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GENEALOGY 



OF 



JOHANNES BAER 



17494910 



COMPILED BY 

DANIEL M. BARE 

AND 

ROBERT BRUCE BARE 



HARRISBURG, PA.: 

CENTRAL PRINTING AND PUBLISHING HOUSB 

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Copyright 1910, by 

D. M. BARE AND R. BRUCE BARE 



THE LIBRARY 

BRIGHAM YOUNG UPJiVERSITY 
PROVO, UTAH 



TO 

CATHARINE MATHIAS BARB, 

WIFE OF 

BENJAMIN BARE, 

AND 

ELIZABETH MATHIAS BARE, 

WIFE OF 

DANIEL BARE, 

two sisters, whose pious, godly lives 

will ever leave an imprint 

for good on their 

descendants, 

This Volume Is Affectionately 
Dedicated. 



CONXBNTrS 

Page. 

Dedication, 3 

Introduction, 7 

Immigrant List, 16 

The Name, 18 

The Baer Cemetery, 20 

expeanation, 22 

A History oe Johannes Baer and his Descendants,. . 23 

Johannes Baer and Map, 28-30 

Jacob and Henry Baer, 31 

John Baer, 32 

George Baer, 57 

Barbara Baer Musser, 113 

David Baer and Abraham Baer, 115 

Jacob Bare, 1 16 

Daniel Bare, 147 

Roaring Spring, Pa., 173 

Anna Baer Miller, 179 

Benjamin Bare, 215 

Kindred Families, 249-253 

Mathias Family, 249 

Jacob Baer, of Newberry and Fairview, ....... 251 

Jacob Bar, Ancestor of Robert C. Bair, 253 

The Baer Family Association, 256 

The Conclusion, 258 






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GENKAI^OGY O^ JOHANNES BAER, 1 749- 19 10. 7 

INTRODUCTriON 

By Robert Bruce Bare. 

While on a visit to my father, John Bare, of Mount Union, 
Penna., in the Fall of 1894, I found a letter in his desk addressed 
to him from Mr, H. O. Lamason, Number 26 Broadway, New 
York, dated November i6th, 1887, in which he said: "I am en- 
gaged in compiling the history of the Baer family, or that part 
of it which we find in York County," and asked that he give him 
any information he could of his own and the other members of 
the family. In answer to my question, asking if he made a reply, 
he said he had not, I said this would be well to know. We 
talked it over and he wrote down for me what he remembered 
of his ancestors, where they lived in York County, the names of 
some of his relatives, and where they lived. I wrote Mr. Lama- 
son and inquired how he succeeded. As this was about seven 
years after the date of his letter, no surprise was occasioned by 
no receipt of a reply. (During the past year I heard that the 
information he collected at that time had been lost.) Soon after 
this, I began making inquiries, and asking information from the 
people whose names father had given me, but with very little 
success. No one seemed to know of any family Bibles that would 
have the records for which we were looking. At Thanksgiving 
time, 1903, on the occasion of a visit of Mrs. Mary S. Devor, of 
Harrisburg, and her brother, Oscar F. Swope, of Pittsburgh, 
while we three were going through the Congressional Library, 
looking at the many things of interest, among which was a 
collection of early Bibles, Mr. Swope said: "I have an old 
German Bible at home that has Baer family records in it, back 
to 1749, and written in German." Here at last, after about 



8 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

eight years of search, the old family Bible was found. Mrs. 
Devor brought the record with her on her return home from 
Pittsburgh, had it translated, and sent it to me. This record 
encouraged me to begin anew to collect information, and after 
about two years' correspondence, I succeeded in getting data of 
the six families mentioned. This was entered in a book and the 
book sent to Mr. D. M. Bare for his information, and so that he 
could make a copy of it for his own use. With gratefulness the 
writer acknowledges the help and assistance of D. M. Bare, Mrs. 
Mary S. Devor, Martin E. Bare, W. H. Gorman, John A. Baer 
(now deaceased), Mrs. Maria J. Deshler, James H. Baer, Miss 
Mary A. Bare, George Garver, John Douglas and all the others 
who so kindly interested themselves in collecting and sending me 
the data requested, and without whose help it could not have 
been obtained. Mr. D. M. Bare offered the suggestion that he 
try to get all the information he could of the present generation, 
and that I try to get all information available of the early ances- 
tors. In compliance with this idea, the writer has visited the 
court houses in Lancaster and York several times, in each case 
with the able assistance of some one familiar with the books, and 
carefully examined records in the offices of the Recorder of 
Deeds, Register of Wills and Orphans' Court, and has consulted 
the Pennsylvania Archives, Histories, Biographies, Genealogies 
and early Church Records, relating to Lancaster and York 
counties in the Congressional Library. 

We also have had searches and examinations of court and 
other records made by Robert C. Bair, Esq., of York, who has 
made a study of "Baer" genealogy for years, by Mr. H. M. 
North, Jr., of Columbia, and by others. While much informa- 
tion has been obtained, yet we have not been able to definitely 
locate the homestead of Jacob Baer and his wife, Barbara 
-Schelman, or their ancestors. Even at the early date of 1749, 



GE^NEAUKJY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 9 

when Johannes was born, there was a number of families by the 
name of "Baer" and the multiplicity of the names, Jacob and 
John, has been confusing, and the custom of settling up estates 
among themselves by some families without making court 
records of the settlement, may account for our failure to locate 
our Jacob. To search for our ancestors, as my time would per- 
mit, for about fourteen years and then fail in part to find the in- 
formation sought is discouraging, yet the task in some respects 
has been a pleasant one. The knowledge gained of Lancaster 
and York counties, of our sturdy Pennsylvania German an- 
cestors, the achievements of the German immigrants, who valued 
their religion and education, built churches and established 
schools and by their industry and frugality did so much for our 
grand old Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, makes me feel proud 
to be a descendant of these people, who until recent years have 
been without their due share of praise for the important part 
they played in the settlement of the State. 

The records in this volume show that your ancestors were 
a religious people in their various walks in life, serving God 
with fidelity and zeal. Will not the present generation, and the 
generations to follow, each in its turn, as the years roll on, vie 
with even more fervor than the preceding one, to teach its chil- 
dren from the word of God and by upright lives, lessons in 
righteousness and sobriety. The church needs the presence, in- 
fluence and money of godly men in each generation. 

Robert Bruce Bare. 

Washington, D. C, February, ipio. 



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lO GENEALOGY OF' JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

INXRODTJCTION 

By Daniel Mathias Bare. 

Under date of January 21st, 1904, one Walter S. Bear of 
St. Louis, Mo., wrote me, saying that he was about to begin a 
family history, commencing with his great grandfather, Jacob 
Bear, who with his wife Rebecca, came from Germany some- 
time prior to the Revolutionary War, and settled in Pennsyl- 
vania. Mr. Bear wanted me to give him such history of our 
family as I possessed, to see if we were descended from the 
same original ancestors. After some correspondence we found 
that as far back as we could trace it, we were of a different 
ancestry. Mr. Bear found about seven hundred persons, de- 
scendants of his great grandparents, Jacob and Rebecca Bear. 
He finished his work and published his book, entitled "The 
Genealog>- of Jacob Bear," in 1906. About three months after 
receiving Walter S. Bear's first letter, the writer received a 
letter from R. Bruce Bare, of Washington, D. C, which began 
as follows: "Dear Sir: I am a son of John Bare (deceased), 
of Mount Union, Pa., and am trying to make a record of the 
Baer, Bear, or Bare family of York county, Penna., etc." Soon 
after this he informed me that he had located the old German 
family Bible of Johannes Baer, and that it gave the names of all 
their children and the dates of their births and other valuable in- 
formation. From that time on, for the next two years, consid- 
erable correspondence passed between us. He was making a 
record of the information he was gathering, by correspondence, 
and in 1906 he sent me his book containing the history so far 



GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAtR, I749-I9IO. II 

obtained. The writer made a copy of this record and, probably 
in so doing, conceived the idea of obtaining the names and dates 
of births, and as much other information as could be secured 
of all the descendants of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, With 
the information obtained from the record made by R. Bruce 
Bare, I was enabled to get the names and addresses of some one 
in each of the families of the second generation. There were seven 
of these families, those of John, George, Jacob, Daniel, Anna, Ben- 
jamin and Barbara. With the information in hand, as above nar- 
rated, early in 1908, the writer began a correspondence with the 
view of obtaining the following facts concerning each individual 
descendant of Johannes and Anna Maria (Mary) Baer: First, 
the name; second, the date of birth; third, the date of death; 
fourth, the occupation ; fifth, the church affiliation ; and sixth, the 
present address. While a good many of my letters were not 
answered, yet I always was able to find some one in each con- 
nection who became interested and many of them went to much 
trouble to secure the information desired. I hesitate to give 
names of these valued correspondents, because there are too 
many of them to insert here, but shall name several, whose 
assistance has been almost invaluable. One among the first was 
Mrs. Maria J. Deshler, then followed John A. Baer, since de- 
ceased; W. H. Gorman, A. N. Gorman, Mrs. R. Emma Hess, 
Martin E. Bare, Jacob S. Bare, Mrs. Mary Preston, Hon. A. 
Fortenbaugh, Mrs. Mary S. Devor, Mrs. Harriet Kettering, 
G. E. Dunmire, Mary A. Bare and Miss Anna Spanogle. With- 
out the able assistance of these just named and many others, the 
book as now presented could not have been published. They 
therefore all have my sincere thanks for their valuable aid, and 
for the inspiration their letters gave me. 

As to the nationality of our ancestors, we have not been 
fully able to satisfy ourselves beyond the fact that they were 



12 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

German speaking people and that Anna Maria (Beistein) Baer 
came from Ober Muldan, Darmstadichen, Germany. That fact 
is estabhshed by the Bible record of Johannes Baer. 

The same record also states the fact that Johannes Baer 
was bom in Lancaster county, Pa., and that his father's name 
was Jacob and his mother's maiden name was Barbara Schel- 
man, but we have no certain information as to where Jacob was 
born. From the Pennsylvania State record at Harrisburg, we 
have obtained the following information : On the vessel "Joyce," 
Captain William Ford, Master, sailed from Rotterdam and ar- 
rived in Philadelphia November 30th, 1730, there were the 
following persons : John Bear, aged 40 ; Anna Maria Bear, aged 
43; Hans Jacob Bear, aged 17; Maria Barbara Bear, aged 16 
and Hendrick Bear aged 6 years. These names were all re- 
corded on the same page and under the above date, and were 
probably all of the same family, and I think it is not improbable 
that the Hans Jacob Bear, aged 17, in 1730, is the father of our 
Johannes. 

If Hans Jacob is our ancestor, the question then arises, 
what part of Germany did he come from? 

Robert C. Bair, Esq., of York, who has probably made a 
more exhaustive study of the ancestry of the Baer families than 
any one else, believes that the ancestors of our line came from 
Switzerland and were of the Swiss Mennonites, who emigrated 
to this country in large numbers from 1700 to 1750. Many of 
the Baers of Lancaster County without a doubt trace their origin 
back to Switzerland, but from the investigation we have made, 
we have been unable to do so. In fact we believe that our 
ancestors emigrated from the Palatinate in Germany, for reasons 
which we will here state. First, Anna Maria Beistien, or Beil- 
stien, the wife of Johannes Baer, was a native of the "Village 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAEJR, I749-I9IO. I3 

of Ober Muldan Lichtenberg, and in the Landgraviate of 
Damstadichen." This fact is plainly written in the family Bible 
of Johannes Baer and is therefore indisputable. Second, 
Johannes Baer would be much more likely to take as his wife a 
woman who came from the country of his father and grand- 
father, than from another country. From the best evidence so 
far obtained, we conclude that our ancestors, the families of 
Jacob and Johannes Baer, belonged to the Reformed Church and 
not to the Mennonite. This we think is pretty certain from the 
fact that Johannes Baer, in his family record, says that he en- 
tered into the state of matrimony, October 26th, 1772, in the 
town of Lancaster, at the house of Pastor Rev. Charles Lewis 
Boehme. Hence there can be no doubt but that the Rev. Boehme 
was the pastor of the family of Jacob Bear. And this fact is 
confirmed by the statement of Daniel Bare, ninth child of 
Johannes Baer, who said that his father's family were members 
of the Reformed Church. We think therefore that the fact is 
indisputable, that the families of Jacob and Johannes Bear were 
thus connected with the Reformed Church. But whether Hans 
Jacob Bear, above mentioned, was our ancestor or not, is not so 
certain. Yet we are rather inclined to the idea that he was, and 
as he sailed from Rotterdam, that would indicate that he came 
from the same Province that his son's wife, Anna Maria 
Beistien came from, as that would be the proper port for emi- 
grants to sail from, who came from the Palatinate. We there- 
fore conclude that it is not at all probable that Jacob Baer and 
his ancestors were Mennonites, when we know that he and his 
family were members of the Reformed Church, at least as early 
as 1772. And this conclusion is much strengthened by the well- 
known fact that denominational lines were drawn much closer 
one hundred and fifty years ago than at the present time. 

It is therefore a well established fact that our ancestors were 



14 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

a religious people, and their descendants have been a law abiding 
and home loving people, who generally identified themselves 
with the churches in the localities in which they lived. The im- 
mediate descendants of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer were 
mostly farmers, as we believe their ancestors were. 

We do not believe that our ancestors in their native country 
belonged to the aristocracy, or to the barons, who held large 
estates and castles in Germany, but think rather that they were 
of the common people, as most of their descendants have been. 
They were of that class that Mr. Lincoln once spoke of, when 
he said, "The Lord must have loved the common people, or 
he would not have made so many of them." However many 
of their descendants have become wealthy and prominent in 
many walks of life, and this is much more to their credit than if 
they had been high born and were now descending the scale of 
good citizenship, instead of advancing, as we believe our people 
are. In the search for the descendants of Johannes and Anna 
Maria Baer, we have found about 1400 persons scattered over 
many States. We have made a record of their births and 
deaths, occupations, church affiliation and present addresses, as 
far as obtainable. We also have recorded all the history of 
each person that has been sent us. In many cases we would 
have been pleased to have given a fuller account of persons than 
we were able to obtain. We could only record what was sent 
us, and this fact will account for some records being much more 
complete than others. The same thing is true in reference to 
the portraits that have been inserted in the book. Some families 
have responded much more freely to our request for photographs 
than others. Our work is now about complete and we submit 
the same to our subscribers in the hope that the perusal of its 
pages may prove a pleasant and profitable pastime to all who 
may be interested in it. Some errors may be found in the book. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAtR, 1749-I9IO. 15 

but we have labored hard to make it as nearly correct as it was 
possible to do with the material obtainable. 

Dan I EI, Math i as Bare. 
Roaring Springy Pa., February, ipio. 



l6 GtatAWCY O^ JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

BAKR IMMIGRANXS 

"BAER" IMMIGRANTS LANDIXG AT PHILADELPHIA, 1727 TO 1775. 

A list of Immigrants spelUng the name *'Baer^' In different ways, landing 
at Philadelphia in the 48 years from 1727 to 1775. Compiled for Vol. XVn, 
Pennsylvania Archives, Second series. B. Bruce Bare. 

Pagre. Name. Ave. Xame of Vessel. 



Sam'l Baer, Molley, 

9 Jacob Baer, Molley, 

70 VIrih Baer (Bare), Dragoon 

413 Geo. Peter Baer (Bare), Rowand, 

22 John Bear, 40 Joyce 

22 Anna Maria Bear, 43 Joyce, 

22 Hans Jacob Bear, 17 Joyce, 

22 Maria Barbara Bear, 16 Joyce, 

22 Hendrlck Bear 6 Joyce, 

56 Madelen Bear, 20 Pink Plalsance, . , 

56 Frena Bear, 18 Pink Plalsance, . . 

254 Bernhart Bear^ MuscUffe Galley, . 

12 Johannes Bar, Mortonhonse, . . . . 

71 Georgre Bar, 21 Ship Pleasant, . . . 

234 Jacob Bar, 20 Frances & Ells., . 

244 Johannes Bar, 23 Phoenix, 

245 Melcholr Bar, Phoenix, 

245 Melcholr Bar, Jr., Phoenix, 

245 Chrlstophell Bar, Phoenix, 

206 Christoflel Bar, Bllanller Vernon, 

257 Hans Nlclan Bar, Bllanller Vernon, 

283 Helnrlch Barr, PrlsclUa 

283 Jacob Bar, PrlsclUa, 

287 Jeremlas Bar, Edlaburg: 

80O Johan Jacob Bar, Jacob, 

807 Jacob Bar, Patience, 

803 Hans Jacob Bar, Royal Union, . . . . 

813 Fllas Bar, Nancy, 

858 Peter Bar, Richard & Mary, 

427 Johannes Bar, Nancy, 

451 Philip Jacob Bar (Behr), Neptune, 

477 Joh Henrlek Bar, 20 Betsy, 

104 Berthol Rudolphos Bar, 20 Lydla, 

104 Hans Barr, 29 Lydla, 

104 Hendk Barr, 20 Lydla, 

258 Casper Ber, Restanratlon, . . . . 

282 Daniel Berr, Saint Andrew, . . . 

382 Johan Frederic Berr, Saint Andrew, . . . 

282 Johannes Berr, Saint Andrew, . . . 

433 Frederick Behre, Brothers, 

456 Jacob Behr, Chance, 

471 Jacob Behr, Polly, 

471 Samnel Behr, Polly, 

474 Martin Behr MyrtUla, 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. IJ 



Date Qaallfled 
Sailed from Last From at Philadelphia. 

Rotterdam, Deal, Bngr., Sept. 30, 17387. 

Rotterdam, Deal, Eng., Sept. 30, 1727. 

Rotterdam, Deal, Engr., Sept. 30, 1732. 

Rotterdam, Cowes, Ens., Sept. 29, 1753. 

Rotterdam, Nov. 30, 1730. 

Rotterdam, Nov. 30, 1730. 

Rotterdam, Nov. 30, 1730. 

Rotterdam, Nov. 30, 1730. 

.Rotterdam, Nov. 30, 1730. 

Rotterdam Sept. 21, 1732. 

Rotterdam Sept. 21, 1732. 

Rotterdam, Dorsetshire, Dec. 22, 1744. 

Deal Aug. 24, 1728. 

Rotterdam, Oct. 11, 1732. 

Rotterdam Aug. 13, 1743. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 30, 1743. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 30, 1743. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 30, 1743. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 30, 1743. 

Rotterdam, Aug. 1, 1747, 

Rotterdam, Aug. 1, 1747. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 11, 1749. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 11, 1749. 

Rotterdam, Portsmouth, Sept. 15, 1749. 

Amsterdam, Shields, Bug., Oct. 2, 1749. 

Rotterdam, Cowes, Eng., Aug. 11, 1750. 

Rotterdam, Portsmouth, Eng., Aug. 15, 1750. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 16, 1751. 

Rotterdam, Portsmouth, Eng., Sept. 26, 1752. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 14, 1754. 

Rotterdam, Soudon, Eng., Oct. 7, 1755. 

Rotterdam, Cowes, Eng., Oct. 13, 1766. 

Soudon, Eng., Dec. 11, 1739. 

Soudon, Eng., Dee. 11, 1739. 

Soudon, Eng., Dec. 11, 1739. 

Rotterdam, Oct. 9, 1747. 

Rotterdam, Plymouth, Eng., Sept. 9, 1749. 

Rotterdam, Plymouth, Eng., Sept. 9, 1749. 

Rotterdam, Plymouth, Eng., Sept. 9, 1749. 

Rotterdam, Sept. 30, 1754. 

Jiotterdam, Cowes, Eng., Nov. 1, 1763. 

Rotterdam, Cowes, Eng., Aug. 24, 1765. 

Rotterdam, Cowes, Eng., Aug. 24, 1765. 

Oosport, Eng., Sept. 21, 1765. 

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l8 GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I949-I9IO. 



"THE NAME 

As to the name, we think the German name of our ancestors 
was spelled Bar, and this name, we have been informed by a 
German, who also speaks English, depends for its meaning on 
whether it is used in speaking of a person or of a beast. To 
illustrate his meaning, he gave this example: "Henry Bar, 
while hunting on the mountain, shot a bar. The first Bar being 
a person's name, would be transcribed into English "Baer," the 
"a" in English being "ae." The second bar meaning an animal, 
would be translated "bear." This corresponds with the trans- 
lation of our German Bible, which will be referred to further on 
in this volume. 

In the first United States Census, which was taken in 1790, 
our ancestor, Johannes Baer (Bar) is recorded as John Barr, of 
Newbury Township, York county, Pa., having the following 
family: Males of 16 years and upwards, i ; males under 16 years 
of age, 7; and females including heads of family, 3. This cor- 
responds exactly with our Bible record as to the number of 
persons. This record, however, would no doubt be the census 
enumerator's own translation, as he would find Johannes Bar and 
his family German speaking and German writing people, and 
would proceed to translate and make his record in English, 
which we find to be John Barr. However, we have found no 
record that our ancestor ever wrote his name Barr, but we find 
in the York county records, that in five diflferent deeds, in which 
land was conveyed to him, his name was written Behr. These 
deeds were written between the years 1770 and 1798. And we 
also find, that in four other deeds, in which property was con- 
veyed to him, his name was written Bear. These last named 
deeds were written in the years 1781, 1784 and 1785. It may 
be inferred from this, that Johannes Bar did not w,rite his name 
in English and that the writers of these deeds made their own 
translations. We find however, from the records, that the 
family name was uniformly recorded Bear from the death of the 
father in 1798 to the year 1826. With these exceptions in a 



GENEAI.OGY OF JOHANNES BAKJR, I749-I9IO. I9 

deed, dated April 6th, 1803, "George Bar and Elizabeth, con- 
veyed to John and Catharine Bear, heirs of John Bar, 50 acres 
of land" and on May 28th, 1820, "one half of 144 acres was 
conveyed to Daniel Bare." With these exceptions, the records 
show that at least after the death of Johannes Bar, the spelling 
for nearly a generation was almost uniformly Bear. That is 
not only true of our own family, but of other families of the 
same name, as shown by the county records. The descendants 
of Johannes Bar at this time spell their names in five different 
ways, as follows: Bare, Bear, Bair, Baer and Barr. George 
Bear and his sons, with possibly one exception, continued to 
spell their name Bear, but some of his later descendants now 
spell it Bair and Barr. Jacob Bear's name, 1785- 1756, appears 
in the York county records as Bear up to 1826, which is as late 
as we copied it, but he and Daniel were probably the first to 
change from Bear to Bare, and their descendants, I think without 
exception, continue to write it Bare. 

