so paid by the said Jacob Brombach the elder 
as aforesaid as of the said further sum of Nine hundred and eighty eight pounds five shil- 
lings and eleven pence (balance in full of the said Sum or purchase Monies of Thirteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six pounds fifteen shillings) so as aforesaid paid by the said Mary Brom- 
bach Administratrix and Jacob Brombach Administrator as aforesaid the receipt whereof is 
hereby acknowledged and for and in full Execution and performance of the above recited 
Contract of Bargain and Sale so as aforesaid made by and between the said Henry Drinker 
and the said Jacob Brombach the elder have and by these presents do grant bargain and 
sell alien enfeoff release and connrm unto the said Mary Brombach Administratrix and 
Jacob Brombach Administrator aforesaid and to their Heirs and Assigns All that the afore- 
said Tract of Land agreed to be sold by the said Henry Drinker to the said John Brombach 
the elder as aforesaid Situate near the foot of Dunning's Mountain on the head draughts of 
Yellow Creek formerly in the County of Cumberland but now in the County of Bedford in 
the State of Pennsylvania called "Dorfan's Barn" * * * Containing Four hundred and 
seventy five Acres and one hundred and four perches and allowances of Six pCent for Roads 
&c [Being the same Tract of land which Thomas Penn and Richard Penn Esquires proprie- 
taries of Pennsylvania by Letters patent bearing date the twenty seventh day of May 
1767 inrolled in patent Book AA vol 8 page 330 granted and confirmed unto Samuel Walhs 
in fee Who with Lydia his Wife by deed thereon endorsed bearing date the fourth 
day of September 1782 granted the same unto Abel James and the said Henry Drinker 
in fee as tenants in common And the said Abel James and Rebecca his Wife and 
Henry Drinker and Elizabeth his Wife afterwards by their deed bearing date the thirty 
first day of December 1787 regranted the same unto the said Samuel Wallis in fee And the 
said Samuel Wallis and Lydia his wife afterwards by Indenture bearing date the Eighth 
day of June 1797 recorded in the Office for recording of deeds in Bedford County in Book 
E page 207 &c granted the same with other Lands unto the said Henry Drinker in fee and 
which said Tract hereby granted was afterwards by the Commissioners of Bedford County 
sold and conveyed to Martin Pfeiffer of the Town of Bedford Who by his deed bearing date 
the twentieth day of November 1799 recorded in the Office for recording of deeds in Bed- 
ford County aforesaid in Book E page 381 granted and released the same unto the said 
Henry Drinker in fee] Together also * * * Hereditaments & premises hereby granted with 
the Appurtenances unto the said Mary Brombach Administratrix and Jacob Brumbach Ad- 
ministrator as aforesaid their Heirs and Assigns * * * Use Benefit and Behoof of all the 
every the Children of the said Jacob Brombach the elder deceased and their several and re- 
spective Heirs and Assigns for Ever to be equally divided between them share and share alike 
as tenants in common according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regulating 
the descent of Intestates Real Estates in force at the time of the death of the said Jacob 
Brombach the elder deceased Subject nevertheless to the right of dower of the said Mary the 
Widow of the said Jacob Brombach the elder deceased of and in the same for and during the 
term of her natural life and to and for no other Use Trust Intent or purpose whatsoever * * * 
1 do hereby acknowledge to have received from the above named Jacob Brombach the 



elder in his lifetime the Sum of Three hundred and thirty eight pounds nine shillings and 
one penny and from his Administrators above named or one of them the further Sum of 
Nine hundred and eighty eight pounds five shillings and eleven pence in full of the Consid- 
eration Monies above mentioned. 

Witnesses to the signing Henry Drinker 

Paul S. Brown 

Henry Drinker [Seal] 
Elizath Drinker [Seal] 

Sealed and Delivered 
In the Presence of Us 

William Downing 

Paul S. Brown 

The tenth day of August Anno Domini 1803 Before me the Subscriber one of the Judges 
of the Court Common Pleas for the City & County of Philadelphia personally came and 
appeared the within named Henry Drinker and Elizabeth his Wife and acknowledged the 
within written Indenture to be their Act and deed and desired the same may be recorded 
as Such The said Elizabeth thereunto voluntarily consenting she being of full age and sep- 
arately and apart from her said Husband by me therein privately examined and the Contents 
thereof first made known unto her. Witness my Hand and Seal the day & year abovesaid. 

Geo. Inskeep rSeall 

Bedford County Ss 

Recorded in the office for recording of Deeds in and for said County in Book F page 
348 the 21st day of October Anno Domini 1803. Witness my hand & seal of office the same 
Day and year. 


Recording &c $1-50 

Mary Brumbaugh, widow and relict of Jacob 1 Brumbaugh [CI] deed, 18 
June, 1803, releases her dower right in all property and is to be paid an 
annual payment of £35 by Jacob 2 Brumbaugh [C2], Samuel Ulry, John 2 
Brumbaugh [C4], Daniel 2 Brumbaugh [C5], Henry 2 Brumbaugh [C7], Da- 
vid 2 Brumbaugh [C6], and George 2 Brumbaugh [C8]. 

Mary X Brumbaugh [Seal] 

Before 2 Justices of Peace 
A Ott 

Robert Douglass 
(Book P, p. 122, Hagerstown, Md.) 

[CI] MARCH 23, 1804 — DEATH 10 APRIL, 1799. 

"3d Mon in Feb 1804 Jacob 2 Brumbaugh [C2] presents petition stating 
that Jacob 1 Brumbaugh [CI], father, late of Washington Co., Md., died 
intestate 10 Apr. 1799, left 7 children 6 above age of 21 and the other 
George 2 [C8] under age and widow Mary — 6 are Jacob 2 [C2] ; Mary 2 [C3], 
the wife of Samuel Ulry; John 2 Brumbach [C4] ; Daniel 2 Brumbach [C5] : 
Henry 2 Brumbach [C7], and David 2 [C6]. 

The said Jacob 1 Brumbaugh [CI] left a Considerable Real Estate in the 
said County, consisting of a tract or part of tract of land called "The Resurvey 
on Clelands Contrivance" containing about 370 a, and also a part of a Tract 



of land called "Timber Bottom" containing about 12 a and also a part of 
Tract of land called "The Chance" containing about Twelve acres + 

Petition for Commission to 5 discreet, sensible men to adjudge and deter- 
mine whether the Estate of the said [CI] Jacob 1 Brumbaugh would admit of 
being divided without injury and loss to all the parties entitled, and to ascertain 
the value of such Estate in current money according to law. 

Commission appointed by Wm. Clagett, Esq Chief Justice of Co. Court 

2 Mch 1804— issued 23 Mch 1804 

Walter Boyd 4 days at 15/ £ 3 

John Schnebly 2 " 1 10 

Jacob Zeller 2 " 1 10 

Lodowick Young 2 " 1 10 

Geo. Cellars 2 " 1 10 


Surveyors a/c 30/ per Day 4 days at 30 £6-0-0 Jacob 2 Brumbaugh [C2] 
claims to be allowed for giving notice for Commission to Saml Ulrey and Mary 
his wife and John 2 Brumbaugh [C4] representatives of Jacob 1 [CI] De- 
ceased who live in Bedford Co. Pa. at distance 70 miles from the inheritance 
4 days at 15/ per day £3-0-0 Saml Hughes atty-at-law for filing petition, 
advice, etc $30. £11-5-0 £29-5-0 

(Washington Co., Md., records at Hagerstown, p. 819.) 


[CI], AUGUST, 1806." 

On application of Jacob Brumbaugh [C2] by his attorney Wm Reynolds 
Esq for the sale of the Real Estate of Jacob Brumbaugh [CI] late of the 
County of Washington in the State of Maryland, deceased, Rule that all the 
heirs of Jacob 1 Brumbaugh [CI] deceased shew cause at the next Orphans 
Court to be held at Bedford on the first Monday of August next why the Es- 
tate of said deceased should not be sold. 

Jacob 2 Brumbaugh [C2] who being duly affirmed saith that he served 
the within Rule of Court on John 2 Brumbaugh [C4], Mary 2 [C3], intermar- 
ried with Samuel Ulry, Daniel 2 [C5], Henry 2 [C7], David 2 [C6], and George 2 
Brumbaugh [C8]. Affirmed in open court August 4th 1806. 

The Bedford Co. records also contain a deed in 1807 signed by [C2] 

■(Copied from Co. Records at Bedford, Pa., by Mr. Elias Gibson.) 



Jacob 2 Brumbaugh and Catharine, [C5] Daniel 2 and Elizabeth, [C6] David 2 
and Eve, and [C8] George 2 of Washington Co., Md., and [C4] John 2 Brum- 
baugh of Bedford Co., Pa., to Samuel Ulry (who m [C3] Mary 2 Brumbaugh). 
It will be noticed that [C7] Henry 2 and the wives of [C4] John 2 and [C8] 
George 2 , all heirs of [CI] Jacob 1 , have not signed this deed, although all were 
then living. 

Children (7) : 

[C2] + Jacob 2 , b 1765; d 1816. 

[C3] + Mary 2 , b 1767. 

[C4] + John 2 , 6 1768; d May 20, 1829. 

[C5] + Daniel S. 2 , b March, 1772. 

[C6] + David 2 , b March 17, 1776; d April 23, 1842. 

[C7] + Henry 2 , b March, 1777. 

[C8] + George 2 , b Sept. 9, 1783; d May 29, 1840. 

[C2] JACOB 2 BRUMBAUGH (Johann Jacob 1 ) b 1765; d 1816; m 
Catharme Rentch; lived in a small stone house, and was buried on his home- 
stead, 1 mile N. of his father's farm. He was member Pres. Ch., and Admr. 
of [CI] Jacob's estate; and also became very extensively interested in real 
estate, as will be seen from the following partial list of transactions. 

Warrant to Jacob 2 [C2] and Daniel 2 Brumbaugh [C5] of the state of 
Maryland dated April 25, 1785." Patent to same Feby 5, 1805 for 407 acres 
of land in Huntingdon County. Patent Book, P. Vol. 55, page 269. 

(Harrisburg, Pa., State records.) 

"Save All" 3% a, lying in Washington Co., Md., and patented to [C2] 
Jacob 2 Brumbaugh, Jr., of Washington Co., 20 Nov., 1802. b 

Thos. Bolt of Washington Co., Md., 24 Nov., 1804, deeds to Jacob 2 
Brumbaugh [C2] of same for £50. "Long Meadow enlarged" 4>y 2 a.° 

Henry Schnebly of Washington Co., Md., 8 May, 1805, deeds to [C2] 
Jacob 2 Brumbaugh for $140. "Garden of Eden" 5% a. d 

[C4] John 2 Brumbaugh and Saml. Ulry and Mary 2 Ulry, wife late [C3] 
Mary 2 Brumbaugh of Bedford Co., Pa., and [C7] Henry 2 Brumbaugh of 
Washington Co., Md., on 30 April, 1805, deed to [C2] Jacob 2 who agrees to 
take the various lands of [CI] Jacob 1 deceased at the Commission's appraisal 
of £4,100, and to pay over proportionate amounts. [C4] John 2 Brumbaugh, 

"Warrant to [CI] Jacob 1 — patent— [C2] Jacob 2 — see [C8], p. 172. 
b I. C. No. S, Folio 9, Land Commissioner's Office, Annapolis. 
°Book R, p. 113, Hagerstown, Md. 
d Book P, p. 418, Hagerstown, Md. 



Saml. Ulry and [C3] Mary 2 received £500, paid by [C7] Henry 2 — they as- 
sign to {C7] Henry 2 . 

[C6] David 2 Brumbaugh and [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh of Washington 
Co., Md., receipt for £1200 by [C7] Henry 2 Brumbaugh. 3 

Lodwick Camerer of Westmoreland Co., Pa., deeds to David 2 Brumbaugh 
[C6] of Washington Co., Md., 17 Nov., 1805, for £500, 122% a, "Beech 
Spring" and part of Resurvey "Plunks Doubt" part of "Garden of Eden." h 

Jacob 2 Brumbaugh [C2] and wife Catharine of Washington Co., Md., 
deed to Thos. Sprigg, 15 March, 1806, for $800, 3 parts of "Resurvey on 
ClellanoVs Contrivance" patented to Jacob 1 Brumbaugh [CI] the elder de- 
ceased, beginning at "Sprigg's Paradise," lSy 2 a, also "Tegerdens Delight" 
91/4 a. 

Jacob 2 Brumbaugh [C2] and Catharine his wife deed to Henry 2 Brum- 
baugh [C7] all of Washington Co., Md., 23 Oct., 1806, for $1,000. Resurvey 
on "Clelland's Contrivance" beginning at "Garden of Eden" also Resurvey on 
"Long Meadow Enlarged"^ 

Nov. 13, 1814, Daniel Schnebly was appointed Administrator of [C2] 
Jacob 2 Brumbaugh and in 1817 made distribution of his personal estate 
amongst his widow and children as given below :° 

Children (5) of [C2] Jacob 2 Brumbaugh: 

[C 9] + Joseph 3 , b Nov. 16, 1783; m Elizabeth Angle. 

[C10] + John 3 ; m Elizabeth Cokenour. 

[Cll] + Jacob 3 . 

[CI 2] + Margaret 3 ; m David Angle. 

[C13] + David 3 ; m Susanna Emrich. ^ 

[C3] MARY 2 BRUMBAUGH ( Johann Jacob 1 ) 6 1767 in Md. ; m Elder 
Samuel Ulery ("Ulerick"), who was apparently the first minister of the Ger- 
man Baptist Brethren Church in Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., and 
probably the first in that county. He settled in Woodbury Twp. (now Middle 
Woodbury) where the Brethren Church stands at New Enterprise, Pa., soon 
after 1780, coming with [C4] John 2 Brumbaugh. For many years he was a 
noted speaker and the Elder in charge of the Woodbury Church. Samuel died 
at New Enterprise in 1822, and both himself and wife Mary 2 were there buried. 

"Book P, p. 484-486, Hagerstown, Md. 
"Book S, p. 160, Hagerstown, Md. 
c Book S, p. 165, Hagerstown, Md. 
"Book S, p. 433, Hagerstown, Md. 

e From data furnished by Jacob Brown [C56], Cumberland, Md.— recorded at Hagers- 
town, Md., and other sources. 


[C18-vi] Barbara 5 Snoeberger writes that Mary or "Maria went for their 
cows one evening and became lost in the woods. The wolves came near her 
and she had to climb a tree. The family blew horns which she could hear, but, 
as she could not make them hear her calls and did not dare to get down from 
the tree, she was compelled to stay there all night. The wolves left in the 
morning, and she found she was in sight of her home where she had left a 
nursing baby." 

The name Ulery is variously spelled. Eve Brumbaugh Snoeberger said: 
"Samuel Ulerich was the first minister of the Brethren in this place." 

The Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., a assessments for 1789 show: 

Acres. Horses. Cows. State Tax. Co. Tax. 

s d s d 

Samuel Ulerick 200 2 2 6 6 3 3 

David Ulerick 148 3 4 14 3 7 2 

Daniel Ulerick 150 2 3 15 9 7 11 

Stephen Ulerick 148 3 5 11 10 5 11 

John Ulerick single freeman assessed £1 2s 6d state tax and lis 2d Co. 
tax — for some reason the highest "single freeman" assessment in the county — 
the other such assessments being about 10s and 5s for State and Co. taxes. 

"Samuel Ullery was grantee of Commonwealth of Penna. to a large tract 
of land in the south end of Morrison's Cove, New Enterprise, now forming 
part of the said grant, and his patent of 1786 was signed by Benj. Franklin." 15 

A number of deeds are also noted under [CI], [C2], [C7] and [C8] in 
which Samuel Ulery and wife appear. 

Heads of Families First Census of the United States : 1790 — Penna. — 
Bedford Co. — p. 21 enumerates "Samuel Ulery" as having one free white male 
under 16 years, and five free white females, including heads of families (his 
wife). It also enumerates "David Ulery" as having five sons under 16 years, 
his wife and a daughter. (The Md. Census of 1790, p. 66, enumerates "Henry 
Uhlry" and "Michael Uhlry" of Frederick Co.) 

John Ulrick was the owner of the Neff mill at Roaring Spring, Blair 
Co., Pa., and sold it to George B. Spang in 1822. Christena, w of John Ulrick, 
d July 1, 1817, as shown by the tombstone inscription. John seems to have 
been a brother of Samuel Ulrick who m [C3] Mary 2 Brumbaugh. 

"Daniel Olery" Dec. 1, 1795, deeds 309 a, called "Hopkinses Traverses," 

•See page 53. 

b P. S. Brown, Esq.; Kansas City, Mo. 

'Reported by [C76] David Stuckey 4 Brumbaugh, Roaring Springs, Pa., who says the 
name was later changed to Ulery. 



to "John Broombaugh." (See p. 163.) Both signatures to this deed were 
probably misread, being in German. 


January 17, 1798, "Thomas Proctor of the City of Philadelphia in the 
State of Pennsylvania, Esquire," deeded to "Mary Broomburgh of Washington 
County, Maryland," one certain Lot or piece of ground in the Town of Mont- 
gomery in the State of Virginia Marked in a General Plan of the said Town 
No. 1334 situate on the South side of Washington Street in the said Town." 
This deed was acknowledged before Thomas Smith, Esq., one of the Associate 
Judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, February 3, 1798, and wit- 
nessed by Sarah A. Charlton and Daniel Grant. 

The Library of Congress, and the Virginia State Library at Richmond, 
Va., are unable to afford any information as to the location or history of the 
"Montgomery, Virginia." The town was platted of considerable size to con- 
tain at least 1334* lots. The deed was evidently intended for [C3] Mary 2 
Brumbaugh, born in 1767, and lived in Washington Co., Md., until her mar- 
riage to Samuel Ullery, a minister of the German Baptist Church, and one of 
the first ministers of that denomination in Bedford Co., Pa. German names 
were very often mis-spelled in legal documents through misinterpretation of 
speech or writing. 


[C3] Mary Ulry, late Mary 2 Brumbaugh and Samuel her husband, [C4] 
John 2 Brumbaugh, [C8] George 2 , [C6] David 2 of Bedford Co., Pa., and [C2] 
Jacob 2 and [C5] Daniel 3 of Washington Co., Md., acknowledge receipt of 
$4,990.50 from [C8] George 2 and [C6] David 2 Brumbaugh and convey their 
interest in "Dorphan's Barn' on the headwaters of Yellow Creek, Woodbury 
Twp., being part of [CI] Jacob 1 Brumbaugh's tracts, and containing 550V 2 

Executed March 16, 1807, in Franklin Co., Pa., by Samuel Ulry, John 
Brumbaugh, Daniel and Elizabeth Brumbaugh, Jacob and Cathrine Brum- 
baugh, and on May 28, 1807, in Bedford Co., Pa., by Mary Ulry and Eliza- 
beth, wife of John Brumbaugh. 

[C2] Jacob 2 Brumbaugh and Cathrena, [C5] Daniel 2 Brumbaugh and 
Elizabeth, [C6] David 2 Brumbaugh and Eve, and [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh, 

■Recorded in Book G, p. 461, Bedford Co., Pa. 

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all of Washington Co., Md., and [C4] John 2 Brumbaugh of Bedford Co., Pa., 
in 1807 for $1,333.49, "money of Pennsylvania," convey to Samuel Ulry of 
Bedford Co., Pa., a tract of the late [CI] Jacob 1 Brumbaugh, deceased, late 
of Md., situate on the waters of Three Springs in Woodbury Twp., Bedford 
Co., Pa., half of tract land by Jacob Brumbaugh and Samuel Ulry and tract on 
Waters of Yellow Creek and west side of Tussey's Mountain — 231% acres. a 

[C7] Henry 2 Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., "fanner," quit claims 
to [C4] John 2 Brumbaugh and Samuel Ulry of Bedford Co., Pa., his interest 
in 225 acres known as "Rich Barrens,''' west of "Hickory Bottom,.' 1 '' Sealed in 
presence of George Brumbaugh. 15 

Children (4), surname Ulery ("C/ZmcA;") : 
i Mary 3 ; m David Studebaker; s Jacob Studebaker;" the former was a 
minister of G. B. B. Ch., and lived in Ohio. 

Children (7), surname Studebaker: 
(1) Jacob 4 ; (2) John W. 4 ; (3) Catharine 4 ; (4) Elizabeth 4 ; (5) 
Sarah 4 ; (6) Abraham 4 ; (7) David 4 , 
ii Elizabeth 3 ; m Jacob Brown; farmer; member G. B. B. Ch. ; they moved 
to a farm near Libertyville, Jefferson Co., Iowa, where both died. 

"Grandfather and all his family, except ours, moved to Jeffer- 
son Co., Iowa, about 1846, and his descendants from there scattered 
throughout the far West. I could not trace them." — P. S. Brown, d 
Kansas City, Mo. 

Children (9), surname Brown: 
(1) Hannah 4 , 6 Jan. 10, 1807, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., 
Pa.; 1824 m Elder Leonard Furry, b July 15, 1806, at Eliz- 
abethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa. — his grandfather ("Fohrer") 
is said to have emigrated from Switzerland — originally a 
Lutheran, he united with his wife's church, G. B. B. He was 
elected Elder of Clover Creek Congregation and in his zealous 

"Book G, p. 459, Bedford Co., Pa. 
b Same reference, p. 463. 

"According to [C18] Eve 3 (Brumbaugh) Snoeberger. Eld. Jacob Gump, Churubusco, 
Ind., and Emma A. (Miller) Replogle, Huntingdon, Pa., also furnished considerable infor- 
mation concerning these families. 

The children (9) of Jacob Studebaker [w., a dau of Jacob Snider (Snyder), buried in 
Studebaker cem. in Miami Co., O.] were: John, who m [C3-iv] Hannah Ulery; David, who m 
[C3-i] Mary Ulery; Jacob, who m Catharine Puterbaugh; Abraham, b May 1, 1790. d June 
6, 1854, m Elizabeth Steele; Samuel; Margaret, m Jeremiah (or Daniel) Gump; Hannah, m 
David Puterbaugh; Mary, m George Harshberger; Sarah, m David Rench, and Barbara, m 

"Persons interested in these lines should communicate with him and assist in completing 
the data he has gathered. 



ministerial duties traveled extensively as far as Kans. — at- 
tended all annual meetings, served once on its Standing Com- 
mittee; contributed extensively to the Gospel Visitor. He d 
Dec. 8, 1877, and Hannah d April 11, 1883; both bur. at 
New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa. 
Children (8), surname Furry: 

(a) Susan 5 , b Jan. 3, 1826; d Oct. 30, 1837. 

(b) Jacob Brown 5 , b Nov. 20, 1827 ; d Dec. 15, 1905 ; deacon 

G. B. B. ; m Elizabeth Burger. 

(c) John Brown 5 , b May 24, 1829; d Dec. 18, 1863; m 

Elizabeth Snowberger; lived at New Paris, Bedford 
Co., Pa. 

(d) Magdaline 5 , b Aug. 25, 1831; m [C97] Jacob Snyder 4 

Brumbaugh as his 1st w; she d April 5, 1850. 

(e) Elizabeth 5 , b Jan. 14, 1834; m (1) Levi Holsinger, and 

m (2) Elias Davis. Elizabeth 5 d July 27, 1860 ; they 
lived at New Paris, Bedford Co., Pa. 

(f) Samuel Brown 5 , b Feb. 17, 1836; Jan. 1, 1861, m Mary 

Ann Shelley, b Jan. 25, 1842; dau John and Frances 
(Byers) Shelley; he is Elder in Brethren Ch., and res. 
at Martinsburg, Pa. He furnished the data for the 
Furry family, (9 ch), of whom Rev. John Edward, 
b Feb. 21, 1862, is minister of Brethren Ch. (G. B. B.) 

(g) Catharine 5 , b 1838; m Samuel M. Burger; s Samuel and 

Elizabeth (Moon) Burger, and sister of Elizabeth 
Burger, who m Jacob Furry. There were 9 ch, of 
whom Hannah Amanda 6 Burger, b Sept. 3, 1861 ; m 
[C366] Cyrus Edward 5 Brumbaugh. 

(h) Sarah Ann 5 , b June 27, 1843; d Oct. 12, 1848. 

(2) Samuel Ulery 4 Brown; m Fannie Hoover. 

(3) Jacob Ulery 4 Brown; m Annie Hoover. 

(4) John Ulery 4 Brown; m Delilah Miller. 

(5) Elizabeth 4 Brown; m John Burger. 

(6) Sarah 4 Brown; m George Replogle. 

(7) Mary 4 Brown, d y. 

(8) Henry 4 Brown ; m Shelly. 

(9) George 4 Brown; m Catharine Fishel. 

iii Catharine 3 Ulery; m John Snider* b 1770. "John Snider" was as- 
qie'cord from Bible furnished by [C3-iii-2-(a) ] Mary 6 Snider Ober, Roaring Spring, Pa. 



sessed in Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., in 1789 for 950 a, 3 h, 
8 c, and a State tax of £1 19s lOd, also a Co. tax of 19s lid. He 
was a farmer; member G. B. B. Ch. ; d 1855, and was buried in Snake 
Spring Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. 

Children (4), surname Snider: 

(1) John 4 ; lived Snake Spring Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. Ch: Sam- 

uel 5 , Isaac"', Caroline 5 , Maria 5 , Malachia 5 , Charles 5 , Mary 5 . 

(2) Jacob Ulery 4 Snider, b Jan. 3, 1812, in Snake Spring Twp., 

Bedford Co., Pa.; a farmer; member G. B. B. Ch. ; m (1) 
Catharine (Elizabeth ?) Baker; dau John Baker; d 1843; 
m (2) Lovina Gruber, b Oct. 30, 1818, in Blair Co., Pa. ; dau 

Nicholas and (Daniels) Gruber. Lovina d Sept. 6, 

1900 (81-10-6), and was buried at New Enterprise, Bedford 
Co., Pa. Jacob 4 d July 22, 1896 (84-6-19), in South Wood- 
bury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. 

Children by 1st m (2), surname Snider:" 

(a) Mary 5 , b Jan. 18, 1842; m William Smith Ober, b 1843; 

s Joseph and Anna (Smith) Ober; address Roaring 
Spring, Pa. (Ch 3.) 

(b) Catharine 5 , b Sept. 28, 1843 ; m Samuel Teeter. 
Children by Id m (7), surname Snider: 

(c) John Gruber 5 , b Sept. 29, 1844; m [C78]+ Evaline 

Dorothy 4 Brumbaugh, b Dec. 6, 1846; (7 ch). 

(d) Susanna 5 , b Feb. 10, 1847; (/ Nov. 1, 1867. 

(e) Elizabeth 5 , b Aug. 6, 1849. 

(f) Rebecca 5 , b April 20, 1852; d Aug. 19, 1892; m 


(g) Jacob Gruber 5 , b July 28, 1854. 

(h) Lovina 5 , b March 5, 1857. 

(i) David Gruber 5 , b April 29, 1860. 

(3) Elvina 4 Snider; m Samuel Furry. 

(4) David 4 Snyder. 

(5) Margaret Snyder; m Jacob Kaufman. 

(6) Maria Snyder; m Henry Walter. 

(7) Samuel Snyder. 

iv Hannah 3 Ulery ; W John Studebaker, bro. of David, who m Mary Ulery 

• "All the information I could get was very limited. John Snider, whose wife was Ulery 
and was the only member «f the Ulery family I learned to know, was son of Jacob Snider. 
My father was a son of Joseph Snider and no intermarriages in our family with the Ulery 
family" "I have passed the 88th year of my life."— Simon Snyder, April 25, 1910. 



of 4 June, 1793, enrolled in Patent Book 19, p. 339, on 5 June, 1793, confirms 
to "Daniel Olery" a tract called "Greenfield," adjoining this tract "Hopkir&es 
Traverse" — part of estate Daniel Olery, dec. — being son to Daniel Olery, dec. 
{Recorded in Booh D, p. 529, Bedford Co. records.) 

Doctor Henry Schnebly of Washington Co., Md., on 18 April, 1801, for 
£8 deeds to John Brumbach [C4] of Washington Co., Md., Garden of Eden, 
patented to Henry Schnebly. 

(Book O, p. 11, Hagerstown, Md.) 

John Brumbach [C4] of Franklin Co., Pa., on 20 April, 1801, deeds to 
Robt. McKee of Washington Co., Md., Resurvey on Claylands Contrivance and 
Marys Garden "contiguous" 53% a and Timber Bottam— by deed 14 Sept., 
1780, David Dunwiddie 4 a 7 P. for £221 17s 3d. 

(Book N, p. 447, Hagerstown, Md.) 

[C7] Henry 2 Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., in the presence of 
[C8] George 2 Brumbaugh, in 1807 deeds certain lands to [C4] John 2 Brum- 
baugh and Samuel Ulry." (See [C3].) 

[C4] John 2 Brumbaugh of Township of Woodberry, Bedford Co., Pa., for 
$83.50 releases his interest in one fourth of one seventh part of the tract ad- 
Joining Canoe Mountain on the N. W. etc.— heir of the late [CI] Jacob 1 " 
Brumbaugh, Senr., of Washington Co., Md. 

Executed in Bedford Co., Pa., 25 August, 1825, before James Shirley, J. P. 

APRIL 2, 1832.° 

[C14] Daniel 3 Brumbaugh and Elizabeth, [C16] David 3 and Mary, [C17] 
Jacob 3 and Susannah, David Snowberger and [C18] Eve 3 , his wife, of Wood- 
berry Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., acknowledge receipt of $978.50, paid by Chris- 
tian Kochendafer, and convey their interest in 103 acres adjoining David 
Snowberger on S. and E, Daniel Brumbaugh on W., David Brumbaugh on N.— 
being part of a larger tract struck off by [C4] John 2 Brumbaugh in his life- 
time for Christian Kochendafer and Eve, his wife. 

Children (5) : 
[C14] + Daniel 3 , b 1791 ?; d Aug. 11, 1885. 

horded in Book G, p. 463, Bedford Co., Pa.-search made by Mr. Ellas Gibson, 

Bedford, Pa. , , _ „ 

bRpeorded in Book VI, p. 140, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

"Recorded Book R, p. 29, Bedford Co.fpa. Page 130 gives another deed from the same 
parties, anTthe Barnes "Rinehart Replogel" and "Rinehart Rippleogel" also appear therein. 



[C15] + Mary 3 , b Oct., ; d July 27, 1882. 

[Cl6] + David 3 , 6 Sept. 5, 1797; d Nov. 15, 1874. 

[C17] + Jacob S— 3 , b March 14, 1800; d Nov. 25, 1865. 

[C18] + Eve 3 , b July 12, a 1806; d Sept. 15, 1893. 

[C5] DANIEL S. 2 BRUMBAUGH (Johann Jacob 1 b 1772 in Frederick 
Co., Md. (now Washington Co.); farmer; m Elizabeth Long, b Jan., 1779. 
Daniel 2 d Aug. 24, 1824, and rests in the cemetery of the Salem Ref. Ch. in 
Washington Co., Md., together with the remains of Elizabeth, who d Feb. 6, 

"Albania" and "Rich Barrens" patented from the Commonwealth of 
Penna. Nov. 17, 1788, and May 30, 1805, to [CI] Jacob 1 Broombaugh de- 
ceased and father of [C5] Daniel 2 Brumbaugh, deceased, and 15% acres of 
above land was allotted by Writ of Partition Nov. Term Nov. 4 to said [C5] 
Daniel 2 Brumbaugh, deceased; and at Aug. Term, 1830, [C8] George 2 Brum- 
baugh was assignee of [C21] Daniel 3 Brumbaugh, eldest son of said [C5] 
Daniel 2 Brumbaugh, and together with the. children and legal representatives 
of said [C5] Daniel 2 Brumbaugh, deceased (who died intestate) — partition 
and [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., assignee of eldest son 
of said deceased, etc. b 

John Brumbaugh deeded lands (335% acres) to above named [C5] Daniel 2 


[C8] George 2 Brumbaugh and Louisa, w, by deed of March 29, 1836, 
convey the above tracts to Samuel Haffley — Davis Gibboney and w Mary. c 


"Salem German Reformed Church in Conococheague Dist. is located 4 mi. 
S.E. of Cearfoss P. O. It is a stone building of moderate dimensions and in 
the church yard are buried the following persons : d 

[C5] Daniel S. Brumbaugh, d Aug. 24, 1824, aged 52 yrs., and his w 
Elisabeth, d Dec. 12, 1860, aged 81 yrs. 11 mos. 

[C19] Susannah 3 Brumbaugh, b May 28, 1799; d Feb. 6, 1861. 
Children (9) : 

[C19] Susanna 3 , b May 28, 1799; d Feb. 6, 1861. 
[C20] + Elizabeth 3 . 

•According to Barbara 5 [C18-vi] Snoeberger. 
"Deed Book 94, p. 332, Bedford, Pa. 
c Deed Book N, pp. 289-90, Bedford Co., Pa. 
"History of Western Md.— Scharf, Vol. II, p. 1289. 



[C21] + Daniel 3 , b Aug. 6, 1803. 

[C22] + Louisa 3 , b Sept. 3, 1808; d Nov. 6, 1886. 

[C23] Maria 3 ; m Jo/m Bosteller; both (7; (descendants — no replies). 

[C24] + Samuel David 3 , b June 11, 1813. 

[C25] Thomas JefFerson 3 ; m Mar?/ Reader of Washington Co., Md. ; acci- 
dentally drowned in Mo. river; (3 ch). 
[C26] Isabella 3 , d y; m William Bentz of Funkstown, Md. ; (Is— Clay 4 ). 
[C27] Rosanna Caroline 3 . 

[C6] DAVID 2 BRUMBAUGH (Johann Jacob 1 ) b March 17, 1776; 1805 
m Eve Kissecker* b March 6, 1789, at or near Hagerstown, Md. ; dau Simon 
Kissecker, b May 20, 1747, and d May 25, 1818. 

He farmed in Washington Co., Md., where he owned some slaves — never 
sold one, and later liberated them. One of the latter was Samuel Cole of 
Hagerstown, Md. In 1827 the entire family moved from Md. into Franklin Co., 
Pa., upon a farm in Antrim Twp. He built a house at Middleburg, now called 
State Line, Pa. — this house was later used as a public house, or hotel, which 
Eve largely conducted while David 2 directed the farming of his 300-acre tract 
S.W. of McConnelsburg. About 100 acres of this were cleared and the bal- 
ance consisted of heavily wooded land and contained several fine springs. He 
was very fond of spending his summers on this mountain land, and it was a 
great treat for the grand-children to join him there. Simeon 3 farmed the old 
homestead farm in Washington Co., Md., during a portion of this time. 

David 2 Brumbaugh founded the town of Middleburg, now called State 
Line, Pa. 


[C6] David 2 Brumbaugh and Thomas Shuman of Washington Co., 19 
July, 1803, bond to State of Md. $250. 
(Book P, p. 182, Hagerstown, Md.) 

[C6] David 2 Brumbaugh and [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh of Washington 
Co., Md., 4 Oct., 1804, bond to State of Md. $250. 
(Book P, p. 889, ibid.) 

[C9] Joseph 3 Brumbaugh and [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh of Washington 
Co., Md. (date omitted in transcribing), bond to Md. $800. 

[C9] Joseph 3 Brumbaugh and [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh of Washington 
Co., Md., 20 July, 1809, bond to State of Md. $250. 

(Book T, p. 536, ibid.) 

(Book W, p. 173, ibid.) 

"Name also spelled Kiesecker and Eisecker. 



[C6] David 2 Brumbaugh and Tho. Keller of Washington Co., Md., Nov. 9, 

1818, bond to State of Md. . 

(Book DD, p. 165, ibid.) 

The parents were members Luth. Ch., and all the children were baptized 
into that faith, but later united with different denominations. David 2 d April 
23, 1842, and Eve d July 22, 1845 — the remains of both rest in Rose Hill Cem., 
Hagerstown, Md. 

[C6] David 2 served as a private in the battle of Bladensburg, War of 

In Record Book AC, p. 235, Bedford Co., Pa., we find that the heirs of 
[C6] David 2 Brumbaugh acknowledge the receipt of $4,935.10 and convey to 
[C28] Simon 3 Brumbaugh" a tract of land under date of Oct. 11, 1851. The 
signatures of the heirs are given in the order and manner of signature (except- 
ing the identification numbers and the addition of the full middle names) : 

[C30] Elias David 3 Brumbaugh. 

[C31] Nathan Henry 3 Brumbaugh. 

[C32] Elizabeth L. 3 , intermarried with Wm. Logan. 

[C33] Jacob Benjamin 3 Brumbaugh. 

[C35] Catharine Jane 3 Brumbaugh, intermarried with Joseph Newman. 
[C36] Ann Maria 3 Brumbaugh. 

[C37] Judiana Dorothy 3 Brumbaugh, intermarried with Henry Cook. 
[CI 3] David Brumbaugh, guardian to [C39] George Washington 3 

Received from [C28] Simon 3 Brumbaugh, one of the heirs of the deceased 
— lands in Franklin Co., Pa. 

Children (12) : 
[C28] + Simeon K— 3 , 6 Sept. 27, 1806; d July 14, 1892. 
[C29] George 3 , b Nov. 12, 1808; d y. 
[C30] + Elias David 3 , b April 22, 1811 ; d Sept. 14, 1893. 
[C31] + Nathan Henry 3 , b May 24, 1813. 
[C32] + Elizabeth L. 3 , 6 Nov. 15, 1815. 

[CSS] + Jacob Benjamin 3 , & June 23, 1818; d Feb. 4, 1903. 
[C34] Ann Maria 3 , b May 20, 1820 ; d y. 

•According to [C69] David Stuckey 4 Brumbaugh. The official records have been searched, 
but the rolls do not seem to contain his name.— Adj. Gen. _ 

"Simeon 3 often wrote his name "Simon," as in this deed, and oftener simply S. Brum- 

baUg *From [C6] David 2 Brumbaugh's Bible— record furnished by Mrs. Rebecca (Clopper) 
Brumbaugh, who preserves the volume. 



[C35] + Catherine Jane 3 , b June 11, 1822. 
[C36] Ann Maria 3 , b Dec. 6, 1824. (See [C168].) 
[C37] + Indianna Dorothy 3 , b March 17, 1827. 
[C38] Elenora Louisa 3 , b July 22, 1829; d y. 

[C39] + George Washington Andrew Jackson 3 , b July 8, 1833; d July 5, 

[C7] HENRY 2 BRUMBAUGH (Johann Jacob 1 ) according to his own 
record a "born in the beginning of March, 1777" ; March 28, 1798, m Margaret 
Rentch* b Nov. 25, 1781. They lived upon a farm in Washington Co., Md., 
near Hagerstown ; about 1847 these parents went to visit their son Otho 3 [C42] 
at his home near West Manchester, now in Preble Co., 0., using a "one horse 
shay." Henry 2 carried a quantity of large red clover, the first of this famous 
clover to be introduced into that region. He was a large, powerful man of 
dark complexion, a man of considerable influence in his neighborhood, and was 
the owner of some slaves, as will be seen from his reproduced record.* 

Henry 2 d 1856, and was buried on the old paternal homestead beside his 
father [CI] Johann Jacob 1 Brumbach. 

[C3] MARY 2 — APRIL 26, 1805. 

"This indenture made this twenty sixth day of April in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and five Between Henry Brumbaugh and 
Margaret his wife of Washington county and State of Maryland of the one 
part and John Brumbaugh and Saml. Ulrey and Mary his wife, late Mary 
Brumbaugh of Bedford County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of the 
other part Witnesseth that whereas [CI] Jacob Brumbaugh, late of Wash- 
ington County and State of Maryland (deed) father of the above named Henry, 
John, and Mary died intestate, seized in his demesne as of fee of certain tracts 
or pacel of tracts of Lands in Bedford and Huntingdon counties in the State 
of Pennsylvania and whereas the said Henry Brumbaugh one of the heirs and 
legal representatives of the said deceased hath or claimed to have a share oi 
title to one Seventh part of all the lands lying and being in Bedford and Hunt- 

•Account book containing the autographic record reproduced in Plate 51— preserved 
and handed to the author by [C119] Upton S— 4 Brumbaugh. 

"Heads of Families-First Census of the United States, Md, 1790, p. 118, for Washing- 
ton County, immediately beneath "Jacob Brumbach" contains the entry Andrew Rentch, with 
a family consisting of I s over 16,- 1 s under 16, 5 free white females, including wife and 15 
slaves John, Jacob and Peter Rentch are also enumerated in the same county. 



ingdon Counties aforesaid whereof the said Jacob Brumbaugh died Seized, is 
willing to transfer all his Right therein to the above named John Brumbaugh 
and Saml Ulrey. Now this Indenture witnesseth the said Henry Brumbaugh 
and Margaret his wife, for and in consideration of the some of One Hundred 
Pounds current Money of the State of Maryland to him in hand Paid by the 
John Brumbaugh and Saml Ulrey before the sealing and Delivery of these 
presents + + + + and assigns all his the said Henry Brumbaugh his right 
title interest claim property and demand of in and to all and Singular, the 
Lands and Premises in Bedford and Huntingdon Counties in the State of 
Pennsylvania whereof the said Jacob Brumbaugh deceased died seized (except 
two hundred and twenty five acres, lying and being in Bedford County) 

__| | — | — — | — _ I n Witness whereof the said Henry Brumbaugh and Margaret 

his wife have hereto set their hands and affixed their Seals the day and year 
first herein before mentioned. 

Henry Brumbaugh [Seal] 
Margaret Brumbaugh [Seal] 

Signed Sealed and Deld 
in the presence of 

George C. Smoot 

Jacob Schmebely 

State of Maryland, Washington Co., 26th April, 1805— executed before 
Jacob Schmebely and Robert Douglas "the subscribers, two Justices of the 
peace in and for the Co. aforesaid." 

To all people, to whom these presents shall come, Know ye that [C7] 
Henry 2 Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., "farmer, for divers good causes 
and considerations him thereunto moving" + + + and forever quit claim unto 
[C4] John 2 Brumbaugh and Samuel Ulry of Bedford Co., Pa., + + + a 
certain Tract of Land lying and being in Bedford Co., Pa., containing 225 
acres and allowances and known by the name of "Rich Bernse" (Rich Barrens) 
west of the Hickory Bottom, + + + In Witness whereof the said [C4] 
Henry 2 Brumbaugh, hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal, this twenty 
fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and seven. 

[C7] Henry 2 Brumbaugh [Seal] 

Sealed and delivered 

in the presence of [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh. 

(Recorded Bedford Co., Pa., Book G, p. 195— copied by Mr. Elias Gibson.) 




DECEMBER, 1811." 

"At the request of George Bready the following Bill of Sale is recorded 
20th December, 1811, to wit Know all men by these presents that I, Henry 
Baumbaugh of Frederick County and State of Maryland, for and in consider- 
ation of the sum of thirty dollars current money to me in hand paid by George 
Bready of the County and State aforesaid at and before the sealing and de- 
livery hereof the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have granted bar- 
gained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said 
George Bready his Heirs Executors and administrators and assigns two small 
shoats, one large iron kettle, two iron pots, one pan, one dutch oven, one chest, 
one table, one doz. of cups and saucers half doz. of plates, one wolling wheel, 
one spinning wheel and reel, To Have and To Hold the same described property 
above bargained and sold to the said George Bready his executors, administra- 
tors and assigns for ever to his and their only proper use and benefit and I the 
said Henry Baumbaugh for myself, my executors and administrators shall and 
will warrant and forever defend by these presents to the said George Bready 
his Executors, Administrators and assigns, to the said described property, 
against me, my executors and administrators and against all and every other 
person or persons whomsoever, claiming the same or any part thereof. In tes- 
timony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day 
of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven. 

Henry Baumbach [Seal] 

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 

Frederick Nusz 

Henry Kuhn 

Frederick County to wit on the 20th Day of December 1811 Henry Baum- 
bach appeared before the subscriber one of the Justices of the peace of the 
County aforesaid and acknowledged this Instrument of writing to be his act 
and deed and the property hereby intended to be conveyed to be the right and 
estate of the said George Bready, his Heirs and Assigns forever according to 
the true intent and meaning thereof and the act of Assembly on that case made. 

Henry Kuhn. 

BOOK, MARCH 24, 1813— PRISE $5." 

"1827 This is to certify that Mr. Henry Brumbaugh has subscribed for a copy 

"Copied from Frederick Co., Md., records by Miss Nellie Carter Garrott, Secy. Frederick 
Co. Hist. Soc. 



of Henry's Exposition for which I will take any kind of Produce that 
will answer for my family 

Dec 28 Delivered the 5 vol of Henry 0.00 

Yours Blud 

—1828 Mr Blud Dr 

"Jan 16 to 170 lbs of Beaf at 4 cents $ 6.80 

"June 4 Delivered the 6 vol of Henry 0.00 
Novem 19 to 1 fat hoge wade 210 lbs at 5 cents 

per lb and the rising prise 10.50 

By 1 wallem of Henry $17.30 
Duos of father on the 11 of Aprile 1799 
Duos of Mother on the 28 of November 1806 

Duos of Mother Law Rench the 4 Day of 1812 

Frost on the 12 of July 1814 

1815 January 2 Ciled 1 hog wait 483 lbs" 

Children (8) : 
[C40] + Elizabeth 3 , b Dec. 29, 1799; d 1832. 
[C41] + Casandra 3 , b Oct. 23, 1804; d 
[C42] + Otho 3 , & July 28, 1807; d 1881. 
[C43] + Andrew 3 , b Oct. 5, 1809. 

[C44] Upton 3 , b Sept. 16, 1812; d Sept. 24, 1838. 
[C45] Elvina 3 , 6 Sept. 11, 1815; unm; d Bedford, Pa. 
[C46] + George 3 , b June 30, 1818. 
[C47] + Calvin 3 . 

[C8] GEORGE 2 BRUMBAUGH (Johann Jacob 1 ) 6 Sept. 9, 1783, in 
Frederick Co., Md. ; m Louisa Gelwiclcs, b Aug. 11, 1778; lived in Hagerstown, 
Md., on East Franklin St., next to the present market house; by occupation a 
brewer mostly of beer, which he wholesaled; became quite wealthy; himself and 
wife were members of St. John's Lutheran Ch., Hagerstown. He d May 22, 
1837, aged 53 yrs. 8 mos. 13 ds. ; his wife d March 29, 1840, aged 61 yrs. 
7 mos. 18 ds. ; both buried in Rose Hill Cem., Hagerstown, Md. (No issue.) 

[C3] Mary 2 Ulry of Bedford Co., Pa., Dec. 8, 1825, for $150, deeds to 
[C8] George 2 Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., 407 a in Morrison's Cove, 
Woodbury Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa., taken up by [CI] Jacob 1 Brumbaugh, 
Sr., late of Washington Co., Md., surveyed Aug. 26, 1785, on warrant in name 
of [C2] Jacob 2 and [C5] Daniel 2 Brumbaugh, dated April 25, 1785, and tract 



adjoining 30 a [CI] Jacob 1 Brumbaugh, Sr., bought of Henry Clapper June 
2,1787. (See [CI], p. 155.) 

(Huntingdon Co., Pa., Deed Book U 1, p. 41.) 


[C6] David 3 Brumbaugh Junr of Washington Co., Md., for $500.00 paid 
by [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh of the same place — David 3 being one of the co- 
heirs of [C2] Jacob 2 Brumbaugh Junr, deceased — releases his interest in the 
parcel of land situate on pine creek in Morrison's Cove, Woodberry Twp., 
Huntingdon Co., Pa., containing 379 acres taken up by [CI] Jacob 1 Brum- 
baugh Senr, late of Washington Co., Md., dec'd, — surveyed 26 Aug. 1785 on 
Warrant in names of "Jacob and [C5] Daniel 2 Brumbugh" dated 25 April 
1785 and the tract adjoining containing 30 acres which said [CI] Jacob 1 
Brumbug Senr. deed bought of Henry Clapper 2 June 1787" 

(Signed one name only): David Brumbaugh [Seal] 

Executed in Franklin Co., Pa., before Wm. Wood, J. P., 3 Nov., 1827. 


NOVEMBER 6, 1827." 

[C8] George 2 Brumbaugh recites that [CI] Jacob 1 Brumbaugh late of 
Washington Co., Md., died intestate leaving children [C2] Jacob 2 , [C3] Mary 2 
married Samuel Ulry, [C4] John 2 , [C5] Daniel 2 , [C7] Henry 2 and [C8] 
George 2 . [CI] Jacob 1 had the tract at Pine Creek, Huntingdon Co., Pa., sur- 
veyed 26 Aug., 1785, on warrant in name of Jacob and [C5] Daniel 2 Brum- 
baugh, dated 25 April, 1785, containing 379 acres, and the adjoining tract 
bought of Henry Clapper 2 June, 1787, containing 30 acres — [C8] George 2 
secured by purchase the share of his brother [C6] David 2 , sister [C3] Mary 2 , 
and nephew [C9] Joseph 3 — and for a consideration of $1631.00 sells to Samuel 

Deed executed by [C8] George 2 , alone, in Franklin Co., Pa., 6 Nov., 1827. 

[C3] Mary 2 Ulry of Bedford Co., Pa., for $150, quit claims to [C8] 
George 2 Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md. c 

[C9] Joseph 3 Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., quit claims to [C8] 
George 2 Brumbaugh of same. d 

"Recorded in Book VI, p. 138, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 
"Recorded in Book VI, p. 138, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 
c Recorded in Book Ul, p. 40, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 
d Recorded in Book Ul, p. 41, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 



David Angle and Margaret, "late Margaret 3 Brumbach" [CI 2] quit 
claim to [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh on 24 March, 1828. a 

[C9] JOSEPH BRUMBAUGH ([C2] Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Nov. 
16, 1783, in Washington Co., Md. ; about 1812 m Elizabeth Angle, b at Welsh 
Run Aug. 5, 1793. Joseph 3 was a farmer, and his farm extended on both sides 
of State Line, mainly lying in Washington Co., Md., and near Middleburg. 
Himself and w were members of Ger. Ref. Ch. ; they moved to a farm near 
Wheeler, Porter Co., Ind., where he d 1859; Elizabeth d 1868, near Whiteside, 
111., and was buried near the same place. b "The Angle family were also numer- 
ous and respectable." 

"Joseph Brumbaugh + + + The farm being divided by the 'old 
Province line,' in the same manner as my own old home farm, about 100 miles 
west — a strange coincidence. The farm has passed out of the hands of the 
family long since, the same as the Brown farm. It is a singular fact that not 
one of the ten children has lived in Washington county for over twenty years ; 
indeed, the Brumbaugh race has become quite meagre in its native county. 
Gone West. Many of them, however, of the race live in Southern Pennsyl- 
vania. Father Joseph Brumbaugh was a plain, unassuming man, deservedly 
respected by those who knew him. He was a careful, watchful parent, and a 
faithful husband. He bore arms for his country in the War of 1812; was one 
of the defenders of Baltimore. His wife bore an excellent character, was 
highly respected and proud of the Angle and Brumbaugh names. I honor her 
for it." d 


1817. 6 

"For the consideration of five hundred dollars in hand paid, I have this day 
sold to Joseph Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., a Negro girl named 
Matilda, a slave for life about sixteen years of age whom I warrant to be sound 
and defend from all persons claiming. In Witness hereof I have hereunto sub- 
scribed my name this 27th day of August in year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and Seventeen. 

Saml Crumbaugh" 

Witness : G. Bower. 

"Recorded in Book VI, p. 139, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

b , and d "Brown's Miscellaneous Writings" — Jacob Brown, Cumberland, Md., 1896, p. 321 
— see also fC56] — to which the interested reader is referred. 

"Recorded at Hagerstown, Washington Co., Md., Book CC, p. 180. On the same page is 
recorded the sale of a negro girl, Anna, 12 years old, for $300 to another person. 





Joseph Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., acknowledged receipt of 
$70 paid by [C8] George 2 Brumbaugh of Washington Co., Md., and on Aug., 
26, 1825, conveys Pine Creek in Morrison's Cove, Franklin Twp., Bedford 
Co., Pa., now Huntingdon Co., Pa., consisting of 407 a, surveyed Aug. 26, 
1785, warrant in name of [C2] Jacob 2 and [C5] Daniel 2 Brumbaugh, dated 
April 25, 1785; also tract adjoining above 30 a, which said [CI] Jacob 1 
Brumbaugh bought from Henry Clapper 2 June, 1787. 

(Acknowledged in Franklin Co., Pa., before Lewis Denig, J. P., and re- 
corded at Huntingdon, Pa., in U 1, p. 41.) 
Children (10) : 

[C49] Catharine Susannah 4 , b April 8, 1813; d Nov. 18, 1882; m John 

Rench of Cumberland, Md. (No ch.) 
[C50] Eliza Jane 4 , b June 19, 1814 ; d 1855 ; m Frederick Angle of Welsh 

Run, Md. 

[C51] + Alexander 4 , b Oct. 27, 1815. 

[C52] + Julia Ann 4 , b Oct. 26, 1819; d 1885 at Attica, O. 
[C53] + Emily 4 , b May 28, 1822; d 1891. 
[C54] + Mary 4 , b Jan. 8, 1824; d Aug. 24, 1894. 
[C55] Oliver Perry 4 , b July 17, 1825; (/ 1847. 
[C56] + Eleanor 4 , b Dec. 8, 1827 ; d July 27, 1889. 
[C57] Joseph 4 , b Aug. 31, 1829; d 

[C58] Louisa Davis 4 , b July 2, 1832; d 1885; m Samuel Venrick. 

[CIO] JOHN 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C2] Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) ; m Eliz- 
abeth Cokenotir. (Census of 1790 spells this name Kochenouer and Koche- 
nauer). Lived in Middle Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. 
Children (3) : 

[C93] Jacob 4 ; m Mary McGee; moved to Moulton, Appanoose Co., Iowa. 
[C94] + Joseph 4 ; m Catherine Gossard. 

[C95] David 4 ; m Maggie Lydie; lived in Blair Co., Pa., and bur. near 
Martinsburg, Pa. 

[Cll] JACOB 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C2] Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ). 

Of Jacob 3 the only information thus far obtainable is contained in a 
letter written many years ago by the late [C389] Andrew M. Brumbaugh, 
M.D., of Dahlgren, 111., a grandson, and even he was somewhat uncertain — he 
also said there were many uncles and aunts but that he could recall only the 



names of those given below, never having given any attention to family 

Children ("many more''' ') : 
[C123] + Philip D. 4 
[C124] John. 4 
[C125] Joseph 4 . 

[CIS] MARGARET 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C2] Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ); 
m David Angle. 

March 24, 1828, David Angle and Margaret, "late Margaret Brumbach, 
one of the heirs of [C2] Jacob Brumbach," for $70.00 convey an undivided 
one fourth part of the tract in Huntingdon Co., Pa., near the Waters of Piney 
Creek, adjoining the lands of Daniel Royer and others — the land taken up by 
[CI] Jacob 1 Brumbach, Senr., by warrant in names of [C2] Jacob 2 and [C5] 
Daniel 2 Brumbach, dated April 25, 1785, 379 a and adjoining 30 a. 

Executed in Washington Co., Md., before John Marshal, J. P., and re- 
corded in Book VI, p. 139, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

[C13] DAVID 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C2] Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b about 
May 25, 1802; m Susanna Emrich; dau Ludwig and Susanna (Eminger) Em- 
rich. Ludwig was s of Valentine, and latter was s of Conrad Nicholas Em- 
rich, b in Hesse Darmstadt in 1700 ; said to have landed in Phila. in 1736. 

"David Brumbaugh, brother of father Joseph, was a prominent and re- 
spectable man in Washington Co., especially in agricultural matters and insur- 
ance business. He had two sons and as many daughters. Jerome became a 
member of the Washington Co. bar, but promptly located in Kansas, where 
he did well. Was at one time Attorney General of the State. He died some 
years ago, leaving a widow, who soon followed him. The Brumbaugh family 
are too numerous and scattered to permit more than a general reference to 
them + + +." b 

David 3 was one of the incorporators and First Pres. of Washington Co., 
Md., Agricultural and Mechanical Assn., which was chartered in 1854, and 
the first fair was held on the edge of Hagerstown along the Williamsport pike. 
He owned and operated the Lehman Mill in Leitersburg Dist. for 6 yrs. — it is 
the third largest mill in Washington Co., Md., outside of Hagerstown. The 

"The author thinks this classification a probable error — possibly in family, probably in 
generation at least — as [C389] Andrew M — s Brumbaugh, b 1831 would place him in the 
fourth generation rather than the fifth — the correspondence could not be pursued owing to 
the death of the writer and the fact that none of the surviving family will reply to letters. 

b Cumberland, Md., Sept. 24, 1886 — "Brown's Miscellaneous Writings — Jacob Brown," p. 
325. See also [C56]. 



present brick and stone mill was erected in the spring of 1869, when the old 
stone mill was torn down — the latter was one of the first to be erected in the old 
Frederick Co., having been built in 1760 by Mr. Sprigg, who owned nearly 
1,000 a of land ("Spriggs Paradise"), and he was an extensive slave owner. 
An old negro, Chatham, who d at age 104, carried the clay used in building the 
old mill." David 3 d Dec. 6, 1878, aged 76 yrs. 6 mos. 11 ds. 


"This worthy and much esteemed citizen and native of our county, one of 
a numerous and influential family, an honest man and a true Christian, if we 
may judge of his life by his actions, died at his home near the Pennsylvania 
State Line on Friday night last, December 6, aged 76 years, 6 months and 11 
days. His death was caused by old age, the wearing out of nature. We be- 
lieve until he lost his wife, a few years since, he scarcely knew what it was to 
be sick a day. That loss, followed soon after by the death of *a son, of whom 
he had just cause to be proud, and in whose career was stored pretty much 
all of his earthly treasures during his latter years, broke his almost indom- 
itable spirit, and he gradually sank under the repeated blows of affliction. 

In the early days of his life, out of a numerous family of solid and influ- 
ential men, all of who were active politicians, Mr. David Brumbaugh was the 
only one who was a Whig, the others of the name in this locality being all 
decided Democrats. He was also as decided a Presbyterian, and through 
sunshine and storm alike he as regularly wended his way to Hagerstown 
to church; as on Tuesday he did, in later years, to the office of the Mutual 
Insurance Company, of which he was Surveyor and Actuary. Up to the day 
of his death he was devoted to his church, but when the 'Know Nothing' party 
supplanted the old Whig party he connected himself with the Democratic party 
of the nation and died in that political association. A man of deep convic- 
tions and marvelous regularity of habits, he was always conspicuous in public 
enterprises and thoroughly earnest in his work. He was born upon a farm 
and reared with agricultural predilections, and was, if not absolutely the 
father of the Agricultural Association of our county, more entitled to that 
honor than perhaps any one man connected with it, as he was from its birth. 
For many years, and until age began to paralyze his energies, he was its 
President, and continued to be its Vice-President until near his death. In this 
connection he was Correspondent of the Agricultural Bureau at Washington 

•Extracted from History of Washington Co., Md.— Williams, Vol. II, p. 1275, etc. 
"Newspaper clipping preserved by Elizabeth (Waterson) Brumbaugh [C169], mother of 
[C426] Alberta Jessie 5 (Brumbaugh) Day, and furnished by the latter. 



for many years, and was the only agricultural statistician our county has 
ever had. In this field his death will be a loss to the whole county. 

"For many years before his death, as we have said, he was Surveyor of the 
old Mutual Company of our county, and as such visited and familiarized him- 
self with the people of every section of the county; there is probably not a 
man in our county who did not know David Brumbaugh. In early life he was 
a man of property, and one of the most intelligent and prosperous of our 
farmers. Had he confined himself exclusively to practical farming, he no doubt 
would have died among the rich men of our county. As it was, he was poor. 
With a very active mind and more than ordinary education, and of a generous 
nature towards his fellow men, in early life he divided his. talent and attention 
between his legitimate business and that of surveying and assisting his neigh- 
bors in conveyancing, and finally to farming attempted to add the milling 
business ; which multiplicity of occupations was too much for him, and he lost 
his property, but never the love and respect of his fellow beings. Then it was 
he became connected with the Insurance Company, and at his funeral, which 
took place last Sunday at State Line, as a mark of well-merited respect, Messrs. 
M. S. Barber, H. K. Tice, Alex. Neill and Buchanan Schley, officers of the 
company, were in attendance. Among the pall bearers were two of his brethren 
in the church, Messrs. P. B. Small and Joseph B. Loose, whilst the funeral 
services were solemnized by the Rev. J. C. Thompson, of the Presbyterian 
Church of our place, of which the deceased was a member. The whole sur- 
rounding people turned out to pay the last sad rites to the memory of their 

[C164] Rebecca 4 ; m John Snyder, carpenter; moved to Ohio; (8 ch). 
[C165] -f Eveline 4 ; m Joseph or Peter Binkly. 
[C166] David I. 4 ; m Maggie Stine. 
[C167] Laura 4 ; m R — Risinger. 

[CI 68] + Hiram Emrich 4 ; m [C36] Ann Maria 3 Brumbaugh. 
[C169] + Jerome David 4 , h 1833; m Elizabeth Waterson. 

[C14] DANIEL 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 6 
1791 (?); m Elizabeth Teeters, dau John Teeters, and sister of Susannah 
Teeters, who m [C17] JACOB S— 3 BRUMBAUGH, b March 14, 1800; 
moved from Bedford Co., Pa., to Richland Co., O., in 1833, and to Noble Co., 
Ind., about 1850, living near Kendallville, Ind. ; he (I Aug. 11, 1885. 

Children (4) : 
[C60] John 4 ; last ad. Custer Co., Neb. 
[C61] Martin 4 ; last ad. Minn. 



[C62] David 4 ; last ad. Lincoln, 111. 

[C63] Susan 4 ; last ad. Kendallville, Ind. ; m Bloomfield. 

[C15] MARY 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) m Chris- 
tian Kochenderfer. She was known far and wide as a "great doctor woman" 
(midwife), and d at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., July 27, 1882. 

April 2, 1832, [C14] Daniel 3 and his w Elizabeth 3 , [C16] David 3 and 
Mary, [C17] Jacob 3 and Susannah, David Snowberger and [C18] Eve 3 , the 
other heirs of [C4] John Brumbaugh conveyed their interest in 103 acres in 
Bedford Co., Pa., to Christian Kochenderfer. 

[C14] Daniel 3 Brumbaugh deeds to Christian Kochenderfer, , 1834." 

[C16] David 3 Brumbaugh deeds to same, , 1834/ 

Children (12), surname Kochenderfer: 

i John 4 , b Dec. 18, 1814 ; d Jan. 2, 1867 ; m Catharine Zook. 

ii Susanna 4 , b May 25, 1816; d; m Benjamin Yoder. 

iii Catharine 4 , 6 July 4, 1817; d; m Oliver Reasy. 

iv Elizabeth 4 , b March 29, 1821 ; d Feb. 24, 1864. 

v Mary 4 , b March 4, 1824 ; m Henry Weaver, Loysburg, Pa. 

vi Samuel 4 , b Dec. 12, 1825; d 

vii Eve 4 , 6 July 12, 1828; d Jan. 11, 1906; unm. 

viii Adam 4 , b July 12, 1828; d y. 

ix Barbara 4 , 6 July 20, 1830 ; m George Albright; res. Polo, 111. (8 ch.) 

x Christian 4 , b May 25, 1832. 

xi Martin 4 , b Jan. 13, 1834 ; d July 23, 1847. 

xii David B. 4 , b May 22, 1836 ; m Mary Ami Moore; res. Cedar Rapids, 

Nebr. (7 ch.) 

[C16] DAVID 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Sept. 
5, 1797, in Bedford Co., Pa.; March 31, 1822, m Mary Snyder, b April 26, 
1802, in Snake Spring Valley, Bedford Co., Pa.; dau Jacob and Catharine 
(Ulery) Snyder; a successful farmer; baptized in G. B. B. Ch. Sept. 26, 1823, 
and elected to ministry in the same denomination Jan. 12, 1827; both were 
faithful church workers. Mary d Sept. 26, 1860, and David 3 d Nov. 15, 1874, 
at New Enterprise, Pa. The old family Bible was destroyed by fire. 

Mrs. Mary Susan 5 (Eshleman) Gates [C101-1] relates the following inci- 
dent concerning her grandfather [C16] David 3 Brumbaugh: 

"When his boys were young he was one day blasting rocks for a limekiln 

"Refer to [Ci]— Record Book R, p. 129, Bedford Co., Pa. 
"Record Book R, p. 129, Bedford Co., Pa. 
c Same, pp. 129-130, same. 



and thought it would be a good thing to demonstrate the power of powder. 
He placed some on a shovel and called the boys around him, saying: 'Now 
bura gook was fulfer doot' — ('Now boys come and see what powder does') — 
whereupon the powder 'went off' and also his beard, which was long after the 
manner of the men of those long past years." 

David 3 lived on a large tract over a square mile in extent about one mile 
west of New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa. The "mansion part" now has but 
about 300 acres. The old house, greatly altered and modernized, is herewith 
shown, and is about 100 years old. "One part of it was used as a meeting 
place of the Brethren before the}' had a church in that community, and as 
they now have the second church on the same foundation for over 80 years you 
can see how long since they worshiped in the old David Brumbaugh house." " 

See [C3-iii], this name is also written "Snider." 

The last will of [C16] David 3 "of South Woodbury" was dated Feb. 26, 
1862. and executed before James B. Noble and John I. Noble, witnesses. It 
provided that he should be buried in the cemetery "near Daniel Snoeberger's 
belonging to our Meeeting House by the side of my wife." He gave bequests 
to his "grand-daughter Susan 5 Eshleman [ClOl-i], daughter of my daughter 
[C101] Susan 4 now deceased." The will further mentions his daughter [C98] 
Elizabeth 4 Pechtel ('Bechtel') deceased, his sons [C97] Jacob (Snyder 4 ), 
[C99] Martin (Snyder 4 ), [C100] John (Snyder 4 ), [C102] David (Snyder 4 ), 
and [C105] Simon (Snyder 4 ), the youngest — Jacob resides on the Mansion 
farm" — and daughters [C96] Catharine 4 Hoover, [C103] Mary 4 Replogle and 
his grandchildren [C98-i] Simon 5 , [C98-ii] Jackson 3 and [C98-iv] Nancy 
Pechtel ("Bechtel"). He holds interest in mountain land in partnership with 
his s [C97] Jacob 4 and Samuel Kochendarfer. To [C96] Catharine 4 he be- 
queathed "my large German Bible" and to "my son Simon large English 
Bible." [C100] John Snyder 4 and [C102] David Snyder 4 , sons, were execu- 
tors. David 3 d Dec. 15, 1874, 10 A. M. 

Children (10) : 
[C 96] + Catharine 4 , b Dec. 7, 1823; d Dec. 7, 1865. 
[C 97] + Jacob Snyder 4 , b Dec. 11, 1825; d Feb. 22, 1894. 
[C 98] + Elizabeth 4 , b Jan. 19, 1828; d July 4, 1861. 

[C 99] Martin Snyder 4 , b Feb. 19, 1830; d 1878; m Esther Replogle; 
(no issue). 

"Letter from Mary (Eshleman) Gates, Bedford, Pa., who furnishes considerable informa- 

"Recorded in Will Book 5, p. 187, Bedford Co., Pa. 



[C100] + John Snyder 4 , 6 Jan. 16, 1832; d Feb. 20, 1903. 

[C101] + Susan 4 , 6 Dec. 13, 1835; d May 16, 1858. 

[C102] + David Snyder 4 , b March 20, 1838. 

[C103] + Mary 4 , b May 31, 1840; d May 31, 1904. 

[C104] Delilah 4 , b Dec. 27, 1842; d Oct. 22, 1846. 

[C105] + Simon Snyder 4 , b Sept. 12, 1845; d Jan. 14, 1910. 

[C17] JACOB S— 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b 
March 14, 1800, in Bedford Co., Pa.; together with his bro [C14] Daniel 3 he 
moved from Bedford Co. to Richland Co., O., and later to Noble Co., Ind., 
where both d — Jacob 3 d Nov. 28, 1865. Jacob 3 m Susannah Teeters, sister of 
Elizabeth Teeters, who was the w of [C14] DANIEL 3 BRUMBAUGH (two 
sisters married two brothers), and both daughters of John Teeters. 

[C133] Elias 4 , b Jan. 2, 1822, in Pa. ; d Jan. 1, 1850, in Noble Co., Ind. 

[C134] + Samuel 4 , b Dec. 27, 1824. 

[C135] + Jacob 4 , b Aug. 1, 1834. 

[C136] Mary 4 ; m Flory. 

[C137] Daughter 4 . 
[C138] Daughter 4 . 

[C18] EVE 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b July 12, 
1806; 1823 m David Snoeberger"; s Theodore (b in Switzerland) and Eliza- 
beth (Miller) Snoeberger; lived together upon the old [C4] JOHN 2 BRUM- 
BAUGH homestead in South Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., for 54 yrs., 
and Eve 3 survived her husband 16 yrs. — David d March 24, 1877, aged 79 yrs. 
24 ds., and Eve 3 d Sept. 15, 1893, aged 87 yrs. 1 mo. 25 ds. 

Both united with the G. B. B. Ch. early in their married life and remained 
quite active therein until their death. Their home in the early days was often 
used for church services, and visiting brethren and sisters were ever welcome — 
no person was ever sent away empty handed, and the orphan was ever an espe- 
cial object of solicitude upon their part. Eve read extensively, only in the 
German language, and retained her excellent memory and active interest in all 
of life's activities until the end of her long life. 

[E344] Andrew 5 Brumbaugh visited Eve 3 at her home in 1891 and then 
made extensive notes based upon her exceptional memory and extensive knowl- 
edge of family matters. These notes have proven of great assistance in un- 

"Barbara 5 Snoeberger (VI) says: "Father's family and his brother John always spelled 
the name 'Snoeberger'; I think all the rest of the family 'Snowberger.' The original name 
was 'Schnaebarger.'' 'Snowberger' is the usual spelling used." 

b Sister of Martin Miller. 



raveling many a genealogical problem. He described her as then being "85 
years old, robust and tall, very much resembling the old ancestors of our line 
of Brumbaughs." She said: "I always understood from my father that my 
grandfather, [CI] Jacob 1 , was a cousin to [El] Johannes 1 Henrich, and his 
son Johannes 2 [E4] was called the stocking weaver." This makes [CI] JO- 
BACH cousins, and is the only definite information yet discovered bearing upon 
this point, but especial attention is directed to the occurrence of Johann Jacob 
Brombach in the foreign records elsewhere reproduced. 
Children (10), surname Snoeberger: 
i Elizabeth 4 , 6 April 21, 1825; d Feb., 1898; m Samuel Stayer, d 

March 21, 1880; s David and (Snyder) Stayer; lived at 

Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa. 

Children (5), surname Stayer: 

(1) David 5 ; lives at Denton, Md. ; m (1) Hannah Stuckey, who d 

soon after marriage; m (2) Ober. (Several ch.) 

(2) Andrew Snowberger 5 , M.D., b May 21, 1848; m [C79] + 

(See the latter for fuller information.) 

(3) Susanna S. 5 , b Aug. 2, 1851 ; Dec. 24, 1871, m Daniel S— 5 

Heplogle, b Feb. 19, 1847. (See [E3009-iii-(2) ].) 

(4) Joseph 5 , graduated at Millersville (Pa.) State Normal Sch. ; 

teacher; Dist. Atty. Bedford Co., Pa.; m Susan Shelly; 
both d. 

Children : 

(a) Rev. Abraham Lincoln 6 , 129 W. 10th St., Newton, Ks. 

(b) Mary , (c) Eva 6 ; (d) Charles 6 ; (e) Susan 6 . 

(5) Mary 5 ; lives in Philadelphia, Pa. 

ii Susanna B. 4 Snowberger, b May, 1828; d 1907; m James H. Gra- 

ham; lived and d at Butler, Pa. (Numerous descendants.) 

iii Andrew B. 4 , b 1830; d 1875; m Mary Holsinger; both d. 

(1) Jacob Snowberger 5 , J. P. New Enterprise, Pa. 

iv Nancy 4 , b 1832; m Jacob Homer; res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children (12 — 6 adults), surname Horner: 

(1) Mary Elizabeth 5 ; ad. Altoona, Pa. 

(2) Amanda 5 ; Apr. 10, 1888 m Edward McPherson Pennell, b 

Bedford, Pa., Apr. 23, 1860; s Eben and Barbara Mary 
Anna (Over) Pennell. Mr. Pennell attended Bedford Acad- 
emy and Millersville State Normal Sch.; admitted to Bed- 



Co. (Pa.) Bar Mch. 10, 1885; Dist. Atty. 1888-1894; dea- 
con and elder St. John's Ref. Ch. and trustee Theolog. Sem. 
of Ref. Ch., Lancaster, Pa.; ad. Bedford, Pa. All old "B. 
N. C." students will well remember "Amanda Horner," 
when that institution was in the "Burchinell Building." 
Later graduated from Millersville State normal. Both her- 
self and husband have shown much interest in this publi- 

Children (3) : 

(a) Eben Horner, b Oct. 15, 1889. 

(b) Cornelia, b Aug. 28, 1894. 

(c) Miriam, b Mch. 18, 1896; d Dec. 11, 1903. 

(3) Florence 5 ; grad. of Millersville State Normal; m Leon Lush; 

ad. Okaton, Lyman Co., S. Dak. 

(4) Annie 3 ; teacher; grad. Millersville State Normal; ad. Los An- 

geles, Cal. 

(5) Ida 5 ; teacher; grad. Millersville State Normal; ad. Los An- 

geles, Cal. 

(6) David L. 5 ; m Margaret Simmonds; clerk; ad. Altoona, Pa. 

v Joseph 5 , b 1834 ; d 1899 ; lived at Loysburg, Bedford Co., Pa. ; (8 ch). 

vi Barbara 5 , b 1836 ; assisted materially with facts concerning her fam- 

ily, etc.; unm; member G. B. B. Ch. ; residence, 810 Oakland Ave., 
Madison, Wis. 

vii Mary A. 5 , b 1844; m Prof. Samuel M. Smeigh, Denver, Colo. 

[C20] ELIZABETH 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C5] Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 
m Thomas Spickler, b June 18, 1800; d Sept. 23, 1834. 
Children (2), surname Spickler: 

i Thomas 4 ; lived in Washington Co., Md. ; m Susan Middlecauff, also o*f 

the same county ; both d. 

ii Mary Louisa 4 ; m David Long Martin; lived at Middleburg, Franklin 

Co., Pa. 

Children (3 s and 2 dau), surname Martin: 

(1) William 5 ; m (1) MARGARET PERMELIA 4 BRUMBAUGH 

[C118], b June 17, 1847, and d 1878 (dau [C43] An- 
drew 3 ); m (2) SUSAN MARIA 4 BRUMBAUGH [C149], 
b Dec. 5, 1848. 

(2) Alice 5 ; m [Clll] PHILIP NAPOLEON BRUMBAUGH, b 

Sept. 18, 1847; (11 ch). 
hi Elizabeth 4 ; unm ; d 



[C21] DANIEL 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C5] Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b in 
Washington Co., Md., Aug. 6, 1803; 1823 m Annie Gray, b in Md. Aug. 5, 
1805; dau Peter and Susan (Bowman) Gray. In 1827 moved to Bedford Co., 
Pa. ; and in Dec, 1863, moved to Darke Co., 0., where Daniel 3 d Jan. 29, 1882, 
at Greenville, Darke Co., 0. — Annie d about 1874 at Delisle, in the same 
county, and their remains rest in Zion Cemetery, near Greenville, O. 
Children (10) : 

[C65] Mary Elizabeth 4 , b Sept. 16, 1825 ; unm ; Pikeville, Darke Co., O. 

[C66] + Havana Catharine 4 , b Sept. 28, 1827; d about 1904. 

[C67] + Rosanna Caroline 4 , b Sept. 27, 1829; d Dec. 19, 1902; unm- 

[C68] + Samuel David 4 , b Jan. 7, 1832; d March 18, 1868. 

[C69] + John Peter 4 , 6 May 29, 1835; d Nov. 26, 1899; unm. 

[C70] Daniel Simon 4 , b July 25, 1837 ; unm. 

[C71] + Joseph Nathan 4 , p Oct. 16, 1839. 

[C72] + Nancy Jane 4 , b Oct. 30, 1841 ; d May, 1906. 

[C73] ^ Eliza Louisa 4 , b Nov. 18, 1844. 

[C74] * Susanna Bell 4 , 6 April 29, 1846. 

[C22] LOUISA 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C5] Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Sept. 
3, 1808; about 1839 m Samuel Bloom, b Sept. 27, 1808, at Bloomfield, Pa. 
He moved to Hagerstown, Md., in 1838, and at the latter place was a cabinet 
maker until his d, Aug. 20, 1872. He was a hard-working, industrious and 
public-spirited man; member Ref. Ch. ; Repn. Louisa d Nov. 6, 1886; both 
are buried in the cemetery of Zion Reformed Church of Hagerstown, Md. Both 
the cemetery and the church were substantially remodeled in 1896 by the son 
[iii] Samuel Martin 4 Bloom at his own expense, and, as he stated in a com- 
munication to the church officers, "out of his interest in and regard for the 
ancient and historic church, and as an act of filial respect and affection in mem- 
ory of his parents who lie in its graveyard." * This example should be followed 
by many others throughout our broad land, rather than permit the existence 
of so many neglected last resting places of the worthy ancestors. 
Children (3), surname Bloom: 

i George Daniel 4 , b 1838; d 1899. 

ii Evaline Louisa 4 , b July 27, 1840 ; m Ellas G. Kaufman. Evaline d 

Jan. 12, 1892. 

iii Samuel Martin 4 , b 1846; unm.; Repn.; member Ref. Ch. ; resides at 

Hagerstown, Md., where he was educated in the public schools; 

"Part of this data is taken from "Historical & Biographical Record of Washington Co.. 
Md.— Williams, Vol. II, p. 678. 




learned the trade of cabinet maker under his father, and worked in 
the latter's shops until he was of age; he then chose the grocery 
business, and on April 14, 1865, with $800.00 cash, principally bor- 
rowed money, opened a small retail store on the S.W. corner of 
Potomac and W. Franklin streets, having a one-horse wagonload of 
groceries. This business steadily increased, and in 1878 he sold out 
and established his present large wholesale grocery business upon 
the site of his father's cabinet-maker's shop. In 1888 he added the 
wholesale notion business, and the firm of S. M. Bloom & Co., whole- 
sale grocery and dry goods jobbing house, conducts probably the 
largest wholesale grocery and notion business in the rich Cumber- 
land Valley. 