John Bear's name appears in the Records as Bear, His 
name is inserted on his tombstone, John Bare. His son, Jacob 
M., died in 1843 and is buried in the family grave-yard at 
Yocumtown. His tombstone reads Jacob M. Bear. John Bear 
had a son, Abraham, His descendants write their names Baer. 
Just when Daniel Bare, the sixth son of Johannes Bar began 
to write his name Bare is uncertain. In the deed referred to 
above, conveying one-half of 144 acres of land to him in 1820, 
it was written "Daniel Bare." Benjamin Bear, the seventh and 
youngest son of Johannes Bar changed from Bear to Bare 
sometime in the thirties, which his descendants have ever since 
used. The record shows that after the death of her husband, 
Anna Maria, wife of Johannes Baer, uniformly wrote her name 
Mary Bear. In the Census of 1790, there are no names written 
Bear in Pennsylvania, and but five written Bar. These five all 
lived in Franklin county. Then follow 12 printed Bare, 12 Bair, 
44 Barr, and 95 Bear, showing a large majority at that time 
favored the latter form of spelling. 



20 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



THB BAER CKMETERY 

The Baer cemetery contains about one-half acre of land, the 
deed for which is in the hands of Martin E. Bare, of Hummels- 
town, Pa. 

The York County records show that in the year 1793, John 
Behr, of Newberry Township, with John Neff and John Blough, 
bought a burial lot, near Shelly's Mill in Newberry Township. 

There were two separate deeds made for this cemetery plot. 
The first one was a conveyance from William Hamersly to John 
Neff, John Bear and John Plough in trust dated February i6th, 
1793, for one-half acre of land, recorded in book O. O. page 426. 
This deed was not recorded within the time limited by the act of 
the Assembly. William Hamersly died and willed his farm to 
his brother, Robert Hamersly, who died intestate and left heirs, 
Robert and Mary Hamersly, who conveyed it to Adam Kister by 
courses and distances without making any reserve or exception. 

The second deed was from Adam Kister to John Bear, John 
Hutton and Anthony Yinger, in trust for a burying ground, 
dated December loth, 18 13, and recorded in book Y. Y., page 
406, under date of January 4th, 1814, for as much ground as 
needed up to one-half acre and their successors, in trust for the 
purpose of a burjnng ground for all and every person or persons 
sect or denomination, whatsoever choosing to make use of the 
same for that purpose and for no other. This deed was given by 
Adam Kister to correct the defect in the first deed by reason of 
it not having been legally recorded. 

It will be noted that the first deed, made in 1793, was con- 
veyed in part to John (Johannes) Baer, who died in 1798. Hence 
the deed made in 1813, was deeded in part to his son, John Baer, 
1 776- 1 840. 

This burial ground is situated about one-fourth of a mile 
from Yocumtown, near the road leading from Yocumtown to 
Newberrytown. It adjoins a fence between two fields, which 
was about the only fence visible when Mr. Bruce Bare first 



GENEAUDGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 21 

visited it. Soon after that discovery was made, a new woven 
wire fence with locust posts was placed around it. In this 
cemetery, Johannes Baer and his wife, Anna Maria and at least 
thirteen of his children and grandchildren are buried. 

The following names and dates of births and deaths were 
taken from the tombstones : 

Jacob Bar, born August 29th, 1773, and died May 15th, 

1785. 

Johannes Baer, born September 29th, 1749 and died Novem- 
ber 1st, 1798. 

Mary Bear, born June 22nd, 1749 and died May 20th, 
1825. 

David Bare, born March 5th, 1782 and died May 26th, 1800. 

Henry Bare, born March 9th, 1775 and died May 8th, 1839. 

John Bare, born September 6th, 1776 and died January ist, 
1840. 

Jacob M. Bear, born April 20th, 1803 and died February 
20th, 1843. 

lyiary Bare, bom November 3rd, 1790 and died June 12th, 
1844. 

Jacob Bare, born July ist, 1785 and died August 3rd, 1856. 

B. Bare (son of Benjamin), born May 15th, 1827, died Jan- 
uary 23rd, 1832. 

Abraham Bare, born September 23rd, 1783 and died Dec- 
ember 1 2th, 1800. 

Lydia Bare (daughter Jacob), born June i8th, 1829, and 
died January 2nd, 1830. 

Margaret Bear (daughter Jacob), born April 20th, 1838, 
and died December 30th, 1839. 

WilHam Henry Bear (son Jacob M.), born September 17th, 
1840, and died March 3rd, 1841. 

Rebecca Bare (daughter of David), born , and died 

October loth, 1851. 

The above record was taken from the tombstones in the 
cemetery. These fifteen names of Baers buried there were all 
that we were able to decipher, as part of the inscriptions are in 
German and some so dim that they could not be read. There 



2.2 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, 

are also relatives by marriage buried there. Of these there are 
Kisters, Schumans and others. This cemetery therefore is 
largely a family grave-yard and appears to have been used from 
1793 to 1856. We do not think that any interments vi^ere made 
since that date. Jacob Bar, the first born of Johannes and Anna 
Maria Baer, is buried in this cemetery, but his death occurred 
eight years before the cemetery lot was purchased. He was 
probably buried elsewhere and his remains afterwards removed 
to this family burial ground. 

With a view of having future generations pay due reverence 
to our dead, we would suggest that some one from one of the 
later generations living in that community be appointed to look 
after any repairs necessary to the fence and to keep the grounds 
in good condition, and that the same person also be the custodian 
of the deed for the land, with such remuneration as would be 
right for the services rendered. 

EXPLANATION. 

The plan of this book is to record the history and biography 
of each family together, beginning with the oldest, and at the 
end of the history of each family is placed a summary of all the 
names in that family, the dates of Births and Deaths, Occupa- 
tions, Church Affiliations and Present Addresses, as far 
as obtainable ; and, to the Left of Each Name in the summary 
is placed the Generation to which each one belonged, beginning 
with Johannes and Anna Maria Baer as the first generation. 

We also have aimed to secure as many portraits of our 
family connection as we could get. We were especially anxious 
to secure what we could of the older generations. Of these we 
found five of the second generation, those of George Bear, Jacob 
Bear, Daniel Bare and Anna (Bare) Miller and Catharine 
(Mathias) Bare. As far as we were able to learn, these are all 
of that generation that are in existence. Of the later genera- 
tion, we have secured something more than one hundred, which 
have been inserted in our book. They are placed in the family 
to which they belong. The figure opposite each name denotes 
the page on which their history will be found. 



GENEAW)GY OP JOHANNES BA^R, I749-I9IO. 23 



JOHANNES (1749-1798) AND ANNA MARIA BAER 
(1749-1825). 



A History of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, and Their 
Descendants. 

The descendants of Johannes Baer are fortunate in having 
preserved his family Bible, in which he has written a plain record 
of his immediate family. This Bible was printed in Germany at 
Frankfort on the Main, in the year 1768, and is now in the 
possession of Mr. Oscar F. Swope, youngest son of Nancy 
Miller, and Wm. B. Swope. She was the third child of Anna 
Baer (1789) and Henry Miller. Anna Baer was the tenth child 
of Johannes and Anna Maria (Mary) Baer. 

This record seems to have been written by himself in Ger- 
many, and was translated April 8, 1904 by the German teacher 
of the High School of Harrisburg, Pa., and is as follows : 

"I, Johannes Baer, begotten of Jacob Baer, and Barbara, 
born Schelman in Lancaster County, 1749, entered into the state 
of matrimony 26th October, 1772, in the town of Lancaster at 
the house of Pastor Rev. Charles Lewis Boehme, I was married 
to Anna Maria Beistein. She was born in the village of Ober- 
muldan, Lichtenberg, and in the Landgraviate of Darmstadi- 
chen, June 22, 1749, and have by the grace of God begotten with 
her the following children : 

1st. My son Jacob was born 29th August, 1773, and died 
15th May, 1785, aged 11 years, 8 months and 15 days. 
.2nd. My son Heinrich was born 9th March, 1775. 

3rd. My son Johannes was born 6th September, 1776. 

4th. My son George was born 26th February, 1778, 

5th. My daughter Barbara was bom 28th September, 1779. 

6th. My son David was born 5th March, 1782. 

7th. My son Abraham was bom 23rd September, 1783. 

8th. My son Jacob was born ist July, 1785. 

9th. My son Daniel was born 19th November, 1787. 



24 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

loth. My daughter Anna was born 31st July, 1789. 
nth. My son Benjamin was born 21st February, 1792. 

(It will be noted the first child was named for his grand- 
father, Jacob, and he died, May 15th, 1785, aged 11 years, 8 
months and 15 days, and the next child born after his death, 
July I, 1785, was also named Jacob.) 

The pastor's name was too dim to read, but the following 
correspondence gave us the pastor's name. August 30, 1908, 
we received a letter from Rev. J. W. Deshong, of Lancaster, Pa., 
enclosing a letter from Rev. W. Stewart Cramer, pastor of the 
First Reformed Church, of Lancaster, Pa., who gives the follow- 
ing from the records of his church: "John Behr, and Anna 
Maria Beilstein were married by Rev. Charles Lewis Beohme, 
October 26, 1772." 

Johannes Baer, was probably born in Lancaster county. Pa., 
September 29, 1749, and a few months before he became of age 
and a little over two years before his marriage, he purchased on 
June II, 1770, from Peter Good of Antrin Township, Cumber- 
land County, Pa., two tracts of land, one of 103 acres, and the 
other 64 acres in Newberry Township, York County, Pa. The 
name in the deed is written in English, John Behr of Leacock 
Township, Lancaster County, Pa. The records show that be- 
tween 1770 and 1790 he purchased four other tracts of land as 
follows : 

April 20, 1 78 1, from James Bane of Yorktown, York 
County, Pa., 105 acres; June 22, 1784, from Jesse Hayes of 
Newberry Township, York County, Pa., 50 acres ; June 3, 1785, 
from the same party, 56 acres, 114 P.; April 23rd, 1790, from 
Edw. Taylor, Newberry Township, 41 A. 104 P. In these four 
deeds his name is spelled Bear. All these lands adjoined and 
all were owned by him at the time of his death, which occured, 
November i, 1798. His farm was well stocked with horses and 
cattle, and well provided with farming utensils, and he had 
about $4,000 loaned out at interest, showing him to have been 
a man of considerable means for the time in which he lived. His 
estate was settled or divided in 1802, his children purchasing the 
farms as follows, each paying the price fixed by the court. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 2$ 

June 23, 1802, tract No. i, containing 155 acres, 16 perches, 
by his son George. 

Same date, tract No. 2, containing iii acres, 141 perches, 
by his son Jacob. 

Same date, tract No. 3, containing 141 acres, 128 perches, 
by his son John. 

Same date, tract No. 4, containing 16 acres by Philip 
Berger. 

On April, 1803, George sold his farm No. i to his brother 
John, who owned it until his death in 1840. It then went out 
of the family. 

June 23, 1802, John sold his farm No. 3 to George, who 
sold it the next Spring, April 9th, 1803, to John Blough, Jr., and 
then moved to near Boalsburg, Center County, Pa. 

Jacob owned his farm No. 2, till 1855, about one year be- 
fore his death. 

The following information is taken from the report of 
Robert C. Bair, Esq., of York, Pa., who made an exhaustive 
search for information of the records of York and Lancaster 
counties. 

By the will of Mary Bear, widow of John Bear, of New- 
berry (Mary died in Fairview Township, York County, Pa.) 
I find she names all of the foregoing as heirs except David and 
Abraham, who died between the years 1799 and 1801. The will 
does not mention George, Barbara, Jacob or Benjamin. She 
names as her executors my two sons, John and Daniel. Wit- 
nesses, Samuel Prowell and Isaac Kirk. 

The following is an excerpt from York County Court : 

"1770 John Behr, of Leacock, bot 103 acres in Newberry of 
Peter Good, Antrim Township, Cumberland County, Pa. Book 
D. 258. 1793, John Behr, of Newberr>', bought with John Neff 
and John Blough burial lot near Shelly's Mill, Newberry Town- 
ship. 

1 781 April 20, deed of James Bane and Ruth his wife, of 
York, to John Bear, of Newberry, for tracts in Newberry Town- 
ship; 105 acres, 53 perches. (This James Bane, in other early 
deeds is described by himself as of Newberry.) 
(2A) 



26 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER^ I749-191O. 

1784 June 22, deed of Jesse Hayes, and Marjory his wife, 
to John Bear, 50 acres in Newberry Township. 

1785 April 22, Conrad Cox, and Elizabeth Raber, late 
widow of John Cox, deed for 63 acres in Newberry to John 
Bear of Newberry. 

1785 June 3, Jesse and Marjory Hayes, deed to John 
Bear for 56 acres, 1 14 perches in Newberry Township. 

1790 John Behr bought 41 acres in Newberry Township 
from Edw. and Catherine Taylor. 

1798 John Behr bought 19 acres in Newberry from Peter 
Flors. 

November ist, 1798, John Behr died intestate in Newberry. 

1799 In Orphan's Court, David Bear, aged 17 years, and 
Abraham, aged 16 years, minor children of John of Newberry, 
asked the Court to appoint Emanuel Bear their guardian. 

1800 Mary Bear, widow of John of Newberry, asked Court 
to appoint John Nichols, guardian for her son Daniel, aged 12, 
and that herself and Jacob Bear (I suppose her deceased hus- 
band's brother or cousin), be made guardian for Nancy Anna, 
aged ten, and Benjamin, aged eight, all of Newberry Town- 
ship. 

1800 Jacob Bear, a minor son of John, of Newberry Town- 
ship, asks the court to appoint John Nichols his guardian. 

1801 December i, petition of John Bear, second son of 
John, late of Newberry Township, showed the court that his 
father John died about three years ago, leaving a widow Mary, 
and also children, Henry, oldest brother of John, George and 
Barbara of age and Jacob, Daniel, Anna and Benjamin, minors, 
under guardians. (David and Abraham are dead.) 

1805 Petition prayed. No. i tract, 280 acres for himself, 
and tracts No. 2 and 3 respectively, 11 acres and 18 perches for 
George Bear, Christian Musser, and Barbara Bear, his wife, 
eldest daughter and fourth heir of John Bear, late of Newberry 
Township, execute, quit claim deed to John Blough for 140 
acres. 

1807 Jacob, Bear, fourth son of John, late of Newberry 
Township, deceased, takes under writ of partition, tract No. 2 
and water rights. The court decreed that Jacob shall pay 



G^NBAIXKJY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 2^ 

Henry, John, George, Barbara Musser, Daniel, Nancy Anna and 
Benjamin 47 pounds each and the widow her dower. 

1825 Mary Bear, widow of John Bear, makes her will and 
dies. The will is dated Fairview Township, December 7, 1824, 
and probated June i, 1825. Mary Bpar divides her effects 
among the following children. To Henry and Anna, the widow 
of Abraham Miller and appoints "My two sons," John and 
Daniel, executors. 

1826 June 6, George Bear and Christian Musser and ad- 
ministrators of Barbara Musser, late Barbara Bear and Jacob 
Bear, Daniel Bear, Nancy (Anna) Miller and Benjamin Bear, 
all children of John Bear, late of Newberry Township. Release 
to John Bear in full for all moneys owing by said John Bear to 
said heirs. 

1826 June 6, Henry Bear, John and George Bear and 
Christian Musser, administrator of Barbara Musser, deceased. 
Jacob Bear, Anna Miller and Benjamin, all children of John 
Bear, late of Newberry, release to Daniel Bear, etc. 

1803 John Bear, second son of John, late of Newberry. 
John Bear of Fairview married, first Catherine Miller, second 
Barbara Rupp. 

1803 April 6, release of Barbara (Bear) Musser to John 
for 155 acres in Newberry Township. Deed of John and Cath- 
erine Bear, his wife, to George Bear, 140 acres in Newberry 
Township. Deed of George and Elizabeth Bear, his wife, to 
John and Catherine Bear, 50 acres. 

1812 April 15, deed for John and Sarah Taylor to John 
Bear, 26 acres, tract in Newberry Township. 

1820 March 28, deed of John and Barbara Bear, his wife 
of Fairview to Daniel Bear, of Allen Township, Cumberland 
County, Pa., one-half of 114 acres, adjoining Jacob Halderman, 
Samuel Prowell, Esq., Benjamin Bear and other lands of John 
Bear, it being the same which Christian and Faronice (Varonica) 
Hursh, did grant to Daniel Bare and Abraham Miller, said 
Abraham Miller, now deceased, intestate. 

1826 June 6, release, of John Bear, George Bear and 
Christian Musser, administrators of Barbara Musser, to himself, 
John Bear. 



25 GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BEAR, I749-I9IO. 

1801 George Bear, third son of John Bear, married Eliza- 
beth Krape December i, 1801. Petition of George to take tracts 
No. 2 and 3 of his father John's estate. 

1803 April 6, deed of John and Catherine to George, 140 
acres in Newberry, 

1803 April 6, George Bar and Elizabeth, deed to John and 
Catherine Bear of Fairview, the heirs of John Bar, 50 acres, 

1817 March 3, release of George and Benjamin to John 
Blough, 141 acres. 

1826 Release of George and heirs of John Bear of New- 
berry, to John Bear. 

1826 Release of John, of Newberry, heirs to George Bear. 

JOHANNES BAER, 1749-1798. 

Johannes Baer, son of Jacob and Barbara Schellman Baer, 
was probably born in Lancaster county. Pa,, September 29th, 
1749, and died in York County, November ist, 1798, aged 49 
years, one month and two days. He was buried in the cemetery 
near Yocumtown, York County, Pa, His wife, Anna Maria 
Baer, was born in Germany, June 22nd, 1749, and died May 20th, 
1825, aged 75 years, 10 months and 28 days. John and Daniel 
were her executors. 

The first born child, Jacob by name, died before he was 
12 years old, David died at the age of 18 and Abraham died in 
the same year, aged 17 years. Henry lived to be 64 years of 
age, but never married. We therefore have only five sons 
and two daughters, whose descendants we have been able 
to trace successfully. These seven children of Johannes and 
Anna Maria Baer all grew to manhood and womanhood in York 
County and all married there. George was the first to leave the 
old Fishing Creek Valley home. He moved to Centre County, 
Pa., in 1803. John and Jacob both lived and died on parts of the 
old homestead farm. Anna married Abraham Miller. They 
lived near the old homestead, until the death of Mr. Miller, 
which occurred in 1822. About the year 1836, she married 
Jacob Strominger, who died about 1844. The balance of her 
life she spent with her son-in-law, Samuel Fortenbaugh, of 



GENKAIXKiY OF JOHANNES BAE^R, I749-I9IO. 29 

Yocumtown, Pa. About 1822, Daniel moved to the Jacob Hal- 
deman farm, on the Susquehanna river, just below New Cumber- 
land, where he lived until 1832, when he moved to Huntingdon 
County, and was followed by his brother, Benjamin, one year 
later. 

A summary of the Johannes and Anna Maria Baer's family 
is as follows: 

Baer, Jacob, the father of Johannes. 

Baer, Barbara (Schellman), the mother of Johannes. 

I Baer, Johannes, 1749- 1798. Farmer. Reformed. 

1 Baer, Anna Maria, 1749- 1825, wife of Johannes. Re- 
formed. 

2 Baer, Jacob, 1773- 1785, first child of Johannes and Anna 
Maria. 

2 Baer, Henry, 1775-1839, second child of Johannes and 
Anna Maria. 

2 Baer, David, 1782-1800, sixth child of Johannes and 
Anna Maria. 

2 Baer, Abraham, 1783- 1800, seventh child of Johannes 
and Anna Maria. 

These eight in the Johannes Baer family are not counted in 
other families. 

To enable the descendants to get an idea of the location of 
the Johannes Baer farms, and of the homes of the families his 
children intermarried with, and the early churches near, there is 
printed herewith a map, showing by number the places located 
by Mr. Samuel F. Prowell. These farms of Johannes were on 
the main road 9 miles east of Harrisburg and 17 miles west of 
York. 

Newberry was one of the original townships, and a very 
large one, now very much divided, and was first settled by 
Quakers from Chester county, who came over from 1734 to 
1738, over forty years before our ancestor. Fishing Creek valley 
was rich, fertile land. 

No. I and 2 House and mill of Jacob Baer, 1 785-1856. 
Now owned by Samuel F. Prowell, one of the three farms of 
Johannes, and we think the homestead farm, as there was an old 



30 GENEAI/XiY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

house on this farm, which was torn down about fifty years ago. 
Another of the three farms, owned soon after his decease by 
John Ploughman, probably adjoined this on the right. Abraham 
Miller and wife, Anna Baer, lived in this section, and Benjamin 
Baer (1792); also from 1816 to 1833. 

3 Home of John Baer, 1776. One of Johannes farms; 
now just over the line in Fairview township. 

4 The large old colonial house on the Kister farm, on 
which the cemetery is located. This may be the home of the wife 
of Jacob Baer of Fort Little, Pa. This farm is now owned by 
Samuel Hykes. 

5 Baer cemetery, about }i of mile from Yocumtown. 

6 Fortenbaugh homestead, was in the family probably 100 
years or more; now owned by Mr. Bambarger. 

7 Peter Mathias' homestead. Part of It in the family 
now. About 5 miles from "Baers." 

8 Haldeman farm on Susquehanna river. Daniel Bare 
(1787) lived there some years. 

9 Quickel's Church and cemetery at Zion's View (Luther- 
an) Church records from 1765 to 1833 written in German. Lo- 
cated about yy^ miles from Baer's and 3>4 miles from Mathias.' 

10 Quaker meeting-house, about 1738 to 181 1. Sold in 
the latter year; new one built; see No. 11. 

1 1 Quaker meeting-house, present church ; since about 
1811. 




MAP S/fOIV/r/C THE S£CT/ON OF 
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IN lYHICH JOHAIS/^ES BAEH LIVED 
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GEN^AIvOGY 05' JOHANNES BA^R, I749-I9IO. 3I 



JACOB BAER, 1 773-1775- 

Jacob Baer, first child of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, 
was born August 29th, 1773, and died May 15th, 1785, aged 11 
years, 8 months and 15 days. It will be observed, that 45 days 
after the death of this first child, to wit, July ist, 1785, another 
son was born to Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, to whom they 
also gave the name of Jacob. His history, and that of his de- 
scendants, will be found in its proper place in this volume. 



HENRY BAER, 1 775-1839. 

Henry Baer, second child of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, 
was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa,, March 9th, 
1775, and died May 8th, 1839, aged 64 years, i month and 29 
days. He never married and he lived with his brother John, 
and is buried with a number of his brothers and sisters, in the 
Bare Cemetery, near Yocumtown, York County, Pa, It will be 
noted, that his brother John, with whom he lived, died less than 
eight months later. 



32 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

JOHN BAER, 1 776-1840. 

History of John Baer and His Descendants. 

John Baer, third child of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, 
was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., September 
6, 1776, and died January i, 1840, aged 63 years, 3 months and 
25 days. He lived all his life on the farm formerly owned by his 
father, and was buried with his parents in the cemetery near 
Yocumtown, York County, Pa. His first wife was Catherine 
Miller, with whom he had four sons and two daughters. She died 
in 1825. His second wife was a widow. Her name was Barbara 
Rupp. He had no children to his second wife. 

The country road was the dividing line between Newberry 
and Fairview Townships, and his land lay in both townships. 
John Baer and his wife were both members of the Church of the 
Brethren. This information as to their church relations was 
given in a letter dated September 20th, 1908, by Mary Myers, 
1643 Susquehanna street, Harrisburg, Pa. 

The names of the children of John and Catherine Baer were 
as follows : 

Samuel, Jacob M., Martin, Abraham, Mary, Elizabeth. 

Samuel Baer, first child of John and Catherine Baer, was 
born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa. 

Jacob M. Bear, second child of John and Catherine Baer, was 
born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., December 21st, 
1803. He was married to Effinda Dunn, February 19th, 1829. 
She was born April 9th, 1809. Jacob M. Bear lived and died on 
the same farm that his father, John Baer, lived and died on. 
Jacob M. Bear died February 20th, 1843, and was buried in the 
cemetery near Yocumtown, York County, Pa. He and Jacob 
Kirk were the administrators of his father's estate. This farm 
of 184 acres was sold April 1st, 1844, to Samuel Miller. They 
had the following children : 

Alfred, Catherine, Darius, Harrison, Margaret Ann, Wil- 
liam Henry, John Thomas. 




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Alfred Bear, first child of Jacob M. and Effinda Bear, was 
born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., February 17th, 
1830, and died in Schuylkill County, Pa. He was a cigar manu- 
facturer, and was married to a Connecticut lady, name unknown. 
They had three children, all living in the State of Massachusetts. 
One daughter, Katie Bear, married to Mr. Lyones, is living in 
Massachusetts, but her address, as well as the names and ad- 
dresses of the two sons have not been ascertained. 

Catherine, Bear, second child of Jacob M. and Effinda Bear, 
was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., March 30th, 
1832, and died December 13th, 1898, aged 66 years. She was a 
member of the Presbyterian Church at Bellville, Pa. She was 
married to George W. Dunmire, who was born March 2, 183 1, 
and died June 4, 1902, aged 72 years. They lived in Kishaco- 
quillas Valley, Mifflin County, Pa., on the road leading from 
Reedsville to Belleville. Mr. Dunmire was a blacksmith by 
trade and was highly respected by his friends. (Effinda Baer 
came to live with them after her second husband's death.) They 
attended the Presbyterian Church at Belleville. They had the 
following children : 

Eathalinda, Clara Emma, Mary Margaret, Georgiana, Ef- 
finda Elsie, Alfred, William Henry, George Elmer. 

Eathalinda Dunmire, first child of George W. and Catherine 
Dunmire, was bom June 27th, 1853, and died August 3rd, 1853, 
aged 2 months. 

Clara Emma Dunmire, second child of George W. and 
Catherine Dunmire, was born November 17th, 1854, and died 
April 27th, 1856, aged over 2 years. 

Mary Margaret Dunmire, third child of George W. and 
Catherine Dunmire, was born April 26, 1856, and died August 
29, 1856, aged 4 months. 

Georgiana Dunmire, fourth child of George W. and Cather- 
ine Dunmire, was born April 16, 1858, and died July 4th, 1858, 
aged 3 months. 

Effinda Elsie Dunmire, fifth child of George W. and Cather- 

(3) 



34 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

ine Dunmire, was born three miles from Reedsville, in Kishaco- 
quillas Valley, Mifflin County, Pa., November 2nd, 1859. She was 
married to William D, Aikins. They live at Reedsville, Pa., and 
have three children : George M., Emma May and Mary 
Catherine. William D. Aikins died at his home in Reedsville, 
June 26th, 1908, and is buried in the cemetery on the hill near 
Reedsville, Pa. Effinda Elsie (Dunmire) Aitkins is a member of 
the Presbyterian Church of Reedsville, Pa. 

Alfred Dunmire, sixth child of George W. and Catherine 
Dunmire, was born November i6th, i860, and died April i6th, 
1902, aged 42 years. Was at the time of his death foreman in 
yards of the Kansas City and Southern Railway Co. He met his 
death by a pistol, fired by the hand of a drunken man, whose boy 
had been discharged some days previously by Mr. Dunmire. He 
left a wife and little daughter, who, as far as we know, reside in 
Texas. Mr. Dunmire married a lady from Fort Worth, Texas. 
He had been a railroad man for many years. 

William Henry Dunmire, seventh child of George W. and 
Catherine Dunmire, was born September 21st, 1862, and died Oc- 
tober 20th, 1862, aged 2 months. 

George Elmer, eighth child of George W. and Catherine 
Dunmire, was born in Kishacoquillas Valley, near White Hall, 
three miles from Reedsville, April 14th, 1863. He is married to 
Carrie Mae Stewart, of Ridgeway, Pa. They have no children 
at this time, 1908. Mr. Dunmire is the representative of Hol- 
lingshead & Campbell, bankers, of New York City. They live in 
Tyrone, Pa. They are identified with the Episcopal Church, 
Mrs. Dunmire being a member of that church. 

Darius Baer, third child of Jacob M. and Effinda Baer, was 
born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., January 3rd, 
1834. He was married to Miss Nancy Harvey, of Connecticut. 
He was a cigar manufacturer by occupation. They had four 
children : 

Alfred N. Baer, unmarried, is living in Philadelphia. 

Josephine G. was born November 30th, 1859. She was mar- 
ried to Mr. George G. Richard, and lives in New York City. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 35 

They have no children. He is a Methodist, and she is a member 
of the Episcopal Church, 

Winfield Scott Baer was born April 20th, 1861. He is a 
clergyman in the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was edu- 
cated at the Philadelphia Divinity School, and was ordained to 
the ministry in 1889. He has served the following churches as 
rector : St. Mark's Church, Honeybrook, Pa. ; St. Martin's 
Church, Radnor, Pa.; Grace Church, Sandusky, Ohio, and St. 
George's Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., of which he is the present 
honored rector. He was married to Anna A, White, of Phila- 
delphia, Pa. They have the following children : 

Allison Harvey Baer, born January 27th, 1885. 

Louis Baer, born June 2nd, 1889. 

William Whitaker Baer, born January 25th, 1898. 

Rhoda Love Baer, born June 14th, 1899. 

Nancy Baer, fourth child of Darius and Nancy Baer, died 
in infancy. 

Darius Baer died in 1867, and his wife died in 1864. 

Harrison Bear, fourth child of Jacob M. and Effinda Bear, 
was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., April 8th, 
1836, and died during the War of the Rebellion, in the army, 
having been confined to a Confederate prison. He was unmar- 
ried. 

Margaret Ann Bear, fifth child of Jacob M. and Effinda 
Bear, was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., April 
20th, 1838, and died on December 3rd, 1839. 

William Henry Bear, sixth child of Jacob M. and Effinda 
Bear, was born in York County, Pa., September 17th, 1840, and 
died March 3rd, 1841. 

John Thomas Bear, seventh child of Jacob M. and Effinda 
Bear, was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., March 
8th, 1842, and died in Philadelphia about 1899. He, too, was a 
soldier in the Union Army and had also been incarcerated in a 
Confederate prison. When he was ten years old he went to 
live with his aunt and uncle, Mary and John Armon, in Hunting- 
don County, Pa., and remained with them until he became of age. 



36 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1 749- 1 9 lO. 

He was married to Miss Rosalie Rainey, of Philadelphia. They 
had two sons, Grant Bear and George Bear. Grant Bear lives 
in Camden, N. J., and George Bear, in Illinois. Address not as- 
certained. 

Effinda (Dunn) Bear, after the death of her first husband, 
Jacob M. Bear, married David Bear, third child of George Bear, 
a cousin of Jacob M. Bear, of Rebersburg, Center County, Pa. 

Martin Baer, third child of John and Catharine (Miller) 
Bare, was born in Newberry Township, York County, July 5th, 
1805. When a young man he came to visit his Uncle George 
Baer, then living at Rebersburg, Pa. He secured work in a grist 
mill, owned by Jacob Wolf, where he worked for some time. 
After that he taught school for a few terms and then engaged in 
the mercantile business, in which he continued until his death, 
which occurred, probably in the year 1836. He died suddenly 
and was buried in the cemetery at Rebersburg, Pa. He had 
married Maria Gramley, with whom he had one child, a daughter, 
Mary A. Bare, who was born November 4th, 1832. 

After the death of Martin Baer, his widow and little 
daughter, Mary A. Bare, went back to York County, and re- 
mained there with relatives about six months, after which they 
returned to Rebersburg, Pa. Finally the widow married Henry 
Mark and soon afterwards, moved to Venango County, Pa., and 
a few years later moved to the State of Minnesota. 

Henry and Maria Mark had three children, Adam and 
William, and a daughter who died in infancy. Adam Mark is 
living at Harmony, Minn., and William lives in Iowa. Mrs. 
Mark died some years later in Iowa. 

Mary A. Bare, the only child of Martin and Maria Bare, 
married Robert B. Neely, October 31st, 1847. They had the 
following children : 

Mary Jane, Louisa Ellen, John Martin, Margaret Ann, 
Joseph Bare, Martha Maria, Robert Crawford, Sara Lillian, 
Emma Celesta, Mildred Elizabeth, Samuel Edgar, Eva May, Ina 
Belle, James Madison, Wilson Andrew. 

Mary Jane Neely, first child of Robert and Mary A. Neely, 




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GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 37 

was born August 5th, 1848. She is unmarried and lives with 
her father, Robert B. Neely and is a member of the Alethodist 
Church. 

Louisa Ellen Neely, second child of Robert B. and Mary A. 
Neely, was born November 6th, 1849. She married Frederick 
Fisher. They had two children, Effie Jane Fisher and Walter 
Fisher. Both of these children are dead, as is also their father, 
Frederick Fisher. The family were Methodists. After the death 
of Mr. Fisher, his widow married Jacob Rapp. They live at 
Cranberry, Pa. 

John Martin Neely, third child of Robert and Mary A. 
Neely, was born June 29th, 1851. He married Susan Alexander. 
They had the following children : 

Alice Lena, Ethel Grace, Archie Leroy and Ada. 

Alice Lena, first child of John and Susan Neely, married 
John Fuller. They had two children. Claire Fuller and Carl 
Fuller. 

Ethel Grace Neely, second child of John and Susan Neely, 
was married to Plummer Weikal. They had two children : 

Thelma Weikal and Leon Weikal. 

John Martin Neely's address is FrankHn, Pa. They are 
farmers and belong to the Methodist Church. 

Margaret Ann Neely, fourth child of Robert and Mary A. 
Neely, was born July 12th, 1853. She married Joseph Lesh. 
They had the following children : 

Edgar, Lura, Myrta, Clinton, Walter, Bessie, Edith and 
Alice, 

Edith and Alice died in infancy. Margaret Neely Lesh died 
January 2nd, 1908. 

Edgar Lesh, first child of Joseph and Margaret Lesh, is a 
professor in the high school at Sunville, Pa. He is a Methodist. 

Margaret Lesh married Frederick Hoover. They had the 
following children : Edith Hoover and Arthur Hoover. 

Myrta Lesh married Lawrence Goodwin. They had one 
child, Vera Goodwin. 



38 GENEAIvOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Clinton Lesh married Lois Brown. They had three children. 
Mildred Lesh, Margaret Lesh and Ruth Lesh. They are farmers 
and members of the M. E. church. 

Joseph Bare Neely, fifth child of Robert and Mary A. 
Neely, was born April 3rd, 1855. He married Amanda Everett. 
They had seven children, as follows : 

Guy Neely, Mabel Neely, Burton Neely, Gordon Neely, 
Frederick Neely, Austa Neely and Esther Neely. 

Joseph Bare Neely died July 13th, 1907. His family were 
Methodists and he was a farmer. 

Guy Neely married Lucy Kean. They had one son, Theo- 
dore Neely. 

Martha Maria Neely, sixth child of Robert B. and Mary A. 
Neely, was born March 29th, 1857. She married David Weikal. 
They had one child, Elmer Weikal. They are farmers and 
belong to the M. E. Church. 

Robert Crawford Neely, seventh child of Robert and Mary 
A. Neely, was born March 23rd, 1859. He married Laura 
Gharing. They had five children, as follows: 

Sara Neely, Clifford Neely, Elda Neely, Duff Neely, and 
Winifred Neely. 

They are farmers and belong to the Methodist Church. 

Sara Lillian Neely, the eighth child of Robert B. and Mary 
A. Neely, was born February i8th, 1861, and died September 
22nd, 1865. 

Emma Celesta Neely, ninth child of Robert B. and Mary A. 
Neely, was born April 14th, 1863. She married William Straw- 
bridge. They had the following children : 

Leroy Strawbridge, Gladys Strawbridge and Glen Straw- 
bridge. They are farmers and belong to the Methodist Church, 
and their address is Diamond, Pa. 

Mildred Elizabeth Neely, tenth child of Robert B. and 
Mary A. Neely, was born June 3rd, 1865. She married David 
Richard. They had two children, Nellie Richard and Belle 
Richard. They are farmers and are members of the Methodist 
Church. Their address is Franklin, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 39 

Samuel Edgar Neely, eleventh child of Robert B. and Mary 
A. Neely, was born January 2nd, 1867, and died August 13th, 
1896. 

Eva May Neely, twelfth child of Robert B. and Mary A. 
Neely, was born December 4th, 1869. She is unmarried and 
lives with her father, Robert B. Neely, at Franklin, Pa., and is 
a member of the M, E. Church. 

Ina Belle Neely, thirteenth child of Robert B. and Mary A. 
Neely, was born October 21st, 1871. She married John Cauvel. 
They had one child, Bertha Cauvel. They are farmers and are 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Their address is 
Franklin, Pa. 

James Madison Neely, fourteenth child of Robert B. and 
Mary A, Neely, was born December nth, 1873. He married 
Rella Prichard. They had two children, Ivan Neely and Robert 
Neely. They are farmers and belong to the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, and live at Greely, Col. 

Wilson Andrew Neely, fifteenth child of Robert B. and Mary 
A. Neely, was born March 12th, 1876. He is a book-keeper and 
lives at Franklin, Pa., and is a member of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. 

Abraham, fourth child of John and Catherine Baer, was born 
in York County, Pa., October 31st, 1807. He was married to 
Mary Bair, (no relation) and died in 1837. After the death of 
her first husband, Abraham Baer, she married John Fugate. She 
died June 9th, 1864, aged 56 years, 9 months and 9 days, and 
was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Altoona. She was a Baptist. 

Abraham Baer and Mary Baer (no relation) had the follow- 
ing children : 

John A., Anna, Elizabeth, Mary Ellen, Barbara Irene. 

John A. Baer, first child of Abraham and Mary Baer, was 
born in York County, Pa., September 4th, 1828. He came to 
Sinking Valley, Huntingdon County in 1836. And from there 
went to Warrior's Mark in 1844 or 1845, where he was appren- 
ticed to Peter Burket and learned the tanner's trade. He moved 
to Altoona in 1852, where he died August 9th, 1905. Novem- 



40 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNICS BAER, I749-I9IO. 

ber 20th, 1851, he was married to Eleanor Shank, a daughter of 
George and Nancy Shank, who was born in Warrior's Mark 
Township, January 26th, 1833. John Baer was employed in the 
P. R. R. shops in Altoona 1852 to 59. After that was en- 
gaged in general merchandise till 1868. In 1872 he became the 
Superintendent of the Altoona City water department, which 
position he held until 1885, at which time he became so broken 
down in health that he did but little work afterwards. He joined 
the M. E. Church at Warrior's Mark in 1850 or 51, and after 
moving to Altoona in 1852 became one of the original charter 
members of the first M. E. Church, of which he was an honored 
member until his death. 

John and Eleanor (Shank) Baer had the following children: 

George A., Hester, James Hirst. 

George A. Baer, first child of John and Eleanor Baer, was 
born in Altoona, Pa., March 6th, 1854, and was educated in the 
public schools of Altoona. He was employed as a clerk in the 
office of R. A. O. Kerr & Co., insurange agents, Altoona, 1869 to 
1873 ; was then two years with the Western Union Telegraph 
Co., and after that for six years was night clerk in the Logan 
House, Altoona. Since 1881 he has been employed as a clerk 
in the offices of the P. R. R. Co. at Altoona. He is a member of 
the First M. E. Church and a trustee of said church. At this 
date (1908) he is unmarried. He and his sister, Mrs. Coulter, 
and his mother, live together at 1234 Seventeenth avenue, Al- 
toona, Pa. 

Hester M. (Baer) Coulter was born in Altoona, May 3rd, 
1856, and married Harrison Lisle Coulter, April 20th, 1875. 
They lived in Johnstown, Pa., until the time of Mr. Coulter's 
death, which occurred July 26, 1893. Mr. Coulter was the Su- 
perintendent of the Barbed Wire Plant of the Cambria Iron Co., 
Johnstown. They were both members of the M. E. Church. 
Mr. Coulter was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Altoona, Pa. 
Mrs. Coulter returned to Altoona after her husband's death, and 
lives with her mother and brother George, at 1234 Seventeenth 
avenue. 

James Hirst Baer, third child of John and Eleanor (Shank) 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 4I 

Baer was born in Altoona, April i8th, i860. He was educated 
in the public schools of Altoona, and was married to Lilah Work, 
June 2nd, 1886. He has been employed as a clerk by the P. R. 
R. Co. since 1875, and is now Chief Clerk of the General Freight 
Claim Agent of the R. R. Co. at Broad street, Philadelphia. 
They have one son, John Lawrence Baer, born in 1890, and a 
student in the University of Pennsylvania, in the Civil Engineer- 
ing Department. Parents and son are members of the Grace 
Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia. Their present ad- 
dress is 1605 Bouvier street, Philadelphia. 

Anna Baer, second child of Abraham and Mary Baer, was 
born in York County, Pa., Nov. 13th, 1829, and died in Warren, 
Pa., May 29th, 1893. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Al- 
toona, Pa. She was married to Thos. El way, January i6th, 1849. 
Thos. Elway was a tailor, and was born in Gloucestershire, Eng- 
land, February 14th, 1820. He lived for many years in Altoona, 
They were both members of the M. E. Church. Thomas and 
Anna (Baer) Elway had one child, Mary Irene. She was born 
in Altoona, October, 1856, and died February i, 1909, at Dubois, 
Pa. She was married to Dr. S. M. Free, They lived for years 
in Dubois, Pa. Dr. Free is a very prominent physician of that 
city. They had the following children : 

Edward Elway, Rhoe, Virginia, Spencer. 

Edward Elway Free, first child of Dr. S. M. and Irene Free, 
was born at Dagus Mines, Elk County, Pa., May 3, 1883, He is 
a chemist by profession and a graduate of Cornell University, 
He is in the employ of the U. S. Government in the Agricultural 
Department at Washington, D. C. He is a Methodist. 

Rhoe Chambers Free (twin with Virginia) was born at 
Beechtree, Jefferson County, Pa., May 15th, 1889. He is study- 
ing electrical engineering. Address, Dubois, Pa. 

Virginia Free (twin with Rohe) was born ]\Iay 15, 1889, and 
died May 14th, 1890. 

Spencer Michael Free was born at Dubois, Pa., February 
17th, 1895, He is a Freshman in Dubois High School. 

Elizabeth Baer, third child of Abraham and ^lary (Bair) 

(3A) 



42 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1749-I9IO. 

Baer, was born in York County, Pa., July 30th, 183 1, and died 
November 20th, 1890. She, with her husband, was buried at 
Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, Pa. She was married to J. A. J. 
Fugate, December 18th, 1854. He was born May 31st, 1829, and 
died May 13th, 1901. They had the following children: 

Stephen, George, William, James, Robert, INIary, Anna, 
John. 

Stephen Fugate, first child of Elizabeth and J, A. J. Fugate, 
was born at Stormstown, Center County, February 6th, 1851, 
and married Ella M. Weston. Mr. Fugate is a physician. Ad- 
dress, Dubois, Pa. They had the following children : 

Thomas E., Benjamin Lamason, William Chester, Edith 
Lucinda, Victor Weston. 

Stephen Fugate is a graduate of the University of Michigan 
at Ann Harbor. Mrs. Fugate is a member of the M. E. Church. 

Thomas E. Fugate, first child of Stephen and Ella Fugate, 
was born at Ann Harbor, Michigan, February 8th, 1880. He is 
a graduate of the Pennsylvania State College, and at present is 
an Assistant Supervisor of the P. R. R. Office and residence, 
Middletown, Pa. He is unmarried (1908). 

Benjamin Lamason Fugate, second child of Stephen and 
Ella Fugate, was born at Port Matila, Chester County, Pa., No- 
vember 28, 1 881. He was a student at Pennsylvania State Col- 
lege in the Sophomore year, and died on October 4th, 1903. He 
was unmarried. 

William Chester Fugate, third child of Stephen and Ella 
Fugate, was born at Troutville, Clearfield Co., Pa., January 23rd, 
1884. He is a graduate of the Medico-Chirurgical College. By 
occupation is a pharmacist. 

Edith Lucinda Fugate, fourth child of Stephen and Ella 
Fugate, was born at Troutville, Clearfield County, Pa., July 17th, 
1886. She is a graduate of Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, 
and is in her senior year at Allegheny College. She is a member 
of the M. E. Church. 

Victor Weston Fugate, fifth child of Stephen and Ella Fu- 
gate, was born at Troutville, Pa., October 7th, 1889. He is at 



GE:NEAU)GY of JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 43 

present (1908) a student at Allegheny College and is a member 
of the M. E. Church. 

George I. Fugate, second child of J. A. J. and Elizabeth 
(Baer) Fugate, was born at Stormstown, Centre County, Pa., 
July 2nd, 1852. He was married to Eldora Merryman, who was 
born March 14th, 1854. Mr. George I. Fugate is an ordained 
minister of the M. E. Church, and a member of the Bentleyville 
Quarterly Conference. At present he is employed as Superinten- 
dent of the farms of the Lackawanna Steel Co. His family with 
him are members of the Methodist Church. They had the fol- 
lowing children : 

Edna Avalon, Toner Talmage and Henry W. Beecher. 