In 1884, as a Repn., he was elected Mayor of Hagerstown, and 
"served with marked general satisfaction"; 1887 was elected Co. 
Commissioner, and "served with skill and acceptability"; 1890 
elected president of the First Natl. Bank of Hagerstown; is also 
president of Board of Managers Wash. Co. Orphan Asylum. 

In 1901 he gave grounds opposite his fine residence as a site 
for a park to contain a Spanish cannon captured at Santiago, Cuba ; 
the cannon is beautifully mounted and was dedicated July 4, 1901 ; 
the grounds are called "Bloom Park" ; ad. Hagerstown, Md. 

[C24] SAMUEL DAVID 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C5] Daniel 2 , Johann Ja- 
cob 1 ) b June 11, 1813; m Eliza Kissecker, b Sept., 1814; dau Nicholas and 
Rosanna (Kritzer) Kissecker — Nicholas was s of Nicholas (b Dec. 16, 1744; d 
Aug. 6, 1803) and Anna Margaret (Livinggood) Kissecker (b May 29, 1755— 
see below"). Samuel David 3 was educated in the public schools, and farmed 
the old Md. homestead, where he d March, 1876; Eliza d Nov., 1891, and was 
buried in Greencastle Cemetery, Franklin Co., Pa. 

"Mr. Kern and I have just got to Shearman's, and are informed, that a 
Woman was killed and scalped last Night by the Enemy, about three Miles 
from hence; we are now setting off in Pursuit of them. The List of killed with 
one Prisoner, is as follows, viz. At Swetara, two young Men, Brothers, named 

^Extract of a Letter" and many facts concerning descendants in this line have been 
furnished by Dr. D. W. Nead, Buffalo, N. Y., who has extensive Livingood and related gene- 
alogies about ready for publication; and also numerous facts have been furnished by [C76] 
David Stuckey' Brumbaugh, Roaring Spring, Pa. 



Schaterly, Michael Souder, and William Hart, killed ; a Widow Woman carried 
off. In Tulpehocken, one Levergood, and his Wife, killed. At Northkill, the 
Wife of Nicholas Geiger, and two Children, and the Wife of Michael Titleser, 
all killed and scalped. The Indians are divided into small Parties through 
the Woods." 

From No. 1529 of The Pennsylvania Gazette, dated April 13, 1758, 
printed by B. Franklin, Post-Master, and D. Hall, at the New Printing Office, 
near the Market. 

"One Levergood and his wife were Jacob Lbwengut (Lay-fen-goot) and 
his wife. Their son Jacob's daughter, Anna Margaret Livingood (b May 29, 
1755; (7 Nov. 20, 1824), m Nicholas Kissecker (b Dec. 16, 1744; d Aug. 6, 
1803), and their daughter Anna Catherine Kissecker (b Oct. 31, 1780; d Oct. 
31, 1854), m Dec. 24, 1805, Daniel Wunderlich (b Jan. 21, 1779; d March 3, 

Children (9) : 

[C107] + Margaret Evaline 4 , b Jan. 3, 1838; d May 30, 1871. 
[C108] -f John Nicholas 4 , b May 22, 1840; d Dec. 9, 1909. 
[C109] + Susan Isabella 4 . 
[CI 10] Martha 4 , d y. 

[Clll] + Philip Napoleon 4 , 6 Sept. 18, 1847. 
[CI 12] Rosa 4 , d y. 
[C113] Theodore 4 , d 1848. 
[C114] Andrew 4 , d at age 7. 
[C115] Adam 4 , d 1862. 

[C28] SIMEON K — 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C6] David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 
b Sept. 27, 1806, north of Hagerstown, Md. ; Jan. 24, 1842, at Woodbury, Bed- 
ford Co., Pa., m Christiana Stuckey, b Jan. 2, 1825, at Woodbury, Pa. ; dau 
David and Margaret (Brake) Stuckey. David Stuckey was s of Simon and 
Rose (Snyder) Stuckey, and Simon was a brother of Daniel Stookey,' who m 
Barbara Whetstone. Simeon 3 was also called "Simon" and "Simmie." He 
usually wrote his name merely "S." (See picture reproduced.) He was a 
farmer; Dem. ; member Luth. Ch. ; and acquired considerable property. Simeon 3 
d at Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa., July 14, 1892, and Christiana d at the 
same place Feb. 11, 1906. 

Children (7) : 
[C76] + David Stuckey 4 , b April 2, 1843. 

"See [C77] Maria Louise 8 (Brumbaugh) Stookey and Dr. Lyman PoIk' Stookev. 
"The name 'Stuckey' is believed to have been changed through n clerical error in a deed, and 
the name was retained rather than resort to a court to have the name on the deed cor- 
rected." — Lyman Brumbaugh Stookey. 



[C77] + Marie Louise 4 , b Oct. 26, 1844. 

[C78] + Evaline Dorothy 4 , b Dee. 6, 1846. 

[C79] + Rose Kissecker 4 , b May 24, 1849. 

[C80] + Simon Smucker 4 , M.D., 6 July 17, 1852. 

[C81] + Margaret Christena 4 , b Sept., 1856; d Dec, 1883. 

[C82] + Grace Eleanore 4 , b Nov. 20, 1861. 

[C30] ELIAS DAVID 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C6] David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 
6 April 22, 1811, in Md. ; Sept. 27, 1836, m (1) Marvnda Etta Benner, who d 
Aug. 26, 1878; dau Henry and Elizabeth (Showman) Benner. He m (2) Mrs. 
Elizabeth Deshong, a widow, residing near McConnelsburg, Pa. Elias David 3 
d Sept. 14, 1893. 

Children by 1st m (4; 2 infants, names not secured) : 
[CI 16] Laura Elizabeth 4 , d age 8. 

[C117] + Emeline 4 , 6 Aug. 28, 1843; m Webster Hartle. 

[C31] NATHAN HENRY 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C6] David 2 , Johann Ja- 
cob 1 ) b May 24, 1813, in Washington Co., Md. ; m Lavinia Myers, b Jan. 5, 
1819, in the same county; dau Jacob and Susan (Zent) Myers. Lavinia 
(called "Eveline") d May 28, 1902, and both are buried in the Cedar Hill 
Cemetery at Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pa. Nathan 3 and Lavinia were mem- 
bers Ref. Ch. of State Line (Greencastle), and during his earlier and middle 
life he had been a successful farmer, but during the last twelve or fourteen 
years he enjoyed the well-earned rest which came in his retired life. 

Children (9) : 
[C146] + David 4 , 6 Nov. 29, 1841. 
[C147] Jacob Theodore 4 , b March 28, 1844; d y. 
[C148] + Eveline Maria 4 , 6 May 8, 1846. 
[C149] + Susan Maria 4 , b Dec. 5, 1848. 
[C150] Elias H— 4 , b Feb. 27, 1851 ; d 
[C151] + William 4 , b June 13, 1853. 
[C152] + Emma 4 , b Dec. 12, 1854. 

[C153] Charles 4 , b Dec. 31, 1858; accidentally shot in Philadelphia. 
[C154] John 4 , b Sept. 5, 1861 ; moved to Washington. 

[C32] ELIZABETH L. 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C6] David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 
b Nov. 15, 1815; m William Logan; he lived in and near State Line, Pa., fol- 
lowing the trade of a carpenter; he next bought a farm across the "line" in 
Md., and three children were there born ; after some years the family moved 
upon a well-timbered farm in Richland Co., O. 

Suiuon K — . 3 Bkumbaugii [C28]. 

Plate 54- 



Children (6), surname Logan: 

i Eve 4 ; m C. C. Coleman; d — ; son (1) William. 

ii Annie Eliza 4 . 

iii John 4 ; m ; res. Plymouth, 0. ; (1 dau). 

iv Jacob 4 ; lives at Mansfield, O. 

v David R — 4 ; m [C174] IDA LOUISA 4 BRUMBAUGH; residence, 

State Line, Pa. 

vi George 4 ; lives at Mansfield, O. ; (2 dau). 

[CSS] JACOB BENJAMIN 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C6] David 2 , Johann Ja- 
cob 1 ) b June 23, 1818, in Washington Co., Md. ; when he was nine years old his 
parents moved to Antrim Twp., Franklin Co., Pa., where they d in 1842 and 
1845. Jan. 1, 1856, he m Rebecca Clopper, b on a farm near Wingerton, 
Franklin Co., Pa., March 15, 18S4; dau Samuel and Maria (Gordon) Clopper. 
In 1857 they moved to Middleburg, Franklin Co. (now State Line), and there 
kept a hotel and also conducted a farm of 170 acres in the immediate vicinity; 
Rebecca practically managed the hotel; in 1870 they moved to Lemaster, same 
county, and there spent the remainder of Jacob's life. 

The Public Opinion* in announcing his death on Feb. 4, 190S, after a 
protracted illness with a complication of diseases, in his eighty-fifth year, said 
in part : 

"Mr. Brumbaugh was, therefore, reared to manhood in this county, during 
a long, honorable and useful life, taking an interest in its history and progress, 
and in everything relating to the welfare of his fellow citizens. A successful 
farmer and business man and prudent in the management of his affairs, he had 
the confidence of the community in which he resided, and was a safe counsellor 
whose advice was sought by neighbors. 

"Charitable and kind-hearted, Mr. Brumbaugh's generosities were many 
and unostentatious. His supreme happiness was in being in company with 
congenial friends, and his knowledge of current affairs made him interesting and 
the life of the party. After his retirement from the farm and on his removal 
to Lemaster ten or more years ago, where he spent the evening of his life, there 
as at his old home he quickly gathered about him troops of those with whom 
he would spend a pleasant hour. As one after another of some of these were 
called hence, he felt their loss as one personal, and their memory was ever dear 
to his heart. Himself ever honorable and truthful, he spoke ill of no one. 

"In politics a Democrat, Mr. Brumbaugh had the courage of his convic- 
tions, but he had respect for those who differed with him. He was well known 

"Chambersburg (Pa.) Public Opinion of Feb. 6, 1903. 



for his uprightness and integrity, and served with credit as a member of the 
Board of County Commissioners, to which body he was elected in 1869. For 
years he was one of the master spirits of his party, and later was a candidate 
for County Treasurer, being defeated by his Republican opponent, the late 
J. N. Flinder, by a small majority." 

Jacob Benjamin 3 was buried in the Greencastle Cemetery, Franklin Co., 
Pa. ; Rebecca, his widow, lives near Greencastle, Pa., and has assisted by re- 
peatedly furnishing extensive facts for this publication, and by the purchase of 
copies of the latter. 


"The venerable J. B. Brumbaugh, of Peters Township, one of the well-known and highly 
esteemed residents of Franklin County, conversed very entertainingly about famous John 
Brown, whilst in the Opinion office recently, and thus furnished data for a first-class article 
of unpublished history. 

"Mr. Brumbaugh followed his father in keeping a hotel or wayside inn at Middleburg, 
in Antrim Township, this county, in the latter part of the fifties. Because of this fact he 
was not aware until too late that he had entertained one of the famous characters in our 
national war history. 

"Late one night in October, 1859, he was called and was met at the door by a gray- 
bearded, pleasant spoken old gentleman who desired entertainment. A young man was 
with him. Their horse was put up and after breakfast the next morning they departed. In 
this case, as well as at subsequent times, the stranger paid his bills in gold. Mr. Brumbaugh 
said that the stranger, whom they called 'Pap,' and who afterward proved to be the famous 
John Brown, made his hostelry his stopping place from that time on, was a fluent talker, 
and as orderly and pleasant a guest as ever stopped at his place. On one occasion 'Pap' 
had assisted at an apple butter boiling. During all his lodging Brown had slept in a certain 
bed. -j- -)- 4- 

"At different times one of his sons accompanied John Brown, Mr. Brumbaugh continued. 
He well remembers the incidents of Sunday and Monday evening before the State election. 
After breakfast Monday morning Brown and his son, before departing, remarked that if 
any person called for them during the day to inform the party that he would be back in 
the evening. No person called during the day, but in the evening visitors turned up. Two 
genteel looking men drove up to the house, had their horses put up, got supper, asked for a 
room with two beds and very soon after retired. When John Brown returned he greeted 
the strangers, one of whom was another of his sons. The whole night the men engaged in 
animated conversation. Mr. and Mrs. Brumbaugh were interrupted in their slumbers by 
the mumbling, and mine host B. feels sure that that night the plans were laid for the raid 
at Harpers Ferry the following Sunday. 

"The two strangers left Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock for Chambersburg, whilst John 
Brown and son, after breakfast, made their way toward Harper's Ferry. In the evening 
the son returned, left his horse at Middleburg, and left for Chambersburg on foot. Wednes- 
day he returned with two men and a horse and wagon, and after supper proceeded towards 
Harper's Ferry. This was the last that Mr. Brumbaugh saw of the Browns at Middleburg. 

"The events at Harper's Ferry the following Sunday, when Brown and his party were 
routed and captured, but not until great effort, is history and well known. John Brown, 
after a fair trial, was hanged at Charlestown, W. Va., December 2. Mr. Brumbaugh felt a 
hesitancy about witnessing the execution of Brown, but in April of the following year wit- 
nessed the execution of Stephen and Hazlett, who participated with Brown in the fight. 
Mr. Brumbaugh says they were fine looking men and died game." 

Children (7) : 
[C172] + Mary Catherine 4 , b Nov. 10, 1856. 
[C173] + Snively Strickler 4 , 6 Dec. 28, 1858. 

"From Public Opinion, Chambersburg, Pa., of July 2, 1897. 



[C174] + Ida Louisa 4 , b July 10, 1860. (See [C32-v].) 

[C175] + Elias Guilford 4 , b Nov. 27, 1862. 

[C176] + Anna Eva 4 , b Jan. 16, 1864. 

[C177] + Eliza Jane 4 , b Dec. 25, 1867. 

[C178] George Washington 4 , 6 Nov. 12, 1870; d Sept. 4, 1884. 

[C35] CATHERINE JANE 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C6] David 2 , Johann 
Jacob 1 ) b June 11, 1822; m Joseph Newman, who d and was bur. in Luth. Cem. 
at Hagerstown, Md. After his d his w continued farming, until the ch. left 
home, when she bought the old State Line hotel, home of her parents, and lived 
there until her (/, Dec. 30, 1904 (80 yrs. 19 ds.). She was a member of Luth. 
Ch. of Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pa., and was bur. beside her husband. 
Children (5), surname Newman: 

i Jacob 4 , d at age 21. 

ii Anna Amelia 4 ; in Isaac Myers; the former was a member of Ger. Ref. 

Ch. and the latter of Riv. Br. Ch. Anna d Dec. 30, 1908, from 
pneumonia, and Isaac d Dec. 30, 1909, from disease of the heart; 
both were buried in the Greencastle (Pa.) Cemetery; (11 ch). 

iii Elizabeth 4 , b April 13, 1857 ; m George Koontz; address State Line, 

Pa., where he owns a fine farm bought of [C35] CATHERINE 
JANE 3 BRUMBAUGH; (17 ch). 

iv Maria 4 ; m William J. Pensinger. Maria 4 was a member of Luth. Ch, 

and d Aug. 1, 1909, from pneumonia and disease of the heart; sur- 
vived by one son and her husband, whose address is Greencastle, 
Pa., R. R. 4. 

Issue (1 s) : 

(1) Lester Leroy 5 Pensinger; m Mary Snider; (no ch). 

v Ella Louise 4 ; in Jacob Saurbaugh; farmer; address Zullinger, Frank- 

lin Co., Pa. 

Children (3), surname Saurbaugh: 

(1) Ottie 5 ; in George Gilbert of Waynesboro, Pa. 

(2) Sarah Newman 5 ; in John Miller of Waynesboro, Pa.; (2 ch). 

[C37] INDIANA DOROTHY 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C6] David 2 Johann 
Jacob 1 ) b March 17, 1827— also written "Judianna" ; in (1) Henry D. Cook 

and lived at Mansfield, O. ; m (2) - — Kyle; in (3) Clark. 

Children (3) : 

i Mary 4 ; m Dickinson, Mansfield, O. 

ii Ellen 4 ; m Dickinson, Mansfield, O. ; brothers. 

iii Jacob 4 . 



hann Jacob 1 ) b July 8, 1834 — his name is recorded in the family Bible "George 
Washington Andrew Jackson," but he dropped the latter half of the name ; m 
Eliza Hartman; lived at Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pa., where he d July 5, 
1907. He left an estate estimated at $50,000, which was devised to church 
and charity, his only child having recently d, but the bequests lapsed because 
death occurred less than 30 days from signature of the will — the Orphans' 
Court of Franklin Co., Pa., has appointed an auditor and the estate will be 
divided amongst the next of kin. 

One daughter: 
[C167] Susan 4 , d May 30, 1907. 

[C40] ELIZABETH 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 
b Dec. 29, 1799; m Peter Miller, b Oct., 1791; farmer; lived at Sharpsburg 
and Fairplay ("Timmelton"), Washington Co., Md. (then Frederick Co.). 
Elizabeth 3 was member G. B. B. Ch. ; Peter was member Ger. Ref. Ch., but 
united with G. B. B. Ch. ; he owned 2 slaves as house servants and liberated 
them. Elizabeth d 1832, and Henry d Feb. 14, 1856, after many years of 
suffering from rheumatism ; they are buried on the old Brumbaugh homestead, 
north of Hagerstown, Md. 



The following interesting record shows the goods and chattels from her 
home, with which Elizabeth 3 commenced housekeeping : 



May to 1 Negro girl Nancy 

and 1 boy William 



1 bay horse 



3 Milk Cows 



1 bed Sted and Cord 



6 Silver tee Spoons 



6 knives and forks 


15 yards of bed ticken 


1 Sid saddel 


■ and "Copied from [C7] Henry 2 Brumbaugh's ledger — evidently a memorandum account 
—no further entry. Furnished by'[C119] Upton S — 4 Brumbaugh, Baltimore, Md. 




May to 45 lbs of fathers at 60 cents 
Do 30 lb at 50 
" 12 yards of bed ticken 

9 table Cloths 
" 7 Sheats 

8 blankeds 
" 3 quilts 

" 9 yards of linnen for Piller Cases 

" 1 tee kittel 

" 6 towels 

" 4 Sheap and 3 lams 

" 1 Mahony Burow 

" 1 Dining tabel 

" 1 brackfest tabel 

" 6 winser Chares 

" 6 Chares and Spinning weal 

" 1 bedstead and Cord 

tin ware bought at Shavers 
" 13 Crocks 

Sundres bought at Hagers 
as will apeare By bil 

May to 12 Spones 

1 gridiorn and 1 gridiorn 1 Cillett 

" 7 yards of Muslen 

" 8 yards of Muslen 

1 Washbasked and 1 Soing basked 

" 2 tubs 1 Churn 2 buckeds 1 butter tub 

1 Stone of Curtens and 3 yards 

1 doghtray and 1 frying pan 

Nov. 14 to 1 fat Steare 

" 2 Woollen Counterpins 

" 2 Ieren Pots and one duch oven 

and 1 Collender 

" 1 Ieren Cittel 

" 8 geas 

" 2 flat Ierns 




8.87y 2 








June 11 



$ 1.50 


1 Coffin for your Chile 

mad by Mr. Curry 




1 fameley Bibele 



3 munths work of Anteny 





1 Sam and himn Book 



1 Cow and Calf 


Children (6), surname Miller: 

i Calvin 4 , d y. 

ii Upton 4 , b March 26, 1822; d April 18, 1902; m (1) Louise Davis; 

ni (2) Kate Newcomer. 
[ii Daniel 4 Miller, 6 March 22, 1824; d Sept, 16, 1905, in Ogle Co., 111. 
In 1849 he m Mary Lambert, b 1833 at Eakles Mills, Washington 
Co., Md. ; dau of Elizabeth (Poffenbarger) Lambert. 
Children (5) : 

(1) Albertis 5 , b 1851 ; m Susan Reichard. 

(2) Clara 5 , 6 1854 ; m John Miller. 

(3) Susan 5 , b 1857; m Fred Mathias. 

(4) Jacob 5 , b 1859; m Amelia Miller. 

(5) George Arthur 5 , b Jan. 31, 1864, at Mt. Morris, 111.; May 

19, 1891, m Mina E. Vandervort; educated in public sch. ; 
Mt. Morris College, 1881-'82; Carthage (111.) College, 
1887-90 (Academic grad. 1886) ; Eureka (111.) College, 
1890 (A.B.) — theological graduate same, 1890; A.M. 
from same, 1893 ; attended same 1900-'01 ; Chicago Univ., 
1904. Was farmer until 1885, teacher until 1888, minister 
1887 to present in Christian Church; Pastor Chr. Ch., Mon- 
roe, Wis., 1890-91; Normal, 111., 1891-94; Covington, Ky., 
1894-1906; Ninth St. Chr. Ch., Washington, D. C, 1907; 
Editor Intermediate S. S. Commentary Standard Pub. Co. 

1901 ; Mrs. Miller d at Washington, D. C, Sept. 27, 

1910; residence, 338 10th St. N. E., Washington, D. C. 
iv Andrew 4 Miller, b March 24, 1826, at Caseytown, Washington Co., 
Md.; m July 15, 1850, Easter Ann Smith, b 1830; dau John and 
Sarah Smith; Easter d March 11, 1899, and was buried at Mann 
Church, Washington Co., Md. Andrew is undertaker and lived at 
Boonesboro, Md. 

Children (5) : 
(1) Alice 5 , b Aug. 15, 1851 ; d April 13, 1861 ; unm. 



(2) Hamilton Pierce 5 , b March 1, 1853; d June 1, 1895. 

(3) Sarah E. 5 , b July 11, 1855; d Jan. 28, 1877. 

(4) Sue S. 5 , b Sept. 17, 1862; March 24, 1904, m John H. 

Nazare?ie, Boonesboro, Md. 

(5) Thomas H. 5 , b Aug. 7, 1863; res. Fairplay, Md. 

v Jonathan 4 Miller, b April 18, 1826; d Nov., 1903; m Lucinda Curfet; 

lived Martinsburg, W. Va. — only son to enter either aftmy, and he 
entered the Southern one. 

vi Elizabeth 4 Miller, b and d 1832. 

[C41] CASANDRA 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C7] Henry 2 , Johann Henrich 1 ) 
b Oct. 23, 1804; m (1) John Spickler. After his d she m (2) Absalom (or 
David?) Johnson, and they moved to a point near Rockford, 111. Henry 2 
never forgave her for this m. Further details unobtainable. There were 5 ch 
as issue 1st m, of whom but the name of i Calvin B. Spickler has been obtained. 


Brumbaugh's ledger and also shows the goods and chattels with which she com- 
menced housekeeping: 

The following memorandum account has been copied from [C7] Henry 2 


7 yds to Linnen 

4 yds Camerrick muslen 

6 Silver teespones 

2 wollen Counterpins 

4 Pare of Blankets 
3 quealts 

" y al *ds of to linnen 

" 1 Negro girl adled and a boy James 

" 1 Bay Mare 

" 1 old Chafe Bag 

" 75 lb of fethers 

" 12 Chares 


1 Spinning weal 

•Furnished by [C119] Upton S — 4 Brumbaugh, Baltimore, Md. 





March 25 To 1 Burow $10.00 

" 1 Bedsted 3 - 25 

" 1 Dining tabel 500 

" 1 Cichen do 100 
« I 1.50 

" 1 friing pane 1.68% 

" Sundres bought at Shumens 11.47% 

" Furneture Bought at Curres 31.00 

" Sundres bought at Websters 13.68Vo 

" Sundres bought at Hagers 24.40 

" teepot and 1 Shuger Bole 1.27V 2 

" 1 lookinglase 4.50 

" 9 tabel cloths 22.50 

" 6 Sheats 1200 

" 83 lbs of Baken at 8 c 6.64 

" 2 Bed cords 100 

" 6 towels 150 
« 3 Cows 40.00 

" 4 Sheap and 5 Lams 9-0° 
" 12 yards of bedticken 5.00 
" 2 baskeds 125 
" 1 Iron Cittle 550 
" 1 Butter Churn 2 00 

March 25 To 8 yards $ 2 - 00 


Nov. 4 " 1 Staned of Curtens 9.50 

Sept. 3 " cash 

Oct. 8 " 10 bushels of Sead Wheat $2 per bu 20.00 


[C42] OTHO 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b July 
28, 1807; m Catharine Bookwalter, dau Gerhard ("Garrett") Bookwalter of 
Hagerstown, Md., a miller. Gerhard's father came from Switzerland in a vessel 
which was lost, including his entire family, excepting a brother and himself. 
Otho 3 was a Captain in the "Hagerstown Regulars," * and lived on the home- 
stead farm in Washington Co., Md., until in 1829 the family moved to Mont- 




gomery Co., O. ; they went by carriage to the Ohio River, went down the latter 
on a flat-boat to Cincinnati, then up to Liberty, 0., to Bookwalter's ; soon 
after the family located on a farm in Preble Co., where West Manchester stands 
and where both the parents (7 — Otho in 1881. Catharine was a member G. B. 
B. Ch., but Otho 3 is said never to have made an} r profession of religious faith. 

Children (10) : 
[C83] + Margaret 4 , b 1828. 
[C84] + Gerhard 4 , b 1829. 
[C85] + Theophilus 4 , b 1831. 
[C86] + Maria 4 , b 1833. 
[C87] + Henry 4 , b 1835. 
[C88] + Calvin 4 , b 1837. 
[C89] + George 4 , b Nov. 7, 1840. 

[C90] Elvina 4 ; unm; d in Kans. , 

[C91] + Upton E— 4 . J7V A- 'h**r*^««- ^^^^ 

[C92] + Levi 4 , b June 17, 1850; d Sept. 20, 1880. 

[C43] ANDREW 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b 
Oct. 5, 1809; 1846 m Susan Lynch, b 1826; dau and Permelia Lynch. 

It is related of Andrew 3 that he quarreled with his father and went to 
N. C.j where for a time he lived as overseer on a large plantation. A reconcilia- 
tion took place, and he returned, buying part of the ancestral homestead in 
1848 (near Middleburg, about four miles north of Hagerstown, Md.). He d 
in 1856, and his remains rest beside those of Henry 2 [C7] and Jacob 1 [CI]. 

Susan later m , a minister ; details not obtained. 

Children (5) : 

[C118] + Margaret 4 Permelia, b June 17, 1847; d 1878. 
[C119] + Upton S— 4 , 6 April 1, 1849. 
[C120] Alice 4 , b 1851 ; d 1866. 

[C121] Sallie 4 , b 1854; d 1885; m Norman Shindell; (1 ch). 
[C122] Henry Clinton 4 , b 1856; d Easter, 1863. 

[C46] GEORGE 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b 
June 30, 1848, in Washington Co., Md. ; m Mary Ann Sharp of Sharpsburg, 
Va. ; moved to Preble Co., O., in 1852, and to Montgomery Co. in 1856, where 
he was a farmer; (/ 1858; Mary d 1888; both buried South of Dayton, O. 
Children (7) : 

[C156] Annie E. 4 , b 1842; d 1885; m Daniel Meade; (6 ch). 

"According to [C91] Upton E — * Brumbaugh. 



[C157] + William Greenberry 4 , b March 14, 1844. 

[C158] Margaret Virginia 4 , b 1846; m James B. Young; res. Dayton, 

0. ; (no issue). 
[C159] + John Henry 4 , b 1848. 

[C160] Emma P. 4 , b 1850 ; m David M. Young; farmer near Dayton, O. 
[C161] + Charles S. 4 , b 1852. 
[C162] + Andrew Wesley 4 , b 1855. 

[C47] CALVIN 3 BRUMBAUGH ([C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 6 near 
Hagerstown, Md. ; moved early in life to Millersburg, Holmes Co., 0. ; m Agnes 
Emetine Pinkerton; dau John and Nancy Pinkerton of Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., 
O. ; d in California in 1858. Agnes m (2) Jacob Myers of Agency City, Iowa, 
and d at Moline, 111., Feb. 15, 1909. 

Children (3), b at Millersburg, 0.: 
[C180] + John Henry 4 , b 1851. 
[C181] + Eli Harrison 4 , b 1853; d Jan. 19, 1902. 
[C182] Upton Ross 4 , b 1855; d 1900; unm. 

[C51] ALEXANDER 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C9] Joseph 3 , [C2] Jacob 2 , 
Johann Jacob 1 ) b Oct. 27, 1815; 1851 m Elizabeth Hawthorn. He was an 
atty.-at-law and lived at Marysville, Marshall Co., Kansas. 

One daughter: 
[C186] + Emma Jane 5 , b March 17, 1864. 

[C52] JULIA ANN 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C9] Joseph 3 , same ancestry as 
[C51]) b Oct. 26, 1819; m Abram Rush, a minister; lived near "Zearfas, Md." ; 
moved to Ohio, and Julia Ann 4 is reported to have d at Attica, Seneca Co., 
that State. They had children. 

[C53] EMILY 4 " BRUMBAUGH ([C9] Joseph 3 , same ancestry as 
[C51 ]) b May 28, 1822, near Hagerstown, Washington Co., Md. ; m Abraham 
Stouffer, b 1822 in Lancaster Co., Pa.; s Abraham Stouffer. Abraham, Jr., 
was a mechanic; Dem. ; member M. E. Ch., and d 1887 near Salt Creek, Mich. ; 
Emily 4 d 1891 and was buried in Robbins Cemetery at Salt Creek. 
Children (2), surname Stouffer: 
i Laura Virginia 5 , b 1843 on a farm in Porter Co., Ind. ; 1866 m (1) 
Amos Kendall Robbins, b 1840; d 1879. June 9, 1881, Laura 5 m 
(2) John August Gustafson, who d May 24, 1887. She m (3) Nov. 
27, 1890, Alonzo Elvin Deval, b Nov. 6, 1850; address is Valparaiso, 
Ind., R. R. 4, Box 54. 



One daughter by 1st m: 

(1) Olive May 6 Robbins, b Nov. 2, 1871; m Charles Howard John- 

ston; La Porte, Ind., R. R. 7, Box 19. 
One son by 9,d m: 

(2) Edward Vancouver 6 Gustafson, b Nov. 29, 1882 ; m Lydia Mae 

Galloway; Chesterton, Ind., R. R. 1. 

(3) Blanche Irene 6 Gustafson, b March 26, 1885; m John Nicholas 

Laheyn; Valparaiso, Ind. 
ii Mary Ellen 5 , b Dec. 28, 1851, near Valparaiso, Porter Co., Ind. ; Aug. 
13, 1871, m Andrew C. Harris; address Wolverine, Mich., Box 52. 
Children (3), surname Harris: 

(1) Cora P. G , b 1874; m Barnes Napier; address 3442 54th St., 

Elseten Sta., Chicago, 111. 

(2) Mable G. 6 , b 1877; m Marine; address 1373 Angus St., 

Fresno, Cal. 

(3) Laura F. 6 , b July, 1879; m Chase; address Wolverine, 


[C54] MARY 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C9] Joseph 3 , same ancestry as 
[C51]) b in Washington Co., Md., Jan. 8, 1824; May 3, 1884 m Edward. 
Lacy Betts, b Dec. 13, 1821, in Bucks Co., Pa.; s Zachariah and Maria 
(Mitchell) Betts. Edward was a farmer; Repn. ; member Luth. Ch. ; enlisted 
in Co. E, 1st Mich. Sharp Shooters, and was discharged June 23, 1865. The 
family resided in Bloomfield Twp., near La Grange, Ind., where he d March 1, 
1894, and Mary 4 d Aug. 24, 1894 ; both were buried in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Children (6), surname Betts: 

i Annie A. 5 , b Aug. 16, 1850. 

ii Laura 5 , b Sept. 16, 1854; Oct. 8, 1876, m Hiram Crowl, b June 15, 

1851, in Putnam Co., O. ; s Samuel and Lucinda Crowl; farmer; 
Repn. ; memb. Christian Ch. 

Children (2), surname Crowl: 

(1) Ray E. 6 , b May 19, 1883. 

(2) Olive M. 6 , b Dec. 25, 1886. 

iii Fremont 5 , b Aug. 18, 1857; d Feb. 12, 1861. 

iv Carrie 5 , b Sept. 10, 1860 ; d 

v Etta 5 , b July 23, 1863. 

vi George W. 5 , b March 23, 1866; Aug. 18, 1895, at Centerville, Mich., 

m Bertha A. Gonser, who d from consumption March 26, 1909; 
address La Grange, Ind. 



Children (3): 

(1) Ethel M., b May 20, 1896; d May 1, 1890. 

(2) Lester L., b Oct. 3, 1903. 

(3) Forest G., b March 24, 1907; d March 20, 1908. 

[C56] ELEANOR 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C9] Joseph 3 , same ancestry as 
[C51] b Dec. 8, 1827; d July 27, 1889. 

"I shall now speak of the most important step, and part of my life. Was 
married to ELEANOR BRUMBAUGH on the 20th of May, 1851, in Grants- 
ville, Md., by the Rev. Henry Knepper, in the German Reformed church. We 
lived together in that place three years, before moving to Cumberland. Our 
first two children were born there + + +•"" 

"Eleanor 6 , wife of Jacob Brown, d at their residence in Cumberland, Md., 
on the 27th day of July, 1889, after an illness of over two weeks, -age 61. Her 
children were all present at her death and funeral, which took place at 5 P. M. 
on the 28th in Rose Hill Cemetery. She leaves surviving her husband, Jacob 
Brown, and five children, all of age ; three daughters and two sons— two daugh- 
ters and one son unmarried. She was married to her surviving husband May 
20, 1851, and has lived in Allegheny County ever since, nearly all the time in 
Cumberland. She was born and reared in Washington Co., Md. ; the sixth 
daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Angle Brumbaugh, two ancient fam- 
ilies of great respectability. Her immediate family left that country many 
years ago. The survivors are one brother, Alexander, in Kansas ; two sisters, 
Mary and Emily, in Indiana, all her seniors. She was a full cousin of Cath- 
erine Angle McComas, mother of Congressman McComas, and she a daughter 
of the late Henry Angle, one of Washington County's most respected citizens. 
The deceased, in life, was retiring and modest, amiable, quiet and kind in her 
disposition, yet energetic, wise and intelligent in her chosen sphere in life— 
thoroughly domestic and practical by nature and cultivation. Her house a 
model of industry and prudence, where her friends were sure of a hearty wel- 
come and real hospitality. She was intensely devoted to her family, and took 
but little share in the world's pleasures — hers were at home." 

Jacob Brown was 6 April 7, 1824, on the "old Brown farm" of 103 acres 
midway between the Little Meadows in Md. and Salisbury in Pa.— part in Pa. 
and mostly in Md. ; s Samuel Brown, b Nov. 15, 1770, who was s of 
Willie Brown, b at the head of Elk River, Delaware Co., Pa.— and of 
Martha . His mother was Amy {Pernod) Brown, b March 7, 1783; dau 

""Brown's Miscellaneous Writings"— Jacob Brown, Cumberland, Md., 1896, p. 323. 
b Same reference, p. 228. 

Plate 55 

Plate 5(i 

David Stuckey 4 Brumbaugh [C76]. 



John Penrod, who lived, as well as latter's parents, on a farm three miles 
S. of Somerset, Pa. Jacob Brown has written "Brown's Miscellaneous Writ- 
ings" — Cumberland, Md., 1896, and the full details concerning his family 
are given in pp. 309-323. This very interesting volume deals with many sub- 
jects (historical, biographical, etc.) — unfortunately, the edition is exhausted 
and it is out of print. 

Judge Brown was educated in the "old time schools" and attended Wash- 
ington College in 1845 and '46; was admitted to the bar of Cumberland, Md., 
in 1849, and is the oldest member of that bar — he has retired from the active 
practice of law. He is especially well acquainted with genealogical matters in 
Md. and for his active assistance the writer is glad to here express appreciation. 
Children (7), surname Brown: 

i Emma Elizabeth 5 , b Aug. 9, 1853 ; m Daniel Chisholm. 

ii Katharine Jane 5 , b March 8, 1855 ; unm. ; Cumberland, Md. 

iii Georgia 5 , b Jan. 15, 1857 ; in George W. McLaughlin; d Oct. 9, 

1884, at Keyser, W. Va. "On account of her many rare womanly 
traits, she earned many close and dear friends." 
One son: 

(1) George Brown McLaughlin, b Oct. 15, 1884. 

iv Joseph 5 , b May 25, 1859; m Thearesa Seaders; residence, Cumber- 

land, Md. 

Children (2) : 

(1) Eleanor T. 6 

(2) Elizabeth B. 6 

v Frances Louisa 5 , b March 31, 1863; m Arthur 0. De Moss; res. 219 

B St., Roland Park, Baltimore, Md. 

vi David Newton 5 , b Oct. 14, 1865; unm.; res. Cumberland, Md. 

vii Ida Eleanor 5 , b March 21, 1869; d May 20, 1879. 

[C66] HAVANA CATHARINE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C21] Daniel 3 , [C5] 
Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Sept. 28, 1827; m Michael Croft, and lived in Blair 
Co., Pa., where both d about 1904. 

Children (3), surname Croft: 

i Joseph Napoleon 5 ; m Jennie Hite; res. Roaring Spring, Pa.; (1 ch). 

ii Daniel Michael 5 ; m Ellen Stiffler; res. Hollidaysburg, Pa.; asst. su- 

pervisor P. R. R. ; (2 ch). 

[C67] ROSANNA CAROLINE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C21] Daniel 3 , same 
ancestry as [C66]) b Sept. 27, 1829; unm.; by her own toil and careful atten- 



tion to business she obtained free of debt a beautiful farm of TO acres two 
miles E. of Greenville, Dark Co., O., where she d Dec. 19, 1902. 

[C68] SAMUEL DAVID 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C21] Daniel 3 , same ances- 
try as [C66] b Jan. 7, 1832, near Hagerstown, Washington Co., Md. ; Dec. 8, 
1853; m Elizabeth Darner, b June 24, 1831, at Beaverstown, Montgomery 
Co., O. ; dau Jacob Darner. Samuel David 4 was a farmer and lived near 
Greenville, Darke Co., O. ; Dem. ; member Ger. Ref. Ch. He was commissioned 
July 4, 1863, First Lieut. Co. E., 3d Regt., Ohio Inf. He d March 18, 1868, 
and was buried in the Greenville Cemetery, Darke Co., O. Elizabeth d May 25, 

Children (5) : 

[C200] + John Franklin 5 , b Nov. 12, 1854; d Sept. 10, 1898. 
[C201] + Daniel Harmon 5 , b Oct. 11, 1856. 
[C202] + Virginia Bell 5 , b Dec. 21, 1859. 
[C203] + Clement Laird 5 , b Feb. 28, 1863. 
[C204] + William David 5 , b Aug. 1, 1866. 

[C69] JOHN PETER 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C21] Daniel 3 , same ancestry 
as [C66]) b May 29, 1835; unm. ; farmer; d Nov. 26, 1899. [C67] Rosanna 4 , 
[C69] John Peter 4 , [C70] Simon Daniel 4 and their parents all lived upon the 
same farm until the latter died — the survivors continue to live together; ad- 
dress Greenville, Darke Co., 0. 

[C71] JOSEPH NATHAN 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C21] Daniel 3 , same an- 
cestry as [C66]) b Oct. 16, 1839; m Minnie Lease; he owns and operates a 
farm five miles E. of Greenville, O. 

Children (7) : 
[C238] Annie 5 . 
[C239] Daniel 5 . 
[C240] Joseph 5 . 
[C241] Grover Cleveland 5 . 
[C242] Lewis 5 . 
[C243] Samuel David 5 . 
[C244] Minnie 5 . 

[C72] NANCY JANE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C21] Daniel 3 , same ancestry 
as [C66]) b Oct. 30, 1841; m Mathias Imler; farmer; address Greenville, 
Darke Co., O. Nancy Jane 4 d May, 1906. 



Children (6), surname Imler: 

i Cora Bell 5 . 

ii Maggie E 5 . 

iii Anna May 5 . 

iv Alice Nellie 5 . 

v John B. 5 

vi Harry B. 5 

[C73] ELIZA LOUISA 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C21] Daniel 3 , same ancestry 
as [C66]) b Nov. 18, 1844; m John McNutt; address Greenville, O. 
Children (5), surname McNutt: 

i Joseph 5 . 

ii Harvey 5 . 

iii John 5 . 

iv Havana 5 . 

[C74] SUSANNA BELL 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C21] Daniel 3 , same ances- 
try as [C66]) b April 29, 1846; m Phillip Hartzell of Darke Co., O. 
Children (4), surname Hartzell: 
(2 d y in Washington Co., Md.) 
iii Orpha Gray 5 , d; iv Annie Bell 5 , d. , 

[C76] DAVID STUCKEY 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C28] Simeon K — 3 , [C6] 
David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b April 2, 1843, on the Brumbaugh homestead in 
Bloomfield Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., and spent his youth on the farm, attending 
public school in the winters; attended Allegheny Seminary, Rainsburg, Pa., 
in the Spring of 1860 and 1861 ; taught public schools in Pennsylvania and 
Illinois for twelve consecutive terms, commencing at Henrietta, Pa., in the 
Winter of 1860-61 ; studied law under Marshall W. Weir, Esq., of Belleville, 
111., and was admitted to the practice of law in the Supreme Court of Illinois 
June 9, 1869; admitted in Pennsylvania in 1871; has resided at Roaring 
Spring, Blair Co., Pa., since 1871, excepting two years' residence in Altoona, 
Pa. He was elected to the office of J. P., and has served in that office almost 
continuously since 1880; united with the Luth. Ch. in his sixteenth year, and 
has long held the office of deacon and elder; has also frequently been a delegate 
to the General Synod (Luth.) ; was director of the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary at Gettysburg, Pa., for fifteen years. A Repn. in politics, his first 
vote was cast for Abraham Lincoln in 1864; has frequently been a delegate to 
«the State and County Republican conventions, and believes that good citizen- 


ship includes the duty of helping to select and elect good local public officers ; 
always an advocate for temperance, he is a total abstainer. He also heartily 
favors thorough and practical education, and has given much care to the edu- 
cation of his children. 

April 23, 1870, David Stuckey 4 m (1) Emma R. Madara, b in Bloomfield 
Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., dau James and Jane Madara. Emma d June 10, 1871. 

May 24, 1877, he m (2) Fannie Louisa Cowen, b , in Taylor Twp., 

Blair Co., Pa.; dau John and Barbara (Hoover) Cowen. Fannie d Nov. 21, 
1908, at Roaring Spring, Pa., after an illness from nephritis extending over 
about three months. She was an active and faithful member and worker in St. 
Luke's Lutheran Church in her home town, and her death was a decided loss, 
not only to the family, but also to the community where she was so favorably 

Daughter by 1st m: 
[C206] + Emma Jane 5 , b June 1, 1871; m Charles T. Holsinger; d March 
21, 1900. 

One son, surname Holsinger: 
Roy 6 . 

Children (6) by 2nd m: 
[C207] + Arthur St. Clair 5 , M.D., b Aug. 23, 1879. 
[C208] + Maude Edna 5 , b June 27, 1882. 
[C209] + Sarah Barbara 5 , b Aug. 27, 1883. 
[C210] + Roland Edward 5 , b Nov. 9, 1885. 
[C211J Ruth Margaretta 5 , b Oct. 11, 1892. 
[C212] Luther Truman 5 , b July 1, 1894. 

[C77] MARIE LOUISE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C28] Simeon K— 3 , 
same ancestry as [C76]) b Oct. 26, 1844, in Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa.; 
educated in public schools and in Millersville State Normal School (1862-'64) ; 
teacher in public schools of Pa. (1864-'67) ; Sept., 1867, m Lyman Polk 
Stookey, M.D., b 1845 in Belleville, 111., where he lived, practised medicine and 
d in 1901. Dr. Stookey was s Moses and Elizabeth (Anderson) Stookey; (of 
Daniel* and Barbara (Whetstone) Stookey, of Daniel (?) Stookey). He was 
educated in public and private schools of 111.; Shurtleff College (1863-'66) ; 
graduated Mo. Med. College 1872 (M.D.) — now Med. Dept. Univ. of Mo.; 
student assistant in Anatomy 1871-'72; president Southern 111. Med. Assn.; 

•Daniel Stookey was brother of Simon Stuckey, who m Rose Snyder — ancestors of Chris- 
tine Stuckey, who m SIMEON K — 3 BRUMBAUGH [C28]. "The name 'Stuckey' is be- 
lieved to have been changed through a clerical error in a deed, and the name was retained, 
rather than resort to a court correction of the error." — Lyman Brumbaugh Stookey. 

l'l.ATE 5 

Marie Louisa 4 (Brumbaugh) Stgokey [C77J. 

Plate 58 

Jacob Snyder 4 Brumbaugh [C97]. 


president St. Clair Co. Med. Soc. ; author of some papers on internal medicine ; 
member Belleville (111.) Baptist Ch. Mrs. Brumbaugh survives him and lives 
at Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children (5), surname Stoohey: 

i Mary 5 , b 1874; d 1878. 

ii Lyman Brumbaugh 5 , M.D., b at Belleville, 111., July 30, 1878 ; edu- 

cated in public schools; graduated from Belleville High School 
1893; attended Chicago Univ., and Yale, graduating (A.B.) from 
latter in 1900, also received A.M. and Ph.D. (1904) from same; 

1901- '02 Graduate Scholarship in Physiology at Yale; 1902-'04 
Associate in Physiology and Bio-chemistry in N. Y. State Path. 
Lab. ; 1904-'05 student in Med. Dept. (Graduate School) of Univ. 
of Strasburg, Germany ; Professor of Physiology Univ. of South- 
ern Cal. 1905—; Amer. Ed. International Yearbook of Chem. 
Physiology and Chem. 1905—; fellow Amer. Assn. A. of S. 1906; 
author of over thirty original contributions to physiological and 
medical subjects; member Amer. Chem. Soc, Amer. Soc. Biolog. 
Chemists, Amer. Physiolog. Soc, Soc. Experimental Med. and 
Biology. Dec. 31, 1903, at Belleville, 111., m Margaret Powell. 
Address University Club, Los Angeles, Cal. 

iii Bayard 5 , b and d 1882. 

iv Adele 5 , b at Belleville, 111., 1884, where educated in the public schools ; 

graduated from Hosmer Hall, St. Louis, 1901 ; pursued advanced 
study in French in N. Y. 1901-'02 ; studied and traveled in Europe 

1902- '06; attended Univ. of Southern Cal., 1906-'08, taking A.B. 
degree in 1908, (A.M. 1909); assistant in French in Univ. of 
Southern Cal., and graduate student 1908-'09 ; instructor in French 
and Italian at same institution 1909-'10; Jan. 31, '11, m Alanson 
Halden Jones, M. D.; ad. 222 Bradbury Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

v Byron Polk 5 , b at Belleville, 111., in 1887; there educated in the pub- 
lic schools ; at Smith Acad., St. Louis ; - - Park Acad., Chicago ; 
Strasburg (Germany) Gymnasium 1904-'05; student Univ. of 
Geneva, Switzerland, 1905-'07 ; assistant in Compar. Anat. in Univ. 
of Geneva 1906-'07 ; attended Univ. of Southern Cal. l907-'08, re- 
ceiving A.B. degree; attended Harvard Univ. 1908-'09, receiving 
A.M. degree (magna cum laude); student Med. Dept. Univ. of 
Southern Cal. and assistant in Anatomy 1909—. Address Her- 
mosa Beach, Los Angeles, Cal. 



eon K — 3 , same ancestry as [C76]) b Dec. 6, 1846; March, 1868, m Rev. 
John Gruber 5 Snider; b Sept. 29, 1844; s [C3-iii-(2)] Jacob Ulery 4 and La- 
vina (Gruber) Snyder (see p. 161) ; a minister in the Progressive German Bap- 
tist Church; residence formerly in Taylor Twp., Blair Co., Pa., but now in 
Courtland Republic Co., Kans. 

Children (7), surname Snider*: 

i Lillie Viola 5 , b Jan. 17, 1869; m Harry A. Madara; farmer; resi- 

dence near Roaring Spring, Pa. 

ii Ida Florence 5 , b Sept. 24, 1870; m Emanuel D. Mock; residence 1005 

Logan Ave., Tyrone, Pa. 

iii Simon Jacob 5 , M.D., 6 March 25, 1872; June 3, 1900, m Ella L. 

Fogelberg; dau Andrew and Belle (Myers) Fogelberg; he gradu- 
ated Millersville (Pa.) State Nor. Sch. 1894 (B.E.) ; graduated 
Medico Chirurgical Med. College 1897 (M.D.) ; located in Al- 
toona, Pa., until April, 1898; enlisted as Hosp. Steward 4th Regt., 
Pa. Vol. Inf., Span.-Amer. War. ; upon mustering out of his Regt. 
resumed practice in Altoona, and in March, '99, moved to Court- 
land, Kans., where he has since engaged in regular medical and 
surgical practice ; Rcpn. ; member Prog. Breth. Ch. 
Children (3) : 

(1) Marjorie May 6 , b Oct. 24, 1902; d Feb. 7, 1904. 

(2) Simon Fred 6 , b June 26, 1905. 

(3) Louis Holland M. 6 , b Oct. 14, 1906. 

iv Lavinia May 5 , b Aug. 5, 1876; trained nurse; d Feb. 24, 1905. 

v Grace Evelyn 5 , b Dec. 3, 1879; residence Tyrone, Pa. 

vi Lyman Edgar 5 , b Oct. 12, 1881 ; residence Altoona, Pa.; unm. 

vii John Blaine 5 , b July 17, 1884; graduated State College, Pa., 1908 — 

employed in U. S. Treasury Assay Office, New York City. 

[C79] ROSE KISSECKER 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C28] Simeon K— 3 , 
same ancestry as [C76]) b May 22, 1848, in Bloomfield Twp., Bedford Co., 
Pa.; June 30, 1870, m Andrew Snowberger 5 Stayer, M.D. [C18-i-(l)], b May 
21, 1848, in South Woodbury Twp., near New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa. ; 
s Samuel and Elizabeth (Snowberger) Stayer [C18-i]. 

"His great-grandfather was born in France, and when but a lad accom- 
panied Gen. Lafayette to this country. He served through the Revolutionary 
campaign, and after the war made his permanent settlement in Bedford Co., 

•Only John Gruber Snider and his children spell the name "Snider," the others use 



where he passed the remainder of his days. Dr. Stayer's maternal ancestors 
were Swiss, his great-grandfather (Snowberger) having emigrated from Switz- 
erland to Bedford Co., Pa." " 

Dr. Stayer was reared upon the old Stayer homestead; attended the com- 
mon schools, Bedford Co. Normal School, Millersville State Normal School — 
teaching winters — 1869 began the study of medicine under Dr. Charles Long, 
of South Woodbury ; 1870 attended Med. Dept. Mich. State Univ., and gradu- 
ated (M.D.) March 12, 1873, from Jefferson Med. College; March 18 he lo- 
cated at Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa., and continued there in active and 
very successful general practice until Aug. 15, 1893, when he removed to 
Altoona, Pa.; address 613 15th St., that city. He is a member of the Blair 
Co. Med. Soc, Penna State Med. Soc, Amer. Med. Assn., and Assn. of Mil. 
Surgeons of the U. S. 

He served as school director for Taylor Twp., Blair Co., Pa., 9 years ; for 
Roaring Spring, Pa., 6 years; for Altoona, Pa., 10 years; member Pa. Leg. 
Sessions 1891 and '93; Maj. and Surg. 5th Regt., Pa. Vol., Spanish- Amer. 
War, May 5, 1898, to Nov. 7, 1898; Maj. and Surg. 5th Regt., N. G. Pa., 
1885 to Jan., 1904 ; Lieut.-Col. and Surg, in Chief Div. N. G. Pa. Has passed 
the chairs in all Masonic bodies, except the Scottish Rite, also in the I. O. G. 
T. ; Repn. ; memb. Luth. Ch., and also much interested in S. S. work. 

Children (3), surname Stayer: 

i Edgar Simon 5 , b Nov. 7, 1874; ed. com. schs., Roaring Spring High 

Sch. ; Penna. Col., Gettysburg, Pa., 1890-'91 ; Wittenberg Col., 
1891-'94, grad. June 14, '94 (A.B.) ; taught in pub. sch. and 
studied law ; memb. Co. C, 5th Regt., N. G. Pa., 1890 to '93, etc. ; 
mustered into U. S. service May 11, '98; mustered out Nov. 7, '98; 
apptd. 1st Lieut. 28th Regt., U. S. Vols., July 13, '99; Quarter- 
master of Regt. until it was mustered out at San Francisco May 1, 
1901 — served through various battles in the Philippines; as 1st 
Lieut., 23d U. S. Inf., April 2, 1902, returned to Philippines — re- 
turned to U. S. with Regt. June 14, 1905; served at Madison Bar- 
racks, N. Y., San Francisco, Cal., April, 1906, Jamestown Exposi- 
tion ; Aug. 15, 1907, Prof, of Military Science and Tactics at Dela- 
ware College, Newark, Del.; since March 12, 1911, Capt., 23d Inf. 
U. S. A., stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. 

ii Morrison Clay 5 , M.D., 6 July 12, 1884; m Edna Keller; grad. Al- 

toona High School 1899, La Fayette College (A.B.) 1903; Jef- 
ferson Med. Col. (M.D.), 1906; was one of the resident physicians 

"History of Blair Co., Pa.— Africa, 1883, p. 224. 



at St. Agnes Hospital, Phila., for five months after graduation; 
engaged in practice of medicine at 1131 7th Ave., Altoona, Pa., 
until Oct., 1908, when he became Surgeon in U. S. A., with rank of 
1st Lieut. During the Span.-Amer. War he served as private in 
Hosp. Corps U. S. A., and was honorably discharged Dec. 7, 1898. 
iii Clara Mabel 5 , b March 12, 1886; graduated from Altoona High Sch. 
in 1903 ; pursued various studies at Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1904, 
and spent 1905 in Germany; graduated from Wellesley College 

K — 3 , same ancestry as [C76]) b July 17, 1852, at the homestead in Bloom- 
field Twp., Bedford Co., Pa.; attended public schools, Martinsburg Acad.; 
taught several years in Pa. and 111. ; graduated Mo. Med. Col., St. Louis, Mo., 
1878 (M.D.) ; began practice at Pipersville, Bucks Co., Pa., and there remained 
in a large practice for nearly 20 years ; after a year of rest at Hopewell, N. J ., 
he removed to 2923 N. 12th St., Phila., Pa., where he has since been actively 
and successfully engaged in medical practice. He is conservative in politics ; a 
Dem. ; member Pres. Ch. ; an earnest S. S. worker, as Supt. and teacher. He 
erected a chapel at Pipersville, Pa., for S. S. work at his own expense; 1880 m 
Elizabeth Morgan. 11 

Children (5) : 

(a) Emma 5 , d y. 

(b) May Irene 5 ; grad. N. J. State Normal Sch.— taught; m Mor- 

gan; lives in Phila., Pa. 

(c) Christine Grace 5 ; grad. East Stroudsburg State Nor. Sch.; m C. N. 

Sperling; res. Phila., Pa. 

(d) Howard S. 5 , b 1884; m Harriet Archibald; ad. 1126 Chestnut St., 

Phila., Pa. 

(e) Roy T. 5 ; student in Penna. College, Gettysburg, Pa. 

K — 3 , same ancestry as [C76]) b Sept., 1856; m Frederick Schneider; Mar- 
garet 4 d Dec, 1883. 

Children (3), surname Schneider: 

i Frederick 5 ; ii Flora 5 ; iii Infant, d y. 

[C82] GRACE ELEANORE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C28] Simeon K — 3 , 
[C6] David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Nov. 20, 1861; m George Yingling. 

'and "All information kindly furnished by [C76] David Stuckey* Brumbaugh after his 
brother failed to reply, and received too late to assign numbers to the children. 



Children (3), surname Yingling: 
i Christiana 3 ; ii Lena 5 ; iii Simon 5 . 

[C83] MARGARET 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C42] Otho 3 , [C7] Henry 2 , Jo- 

hann Jacob 1 ) b in Washington Co., Md., , 1828; m George Washington 

Brown; they moved to Cherubusco, Ind. ; later moved to a farm near Goshen, 
Noble Co., Ind., where they yet live; both members G. B. B. Ch. 
Children (8), surname Brown: 

i William 5 , b May 24, 1848 ; m Mary Zumbrum. 

Children (5) : 

(1) Syntha Ann 6 ; m Darr, Syracuse, Ind. 

(2) Sabia Anthum 6 ; m (1) Gump; (2) Babcock. 

(3) Lilly Viletta 6 ; m Bear. 

(4) George Washington 6 . 

(5) Albert 6 . 

ii Otho 5 , b April 24, 1850; m Barbara Royer. 

Children (5) : 

(1) Rose 6 ; m GEORGE BRUMBAUGH, Syracuse, Kosciusko 

Co., Ind. 

(2) Franklin 6 ; unm. 

(3) Charles 6 ; m ; residence Ft. Wayne, Ind. 

(4) William 6 ; m ; , Kans. 

(5) Iva 6 ; unm; residence Syracuse, Ind. 

iii George 5 , b April 19, 1853; m Annie McCoy; (3 ch). 

iv Sarah Catherine 5 , b Nov. 1, 1856; m Southwick; (no issue). 

v Frances Ellen 5 , b Dec. 28, 1858; m Aaron Eagley; (3 ch). 

vi Lydia Alice 5 , b May 24, 1861; m Samuel Block; (7 ch). 

vii Effie 5 , b June 12, 1863; d Sept. 7, 1864. 

viii Laura 5 , b Aug. 30, 1865; m W. H. Spitler; (5 ch). 

[C84] GERHARD 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C42] Otho 3 , same ancestry as 
[C83]) b 1829; his parents started to Ohio when he was but nine weeks old; he 
m Hester Brown, and they lived in Union City, Randolph Co., Ind., where he d. 
Children fl2, - 5 s and 7 dau): 

i Alice 5 ; m Smith; residence, Piqua, O. 

ii Daughter; m W. W. Fowler, Union City, Ind. 

iii Nora B. 5 ; m Harvey Skidmore, Anderson, Ind. 

[C85] THEOPHILUS 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C42] Otho 3 , same ancestry as 
[C83]) b 1831 ; m Elizabeth Gates; they lived at Redkey, Jay Co., Ind. The- 



ophilus 4 served during the Rebellion in a Co. of Ohio Inf. Both are deceased. 

Children (10; 4 sons and 6 dau) : 
[C251] Elmer George 5 ; lives at Owensboro, Ky. 

[C252] Libby 5 ; m John Deem; lives at 116 Richmond Ave., Richmond, Ind. 
[C253] Willis 5 ; unm; lives 6065 Princeton Ave., Chicago, 111. 
[C254] Mallusa 5 ; m Dora Price; lives at New Paris, Preble Co., O. 
[C255] Olive 5 . 
[C256] Dora 5 . 

[C86] MARIA 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C42] Otho 3 , sam.e ancestry as [C83]) 
b 1833; m Laborius A. Gates — deceased. Maria 4 lives in Butler Co., Kans. 
Children (8 ; 6 sons and 2 dau ) , surname Gates : 
i Charles 5 ; ii Leo C. 5 ; Los Angeles, Cal. 

[C87] HENRY 4 BRUMBAUGH, M.D. ([C42] Otho 3 , same ancestry as 
[C83]) b 1835; m Elizabeth Coovert; both deceased. 

Children (5; 4> s and 1 dau ) : 
[C298] Gerhart 5 ;m. 
[C299] De Soto 5 ; d. 
[C300] Ella 5 ; m Irvin Stanton. 
[C301] Balboa 5 ; m and d. 

[C88] CALVIN 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C42] Otho 3 , same ancestry as 
[C83]) & 1837 ; m Lorinda Esta Collins; he d in Kans. ; she lives in same State. 
It is said Calvin 4 served during the Rebellion in Co. E, 5th O. Vol. Cav. 

Children ( 8 ; 3 * and 5 dau) — details unobtainable. 

[C89] GEORGE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C42] Otho 3 , same ancestry as 
[C83]) b Nov. 7, 1840, at West Manchester, Preble Co., O. ; July 1, 1866, m 
Lovinda McKinstry, b at Eaton, Preble Co., 0.; dau Jacob and Mary ( Odell) 
McKinstry. He taught in the public schools for thirteen years ; then became 
a farmer. In 1888 he moved into Eaton, Preble Co., O., and has since lived 
there, being a dealer in real estate ; Dem. ; Protestant. 

Children (3) : 
[C386] + Lawrence McKinstry 5 , b Dec. 22, 1867. 
[C387] + Virgil Victor 5 , b Aug. 18, 1874. 
[C388] + Zenobia Ernestine 5 , b Dec. 19, 1876. 

[C91] UPTON E— 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C42] Otho 3 , same ancestry as 
[C83]) b in Preble Co., O. ; m (1) Sarah M. McKinstry, dau William and 



Rebecca (Gray) McKinstry; m (2) Sarah E. Hasty, dau Robert Hasty. 
Served in 13th O. Inf., 48th O. Arty., and 22d Ind. Vol. Inf. during the War 
of the Rebellion; Dem. ; Spiritualist; cement worker; residence, 412 W. 6th 
St., Marion, Grant Co., Ind. 

Children (8; 5 dau and 3 s ) : 
[C405] Hope 5 . 
[C406] Richard 5 . 

[C407] Charles N.° ; m; residence, Logansport, Ind. 

[C408] Pearl 5 ; m Cronkite, Indianapolis, Ind. 

[C409] Lee 5 ; unm. 

[C92] LEVI 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C42] Otho 3 , same ancestry as [C83]) 
6 June 17, 1850, at West Manchester, Preble Co., O. ; Sept. 3, 1874, m Re- 
becca Hoover, b Dec. 5, 1852, at Miamisburg, Montgomery Co., O., where 
they resided; dau Frederick and Elizabeth (Bolten) Hoover. He was an atty. ; 
Dem. ; and d Sept. 20, 1880. 

Children (3) : 
[C421] Ada 5 , b Sept. 3, 1875; m Milton Snyder. 
[C422] + Robert Nevin 5 , b Feb. 16, 1878. 
[C423] Leona 5 , b Nov. 23, 1880; d Nov. 27, 1885. 

[C94] JOSEPH 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C9] John 3 , [C2] Jacob 2 , Johann 
Jacob 1 ) m Catharine Gossard; lived in Washington Co., Md. 

Children (13) : 
[C305] John 5 ; m Emma Wolf. 
[C306] George 5 ; m Mary Blosser. 
[C307] Jacob 5 ; m Sarah Bechtle. 
[C308] Joseph 5 ; unm. 
[C309] Charles 5 ; unm. 
[C310] Daniel 5 ; d y. 
[C311] Mary 5 ; m Daniel Mertz. 
[C312] Nannie"' ; m Christian Shenck. 
[C313] Sarah 5 ; m George Jackson. 
[C314] Eliza 5 ; m Wm. T. Andrews. 

i John Albert Andrews. 
[C315] Katie C. 5 ; m Wm. T. Adams. 

i Eva Glendora Adams. 
[C3161 Victoria 5 . 
fC317] David 5 . 



[C96] CATHARINE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C16] David 3 , [C4] John 2 , Jo- 
hann Jacob 1 ) b Dec. 7, 1823; m Rudolph Hoover, b Dec. 17, 1820, in Lan- 
caster Co., Pa. ; s Martin Hoover, b 1777, and d March 17, 1855, and Maria 
(Eshleman) Hoover, b 1778, and d Oct. 6, 1868. Catharine 4 d Dec. 7, 1865, 
from "dropsy." Rudolph m (2) Annie Coble. He was a farmer; Dem. ; memb. 
G. B. B. Ch. ; and lived at Woodbury, Bedford Co., Pa. ; d July 21, 1899. 
Children (10), surname Hoover: 

i Mary 5 , b June 9, 1844; m James Matthews; she d July 21, 1870, 

from consumption. 

(1) Mary Malinda 6 Matthews, b Jan., 1869; d May 16, 1870. 

ii Martin 5 , b 1846; d May, 1850. 

iii Elizabeth 5 , b Dec. 25, 1848; d May 18, 1870, from typhoid fever; 


iv Malinda 5 , b Jan. 31, 1850; Dec. 27, 1870, m Thomas M. Ake, s 

Joseph and Nancy (Edwards) Ake; he d March 25, 1907. 

Children (2), surname Ake: 
(1) Myrtle 6 , b Sept. 22, 1871 ; m Frederick A. Geib. 
$2) Margaret 6 , b July 17, 1877; unm. 

v Elias 5 , /> Feb. 17, 1853; m Lottie Long, who d Dec. 18, '05; (no 


vi Susan 5 , b April 16, 1855; Aug. 24, 1873, m Thomas Imler, b Aug., 

1852. Susan d Aug. 19, 1890, from typhoid fever, and Thomas d 
Nov. 30, 1908, from "dropsy." 
Children (3), surname Imler: 

(1) Harvey 6 , 6 July 31, 1874. 

(2) Blanche 6 , 6 Oct. 13, 1876. 

(3) Thomas 6 , b July 4, 1883. 

vii Anna Belle 5 , b April 24, 1857 ; Dec. 14, 1882, m W. W. Coble, b June 

7, 1855, and d Jan. 3, 1900. 

Children (7), surname Coble: 

(1) Lottie B. 6 , b Feb. 7, 1884; m E. F. Lmderer. 

(2) Clyde H. 6 , b Sept. 12, 1885; m Sadie Peters. 

(3) William H. 6 , b Sept. 24, 1888. 

(4) Ralph C. 6 , 6 Jan. 29, 1890. 

(5) Myrtle B. 6 , b March 30, 1892. 

(6) Edna V. 6 , b Sept. 24, 1894. 

(7) Hugh D. 6 , b May 26, 1896. 

viii Jennie 5 , b July 14, 1860; Dec. 4, 1881, m William Hartman. 

Children (8), surname Hartman: Josie, Clarence, Andrew, George, 
James, Lillian, Robert, Chalmers. 



ix George B. 5 , b Sept. 30, 1863; m Mary Summers. 

Children (4s): Elsie, Clara, Margaret, Rudolph. 

x Catharine 5 , b Sept. 26, 1865; Feb., 1875, m William Cromwell; resi- 

dence, 344 E. Pitt St., Bedford, Pa. 
Children (5), surname Cromwell: 

(1) Harry Rudolph 6 , b Jan. 3, 1887. 

(2) Margaret Cathryn 6 , 6 April 29, 1895. 

(3) Helen Isabell Hoover , b Sept. 19, 1897. 

(4) Lydia 6 (nee Hearne), M.D. 

(5) W. Ralph 6 . 

[C97] JACOB SNYDER 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C16] David 3 , same ances- 
try as [C96]) b Dec. 11, 1825, in South Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa.; 
farmer; member G. B. B. Ch. ; resided at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., 
where he d Feb. 22, 1894; Jan. 28, 1849, m (1) Magdaline Furry, b July 17, 
1831 ; dau. Leonard and [C3-ii] Hannah* (Brown) Furry. Magdalena d 
April 5, 1850; 1857 m, (2) Susannah Pote, b Oct. 21, 1831; dau. John and 
Mary (Baker) Pote; Susannah d June 17, 1868; Oct. 6, 1869, he m (3> 
Francina Straley, b Jan. 14, 1845, and the latter is reported as living at . 

Being the oldest son, he showed special ability in farming, and before 
attaining his majority he was assigned a portion of his father's farm as tenant 
and foreman. 

In 1857 he commenced farming on a larger scale, but living on his original 
rented farm ; he filled several Twp. offices ; bought and sold timber lands, and 
accumulated a considerable fortune. Upon David's 3 death he paid for the 
rented farm, and soon after bought the mansion part of the old Kochendarfer 
estate, residing upon the latter until his death. Soon after his second mar- 
riage both himself and his wife united with the German Baptist Brethren 

His body and general constitution were especially rugged, and his life 
was quite active; he died from a relapse of La Grippe. "He was kind and 
charitable to the poor, strict and stern in business dealings, and possessed of a 
remarkable memory." 

Son by 1st m: 
[C320] + John Furry 5 , b March 16, 1850. 

Children by 2d m (8) : 
[C321] + Caroline Pote 5 , b Dec. 16, 1852; d June 19, 1878. 
[C322] Nancy Pote 5 , b April 25, 1854; d June 18, 1865. 
[C323] + Alison Pote 5 , b Feb. 14, 1856. 
[C324] + Jacob Pote 5 , b March 7, 1858. 



[C325] + Mary Jane Pote 5 , b Aug. 7, 1860. 

[C326] Susan Pote 5 , b Dec. 10, 1862; d June 12, 1865. 

[C327] + David Pote 5 , b Jan. 10, 1865. 

[C328] + Martin Pote 5 , b April 12, 1867. 

Children by 2d m (3) : 
[C329] + Daniel Straley 5 , b Oct. 1, 1870. 
[C330] + Franklin Straley 5 , 6 March 2, 1872. 
[C331] Annie Straley 5 , b March 17, 1874; unm. 

[C98] ELIZABETH 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C16] David 3 , same ancestry as 
[C96]) b Jan. 19, 1828, in Huntingdon Co., Pa.; Dec. 26, 1852, m Andrew 
Bechtel, b in the same county Dec. 20, 1829; s Peter and Elizabeth (Snow- 
berger) Bechtel. Elizabeth 4 d July 4, 1861. Andrew on Oct. 13, 1861, m (2) 
Elizabeth Frederick, b in Knox Co., O., Sept. 2, 1829; dau Jacob and Esther 
(Pringle) Frederick — Jacob 6 in Huntingdon Co., Pa., Nov. 2, 1793, and Es- 
ther b May 23, 1795. Andrew was a farmer ; member G. B. B. Ch. ; and d Feb. 
3, 1907, near Ankenytown, Knox Co., O. 

Children by 1st m (4), surname Bechtel: 

i Simon 5 , b Knox Co., O., May 26, 1854 ; May 10, 1877, m Mary Ellen 

Swank, b March 20, 1856. 
Children (5) : 

(1) Dore 6 , b June 3, 1878. 

(2) Sylvia 6 , 6 Nov. 4, 1879; d March 24, 1880. 

(3) Walter 6 , 6 April 7, 1881 ; d Aug. 26, 1888. 

(4) Alva 6 , b Jan. 30, 1883; m Zella Leedy. 

(5) Edna 6 , b May 29, 1888. 

ii Jackson 5 , b Jan. 21, 1856; May 25, 1882, m Martha Hess, b March 

6, 1858; residence, Belleville, O. 
Children (4) : 

(1) Iva May 6 , b May 13, 1883. 

(2) Oscar Hess 6 , b Sept. 10, 1884. 

(3) Elmer Hess 6 , 6 July 30, 1896. 

(4) Lola Pernie 6 , b Oct. 10, 1898. 
Mary Ann 5 , b Jan. 10, 1858; d Feb. 7, 1858. 

Nancy Jane 5 , b Dec. 23, 1859; June 13, 1882, m Solomon Jay Work- 
man; farmer; address Fredericktown, O. 
Children (4), surname Workman: 

(1) Celesta Gertrude 6 , b Sept. 11, 1884; d Oct. 20, 1889. 

(2) Ernest Andrew 6 , b June 14, 1886; m Effie Secord. 

(3) Clarence Earl 6 , b Feb. 24, 1891. 




(4) Mabel Elizabeth 6 , b April 5, 1901. 
Children by 9,d m of Andrew (4), surname Bechtel: 

v Isaac 5 , b Aug. 6, 1862; d June 21, 1864. 

vi Lewis 5 , b Sept. 15, 1864. 

vii Sarah 5 , b Sept. 25, 1866. 

viii Minnie 5 ., b July 6, 1870. 

[C100] JOHN SNYDER 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C16] David 3 , same ances- 
try as [C96]) b June 16, 1832, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa.; March 
17, 1857, m Delilah Ober, b Jan. 18, 1839, at New Enterprise, Pa. ; dau Jacob 
and Hannah (Stevens) Ober; he was farmer; member G. B. B. Ch. ; d Feb. 20, 
1903, and was buried at New Enterprise. 

Children (9) : 
[C366] + Cyrus Edward 5 , b June 12, 1858. 
[C367] + David Irvin 5 , b Jan. 12, 1861. 
[C368] + Charles Ober 5 , b March 25, 1863. 
[C369] + Harry Ober 5 , b Oct. 16, 1866. 
[C370] + Nannie May 5 , b March 25, 1869. 
[C371] + William Ober 5 , b March 19, 1872. 
[C372] + John Shannon 5 , b Feb. 18, 1875. 

[C373] Hannah Virgie 5 , b April 29, 1878; d Oct. 2, 1894, at New Enter- 

[C374] Robert Anson 5 , b Aug. 3, 1880; d Dec. 17, 1900, at Pittsburg, Pa. 

[C101] SUSAN 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C16] David 3 , same ancestry as 
[C96]) b Dec. 13, 1835, near New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa. ; Jan. 6, 1857, 
was m by Rev. Jacob Miller to (1) David Deahl Eshleman, b Sept. 29, 1832, 
near Woodbury, Bedford Co., Pa.; s Rev. John Eshleman and Susan (Deahl) 
Eshleman; he was a surveyor ; school teacher ; Repn. ; member G. B. B. Ch. 
Susan 4 d May 16, 1858, and was buried in the cemetery l 1 /^ miles N.E. of 
Woodbury. David m (2) Catharine A. Lutz at Woodbury, Pa.; by this m 
there were b Minnie May, June 15, 1862, and Anna Alsamena, April 2, 1864 — 
both m. David d Sept. 15, 1864, at Shirleysburg, Huntingdon Co., Pa., and 
was buried near the Germany Valley Meeting House, same county. 

Mrs. Mary Susan 5 (Eshleman) Gates [ClOl-i] relates the following inci- 
dent concerning her mother [C101] Susan 4 (Brumbaugh) Eshleman: 

"When about 15 years old she was one day left at home while her par- 
ents spent the day away from the home. Her father was considered about the 
richest man in the community, and doubtless had plenty so that a neighboring 
family thought there was more than was needed — frequently relieving them of 



their substance. On this day mother saw two women slipping into the smoke 
house — she, too, 'skipped' in a round about way and shot the bolt of the door. 
When the folks came home in the evening she said: 'Come into the yard and see 
the nice birds I caught !' You can imagine the rest." 

She also says : "On the Brumbaugh farm, which has been in possession of 
some of the name for well on 200 years, is a cave of interest. When my great- 
grandfather, John 2 Brumbaugh [C4], first bought the land from the Indians it 
was a hiding place of theirs. On the wall of one room is a carved picture in 
relief of an Indian woman nursing her child. There is also an interesting story 
of a panther that I heard when I was a small child." 
Daughter by 1st m: 
i Mary Susan 5 Eshleman, b March 19, 1858; March 16, 1879, m Samuel 
F. Gates, b April 3, 1851, at McKees Gap, Blair Co., Pa. ; s Henry 
C. and Elizabeth ( Chaney ) Gates. Samuel was Sheriff of Bedford 
Co., Pa., 1900-'02, and Mary was Matron; he d May 23, 1906, at 
Bedford, Pa. Mary resides at Rochester, Pa. 
Children (3), surname Gates: 

(1) Laura Bella , b Feb. 23, 1880; m Dr. George Wells Potter, res., 

St. Augustine, Fla. ; son David Wilfred Potter, b Jan. 15, 

(2) Anna Vincent 6 , b Dec. 13, 1881; May 10, 1911, m Charles W. 

Waggoner, res, Rochester, Pa. 

(3) Samuel Eshleman 6 , b May 3, 1884; d July 21, 1885. 

[C102] DAVID SNYDER 4 BRUMBAUGH ( [C16] David 3 , same an- 
cestry as [C96]) b March 20, 1838, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa.; 
educated in the public schools and attended the Rainsburg Seminary three 
terms ; taught school two terms ; live stock dealer, drover and shipper for many 
years, and for over twenty-one years has followed merchandising, firm name 
S. L. Buck & Co. ; has also served four years as P. M. at New Enterprise. Pa., 
which has continuously remained his address. 

He has held Twp. offices. Early in life he was nominated for the office of 
J. P., duly elected by a good majority, only to be informed by the Governor 
that there was no vacancy, as the incumbent had a year to serve. He says, "I 
was very glad for that, and never more allowed my name to go for J. P." 

Jan. 3, 1866, David 4 m Mary Melissa Buck, b April 2, 1846; dau David 

F. and Barbara (Longenecker) Buck; both herself and husband members 

G. B. B. Ch. Mary d Dec. 17, 1891. Her will" is dated Dec. 16, 1891, and 

"Will Book 7, p. 129, Bedford Co., Pa. The "Old Store House" was built by her father, 
is quite a prominent house, and yet stands. 

Plate 59 

Plate 60 

Mary Susan 

( Gates [C101-i]. 



recites that she is late of South Woodbury Twp. — that the "Old Store House 
in New Enterprise is not to be sold until my youngest daughter Lottie is age 
18." It further mentions her husband, David Snyder 4 , and four ch. : Ira 5 , 
Samuel 5 , Effie 5 , and Lottie 5 , and gives her cow "Pattie" to Effie and Lottie. 
Charles L. Buck, eldest brother, was appointed executor. 