Edna Avalon Fugate, first child of George I. and Eldora Fu- 
gate, married M. E. Hardgrove. Mr. Hardgrove is the agent of 
the P. V. and C. R. R. at Waltersburg, Fayette County, Pa. 

Toner Talmage Fugate, second child of George I. and Eldora 
Fugate, was born January 7th, 1887. He is a graduate of the 
Railway Training School of Minneapolis, Minn. 

Henry W. Beecher Fugate, third child of George I. and El- 
dora Fugate, was born February 2nd, 1889. He is the railroad 
and express agent at Ellsworth, Washington County, Pa. 

William Fugate, third child of Elizabeth (Baer) and J. A. 
J. Fugate, was born at Port Matilda, Center County, Pa., May 
I2th, 1854, He is married to Ella M. Shiffler. They live in 
Joilet, 111., where he is a commercial salesman. Mrs. Fugate is 
a member of the M. E. Church, of Joilet, 111. They have the 
following children, all at home (1908) : 

Arlington, born at Starr's Grove, 111., August 5th, 1880. Is 
a machinist. 

Edison, born at Wilmington, 111., February 10, 1883. Is a 
plumber. 

Norma, born at Braceville, 111., January 30, 1885, died Au- 
gust 13th, 1885. 

Mary Eldon, born at Braceville, 111., August 19th, 1866. Is 
a member of the M. E. Church at Joliet, 111. 

James C. Fugate, fourth child of Elizabeth (Baer) and J. A. 
J. Fugate, was bom at Port Matilda, April loth, 1856. He re- 



44 GENEALXXiY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1 749- 1 9 ID. 

ceived a common school education, and later took a course at 
Pine Grove Academy, Center County, Pa. He taught country 
and village schools for twenty-nine years. He joined the I. O. 
O. F. Lodge, and later took all the degrees of the Order and 
filled the highest offices in all its branches to the Grand Lodge. 
James Fugate lives at Morrison, Colo., 25 miles from Denver, 
where he has retired to a beautiful little mountain ranch in the 
heart of the Rocky Mountains. At the age of 52 year§ he is 
in full possession of all his faculties and health ; not yet turning 
gray, and weighing 190 pounds. His family are all in good 
health, he never having lost a child or grandchild by death, which 
he attributes to correct living. He, together with his wife and 
daughters, are members of the M. E. Church. He is also a mem- 
ber of the Modern Woodmen of America, and of the Carpenters 
and Joiners of America, Lodge 55, Denver, Colo. In politics he 
has always been a Republican. He is married to Emma Faulkner 
(March 30, 1880) of Lena, 111., one year his junior. They have 
the following children : 

Laura Elizabeth, Anna Lenore. 

Laura Elizabeth Fugate, first child of James and Emma Fu- 
gate, was born February 7th, 1881. She graduated at the Colo- 
rado State Normal School, of Greely County. She was married 
August 25th, 1903, to Clinton A. Bent, also a graduate of Colo- 
rado State Normal, and of Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 
Colo. They have two children, Elizabeth Levania Bent, who was 
born May 23rd, 1904, and Margaret Bent, born December 8th, 
1906. 

Anna Lenore, second child of James and Emma Fugate, was 
born September 13th, 1883. She graduated in the Walsonburg 
High School of Walsonburg, Colo., and is also a graduate of 
Colorado State Normal of Greely, both of the regular and manual 
training course. She was married March i, 1905, at Castle 
Rock County to Varner J. Bowman, of Pueblo, Colo. They 
have two daughters : 

Julia, Emma. 

Julia Bowman, first child of Varner J. and Anna L. Bow- 
man, was born December 28th, 1905. 



GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 45 

Emma Bowman, second child of Varner J. and Anna L. 
Bowman, was born February 14, 1907. 

Robert Fugate, fifth child of Elizabeth (Baer) and J, A. J. 
Fugate, was born at Lacede, Linn County, Mo., June 4, 1858. 
He was married to Mary A. Reynolds, who died January 22, 
1899. They had two children. William Preston Fugate, born 
July 8th, 1883, and Ruth Elizabeth Fugate, born January 21st, 
1886, both single, and at home. Robert again married Sara 
Knarr. They live on a farm four miles from Dubois, Pa. The 
present wife belongs to the Reformed Church, and the former 
wife belonged to the Presbyterian. 

Mary Fugate, sixth child of Elizabeth (Baer) and J. A. J. 
Fugate, w^as bom at Port Matilda, Pa., April i6th, 1862. She 
is a Methodist. She was married to Chas. H. Notter, June 6, 
1889, a prominent business man of Dubois, Pa., and proprietor 
of the Dubois Roller Mills. They have four children : 

Mary Irene, John Christian, Chas. Harvey, Stephen Fugate. 

Mary Irene Notter, was born April 7th, 1890. She is a 
member of the M. E. Church, and a graduate of Mrs. Mead's 
School of Norwalk, Conn. 

John Christian Notter, was born September 20th, 1891. He 
is a member of the M. E. Church, 

Chas. Harvey Notter was born September i8th, 1893. 

Stephen Notter was born July 28th, 1902. 

All are at home at Dubois, Pa. 

Anna Fugate, seventh child of Elizabeth (Baer) and J. A. J. 
Fugate, was born at Pine Grove, Pa., December 7th, 1865, and 
died September 6th, 1882, at Reynoldsville. She was buried 
there in Beulah Cemetery. 

John Fugate, eighth child of Elizabeth (Baer) and J. A. J. 
Fugate, was born at Pine Grove, Pa., May 17th, 1868. He was 
married to Jennie Motter. They have one child, Howard C. Fu- 
gate, bom March 17th, 1889. John Fugate is a school teacher 
and lives at Julian, Pa. The family are Methodists. 

Mary Ellen Baer, fourth child of Abraham and Mar>' (Bair) 
Baer, was born in York County, Pa., November 30th, 1834, and 
died at Port Matilda, Pa. (George A. Baer, of Altoona, says she 



46 GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

was buried above Stormstown, Center County, Pa.) She was 
married to James A. Perdue, who was a dentist by profession. 
Both were Methodists. They had one son, Harvey Perdue. 
Address not ascertained. 

Barbara Irene Baer, fifth child of Abraham and Mary (Bair) 
Baer, was born in Sinking Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., Oc- 
tober 27th, 1837, and died November 15th, 1884, at Brooklyn, N. 
Y. She is buried at Altoona, Pa. She was married to B. P. 
Lamason, who was born at Carlisle, Pa., July 4th, 1828, and died 
at Ballston, Va., November 5th, 1892, who is also buried at Al- 
toona. Mr. B. P. Lamason was by occupation a railroad man 
and he and his wife were members of the Methodist Church. 
They had the following children : 

Howard Orville, Chas. Benjamin, Chas. McCormick. 

Howard Orville Lamason, first child of B, P. and Barbara 
L (Baer) Lamason, was born August 31st, 1859, at Altoona, Pa. 
He was married to Emma L. Leveridge. He is at present, and 
has been for years, employed by the Standard Oil Co. His place 
of business is at No. 26 Broadway, N. Y. He and his family 
are members of the Episcopal Church. They had the follow- 
ing children : 

Orville Benjamin Lamason, born in Elizabeth, N. J., No- 
vember 27th, 1887. 

Clarence Marshall Lamason, born in Elizabeth, N. J., May 
I2th, 1891. 

Marie Alberta Lamason, born in Elizabeth, N. J., August 
13th, 1894, and died April 8th, 1895. She is buried at Al- 
toona, Pa. 

Charles Benjamin Lamason, second child of B. P. and Bar- 
bara (Baer) Lamason, was born at Alexandria, Va., January 3rd, 
1865, and died February 20th, 1865, at the same place. He is 
buried at Altoona, Pa. 

Charles McCormick Lamason, third child of B. P. and Bar- 
bara (Baer) Lamason, was born January 5th, 1867, at Milton, 
Pa., and died at Brooklyn, N. Y., March 19th, 1886. He was 
buried at Altoona, Pa, 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1 749- 1 9 10. 47 

Mary Baer, fifth child of John and Catherine Baer, was born 
in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., October 20, 1809. 
She w^as married to John Armon (or Ermine), who was born 
December 8th, 1800, and died near Manor Hill, Huntingdon 
Coutny, Pa., December i, 1870, aged 70 years, 11 months and 
8 days. Mrs. Mary Armon or Ermine, died December loth, 
1870, aged 61 years, 2 months and 8 days, and is buried with 
her husband in Steffing's Graveyard, at the Lutheran Church, 
near Manor Hill, Pa. She belonged to the Church of the Breth- 
ren. The Ermines were well-to-do farmers. They took John 
Thomas Bare, a son of Jacob M. and Effinda Bare, to raise. He 
came to them when he was about ten years old and remained with 
them till he was past 21 years. Mrs. Ermine was his aunt. 
They had no children of their own. John Armon (or Ermine) 
bought the farm on which he lived and died, of David Watts. 
The deed is dated April 22nd, 1844. 

Elizabeth Baer, sixth child of John and Catherine Baer, was 
born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., December 29th, 
181 1. She was unmarried, and made her home with her sister, 
Mrs. Mary Ermine. She died December 29th, 1866, and was 
buried with her sister, Mrs. Ermine, and brother-in-law, John 
Ermine, near Manor Hill, Pa. She attended the Church of the 
Brethren in Ferguson's Valley, and was a member of the Breth- 
ren Church, 



48 GENEAIvOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

A Summary of John Baer and his Descendants. 



Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 


Address. 


5 Alklns, Wm. 1908 




Presbyterian . 
Presbyterian 


Reedsville, Pa. 


5 Alklns, Effinda, 1S59 




Reedsvllle, Pa. 


6 Alklns, George M 




Reedsvllle, Pa. 


6 Alklns, Emma May 






Reedavlile, Pa. 


6 Alklns, Mary C. 

3 Armon, John, 1800-1870 

3 Armon, Mary, 1800-1870 


Farmer 

Farmer 


Brethren 

Brethren 

Brethren 

Brethren 

Baptist 




2 Bear, John, 1770-1840 


Farmer . . 




a Bear, Catherine, 1825 






3 Bear, Barbara (Rupp) 


Farmer 




3 Bear, Abraham, 1807-1837 

3 Bear, Mary, (wife Abr.) 1807- 
1864 


Farmer 




3 Bare, Martin, 1805-1836. 






3 Bare, Maria (Gramley) wife of 

Martin. 

4 Bare, Mary A., wife of Robt. 

Keely, 1832-1910. 






Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Altoona, Pa. 

Altoona, Pa. 


6 Baer, Louis 






6 Baer, William Whitaker. . . 






6 Baer, Roda Love 






4 Baer, John A., 1828-1905 

4 Baer, Eleanor, (wife Jno. A.) 
1833 


Merchant & Water Sapt. . 


Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 


5 Baer, George A., 1854 


R. R. Clerk 










5 Baer, James Hirst, 1860 


R. R. Clerk 


Philadelphia, Pa. 


5 Baer, Lelah, (wife Jas. H.) 




Philadelphia, Pa. 


4 Baer, Anna, (wife T. Eway) 

1820-1893 
4 Baer, Elizabeth, (wife J. Fu- 

erate) 1831-1890 
4 Baer, Mary Ellen (wife Jas. 

Perdae) 1834 




4 Baer, Barbara Irene, 1837-1884 






6 Baer, John Lawrence, 1890. . . . 

3 Bear, Jacob M., 1803-1843 

3 Bear, Efflnda, 1809. 

4 Bear, Alfred, 1830 


Civil Engineer 

Farmer 

Cigar Manf 

ClararManf. 


Philadelphia, Fa. 


4 Bear, Catherine, (wife G. Dun- 
mlre) 1832-1808. 




4 Bear, Harrison, 1836. 

4 Bear, MarRaret Ann, 1838-1830 

4 Bear, Wm. Henry, 1840-1841. 





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Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Bear, Jno. Thomas, 1S42-1899 . . 

Bear, Kate, dau. Alfred, wife 
Mr. Lyons, (two sons Alfred 
Bear, names unknown) . 

Bear, Alfred N 

Bear, Josephine (wife M. Rich- 
ards) 1859 

Bear, W. Scott, 1861 

Bear, Nancy, 

Bear, Nancy Harvey (wife 
Darius) 

Bear, Rosalie, (wife Jno. 
Thomas Baer) 

Bear, Grant 

Bear, George 

Bear, Samuel 

Bear, Mary, (wife Jno. Armon) 
1809-1870 

Bear, Elizabeth, (lived with 
Armons) 1811-1866 



6 Bowman, Vamer J 

6 Bowman, Anna Lenore, (wife 

Vamer J.) 1883 

7 Bowman, Julia, 1905 

7 Bowman, Emma, 1907 



Bent, Clinton A., 

Bent Laura Ellz. (wife Clin- 
ton) 1881 

Bent, Elizabeth Lavlna, 1904. 
Bent, Margaret, 1906 



Cauvel, John, 

Cauvel, Ina Belle (Neely),. . 

Cauvel, Bertha, 

Coulter, Harrison, (husband 

Hester Balr) 1893 

Coulter, Hester, 1856 



Dunmlre, Geo. TV., 1851-1902. . . 
Dunmlre, Catherine (Bear) 

1832-1898 

Dunmlre, Eathallnda, 1853-1853 
Dunmlre, Clara Emma, 1854 

1856 

Dunmlre, Mary Margaret, 1856- 

1856 

Dunmlre, Georlena, 1858-1858 . . 
Dunmlre, Effinda Elsie (Mrs. 

Altklns) 1859 

Dunmlre, Alfred, 1860-1862. . . . 
Dunmlre, Wm. Henry, 1862- 

1862 

(4) 



Cigar Manf. 



Clergryman . 



Decorator . . . . 
Auger Maker . 



Grad. State Normal. 
Grad. State Normal 



Farmer, . 



Steel Works Supt. 



Blacksmith 



Episcopal . 
Episcopal . 



Brethren . 
Brethren . 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 

Methodist. 
Methodist 



Presbyterian. 
Presbyterian. 



Presbyterian 



Philadelphia, Pa. 

Jiew York. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Died in Infancy. 



Camden, N. J. 
Illinois. 
Went West. 



Pueblo, Col. 

Pueblo, Col. 
Pueblo, Col. 
Pueblo, Col. 



Franklin, Pa. 
Franklin, Pa. 
Franklin, Pa. 



Altoona, Pa. 



ReedsTllIe, Fa. 



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GENEAU)GY OP JOHANNA BAJgR, I749-I9IO. 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Dnnmlre, George Elmer, 18C 
Dunmlre, Carrie Mae, (wife 
Geo. Elmer) 



4 Elivay, Thomas, (husband Anna 
Baer) 1820 

4 Elway, Anna, 1829-1893 

6 Elway, Mary Irene, (wife Dr, 
Free) 1856-1909 



Free, Dr. S. M., 

Free, Mary Irene (wife Dr. S 

M.) 1856-1909. 

Free, Ed. Elway, 1883 

Free, Rhoe Chambers, 1889 .... 
Free, Virginia, 1889-1890. 
Free, Spencer Michael, 1895. 

Fugate, J. A. J., 1829-1901 

Fnsate, Elizabeth (wife J. A 

J.) 1831-1890 

Fngate, Stephen, 1851 

Fngate, George, 1852 

Fugate, WUllam, 1854 

Fugate, James C, 1856 

Fugate, Robert, 1858 

Fugate, Mary, (wife Chas. Not- 

ter) 1862 

Fugate, Anna, 1865-1882. 

Fugate, John, 1868 

Fugate, Ella (wife Stephen) . . . 

Fugate, Thomas E., 1880 

Fugate, BenJ. J. L.amason, 

1881-1903 

Fugate, Wm. Chester, 1884 

Fugate, Edith Liudnda, 1886. . . 
Fugate, Victor Weston, 1889.. 
Fugate, Eldore M., (wife 

George) 1854 

Fugate, Edna Avalon 

Fugate, Toner Talmage, 1887. . 

Fugate, H. Beecher, 1889 

Fugate, Ella M., (wife Wm.) . . 

Fugate, Arlington, 1880 

Fugate, Edison, 1883 

Fugate, Norman, 1885-1885. 

Fugate, Mary Eldon, 1886 

Fugate, Emma F., (wife Jas. 

C.) 

Fugate, Laura Ellz., 1881 

Fugate, Anna Lenore, 1883. . . . 
Fugate, W^m. Preston, 1883. 
Fugate, Mary A., (wife Robert) 

1889 



Bankers Rep. 



Physician 



Chemist for V. S. Gov. . 
Electrical Eng 



Grad. Univ. Mich.. 
Supt. of Farms . . . . 

Salesman 

Teacher 

Fanner 



P. R. R. Supervisor. 



Grad. Medl Pharmacist. 
Grad. Allegheny (Col.) . . 
itnd. Allegheny (Col.) . . 



Machinist 
Plumber . 



Grad. State Normal. 
Grad. State Normal. 



Episcopal 



Methodist. 
Methodist. 



Methodist. 

Methodist 
MethodUt . 
Methodist . 
Methodist . 
Methodist 



Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 

Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Tyrone, P«. 
Tyrone, P«. 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Presbyterian. 



Dubois, Pa. 



Washington, D. O. 
Dubois, Pa. 



Dubois, Pa. 
Ellsworth, Pa. 
JoUet, 111. 
Morrison, Col. 
Dubois, Pa. 

Dubois, Pa. 

Julian, Pa. 
Dubois, Pa. 
Mlddletown, Pa. 



Dubois, Pa. 
Dubois, Pa. 
Dubois, Pa. 

Ellsworth, Pa. 
W^altersburgf Pa< 
Ellsworth, Pa. 
Ellsworth, Pa. 
JoUet, Pa. 
Jollet, Pa. 
Jollet, Pa. 

Jollet, Pa. 

Morrison, Col. 
Morrison, Col. 
MorrUon, Col. 



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5 Fngate, Ruth Eliz., 1886 

5 Fugrate, Sara (Knarr) (wife 
Robert) 

5 Fugate, Jennie Motter (wife 

John Fugate) 

6 Fngate, Howard C, 1889 



6 Fisher, Frederick, 

6 Fisher, Louisa (Xeely) 1849- . 

Fisher, Effle Jane 

6 Fisher, Walter 



Fuller, John, 

Fuller, Alice L. (Xeely), 

of John Fuller, 

Fuller, Claire. 
Fuller, Carl. 



6 Goodwin, Lawrence. 

6 Goodwin, Mysta Lesh. 

7 Goodwin, Vera. 



6 Hardgrove, M. E., 

6 Hardgrove, Edna (Fugate) . 



6 Hoover, Frederick, . . 

6 Hoover, Lura (Lesh), 

7 Hoover, Edith. 
7 Hoover, Arthur. 



5 Richards, George G., 
S Richards, Josephine, 



4 Lamlson, 

4 Lamlson, 

5 Lamlson, 
5 Lamlson, 

5 Lamlson, 

6 Lamlson, 
6 Lamlson, 

1867-18 
8 Lamlson, 

1891 .. 
8 Lamlson, 

1895 . . 



B. P., 1828-1892 

Barbara, 1837-1884. . . 
Howard OrvUle, 1859. 
Emma (Leverldge) . . 
Chas. Benj. 1865-1865 
Chas. McCormlck, 
Orvllle Benj., 1887. 



Clarence Marshall, 
Marie Alberta, 1894- 



% Lyons, (husband Katie Bear) . 
( Lyons, Katie, (Bear) . 



Occupation. 



Farmer, . 



R. R. Agent . 



R. R. Mgr. 



Standard (OU Clerk) 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Presbyterian. 
Reformed . . . 



Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist. 
Methodist 



Methodist. 
Methodist. 



Methodist. 
Methodist. 



Methodist . . . 
Episcopalian 



Methodist 
Methodist. 
Episcopal 
Episcopal 
Episcopal 

Episcopal . 



Episcopal 
Episcopal 



Dubois, Pa. 



Julian, Pa. 
Julian, Pa. 



Cranberry, Pa, 



Waltersburg, Pa. 
Waltersburg, Pa. 



New York City. 
New York City. 



New York. 

New York. 
New York. 
New York. 

New York. 



New York. 
New York. 
Mass. 



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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Leah, 
Leiih, 
Leah, 
Leah, 
Leah, 
Leah, 
Leah, 
Leah, 
Leah, 
Leah, 
Leah, 
ton. 
Leah, 
Leah, 
Leah, 



Joaeph, 

Margraret Ann, died 1908. 

Edgar, 

Lura. 

Myrae, 

Clinton, 

Walter, 

Beaaie, 

Edith 

Alice, 

Lola (Brown) wife Clln- 



MUdred. . 
Marearet. 
Ruth. . . . 



Notter, Chaa. H., 

OVotter, Mary, (wife Chaa.) 

1802 

Notter, Mary Irene, 1890 

Notter, Jno. Chriatlan, 1891 

Notter, Chaa. Harney, 1893 

Notter, Stephen, 1893 



Merchant Miller. 



Grad. (Norwalk, Conn.) 



Neely, Robt. B., 

Neely, Mary A. (Bare), 1832- 

1910, 

Neely, Mary Jane, 1848- 
IVeely, Loulaa Ellen, 1849. 

Neely, John Martin, 1851- 

Neely, Suaan A., (wife Jno. 

Martin), 

Neely, Alice Lena, 

Neely, Ethel Grace, 

Neely, Archy Leroy, 

Neely, Ada, 

Neely, Margaret Ann. 

Neely Joaeph (Bare), died 1907 

Neely, Amanda, (>vlfeo( Joa.),. 

IVeely Guy, 

Neely, Mabel, 

Neely, Barton, 

Neely, Auata, 

Neely, Eather, 

Neely, Lucy (wlfeof Gay), 

Neely, Theodore. 

Neely, Martha Maria, 1857- 

Neely, Robt. C, 1859, 

Neely, Sara, 

Neely, Clifford, 

Neely, Elda 

Neely, Doff, 

Neely, Winifred, 



Occupation. 



Church 
AfflUatlona. 



Farmer, . 
reacher, 



Farmer, . 



Farmer, . 



Farmer, . 
Farmer,. 



Farmer, . 



Methodlat 

Methodlat 

Methodlat 
Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 



Methodlat 
Methodlat 
Methodlat 



Preabyterlan 
Preabyterlan 

3Iethodl8t . . 

Methodlat 
Methodlat 
Methodlat 
Methodist 
Methodlat 

Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 
MethMliat. 
Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 



Methodlat 
Methodlat 
Methodlat 
Methodlat 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Franklin, Pa. 
SnnviUe, Pa. 
SonvlUe, Pa. 



Dubois, Pa. 

Dubois, Pa. 
Dubois, Pa. 
Dubola, Pa. 
Dubola, Pa. 
Dubois, Pa. 

Franlclln, Pa. 
Franklin, Pa. 

i 
Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa, 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 



Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 



GENE;aU)GY 01? JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, 



53 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Neely, Sara liilllan, 1861-1865.. 
Neely, Bmma Celesta, 1863- . . . 
IVeely, Mildred Elizabeth, 1865- 
Neely, Sam'l. £dgrar, 1867-1896, 

Xeely, Eva May, 1869- 

Neely, Ina Belle, 1871- 

Neely, James Madison, 1873- . . 

Neely, Rella (Prlchard), 

Neely, Ivan, 

Neely, Robert, 

Neely, Wilson Andrew, 1876- . . 



Farmer, .... 
Farmer,. . . . 
Farmer, .... 
Farmer, .... 
Boolckeeper, 



4 Perdue, James M., 

4 Perdue, Mary Ellen, (wife 
Jas. M.) 1834 

5 Perdue, Harvey. 



5 Richard, David, 

5 Richard, Mildred E. (Neely),.. 

6 Richard, Nellie, 

6 Richard, Belle, 



Farmer, . 
Farmer, . 



Strawbridse, William, 

Strawbridgre, Emma Celesta, 

1863- 

Strawbridge, Leroy, 

Strawbrldee, Gladys, 

Strawbridge, Glenn, 



Farmer, . 



W^ellcal, Plummer, 

W^eiltal, Ethel Grace, (wife 

Plummer W^eikal), 

W^eikal, Thema, 

Weikal, Leon, 

W^eikal, David, 

Weikal, Martha M. (Neely),.. 
W^eikal, Elmer, 



Farmer, . 
Farmer, . 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist. 
Methodist 

Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist. 
Methodist. 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 

Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 

Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Franklin, Pa. 
Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Greely, Col. 
Greely, Col. 
Greely, Col. 
Greely, Col. 
Franklin, Pa. 



Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 



Diamond, Pa. 

Diamond, Pa. 

Diamond, Pa. 

Diamond, Pa. 

Diamond, Pa. 



Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 

Franklin, Pa. 



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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Name. 

Bear, 44 

Caurel, 3 

Fnsate, 34 

Fiiiher, %. 4 

Daniulre, 11 

Fuller, 4 

LaniiHon, 8 

Goodnin, 3 

Free, 6 

Hoover, 4 

Aotter, 6 

Lesh, 14 

Al kins 5 

Neely, 38 

Bo^vnian, 4 

Richard, 4 

Bent, 4 

StraTvbrldgre, 5 

Elway, 3 

Weikal, 7 

Perdue, 3 

Armon, 2 

Coulter, 2 

Lyons, 2 

Hardgrove, 2 

Richards 2 



Counted twice Desc. of Jno. Bear, 24 

201 
Church Afflliatlonci. 

Methodist, 90 

Episcopal, 8 

Presbyterian 9 

Brethren, 6 

Reformed, 1 



Occupations. 

Farmers, 

Clerks, 

Cigar Manfgs 

Teachers, 

R. R. Agent, 

Supt. Water Works, 

Supt. Steel Works, 

Clergyman, 

Physician, 

Dentist, 

Bookkeeper, 

Chemist, 

Electrical Eng 

Telegrapher, 

R. R. Supervisor, 

Pharamist, 

Machinist, 

Plummer, 

Merchant Miller, 

Banker's Agent, 

Blacksmith, 

Supt. of Farms, 

Salesman, 

Tailor, 

Civil Engineer, 

Decorator, 

Auger Maker, 



GE^NEAIvOGY 01^ JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 55 

It would probably be of interest to our readers to learn how 
we obtained the history of Martin Baer and his descendants. On 
November 8th, 1909, we issued a circular letter on which we 
placed a foot-note, which reads as follows : 

"We have now pretty definite information of all the different 
families, except two sons of John Baer, 1776- 1840. These are 
Martin Baer, who it is said moved to Western Pennsylvania, and 
Samuel Baer, who moved to Ohio first, and afterwards went 
farther west, and is said to have been killed by the Indians. 
Persons having any additional information of these men will 
kindly send it to us." 

We received but one answer to this inquiry, that gave us any 
information. That came to us from Mrs, Maria Deshler of 
Aaronsburg, Pa. She wrote under date of November i8th, 1909, 
that she had heard her mother, Elizabeth (Bare) Jordan, tell of 
a young cousin, by the name of Martin Baer, who came from 
York County, to vfsit his Uncle, George Bear. He took work 
in that neighborhood, but after some time took sick and died, 
and was buried in the cemetery at Rebersburg, Pa. After re- 
ceiving this information, we corresponded with Mr. A. N. 
Corman, of Rebersburg, Pa., who examined the cemetery, but 
could find no tomb-stone over his grave, nor any record of his 
burial there; but, from quite an old gentleman, he learned that 
the widow of one Martin Baer had married a man by the name 
of Henry Mark, who soon after their marriage, moved to 
Venango County, Pa., and that their son, Frank Mark, had at 
one time been a Commissioner of that county. With this in- 
formation in hand, we wrote to the Clerk of the Commissioner's, 
who replied, that no person of that name had ever been a com- 
missioner of that county, but that Mr. C. S. Mark, of Polk, Pa,, 
had at one time been sheriff of the county. To him we next 
wrote and obtained the following information : that he was a 
nephew of Colonel Henry Mark, who had moved to Iowa in 
1855 or 1856. He further stated that Henry Mark had two sons 
and they also raised a girl, who may have been a daughter of 
Mrs. Marks by her former husband. She married Robert Neely, 
whose address Mr. Mark gave us. We had at last found the 



56 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

right source of information and we immediately began a 
correspondence with Mr. Neely, with the result that we have 
found the names of 78 additional persons to be added to the 
family of John Baer, 1 776-1840, as given in the foregoing pages. 




GEORGE BEAR, 

Pag 57 



1778-1858 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 57 

GEORGE BEAR, 1 778-1858. 

A History of George Bear and His Descendants. 

George Bear, fourth child of Johannes and Anna 
Maria Baer, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., February 26th, 
1778, and died in Rebersburg, Center County, Pa., December 
31st, 1858, aged 81 years. First married Elizabeth Krape, of 
York County, Pa., December 2nd, 1800. She was born June 
I2th, 1778, and died December loth, 1832, aged 54 years, 5 
months and 28 days. The second wife was the widow of John 
Gramley, whom he married June 21st, 1834. She died August 
29th, 1865, aged 78 years, 5 months and 6 days. Her maiden 
name was Royer. He had no children with his second wife. 

The above record was taken from the family Bible of George 
Bear, originally written in his own hand, as per letter of W. H. 
Corman, July 13th, 1908. This Bible is now in the hands of 
Ellen J. Corman, of Rebersburg, Pa. 

George Bear and his family were members of the Reformed 
Church. 

Under date of May 8th, 1908, W. H. Corman wrote me that 
his grandfather invariably wrote his name Bear, and so did his 
two sons, Adam and William, but Adam's son, William J., writes 
his name Bair. Mr. Corman says he knows no reason why, nor 
when he made the change. 

Under date of June 30th, 1908, Maria (Jordan) Deshler 
writes of her grandfather, George Bear: "He was a dear, kind, 
old man, whom I loved dearly, so very even tempered. When I 
was a child I would hang about him, he was so kind." She also 
says in the same letter, "He and his whole house were Reformed 
Church people," and adds, "My parents (Jordans) and all their 
house, were members of the Reformed Church. 

In the Spring of 1803, he purchased a farm near Rebers- 
burg, from Christopher Spangler. He at once moved on to this 
farm, cleared it out, and lived on it, and in Rebersburg the bal- 



58 gene:aix)Gy of johannes baer, 1749-1910. 

ance of his life. He was a Justice of the Peace there for many 
years. He was a man of sound judgment and of sterhng integ- 
rity. Hence, but few appeals were taken from his docket to a 
higher court. The local newspaper, at the time of his death, 
spoke of him in part as follows : "In the decease of Esquire 
Bear, the people of the community have lost a worthy and benev- 
olent citizen, the Church a veteran and devoted member and 
humanity a faithful and generous friend." His descendants, 
which are many, may well revere and honor his memory. His 
large family nearly all lived on farms in that vicinity. The 
families were generally allied with the Reformed and Lutheran 
Churches. 

George and Elizabeth (Krape) Bear had ten children, as 
follows : 

John, Catherine, David, Elizabeth, Jacob, William, Adam, 
Anna Mary, Rachel, Anna. 

John Bear, first child of George and Elizabeth Krape Bear, 
was born in York County, Pa., June i8th, 1801. He married 
Elizabeth Runkle, who lived near Center Hall, Center County, 
Pa. John Bear died January loth, 1852, and was buried at 
Heckman's Cemetery, near Penn Hall, Pa. His wife, Elizabeth, 
died and was buried in the same cemetery with her husband. 
They had the following children : 

John R. Bear, first child of John and Elizabeth Runkle Bear, 
was born in Center County, Pa., April 15, 1824, and died at 
Dakota, 111., December 18, 1890. He was a merchant, and also 
worked in a woolen factory. He moved to Illinois in 1885. He 
married Julia Swinehart. They had several children. Only one, 
however, grew up to womanhood, namely, Lizzie M. Bair. She 
was born April 19th, 1853, and was married to Dr. David H. 
Mingle, who was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Phila- 
delphia, of the class of 1871. Address, Maxwell, Iowa. 

They had the following children : 

Bessie M. Mingle, born September 29th, 1875. 
James B. Mingle, born December 27th, 1876; died July 13th, 
1905- 



GENE;AU)GY of JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 59 

John H. Mingle, born November 3rd, 1878. 
David Claude Mingle, born July 2, 1880. 
Kate J. E. Mingle, born July nth, 1883. 
William T. ]\Iingle, born March 13th, 1886. 
Mayme A. Mingle, born May 19th, 1888. 
Lizzie M. Mingle, born August ist, 1890. 

Catherine Bear, second child of George and Elizabeth Krape 
Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Center County, Pa., July 27th, 
1803, and died April 8th, 1864. She married David Mark, and 
lived in Sugar Valley, Clinton County, Pa. David Mark was 
bom February 3rd, 1797, and died June 6, 1874. They had no 
children. They were farmers and members of the Evangelical 
Church. 

David Bear, third child of George and Elizabeth Krape Bear, 
was born near Rebersburg, Pa. He was married first, to 
Catherine Runkle, a sister of Elizabeth Runkle, wife of John 
Bear. Soon after her death, he married Effinda, widow of Jacob 
M. Bear, son of John Bear, of Fairview Township, York County, 
Pa. (David Bear and Jacob M. Bear were first cousins.) David 
died soon after his second marriage, and his widow then moved 
to Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin County, Pa., where she died. 
David is buried at Tusseyville, Center County, Pa. 

David Bear had the following children, by his first wife, and 
these children were born near Boalsburg, Center County, Pa. 

Benjamin Franklin, George W. Barr, Susan, Sarah. 

Benjamin Franklin Bear, first child of David and Catherine 
Bear, was born at Tusseyville, Pa., November 25th, 1836, and 
died January 12th, 1906. He is buried at Tusseyville, Pa. He 
was married twice, first to Lida McCall, with whom he had the 
following children : 

Claude Vienna, Horace Sheridan and Laura. 

Claude Vienna Bear, first child of Franklin and Lida Bear, 
was born February 5th, 1861. She was married to George A. 
Henney, March 23, 1887. Mr. Henney is a machinist and lives 
at 512 Fairview avenue, Butler, Pa. They are members of the 
Reformed Church. They have the following children: 



6o GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER^ I749-I9IO. 

Sumner D. and Mabel A. 

Sumner D. Henney, first child of George and Claude V. 
Henney was born July 24th, 1888. By occupation he is a drug 
clerk. He is a member of the Reformed Church. 

Mabel A. Henney, second child of George A. and Claude V. 
Henney, was born September 14th, 1889. She clerks in a 
grocery store and is a member of the Reformed Church. 

Horace Sheriden Bear, second child of Benjamin Franklin 
and Lida Bear, was born March 21st, 1863. He was married to 
Lula Davis. They have two children, Temple Bear and William 
Bear. The dates of their births have not been learned. 

Laura Bear, third child of Benjamin Franklin and Lida Bear, 
was born in 1865. She was married to Mr. Luther Hall, August 
29th, 1896. They live at Amlin, Ohio, and have two children, 
Dorris E. and Grace. 

Dorris E. Hall, first child of Luther and Laura Hall, was 
born February 2nd, 1898, and died August 21st, 1898. 

Grace Hall, second child of Laura and Luther Hall, was 
born July 9th, 1905, and died in infancy, 

Benjamin F. Bear was married the second time to Margaret 
M. Bierly. He was a farmer by occupation. He died January 
I2th, 1906. He and his family belonged to the Reformed 
Church. They had the following children : 

Catherine E., David Gurney, Emma Jane, Ella Nora, James 
C, Susan Maud. 

Catherine E. Bare, first child of Benjamin F. and Margaret 
Bear, was born July 28th, 1870. She was married to Felix Lee. 
They had the following children : 

Ray E. and Naomi C. 

Ray E. Lee, first child of Felix and Catherine E. Lee, was 
born March ist, 1892. 

Naomi C. Lee, second child of Felix and Catherine E. Lee, 
was born July 17th, 1904. 

Catherine E. Bear is a member of the Reformed Church and 
lives in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Mr. Lee is a salesman. 



GENEAUXiY OP JOHANNES BAH^R, I749-I9IO. 61 

David Gurney Bear, second child of Benjamin F. and Mar- 
garet Bear, was born June 8th, 1872. 

Emma Jane Bear, third child of Benjamin F. and Margaret 
Bear, was born June — , 1874, and died September — , 1875. 

Ella Nora Bear, fourth child of Benjamin F. and Margaret 
Bear, was born October 24th, 1877. She is a domestic. Ad- 
dress, 1008 Columbia avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 

James Calvin Bear, fifth child of Benjamin F. and Margaret 
Bear, was born July loth, 1878. He is married to Flora Camp- 
bell. They had one child that died in infancy. James C. Bear 
is engineer for the Page Wii-e Fence Co. Address, Monessen, 
Pa. They are Methodists. 

Susan Maud Bear, sixth child of Benjamin F. and Margaret 
Bear, was born November 14th, 1882. She is a domestic. Ad- 
dress, Cleveland, Ohio. 

George W. Bear, second child of David and Catherine 
(Runkle) Bear, was born at Lewistown, Pa., October 13th, 1827. 
He changed the spelling of his name from Bear to Barr. He was 
married first to Elizabeth Henry, daughter of James Henry, of 
Allegheny City, Pa., June 17th, 1856. They had one child, David 
Franklin, known as Frank. 

David Franklin Barr, first child of George W. and Elizabeth 
Barr, was born April 6th, i860. He is unmarried and lives at 
Aspen, Colorado, and is interested in silver mines. 

Elizabeth (Henry) Barr died April i6th, 1861. 

George W. Barr was married the second time May 3rd, 1864, 
in Elwood, Kansas, to Miss Lucinda Kelsey. With her he had 
the following children : 

Guy C. Barr, second child of George W. and Lucinda Barr, 
was born June 2nd, 1869. He graduated from the law depart- 
ment of the Missouri University in June, 1893. He married 
Mary Henderson, July ist, 1897. They have one child, George 
C. Barr, born February 22nd, 1903. 

Guy C. Barr is a prominent attorney of St. Joseph, Missouri, 
with office at 519 Francis street, that city. 

George W. Barr was in business the most of his life as a 
merchant. He and his cousin, John R. Bear, began business at 
Spring Mills, Pa., and remained there until 1852, when he sold 



62 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

out and moved to Pittsburg, Pa. Here he was engaged in the 
lumber business until 1857. Then he removed to Elwood, Kan- 
sas, where he began in the retail business, but in 1873 he became a 
partner in a wholesale grocery house of that city. He was Cap- 
tain of Company B, of the 9th regiment of Kansas Volunteers, 
during the Civil War. Mr. Barr was a Republican in politics. 
He was one of the first County Commissioners of Doniphan 
County, Kansas, in which capacity he served three terms. In 
i860 he was elected Mayor of the city of Elwood, then a larger 
city than St. Joseph, and in the Fall of 1886, he moved to St. 
Joseph, Mo., where he died January 26th, 1905, in his 78th year, 
honored and respected by all who knew him. 

Susan Bear, third child of David and Catherine Bear, was 
born in Mifflin County, Pa., July i6th, 1830. She married 
George Kline, who was born in Perry County, Pa., July 21, 1822. 
They had the following children : 

David B. and Kittie Maria. 

George Kline died in Louisville, Ky., January 20th, 1905, 
and his wife, Susan (Bear) Kline, died at New Albany, Ind., 
July 4th, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Kline were life-long members of 
the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Kline was a ruling elder in that 
church for many years. 

David B. Kline, first child of George and Susan Kline, was 
bom in Lewistown, Pa., November 2nd, 1848, He married 
Esther Ellen Ross, of Linden Hall, Pa. They have the follow- 
ing children : 

Anna Blanche, Edith Ross, Susan Lillian. 

Mr. Kline represents the Pacific Sash & Door Co., of Los 
Angeles, Cal. He and his family are active members of the 
Presbyterian Church. He has been a ruling member in that 
chiirch for about forty years and the clerk of its sessions and 
teacher of a large adult Bible Class. Address, 340 E. Jeflferson 
street, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Anna Blanche Kline, first child of David and Ellen E. Kline, 
was born at Lebanon, Mo., January 30th, 1871. She married 
Chas. G. Caye, of Louisville, Ky. They had one child, Preston 
Kline Caye, who was born December 29th, 1893, and is now a 



GENEAU)GY 01? JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 63 

clerk with the Pacific Electric Railway Co., of Los Angeles. The 
family belongs to the Presbyterian Church, 

Edith Ross Kline, second child of David B. and Ellen E. 
Kline, was born October 12th, 1872. She is the stay and comfort 
of her parents in their declining years. She is unmarried and 
lives at home with them at 340 E. Jefferson street, Los Angeles, 
Cal. She is an active member of the Presbyterian Church. 

Susan Lillian KHne, third child of David B. and Ellen E. 
Kline, was born in Louisville, Ky., October 11, 1874. She was 
married to J. Craig Allen, who is a confidential clerk of the 
wholesale produce house of R. H. Pennington, of Evansville, Ind. 
Mr. Allen is a member of the Christian Church, and his wife a 
member of the Presbyterian Church. They reside .in Evansville, 
Ind. They have two children, Edith Van Stiles Allen. She was 
born November 12th, 1899. And George David Allen was born 
July 29th, 1897, and died at Lake Geneva, Wis., May 6th, 1905. 

Kittie Maria Kline, second child of George and Susan Kline, 
was born in Center County, Pa., November 7th, 1850. She mar- 
ried Albert Hanna, of Lock Haven, Pa., and died in New Al- 
bany, Ind., July 13th, 1872. She was a member of the Presby- 
terian Church. They had no children. 

Sarah Bear, fourth child of David and Catherine Bear, was 
born in Lewistown, Pa., in 181 5, and died in 1894. Was mar- 
ried to Solomon Ettlinger, who was born in 1832, and died in 
1885. They had the following children : 

Laura, William, Emma, James, Warren. 

After the death of her husband, Solomon Ettlinger, Sarah 
(Bear) Ettlinger married John Hufiford, of Union County, Pa. 

Laura Ettlinger, first child of Solomon and Sarah Ettlinger, 
was born in Potter Township, Center Co., Pa., September loth, 
1856. She was married to Harry T. Haines, January 22nd, 1885, 
at Woodward, Center County, Pa., by Rev. Z. A. Yearick. Mr. 
Haines' parents were English Quakers. He was born September 
6th, 1853, at Waterford, Virginia. He is a passenger conductor 
on the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company's road. They 
live at 191 Shaver street, Portland, Oregon. His family attends 
the Presbyterian Church. They have the following children : 



64 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1 749- 1 QIC, 

Bessie, Merrill, Helen and Ruth. 

Bessie Haines, first child of Harry T. and Sarah Haines, 
was bom at Springfield, Mo., January loth, 1886. She is a grad- 
uate of the High School at Fort Scott, Kans. She married Fred. 
F. Stauffer September 5th, 1908. He is a teller in the National 
Bank of Commerce, Kansas City, Mo. 

Merrill Haines, second child of Harry T. and Sarah Haines, 
was born January 12th, 1887, at Springfield, Mo. He is a grad- 
uate of the Fort Scott High School. He is a traveling salesman 
for a Los Angeles house, covering the territory of Arizona, New 
Mexico and Mexico. 

Helen Haines, third child of Harry T. and Sarah Haines, 
was born March 17th, 1888, at Thayer, Mo., and died July 19th, 
1888, at Springfield, Mo. 

Ruth Haines, fourth child of Harry T. and Sarah Haines, 
was born September 28th, 1891, at Mansfield, Mo. She lives at 
home with her parents. 

William Ettlinger, second child of Solomon and Sarah 
Ettlinger, was born September 30th, i860, and died March 4th, 
1893. He was married to Mary J. E. Benner, who was bom 
November 4th, 1872, and died May 31st, 1909. She was a mem- 
ber of the Evangelical Church. The father was a machinist. 
They had two children, Bessie and Jay. 

Bessie Ettlinger, first child of Wm. and Mary Ettlinger, was 
born March 17th, 1892. Her address is Woodward, Pa. 

Jay Ettlinger, second child of Wm. and Mary Ettlinger, was 
born September 30th, 1894. He is attending Commercial Col- 
lege, studying bookkeeping. 

Emma Ettlinger, third child of Solomon and Sarah Ettlinger, 
was born September 13th, 1858. She was married to Henry Shaf- 
fer, of Aaronsburg, Pa. They moved to Cherokee, Kans., where 
they kept the Lindell Hotel and where Mr. Shaffer died January 
20th, 1905. Mrs. Shaffer is a Methodist. They had the follow- 
ing children : 

Laura, Lucille and Marian. 

Laura Shaffer, first child of Henry and Emma Shaffer, was 
born November 29th, 1880. She was married May 29th, 1906, to 



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Melvin M. McCohn, furniture dealer, who died January 21st, 
1907. They had no children. 

Mrs. McCohn is a Methodist. Address, Cherokee, Kans. 