Children (6) : 
[C397] + Ira Miley 5 , 6 Dec. 1, 1866. 
[C398] Myrtle 5 , 6 June 1, 1868; d May 19, 1873. 
[C399] + Samuel Longenecker 5 , b Dec. 8, 1869. 
[C400] Mary Effie 5 , 6 March 10, 1875. 
[C401] + Charlotte Amanda 5 , b Sept. 25, 1877. 
[C402] Edgar 5 , b Feb. 23, 1880 ; d July 8, 1881. 

[C103] MARY 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C16] David 3 , same ancestry as 
[C96]) b May 31, 1840; Jan, 17, 1860, m Rinehart Long Replogle, b Aug. 
22, 1836; s Rinehart and Elizabeth (Long) Replogle* all b at or near New 
Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa.; he was a farmer; Repn. ; and himself and w 
members G. B. B. Ch. Rinehart d March 8, 1908, and Mary d May 31, 1904, 
aged 64 years; both interred at Woodbury, Bedford Co., Pa., where the family 

Children (14), surname Replogle: 

i Esther 5 , b Feb. 3, 1861 ; Feb. 3, 1884, m John R. Stayer, b Aug. 14, 

1858; farmer; Proh. ; member G. B. B. Ch. ; residence, Wood- 
bury, Pa. 

(1) Elsie 6 Stayer, b June 28, 1891. 

(2) Delia 6 Stayer, b July 28, 1894 ; d Nov. 29, 1897. 

(3) Rena 6 Stayer, b Feb. 22, 1899. 

ii Charles 5 , b Sept. 15, 1862; m Annie Mock; residence, Altoona, Pa. 

iii Annie 5 , b Sept. 2, 1864; m John A. Sell, Woodbury, Pa. 

iv Lecta 5 , b March 5, 1866; m Wilson Mentzer, S. Altoona, Pa. 

v Delilah 5 , 6 Jan. 10, 1868; d Oct. 25, 1875. 

vi Martin 5 , b Aug. 13, 1869 ; d Oct. 15, 1870. 

vii David 5 , b April 24, 1871 ; m Olive Bloom, Woodbury, Pa. 

viii Joseph 5 , b Nov. 22, 1872; m Gertrude Gardner, Altoona, Pa. 

ix Cyrus Brumbaugh 5 , b July 19, 1874; m M Stayer; grad. N. E. 

Class '97, Juniata College; member firm "Replogle Bros.," grocers, 
Altoona, Pa. 

x Mary 5 , b Dec. 10, 1876; m George H. Miller, Woodbury, Pa. 

•See [E3009] for further facts concerning Rinehart Replogle, and details concerning 
another s Daniel Replogle, who m NANCY 3 BRUMBAUGH [E3009] of [E5] George 2 . 



xi Elizabeth 5 , 6 May 26, 1879 ; residence, Altoona, Pa. 

xii Rinehart 5 , b July 8, 1881; m Eliza Hershberger Working; Altoona, 


xiii Infant son, b July 18, 1883 ; d y. 

xiv Lena 5 , b June 21, 1888; d Jan. 31, 1896. 

[C105] SIMON SNYDER 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C16] David 3 , same ances- 
try as [C96]) b on the farm near New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., Sept. 12, 
1845; Dec. 21, 1875, m Elizabeth Imler, b 1849 at Imlertown, the same county; 
dau Thomas and Susan (Yont) Imler. He owned and lived upon the David 3 
Brumbaugh [C16] homestead, on which he conducted a small store and P. O., 
the latter called "Brumbaugh" until it was recently discontinued when the 
R. F. D. route from New Enterprise was established. Elizabeth lives in Bed- 
ford, Pa. (1911). 

The following extract is taken from the Martinsburg (Pa.) Herald of 
Jan. 21, 1910: 

"Simon Snyder Brumbaugh, a prominent and highly esteemed citizen of 
Bedford county, died at his home near New Enterprise Friday, Jan. 14, at 
6:45 P. M., 1910, after an illness extending from the middle of May, 1909. 
The best of medical assistance was given him and all that careful nursing 
administered by loving hands could do was done in the hope of his gaining 
health and strength. 

"In October he underwent an operation at Jefferson Hospital, Philadel- 
phia, which seemed to benefit him for a time. Through all his sickness he was 
a patient sufferer, bearing it all with Christian fortitude. Early Thursday 
morning he took a turn for the worse and passed peacefully away, the wife 
and children all being present. * * * 

"In his earlier life he was a huckster. He was elected steward of the 
Bedford County Almshouse and served six years. About twenty-five years ago 
he purchased the Aaron Reed distillery and was engaged in that business at 
the time of his death. In business he was very shrewd, and many were they 
who went to him for advice and assistance. He was always interested in the 
cause of education and served a number of years on the school board of South 
Woodbury Township. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows and Grange. He was one who was always ready to as- 
sist in any cause which was for the good of the community, and was especially 
good to the poor. 

"The funeral, which was one of the largest held in the community for 
some time, was held in the Burger Church at Salemville, conducted by Rev. 



M. S. Sharp of Martinsburg, and Rev. D. T. Detwiler of New Enterprise. 
Interment in the Burger Cemetery." 

Children (4) : 
[C416] + Gertrude Salome 5 , b Sept. 23, 1876. 
[C417] + Grace 5 , b 1878. 
[C418] + Oscar Luther 5 , b 1881. 
[C419] + Simon Clarence 5 , b 1885. 

vid 3 , [C5] Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Jan. 3, 1838; May 21, 1860, m John G. 
Felmlee, b Dec. 10, 1833, at State Line, Franklin Co., Pa.; farmer; Dem. ; 
member Pres. Ch. ; Margaret 4 d May 30, 1871, and was buried at Greencastle, 
Franklin Co., Pa. John m (2) Henrietta Stewart; address, Perulack, Juniata 
Co., Pa. 

Children by 1st m (5), surname Felmlee: 

i Nicholas W. 5 , b Aug. 10, 1862; d May 31, 1864. 

ii Samuel T. 5 , M.D., b March 30, 1864, at Bakersville, Washington Co., 

Md. ; June 19, 1890, at Chicago m Lillian Wright, b Nov. 21, 
1871, at Louisville, Ky. ; dau Richard and Sarah (Waltz ) Wright; 
physician; Dem.; Protestant; graduated Rush Med. Col. (M.D.) 
1891; memb. Chicago Med. Soc. ; Prof. Splanchnology Harvey 
Med. Col., Chicago (Reg.) ; residence, 1645 Garfield Boul., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Children (2) : 

(1) Evaline 6 , b Aug. 5, 1891. 

(2) Raymond Leslie 6 , b Nov. 2, 1896. 

iii Eliza R. 5 , b May 12, 1866; d Jan., 1890; m Robert Woodside. 

iv George W. 5 , b July 25, 1868 ; m Jeannette Fierce; St. Louis, Mo. 

v Eva Belle 5 , b April 4, 1871 ; d June 25, 1871. 

[C108] JOHN NICHOLAS 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C24] Samuel David 3 , 
same ancestry as [C107]) b May 22, 1840, on the old homestead farm north 
of Hagerstown, Washington Co., Md., where his bro, [Clll] Philip Na- 
poleon Brumbaugh, lives; Feb. 8, 1866, m Elizabeth J. Lewis, b Jan. 4, 
1843, one mile from Hagerstown, Md. ; dau Anthony Wayne and Sarah 
(Newcomer) Lewis —Anthony s of William Lewis, a Captain under Gen. 
George Washington and a namesake of "Mad" Anthony Wayne. John was 
educated in public schools and Hagerstown Acad.; at marriage they settled 
on present farm of 170 a, which he later purchased with 30 a additional, 
making a valuable farm of 200 a near Hagerstown ; elected Sheriff upon the 



Dem. ticket in 1891 ; 1897 nominated for Co. Comr., but was defeated with 
entire party ticket ; 1903 elected Judge of Orphans' Court for a term of four 
years ; has been school trustee and a director of the Hagerstown and Green- 
castle Turnpike Co. 

He was taken sick during the Summer of 1908 and recovered after a 
long illness. Dec. 3, 1909, he became sick with pneumonia and died at his 
home, Middleburg, Md., Dec. 10, 1909 — "one of the most widely known men 
in Washington County." 

"J. Nicholas Brumbaugh, a former sheriff and judge of the orphans' 
court, and one of the best known residents of Washington Co., Md., died at 
10:15 o'clock yesterday morning at his home in Middleburg of pneumonia, 
after a brief illness dating from last Friday. His death produced a shock 
throughout the county. 

"Mr. Brumbaugh was a type of the sturdy, industrious and influential 
farmer and citizen. He had a ready smile and a charitable heart and was 
widely known and esteemed for the combination of virtue and qualities that 
won him friends everywhere. He was faithful in the performance of his duties 
as a public official and a man of honest convictions and integrity. His death 
will be greatly mourned in the county and wherever he was known." * 

Children (11) : 
[C281] + John Kissecker 5 , b Nov. 23, 1867. 
[C282] + Samuel David 5 , b May 23, 1868. 
[C283] + Rose Eliza 5 , b Dec. 26, 1870. 
[C284] + Anthony Wayne 5 , b Sept. 20, 1872. 

[C285] Adam Kissecker 5 , b March 27, 1874; 1901 m Annie Young, b 

[C286] Robert Newcomer 5 , b Nov. 25, 1875; unm ; huckster; Los Angeles, 

[C287] Nicholas Roy 5 , b Aug. 20, 1877; d Aug., 1890. 

[C288] + Edward Clarence 5 , b April 13, 1879. 

[C289] + Mary Lucile 5 , b April 13, 1881. 

[C290] Bessie Lewis 5 , b Sept. 29, 1882; d y. 

[C291] Augustine Mason 5 , b March 4, 1885; d Nov., 1888. 

[C109] SUSAN ISABELLA 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C24] Samuel David 3 , 
same ancestry as [C107]) ; m William Preston Bentz; residence, near Funks- 
town, Md. 

•From the Chambersburg (Pa.) Public Opinion of Friday, Dec. 10, 1909. 

Plate 61 



Son, surname Bentz: 
i Clay Brumbaugh 5 . 
Children (3) : 

(1) Clay Preston 6 . 

(2) Susan Harnish 6 . 

(3) Katherine Isabella 6 . 

[Clll] PHILIP NAPOLEON 4 BRUMBAUGH' ([C24] Samuel David 3 , 
same ancestry as [C107]) b Sept. 18, 1847, on the old Md. homestead farm, 
where he resides; Aug. 15, 1872, m Alice Martin, b Oct. 25, 1854; dau 
David Long and Mary Louise (Spichler) Martin — latter was dau of [C20] 
Elizabeth 3 Brumbaugh (Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ); educated in common 
schools of Washington Co., Md. ; 4 yrs. in Cumb. Valley Institute, and gradu- 
ated Poughkeepsie (N. Y.) Bus. Col.; he was general merchant in Middle- 
burg, Franklin Co., Pa., 8 yrs., and in same occupation at Waynesboro, Pa., 
1888-1896; he then returned to the old homestead farm and acquired the 
adjoining 80 a. As noted (p. 141, and PL 50), the mansion has been remodeled, 
but was erected in 1746, and is supposed to be the oldest house in Washing- 
ton Co., Md. In Waynesboro, Pa., he served as a member of the town 
council ; both himself and his wife are members Ref. Ch. ; he is Dem. ; Royal 
Arch Mason, etc.; address Hagerstown, Md., R. R. No. 6, or Greencastle, 
Pa., Box 118. 

Children (11) : 

[C332] Edith Martin 5 , b July 11, 1873; d Aug. 22, 1873. 
[C333] Edna Evelyn 5 , 6 July 9, 1874; d June 27, 1892. 
[C334] + Grace Geraldine 5 , b Nov. 11, 1876. 

[C335] + Jessie Josephine 5 , b Nov. 24, 1878; d Feb. 25, 1905. 
[C336] Philip Napoleon 5 , b Dec. 6, 1880; d Nov. 7, 1903. 
[C337] + Florence Irene 5 , b Feb. 8, 1883. 
[C338] Alice Martin 5 , b April 1, 1885; d July 16, 1885. 
[C339] Allen Nicholas 5 , b June 1, 1888; d July 4, 1892. 
[C340] Thomas Bloom 5 , b March 31, 1891 ; d April 20, 1891. 
[C341] Edwin Strickler 5 , b May 7, 1892; d Aug. 28, 1892. 
[C342] Alexander Neill Long 5 , 6 Jan. 1, 1895; at home. 

[C117] EMELINE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C30] Elias David 3 , [C6] Da- 
vid 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 6 Aug. 28, 1843; m Webster Hartle, b Sept. 20, 1844; 
s John H. and Barbara Hartle. Webster and Emeline 4 are members Ref. Ch., 
and reside on a farm near State Line, Franklin Co., Pa. 

"His full name is Philip Napoleon Stine Brumbaugh, but the "Stine" is unused. Notes 
are taken from History of Washington Co., Md.— Williams, Vol. II, p. 1077. 



Children (7), surname Hartle: 

Elias Brumbaugh 5 Hartle, b March 29, 1869, near Hagerstown, Md. ; 
1898 m Nettie Kieffer, b Nov. 29, 1874 ; dau Cyrus and Missouri 
Kieffer of Highfield, Md. Elias 5 attended public schools of Frank- 
lin Co., Pa., and of Washington Co., Md. ; academy at Buckhan- 
nan, W. Va., in 1889; graduated from Mercersburg College 1892; 
rece'ived degree of LL.B. from Univ. of W. Va. 1897 ; attorney- 
at-law since 1889— firm name "Hartle & Wolfinger," Hagerstown, 
Md.; Police Justice; Secy. Bar Assn. 1905; was defeated for 
State's Atty. of Washington Co., Md., by 43 votes in 1907; 
member Ref. Ch., and of various secret organizations. 
Children (5), surname Hartle: 

(1) Eveline Brumbaugh 6 , b Nov. 24, 1898. 

(2) Calvert Kieffer 6 , b June 1, 1900. 

(3) Mable Loraine 6 , b May 3, 1903. 

(4) Mary Vivian 6 . 

(5) John Webster 6 , b Nov. 17, 1908. 

g Clyde 5 ; m Elva Pensinger; merchant, State Line, Pa. 

Stanley W. 5 ; m Nellie Barnhart; farmer, near State Line, Pa. 
Charles L. 5 ; unm ; merchant, State Line, Pa. 

v Leila E. 5 ; res. State Line, Pa. 

vi John W. 5 ; d y. 

vii Gertrude V. 5 ; d y. 

f C 1 1 8 ] MARGARET PERMELIA 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C43] Andrew 3 , 
rC71 Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b June 17, 1847; m William Martin (as his first 
wife ; s David Long and Mary Louise (Spickler) Martin, latter dau Thomas 
and rC20l Elizabeth 3 (Brumbaugh) Spickler; they lived at State Line, Frank- 
lin Co Pa • she d 1878. For William's second wife see [C149] Susan Marva 
Brumbaugh, b Dec. 5, 1848; dau [C31] Nathan Henry 3 Brumbaugh, (No 
children reported.) 

1X119] UPTON S— 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C43] Andrew 3 , same ancestry 
as rCllSl) b April 1, 1849, on a farm north of Hagerstown, Md. ; educated 
in public schools, Cumberland Valley Institute, Dickinson College graduating 
in class of 1870; teacher public schools of Washington Co., Md., 18b7-»l, 
since engaged in mercantile pursuits-at present is traveling salesman for agri- 
cultural implements; in 1887 moved from Hagerstown to Baltimore, Md. ; 
residence, 1535 Park Avenue, that city. Feb. 17, 1875, m Katharine Rosmma 
Stake b Jan. 4, 1851, at Williamsport, Washington Co., Md. ; dau Andrew 





Kershner and Adalme Susan (Oster) Stake. He is Dem. ; member Epis. Ch., 
and furnished considerable information and assistance during the early investi- 
gations connected with this work. 

Children (3) : 
[C433] Minnie Claire 5 , 6 Feb. 17, 1876; unm. 
[C434] + Susan Stake 5 , b Jan. 9, 1881. 

[C435] Andrew Kyle 5 , b Dec. 29, 1883; unm.; student Lehigh Univ. 

[C123] PHILIP D. 4 BRUMBAUGH ([Cll] Jacob 3 (?), [C2] Jacob 2 , 
Johann Jacob 1 ) ; m Jane Mateer; lived in "Lancaster (?) Co., Pa.," and also 
near Hagerstown (?), Md., according to an old letter written by the son, 
Dr. Andrew M. Brumbaugh [C389]. 

Children (6) : 
[C389] + Andrew M. 5 , M.D., b 1831 (?). 
[C390] Jane 5 ; m Richard Childers; (3 ch). 
[C391] Mateer 5 , d. 
[C392] Francis A. 5 , d. 

[C393] Joseph S. 5 , d; (ch: Elizabeth 6 , Dorotha 6 , Ida M. 6 ). 
[C394] Rosannah M 5 , d. 

[C134] SAMUEL 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C17] Jacob S— 3 , [C5] John 2 , 
Johann Jacob 1 ) b Dec. 27, 1824, in Morrison's Cove, Bedford Co., Pa. Nov., 
1892, he lived at Avilla, Noble Co., Ind., and had a family — all daughters. 
No further information obtained. 

[C135] JACOB 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C17] Jacob S— 3 , same ancestry as 
[C134]) b Aug. 1, 1834 (?), in Richland Co., O. ; d Sept. 7, 1866. 

Children (2) : 
[C452] George 5 . 
[C453] Jacob 5 . 

[C146]- DAVID 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C31] Nathan Henry 3 , [C6] Da- 
vid 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Nov. 29, 1841, in Washington Co., Md. ; Feb. 22, 1872, 
m Dorothy Osbawgh at Mercersburg, Franklin Co., Pa.; b Jan. 28, 1851, at 
, Greencastle, same county; dau John and Katherin (Koser) Osbaugh. David 4 
lives a retired life on the 140-acre farm owned by his father, [C31] Nathan 
Henry 3 , and the same is actively farmed by his son-in-law, William Kriner. 
Dorothy is member of Ref. Ch. of Greencastle. Address Greencastle, Franklin 
Co., Pa. 



Children (2) : 
[C248] Infant, b Dec. 23, 1872; d Jan. 4, 1873. 
[C249] + Catharine 5 , 6 Dec. 23, 1881. 

[C148] EVELINE MARIA 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C31] Nathan Henry 3 , 
same ancestry as [C146]) b May 8, 1846; m Daniel Snively, s Andrew Snively. 
He farmed near Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pa., for a few years, then moved 
to a farm near Lanark, Carroll Co., 111., and there d about 1897. Eveline 4 
moved to Rockford, Winnebago Co., Ill, and lives at 207 Oakwood Avenue. 
(9 ch.) 

[C149] SUSAN MARIA 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C31] Nathan Henry 3 , same 
ancestry as [C146]) b Dec. 5, 1848; m William Martin (as his second wife), 
s David Long Martin and Mary Louisa (Spickler) Martin; the latter was a 
dau of Martin Spickler, b June 18, 1800, and [C20] ELIZABETH (BRUM- 
BAUGH) SPICKLER. William Martin's first wife was [C118] MARGARET 
PERMELIA 4 BRUMBAUGH. Address Mason & Dixon, Franklin Co., Pa. 
One son, surname Martin: 

i Harry ; cattle dealer. 


[C151] WILLIAM 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C31] Nathan Henry 3 , same an- 
cestry as [C146] ) b June 13, 1853. He served as Deputy Sheriff at Vesper, 
Kans., under [C282] Samuel David Brumbaugh, and is reported to be at Lin- 
coln, Kans. 

[C152] EMMA 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C31] Nathan Henry 3 , same ances- 
try as [C146]) b Dec. 12, 1854; m Franklin Binkley, and they live upon their 
own farm near State Line, Franklin Co., Pa.; members U. B. Ch. ; address 
Mason & Dixon, Pa. 

Children (2), surname Binkley: 

i D ; unm ; at home. 

ii Daughter; m David Eshleman; live on his father's farm near Green- 

castle, Franklin Co., Pa. (6 ch.) 

[C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b March, 1844, in Washington Co., Md. ; June, 
1867, m Ann Eliza McKnight, b 1839 in Adams Co., 0. He served as Corp., 
Co. E, 64th O. V. I. — "Sherman Brigade"— during the Civil War; Commander 
McLaughlin Post, G. A. R., Mansfield, O., 1886; Repn. ; proprietor of repair 
shop; address 126 E. 2d St., Mansfield, O. 



One son reported: 
[C447] Harry Lawrence 5 , b Nov., 1868. 

[C159] JOHN HENRY 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C46] George 3 , same an- 
cestry as [C157]) b 1848; m Phoebe Murphy; carriage manufacturer and 
machinist ; last address Lexington, Nebr. 

Children (2) : 
[C456] Ora 5 . 
[C457] Daisy 5 . 

[C161] CHARLES S. 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C46] George 3 , same ancestry 
as [C157]) b 1852; m (1) Rebecca Croft; m (2) Blanche Ludwig; last in- 
formation is that he was a policeman in Mansfield, O. 

[C162] ANDREW WESLEY 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C46] George 3 , same 
ancestry as [C157]) b 1855; m Minerva Blosston; said to have been a con- 
ductor on Erie R.R., with address Dayton, O. 

[C165] EVELINE 4 ("EVA") BRUMBAUGH ([CIS] David 3 , [C2] 
Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) m (1) Peter (or Joseph) Binkley, a carpenter. She 
m (2) Henry Shelito. 

Children by 1st m (S), surname BinMey: 
l Infant, d. 

ii David Independence 5 ; an extensive dealer in cattle; m Margaret 

Stine; residence, State Line, Franklin Co., Pa. (No issue.) 
iii Laura 5 ; m Rigdon Risner; they live in 111. and have two sons. 

[C168] HIRAM EMRICH 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C13] David 3 , [C2] Ja- 
cob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ); m (1) his cousin [C36] ANN MARIA 3 BRUM- 
BAUGH, b Dec. 26, 1824 ([C6] David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ); Ann Maria 3 d 
about 1866. Hiram Emrich 4 m (2) Isabel Sites. They lived near State Line, 
Franklin Co., Pa. 

Children by 1st m (2): 
[C426] Hulker Jerome 5 ; widower; butcher; residence, Philadelphia, Pa. (No 

[C427] Howard 5 ; unm ; mail carrier; resides with his mother-in-law near State 
Line, Pa. 
Children by 2d m (3) : 
[C428] Howard Winfield Scott 5 ; m; d. 
[C429] Mason Jerome 5 . 
[C430] Mary 5 . 



[C169] JEROME DAVID 4 BRUMBAUGH ([CIS] David 3 , [E2] Ja- 
cob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b 1833 near Hagerstown, Md. He was a member of 
the Maryland Legislature from Washington Co. He moved to Marysville, 
Marshall Co., Kans., and in 1858 there m Elizabeth Waterson, b 1839 near 
Hagerstown, Md. ; dau Thomas W. and Caroline (Hall) Waterson. Elizabeth 
d Dec. 13, 1878, at Marysville, Kans., and Jerome d March 1, 1878; both 
buried at Marysville. 

He served in Kansas as County Commissioner, County Attorney, Probate 
Judge, Member last Territorial Legislature, Member Legislature 1864 and 
1876, Attorney General of Kansas Jan., 1865, to Jan., 1867. 

"The last House of Representatives of the Territorial Legislature con- 
tained seven members who were among the delegates to the Wyandotte Con- 
vention + + +• Three of its members subsequently became Attorney Gen- 
eral of the State, and I give them in the order of their election: Simpson, 
Guthrie and Brumbaugh." " 

"During the Senate of 1865-'66, the executive officers were Governor S. J. 
Crawford; Lieutenant-Governor James McGrew; Secretary of State R. A. 
Barker, and J. R. Swallow ; Treasurer Wm. Spriggs ; Supt. of Pub. Inst. I. T. 
Goodnow; Attorney General J. D. Brumbaugh." b 

"The first commission on the Price raid claims was appointed by act of 
legislature approved Feb. 11, 1865 (Session Laws, 1865, p. 124), and con- 
sisted of the Secretary of State, Adjutant General and Attorney General, who 
were R. A. Barker, T. J. Anderson, and J. D. Brumbaugh. This commission 
audited and allowed Price raid claims to the amount of $342,145.99," etc." 

BRUMBAUGH, JOHN M., Concordia, Kans., Commissioner of Fisheries, 
1889-1892. d See [E1965] +. 

Protographic portraits of Hon. J. D. Brumbaugh and of Thomas W. 
Waterson of Marysville, Kans., were presented by the latter to the Kansas 
Historical Society. 6 


"The people of this city were startled yesterday morning by the announce- 
ment of the death of Judge Brumbaugh. While many knew of his illness, few 
besides his physicians and relatives knew of his dangerous condition. His 

'Kans Hist. Collections, Vols. I and II, 1875-'80, pp. 239 and 240. 
b Kans. Hist. Collection, Vol. IX, 1905-06, p. 364. 
c Ibid f> 411 

«Kans. Hist.' Collections, Vol. IX, 1905-'06, p. 522.— Report, p. 639. 

*Newspape/cHppSg preserved by Elizabeth (Waterson) Brumbaugh, mother of [0426] 
+ Alberta Jessie 6 (Brumbaugh) Day, and furnished by the latter. 



gentle spirit took its flight to a better world at one o'clock. His sickness, dis- 
ease of the heart, was painful, but near the end he went to sleep like a little 

Jerome D. Brumbaugh was forty-five years old, a native of Maryland. 
He came to Marysville in 1858, and has been identified with its interests ever 
since. He has been honored by the people with many offices, and in each faith- 
fully dischargd his duty. In the county he has held the positions of Probate 
•Judge, County Attorney, Commissioner and Representative, and honorably 
discharged the duties of Attorney General of the State one term. His was a 
pacific spirit, and he was conservative in politics. 

Few men have done so much for the material interests of Kansas. He was 
a hard-working, conscientious lawyer, a public-spirited citizen, a faithful friend, 
and a generous opponent. His place will not be filled in Marysville. About 
the old law office there will always remain a vacancy, and in the memory of the 
people of this city and county his memory will long be cherished." 
One child: 

[C426] + Alberta Jessie 5 , b Dec. 21, 1871. 

[C172] MARY CATHERINE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C33] Jacob Benja- 
min 3 , [C6] David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Nov. 10, 1856; m Hamilton Hartman 
Shrader, b Oct. 12, 1847; s William and Lydia (Myers) Shrader; member 
Ref. Ch. ; add ress Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pa., R. R. 4. 
Children (3), surname Shrader: 

i Lillian Blanche 5 , b July 17, 1879. 

ii Jacob Brumbaugh 5 , b March 5, 1882. 

iii Samuel Leroy 5 , b Aug. 5, 1883. 

jamin 3 , same ancestry as [C172]) b Dec. 28, 1858, at Middleburg, Franklin 
Co., Pa.; Nov. 20, 1882, m Ella Elizabeth Wolford, dau Erskine and Jane 
(Ronley) Wolford, both from Schoharie Co., N. Y. ; he was educated in public 
schools ; Welsh Run Academy, Chambersburg, Pa. ; member Ref. Ch. of Upton, 
Pa., and M. E. Ch. of Rockford, 111. They live at 807 North Church St., in 
Rockford, 111., where he is engaged in the real estate business and she has been 
cashier of Forest City Natl. Bk. since 1903. Snively Strickler moved to Rock- 
ford March 15, 1881, and superintended a large bolt works for seven years; 
became assistant postmaster for four years ; he then operated a large laundry 
for a number of years. (No issue.) 

[C174] IDA LOUISA 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C33] Jacob Benjamin 3 , g 



ancestry as [C172]) 6 July 10, 1860; m DAVID R. 4 LOGAN [C32-v]. They 
lived in State Line, Franklin Co., Pa., for several years after m ; bought the 
home farm of 160 acres and lived there six years; in 1907 sold the farm to 
John Edward Hoke (who m ELIZA JANE 4 BRUMBAUGH [C177]. Ida 4 is 
a member Ref. Ch. (No issue.) 

min 3 , same ancestry as [C172]) b Nov. 27, 1862; Sept. 15, 1902, m Ella Light, 
dau Jacob and Sarah Light. Ella graduated from the Shippensburg (Pa.) 
State Normal School, and successfully taught three or four years in the public 
schools of Pa. before her marriage. At Lemasters, Pa., they were both mem- 
bers of the Ref. Ch., but they are members of the West State St. M. E. Ch. 
of Rockford, 111., where he is supt. of a laundry; residence, 1820 West State 
St. (No issue.) 

[C176] ANNA EVA 4 BRUMBAUGH ( [C3S] Jacob Benjamin 3 , same 
ancestry as [C172]) b Jan. 16, 1864; m Thomas McCullough of Lemasters, 
Pa.; farmer; Anna d April, 1897. 
One son: 

i Howard Brumbaugh 3 McCullough. 

[C177] ELIZA JANE 4 BRUMBAUGH ([CSS] Jacob Benjamin 3 , [C6] 
David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Dec. 25, 1867, near State Line, Franklin Co., Pa.; 
Dec. 17, 1889, m John Edward Hoke, b Dec. 18, 1865, in Antrim Twp., 
Franklin Co., Pa. ; s Benjamin and Elizabeth (Statler) Hoke; farmer; common 
school education; family are members Ref. Ch., of which for over IS years he 
has been an official; address Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pa., R. R. 1. 
Children (S), surname Hoke: 

i Mary Florence 5 , b 1891. 

ii Jacob Leroy 5 , b 1893. 

iii Rebecca Elizabeth Ruth 5 , b 1898. 

[C180] JOHN HENRY 4 BRUMBAUGH ([C47] Calvin 3 , [C7] Henry 2 , 
Johann Jacob 1 ) 6 April 1, 1851 ; July 20, 1870, m Annie Foster Little. They 
lived at 609 18th St., Moline, Rock Island Co., 111., about 1900, where he was 
a practical horseshoer. (Further facts unobtainable.) 
Children (3) : 

[C461] Arthur Ross 5 ; residence, 1003 Hamilton St., Racine, Wis. 
[C462] George Little 5 ; residence, Moline, 111. 

[C463] Vera Corriline 5 ; m Lunderg; residence, 1726 12th Ave., Mo- 

line, 111. 



[C181] ELI HARRISON 4 BRUMBAUGH, M.D., D.D. ([C47] Calvin 3 , 
same ancestry as [C180]) b 1853 at Millersburg, Holmes Co., 0.; Jan. 11, 
1877, m Caroline Eleanor Reddish at Memphis, Mo., 6 1857 ; dau J. B. and 
Sarah Newell (Asbury) Reddish. 

The "Conference Biographical Album of Eminent Men in Methodism 
(North West Indiana Conference, 1898)" contains the following biography: 

"Rev. E. H. Brumbaugh, S.T.B., M.D., D.D., is a native of Ohio. At an 
early age he removed with his parents to Iowa, where he resided with his par- 
ents on the farm until he was fourteen years of age, at which time he left home 
to complete his education. He studied medicine and received the degree of 
M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Keokuk, Iowa. Dr. Brum- 
baugh practised medicine ten years. 

Being impressed that he ought to preach the gospel, he received license 
to preach and a recommendation to the travelling connection from the Union- 
ville (Mo.) Quarterly Conference, and was admitted to the Missouri Confer- 
ence in 1882. At the request of the people of Unionville, he was sent to them 
as their pastor. 

At this time he took a three years' course in Garrett Biblical Institute at 
Evanston, 111., and during the time of his attendance at the Institute Or. 
Brumbaugh served as pastor of Central Avenue Church. He was president of 
his class at Garrett and was chosen by the faculty as one of the commencement 
speakers when he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Sacred Theol- 
ogy. He has served as president of the Alumni of Garrett. 

Dr. Brumbaugh's first appointment after graduation was to First Church, 
St. Joseph, Mo., the most important charge in the Missouri Conference. He 
took rank at once as one of the foremost preachers of Methodism in his State. 
His discourses on the great moral questions of the day gave him a wide reputa- 
tion. Many of his discourses, some of which were on our public schools and 
their foes, have been published in book form, and have been circulated in nearly 
every State of the Union. 

During his pastorate in St. Joseph the church was strengthened with the 
addition of 452 members, and was built up in many ways. 

In March, 1893, Dr. Brumbaugh was transferred to the Kansas Confer- 
ence and stationed at Atchison. His pastorate there was characterized with a 
spirit of indomitable energy, intense loyalty to the church and unswerving 
opposition to all forms of evil. Dr. Brumbaugh was five years in Atchison. At 
the end of the fourth year, he was appointed to the District, but at the request 
of the church in Atchison, Bishop McCabe changed the appointment from 
District work to the pastorate. 

In 1891 Soule College of Dodge City, Kans., gave him the degree of D.D. 


September, 1897, Dr. Brumbaugh was transferred to the Northwest Indi- 
ana Conference and stationed at Crawfordsville. Here his usual success attends 
his labors. 

Dr. Brumbaugh is a very eloquent and forceful speaker, and as a lecturer, 
as well as preacher, has won an enviable reputation. He has more demands for 
lectures and addresses than he can meet. He has attracted marked attention 
with his pen, and is a paid writer for the Methodist Press." 

Dr. Eli Harrison 4 Brumbaugh d Jan. 19, 1902, at Chicago, 111., after an 
operation for gall stone. His wife lives at Memphis, Scotland Co., Mo., and 
furnished the above biography. 

July 10, 1891, from St. Joseph, Mo., he wrote: "How soon do you expect 
to get out your Brumbaugh History? I am anxious to get hold of it!" 

"He is a trained speaker, a man who has something to say and knows how 
to say it." — Evans ton (III.) Index. 

Children (5) : 
[C466] + Enol Vane 5 , 6 Nov. 17, 1877. 

[C467] Maleta Boone 5 , b April 20, 1879; d July 31, 1879. 
[C468] + Mable C. 5 , b Jan. 29, 1881. 
[C469] + Louise 5 , b June 7, 1884. 
[C470] Florence 5 , b March 12, 1892. 

[C186] EMMA JANE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C51] Alexander 4 , [C9] Jo- 
seph 3 , [C2] Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b March 17, 1864, at Valparaiso, Ind. ; 
Dec. 2, 1884, m Frank Warren Hutchinson of Beattie, Kans. Emma 5 was 
educated in the public schools of Sibley, 111., and the residence is given as 
Marysville, Marshall Co., Kans. (No ch reported.) 

[C200] JOHN FRANKLIN 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C68] Samuel David 4 , 
[C21] Daniel 3 , [C5] Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Nov. 12, 1854; m Sarah M. 
Campbell of Darke Co., O. ; farmer; d Sept. 10, 1898, and was buried in the 
Abbottsville Cemetery of that county. 

Children (2) : 
[C507] Maude Elizabeth 6 . 
[C508] John Walter 6 , d at age 2. 

[C201] DANIEL HARMON 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C68] Samuel David 4 , 
same ancestry as [C200]) b Oct. 11, 1856; m Ella Bender of Darke Co., O. ; 
farmer; address Arcanum, O. 

Children (6) : 
[C524] Grace P. 6 

Plate 61 J£ 

Clement Laibd 5 Brumbaugh [C203]. 
( Elected to Congress November, 1912.) 

Plate 62 



[C525] Pearl 6 . 
[C526] Bessie E. 6 
[C527] Elizabeth 6 . 
[C528] William W. 6 
[C529] Ruba Belle 6 . 

[C202] VIRGINIA BELL 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C68] Samuel David 4 , 
same ancestry as [C200]) b Dec. 21, 1859; m John W. Stephens; farmer; ad- 
dress Greenville, Darke Co., O. 

Children (3), surname Stephens: 

i William Roscoe 6 . 

ii Samuel Clifton 6 . 

iii Bert Victoria 6 . 

[C203] CLEMENT LAIRD 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C68] Samuel David 4 , 
same ancestry as [C200]) b at Greenville, Darke Co., O., Feb. 28, 1863, his 
father dying when he was but five years old; he was reared upon the farm, 
attended the public schools, worked upon the farm during the summers and 
taught the district school during winters; graduated in 1887 from the Na- 
tional Normal University, Lebanon, O. ; attended Scientific and Classical courses 
in the Ohio Wesleyan University 1891-'93; graduated from Harvard Univ. 
(B.A.) 1894. He founded and conducted the Van Buren Academy 1887-'91 ; 
was Professor of History and Literature in Prep. Dept. of Howard Univ. 1894- 
'95; was Supt. Greenville (O.) public schools 1895-1900; Member Ohio Leg. 
1900-'04; was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1900, and is actively engaged in the 
practice of law in Columbus, O., where he is Deputy Supt. of Insurance for 
Ohio ; Dem. ; member K. P. and also of M. E. Ch. ; address Insurance Dept. of 
Ohio, Columbus, O. Oct. 25, 1911, he m Elizabeth Griswold Martin, dau 
Henry and Mary (Griswold) Martin; educated at Amherst, Mass. 

[C204] WILLIAM DAVID 5 BRUMBAUGH 8 ([C68] Samuel David 4 , 
same ancestry as [C200]) b Aug. 1, 1866; Sept. 17, 1885, m Carrie Elmyra 
Hidenour. He attended the public schools of Darke Co., O., the Greenville 
High School; graduated from the Natl. Normal Univ., Lebanon, O. (B.S.), 
and later took the B.A. and Civil Engineering courses at the same institu- 
tion. He began teaching in the district schools at age sixteen, and taught for 
seven winter sessions. He was elected Co. Surveyor of Darke Co. in 1890, and 
served six years and eight months; was City Engineer of Greenville, O., for 
eleven years; was admitted to the practice of law at the January (1904) term 

■Assisted materially in securing family data. 



of the Ohio Supreme Court ; was candidate for Probate Judge on the Dem. 
ticket in 1908, but failed to secure the primary nomination ; was candidate for 
Mayor of Greenville on the Dem. ticket (1909) ; address Greenville, Darke 
Co., 0. 

Children (3) : 
[C543] Laird R. 6 
[C544] William David, Jr. 6 
[C545] Nina Elizabeth 6 . 

[C207] ARTHUR ST. CLAIR 3 BRUMBAUGH M.D. ([C76] David 
Stuckey 4 , [C28] Simeon K— 3 , [C6] David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Aug. 23, 1879, 
at Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa. ; attended public schools of Roaring Spring, 
Pa.; graduated from the High School 1893; attended Altoona High School 
1894-'95; Penna. College, Gettysburg, Pa., 1895-'99; graduated Classical 
Course (A.B.) ; A.M. conferred 1902; Med. Dept. Univ. of Pa., gradu- 
ated 1902 (M.D.) ; attended Summer Semester 1905, Univ. of Strasburg, 
Germany; began the practice of medicine (Reg.) at 1405 10th St., Altoona, 
Pa.; Pathologist to Altoona Hospital; June 25, 1912, m Mary Louise Dunn, 
b Jan. 17, 1890; dau. James Moore and Mary (Lafferty) Dunn. 

[C208] MAUDE EDNA 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C76] David Stuckey 4 , same 
ancestry as [C207]) b June 27, 1882; graduated from the Millersville (Pa.) 
State Normal School, Class 1902, and since then has been successfully teach- 
ing at Roaring Spring, Pa. ; asst. principal of its High School during '08 and 
'09 ; address Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa. 

[C209] SARAH BARBARA 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C76] David Stuckey 4 , 
same ancestry as [C207]) b Aug. 27, 1883; graduated with first honors from 
Roaring Spring High School ([C208] Maude Edna 5 received second honors) ; 
graduated from Millersville State Normal School 1902 with her sister Maude 5 ; 
taught several years; graduated from Penna. College (A.B., Class '07) in the 
same class with her brother, [C210] Roland Edward 5 ; elected principal of 
Holly Beach (N. J.) High School, and has since continued in that position. 

[C210] ROLAND EDWARD 5 BRUMBAUGH ( [C76] David Stuckey 4 , 
same ancestry as [C207]) b Nov. 9, 1885; graduated from High School, 
Roaring Spring, Pa. ; taught one term in public schools ; completed the class- 
ical course at Penna. College, Class 1907 (A.B.) ; asst. prof. Mathematics 
Lake Forest College, 111., one year; began the study of law and was in charge 
of athletics at Penna. College 1908-'09; June, 1909, received the appointment 
of Lieut, in U. S. Navy, and is stationed at the Port Royal (S. C.) training 



Stuckey 4 , same ancestry as [C207]) b Oct. 11, 1893; graduated from Roaring 
Spring High School, being salutatarian Class 1908 ; student in classical course 
at Irving College, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

[C249] CATHARINE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C146] David 4 , [C31] Na- 
than Henry 3 , [C6] David 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Dec. 23, 1881; Dec. 15, 1908, 
m William Kriner, b Sept. 9, 1886, at Williamson, Franklin Co., Pa. ; s Andrew 
B. and Alice Myers Kriner. They live on the Brumbaugh homestead farm, 
and are both members G. B. B. Ch. ; address Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pa. 
(No issue.) 

[C281] JOHN KISSECKER 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C108] John Nicholas 4 , 
[C24] Samuel David 3 , [C5] Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Nov. 23, 1866; 1889 
m Emma Gordon, b 1868; address Hagerstown, Md. 

One child: 
[C610] Prudence 6 , b 1890. 

[C282] SAMUEL DAVID 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C108] John Nicholas 4 , 
same ancestry as [C281]) 6 May 23, 1868; Sept. 8, 1898, at Salina, Saline 
Co., Kans., m Susan Marshall, b Oct. 17, 1872, at Texas City, Saline Co., 111. ; 
dau William and Phoebe (Walker) Marshall. He attended public schools of 
Washington Co., Md. ; Academy at Hagerstown, Md. ; graduated from North- 
ern Ind. Bus. Col. at Valparaiso, Ind., in 1885 ; moved to Lincoln Co., Kans., 
in 1888; elected Sheriff Lincoln Co. Nov., 1902; reelected Nov., 1904, served 
4 years ; is engaged in extensive grain and live stock business at Vesper, Lin- 
coln Co., Kans. (No issue.) 

[C283] ROSE ELIZA 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C108] John Nicholas 4 , same 
ancestry as [C281]) b Dec. 26, 1870; 1889 m Harvey Swisher, b 1866; ad- 
dress Vesper, Lincoln Co., Kans. 
One daughter: 

i Vesta Grace 6 Swisher, b 1891. 

[C284] ANTHONY WAYNE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C108] John Nicho- 
las 4 , same ancestry as [C281]) b Sept. 20, 1872; 1892 m Lillian Chaney, b 
1875 ; address Vesper, Lincoln Co., Kans. 
One son: 

[C620] Anthony Wayne, Jr. 6 , b 1903. 

[C288] EDWARD CLARENCE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C108] John Nich- 


olas 4 , same ancestry as [C281]) b April 13, 1879; 1900 m Rhoda May Sum- 
mers, b 1892; resides near State Line, Franklin Co., Pa. 

One son: 
[C630] Gale Summers 6 , b 1901. 

[C289] MARY LUCILE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C108] John Nicholas 4 , 
same ancestry as [C281]) b April 13, 1881; 1902 m Joseph Stine, b 1880; 
residence, near Shadygrove, Franklin Co., Pa. 
One son: 

i Robert Wesley 6 Stine, b 1903. 

[C320] JOHN FURRY 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , [C16] 
David 3 . [C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b March 16, 1850, near New Enterprise, 
Bedford Co., Pa.; 1872 m Margaret Imler, b April 30, 1854, at Everett, Bed- 
ford Co., Pa.; dau Solomon and Mary (Otto) Imler; farms part of the paren- 
tal homestead, on which there are thrifty, bearing fruit trees over 100 years 
old ; Repn. ; member G. B. B. Ch. ; address New Enterprise, Pa. 
Children (7) : 

[C500] George Ransom 6 , b May 11, 1873; d April 30, 1887. 

[C501] + Horace Atlee 6 , b Oct. 10, 1874. 

[C502] + Charles Leonard 6 , b March 17, 1877. 

[C503] + Mary Lystra 6 , 6 Jan. 14, 1881. 

[C504] + Roscoe Conkling 6 , 6 Nov. 7, 1883. 

[C505] Warren 6 , 6 Aug. 1, 1889; d Aug. 11, 1889. 

[C506] + Floy 6 , b Sept. 18, 1895; d Feb. 13, 1910. 

[C321] CAROLINE POTE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , 
same male ancestry as [C320]) b Dec. 16, 1852; m Robert C. McNamara, b at 
Newry, Blair Co., Pa. His parents died while he was a baby ; he was put in the 
Blair Co. Alms House, and adopted by Samuel Weeking of New Enterprise, 
Pa. ; was a school teacher ; Justice of the Peace ; was admitted to the Bedford 
Co. (Pa.) Bar, and served two terms as Dist. Atty. ; served two terms in the 
Pa. State Legislature; was Captain of National Guard of Pa.— Major 5th 
Regt. Natl. Guard, Pa., in Spanish- American War. ; residence, Bedford, Pa. ; 
Caroline 5 d June 19, 1878 

Children (2), surname McNamara: 

i Mertie 6 * m Frank King; Salemville, Bedford Co., Pa. 

ii Elsie 6 ; adopted by [C97] Jacob Snyder 4 Brumbaugh after Caroline's 


[C323] ALISON POTE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , same 



male ancestry as [C320]) h Feb. 14, 1856, near New Enterprise, Bedford Co., 
Pa.; Jan. 29, 1879, m Elizabeth Guyer, b March 18, 1862, at New Enterprise, 
Pa.; dau Adam and Elizabeth (Snyder) Guyer; Dem. ; member G. B. B. Ch. ; 
plumber ; address New Enterprise, Pa. 
Children (6) : 

[C516] Robert Edwin 6 , 6 Oct. 17, 1881; Jan. 18, 1906, m Flora Cassiday. 

[C517] Mary Irene , 6 Jan. 8, 1884. 

[C518] Olive 6 , b Nov. 17, 1887. 

[C519] Ada 6 , b Feb. 7, 1891. 

[C520] Bertha 6 , 6 Nov. 14, 1894. 

[C521] Pearl 6 , b Dec. 26, 1898. 

[C324] JACOB POTE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , same 
male ancestry as [C320]) b March 7, 1858, in South Woodbury Twp., Bed- 
ford Co., Pa.; June 29, 1884, m Delilah Potter, b June 16, 1858, in South 
Woodbury Twp. ; he was educated in public schools of Bedford Co. ; farmed 
1885 to Spring of 1907, when the family moved to Lancaster, Pa., and there 
engaged in general mercantile business and also was hotel proprietor; the 
family recently returned to New Enterprise, Pa., where he is farming; has 
served as P. M. of New Enterprise, Pa. ; member G. B. B. Ch. 

Children (5) : 
[C537] Elda Pote 6 , 6 Jan. 21, 1884. 
[C538] Susan Frances 6 , & April 29, 1886. 
[C539] Walter Wood 6 , h July 7, 1888. 
[C540] Bruce Graham 6 , h April 30, 1890. 
[C541] Edith Pote 6 , 6 Nov. 26, 1894. 

[C325] MARY JANE POTE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , 
same male ancestry as [C320]) b Aug. 7, 1860, at New Enterprise, Bedford 
Co., Pa. ; m John Albert Good, b Aug. 7, 1860, at New Enterprise, Pa. He is 
a salesman at Altoona, Blair Co., Pa.; recently lived on the Eve (Brumbaugh) 
Snowberger farm near New Enterprise, Pa. ; member G. B. B. Ch. ; Repn. 
Children (3), surname Good: 

i Carrie Eva 6 , b May 16, 1880; (/ June 12, 1889. 

ii Robert Pote 6 , b April 6, 1886. 

iii Allen Langdon 6 , h March 11, 1895. 

[C327] DAVID POTE"' BRUMBAUGH ([C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , same 
male ancestry as [C320]) b Jan: 10, 1865, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., 
Pa.; Jan. 17, 1887, in Martha Isadora Eberly, b June 19, 1866, at Waterside, 



Bedford Co., Pa.; dau John and Matilda (Enyeart) Eberly; salesman; Dem.; 
member G. B. B. Ch. ; residence, 2924 5th Ave., Altoona, Blair Co., Pa. 

Children (2): 
[C547] John Albert 6 , b Nov. 22, 1888. 
[C548] Jacob Q ( uinter 6 , b Dec. 15, 1890. 

[C328] MARTIN POTE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , same 
male ancestry as [C320]) b April 12, 1867, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., 
Pa.; July 15, 1896, m Sadie A— Wilt, b April 4, 1872; dau Rev. Joseph W. 
and' Amanda (Wagner) Wilt, of Altoona, Blair Co., Pa., where they lately 
resided. He conducts a general merchandise store; attended public schools of 
Bedford Co., Pa., and Zeth Business College; actively interested in church and 
Sunday school work ; is chorister, etc. ; Proh. ; member G. B. B. Ch. ; address 
1102 Second Ave., Juniata, Pa. 

Children (2) : 
[C550] Zula Bernice 6 , b Oct. 30, 1897. 
[C551] Elva Pauline 6 , b Aug. 19, 1901. 

[C329] DANIEL STRALEY 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , 
same ancestry as [C320]) b at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., Oct. 1, 
1870; m Elizabeth King Stiffler, b Oct. 24, 1869, at Woodbury, Bedford Co., 
Pa.; dau Nathaniel and Nancy (King) Stiffler, and sister to Carrie (Stiffler) 
Brumbaugh, w of [C330] Franklin Straley 5 Brumbaugh. Daniel 5 worked 
on his father's farm until he was twenty-two, and then moved to Al- 
toona, Pa., where for twelve years he worked as street car conductor; 1904 
became dispatcher for Altoona and Logan Valley Street Ry. Co., and continues 
in that position; memb. G. B. B. Ch. ; 1897 was elected from the 12th Ward to 
Altoona Council, and reelected in 1908 for two years; residence, 3018 Maple 
Ave.,' Altoona, Blair Co., Pa. ; has furnished extensive information for this 

Children (2) : 
[C553] Orville Chalmers 6 , b June 1, 1888. 
[C554] Fannie Viola 6 , b Oct. 29, 1889. 

der 4 , same ancestry as [C320]) b March 2, 1872; March 19, 1893, m Carrie 
King Stiffler, b at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., Oct. 14, 1871: sister of 
Elizabeth (Stiffler) Brumbaugh. (See [C329].) Franklin 5 is member G. B. 
B. Ch. ; Dem. ; and farms the homestead near New Enterprise, Pa. 



Children (2): 
[C556] Lena May 6 , b May 12, 1896. 
[C557] Nathaniel Russell 6 , b Dec. 9, 1905. 

[C334] GRACE GERALDINE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([Clll] Philip Na- 
poleon 4 , [C24] Samuel David 3 , [C5] Daniel 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Nov. 11, 
1876; graduated from Prot. Epis. Hosp., Phila., and for a number of years has 
been an active graduate nurse in Baltimore, Md. 

poleon 4 , same ancestry as [C334]) b Nov. 24, 1878; she graduated as a trained 
nurse from Md. Gen. Hosp., Baltimore, Md., and d Feb. 25, 1905. 

[C337] FLORENCE IRENE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([Clll] Philip Na- 
poleon 4 , same ancestry as [C334]) b Feb. 8, 1883; graduated as trained nurse 
from Moses Taylor Hosp., Scranton, Pa.; Nov. 10, 1910, m Frank Raymond 
Crow, M.D., and they live at Uniontown, Pa. 

[C366] CYRUS EDWARD 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C100] John Snyder 4 , 
[C16] David 3 , [C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) 6 June 12, 1858; Nov. 16, 1879, 
m Hannah Burger, b Sept. 3, 1861 ; dau Samuel M. and [C3-(9)] Catharine* 
(Furry) Burger; latter dau of Eld. Leonard and [C3-i] Hannah* (Brown) 
Furry; the latter especially well known throughout Morrison's Cove; members 
G. B. B. Ch. ; residence, New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa. 
Children (6) : 

[C560] Carrie May 6 , b May 31, 1883; m Elmer Snyder. 
[C562] Herman 6 , b July 31, 1891 ; d Sept. 14, 1900. 
[C563] Catherin Maud 6 , b Feb. 28, 1894. 
[C564] Annie F. c , b March 10, 1900. 
[C561] Laura Blanch 6 , b May 1, 1888. 
[C565] Ella Fay 6 , b March 7, 1905. 

[C367] DAVID IRVIN 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C100] John Snyder 4 , same 
ancestry as [C366]) b Jan. 12, 1861, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa.; 
Jan. 16, 1887, m Elizabeth Charlotte Arnold, b at Ashland, O., Dec. 28, 1866; 
dau Richard and Sallie (Flickinger) Arnold; bookkeeper in the National Bank 
of Denison, Denison, Grayson Co., Texas. 

Children (3) : 
[C567] Marie Josephine 6 , b Jan. 3, 1888. 
[C568] Richard Irvin 6 , b July 16, 1890. 
[C569] John Marshall 6 , b Oct. 3, 1897. 



[C368] CHARLES OBER 5 BRUMBAUGH ([CI 00] John Snyder 4 , 
same ancestry as [C366]) b March 25, 1863, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., 
Pa. ; attended public schools of his county ; worked upon his father's farm 
until 1884, then at the carpenter trade one year; was postmaster at New En- 
terprise 1903-'07; has since conducted a general merchandise store together 
with extensive auctioneering; also served as Collector of Taxes for nine years; 
address New Enterprise, Pa. Sept. 13, 1885, m Annie Ebersole of Salemville, 
Bedford Co., Pa., b July 16, 1865; dau Daniel C. and Regina (Specht) Eber- 
sole, also sister of Lydia Catharine Ebersole, who m [C501] Horace Atlee® 

Children (3) : 
[C572] Howard , b Sept. 16, 1887. 
[C573] Ruth 6 , b March 10, 1897. 
[C574] May 6 , b Aug. 24, 1901 ; d Sept. 6, 1908. 

[C369] HARRY OBER 5 BRUMBAUGH ([CI 00] John Snyder 4 , same 
ancestry as [C366]) b at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., Oct. 16, 1866; 
educated in the public schools of New Enterprise; has been engaged in retail 
• clothing business since 1888; 1893 m Edith Dimmer, b June 4, 1874; dau 
Frank and Thresa Ohmennes Dimmer of Luxemberg, and also of Baden, Ger- 
many; address 2210 Warren St., Toledo, O. (No issue.) 

[C370] NANNIE MAY 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C100] John Snyder 4 , same 
ancestry as [C366]) 6 March 25, 1869, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa.; 
Oct. 7, 1881, m Charles William Lacy. Nannie was educated in Bedford Co. 
(Pa.) public schools, and one year in Denison (Texas) High School; in 1886 
united with G. B. B. Ch. ; they live at Tishomingo, Johnston Co., Okla. 
One child: 

i William Brumbaugh 6 Lacy, 6 April 17, 1893. 

[C371] WILLIAM OBER 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C100] John Snyder 4 , 
same ancestry as [C366]) b March 19, 1872, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., 
Pa.; educated in the public schools of New Enterprise and in Stayer's Bus. 
Col.; July 11, 1897, m Emma Sophia Foreman," b in the same county March 
19, 1872; dau George Frederick and Anna Eliza Foreman; works in the Juniata 
shops of P. R. R. ; res. 120 Cherry Ave., Altoona, Blair Co., Pa. 

One daughter: 
[C581] Mildred Dorothey 6 , b June 7, 1898. 

"IVo. 372 in Steele's Genealogy.— Welfley, 1909, p. 79. 



[C372] JOHN SHANNON 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C100] John Snyder 4 , 
same ancestry as [C366]) b Feb. 18, 1875, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., 
Pa. ; m Carrie Virginia Willis, b 1876 at Ridgely, Md. ; dau Caleb Todd and 
Rebecca Willis. He farmed for a number of years in South Woodbury Twp., 
Bedford Co., Pa., devoting considerable time to raising, buying and selling fine 
horses. Owing to impaired health, he quit farming and moved to New Enter- 
prise, where for several years he was a butcher ; served as Assessor, Supervisor, 
Director of the Poor 1861-'64, Co. Comr. 1872-'75. The present address of 
the family is 1508 French St., Wilmington, Del., in which city he is in employ 
of a railroad. 

Children (2) : 
[C585] William Irvin 6 , b 1900. 
[C586] Elva May 6 , b 1903. 

[C386] LAWRENCE McKINSTRY 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C84] George 4 , 
[C42] Otho 3 , [C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b at Eaton, Preble Co., O., Dec. 
22, 1867; April 28, 1897, m (1) Cora E. Wentz, from whom he was divorced 
Feb. 5, 1907; June 10, 1907, m (2) Lenore Hodges, b Feb. 19, 1877, at Mon- 
roe, Sevier Co., Utah; dau John and Anna (Jordan) Hodges. He graduated 
from Eaton (O.) High School in 1887, and attended the Ohio Col. of Dental 
Surgery? but left one year before graduation. He has practiced dentistry in 
Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland and Salt Lake City, Utah ; address in 
the latter city is 260 S. Main St. (No issue.) 

[C387] VIRGIL VICTOR 5 BRUMBAUGH" ([C89] George 4 , same an- 
cestry as [C386]) b Aug. 18, 1874, on a farm near Eaton, Preble Co., O. ; 
since 1888 has lived in Eaton. He graduated from its High School; taught in 
the public schools for six years thereafter; studied law under Judge James 
A. Gilmore, and in the Law Dept. of Ohio Northern Univ. ; was admitted to 
practice by the Supreme Court of Ohio ; was elected Probate Judge of Preble 
Co., O., on the Dem. ticket, and served one term, refusing nomination for a 
second term ; is actively practicing law in Eaton ; is unmarried. 

same ancestry as [C386]) b Dec. 19, 1876; graduated from Eaton (O.) High 
School; taught six years in Eaton schools; attended Chicago Univ. and art 
schools in Chicago, Cleveland, and New York ; has a certificate from N. V. 
School of Art (4> years). She has charge of Art Dept. of Fifth Dist. Ag 

"Both himself and his father George [C89] have furnished considerable information con- 
cerning the descendants of Otho 3 [C42]. 



School, Wetumpka, Ala., and spends her vacations at Eaton, O., where for 
several years she has served as Secy, of Brumbaugh-Rinehart Reunion Asso- 
ciation, and has materially assisted in securing facts for this publication. 

[C389] ANDREW M. 5 BRUMBAUGH, M.D. ([C123] Philip D. 4 , 
[Cll] Jacob 3 (?), [C2] Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b 1831 (?) in Butler Co., 
Pa.; m Sarah F. Blake, b in Galia Co., O. Andrew 5 practiced medicine at 
Dah'lgren, Hamilton Co., 111., "before the Civil War," but all medical records 
accessible omit any reference to the college of his graduation ; he d June 29, 
1908, "aged about 78" ; his w is reported to survive him at Dahlgren, 111. 
Children (4) : 

[C411] Conna L — 6 ; m Theodore Cotes, and lives at Dahlgren, 111. Children: 

Bessie M. 7 ; Andrew 7 ; and Elmer 7 . 
[C412] Vermadel 6 ; m Lewis Kuykendal. Children: Merrel F. T , Normal 7 , 

Herman 7 . 

[C413] Jennie 6 ; m Dr. L. C. Morgan; res. Dahlgren, 111. (3 ch.) 
[C414] Francis 6 ; (3 sons). 

[C397] IRA MILEY 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C102] David Snyder 4 , [C16] 
David 3 , [C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Dec. 1, 1866, at New Enterprise, Bed- 
ford Co., Pa. ; educated in public and select schools, Millersville State Normal 
School, and Eastman Business College; recently a ranch owner and stock 
dealer at Trinidad, Colo. ; now stock inspector of B. A. I. at Kansas City, Mo. ; 
ad. Hotel Brunswick, 11th and Broadway; unm. 

Snyder 4 , same ancestry as [C397]) b Dec. 8, 1869, at New Enterprise, Bed- 
ford Co., Pa. ; attended public and select schools ; graduated from Eastman 
Bus Col. 1891 ; for a number of years was with Bell Tel. Co. of Phila., Pa. ; 
1905 became pres. and gen. mgr. Juniata Hydro-Electric Co., which suc- 
cessfully erected and maintains a large electric plant across the Juniata River 
at Warrior Ridge, Huntingdon Co., Pa.; 1910 became interested in the devel- 
opment of real estate in Pittsburg, and is secy, and treas. R. E. Imp. Co. of 
Pittsburg, Pa.; unm; Repn. ; memb. G. B. B. Ch. ; ad. Eastwood Farms, Pitts- 
burg, Pa. 

[C400] MARY EFFIE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C102] David Snyder 4 , same 
ancestry as [C397]) b March 10, 1875; educated in the public schools of Bed- 
ford Co., Pa., and attended several terms at Millersville State Normal School; 
unm ; address 419 N. 32d St., Philadelphia, Pa. 



Snyder 4 , same ancestry as [C397]) b Sept. 25, 1877; attended public and 
select schools in Bedford Co., Pa., and Perkiomen Seminary; unm ; address 
419 N. 32d St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

[C416] GERTRUDE SALOME 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C105] Simon Sny- 
der 4 , [C16] David 3 , [C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Sept. 23, 1876; educated 
in public schools of Bedford Co., Pa., and Irving College, from which she 
graduated June, 1898 ; taught in public schools ; m Charles Wilson Gensinore, 
M.D., b April 24, 1875, at Birmingham, Huntingdon Co., Pa.; s William- C. 
and Mary Esther (Harding) Gensinore. He was educated in public schools, 
Univ. of Buffalo, and Balto. Univ. Sch. of Med., graduating (M.D.) from 
latter April, 1878. He served 7 yrs. with Sheridan Troop of Tyrone, N. G. 
Pa., and 11 mos. in Span.-Amer. War — chief musician Squadron of Pa. Cav. 
Since Dec, 1898, he has been engaged in the general practice of medicine at 
New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa. 
One child: 

i Helen Gensinore 6 , b Nov. 1, 1901; d Jan. 21, 1906. 

[C417] GRACE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C105] Simon Snyder 4 , same ances- 
try as [C416]) b 1878; m Rollin Wintrode Lynn; res. Altoona, Pa. (No ch.) 

[C418] OSCAR LUTHER 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C105] Simon Snyder 4 , 
same ancestry as [C416]) b 1881; completed the business course at Jun. Col.; 
recently m Plummer of Altoona, Pa., and lives upon the home farm. 

[C419] SIMON CLARENCE 5 BRUMBAUGH, M.D. ([C105] Simon 
Snyder 4 , same ancestry as [C416~|) b 1885; completed the Normal Eng. course 
at Jun. Col.; graduated M. D. (1910) from Jeff. Med. Col.; ad. New En- 
terprise, Bedford Co., Pa. 

[C422] ROBERT NEVIN 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C92] Levi 4 , [C42] Otho 3 , 
[C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Feb. 16, 1878, at Miamisburg, Montgomery 
Co., O. ; Nov. 28, 1900, at Dayton 0., m Rose Wagner; dau Samuel and Mary 
Ellen (Beckel ) Wagner. He is a graduate of State High School, Dayton, O. ; 
spent three years in the Academic and Law Depts. of Ohio State University; 
is atty-at-law; has served as Secy. Board of Fire Commissioners of Dayton, 
1901-'02; Clerk Board of Public Safety, Dayton, l903-'06. Address, 1009 
Grand Ave., Dayton, O. 

Children (3) : 
[C511] Mary Ellen 6 , b Sept. 10, 1901. 


[C512] Phyllis Louise 6 , b March 6, 1904. 
[C513] Nathan Kingsbury 6 , b March 2, 1906. 

[C426] ALBERTA JESSIE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C169] Jerome David 4 , 
[C13] David 3 , [C2] Jacob 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Dec. 2, 1871, at Marysville, 
Marshall Co., Kansas; Jan. 6, 1896, at Kansas City, Mo., m Fred Almonte 
Day, b May 9, 1871, at Butler, Bates Co., Mo. ; s Ira Almonte and Mary An- 
nis (Wagner) Day. Alberta was educated in the public schools of Marys- 
ville, Kans., Bethany College, Topeka, Kans. — graduate School of Elocution; 
Episcopalian; residence, 119 16th St., Lexington, Mo. 
Children (3), surname Day: 

i Harry A. 6 , 6 Sept. 6, 1898. 

ii Belle B. 6 , b Oct. 13, 1900. 

iii Alberta E. 6 , b Nov. 20, 1905. 

[C434] SUSAN STAKE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([€119] Upton S— 4 , [C43] 
Andrew 3 , [C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Jan. 9, 1881; Jan. 1, 1904, m 
Maurice Chapman Thompson; farmer; address, Hollywood, St. Mary's Co., 

Children (3), surname Thompson: 

i Maurice Chapman 6 , b Sept. 21, 1904. 

ii Mary Katharine 6 , b Oct. 23, 1905. 
iii Elizabeth Claire 6 , b March 4, 1907. 

[C447] HARRY LAWRENCE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C157] William 
Greenberry 4 , [C46] George 3 , [C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b November, 
1868; m Nellie Brott; he is reported as recently yardrnaster for S. F. R. R. at 
Wellington, Kans. One son: Floyd 6 . 

[C466] ENOL VANE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([181] Eli Harrison 4 , [C47] 
Calvin 3 , [C7] Henry 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Nov. 17, 1877, at Memphis, Scot- 
land Co., Mo.; attended St. Joseph (Mo.) High Sch. ; graduated from Baker 
Univ. (B.A.) 1897, Wabash College (M.A.) 1900. Taught school at Pardee, 
Kans., 1898; Whiteside, Ind., 1899; Professor of Chemistry Upper Iowa Univ. 
1900-'04; principal of High School Marshalltown, la., 1905-'07, Independence, 
la., 1908, Aberdeen, S. Dak., 1909; member Amer. Chem. Soc. ; Chair. Section 
Secondary and Normal Schools Iowa State Teachers' Assn. 1908; attending 
Milwaukee Med. Col., as well as teaching biology therein; ad. 228 13th St., 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

[C468] MABLE C. 5 BRUMBAUGH ([181] Eli Harrison 4 , same 



ancestry as [C466]) b Jan. 29, 1881, at Memphis, Scotland Co., Mo.; Dec. 
25, 1903, lit Clarence Benjamin Werts, D.D.S., b at Sunbeam, Mercer Co., 
111., Feb. 14, 1870; s George W. and Mary Elizabeth (Decker) Werts. He 
attended Aledo Academy, Hedding College, and graduated (D.D.S.) from 
Western Dental College, Kansas City, Mo., in 1899. Mable is teaching in 
public schools of Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Ind., which is their home address. 
(No issue.) 

[C469] LOUISE 5 BRUMBAUGH ([C181] Eli Harrison 4 , same ances- 
try as [C466]) b in Memphis, Mo., June 7, 1883; educated in public schools 
of St. Joseph, Mo., Atchison, Kans., Crawfordsville, Ind., Quincy, 111., Okla- 
homa City, Okla. ; Upper Iowa Univ., Iowa State Normal School, Valparaiso 
Univ. (1907-'08). These various places in a general way represent the various 
charges held by her late father [C171] Eli Harrison* Brumbaugh. 
Since 1902 Louise 5 has been teaching in the public schools of Iowa, and of 
Moline, 111., residing in the latter place at 2024 Sixth Avenue. 

[C501] HORACE ATLEE 6 BRUMBAUGH ([C320] John Furry 5 , 
[C97] Jacob Snyder 4 , [CI 5] David 3 , [C4] John 2 , Johann Jacob 1 ) b Oct. 10, 
1874, at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa.; 1883 m Lydia Catharine Ebersole, 
b Sept., 1871, also at New Enterprise, Pa.; dau Daniel C. and Regina 
(Specht) Ebersole, and sister of Annie Ebersole, who m [C368] Charles Ober 5 
Brumbaugh; he was educated in the public schools and at Juniata 
College, from which he graduated (B.E., 1901) in the Normal English course, 
and later there pursued some special work ; he carried mail for five years ; 
taught in the public schools 1897- , 99 and 1901 — ; was principal of Juniata 
(Pa.) public schools, and in 1911 is principal of the Taylor Twp. High Sch., 
Blair Co., Pa. He published a volume of poems, "Life in Verse"; another, 
"Life in Song — Vol. I," and some miscellaneous poems, which have been well 
received by the public. He is a member of G. B. B. Ch. ; Repn. ; address, 
Roaring Spring, Blair Co., Pa. He has materially assisted the compiler. 


The wintry winds are cold and chill, 

The bare trees weep and shiver, 
And restless willows sway their boughs 

Above the frozen river. 

And as I watch the fading sun 

That scarcely warms the meadows, 


I seek to find some sunny soul 
To brighten gathering shadows. 

But as the last beam fades away, 

And I am at the heather, 
There joy and home are radiant beams 

Amid the wintry weather. 

H. A. B. 


Years make the chapters, 

As we grow old ; 
Days make the pages, 

As deeds are told ; 
Hours will paragraph 

The kindness shown; 
Minute, a sentence, 

Is the seed sown ; 
Second, a fragment, 

Like a swift brook ; 
Perhaps, keeps unmarred 

Life's story book. 

— H. Atlee Brumbaugh. 


Oh, how can my spirit of mortal be sad 
When the flowers of June are making it glad? 

I long for the fragrance of roses in June 
And for smiles and blushes when nature's in tune. 
Then away to the woods, where wild flowers grow, 
To hear the birds singing just all that they know. 

I'll speak and I'll sing of the queen of the year, 
For no other month is so fragrant or dear. 

— H. Atlee Brumbaugh. 



(Tune, "America.") 

Our German fathers came, 
And brought our famous name, 

The name we love. 
Name that we praise so well, 
Fame from our fathers fell, 
Greater than man can tell, 

Inscribed above. 

May we united be 
In great Eternity, 

And world below, 
Brave in the forests wild, 
Where lived the savage child, 
Our fathers, strong and mild, 

Joined hearts we know. 

Our Father, good and great, 
Is caring for our fate, 

As those of yore. 
Long may our voices raise 
In gladness and in praise 
A song in tuneful lays, 

From shore to shore. 
— Horace Atlee 6 Brumbaugh. 

Children (3) : 
[C700] Mabel Alice 7 , b Oct. 1, 1894. 

[C701] Daniel Grant 7 , b Aug. 15, 1897; d June 1, 1899. 
[C702] Harold Clay 7 , b Aug. 28, 1901. 

[C502] CHARLES LEONARD 6 BRUMBAUGH ([C320] John Furry 5 , 
same ancestry as [C501]) b at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., Pa., March 17, 
1877; educated in Blair Co. (Pa.) public schools and Bedford Classical Acad- 
emy; Millersville State Normal School, graduating 1898 (M.E.) ; Harvard 
University summer sessions. He began teaching in public schools at 16; 
principal New Enterprise and Riddlesburg (Bedford Co.) public schools; 
asst. prin. and supt. of Hollidaysburg (Blair Co., Pa.) public schools; was 



secy. Western Pa. Audubon Soc. ; pres. and mgr. Burroughs Club of Amer., 
1901; spl. dep. Game Protector (Pa.) 1905. Has published "Songs of the 
Alleghenies," "Papers on Nat. Hist, of Pa.," "Fugitive Poems and Stories"; 
editor on staff of Pittsburg Post; residence, Tioga and Pitt Sts., Wilkinsburg, 
Pa. June 12, 1902, m Mabel (Brenneman) Buck. 

One child: 
[C704] Seth Buck 7 , b June 20, 1906. 

[C503] MARY LYSTRA 6 BRUMBAUGH ([C320] John Furry 5 , same 
ancestry as [C501]) 6 Jan. 14, 1881; graduated from Normal English Course 
of Juniata College in Class' of 1902 (B. E.). Mary m William Ragan Crom- 
well, b June 2, 1883, at Salem, Oregon; s William Jesse and Sarah Elizabeth 
(Bridges) Cromwell. William was educated in the Los Angeles public and 
high schools, and in the Occidental College; in 1903 he entered the service of 
the Home Telephone and Telegraph Co., and since January, 1907, has been 
manager of the Directory Department of the company; residence, 5li North 
Wellington St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

[C504] ROSCOE CONKLING 6 BRUMBAUGH ([C320] John Furry 5 , 
same ancestry as [C501] h Nov. 7, 1883; m Sarah Summers. He was edu- 
cated in the common schools of Blair Co., Pa., and graduated from Juniata 
College in Class of 1901; is engaged upon newspaper and magazine work; 
circulation mgr. Suburban Life; ad. care John Furry Brumbaugh, New En- 
terprise, Pa. 

[C506] FLOY 6 BRUMBAUGH ([C320] John Furry 5 , same ancestry as 
[C501]) b Sept. 18, 1895; d Feb. 13, 1910, from pneumonia and disease of 
the heart, and was interred in the cemetery at New Enterprise, Bedford Co., 
Pa. She was greatly interested in music, in which she showed marked ability ; 
was organist in her school, and also took an active part in its literary work. 



Within this chapter are gathered interesting findings resulting from 
extended research, which, upon the first consideration, were disassociated, but 
which are becoming more and more closely identified. It is probable that the 
future will make clear at least most of the mysterious points involved ; as the 
finding of the Bible records of [D3] Henry 2 Brumbach established the proper 
spelling of his family name, and the certainty that the Brumback descendants 
belong to the "Brumbach Families." 


The reader will look in vain upon current maps for these ancient settle- 
ments, and almost in vain in historical literature for descriptions of them ; 
yet, in "1721 it [Germanna] marked, the farthest westward advance of civili- 
zation in Va." Germanna appears upon the Va. map of Fry & Jefferson, 
1751 (a copy of which is in Library of Congress) ; upon the Reid, 1796, map 
used in Heads of Families, First Census of the U. S., 1790; and in one other 
map. It was the German colony of Gov. Spottswood in Stafford Co. ; was 
founded by direct importation in 1714 of iron workers from Nassau-Siegen, 
Westphalia, Germany ; and it is of special interest to Brumbach families be- 
cause we there find Milcard — Milchert — Melchior Brumbach (various forms 
in which the English recorder wrote the names) taking part in the first iron 
blast furnace operation in America. 


This is apparently the first Va. record of the German colonists (German 
Reformed) who settled Germanna in 1714: 

"The Governor acquainting the Council that. Sundry Germans to the 
number of forty-two men, women and children who were invited hither by 
Baron de Graffenreid are now arrived" + + -f- "The Governor therefore pro- 
posed to settle them above the falls of Rappahannock River to serve as a 

■Va. Mag. of Hist, and Biog., Vol. 13, p. 3fi2 et seq. ; Vol. 11, p. 231, etc., the interested 
reader should see the full references; also Genealogy of the Kemper Family by Willis M. 
Kemper, who has also furnished some new material for this chapter. 

b " sailed to Va. in the spring of 1714 — conclusively that these colonists came directly 

from Germany." 




Barrier to the Inhabitants of that part of the Country against the Incursions 
of the Indians," etc. 

This settlement was at once made a fort by order of the Council; its 
inhabitants, in view of their exposed position and their inability to raise crops, 
were exempted from "publick Levies of the Government" ; and they were 
designated as "Rangers" and thus given general hunting privileges. 



Twelve Germanna colonists made affidavits in June, 1724, for the purpose 
of obtaining 1800 acres of land, as shown by the Spottsylvania Co. (Va.) 
records/ Germanna was first in Stafford Co., later Prince William, and in 

Fauquier about 1720. 

"At a Court held per adjournment from yesterday the 2d day of June, 

1724, for Spotsylvania County." 

"Milcard Brumbach in order to prove his right to take up land according 
to the Royal Charter, made oath that he came into this country to dwell in 
the month of April, 1714, and that he brought with him Elizabeth his wife, and 
that this is the first time of proving their said importation, whereupon certifi- 
cates is ordered to be granted them of right to take up one hundred acres of 

The names of these colonists were" : 
"John Spellman [Spillman] and Mary his wife, 
Hamon Fitshback [Herman Fishback] and Kathrina his wife, 
John Huffman [John Henry Huffman] and Kathrina his wife, 
Joseph Guntz [Coons] and Kathrina his wife and his son John Annilis, 
John Fitshback [Fishback] and Agnes his wife, 
Jacob Rickart [Rector] and Elizabeth his wife and son John, 
"Milchert [Melchior] Brumback, the same order for himself and his wife 

Dillman Weaver and Ann Weaver his mother, 

Lekewin [Likewise ?] Peter Hitt and Elizabeth his wife." 

These certificates were not issued until May 30th, 1729. 

A true copy. Teste: 

Jan. 10, 1906. T. A. HARRIS, Clerk." 

John Broil, and Frederick Cobbler and his wife Barbara also on the same 
day make similar oaths. 

'SL^otatiJns^bovtgiven are from Va. Mag. of Hist, and Biog., Vol 13, pp. 367-373 
wherein thT further statement is made that the original English writing clerk made evident 
grave errors in the German spelling of the names. 



"The original German forms of the surname of the 1714 colonists are: 
Holzklau, Kemper, Martin, Spielman, Fischbach, Hoffman, Kuntz, Richter, 
Brumbach, Weber, Weide." 

"The history of Germanna is of importance because the colonists of 1714 
were the first organized body of Germans who came as permanent settlers to 
Va., and were the pioneers of that sturdy element which has done so much 
to develop the western part of the State. Germanna was the first county seat 
of Spotsylvania in 1722 and continued as such until 1732. It was originally 
in old Essex County, but is in the eastern portion of present Orange Co., on 
the south bank of the Rapidan, about thirty miles above Fredericksburg. For 
at least seven years Germanna was an armed fort on the extreme western 


Upon page 246, following "The names of these colonists 
were,"" there should be added the names of the first three to 
file affidavits, thus completing the twelve colonists : 

"Jacob Holxrow [Holtzclaw] and Margaret, his wife, and 
sons John and Henry (200 acres). 

John Camper [Kemper] and Alice Kathrina, his wife (100 

Johannes [John Joseph] Martin and Maria Kathrina, his 
wife, (100 acres)." 

The Westover Manuscripts, "Progress to the Mines," partly 
reproduced in History of Orange Co., Va., Scott, p. 87, et 
seq., contain the interesting description of Col. Byrd's visit to 
Col. Spotswood and Germanna in 1732. 