Lucille Shaffer, second child of Henry and Emma Shaffer, 
was born June 30th, 1889. She married Harry O. Hutcheson, 
November 20th, 1907. They have one daughter, Alarcella Mae 
Hutcheson, who was born March 27th, 1909, 

Mr. Hutcheson is the agent of the American Gas Co. 

Marian Shaffer, third child of Henry and Emma Shaffer, 
was born January 20th, 1896. She is at home with her mother. 

Warren Ettlinger, fourth child of Solomon and Sarah 
Ettlinger was born August ist, 1864. His address is Cherokee, 
Kans. He is in the hotel business with his sister, Mrs. Henry 
Shaffer. He is unmarried. 

James Ettlinger, fifth child of Solomon and Sarah Ettlinger, 
was born December 2Sth, 1867, and lives in Bizbee, Arizona. He 
has considerable copper mining interests in Arizona. 

Elizabeth Bear, fourth child of George and Elizabeth Krape 
Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., September 26th, 1806, and 
died January 8th, 1889, aged 82 years, 3 months and 15 days. 
She was an estimable wife and mother, lovely in person and 
character. She was married to Joseph Jordan, June 12th, 1828. 
He was born November 17th, 1804, and died September 6th, 
1893. They lived the most of their married life in Penn's 
Valley. Later they moved to Aaronsburg, Centre County, Pa., 
where they both died and were buried in the Reformed cemetery 
of that place. They were both devout and consistent members of 
the Reformed Church. Mr. Jordan was an Elder in that church 
for more than fifty years. He was a great reader, especially of 
religious books and was consequently well informed in the affairs 
of the church and a liberal contributor to the same. In politics 
he was a Democrat. As a farmer he was an excellent judge of 
land and found it profitable to buy farms and improve them and 
sell them again at a profit. He was a man of progressive ideas 
and liberal views, always keeping fully abreast of the times. His 
home, which his abundant means enabled him to supply with all 
the comfort and luxuries of life, bore evidence of the traits just 

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mentioned. His children have all done credit to the pious home 
training of their youth. They had the following children : 

Maria, Elizabeth, George Bear, William Franklin, Rebecca 
Emeline, James Israel. 

Maria Jordan, first child of Joseph and Elizabeth (Bear) 
Jordan, was born in Centre County, Pa., March 4th, 1829. She 
was married to Edwin J. Deshler, M. D., September 22, 1853, 
who was born in Weaversville, Northampton County, Pa., April 
7th, 1826. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania 
Medical College in Philadelphia in 1853. He practiced medicine 
all his life and died in Aaronsburg, Pa., September 17th, 1890. 
He and his family were life-long members of the Reformed 
Church. They had the following children: Elizabeth, Joseph 
Jordan, Emma, and EHenora. 

First child, Elizabeth, born December 20th, 1854, and died 
September 15th, 1885. 

Second child, Joseph Jordan Deshler, was born January 27, 
1857. He was married to Ella Hemphill, of Mifflin County, Pa. 
They had one son, Wm. Edwin Jordan Deshler, who was born 
at Shippensburg, Pa., February 13th, 1883. Joseph Jordan 
Deshler, M. D., graduated from the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., March 3rd, 1880. He has been 
a practicing physician at Glidden, Iowa, for the past twenty-five 
years, and United States Pension Examining Surgeon, under 
both the Cleveland administrations. He was Coroner of Carroll 
County, Iowa, for two terms. In politics he was a Democrat and 
a Presbyterian in faith. 

Emma, third child of Edwin and Maria J. Jordan, was born 
February 13th, 1859. She was educated in the Bethlehem 
Female Seminary, and died May 31st, 1881. She was a member 
of the Reformed Church. 

Ellenora, fourth child of Edwin and Alaria J. Jordan, was 
born November 1st, 1864, and died December 25th, 1876. She 
was a member of the Reformed Church. 

William Edwin Jordan Deshler, the first and only child of 
Dr. Jos. Jordan Deshler, was born at Shippensburg, Pa., Febru- 
ary 13th, 1883. He is an electrical engineer and a graduate of 



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the Iowa State College, of Ames, Iowa, and is now in the employ 
of the Pennsylvania Railroad, with office and residence at Omaha, 
Nebraska. He is unmarried at this writing. 

Elizabeth Jordan, second child of Elizabeth Bear and Joseph 
Jordan, was born in Center County, Pa., February 13th, 1831. 
Her address is 514 W. Main street, Lock Haven, Pa. She was 
married to Rev. D. O. Shoemaker, Lock Haven, Pa. They had 
two sons, and three daughters. 

Emma Katherine, Elizabeth Ann, David Ernest, Herbert 
Philip, Margaret Ella. 

Rev. Shoemaker was a minister of the Reformed Church. 
He was born in Bedford County, Pa., March 23rd, 1830, and 
was educated at Franklin and Marshall College, where he took a 
theological course and graduated in 1850. He died August 25th, 
1893. He served the following charges : Fairview, Butler 
County, Pa., five years; St, Petersburg, Clarion County, Pa., 
nine years ; Shamokin, Pa., four years ; Augusta, Northumber- 
land County, Pa., three years ; Nittany Valley, nine years ; and 
his last charge, Stoystown, Somerset County, Pa., two years, 
three months. He died at Stoystown, Pa., and is buried at 
Aaronsburg. 

Emma Katherine Shoemaker, first child, was born near Bed- 
ford," Pa., December 17th, 1858. She was married to Rev. John 
F. Kerlin, a Reformed minister, at present stationed at Sioux 
City, Iowa. They have no children. 

Elizabeth Ann Shoemaker, second child of Rev. D. O. and 
Elizabeth Shoemaker, was bom in Butler County, Pa., September 
9th, 1861, and died September 2nd, 1862. 

David Ernest Shoemaker, third child of Rev. D. O. and 
Elizabeth Shoemaker, was born in Butler County, Pa., March ist, 
1862, and graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
Baltimore. He died January loth, 1898. He was married to 
Emma Sidle. They had one son, Donald David Shoemaker. 
They were members of the Reformed Church. 

Dr. David Ernest Shoemaker was buried in the cemetery at 
Aaronsburg, Pa. 

Herbert Philip Shoemaker, fourth child of Rev. D. O. and 
Elizabeth Shoemaker, was born in Butler, September 20th, 1864. 



68 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

He is a civil engineer and surveyor and is located at Long Island 
City, New York. His home is in Lock Haven, Pa. He is un- 
married and a member of the Reformed Church, 

Margaret Ella, fifth child of Rev. D. O. and Elizabeth Shoe- 
maker, was born in Clarion County, Pa., August 7th, 1867. She 
is married to Thomas M. Stevenson, Esq. She has governed 
her own family most beautifully and is an active worker in the 
church of her choice. They live in Lock Haven, Pa. They 
have seven children, as follows : 

Grace E., Ethel May, Herbert F., Thomas M., Margaret S., 
Helen K., Marian A. 

Grace E. Stevenson, first child of Thomas M. and Margaret 
E. Stevenson, was born in Lock Haven, Pa., in 1887. She 
graduated at the Central Normal School, Lock Haven, and also 
is a graduate of Miss Lippencott's Kindergarten School, Wash- 
ington, D. C. She is now a successful teacher at Johnsonburg, 
Pa. 

Ethel May Stevenson, second child of Thomas M, and 
Margaret E. Stevenson, was born in Lock Haven, Pa., in 1888. 
She is also a graduate of the Normal School of Lock Haven. 
She is an agent for the sale of Bibles. 

Herbert F. Stevenson, third child of Thomas M. and 
Margaret E. Stevenson, was born in Lock Haven in 1891. He 
is a graduate of the State Normal School of Lock Haven, Pa., 
and has entered the Pennsylvania State College for a full four 
years' course. 

Thomas M. Stevenson, Jr., fourth child of Thomas M. and 
Margaret E. Stevenson, was born in Lock Haven, in 1892. At 
present (1909), he is a student in the State Normal School of 
Lock Haven, Pa. 

Margaret S. Stevenson, fifth child of Thomas M. and 
Margaret E. Stevenson, was born in Lock Haven, Pa., in 1894. 
She is a student of the State Normal School, Lock Haven, Pa. 

Helen K. Stevenson, sixth child of Thomas M. and Margaret 
E. Stevenson, was born in Lock Haven, Pa., in 1899. She is a 
student in the Lock Haven High School. 

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Margaret E. Stevenson, was born in Lock Haven, Pa,, in 1901. 
She is a student in the Lock Haven High School. 

They were all members of the Presbyterian Church. 

Thomas M. Stevenson is a graduate of the State Normal 
School of Lock Haven, also of the Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Business 
College. He is a prominent attorney of Lock Haven, Pa. He 
is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Lock Haven and Super- 
intendent of the Great Island Presbyterian Sunday-school. 

George Bear Jordan, third child of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Bear) Jordan, was born in Clinton County, Pa., March 29th, 
1833, and died in Chicago, May 5th, 1906. He was buried in the 
Forest Home Cemetery, Chicago. He was married to Henrietta 
Leitzell. They were members of the Reformed Church. George 
Bear Jordan served for many years as an Elder in the Reformed 
Church. He was an active organizer and Elder of the Grace 
Reformed Church at Jackson Boulevard and Washington Avenue, 
Chicago, 111. In character, he is said to have been an exact copy 
of his ancestor, George Bear, of Rebersburg, Pa. His wife, 
Henrietta Leitzel, was born March 12th, 1845, ^^^ at present 
(1905), makes her home with her son Edwin Jordan, 3519 San 
Francisco avenue, Chicago. They had the following children: 
Edwin and Joseph Aaron. 

Edwin Jordan was born November 17th, 1863. He was 
educated at Washington and Jefferson College, and at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. He is an Elder in the Presbyterian 
Church and Superintendent of the Sabbath-school, connected with 
the church, and Trustee and Clerk of Sessions. He married Miss 
Edith Grace Miller, of Rebersburg, Pa., who finished her educa- 
tion at Bucknell University. She was born January 25th, 1878, 
and was a daughter of Wm. S. and Sarah Miller, of Rebersburg, 
Pa. They have one child, Ruth Miller Jordan, born March 9th, 
1905. 

Mr. Edwin Jordan is in the freight service of the Pennsyl- 
vania Lines, west of Pittsburg, and lives at 3519 San Francisco 
avenue, Chicago. 

Joseph Aaron Jordan, second child of George and Henrietta 
Jordan, was born January loth, 1867, and died September 25th, 



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1879. He was buried in the Presbyterian cemetery at Spring 
Mills, Center County, Pa. He was an exceptionally bright boy. 

William Franklin Jordan, fourth child of Joseph and Eliza- 
beth (Bear) Jordan, was born December 24th, 1836, and died at 
Zenia, O., September 30th, 1908. He was married to Eliza J. 
Flisher, August 5th, 1858. She was born January 12th, 1839. 
They had the following children. They were farmers and mem- 
bers of the United Presbyterian Church. 

Howard Calvin, William Clayton, Edwin Erastus, James 
Alden, Grace Viola. 

Howard Calvin Jordan, first child of Wm. F. and Eliza J. 
Jordan, was born November 13th, i860. He was married to 
Florence Russel, who was born at Virden, 111., February 27th, 
1867. They have two children, Harold, and Florence Juniata. 
They live in Albany, Oregon. They are both teachers. At pres- 
ent Mr. Jordan is a real estate agent at Albany, Oregon. They 
are Presbyterians. Mrs. Florence Jordan died February 20th, 
1910. 

Harold Jordan, first child of Howard C. and Florence Jor- 
dan, was born November 30th, 1893. He is now attending school 
and is a promising young man. 

Florence Juniata Jordan, second child of Howard C. and 
Florence Jordan, was born January 4th, 1910. 

William Clayton Jordan, second child of Wm. F. and Eliza 
J. Jordan, died in infancy. 

Edwin Erastus Jordan, third child of Wm. F. and Eliza J. 
Jordan, died when about two years of age. 

James Alden Jordan, fourth child of Wm. F. and Eliza J. 
Jordan, died when about seven years of age. 

Grace Viola Jordan, fifth child of Wm. F. and Eliza J. 
Jordan, was born June 14th, 1874. She married B. W. Sebring, 
of Zenia, O., who is a salesman of the Central Ohio Paper Co., 
of Columbus, O. Mrs. Sebring graduated from the following 
Institutions of learning': The High School, of North Liberty, 
O., and from Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, 111., Conservatories 
of Music. She has been for many years the efficient organist of 
the Neil Avenue United Presbyterian Church, of Columbus, O. 

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Jordan, was born in Center County, Pa., January nth, 1842. 
She married Major M. E. Hess, of Knox, June 26, 1898. He 
was a veteran of the Civil War, and a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, a Christian gentleman, and died February 
23rd, 1904, aged yy years. From the Central Pennsylvania 
History of 1898, Page 305, we quote the following: ''Miss 
Emma Jordan was born January nth, 1842. Her health was 
not sufficiently strong during her girlhood to permit her to gratify 
her wish for a collegiate education, but after completing a course 
in the common schools, she attended the Academy at Aaronsburg, 
Pa., and her fine mental powers have assimilated through reading 
and observation, an unusual amount of information. She is 
highly accomplished and was at one time especially proficient in 
music. During the last years of her parents' life she gave them 
the most devoted and watchful care, ministering to their every 
want, and brightening their hours of pain or weariness with filial 
love. Her kindness of heart has found a wide field of expression 
in generous assistance to different charities, and she has done 
much for the Reformed Church, of which she is a consistent 
member. Neither is she lacking in business ability. Her man- 
agement of her father's estate as Executrix, under the will, shows 
rare tact, discretion and firmness of character. Since her hus- 
band's death she has done a great amount of travelling through 
the Southern as well as Western States, spending the Winter of 
1906 in California. She sold out in Knox, Pa., in 1907, and 
moved to Lock Haven, Pa., her present residence. Her husband, 
Michael Edick Hess, was born in Herkemier County, N. Y., in 
1826. Few men have been better known in Venango-Clarion 
oil fields for the past thirty years. Mr. Hess is a peculiarly or 
self-made made from a wee boy. At twelve he did inland com- 
merce on the Erie Canal. At sixteen he was a student at Fayett- 
ville Academy, N. Y., and was companion of William Cleveland, 
and often saw his younger brother, Grover, former President of 
the nation. At eighteen, teaching, etc. For fifteen years he 
dealt in lumber shipping from Catteraugus County, N. Y., to 
Pittsburg and Cincinnati, and into Kentucky. Here he saw 
slavery in its milder form face to face. The Civil War disturbed 
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demoralized. Mr. Hess then began oil operations at Mecca, 
Ohio. In August, 1862, in the call for troops from Ohio, he was 
the first man to put his name down of those who formed the 
105th O. V. I. For a year this regiment met the terrors of 
Morgan, the raider in Kentucky. Mr. Hess was disabled and 
honorably discharged. Later he re-enlisted, and was promoted 
from First Lieutenant to Major, and was in active service until 
the close of the war. — Venango Vindicator. 

Major Hess, of Knox, Pa., whose death was noted in last 
week's issue, was "jy years of age, when the summons came to him 
Tuesday evening, February 23rd, 1904, to "come up higher," and 
his spirit passed out to a new sphere. Mr. Hess was in every 
way worthy of and prepared for his promotion. It came to him 
while his physical and mental forces were yet unabated and 
while his heart, his head and his hands were full of work for 
the betterment of mankind and the glory of his Creator. As a 
man of God, it is again true that he "walked with God" in the 
purposes of his life, "and was not, for God took him." Being an 
earnest, sincere Christian, faithful in all things, it follows that 
his home was a type of the heaven it was his purpose to gain. 
Thoughtful, loving and kind, his wife was united with him in 
aflfection, such as characterizes a true home. His genial, cheerful 
spirit made him a blessing in the social life of the community 
where he resided. As a citizen, he always stood nobly for those 
things which would purify and uplift the community and was 
active in performing conscientiously every duty he owed to the 
people and gave much time to discharging official obligations en- 
trusted to him. In all the relations of life, his words, his actions 
and his character contributed to the sum of human good. An 
honor to his race in his day and generation, he has laid down 
labor for rest, trial for triumph. In politics he was a Republican. 
— Clarion Democrat. 

James Israel Jordan, sixth child of Joseph and Elizabeth 
Jordan, was born April 4th, 1844, and died October i6th, 1857. 
He was an excellent scholar for his age and a fine, obedient boy. 

Jacob Bear, 1808-1836, fifth child of George and Elizabeth 
(Krape) Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., and died Nov. 
28th, 1836, aged 28 years, 5 months and 5 days. He was a mer- 





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chant. He was unmarried. He was buried in Heckman's 
cemetery near Penn Hall, Pa. 

William Bear, 1810-1851, sixth child of George and Eliza- 
beth (Krape) Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., January 6th, 
1810, and died August 27th, 185 1, aged 41 years, 7 months and 
21 days. He was buried at Madisonburg, Center County, Pa. 
He was married to Sarah Raudabach in 1837. They were mem- 
bers of the Reformed Church. They had five children, as fol- 
lows : 

Elizabeth, Samantha, Catherine, Diana, Maria. 

(Sarah Raudabach Bair was married the second time to 
George Shaffer, January i8th, 1863. She died November 29th, 
1894, aged 79 years, one month and 13 days.) 

Elizabeth Bear, first child of William and Sarah (Rauda- 
bach) Bear, was born at Madisonburg, Pa., January 26th, 1838. 
She married Henry Herlacher, of New Berlin, Pa., May 15th, 
1855. Henry Herlacher was born in New Berlin, Union County, 
Pa., February 22nd, 1833. He was a merchant by occupation, 
and a member of the M. E. Church. He lives at Freeport, 111. 
Elizabeth (Bair) Herlacher and Henry Herlacher had one child, 
William B. Herlacher. Elizabeth (Bair) Herlacher died Sep- 
tember 24th, i860, aged 22 years, 8 months. She was a graduate 
of the Academy in Jacksonville, Pa. 

William B. Herlacher, the only child of Henry and Eliza- 
beth (Bair) Herlacher, was born in Madisonburg, Center County, 
Pa., September 8th, 1857. He married Alice Oxley. Her 
parents were English, and came to this country about fifty-five 
years ago. She was born in this country. Wm. B. and Alice 
Herlacher had the following children : 

Elbert Raymond Herlacher, born August 24th, 1892. 

Harwood Oxley Herlacher, born August 6th, 1897. 

Dorothy Louisa Herlacher, born February 4th, 1905. 

These were all born in Freeport, 111. 

After the death of his first wife, Elizabeth Bear, Henry 
Herlacher married Mary Louisa Flickinger. They are both 
living in Freeport, 111., in 1908. He is seventy-nine years old 
and she is seventy-six years old. William B. Herlacher is a di- 



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rector and one of the instructors of Freeport Correspondence 
Schools. His address is 171 Lincoln avenue, Freeport, 111. Both 
these families are Methodists. 

Samantha Bear, second child of William and Sarah (Rauda- 
bach) Bear, was born in Clinton County, Pa., October 2nd, 1839. 
She first married Wm. Horstman. They moved to St. Louis, 
Mo., where he died, and she married Frank Kuehne of that city. 
Mr. Horstman was a merchant. They had three children. They 
all died in infancy. 

Frank Kuehne, her second husband, was born in St. Louis, 
Mo. He is a commission merchant, and in business in that city. 
Mrs. Samantha Kuehne writes under date of September 12th, 
1908. "I am very pleasantly situated in my home and have been 
living here since 1871. Should be pleased to meet you or any of 
your family in my home at 3421 South Grand avenue, St. Louis, 
Mo." They are Presbyterians. 

Catherine Bear, third child of William and Sarah (Rauda- 
bach) Bear, was born in Clinton County, Pa., July lOth, 1841. 
She married Rev. John H. Lease, D. D., of near Cincinnati, O. 
He is a Methodist minister and lives at Newtown, Ohio. They 
were married June 12th, 1862, in Madisonburg, Pa. John H. 
Lease was born in Newport, Pa., July 5th, 1832. He graduated at 
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. The father and mother and 
four children are all members of the Methodist Church. Rev. 
Dr. Lease has received the following degrees, to wit : 

From Dickinson, A. B., in 1858. 

From Dickinson, A. M., in 1861. 

From Bucknell University, D. D., in 1884. 

He is the oldest member of the Cincinnati Conference, and 
has been a member of it for thirty-three years ; is now serving 
four churches at the age of 'j'j years. They had the following 
children : 

Emory Bair, Minnie Sara, Herman J., William Henry. 

Emory Bair Lease, was born in New Berlin, Pa., April 8th, 
1863. He is a professor in New York City College, 502 W. 151st 
street, and a graduate of Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio ; 
also a post graduate of John Hopkins University, Baltimore, with 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 75 

Ph. D. degree. He spent one year in Europe at Munich and 
Leipsic. He is now teacher of Latin in New York City College. 
He is married to Carrie Essex, daughter of Colonel Essex, of St. 
Louis, They have the following named children : 

Raymond Lease, born 1895. 

Marjory Lease, born 1897. 

Murray Lease, born 1900. 

Minnie Sara Lease, second child of John and Catherine 
Lease, was born in Pennsylvania State College, Pa., February 
6th, 1865. She married Dr. C. C. Linton, of 67 W. 126th street, 
New York. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University, at Dela- 
ware, Ohio. Her husband, Dr. C. C. Linton, is a graduate of 
Quaker College, Wilmington, Ohio, and a graduate of New York 
City Dental College and took the D. D. S. degree. They have 
one child, Edith Linton, born August, 1894. They are members 
of the Methodist Church. 

Herman J., twin son with William Henry, of Rev. John H. 
and Catherine Lease, was born in Plainfield, 111., April 23rd, 
1867. He is married to Elizabeth Moore of Madisonburg, Ohio. 
He lives in Madisonburg, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Wil- 
mington, Ohio, High School and at present a travelling sales- 
man. They have the following children : 

Earl Lease, born 1894. 

Mary Lease, born 1897. 

Donald Lease, born 1899. 

They are members of the Methodist Church. 

William Henry Lease, twin with Herman J., of Rev. John 
H. and Catherine Lease, was born in Plainfield, III, April 23, 
1867, and lives on Elwood avenue. Fort Thomas, Ky. He is a 
graduate of the Wilmington (Ohio) High School, and at present 
is a traveling salesman. He is married to Katharine Holland, 
of Cincinnati, Ohio. They have one child. 

John Holland Lease, born 1902. 

Are members of the Methodist Church. 

Diana Bear, fourth child of William and Sarah (Rauda- 
bach) Bear, was born March 29th, 1844. She married Thomas 
Blackburn, in Rebersburg, Pa. They had two children: 



•jd GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

William and Robert Perry. 

Thomas Blackburn was born August 21st, 1835, and died in 
Lock Haven, Pa., December 21st, 1886. He was a lumber manu- 
facturer. His wife, Diana was born March 29, 1844, and died in 
Lock Haven, Pa., January 8th, 1876. They were both members 
of the Disciple Church. 

William Blackburn, first child of Thomas and Diana Black- 
bum, was born December 9th, 1864. 

Robert Perry, the second child of Thomas and Anna (Bear) 
Blackburn, was born at Lock Haven, Pa., June 14th, 1867, and 
was married to Clara Belle Weymouth, daughter of Samuel Wey- 
mouth. She was born May i8th, 1866. They have two chil- 
dren. 

Edith Isabelle, first child of Robert Perry and Clara Belle 
Blackburn, was born June 30th, 1898. 

Emily Diana, second child of Robert Perry and Clara Belle 
Blackburn, was born December 19th, 1903. 

Robert Perry Blackburn is a graduate of Philadelphia 
College of Pharmacy, and is at present a druggist at 1172 W. 
Fourth street, Williamsport, Pa. He attends the Presbyterian 
Church, of which his wife is a member and which he expects to 
join, 

Maria Bair, fifth child of William and Sarah (Raudabach) 
Bear, was born in Madisonburg, Center County, Pa., March 7th, 
185 1. She first married John C. Hayes, a farmer of near 
Salonica, Pa. He died and she was again married to Joseph 
Brownlee, a salesman, of Pleasant Hill, Mo. She had three 
children with her first husband, Anna, Arthur and John. She 
died February 3, 1889. She was a member of the Reformed 
Church. 

John C. Hayes died in 1873. He moved from Salonica, 
Clinton County, Pa., to Missouri, a few years before he died. 
He followed the milling business while he lived in Missouri and 
belonged to the Methodist Church. 

Anna Hayes, first child of John and Maria Hayes, was born 
1869, in Missouri, and was married to J. M. Williams. Their 
address is Lamar, Colo. Mr. Williams is cashier of the Citizens' 
State Bank, of Colorado. They have the following children : 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1749-I9IO. 'J'J 

Hayes, Helen and Donald. 

Hayes Williams, born April i6th, 1890. 

Helen Williams, born November 9th, 1891. 

Donald Williams, born February 4th, 1895. 

Parents and children are all members of the Baptist Church. 

Arthur Hayes, second child of John and Maria Hayes, was 
born at Hamburg, Pa., September 21st, 1870. He married 
Minnie M. Miles, of N. Vernon, Ind. They live at Pleasant Hill, 
Mo. Arthur Hayes keeps a railroad restaurant at Pleasant Hill, 
Mo. They have the following children : 

Frederick A. and Mary B. 

Fred. A., first child of Arthur and Minnie Hayes, was born 
at Pleasant Hill, Mo., January 23, 1894. He is a member of the 
Baptist Church. 

Mary B. Hayes, second child of Arthur and Minnie Hayes, 
was born at Pleasant Hill, Mo., February 13th, 1896. 

Mrs. Minnie Hayes is a member of the Baptist Church at 
Pleasant Hill, Mo. 

John Hayes, third child of John and Maria Hayes, was born 
at Pleasant Hill, Mo., December 24th, 1872. He is unmarried 
and lives in Dallas, Texas. He is in the insurance business in 
that city. 

Adam Bear, seventh child of George and Elizabeth (Krape) 
Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Center County, Pa., February 
2nd, 1813, and died February 14th, 1887, aged 74 years, 12 days. 
He married Catherine Brumgart, a sister of John Brumgart. 
She was born 181 3 and died January 2nd, 1889, aged 'jd years. 
They were farmers and lived on the old homestead of his father 
until late in life, then moved to Rebersburg, Pa. They were 
members of the Reformed Church. He had a large farm and 
was rated as a wealthy man. They had children as follows : 

Amanda, Chestie, William James, Emma R, Elizabeth, Delia, 
Jewett. 

They were all born on the old homestead. 

Amanda Bear, first child of Adam and Catherine (Brum- 
gart) Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., 1840, and died 
1899. She married Henry Greib, of Tylersville, CHnton County, 
Pa. They had no children. Henry Greib is living in Missouri. 



78 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1 749- 1 9 ID. 

Chestie Bear, second child of Adam and Catherine (Brum- 
gart) Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., January 6th, 1843. 
She married W. F. Stover, of Pittsburg, Pa., who was a tinner 
by trade. Mr. Stover died March 12th, 1906. They had but 
one son, Hergikis, who was born July i, 1876. Hergikis Stover 
is a tinner by trade. 

WilHam J. Bear, third child of Adam and Catherine (Brum- 
gart) Bear, was born in Miles Township, Center County, Pa., 
June, 1846. He first married Susan Wirth, of Haines Town- 
ship, Center County, Pa., who was born June 25th, 1845. They 
had four children, as follows : 

George Adam, Jennie, Catherine and William Henry. 

Wm. J. Baer, after the death of his first wife, was married 
to Ellen Bird, at Mifflinsburg, by Rev. Fredrick Aurand, May 
i8th, 1902. They had no children. (W. Harry Corman says, 
"Wm. J. Bair changed the spelling from Bear to Bair," but Wm. 
J. says his father, Adam Bear, made the change.) They are 
members of the Lutheran Church. 

George Adam Bair, first child of Wm. and Susan Bair, was 
born at Rebersburg, Pa., April i8th, 1869. He married Margaret 
Labo. They had no children. His address is Williamsport, 
where he is employed as a railroad baggage master. They 
belong to the Lutheran Church. 

Jennie Bair, second child of Wm. and Susan Bair, was born 
at Rebersburg, Pa., February 14th, 1871. She married Albert 
Abner Wolf, of Center County, Pa. They live at Maplewood, 
Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. He is a carpenter by trade. 

Catherine Bair, third child of Wm. and Susan Bair, was born 
near Rebersburg, Pa., January 5th, 1873. She married Ira 
Gramley, of Illinois. They now live at Cambridge, Cowley 
County, Kansas. They are farmers, and have one child, Benja- 
min Bair, born July 5th, 1908, 

William Henry Bair, fourth child of Wm. and Susan Bair, 
and was born near Rebersburg, Pa., July 30th, 1875. He is a 
boiler maker and works in the railroad shops, Altoona, Pa. His 
address is, Harry Bair, R. F. D. No. i, Altoona, Pa. He is 
married to Henrietta E. Neese, They are members of the 
Lutheran Church. They have the following children: 



GENEAWXiY OF JOHANNES BAER^ I749-I9IO. 79 

Maud M. Bair, born August 3rd, 1892. 

Walter A. Bair, born August 8th, 1894. 

Randall G. Bair, born February nth, 1897. 

Mary A. Bair, born August 2nd, 1899. 

Nora A. Bair, born May 3rd, 1901. 

Carrie M. Bair, born February 21st, 1903. 

Jennie Bair, born June 9th, 1905. 

Emma R. Bair, fourth child of Adam and Catherine (Brum- 
gart) Bear, was born near Rebersburg, in 1849. She is single 
and lives in Rebersburg, Pa. She belongs to the Lutheran 
Church. 

Elizabeth Bair, fifth child of Adam and Catherine (Brum- 
gart) Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., December ist, 1852. 
She married John Smith, April 26th, 1877. Mr. Smith was 
born June nth, 1848. He is Superintendent of coal lands. 
They have three children as follows : 

Catherine R. Smith, born January 22nd, 1881, a dressmaker, 

Nora B. Smith, born June 9th, 1884. She is a graduate of 
Lock Haven State Normal and a teacher in the public schools. 

Florence M. Smith, born March 2, 1893. 

Delia Catherine Bair, sixth child of Adam and Catherine 
(Brumgart) Bear, was born February 4th, 1855, near Rebers- 
burg, Pa. She married Hiram Wirth, Paxtang Township, 
Dauphin County, Pa. They had the following children: 

Catherine Margaret, John, Jennie May. 

Catherine Margaret Wirth, first child of Delia and Hiram 
Wirth, and was born in Dauphin County, Pa., June 17, 1887, and 
died in 1898. 

John Wirth, second child of Delia and Hiram Wirth, was 
born near Rebersburg, Pa., June 17th, 1889. 

Jennie May Wirth, third child of Delia and Hiram Wirth, 
was born near Rebersburg, Pa., September 7th, 1895. Hiram 
Wirth was a farmer and owned part of the old homestead of 
George Bear, near Rebersburg, Pa. The family are Lutherans. 

Jewett Bare, seventh child of Adam and Catherine (Brum- 
gart) Bear, was born June 20th, i860, and died June 21st, 1876, 
aged 16 years. He was shot accidentally. 

Anna Maria Bear, eighth child of George and Elizabeth 



8o GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, 

(Krape) Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., November 6th, 
1 813, and died on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, 1889, aged 75 
years. She was married to John Brumgart, 1835, ^^'^o was the 
son of Jacob Brumgart. John Brumgart was born July loth, 
1809, and died in 1850, aged 41 years. They lived two miles 
below Salona, Clinton County, Pa, Both are buried in Cedar 
Hill cemetery, Clinton County, Pa. John Brungart was a 
Lutheran and his wife, Anna Maria Brumgart, a Reformed. 
They had the following children: 

Rebecca Elizabeth, Louisa Catherine, Amanda and Austin. 

Rebecca Elizabeth Brumgart, first child of John and Maria 
(Bear) Brumgart, was born October 31st, 1834, and died August 
28th, 1887. She was married to Frank Furst, son of Samuel 
Furst of Nittany Valley, Center County, Pa., in 1852. They had 
the following children: 

Clara V., John E., and Willis. 

Clara V. Furst, first child of Frank and Rebecca Furst, was 
born in Center County, December, 1853, and died December 
3rd, 1900. She was a Lutheran. She was married to Percy 
Krape, of Mackeyville. They were Methodists. They had the 
following children : 

Raymond and Earnest. 

Raymond Krape, first child of Percy and Clara Krape, was 
born March 28th, 1878. He was married to Eunice L. Benedict, 
June 3rd, 1901. They had one child, Maxine Virginia, born 
August i6th, 1907. Raymond E. Krape is a graduate of Wil- 
liamson Trade School. He lives at Ridgeway, Pa., and is an 
architect. They are Presbyterians. 

Earnest F. Krape, second child of Percy and Clara Krape, 
was born September 13th, 1886. He is single and is a contractor. 
Address, Mackeyville, Pa. He is a graduate of Williamson 
Trade School. 

John E. Furst, second child of Frank and Rebecca Furst, 
was born in March, 1859. He is a farmer and a Lutheran. He 
married Amanda Barner, September 27th, 1888. They had the 
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Nora Rebecca, born April 21st, 1890. Graduate of Salona 
High School, May, '08. 

Clara Katherine, born July 26th, 1891. 

Adessa Lillian, born November 12th, 1894. 

George Earner, born May 19th, 1897. 

Raymond Franklin, born December 26th, 1899. 

Elsie Margaret, born February 6th, 1902. 

John Austin, born December 27th, 1905. 

Samuel Willis Furst, third child of Frank and Rebecca 
Furst, was born in Center County, September 24th, 1861. He is 
a Lutheran. He is Superintendent of Franklin School, Wil- 
liamsport, Pa. He is a graduate of Central Pennsylvania State 
Normal, and is teacher and author of school text books. He 
married Myrtle Webster, August 28th, 1884. They had the 
following children : 

Elizabeth Reata Furst, born May 31st, 1885. Ruth Kath- 
leen Furst, born May 9th, 1887. The latter was married to 
Thomas L. Hayes, June 4th, 1908, a graduate of Cheltonham 
Military Academy. He is in the telephone business. They are 
Presbyterians. 

Louisa Catherine, second child of John and Anna Maria 
(Bear) Brumgart, was born September 26th, 1838. She married 
John B. Quigley, son of William Quigley, of Lock Haven, Pa., 
in March, 1865. They belong to the Presbyterian Church. 
Their address is Lock Haven, Pa, They had the following 
-children : 

Austin Clarence, Annie, Helen Emily. 

Austin Clarence Quigley, first child of John B,, and 
Catherine Louisa (Brumgart) Quigley, was born September 
22nd, 1865. He married Celia Goldstine October i6th, 1891. 
She was born February 7th, 1871. They are Presbyterians. They 
"had the following children: 

John B. Quigley, born July 7th, 1902. Austin C. Quigley is 
a merchant at CoflFeyville, Kansas. 

Annie M. Quigley, second child of John B. and Louisa 
Catherine Quigley, was born July 14th, 1867, and died May 20th, 
1879. 

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82 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Helen Emily, third child of John B. and Louisa Catherine 
Quigley, was born February ist, 1873. She married Benj. F. 
Thompson, June, 1900. He is a lawyer. They have one child, 
Catherine Louisa Thompson. Address, B. F. Thompson, Maple 
avenue, Clarksburg, West Virginia. 

Mary Amanda Brumgart, third child of John and Anna 
Maria (Bear) Brumgart, was born September 15th, 1841. She 
was married to John Shepard Hanna, son of Nathaniel and Nancy 
Hanna, of Lock Haven, Pa., December 26th, 1865. John S. 
Hanna died June 24th, 1906. They belonged to the Church of 
Christ. They had the following children : 

Nathaniel and Mary Eva. 

Nathaniel Brumgart Hanna, was born September 24th, 1867, 
and died December, 1867. 

Mary Eva Hanna, second child of John S. and Amanda 
Hanna, was born June 27th, 1873. She was educated at 
Moravian Seminary, Bethlehem, Pa. She was married to Rev. 
Horace G. Weaver, of Reading, Pa., February 27th, 1901, a 
minister of the First Christian Church, Reading, Pa. 

John S. Hanna died June 24th, 1906, at the homestead 
where he and his wife went to housekeeping. 

Austin Jacob Brumgart, fourth child of John and Anna 
Maria (Bear) Brumgart, was born in 1844, and died in 1883. 
He was married to Delia M. Strohecker, daughter of Dr. Samuel 
Strohecker, of Rebersburg, in October, 1867. They had two 
children, John and Nora. 

John Brumgart, first child of Austin Jacob and Delia Brum- 
gart, died in infancy. 

Nora Brumgart, second child of Austin Jacob and Delia 
Brumgart. 

After her first husband's death, Delia M. Brumgart married 
Emory Brumgart. They live in Williamsport, Pa. 

Rachel Bear, ninth child of George and Elizabeth (Krape) 
Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Center County, Pa., February 
6th, 1816, and died February 14th, 1900, aged 84 years, 5 months 
and 8 days. She was married to Henry Corman, of Brush 
Valley, February 12th, 1839. He was born August 5, 1815, and 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 83 

died March 6th, 1895. They were farmers by occupation. They 
were buried in the Rebersbury cemetery. They had seven chil- 
dren, as follows : 

James T., William Harvey, George, Sarah Elizabeth, Ellen 
Jane and Adam Noah (twins), Rebecca Emaline. 

James T. Gorman, first child of Henry and Rachel (Bear) 
Gorman, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., December 12th, 1839. 
He was married to Sarah Walker, who was born February 5th, 
1840. She is a Lutheran, and James T. is a Reformed. Address, 
Rebersburg, Pa. They have five children, as follows : 

Daniel W., Rebecca E., George A., Adah and Rose R. 

Daniel W. Gorman, first child of James T. and Sarah Gor- 
man, was born August 22nd, 1866. He married Sallie Mc- 
Glintock. They are farmers and live at Penn Hall, Pa. They 
are members of the Reformed Ghurch. They have the following 
children : 

Maud E., Roy E., Gora M., John W. and Guy L. 

Maud E. Gorman, first child of Daniel and Sallie Gorman, 
was born March 23, 189 1. 

Roy E. Gorman, second child of Daniel and Sallie Gorman, 
was born September 25th, 1893. 

Gora M. Gorman, third child of Daniel and Sallie Gorman, 
was born October 21st, 1895. 

John W. Gorman, fourth child of Daniel and Sallie Gorman, 
was born July 13th, 1897. 

Guy L. Gorman, fifth child of Daniel and Sallie Gorman, 
was born August 12th, 1900. 

Rebecca E. Gorman, second child of James T. and Sarah 
Gorman, was born March 2nd, 1868. She was married to A. E. 
Strayer. They belong to the Evangelical Ghurch. Their ad- 
dress, Smulltown, Pa. They have the following children: 

Earl, Walter, Minnie and Elvin. 

Earl Strayer, first child of A. E. and Rebecca Strayer, was 
born July 2nd, 1890. 

Walter Strayer, second child of A. E. and Rebecca Strayer. 
was born March 27th, 1895. 



84 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Elvin Strayer, fourth child of A. E. and Rebecca Strayer, 
was born January 28th, 1898. 

Elvin Strayer, fourth child A. E. and Rebecca Strayer, 
was born March 5th, 1903. 

George A. Gorman, third child of James T. and Sarah Gor- 
man, was born September 22nd, 1871. He married Susan 
Hosterman. She belongs to the Lutheran and he to the Re- 
formed Ghurch. He is a veterinary surgeon. Address, Smull- 
town, Pa. They have the following children: 

Gharles, Sarah, Alma, Mary and Gladys. 

Gharles Gorman, first child of George and Susan Gorman, 
was born July 4th, 1898. 

Sarah Gorman, second child of George and Susan Gorman, 
was born August 2nd, 1900. 

Alma Gorman, third child of George and Susan Gorman, 
was born August 24th, 1904. 

Mary Gorman, fourth child of George and Susan Gorman, 
was born May 9th, 1907. 

Gladys Gorman, fifth child of George and Susan Gorman, 
was born December 4th, 1908. 

Adah Gorman, fourth child of James T. and Sarah Gor- 
man, was born March 14th, 1873. She married Warren 
Stover, a farmer. They live at Penn Hall, Pa. He is a Lutheran 
and his wife is a member of the Reformed Ghurch. They have 
one child, Ruth Stover, born December 3rd, 1895. 

Rose R. Gorman, fifth child of James T. and Sara Gorman, 
was born October 14th, 1876. She married Gharles Diehl. 
They live at Golby, Ohio. He is a blacksmith. His wife is a 
member of the Reformed Ghurch. 

William Harvey, second child of Henry and Rachel (Bear) 
Gorman, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., April 5th, 1842. He 
married Anna M. Wolf, daughter of John Wolf, December 17th, 
1865. They had three children. All belong to the Reformed 
Ghurch. W. H. Gorman was a school teacher, justice of the peace, 
auctioneer, administrator of estates, etc. He is an active member 
of the Reformed Ghurch and for twenty-five years the Superin- 
tendent of the Sunday-school. They had the following children : 



GENE^ALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 85 

Mary Ellen, Henry Edward, and an infant born May 5th, 
1872, and died twelve days later. 

Mary Ellen, first child of W. Harvey and Anna Corman, was 
born August 4th, 1867. She was married October 17th, 1897, to 
H. C. Musser, Rebersburg, Pa., who is a school teacher of that 
place. They have the following children : 

Margaret Emma, Mabel Grace, Elizabeth Corman, Helen 
Catherine, and Dorothy May. 

Margaret Emma Musser, first child of H. C. and Mary E. 
Musser, was born May 6th, 1898, and died October 17th, 1908. 

Mabel Grace Musser, second child of H. C. and Mary E. 
Musser, was born November 30th, 1899, at Rebersburg, Pa. 

Elizabeth Corman Musser, third child of H, C. and Mary E. 
Musser, was bom at Rebersburg, Pa., June 29th, 1901, and died 
at the same place June i8th, 1903. 

Helen Catherine Musser, fourth child of H. C. and Mary E. 
Musser, was born at Williamsport, Pa., August 7th, 1904. 

Dorothy May Musser, fifth child of H. C. and Mary E. 
Musser, was born at Williamsport, July 27th, 1907. 

The above named children of H. C. Musser all belong to the 
Reformed Church. 

Henry Edward Corman, second child of W. Harvey and 
Anna Corman, was born at Rebersburg, Pa., March i6th, 1870. 
He is a graduate of Fowler and Wells Institute of Phrenology 
of the city of New York and by profession a Phrenologist. Is 
a member of the Reformed Church and is unmarried. 

George Corman, third child of Henry and Rachel (Bear) 
Corman, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., March 21st, 1844. He 
was married to Delia Weber, of Rebersburg, Pa. They moved 
to Freeport, 111. They belong to the Reformed Church and by 
occupation are farmers. They have seven children, as follows : 

Flora May, Tennie Isadora, Tacie Isanora, Ava Belle, Omer 
Winfield, Everett Hale, Jay Fennimore. 

Flora May, first child of George and Delia Corman, was torn 
June 1 2th, 1867, at Rebersburg, Pa. She was married to George 
A. Wirth, December 2nd, 1885, They are farmers and belong to 
the M. E. Church. They have the following children : 



86 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Jessie Zeno, Alta Luella, Ida Mabel, Earl Opal. 

Jessie Zeno Wirth, first child of Flora May and George A. 
Wirth, was born March 12th, 1887, and finished her education at 
Interior Academy, Illinois. She is a member of the Reformed 
Church. 

Alta Luella Wirth, second child of Flora May and George 
A. Wirth, was born April nth, 1889. She belongs to the Re- 
formed Church. Address Cedarville, 111. 

Ida Mabel, third child of George A. and Flora May Wirth, 
was born May 28th, 1891. She belongs to the Reformed Church. 
She was educated at Interior Academy, Norther, 111. 

Earl Opal, fourth child of George A. and Flora May Wirth, 
was born near Cedarville, 111., May 13th, 1900. 

Tennie Isadora Corman, second child of George and Delia 
Corman, was born August 9th, 1871, at Harlem, Center, 111. She 
married Albert Martin, of Lena, 111. They have no children. 
They are farmers, and are members of the Reformed Church. 

Tacie Isadora Corman, third child of George and Delia Cor- 
man (Tennie and Tacie are twins), was born at Harlem Center, 
111. She is married to Adolph Gueth, (Address Freeport, 111.) 
who is a carpenter. They are members of the U. B. Church. 
They have the following children : 

Mildred E valine, Martha Philoma, Carl Benjamin Arnold, 
Edward Henry Frederick. 

Mildred Evaline Gueth, first child of Adolph and Tacie 
Gueth was born March 9th, 1896. 

Martha Philoma Gueth, second child of Adolph and Tacie 
Gueth, was born December 5th, 1897. 

Carl Benjamin Arnold Gueth, third child of Adolph and 
Tacie Gueth, was born July 4th, 1902, and died November ist. 
He is buried at Freeport, 111. 