Journals of House of Burgesses, 1712-1726, edited by H. R. 
Mcllwaine, Va. State Librarian, p. xxii, contains especially 
interesting references to Germanna. 

Page 605, [El 230], read Mark Flory. 7 
Page 606, [E656-1], read Miriam Kern. 7 



Barrier to the Inhabitants of that part of the Country against the Incursions 
of the Indians," etc. 

This settlement was at once made a fort by order of the Council; its 
inhabitants, in view of their exposed position and their inability to raise crops, 
were exempted from "publick Levies of the Government"; and they were 
designated as "Rangers" and thus given general hunting privileges. 



Twelve Germanna colonists made affidavits in June, 1724, for the purpose 
of obtaining 1800 acres of land, as shown by the Spottsylvania Co. (Va.) 



"The original German forms of the surname of the 1714 colonists are: 
Holzklau, Kemper, Martin, Spielman, Fischbach, Hoffman, Kuntz, Richter, 
Brumbach, Weber, Weide." 

"The history of Germanna is of importance because the colonists of 1714 
were the first organized body of Germans who came as permanent settlers to 
Va., and were the pioneers of that sturdy element which has done so much 
to develop the western part of the State. Germanna was the first county seat 
of Spotsylvania in 1722 and continued as such until 1732. It was originally 
in old Essex County, but is in the eastern portion of present Orange Co., on 
the south bank of the Rapidan, about thirty miles above Fi'edericksburg. For 
at least seven years Germanna was an armed fort on the extreme western 
frontier of Va. as it then existed."" 

"These Germans were invited over, some years ago, by the Baron de 
Graff enreed, who has her Majesty's Letter to ye Governor of Virginia to fur- 
nish them Land upon their arrival. They are generally such as have been 
employed in their own country as miners," etc." 

"The first organized community in the new county [Spotsylvania] con- 
sisted of twelve German families from the old principality of Nassau-Siegen 
[Westphalia], Germany, who came to Va. in the month of April, 1714° + + 
They were skilled workers in iron, and built for Gov. Spotswood a blast fur- 
nace about 10 miles n.w. of Fredericksburg, which, according to his testimony, 
was the first in North America'" 1 -f- "Thus the great iron and steel industries 
of the U. S. had their genesis in the forest of Spotsylvania Co., Va.," etc. 

"The Assembly failing to take action on this measure, Spotswood himself 
some four years later, or in 1714, inaugurated the iron industry at Germanna, 
on the Rappahannock River, with German Protestant workmen, who came 
over with Baron de Graffenreidt." a * + "for improvem't of the Iron Mines 
lately discovered in this Country, which upon Tryal have been found to be 
extraordinary rich and good.""* 

July 21st, 1714: -\ \- "I continue, all resolv'd, to settle out our Tribu- 
tary Indians as a guard to ye Frontiers, and in order to supply that part, 
w'ch was to have been covered by the Tuscaruros, I have placed here a number 

■Va. Hist. Mag., Vol. 13, p. 363. 

b Letters of Gov. Spotswood, Vol. 2, p. 70. 
Vol. XI, pp. 231-233; Gen. of Kemper Family, pp. 5-53. 

c Hinke Jour, of Pres. Hist. Soc, 11, 1-3, Phila., Pa.; Va. Mag. of Hist, and Biog., 

"It will be almost like hunting for a needle in a haystack, as there are 6 or 8 Reformed 
churches in the neighborhood of Siegen, where Brumbac hmay have come from; so far as 
I know, not another member of the colony came from Miiesen." — Letter from Willis M. 
Kemper to compiler, Feb. 16, 1911. 

dVa. Mag. of Hist, and Biog., 12, p. 342. 

c Same reference, and also Slaughter, History of St. Mark's Parish, p. 5. 
a *Spotswood Letters, Vol. 1, pp. 20, 21. 



of Prodestant Germans, built them a Fort, and finish'd it with 2 pieces of 
Cannon and some Ammunition, which will awe the Straggling partys of North- 
ern Indians, and be a good Barrier for all that part of the Country. These 
Germans were invited over, some years ago, by the Baron de Graffenreed, who 
has her Majesty's Letter to ye Governor of Virginia to furnish them with 
Land upon their arrival. They are generally such as have been employed in 
their own country as Miners, and say they are satisfyed there are divers kinds 
of minerals in those upper parts of the County where they are settled, and 
even a good appearance of Silver Oar, but that 'tis impossible for any man to 
know whether those Mines will turn to account without digging some depth in 
the Earth, a liberty I shall not give them until I receive an Answer to what I 
represented to your Lo'ps concerning y'r Ascertaining her Maj't's Share, 
which I hope by y'r Lo'p's interposition be speedily signifyed" -4- +* 

"A settlement of German Protestants was also effected, under the aus- 
pices of the Governor, on the Rapidan river, which was called after the name 
of his residence, Germanna." " 

"In the county of Spotsylvania, Spotswood had about the year 1716, 
founded on a horseshoe peninsula of four hundred acres on the Rapidan, the 
little town of Germanna, so called after the Germans, sent over by Queen 
Anne, and settled in that quarter, and at this place he resided after his retire- 
ment. A church was built there mainly at his expense. Possessing an extensive 
tract of forty-five thousand acres of land, which abounded in iron ore, he 
engaged largely in connection with Robert Cary of England, and others in 
Virginia, in the iron manufacture." + + 

"As to the other Settlement, named Germanna, there are about forty 
Germans, Men, Women and Children, who, having quitted their native Country 
upon the invitation of Herr Graffenreidt, and being grievously disappointed 
by the failure to perform his Engagement to them, and they arriving also here 
just at a time when the Tuscaruro Indians departed from the Treaty they had 
made with this Government to settle upon its Northern Frontiers, I did, both 
in Compassion to those poor strangers, and in regard to the safety of the 
Country, place them together upon a piece of land, several Miles without the 
Inhabitants, where I built them Habitations and subsisted them until they were 
able, by their own Labour, to provide for themselves, and I presume I may, 
without a Crime or Misdemeanor, endeavour to put them in an honest way of 
paying their Just Debts."" + + 

"The earliest description of Germanna that has been found is in the 

"Spotswood Letters, Vol. II, pp. 70, 71. 
b Spotswood Letters, Vol. I, X. 
c Same, Vol. I, XIII. 
"Spotswood Letters, Vol. II, p. 96. 



diary of John Fountain." He + + visited the settlement on Nov. 20 and 21, 
1715. He says: "About 5 P. M. we crossed a bridge that was made by the 
Germans, and about 6 we arrived at the German settlement. We went imme- 
diately to the minister's house; we found nothing to eat, but lived upon our 
small provisions, and lay upon good straw. Our beds not being very easy, as 
soon as it was day we got up. It rained hard, notwithstanding we walked 
about the town, which is palisaded with stakes stuck in the ground, and laid 
close the one to the other, and of substance to bear out a musket shot. There 
are but nine families, and they have nine houses built all in a line, and before 
every house, about twenty feet distant from it, they have many sheds built 
for their hogs and hens; so that hog styes and houses make a street. The 
place that is paled in is a pentagon very regularly laid out, and in the very 
center there is a block house made with five sides which answer to the five sides 
of the great inclosure ; there are loop holes through it, from which you may 
see all the inside of the inclosure. This was intended for a retreat for the 
people, in case they were not able to defend the palisades if attacked by the 
Indians. They make use of this block house for divine service. They go to 
prayers constantly once a day and have two sermons on Sunday. We went to 
hear them perform their service, which was done in their own language, which 
we did not understand, but they seemed very devout, and sang the Psalms very 

This town or settlement lies upon the Rappahannock River, thirty miles 
above the falls, and thirty miles from any inhabitants. The Germans live very 
miserably. We would tarry here some time, but for want of provisions we are 
obliged to go. We got from the minister" a bit of smoked beef and cabbage, 
which was very ordinary. We made a collection between us three, of about 
thirty shillings, for the minister, and about twelve of the clock we took our 
leave, and set out to return." 


"Beyond Col. Spottswood's Furnace above the Falls of the Rappahannock 
River, within View of the vast Mountains, he had founded a Town called Ger- 
manna, from some Germans sent over thither by Queen Anne, who are now 
removed up farther : Here he has Servants and Workmen of most handycraft 
Trades; and he is building a Church, Court-House and Dwelling-House for 
himself; and with his Servants and Negroes he has cleared Plantations about 
it, purposing great Encouragement for People to come and settle in that unin- 
habited Part of the World, lately divided into a County. 

"Memoirs of a Huguenot Family, p. 267, and Kemper Genealogy, pp. 19-20. 
"Henry Hager, the first German Ref. pastor in the U. S. 


Beyond this are seated the Colony of Germans or Palatines, with Allow- 
ance of good Quantities of rich Land, at easy or no Rates, who thrive very 
well, and live happily, and entertain generously.'" 


"The Great Fork of the Rippehanning [Rappahannock]. 6 
It is situated about twenty-six miles from the Upper Germans towards 
the 'Potomik.' Three German families live there," etc.° 

"Extract from the Diary of Bros. Joseph [Spangenberg] and Matthew 
Rentz Through Md. and Va. July and Aug., 1748. 

"On July 30th, they came, towards evening, to the Licken Run [Licking 
Run] or Germantown, where they lodged with an old friend by the name of 
HolzHau. The little village is settled with Reformed miners ^from Nassau- 
Siegen. They live very quietly together and are nice people.'" 1 

At another place we find: "We spoke with each other about Bethlehem — 
400 miles distant through the forest. 

"These colonists remained at Germanna until the year 1721, when they 
acquired lands in the Northern Neck and removed about twenty miles north- 
ward from Germanna, locating in old Stafford Co. That section of Stafford 
fell into Prince William in 1730, and later (1759) into present Fauquier Co. 
Their new home, called Germantown, was on Licking Run about eight miles 
south of present Warrenton, Va. Midland Station, on the Southern Railroad, 
is near this ancient settlement, which, in 1721 marked the farthest westward 
advance of civilization in Virginia. The importance of the preceding Council 
Order and the Court Orders relating to the colonists of 1714, consists in the 
fact that these documents settle every doubt which has been raised with refer- 
ence to the time when and place from which they came. The Court Orders 
also furnish for the first time positive evidence with reference to the names of 
all the persons who composed this." 6 \ 

"But where is Germanna?** Or, rather, where was it? For this famous 
town of Gov. Spottswood— the first German settlement in Va. ; the first county 

Present State of Virginia Hugh Jones, ^on, ^ ^ cokmists 

Caspar Stoever was their first pastor." 
J Same, pp. 235 and 241. 

•Va. Mag. of Hist, and Biog., Vol. XIII, p. 368. 

»*Kemper Genealogy, pp. 18-19. omrintt m) 460-461, also contains 

"Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants, Rupp (reprint;, pp. 

data concerning "Germanna." 



town of Spottsylvania Co., where St. George's Parish was organized; where 
the first iron furnace in America was built, and the first pig iron made as 
Spottswood claims ; the place from which the famous expedition of 'the Knights 
of the Golden Horseshoe' started; where the first Ger. Ref. Cong, in the U. S. 
was organized, its first pastor settled, and its first services held — is no more. 
It is now only a ford in the river. Take your map of Va., and in the extreme 
northeastern corner of what is now Orange Co., on a remarkable horseshoe 
peninsula of about 400 acres, with the Rapidan to the north, west, and east of 
it, was the site of this famous town. Gov. Spottswood had a very large tract 
of land here ; he had discovered iron on this tract ; he brought these Germans 
over to work this body of ore ; he built a furnace near the tract, the ruins of 
which have lately been discovered, crumbling to dust, and overgrown with 
vegetation ; the Governor built himself a handsome residence on this tract, to 
which he retired in 1723, after he ceased to be Governor." 

"With the Reformed colonists Haeger left Germanna in 1721 and settled 

at Germantown, Fauquier Co. -| f- Occasionally ministers from Pennsylvania 

visited the congregation." * 


July 23, 1746, Stephen Huntzenbiller, Jacob Newswanger and Chris- 
topher Wingle of Frederick Co., Va., conveyed for natural love and affection 
"which we bear to our beloved brother and sister Henry Otterback and Agnes 
Otterback his wife" 100 acres lying in Prince William Co., Va., "in the Ger- 
mantown," it being part of the land taken up by John Fishback, Jacob Holtz- 
claw and John Henry Hoffman, by grand patent and by them conveyed by a 
lease for 99 years yet to come, to Milcard Brumbach, and by him conveyed to 
the grantors ; the said lease to Brumbach being recorded in Stafford Co., Va. 
This land adjoins that of Elizabeth Rictor and John Fishback. 

The above appears in the deed book of Prince William Co., 6 and in the 
same records also appears a deed of Feb. 21, 1738, by which Just Hite con- 
veyed to Jacob Niswanger, in consideration of 5 sh., 400 a. granted to Hite by 
patent June 12, 1734, lying "on ye west side of 'Shenando River' [Shenandoah] 
bounded by North Branch of Crooked Run, to Walnut which divides this and 
Peter Stephen's land. 

Further, on Feb. 22, 1738, at a court held for Orange Co., Va., "on the 

•Va. Mag. of Hist, and Biog., Vol. 12, p. 75. 

"Abstract made by Willis M. Kemper, Esq., Cincinnati, O., in his researches for Gene- 
alogy of the Kemper Family. Stafford Co. records were destroyed during the Civil War. 

'Information kindly furnished by Prof. Wm. J. Hinke, Auburn, N. Y., who, together 
with Mr. Chas. E. Kemper, Washington D. C, searched the records of Orange, Culpepper 
and Prince Wiliam counties, and both of whom have published data in Va. Magazine, and 
elsewhere, on this locality. 



petition of Just Hite and others for clearing road from Hyte's mill to Ashby's 
bent, its ordered that Lewis Stephen and Jacob Niswanger lay of ye same, 
make report of their proceedings to ye next court." 

"Pursuant to the within order we, the subscribers, have lay'S of the road 
from Just Hite Mill to the foard that leads to Ashby's bent, viz., from the Mill 
south about half a mile, from thence southeast to Caseys foard. Witness our 
hands the 22nd of March, 1738. 



The baptismal and marriage records of Rev. John Caspar Stoever (Notes 
and Queries, Egle, 1896, p. 83) contain this important family record: 

"June 5, 1738, John Jacob Neuschwunger and Maria Gertraudt Brumr- 
bach, Opaken (Opequon)." 

Opequon b is an old hamlet with a P. 0. and a creek, in Frederick Co., Va., 
N.E. of Winchester (the northernmost Co. of the State, and S.W. of Hagers- 
town, Md.) Frederick Co., Va., was formed from Orange Co. in 1738. In this 
connection it is interesting to note that none of the Brumbacks about Opequon 
can throw any light upon the life or even existence of these earlier Brumbachs 
or their marriages. 

The above marriage was made by Rev. John Casper Stoever, Jr. "This 
man probably organized more churches than any one else, not even excepting 
Muhlenberg himself." c "He also traveled beyond the Susquehanna in a S.W. 
direction, penetrating almost to the center of Va., via the Shenandoah Valley, 
stopping in Md. on the way, preaching to the scattered Lutherans and bap- 
tizing their children." He was the first Lutheran minister ordained in the 
colonies; was pastor in the Tulpehocken region (Pa.) 1733, after his father 
went to Va., to 1779 ; and ministered to the people of all religious beliefs. The 
considerable interval occurring before and after the entry of the Brumbach- 
Neuschwanger marriage seems to justify the conclusion that he then traveled to 
the Opequon, Va., region to see his father, Rev. John Caspar Stoever, Sr. 
(Note that this learned and precise German minister spells the name Brumbach, 
as Henry 3 [D3] also wrote it.) The lives and activities of the celebrated 
Stoevers are extensively given in Transactions of The Pennsylvania-German 

•Reference found and furnished by M. A. Gruber, 932 O. N. W., Washington, D. C, who 
has prepared a card index to the Stoever baptisms and marriages. 

^Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants-Frederick Co., Va., Cartmell, pp. 
165-169, contains interesting facts concerning this old settlement. 

•Proceedings Pennsylvania— German Society, Vol. XX, pp. 82 and 86. 

Plate 63 

Charles Ober 5 Brumbaugh [C368]. 

Plate 64 

Samuel Longenecker 5 Brumbaugh [C399]. 



Society, Vol. XX, pp. 82-89, 128-141, and the will of the elder is reproduced 
upon pp. 135 to 141 — registered in Will Book F, pp. 96 and 126, etc., Phila- 
delphia, Pa. Said will is signed, "John Caspar Stoever, Minister of the Dutch 
Lutheran Church in Virginia," and is of exceptional interest. In it he writes : 
"Now unto my well beloved son John Caspar Stoever, minister of Conestoken, 
unto thee and Michael Schmidt do I give, etc." 

"On Sept. 11, 1728, there arrived in Philadelphia Johann Caspar Stoever, 
Sr., Missionaire, and Johann Caspar Stoever, S. S. Theo. Stud. The latter re- 
mained in Pa. and was instrumental in founding many Lutheran churches. 
The former went to Madison County, Va., in 1733 + +." (Va. Hist. Mag., 
Vol. XI, p. 241.) 

"The German colony on Robinson river, west of the present town of Mad- 
ison, prospered under the kind government of Sir Alexander Spotswood. The 
colonists were laborious and pious people. In 1735 they founded a congrega- 
tion with Rev. Johann Caspar Stoever [Sr.] as parson, who also took charge 
of the church at Germanna, upon Rev. [Gerhard] HenkePs acceptance of a 
call to the congregation near the Yadkin River in N. C." (History of the 
German Element in Va., Schurecht, 1898, Vol. I, p. 74.) 

"Maria Gertraudt Brumbach," "Agnes Otterback" and the wives of Ste- 
phen Huntzenbiller and Christopher Wingle were undoubtedly sisters, and 
daughters of Melchior Brumbach, deceased, and the three sisters were appar. 
ently giving their interest to the other sister in the absence of male heir. 

It is evident from the affidavit of June 2, 1724, by "Milcard [Melchior] 
Brumbach" that upon landing in 1714 there were no children; as, under the 
early Va. laws, an additional allowance of fifty acres was granted for each 
child. Mr. Willis M. Kemper reports that the records of Prince William Co., 
Va., are incomplete, owing to destruction during the Civil War, and that the 
existing records and those of Fauquier Co. show no further trace of Milcard 
or Melchior Brumbach. 

Heads of Families — Va., 1782, Frederick Co., gives: "David Nisewanger 
5 whites," "John Nisewanger 6 whites" and "Colo. John Nisewanger 7 whites 
and 1 black." John Neuschwanger who, on June 5, 1738, m Maria Gertraudt 
Brumbach of Opequon, was probably the ancestor of the above persons, but no 
extensive efforts have been made to verify the supposition. 

The names Huntzenbiller, Wingle and Otterback do not appear in the 
above mentioned "Heads of Families," or in the Stoever baptisms and mar- 

Children ( at least 4 ) : 

Daughter; m Stephen Huntzenbiller. 

Maria Gertraudt ; m J ohn Jacob Neuschwanger. 



Daughter; m Christopher Wingle. 
Agnes ; m Henry Otterback. 

"12 Anna Juliana Kemper (John George— Germanna, Va., settler— Jo- 
hann) 6 Miisen 30 Dec, 1708 ; bap. 6 Jan., 1709 ; d in Pa. ; m Broom- 


41 1 Daughter, b 1736; m (Jacob ?) Hiestand. 
and others ? — at least 2 sons : 

Samuel— both m and were living in Fairfield Co., O., in 1813— nothing 
known since." * 

JOHANN KEMBER b Miisen, Nassau-Siegen (Westphalia), Germany, 

about 1635 (o. s.). 

John Henry Kemper (John George, Johann) b Miisen, March 23, 1696 
(o. s.) ; d Lititz, Pa., April 3, 1769 (n. s.) ; m about 1728, in Holland, Cath- 
arine Reichen, dau. Daniel Reichen. Came on Nancy (Rotterdam), Sept. 20, 
1738," settled in Lititz, Earl Twp., on Conestoga River," Lancaster Co., Pa. 

Mr. Kemper further says : "The spelling on p. 59, Kemper Genealogy, is 
the way I copied it from a letter dated 1814, written by Abraham Hiestand of 
Fairfield Co., O., to my great-grandfather, James Kemper. The latter was 
85 years old when I copied it, and I could not be certain whether the spelling 
was Brumbach or Broomback — it was one or the other." 

"(1) Jacob 1 Hiestand came from Pa. to Shenandoah Co., Va., in 18th 
century, 'married a Mrs. Brombach, a German lady, who first came to Amer- 
ica in her 14th year.' Jacob d through a canoe upsetting in the Shenandoah 
River— date unknown. (Family in 1804 moved from Shenandoah Co., Va., to 
near where Baltimore, Fairfield Co., O., was later built.; 

Children discovered (7), surname Hiestand: 

2 Jacob 2 . 

3 John 2 , (Rev.), b in Shenandoah Co., Va., before 1800 ; m Barbara 

S trickier (10 ch). 

4 Abraham 2 , (Rev.), Washington Co., Ind.— m 3 times. 

5 Joseph 2 , (Rev.). 

'Genealogy of the Kemper Family, p. 59. 
^Thirty Thousand Names— Rupp, p. 124. 

•From Hiestand Manuscript, kindly loaned by Mr. W. H. H. Turner, Hustead, O. 

Germanna Virginia. 


6 Elizabeth 2 , m Jacob Stouder. 

7 Maria 2 , m Jacob Bixler. 

8 Samuel 2 , J. P. of Fairfield Co., 0.— later Bishop U. B. Church. 

The Hiestands lived in Page Co., Va., a and another dau., Barbara, m 

Boyer, the latter fact will be of interest to the Pa. Boyers, Brumbaughs, etc. 
[E18, 68, 69], etc. 

There is a will, dated 1765, of Jacob Hiestand, recorded in 1769 in Mont- 
gomery Co., Pa. — probably that of the father of Jacob, who m Mrs. Brombach. 

"See "Heistand's Corner" [Al], p. 76. See also [D9], p. 275. 




SAMUEL BRUMBAUGH [?] m Rosarma Kauffman, daughter of David 
Kauffman and viii Sophia 3 Keller (Carl Andrew 2 , Johann Peter 1 ). 

Pennsylvania Genealogies, Egle, 1896, pp. 344-345, contains a record 
of the above marriage in the families of "Keller of Lancaster," unfortunately 
without dates of birth, and nowhere in Pa. has the compiler been able to find 
any identification of this "Samuel Brumbaugh," or of the David Kauffman. 
Query: Are these descendants of Michael Kauffman,* the early Va. Mennonite 
minister, who received the patent for 400 a. — "Michael Coffman of Lancaster 
County, Province of Pennsylvania," etc.? Samuel [D17], * of Henry 2 Brum- 
bach [D3], probably married in Lancaster Co., Pa., and the presumptive evi- 
dence strongly indicates that the Widow Brumbach 1 [D2] came from that 

Children (5) : 

i Wilhelmina ; m Spencer Barrett. 

ii Mary; m John Thomas (Elvin and William). 

iii Samuel. 

iv Emma; m George J. Bolton (5 ch). 

v Jennie. 

Although possibly irrelevant, these records are here introduced, in connection 
with the various facts leading to Lancaster Co., Pa., in the hope that further 
facts may be discovered; and that the position of this John Brumbach in the 
"Brumbach Families" may be fully determined. 

JOHN BRUMBACH (BROMBACH), of Lancaster Co., Pa., m Magda- 
l ena ; he d 1760. His widow m (2) Stephen Hornberger. 

The Census of 1790 enumerates Stephen Hornberger's family in Hemp- 
field Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., as 2 white males over 16 and 4 females. 

BACH.— FEB. 28, 1757." 

Michael Strebel 

and An Article or Agreement, Anno 1757, Feb. StSth. 

John Brombach 

We the subscribers declare that we have mutually made an Agreement as 
follows, to wit, that I Michael S treble, a weaver by trade, have sold to John 
Brombach, a smith by trade, my improvement, for the sum of ninety pounds 

"See pages 257, 265. 




current Pennsylvania money, and John Brombach is to pay in money to 
Michael Streble the sum of 35 pounds before the next May court, and the 
second part he is to pay in one year from next autumn, that is to say 15 
pounds in the year 1758, and the remaining parts to be paid in sums of 10 
pounds annually until the whole is paid ; and he is to give the housewife a 
gratuity of one doubloon at 1 pound and 6 shillings ; and by this agreement 
Michael Streble promises to give together with the place whatever is nailed 
fast, and the stove in the (sitting) room, and the plow, and the small and 
large clevis, together with the farm-scales ; and Michael Streble shall have the 
privilege of remaining on the place until the May court, and he is to look after 
affairs of John Brombach and to take charge thereof and to guard him from 
injury as much as he can; and I, Michael Streble, reserve for myself two acres 
of land so that I can build a house upon it, if I should not find a location that 
pleases me elsewhere, that I can dwell in it as long as I live, and after [I and] 
my wife are deceased it is to be the property of John Brombach, but it is to be 
located on one side and not in the middle of the land ; and Michael Streble 
further makes the following condition, that Adam Heinrich is to remain in 
possession for four years of the 4 acres of land on which the cottaeg stands, he 
having moved to this land on the 2d of August, 1756. The above are acknowl- 
edged with our own signatures. 



I, John Brombach, herewith declare that after Michael Strebel on March 
5, 1757, has given me additional written security, the aforesaid remains un- 
changed in so far as concerns the two acres of land for a house for himself 
and his wife, so long as they or either of them shall live, for their residence 
but for no other persons, and all that is aforesaid remains as we agreed, this I 
testify with my own signature. Done at Lancaster, March 5, 1757. 


Witness : 

Henry Kemper, 
Joseph Long. 

Lancaster County, ss. : Before me the subscriber, one of the Justices of 
the Peace in and for the county aforesaid, personally appeared John Long 
who upon his solemn affirmation according to law did declare that he is well 
acquainted with the handwriting of his brother Joseph Long one of the sub- 

•Translated from the German record by the late Dr. Jos. PI. Duhbs of Franklin and 
Marshall College. 



scribing witnesses to the within and above instrument of writing, etc., etc. 
Signed with hand and seal, Sept. 1, 1796. 


Recorded Sept. 2, 1796. George Ross, Recorder. Record Book YY, 
p. 164, Lancaster, Pa. 

"LANCASTER COUNTY, PA., 1760 TO 1763"— Page 9. 

"At an Orphans Court held at Lancaster for the County of Lancaster the 
first Tuesday of December, 1760, before Emanuel Carpenter Esquire and his 
Companions Judges, etc. Caspar Bruner Administrator etc. of John Brum- 
bough deed produced to the Court the Acct of their Administration on the 
Estate of the said deceased whence their appears to be a Ballance in his hands 
of £112-11-10 which after deducting 12/ their Expences at this Court is re- 
duced to the sum of £111-10-10 is distributed as follows 

12- 0" 

"Caspar Bruner Admr. of John Brumbaugh deceased produced to the 
Court the Account of the Admn on the Est. of the deceased passed Before the 
Deputy Reg whereby their appears to be a Ballance in the hands of the said 
Admr of 112-11-10 which account is allowed and approved of and the said 
Admr is allowed the further sum of £20-0-0 paid by him to Ulrich Strable for 
two Bonds of the deed which with the sum of 12/ their Expences at this Court 
Reduces the Ballance to the sum of £91-19-10 which is ordered to be paid and 
distributed as follows vis 

To Stephen Hornberger and Magdalene his Wife late Wid. of deed, £30-1 S-S 1 /^ 
To Magdalene Brombaugh only dau of the deed, 61- 6-6% 


Philip Schriner is apptd Guardian over the Person and Est of Magdalena 
Brombaugh an Orph & Minor Dau of John Brombaugh deed during her 

"Stephen Hornberger and Magdalene his wife late Magdalena Brom- 
baugh and Caspar Briner Admr of the est of John Brumbaugh bal £31-1-4. 
To Stephen Hornberger and Magdalena his wife widow of deed £10-3-l!/2 

Magdalena the Daughter £20-6-2 Vo" b 

"Magdalena wife of Stephen Hornberger and Caspar Briner admr John 

■Same, 1760-1763, p. 17. 
"Same, p. 40. 

Plate 65 

Plate 66 

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■ jab* *»>tj t_ I fl tjfir- 

A,JJd /!„ i 

I m m [grant List, Ship Halifax, September 22, 1752. 
(Courtesy of Mr. Luther R. Kelker.) 



Brumbaugh John owned 50 acres for which propr Warrant but no survey and 
less one child an infant then about 2 yrs — share £20-60-2^"* 

"Magdalena daughter of John and Magdalena Brumbach Feb 23rd 1759, 
Bap'd March 25, 1759, by Rev. William Stoy" b 

Issue from, 1st m (2), surname Brumbach or Brombach: 

Magdalena, b Feb. 23, 1759. 



[Dl] JOHAN MELCHIOR BROMBACH arrived in Philadelphia, Pa., 
on the ship Halifax, Capt. Thomas Coatam, September 22, 1752, from Rotter- 
dam, and last from Cowes. 

Immigrant List of the Ship Halifax — September 22, 1752. 
In Philadelphia Friday the 22d September 1752 
Present Edward Shippen Esquire 

The Foreigners whose names are underwritten Imported in the Ship Hali- 
fax Captn. Thomas Coatam from Rotterdam and last from Cowes in England 
took this day the usual Qualifications to the Government No 145 

[Dl] Johan Melchior Brombach Henry X Meyer 

John Conrod Blecher Hans Jacob Serber Zimmerman 

Johann Gorg Kuntz Peter Duweiler (?) 

Christophel Witmer Leonhart Weidman ( ?) 

Philip Engel Heinrich Maag 

Nickolas X Kohler Caspar X Wincker 

Friederik X Eberhart Henrich Mercki (?) 

Michael X Springer Friederich Horsch 

Martin Decker Hendrik Fre'y (sik on board) 

Johan Gorg Kreybach ? Willhelm Haussaman (?) 

Joh Johannes. Griese ? Johannes X Rudolph 

Joannes Josephus Roth Friedrich Rammer (?) 

Davit X Sasmanhausen Lorentz X Durr 

Jacob Roth on bond (sick) Hans Jacob Miilli (Miiller ?) 

Hans Feltz Filipi Hirdt (?) 

X in above means "His mark." 

■Same, p. 42. 

b Penna. — German Society — Baptismal Records of the First Reformed Church at Lan- 
See also Vol. IV, p. 275, Trinity Lutheran Ch. Records — same record. 



Anthony X Zinck 

Jacob Miiller 

Christian T Groz 

Conrad Miiller 

Hans George X Doctor 

Johanes X Paulus 

George X Paulus 

Jacob Miiller 

Christian X Herman 

Johannes Siirber 

Johann Jacob Bersey 

Jacob (?) Siirber 

Johann Ludwig Bersey 

Heinrich Zolli 

Jacob ( ?) 

Henry Kuntz 

J Jacob X Bruker 

Ulrich Kreyser (?) 

Philip X Hoffman 

Hans Heinrich Weiss ( ?) 

Bartholomae X Evar 

Hans Conrad X Wird 

Joas Imschiedt ( ?) 

Hans Jacob Riimmen 

Peter Reeb 

Hans Casper Schladter ( ?) 

Hans Michael X Geyer 

Johannes X Meyer 

Friederich X Flekstein 

Johannes X Jordan 

Hans Michel Hammer 


Hans Philip Elter 

Jacob Klein 

X in above means "His mark." 

The testimony of the early Moravian diaries and the known migration and 
close intercourse between the settlement of Germantown, Bethlehem, and Lititz 
in Lancaster Co., Pa., and those German settlements of Germanna and Ger- 
mantown in Va. seem to indicate a probable relation between the Brumbach — 
Broomback who m Anna Julian Kemper, and the Melchior Brumbach of Ger- 
manna, who "came into this country to dwell in the month of April, 1714," and 
that he brought with him Elizabeth his wife." The compiler's study of the 
problems involved also leads to the theory that there is a further relation be- 
tween the foregoing and [Dl] Johan Melchior Brombach who landed at Phila- 
delphia September 22, 1752, and the [D2] Widow Brumbach (or Brombach), 
whom we find in Page Co., Va., about 1760 — recently from Pa. The former 
seemingly died in Pa., but the searches thus far possible amongst the records of 
Eastern Pa. have failed to throw further light upon the time and place of the 
death of [Dl]. He may be the long-sought husband of the "Widow Brum- 
bach"; and the latter has been assigned [D2], but is given as the head of the 
American ancestry of Section D, in the following pages. 

The "Marriage and Baptismal Records of the Rev. John Waldschmidt, a 
Minister of the Reformed Church who served the Congregations of Cocalico, 
Seltenreich, Weissachenland and Muddy Creek in Lancaster Co., Pa." contain : 



"Brumbach, Margaretta, daughter of Melchior and Christian Conrad, son 
of Lenhard Conrad, married March 6, 1770, at Riehmstown in Andrew Reihm's 
House." ' 

The Conrads lived in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co., Pa., and the Marriage 
Records of the Rev. John Casper Stoever, Jr., show that Christian Conrad 
was b June 19, 1745, and baptized July 6, 174<6. b 

•Translated and furnished by Luther R. Kelker, Custodian of Public Records, Pa. 
»Pa. Arch., 6th Series, Vol. IV, p. 211. 


"About A. D. 1760 a German woman, a widow Brumbach, first name un- 
known, with her 5 children settled on the South Branch of the Shenandoah 
River above Bixley's Ferry and three or four miles north from Luray, in what 
is Page County, Virginia. The family had then recently come from Germany 
and probably landed in Pennsylvania and passed through the Tulpehocken 
region, that State, without a long stay, into the Luray Valley, Va. The chil- 
dren were four daughters and one son — Henry. Two of the daughters were 
Elizabeth and Mary, but the names of the others are unknown." ' 

"A large majority of our first immigrants were from Pennsylvania, com- 
posed of native Germans or German extraction. There were, however, a num- 
ber directly from Germany, several from Md. and N. J., and a few from N. Y. 
These immigrants brought with them the religion, habits and customs of their 
ancestors. They were composed generally of three religious sects, viz. : Luth- 
erans, Menonists and Calvinists, with a few Tunkers. They generally settled 
in neighborhoods pretty much together. 

"The territory now composing the County of Page, Powell's fort, and the 
Woodstock valley, between the West Fort mountain and North mountain, ex- 
tending from the neighborhood of Stephensburg for a considerable distance 
into the county of Rockingham, was almost exclusively settled by Germans-. 
They were very tenacious in the preservation of their language, religion, cus- 
toms and habits. In what is now Page County they were almost exclusively 
of the Menonist persuasion; but few Lutherans or Calvinists settled among 
them." b 

Susanna Brumbach and Johannes Oehrle, (John Early). [Is this 

April 10, 1753 Susanna Brumbach m Johannes Oehrle, b Jan. 9, 1824; * 
Thomas and Margaret Fensterle Oehrle. John Early left Jesingen Kircheim, 
Anderteck, Wurtemberg, arriving at Phila. in the ship "Brothers" Aug. 24, 
1750. He immediately proceeded to Londonderry Twp., Lebanon Co., then 

•Much of the original investigation for the Va. portion of this work (comprising about 
20 typewritten pages) was carefully made by the late Judge Jefferson 5 Brurnback [D3S1], 
who 'spent several summers in that State making personal investigations. He died June 22, 
1907, and evidenced the greatest interest, approval and co-operation in the work of the com- 
piler The "Tulpehocken" statement is important, and the recently discovered Mennonite 
records showing a probability that the husband of the "Widow 1 Brumbach" [D2] will yet be 

identified.^ Jud j efferson 5 Brurnback and Judge Orville Sanford' Brurnback [D263], To- 
ledo O, closely worked together in the effort to gather authentic family records; and, since 
the death of the former, the latter has been constant in his co-operation to further the 
success of this work. 

"History of the Valley of Va.— Saml. Kercheval, Woodstock, Va., 1850, pp. 50-51. 




Lancaster, Pa. Before Jan., 1752, he had become a resident of Reading, Berks 
Co., Pa. Jan. 6, 1752, at a congregational meeting, he was elected one of a 
committee to superintend the erection of a church for the newly organized con- 
gregation. His name also appears in the first list of contributors toward its 
maintenance. Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 12, 1754, Susanna d according to the 
records of Trinity Ch. : "The wf. of John Early Johannes Oehrle, Reformist." 
Some time during the following winter Mr. Early settled on the banks of the 
Swatara, then Derry Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa." 

Mr. M. A. Gruber, Washington, D. C, furnishes these references con- 
cerning Susanna's marriage, etc. : Penna German, Vol. X, p. 74 ; Notes and 
Queries, Egle, 3d Ser., Vol. II, p. 176; same ref., An. Vol. 1897, p. 49, and An. 
Vol. 1899, p. 96; also Notes and Queries, 3d Ser., Egle, p. 232. 

Rev. J. W. Early, Reading, Pa., author of Lutheran Ministers of Berks 
Co., Pa., also furnished information. 

John Early Mch. 11, 1756, m (2) Mary or Christina Regina Sichele. 
Son by 1st m: 

i Christian, h Jan. 13, 1754; May 24, 1779, m Elizabeth Hillinger; he 
d Aug. 23, 1803. There were 13 ch., widely scattered. Rev. J. W. 
Early, Reading, Pa., is a son by the 2d m. 
Hermanus Emanuel 1 Brumbach [Gl], b 1751 and d 1803 at Amityville, 
Berks Co., Pa., is of a later generation, though living in the same general local- 
ity. The children of Gerhard 1 Brumbach [Al] were b between 1716 and 
1735. The Susanna," as per tombstone inscription, b 1758 and d Dec. 6, 1840, 
m William Posey. For -various reasons this Susanna cannot be a dau. of Ger- 
hard 1 [Al]. The deed from descendants of Melchior Brumbach, July 23, 
1746,° seems to exclude her from this family. There is a possibility that Su- 
sanna may have been a dau. of the Widow Brumbach, and, because there seems 
no better place these facts are here introduced. 

Children (5; [D6] and [D7] vacant): 
[D3] + Henry 2 , b Feb. 4, 1739; d 1799. 
[D4] Elizabeth 2 . 
[D5] Mary 2 . 

[D3] HENRY 2 BRUMBACH ([D2] Widow 1 Brumbach), 6 Feb. 4, 
1739; Sept. 18, 1761, m (1) Ann Kauffman, orphan dau Martin Kauffman, 
then late of Frederick Co., Va., deceased. Ann d Sept. 22, 1778. April 17, 
1779, Henry 2 m Anna Strickler. 

■Additional facts arc contained in History of Berks Co., Pa., Montgomery, 1909, pp.443- 
444, from which the above facts are taken. 
"See p. 88. 
c See p. 251. 





The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron in that 
part of Great Britain called Scotland, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of 
Virginia, To all to whom this present writing shall come sends Greeting. 
Know Yee That for good causes for and in consideration of the Composition 
to me paid and for the annual rent hereinafter reserved, I have given, granted 
and confirmed and by these presents for me my heirs and assigns do give, grant 
and confirm unto Michael Coffman of Augusta County a certain tract of waste 
and ungranted land in said County which was surveyed for him in behalf of 
and for the Orphans of Martin Coffman, deceased, and bounded as by a survey 
made by Mr. John Baylis as follows: Beginning at a large white oak on a 
hill on the north side of dry run, then N 80° E 340 poles to three pines on a 
levell, then S 10° E 189 poles to three pines standing triangular in a meadow, 
then S 85° W 340 poles to a large pine by dead one on a hill side, then N 
10° W 189 poles to the beginning containing 400 acres together, with all 
rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging Royal Mines Ex- 
cepted and a full third part of all Lead, Copper, Tinn, Coals Iron Mines & 
Iron Ore that shall be found thereon. To Have and to hold the said 400 acres 
of Land, together with all rights, profits and benefits to the same belonging or 
in any wise appertaining, except before excepted, to him, the said Michael 
Coffman, his heirs and assigns forever, he, the said Michael Coffman his heirs 
and assigns, therefor yielding and paying to me, my heirs or assigns, or to my 
certain attorney or attorneys, agent or agents, or to the certain attorney or 
attornies of my heirs or assigns, proprietors of the said Northern Neck, 
Yearly and every Year on the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel the fee 
rent of one shilling sterling money for every fifty acres of land hereby granted, 
and so proportionably for a greater or lesser quantity, Provided that if the 
said Michael Coffman, his heirs or assignees, shall not pay the said reserved 
annual rent as aforesaid so that the same or any part thereof shall be behind 
or unpaid by the space of two whole years after the same shall become due if 
Legally Demanded that then it shall and may be lawful for me, my heirs or 
assigns, Proprietors as aforesaid, my or their certain attorney or attorneys, 
Agent or Agents, into the above granted premises to re-enter and hold the 
same so as if this grant had never passed. Given at my office in the County of 
Fairfax within my said proprietary under my hand & seal. Dated the 15th 
day of June in the 27th year of his Majesty, King George the Second reign, 
A. D., 1754. 




Michael Coffman in behalf of Martin Coffman orphan his deed for 400 
acres of land in Augusta County. 

Land Office, Richmond, Va. 
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy from the records of 
this office. Witness my hand and seal of Office this 23d day of September, 

[Seal.] W. R. GAINES, 

Register of Land Office. 

The patent of Lord Fairfax of June 15, 1754, shows that the 400 acres 
was conveyed to Michael Coffman for the orphans of Martin Coffman, without 
naming them. There is recorded in the County Clerk's office of Frederick 
County, Virginia, at Winchester in Volume 10 of Deeds, p. 193, a deed from 
Michael Coffman of Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania, and late of 
the County of Augusta, in the Colony of Virginia, to Henry Bromback and 
Ann, his wife, late Ann Coffman, daughter and orphan of Martin Coffman, de- 
ceased, of Frederick County, Virginia. This deed is a lease and release dated 
April 1, 1765, and conveys the 400 acres* covered by the patent from Lord 
Fairfax of June 15, 1754. It is signed by Michael Coffman in German and 
attested by Samuel Newman and Thomas Wood and one whose German signa- 
ture is illegible. The record of the deed in giving Henry's signature is written 
indistinctly, as are most early English transcripts, and the name of Frederick 
County reads 'Friederich.' " " (Especial attention is directed to the auto- 
graphic Bible Record of [D3] "Henrich Brumbach.") 

"Henry 2 Brumbach [D3] died testate in 1799 in Rockingham County, 
Virginia (that County was established in 1778), and by his will, probated there, 
devised the 400 acre Spring Farm tract to his sons [D8] John 3 and [D12] 
David 3 , and to his son [D10] Henry 3 another tract of 206 acres. By deed 
dated May 12, 1805, Book P, p. 338, at Woodstock, Virginia, 'Ann Broom- 
bach,' the widow of 'Henry Broombach,' of Rockingham County, Virginia, in 
consideration of 150 pounds, released her right of dower in the tracts devised 
by Henry Brumbach to his sons John 3 , David 3 and Henry 3 . The lands were 
then in Shenandoah County, established in 1772, under name of Dunmore, 
last name being changed to Shenandoah in 1777. Page County was cut off 
from Shenandoah in 1831."° 

"Now known as the "Spring Farm," containing a large spring which runs both a grist 
and a saw mill. 

b Judge Jefferson 5 Rrumhack's investigations. 

'Ileeord made by the late Judge Jefferson 5 Brmnback [D231]. 



Letter from Dr. John W. Wayland. 

"Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 2, 1912. 

"XXX I have just come from the clerk's office (Harrisonburg, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va.), and submit the following facts: 

April 7, 1806, John 3 [D8], Henry 3 [D10], and David 3 Brumback [D1S], 
made a deed to their younger brother, Jacob 3 Brumback [D16], which is re- 
corded in Burnt Records Deed Book No. 0000, pp. 427, 428. From this deed 
it appears that Henry 2 Brumback [D3], deceased, made his last will and testa- 
ment May 14, 1792, which was duly admitted to record in Rockingham Coun- 
ty; that he willed among other things a tract of land each, in Shenandoah 
County, to his sons John, Henry, and David; also to his widow, Nancy' 
Brumback, the whole of his plantation in the County of Rockingham, called 
and known by the name of 'New Glasgow,' until his son Jacob Brumback 
[D16] should be 21. Other conditions are mentioned. 

It also appears that New Glasgow comprised 124 acres, but as yet I have 
not been able to locate it. 

Henry signed in German (in 1806). This was Henry, Jr. [D10]. 

It is quite possible that the land referred to as being in Shenandoah 
County is now in Page County. 

It is also possible — probable — that Henry Brumback, Sr. [D3], was a 
Mennonite, for 4 miles west of Harrisonburg would put him right in a Men- 
nonite settlement ; but I find no Mennonite minister by that name in Rocking- 
ham. Write Bishop L. J. Heatwole, Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., 
who can likely help you regarding the Mennonite relations. 

I could not find Henry Brumback's will — many of our records were burned 
in 1864. But there are other records regarding the Brumbacks. As yet I 
have not found the sale to Daniel Smith XXX 

With kindest regards, I remain 

Yours very truly, 


Letter from Bishop Lewis James Heatwole." 
"Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., Jan. 11, 1912, 
"XXX The Ruffners of our county were among the first pioneer Men- 

■Often used interchangeably with Anna. See [D3] Bible Record. 

"Lewis James Heatwole, 6 Dec. 4, 1852, ordained bishop in Mennonite Ch. May 2, 
in Middle District of Va. Conference. His letter and that of Dr. John W. Wayland, preced- 
ing, throw important light upon the problem of the identity of the "Widow Brumbach. 



nonites who formed the greater part of the Massanutten colony in the page 
Valley of the Shenandoah river from 1727 to 1735 — and at all events had 
reached this point from Lancaster Co., Pa., coming by way of the Susquehanna 
River, Chesapeake Bay, and the Potomac River and across the Blue Ridge 
through Swift Run Gap by the Spottswood route of 1716. 

The records in my possession show that at least the Ruffners, Stricklers, 
Stovers and Kauffmans were Mennonites, and that Michael Kauffman, Jacob 
Strickler, Henry Brumbach [D3] and probably Peter Ruffner with John 
Rhodes were Mennonite preachers. 

The first court of Rockingham County was held April 17, 1778, at the 
house of Daniel Smith, two miles north of what is now Harrisonburg. His 
father, John Smith, had come from England as an officer in the French and 
Indian War, but his wife appears to have been a German woman. It was 
Daniel, a son of Daniel Smith, who later became the distinguished Judge Smith 
of our county, and his portrait now occupies a prominent place in the County 
Court House at Harrisonburg to-day. It was this same Judge Smith who came 
into possession of the Brumbach farm as the following records show: [See 
D9— p. 275.] 

"Deed Book No. 1 Records of Rockingham County Va." Page 73. 

Daniel Smith, on 17th day of April, 1806, buys of Henry Brumbach 
[D3] through Jacob Brumbach administrator of the will of Henry Brum- 
bach a plantation known as the "New Glass" farm for $1500, not including 
the part reserved by said will for the benefit of Nancy Brumback the widow of 
Henry Brumback during her life time, and containing 90 acres — witnessed and 
signed by Hugh Boyd and [D12] David Brumback. [See "Anna" in Bible 

"Deed Book No. 4. Records of Rockingham County" — Page 268. 

In year 1817 (day and year not legible) the heirs of Henry Brumback 
sell to Daniel Smith and William Cravens 47 acres of "New Glass" farm as the 
dowry of Nancy "Broomback." 

The signatures to this deed are: Samuel Kauffman, Abraham Miller, Da- 
vid Ruffner (signed in German), David Brumback [D12], Samuel Stover, Sam- 
uel Miller, Samuel Brumback [D17], Christian Brumback [D19], Tobias 
Brumback [D21], Jacob Brumbach [D16]. 

According to the phraseology of this deed, which is very wordy and 
lengthy, the inference is to be drawn that besides the five sons there were also 
five daughters in the family. Of these Barbara [D7] was the wife of Samuel 
Kauffman, Elizabeth [Dll] the wife of Abram Miller, Ann [D9] the wife of 



David Ruffner, Susanna [D13] the wife of Samuel Stover, and Mary [D15] 
the wife of Samuel Miller. 

In making a search through the County Records again, with the assist- 
ance of the clerk in charge, it develops that all the names signed to the deed 
of the Henry Brumback heirs to Daniel Smith gave affidavit and signed the 
deed at Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, April 27th, 1817. 

I am not sure, but the evidence is almost conclusive that almost all the 
descendants of the "Massanutten" colony on the Shenandoah River, 1727 to 
1735, at a later period settled in the part of Rockingham County, this State, 
occupied by the Brumbacks — hence the evidence that the wives of the Brum- 
back sons were of the Kauffmans, Stricklers, Millers and Stovers of the same 
generation — as were also the husbands of the Henry Brumback daughters. 

Have made a fruitless effort to find the will of Henry Brumback, but it is 
evident that it was recorded here and lost with many others during the period 
of the Civil War. 

As to the said Samuel Brumbaugh" being identified with the [D17] Sam- 
uel whom you say was born Dec. 17, 1786, cannot be established here further 
than that he was of the same generation with the Virginia Brumbacks. 

Trusting that the above data may answer the purpose for which you 
intend it, and wishing you much success in your efforts to bring forward a 
reliable register of the Brumbaugh family, and that in return it may meet 
with an extended patronage from a generous public, I beg to remain 

Humbly but sincerely, 



The recently discovered fact that Henry Brumbaugh [D3] was a minis- 
ter in the Mennonite colony in the Shenandoah valley, together with a number 
of others in the second generation closely connected with the ancestors of 
various families, and the uncertainty surrounding the principals in the state- 
ment, "About A. D. 1760 a German woman, a widow Brumbach, first name 
unknown, with her 5 children, settled on the South Branch of the Shenandoah 
River," from Pa., etc., requires a close search of the early Mennonite records 
of Va. and Pa. 

"Up until this time (1800) all ministers and deacons residing in Va. 
appear to have been ordained in Pa., and it seems that all matters of organiza- 
tion and oversight were vested in the Lancaster Co. (Pa.) conference; in 

"A search of the Fairfield Co. (O.) records has not yet been possible since the discovery 
of these facts. 

Plate 67 

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Facsimile Bible Record of "Henrich 2 Bbombach" [DS] — I. 

Plate 68 



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Facsimile Bible Record of "Menrich 2 Brombach" [D3] — II. 



short, the church in Va. was regarded but as the southern arm extending from 
the central or parent body of Mennonites in America." "Minister's visits from 
Pa. were frequent, etc." 

The above quotation and the following statements and quotations are 
from a 14-page pamphlet, "A History of the Mennonite Conference of Virginia 
and Its Work, etc." — Mennonite Pub. House, Scottdale, Pa., 1910": 

The establishment of the Massanutten colony on the Shenandoah River in 
1727, and the petition of Michael Kauffman and 7 others in 1733 asking the 
protection of acting Governor Gorch of Va. "in their rights as landholders in 
the settlement then known as 'Massanuting' [now] in Page Co., Va." b 

Michael Kauffman "so far as known is the first Mennonite who preached in 
Va." His remains lie in the cemetery at Lindale Ch., near Edom, Rockingham 
Co., Va.— b June 21, 1714; d Dec. 21, 1788. "Adam Miller, the founder of 
the first German settlement in the Shenandoah Valley." Adam Miller and 
his comrades are said to have come from Lancaster Co., Pa. [See Wayland, 
p. 40.] 

"Mention is made of another Mennonite minister in connection with this 
colony by the name of Jacob Strickler, who in the year 1731 is said to have 
established his home near the site where the town of Luray is located." (Henry 2 
Brumbach [D3] m (1) Anna Kauffman Sept. 18, 1761; m (2) Anna Strickler 
April 17, 1779 — were these daughters of above?) 

"In the year 1754 a strong colony of Mennonites located on the North 
Fork of the Shenandoah River near what is Woodstock. These people, it 
would appear, came here from Pa. by way of the Cumberland Valley across 
the Md. border to Va. Two ministers by the name of Stauffer and Graybill 
preached regularly here, while, still later, mention is made by Saml. Kercheval, 
p. 91, "The History of the Valley, of a Mennonite minister, John Rhodes [See 
D10 — Marcus Grove m (1) his dau, and Christian Grove m (1) a Rhodes], 
who in the latter part of August, 1766, with 4 members of his family — wife 
and 3 sons — were killed by the Indians and their home burnt to ashes. His 
daughter Elizabeth, carrying her baby sister in her arms, escaped to the barn 
and later by flight through a field of tall hemp to the river, which she crossed 
in safety. This awful tragedy took place on the Shenandoah River [later] 
in Page Co., some miles below Luray. The circumstances of the daughter's 
escape, and the burning of the buildings by the Indians was witnessed by the 
Stauffer family, who lived on the opposite side of the river." 

•Kindly given the compiler by Bishop Lewis J. Heatwole, member of the Committee of 3 
preparing the pamphlet. 

"Palmer's Calendar of State Papers, Vol. I, pp. 219-229, as quoted by Dr. John W. 
Wayland in "The German Element in Shenandoah Valley," pp. 3.5-5G, wherein will be found 
much of especial interest concerning the early settlement of these localities. 



The Bible records of [D3] Henry 2 Brumbach and [D10] Henry 3 Brum- 
bach, herewith reproduced, were carefully intensified and translated by Prof. 
Michael Alvin Gruber of Washington, Pa. (after all this section was in type), 
and he is positive that the original records are " Brombach." This strengthens 
the supposition of relationship between [Dl] Johan Melchior Brombach and 
[D2] the " Widow 1 Brombach " ; but no attempt has been made to change the 
printed "Widow 1 Brumbach," so as to conform to the latest translations. 
Brombach and Brumbach are frequently used interchangeably, as found in 
the foreign records and noted in the beginning of this publication. 

b JANUARY, 1789/ 

Henry Brumbach was born 1739, the 4th day of February. 

On the 18th day of September, 1761, I, Henry Brumbach, and Anna 
Kauffmann entered into wedlock. 

The 17th of August, 1762, a young daughter was born to us named Bar- 
bara, her sign is in the Cancer. 

The 9th day of September, 1764, a young boy was born to us named Jo- 
hannes, his sign is in the Fishes. 

The 11th of November, 1766, a young daughter was born to us named 
Anna, her sign is in the Fishes. 

The 5th of March, 1769, a young son was born to us, named Henry, his 
sign is the Waterbearer. 

The 19th of August, 1771, a young daughter was born to us named Eliza- 
beth, her sign is the Archer. 

The 12th of March, 1774, a young son was born to us named David, his 

6ign is the Fishes. 

The 3rd of July, 1776, a young daughter was born to us named Susan, 
her sign is the Waterbearer. 

The 22nd of September, 1778, my wife died. 

The 17th of April, 1779, I, Henry Brumbach, and Anna Strickler entered 
into wedlock. 

The 11th of February, 1780, a young son was born to us named Joseph, 
his sign is the Taurus. 

'The Bible Records of [D3] Henry 4 Brumbach and [D10] Henry 3 Brumbach are repro- 
duced through the kindness of [E256] Joseph Martin 5 Brumback, Luray, Page Co., Va 
R R 1 He has added an historical and genealogical treasure to this work, and especial 
thanks are extended to himself and to his sister [D259] Frances Elizabeth 6 Brumback, who 
joined him in the search for records. 



The 19th of December, 1782, a young daughter was born to us named 
Maria, her sign is the Fishes. 

The 2nd of January, 1785, a young son was born to us named Jacob, his 
6ign is the Ram. 

The 17th of December, 1786, a young son was born to us named Samuel. 

1789 is the year, January, a young son was born to us named Daniel. 
Children by 1st m (7) : 
[D 7] + Barbara 3 , b Aug. 17, 1762. 
[D 8] + John 3 , b Sept. 9, 1764. 
[D 9] + Anna 3 , b Nov. 11, 1766. 
[D10] + Henry 3 , b March 5, 1769; d 1846. 
[Dll] + Elizabeth 3 , b Aug. 19, 1771 ; d March 6, 1862. 
[D12] + David 3 , b March 12, 1774. 
[D13] + Susanna 3 , b July 3, 1776. 

Children by 2d m (8) : 
[D14] Joseph 3 , b Feb. 11, 1780. 
[D15] + Maria 3 , 6 Dec. 19, 1782. 
[D16] + Jacob 3 , b Jan. 2, 1785. 
[D17] Samuel 3 , b Dec. 17, 1786. 
[D18] Daniel 3 , b January, 1789. 
[D19] Christian 3 . 
[D20] Matthew 3 . 
[D21] Tobias 3 . 

[D7] BARBARA 3 BRUMBACH ([D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brum- 
bach), b Aug. 17, 1762; m Samuel Kauffman. As an heir of Henry Brumbach 
he signed a deed* in 1817 to land in Rockingham Co., Va. 

[D8] JOHN 3 BRUMBACH— "Brumback" ([D3] Henry 2 , [D2] 
Widow 1 Brumbach), 6 near Luray, Va., Sept. 9, 1764; until about 40 years old 
he was a man of means, with his farm and mills thereon (both grist mill and 
saw mill) run by water power. About that age he engaged in handling produce 
and transporting it to the seaboard, or points east of his home. He appears 
to have been something of a speculator, met with reverses, and some time prior 
to 1819 his property was sold by the sheriff. 

John 3 [D8] is reported to be the one who changed the spelling of the 
family name to "Brumback," and it has so continued in his family line. 

March 27, 1787, John 3 m Elizabeth Rothgeb (or "Roadcap"), dau George 

"Page 267. 



and Magdalena (Beidler — or Piedler) Rothgeb, who moved to Ohio from Va. 
in 1819. Elizabeth was b Oct. 28, 1766 ; d April 18, 1858, at Van Burenton, 
Licking Co., O. 

"Elizabeth was a woman of great force of character, and one of the 
women who with only a limited education, are thoroughly good, true and heroic. 
After her husband's failure in Virginia she emigrated to Ohio with her seven 
children (1818) ; the youngest, John, being only about 10 years old, remem- 
bers walking behind the wagon on the long journey. They located in or near 
Licking County, Ohio, where the husband and father followed them later. He 
never accomplished a revival of his fortune after coming to Ohio. Upon the 
death of the first wife of his son John (youngest), 1835, he and his wife went 
to live with him until they died at great age." * 


Jacob Rothgeb (name in English in many early documents, including 
patent of September 15, 1749, hereinafter mentioned, being spelled Roadcap) 
settled in the Valley of Virginia some time before 1749. According to tradi- 
tion among some of his Virginia descendants, he and a young woman, his fel- 
low passenger across the Atlantic, served Joseph S trickier for seven years in 
consideration of Strickler having paid for their passage to America, he having 
in some way become entitled to their labor for that term for such payment. 

During the reign of Frederick the Great, and between 1740 and 1760, 
many thousand German emigrants landed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a 
number going to the valley of Virginia. Many of these emigrants were from 
the Palatinate on the Rhine. Some of these emigrants had money. 

"Others again who had not the means of paying their passage across the 
Atlantic were, on their arrival at Philadelphia, exposed at public auction to 
serve for a series of years to pay their passage. Those thus disposed of were 
termed Redemptioners, or Palatine servants. The Palatine Redemptioners 
were usually sold at ten pounds, for from three to five years. Of this class 
many became men of wealth and influence in their day, and their descendants 
are among the first in society, as to intelligence, wealth and respectability."" 

A Colonial law of Virginia of March 16, 1642 (1 Henning's Statutes at 
Large, page 257), provides: 

"Such servants as shall be imported having no indentures or covenants, 
either men or women, if they be above twenty years old, to serve four years ; 

•According to the late [D231] Jefferson' Brumback. 

b Rupp's History of Berks and Lebanon Counties, page 93. Rupp's History of Dauphin, 

Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams and Perry Counties, page 9. 



if they shall be above twelve and under twenty to serve five years, and if under 
twelve to serve Seaven years." 

Other Colonial laws of Virginia on this subject are the following: 

Act of March 18, A. D. 1657. 

"An act concerning servants and slaves," Oct. 1705. 

Probably Jacob Rothgeb and the young woman became bound in Penn- 
sylvania to serve Strickler for paying their passage across the Atlantic. They 
may, however, have been bound to him under indentures as apprentices, or been 
compelled to serve him under the Virginia law, because they were not inden- 
tured when brought into the Colony. 

After their service to Strickler ended they married and had one son, 
George. After the death of this wife Jacob Rothgeb married a widow Good 
(first name unknown), and had by her one child, Peter. 

Lord Fairfax, by patent dated Sept. 15, 1749, conveyed to Jacob Roth- 
geb under the name of Jacob Roadcap 400 acres of land on Mill Run, a few 
miles from Luray, Page County, Va. Jacob Rothgeb must have died before 
1770, as in that year his sons George and Peter, under the name of Roadcap, 
partitioned the 400 acres by deeds. Sometimes his descendants used the name 
Rothgeb and sometimes it was written Rotgeb. The name, however written, 
must have been pronounced so that Lord Fairfax and other Englishmen under- 
stood it to be Roadcap and so wrote it. 

George Rothgeb [3] had three wives. His first wife was a Biedler or 
Piedler (first name probably Magdalena), and he had by her the following 
children : Isaac, Abram or Abraham, Jacob and Elizabeth, latter born Oct. 28, 

The second wife of George Rothgeb [3] was a Graybill or Greybill (first 
name unknown), and by her he had the following children: David, Barbara, 
George and Christian (twins), their mother dying in childbed soon after their 

There was a son named Daniel, the issue of the first or second wife, who 
died very young. 

The third wife of George Rothgeb [3] was Barbara Bear, and he had by 
her the following children: Samuel, Joseph, John, Michael, Reuben, Henry, 
Anna, born January 20, 1874, Esther, Mary, and another girl who died when a 
very young baby, and probably without a name. Henry Rothgeb died when a 
very young man, about or before the time his father died. 

Sixteen children of George Rothgeb [3] survived him for a number of 
years, the date of his death being unknown. 




Heads of Families — Va., 1785, for Fairfax Co., p. 85, enumerates "John 
Bromback" as having a family of "9 white souls, 1 dwelling and 3 other build- 

Page 66 of the same census, in 1784, for Shenandoah Co., Va., mentions 
"George Roodcap 14 whites, blacks," and the same in 1785 13 whites, 1 
dwelling and 2 other buildings — also in same year and county Isaac Roodcap 
as having 2 whites, 1 dwelling and 1 other building. 

Page 104 of the same census, in 1785, for Shenandoah Co., states that 
Isaac Roodcap had a family of 2 white souls and 1 dwelling, and that Peter 
Roodcap had a family of 6 white souls, 1 dwelling and 1 other building. They 
were neighbors of Peter, Mary, Benjamin and David Rufner. [See p. 275, &c] 

John 3 Brumbach [D8] m Elizabeth Rotgeb March 27, 1787. Henrich 8 
Brumbach [D3] had 10 ch. in 1785, and his autographic Bible Record also 
precludes any supposition that his name could be "Johannes Henrich Brum- 
bach" [El] who landed at Germantown, Pa., Sept. 30, 1754. The latter is 
known to have settled in the Conecocheague district of Md. and thence to have 
moved to Pa., with his family of 6 whites, including himself. 


"John Brumbach was born 9th day of September, 1764. 
27 of March 1787 I was married to Elizabeth Rotgeb. She was born 28 
of October 1766. 

On the 3rd day of June 1790 a young daughter is born to us, and her 
sign is in the Fishes, her name is Christiana. 

The 2nd day of August, 1792 a young daughter is born to us, her name 
is Barbara, and her sign is the Fishes. 

15th day of November 1794 a young daughter is born to us, her name 
is Anna and her sign is the Virgin. 

22d day of February 1797 a young son is born to us, his name is David, 
his sign is Steinboch (capricorn). 

14th day of August 1799 a young son is born to us, his name is Joseph, 
his sign is the Waterman. 

11th day of March 1802 a son is born to us, his sign is the Twins, his 
name is Henry. 

3d of February 1808 a young son is born to us, his sign is in the Widder 
(the Ram), his name is John." 
Children (7) : 

[D24] -f Christiana 4 , b June 3, 1790 ; m Samuel Moore. 



[D25] Barbara 4 , b Aug. 2, 1792; m Daniel Hanson. 

[D26] Anna 4 , b Nov. 15, 1794; d y. 

]D27] + David 4 , b Feb. 22, 1797. 

]D28] Joseph 4 , b Aug. 14, 1799; m "Polly" Parr. 

]D29] + Henry 4 , b March 11, 1802; m Lizzie Pitzer. 

[D30] + John 4 , b Feb. 3, 1808; d June 24, 1899. 

[D9] ANN 3 BRUMBACH ([D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach), 
b Nov. 11, 1766 (?) ; m David Ruffner, "6 1767 on his father's (Joseph) farm 
on the Hawksbill creek, near Luray, and there lived until 1796, the year of his 
removal to Kanawha." ' "Before he was 23 years of age he was appointed 
justice of the peace for Shenandoah Co., Va., no small honor in those days of 
intelligent and high-toned magistrates. This was the beginning of his magis- 
terial career, which with but little intermission continued to the day of his 
death, 53 years later." * 

"For about forty years his big brain and muscular arm led in a multitude 
of important enterprises, both economic and moral. His mind was character- 
ized by originality and activity, his energy seemed tireless, and his philanthropy 
and public spirit, especially in the latter half of his Kanawha life, seemed to 
dominate even his private interests." * 

"When David died, Rev. Stuart Robinson, his pastor, wrote: 'Colonel 
Ruffner was one of our first settlers, and by general acknowledgment has been 
our most useful citizen.' He represented Kanawha in the Va. Legislature in 
1799, 1801 and 1802, 1804 and 1811. The Kanawha saltworks and the first 
coal mines, the chief industries of this district, were established by this ener- 
getic German- Virginian. Col. Ruffner died Feb. 1, 1843."" 

Dr. John W. Wayland kindly searched the wills and deeds of Rockingham 
Co. c and the result verifies the statement that "Henry Brumbach, a Mennonite 
preacher," is [D3] and that he lived in a Mennonite community, where also 
lived the RufFners. These discoveries may lead to important findings concern- 
ing the identity of the "Widow Brumbach [D2]." 

Peter Ruffner came to America "from the German border of Switzerland 
in 1732, whilst still a young man." He m Mary Stemman of Lancaster Co., 
Pa., and they settled upon a tract given by his father-in-law in Frederick, later 
Shenandoah, now Page Co., Va. There were 6 ch., of which Joseph was the 
oldest, b 1740. 1764 Joseph m Ann Hiestand, dau Henry, and they had 8 ch. 

■W. Va. Hist. Mag., Vol. I, No. 4, pp. 46-54 — See also Nos. 2 and 3, same vol.; and 
German Element of the Shenandoah Valley, Wayland, 1907, p. 270. 

b History of the German Element in Va. — Schuricht, Vol. II, p. 23. 

r See Dr. Wayland's letter in [D3], a few pages forward. His publishers, Ruebush- 
Elkins Co., Davto'n, Va.. announce the issue about Nov., 1912, of a History of Rockingham 
Co., Va., by John W. Wayland, Ph.D. 



One of the latter discovered "Ruffner's Cave" on their property about 1795, 
and the name was later changed to "Luray Cave." Joseph's oldest son David, 
6 1767, m Ann Brumbach — the early Ruffners and Brumbachs were Mennonites. 
(Extracted from W. Va. Hist. Mag., Vol. I, to which interested persons are 
referred for further details. See also [D10] and [Dll]). 

Heads of Families, Va., 1784, Shenandoah Co., gives the following "Ruff- 
ner" enumerations: List of Alexr. Hite, p. 65, gives Benjamin 8 white souls. 
Page 66 mentions Emanuel 4 white souls, Peter 9, Reuben 6. For the same 
county the list of enumerations in 1785, p. 104, by Edwin Young is: Peter 
10, Mary 3, Benjamin 7, Joseph 10. For the same county the list of Richd. 
Branham for 1785, p. 105, mentions Reuben as having a family of 5 white souls, 
1 dwelling and 2 other buildings. 

"In 1789 he [David Ruffner] was married to Ann Brumbach, daughter of 
Henry Brumbach," a Mennonite preacher who owned and lived upon the beau- 
tiful farm four miles west of Harrisonburg, Rockingham county, which after- 
ward became the property and residence of the eminent Judge Daniel Smith. 
This was a happy marriage. The sweet face, deep blue eyes, and gentle temper 
of the wife softened the sterner and developed the more amiable qualities of the 
husband, forming as harmonious a combination as was possible between man 
and wife. She ultimately became the well-known and greatly beloved 'Mother 
Ruffner' of Kanawha salines, and lived to a great age." b 

"Most of the Brumbacks are farmers, industrious, honest, and prosper- 
ous. * * * Most of them were Old School Baptists until Eld. Burnam 
introduced and organized Sunday Schools amongst us. * * * Most of 
the Brumbacks (O. S. B.) have gone with the 'New Departure or Burnam 
Division.' " — Lucy Gertrude (Lanck) Brumback [see D104]. 
Children (4), surname Ruffner: 

i Henry 4 , b in Shenandoah Co., Va. 

ii Ann 4 , b in Shenandoah Co., Va. ; m Richard E. Putney. 

iii Susan 4 , b in Shenandoah Co., Va. ; m Moses Fuqua. 

iv Lewis 4 , b Oct. 1, 1797, "the first child born in Charleston, W. Va." 

[D10] HENRY 3 BRUMBACH ([D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brum- 
bach), b March 5, 1769; May 27, 1794, near Luray, Shenandoah Co. (now 
Page), Va., m Mary Graff (Grove), b Oct., 1772; dau Marcus and Mary Grove 
— latter was the 2d w, and is reported to have come from Pa., but her identity 
is yet undetermined. Henry 3 was a farmer, Primitive or Old School Baptist, 


"See letter from Dr. John W. Wavland under [D3], p. 266. 
b W. Va. Hist. Mag., Vol. I, No. 4* pp. 46-54. 

Plate 69 

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Facsimile Bible Record of "Hexrich 3 Brombacii" [D101 — I. 

Plate 70 

I V 

Facsimile Bible Record of "Henrich 3 Brombach" [D10] — II. 



and lived on the Shenandoah River about 3 mi. W. of Luray. His d occurred 
in 1846, and that of his w. on March 7, 1860 ; both were buried in the family 
gTaveyard on the farm. 


Heads of Families, Records of the State (Va.) Enumerations, 1782 to 
1785 — First Census, 1790 Series, p. 64, gives: "Maries Grove" as the head 
of a family of "10 whites" in Shenandoah Co., and in the same locality and 
reference, p. 66, Christian Grove as having a family of "11 whites" — no 
"blacks" in either family. Same locality, same reference, p. 105, also appears 
Christian Grove as having a family of "12 white souls, 1 dwelling, 1 other 

Marcus Grove* m (1) Rhodes, dau. John Rhodes, who, with some of 

his family, was killed by the Indians in 1765. After the d of his 1st w. Marcus 
went to Pa., and there met Mary Grove, whom he afterward married. The 
identity of this Mary is yet to be determined. 
Children by 1st m (2)°: 

i David ; m and lived near the old home. 

ii Barbara, b 1767; m Christian Bumgardner, b 1766 and d 1855; s 

John, who is said to have come from near Basel, Switzerland. 
Children (4) : 

(1) David, 6 1790; d 1870; m Virginia . 

(2) Joseph, b 1797 ; d 1892 ; m Nancy Stover. 

(3) Mary, b 1799; d 1864; m Abraham Stover. 

(4) Elizabeth, 6 1802 ; d 1828 ; m Thomas Crawford. 
Children by 2c? m ( more than 6 ) : 

iii-v Martin, Samuel, and John — all moved to Ohio. 

vi Mary, b Oct., 1772; m [D10] + Henry 3 Brumback. 

vii Nancy, m James Bumgardner. 

Christian Grove m (1) Rhodes; (2) Musselman. 

Children (at least 1): 
i Christian ; farmer ; Baptist ; 6 and d near Luray, Va. ; m Mary Goch- 

■Owing to repeated intermarriages between the Brumbacks and Groves, these details are 
given, partly through the help of [D224] Laura Ann' (Brumback) Grove and her husband, 
John William Grove, Luray, Va., and of Lucy Gertrude (Lanck) Brumback [D104]. 

"It is thought that Marcus and Christian Grove were brothers. See p. 269 for details con- 
cerning Indian depredations. 

"Information furnished by Ira C. Bumgardner, b June, 1837; m Susan V. Long, ad. 
Luray, Va., R. R. 1 ; son Joseph, b 179T. 


Children (10) : 

(1) Barbara ; m Marshall Yowell. 

(2) Anna ; m Benjamin Coffman. 

(3) Joseph; m Catharine Ponn. 


(a) Benjamin F., d; m [D105] + Martha Washington 


(b) Mary Susan; m Frank Yowell, Newark, 0. 

(c) John C, Luray, Va., R. F. D. 4. 

(4) Rebecca ; m Daniel Kite. 

(5) Jacob; m Rebecca Lionberger, La Crosse, 111. 

(6) Elizabeth, d age 18. 

(7) Emanuel, b Sept. 12, 1812; d Jan. 29, 1890; m [D42] + 

Frances* Brumback, b Jan. 30, 1814. 

(8) Catharine; m (1) [D36] + Samuel 4 Brumback; (2) Daniel 


(9) Isaac ; m Elizabeth Price. 

(10) Noah; m Isabella Kiblinger. 

ii Samuel; m Afan/ Lionberger. 

Children (3) : 

(1) John, b Feb. 15, 1810; m [D41] + Mary 4 Brumback, b Aug. 

12, 1812. 

(2) Nancy, b Nov. 5, 1814; m [D39] + Jacob 4 Brumback, b 


(3) Mary, 6 Jan. 9, 1823; m [D43] + Henry 4 Brumback, b Nov. 

4, 1816. 

iii David; unm. 

iv Susan ; m Jacob Gochenour. 

v Catharine. 

vi Eve. 

vii Peter, m Catharine Frank (3 dau and 2 s). 

Anno 1794 The 27 May I, Henrich Brumbach, and Maria GrafF were 

married and entered into matrimony in October the she was born m 

the year 1772. [D10]. 

" a T he photographic reproduction of the original, latter kindly furnished by [D256] Joseph 
MartinWunlbLkf was Carefully intensified and translated I by Pro ^Al™ 
Washington, D. C. The latter also carefully translated the [D3J record, alter 
translation had been put into type. 




Anno 1795 The 29 October there was born to us a young son, his name is 
Johannes, his constellation is Taurus (der Stier), the ruling planet is Mer- 
cury. [D32]. 

Anno 1797 The 23 March there was born to us a young daughter, her 
name is Sussana, her constellation is Aquarius (der Wasserman), the ruling 
planet is Saturn. [D33]. 

Anno 1798 The 19 December there was born to us a daughter, her name 
is anna (Anna), her constellation is Taurus (der stir), the ruling planet is 
Jupiter. [D34]. 

Anno 1800 The 15 May there was born to us a young daughter, her name 
is barbra (Barbara), her constellation is Aquarius, the ruling planet for the 
year was the Sun. [D35]. 

Anno 1802 The 22 July there was born to us a young son, his name is 
samuel (Samuel), his constellation is Taurus (der Stiir), the ruling planet 
for the year was Mercury. [D36]. 

Anno 1804 December The 26 there was born to us a young son, his name 
is Daniel, his constellation is Scorpio, the ruling planet for the year was Saturn. 

Anno 1807 Abrill (April) The 19 there was born to us a young daughter, 
her name is Eelisabet (Elizabeth), her constellation is Virgo (die iunfrau — for 
Jungfrau). [D38]. 

Anno 1809 abrill (April) The 6 there was born to us a young son, his 
name is Jacob, his constellation is Capricorn (steinbock — the final "k" being 
obliterated on the photographic copy). [D39]. 

Anno 1810 October The 4 there was born to us a young son, his name is 
Joseph, his constellation is Sagittarius (der schiitz). [D40]. 

Anno 1812 august the 20 there was born to us a young daughter, her 
name is Maria, her constellation is Aquarius. [D41]. 

Anno 1814 Jenner (January) the 30 there was born to us a young daugh- 
ter, her name is frene (pronounced as if spelled Frainay), her constellation is 
Gemini (die Zwiling — for Zwilling). [D42]. 

Children of [D10] Henry 3 and Mary (12) : 
[D32] + John 4 , b Oct. 29, 1795 ; d Jan. 12, 1877. 
[D33] + Susannah 4 , b March 23, 1797 ; d Aug., 1890. 
[D34] + Anna 4 , b Dec. 19, 1798. 
[D35] + Barbara 4 , b May 15, 1800. 
[D36] + Samuel 4 , 6 July 22, 1802. 
[D37] Daniel 4 , b Dec. 26, 1804. 
[D38] + Elizabeth 4 , b April 19, 1807. 



[D39] + Jacob 4 , b 1809 ; d Jan., 1853. 
[D40] + Joseph 4 , b Oct. 4, 1810; d Feb. 19, 1874. 
[D41] + Mary 4 , b Aug. 12, 1812; d Oct. 2, 1894. 
[D42] + Frances 4 , 6 Jan. 30, 1814; d June 20, 1880. 
[D43] + Henry 4 , b Nov. 4, 1816; d Sept. 13, 1895. 

[Dll] ELIZABETH 3 BRUMBACH ([DS] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 
Brumbach), b Aug. 19, 1771; m Abraham Miller of Pa. July 5, 1791, accord- 
ing to the marriage records of Shenandoah Co., Va. ; ceremony performed by 
Rev. Paul Hinkle, and her name is therein spelled "Elizabeth Brombach." ' 

April 27, 1817, at Lancaster, Fairfield Co., O., as an heir of the late 
Henry 2 Brumbach [D3] Mr. Miller signed a deed to land in Rockingham Co., 
Va." He d in Licking Co., O., Sept. 3, 1831, and Elizabeth d March 6, 1862. 

A search amongst the histories of Fairfield Co., 0., brought to light several 
interesting quotations, which are herewith reproduced : 

"David Miller, deceased, Walnut Twp. ; was born in Rockingham county, 
Va., Feb. 2, 1803; the eldest son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Brumbach) Mil- 
ler. David came with his parents to Ohio in the spring of 1805. He was 
educated in Walnut Twp., and assisted his father in clearing the farm, until 
his marriage, Dec. 9, 1828, to Frances D., dau of Jacob Guile, a former well- 
known resident of Berne Twp. Mrs. Miller was born in this county Sept. 11, 
1810. After marriage they continued to reside on the home place. Upon his 
father's death, 1831, he took sole charge of the place. His mother resided with 
him. In 1833 he built a nice residence. The barn built by his father is still in 
use ; it was built in 1820. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were parents of one daughter 
and eleven sons, eight sons and the daughter still living, all residents of this 
Co. Elizabeth, the wife of John Eversole; three sons still at home, Jacob K., 
an ex-grain buyer, of Millersport ; Josiah C. and Benjamin F. on the home 
place. Mr. Miller was grandfather to 30 children and great-grandfather to 4. 
They were members of the United Brethren Church. He was a successful 
farmer, owning at his death 260 acres — the home place and 110 acres else- 
where in the Co. He died Dec. 3, 1882, in his 80th year." 

"Henry Miller, farmer, Walnut Twp. [Fairfield Co., O.] ; son of Abraham 
and Elizabeth (Brumbach) Miller. He was born in Walnut Twp. Nov. 12, 
1805. Abraham Miller, born in Pa., removed to Va., where he was married and 
came with his wife and five children to 0. in the spring of 1805, settling in this 
township, on the place owned by David Miller, which is still owned by his heirs. 

•Shenandoah Co., Va., marriage records, kindly furnished by Mr. Luther R. Kelker, 
Custodian of the Public Records, Harrisburg, Pa. 

"See letter from Bishop Lewis James Heatwole, pp. 266-268. 

'History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, O.; Graham, Chicago, 1883; p. 881. 



Abraham entered a half section of land and improved it. He raised a family 
of nine children, two living: Barbara, widow of Joseph Berry, a resident of 
Iowa, and Henry Miller. Abraham Miller was Justice of the Peace for a 
number of years. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He died Sept. 3, 
1831 ; his widow March 6, 1862, in her ninety-first year. Henry Miller com- 
pleted his education and helped in clearing the home place. In 1826 his 
father gave him a one-fourth section of land. This he improved. He built a 
hewed log house, where his present residence stands. In 1839 he was married 
to Rachel Ann Biddell, who was born in this county. To that marriage have 
been born eight children, four of whom are living. Mrs. Miller died about 1861. 
Mr. Miller now owns 500 acres. He never desired office, but accepted that of 
township treasurer one year. In 1862 Mr. Miller was married to Mary Shane, 
who was born in Walnut Twp. They are the parents of three children; one 
living, Alma Jane, residing with her father. Mrs. Miller died in 1872. Mr. 
Miller is a member of the Baptist Church. He owns 160 acres of land, which 
he cleared. He is a self-made man." " 

[D12] DAVID 3 BRUMBACH ([D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach), 
6 Aug. 19, 1771 ; Sept. 23, 1800, in Shenandoah Co., Va., was m to Rebecca 
Ruffner by Rev. J. Koontz, and in the records the name appears "David Brum- 
baugh." b 

April 27, 1817, as an heir to the late [D3] Henry 2 Brumbach, the heirs 
then living near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., O., he signed a deed to land in Shen- 
andoah Co., Va., c and a search of the histories available in the Library of Con- 
gress discloses the following interesting statements : 

"David Brumback came [to Liberty Twp., Fairfield Co., O.] in 1803 or 
1804, and settled half a mile south of the present town of Baltimore, near 
Walnut Creek bridge, on the west side of the present pike. The farm is owned 
by Emanuel Rinch. Mr. Brumback afterwards settled on Poplar Creek, where 
his son lives. Martin Brumback [D49], the son, has the most extensive vine- 
yard in the county.'" 1 

"Our old pioneer, David Brumback, was the undertaker in our township. 
He buried, or rather made all the coffins when I was a small boy. I remember 

"Same references, p. 332. 

"Memorial Record of Licking Co., O., 1894, pp. 344-345. 

Shenandoah Co., Va., marriage records, kindly furnished by Mr. Luther R. Kelker, 
Custodian of Public Records, Harrisburg, Pa. 
c See pp. 266-268. 

d A Complete History of Fairfield County, Ohio, by Hervey Scott, Columbus, O., 1877, 
p. 183. 

A similar reference is found in Pioneers of Fairfield Co., O.— Wueman, Columbus, 1901, 
p. 106. 


once I went with my grandfather to a funeral at Showley's, and as screws were 
scarce in those primitive times, nails were used to fasten down the lid of the 
coffin ; and I heard my grandfather tell my mother this : 'Barbi, wenn ich sterbe, 
will ich nicht mit dem Hanmer zugenagelt sein' ('Barbara, when I die, I will 
not have my coffin nailed with a hammer')." " 

"Cabinet makers were undertakers — he cut down a dry walnut tree, split it 
into puncheons, and with ax and adz dressed them down sufficient to make a 
rude coffin." 

Children (6), the first b b in Va.: 

[D44] + Isaac 4 ; m Hannah "Bury" (Beery ?). 

[D4-5] Nancy 4 ; m George Yerkle (Is). 

[D46] + Benjamin 4 ; m Catharine "Hanze." 

[D47] Mary 4 , d; unm. 

[D48] Phoebe 4 , d; m Jacob Snider, Basil, 0. (2 ch). 
[D49] Martin 4 , d ; unm. 

[D13] SUSANNA 3 BRUMBACH ([D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brum- 
bach), b July 3, 1776; m Samuel Stover. As an heir of Henry 2 Brumbach 
[D3], he signed a deed" April 27, 1817, to land in Rockingham Co., Va., and 
was then living near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., 0. 

[D15] MARIA, or MARY 3 , BRUMBACH ([D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 
Brumbach), b Dec. 19, 1782; m Samuel Miller. April 27, 1817, at Lancaster, 

Fairfield Co., 0., as an heir of Henry Brumbach, he signed a deed" to land in 
Rockingham Co., Va. 

[D16] JACOB 3 BRUMBACH ([D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach), 
b Jan. 2, 1785 ; acted as administrator of the will of Henry Brumbach, and 
April 17, 1806, transferred 90 acres of land in Rockingham Co., Va.° (Deed 
Book 1, p. 73.) The wills and their records in that county are reported as 

[D24] CHRISTIANA 4 BRUMBACH ([D8] John 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] 
Widow 1 Brumbach), b June 3, 1790; Sept. 15, 1807, was married to Samuel 
Moore in Shenandoah Co., Va., by Rev. J. Eoontz. d 

■Same reference, p. 188. Recollections of Henry Leonard. 

b See pages 266-268. 

c See pages 266-268. . , T „ 

"The late Judge Jefferson 6 Brumback [D231] discovered that Christiana 4 was b June 3, 

1790 and m - Moore. Mr. Luther R. Kelker, Custodian of Public Records (Pa.), supplied 

the Shenandoah Co. (Va.) Marriage Records [See Dll], and the latter were furnished to 
him bvL B Altaffer, Ph.D., Cleveland, O., thus illustrating hew piece by piece this record 
has been built together and verified from original sources. The latter are also being con- 
sulted by Dr. John W. Wayland for his announced book on Rockingham Co., Va. 



[D27] DAVID 4 BRUMBACK ([D8] John 3 , same ancestry as [D24]), 
b Feb. 22, 1797; d suddenly in a hay field Aug. 1, 1833, and was buried at 
Johnstown, Licking Co., O. ; farmer. He wrote his name Brumback, and July 
25, 1822, m Frutilda Bearnes, b March 2, 1805; dau George and Catharine 
(Sigler) Bearnes of Hog Run, Licking Co., 0. Frutilda d July 3, 1891, aged 
86, and was interred in the family vault at Van Wert, 0. 

Frutilda (Bearnes) Brumback was thus left a widow at age 28, with a 
family of six small children, four girls and two boys, the eldest ten years old, 
and the two boys only six and four years old respectively. They inherited 
from the husband and father forty acres of wild land with a cabin upon it, 
near Johnstown, 0. Only a small portion of this land was cleared, and the 
problem of subsistence was one of the most serious character for the widow lo 
meet. She showed herself equal to the occasion, and by strict economy and 
wise management succeeded in bringing up her family to mature age, with the 
exception of the elder boy George 5 [D94], who died at the age of nineteen. 

The struggle for a living in those early pioneer days in Ohio was most 
strenuous, and many were the times when the family subsisted for days on 
cornmeal and potatoes. Although the good mother Frutilda had only a lim- 
ited education, she realized the desirability of educating her children, and 
assisted them to get the common school education afforded in those days. She 
also trained her girls in all that goes to make good wives and mothers, so that 
they all married well and reared children who have been a credit to their ances- 
try. The boy, [D95] John Sanford 5 , who handed down the family name, 
although starting with such limited advantages, became "a man among ten 
thousand," with a career so successful that it is set forth at length elsewhere in 
this publication. 

Children (6) : 

[D91] + Melinda 5 , b July 23, 1823; d July 4, 1889. 
[D92] + Nancy 5 , b Sept. 4, 1824; d April 22, 1882. 
[D93] + Elizabeth 5 , b Nov. 4, 1825 ; d Sept. 13, 1889. 
[D94] George 5 , b July 28, 1827; d April 8, 1846; unm. 
[D95] + John Sanford 5 , 6 March 4, 1829; d Dec. 11, 1897. 
[D96] + Catharine 5 , 6 Feb. 1, 1833; d June 19, 1901. 

[D29] HENRY 4 BRUMBACH ([D8] John 3 , same ancestry as [D24]), 
6 March 11, 1802; m Lizzie Pitzer. 

[D30] JOHN 4 BRUMBACK ([D8] John 3 , same ancestry as [D24]), 6 
Feb. 3, 1808, on the ancestral farm in Shenandoah Co. (later Page), Va. ; in 
1819 his mother, brother [D29] Henry 4 , and himself went to Licking Co., O., 



where they rented a tract of land. The father, [D8] John 3 , joined his family 
three years later and rented a blacksmith shop, in which father and son worked 
until the latter was twenty years old. May 8, 1828, [D30] John 4 m (1) 
Rebecca Davis, b April 20, 1809, and d July 4, 1835 ; dau Samuel and Mary 

After marriage he settled on the farm of his father-in-law, 5 miles south 
of Newark, O., and in three years purchased the same, paying $8 per acre for it. 
For several years he conducted a small blacksmith shop upon the farm, also 
attending to the farming. Owing to a trouble with his shoulder, he abandoned 
blacksmithing and thereafter gave his entire time to tilling the soil and to 
stock raising. He gradually acquired 570 acres of excellent land. 

"In educational affairs Mr. Brumback has always maintained a deep inter- 
est. Having had no advantages in his youth, he has always been especially 
desirous that his children should have the best opportunities for gaining a 
practical education. They have amply repaid his efforts in their behalf, as 
they are well educated men and women, who are highly respected in their sev- 
eral communities. For seven years he was Comr. of Licking Co., and for one 
term served as J. P. While not a member of any denomination, he is in sym- 
pathy with the work of the churches, and was a liberal contributor to the 
support of the gospel." * 

Aug. 28, 1837, John 4 m (2) Sarah Ann Essex, b Dec. 28, 1814, and d 
Nov. 19, 1868; dau Isaac and Anna Smoke Essex. 

Sept. 24, 1873, John 4 m (3) Priscilla (Essex) Parkinson, widow of Wil- 
liam Parkinson, and sister of his 2d w. Priscilla d Aug. or Sept., 1893 (no ch). 
John 4 d June 24, 1899, having retained his exceptional mental and physical 
activity until his death. 

Children by 1st m (3) : 

[D231] + Jefferson 5 , b Feb. 7, 1829; d June 22, 1907. 
)[D232] + Mary Ann 5 , b July 18, 1831 ; d Jan. 10, 1879. 

[D233] + Jeremiah 5 , b Sept. 16, 1833. 
Children by 9,d m (8) : 

[D234] + Amanda 5 , 6 July 1, 1838; d July 10, 1884. 

[D235] + Henry 5 , 6 March 28, 1840. 

[D236] + Elizabeth 5 , 5 May 28, 1842. 

[D237] + Artemisia 5 , 6 June 17, 1844. 

[D238] + Rebecca 5 , b March 29, 1847 ; unra. 

[D239] + Marietta 5 , M.D., b June 19, 1849. 

•Memorial Record of Licking Co., O., 1894, pp. 344-345. 



[D240] + Elma 5 , 6 Oct. 16, 1851 ; d Jan. 3, 1869. 
[D241] + Newton N. 5 , M.D., 6 March 10, 1854. 

[D32] JOHN 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] 
Widow 1 Brumbach), b Oct. 29, 1795; d Jan. 12, 1877 (81 y. 12d.) ; Dec. 26, 
1822, m Elizabeth Thomas, b Oct. 17, 1804; dau Richard Thomas of New- 
market, Shenandoah Co., Va. ; they lived on a farm 8 miles south of Luray, Page 
Co., Va., now occupied by [D104] Edward Trenton 5 Brumback. John 4 never 
identified himself with any church ; farmer ; Dem. ; d Jan. 12, 1877, and his w. d 
Dec. 23. 1893; both buried in the family burying ground. 

"March, 1822, an account of what I 

gave my son John for a beginnin 

To one sorrel mare at 


To one saddle at 


To one shovel plough at 


To one desk at 


To iron ware at 


To one writing desk at 


To one bucket at 


To one cow at 


To two sows at 


To one feather bed at 


To an old bellows and anvill 


To an old wagon at 




Children (9) : 
[D 97] + Richard Thomas 5 , & Feb. 5, 1825. 
[D 98] + David Hershberger 5 , M.D., b April 28, 1827. 
[D 99] + Henry Franklin 5 , 6 June 5, 1829. 
[D100] + Mary Elizabeth 6 , 6 Feb. 1, 1832. 
[D101] + Ann Eliza 5 , b April 16, 1834. 
[D102] + Frances Amanda 5 , b May 1, 1837. 
[D103] + John Benton 5 , M.D., b Nov. 20, 1839. 
[D104] + Edward Trenton 5 , 6 April 8, 1842. 
[D105] -f Martha Washington 5 , & Dec. 25, 1847. 

[D33] SUSANNAH 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , same ancestry as 



[D32]), b March 23, 1797; d Aug. 13, 1890 (93-4-10) ; baptized 1825 ; on her 
18th birthday m (1) David Hershberger; the entire family are members Old 
Sch. Bap. Ch. Susannah 4 m (2) John R. Burner. She was confined to the 
house during 5 years prior to her death, and to her bed 6 months, and amongst 
her last words were : "I am only waiting for my appointed time to come ; I am 
ready and willing to go at any moment the summons comes." Mary Ann 
(Burner) Huffman "unremittingly" cared for her in the last illness. 
Children from 1st m (6), surname Hershberger: 
i Henry Pendleton 5 ; ii Mary Ann 5 ; iii Barbara Ellen 5 ; iv Andrew 
Jackson 5 . 

v Elizabeth Ann 5 , b May 4, 1825; d July 22, 1852; Dec. 16, 1841, m 

Daniel Beaver (Luray, Va., 7 ch). 

vi John David Silas 5 . 

Children from Hd m (2), surname Burner: 

vii Jacob Franklin 5 . 

viii Frances Virginia 5 . 

[D34] ANNA 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , same ancestry as [D32]), 
b Dec. 19, 1798; Aug. 10, 1820, m Christian or Christopher Keyser, a Baptist 
minister; lived and d in Page Co., Va. 
Children (9), surname Keyser: 
i Mary Catharine 5 ; ii Elizabeth Ann 5 ; iii Sarah Ann 6 ; iv John Ander- 
son 5 ; v Rebecca 5 ; vi Abigail Caroline 5 ; vii Henry Marcellus 5 ; viii 
Emily 5 ; ix Pamilia Margaret 5 . 

[D35] BARBARA 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , same ancestry as 
[D32]), b May 15, 1800; Dec. 27, 1822, m William Follis Wood; lived in 
Page Co., Va., and later moved to Mo. 
Children (8), surname Wood: 
i Sarah Ann 5 ; ii Benjamin Franklin 5 ; iii Mary Elizabeth 5 ; iv Susannah 
Nancy 5 ; v Frances 5 ; vi William Henry 5 ; vii Elizabeth Ann 5 ; viii 
Jacob Follis 5 . 

[D36] SAMUEL 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , same ancestry as 
[D32]), b July 22, 1802, near Luray, Page Co., Va. ; 1824 m Catharine Grove, 
dau Christian and Mary (Gochenour) Grove, and bro of Emanuel Grove, who 
m [D42] + Frances* Brumback. [See D10 — "Grove Families in Va."] 

Samuel 4 was a farmer ; Dem. ; member Prim. Bap. Ch. ; address, Luray, Va., 
R. R. 

Tlate 71 

John 1 Brumback | 1)30]— 1893. 

Plate 72 



Children (7) : 

[D158] + William Henry 5 , b 1834; d 1906. 

[D159] Mary Susan 5 ; m Richard Deal. 

[D160] Isaac Newton 5 ; killed in Brandy Station fight, 1863. 

[D161] Barbara Ann 5 . 

[D162] Joseph Christian 5 ; m Barbara Rothgeb. 

[D163] James K. Polk 5 ; m Ella Burnt. 

[D164] George M". Dallas 5 ; m Luzett Strickler. 

[D38] ELIZABETH 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , same ancestry as 
[D32]), b April 19, 1807; April 12, 1826, m Isaac Stover; they lived and d in 
Page Co., Va. 

Children (10), surname Stover: 
i Samuel Henry 5 ; ii Daniel 5 ; iii Mary Jane 6 ; iv Joseph Franklin 5 ; v Ann 
Eliza 5 ; vi John William 5 ; vii Frances Rebecca 5 ; viii David Stickley 5 ; 
ix Martha Ellen 5 ; x Charles 5 . 

[D39] JACOB 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , same ancestry as [D32]), 
b near Luray, Va., in 1809 ; Feb. 2, 1835, m Nancy Grove, b Nov. 5, 1814, in 
the same locality; dau Samuel and Mary (Lionberger) Grove. [See D10 — 
"Grove Families in Va."] In the autumn of 1835 they moved near to Carthage, 
Hancock Co., 111., accompanied by her father and his family, using wagons, and 
were six weeks on the way. He actively farmed until his d Jan., 1853; his w. d 
April 28, 1905. 

Children (8): 
[D217] Joseph Samuel 5 , b 1836 ; d 1845. 

[D218] + Thomas Benton 5 , b March 4, 1838 ; d April 18, 1894. 

[D219] + Henry Pendleton 5 , b March 14, 1840; d June 27, 1900. 

[D220] + Mary Ellen 5 , b June 4, 1842. 

[D221] Susan Frances 5 , b 1844; d 1853. 

[D222] + Emily Elizabeth 5 , 6 July 31, 1846. 

[D223] John William 5 , b 1849; d Oct. 23, 1860. 

[D224] + Laura Ann 5 , b Feb. 12, 1851. 

[D40] JOSEPH 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , same ancestry as 
[D32]), b in Page Co., Va., Oct. 4, 1810; m Christena Huffman, of Hawkeville, 
same county, b Oct. 2, 1816; Oct., 1843, moved to Frederick Co., Va., where he 
purchased the "Dr. Carr farm" of 240 acres and other lands ; Dem. ; Bap. ; 
d Feb. 19, 1874, at Fawcett Gap, Va. 



"The Brumback Family." 

"The handsome estate adjoining the Pitman home, owned by this family, 
justifies a brief mention + + +. The family belongs to the Colonial settlers, 
but their first settlement was in old Frederick County, now Page. Joseph 
Brumback + + made his home where his son Jacob [D243] now lives, being 
the old Carr homestead. There he reared his family and spent a long and 
useful life. He was Justice of the Peace for several terms. + + + Dr. Isaac 
Milton 5 Brumback [D246], living in the same neighborhood ('on the Cedar 
Creek Grade,' p. 482), is well known. He has one son, a physician, and also 
several (other) children." * 

"The Glebe, often called the Glade, was a celebrated tract of land lying 
on the west side of the old Cartmell and Froman roads. One part of it is 
owned by Mr. Andrew Brumback. This tract occasioned much trouble. When 
the first Vestry was formed in Frederick Co., a certain survey was designated 
as the Glebe land, to be known as the property of the Established Church 
(Episcopal). All revenues to be for the use of the vestry towards the 'living of 
the Minister.' In 1754 Nathaniel Carr obtained a grant from Fairfax, and 
located where the old Pitman property is now seen. Later on he built a house 
where Jacob Brumback now lives. Carr's grant lapped over the Glebe. He 
and the vestry compromised, Carr paying a nominal rent, and was the virtual 
owner. He sold a portion of his grant and included part of the Glebe to 
Peter Gilham in 1777. At this time the vestry was so demoralized by changed 
conditions in their church, brought about by the war then in progress, that the 
tenants were forgotten; and the Glebe was regarded for many years as the 
property of the Gilham estate. Titles to the Glebe were disputed for many 
years. Col. Carr, as he was called, retained over 1,200 acres of land at a cost 
of one dollar per acre. Several well-known homesteads were founded from this 

Children (10) : 

[D242] Mary Ann E. 5 , b July 4, 1838 ; d Feb. 4, 1879 ; m Joseph Snapp. 
[D243] + Jacob Henry Francis 8 , 6 Nov. 22, 1839. 
[D244] -f Joseph Benton 8 , b Nov. 22, 1842. 

[D245] James Dallas 8 , b Nov. 10, 1844 ; d Sept. 8, 1868; unm. 
[D246] + Isaac Milton 8 , M.D., b Sept. 27, 1846. 
[D247] Andrew Jackson 5 , 6 Oct. 20, 1849 ; m Henrietta Newell. 
rD248] Franklin Pierce 5 , 6 March 13, 1853 ; m Kate Hershey (2 s d y). 

[D41] MARY 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , same ancestry as [D32]), 

""Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants — Cartmell, pp. 115, 292, 482 and 493. 



6 Aug. 12, 1812; d Oct. 2, 1894; April 26, 1832, m John Grove, b Feb. 15, 
1810; d Sept. 13, 1886; s Samuel and Mary (Lionberger) Grove. [See D10 — 
"Grove Families in Va."] 

"My daughter Polly was married on the 26th April, 1832. An account 

of what I gave her for a beginning in the world. 

To two feather beds 1 French bed stead $45.00 

To two cows and one heifer 30.00 

To one Bureau at 12.00 

To one walnut chest at 5.00 

To one saddle at 18.00 

To one mare at 60.00 

To one washing tub & one butter churn 3.25 

To two buckets at 1.00 

To one iron kettle & other ware 13.061/4 

To one sheep at 7.00 

To one set of ladles 2.00 

1836 To one hundred Dollars 100.00 


Dec. 22nd,1839 To ten Dollars paid in cash 10.00 


Aug. 28th, 1841 To one hundred and seventy-five dollars 

by Emanuel Grove 175.00 


To amt property purchased at my sale 2d 

Sept. 1843 39.19 


Mr. Grove was a farmer, and the family lived near Luray, now Page Co., 

Children (12), surname Grove: 

i Samuel Henry 5 , d; m Eliza Grove. 

ii Andrew Jackson 6 , d y. 

iii John Pendleton 5 , b Oct. 9, 1835; m Lucy Rebecca Varner, b Mch. 6, 
1842; dau Ambrose Booten and Frances Eleanor Varner. He is 
v. p. Valley Natl. Bank, Luray, Va. 



Children (8) : 

(1) Elenor Mary 6 , b Mch. 13, 1865. 

(2) Frank Green, b June 29, 1866. 

(3) Annie Eliza 8 , b June 29, 1868. 

(4) William Ambrose, b Oct. 21, 1872. 

(5) John Gill, b July 23, 1876. 

(6) Clark, b May 1, 1880. 

(7) Burnam, b May 1, 1880. 

(8) Pearl Lillian, b Jan. 21, 1883. 

iv Joseph Martin, b Mch. 23, 1837; Aug. 25, 1869, m Martha Broy; 

ad. Dun Loring, Va. 

v David Franklin 5 , b June 6, 1838 ; d; m Mary Smart Varner, b May 26, 

1845; dau Joseph and Mary (Huffman) Varner. 

Son: (1) David Charles 6 , b Cooper Co., Mo., June 26, 1865; m 
Alice Grey Limberger, b Sept. 9, 1865; dau Sam- 
uel J. and Susan (Huffman) Limberger; contrac- 
tor and builder; ad., Otterville, Mo. (2 ch.). 

vi Mary Frances, b Oct. 15, 1839; d Sept. 18, 1892; unm. 

vii Jacob Benton, b Aug. 6, 1842; d Aug. 12, 1870; unm. 

viii Sarah Jane, b June 16, 1844 ; unm. 
ix Susan Isabella, b 1845 ; unm. 

x Martha Ann, b June 20, 1847; d Aug. 20, 1875; m Benjamin Gray- 

son; d (1 dau). 

xi Emma Victoria, b Oct. 20, 1850; m John W. Spitler, b 1849; d 1897. 

xii Ida Marcellus, b Jan. 19, 1851 ; d Mch. 26, 1886 ; m David Spitler, b 

1847; bro. of John W. Spitler. 

[D42] FRANCES 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] 
Widow 1 Brumbach), b Jan. 30, 1814; March 7, 1833, m Emanuel Grove, b 
Sept. 12, 1812; s Christian and Mary (Gochenour) Grove. [See D10 — "Grove 
Families in Va."] Mr. Grove was a merchant; Dem. ; and lived at Luray, Va., 
where himself and w. were members of the Primitive Bap. Ch. Frances* d 
June 20, 1880, and her husband d Jan. 20, 1890. 

"My daughter Frances was married on the 7th March, 1833. An account 
of what I gave her for a beginning in this world. 

To two cows and one heifer $27.00 
To two feather beds 1 French bedstead 45.00 

■Miss Annie Eliza Grove, Luray, Va., has furnished many facts, and searched various 
cemeteries, etc., for accurate records. 



To one gray mare at 85.00 

To one walnut chest 5.00 

To one Bureau at 12.00 

To one washing tub J 2.00 

To two buckets at 1.00 

To one saddle at 16.00 

To one set of ladles at - 2.00 

To one Large Iron kettle 6.00 

To six window chairs at 8.00 

To six sheep at § 7.00 

Aug., 1835 To fifty dollars cash 50.00 

Feb., 1836 To note on B. Blackford $36.12% 

Aug., 1836 To thirteen dollars cash 13.87% 



Aug. 28, 1841 To one hundred and seventy-five dollars 175.00 


To amt purchased at my sale 

2d September 1842 24.75 
To Iron ware 5.37% 


These accounts were written by Henry 3 [D10] in German, values being in 
£, s. and d. ; and also in English, the latter being in $ and c. They are some- 
what similar for each child, and Emanuel Grove seems to have made the final 
entries in the later accounts. 

Children (11), surname Grove: 

i Mary Jane 5 , b July 30, 1834; m James R. Campbell. 

ii Ann Eliza 5 , b June 30, 1836; d Aug., 1888; Oct., 1854, m [D98] + 

David Hershberger Brumback, M.D. 

iii Susan Catharine 6 , 6 May 26, 1838; d May 20, 1911; m James R. 


iv Sarah Frances 5 , 6 June 27, 1840; d Dec. 26, 1897; m Joseph F. 

Stover. [See D105.] 

v Elizabeth Ann 5 , b July 18, 1842; d Feb. 26, 1910; Nov., 1870, m 

George K. Fitch. 



vi John William 5 , b Dec. 16, 1844; Nov., 1869, m (1) Eliza Jane 

Koontz, who d 1874. Ch. (1) : Minnie Ella 6 , m Hunter Oliver 
Brubaker, Washington, D. C. ; (2) William Wallace 6 , d y. ; 1874 
he m (2) [D224] + Laura Arm 5 Brumback (4 ch). 

vii Martha Ellen 5 , unm. 

viii Charles Henry 5 , unm. 

ix Virginia Edwena 5 , b Aug. 16, 1851 ; Feb., 1875, m John W. Ellison. 

x Flora Lee 5 , unm. 

xi Frank Wilburn 5 , M.D., b Nov. 12, 1855; Sept. 12, 1882, m Mary 

Hershberger, dau Emanuel and Catherine Hershberger. 

[D43] HENRY 4 BRUMBACK ([D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] 
Widow 1 Brumbach), 6 Nov. 4, 1816, 8% miles north of Luray, now Page Co., 
Va.; Feb. 4, 1841, m Mary Grove, b Jan. 9, 1823; dau Samuel and Mary 
(Lionberger) Grove [See D10 — "Grove Families in Va."] ; farmer; Dem.; 
member Old School Baptist Ch. ; Mary d Oct. 13, 1881, and Henry* d Sept. 
12, 1895 ; both buried upon the old home farm. 
Children (10) : 

[D252] Samuel Henry 5 , b Aug. 19, 1843; d Nov. 13, 1851. 
[D253] Andrew Jackson 5 , 6 April 15, 1845; d Feb. 2, 1897; m Florence 
Grubbs (no ch). 

[D254] John William 5 , b March 27, 1847; d Aug. 5, 1868; unm. 
[D255] Mary Susan 5 , b June 19, 1849; d Jan. 15, 1868; unm. 
[D256] + Joseph Martin 5 , b Oct. 4, 1851 ; unm. 
[D257] + Charles Daniel 5 , b March 1, 1854. 

[D258] Martha Ellen 5 , b May 27, 1856; d Sept. 1, 1897; unm. 
[D259] Frances Elizabeth 5 , b March 4, 1858 ; unm. 
[D260] Emma Florence 5 , b April 10, I860; d Oct. 9, 1864. 
[D261] Infant, b Oct. 24, 1862; d June 5, 1863. 

[D44] ISAAC 4 BRUMBACH ([D12] David 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] 
Widow 1 Brumbach), b in Va. ; m Hannah "Bury." 
One son reported: 

[D107] Adam 5 ; lived in "Pleasant Plain, Huntington Co., Ind." (no P. O.) 

[D46] BENJAMIN 4 BRUMBACH ([D12] David 3 , [D2] Henry 2 , [D2] 
Widow 1 Brumbach), m Catharine "Hanze." He was living in February, 1892, 
with his step-daughter, Mrs. E. J. Emfield, at Basil, Fairfield Co., O., and then 
said his grandparents and great-grandparents came from Germany, but that he 
could not recall their names and had no records. 



[D91] MELINDA 5 BRUMBACK ([D27] David 4 , [D8] John 3 , [D3] 
Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach), 6 July 23, 1823; d July 4, 1889; Aug. 9, 
1840, m Orrin Bigelow; they lived in Pierceton, Ind. 
Children (2), surname Bigelow: 

i Lorenzo 6 , 6 Aug. 15, 1841; d Dec. 10, 1910; unm. 

ii Russell 6 , b Aug. 29, 1844 ; Nov. 16, 1865, m Hannah C. Turner; res. 
of entire family, Van Wert, O. 

Children (2), surname Bigelow: 

(1) Frank E. 7 , b Jan. 20, 1867 ; June 28, 1894, m Josephine E. Klotz. 

(2) Charles L. 7 , b Sept. 16, 1872 ; May 28, 1894, m Jennie D. Hallv- 


[D92] NANCY 5 BRUMBACK ([D27] David 4 , same ancestry as [D9l]), 
b Sept. 4, 1824; d April 22, 1882; Dec. 4, 1842, m (1) George S. Pennell, d 
April 29, 1851 ; Jan. 4, 1855, she m (2) Dr. H. N. Coomer; lived in Ashley, 0. 
Children by 1st m (2), surname Pennell: 

i Spencer 6 , b Dec. 9, 1844; d May 10, 1873; unm. 

ii Frutilda 6 , b Dec. 2, 1849; d Oct. 27, 1909; Nov. 11, 1873, m Robert 


Children (3), surname Harroun: 

(1) Harry 7 , b Aug. 23, 1875. 

(2) Wyley 7 , b June 17, 1877. 

(3) Frank 7 , b Sept. 20, 1881. 
Son by 9,nd m, surname Coomer: 

iii Harry 6 , b March 14, 1865; m Lizzie Trindle. 

[D93] ELIZABETH 5 BRUMBACK ([D27] David 4 , same ancestry as 
[D91]), b Nov. 4, 1825; d Sept. 13, 1889; Aug. 17,1843, at Johnstown, O., 
m William Bateman Belknap, b Feb. 2, 1819; d May 11, 1903; s Forest and 
Sarah (Bateman) Belknap; lived in Ashley, O. 
Children (4), surname Belknap: 

i Oressa V. 6 , 6 April 21, 1846; d March 30, 1865; unm. 

ii David G. 6 , b May 3, 1849; d April 22, 1889; m Minerva Atcheson, 

b Oct. 2, 1853; dau Windsor and Maria (Kiser) Atcheson; lived 
in Columbus, O. 

Children (6), surname Belknap: 

(1) Maud Helen 7 , b Nov. 14, 1875; m William S. Harley; resides 

Columbus, O. 

(2) Windsor 7 , b Aug. 21, 1877; d Oct. 13, 1889. 

(3) William David 7 , b Sept. 22, 1879 ; May 19, 1901, m Elizabeth C. 

Forrester; resides Columbus, O. 



(4) Charles Rigby 7 , b Feb. 23, 1882. 

(5) Claud Ewing 7 , b Feb. 15, 1885. 

(6) Sherman 7 , b Aug. 5, 1887; d May 5, 1889. 

[D95] JOHN SANFORD 5 BRUMBACK ([D27] David 4 , same ancestry 
as [D91]), 6 March 4, 1829; d Dec. 11, 1897, and was buried in the family 
vault built by himself at Van Wert, Van Wert Co., 0. He was a remarkable 
man. Having been brought up by a widowed mother under the most trying 
circumstances, he was trained to a life of frugality and taught from childhood 
how to battle with the world. Being compelled from boyhood to depend upon 
himself and to labor for those he loved, he was one of those strong, self-reliant, 
generous men who win the affection of those who know them and make the world 
better for their having lived. 

John Sanford early showed such self-reliance, sagacity and good judg- 
ment that at ten years of age he plowed the fields, and at fourteen attended to 
all the family's financial affairs. At eighteen, with only fifty dollars' capital, 
he succeeded in obtaining credit sufficient to open a country store in Ashley, O. 
In this he was so successful that at the end of five years he had accumulated 
two or three thousand dollars, with an income to justify his getting married. 

May 26, 1852, at Ashley, Delaware Co., 0., he m Ellen Perlena Purmort, 
b Aug. 10, 1832, at Jay, N. Y., and a school teacher at the former place; dau 
of Minor and Perlena Nettleton. Her father was s of Joshua and Eunice 
(Walworth) Purmort, Joshua Purmort being a descendant of New England 
ancestors of that name, and his w Eunice Walworth being a descendant of the 
old New England Walworth family/ 

The Purmort Genealogy gives the following reference to her life:" 
"Ellen Purmort, born at Jay, N. Y., August 10, 1832. She was the 
oldest child of Minor No. 45 and Perlena Nettleton, his wife. She went with 
them to Kempville, Canada, when eight years old, and later to Berlin, Dela- 
ware County, Ohio, in the summer of 1847. She taught a term or two of 
school at Berlin, and became noted as the little teacher who could manage the 
rude, rough boys. Upon the death of her mother in 1850 the care and re- 
sponsibility of the large family fell upon her young shoulders, which burden 
she kindly and successfully assumed for two years. As the oldest in the large 
family of children, she had passed through all the trials and burdens of her 
parents in their losses and removals and sad experiences, yet she kept a happy 
heart and was her father's helper in those heavy years. On May 27, 1852, at 

•The Walworths of America, pp. 60, 73. By Clarence A. Walworth. Published by Weed- 
Parsons Co., Albany, 1897. 

»Purmort Genealogy, pp. 89, 117. By Chas. H. Purmort, D. D. Published by The 
Homestead Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1907. 

John Saxfohd"' Biu-mhack [D9.>]. 



Ashley, Delaware County, Ohio, she was married to John Sanford Brumback, 
a merchant at Ashley. Owing to poor health of her husband, they moved on a 
farm on the Old State Road north of Worthington, Ohio, where they lived for 
two years. They then moved to Casey, Clark County, Illinois, where Mr. 
Brumback again engaged in mercantile business and succeeded very well. In 
the spring of 1852 they moved to Van Wert, Ohio, a new and undeveloped 
country at that time, and there they made their home and have lived ever since. 
Mr. Brumback was a shrewd, thrifty business man, and became at Van Wert a 
man of influence and wealth. Beginning as a poor boy, he made his way up 
the ladder to a noted financial success." 

The loving and sacrificing nature of Mrs. Brumback and her husband was 
well shown when her parents died shortly after her marriage, and they took into 
their own home her five young brothers and sisters, for whom she and her good 
husband made a home and brought up two of them as their own children to 
lives of usefulness. What this meant in the early days when the wife of a 
household did most of her own work can hardly be appreciated in these days of 
labor-saving appliances and small families. 

When her husband moved to the fai*m, he employed two and sometimes 
three or four farm hands to help him on the farm. Mrs. Brumback did most 
of the housework and had a hired girl to help her only part of the time. She 
tells how she would bake six loaves of bread a day for the large family of seven 
and hired help, and that they would eat a whole sheep in three or four days. 

About this time her eldest son, Orville, was born, so that the young wife's 
life was not an easy one ; but she was happy and uncomplaining, and her untir- 
ing efforts to help her husband doubtless brought the good health that now 
rewards her with a happy old age. 

One of those unselfish, self-sacrificing characters who think of others more 
than of themselves, she was a loving, faithful mother, and an unfailing inspira- 
tion and helpmate to her good husband until his death. It was her wise 
counsel and frugality that enabled him to accumulate his ample fortune. The 
fact is that few men who start in life without a fortune ever succeed in acquir- 
ing one unless they have wives to help them who are willing to work and econo- 
mize. Certainly none do when the fortune comes through safe business methods 
without speculation. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Brumback were a happy, congenial 
pair, and the world helped them because they helped themselves — by living 
sober, prudent, industrious lives. They lived as a husband and wife should — 
she as an unfailing inspiration and helpmate to the husband, and he a loving, 
tender husband to the wife. 

In 1858 he removed to Casey, Clark Co., 111., where he again embarked in 
a country store business with such success that when in the spring of 1862 he 



moved his family to Van Wert, 0., he brought with him $5,000 in gold which 
he and his good wife had accumulated by careful economy. 

Van Wert County was then a new and thinly settled country. Mr. Brum- 
back embarked in the dry goods business, and used such good judgment and 
so won the confidence of the people and made such wise investments, that he 
gradually increased his fortune until in 1884 he sold out his dry goods business 
and became president of the Van Wert National Bank. 

As a banker Mr. Brumback was careful, conservative and withal progres- 
sive. He became well known all over Northwestern Ohio, and became one of 
the leading citizens of that section. He helped create and finance many enter- 
prises of great value to the people, notably the Cincinnati, Jackson & Macki- 
naw Railway (now part of the Big Four system), which he undertook when it 
seemed Ohio was about to lose this valuable adjunct to its prosperity. He 
never was identified with a failure, and so when he took hold the people knew 
it would be a success, and gave it the hearty assistance it so greatly needed. 
Mr. Brumback was prominent in many other large enterprises in Northwestern 
Ohio, such as The Central Manufacturers' Insurance Company, and a Toledo 
Street Railway Company, which he likewise started on the road of prosperity 
when collapse was imminent to the great loss and damage of large numbers of 

Space forbids further details of Mr. Brumback's large and active business 
career. It is sufficient to say that seldom has any man ever carried on a more 
upright business career, and no man ever more enjoyed the entire confidence 
of the people. 

In his later years Mr. Brumback's generous heart, always seeking to do 
good for his fellowmen, prompted him to found a public library for his native 
town. It was before Mr. Carnegie had entered upon his library career, and 
the idea of building and donating a public library building was not so common 
then as now. Mr. Brumback, after consulting with the members of his family 
and being encouraged by them, had plans prepared for a fine library building 
to be located in a particularly beautiful park in Van Wert; but when the plans 
were about perfected he was taken seriously sick and shortly died. Find- 
ing he would not be able to carry out his library plans, he called his son Or- 
ville 6 , a lawyer in Toledo, to his home in Van Wert, and there after fully dis- 
cussing the project with the members of his family, his will was drawn, provid- 
ing for a library that would forever be a monument to the Brumback name. 

But even in so important a matter as this the loving, sympathetic, self- 
sacrificing heart of the man was shown by the fact that he ordered his will so 
drawn that any one of the heirs could defeat the project if not willing to join 
in the expense. 



Another feature of the will is the unique idea, undoubtedly original with 
Mr. Brumback, of having the library benefits extended to the whole county, so 
that the country folks as well as the town folks could reap the benefits. This 
idea has been carried out with the greatest success, and the Brumback Library 
has the proud distinction of being the first County Library ever inaugurated. 
At this date (December, 1910) the library has fifteen sub-stations, located in 
different parts of Van Wert County, bringing the books within walking dis- 
tance of all the farmers' homes. A small salary is paid to each person having 
charge of a sub-station, and books are delivered at each station in traveling 
boxes, which contain 125 books each. They start at Station No. 1, and in 
turn are sent to each of the other stations before being returned to the Central 
Library. The school teachers over the county, some fifty in number, are also 
.supplied with books for their pupils, and annually circulate a large number 
of instructive books among the children. The interest taken by the country 
people and benefits they derive are shown by the great number of books drawn 
from the sub-stations. 

The terms of the will under which the Brumback Library was built are of 
such interest that it is given in full : 


In the name of the Benevolent Father of all, I, J. S. Brumback, of Van 
Wert, Ohio, being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish 
this my last Will and Testament. 

It is my will and I do give and devise and bequeath all my property, both 
real and personal, as follows : 

Item 1. I do give, devise and bequeath all my property, both real and 
personal and mixed, to my dear wife, Ellen P. Brumback, so long as she may 
live, she to have and enjoy all the income from the same so long as she may 
live. If it becomes necessary for her comfort and best welfare to use any part 
of the principal it is my will that she may do so in so far as it may be abso- 
lutely necessary for her personal comfort and best welfare. 

The foregoing bequest and devise to my said beloved wife to be in lieu of 
her dower estate in my property. 

It is my further will and devise that my said wife leave the management 
and control of all my said property to my living children (a majority con- 
trolling), so long as they profitably manage the same. 

Item 2. I do give, devise and bequeath to my dear children, Orville S. 
Brumback, David L. Brumback, Estelle B. Reed, and Saida M. Brumback, 
per stirpes, all my property, both real, personal and mixed, in fee simple and 



absolutely, subject, however, to the life estate of my dear wife, Ellen P. Brum- 
back, and conditions thereof as contained in Item I. 

Any notes that I hold against any of my said children by way of advance- 
ment to them to be taken out of his or her respective share (without interest). 

Item S. Feeling a great regard for my fellow townsmen of Van Wert, 
Ohio, and affection for the said city, in which I have spent so many happy 
years of my life, I have long contemplated a gift to them of a Library Building 
as a token of my affection and regard. In that behalf I have had plans pre- 
pared for such a building, but owing to the condition of my health have not 
been permitted to enter upon its construction. It is my will and desire that my 
said dear wife and children expend sufficient of my estate willed to them in 
Items 1 and 2 to carry out my wishes known to them by the erection and gift 
of a library building, something after the plans and designs I have had pre- 
pared for that purpose ; Provided and this item is upon the express condition, 
that my said wife and children can make arrangements satisfactory to them 
with the said City of Van Wert, or if they desire and think best, with Van Wert 
County, for a location for said building and the maintenance of the library to 
be placed therein. 

Item 4. It is my will that my said dear wife and children, or so many of 
them as may desire to qualify, act as executors of my estate, without giving 
bond or having any appraisement thereof. I know they will not fail to carry 
out my wishes herein stated, whether sufficiently stated in law or not. 

In witness whereof, I, the said J. S. Brumback, have hereunto set my name 
and do declare and publish this instrument as my last will at Van Wert, Ohio, 
this the 29th day of March, A. D. 1897. 

J. S. BRUMBACK. [Seal] 

When, after Mr. Brumback's death (Dec. 11, 1897) the heirs came to 
arrange a contract with the County of Van Wert for the maintenance of the 
library after it was started, it was found there was no law in Ohio under which 
a contract could be executed. This afforded an excellent pretext for the heirs 
or any one of them to have declined to go further, but they all inherited a good 
deal of the Brumback loyalty, and so set about it to get a law enacted to give 
the County Commissioners power to act. Orville S. 6 Brumback prepared a 
bill to introduce in the Legislature, and, with the assistance of prominent men 
all over the State, the Van Wert people succeeded in having it enacted into a 
law as follows : 


To supplement Section 891 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, so as to provide for tht ^accept- 
ance of Bequests, Donations, and Gifts for Public Libraries, and to Equip and Maintain 
the same. 

Plate 75 

Plate 76 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, that Section 891, 
of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, be supplemented so as to read as follows: 

Section 891 (a). The Commissioners may receive a bequest, donation, or gift of a build- 
ing, or property wherewith to construct a building for a County Public Library in the 
county-seat of the county; and may enter into an agreement on behalf of the county to 
provide and maintain a Public Library therein. Any county accepting such bequest, donation 
or gift shall be bound to faithfully carry out the agreement so made to provide and main- 
tain such Library. 

Section 2. The Commissioners of any such county are hereby authorized, at the March 
or June session each year, to levy a tax of not exceeding one mill on each dollar of taxable 
property of such county, and the fund derived from such levy shall constitute a special fund 
to be known as Library Fund, and shall be used for no purpose other than is contemplated 
in this section. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. — (Sec. 
93, Ohio Laws, 355.) 

The next step was to accomplish an agreement with the County Com- 
missioners that would forever insure the maintenance of the library upon a 
broad basis and provide ample funds for carrying it on in a way to enable it to 
accomplish all that such a library ought to accomplish. How the negotiations 
were carried on to this end, and the terms of the contract as finally agreed to, 
is best told by The Van Wert Republican, in its issue of Thursday, July 28, 

Offered the People of Van Wert County. Conditions Upon Which This Great Gift Is Made. 

"For several months, those who have the welfare of Van Wert County people at heart, 
have been anxiously inquiring what was being done toward accepting the late J. S. Brum- 
back's magnificent gift to the county of a fine library building. Owing to the absence of 
Hon. O. S. Brumback in the West, the matter was delayed somewhat, and nothing was done 
until his return. The heirs have now submitted to the citizens of Van Wert County a 
contract, and, upon the signing of which, they are prepared to proceed to erect and furnish 
a Public Library building that any county in the State may feel proud of, costing upward 
of $50,000 to be presented to the county of Van Wert free of all incumbrances. The heirs 
of the late J. S. Brumback, desiring that his liberal gift should be of a personal benefit to 
every person in the county, have wisely determined to offer it to the entire county. The 
only condition they make is that first, the representatives of the people of the county and 
the Board of County Commissioners enter into an agreement to care for. the building after 
they have received it. The town council of Van Wert is asked to enter into the contract, 
inasmuch as they control in part, the proposed site, the Second Ward park. Let it be 
distinctly understood that the town of Van Wert has never had the offer of this magnificent 
gift, does not now, and we fear never will, only in common with the county. The heirs have 
concluded to offer it to 30,000 people and not limit its benefits to 8,000. The Van Wert 
Library Association is ready to donate its little library of nearly 2,000 volumes as well as 
other properties as a starter for a good county library. We understand if the offer is ac- 
cepted and the building erected, that local librarians will be appointed in every district in 
the county and that the rules and regulations will be made such that the people living in the 
remotest part of the county may borrow just as many books to read at their homes as those 
living nearest the building. 

The progressive farmers of our county have already, at their meetings, expressed their 
readiness to accept so generous a gift, and are willing to pay their mite to maintain the 
building. Copy of the contract given below has been presented the Ladies' Library Associa- 
tion, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Common Council of Van Wert. There is 
no reason whatever why any member of these bodies should hesitate to sign the contract on 
behalf of the people. We fear this may be the last opportunity to accept or reject, and if 
they fail to sign the contract Van Wert county people may forever lose the privilege of 
receiving a gift, which if accepted, will be greatly appreciated not only by the present genera- 



tion, but thousands yet to be, will express their gratitude for so great an inheritance. We 
look for prompt action to be taken in the matter, and it is a settled fact that all who bend 
their efforts to secure such a gift for Van Wert county will be forever considered as bene- 
factors of the people of our county. 

Van Wert, Ohio, July 16, 1898. 
To the Ladies' Library Association, the Board of County Commissioners of Van Wert County, 

Ohio, and the Common Council of The City of Van Wert, Ohio. 
Ladies and Gentlemen: — 

To carry out the will of the late J. S. Brumback, we hand you herewith a copy of an 
agreement we have prepared providing for the construction of a Library Building in the 
Second Ward Park of Van Wert, Ohio, and for the maintenance therein of a free public 
library for the benefit of the citizens of Van Wert County, Ohio. 

We have endeavored by the terms of the contract to insure the success of the library when 
the building is erected in accordance with the designs which Mr. Brumback had prepared for it. 

We request that your respective bodies give the matter your early consideration and 
advise us if the terms meet your approval. 

We believe such a library will prove so great a success that other counties in the State 
will in a few years acquire like institutions. 

Assuring you of our desire to facilitate the project in eTery reasonable way, we remain, 
sincerely yours, 

Ellen P. Brumback, 
Orvili.e S. Brumback, 
David L. Brumback, 
Estei.i.e B. Reed, 
Satda M. Brumback. 


Whereas, The will of the late J. S. Brumback provides as follows: 

"Feeling a great regard for my fellow townsmen of Van Wert, Ohio, and affection 
for the said city, in which I have spent so many happy years of my life, I have long con- 
templated a gift to them of a library building as a token of my affection and regard. In 
that behalf I have had plans prepared for such a building, but owing to the condition of 
my health have not been permitted to enter upon its construction. It is my will and desire 
that my said dear wife and children expend sufficient of my estate willed to them in items 
one and two to carry out my wishes known to them, by the erection and gift of a library 
building, something after the plans and designs I have had prepared for that purpose; 
provided and this item is upon the express condition that my said wife and children can 
make arrangements satisfactory to them with the said city of Van Wert, and if they desire 
and think best, with Van Wert County, for a location for said building and the maintenance 
of the Library to be placed therein." 

And whereas, The heirs of the estate of the said J. S. Brumback are unanimous 
in their desire to fully carry out his wishes as expressed in his will; 

And whereas, A free public library would be of inestimable benefit to the people of Van 
Wert County, Ohio, and afford to them, their children, and descendants most valuable privi- 
leges and educational advantages; 

ifow, therefore, For the purpose of carrying out the will of the said J. S. Brumback, 
to establish a free public library for the people of Van Wert County, Ohio, and to provide 
for the proper equipment and maintenance thereof, 

It is agreed by and between Ellen P. Brumback, Orville S. Brumback, David L. Brum- 
back, Estelle B. Reed, and Saida M. Brumback, heirs of the said J. S. Brumback, parties of 
the first part, and H. H. Ludwig, Peter Knittle and H. G. Schumm, County Commissioners 
of Van Wert County, Ohio, and their successors in office, parties of the second part; and 
the Ladies' Library Association of Van Wert, Ohio, party of the third part; and The 
Village of Van Wert, Ohio, party of the fourth part, as follows, to-wit: 

The parties of the first part do covenant and agree that they will with all reasonable 
despatch build and construct a stone library building in the Second Ward Park of The 
Village of Van Wert, Ohio, in first-class condition, substantially as shown in the drawings 
which the said J. S. Brumback had made therefor in his lifetime, and will furnish the same 
with the necessary furniture and heating apparatus, ready for use for the library to be 
placed therein, as hereinafter provided. 



And the parties of the first part further agree to turn over and donate on behalf of the 
said J. S. Brumback's estate said library building, so built and constructed, to the County 
of Van Wert, Ohio, free of all encumbrances or charges thereon, to be held by said county 
and used for library and educational purposes only. 

In consideration of the receipt of the said library building and the donation thereof as 
aforesaid to the County of Van Wert, Ohio, 

The parties of the second part do covenant and agree for themselves and their suc- 
cessors in office that the said Van Wert County will forever maintain and operate in said 
building a free public library for the benefit of the citizens of the whole county. And in 
that behalf do promise and agree that the Commissioners of said Van Wert County will 
each year at their March or June session levy a tax as the Board of Trustees of said 
library may designate not exceeding one-half a mill upon each dollar of taxable property of 
said Van Wert County, to form a library fund with which to so maintain and operate said 
library. Said library fund so to be raised by said tax shall constitute a special fund in the 
hands of the Treasurer of Van Wert County, Ohio, to be drawn upon only by the Board of 
Trustees of said library as hereinafter provided. 

Said parties of the second part further covenant and agree that the said parties of the 
first part shall have full right and authority to enter upon the said Second Ward Park in 
The Village of Van Wert, and there construct said building in compliance with the plans 
and directions of the architect thereof with the right to occupy, grade, improve and em- 
bellish said park as may be directed by the architect of said building. 

The parties of the third part (a duly incorporated association under the laws of the 
State of Ohio), in consideration of the construction and donation of said library building 
by the parties of the first part, do covenant and agree that they will turn over and donate 
to the free public library to be placed in said building all the books, furniture, money or 
other personal property of said association, to be and become the property of the said 
County Library. 

And the party of the fourth part (a duly incorporated Village, and County Seat of Van 
Wert County, Ohio), in consideration of the construction and donation of the said library 
building by the parties of the first part, does covenant and agree that the said parties of the 
first part shall have full permission to enter upon the said Second Ward Park in The 
Village of Van Wert, Ohio, and there to construct said building, and to occupy, grade, 
improve and embellish said park as may be directed by the architect of said building. 

It is further mutually covenanted and agreed by and between all the parties hereto 
that the said County Library herein provided for shall be called the "Brumback Library." 
It shall be managed and controlled by a non-partisan board of seven trustees, who shall be 
appointed for a term of three years, and until their successors are duly appointed, as fol- 
lows, to-wit: Two to be appointed by the parties of the first part or their descendants. 
Three to be appointed by the parties of the second part or their successors, and two to be 
appointed by the party of the third part. 

Provided, that the first appointees shall hold office from the first day of February, 1899. 
as follows, to-wit: 

One of those to be appointed by the parties of the first part to hold office for one year, 
and one for three years. One of those to be appointed by the parties of the second part or 
their successors to hold office for one year, one for two years and one for three years. One 
of those to be appointed by the parly of the third part to hold office for one year, and one 
for two years. 

In case the parties of the first part or the parties of the third part shall fail for a 
period of ninety days to make their respective appointments of Trustees from time to time, 
then the Common Council of the party of the fourth part shall make such appointments. 

The said trustees shall duly qualify by taking an oath of office to faithfully fulfill all 
the duties of their positions to the best of their knowledge and ability during their respective 
terms of office. They shall organize by the election of a President, Vice-President and 
Secretary, who shall hold their offices for one year and until their successors are elected. 
Said officers shall be elected by ballot at the first regular meeting of the Board after the 
first day of February in each year. A majority of the whole Board being required to elect. 

The President of the said Board of Trustee shall be President of the library, and it 
shall be his duty as such to preside at all meetings of the Board, appoint all standing com- 
mittees, and otherwise act as the executive head of the Board of Trustees and perform 
such other duties as usually pertain to the office. 

The Vice-President, in the absence of the President, shall perform his duties, and in case 



of death, removal or resignation shall perform the duties of the President until a President 
is elected to serve for the unexpired time. 

The Secretary shall keep accurate minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Trustees, 
together with accurate accounts of all receipts and expenditures of money for and on behalf 
of the library. He shall pay over to the County Treasurer of Van Wert County, each 
months, for the benefit of the Library Fund, all monies received by the library, and shall 
take and keep on file for six years vouchers for all monies expended. He shall render a 
complete and accurate financial statement of the library as shown by his books to the 
parties of the second part on or before the end of each fiscal year, to-wit: The first day 
of February in each year; and perform such other duties as usually pertain to the office. 

All warrants on the County Treasurer of Van Wert County for payment of monies 
out of the special Library Fund shall only be issued upon an aye and nay vote of the 
Board of Trustees entered upon the minutes and signed by the President of the Board and 
countersigned by the Secretary. Four Trustees shall constitute a quorum of the Board, 
but no appropriation shall be made or indebtedness incurred to an amount exceeding $100, 
without the concurring vote of a majority of all members of the Board. 

The Board of Trustees shall employ a Librarian and other necessary persons to properly 
keep and carry on said Library and Library Building, and shall fix their reasonable com- 
pensation. The term of office of all regular employes shall expire on the first day of March 
of each year, and they shall be subject to removal at any time at the pleasure of the Board 
ol Trustees. 

The Board of Trustees shall prescribe such further rules and regulations for the direc- 
tion and operation of the Library as they may deem advisable. 

In evidence whereof witness the signatures of each and every of the parties hereto at 
Van Wert, Ohio, this 16th day of July, A. D. 1898. 

Ellen P. Beumback, 
Orville S. Brumback, 
David L. Brumback, 
Estelle B. Reed, 
Saida M. Brumback. 

The proposition was duly accepted as stated by the Van Wert Btdletm 
in its issue of August 1, 1898, as follows: 


The Brumback Library Building Will Be Erected. — The County Commissioners Give Unani- 
mous Consent for Its Maintenance. 

At the office of the Van Wert County Commissioners, on Saturday last, one of the most 
Important meetings ever held in this county assembled and its acts have passed into history. 
The proceedings will adorn a bright page. They are an honor to those who took part in 
them. They secure to this county an educational distinction possessed by few in the State 
and by no other county in the prosperous northwest. At the same time, they give to all, 
old and young, in town and country, benefits which are an auxiliary to and in harmony and 
sympathy with our peerless public school system. 

The County Commissioners, by this act, have honored themselves, have made a record 
to which they can point with pride" in all time to come, and which will grow in popularity as 
the years roll on, by saying "Yes" — every man of the same opinion — to the proposition of 
the heirs of the late John Sanford Brumback, to carry out a stipulation of the will of their 
father, which provides for the gift to Van Wert County of a public library building, of 
magnificent proportions, fully furnished and equipped for the purpose for which it is in- 
tended — the home of a free public library. It is the most valuable gift ever bestowed upon 
the citizens of Van Wert County, and will remain for all time a monument to the generosity 
of the donor, an embellishment to our magnificent parks, a lasting benefit to every citizen 
of the county. 

The following account of the cornerstone laying appeared in the Toledo 
Daily Blade Tuesday, July 18, 1899 : 

Plate 78 




Laying of the Cornerstone at Van Wert To-Day.— Beginning of the Beautiful Building for 
the Brumback Memorial County Library. 

[Special Telegram to The Blade.} 

Van Wert, O., July 18— The cornerstone of the Brumback Memorial County Library, a 
building that will cost $50,000, donated to the county of Van Wert by the late J. S. Brum- 
back, president of the Van Wert National Bank, was laid to-day in Second Ward Park, 
Van Wert. The ceremonies were conducted under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, 
F. & A. M., Grand Master Nelson Williams acting as master of ceremonies. 

The event was made a county affair in every particular. Every fraternal organization 
in the county was well represented. A grand parade of lodges and citizens, headed by 
several bands, marched and counter-marched through the principal streets of the city. Tt 
was a grand spectacle, showing in a measure the appreciation of Van Wert County citizens 
for a gift that any county in this rich country of ours might well feel proud of. The 
exercises consisted of several selections by Heistand's band; prayer by Rev. J. A. Gordon; 
oration by Rev. A. J. Fish; selections by Venedocia Club; address by Hon. O. S. Brumback 
of Toledo; proclamation by the Grand Marshal; prayer by the Grand Chaplain; presenta- 
tion of a silver trowel to 'the Past Grand Master; invocation by the Worshipful Master; 
Masonic ceremonies; lowering of the stone; laying of the same, and an oration by Grand 
Master Nelson Williams. The ceremonies and exercises throughout were .impressive and 

One of the provisions of this magnificent gift was that it was to be maintained by the 
county and every citizen in the county was to share equally of its benefits. A general law 
was passed by the last legislature authorizing county commissioners to accept similar gifts 
and empowering them to enter into a contract for the maintenance of the same by levying a 
small tax on all the taxable property of the county. 

The Brumback library will be one of the finest buildings for library purposes possessed 
by an American city. No town in this great State of Ohio can equal it. It is erected 
throughout of the most costly and lasting material, and is a lasting monument to its donor 
and a grand memorial to the liberality and faithfulness of his heirs, who so nobly carry out 
his wishes. The ceremonies held in the city of Van Wert to-day will long be remembered 
by all who participated. 

The address of Hon. O. S. Brumback, of Toledo, was as follows: 

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends of Van Wert County :— There are occasions in the 
affairs of men, of nations and of communities which mark epochs in their history. To-day 
marks an epoch in the history of Van Wert County. Fifty years ago this county was a 
primeval wilderness, inundated by water that had no sufficient outlet. This beautiful park 
was formerly a swamp from the overflow of the neighboring stream, and even here where 
we now stand I have, in my boyhood days, fished in summer waters, and in winter skated 
on unyielding ice. 

"It has only been by years of tireless toil and unremitting industry that Van Wert 
County has been redeemed from swamp and beast and forest, until it has become the 
garden spot of Ohio. When the genial summer sun kisses her loamy soil and the 'tears of 
Nature' fall upon her fertile fields — 

'Every clod feels a stir of might, 

An instinct within it that reaches and towers, 
And, groping blindly above it for light, 
Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers.' 

"With such a metamorphose to accomplish in the face of nature, with all the privations 
consequent upon such work, it is little wonder the mass of the people have had but scanty 
opportunity for higher education. The schoolhouses which dot the townships, and the church 
spires towering amid the groves and meadows, all give proof that the people of Van Wert 
County have been awake to the need of early education tempered with righteousness. But 
it is reserved for to-day to inaugurate an era of the broadest education and the widest 
culture for all the people. 

"In laying the cornerstone of this library we are taking steps to place the knowledge and 
wisdom of all the ages within the reach of the humblest citizen and his children. 

"Edward Everett said: 'It is our common schools which give the key of knowledge to 



the mass of the people. Our common schools are important in the same way as the common 
air, the common rain, the common sunshine, invaluable for their commonness.' 

"Carrying forward these beautiful analogies, we may well add, it is our public libraries 
that form the repositories of knowledge, ready for the application of the key of knowledge. 
Our public libraries are important in the same way as the public parks, the public high- 
ways, the public government, invaluable for their publicity. » 

"The common school system can only afford a preparatory education for the youth of 
our land. To utilize and make the most of that education is the work of a lifetime after 
leaving the public schools. And here is where the public library opens wide its doors to 
freely offer its treasures of learning. 

"When Abraham Lincoln was a poor country boy yearning for that higher education by 
which alone he could aspire to lead his fellowmen, his opportunities for acquiring knowledge 
were so limited, it is almost miraculous he persevered in his purpose until he became the 
savior of his country, the emancipator of a race. 

"Alas, how many minds equally bright have become discouraged under such conditions 
and given up a higher education through lack of opportunity ! 

"That the people of this country are willing to tax themselves for the growth and 
maintenance of a library speaks volumes for their intelligence. It shows they realize that 
just in proportion to the advantages offered will Van Wert County afford a desirable place 
to live, and every acre of land and every piece of property thereby proportionately increased 
in value. It shows they realize that success in life comes not from accident, but from intelli- 
gent action based on the wisdom and experience of those who have lived before. 

"The public library gathers the books in which are stored this wealth of human knowl- 
edge; and there the people of every occupation, creed and profession can go to learn the 
best method to accomplish the best results. It is not too much to say that under the inspira- 
tion of such a work, under the inspiration of such an institution, generation after generation 
will reap boundless benefit from the Brumback library. 

"He whose name it bears was himself an example of what the poor country boy can 
accomplish by high aspirations and intelligent, faithful industry. He himself realized what 
it was to be debarred from the higher education through lack of opportunity, and in the 
liberality of his generous heart, with true philanthropy, he willed that Van Wert County 
boys and girls — the sons and daughters of his old friends and associates, should have oppor- 
tunity second to none in the land. When that is accomplished, John Sanford Brumback 
will not have lived in vain. 

"And when in the future under the beneficent example of Van Wert County other 
counties in Ohio, yea, the counties of other States, shall have followed in our footsteps and 
laid cornerstones of county libraries, to Van Wert County will belong the meed of praise 
as leader in a glorious work. Though young in years, she will be among the foremost in 

"And when in the widening brotherhood of man, every one shall feel he is his brother's 
keeper; when each shall know that all he is or can be he owes his fellowmen, and in return 
stands charged with a debt of gratitude only to be repaid by the happiness he secures for 
others; when all society realizes that by higher education, a better, nobler, broader civiliza- 
tion can be attained, in which the happiness of each is best secured by the happiness of all; 
then will come 'peace on earth, good will to men.' Then the era upon which we are now 
entering of humanity for humanity will have accomplished its full fruition, and the corner- 
stones of public libraries will not have been laid in vain. 

"And each shall care for other, 
And each to each shall bend, 
To the poor a noble brother, 
To the good an equal friend." 

It took a year and a half to build and complete the library, and on New 
Year's Day, 1901, it was ready to be dedicated. The following is the program 

of the exercises : 




Presiding Officer Rev. Jas. A. Gordon 

Director of Music Wm. H. Hiestand 

Music by Moebus' Orchestra and Hiestand's Band. 

Music— "National Hymn" Geo. W. Warren 

Chorus and Orchestra. 

Invocation Rev. J. H. Fitzwater, D.D. 

Music — "Inflammatus" Rossini 

Solo and Chorus. 

Address Rev. P. P. Pope, D.D. 

Music— Solo Chas. W. Clark, Chicago 

Address of Presentation Hon. O. S. Brumback, Toledo 

Address of Acceptance on Behalf of Board of Trustees Judge H. C. Glenn 

Music— "Columbia" Dozitta 

Chorus and Orchestra. 

Dedicatory Prayer Rev. I. D. Worman 

Music— Solo Chas. W. Clark 

Address Hon. C. B. Galbreath, Columbus 

Ohio State Librarian and President National Association of Librarians. 

Music — "America" ...Orchestra, Chorus and Audience 

Benediction Rev. D. B. Koenig 

A reception will be held at the Library Building immediately following, also in the 
evening. Weather permitting, Hiestand's Band will give an open air concert. 

A full account of the dedicatory exercises was given in the Van Wert 
Bulletin, issue of January 3, 1901, from which we print the opening para- 
graphs, the Presentation Address and Address of Acceptance, as follows : 

Dedicated Tuesday, January 1, 1901. 

An appreciative audience of grateful people filled every foot of space in the large 
auditorium of the First M. E. Church, New Year's afternoon, to participate in the exercises 
attendant on the dedication of the Brumback County Library Building — the grandest gift 
ever bestowed upon the people of this county. Long before two o'clock, the time announced 
the exercises would commence, standing room was at a premium. As we looked over the sea 
of faces it was indeed a delight to notice not only the splendid representation of the citizens 
of Van Wert, but also among the throng in large numbers the citizens of the various town- 
ships of our county, for the library belongs to them as much as to the citizens of the town. 
It was a day upon which the boy of the farm and the boy of the city alike cherished their 
fondest hopes of having equal rights and privileges to enter the portals of a storehouse of 
knowledge far grander and superior in every way than had the most ambitious ever expected 
to enter. 

Turn where you will from the Norman Conquest, along the whole course of English 
history, and you will find the source of strength of the English-speaking race lies largely in 
their love of books; and so the habits of mind and of morals engendered in the citizens of 
our county by their great love for the noblest and the best were never better demonstrated 
than by their presence from every section of our county at the dedicatory exercises. They 
all realize that books are the strength of individuals and nations. 

All the time the Brumback Library has been in course of construction the interest of the 
people has increased, until to-day the splendid building bequeathed to the county through 
the generosity of John Sanford Brumback is the pride of all, and as we review it all it is 
no wonder that strangers from other States in the throng Tuesday afternoon and evening 
wished that they, too, lived in this town and county to enjoy in the fullest measure the 
benefits to be derived from such an institution. 

The Rev. James A. Gordon, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, presided over the 
exercises, and the splendid musical portion of the program was under the direction of W. H. 
Hiestand, who conducted a mixed chorus, accompanied by Moebus' Orchestra. Hiestand's 
Band played during the reception in the building in the evening. A very pleasing feature 



of the afternoon exercises was the two solos rendered by Mr. Charles W. Clark, a Van 
Wert boy, who has delighted audiences at home and abroad. He is always welcomed home, 
but never more cordially than this time, when he voluntarily came home to help our people 
sing the songs of joy upon receiving such a handsome present on the dawn of the twentieth 

Rev. Gordon, in his introductory remarks, spoke as follows: 

"Ladies and Gentlemen : — I do not believe that in all the world there will be a celebra- 
tion of the new year, or the new century, more significant and typical of the spirit of 
progress that marks the age than we are having here to-day. Here, where a hundred years 
ago was an unbroken wilderness, the home of savages and wild beasts, we dedicate to-day a 
temple of civilization and knowledge, noble in the spirit that prompted it, classic in its 
architectural beauty, and complete in all its appointments. As one who has been interested 
in the library from its inception and who participated in the cornerstone laying, I rejoice in 
this proud day for the people of Van Wert County. I have the honor to introduce the 
exercises of this afternoon. We have a rich and varied program and while it is somewhat 
lengthy, this is an event which will never occur again, and I am sure you will all give patient 
attention to the speakers." 

Presentation Address by Hon. O. S. Brumback, of Toledo. 

The following splendid address of presentation of the building by Hon. O. S. Brumback, 
of Toledo, the eldest son of the generous donor, needs no word of commendation. Words are 
inadequate to express the gratitude of our people and their feeling as they listened to the 
revelations herein contained: , 

"Ladies and Gentlemen :— Men may come and men may go, but their thoughts inscribed 
in books live after them. Books afford the true transmigration of souls, since in them the 
minds of men live on long after their bodies have returned to dust. A library is a mausoleum 
of the souls of great men and women who have lived on earth, and the open doors of a 
public library are a standing invitation to enter and become acquainted with them. He 
who accepts the invitation should tread lightly and with awe, for there the learning of the 
ages awaits his call. The scintillating wit, the flights of eloquence, and the rhythmic pathos 
of the human race there surround him; and there the hopes and fears, the sorrows and joys, 
the failures and successes of mankind for centuries are portrayed to him who reads 

"The pleasure, the satisfaction, the profit, that books afford cannot be overstated. Do 
you desire to ponder over the glorious achievements of men? Gibbon, Macauley, Bancroft and 
all the rest will detail with faithful accuracy the history of the past. Do you desire to revel 
in imaginary scenes of human life? Dickens, Scott, Thackeray, Cooper and hundreds of 
others will lead you through scenes and bring you face to face with characters, so tm to 
life that you forget it is all a fiction of the brain. Do you desire to wander through Llysian 
fields where poesy lulls the senses into sweet content? Then Shakespeare, Byron, Tennyson, 
Bryant, Longfellow, or other of the hundred bards will carry you away on the wings of 
ecstasy, until with Wordsworth you feel— 

" 'For ever something is or seems, 
That touches us with mystic gleams, 
Like glimpses of forgotten dreams.' 

"Long days become as hours, and dull hours fly unnoticed, when rapture thrills the heart, 
and the weary brain forgets its tribulations in the entrancement of a good author. 

"Assembled as we are to-day, to dedicate a temple to literature, the mind spontaneously 
recurs to all that books are to man. . 

"After printing was invented, books at first were to be found only in the convents of 
mediaeval times, ponderous in size and crude in form. Learning was then confined to the 
priesthood, few among the people could read, and inability to write, even among the nobility, 
caused the use of a signet seal. , , ... . 

"From the convents, books gradually spread into the hands of the people, until at the 
time of the Colonial Period in America most families had one or more books, commonly a 
Bible with a few others. Books being so precious, favored was he who had access to a few 
volumes and happy was the one who had a small library at his command. Because of the 
scarcity' and value "of books, no one was able to acquire a library of much magnitude, and 
from the very necessity of the situation, following the Colonial Period came the Institutional 
Period, from about 1638 to 1731, when libraries were to be found in Harvard, Princeton, 
Yale and other early colleges. 

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"In 1731 began a Co-operative Period, in which men and families clubbed together in 
cities and villages to form libraries of their own. This lasted until 1854, when the Free 
Public Library Period was inaugurated by Boston opening a library free to all who sought 
admission. From Boston they have spread over the country, until to-day nearly every city of 
note in the United States, and many villages as well, have their free public libraries to pro- 
mote education and intellectual growth. 

"The remarkable spread of knowledge in the United States is directly ascribable to 
these public libraries, acting in conjunction with the public schools. The wonder of Europe 
is the amazing progress of the United States, accomplished by enterprise, inventive genius 
and intellectual superiority. And yet these are but the product of our schools and libraries, 
sending forth inventors, poets, authors, statesmen, jurists and divines. 

"A boy of humble parentage comes out of our public schools, he applies himself assidu- 
ously to master the books free at hand, and lo ! a Lincoln, a Blaine, a Beecher, a Morse, or 
an Edison lives to elevate and glorify the race. 

"Or perhaps a boy after leaving the public school goes to work at a bench, in a factory, 
or upon a farm, or enters upon a business career; with a library at hand and wise use of 
his time he grows in knowledge, his wisdom sheds its light upon his fellowmen, and his 
fraternal spirit warms all with whom he comes in contact. Honest, faithful and true to all 
the duties of life, he may remain a quiet, unobtrusive citizen, content to fill a humble sphere 
in life. But 'tis such as these make up American citizenship. 'Tis such as these that form 
the anchor and stay of American institutions. 

"John Sherman wrote to a young friend: 'Learn to love your books, for there is pleasure, 
friendship and instruction in books.' 

"The public library instills a love for books by creating a taste for reading, and a taste 
for reading is a taste of Paradise. Happy indeed is he who can say from his heart: 

"My books are friends, whose cheerful greeting 
Delight my heart with each new meeting; 
With them I take the greatest pleasure; 
Enjoy their wit in fullest measure. 
Whene'er I feel the need, or yearning, 
For knowledge, wisdom, counsel, learning, 
I steal away to quiet nooks 
To interview my faithful books." * 

"Every citizen — even the humblest — can enter the public library with a sense of owner- 
ship, for it is maintained by his own contribution with that of others. He feels that he is at 
home and entitled to share the privileges which surround him. The people of a community 
animated by such a spirit soon become a reading community, and a reading community soon 
becomes an educated community. 

"In 1890 some of the prominent ladies of Van Wert, realizing the great good to be 
derived from a library free to all who would aid in the enterprise, incorporated The Van 
Wert Library Association. Without books or money, except such as they could hope to 
secure from donations, the prospect of success was anything but flattering. But nothing 
daunted, the ladies entered vigorously upon the work. They canvassed the town for sub- 
scriptions and gave entertainments in aid of the project until a nucleus of a circulating 
library was formed. Any person who contributed §3.00 each year was permitted to share in 
the use of the library. So heartily were they encouraged in the work, and so enthusiastic 
and persevering were they in their efforts, that at the end of the first year they had a collec- 
tion of 600 books, placed in charge of a lady librarian in a general reading room rented by 
the association for library purposes. The annual dues paid by the patrons of the library 
were only sufficient to pay the running expenses, leaving but scant means to add new books. 
Notwithstanding many and varied discouragements, the ladies persevered in their good work 
until the library became so generally appreciated that in 1896 the Common Council of Van 
Wert voted a tax of three-tenths of a mill in aid of the Library; realizing about $575 annually 
for that purpose. This served to pay running expenses, and, together with the money realized 
from the dues of patrons, furnished a small income upon which the library could be main- 

"The field for the work was, however, so much larger than the means wherewith to 
accomplish it, and the future was so dependent upon constant and unremitting effort, that 

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the ladies, although justly proud of what had been accomplished, might well feel apprehen- 
sive for the future when their personal efforts should cease. A like library established some 
years before had finally gone into bankruptcy, and it was only too apparent that this also 
might fail if not placed upon a firm and enduring foundation. 

"It was at this stage that the will of John Sanford Brumback was made public, pro- 
viding for the gift to the people of "Van Wert County of a splendid building in which to 
forever maintain a free public library, by the following clause in the will: 

" 'It is my will and desire that my said dear wife and children expend sufficient 
of my estate willed to them in items one and two to carry out my wishes known to 
them by the erection and gift of a library building, somewhat after the plans and 
designs I have prepared for that purpose; Provided and this item is upon the express 
condition that my said wife and children can make arrangements satisfactory to them 
with the City of Van Wert, or if they desire and think best, with Van Wert County, 
for a location for said building and the maintenance of the library to be placed 

"Before going to what has been accomplished under this provision, let us take a cursory 
view of the life of the man who made possible the firm establishment of a public library in 
Van Wert County to bless present and future generations. 

"John Sanford Brumback was born on a farm in Licking County, Ohio, on the 4th day 
of March, 1829. His father descended from an old Virginia family of German extraction, 
the progenitor of which had emigrated to America in early Colonial days. His mother's 
name was Frutilda Bearnes, her parents having emigrated to Ohio from Pennsylvania at an 
early day. From- her he inherited many of his sterling qualities of mind and heart. 

"When he was four years old his father died, leaving his mother a legacy of six young 
children and forty acres of undeveloped land, having a log house upon it. With nothing to 
rear and educate her four girls and two boys except what could be produced from the soil 
of this wild land, his mother, like others of that day, no whit discouraged, set bravely to work 
to eke out a precarious livelihood. In a few years she was called upon to mourn her eldest 
son. No other course remained but for herself and four daughters to make their own living, 
aided only by John's efforts. Unable to spare her only boy from his work except in the 
winter season, John's early education consisted of the crude instruction received in a country 
school during the few winters he was privileged to attend school at all. He was quick to 
learn and acquired even in this short time the rudiments of an education that added to and 
rounded out by a lifetime of close observation and keen perception made him a man of 
general information and broad intelligence. 

"Had J. S. Brumback received a liberal education, such as most boys receive now days, 
there is no station in life his natural ability, industrious habits and moral worth would not 
have eminently fitted him to fill. 

"As illustrative of his self-reliance and capability, even in early life, I often have heard 
his mother tell how she entrusted him at the age of ten years to drive to market the farm 
produce the family had to sell, which he disposed of with rare judgment for one of his years. 
He was as good a horse trader at fifteen as David Harum himself. His mother used to 
say she never knew what horse John would bring home. It was sufficient for her that he 
rarely, if ever, got the worst of a bargain. He laughingly told me that he never got beaten 
in a horse trade but once, and that was when he traded a horse for a cow — and the cow died. 

"The commercial instinct thus early aroused, he left the farm and entered the grocery 
business at the early age of seventeen. The only capital he had was $50 his mother had 
saved up, which she willingly entrusted to him. On this he went to Cincinnati, and so won 
the confidence of wholesale dealers by his frank and manly bearing that they trusted him to 
enough goods to open up a small country store. It is needless to say that from this small 
beginning his after success and fortune was attained. Attained by honorable, upright dealing. 
It was never said of J. S. Brumback that he was otherwise than perfectly fair, honest and 
just in every business transaction. 

"No man ever acquired wealth and position in a community without arousing the jealousy 
of some less fortunate. And yet, although J. S. Brumback did business in Van Wert for 
over 35 years, first in the dry goods business and then as a banker, never was he accused of 
making a dollar dishonestly. He was shrewd, far-seeing, and expected every man to fulfill 
his contracts, but unjust or oppressive— never. 

"His heart was as tender as a child's; his sympathy went out to the needy and distressed. 
And many in Van Wert County will bear me witness that when J. S. Brumback had it In his 
power to profit greatly by their misfortunes, he did not do so, but instead helped them out 
of trouble at no small cost of time and effort to himself. 



"His judgment was so wise and perception so unerring that his opinion was constantly- 
Bought by people in all walks of life. No one appealed to him in vain for assistance in a 
righteous cause; whether it was alms to the poor, aid to his relations, encouragement to the 
down-hearted, succor to the unfortunate, or a donation for the public good, he always gave 
freely when merit demanded. In short, in the words of Shakespeare: 

"'His life was gentle; and the elements 

So mixed in him, that nature might stand up 
And say to all the world — this is a man.' 

"Such a man, with such a heart full of philanthropy, could not die without remember- 
ing his fellowmen, if it could be accomplished in justice to his own family, toward whom he 
recognized his first duty. So when he came to draw his will, he did not conceal what he had 
in mind and secretly consult a lawyer, but openly, as he had lived, he called his family around 
him and freely expressed his thoughts. He said he had long felt like doing something for 
Van Wert, and that he knew of no way in which so much good could come to his old friends 
and associates and their children as through a public library. He said: 

" 'I would like to firmly establish for them such an institution, if you are all willing. 
If any of you feel I ought not to do so, I will dismiss it from my thoughts.' 

"It is sufficient to say that in the discussion which followed the vote was unanimous. 
But even then, when I was drawing his will, he said: 

" 'I want you to draw it so as to make it entirely optional. If hereafter any of my 
heirs should not be satisfied to carry out my wish, I want it so that it will not be obligatory.' 

"And so the will was drawn; and under it the magnificent steel and stone fireproof 
building has been constructed for the Brumback Library, on the condition made by the heirs 
that it be forever maintained by Van Wert County under that name, in honor of the donor. 

"The unanimity with which the heirs have carried out the wish expressed in the will 
bears testimony to the affection and veneration felt for the husband and father. What a 
glorious life to live, and be thus remembered! Had J. S. Brumback spent his life in a 
sordid pursuit of wealth, he could have accumulated a much larger fortune. Instead, he 
wisely chose to make good use of his money as he went along. Liberal, but modest in his 
mode of life, he educated his children and aided them to become established in life, and 
when he passed away they could not but feel that they in turn owed him a debt of gratitude 
that never could be repaid. 

"'Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; and the heart of man 
knoweth none more fragrant.' 

"One thing to be especially noted in the will is the provision for a County Library. The 
suggestion was a noble conception, full of great possibilities. Up to the date of this will, no 
thought apparently was ever directed to the establishment of a county library. 

"The population of our cities and towns are less in need of the advantages of a free 
public library than the rural communities, since books in the centres of population are 
readily accessible and pass from hand to hand by loan and exchange. Not so in the country, 
where people are widely separated and books are not so plentiful on the family shelves. 

"There is a great yearning among the youth of the country districts for more of the 
opportunities and pleasures that go to make up life in the twentieth century, causing a great 
drift to the cities and towns, to the detriment doubtless of the national welfare. If the 
farms are to be kept populated, rural life must be made attractive, and opportunity there 
afforded to enjoy the pleasures of literature and enter the world of knowledge. 

The statistics of our insane asylums show a remarkably large percentage of patients 
from the rural districts. This has been ascribed to the monotony of life on the farm, 
without mental vicissitude and relaxation. There can be little doubt that with good books 
circulating through the country districts affording mental recreation, there will be fewer 
inmates of asylums from the farm. 

"When it was first proposed to make the Brumback Library a county institution, many 
looked askance and could hardly believe it practicable. Some of the residents in different 
parts of the county have thought such a library could be of but little or no advantage to 
them. They little realized how books are now being circulated in our great cities many 
miles from the central library; and there is no reason why they cannot be had almost as 
freely in distant parts of the county as in the county seat itself. The only need is the books 
themselves, and they will surely be acquired in a few years in sufficient number to supply the 
whole county. Under a sub-station or branch library system, books are delivered in any 
number at stations in distant localities, there to be called for and returned when read. 



Ready means for their transfer is afforded in this day of constant communication and rapid 
transit facilities. 

"Of course, the inauguration of a County Library was not accomplished without much 
effort and many discouragements. When I drew a bill to be presented to the Ohio Legisla- 
ture, to permit the County Commissioners to bind the County to maintain a library by taxa- 
tion, I believed its passage could only be secured by the most strenuous efforts. When, how- 
ever, the farmers of Van Wert County assembled in their Granges, and after full discussion 
declared almost unanimously in favor of such a library, I knew their voice must be heeded 
and their intelligence receive the reward of success. By the assistance of leading citizens, 
both in town and county, the bill became a law, and later the County Commissioners took 
the necessary action under the law to execute a tripartite agreement with the Ladies' Library 
Association and the heirs of J. S. Brumback. 

"By the terms of that contract the Ladies' Library Association turned over to the 
Brumback Library all the books — some 1,600 in number — belonging to the Association; the 
County agreed to forever maintain the library by the levy of an annual tax upon all the 
taxable property of the county; and the Brumback heirs agreed to construct, and furnish 
complete and ready for use, a stone building in one of the parks of the City of Van Wert, 
the county seat of the county, wherein the library might have a home, and its influence be 
extended in ever-widening circles. 

"How well the heirs have much more than fulfilled the terms of the contract let the 
splendid building and furnishings — substantial, commodious and beautiful in every detail — 
speak. It is sufficient to say that no expense has been spared to make it the best. From 
the solid stone walls three feet thick to the steel truss tile-covered roofs, stability and grace 
have been sought. Upon entering the arched portal and obtaining a view of the commodious 
rooms, lofty arched ceilings, Mosaic floors, marble mantel and wainscoting, polished oak 
woodwork and furniture, with space for 40,000 books and more — it certainly must be said 
that Van Wert County is indeed fortunate in having had J. S. Brumback live within its 

"Believing the ladies would exercise a most beneficent influence in the management and 
work of the Brumback Library, and to keep it out of political broils as much as possible, the 
tripartite agreement provides that the library shall be managed by a non-partisan board of 
seven trustees; three to be appointed by the County Commissioners, two by the Ladies' 
Library Association, and two by the Brumback heirs. Their term of office is for three years, 
and in case any appointment is not made by the parties designated, the City Council of Van 
Wert is to make the appointment. 

"It will thus be seen that the governing board of the library is selected by various inter- 
ests, and the best qualified persons for such a work will, in all probability, be secured. 

"The income of the library under the tax levy now produces nearly $5,000 per annum. 
Twice this sum could well be utilized. Under the new decennial valuation of property, this 
amount will be substantially increased. Only lack of means will prevent the library from at 
once entering upon its full usefulness. To fill the demands of the whole county under the 
sub-station or branch library system a large library is necessary, and the fear is that in 
the beginning the supply will not be equal to the demand. If the people, however, will be 
tolerant, a few years ought to suffice to accumulate an extensive and valuable collection of 
books, embracing all departments of literature. 

"When the people once realize how much good is to be had from the few cents collected 
from each for the library, it is believed a strong sentiment will grow up to increase the 
levy until a sum can be had adequate to meet all demands. It is certainly better that people 
should tax themselves for libraries and schools, rather than for almshouses, jails and other 
asylums of misery. 

"As the first to inaugurate a County Library, Van Wert County owes it to herself and the 
world to see that it is made a complete success. I doubt not that with such an example 
other counties in Ohio will soon take up the work, and the system extend to other States, 
until the results accomplished will be tremendous. 

"The prominence Van Wert County will receive as the pioneer in such a work cannot but 
be a proud distinction, and of the greatest benefit to all her people. Since the law was 
enacted for the benefit of the Brumback Library of Van Wert County, Cincinnati has 
already taken up the cue, and procured the enactment of a law extending the field of her 
library work to all of Hamilton County. Toledo and other localities are considering the 
same action. 

"The demands of the time are for greater literary advantages and fuller opportunities 
to learn all the wonders of science and the achievements of the past. 

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"Give the people full opportunity for mental culture and free access to the world of 
books, they will not be slow to wander with Proctor into the realms of space, to learn the 
wondrous stories of suns that glow, and systems that circle there; or go with La Place to 
other worlds to hear how ages since the rock-ribbed hills and ancient sea were but a fiery 
cloud, a morning mist of creation. They will quickly understand how Cuvier finds a bone and 
builds the mammoth to which it belongs, and reads the hoary rocks which tell of primeval 
seas and towering forests. With Carlyle they will pass through the terrible scenes of the 
French Revolution; and from John Stuart Mill soon learn the true relation of economy and 
thrift to supply and demand. Who can doubt that wisdom, good judgment and wise action 
must result from such instruction? 

"Prosperity and success have ever attended upon intelligence. And so it is that the 
elevation and advancement of the whole race to the higher planes of social development and 
fraternal brotherhood is along the road of a wider dissemination of knowledge. Nor is the 
field of human effort by any means exhausted. Indeed, it is scarcely curtailed. Vast fields 
of learning yet unexplored, and heights of intellectual attainment beyond belief, await those 
who attempt them. 

"Great problems yet remain to be solved, the greatest indeed that have ever confronted 
mankind. The true relation of capital and labor, the proper union of diversified interests, 
the economical administration of public affairs; in short, all the great questions that will 
arise as population increases and the human race strives to attain the greatest good to the 
greatest number, must be determined, and determined rightly. In these great controversies, 
destined to test the stability of human institutions, the wisdom drawn from the whole past 
experience of man can alone lead the race aright. 

"The people of the great Middle West have in the past been chiefly occupied in develop- 
ing their material resources. The time is come when they are to devote more attention to 
literary and scientific pursuits. That intellectual giants will be forthcoming cannot be 
doubted, and they will be the product of just such institutions as the Brumback Library. 

"The libraries of a community are the foster-mothers of intellectual prominence. Many 
of the foremost statesmen, historians, poets and orators of America have been Massachusetts 
men— the product of a State that boasts the great libraries of Cambridge and Boston, and 
where nearly every village has a public library. Bancroft and Prescott, and Motley and 
Parkman, and Fiske, as historians; Bryant and Longfellow, and Lowell and Holmes and 
Emerson, and Whittier, as poets; Winthrop and Choate, and Everett and Sumner, and 
Wendell Phillips, as orators, have brought imperishable fame to themselves and the Old Bay 
State. Ohio has already taken rank as the mother of Presidents. Her sons are yet to attain 
still higher pinnacles of success, and surprise the world with their versatile genius. 

"In opening a library designed to aid in these great accomplishments, we are starting 
upon its career an educational institution whose silent but wholesome influence will reach 
through all the future. When we think of the character the Brumback Library will mould, 
the pleasure it will give, and the knowledge it will spread, we cannot but realize this i9 
indeed a momentous occasion. As said by Senator Hoar of Massachusetts: 

" 'The opening of a library is an event of the highest importance in any community. 
It is one of the institutions which tend to build up and adorn the local life. There is no 
city so great and renowned that it does not wear its library as the chief jewel of its crown. 
There is no town so humble that a good library will not raise it to distinction and honor. 
However excellent may be their schools, however admirable the training that the children 
get at home, the community where there is no good library is but half educated.' 

"What considerate man can weigh the dollars it will cost to maintain this library against 
the immortal minds it will train? One youth kept from a dissolute and vicious life by the 
charms of literature supplied from its shelves will more than repay the expense of years. 
God has implanted his Divine essence in the mind of man to be trained and educated for 
good citizenship on earth and immortality hereafter. This library, engaged in broadening 
and ennobling the mind of man, is kindling a flame 'Which will shine not merely when every 
artificial beam is extinguished, but when the affrighted *un has fled away from the heavens.' 

"To-day we enter upon a new century. To-day mankind all over the world is contem- 
plating the past and standing tip-toe to peer into the future. Surpassing day, transcendent 
day. All living millions will never see its like again. 

"Upon this Natal day of the twentieth century, while loving congratulations are echoing 
around the globe, on behalf of John Sanford Brumback, now gone beyond the stars, but 
whose spirit hovers near; on behalf of his wife and children, who have striven as best 
they knew to carry out the will of him they loved, I now here present to the Trustees of the 



Brumback Library, acting on behalf of all the people, this building, wherein it hath been 
covenanted to forever maintain a free public library. 

"And may every man, woman and child in Van "Wert County reap the benefit to be 
obtained by delving into the mysteries upon its shelves, and their descendants in turn 
drink deep at the 'Pierian Spring.' " 

Address of Acceptance by Judge Glenn. 
The address of acceptance by Judge H. C. Glenn was as follows: 

"Mr. President: — With uncovered head I make my most gracious bow to Mrs. Brumback 
and her family. While I address them I also address the ladies and gentlemen present. 

"I have never received a summons to duty which I obeyed with such supreme pleasure 
as the present one, of accepting from this family, in the name of the Trustees of the Library 
and in behalf of the citizens of Van Wert County, yonder well-proportioned and exquisitely 
finished and furnished library building. 

"This little library, or what used to be a little library, but which has grown to be one of 
considerable proportion, has a warm place in my memory. 

"I remember so well the time when and by whom was first conceived the plan by which 
it was hoped to provide for the people of Van Wert a free public library. I also well 
remember the dozen true and philanthropic women who organized themselves into a society 
to materialize this conception and to promote this plan. The plan succeeded, but would not 
have done so but for the liberality of the people of the city. 

"I have always thought that the fate of the enterprise was determined, and success 
became assured at our own home. An entertainment had been arranged by the ladies for the 
benefit of the library fund. The same one just spoken of by Mr. Gordon. Everybody was 
invited and nearly everybody came. The children came with their pennies and nickles and 
dimes; the grown people came bringing their quarters, their halves and their dollars; but 
the acme of success was reached when it was ascertained that Mrs. Marsh had sent her 
check for a generous sum and that Mr. J. S. Brumback had brought his check for $50. 

"It is also my good pleasure to know something of the history of this library building. 
Aside from his own family, Mrs. Glenn and I were the first persons to whom Mr. Brumback 
communicated his purpose of erecting a library building, and of donating the same to the 
public. It was not his original idea to make this a post-mortem gift. When we talked with 
him he had a hope that he might so far recover his health as to be physically able to erect 
the building himself and with his own hand turn it over to the public. This idea had 
progressed so far that he had plans prepared by an architect, which I understand to be the 
same plans, in the main, after which the building has been constructed — changed and added 
to only so far as modern architects' experience and good taste, convenience and utility sug- 
gested. His hope of recovery was only a hope. He informed us that he had talked the 
matter over with his family, who heartily acquiesced, so that whether he recovered or not 
the library was a fixed fact, unless conditions should exist rendering the same impracticable. 

"My friend, Mr. Brumback, in his presentation address, referred to one matter which 
I wish to emphasize as a matter of justice to the living. It is this: This building has not 
been erected in pursuance of any mandatory provisions of Mr. Brumback's will. There is no 
such provision in his will. Every reference to the library is in form of a request or wish on 
the testator's part. I am satisfied, however, that there would have been such mandatory 
provision had he not been entirely satisfied that the same were unnecessary. Any objections, 
or rather failure to concur on the part of Mrs. Brumback, his direct legatee, or of any one 
of his sons or daughters, his ultimate legatees, would have defeated the enterprise. 

"This does not detract from Mr. Brumback's generosity or our obligations of gratitude 
to him, but extends the circle of our beneficiaries and creates new objects of gratitude. This 
is both refreshing and commendable, in an age when the chief end of heirs and legatees 
often seems to be, to have and to hold the ancestral estate, and often results in strife among 
themselves as to which shall obtain the lion's share. In this family the only strife seems to 
have been, if there was any, as to which should be the most liberal and liberal in carrying 
out the ancestral wish. 

"Having said this much, there remains but little more for me to say or do than to pro- 
claim, in the presence of this vast audience, in behalf of the Trustees of this library, and in 
behalf of the citizens of the county, whose servants they are, that yonder great storehouse of 
knowledge is accepted for the uses and purposes for which it has been presented. And 
knowing the trustees as I do, and knowing the sentiment and temper of the people, and full 
of confidence in the future, I do feel perfectly safe in promising that the same shall never 
be perverted from the use intended. Being so massive and substantially built, I do not see 



why the end of the century, the threshhold of which we are just passing, should not see this 
building still standing and the stream of knowledge, education and morality then, as now, 
flowing from it in all directions, lighting up the dark places of this community as the great 
luminary of the day shall then, as now, send out its rays in every direction, illuminating the 
dark corners of the Universe of God. 

"Again allow me to say that the benefits flowing from this magnificent library building 
and its contents will not be confined to the present age nor will gratitude cease with the 
present generation. After the last survivor of this vast audience shall have been gathered 
to the fathers, hundreds and thousands of grateful men, women and children, deciphering the 
inscription engraved with mallet and chisel over yon grand entrance will roll the name 
'Brumback' as a sweet sound under their tongues, and on their lips sweet gratitude will 
lovingly and lastingly linger." 

The following is a summary of the acquisition, and a full description, of 
the Library, as printed in the Van Wert Republican December 27, 1900 : 


Description of the New Building. 


No pen can describe the many words of gratitude heard expressed on every hand by 
the citizens of Van Wert, and the county in general, since they heard the good news of the 
provisions made in the will of the late John Sanford Brumback, former president of the 
Van Wert National Bank, and long ere the building was completed many of the people of 
this State, as well as other States, also rejoice with us in our good fortune, as will be seen 
by extracts taken from State papers pertaining to the gift. 

When the seal of the envelope containing the last will and testament of the late John 
Sanford Brumback was broken, Peabody's sentence, "Education— a debt due from the present 
to future generations," proved to be the main theme, and by reason thereof our town and 
county received on the dawn of the twentieth century a handsome gift to build and furnish 
which has cost the Brumback estate nearly $50,000. 

Well may Van Wert feel proud of the day John Sanford Brumback sought a home in 
her midst, and particularly so as he has provided that his great aim in life — of working 
ror the higher interest of Van Wert County people and mankind in general— should continue 
through his directions and provisions after he had crossed the silent river of death. 

Mr. Brumback took great interest in the little city library, established a few years ago 
through the efforts of a few noble women. He also did much toward making the city's 
handsome little parks what they now are. The fine grove of trees in Second Ward Park 
were planted by him, so it is no wonder he selected this beautiful spot as the site on which 
should stand one of the most lasting monuments that a Van Werter could possibly erect. 

It has also been very gratifying to our people to see his children, viz.: Mrs. J. P. Reed, 
Jr., Mrs. E. L Antrim, D. L. Brumback, president of the Van Wert National Bank, and 
Hon. O. S. Brumback, now a prominent attorney in Toledo, all working so faithfully and 
unitedly carrying out the desires of their noble father, devoting much time to see that the 
building should be a perfect one in every particular and worthy of the memory of one who 
truly loved his fellowmen. Such zeal and devotion merits the highest praise; by their deeds 
they have not only proven themselves truly heirs of a noble man, but also have erected for 
themselves a monument, which time cannot efface. With them we can right here very 
properly speak of Mr. John P. 'Reed, who has had the supervision of nearly everything in 
connection with the building. He has worked early and late, and it is due in a measure to 
his ability and unceasing efforts that next Tuesday" Van Wert County will be presented with 
one of the most handsome and most perfect structures ever erected in Ohio. 

Space will not permit us to mention the many difficulties and discouragements the heirs 
had to contend with while endeavoring to carry out the wishes of their father. First, there 
was no authority on the statute book authorizing the Board of Commissioners to accept of the 
gift, great as it was. This difficulty, however, was soon removed ; through the efforts and 
solicitations of the heirs, a general law was passed authorizing County Commissioners to 
receive on behalf of the public such a bequest and to make suitable provisions for keeping 
it up. Thus it will be seen that the Brumback heirs have opened the way to have a county 
library building in every county in the State of Ohio. 



The plans for the building were made by David L. Stine, Toledo's popular architect. 
It is a handsome structure as well as a durable one, view it from any point you will, and is 
strictly fireproof. The cornerstone of the building was laid with appropriate ceremonies in the 
summer of 1899, under the auspices of the Masonic Order, Grand Master Williams of Ohio 
being master of ceremonies. 

The entire material used in the building and the work of constructing same are the very 
best that money and skill can produce. The grounds surrounding the building have been 
terraced, the finished grade stands about eighteen inches above the level of Main street, and 
the floor of the library four feet higher. Upward of 10,000 wagon loads of dirt were used 
in the construction of terrace and grade. The exterior walls are of blue Bedford stone, 
rock faced. We cannot enter into details as to the perfect system of drainage made sur- 
rounding the building prior to the construction of the foundation. All footings for founda- 
tion walls and pieces are of concrete laid in courses of eight inches each, and each course 
was allowed to stand two days before subsequent course was laid. The boundary walls of 
the foundation from top of concrete footings to level are constructed in first-class rubble 
work and stones used are of uniform size (18 x 24 inches) and from six to eight inches thick. 
On the top course of rubble walls have been placed large cut stones of even thickness. 
Upward from these large foundation stones have been laid Bedford rock-faced stones laid 
in alternate courses of stones four and ten inches thick. The base or "plinth" course around 
the entire building is hammer dressed, the basement windows and sills being of the same 
dressed material. The exterior in general is rock faced with small margin draught cut on all 
outer vertical corners. All stones rest on natural bed, the larger courses in base projecting 
beyond the building line about four inches. The size of the entire building is 60 x 70 feet, 
with an elevation of two stories. 

All the beams, channels, angles, T's and plates throughout the building are of American 
manufactured steel uniform in quality, and in the entire construction of the building upward 
of seventy-five tons of steel were used, all of which was subjected to a severe test, the 
beams being subjected to a tensile strength of from 60,000 to 68,000 pounds per square inch. 
In the construction of the roof the greatest care was taken, the roof sections, the valley 
rafters and trusses being of steel with two-inch purloins for fastening wood as sheathing, 
the same being notched pine planks, not over six-inch face running up and down roof, on 
which are securely fastened the terra cotta or Spanish tiles. These tiles are of the very 
best material made, three-fourths of an inch thick, and the total weight of tile on roof is 
upward of 50,000 pounds. 

By referring to the picture it will be seen that the building has two towers, the western 
tower being square, rising to a height of nearly forty feet from grade; the east tower is 
round, and larger in every way, its extreme height being forty-five feet; this gives the struc- 
ture an imposing appearance, like that of a castle. The building stands in the center of the 
park, and the main entrance is about 127 feet from the north curb line of Main street. 

Without further description of the exterior, reader, follow us in, and we will endeavor to 
give you a pen picture of the interior. We approach the main entrance of the building over 
a fine cement walk, nine feet wide. As we near the building we are much impressed with the 
elaborately carved portico. 

We ascend the eight steps in the entrance platform which brings us immediately under 
the carved portico. The stone in the rough was put in place for the carver and the mouldings 
and capital carved. The work is fine, and the longer you look at the carvings in the portico, 
the more you become impressed with the fact that a master hand handled the chisel. Notice 
the five columns on each side. The height of entrance is twelve feet. We enter very 
handsomely carved heavy oak-panelled doors, and are now in the vestibule, which is 12 x 6y 2 
feet. We first notice the handsome floor beneath our feet. The vestibule has a very attractive 
marble tile floor of a Grecian design. In the center there is a geometrical figure and the 
"Lamp of Knowledge," with Grecian torches and wreath. Even the vestibule is inlaid in 
French and Italian marble wainscoted in white Italian marble eight feet high. Just over the 
inner doors we notice in white plaster cast an open book, surrounded by a wreath. 

In the center hangs a very handsome hall lantern, of a green tint, made especially for 
the building. The ceiling is painted pink and tinted into a cream in the center. We now 
pass through the two inner vestibule doors which are also of richly carved oak with plate 
glass the full length. Now we are within the library proper. 

To say it is magnificent does not express it; words are inadequate to do the building 
justice, and it is indeed hard to know just where to begin to describe the array of costly 
things. The reading room is 61 x 23^. The floor is marble of a Mosaic design, with a 
large geometrical figure in the center, and the entire reading room is laid with tile in small 

Plate 83 

Plate 84 

David La Doyt 6 Brumback [D264]. 



pieces not quite half an inch square — there is estimated to be in the entire flooring over 
400,000 pieces. The foundation of the floor, which is fireproof hollow tile and concrete, rests 
on steel beams. It took seven expert Italians from Chicago four weeks' time to lay the tile. 

The vaulted ceiling, which is twenty-five feet high, has ninety rosettes of unique design, 
also very attractive borders and mouldings and nearly two hundred plaster panels cast singly 
in staff, placed in position and wired to angle fasteners, the whole cemented together with 
plaster Paris. The fine arches have ninety handsome rosettes; from the center of each pro- 
trudes an electric bulb, and when they are all lighted they present a handsome sight. They 
look like so many diamonds, and the light shows the ornamentations in a manner that is 

Below a heavy moulding on the sidewalls are fifty-eight lights, each of eight candlepower. 
The reading room, as well as the reference room, is wainscoted three and one-half feet high, 
with white Italian or Cararra marble. Between the reading room and the stack room arc 
two imposing columns, 36 inches in circumference, finished in Florentine onyx. Next we 
would call your attention to the delivery counter, on each side of which are two very hand- 
some settees, each five feet long, the seats, backs and ends being upholstered in a rich green 
corduroy. At the extreme ends of the settees are two doors or gates, through which access 
is gained to the stack room; these are handsomely carved out of solid oak, the wreath pat- 
tern on center panel being found wherever there is wreath ornamentation on the various 
things in the building, including floors, furniture, etc. The lighting fixtures throughout the 
building are made of a special design of heavy cast brass, and are combination fixtures for 
both electric lights and gas. We step in the direction of the northeast corner of the reading 
room and find hanging on the wall a large, rich oil painting of the noble donor of the edifice, 
Hon. John Sanford Brumback. If we could but take a glimpse into the veiled and mysterious 
future, at times, even for centuries yet to come, we would see many a young man standing 
almost on the same spot as we now stand and here we could see them not only admiring 
the kind and noble features of Mr. Brumback, but also wishing that they could express their 
gratification to him or his heirs for providing so generously not only for their comforts, but 
even their children's children. Thousands yet to be will rise up within the bounds of Van 
Wert County and call him "blessed," as the gift will increase in value as time rolls on. 

Near us we now notice a card catalogue case, which is in the extreme northeast corner 
of the reading room; it has a capacity for 72,000 cards. 

Next we would call attention to the handsome marble mantle and fireplace. Notice the 
large marble shelf and the columns on either side. It stands seven and one-half feet high. 
The fireplace is faced with red French marble. The grate and trimmings are of brass. In 
the fireplace are imitation logs, which will be heated with gas so as to have the appearance 
of burning timber. Notice the unique solid brass trimmings and the old-fashioned andirons. 

In the panel just below the marble mantel shelf is a solid bronze tablet with the following 

1829. IN MEMORY OF 1897. 


Who Bequeathed to the People 
of Van Wert County 
this Building 
In which to forever maintain 
a free Public Library. 

The reading room is furnished with four large solid oak tables, similar in design to 
those used in the Chicago Library, the ends being panelled. The chairs are also solid oak, 
with convenient arms so that one sitting close to a table can raise up and get out of his seat 
without moving his chair. A fine rack for newspapers and a solid oak periodical rack are 
also a part of the furniture in the reading room, and all movable furniture has rubber tips, 
so as to prevent making noise when moving same on the floor. 

In the west tower is a reference room. The floor of this room is also laid in marble 
Mosaic tile. In the center as we enter we notice a solid oak table and chairs of the same 
design as those in the reading room; in front of us is an oak bookcase containing refer- 
ence books. 

In the eastern tower is a room designed for the children. This has Georgia pine floor, 
being almost round, having a radius of 19^ feet. This room is furnished similar to the 



other rooms mentioned excepting that it has a round table. In time this will be filled with 
books expressly for the children. In the second story of this tower is the Trustees' room, 
which is also neatly furnished. We reach the Trustees' room by flights of steel winding 
stairs. From here one can have a splendid view of Fountain Park and the Central School 

Before we enter the stack room let us again take another look at the handsome ceiling, 
which is of pure white, as well as the moulded frieze and panels. The sidewall to the ceiling 
moulding is of cream, the colors and scroll work blending admirably. 

The stack room is 27^4 x 33 feet. The floor is of Georgia pine, laid on fireproof con- 
crete, edged grain strips being three inches wide, perfectly matched and hand smoothed. 
The floor was coated twice with filler and finished with Johnson's wax in mahogany color. 
The room is tinted in green and shaded to a cream ceiling. Here also the colors blend per- 
fectly. There are six stacks, twelve feet long, two feet thick and seven and one-fourth feet 
high, made of enameled steel, with adjustable shelves, the whole being olive green color with 
brass trimmings. There is space in the stack room for additional stacks, but the six now 
in will be sufficient for some time to come. Over the stack room is another room designed 
to be used when the present stack room becomes too limited for the library. 

On trie east side of the stack room is a Librarian's room, with a suitable desk. Here 
also we found a fine switchboard with twenty-four switches to operate the many electric 
lights in the various parts of the building. 

On the west side of the stack room is a marble stairway leading to the side door and 
the basement. On our right as we descend the stairs is a toilet room, fitted up with the very 
best in that line, this floor as well as the hallway also being laid in marble Mosaic tile. 
Space will not permit us to enter into minute description of the basement, which has ce- 
mented floors and is partitioned with fireproof hollow tile into suitable rooms for storage, etc. 


The prominence attained by the Brumback Library as "The Pioneer County Library" is 
well shown in a Washington Communication printed in the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune 
(daily) under date of January 20, 1912, as follows: 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. — Ohio has the ideal public county library system of the United 
States, according to an announcement of the United States bureau of education. 

The announcement, which gives an interesting description of the Ohio plan, says: 

"Every inhabitant of the United States, no matter how far from the centers of popula- 
tion, will have practically as good library facilities as are now enjoyed by the average city 
dweller if plans for the establishment of a new type of book-distributing agency work out 
according to the anticipation of the United States commissioner of education, Dr. P. P. 
Claxton, who is personally interested in their development. As the rural population of the 
United States numbers about 55 per cent, of the total population, the new library plan may 
have the effect of doubling the effectiveness of libraries and of raising the standard of cul- 
ture in this country to a corresponding degree. 

"The county library plan has already been put into successful operation in Van Wert 
county, O., where a main depository and fifteen branches are maintained at an expenditure 
of between $6,000 and $7,000 a year, this sum being raised by levying a half-mill county tax. 
The same appropriation also covered the cost last year of placing eighty-nine additional 
branch libraries in the public schools. Fourteen counties in Wisconsin are now enjoying 
similar facilities. 

"Dr. Claxton went on to say that his advocacy of the county library was based on his 
personal observation of the Brumback library of Van Wert county, O., which is at present 
one of the few institutions of this kind in the country. * * * 

"The heirs of the late John Sanford Brumback spent $50,000 on the building. With the 
money realized from a county tax levy, some 3,000 books were purchased in 1899; and 
these," together with 1,600 others turned over by the merger of an existing library, formed 
the nucleus of the present collection. 

"The library building erected by the Brumback estate was turned orer to the county 
in 1901. It is a beautiful structure in the Gothic-Romanesque style of architecture, built of 
Bedford blue sandstone, with a tile and marble interior; fireproofed throughout. The book 
stacks have a capacity of 25,000 volumes. With the handsome park in which it is located the 
Brumback library has become one of the show places of Van Wert. 

"This is the central depository for the county's system of branch libraries and school 
libraries. The branches are in charge of librarians who are paid $50 a year and are made 
responsible for the safe keeping of the books sent them. Rural merchants and postmasters 



are generally selected to conduct the branch libraries, as their establishments are most cen- 
trally located and most frequently visited. 


"The collections of books in their charge range from 100 to 150, although if this is not 
a sufficient number, additional volumes will be sent on request. Four times a year, or 
oftener, the branch librarian boxes up the books for which he is responsible and returns 
them to the central depository, receiving at once another collection. 

"The books thus forwarded are not the arbitrary hit-or-miss selection of the head libra- 
rian but conform to the desires of the local readers, as ascertained at the branch itself. Be- 
fore any books are sent out the branch librarian receives a list of the titles in every available 
traveling collection. Each title is accompanied with a note explaining the character and 
contents of the books listed. 

The users of the branch library then discuss these lists, and the box of books which con- 
tains the greatest number of works that interests the greatest number of readers is the box 
called for. If the contents of no one box prove interesting to the neighborhood the mam 
library will make up a special selection upon request. In this way the rural book lover can 
obtain practically any work he desires for which there is an appreciable call. 

"The kind of books read by the country people of Van Wert county are of an unusually 
high character. One representative box contains 100 works, dealing with such yaried sub- 
jects as philosophy, religion, sociology, language, science, the useful and fine arts, literature, 
travel, biography, history and fiction. Books for young people comprise about one-fourth 
the entire list. * * * 

"A most valuable feature of the Brumback library's work is the establishment of loan 
collections for use in schools. These school libraries will be sent to any teacher who asks 
for them, the selection being made by the teacher or by the librarian, as the borrower pre- 
fers. Although this school library department is only about four years old, it has grown 
so rapidly that to-day all but about 40 of the 125 country school teachers in Van Wert 
county make use of its facilities. 


"The selections which teachers may draw out for school use are as large as desired. Usu- 
ally as many books are taken as there are children in the rooms. These school sets are ex- 
changed sometimes twice a month, but usually once a term, the interval being fixed by the 

"In this way books dealing with history, geograpny and biography hare been made popu- 
lar subjects of reading among the school children of Van Wert county. Nature studies and 
easy scientific books are also in demand, while fairy tales, myths and legends provide the 
children with an enjoyable introduction to literature. 

"Occasionally members of school boards object to the introduction of library sets into 
the schools, on the ground that the children should give all their time to textbooks and the 
study of the three R's. However, it is the experience of a number of teachers that this sup- 
plementary reading has resulted in better schoolroom discipline and an increased interest in 
such subjects as geography and United States history. 

"The work of the school library department of the Brumback library is now broadening 
in an unexpected direction, for the parents of school children are coming more and more to 
borrow from these loan collections, as well as from the formally constituted branch libraries. 
Thus Van Wert county provides that the whole world of books is brought to the very 
doorsteps of the remotest farmstead in its borders by a clearing house system of libraries 
which Commissioner Claxton wishes to see in equally successful operation throughout the 
United States." 

Ellen Perlena (Purmort) Brumback is a member of the M. E. Ch. and lives 
at Van Wert, O., now in her 80th year. She preserves much of the beauty that 
distinguished her in younger years, and has a clear recollection of her eventful 



Children (4) : 
[D263] + Orville Sanford 6 , 6 Dec. 2, 1855. 
[D264] + David La Doyt 6 , b July 30, 1861. 
[D265] + Estella 6 , b April 14, 1863. 
[D266] -f Saida May 6 , b Dec. 24, 1870. 

[D96] CATHARINE 5 BRUMBACK ([D27] David 4 , same ancestry as 
[D91]) b Feb. 1, 1833; d June 19, 1901 ; June 4, 1854, at Ashley, O., m Levi 
Meredith, b July 25, 1829; d March 10, 1895; s Jesse Meredith; lived in Van 
Wert, O. 

Son, surname Meredith: 
i Bion Le Vaughn 6 , b July 30, 1857; d April 30, 1893; Oct. 6, 1880, 
m Daisy Upham, b Feb. 28, 1861 ; d April 16, 1902 ; lived in Van 
Wert, O. 
One daughter: 

(1) Catharine 7 , b Aug. 19, 1881 ; March 7, 1904, m Frank E. Harter, 
Norwalk, O. 

[D97] RICHARD THOMAS 5 BRUMBACK ([D32] John 4 , [D10] 
Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b Feb. 5, 1825 ; m (1) Eliza- 
beth Keyser; dau Cjjd. Andrew Keyser of Page Co., Va., who d Feb., 1904; 
Richard 5 m (2) Susan {Keyser) Rothgeb, widow of Abraham Rothgeb and 
dau of William Keyser; ad. Rileyville, Page Co., Va., R. R. 

" The father and Thomas William live in their lovely home near Riley- 
ville, which commands a charming view of the historic Shenandoah River. 
Richard is a Regular, or Burnam Baptist ; will be 87 on Feb. 4, and is remark- 
able for one of his age." 

Children by 1st m (5) : 
[D267] + John A 6 , b Jan. 21, 1850. 
[D268] + Henry 6 , d age 2l/ 2 yrs. 
[D269] + Emma P. 6 , b Sept. 9, 1852. 
[D270] + Mary E. 6 , b Aug. 15, 1854. 
[D271] + Frank C. 6 , b March 13, 1858. 

Child by 2d m: 
[D272] Thomas William 6 , unm. ; at home. 

same ancestry as [D97]) b April 28, 1827, in Page Co., Va. ; Oct. 4, 1854, 
m Ann Eliza 5 Grove, b June 30, 1836, and d Aug., 1888 ; dau Emanuel and 
Frances 4 (Brumbach) Grove [D42-ii] and sister to John William 5 Grove 



[D42-vi], who m Laura Ann;' Brumback (D224], as his 2d w. [See D10 — 
" Grove Families in Va."] Dr. Brumback was educated in the Academy at 
Luray, Va. ; attended Jeff. Med. Coll. Sept., 1858, to Dec, 1859, then went to 
Va. Med. Coll., where he graduated (M. D., March, 1860). In Va. he owned 
and lived upon the farm adjoining that of [D103] John Benton 5 Brumback, 
M. D. He served as coroner for Page Co. 

Soon after graduation he moved to Manchester, Tenn., where at first he 
farmed, and later became actively interested in the Manchester Manufacturing 
Co. (makers of hard wood farming implements). His son-in-law, Thomas 
Benton Clark, is sec. and treas. of the company and Dr. Brumback recently 
moved to McMinnville, Warren Co., Tenn. 
Children (4) : 

[D275] John Ashby 6 , b June 18, 1862 ; d July 2, 1862. 
[D276] + Carrie Lee 6 , b May 27, 1864. 
[D277] Mary Blanche 6 , b March 6, 1866; d Sept., 1888. 
[D278] Charles Edward 6 , b Nov. 3, 1868; d May, 1869. 

[D99] HENRY FRANKLIN 5 BRUMBACK ([D32] John 4 , same an- 
cestry as [D97]) b June 5, 1829 ; m (1) Nannie ; moved West in 1853 ; 

1871 m (2) Mrs. Dewey; lives in Hamburg, Fremont Co., Iowa. 

Reported issue by Id m (1 dau) : 
[D279] Martha W. 6 , b 1873; d; m Rome (1 ch.). 

[D100] MARY ELIZABETH 5 BRUMBACK ([D32] John 4 , same an- 
cestry as [D97]) b Feb. 1, 1832; June 10, 1847, m Martin Biedler of Page 
Co., Va.; b Feb. 11, 1821; d June 6, 1890; s Ulrich and Barbara (Varner) 
Biedler; Mary 5 survives him ; ad. Stanley, Page Co., Va. 
Children (7), surname Biedler: 

i Edward 6 , b May 24, 1856; Nov., 1883, in Ida V. Zirkle, of New Mar- 

ket, Va. 

ii Lizzie B.°, b Aug. 8, 1861; Nov. 10, 1881, m Walter Smith, of New 

Windsor, Md. 
Children (2), surname Smith: 

(1) Claude V. 7 , b Aug., 1885. 

(2) Ruth Anna 7 , b Jan. 28, 1889. 

iii H. Walter 6 , b Dec. 24, 1865. 

iv Mattic V. 6 , b March 1, 1868; Feb. 27, 1889, //( Wm.. F. Jones, of N. Y. 

v Lester L- c , & June 13, 1871. 

vi Mary I. 6 , b Jan. 26, 1874. 

vii Annie May 6 , b Sept. 3, 1877 ; m [D289]+ Edward Gibson* Brumback, 
M. D. 



[D101] ANN ELIZA 5 BRUMBACK ( [D32] John 4 , same ancestry as 
[D97]) b April 16, 1834; Feb. 14, 1859, m James B. Hudson, widower, since 
d; ad. Luray, Page Co., Va. 

Children (3), surname Hudson: 

i John Russell 6 , b Dec. 7, 1859; d June 12, 1863. 

ii James E. 6 , b Oct. 20, 1868; d Oct. 25, 1868. 

iii Edmonia M. 6 , b Oct. 16, 1874; d 1885 (typhoid fever) ; member and 
organist of New Sch. Bap. Ch. 

[D102] FRANCES AMANDA 5 BRUMBACK ( [D32] John 4 , same an- 
cestry as [D97]) b May 1, 1837 ; m Judah Forrer, of Page Co., Va., who d 

Children (3), surname Forrer: 

i Frank 6 , m and lives near Luray, Va. (8 ch. alive). 

ii Catharine 6 , m Samuel Walton, atty., Luray, Va. (2 ch.) : Miriam 7 and 

Lynn 7 . 

[D103] JOHN BENTON 5 BRUMBACK, M. D. ([D32] John 4 , same 
ancestry as [D97]) b Nov. 20, 1839; graduated from Med. Coll. of Va. (M.D., 
1861), and continues in the practice of his profession (Reg.), living four miles 
north of Luray, Va. ; member Bap. Ch. At Luray, Va., on April 30, 1861, he 
was m by Eld. John W. Watson to Virginia Grayson, dau Eld. Frank and 
Elizabeth (Coffman) Grayson. Ad. Luray, Va., R. R. No. 1. 
Children (11) : 

[D283] + Mary Lizzie 6 , b Aug. 10, 1862; d Aug. 25, 1895. 

[D284] + Minnie 6 , b 1864; d March 2, 1888. 

[D285] + Emma Gertrude 6 , b March 5, 1866. 

[D286] + Annie Grayson 6 , b March 7, 1868. 

[D287] + John Franklin 6 , b May 7, 1870. 

[D288] + Kate 6 , b Aug. 6, 1871. 

[D289] + Edward Gibson 6 , M. D., b March 6, 1874. 
[D290] Estelle 6 , b April 21, 1877 ; d July 27, 1892. 
[D291] + Roscoe Conklyn 6 , b July 12, 1878; d Dec. 31, 1907. 
[D292] + Robley Dunglison 6 , b Jan. 19, 1880. 

[D293] Margaret 6 , b July 27, 1885; m [D426 + Vernon M. 7 Brumback. 

[D104] EDWARD TRENTON 5 BRUMBACK ([D32] John 4 , same 
ancestry as [D97]) b April 8, 1842; Nov. 21, 1872, m Lucy Gertrude Lauck, 
b Dec. 4, 1849; dau of the late Eld. William Cunningham and Eliza Jane 
(Sowers) Lauck. The latter was dau of James Sowers, who served as Col. in 



the War of 1812, and the former (Wra.) was s of Peter Lauck, who served as 
Capt. in the same war. Edward 5 was educated in the pub. schs., bought and 
lives on the farm eight miles from Luray; is pres. Farmers and Merchants 
Bank of Stanley. His wife was also educated in the pub. schs. and at Wes- 
leyan Female Institute, Staunton, Va. She has. shown much interest and 
assisted in gathering information for this publication. The family are mem- 
bers of the Primitive or Old Sch. Bap. Ch. ; ad. " Mountain Home," Stanley, 
Page Co., Va., R. F. D. 2. 

Children (9) : 
[D295] + John William 6 , b Dec. 14, 1873. 
[D296] Harry Lee 6 , b Sept. 29, 1875; d March 11, 1879. 
[D297] + Theodore Lauck 6 , b Oct. 17, 1877. . 
[D298] ' Frank Edward 6 , b Oct. 3, 1879 ; d Jan. 3, 1887. 
[D299] + Mary Eliza 6 , b Sept. 16, 1881. 

[D300] Mattie Elizabeth 6 , b Dec. 8, 1883; d Dec. 10, 1886 (diphtheria). 
[D301] Charles Correll 6 , b March 1, 1886; b March 8, 1893 (pneumonia). 
[D302] + Emily Gertrude 6 , b Dec. 13, 1887. 
[D303] Adelia May 6 , b March 16, 1892; unm. ; at home. 

[D105] MARTHA WASHINGTON 5 BRUMBACK ([D32] John 4 , same 
ancestry as [D97]) b Dec. 25, 1847; Nov. 9, 1875, m (1) Benjamin F. Grove, 
who d Feb. 27, 1881 (tuberculosis) ; s Joseph and Catharine Grove [see D10 — 
" Grove Families in Va."]. Dec. 12, 1889, Martha 5 m (2) David E. Almond; 
s Mann and Barbara Almond of Luray, Va. ; they lived 3 miles south of Luray, 
in Hawksbill Valley, Page Co., Va. (One ch. d y.) Martha 5 recently m (3) 
John W. Stover, bro. of Joseph F. Stover [see D42-iv] ; res. 3 miles s. of 
Luray, Va. One ch. by 2d in. ; d. 

[D158] WILLIAM HENRY 5 BRUMBACK ([D36] Samuel 4 , [D10] 
Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b 1834 near Luray, Page 
Co., Va. ; 1859 m Mary Susan Huffman, b at Luray, 1837; dau Joseph and 
Mary Susan (Hershberger) Huffman. William 5 d at Middletown, Frederick 
Co., Va., 1906, and his w d at the same place in 1907; farmer; Dem. ; memb. 
Prim. Bap. Ch. 

Children (11) : 
[D325] Elizabeth E. 6 , b 1860. 

[D326] Joseph S. 6 , b 1862; m Lizzie Hershburger. 
[D327] Susan 6 , b 1864 ; d 1869. 
[D328] J. William 6 , b 1866 ; m Bessie Burner. 
[D329] Edwin 6 , b 1868 ; d 1877. 



[D330] Henry W. 6 , b 1870; in Annie Huffman. 
[D331] Frank H. 6 , 6 1872 ; m Mary Gander. 
[D332] Herbert V. 6 , b 1874 ; m Dora Harmer. 

[D333] + Charles Irvin 6 , b 1876 ; m Daisy R. Kite. 
[D334] Ella M. 6 , b 1878 ; d 1907. 
[D335] Robert E. 6 , b 1880. 

[D218] THOMAS BENTON 5 BRUMBACK ([D39] Jacob 4 , [D10] 
Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b March 4, 1838, at Ply- 
mouth, Hancock Co., 111., and d there April 18, 1894; farmer; Dem. ; baptist. 
He m in 1861 Abigail Daniels Southwick, b April 24, 1835, at Minden, Mass.; 
dau Berruc and Mary {Fowler) Southwick. 

Children (5) : 
[D350] + Arthur Henry 6 , b March 31, 1862. 
[D351] Mary 6 , b 1864 ; d 1866. 
[D352] Lewis Lee 6 , 6 1866; d 1871. 
[D353] Infant, b and d 1868. 
[D354] Jacob, b 1870; d 1871. 

[D219] HENRY PENDLETON 5 BRUMBACK ( [D39] Jacob 4 , same 
ancestry as [D218]) b March 14, 1840, at Plymouth, Hancock Co., Ill; d at 
the same place June 27, 1900. He was a farmer, Dem., and member Primitive 
Bap. Ch. Sept. 23, 1861, he m Susan Kendall, b June 2, 1841, near Plymouth, 
111.; dau Henry and Isabel (Lionberger) Kendall. Susan d April 21, 1911, 
and was buried at Providence Cem., near Plymouth, 111. 
Children (3) : 

[D355] Emma Ella 6 , b Aug. 13, 1862; m [D257]+ Charles Daniel 

[D356] + David Benton 6 , b April 26, 1865; m Susan R. McAfee. 

[D357] + Jennie Laura 6 , b March 26, 1868; m Wentworth Lee Irwin, M.D. 

[D220] MARY ELLEN 5 BRUMBACK ([D39] Jacob 4 , same ancestry 
as [D218] ) b June 4, 1842 ; m Sept. 14, 1862, Bolivar Roland Cannon; farmer ; 
lives in Hancock Co., 111. 

Children (7), surname Cannon: 

i Walter E., b Jan. 31, 1864. 

ii Emma L., b Dec. 12, 1867 ; m Dr. D. W. Owens. 

iii Nannie Lulu, b Aug. 6, 1869; d. 

iv Ella A., b March 11, 1871 ; m D. M. Johnson. 

v Abbie E., 6 Sept. 24, 1872 ; m J. C. Fleming. 

Plate 86 

Estella" (Brumback) Beed. 



vi Vernie L., 6 Jan. 18, 1875 ; m J. C. Botts. 

vii Ruth Edna, b May 24, 1879 ; m Asa Hamilton. 

[D222] EMILY ELIZABETH 5 BRUMBACK ([D39] Jacob 4 , same 
ancestry as [D218]), b July 31, 1846; m John Wiatt Lewis. Emily is reported 
to be living in Corder, Lafayette Co., Mo., and the children to be in Okla. ; no 

Children (6), surname Lewis: 

Nancy 6 , Laura, Henry, Neal, Benton, Elizabeth. 

[D224] LAURA ANN 5 BRUMBACK ( [D39] Jacob 4 , same ancestry as 
[D218]) h Feb. 12, 1851, near Carthage, Hancock Co., 111.; April 20, 1880, 
m John William 5 Grove [D42-vi] b at Luray, Page Co., Va., Dec. 16, 1844, as 
his 2d w. a Mr. Grove is s Emanuel and Frances* (Brumback) Grove [D42]. 
[See also D98 and D10— " Grove Families in Va."] Mr. Grove and his bro. 
Charles Henry 5 [D42-viii] conduct a general merchandise store, " Grove & 
Bro.," at Luray, Va. The former, his wife, and s Capt. Arthur Ashby G Grove, 
have shown much interest in securing facts for this publication. 
Children (4), surname Grove: 

i Arthur Ashby 6 , b April 5, 1883. 

ii Jessamine Lee 6 , b Nov. 25, 1887. 

iii Harold Elton 6 , b Feb. 1, 1889. 

iv Julia Anita 6 , b July 6, 1892. 

[D231] JEFFERSON 5 BRUMBACK ([D30] John 4 , [D8] John 3 , [D3] 
Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b in Licking Co., 0., Feb. 7, 1829, being the 
oldest of eleven children he grew up as a country farm lad, attending the public 
schools until he entered Denison University (O.), graduating in 1852 ; read law 
in the office of Lucius Case at Newark, O., and upon admission to the bar in 
1854 he began the practice of his profession in the same place. 

Oct. 18, 1859, Jefferson 5 m Catharine Fullerton, b Oct. 29, 1834, in Lick- 
ing Co., O. ; d Jan. 31, 1880 ; dau Franklin and Elizabeth Fullerton. 

In 1862 he actively assisted in raising the 95th O. Vol. Inf. and became its 
Maj. (19 Aug., 1862) ; its Lt. Col. (19 Aug., 1863) ; Brig. Gen. of Vols. (13 
March, 1865) "for gallant and meritorious service during the war"; served 
with that regiment until mustered out, Aug. 14, 1865. Member G.A.R. and 
Loyal Legion, Kans. Commandery. b 

" At the battle of Richmond, Ky., Aug. 30, 1862, he was badly wounded 

"Children by 1st m are given under [D42-vi] p. 292. 

"Hist. Reg. & Die. U.S.A. from Org. Sept. 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903— Francis B. Heit- 
man, 1903. 2 vols. 



and taken prisoner, but was soon paroled and exchanged in the spring of 1863, 
when he engaged again actively in military service. He took part in both 
captures of Jackson, Miss., in 1863, and his regiment was among the forces 
that besieged Vicksburg, which was captured July 4, 1863. Much of the year 
1864 the regiment had headquarters at Memphis, Tenn., and was engaged in 
the battles of Guntown and Tupelo. Afterward the regiment constituted part 
of an infantry force, which, under the command of Gen. A. J . Smith, pursued 
Gen. Price and his army through Ark. and Mo. during their raid north in 1864. 
The infantry forces to which Col. Brumback's regiment was attached then went 
to Nashville, Tenn., where the regiment was engaged in the two days' battle in 
Dec, 1864, which resulted in the defeat of Gen. Hood's army. The Confed- 
erate army under Gen. Hood having been badly disorganized after the defeat 
and having left that section, the 95th O., with other troops, went to Mobile, 
Ala. There the regiment aided in capturing the forts above the city in the 
early part of 1865, while Grant and Sherman were delivering the final blows 
against the armies of Lee and Johnston. When Lee and Johnston surrendered, 
the 95th 0. was in central Ala. and in due time was transported to Columbus, 
0., where it was paid off and disbanded. Col. Brumback commanded the regi- 
ment much of the time while it was in service, and he and his men endured many 
of the hardships and trials incident to active warfare. 

After quitting the army Col. Brumback resumed the practice of law at 
Newark, 0. In 1866 he was elected judge of the court of common pleas for the 
district, which included Licking Co. He filled the office until he resigned in 
1869 to settle in Kansas City, Mo., where he practiced his profession until May, 
1900, when he retired. He served the city one term as alderman and several 
terms as city counselor. He was (a Repubn.) never active as a politician. He 
preferred to be studious and painstaking in his profession, and to deserve re- 
spect and confidence for good work as a lawyer . a 

" As a lawyer he stands among the most eminent in the state and has been 
interested in numerous cases requiring the utmost skill and ability." . . . 
" His life has been an honorable and upright one, characterized by the faithful 
performance of every duty of both public and private life." b 

Judge Brumback spent considerable time traveling throughout Va. 
gathering data for a history of his immediate family line ; and, after the inter- 
change with the compiler of numerous letters and summaries of work, an in- 
tended meeting in Washington, D. C, was prevented by his sudden death June 
22, 1907. The compiler acknowledges his indebtedness for the excellent and care- 
ful foundation work done by the late Judge Brumback, which has been incorpor- 

"Encyclopaedia of the History of Mo.— Howard L. Conrad, Vol 1, p. 406. 
b A memorial record of Kansas City and Jackson Co., Mo., 1896, p. 650-652. 



ated into the early part of Section D, but in a greatly enlarged and altered 
form After years of search, an excellent photograph of that co-worker was found 
through the active assistance of another co-worker, a and it is reproduced to 
perpetuate the memory of those strong, kindly, and rugged features. His 
biography has been gathered from the known published articles, as his death 
occurred before he furnished the facts pertaining to himself and immediate 

Children ( 5 ) : 
[D362] + Frank Fullerton 6 , b Oct. 3, 1860. 
[D363] + Hermann 6 , b May 1, 1862. 
[D364] John Dixon 6 , b May 3, 1867 ; d Oct. 5, 1867. 
[D365] Margaret Sophia 6 , 6 May 13, 1868; d Aug. 9, 1872. 
[D366] William Arthur 6 , b Feb. 23, 1872. 

[D232] MARY ANN 5 BRUMBACK ([D30] John 4 , [D8] John', [D3] 
Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b on the farm in Licking Twp., Licking Co., 
O July 18, 1831 ; educated in the country school; graduated June 22, 1859, 
from the Granville (O.) Female College; taught school for some years; was 
one of the early advocates of "woman's rights" and an active worker in the 
Baptist Ch. and S.S. ; unm. ; d Jan. 10, 1879. 

TD233] JEREMIAH 5 BRUMBACK ([D30] John 4 , same ancestry as 
[D231]) b on farm in Licking Twp., Licking Co., 0., Sept. 16, 1833 ; educated 
in the country school on his father's farm, through soph. yr. in Demson Univ., 
Granville, O. ; grad. from Franklin College, Franklin, Ind., in 1856; prof, of 
math, about 8 yrs. in Franklin Coll. ; studied law and grad. in same in Indian- 
apolis, Ind.; practiced law in Indianapolis about 2 yrs. and m Boise Idaho, 
from 1866 for about 30 yrs.; member Idaho legislature 188- ; also lived in 
McMinnville, Ore. 

" Few, if any, of the graduates of Franklin College have possessed better 
natural talents than Prof. Brumback, and his scholarship was of a high order. 
His mind had a strong and rigorously analytical cast."" He is a Dem. ; mem- 
ber Bap. Ch., and led a retired life, being with his son, Arthur Marion , in 
Granville, O., until his d, Jan. 6, 1912. 

Dec. 19, 1856, at Franklin, Johnson Co., Ind., he m Harriet Maria Graves, 
b Dec 10 1833, at Sunderland, Mass. (No. 1346, Graves Genealogy) ; dau 
Ashley and (2) Jemima (Gunn) Graves. Harriet d Jan. 21, 1900, at McMinn- 
ville, Ore., and was bur. at Boise, Idaho. 

^^^SrSStJKli. T ^« Marion- >«■«* h.s a,so t.ught 
for years. 



Children (3) : 
[D367] + Virgil Jefferson 6 , b June 15, 1858; unm. 
[D368] Mary Ella 6 , b June 1, 1867 ; d July 27, 1868. 
[D369] + Arthur Marion 6 , 6 Dec. 7, 1869. 

[D234] AMANDA 5 BRUMBACK ( [D30] John 4 , same male ancestry 
as [D231]) b on the farm in Licking Twp., Licking Co., 0., July 1, 1831; 
educated in the country school; graduated with her sister Mary Ann 5 on June 
22, 1859, from Granville (O.) Female College; taught school for a number of 
years ; an active worker in the Baptist Ch. and S.S. ; unm. ; d July 10, 1884, 
when living with her father at Woodland, near Jacksontown, 5 miles S. of 
Newark, O. 

[D235] HENRY 5 BRUMBACK ([D30] John 4 , same male ancestry as 
[D231]) b on the farm in Licking Twp., Licking Co., O., March 28, 1840; 
educated in the common school and in Denison Univ., from which he grad. in 
1863 ; read law at Newark, O., and was admitted Dec, 1865, by the Supreme 
Court of O. to practice law ; in the fall of 1866 he located at Mount Vernon, 
Lawrence Co., Mo., and by thorough and exhaustive attention to the practice 
of his profession, throughout more than 40 yrs. he was a leader in that section 
of Mo. and was widely known as an able, energetic and faithful advocate. 
While a Dem. he has never been a partisan, and has never sought political 
preferment. He has always taken an active interest in the upbuilding of his 
country, and in his active days was in the forefront of all tending to its pro- 
gress. He was especially generous and helpful to worthy young men, and es- 
pecially to those just starting in the practice of law. By frugality and indus- 
try he acquired a competency, and retired from active practice of law about 
1909 and is passing his well earned years of rest at his home in Mt. Vernon, 
Mo. He there enjoys the esteem of his countrymen, merited through a long, 
upright and honorable life in their midst. 

The excellent photograph and other biographical matters concerning 
Henry 5 [D235], and others in this portion of the publication were furnished 
by Mr. Charles Leonard Henson, see [D372]. 

March 14, 1872, Henry 5 m (1) Sarah Elizabeth de Mary, b Sept. 23, 
1837 ; dau Solomon Rand and Nancy Frost de Mary. 11 Sarah d July 16, 1890, 
at Granville, O., and was interred in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Sept. 3, 1894, 
Henry 5 rn (2) Ella S. Scroggs, b March 26, 1856; dau William Lee and Leah 
Caroline Scroggs. 

"This name is also written Demary. 

Plate 87 

John Perry Reed [D265]. 

Plate 88 



Children by 1st m (3) : 
[D370] + Ernest de Mary 6 , M.D., b Nov. 5, 1873. 
[D371] Nellie Mabel 6 , b May 28, 1875; d Nov. 19, 1884. 
[D372] + Grace de Mary 6 , b July 9, 1876. 

[D236] ELIZABETH 5 BRUMBACK ( [D30] John 4 , same male ancestry 
as [D231]) b May 28, 1842, on the home farm in Licking Twp., Licking Co., 
O. ; educated in the country school and graduated June 28, 1864, from Shep- 
herdson College, Granville, O— grad. essay, "Who Shall be Crowned?" 

Aug. 16, 1864, m Thomas W. Powell, D.D., b Sept. 12, 1836 at Chester- 
ville, 0.; s Moses and Sarah (Jones) Powell. Mr. Powell grad. from Denison 
Univ. (A.B. 1863; A.M. 1866; D.D. 1890.) He also grad. (Class '65) from 
Colgate Theo. Sem., Hamilton, N. Y. He has devoted his life to the ministry 
of the Baptist Ch. and has published " Half Hours with The Christ," etc. His 
w has been an efficient helper in her husband's pastorates ; res. 3752 Maple Sq. 
Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Children (5), surname Powell: 

i Russell Brumback 6 , b June 28, 1865. 

ii Laura Grace 6 , b March 1, 1868 ; March 21, 1889 m Francis L. Fowler, 

b Aug. 16, 1860. One son : (1) Leon Powell 7 , b Dec. 9, 1889. 

iii Ella May 6 , b April 25, 1870. 

iv Chester Hoyt 6 , b May 11, 1878. 

v Chalmers Lucas 6 , b Dec. 9, 1879. 

[D237] ARTEMISIA 5 BRUMBACK ([D30], same male ancestry as 
[D231]) b June 17, 1844, on the farm in Licking Twp., Licking Co., 0. ; edu- 
cated in the common school; grad. June, 1866, from Shepherdson College, 
Granville, O., being class valedictorian ; taught thirteen years, eleven of which 
were in Young Ladies' Institute (Almira College), Greenville, 111. 

Jan. 18, 1879, m David Webster Winter, b Nov. 24, 1849; s Christopher 
and Margaret (Legg) Winter. In 1881 Artemisia 5 and her husband began 
the study of medicine at Cincinnati Medical College (O.), graduating 1883; 
Aug. 6, 1883, they opened their office in Newark, Licking Co., O., where they 
practiced medicine until 1896. In the latter year failing health caused Arte- 
misia 5 to retire. She and her husband live upon their fruit farm about 3 miles 
S. E. of Newark, O. ; ad. Route 1. (No ch.) 

[D238] REBECCA 5 BRUMBACK ([D30] John 4 , same male ancestry as 
[D231]) b March 29, 1847, on the farm in Licking Twp., Licking Co., O. ; 
common school education and 3 yrs. in Shepherdson College, Granville, O. ; and 



also spent some time in the study of medicine ; taught school for some years ; 
since the d of their father [D30] John 4 in June 1899, the sisters, Rebecca 3 and 
Marietta 5 , have successfully managed the home farm of 178 acres and they 
together live in the old home; Baptist; unm. ; ad. Thornville, Perry Co., O., 
R.R. No. 5. 

[D239] MARIETTA 5 BRUMBACK, M.D. ([D30] John 4 , same male 
ancestry as [D231]) 6 June 19, 1849, on the home farm in Licking Twp., 
Licking Co., O. ; educated in the common school; graduated June 28, 1876, 
from the Young Ladies Institute, Granville, O., and also from Homeopathic 
Hosp. Coll., Cleveland, 0. — M.D. March 27, 1889, but never sought to prac- 
tice medicine. She cared for her father until his d in 1899, and resides with 
her sister Rebecca 5 upon the home farm, which they jointly manage; member 
Bap. Ch. ; unm. ; ad. as noted above. 

[D240] ELMA 5 BRUMBACK ([D30] John 4 , same male ancestry as 
[D231]) b Oct. 16, 1851; d Jan. 3, 1869. " She had an unusual character, 
was a great reader of standard works, a poet ; and a friend alike to the infirm, 
the aged, and those in all walks of life who came within her circle of influence." 

[D241] NEWTON N. 5 BRUMBACK, A.M., M.D. ([D30] John 4 , same 
male ancestry as [D231]) b on the home farm in Licking Twp., Licking Co., 
0., March 10, 1854; spent early years on the farm; attended public school; re- 
ceived A.B. from Denison University in 1878 ; A.M. from same in 1881 ; M.D. 
from Iowa State University, 1883 ; practiced medicine Grinnell, la., Beatrice, 
Neb., and Denver, Colo. (Horn.) ; in addition to medicine, also engaged in 
other lines of business. 

While at Beatrice, Neb., owned much land in Nebraska and Kansas ; laid 
out five additions to the town ; built many houses, an electric railway and an 
electric lighting and power plant; was alderman for six years. 

While living in Denver, he incorporated the Eden Irrigation and Land 
Company of Wyoming, securing irrigation water rights from the state for 
206,000 acres and segregation rights from U. S. Government, under the Cary 
Act, for 100,000 acres, and financed the enterprise by placing a bond issue of 
$700,000. Through this enterprise a large area in Fremont and Sweetwater 
counties has been settled and developed. 

In 1907 and 1908 he built and has since owned and operated a scenic 
railway to the summit of Mt. Manitou, Colo., at an elevation of 9500 feet 
above sea level. This road carries each summer from 4-0,000 to 50,000 pleasure 
seeking tourists. 



He is a firm believer in variety of occupation, claiming that such diversity 
of occupation contributes to health and happiness. In politics he is Repn. ; in 
religious faith a Baptist ; is an ardent advocate of women's suffrage ; is a total 
abstainer, even from tobacco in any form ; is 6 feet tall, weighs 200 pounds, has 
dark brown hair, blue eyes, and fair complexion. Res. 1027 Colorado Ave., 
Colorado Springs, Colo. 

April 17, 1883, m Nettie Talbot, b Feb. 17, 1861 ; dau Samuel Talbot, 
Pres. Denison University, and Mary Elizabeth (Morse) Talbot. Nettie Talbot 
graduated from the Young Ladies' Institute, Granville, O., 1880. (Illus- 

Children (4) : 
[D373] + Florence May 6 , b May 30, 1884. 
[D374] + Chester Talbot 6 , b Nov. 18, 1885. 

[D375] Ella Beatrice 6 , b Jan. 11, 1888 ; d Aug. 10, 1897, at Beatrice, Neb. 
[D376] Lillian Vera 6 , b Sep. 7, 1890 ; d Aug. 4, 1897, at Beatrice, Neb. 

[D243] JACOB HENRY FRANCIS 5 BRUMBACK ([D40] Joseph 4 , 
[D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 3 Brumbaoh) b Nov. 22, 1839, at 
the old homestead near Bixley Ferry, Page Co., Va. ; farmer; Dem. ; member 
Old Sch. Bap. Ch. ; ad. Fawcett's Gap, Frederick Co., Va. 

Jan. 2, 1873, Jacob 5 m (1) Amanda Jane Copp, b in Shenandoah Co., Va., 
near Luray, Va. ; dau Jacob and Rebecca (Huffman) Copp. Amanda d May 
81, 1878 [see D244]. 

Jacob 5 m (2) Victoria Virginia Huffman, b Jan. 28, 1846, near Luray, 
Va., and d Dec. 18, 1894 ; dau Joseph and Mary Ann Huffman. 

Jacob 5 on March 10, 1897, m (3) Martha Jane Strickler, b March 10, 
1849 ; dau David J. and Rebecca Strickler. 
Children (5) : 

[D377] Joseph Milton 6 , 6 Nov. 17, 1873, Strasburg, Va. ; m Amanda Corn- 
well (Sch.)- 

[D378] Hubert Lee 6 , b July 29, 1875, Fawcett Gap, Va. ; m Mary Rebecca 

[D379] Mary Julia 6 , b Nov. 1, 1876, Hagerstown, Md. ; m Barry 0. Hershey 
(4 ch.). 

[D380] Lena Rebecca 6 , 6 Oct. 25, 1884, Fawcett Gap, Va. ; m Joseph David 

Huffman (1 ch.). 
[D381] Anna Christina 6 , 6 April 21, 1888, Fawcett Gap, Va. 

[D244] JOSEPH BENTON 5 BRUMBACK ([D40] Joseph 4 , same an- 
cestry as [D243]) b Nov. 22, 1842, at Winchester, Frederick Co., Va. ; d May 



5, 1892, and was buried at Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., Va. ; farmer; Dem. ; 
Baptist. He m Julia Kate Copp, b 1851 at Woodstock ; dau Jacob and Rebecca 
{Huffman) Copp [see D243, 1st w.]. 

Children (5) : 
[D382] + Henry Lee 6 , b Dec. 24, 1875. 
[D383] + Wade Hampton 6 , b April 4, 1877. 
[D384] + Franklin Holliday 6 , b Dec. 7, 1878. 
[D385] + Earl Copp 6 , b July 17, 1882. 
[D386] + Joseph Edward, M.D., b June 15, 1886. 

[D246] ISAAC MILTON 5 BRUMBACK, M.D. ([D40] Joseph 4 , same 
ancestry as [D243]) b Sept. 27, 1846, in Frederick Co., Va. ; educated in 
private schools; at 25 began the study of medicine and graduated (M.D., 
1872) from the Richmond Med. Coll.; has continued in the general practice of 
medicine and surgery near his place of birth, and is also interested in farming ; 

In 1874 Dr. Brumback m Euphrasia Ellenor Funkhouser, b Aug. 13, 
1855, at Fawcett's Gap, Frederick Co., Va. ; dau Joseph Edward and Martha 
Ellenor (Harman) Funkhouser. Ad. Fawcett's Gap, Frederick Co., Va. 

Children (10) : 
[D387] + Hunter McGuire 6 , b Feb. 12, 1875. 
[D388] Martha Christina, b Sept. 17, 1877 ; d June 9, 1884. 
[D389] Lela Bell 6 , b Oct. 11, 1879. 

[D390] Ada May 6 , b Oct. 10, 1880; m Walker William Johnson. 
[D391] Maud Evelyn 6 , b Jan. 16, 1884; d Oct. 23, 1911; m Carl King 

[D392] Harman Milton 6 , b June 21, 1885. 

[D393] Ellen 6 , b Jan. 13, 1887 ; d Sept. 27, 1887. 

[D394] Jessie Amelia 6 6 May 29, 1889. 

[D395] Joseph Byron 6 , b Feb. 23, 1894 ; d April 7, 1900. 

[D396] Mary 6 , b March 10, 1899 ; d April 13, 1899. 

[D256] JOSEPH MARTIN 5 BRUMBACK ([D43] Henry 4 , [D10] 
Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b Oct. 4, 1851 ; both him- 
self and his sister [D259] Frances Elizabeth 5 live together near Luray, Page 
Co., Va. They are afflicted with cataract, and yet have preserved important 
original records and sent them to the author with the warmest possible words 
of commendation, expressing the wish that while they will never be able to see 
the printed result, others may soon enjoy as complete a publication as it may 
be possible to produce. Possibly no other single incident in the author's long 

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Ernest Irving Antrim [D366]. 



years of search and compilation has had such a stimulating effect — it has over- 
come much experienced indifference where active co-operation would naturally 
be expected ; and has settled the questions of spelling of the original name, and 
of descent in the Va. families. 

Joseph 5 joined the Old Style Baptist Ch. of Big Spring, Page Co., Va., 
in 1887; himself and sister received a large farm from their father, which they 
rent to others ; both unm. ; ad. Luray, Va., R.R. No. 1. 

[D257] CHARLES DANIEL 5 BRUMBACK ([D43] Henry 4 , same an- 
cestry as [D256]) b March 1, 1854; Oct., 1881, m [D355] Emma Ella 6 
Brumback, b Aug. 13, 1862; dau [D219] Henry Pendleton 5 and Susan {Ken- 
dall) Brumback; farmer; ad. Plymouth, Hancock Co., 111., R.F.D. (no ch.). 

John Sanford 5 , [D27] David 4 , [D8] John 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 
Brumbach) b on a farm in Delaware Co., 0., Dec. 2, 1855; attorney-at-law, 
Toledo, 0., and one of the leaders of the Ohio Bar ; was thoroughly educated 
for his profession, his father sparing no expense to afford him the advantages 
of the best educational institutions. Finishing his preparatory work in the 
Van Wert schools when but sixteen years of age, he matriculated in the classical 
course at Wooster University. At the end of his sophomore year Mr. Brum- 
back entered the junior class in Princeton University. Throughout the two 
years of his work in that institution he maintained the same high standard 
of scholarship that had before characterized him, and won for himself such 
recognition in the minds of students and faculty alike, that he was chosen one 
of ten, out of a class of one hundred and thirty members, to deliver commence- 
ment day orations. His graduation at Princeton was in the class of 1877, and 
his selection to this honor in his class was the more marked by reason of his 
being a western man in an eastern institution, where he had only two years 
of collegiate work. The Princeton faculty granted him the degree of B.A., and 
later conferred upon him the degree of M.A. 

In the fall of 1877 he entered the College of Law of the University of 
Michigan, and in June, 1879, was graduated with the degree of B.L. The 
following winter he passed the examination necessary for admission to practice 
at the Ohio Bar and located in Toledo. In 1880 he had so far progressed in 
his profession that he felt the time was ripe to open an office of his own and 
" hung out his shingle." Ever since he has made his profession the chief con- 
cern of his life, and has been so successful that he is recognized as one of the 
foremost lawyers in the Northwest, and is retained in cases of great importance, 
especially in corporation litigation. 



Mr. Brumback is a member of the First Congregational Church of Toledo, 
and fraternally, socially and in a business way, is identified with the principal 
local organizations of Toledo. While a student at Wooster he became a mem- 
ber of the collegiate Greek letter fraternity, Sigma Chi, and having never lost 
his interest in the order, has made it the means of keeping in touch with colleges 
and college men. He has been honored with the office of Grand Consul in the 
national body of the Sigma Chi, and at the present time is one of the Grand 
Trustees of the fraternity. 

In politics, Mr. Brumback has ever been a staunch Republican. In 1885 
he became a candidate for Representative from Lucas County in the Ohio 
Legislature. It was the year when John Sherman was being opposed by John 
McLean of the Cincinnati Enquirer for the United States Senate, and the fight 
for the legislature was strenuous throughout the state. For several years 
Lucas county had been going Democratic so that it was expected its members 
in the legislature would continue to be Democratic. Mr. Brumback entered 
into the campaign with his characteristic energy, and when the election returns 
were counted it was found that he had run far ahead of his ticket and was 
elected, while the other Republican legislative candidates were defeated. His 
election was vital as the Republicans had a majority of only one upon joint 
ballot with which to elect Senator Sherman, and, if Mr. Brumback had not 
been elected John McLean would have had one majority. Mr. Sherman's elec- 
tion was of national importance, for it was during this term in the Senate for 
which he was elected that he secured the passage of the celebrated Sherman 
Anti-Trust Law. 1885 was also the year when the Cincinnati election frauds 
were perpetrated. Mr. Brumback served on the legislative committee to inves- 
tigate the frauds and thereby made a state reputation. He served two years 
(1885-1886) in the legislature, declined a renomination, and has since many 
times refused to run for public office, believing it unwise to subordinate his 
profession to a political career. 

Oct. 26, 1881, at Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Brumback m Jennie King 
Carey, b Oct. 15, 1860, in New York City; dau Simeon B. (b Dec. 22, 1820; 
d Aug. 5, 1902) and Lydia {King) Carey (b Jan. 12, 1837, and living in In- 
dianapolis, Ind.). Mr. Carey was a prominent wholesale merchant of New 
York, and his ancestry appears in the " Carey Memorials.'" 1 In 1873 Mr. and 
Mrs. Carey moved to Indianapolis, Ind., where he became a prominent citizen 
and conducted a wholesale hardware business until his d in 1902. 

Mrs. Carey is a descendant of prominent New England families, her great 
grandparents being Adjutant Aaron King, and Hannah Mosely, the daughter 
of Col. John Mosely, who commanded the 3d Hampshire County regiment of 

"Carey Memorials, Farrell & Co., Cincinnati, O., 1874, p. 215. 

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the Massachusetts Militia in the Revolution. Aaron King was Adjutant to 
Col. Mosely and, as indicated, married his daughter Hannah. Col. Mosely 
also commanded a company as Captain in the Crown Point Expedition. Mrs. 
Brumback is actively interested in the Natl. Soc. D.A.R., and is a member of 
" Ursula Wolcott " Chapter of Toledo. 

Mr. Brumback's interest in the preparation and publication of this 
volume has been continuous, substantial financially, and encouraging; and the 
compiler expresses special appreciation for the same. Himself and wife occupy 
the beautiful home at 1603 Madison Ave., Toledo, O., herewith shown, where 
they dispense a delightful hospitality. Ad. 432-438 Spitzer Bldg., Toledo, O. 

Children (2) : 
[D410] + Blanche Carey 7 , b March 4, 1885. 
[D411] + Lydia Ellen 7 , b Dec. 2, 1888. 

[D264] DAVID LA DOYT 6 BRUMBACK ([D95] John Sanford 5 , same 
ancestry as [D263]) b in Casey, 111., July 30, 1861; soon after his birth his 
parents moved to Van Wert, O., where, except for two years' residence in To- 
ledo, he has since resided. He was carefully educated by his father, who thor- 
oughly believed in higher education, and the success in life 'attained by all his 
children has demonstrated the wisdom of those views. David 6 went from the 
Van Wert High School to Wooster University which he attended for three 
years, and then took a business course in Eastman's Business College, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. 

After leaving college Mr. Brumback chose banking for his life work, and, 
after serving as cashier of The Farmers Bank at Rockford, O., he accepted 
the position of teller in the Union Savings Bank of Toledo, O. Here he ob- 
tained a valuable experience in the best city methods of banking, and at the 
end of two years returned to Van Wert to take the position of cashier in the 
Van Wert National Bank. He successfully filled this position for nine years, 
until the d of his father, who was president of the bank, when he was elected to 
the presidency. 

Mr. Brumback is recognized as one of the most sterling, reliable and suc- 
cessful bankers of the Middle West. His judgment and foresight are so unerr- 
ing that he is constantly consulted on the most important financial matters. 
His honesty and character are so well known that no man in Northwestern Ohio 
stands higher in public estimation. It is such men who accomplish the great 
financial success of the American people, for it is upon them that the safety and 
stability of our financial system depend. He is a member of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Van Wert and a progressive Republican, meaning thereby 



that he stands for Republican principles so long as they are best adapted to 
the national welfare. He has uniformly declined to run for office, having a 
field so large for activity in his financial career that the honors and emoluments 
of office do not suffice to draw him away from his life work. 

Sept. 4, 1889, he m Elizabeth Adelia Pinkerton, b Feb. 5, 1863 ; dau David 
Clendenen and Elizabeth (Pyle) Pinkerton, members of an old and prominent 
family residing in McConnellsville, O. Miss Pinkerton was a highly accom- 
plished lady and the union was a most happy one until the d of the 
devoted wife and mother on Jan. 8, 1910 (interred in the family vault at Van 
Wert, 0.). Three sturdy sons survive the mother to comfort their father. 
And in them he takes all the customary pride that the Brumbacks take in those 
who come to perpetuate the name. The Van Wert National Bank in Van Wert 
with D. L. D. Brumback as president, Ernest I. Antrim, his brother-in-law 
[D266], as vice-president, and John P. Reed, another brother-in-law [D265], 
as cashier, comes very near being a Brumback institution. This with other 
leading institutions in the thriving little city largely controlled by the gentle- 
men named, and the Brumback Library, places the Brumback family well in 
the front in that part of the country. (Illustrations.) 

Children (3) : 
[D412] John Sanford 7 , b June 4, 1892. 
[D413] David La Doyt 7 , b Dec. 27, 1893. 
[D414] William Pinkerton 7 , b Jan. 7, 1896. 

[D265] ESTELLA 6 BRUMBACK ([D95] John Sanford 5 , same ances- 
try as [D263]) b iat Van Wert, O., April 14, 1863; m Oct. 26, 1886, at Van 
Wert, O., John Perry Reed, Jr., b March 18, 1857 ; s John Perry and Selinda 
(Leslie) Reed of Sharon, Mercer Co., Pa. They reside in Van Wert, O., where 
Mr. Reed is cashier of the Van Wert National Bank, and a prominent capitalist. 

Mrs. Reed and her sister [D266] Saida May 6 (Brumback) Antrim are 
members of " Isaac Van Wart " Chapter Natl. Soc. D.A.R. at Van Wert, O. 

Children (3), surname Reed: 

i Richard Brumback 7 , b Sept. 25, 1891. 

ii Orville Sanford 7 , b Feb. 26, 1899. 

iii Ellen Perlena 7 , b Sept. 18, 1901. 

[D266] SAIDA MAY 6 BRUMBACK ([D95] John Sanford 5 , same an- 
cestry as [D263]) b Dec. 24, 1870. Oct. 17, 1899, at Van Wert, 0., m Ernest 
Irving Antrim; s Francis Titus and Ann (Kemp) Antrim of German town, 
Montgomery Co., O. ; graduated, A.B., 1889, from De Pauw; A.M. 1890 Bos- 



ton Univ. ; Ph.D. 1897, Gottingen Univ., Germany. They reside at Van Wert, 
O., where Mr. Antrim is a prominent citizen and V.-P. of Van Wert National 
Bank. Nov., 1911, he was elected member of Ohio Constitutional Convention 
to represent Van Wert Co. (Illustration.) 

[D267] JOHN A. 6 BRUMBACK ([D97] Richard Thomas 5 , [D32] 
John 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b Jan. 21, 
1850 ; m Emma Shirley of Shenandoah Co., Va. ; memb. Bap. Ch. ; they live 5 
miles from his father's farm ; ad. Rileyville, Page Co., Va., R.F.D. 

Children (5) : 
[D420] Harry 7 , m and lives in New Orleans. 
[D421] Homer 7 , d. 

[D422] Virgil, m Mabel Hawkins of Pittsburg, Pa. 
[D423] Mary. 
[D424] Carl. 

[D269] EMMA P. 6 BRUMBACK ([D97] Richard Thomas 5 , same an- 
cestry as [D267]) b Sept. 9, 1852; Nov. 6, 1887, m Eld. Benjamin Lampton 
of Ky., who d Sept. 4, 1890 (tuberculosis) ; both members Old Sch. Bap. Ch. ; 
ad. Austin, Tex. (No issue.) 

[D270] MARY E. 6 BRUMBACK ([D97] Richard Thomas 5 , same an- 
cestry as [D267) * Aug. 15, 1854; Dec. 16, 1880, m Rev. George William 
Sedgwick; both members M. E. Ch., of which he is a minister; ad. Rileyville, 
Page Co., Va., R. F. D. 

Children (3), surname Sedgwick : 

i William 7 , d. 

ii Bessie 7 , m Fulton, Charlestown, W. Va. 

iii Leona 7 , m Theodore Taylor, Washington, D. C. 

[D271] FRANK C. 6 BRUMBACK ([D97] Richard Thomas 5 , same an- 
cestry as [D267]) b March 13, 1858; m Nannie B. Keyser; dau. Capt. Harris 
and Belzora {Kite) Keyser; miller at Sandy Hook; ad. Luray, Va., R. R. 1. 
Children (3) : 

[D426] + Vernon M. 7 ; m [D293] Margaret* Brumback. 
[D427] Edna 7 ; m Daniel Heiston, Martinsburg, W. Va. 
[D428] Lynn. 7 

[D276] CARRIE LEE 6 BRUMBACK ([D98] David Hershberger 5 , 
[D32] John 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) 6 May 



27, 1864; March 10, 1890, m Thomas Benton Clark; b Nov., 1859, in Van- 
buren Co., Tenn. ; latter is sec. and treas. Manchester Mfg. Co., Manchester, 

[D283] MARY LIZZIE 6 BRUMBACK ([D103] John Benton 5 , M.D., 
[D32] John 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b near 
Luray, Va., Aug. 10, 1862; b in S. Dak. Aug. 25, 1895. July, 1894, m Dr. 
I. S. Weyand. 

[D284] MINNIE 6 BRUMBACK ([D103] John Benton, M.D., same 
ancestry as [D283]) b 1864; d March 2, 1888 ; m Rev. Jacob E. Shenk. 

[D285] EMMA GERTRUDE 6 BRUMBACK ([D10S] John Benton, 5 
M.D., same ancestry as [D283]) b March 5, 1866; July 15, 1887, m (1) 
Campbell Haven; 1889 m (2) A. C. Begley; res. San Antonio, Tex. 
Children by 1st m (3), surname Haven: 

i Maxwell 7 . 

ii Virginia 7 . 

iii Joseph 7 . 

Children by 2d m (3), surname Begley: 

i Abner 7 . 

ii Marguerite 7 . 

iii Charlotte 7 . 

[D286] ANNIE GRAYSON 6 BRUMBACK ([D103] John Benton 5 , 
M.D., same ancestry as [D283]) b March 7, 1868; m William J. Homer; res. 
Brownsville, Cameron Co., Tex. 

Children (3), surname Houser: 

i Pauline 7 . 

ii Harold 7 . 

iii Fred 7 . 

[D287] JOHN FRANKLIN 6 BRUMBACK ([D103] John Benton, 
M.D., same ancestry .as [D283]) b May 7, 1870; April 10, 1894, m Lizzie 
Bowen; engaged in mercantile business, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Children (6) : 
[D445] Frank. 
[D446] Louise. 
[D447] Mildred. 
[D448] Roscoe Lee. 
[D449] Alfred. 
[D450] Benton. 



[D288] KATE 6 BRUMBACK ([D103] John Benton 5 , same ancestry as 
[D283]) b Aug. 6, 1871; m Walter Tansell Oliver; atty.; res. Fairfax C. H., 

Children (4), surname Oliver: 

i Louis Benton 7 . 

ii Walter Tansell, Jr 7 . 

iii Robert Windsor 7 . 

iv Catherine Grayson 7 . 

[D289] EDWARD GIBSON 6 BRUMBACK, M.D., ([D103] John Ben- 
ton 5 , M.D., same ancestry as [D283]) b March 6, 1874, upon the homestead 
farm 4 miles N. of Luray, Va. ; graduated from Med. Coll. of Va. (MD, 1897) 
and has since been actively engaged in the practice of his profession (Reg.) at 
"Hope Mills," Page Co., Va. (No P. O.), where both himself and his father 
live upon large, productive farms within sight of each other. He is Dem. ; 
member Bap. Ch. ; ad. Luray, Page Co., Va., R. F. D. 4. 

March 3, 1898, Dr. Brumback a m Annie May* Biedler, b Sept. 3, 1877, 
at Marksville, Page Co., Va. ; dau Martin and [D100] Mary Elizabeth 5 
(Brumback) Biedler. 
One son: 

[D455] Edward Gibson 7 , Jr., b May 7, 1899. 

[D291] ROSCOE CONKLYN 6 BRUMBACK ([D103] John Benton 5 , 
M.D., same ancestry as [D283]) b July 12, 1878; d Dec. 31, 1907; Aug., 
1903, m Flora M. Rothgeb; the latter and her children live near Luray, Va. 

Children (2) : 
[D456] Benton Abraham 7 . 
[D457] Paul 7 . 

ton 5 , same ancestry as [D283]) b Jan. 19, 1880; educated in Luray, Va., 
graded schools, and Univ. of Va. (L.L.B., 1903) ; actively engaged in the prac- 
tice of law in Alexandria, Va., since 1904; member Alexandria City Council; 
unm. ; ad. Brumback & Bent, Mushback Bldg., Alexandria, Va. 

[D295] JOHN WILLIAM 6 BRUMBACK ([D104] Edward Trenton 5 , 
[D32] John 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b Dec. 
14, 1873 ; Nov. 8, 1899, m Minnie Brubaker, b March 22, 1876, at her home 
in Luray ; dau John and Elizabeth Brubaker; they live upon a farm 1 mile from 
his father's farm ; ad. Stanley, Page Co., Va., R. F. D. 2. 

"Dr. Brumback furnished considerable family data as this work goes to press. 



Children (4) : 
[D460] John Oscar 7 , b Feb. 5, 1901. 
[D461] Lucy Elizabeth 7 , b Aug. 30, 1903. 
[D462] David Miller 7 , b Sept. 25, 1906 ; d July 3, 1908. 
[D463] Mary Virginia 7 , 6 May 5, 1909. 

[D297] THEODORE LAUCK 6 BRUMBACK ([D104] Edward Tren- 
ton 5 , same ancestry as [D295]) b Oct. 17, 1877; Sept. 7, 1910, m Mae Pitt- 
man, b Sept. 7, 1886; dau. Reden Edgar and Sarah Pittman, who lived near 
Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., N. C. ; live upon the home farm ; ad. Stanley, Va., 
R. F. D. 

[D299] MARY ELIZA 6 BRUMBACK ( [D104] Edward Trenton 5 , same 
ancestry as [D295]) b Sept. 6, 1881 ; June 1, 1904, m Reuben Nathan Long, b 
Oct. 20, 1877 ; s Isaac and Carrie Long (latter dau Philip Long) ; ad. Stanley, 
Page Co., Va., R. F. D. 2. 

Children (2), surname Long: 

i Edward Brumback 7 , b Aug. 5, 1905. 

ii Reuben Harrison 7 , b March 6, 1908. 

[D302] EMILY GERTRUDE 6 BRUMBACK ([D104] Edward Tren- 
ton 5 , same ancestry as [D295]) b Dec. 13, 1887 ; Oct. 18, 1911, m Elmo David 
Long, b Oct. 23, 1886; s Trenton and Anna (Shuler) Long, 2d cousin to above 
Reuben Nathan Long; ad. Luray, Va., R. F. D. 1. 

[D333] CHARLES IRVIN 6 BRUMBACK ([D158] William Henry 5 , 
[D36] Samuel 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b 
1876, near Luray, Page Co., Va. ; m Daisy R. Hite at Lebanon Church, Shen- 
andoah Co., Va., b 1878 in that county ; d«.u Nebraska Douglas and Elizabeth 
{Huffman) Hite. Mr. Brumback is an implement dealer at Stephens City, 
Frederick Co., Va. 

Children (3) : * 
[D500] Virginia H. 7 , b Dec. 8, 1903. 
[D501] Fred. Irvin 7 , b July 15, 1905. 
[D502] John Daniel 7 , b March 21, 1907. 

[D350] ARTHUR HENRY 6 BRUMBACK, M.D. ([D218] Thomas 
Benton 5 , [D39] Jacob 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brum- 
bach) b March 31, 1862, at Plymouth, Hancock Co., 111.; attended Cartilage 
(111.) Coll., 1878-1882; graduated (M.D., 1884) from Coll. of Phys. and 



Surg., Chicago; adjunct prof, gynecology, Coll. Phys. and Surg. (Univ. of 
111.) ; gynecologist West Side Hosp. ; member consulting staff Cook Co. Hosp. ; 
med. director North Amer. Union Ins. Assn. ; member Chicago Phys. Club ; of 
111. Med. Soc. and of Amer. Med. Assn. Dr. Brumback is Repn. ; has resided 
in Hancock Co., 111., Kansas City, Mo., and for a number of years has been 
successfully engaged in the regular practice of medicine in Chicago, 111. ; res. 
1503 Jackson Blvd.; office 100 State St. 

Dr. Brumback m (1) Rose Greenlief Stud, b at Moberly, Mo.; d July 6, 
1886, and bur. Plymouth, 111. ; dau Abram Stud. July 17, 1889, m (2) Sophia 
Johanna Wiborg, b April 27, I860, at Quebec, Canada ; dau Ole Hansen and 
Lorense (Hookenson) Wiborg. 

Child by 1st. m: 
[D525] Benton Lee 7 , b July 4, 1886; d May 14, 1905. 

Child by 2d m: 
[D526] Marion Abbie 7 , b Dec. 6, 1891 ; d June 11, 1892. 

[D356] DAVID BENTON 6 BRUMBACK ([D219] Henry Pendleton 5 , 
[D39] Jacob 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b 
near Plymouth, 111., April 26, 1865 ; Oct. 6, 1886 m Susan R. McAfee, b Jan. 
30, 1859, at Emerson, Marion Co., Mo. ; dau Samuel B. and Henrietta ( Wyne) 
McAfee. David 6 is a farmer; Dem. ; member Primitive Bap. Ch. ; ad. Ply- 
mouth, Hancock Co., 111., R. F. D. 
One son: 

[D580] Henry McAfee 7 , b Oct. 14, 1891 ; (/ Sept. 24, 1909. 

[D357] JENNIE LAURA 6 BRUMBACK ([D219] Henry Pendleton 5 , 
same ancestry as [D356]) m Wentworth Lee Irwin, M.D., b 1863; graduated 
in 1898 from Coll. of Phys. and Surgs., Chicago; member Amer. Med. Assn.; 
engaged in active practice of his profession (Reg.) at Plymouth, Hancock 
Co., 111. 

[D362] FRANK FULLERTON 6 BRUMBACK ([D231] Jefferson 5 , 
[D30] John 4 , [D8] John 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b Oct. 3, 
1860; June 11, 1891, m Louise Upton, b Jan. 17, 1868; dau Charles E. and 
Louise (Rackett) Upton; att'y-at-law, 510 New England Bldg., Kansas City, 

One son: 

[D600] Jefferson Upton 7 , b June 9, 1892. 

[D363] HERMANN 6 BRUMBACK ([D231] Jefferson 5 , same ancestry 



as [D362]) b at Newark, Licking Co., 0., May 1, 1862; graduated from the 
High School, Kansas City, Mo. ; attended Racine College, 1879-1882, and Ho- 
bart College, 1882-1883, graduating A.B. ; admitted to the bar at Kansas 
City, Mo., in 1885, and has since been actively engaged in the practice of law 
in that city, except when on the bench; was Police Judge, 1901-1902, and 
Circuit Judge, Jackson Co., Mo., 1904-1911 ; Repn. ; member Protestant 
Episcopal Ch. ; ad. 813-816 Scarritt Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 

June 30, 1891, m Charlotte Elizabeth Pratt; b Sept. 27, 1860; dau Wal- 
lace and Adaline (Russell) Pratt. 
One son: 

[D601] Theodore Berdell 7 , b Nov. 11, 1894. 

[D367] VIRGIL JEFFERSON 6 BRUMBACK ([D232] Jeremiah 5 , 
[D30] John 4 , [D8] John 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b June 
15, 1858; educated at Boise, Idaho, and at West Point Mil. Acad., graduating 
from the latter 2d Lt. June 11, 1881 ; retired to homestead; ad. Santa, Idaho. 

" Ind. Idaho Cadet M. A. 1 July '77' (36) ; 2d Lt. 2 Inf. 11 June '81 ; 1st 
Lt. 25 Sept. '90 ; read. 18 May '93." a 

[D369] ARTHUR MARION 6 BRUMBACK b ( [D233] Jeremiah 5 , same 
ancestry as [D367]) b Dec. 7, 1869, at Boise, Idaho; educated in the Boise 
pub. schs., Denison Univ. (A.B., 1892), Univ. of Cal. (A.M., 1903) ; principal 
of Grace Seminary, Centralia, Wash., 1894-96 ; prof, chemistry and physics 
McMinnville (Oreg.) Col., 1896-1903, and pres. of same 1903-1905; prof, 
chemistry Denison Univ. 1905 — . Prof Brumback was supt. S.S., McMinnville, 
Oreg., 1901-1905, and has been clerk of 1st Bap. Ch., Granville, O., from 1910, 
being quite active in religious work. Ad. Denison Univ., Granville, Licking 
Co., O. 

June 20, 1893, at Clay Center, Kans., he m Clara Miranda Tuttle, b Feb. 
24, 1867, at Urbana, O. ; dau Jonah Baldwin and Alma Mary (Peters) Tuttle. 

One daughter: 
[D620] Alma Louise 7 , b. April 7, 1894. 

[D370] ERNEST DE MARY 6 BRUMBACK, M.D. ([D235] Henry 5 , 
[D30] John 4 , [D8] John 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b Nov. 5, 
1873, at Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo., where he lived until 1888; attended 
Denison Univ. for several years; grad. (M.D.) Hahn. Med. Col. and Hosp. 
(Phila.) 1899 ; Repn. ; Baptist. 

"Hist. Reg. & Die. U.S.A. from Org. Sept. 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 — Heitman, G.P.O. 
1903. 2 vol. 

b His active assistance in securing information is hereby acknowledged. 

Plate 93 

I.ynia Ellen 1 (BrumbaCk) Allen (1)111]. 

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May 10, 1910, m Jeanne Guelpa of Vichy, France; dau Jacques and 
Louise Guelpa; ad. 347 W. 34th St., New York, N. Y. 

[D372] GRACE DE MARY 6 BRUMBACK ([D235] Henry 5 , same 
ancestry as [D870]) b July 9, 1876; attended public schools at Granville, O., 
and later Shephardson College, from which she grad. 1899, and later her de- 
gree was reconferred by Denison Univ., Granville, O. Thereafter she spent a 
yr. in special work at Leland Stanford Univ. June 14, 1905, m Charles 
Leonard Henson, b in Stone Co., Mo., Sept. 27, 1877 ; s LaFayette and Sarah 
Frances (Melton) Henson. Mr. Henson attended the pub. schs. of Galena, 
Mo., Marionville, Mo.; Marionville Collegiate Institute; graduated (LL.B., 
1901) from Univ. of Mo. He entered upon the practice of law Oct. 1, 1902, 
at Mt. Vernon, Mo., under the firm name of Gibbs & Henson; July 1, 1905, 
entered into law partnership with [D235] Henry 5 Brumback; elected prose- 
cuting atty. for Lawrence Co., Mo., 1911 for a term of two years. Both his 
wife and himself have materially assisted in gathering information for this 
work ; members Pres. Ch. ; res. Mt. Vernon, Mo. 
One son: 

i Henry Brumback 7 Henson, b Sept. 15, 1906. 

[D373] FLORENCE MAY 6 BRUMBACK ([D241] Newton N— . 5 
[D30] John 4 , [D8] John 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b at 
Grinnell, la., May 30, 1884 ; 1904 graduated from East Denver High School, 
and in 1909 from Vassar Coll. ; teacher of biology and botany in High Sch., 
Waukegan, 111.; unm. (Illustration.) 

[D374] CHESTER TALBOT 6 BRUMBACK ([D241] Newton N— . 5 , 
same ancestry as [D373]) b at Beatrice, Neb., Nov. 18, 1885 ; mechanical and 
electrical engineer ; sec. and asst. mgr. Manitou Incline Ry. Co. ; ad. Manitou, 
Colo. (Illustration.) 

[D382] HENRY LEE 6 BRUMBACK ( [D244] Joseph Benton 5 , [D40] 
Joseph 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b Dec. 24, 
1875, at Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., Va. ; attended common schools of that 
county, and those of Woodstock, Va., and a yr. at Mercersburg Acad. ; worked 
7 yrs. in a china store, 7 yrs. with Swift & Co. in Phila. ; June 1898 became a 
commission merchant at 2826-26 Dauphin St., Philadelphia, Pa.; res. 2313 
Hagert St. Feb. 10, 1904, he tn Viola M. Bockins, b Oct. 18, 1880 ; dau Theo- 
dore P. and Pauline (Vasche) Bockins 



Children (3) : 
[D633] Mildred Evelyn 7 , 6 Feb. 27, 1905. 
[D634] Viola Hazel 7 , b Jan. 1, 1908. 
[D635] Marion Estella 7 , b Jan. 24, 1911. 

[D383] WADE HAMPTON 6 BRUMBACK ([D244] Joseph Benton 5 , 
same ancestry as [D382]) b April 4, 1877, at Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., 
Va. ; salesman with his brother [D382] ; res. Philadelphia, Pa. 

Benton 5 , same ancestry as [D382]) b Dec. 7, 1878, at Woodstock, Shenandoah 
Co., Va. ; educated in public schools and at Roanoke College, Salem, Va., and 
graduated in law course at Wash. & Lee Univ (1908) ; att'y-at-law ; Dem. ; 
Baptist. He materially assisted by sending family details for this section. 

Oct. 24, 1910, Mr. Brumback, at New Market, Va., m Emma Jane Crim, 
b Nov. 25, 1883; dau John William and Eliza (Clinedinst) Crim; ad. Wood- 
stock, Shenandoah Co., Va. 

[D385] EARL COPP 6 BRUMBACK ([D244] Joseph Benton 5 , same 
ancestry as [D382]) b July 17, 1882, at Woodstock, Va. ; has been clerking 
in Philadelphia, Pa., for several yrs. ; m Lucy Clinedinst; dau George Milton 
and Anna Bell Clinedinst. 

[D386] JOSEPH EDWARD 6 BRUMBACK, M.D. ([D244] Joseph 
Benton 5 , same ancestry as [D382]) b June 15, 1886; unm. ; educated in 
country schools and at Woodstock, Va. ; grad. (M.D., 1909) Baltimore Med. 
Coll.; appointed by State of Va. asst. surgeon (1910) at Eastern State Hos- 
pital, Williamsburg, Va. 

[D387] HUNTER McGUIRE 6 BRUMBACK ([D246] Isaac Milton 5 , 
[D40] Joseph 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 Brumbach) b 
Feb. 12, 1875, at Opequon, Frederick Co., Va. ; attended Winchester High 
School, Roanoke College, and Univ. Coll. of Med., Richmond, Va., graduating 
from latter (M.D., 1900) ; was resident physician at the Retreat for the Sick, 
Richmond, Va., and has been in active general practice of his profession since 
graduation. Ad. Opequon, Frederick Co., Va. 

Nov. 25, 1908, Dr. Brumback m Nellie Ruth Smith, b 1886 and d March 
30, 1909 ; dau Otis M. and Laura (Crabill) Smith. 

[D410] BLANCHE CAREY 7 BRUMBACK ( [D263] Orville Sanford 6 , 
[D95] John Sanford 5 , [D27] David 4 , [D8] John 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] 

Plate 96 

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'List or Foreigners Imported in the Ship Neptune, Capt. Wairk, from Rotterdam. 

Quae. 30th Sept. 17.54- " 

Copyright, l!'09. by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh. Photographed through the courtesy of 
Mr. Luther R. Kelker, Custodian of the Public Records, Harrisburg. Pa. 

[t* i jtrfrruifl (ioiiasH iiaoiriol 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 1754. 

George Meyer 
Johann George Decher 
Jacob Berdsing 
Georg Michael Vitztbum 
Georg Michel Loehr 

Johannes Henrich Brumbaob El] 

Johan Georg Traxel 

John Adam X X Michael 

Matthias Heiner 

Johann Peter Decher 
Andreas X Bengel 

Gottfried Gebhard 

Johannes Schumann 

Georg Boltz 

Johann Henrich Kurchtal 
Johann Thomas Bisshantz 
Georg Jacob Haussman 

Joan Carl Hermsdorff 
Hans Adam Beckenhaub 
Johannes Rebb 20 

Frederick X Schneider 

Georg Hoffman 

Johann Bernhard "Meek" 

John Adam X Edelman 

Johann Niclaus Hauer 
Philip Friedrich Wiienger 

Hans Adam Bleier 
Daniel X Stegner 
Johannes X Hoch 
Henry X Klein 

Johan Paul Gemberling 

Hans Nickel Ensminger 

Johan Carl Gemberling 

Phillip Wilt 

V. Brucker 

J»cob H W Wylard 

Fredrich Pries 

Augustus Siegfried Eychler 

Jacob X Wylard, Jr. 

Johannes X Schober 

Philippus X Frey 

Christian Rietz 

Fillib Wild 

Georg Hechlcr 

Ebcrhard Kriechbaum 

Philipp Jacob Fosig 

Benedict X Forster 
Henry X Shafer 

Valentine X Dalik 
Christoph X Speck 
Philip Dietrig 
Peter X Rubel 
Conrad X Wagner 
Johann Henrich Schneider 
J. Adam X Angold 
J. Henry X Schreier 
Valentine Clementz 
Christian Hoch 

Johann Christian Weisenbach 
Johann Georg Grundloch 
Henrich Cappis 
Johannes Riedel 



Widow 1 Brumbach) b in Toledo, 0., March 4, 1885; graduated at Miss 
Smead's Sch. for girls, that city, subsequently from Vassar College, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. Sept. 19, 1906, she m Lyman Strong Spitzer of Toledo, 0., 6 
Feb. 2, 1880; s Adelbert Lorenzo Spitzer, b Aug. 15, 1852, and Sarah 
(Strong) Spitzer, b Aug. 13, 1854. 

Mr. Spitzer graduated at Yale (A.B., 1902) ; member of City Council and 
banker; ad. 2519 Glenwood Ave., Toledo, O. (Illustration.) 
Two daughters, surname Spitzer: 

i Lydia Carey 8 , b Oct. 7, 1909. 

ii Luette Ruth 8 , b Oct. 7, 1911. 

[D411] LYDIA ELLEN 7 BRUMBACK ([D263] Orville Sanford 6 , 
same ancestry as [D410]) b in Toledo, Lucas Co., O., Dec. 2, 1888; also 
graduated at Miss Smead's Sch. and then attended Castle Sch. at Tarrytown- 
on-the-Hudson. June 1, 1910, m Horace Ethan Allen, b July 12, 1884 ; s Dr. 
Horace Newton Allen, ex-U. S. Minister to Korea, and Fannie Messenger 
Allen of Toledo, O., (descendant of Heber Allen, bro. of Ethan Allen, the Rev- 
olutionary hero). (Illustration.) 

Mr. Allen graduated from Mass. Inst, of Tech. (B.S., 1908) ; occupation, 
asst. to gen. mgr. Toledo Ry. & Light Co.; ad. 2040 Robinwood Ave., 
Toledo, O. 

[D426] VERNON M. 7 BRUMBACK ([D271] Frank C. 6 , [D97] Rich- 
ard Thomas 5 , [D32] John 4 , [D10] Henry 3 , [D3] Henry 2 , [D2] Widow 1 

Brumbach) b ; m [D293] Margaret Brumbach, b July 27, 1885 ; they 

live near Luray, Va. 

One daughter: 
[D650] Janice 8 . 3 

'Numbering and ancestry follow the male line. 



The following families should apparently be considered in connection with 
Section D, although they are so widely scattered that it has been impossible to 
gather further information. 

The records of the U. S. Pension Bureau contain affidavits, etc., from 
Peter and Elizabeth (Simpson) Brumback, and letters were received in 1892 
from [F28] John James 4 Bromback, and in 1908 from the latter's son [F49] 
John James 5 Brumback, which contain certain facts herewith presented as the 
basis for further search by those who may be interested. 

Children (14), parents' names unknown: 
[ F2 ] + Peter, b 1768 ; d April 6, 1846. 

[ F3 ] 


























[F2] PETER 2 BRUMBACK (?) 6 1768 ; came from Germany about 
1770, landed at Jamestown, Va., and became a blacksmith's apprentice. In 
1776 he left the shop and joined Washington's army, serving 6 yrs. and 7 mos. 
When peace was declared this wounded colonial patriot settled in Fairfax Co., 
Va., and resumed his trade of blacksmith. Jan. 10, 1788, he m Elizabeth Simpson 
of Loudoun Co., Va., and in 1806 the family moved to Garrett Co., Ky. He 
d in that state April 6, 1846, aged 97 yrs., 11 mos. Excepting Peter 2 , the 
entire family were farmers ; were members of the Missionary Baptist Ch. ; and 
it is believed all finally lived in Ky. Peter's own family consisted of 6 sons 
"Section E Follows Section F. 



and five daughters; the sons served in both the Northern and the Southern 
armies during the Civil War. 

Loudoun County Sc. 

Know all men by these presents that we Peter Brumback and George Har- 
man are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Edmund Randolph Esq. 
Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the full and just sum of Fifty 
pounds continental to which payment well and truly to be made to the said 
Edmund Randolph and his successors in trust for the Said Commonwealth we 
bind ourselves and each of our heirs and administrators jointly and severally 
firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dates this 10th day of 
January 1788. 

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a mar- 
riage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the said Peter Brum- 
back and Elizabeth Simpson spinster of Cameron Parish. Now if there shall 
be no lawful cause to obstruct the said intended marriage then the above 
obligation to be void else to remain in force and virtue. 

GEO. HARMAN [seal] 


(Filed by Clerk of Co. Court) 


" Elizabeth Brumback 20 March 1848, under oath says she is 82 years 
old and was b. in Fairfax Co. Va. — then Elizabeth Simpson. 2 or 3 years 
after the close of the Revolutionary War she m. Peter Brumback [F2] who d. 
6 April 1846. Resided in Fairfax Co. Va. when discharged in 1783 until 1806 
when we emigrated from Va. to Ky. and settled in Linkin Co. ; moved to Gar- 
rett Co., and then to Nelson Co., and then to Shelby Co., then to Campbell Co., 
Ky., then to Boone and here resided 20 odd years — mother of 12 ch. oldest 
62 or 63 yrs." 

[F2] " Peter Brumback, age 80, Boone Co., Ky., under oath says he 
entered U. S. A., 3d Dragoons for term of during the war in 1779, served 3 
yrs in State of Ga. under Col. Elbert, Maj. Stark and Capt. Wm. Lane. En- 
listed 3d Reg., Lt. Dragoons under Col. Wm. Washington in 4th Troop com- 
manded by Capt. Parsons and discharged at Winchester in Frederick County, 
Va. Escaped from British by whom he had been taken prisoner he met with 
Worthington's Reg. in N. C. in Battle of Cowpens, commanded by Col. Mar- 


gin ( ?) then at Jefferson C. H., Gen. Green commander at siege of ninety-six, 
2d Battle of Camden, and of Eutaw Springs. Prisoner at Sunbury, in battle 
wounded in thigh by musket ball. Marched through N. C, S. C, and Ga. 
Wounded a second time in left arm." 


" State of Ky. Scott Co. s.s. 

We Robert M. Ewing and M. A. Feris do certify that by virtue of annexed 
commission to us directed that we have carefully examined Peter Brownback 
who seems to have been wounded by a bullet passing through his right thigh 
and right Hip. Also wounded in the left arm which appears to have been 
made by a sword or some cutting instrument. Also in the head by a similar 
instrument but slight. We are of opinion that at his present age the wounds 
totally disable him from making a living by manual labor. Given under 
our hands this 17th of June 1835. 


Farmer, wife old and helpless and 4 ch. — 2 sons 9 yrs. and 7 yrs. and 2 
das. 14 and 12 (30 June 1820). 

4 horses $75, 2 cows and calves $20, 3 sheep $3, old wagon $30, &c, &c, 

Peter Brumback pensioned (No. 12,721) June 20, 1839, Ky. Agcy., at 
$100 a year from June 7, 1832. 

Children (11— Nos. [F16 to 26]) : 
[F 26 ] + George Washington 3 , b July 4, 1810; d Aug. 17, 1889. 

[F26] GEORGE WASHINGTON 3 BRUMBACK ([F2] Peter 2 , [Fl] 

) b July 4, 1810 ; 1830 m Elizabeth Vest, b 1810 ; dau Hugh and 

Sarah Vest ; they lived in Boone Co., Ky., until about 1889, when the family 
moved to Owen Co., Ky., where both the parents d in 1889. George 3 d Aug. 
17, 1889; members Missionary Bap. Ch. 

Children (10): 
[F27] Abner Legrand 4 . 
[F28] + John James 4 , b May 21, 1834. 
[F29] Richard 4 . 
[F30] Henry 4 . 
[F31] Thomas Hugh 4 . 
[F32] Mary Elizabeth 4 . 
[F33] Artemesia 4 . 
[F34] Sarah Washington 4 . 
[F35] Georgiana 4 . 

Pack from Returns of Jacob- Bhxtmbach [E21, Collector of Taxes, 1791. 

Plate 98 

Isaac Bauer's (Bowers) Settlement with His Children, August 21, 1820. 



[F28] JOHN JAMES 4 BRUMBACK ( [F26] George Washington 3 , 

[F2] Peter 2 , ) b May 21, 1834; July 14, 1857, at Cincinnati, O. ; m 

(1) Martha Green, b May 11, 1834; dau John and Martha Green; Martha d 
May 12, 1875. John 4 m (2) Nancy Littsel, who d Feb., 1908; he was b in 
Boone Co., Ky., and lived there 55 yrs. ; 1887 moved to Jackson Co., Ky., and 
d at Gray Hawk Oct. 26, 1899. He was a carpenter; squire for 12 yrs.; 
owned several large mills and did considerable contracting in grading turn- 
pikes and railroads ; later took up farming near Tyner, Jackson Co., Ky. ; d 
at Gray Hawk, Jackson Co., Ky., Oct. 26, 1899. 

Children from 1st m (4) : 
[F42] Frances E. 5 , b Sept. 11, 1858; m John Tool. 
[F43] Georgie Belle 5 , b March 3, 1862 ; m Chas. Henderson. 
[F44] Oscar Dolon 5 , b July 25, 1869; m Fannie Sloan. 
[F45] Mattie Rahab 5 , b May 8, 1875 ; m William Rigg. 

Children from 2d m (9 — 4 more ch. reported) : 
[F46] Hallie Marshall 5 , b March 17, 1876; m Peter Parmer. 
[F47] Rachel E. 5 , b Dec. 16, 1877 ; m Theresa Howard. 
[F48] William Thomas 5 , b March 5, 1881. 
[F49] + John James 5 , b April 6, 1883. 
[F50] Julia E. 5 , b May 12, 1885. 
[F51] Henderson Lee 5 , 6 June 28, 1888. 
[F52] Patrick Henry 5 , b May 26, 1891 ; d. 
[F53] Artie M. 5 , b Oct. 15, 1893. 
[F54] Ruby F. 5 , b Oct. 12, 1897. 

[F49] JOHN JAMES 5 BRUMBACK ([F28] John James 4 , [F26] 

George Washington 3 , [F2] Peter 2 , ) b at Verona, Boone Co., Ky., 

April 6, 1883; 1904 m Martha Metcalf, dau Butler and Malinda Metcalf ; 
farmer ; Dem. ; memb. Missy. Bap. Ch. ; ad. Privette, Jackson Co., Ky. 

Children (2) : 
[F80] Foice 6 , b Sept. 2, 1905. 
[F81] William Henry 6 , b Jan. 6, 1908. 




No signboards show which road to take 

To reach its ever-peaceful skies; 
Each one must his own journey make 

To find where Arden Forest lies. 

For who can tell how far to go, 

There is no book from which to learn; 

One may stop here or there, and lo! 
It's gates are just beyond the turn. 

The path that leads on straight ahead 

May take on farther from the goal; 
And this one which so many tread 

May still perplex and vex the soul. 

What route to take no one can say, 
'Tis found on neither map nor chart; 

Only the joyous find the way, 
Only the kind and light of heart. 

By Oscae Brumbaugh. 

"From The Savings Journal, Washington, D. C. 



[El] JOHANNES HENRICH 1 BRUMBACH, the immigrant (see repro- 
duction of immigrant list), and family arrived at Philadelphia on the ship 
Neptune, Captain Waire, Sept. 30, 1754, sailing from Rotterdam and stopping 
at Cowes, England, for provisions as was the general custom during those long 
voyages, filled with innumerable hardships. A brief quotation bearing upon 
these hardships is instructive : 

" The journey for those who came from Southern Germany in 1754 lasted 
' fully half a year amid such hardships as no one is able to describe adequately 
with their misery.' The passage from Holland to Cowes, England, alone, often 
required from two to four weeks." 

Careful search through the land and other records of Philadelphhia, and of 
the adjacent counties has not yet been exhaustively made; but, so far as com- 
pleted, it has failed to show that Johannes Henrich tarried long in Pennsyl- 
vania before settling in the Conecocheague district, north of Hagerstown, 
Frederick Co., now Washington, Md., or in Franklin Co., Pa., immediately 
adjoining to the north. As noted a few pages later, the Franklin Co. records 
are incomplete. It does not seem probable that he could have been the " John " 
enumerated in Fairfax Co., Va., in 1785. (See Sec. D.) 

There were four children, three born in Germany. [E2] Jacob 2 
("Jockel'?) b Nov. 27,1734; about 1760 m and settled on a tract of land near 
" Funkstown " — Hagerstown, Md., near [CI] Johann Jacob 1 Brumbach. 
About 1787 [E2] Jacob 2 and his brother [E5] Georg 2 (called " Yerrick " or 
" Yorrick ") removed with the earliest pioneers to Morrison's Cove, then in 
Bedford Co., Pa. (Bedford was erected in 1771), now Blair Co., and located 
near the Rebecca Furnace property, occupying a large tract of land. The 
predatory Indian outbreaks of 1778 and 1779 caused all the early settlers to 
leave that locality and these brothers returned to their former homes on the 
Conecocheague river in Maryland — perhaps also Antrim Twp., Franklin Co., 
Pa. After the cessation of the Indian depredations these brothers re-occupied 
their Bedford Co. lands. 

[C18] Eve 3 (Brumbaugh) Snoeberger, b 1806, while yet in full possession 
of her excellent memory, in 1891 wrote and also said that she " always under- 
stood from my father that my grandfather ([CI] Johann Jacob 1 Brumbach) 




was a cousin to Johannes Henrich 1 Brumbach, and Johannes [E4] was known 
as the stocking weaver." 

Children (4) : 
[E2] + Jacob 2 , b Nov. 27, 1734 ; d Aug. 13, 1816. 

[E3] + Conrad 2 , b , 1735; d , 1791. 

[E4] -4- Johannes 2 . 
[E5] + George 2 . 

[E2] JACOB 2 BRUMBAUGH— " Jockel " (Johannes Henrich 1 ) b Nov. 
27, 1734 ; about 1760 m his first w, whose name is yet unknown, near " Funks- 
town " (Hagerstown), Frederick Co., Md., and there were 6 ch. from this 
union. About 1766 Jacob 2 m (2) Elizabeth Baker ("Engle"?), and there 
were 9 ch. from the 2d m, making a total of 15 ch. 

Mr. David Brumbaugh 4 Wineland [Ell-X], b April 11, 1817, says that 
his maternal grandparents came into Morrison's Cove, Bedford Co., now Blair, 
Pa., about 1780, and settled on the farm now owned by Samuel Dilling. 

Jacob Brumbaugh appears in the 1786 list of taxables in Antrim Twp., 
Franklin Co., Pa. This was in the " Conecocheague settlement," 4 which ex- 
tended also across the Mason and Dixon line into the Hagerstown, Md., region. 
A quotation is given concerning this settlement on the Maryland side of the 
state line: 

"The district (Conococheague) was one of the earliest settled in Wash- 
ington Co., Md., and contained a portion of Lord Baltimore's reserved lands 
and manors. 

"Nov. 9, 1767, the commissioners empowered by him offered these # lands for 
sale at the home of Col. Thos. Prather in Frederick Co. The manor contained 
over 11,000 acres. The ancestors of the immortal author of ' Star Spangled 
Banner ' were residents of the Conococheague district and Edmund Key owned 
' Paradise,' an estate of 335 acres, ' Good Hope,' 300 acres, and ' Friendship,' 
206 acres. He died in 1766." b 

The importance of establishing the identity of the 1786, Jacob Brum- 
baugh, taxable in Antrim Twp., Franklin Co., Pa., is evident. Messrs. Elias 
B— . Hartle [CI 17-1], Hagerstown, Md., and H. H. Spangler, Mercersburg, 
Franklin Co., Pa., made two searches resulting in finding the following deeds, 
and the latter further adds : " There is no will on record, and no letters of 
administration were granted in his estate. His real estate probably was con- 
historical Sketch of Franklin Co., Pa., McCauley, 1878, p. 126. 

Gunneukisschik— Canococheague — Conecocheague in the Indian language means Indeed-a 
long-journey." Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants— Rupp, p. 17. 
"Western Maryland, Scharf, Vol. II, p. 1289. 

Plate 99 

Immigrant List. Ship Countess of Sussex, October 7, 1765. 
Conrad 5 Brumbach [E3], and Johannes 5 Brijmbach [E4]. 

Plate 100 


0A v-O^C 


/,v. A ... 

Minutes of Annual Meeting (GB.B.Ch.), 17H9. Signed by Conrad 
Brumbach [E3] and Others. 
(Courtis;/ of Martin Grove" Brumbaugh [E682].) 



veyed by deed, and doubtless the deeds have never been recorded. As you know, 
many old deeds have never been placed upon record." Replies have not been 
secured from the Franklin Co. Brumbaughs covering this matter of identity. 
See also [CI] Jacob Brumbaugh (p. 148). The " Timber Bottom, 10 a.," may 
have run over into Washington Co., Md., making this refer to [CI] and not 

Oct. 22, 1789, Tieter Barnes deeded to Jacob Brombaugh a tract of land 
in the said Antrim Twp. called " Timber Bottom," containing 10 a., for a 
consideration of £30 ; recorded in Franklin Co., Pa., deed book, Vol. 2, p. 155. 

April 27, 1813, Jacob Myers deeded to Jacob Broombaugh in the said 
Antrim Twp., " adjoining other lands of Jacob Broombaugh," containing 2y 2 
a., for a consideration of $150; recorded in Vol. 11, p. 18. 

BAUGH FOR 198 A, 26 MAY, 1788. a 

This indenture made the 26th May in the year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred and eighty eight between Henry Wisaw and Ann his wife of 
Woodbury Twp, Huntingdon Co. Pa. of one part and Jacob Broombaugh of 
the Twp and Co. aforesaid of the second part — consideration £325 — land called 
money trap situate on Clover Creek in Morrisons Cove in Woodbury Twp, 
Huntingdon Co. Pa. Beginning at a corner White oake thence by land of 
Hugh Skelly &c. . . . Containing one hundred and ninety eight acres 
and allowance of six per cent for roads, &c. with the appurtenances which said 
tract was surveyed in pursuance of a warrant granted to said Henry Wisaw 
dated the 3d Dec. 1784, now held by patent dated 19 Sept. 1785. 
Witness Heinrich Wisaw [Seal] 

George Brombaugh Annie Wisaw [Seal] 

John States 

John Canan, Esq., and Margery Canan wife, of the Twp of Huntingdon, 
Huntingdon Co. Pa. on 28 Nov. 1814 deed to [E2] Jacob 2 Brumbaugh of 
Hopewell Twp Huntingdon Co. Pa. for $1494.64 this tract called Bradley. 

(Recorded Huntingdon Co. Pa. Book 0, p. 291 10 Jan. 1814.) 

Jacob 2 (his X mark) Brumbaugh}' and Elisabeth (her X mark) Brum- 
baugh in presence of James Entrekin and Abraham Bowers on 26 Dec. 1815 
for $876, deed to [E13] George 3 Brumbaugh a tract containing 73 a & allow- 

"Recorded Huntingdon Co., Pa., 4 June, 1788, Vol. A-l, p. 76, copied by Mr. Elmer E. 

"Ancestors in common with early Germans who wrote fine German often made their mark 
to English deeds, etc. His signature is reproduced in Plate 97. 



ances, also for $2268 in same deed 189 a 26 p. & allowances, being part of land 
surveyed under Location No. 709 in name of John Mitchell and later acquired 
by the said Jacob 2 Brumbaugh near John Freek? land— the 2 conveyed tracts 
close to the mouth of James Creek." 

Heads of Families First Census of the United States 1790, Penn., p 123, 
enumerates [E2] Jacob 2 Brumbaugh as having 2 sons over 16 years, 4 sons 
under 16 years, and 3 daughters, besides the parents, part of the family having 
moved away, they then having 8 sons and 4 daughters; [C4] John 2 Brum- 
baugh as having a wife and no children ; and Nicholas Fouss (who m [E8] 
Margaret 3 Brumbaugh) as having 2 sons under 16 years, besides his wife; and 
others connected with this history. 

Numerous details concerning Woodberry (Woodbury) Twp., Bedford 
and Huntingdon Counties, Pa., have previously been given, and it is quite 
interesting to have a reproduction of the actual autographic return of [E2] 
" Jacob 2 Brombaughr as noted in the general summary of the county ; and 
this in face of the fact that our early ancestry studiously avoided the holding 
of public office. 

" The following Persons Collectors of the Different Townships of Hunt- 
ingdon County for the year 1791 to be charged as follows, viz. : 

£ S D 

Edward Hunter Collector of Huntingdon Township to 73 02 

. f rr QY 3 3 10 

amount or 1 ax 

76 4 

John Kneff Collector of Barree Township to amount of 59 14 02 

5 18 7 


65 12 9 

Neill Clark Collector of Hopewell Township to amount 48 05 02 

, rr 2 9 5 

of Tax 

50 14 7 

Co. Pa. 



Jacob Brombaugh Collector of Woodberry Township to 23 03 05 

amount of Tax 5 7 

28 4 

Samuel Moore Collector of Frankstown township to 98 09 11 

amount of Tax 9 19 6 

108 9 5 

Nicholas Sheaver Collector of Shirley Township to amount 

of Tax 59 18 09 

Thomas Thompson Collector of Franklin Township to 65 18 05 

amount of Tax 7 16 3 

73 14 8 

George Wilson Collector of Dublin Township to amount 26 01 07 

of Tax 2 3 1 

28 04 8 

Abraham Wright Collector of Springfield Township to 39 17 01 

amount of Tax 12 

40 09 1 

Jophena Burley Senr. Collector of Tyrone Township 45 10 08 

to amount of Tax 1 10 2 

47 10 

Amount 561 3 10" 

In 1794 Jacob 2 moved across the mountain into Woodcock Valley, Hunt- 
ingdon Co., Pa., and soon thereafter executed the following deed: 

" [E2] Jacob Brombaugh and Elizabeth his wife of Woodbury Twp on 
Clover Creek, Huntingdon Co. Pa. on May 17, 1797, deed 198 a & 670 a for 
£658 to Geo. Putterbough. 

(Huntingdon Pa. Book F 1, p. 240.) 

The author has the following receipt: 

" June 19 1800 Received from Jacob Brombaugh 115£ 0s Od in part of 
240£ he was to pay me on the first of this June for Land on Amount of a Tract 
of Land I sold him for which he has an article from me dated the 17th day 
of March 1800. 

John Canan." 



Aug. 4, 1800 he received deed for this 219 acres on the south side 
of Warrior Ridge called "Timothy Meadows,"* and lived there continu- 
ously until his death, August 13, 1816. The old homestead farm yet remains 
in the Brumbaugh name. 

Nov. 28, 1814, [E2] Jacob 2 received his deed from John Canan for 
the property described in the following : 



The Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: To all to whom 
these Presents shall come, Greeting: Know Ye that in consideration of the "™ ° f 
seven pounds seven shillings and one penny, lawful money paid by Samuel Wall s of the City 
of Philadelphia, into the Receiver General's office of this Commonwealth there is granted by 
the saui Commonwealth unto the said Samuel Wallis a certain tract of land galled Bradlsy, 
situated in Woodcock valley, formerly in Cumberland, now in Bedford County; Beginning 
thence by John Mitchells land . . . thence by barrens . . thence by John 
Littles Richland . . . thence by Powells land . . . containing Two hundred and thirty 

acres andTllowance of Six pCent for roads &c. with the appurtenances [which said I ract 
of Land was surveyed by virtue of an order on application No. 171 entered the first day of 
August 1766, by Daniel McDavid ; who by Deed dated the nineteenth day of January 1767 * 
conveyed the said Tract of Land unto the said Samuel Wallis in fee; and a warrant for the 
acceptance of the Survey issued to him the fourteenth day of March last] To have and to 
hold . unto the said Samuel Wallis and his heirs; . . . free and clear of all Re- 
strictions and Reservations as to Mines royalties, Quitrents or otherwise, excepting and 
reserving only the fifth part of all Gold and Silver ore for the use of this ^Commonwealth to 
be del vered It the Pitsmouth clear of all charges. In Witness whereof his Excellency William 
Moore, Esquire, president of the Supreme Executive Council, hath hereto set his hand and 
caused the State Seal to be hereunto affixed in Council the twenty-fourth day of May, m the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two; and of the Commonwealth the 

Attest Wm. Moore, ["Seal of the State of Pennsylvania," 

V. Matlack, President. Reverse,"Both Can't Survive.' } 


(Enrolled Pat. Book No. 1, p. 307 and seal of Rolls Office attached 17 Aug. 1782.) 

On back of above patent Saml. Wallis and Lydia Wallis in presence of Cassandra Jacob 
and Jno M Potts on Sept. 4, 1782, for 5 shillings deed Bradley, to Abel James and Henry 
Drinker of Philadelphia, merchants. , 

Abel James and Rebecca on 8th day of 4th month 1784 deed interest in Bradley to Henry 

Drin He r nry Drinker and Eliza'" Drinker 19 Feb. 1794 for £171 s2 deed Bradley to John 
Canan— 236 a of land in Woodcock Valley. 

(Recorded Huntingdon Co. Pa. Book D, p. 379 10 Dec. 1794.) 
It was a general practice for the father to retire from active business and 
divide his property amongst his children, which custom had many advantages. 
There resulted no uncertainty as to the division of the estate, no actual need 

TZlii^finn No 709 Aue. 2, 1766, by John Mitchell for 300 acres on south side Warrior 
HM^X^toAir Parks 5 , Returned Feb. 20, 1790 to Sol. Sills, 219 acres 
cat S d " The Timothy Meadows," patented to Sills Feb. 23 lT90-from records of James 
Murray Africa, Huntingdon. Pa., and of Dept. of Internal Affairs, Harnsburg, Pa. The 
lftOO deed is recorded in Book H-l, p. 41, Huntingdon, Pa. 

4 ms deed for "Three hundred acres of Land lying on a small branch leading to .Piper's 
Run in the County of Cumberland, and Province" of Pennsylvania and the other deeds above 
mentioned are preserved by [E232] Jacob H-.« Brumbaugh, Huntingdon, Pa. 

Plate 101 

Minutes of Annual Meeting (G.B.B.Ch.)j May 13, 1826, Signed by 
George 2 Brumbach | E5], Johannes Bbumbach [E?], and Others. 
(Cowrtesy of Martin Grove 8 Brumbaugh [E682].) 

Plate 102 

Will of George 2 Brumbaugh [E5], April 4, 1829 — I. 



for the execution of wills, and the necessities for comfort of the parents were 
assured by agreements often made part of the public records. 

" Artickles of Agreement made and concluded on this 28th day of March 
in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven Between J acob 
Brombough of Hopewell Township County of Huntingdon and Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania of the one part and George Brombough of the Township, Co. 
and Commonwealth afforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said 
Jacob Brombough for and in consideration of the conditions and covenants 
hereinafter mentioned and agreed on hath bargained and sold and by these 
presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said George Brombough his heirs 
and assigns the following described pieces or parcells of Land sittuate as fol- 
lows One of the said Tracts Lyin and being in Hopewell Township and Co. 
aforesaid containing Seventy nine acres, being the North end of a larg Tract 
of Land Surveyed to David McDavid on and order No. 171 dated the 1st day 
of Aug. 1766 and the other Sittuate in the said Twp. containing one thousand 
and eighty nine acres and allowance being part of a larg Tract of Land con- 
taining two hundred and nineteen acres & allowances surveyed to John Mitchel 
in pursuance of an application No. 709 dated the 2d day of August one 
thousand seven hundred & sixty six for & in consideration whereof the said 
George doth agree to pay the said Jacob in the following manner, first the 
said Jacob for & during his natural life is to have the free & Entire use of the 
house he now lives in without any rent molestation or denyal & two Cows kept 
on the premises in paster during the Sumer & fall & Stable room during the 
winter Season also the said George is to sew the said Jacob yearly & every 
year one quarter of an acre in flax Ceed and pay the said Jacob yearly and 
every year durin his natural life twenty five shillings in Cash, fifteen bushels of 
rye thirty bu. of wheat fifteen bushels of corn, ten Bushels of Buckwheat, twelve 
bu. of Potatoes & seventy five pounds of Beef, Two tons of Hay, one ton second 
Crop & the other ton first Crop, and it is further agreed on by the said parties 
that the said George in adition to the forementioned payment is to pay the 
said Jacob's heires Executors Administrators twelve dollars lawfull money of 
the United States for each and every acre the two forementioned tracts may 
contain ten hundred and sixty six dollars whereof is to be paid to the said 
Jacob's heires Executors Administrators or assigns on the first friday in June 
after the deceas of the said Jacob and the residue in equal yearly payments of 

"Recorded in Book 0-1, p. 16 and 17, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 



one hundred pounds each Unto the whole is compleetly satisf jed and payed. 
And the parties further agree that provid the said Jacob should depart this 
life before the expiration of four years from this date that the first payment 
of four hundred pounds Shall not become due or payable before the first friday 
in June in the yeare one thousand eight hundred and eleven, and that the afore- 
mentioned Agreement shall not be Understood by any way or means to debar 
the said George from his lawfull share or dividend of said Estate. In Witness 
whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and 
year first above written. 


Witness Present Jacob X Brombough [Seal] 


James Entrekin George Brombough [Seal] 

Willam Entrekin 

Huntingdon County, ss. Before the Subscriber one of the Justices of the 
peace in and for said County Personally came James Entrekin Esq. and being 
duly sworn according to Law saith that he was present and did see the parties 
to the written Article of Agreement Sign & seal the same as & for their act 
and Deeds for the purposes therein Mentioned and that he subscribed his name 
thereto as a Witness and that he was present and did see William Entrekin the 
other Subscribing Witness sign his name thereto as a witness and that the 
name William Entrekin thereto subscribed is in the proper hand writing of the 
said William Entrekin and farther saith not. 

James Entrekin. 

Before Alexr. McConnell. 

A true Copy compared with the original this 24th day of March 1814. 
the 24" day of March 1814 

William Steel Recorder." 

[E2] Jacob 2 d in Hopewell Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa., " late of Wood- 
cock Valley," Aug. 13, 1816, and his son [E14] Daniel and John Whyland 
served as administrators of his estate. 

The compiler has in 'his possession 3 cancelled notes of [E13] George 3 
Brumbaugh to the said admrs. : Aug. 23, 1816, for $954.69 payable " the 
first friday in June next," same date for $266.67 payable " the first friday in 
June 1821," and same date for $266.67, payable a year later (1822)— these 
are witnessed by Peter Deck and James Entrekin, and the body of the notes is 
in the latter's handwriting. 

"Preserved by [E225] George Boyer 5 Brumbaugh, James Creek, Pa. 



FILED 3d SEPT. 1816. 

Augus the 13 1816 
An inventory of the goods and Catties of Jacob Brumbaugh of Hunting- 
don County Hopewell township Deceased by Jacob Grove & Joshua Souder 

three Ship $ 6.00 

one black Cow 15.00 

one brindled Cow 16.00 

one bell 1.00 

two hogs 8.00 

one iron Cittle 6.00 

one iron pot 2.50 

one duch oven 1.50 

one Small iron pot 1.50 

one pan 1.00 

one fire shovel 0.50 

one large washing tub 1.00 

one Small washing tub 0.75 

one pair of Stilyards 1.50 

one flax Heckel 1.00 

one Smothing iron 0.50 

one Corn how 0.25 

one Churn 0.50 

one Crout tub 0.25 

one iron lamb holder 0.36 

three puter basons 3.00 

five puter plates 1.00 

five tins 0.36 

one tin basin and rubber and funnell.. 0.75 

eight table Spoons 0.75 

Cups and Sassors 0.25 

Knives and forks 0.75 

1 bed tick $ 2.00 

6 yard toe linning 2.50 

2 yards toe linning 0.66 

4 yards toe Check 1.40 

1 Shet 1.00 

2 table Cloth 2.50 

4 towels 0.60 

6 lb wooling yarn 4.00 

Clotheing 8.00 

2 Crocks of Shigar 2.00 

2 lb flax 0.50 

1 lard Cag 0.25 

2 buckets 0.50 

1 pair of Specks and Case 7.00 

1 potater pach 5.00 

22 bundles of flax 2.00 


30 bushells of weat 33.75 

15 bushels of rye 11.25 

15 bushells of Corn 10.00 

10 bushells of Buckwheate 4.00. 

12 bushells of potatoes 3.20 

75 lb Beef 3.00 

2 tuns of first Crop hay 18.00 

1 tun of Second Crop hay 7.00 


Earthen basons 0.20 

1 Coffee pot 0.50 

1 Copper Coffee Cittle 0.25 

1 pepper box 0.12 

3 small Gairs 0.25 

1 Spiuing wheel 1.00 

2 Chairs 1.50 

1 reel 0.11 

1 table 1.00 

1 Chist 1.00 

1 ten plate Stove and pipe 14.00 

5 three Bushels bags 3.75 

1 bed stead and bedding 10.00 

1 Set of bedding 8.00 

1 pair of hooks and Crucks 1.50 

Huntingdon County Ss. 

Before me James Entrekin one of 


I note due on the first friday in June 

next 954.09 

1 note due on the first friday of June 

1818 260.67 

1 note due on the first friday of June 

1819 260.67 

1 note due on the first friday of June 

1820 260.67 

1 note due on the first friday of June 

1821 260.67 

1 note due on the first friday of June 

1822 260.67 

1 note due on the first friday of June 

1823 238.67 


the Justices of the Pease in and for the 

County aforsaid personally came Jacob Grove and Joshua Sowder and on their 
Solemn affirmation deposeth and Sayeth that the foregoing is a faithfull and 
Impartial apraisment of the goods and chatties of Jacob Brumbough late of 




Hopewell Township deceased to the best of their Judgment and ability so far 
as they have come to their knowledge. 

Jacob Grove 
Joshua Soudee 
Sworn and Subscribed this 23d day of Augt. 1816 
James Enteekin 

[E12] Henry Brumbaugh do. 
[E14] Daniel Brumbaugh ... 





































[ E7 ] John Brumbaugh ac 

[ E8 ] Nicolas Fows 

[Ell] John Wineland 

[E19] David Brumbaug 

[E15] Catarina Brumbaugh 

[E18] Mary Brumbaugh 

[E17] Easter Brumbaugh 

(Inventory No. 36 Huntingdon Co. Pa.) 
Three sons of [E2] Jacob 2 Brumbaugh married three sisters, dau of Isaac 
and Barbara Bauer ("Bowers"). [E13] George m Maria or "Mary"; 
[E14] Daniel m Anna and [E19] David m Barbara. Isaac and Barbara 
Bauer d in 1834 and are buried near the center of the Brumbaugh cemetery on 
the old homestead in Penn Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa., where many Brum- 
baughs rest. 

According to the usual custom Isaac Bauer made a division of property 
amongst his children August 21, 1820,. and the same is reproduced in his hand- 
writing : 

CHILDREN, AUGUST 21, 1820. a 
" 1820 August the 21st I Isaac Bauer made a reckoning with my children 
and received moneys worth as follows 

$ c 

[E13] Georg Brumbach received '•• 55 9 14 

[E14] Daniel Brumbach received 493 14 

"Preserved by [E225] George Boyer 5 Brumbaugh. 


$ C 

[E19] David Brumbach received 442 14 

Abraham Krob received 385 54 

Fronica Bauer received ^ 7 89 

Abraham Bauer received 400 00 

Johannes Bauer received 389 00 

Isaac Bauer received 505 52 

3302 37 

Abraham Bauer has to pay 534 49 

Johannes Bauer 845 12 

Isaac Bauer 2032 01 

3411 62 

On the reverse side appears : 

Georg Brumbach $ 524 74 

Daniel Brumbach • • 590 74 

David Brumbach 641 74 

Abraham Krob ■ 698 54 

Fronica Bauer 955 99 

3411 75' ; 

[E13] "Georg Brumbach 
[E14] Daniel Brumbach 
[E19] David Brumbach 

Abraham Bauer 

Johannes Bauer 

Isaac Bauer 

Daniel Staufer 

Abraham Grob ( 

Vendue 13197 

Johannes B U ^ 00 

Isaac B 05000 

Daniel Bachtel 500 

Children by 1st m (6) : 
[ E6 ] + William 3 , b about 1762; d Dec. 15, 1827; m 




[E7] + John 3 ("Honas"), b Feb. 28, 1764; d Feb. 28, 1848; m Mary 

[ E8 ] + Margaret 3 , b May 5, 1766 ; d Aug. 1, 1829 ; m Nicholas Fouse. 
[ E9 ] + Conrad 3 , b 1768; d Dec. 6, 1859; m (1) Mary Miller; (2) Cath- 
arine Markley. 

[E10] + Jacob 3 , b July 15, 1769 ; d July 30, 1855 ; m Mary Miller. 
[Ell] + Hannah 3 , b Oct. 27, 1775; m John Wineland, Sr. 

Children by 2d m (9) : 
[E12] + Henry 3 , b May 24, 1778 ; d Aug. 29, 1859 ; m Elizabeth Folk. 
[E13] + George 3 , 6 March 12, 1870 ; d Aug. 6, 1849 ; m Maria Bowers. 
[E14] + Daniel 3 , b Aug. 1 or 13, 1783; d March 23, 1859; m Anna Bowers. 
[E15] 4" Catharine 3 , b 1785; m Andrew Warner. 

[E16] + Samuel 3 , b March 3, 1788; d May 29, 1875; m Catharine Oaks. 
[E17] + Ester 3 , b March 3, 1788; d Sept. 13, 1872; m David Warner. 
[E18] + Mary 3 , b Aug. 26, 1791 ; d Dec. 5, 1852 ; m Jo/m Matthew Garner. 
[E19] + David 3 , 6 Sept. 29, 1793; d Nov. 19, 1880; m Barbara Bowers. 
[E20] + Susan 3 , b March or Aug. 25, 1795 ; d Aug. 7, 1880 ; m John Mark- 

His w (2) Elizabeth d Dec. 15, 1827, and was buried in the cemetery at 
Marklesburg, Pa. Mr. George 4 Garner [E18-v], b Oct. 26, 1821, of Aitch, 
Pa., says [E2] Jacob 2 was buried in the Grove cemetery, near the Raystown 
Branch of the Juniata River, in Woodcock Valley, and that the rough head- 
stone was marked " J. B." Others say the grave was near the Entrekin Mill, 
close to the mouth of James Creek. 3 

[E3] CONRAD 2 BROMBACH (Johannes Henrich 1 ) b 1735 ( ?) 

in Germany. He and [E4] his brother Johannes 2 arrived at Germantown, Pa., 
October 7, 1765, on the ship Countess of Sussex — see reproduction of the orig- 
inal immigrant list and notice his fine signature in German script. 

" At the Court House at Philadelphia Monday 7th Octr. 1765. 

Present Thomas Lawrence Esquire 
The Foreigners whose names are underwritten imported imported in the 
Ship Countess of Sussex, Capt. Thomas Gray from Rotterdam, did this day 
take and subscribe the usual Qualifications — 

In the List 24 

Whole Freights 48 

Number of Souls 50 

28 Octr 1765 pd by Capt. Gray. 

"All these points are in the same general locality in Huntingdon Co., Pa., and the writer's 
father [E226] and himself repeatedly searched for this grave without success. 

Plate 103 

Will of George 2 Brumbaugh [E5], April 4, 1829 — II. 


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Will of George 2 Brumbaugh [E5], April 4, 1829 — III. 



William Haghers X mark Jacob Sandemeyer 
Jno Christopher X Schonfelders mark Christian Schneider 

David Vohl Johan Gotlip Ponce (Sr) 

Rudolph Kaphffer Johannes Gotlip Ponce (Jr) 

Frantz Carl Beaujacque Conrad Brombach 

Johan Leonhard Hirsch Johannes Brombach 

Henry Sevon's X mark Johan Henrich Bender 

John Theodor Hofius Johann Henrich Hepde ? 

Johann Jacob Scheppach Johan Henrich Mell 

Gorg Michael Hertle Andreas Hubert 

Johann Thomas Metzler Johan Christoph Schultz 
Melchior X Metzlers mark " 

The author has a letter written May 26, 1888, by George 4 Brumbaugh 
[E1725] at age 86, in which he says " Conrad and Johannes came from Ger- 
many about 1765, and settled within three miles of Johnstown, Pa., where 
David and George were born. Conrad died within three miles of Johnstown 
when I was too young to remember." 

" Samuel Brumbaugh, a a farmer of Perry township, Montgomery county, 
Ohio, is descended from Pennsylvania-Dutch stock, the founder of the family in 
America having come from Germany. He was Conrad Brumbaugh, and was 
the grandfather of Samuel Brumbaugh. It is believed that he was married in 
Germany. Two of his brothers also came to America, but the date of their 
coming is not now known. From these three brothers sprang all the Brum- 
baughs of Pennsylvania. 

" Conrad Brumbaugh settled in Lancaster ( ?) county, Pa., probably 
before 1761, as it is believed that all of his large family were born in Pennsyl- 
vania, and the youngest of his thirteen children was born in 1788. After a 
part of his children were born he removed to Morrison's Cove, Bedford county, 
Pa., but the Indians becoming troublesome he returned to the more thickly 
settled portions of the state. When he reached Morrison's Cove he found the 
Indians in possession, and that they had destroyed everything he had left be- 
hind, and had killed all the remaining settlers. After the Indian troubles 
ceased, Conrad Brumbaugh returned to this place with his family, made a home 
and lived there for some time. Then removing to Allegheny county, Pa., he 
made a home for his family there in the wilderness, and became one of the 
pioneers of that section of the state. His children were John, Daniel, Jacob, 
William, Conrad, David, George, Elizabeth and Christiana. Mr. Brumbaugh 
was well educated in Germany, and after reaching this country taught school 
"[E1771] p. 670. 



and became a minister in the German Baptist church, being one of the first 
ministers of that church in America."* 


" Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 10, 1906. 

To Whom it May Concern : 

I hereby certify that the name of Conrad Brumbough appears as that of 
a Private on a Class Roll of Captain John Orbison's Fourth Company, Fourth 
Battalion of Cumberland County Militia — Commanded by Colonel Samuel 
Culbertson, August 21st, 1780. 

See p 767, Vol. 23, Penna Archives, 3d Series. 

[SeaZ] Luther Keeker, 

Custodian of the Public Records 

Pennsylvania State Library." 

" Conrad Brumbough " was assessed for no acres, 2 horses, 4 cattle & no 
negroes in 1780 (?) in Montgomery Township, County of Cumberland, Pa. 
(Pa. Archives, 3d Series, Vol. XX, p. 525.) 

" Coonrod Brumbaugh " in 1783, Frankstown Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., 
appeared in the " Supply Tax " for 300 acres and a tax of £6 s6 d6. (Pa. 
Archives 3d Series, Vol. XXII, p. 267.) 

Conrod Brombagh appears on the list of taxable property of Woodberry 
Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa., in 1788 for 250 acres, 3 horses, 5 cattle, and a 
tax of 16s 3d. (Pa. Archives, 3d Series, Vol. XX, p. 344.) The original 
records at Huntingdon, Pa., for 1788 show " Conrad Crombaugh " as taxed 
18s 3d for State and 8s 2d for County. 

The 1790 census for Bedford Co., Pa., enumerates " Conrod Broom- 
bough " as having 6 sons under 16, and 4 females. 

Especial attention is invited to Conrad's signatures on the Immigrant 
List of Countess of Sussex 7 Oct. 1765° and to the minutes of Annual Meeting 
of 1789, d as well as to the entry giving him a credit of five shillings June 17, 
1800, for " Schooling for the little girl " e — the latter showing him to have been 
a teacher near the present Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pa. 

•From "Centennial Biographical Record of Dayton and Montgomery County, O— Con- 
over 1897," pp. 1230-31— it shows that even family traditions are at times at fault. 

'"There is no collateral proof yet discovered as to the identity of Conrad excepting the 

c See Plate 99. 

d See Plate 100. 

*See Plate 180. 




Article 1. . . . " For this cause we beseech earnestly all brethren who 
have distilleries to be diligent to put them away; ... so that peace, love 
and union may be planted and restored." . . . &c. 

Art. 2. ..." there should be used more diligence to instruct our 
dear youth and children in the word of truth to their salvation, and that it is 
the special duty of the dear parents, as well as of the pastors and teachers, to 
be engaged herein," . . . &c. 

Art. 3. " Further it has been discussed, and unanimously deemed good 
and evangelical, that all brethren, in all places, should shun all worldly offices, 
so as not to serve in any of them, provided it is possible to be relieved from 
them — such as supervisor, overseer of the poor, collector, constable, assessor, 
or also juryman, etc. Yet it is considered, with some difference, such as super- 
visor or overseer of the poor might be served, perhaps, with least objection; 
provided, there is no suing, or something contrary to the word of the Lord. 
If a brother should be elected to one of these offices contrary to his will, then 
only that what he would have to do contrary to the gospel should be rebuked in 
love and compassion, according to the word of the Lord." 

Art. 4. " Concerning marriages of near relations, especially cousins, 
was unanimously considered, and deemed good that such marriages should not 
at all be, and that parents should warn their children earnestly in this respect, 
so that offense and scandal might be prevented, which have been so often occa- 
sioned by it, and that our dear youth may not in ignorance be led into some- 
thing, where, perhaps, afterward their thoughts might be accusing one another 
about those things which can not be altered any more, and therefore should be 
well considered previously in the fear of God. 

Martin Urner Nathaniel Schreiber 

Jacob Danner Daniel Utz 

Henrich Danner Andreas Eby 

Johannis Funk Samuel Gerber 

Jacob Stoll Herman Blasser 

Henrich Naff Jacob Laschet 

Conrad Brombach Abraham Oberholtzer. 

Daniel Letterman 

""Minutes of the Annual Meetings of the Brethren, Dayton, O., 1876," pp. 14-17. 
The illustration is from " A History of the German Baptist Brethren in Europe and 
America," by Martin Grove* Brumbaugh [E682], Elgin, 111., 1907, pp. 493-502. 




This Indenture made the 14th day of Nov. in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and ninety-three Between Philip Metzger of Wood- 
bury Township Huntingdon county and the State of Pennsylvania yeoman of 
the one part and Conrad Brombaugh of Woodbury Township Bedford county 
and the state aforesaid yeoman of the other part witness whereas James 
Biddle of the city of Philadelphia Esq. obtained a patent for a certain Tract 
of Land situate formerly in Cumberland lately in Bedford and now mostly in 
Huntingdon county in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the hand of 
his Excellency John Dickinson Esquire late president of the Supreme Executive 
council and the great seal of the said commonwealth bearing date of the third 
day of October in the (year) of our Lord one thousand seven hundred Eighty- 
three Inrolled in Philadelphia in the rolls office for the said commonwealth in 
the patent Book No. 2 page 157 &c granted and conveyed to the said James 
Biddle in fee and whereas James Biddle aforesaid by indenture for the con- 
sideration money thereunto mentioned conveyed the same Tract of land (which 
was called Biddle's Delight) unto Philip Metzger on the Eleventh day of July 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two Recorded 
in the office for Recording Deeds in for the county of Huntingdon in Book B 
page 374 as will by Reference being had thereto at large appear How this 
Indenture Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred 
and twenty-two Pounds Gold and Silver coin in hand paid by Conrad Brum- 
baugh aforesaid unto Philip Metzger and loves his wife at or before the sealing 
and Delivery hereof the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted 
bargained Sold aleined enfeoffed Released and confirmed and by these presents 
doth grant bargain sell alien enfeoff Release and confirm unto the said Conrad 
Brumbaugh and to his Heirs and Assigns a certain part of the above narrated 
tract of land most of which part is situate in Bedford County Beginning at a 
small birch in an Island in a run thence along Christian Hoovers part of 
Biddies Delight . . . thence along Martin and Jacob Howsers line . . . con- 
taining one hundred and seventy acres and twenty perches and the usual 
allowance of six per cent for Roads highways &c together . . . same Philip 
Metzger & loves his wife and their Heirs doth covenant promise and grant to 
and with the said Conrad Brombaugh his Heirs and Assigns ... In wit- 

Plate 105 

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ness whereof the said parties have to these presents interchangeably set their 
hands and seals the day and year first above written 
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of ous 

Philip Metzger [iS^aZ] 
Loves A. Metzger [S^flZ] 
Before Sealing and Delivery the words Loves his wife . . . same words 

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us 

John Shaver. 
W. Elliott. 

I do acknowledge to have received from above named Conrad Brombaugh 
at the time of execution hereof the full consideration money above mentioned. 3 


This Indenture made the twenty fifth day of May in the year one thousand seven hundred 
& ninety seven Between Conrode Broombueh of the County of Bedford Yeaman & Cristina 
his wife of the one part And Christian Hoover of Huntingdon County and State of Pennsyl- 
vania of the other part Witnesseth that that the Conrode Brombuch and Cristina his wife for 
& in consideration of the sum of Twelve pounds specie to the said Conrode Brombuch by the 
said Christian Hoover in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Have granted 
. . . all that piece or parcel of Land of him the said Conrode Brombuch being a part of 
that tract sold from Henry Drinker to the said Conrode Brombuch situate in Woodbery 
Township beginning at a swamp oak a corner of said Brombuchs survey thence by the land 
of Jas Riddel . . . thence by land of Peter Hover . . . thence by the land of Shinafelt 
. . . containing Thirty five acres one hundred and fifty four perches and allowance of Six 
pr Cent for roads &c being a part of that Tract of land surveyed to Richard Dallam in 
pursuance of an order of the Land Office of Pennsylvania dated the first day of August in 
the year 1766 who by Deed dated the twentieth day of January in the year 1767 conveyed 
the same to Samuel Wallis in fee to whom a patent for the same was granted by the Supreme 
Executive Council of Pennsylvania dated the twenty fourth day of May in the year 1782 
recorded in the Roots office of the said Commonwelth patent Book No. 1, page 306 and the 
said Samuel Wallis and Lidia his wife by their Deed dated the fourth day of September in 
the year 1782 duly executed and endorsed on the said patent conveyed the said Tract to 
Able James and the said Henry Drinker in fee. And the said Able James & Rebeca his wife 
by their Deed duly executed dated the eighth day of April in the year 1784 & recorded in the 
Rool office in Deed Book No. 34 page 103 &c did convey inter alia all their Estate right title 
and interest in said Tract of land to the said Henry Drinker that part thereof which is now 
conveyed to Conrode Brumbuch & Cristina his wife by this Deed duly recorded in the 
Recorders office for the County of Bedford in Book page 581 the 8th day of July in the 
year 1796 did convey all their right title & interest in the said tract of land to Christian 
Hoover Together with all and singlar the houses buildings improvements woods ways water 
courses rights liberties immunites privileges hereditaments ... In Witness whereof the 
said Conrode Brumbuch and Cristina his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the 
day and year above writen 

Conrad Brombach [Seal] 
Cristina Brombach [<S>eaZ] 

Sealed and Delivered in presents of us 
James Sommervii.e 
Henricii Bender 

"Recorded in Book D, p. 184, et seq., Bedford Co., Pa. — copied by Mr. Elias Gibson — also 
recorded in Book B, p. 374, et seq., Huntingdon Co., Pa. 



I do hereby acknowledge to have received from the above mentioned Christian Hoover at 
the time of the acknowledgement hereof the full consideration money above mentioned. 

Conrad Brombach 


James Sommervile 
Huntingdon County ss. 

Personally before me James Somervile Esq one of the Justices of the Peace in and for 
the County aforesaid came Conrode Brombuch & Cristina his wife and acknowledged the 
above Indenture to be their act and Deed to Christian Hoover and desisired the same to be 
recorded as such the above named Cristina being seperate from Conrode her husband by me 
privately examined declared that she executed the same freely without compultion or coersion 
of her husband. Witness my hand & seal the day & year @ written 

James Sommervile [LS] 

A true Copy compared with the original the 26th March 1798 

A Henderson Recorder* 

Conrad Brombach of Woodberry Twp., Bedford Co., Pa., yeoman, and 
Chrystinia Brombach on May 25, 1797, deed 12 acres and 36 perches to Peter 

Conrad Brumbaugh ("in Dutch") of Washington Co., Md., (No wife's 
signature— G.M.B.) April 5, 1804, deeds to Wm. Heiser for £350 the E % of 
lot No. 80, 41 ft. x 240, in Elizabeth Town, Washington Co., Md.° 

Conrad Brumbaugh (" in Dutch ") deeds to Jacob Brumbaugh of Wood- 
berry Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa., on Nov. 15, 1811, " lands adj. Christian 
Sleghty on N. W. and Tushess Mountain on east." d 


Conrod Brumboch Dr. 

1799, Mch 18 to thirty Six bundles of Ry Straw at 2d 6 

May " Six bushels of oats at 3s 6d per bushel 1 1 

" half bushel of Indian Corn 2 6 

" Cash Paid by fred Reck 7 6 

June the 4th " Seven quarts of Corn 1 

1800 May 22 " one Small basket 13 

" five pound of Frone at 8p 3 4 

June 7 " two bushels of Ry at 4, 6 9 

27 " 20 bundles of Ry Straw 1 8 

" two bushel of Corn 8 

Paid Rudolf Urey for his Wach 2 3 

to one Shall hancurchief 7 6 

■ Recorded in F. 1, p. 460 Huntingdon Co., Pa. 
b R:cordede in Book G-l, p. 91, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 
"Recorded in Book P, p. 566, Hagerstown, Md. 
•"Recorded in Book P-l, p. 299, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

e From page 67 account book of John Horner of " Solomon's Run," Pa., kindly loaned by 
Mr. Emmett Horner, Johnstown, Pa. See p. 646, and Plates 180-182. 




february the 14th To Sawing of Poplar Inch Bords at 3s, 396 ft. 
March « 2 " " " " " " " " 540 

936 1 8 

Aprill " Ry Straw 1 

" Two Days making log keeps 6 

" one Day Grubing 3 

5 8 

Contra Credit 

£ S D 

to makeing three pare of buck skin over alls for the boys at 6s Od 

per pare 18 

to two bushels of Ry at 4s 6d 9 

May 1800 to two Small Coats for the boys 15 

June the 17th to one Days hailing waggon 2 horses 15 

to making on Selers Jacket 5 


one Pare of overalls 

to Schooleing for the little girl 5 


May the 1 Received Cash 15 


June 25 Do to cash 15 

David one Day Cleaning at the Race 2 6 

5 2 6 

Conrod Brumbough Dr. 


March the 16 to one bushel of Ry 4 6 

" three Bushel of Ry 13 6 

" half bushel of Corn 10 V2 

1803 July 16 " one bushel of wheat 5 6 

" one and a half Bushel of wheat lent 9 

26 " two Bushels of wheat lent 12 

2 6 41/2 



(Pages 43 and 67, " John Horner his Book.") 
Conrod Brumbogh Dr. 


April to two and a half Bushel of Ry lent 

" Sawin of Popler Inch Bords 419 ft 

April 28 " two Bushel of Ry to Jacob 

" one Weavers Bench 





















My account was 9 15 4 

Dito 1 11 6 

Remainder of tax 13 5 

10 3 10 3 

2 9 6 


June the 9 Conrod Brumbough Balance Due to me 2 8 6 


May 23 William Brumbough paid [E1703] 1 4 9 

one Note of Christian Homers 1 3 9 


PA., 1808 AND 1809. a 

[E1702] Jacob 3 Brumbaugh 170 acres." 

[E1703] William 3 Brumbaugh 150 acres." 

[E1701] Daniel 3 Brumbaugh, no real estate. 

[E1700] John 3 Brumbaugh 100 acres." 

"Search made by H. W. Storey, Esq., Johnstown, Pa. In his History of Cambria Co., Pa., 
Vol. 1, p. 547, he gives " Customers (of the saw and grist mill on Solomon's Run) for more 
than 1 year: 1799, William and Henry Brumbaugh; 1801, Jacob Brumbaugh; 1803, Daniel 
Brumbaugh; 1804, Conrad Brumbaugh; 1805, David Brumbaugh; 1806, Conrad Brumbaugh." 
This is shown also by the reproductions from John Horner's book. 

b Assessed in 1809 for the same property. Daniel's name does not appear in '09 lists. 



Children (13) : 

[E1700] + John 3 , b Oct. 19, 1771 ; d Oct. 31, 1849; m Christena Metzker. 
[E1701] + Daniel 3 , b 1775 ; d 1845. 
[E1702] Jacob 3 . 

[E1703] + William 3 , b 1780 ; d Aug. 28, 1849 ; m Eve Gable. 

[E1704] Conrad 3 . 

[E1705] Elizabeth 3 . 

[E1706] Christina 3 , m John Ulrich. 

[E1707] Lavina 3 . 

[E1708] -4- Susan 3 , in Daniel Stutsman. 
[E1709] Mahala 3 . 

[E1710] + David 3 , b Nov. 2, 1786; d Nov. 13, 1844; m Catharine Vaniman. 
[E1711] + George 3 , b April 2, 1788; d March 16, 1848; m Elizabeth Vani- 

Note: [E1700] commences on p. 638. 

[E4] JOHN 2 BRUMBACH ([El] Johannes Henrich 1 ) is surrounded by 
various traditions in "Morrison's Cove," Blair Co., Pa. Eve 3 (Brumbaugh) 
Snoeberger [C18] a in 1891 related that he was known as the "stocking 
weaver" (strump weber). The discovery of the deeds reproduced in this sec- 
tion seems to settle the fact that his wife was Mary Elizabeth Metzker . b 


NOV. 21, 1799.° 

This Indenture made twenty first day of Nov. in the yr. of our Lord 
seventeen hundred and ninety nine, between John Brumbough and his wife 
Mary Elizabeth Brombaugh of Franklin County in the State of Pennsylvania 
of the one part and Daniel Kamerer of Washington County, Maryland of the 
other part; Whereas the commonwealth of Penn. by Patent or Grant bearing 
date of the seventh day of Sept. in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and ninety two, for the consideration therein mentioned did Grant and 
confirm unt John Brumbough to his heirs and assigns a tract of land called 
" Bloomfield " situate in Morrisons Cove in Franklin township, Bedford 
County, Beginning at a post by a pine, thence by land Henry Engles . . . 
by land of James Martins . . . containing three hundred and forty nine 

"See p. 181. 

"See Metzger — Metzker Claim — p. 376. 

"Recorded in Book AA, p. 63, Bedford Co., Pa.; search made, and copied by Mr. Elias 
Gibson, Bedford, Pa. 



acres and allowances [which said tract of land was surveyed in pursuance of 
a warrant dated the 14th March 1785] granted to the said John Broombaugh 
. . . as in and by the said recited patent, Inrolled in the rolls office for the 
state of Pennsylvania in Patent Book No. 19, P. 62, the seventh day of Sept. 
1792 . . . Now know ye, that the said John Broombaugh and Mary Eliza- 
beth his wife for and in consideration of sum of Four Hundred Dollars lawfull 
money of Pennsylvania to them in hand paid by the said Daniel Kamerer . . . 
do grant Bargain sell and release to the said Daniel Kamerer . . . part of 
the above described tract of land called " Broomfield "... containing two 
hundred and fifty five acres and sixty one perches of land . . . 

Johannes Brumbach [Seal] 

Mary Elizabeth X Broombaugh [Seal] 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of 

George Nelson 
Saml Neel 

Received on the day of the date of the above indenture of the within 
named Daniel Kamerer the sum of four hundred dollars being the considera- 
tion money therein mentioned. 

Johannes Brumbach 

Mary Elizabeth X Broombaugh 

An article 81 by James Horn 5 Camerer [E2900-xi-(8) ] +, who has shown 
much interest in his family history, is herewith reproduced : 


"Editor Herald: — The first settlers of Martinsburg were John Brum- 
baugh and Daniel Camerer, both of German descent. The following dates, in 
connection with their family history and time of coming to this place, are 
taken from an old German Bible. 

" John Brumbaugh emigrated from Frederick Co., Md., to the Cono- 
cocheague settlement in the year 1783. He did not come further at that time, 
for in those days it was dangerous to live far from the forts, on account of the 

"Martinsburg (Pa.) Herald, Nov. 27, 1908. 



Indians, and then the red men had possession of this territory. While Brum- 
baugh lived at Conococheague, Daniel Camerer, who came from the city of 
Worms, near the river Rhine; and who, like Brumbaugh, had settled near the 
Mason and Dixon line, married Brumbaugh's oldest daughter, Margaret 
Brumbaugh, who was then 20 years of age and her husband a few years her 
senior, he having been born in 1760. At that time Mr. Brumbaugh and his 
wife, whose maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Metzker, had two daughters, the 
younger of whom after their coming to this place became the wife of a man 
by the name of Kensinger. 

" John Brumbaugh, wife and younger daughter and a boy living with 
them, came by way of Fort Louden and Fort Bedford, and on to where Mar- 
tinsburg is located, then a wilderness densely covered with timber. Having the 
pick of the land he located here. He went back to Bedford and procured a 
warrant for 1500 acres of land, March 14, 1785. The Indians were then 
leaving this part of the country. Some time afterwards he employed a sur- 
veyor and had the land surveyed. Later, September 7, 1792, patent for the 
land was issued to him by the Penns, which I have in my possession, but he held 
a warrant for the land during the seven preceding years. 

" After living here some time another daughter was born in the Brum- 
baugh family, Lydia Ann, who afterwards became the wife of John Stoner. I 
here relate an incident in the life of Mr. and Mrs. Brumbaugh. While they 
were living in Frederick Co., Md., a company of Scotch Highlanders who had 
a small child, a boy, in their possession, left the child alone on the door step of 
the Brumbaugh home. Mr. Brumbaugh and wife took him in and brought the 
boy with them to their new home in the wilderness, or far west, as this locality 
was then called. They named the boy Brumbaugh. It was never known to 
them how the Highlanders got possession of the child. When he grew to man- 
hood he learned to play the violin and was nick-named ' Fiddler Jack.' 

" The first house John Brumbaugh built was north of the ' Y,' where 
three pear trees are still standing. The second house he built was nearer the 
site of Martinsburg, near the present stone house on the Hagey-Clapper farm, 
formerly known as the Stoner homestead. 

" A few years after John Brumbaugh came here, Daniel Camerer and wife 
and two children came to the ' Cove.' Having heard from his father-in-law, 
John Brumbaugh, they sold their house and farms, and with their stock and 
household goods emigrated to this place. 

" While Daniel Camerer and his wife lived at Conococheague Creek near 
the Mason and Dixon line, he built a house there, and I am told by good 
authority, a man who was there and saw the house, that his name, ' Kammerer,' 



for that was the German way of spelling the name, is cut on a large stone 
above the door. The house is yet standing, and anyone going there can see 
the stone bearing his name. While living in this house Mr. and Mrs. Camerer 
became the parents of two children, a daughter and son, Hannah Camerer born 
January 28, 1792, and David Camerer, born July, 1794. When the Camerer 
family landed here they had a large amount of money and stock, and for years 
were regarded as amongst the wealthiest of the early settlers. 

" Daniel Camerer purchased 700 acres of land from his father-in-law, 
John Brumbaugh, thereby obtaining the present town site of Martinsburg. 
The deed for this land was made November 1, 1799, and can be seen at the 
home of the writer. A recorded copy of the deed can also be seen in Bedford, 
at the court house, book No. 19, page 62, this territory then being a part of 
Bedford county. Aside from the borough of Martinsburg, this 700 acres of 
land purchased by Daniel Camerer is divided into the following tracts, begin- 
ning at the north: Blake and Straesser tract, James Camerer farm, Snyder 
farm, Liebegott farm, Provins farm, John E. Furry farm, S. L. Haffley farm, 
and the Orville Long farm. His father-in-law's tract lay to the west and 
consisted of the Hagey-Clapper farm, William Tipton farm, and other nearby 
lands. Lydia Ann, who became the wife of John Stoner, inherited the home- 
stead farm. 

" Daniel Camerer and wife were the parents of eleven children, nine of 
them being born after they emigrated from Conococheague to this place, Eliza- 
beth, born 1796; John, born 1798; Louis, born 1800; Mary, born 1802; Mar- 
garet, born 1803; Samuel, born 1806; D. Camerer, born 1807, died in infancy; 
Daniel, born 1809; James, born 1812. These are all dead and all buried in 
Spring Hope cemetery, except two, Louis, buried at Steubenville, O., and Mary, 
wife of Jesse Speelman, buried at Cherrytree, Indiana county, Pa. The latter 
inherited the Blake and Straesser tracts which they sold before locating at 
Cherrytree. I have no record of the death of John Brumbaugh and wife, but 
both are buried in Spring Hope cemetery. Daniel Camerer was aged 73 years 
when he died and his wife, Margaret, was aged 69 years at her death. 

" Mrs. Daniel Camerer was a member of the Church of the Brethren, then 
known as the German Baptist Church, and her sons John and James Camerer, 
built the first German Baptist church at Martinsburg, both being identified 
with the same church early in life. The building is still standing, corner of 
Wall and Christiana streets, opposite the present church, and is owned by Miss 
Sara Snyder, of Philadelphia, having been since converted into a dwelling 
house, now occupied by J. S. Wareham and family. 

" The first minister of the church in this region was Rev. Manelia, who 

Plate 107 

"Xicnoi w s Fattss Si: in Tagbuch." 

Plate 108 

Tagbuch Autograph Family Record of Xicholaus Fauss [E8]. 



prior to that time was a member of the Roman Catholic church and had been 
educated for the priesthood. He withdrew from that church and united with 
the German Baptist church. Rev. Manelia was a blacksmith by trade, coming 
here at intervals from his home near Mason and Dixon line. On one of his visits 
here he told John and James Camerer of an encounter he had with a panther 
which sprang at him in his path. He looked the wild animal squarely in the 
eyes for a long time when the panther turned and walked away. He had his 
blacksmith's leather apron with him, and thinking to frighten the panther, 
shook and pounded the apron, but to his amazement the panther sprang back 
close in front of him in the path, keeping him at bay for a much longer time. 

" Yarach Brumbaugh, who lived at James Creek, was also one of the early 
ministers of the church, crossing the Tussey mountain to hold services in the 
Cove. The next pastor of the church was Rev. John Soyster, who married 
Daniel Camerer's oldest daughter, Hannah Camerer. The next minister of 
the church to preach here was Rev. George Brumbaugh, who preached in the 
German language in both the old and the new churches. 

" I have written the above by request. Part of the information was given 
me by my mother. 

" James H. Camerer. 

" Martinsburg, Pa. 

" [The mother of the writer, Mrs. Elizabeth Camerer, whose maiden name 
was Elizabeth Horn, a native of Franklin county, born on Little Antietam 
Creek, near Waynesboro, and widow of James Camerer, deceased, the youngest 
child of Daniel and Margaret Brumbaugh Camerer, is 88 years old and pos- 
sesses a good memory. She has a good knowledge of the early history of the 
Cove. The data as above has been gathered for a history of the Brumbaugh 
family, now being written by Mr. Camerer, and is kindly given to the Herald 
for pubication. — Editor.] " 
Children (4) : 
[E2900] + Margaret 3 , m Daniel Kamerer. 

[E2901] -| , m " Daniel or Lewis "(?) Kensinger. 

[E2902] Lydia Ann 3 , in John Stoner. 
[E2903] Catharine 3 , m John Graffius.* 

Note: [E2900] commences on p. 701. 

[E5] GEORG 2 BRUMBACH, " YARRICK " (Johannes Henrich 1 ) b 
1781; m (1) Susanna Metzgaar, b Nov. 18, 1761, dau John Metzgaar (later 
" Metzger " and " Metzker "), who was b near the Rhine and emigrated from 

"According to letter from David Hoover in 1892. 



Wurtemberg, Germany, about 1758. The Metzkers lived about half way 
between the present Martinsburg and Fredericksburg on the " Old Livingston " 
or " Indian doctor farm," part of which is owned by C. M. Black. Their house 
was used for all religious services for many years — the old graveyard is on the 
farm. John d at age 80, and is said to have been a nephew of Theobald 
Metzger. a 

George lived for many years in Morrison's Cove, a few miles from Mar- 
tinsburg, then in Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. He was a farmer and 
also a minister of ability and considerable reputation; he reared a family of 
five sons and seven daughters and the entire family were members of G. B. B. 
Ch. Together with Johannes 5 Brumbaugh [E1700] in 1813 he built the old 
grist mill owned and operated by [E183] Henry Dilling 5 Brumbaugh at Fred- 
ericksburg (Clover Creek P.O.), Blair Co., Pa.— illustrated elsewhere. 

George 2 [E5] pre-empted for settlement all that section of Morrison's 
Cove where the old Fredericksburg mill was later built and where [E3006] 
George 3 later lived— all this was just south of the [E2] Jacob 2 pre-emption. 
[E3] Conrad 2 pre-empted south of the [E5] George 2 pre-emption and part 
of Conrad's 2 land was later owned by Frederick and Isaac Rhodes (lately 
bought by John Law of Hollidaysburg) . [E4] Johannes 2 , the "stocking 
weaver," did not pre-empt land but lived on a small cleared tract, part of what 
was later owned by Peter Shoenberger. b 

In this connection attention is directed to the deed of Nov. 21, 1799, 
wherein [E4] Johannes 2 is shown to have acquired " Broomfield," 349 a., 
through warrant of March 14, 1785. 

" John Matzgar " in 1789 was assessed in Woodbury Township, Bedford 
Co., Pa., for 200 acres, 3 horses, 6 cows and paid a state tax of lis 5d, and a 
county tax of 5s 9d. [E5] George 2 Brumbaugh at the same time and place 
was assessed for 130 acres, 3 horses and 4 cows, and his state tax was 7s 9d, 
and his county tax 3s lOd. At that time there were " 118 inhabitants " taxed 
in the township, and Joseph Long was the collector for a total assessment of 
£99, 7, 3 state tax, and £52, 7, county tax. 

John Metzker in 1795 was assessed in Woodbury Township, Bedford Co., 
Pa., for a county tax of 10s 6d. 

Metzger or Metzker is most frequently spelled the latter way in the assess- 
ments of 1788, 1800, 1810 and by the descendants, while it is often spelled 
" Metzgar " in the West. 

"See " The Metzger Claim (Metzker," p. 376, and [E1700] + John' Brumbaugh, p. 638. 
"Recollections of [E8-IX-(6)] John Garner 5 Fouse based on statements of his father and 
oldest sister who yet survives. 

According to Mr. [Ell-X] Joseph Clapper Frederick. 




This Indenture made the Seventh day of December in the year of our Lord 
God one thousand seven hundred and ninety three Between John Metzar Senior 
of Woodberry Township Bedford County State of Pennsylvania Wever of the 
one part and George Prombaugh of Woodberry Township Huntingdon County 
& State aforesaid whereas the Honorable Proprietors of the Province of Penn- 
sylvania under the hand and seal of their office did Grant to Jonas Gale a 
warrant for three hundred and fifty acres of Land Situate in Moriesons Cove 
then in Cumberland County now in Bedford dated the twenty fifth day of 
October in the year of our Lord God Seventeen hundred and Sixty five, which 
warrant the Said Jonas Gale by Deed Poll dated the twenty ninth day of 
October Seventeen hundred and Sixty five Conveyed to the before mentioned 
Charles Cox and the Said Charles Cox by deed Poll dated the twenty eight day 
of March one thousand seven hundred and Sixty nine Conveyed the Same to 
Nehemiah Dunham and the Said Nehemiah Dunham by deed Poll dated the 
Seventh day of August one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy one Recon- 
veyed the Same to the Said Charles Cox which Land was Surveyed and Returned 
into the Office in Philadelphia with the metes and bounds thereof ; and Charles 
Cox aforesaid for the Consideration of three hundred and twenty five pounds 
on the seventeenth day of March Seventeen hundred and Eighty five by Inden- 
ture Conveyed the Same Tract of Land to John Metzgar Senior aforesaid now 
this Indenture Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of Sixty 
pounds Gold and Silver Coin to him in hand paid by the aforesaid George Brom- 
baugh . . . thence along the foot of Tusseys Mountain . . . thence 
along land of John Metzgers . . . thence along Land of George Prom- 
baugh . . . Containing Eighty one acres and the usual allowances . . . 

John Metzger [L.S.] 

Sealed and Delivered in presence of 

Patrick his X mark Murphy 
Comfort her X mark Phillips 
Huntingdon County ss. Personally Came before me the Subscriber one 
of the Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid John Metzgar partie to 
the above Indenture & acknowledged the same to be his act and Deed and 
desired the same may be Recorded as Such : Given under my hand & seal this 
Seventh day of december A. D. one thousand Seven hundred & ninety three, 

William Phillips [S.S.] 
On the Seventh day of decemr one thousand seven hundred and ninety 



three then Received of George Prombaugh Sixty pounds Gold & Silver Coin it 
being the Consideration money within mentioned as Witness my hand 

John Metzger 

Witness Present 

Patrick X Murphy 

A true Copy from the original the 21st April 1794. 

And Henderson Recorder.* 

7, 1793—" CLOVER MEADOW," 60 ACRES. 

" Whereas John Metzger obtained a Patent for Tract called Clover 
Meadow situate in Morrisons Cove on Clover Creek Frankstown Township 
Bedford Co. — Thomas Mifflin governor 4 Aug 1791 — enrolled Pat Book 18 
p 190 — 60 acres & 6 per cent." 

Deeded 7 Dec. 1793 to " George Prombaugh." b 


Mr. John J. Scholl, Allentown, Pa., in 1868 issued a small pamphlet: 
" History and Memorial Report of the Rights Between the Heirs of the De- 
ceased General Lieutenant and Governor Theobald Metzger, from Weibnom, 
against the Ficus of The Netherlands, &c." Numerous actual records, etc., 
etc., from the Metzgers, and numerous other families included in this publica- 
tion are inaccessible to the compiler because long ago sent to Mr. Scholl, Agt., 
or to Mr. J. W. Griffith, Chalfont, Berks Co., Pa., and apparently resting 
somewhere unknown to the persons now searching for that historical and gene- 
alogical treasury — of far greater practical value than the mythical treasure 
sought so long in vain. c 

Theobald Metzger " from Weibnom " died at the Hague Feb. 23, 1691, as 
Lieut.-Gen. and Gov. of Breda, and left a large estate which is covered by his 
will and codicil of Feb. 2, 1691, a copy of which was published in the above 
pamphlet, of 1868. 

Personal investigation at the U. S. Department of State reveals a letter 

a Deed Book C-l, p. 532, Huntingdon, Pa. 
"Deed Book C-l, p. 536, Huntingdon, Pa. 

c Eld. Thos. B. Maddocks in behalf of the Metzger heirs gathered a mass of testimony 
and forwarded it, with funds to assist in prosecuting the work, to Mr. J. W. Griffith, who in 
1876 reported " Our agent, Israel Bowers, went to Europe . . . met with fair success," &c. 
Any copy of the above pamphlet, or any clue to the accumulated records will be gratefully 
received by the compiler of this publication. 

Plate 109 


A 'PS** J 

Deed of Niciiolaus Fatjss and Margaret" (BRrjinArr.ii) l'orsi: | Ks| to 
William 4 Fouse [E8-vi], January 8, 1825. 

Plate 110 

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Agreement for Building the Clover Creek (Pa.) German Reformed 
Church, January 3, 1832—1. 



of March 30, 1878, from Consul Mueller (Consul at Amsterdam, 1866-1878) 
saying, " in 1857 all old Dutch claims passed forever to the Dutch Government. 
I trust that the supposed heirs of Brandt, Metzger, Webber, Leitner, Van 
Fleet, Dubois and others, will make a note of the foregoing and forever discard 
all dreams of suddenly becoming millionaires. They are hunting mere phan- 


This indenture, made the thirtyeth day of August in the year of our Lord, 
one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, between John Brumbaugh of Wood- 
bury township, Bedford County and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and 
Christina his wife, of the one part, and George Brumbaugh of Woodbury town- 
ship, Huntingdon County, and Commonwealth aforesaid, of the other part 
witnesseth that the said John Brumbaugh and Christina his wife, for and in 
consideration of the sum of three thousand dollars, lawful money of the United 
States to them in hand well and truly paid or secured to be paid by the said 
George Brumbaugh, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, 
. . . release and confirm unto the said George Grumbaugh, his heirs and 
assigns, all their right, title, use, possession, claim and demand to the one 
undivided moiety or half part of a grist mill lately erected and build on the 
said George Brumbaugh's land on the waters of Clover Creek, situate in Wood- 
bury township, Huntingdon County and Commonwealth aforesaid by and at 
the common costs and expences of the said John and George Brumbaugh and 
held by them as joint tenants in partnership together with all and singular the 
stones, geers and other apparatus to the said mill belonging or in anywise 
appertaining as also the dam up to the line between John Brumbaugh and 
Daniel Rhode and one rod or perch of ground on each side of the dam on the 
side line and further the head race and the waters therein and one rod or perch 
of ground on each side of the said race as far as it runs through the said 
John Brumbaugh's land provided allways and it is the true intent and meaning 
of these presents that the big road which hath been lately laid out and opened 
at the expense of the township shall be left for a free passage forever. . . . 

John Brumbaugh [<SVaJ] 

Christena X Brumbaugh [<SeaZ] 

Signed and sealed in the presence of us 
James Entrekin 
David Longenecker 



Received on the day within mentioned of George Brumbaugh the sum of 
three thousand dollars, it being the full consideration money above mentioned 
as witness my hand. 

James Enteekin. John Brumbaugh. 

The above instrument was duly executed before James Entrekin, "one 
of the Justices of the Peace in and for the said County " of Huntingdon and 
he certifies the same Aug. 30, 1815. a 

This mill is the property of Henry Dilling Brumbaugh [E183], Clover 
Creek (P.O.), Blair Co., Pa— Fredericksburg. (Illustration.) 

BACH, HIS SON, " MILLER "—16 APRIL 1827 . b 

[E5] George 2 Brumbough of Woodberry Twp. Huntingdon Co. Pa. for 
a consideration of $7,000, conveys to his son [E3005] John Brumbough 
" miller " of the same township two tracts in the same — the line passes past 
lands of George Brumbough Junr by " tussies mountain" 71 a 75 p — and 
part of two tracts, one by John Metzger recorded in C 536, 7 Dec 1793 to 
George Brumbough and the other part of tract conveyed by John Brum- 
bough and Christiana wife by deed dated 30 Aug. 1815 recorded in Book 0, 
p 550 to George Brumbough, and another tract of 30 a being part of land 
conveyed by Patent recorded in H-4, p 621, 6 June 1810 to George Brum- 

(He signs alone:) " Geoege Brumbach " [*SVaZ] 

BACH, JR.— 16 APRIL 1827.° 
April 16, 1827 between " George Brumbough " of Woodbury Twp. Hunt- 
ingdon Co., Pa., and " his son George Brumbough Junr " of same Twp. and 
Co.— consideration $5,000.00 paid by the latter— property, " past the lands 
of John Brumbough, Daniel Rhodes, Peter Shoenberger and Casper Dilling " 
— " conveyed by John Metzger 7 December 1793, Book C. p 536 etc to George 
Brumbough"— and the other tract conveyed by John Brumbough and wife 
Christiana, Book 0, p 550, 13 Aug. 1815 to George Brumbough Senr." and 

"Recorded in Deed Book K, p. 151, et seq., Bedford Co., Pa.— see [E1700]. 
"Recorded in Book W-l, p. 513, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 
'Recorded in Book W-l, p. 513, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 



other Commonwealth patent of 6 June 1810 enrolled in Pat. Book H-4, p 621 
to George Brumbough Senr. . . . 

(He signs alone:) " George Brumbach " [Seal] 
Witness Henry Beaver J. P. Huntingdon County, Pa. 
William H. Richardson 


" During a great meeting at the house of Brother Daniel Reichardt it 
has been taken council how in the fear of the Lord it is regarded, and if it is 
proper, that a brother shall serve in the office of an Assemblyman, and it was 
generally decided and with many texts proven that it is not fit for a true 
follower of Christ, who is a " gone-out one " and touches nothing unclean, that 
he should fill such an office; and it would be better to do according to the 
counsel of the Apostle and cling to humility, 

Michael Meyer Johannes Gerber 

Daniel Gerber Georg Brumbach [E5] 

Samuel Arnold Daniel Seiler 

Johannes Flory Nichlaus Martin 

Christian Long Johannes Brumbach* 

Daniel Bollinger Daniel Arnold " 

[E5] George 2 m (2) Anna Hoover, widow of Christian Hoover, operator 
of a linseed oil mill on Plum Creek near Sharpsburg as early as 1788, as given 
by the assessmeent of that year. Christian Hoover died leaving the widow 
Anna and a dau, Elizabeth, who m [E3006] George 3 Brumbaugh as the latter's 
first w. 

George 2 Brumbaugh [E5] and Ann, his wife, of Woodberry Twp., Hunt- 
ingdon Co., Pa. — " intermarried with Ann Hoover widow of Christian Hoover," 
according to the records, acknowledge receipt of the sum of one dollar from 
Jacob Hoover, admr. of estate of the late Christian Hoover. 


In the name of God Amen, I George Brumbough of Woodbury Township, Huntingdon 
County and State of Pennsylvania being old and infirm, but of sound and disposing mind 
memory and understanding and considering the certainty of death do therefore make and 
publish this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following. 

First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, who gave it me 
and my body to the earth to be burried in a decent Christian manner, and of the worldly 
goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I dispose of as follows: — 

"From " A History of the German Baptist Brethren in Europe and America," by Martin 
Grove 5 Brumbaugh [E682], Elgin, 111., 1907, p. 489. 
b Uncertain as to identity. Illustration. 
c Recorded in Book X-l, p. 396, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 



Whereas by agreement dated 24th, day of March 1823, I disposed and sold unto my two 
sons John and George Brumbough all my real estate of which I was possessed. It is my 
will therefore that my wife Anna shall have the privilege of living in the house I now live 
in during her natural life according to the said article of agreement between me and my 
sons John and George Brumbough. And it is also my will that my wife Anna shall have 
one cow. And further it is my will that the money and notes and other personal property 
whereof I may be possessed at my death shall be all equally divided share and share alike 
among my children, John, George, Isaac, Jacob & Henry, Catarine, Elizabeth, Susanah, 
Christiana, Mary, Barbara and Nancy or their heirs in such a manner that each will receive 
an equal share of all my estate. 

And lastly I do hereby appoint my sons John Brumbough and Daniel Brumbough of 
Hopewell Township in this County Executors of my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of April A. D. 

George Brumbaugh [Seal] 
Signed sealed published and declared by George Brumbough to be his last will and testa- 
ment in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other have here- 
unto set our hands as witnesses. 

Henry Beaver 
Jacob Brumbaugh 

I George Brombough considering myself yet of sound mind memory and understanding, 
considered to make a small addition to the above my last will that is to say that my two sons 
as above named John and George Brombough is further to provide for my wife Anna in fire 
wood, bread, meat alrint during her natural life providing she does so long remain in said 
house', and for the above consideration my two above mentioned sons shall not be liable to 
pay interest on the payments in the agreement between them and me until after her death. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of Feb- 
ruary A. D. 1836. 

George Brumbough [Seal] 

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us. 

James Dougherty 
Johannes Metzgaar 

Letters testamentary were granted to John and Daniel Brumbaugh on the 
estate of George Brumbaugh, on March 12, 1838, by John Reed, Register. 3 

There are two of the oldest graves in the Brumbaugh Cemetery at Fred- 
ericksburg (Clover Creek P. O.), Blair Co., Pa., which are said by the oldest 
inhabitants to be the graves of [E5] Georg 2 and his w (1) Susanna Metzgaar 
("Metzker"). A few feet away is the grave of his w (2) Anna Hoover 
marked " Anna wife of C. Hoover late of G. Brumbaugh Died Dec. 1836 aged 
72 yrs." 

Children (12) : 

[E3000] b + Catharine 3 , 6 May 13, 1782 ; m Frederick Hoover. 
[E3001] + Elizabeth 3 , b Feb. 16, 1784; d Jan. 25, 1860; m John Hoover. 
[E3002] + Susanna 3 , b Jan. 18, 1786; d July 12 or 19, 1847; m Henry 

[E3003] Christina 3 , b Sept. 15, 1788; m John Smith. 
[E3004] + Mary 3 , m George Bare. 

[E3005] + John 3 , b Aug. 16, 1792; m [Ell-j] Elizabeth* Wineland. 

"Will Book 4, p. 93, Huntingdon, Pa. 
b [E3000] commences on p. 703. 



[E3006] + George 3 , b Jan. 9, 1795; m (1) Elizabeth Hoover, (2) Elizabeth 

[E3007] + Jacob 3 , b June 8, 1797; m (1) Susan Clapper, (2) Mary 

[E3008] + Barbara 3 , b July 7, 1799 ; d Jan. 27, 1873 ; m Conrad Dilling. 
[E3009] + Nancy 3 , b Nov. 19, 1801 ; in Daniel Replogle. 
[E3010] Isaac 3 , unm. 

[E3011] + Henry 3 , b Oct. 17, 1808; d Jan. 13, 1884; m Rebecca Waltz. 

[E6] WILLIAM 3 BRUMBAUGH ([E2] Jacob 2 , Johannes Henrich 1 ) 
b about 1762. He in Mary (?) Martin and moved from Bedford Co., Pa., 
about 1805, to a farm near Amity, 9 miles west of Dayton, Montgomery Co., 
O. He was 5 ft. 9 in. in height, weighed 175 lbs.; had sandy hair; member 
G. B. B. Ch.; farmer; held no office. William 3 d about Dec. 15, 1827, and was 
buried in the John Vaniman Cemetery on Eaton Pike, 6 miles west of Dayton, 0. 

15 Feb. 1812 Patent was issued to [E6] William 3 for N.W. 4 S 30, T 4, 
R 5 E of a " meridian line drawn from the mouth of the Great Miami River." 

12 Jan., 1833, the above quarter section was deeded to Jonas Miller for 
$1,600, by John 4 Brumbaugh and Elizabeth, Jacob 4 Brumbaugh and Cath- 
arine, David 4 Brumbaugh and Elizabeth, William 4 Brumbaugh and Elizabeth, 
Samuel Gripe and Elizabeth 4 , and Daniel Brumbaugh 4 , heirs of William 3 
Brumbaugh, deceased. Their signatures to this deed are herewith reproduced. 3 

Oct. 24, 1805, William 3 took title to N. W. 4 , Sec. 30, in Madison Twp., 
and Dec. 13, 1805, Jacob Stutzman took title in the N. E. 4 of same section. 

William's 3 w was a sister of Catharine Martin, who in John Vaniman, and 
the latter were the parents of Elizabeth Vaniman, who became the wife of 
[E1711] George 3 Brumbaugh, b April 2, 1788. See also [E1700]. 

There is a deed recorded in Book 1-1, p. 131, Huntingdon, Pa., dated Dec. 
31, 1802, from William Brumbaugh and w Mary of Somerset Co., Pa., to 
Gaspard Dilling. This instrument conveys 134 a. and 6 per cent, for £230, 
in Morrison's Cove, Pa., adjoining lands of George Brumbaugh. Jacob Puder- 
baugh, witness. By elimination, this seems to refer to [E6], and apparently 
makes his wife's maiden name Mary Martin. 

Children (6) : 
[E21] + John 4 , b March 1, 1792; d Oct. 14, 1871. 
[E22] + Jacob 4 , b June 23, 1795 ; d May 9, 1881. 

"This interesting photograph was furnished by F^ld. [E105] Jesse K. 5 Brumbaugh and his 
son, [E652] Noah Jay" Brumbaugh. See Plate 105. 



[E23] + David J. 4 , & Nov. 12, 1797 ; d April 17, 1861 ; 1 & d near Goshen, 

[E24] + Elizabeth 4 , b Dec. 18, 1800; d July 11, 1879. 
[E25] + William 4 , b Oct. 1, 1804; d July 27, 1881. 

[E26] + Daniel 4 , b 1810, in Montgomery Co., 0. ; d at Versailles, O., Nov. 
4, 1870. 

[E7] JOHN 3 ("HONAS") BRUMBAUGH ([E2] Jacob 2 , Johannes 
Henrich 1 ), b Feb. 28, 1764 ; d Feb. 28, 1848; m Mary Ulrich. 

The Land Records of Huntingdon Co., Pa., Book H-l, p. 531, show: 

Tobias Shaffer, tanner of Williamsburg, Huntingdon Co., Pa., party of 
the first part deeds to John Brumbaugh, party of second part, of Williamsburg, 
16 June 1801, for £150, a lott of ground " on the River Juniotta " 50 ft x 70, 
lot 61 (recorded E 292) also for annual rent on Nov. 1 in every year of 1 
Spanish milled dollar — " the Annual rent or Sum of One Spanish Milld Dol- 
lar or the Value thereof." 

Record Book H-l, page 533: 

John 3 Brumbaugh and Mary, wife, of Williamsburg, Huntingdon Co. Pa., 
yeoman, 14 July 1802, deed Lot 62 (recorded E 299), in Williamsburg to 
Henry Hoover of Lancaster Co., Pa. for £135, &c. 

Record Book K-l, page 57: 

John 3 Brumbaugh and Mary, wife, of Williamsburg, Pa., deed property 
to Henry Leemer on 18 May 1804. 
Record Book L-l, page 580: 

John 3 Brumbaugh of County of Huntingdon, 15 Mch. 1808, deeds 3043/4 
Acres partly in Huntingdon Co. and partly in Bedford Co. Pa. 
Record Book O-l, page 384, Huntingdon Co. Pa.: 

John Canaan and wife Margery of Huntingdon Co. Pa., on 28 July 1814 
deed to John Brumbaugh of Woodberry Twp. Huntingdon Co. Pa. 324 a & 
92 perches of a larger tract — both sides of Piney Creek. 

[E13] GEORGE 3 BRUMBAUGH— MARCH 9, 1810. a 

" My hearty greetings to you Georg Brumbach as well as to your wife 
the sister the cause of this is that I owe school money to Henry Bowers which 
money is 2 If you would be so kind and pay to him on my account I should 

^This order and the receipt (reproduced) were preserved and kindly given by [E225] Rev. 
George Boyer 5 Brumbaugh, grandson of [E13] George 3 , the addressee. 

Plate 111 

■irfa \co W > of, 

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Agreement fob Building the Cloveb Cbeek (Pa.) German Reformed 
Ciuhcii. Jaxi aiiv .', I KV2 II. 

Plate 112 

William 4 Fouse [E8-vi]. 



be very glad and this note is to be the receipt therefor So much from your 
ready to do service friend and brother 

Johannes Brtjmbach." 

Children (7) : 
[E27] + Susan 4 , b March 14, 1791 ; d 1864. 
[E28] + Elizabeth 4 . 
[E29] + Catharine 4 . 
[E30] + Esther 4 , d Feb., 1864. 
[E31] + John 4 , b Feb. 1, 1804; d Dec. 29, 1877. 
[E32] + Hannah 4 , b Aug. 16, 1806. 
[E33] + Samuel 4 , b Jan. 16, 1813. 

[E8] MARGARET 3 BRUMBAUGH ([E2] Jacob 2 , Johannes Hen- 
rich 1 ), b May 5, 1766, near Funkstown, Frederick Co., now Washington Co., 
Md. ; in 1785 at Sharpsburgh, Md., m Nicholas Fauss (later the name became 
" Fouse ") b May 7, 1748; s of Theobald Fauss, b " 1725 " ( ?) and lived in 

Rheinville, Rheinfalz, Bavaria. a About 1746 Theobald m Margaret , 

and moved to Zweibruecken, where he d at age 40, and was survived by his 
widow and five children: Nicholas, b May 7, 1748 (confirmed 1762 in the Re- 
io rmed Church of Zweibruecken) ; Jacob, who kept an hostelry; Valentine, a 
baken ; Theobald, Jr., and Margaret. Their mother, Margaret, d early in 
1784. The brothers, Nicholas and Theobald, determined to leave the war 
stricken country. They managed to evade the rigid border inspection, being 
dressed as mechanics and carrying the tools of their trades — Nicholas was a 
lock and edge-toolsmith and Theobald was a shoemaker — and escaped from 
the country in May, 1784. After being on the Atlantic ocean over five months, 
they landed at Baltimore, Md., in October, 1784. b Theobald remained there 
and is enumerated in the First Census of the U. S.° " Theobald Fouse " 
" Baltimore Town " as having one son over 16, one under 16, a wife and two 
daughters. His will is recorded in W. B. 13, page 101, Baltimore, Md. 

Nicholas went to Funkstown, Md., and there resumed his trade of lock- 
smith and blacksmith. Soon after his m to [E8] Margaret 3 Brumbaugh they 

"Many of the details in this " Fouse section " were furnished to the compiler, or to the 
late Andrew 5 Brumbaugh [E344], by John Garner 5 Fouse [E8-lX-(f>) ], whose active co-opera- 
tion is gratefully acknowledged. The latter is actively gathering further facts, old records, 
photographs, etc., to be later published in a volume to be called the " Fouse Families in 
America." All persons interested in the latter project should promptly communicate with 
him; address 404 Ross St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

b The Fouse brothers had a companion named Conrad Nicodemus, who also settled first in 
Maryland and later in Bedford Co., Pa. They continued to be close friends throughout life, 
and there are later Fouse-Nicodemus marriages. 

c Heads of Families, First Census of the U. S.; 17-90; Md. p. 18. 



there went to housekeeping, and, being quite robust in build and strength, she 
is said to have become quite expert in handling the hammer and in otherwise 
helping at the anvil whenever necessity called for such assistance. In the spring 
of 1789 all the household goods, clothing, smithing tools, food, etc., were 
packed into a covered wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen (see " Conestoga 
wagon " elsewhere shown) and the little family of parents and two infants, 
Margaret 4 and Elizabeth 4 , crossed into " Morrison's Cove," Pa., then in 
Cumberland Co., entering at the southern end of the same. They traversed 
about 150 miles of rough, forest-encompassed road, probably the route of the 
old Baltimore, Chambersburg, and Bedford road, later a turnpike. Turning 
northward about where Everett, Bedford Co., Pa., was later built, and passing 
up Yellow Creek and on through the gap to where Loysburg, or Pattonville, 
was afterwards established, they temporarily settled on a part of the large 
tract pre-empted in 1788 by [E2] Jacob 2 Brumbaugh, his father-in-law, near 
where Rebecca Furnace was later built. 

The Census of 1790 a enumerates " Nicholas Fouss " in Huntingdon Co., 
Pa., as having " 2 Free white males under 16 years " and a wife. The inter- 
esting photographic reproduction of the family record as kept by Nicholas in 
his " Tagbuch " b establishes the fact that the enumerator should have recorded 
two females rather than two males. However, that Census is a mine of genea- 
logical wealth. It also gives Anthony Bever, Jacob Brumbough, John Brum- 
bough, Michle Garnur, Abraham Miller, etc., as amongst their neighbors. 

Nicholas remained on that tract about four years, and then bought 135 
acres about five miles northward. This tract was deeded by Benjamin Tudor 
Jan. 3, 1793, for a consideration of £56 — gold and silver — and is recorded in 
Book B-l, p. 490, Huntingdon Co., Pa. Tudor pre-empted the same Sept. 
27, 1791, recorded in Pat. Book 18, p. 230. On this tract they built a small 
log house of four rooms, with a crude chimney in the center and a fireplace on 
either side for cooking, and to- measurably keep the family comfortable in the 
cold winters. The necessary blacksmith shop was also soon built. All sharp 
edged tools were in great demand by the incoming emigrants, besides nails, 
hinges, bolts, etc., etc. — all made by hand and mostly at night. During the 
day Nicholas had to clear the land of the great trees to prepare for the neces- 
sary crops, and when he went to make tools or repair such as were brought to 
him by his neighbors, often coming long distances, these same friends would 
work in the forest while the blacksmith's skill fashioned their implements. Thus 
there was a close community interest and friendship amongst those devoted 

*Heads of Families— Pa.— 1T90, p. 123. 
b Owned by John Garner* Fouse. 



pioneer fathers and mothers ; and that sturdy, self-reliant, honest life assured 
healthy life, with contentment, and energetic, strong descendants. (Through- 
out all this publication the observant reader will see a close relation of facts 
necessarily separately given, as the early families are mentioned in various 
parts of the volume.) 

" Aunt Margaret told us that grandfather frequently referred to these 
experiences as an important period in his life. Here amongst the tall oaks, 
with no part of the land under cultivation, it was necessary to eke out an 
existence for the small family." 

As the family increased in size, an addition was made to the house, and 
June 24, 1805, Nicholas bought from Levi Roberts an additional 42 acres. a 

As time advanced the shop continued to be the important factor in main- 
taining the growing family, as well as the source of income. All families were 
producers. There was an absence of internal improvements, and large markets 
or outlets for farm and other products, excepting by teams to Pittsburgh, and 
by rafts and canoes down the Frankstown and Raystown branches of the 
Juniata river, thence down the Susquehanna river to Baltimore, or overland 
by the improving roads to Lancaster and Philadelphia. The author found 
accounts kept with residents along the Frankstown branch, in the admirably 
written and well preserved books of the Valley Forge, or Mount Joy Forge, b 
showing how far distant the interior settlers had to go for certain supplies. 
The extensive river trips were feasible only during the spring and fall floods. 

The increasing population in this locality and the increased activities of 
all the settlers increased the income of Nicholas, and we find that he purchased 
an additional 34 acres from Patrick Dimond Aug. 11, 1815, making the home- 
stead farm then consist of 211 acres and allowances, or 226 acres. 

Large landed possessions were not his aim in life, but rather true Christian 
contentment — at the same time making good use of what he owned and gradu- 
ally accumulated. Like his neighbors and kinsmen he took good care of his 
land, and gradually invested his savings in other real estate. After his sons 
grew to manhood he gave little personal attention to the farm work, and was 
quite conservative in the matter of adopting new practices in threshing the 
crops. He favored flaying, because grains and straw would be less injured 
than by the tramping of horses. Threshing machines came into use long after 
his day. 

Margaret 3 related that, as a little girl she would often make hasty 
"Recorded in Book K I, p. 318, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

*Potts Manuscripts in library of Hon. Samuel W. Pennypaeker, Pennypacker Mills, Mont- 
gomery Co., Pa. See also [E1701] "Revelations of an Old Ledger," p. 642. 
'Recorded in Book P I, p. 98, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 



trips to distant houses for coals of fire, when the home fire had gone out, 
rather than use the slower process of kindling by friction. a The practice was 
to cover embers or coals from the great logs with ashes in a corner of the huge 
fireplace, and it was usually thus comparatively easy to " keep fire " or preserve 
live coals throughout the night. 

Margaret 3 further said " The forests were being subdued, and cultivated 
fields with abundant crops compensated the united efforts of father, mother 
and children. Economy and care had brought us to a point where we con- 
sidered ourselves in comfortable circumstances. We girls were well satisfied 
with calico dresses for Sunday. The boys wore lindsey pantaloons, and 
thought it a great improvement over the coarse linen week-day clothes. Coffee 
was used only once a week, and that always on Sunday morning. Being a rare 
thing it was much relished by the younger members of the family, and they 
always looked forward to this weekly treat with great delight. 

" The goods for the clothing were all home spun. The flax was raised 
on the farm. The men cared for it until it reached the switch stand, then 
mother and my two sisters took charge of it until it was ready for the loom. 
The same was necessary with the wool from the sheep's back. It had to be 
prepared for our Winter clothes and comfort. Nearly all my brothers learned 
how to weave, and alternately employed their evenings in that way. We had 
a weave shop at the South end of our house where the weaving was done by 
the hand loom, by either daughters or sons. Some of the boys were not so apt 
at this work. Hard work through the day was frequently offered as an excuse 
to mother to get out of it, but she always managed to have them weaving 
during the Winter evenings." 

Owing to Margaret's 3 long continued illness and confinement to her bed 
or chair she became the seamstress for the family. She often spoke of the good 
health enjoyed by the family, aside from her own crippled condition. " No 
serious illness came into the home until the Summer of 1814, when Jonathan 3 
[E8-X], the youngest of the family and a bright healthy boy of six years, 
became seriously ill with fever and spasms. His general health was later re- 
stored, but his mind was so impaired that he could not tell one letter from 
another or memorize anything. It was a source of deep distress, especially to 

" The early settlers were home makers, scattered along the streams and 
springs, and, though mostly Germans, or their descendants, were not always 
true to the religion in which they were reared. Religious exercises were ob- 

"Phosphorous friction matches were first manufactured on a commercial scale by Treschel 
of Vienna in 1833, and about the same time in Darmstadt, Austria, and in Southern Germany. 
They were slow in reaching the frontiers. 



served in the homes under difficulties and the influx of settlers brought with them 
peculiarities of doctrine, causing no little confusion among those of so-called 
orthodox faith. 

" Many of the would-be ministers had no theological training. Father 
did not approve of their methods and ascribed the confusion to the lack of 
church facilities, therefore labored earnestly to give his family and near neigh- 
bors intelligent conception of their spiritual needs." 

Dec, 1809, Nicholas took part in the purchase of a lot containing 82 
perches from Tobias Hanline a on which to erect a house of worship. It was 
deeded to Nicholas Fouse and Abraham Miller, trustees for the Ger. Ref. Ch., 
and Christian Acker and Adam Sorrick, trustees for the Luth. Ch. — as elders 
and charter members of their respective denominations — the first organization 
of the kind in Morrison's Cove — and these families continuously worshiped 
therein. The remains of these trustees rest in the graveyard, part of the orig- 
inal plot, four miles S. of Willi amsburgh, on Clover Creek, Blair Co., Pa. 
Nicholas lived three miles distant and continued an active and faithful member 
of this congregation. 

As before stated, Nicholas was confirmed 1762 in the Ref. Ch. at Zwei- 
bruecken, Bavaria. Margaret 3 [E8], his wife, was confirmed in the Ref. Ch. 
at Funkstown, Md., 1780 (age 14). The home was turned into a place of 
worship each Sabbath evening, there being no regular public house of worship 
until 1810, the services prior thereto being held in the different homes. No 
lab or was permitted about the place on Sunday, except that which was abso- 
lutely necessary for the welfare of the family and of the live stock. Social 
visiting on the Sabbath was discouraged, but time was always taken to speak 
words of comfort and cheer to the sick neighbors. Both Nicholas and Mar- 
garet 3 , and all the children (except the youngest child) were actively and con- 
tinuously interested in furthering the interests of the Ger. Ref. Ch., and the 
parents were especially zealous to set good examples and to give careful per- 
sonal instruction in religious matters. 

The Heidelburg catechism served as one of the important books in the 
home, and Nicholas taught the children in German, which language he used 
throughout his life. At first the nearest private school was two and a half 
miles distant — the instruction was indifferent and the term of school was of but 
two or three months in mid-winter. 

As showing the habits of life prior to 1810, the following incident is given : 
" Grandfather Fouse and Conrad Nicodemus lived eight miles apart and be- 
longed to the Ref. Ch. and the services were held alternately throughout the 

■See Book P, No. I, p. 5(51, Huntingdon, Pa.— Dec. 18, 1809. 



membership. Nicodemus was a progressive man and wealthier than most of 
his neighbors. For one of these meetings they prepared their house for the 
occasion and put carpet on the floor, the first carpet in the community. Many 
people looked with astonishment, thinking pride had caused Nicodemus to cover 
the floor with " coverlids. " a 

Nicholas was keenly appreciative of the liberty guaranteed under the com- 
paratively new government. He was an earnest advocate of free schools, the 
separation of church from state ; the establishment of a strong central govern- 
ment, and, though not active in politics, he supported Washington, Federalism, 
and later the " National Republican " party . b When the war of 1812 was 
declared Jacob 4 (IV) and John 4 (V) belonged to the local militia. "Father 
was very anxious on the day the drafting took place, fearing it might require 
his boys to go. He had them prepared for it, telling them that if it fell to their 
lot they could not do other than go. Their names were not drawn. He had a 
great horror of the scalping and butchering practiced by the allies of the 
English army. He was loyal and advocated vigorous prosecution of the war, 
and had no use for anyone who sympathized with the enemy. Some of the 
neighbors, descendants of the Germans and Hessians whom King George had 
brought over to fight our patriots, were subject to adverse criticism and nick- 
named ' hirelings.' Father thought these criticisms unjust because these 
people were forced by their petty rulers to go and fight for the English. When 
they laid down their arms many of them became good American citizens, and 
he thought such persons justly deserved to be respected by their neighbors 
because their sympathies were really with the Americans. It fell to the lot of 
the son of one of these Hessians to go to the frontier with the others who took 
their departure at the muster of the militia on the Fouse premises. He bravely 
took up arms in defense of his adopted country. The prayers and benedictions 
of these German fathers being pronounced, they took their departure for the 
War of 1812."° 


About 1812 John Royer built Spring-field Furnace, in Woodberry Twp., 
some five miles northwest of the Fouse home. He preempted a large tract of 
land, some of which was rich in hematite iron ore, and most of it was well 
covered with forest trees from which he made charcoal. Soon afterward Dr. 
Peter Schoenberger, proprietor of the iron works at Marietta, Lancaster Co., 

'Related by John Garner 5 Fouse [E8-IX]. 

"The Republican party was formed in 1856, and its first successful candidate for the 
Presidency was Abraham Lincoln. 
'Words of Margaret 4 . 

Plate 113 

Plate 1U 

Theobald 4 ("Dewalt") Fouse, 1861 [E8-viii]. 



Pa., preempted large tracts of mountain land, also a large tract known as 
" The Barrens " containing considerable hematite ore. About 1817 he built 
Rebecca Furnace, later in Huston Twp., four miles south of the original Fouse 
farm. All this activity gave the pioneers a ready market for produce, stock, 
etc. Extensive hauling was necessary, as the pig-iron had to be conveyed from 
the furnaces ten miles to Maria Forges and twenty miles to Petersburg. In 
common with many others in the " Cove," the Fouse sons earned money by 
chopping wood at 35 cents per cord in the winter, and, during the summer, the 
farm was further cleared and cultivated. The success of the iron works soon 
led to the establishment of other similar furnaces and forges, and Morrison's 
Cove became a veritable hive of industry offering a good home market for every- 
thing the farmers could produce, as well as for their labor by team, etc. 

" Prior to the completion of the canal and Portage Railroad, in 1833, 
there were a large number of charcoal-furnaces and forges in this portion of 
Huntingdon County and their product was hauled to Pittsburgh at a cost of 
from twenty to thirty dollars per ton." a 

March 13, 1819, Nicholas bought another tract containing 134 acres 
from John Paulis, b and he soon transferred the same to his cousin, Jacob Brum- 
baugh. March 20, 1819, he bought a tract of 138 acres from Henry Acker, 
known as the " mountain farm," and this was deeded to his son, William 4 (VI) 
on January 8, 1825.° This deed is reproduced because of the signatures, and 
also because of the provisions made in the same whereby the son, William 4 (VI), 
was to annually deliver certain supplies to the parents — the same clause ap- 
peared in the several deeds made at this time, through which the father turned 
over to his sons all his real estate. 

Jan. 1, 1825, he sold to Frederick 4 (VII) 112 acres, and on the same 
date to Theobald 4 (VIII) 113 acres — the home farm consisted of 226 acres. 
Frederick 4 and Theobald 4 were also to deliver ample firewood. 


FOUSE, JAN. 8, 1825. 

" This Indenture made this Eighth day of January in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five Between Nicholas Fouse of 
the township of Woodberry in the County of Huntingdon and State of Penn- 
sylvania and Margareth his wife of the One part and William Fouse of the 

■History of Huntingdon and Blair Counties— Africa, 1883, p. 5. See also [E1701] "Rev- 
elations of an Old Ledger." 

"Recorded in Book Q, No. 1, p. 264, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 
c Recorded in Book M, No. 1, p. 154-155, 156, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 



township, county, &c aforesaid of the other part, Witnesseth . . . considera- 
tion . . . Eighteen hundred dollars . . . Thence by Tusseys mountain 
. . . thence by lands of Christian Acker," &c. — see photographic copy of 
said deed. The signature of Nicholas, it should be remembered, was made 
shortly before his death. 

After an illness of almost a week, Nicholas d Aug. 9, 1825, aged 77 yrs., 3 
mos., 2 ds., and was buried in the Union Cemetery, now Lutheran, on the Clover 
Creek Road, four miles S. of Williamsburg, Pa. 

No letters of administration were taken out, as he had disposed of his real 
estate before his death. The family agreed to adjust all matters of personal 
property amongst themselves, and all were imbued with the idea that justice 
and equity had been shown to them by their father (giving each a start in life, 
so far as he was able, etc.) and that such fairness must prevail in the division of 
his personal estate. 

In personal appearance Nicholas was of a ruddy complexion, broad across 
the shoulders, muscular, 5 feet 8 inches high, and weighed about 180 lbs. He 
was a splendid example, kind and indulgent to his children, yet firm, for his 
word was law and had to be obeyed. 

Margaret 3 [E8] was a " large woman 'of strong bones and muscular, 
round faced, inclined to be fleshy, and of about the same weight as grandfather. 
She had a kind and true heart, was very fond of her children and grandchildren, 
loving them dearly. In return they loved her, were faithful and true to her, 
and tried to reward her for her kindness toward them." 

Theobald 4 (VIII) occupied the original house (not large enough for two 
families) and it was decided to build a small house for the mother, Margaret 3 
[E8], and the crippled sister, Margaret 4 [E8-I]. This house was erected in 
1826 about midway between the houses occupied by the brothers, Frederick 4 
(VII) and Theobald 4 (VIII). 

" Daniel Gamer was the last one to live in the old house built by grand- 
father, where they reared their ten children. I was then a small boy and can 
remember calling there with my mother because Mrs. Garner, the first wife of 
cousin Daniel, gave me a delicious cake. The latter I remember much better 
than the date or the appearance of the house." a 

As a probable result of overexertion in the early pioneer days, Margaret 3 
[E8] long suffered from hernia. It became strangulated and she died in much 
suffering Aug. 8, 1829, aged 63 yrs. 8 mos, 4ds. Remaining conscious until 
within a few minutes of her d, she was concerned about the two dependents, 
Margaret 4 and Jonathan. 4 Turning to the former she said " Peggy, such de 

"John Garner 5 Fouse [E8-IX-(6)] in a letter to the author. 



zuflucht bei dem Friedrich." Turning to Adam (IX) she said, "Adam, gebst 
du acht auf den Jonathan." All the children assured her that those mentioned 
by her should never be in want, and after such assurance her spirit took flight. 
She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the old cemetery adjoining 
the place where the entire family had been baptized and confirmed by Rev. John 
Dietrich Aurandt, Ger. Ref . missionary ; and the latter also gave Rev. Theo- 
bald 4 Fouse (VIII) his first systematic theological instruction. Plain marble 
tombstones mark their resting places. 

These devoted parents were both revered and respected by all who knew 
them. They had nobly fulfilled an important mission in family and community, 
and each member of the family with singleness of purpose has reflected the 
excellent parental training in honesty, industry, and upright lives. Of these 
children it is said, " Like their parents they had strong constitutions, were hale, 
hearty, naturally industrious and willing to earn their livings by the sweat of 
their brows. They were frugal and economical, as well as charitable and willing 
to help their neighbors in time of need. They dealt honestly with their neigh- 
bors and with each other, and their integrity has never been doubted. They 
loved character and a good name more than money, as shown by their records 
in their communities. They esteemed each other as a family, tried to contribute 
to each other's happiness, and frequently visited each other. They paid their 
honest debts, and sought by integrity, industry and frugality to secure homes 
and a competency for themselves and their children." 


Jan. 2, 1832, the Fouse children and some neighbors met and entered into 
an agreement to build a Ger. Ref. Ch. on the old homestead in honor of Nich- 
olas Fouse and Margaret 3 (Brumbaugh) Fouse. Frederick 4 (VII) and Theo- 
bald 4 (VIII) agreed to give the ground for the church and graveyard site, 
besides paying their pledges — the agreement is reproduced, showing the sig- 
natures, terms, etc. 

The church was built in 1832, rebuilt and enlarged in 1853 (named Salem 
Reformed Church), of brick 40 x 60. Frederick 4 (VII) and Adam 4 (IX) Fouse 
were the building committee, and the structure was dedicated Oct., 1853. Rev. 
Henry Harbaugh, D.D., preached the dedication sermon, and was assisted by 
the pastor, Rev. Theobald 4 Fouse (VIII) and Rev. F. A. Rupley, D.D. 

The foundation unfortunately settled, and, a larger building becoming 
necessary, a lot across the road was purchased and a larger brick church, two 
stories high, was built on the new site in 1884, during the pastorate of Rev. 
J. David Miller. The dedication sermon was preached by Rev. I. N. Peightel, 



assisted by the pastor and Rev. F. A. Rupley, D.D. The building committee 
this time was Adam Garner 5 Fouse [E8-IX-(8)], George B. Greaser, S. B. 
Isenberg, and John M. Rhoades. 

This was the third building erected on the site donated from the original 
Fouse homestead for church purposes, and in which Adam 4 (IX), the sole sur- 
vivor of the family, was permitted to worship to the time of his death, May 5, 
1887. On May 7th his remains were laid at rest in the adjoining cemetery, 
where two sisters, Margaret 4 (I) and Catharine 4 (III) and two brothers, Wil- 
liam 4 (VI) and Frederick 4 (VII), and many of their children, had already been 
buried. Nicholas and his w, Margaret 3 [E8], rest in the lot purchased, by the 
former in 1809. 

Theobald 4 (VIII) and Jonathan 4 (X) rest in the Ref. Ch. yard near 
Marklesburg, Huntingdon Co., Pa.; Jacob 4 (IV) and John 4 (V) rest in the 
Union Ch. yard at Uniontown, Stark Co., Ohio; and Elizabeth 4 (II) in the 
Union Ch. yard (Snyder's) near Cairo, Stark Co., Ohio. In most cases hus- 
bands and wives rest side by side, and all the graves are plainly and neatly 
marked by marble monuments or tombstones. 

While all of the Fouse families regretted the necessity for President Lin- 
coln's call to arms, all of these families sympathized with the North, and (en- 
couraged by their parents) many of the sons enlisted in the Union army, where 
all rendered faithful service. Some were left dead' and their bodies lost on the 
battlefield; some died in hospitals; some were wounded and recovered; and 
others, fortunately, were permitted to return home and enjoy the blessings 
resulting from a free and united Union. 

There were at least 24 of the Fouse kinsmen who served in the U. S. A. 
Theobald 4 Fouse (VIII) had 7 sons in the army: Christian 5 (2), John 5 (2), 
Benjamin 5 (6), Dewalt Shontz 5 (12), Reuben Shontz 5 (13), Frederick 
Shontz 5 (14), and Samuel Shontz 5 (15); and 2 sons-in-law, Anthony Shultz 
and Samuel Grove. Adam Fouse 4 (IX) had 3 sons in the service: John Gar- 
ner 5 (6), Adam Garner 5 (8), and Henry Garner 5 (9); also one son-in-law, 
George Nicodemus. Theobald A. (VI-[2]) Fouse had two sons in the service: 
William D. and George. Jonathan Hoover had one son in the service : William. 
Jacob C. Hoover had his son Daniel; Jacob Heimbaugh had his son David; 
Michael Heimbaugh had his son Jacob; John Miller had his son Abraham; 
Frederick Garner had his son Eli ; and Daniel Garner had his son Dewalt, and 
one son-in-law, William Warren Waddell, and a nephew, John Peightal (s 
Sarah Garner Peightal) — all in active service for their country. 

Plate 115 

Dewalt Shonxz 5 J-'ot-se, D.D. [E8-viii-12], 

LATE 1 l(j 



Children (10), surname Fouse: 

(I) Margaret 4 , "Peggy," b Oct. 12, 1786; d May 19, 1855; unm. 

She said that at age thirteen she was out in the field raking hay ; becoming 
much heated, she waded the creek on her way home, to " cool off," and took 
such a cold as resulted in a serious and permanent swelling of the limbs. The 
nearest doctor was at Huntingdon, twenty miles away, and the usual home 
remedies and treatment failed to relieve the conditions. It was about twelve 
years before she could sit in a chair or begin to move about on crutches, which 
latter she was always thereafter compelled to use. She further said, ' 'I am now 
so grateful for the tender care of my dear parents, whose nursing through all 
those years saved my life. I was the tender branch of the family, but I was 
never wanting for care or sympathy from them all my days." 

" In stature Aunt Margaret 4 was the least in the family. She had a strong 
face, was noble hearted and true, and had fixed purposes in life. She loved to 
speak of the things that were elevating. Though most of us were young, yet 
it was a great pleasure for us children to sit in her room and learn from her — 
those talks in the early fifties had a marked influence over us. Her little white 
cap ruffled with lace was fittingly in keeping with her neat and tidy appearance. 
While she moved about with difficulty her room was always invitingly cozy, and 
everything was in its place. It was a pleasure to be with her, and to do her 
errands. " a 

Frederick 4 (VII) complied with his mother's dying request and took Mar- 
garet 4 (1) to his home, building two rooms to the northern end of his house 
where she could live in comfort. He provided a safe horse ("Nelly") for her to 
use in riding to church and elsewhere — there were no carriages in that locality 
in those early days. She had to have a companion to assist in mounting and 
dismounting from her horse, as well as to open bars, gates, etc. 

In 1854 Margaret 4 moved from Frederick's 4 (VII) house to Adam's 4 (IX) 
and thereafter made her home with the latter's family. Throughout her life 
she was very thoughtful of both temporal and spiritual matters; long years 
before her death she had prepared her burial clothes, and often spoke of being 
ready and willing to die whenever the summons should come. She was troubled 
with rheumatism for many years, and in the Spring of 1855 became a sufferer 
from a complication of diseases, making her totally helpless. Elizabeth 4 (II) 
had a bed in her room and constantly and faithfully cared for her every want. 
The last illness was brief, and she breathed her last May 9, 1855, aged 68 yrs., 
6 mos., 27 ds. Thus her many sufferings were ended and she was laid to rest 
in the faith of her Saviour, whom she loved and served all her days. She had 

"Recollections of John Garner 5 Fouse [IX-(6)]. 



been most active in all religious duties, and was especially gifted and helpful in 
earnest prayer. 

(II) Elizabeth 4 Fouse, b Aug. 11, 1788; d 1869; March 10, 1814, m 
Abraham Miller, also of Huntingdon Co., Pa. Soon thereafter they moved to 
a forest covered tract in Plain Twp., Stark Co., 0., six miles N. of Canton, 
remaining there throughout life. He was a son of Abraham and Elizabeth 
(Clapper) Miller. Abraham, Sr., came from Bavaria about 1778, landing at 
Baltimore, Md., but unfortunately the Maryland immigration lists are not 
preserved, as are those of Pennsylvania. He went to the neighborhood of 
Funkstown, Md. Tradition says that he served in the German Army, in the 
" Seven years war," before emigration. Soon espousing the cause of America, 
he became a private in Capt. Henry Hardman's Co., Md. Troop, Continental 
Line, 1775-1783. a At the close of the Revolutionary war, he was honorably 
discharged; returned to Funkstown and there m (1) Elizabeth Clapper. After 
several years they moved to Cumberland Co., Pa. (Huntingdon Co. was formed 
in 1789), and we find him enumerated in the 1790 census," Washington Co., 
Md., as having 1 s under 16, 1 dau and his w. 

Oct. 26, 1796, Abraham Miller, Sr., paid William Phillips £200 for 170 
acres. Oct. 3, 1799, he bought from Phillip Hartman 50 acres/ thus com- 
pleting the 220 acres granted by warrant to William Phillips March 28, 1774, 
and patented to him Sept. 25, 1791. Mr. Miller sold 4 acres from that tract 
June 27, 1798, to Adam Sorrick for £8 17s 6d, and, as there is given no wife's 
signature to the transfer, he must then have been a widower. The entire farm 
was in Woodberry Twp., then in Huntingdon Co., Pa., and on both sides of 
Clover Creek — a fine farm containing an excellent spring of water, and situated 
three miles S. from Williamsburg, and one mile from the Union Church — of 
which as before mentioned Nicholas Fouse and Abraham Miller were trustees ; 
where these families worshiped, and in which cemetery the bodies of Elizabeth 
Miller, Nicholas and Margaret (Brumbaugh) Fouse were laid to rest. Nich- 
olas and Abraham, and their families were thus long and closely associated, and 
even in death their bodies in most instances rested in the same cemetery. 

Elizabeth (Clapper) Miller, first w of Abraham Miller, Sr., d 1796 e ; 
1798 he m (2) Sybilla Lower, who was a kind mother to his ch, and a noble and 

"Records of Md. Troops in Cont. Serv. during the War of Amer. Rev. — Comr. of Gen. 
Land Office, July 13, 1903. 

"Heads of Families First Census of the U. S.— 1790— Md., pp. 118-123. Other Abraham 
Millers are enumerated in the Pa. Census. 

'Recorded in Book E No. 1, p. 428, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

"Recorded in Book G No. 1, p. 511, Huntingdon Co., Pa. 

e Buried in a farmyard, but the remains were removed to the church cemetery in 1811, and 
it was the first interment there. 



true wife. They were frugal and successful in life and reared their ch in a 
Christian home. Abraham, the s who m (II) Elizabeth Fouse, and Elizabeth, 
the dau who m (IV) Jacob Fouse, were ch of Elizabeth the first wife. Chris- 
tena, the dau who m (V) John Fouse, was a dau of Sybilla, the second wife. 

Abraham and Sybilla Miller sold the remaining 216 acres 8 April 18, 1812, 
to Michael Bosler for $5,280.00. They remained in Pennsylvania for several 
years but Abraham, the father, and Abraham, the s, made several trips to Ohio 
and June 24, 1813, purchased part of S.E. Sec. 4, T. 11, R. 8, containing 168.6 
acres of virgin forest, from Abraham Croft ; lying six miles N. of Canton. A 
few days afterward Abraham Miller, Jr., m Elizabeth* Fouse (II) in Pennsyl- 
vania and they, with father and mother, started for Ohio in a Conestosa wagon 
which after their arrival was used as their place of abode. Soon building a 
small log house, they roofed it with clap-boards, and chunked and daubed the 
sides with clay. The same was erected near a good spring, and served as their 
home for a number of years. The farm was heavily timbered, and after being 
cleared became very fertile and highly productive. Pittsburgh was about 100 
miles distant and was the main source of supplies for the Canton merchants. 

Abraham" d Aug. 18, 1824, agede 75 yrs. ; Sybilla d Oct. 24, 1832, aged 
74 yrs., 5 mos., 24 ds. — both d in Ohio and are buried in the Snyder cemetery 
of the Union Church. 

Children (10), surname Miller: 

(1) Margaret 5 , b May 13, 1815; d Sept. 13, 1834. (No ch.) 

(2) John 5 , b April 4, 1817; d April 4, 1839; m Catharine Clay; lived in 

Stark Co., O., (1 ch). 

(3) Jonathan 5 , b Sept. 15, 1818; d Oct. 21, 1875; m Lydia Cassler; lived in 

Iowa, (8 ch). 

(4) Catharine 5 , b Aug. 19, 1820; d March 30, 1863; m Jacob H. Bair; lived 

in Stark Co., 0., (9 ch). 

(5) Elizabeth 5 , b March 22, 1822; d May 2, 1890; m William Cassler; resi- 

dence Stark Co., 0., (7 ch). 

(6) Solomon 5 , 6 Sept. 21, 1823; d May 21, 1890; m (1) Eliza Bishop; m (2) 

Mrs. Hettie A. Gibble; residence Stark Co., 0., (7 ch). 

(7) Susannah 5 , b Oct. 10, 1825; d Nov. 10, 1839. 

(8) Christena 5 , b July 13, 1827 ; m Henry Snyder; residence Cairo, Stark 

Co., O., (11 ch). 

(9) Mary Ann, 5 b March 23, 1830; d April 17, 1876; m Samuel J. Miller; 

residence, Canton, O., (8 ch). 

"Recorded in Huntingdon Co., Pa., records April 19, 1814. 

"His will is to be reprinted in full in the enlarged volume, " Fouse Families in America." 



(10) Priscilla 5 , b May 30, 1832; m William L. Miller; residence, Stark Co., 
0., (9 oh). 

(Ill) Catharine* Fouse, b Sept. 5, 1790, was the first to leave the parental 
roof and was m April 14, 1811, to John Philip Garner, bro of John Matthew 
Garner, who m [E18] Mary 3 Brumbaugh, b Sept. 1, 1790; and s of John 
Michael and Catharine (Seiss) Garner.* Soon after m they moved into Wood- 
cock Valley upon a farm owned by her husband, about one mile N. of where 
Marklesburg (James Creek P. O.), Pa., was later established. They prospered 
until their buildings were destroyed by fire Christmas eve, 1824; ever after- 
ward he labored under the delusion that evil spirits were after him. From being 
a strong man, a hard worker, and a successful manager, he became unable to 
work. Catharine 4 then bravely conducted the farm and supported the family. 
They lived upon the farm until 1868, when, owing to enfeebled health and the 
further fact that the children were living in homes of their own, they went to 
live with their son, William 5 (10), on a farm in Blair Co., Pa., about one mile 
S. of the old Fouse homestead. Catharine 4 there d Dec, 1870, aged 80 yrs., 
and John Philip followed her in July of 1871, aged 81 yrs. Both were mem- 
bers of the Ger. Ref. Ch. and were laid to rest in the old Union Ch. cemetery 
adjoining Salem Ref. Ch. at Beavertown, now Drab (P.O.), Blair Co., Pa. 
Children (12), surname Garner: 

(1) Jonathan 5 , b Feb. 20, 1812; d. 

(2) Elizabeth 5 , b Nov. 19, 1814; d 1874; m John Acker, (8 ch). 

(3) Margaret 5 , b Aug. 17, 1815; d March 14, 1885; m Jacob C. Hoover, 

(2 ch). 

(4) Sarah 5 , b Sept. 28, 1817 ; m Henry Peightel, (9 ch). 

(5) Daniel 5 , b Nov. 13, 1819; m (1) Margaret Auperley, who d May 6, 

1852, (5 ch) ; he m (2) Elizabeth SorricTc, dau Peter and Catharine 
Sorrick, (7 ch). 

(6) Frederick 5 , b March 7, 1822; d Sept., 1907; m (1) Margaret Sorrick, 

dau of George Sorrick, (3 ch) [See E18-V and VI] ; he m (2) Fanny 
Shiffler, (Is). 

(7) Adam 5 , b March 17, 1824; d March, 1851; m Catharine Summers, (3 

ch). The latter in Sept., 1863, m (2) Jacob Garner, b Nov. 7, 1821, 
as his third wife — Jacob was s of John Michael Garner. b 

(8) Benjamin 5 , b May 26, 1826; d 1906 ;'m Catharine Sorrick, b July 23, 

1826; dau Peter Sorrick, (9 ch). 

"See p. 426. 
b See p. 426. 

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Plate 118 




(9) Philip 5 , b May 15, 1828; d Nov. 11, 1896; m Susan Acker, b April 5, 
1832; dau John Acker; residence near Davenport, la., (7 ch). 

(10) William 5 , b Dec. 15, 1831; m Eve Sorrick, dau Peter Sorrick; residence 

near Holton, Kan., (13 ch). 

(11) Michael 5 , 6 Aug. 3, 1833 ; m (1) Elizabeth S. Showalter, who d Feb. 10, 

1878, (6 ch) ; he m (2) Alice Fenstermaker; residence near Canton, 
0., (3 ch). 

(12) Catharine 5 , b May 1, 1835; m Abraham Myers, d; family live near 

James Creek, Huntingdon Co., Pa., (11 ch). 

(IV) Jacob 4 Fouse, b Nov. 7, 1792; d May 2, 1845. June 21, 1814, in 
Huntingdon Co., Pa., m Elizabeth Miller, b May 31, 1789; dau Abraham and 
Elizabeth (Clapper) Miller. They soon settled on the W. side of Congress 
Lake, Lake Twp., Stark Co., O., where he cleared a farm in the forest, and 
where they resided until their death. Elizabeth d April 8, 1866. Both were 
members of Ger. Ref. Ch. 

Children (5), surname Fouse: 

(1) Mary 5 , b May 7, 1816; d April 20, 1837; m Jacob Heimbaugh; resi- 

dence Portage Co., O., (8 ch). 

(2) Margaret 5 , b Aug. 4, 1818; d Sept. 16 ,1848; m Michael Heimbaugh, 

bro of Jacob, above mentioned; residence Portage Co., 0., (3 ch). 

(3) Abraham 5 , b April 6, 1820; May 2, 1850, m Mary Rhudy; residence 

Hartville, Stark Co., 0., (3 ch). 

(4) Catharine 5 , b Nov. 7, 1823 ; d Nov. 19, 1843 ; m Jonathan Hoover, b Feb. 

8, 1818; d 1892; s Samuel Hoover and bro Jacob C. Hoover; res. 
Meyersville, Summit Co., 0., (11 ch). 

(5) Christena 5 , b Oct. 12, 1827; June 26, 1846, m Samuel Cramer, b April 

7, 1817. A few years before he d they moved to Uniontown, Stark 
Co., 0., where she yet survives him, (6 ch). 

(V) John* Fouse, b Nov. 12, 1794; d July 20, 1825; m Christena Miller, 
b March 17, 1801, and d Sept. 18, 1880; dau Abraham and Sybilla (Lowry) 

John 4 and his family l