Edward Henry Frederick Gueth, fourth child of Adolph and 
Tacie Gueth, was born September 15th, 1905. 

Ava Belle Corman, fourth child of George and Delia Cor- 
man^ was born at Harlem Center, December i8th, 1874. She is 
married to Charles Brant, of Freeport, 111. They have one child. 
Myrtle (Corman) Brant, born at Harlem Center, 111, November 
13th, 1895. She is at home with her parents. 



GSNE:AIX)GY 01^ JOHANNES BAE:R, I749-I9IO. 8/ 

Omer Winfield Corman, fifth child of George and Delia Gor- 
man, was born February 5th, 1876. He is a contractor of Free- 
port, 111., and is unmarried. 

Everett Hale Gorman, sixth child of George and Delia Cor- 
man, was born June 8, 1877. He is married to Ida Kilker, who 
belongs to the Lutheran Church. His address is Freeport, 111., 
where he is a machinist. 

Jay Fennimore Corman, seventh child of George and Delia 
Corman, was born March 2nd, 1879. He is married to Ellen 
Tobolt. They live at Scotia Mills, 111., and are farmers. She is 
a Methodist and he a Reformed. They have one child, Loretta 
Corman, who was born at Scotia Mills, 111., May 13th, 1906. 

Sarah Elizabeth Corman, fourth child of Henry and Rachel 
(Bear) Corman, was born November 26th, 1847, and died June 
20th, 1852. 

Rebecca Emaline, fifth child of Henry and Rachel (Bear) 
Corman, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., December 23rd, 1849. 
She was married to Thomas F. Brumgart, January 16, 1881. 
Mr, Brumgart was a Lutheran, and his wife a Reformed. 
Thomas F. Brumgart died February 24, 1910. They had the fol- 
lowing children: 

Mabel O., Samuel C, Celia V., Tacie H., Elda R. 

Mabel O. Brumgart was born November 22, 1881. She is 
a graduate of Allentown College for Women. She has taught in 
the public schools the past six years, and is at present teaching at 
State College, Pa. 

Samuel C. Brumgart was born in Miles Township, near 
Rebersburg, Pa., June 9, 1884. He had taught three terms in 
the public schools in Center County, Pa. He married Miss Lettie 
McCool. 

Celia V. Brumgart, was born in Miles Township, near 
Rebersburg, Pa., April 26th, 1886. She took a full course in 
the Normal School of Lock Haven, from which institution she 
graduated in 1909. 

Tacie H. Brumgart was born in Miles Township, near 
Rebersburg, Pa., February 2, 1889, and graduated from the 
Rebersburg High School in 1909. 



88 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-19IO. 

Elda R. Brumgart was born in Miles Township, near Rebers- 
burg, Pa., September 6, 1892. At present ( 1908) she is attend- 
ing the Grammar school of Rebersburg, Pa. 

Ellen Jane Gorman, sixth child, and twin with Adam Noah, 
of Henry and Rachel (Bear) Gorman, was born near Rebersburg, 
Pa., January 2, 1852. She is a member of the Reformed Ghurch, 
and is unmarried. 

Adam Noah Gorman, seventh child, and twin with Ellen 
Jane, of Henry and Rachel (Bear) Gorman, was bom near 
Rebersburg, Pa., January' 2, 1852. He was married to Emma G. 
Dubbs, March 16, 1884, daughter of Daniel Dubbs. They have 
no children, and are members of the Reformed Ghurch. 

Adam Noah Gorman received a common school education 
and at the age of nineteen became a teacher in the public schools, 
which he followed for eleven years. In 1884 he became a tiller 
of the soil, in which occupation he gained a good competency, 
and retired to a quiet private life in 1903. He geperally votes the 
Democratic ticket. Address in 1908, Rebersburg, Pa. He con- 
ducted the choir in Reformed church, and Mrs. Gorman served 
as organist, each for a period of 33 years and hold these places 
at the present time. 

Anna Bear, tenth child of George and Elizabeth (Krape) 
Bear, was born near Rebersburg, Pa., August 3, 1817. She mar- 
ried William Strohecker, January i, 1837. He was born No- 
vember 21, 1809. They lived in Sugar Valley, Glinton Gounty, 
Pa. He died October 24, 1893, aged 83 years, 11 months and 3 
days, and was buried in Green Burr Gemetery. Anna (Bear) 
Strohecker died March 29, 1896, aged 78 years, 7 months and 
26 days. They had the following children : 

Gatherine, Louisa, Mary Ann, Sarah Jane, Daniel, John 
Gharles, Emma Garoline, William Harrison. 

Gatherine E. Strohecker, first child of William and Anna 
(Bear) Strohecker, was born near Booneville, Pa., October 9, 
1837, and died May 4, 1889, aged 51 years, 6 months and 25 
days. She was married to John Thomas, October 8, 1857. They 
had three children : William S., Rebecca Anna and John Z., 
of which only William is living. This family were all members 
of the Reformed Ghurch. 



gi:ne:aix)Gy of 'JOhannks baer, 1749-1910. 89 

William S., first child of John and Catherine Thomas, was 
born March 21, i860. He was married to lantha Schrack. They 
have the following children: 

Henry M., Katie A., Anna M., Mary F., John Lee, William 
Russel, and Minnie K. 

Henry M. Thomas, first child of William and lantha Thomas, 
was born March 30, 1881. He was married to Edith Karnstater. 
He is a lumberman by occupation. They had one child, 
Catherine Thomas, born June 14, 1907. 

Katie A, Thomas, second child of William S. and lantha 
Thomas, was born June 2, 1883. She was married to Peter 
Koch, a farmer. Address, Loganstown, Pa. They had the fol- 
lowing children : 

Grant William, Anna Mae, Paul Conrad and Dorothy. 

Grant William Koch, first child of Peter P. and Katie A. 
Koch, was born June 8, 1903. 

Anna Mae Koch, second child of Peter J. and Katie A. 
Koch, was born December 29, 1904. 

Paul Conrad Koch, third child of Peter J. and Katie A. 
Koch, was born January 11, 1907. 

Dorothy Koch, fourth child of Peter J. and Katie A. Koch, 
was born August 8, 1908. 

Anna M. Thomas, third child of William and lantha Thomas, 
was born May 18, 1885, and died November 2^, 1889. She is 
buried in Green Burr Cemetery. 

Mary F. Thomas, fourth child of William and lantha 
Thomas, was born November 22, 1887. She was married to 
S. R. Lupoid, a laborer. Address, Loganstown, Pa. Had one 
child, Ray Thomas, born August 10, 1907. 

John Lee Thomas, fifth child of William S. and lantha 
Thomas, was born May 11, 1891, and is a laborer. 

William Russel Thomas, sixth child of William S. and 
lantha Thomas, was born March 21, 1893, and died March 14, 
1894. 

Minnie R. Thomas, seventh child of William S. and lantha 
Thomas, was born March 7, 1898. He is at home attending 
school. 



90 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Louisa Strohecker, second child of William and Anna 
(Bear) Strohecker, was born in Logan Township, Clinton 
County, Pa., July 25, 1839. She was married to Samuel Kahl. 
They had but one child, Daniel H. Samuel Kahl died at Boone- 
ville, April 30, 1898. His widow still lives at Booneville, Pa. 
They were members of the Lutheran Church. Their only child, 
Daniel Harry Kahl, was born at Booneville, Pa., August 13, 
i860. He was married to Sarah C. Rowe. By profession he is 
a teacher and lives at Green Burr, Pa. 

Daniel H. and Sarah C. Kahl have the following children : 

Laura Mae, Maud Myrtle, Anna Louisa, Mar\- Ellen. 

Laura Mae Kahl, first child of Daniel and Sarah Kahl, was 
born September 28, 1881. She is married to John Kleckner and 
lives in Booneville, Pa. He is a sawyer. They have two chil- 
dren, Ruth N. Kleckner, born August 18, 1900, and Raymond 
V. Kleckner, born August 20th, 1903. 

Maud Myrtle Kahl, second child of Daniel and Sarah Kahl, 
was born December 7th, 1882. She is teaching school at Ope- 
chee, Michigan, and is a graduate of West Chester State Normal 
School. 

Anna Louisa Kahl, third child of Daniel and Sarah Kahl, 
was born February 13, 1884. She is Assistant Principal in the 
Bellewood High School, Bellewood, Pa. She is a graduate of 
West Chester Normal School. 

Mary Ellen Kahl, fourth child of Daniel and Sarah Kahl, 
was born November 28, 1886. She is teaching school in Boone- 
ville, Pa. She is a student of West Chester, but not yet a grad- 
uate. 

Parents and children are all members of the Lutheran 
Church of Booneville, Pa. 

Mary Ann Strohecker, third child of William and Anna 
(Bear) Strohecker, was born in Logan Township, Clinton 
County, Pa., August 7, 1841, and died December 28, 1877. She 
was married to Benjamin F. Klepper, who was born in Lancaster 
Township, Clinton County, Pa., November 17, 1838, and died 
March 13, 1906. When about twenty years old Mr. Klepper lo- 
cated in Sugar Valley, Clinton County, Pa. His school privileges 




W. HOWARD KLEPPER. 

Sheriff of Clinton Co . 1 a. 
Page 91 



ge;nealogy of johanne;s baer_, 1749-1910. 91 

were limited, but he eagerly perused books and became a well- 
informed man. He served as School Director for twenty years ; 
also served as Mercantile Appraiser and Census Enumerator. 
He was an Odd Fellow, and he and his wife were leading mem- 
bers and liberal contrributors of the Lutheran Church. He was 
an elder and S. S. Superintendent for many years. He was a 
Democrat and by occupation a carpenter. 

Benjamin F. and Mary A. Klepper had the following chil- 
dren : 

William Howard, Minerva Jane, George Omet, Laura 
Blanche, Clara May. 

William Howard Klepper, first child of Benjamin and Mary 
Klepper, was born in Logan Township, Clinton County, Pa., 
July 28, i860. He began teaching school at the age of seventeen 
and taught eight years, after which he attended the Central State 
Normal School at Lock Haven, Pa., from which institution he 
graduated. He was ward principal in Lock Haven schools for 
fourteen years, which he resigned to become Deputy Sheriff. 
In 1908 he received the Democratic nomination for Sheriff 
and was elected over his Republican opponent by 442 majority, 
while Taft, for President, had nearly 1,000 majority. He be- 
longs to the order of Odd Fellows and also the P. O. S. of A. 
He and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church, of which 
Church he has served as Elder and Sunday-school Superinten- 
dent. He was married to Ida V. Kreamer, only daughter of 
William and Anna Kreamer, of Rebersburg, Pa., January 16, 
1883. They have the following children : 

Leon R., Fairy Gay, Paul K., Dorothy E., Anna M. 

Leon R. Klepper, first child of William H. and Ida V. Klep- 
per, was born March 23, 1885. He is a graduate of the Lock 
Haven High School and of Lock Haven Business Institute. He 
is at present book-keeper for the Fall Creek Coal Co., of Lock 
Haven, Pa. He is a Democrat in politics. He is a Lutheran and 
Odd Fellow. 

Fairy Gay Klepper, second child of William Howard and 
Ida V. Klepper, was born December 26, 1887, and died June 2, 
1892. She is buried at Rebersburg. 



92 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Anna M. Klepper, third child of William H. and Ida V. 
Klepper, was bom May 31, 1893. She will graduate from Lock 
Haven High School in 1910. 

Paul K. Klepper, fourth child of William H. and Ida V. 
Klepper, was born July 18, 1895. 

Dorothy E. Klepper, fifth child of William and Ida Klepper, 
was bom July 7, 1901. 

Minerva J. Klepper, second child of Benj. F. and Mary A. 
Klepper, was born August 6, 1862, and was married to A. H. 
Schrack. They had the following children : 

Austin C, John F., George L., Russell D. 

Austin C. Schrack, first child of A. Hu and Minerva Schrack, 
was born Febniary 3, 1880, and died December 13, 1881. 

John F. Schrack, second child of A. H. and Minerva 
Schrack, was born May 28, 1881, and died September 4, 1883. 

George L. Schrack, third child of A, H. and Minerva 
Schrack, was born April 28, 1882. He was married to Elsie R. 
Doughty. They have one child, Russel Bruce Schrack, who was 
born October 25, 1906. 

George L. Schrack is a farmer, a Lutheran and a Prohibi- 
tionist. Is active in church work. Address, Booneville, Pa. 

Russell D. Schrack, fourth child of A. H. and Minerva 
Schrack, was born May 8, 1883. He was married to Lula J. 
Shafifer. They have two children, Vella M. Schrack, born July 
12, 1907, and Leah G. Schrack, born November i, 1908. 

Russell D. Schrack is a farmer, a Lutheran and a Pro- 
hibitionist. He is active in church work. Address, Booneville, 
Pa. 

George O. Klepper, third child of Benjamin F. and Mary 
Klepper, was born April 5, 1864. By occupation he is a car- 
penter. In politics a Democrat, and is a member of the Lutheran 
Church. He married lantha M. Miller. They have the follow- 
ing children : 

Luther L., Floyd B., F. Violet. 

Luther L. Klepper, first child of George and lantha Klepper, 
was born October 16, 1886. He is a graduate of Lock Haven 
Business College, and is a clerk in the office of the Kistler Lesh 



GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 93 

Co. He is married to Emma J. Eckel. They have one daughter, 
Ethel L. Klepper, who was born February 17, 1905. He is a 
Lutheran. 

Floyd B. Klepper, second child of George O. and lantha 
Klepper, was born June loth, 1889. He is a book-keeper at 
present, employed by Kistler, Lesh & Co., Incorporated Tanners, 
with six tanneries and offices in Boston, Chicago, Lock Haven, 
Pa., and Buenos Ayres, S. A. He is the book-keeper at their 
Mt. Jewett, Pa., plant, and is a member of the Lutheran Church. 

F. Violet Klepper, third child of George O. and lantha Klep- 
per, was born August 15th, 1902. 

George O. Klepper, third child of Benj. F. and Mary A. 
Klepper, is a prominent Odd Fellow, a member of the Royal Ar- 
canum, and is Deputy Sheriff of Clinton County, his brother, 
W. H., being Sheriff. 

Laura Blanche Klepper, fourth child of B. F. and Mary A. 
Klepper, was born May i8th, 1870, and died May 31st, 1870. 

Clara M. Klepper, fifth child of B. F. and Mary A. Klep- 
per, was born December 26th, 1871. She was married to Wm. 
L. Wolfe. They have one son, Hugh H. Wolfe, who was born 
August i6th, 1907. They are Lutherans. Mr. Wolfe is a sales- 
man. Address, Booneville, Pa. 

Sarah Jane Strohecker, fourth child of Wm. and Anna 
(Bear) Strohecker, was born June i8th, 1845, in Green Township, 
Clinton County, Pa. She was married to Rev. H. Stover, a min- 
ister of the Evangelical Church, August 27th, 1864. She died 
January 30th, 1868, and was buried in the Loganstown Cemetery. 
They had one son, Charles Edward Stover, who was born Feb- 
ruary 2d, 1866, in Logan Township, Clinton County, Pa. 

Daniel Strohecker, fifth child of Wm. and Anna (Bear) 
Strohecker, was born at Booneville, Pa., October 12th, 1847. He 
is now living at Castanea, Clinton County, Pa. By occupation is 
foreman of lumbering operations. He married Clara Eilbert. 
They had the following children: 

Anna, Lula and Preston. 

Anna Strohecker, first child of Daniel and Clara Strohecker, 



94 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

was born May 23d, 1877, and died June 14th, 1904, and was buried 
at Lock Haven, Pa. 

Lula Strohecker, second child of Daniel and Clara Stroh- 
ecker, was born January 12th, 1881. She married William Mon- 
roe, a laborer. They have no children. Address, Castanea, Pa, 

Preston Strohecker, third child of Daniel and Clara Stroh- 
ecker, was born October 7th, 1884, and died March 14th, 1892. 

John Charles Strohecker, sixth child of Wm, and Anna 
(Bear) Strohecker, was born at Booneville, Pa., March 20th, 
1850. Mr. Strohecker is a retired farmer and a member of the 
Lutheran Church. Address, Bonneville, Pa. He married Alice 
J. Schrack, April 7th, 1869. They have the following children: 

Katie, Anna, Laura, John Henry and Lettie. 

Katie Strohecker, first child of John C. and Alice Stroh- 
ecker, was born June loth, 1870, and died of cholera infantum, 
September 12th, 1874. 

Anna Strohecker, second child of John C. and Alice Stroh- 
ecker, was born December nth, 1872, and died September loth, 
1874. 

Laura J. Strohecker, third child of John C. and Alice Stroh- 
ecker, was born August 26th, 1874. She married in December, 
1897, Prof, J. Smith, a graduate of Lock Haven State Normal 
School, who has taught in the public schools for the past twenty 
years. They are members of the Reformed Church. At present 
Prof, Smith is Principal of Loganton High School. 

John Harry Strohecker, fourth child of John C. and Alice 
Strohecker, was born June loth, 1878, and died April 7th, 1902. 
He was buried at Booneville, Pa. 

Lettie Strohecker, fifth child of John C. and Alice Stroh- 
ecker, was born October 22nd, 1885, She is at present receiving 
instruction from the U. S. School of Music, New York. She is 
a member of the Lutheran Church. 

Caroline Strohecker, seventh child of Wm. and Anna (Bear) 
Strohecker, was born July i8th, 1852. She married Aaron 
D. Kleckner. He was born August 31st, 1851. They had two 
children, Rosa and John William. 

Rosa Strohecker Kleckner was born May 13th, 1874. She 
married James Geraty, Address, Mill Hall, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1749-I9IO. 95 

John William Kleckner was born July 26, 1878. He is an all 
around sawyer, engineer, etc. Address, Booneville, Pa. 

Emma Agnes Strohecker, eighth child of Wm. and Anna 
(Bear) Strohecker, was born at Booneville, November 8, 1856, 
and died May 13, 1881. She is buried at Green Burr. She was 
married to Samuel W. Shaffer. She was a member of the Re- 
formed church at Green Burr. They had two children, George 
and Augustus. 

George C. Shaffer, first child of Samuel and Emma Shaffer, 
was born in Logan Township, Clinton County, Pa., March 13, 
1877. He was married to Bessie M. Hopewell, of Northumber- 
land County, Pa., May 25, 1896. Address, Northumberland, R. 
F. D. No. 2. They have the following children : Edgar F. and 
William H. 

Edgar F. Shaffer, first child of George C. and Bessie Shaffer, 
was born in Point Townhip, Northumberland County, Pa., Feb- 
ruary 20, 1898. 

William H. Shaffer, second child of George C. and Bessie 
Shaffer, was born at the same place, July 6, 1900. 

George Shaffer, is a farmer, and a member of the M. E. 
Church. 

Augustus P. Shaffer, second child of Samuel and Emma 
Shaffer, was born in Logan Township, Clinton County, Pa., July 
18, 1879. He was married to Maud S. Clemmens of North- 
umberland County, Pa., October 24, 1900. They have the fol- 
lowing children : 

Martha A., Peter C, Clyde W., Leon E. 

Martha A. Shaffer, first child of Augustus and Maud S. 
Shaffer, was born April 19, 1901. 

Peter C. Shaffer, second child of Augustus P. and Maud S. 
Shaffer, was born June 26, 1904. 

Clyde W. Shaffer, third child of Augustus P. and Maud S. 
Shaffer, was born September 24, 1905. 

Leon E. Shaffer, fourth child of Augustus P. and Maud S. 
Shaffer, was born August 5, 1907. 

The above children were all born in Northumberland 
County, Pa. 



96 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Augustus P. Shaffer is a farmer. His wife is a member of 
the Lutheran Church. Their address is Northumberland, Pa. 

William Harrison Strohecker, ninth child of Wm. and Anna 
(Bear) Strohecker, was born December 25, i860. He was mar- 
ried to Mary Esterline, September 15, 1887. Address, Boone- 
ville, Pa. William H. Strohecker is a director in the Clinton 
Trust Co., a stockholder in the Bickford Fire Brick Co., of Cur- 
wensville, and is at present serving as one of the Board of Road 
Commissioners of Logan Township, being Secretary of the 
Board. He is a strong believer in Tariff Protection and sound 
money. Is an active member in the Reformed Church, having 
served as Deacon or Elder for twenty years, and is one of the 
Trustees of said church. Has also served for twenty-five years 
as Superintendent of Emanuel Reformed Bible School. Mary 
A., his wife, has served as organist for a period of twenty years, 
both in school and church, and is an active member of the same 
church, as is also Clair E., the oldest son. Roy E. is at present 
attending lectures preparatory to confirmation. 

Clair E. Strohecker, first child of William H. and Mary 
Strohecker, was born in Clinton County, August, 1890. He is a 
member of Lutheran Church. Address, Booneville, Pa. 

Roy E. Strohecker, second child of William H. and Mary 
Strohecker, was born in Clinton County, July 9, 1894. Member 
of Lutheran Church. Address. Booneville, Pa. 



GENEJALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 97 

A Summary of George Bear and His Descendants. 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



6 Allen, J. Crale 

6 Allen, Susan L. (Kline) 1874. 

7 Allen, Edith V. S., 1899 



Christian . . . 
Presbyterian 



Bvansville, IndL 
Bvansvllle, Ind. 
Evansville, Ind. 



Bear, 
Bear, 
18* 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 
Bear, 

Balr, 
Bair, 
Balr, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 
Bair, 



George, 1778-1858 

Elizabeth (Krape) 1778- 



John, 1801-1852 

Catherine, 1803-1864. 

DaTid 

Elizabeth, 1806-1889. 
Jacob, 1808-1836 
William, 1810-1851.. 

Adam, 1813-1887 

Anna Mary, 1813 . . . 
Rachel, 1816-1900... 

Anna, 1817-1896 

Elizabeth (Runkle) . 
John R., 1824-1890. . 
Julia, (Swinehart) . 



Lizzie M., 1853. 

Lida (McCall). 

Claude V., 1861. 

Horace Sheriden, 1863... 

Lula, (Davis) 

Temple 

William 

Laura, 1865 

Margaret, (Bierly) . 
Catherine, E., 1870. 
David Gumey, 1872. 
Emma Jane, 1874-1875 . 

Ella Nora, 1877 

James Calvin, 1878 

Flora (wife of James C.) 
Susan Maud, 1882 



Farmer . , 
Farmer . . 
Merchant 



Merchant 
Farmer . . 



Reformed. 

Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 



Domestic 
Engrineer. 



Methodist 
Methodist. 



Bear, Catherine (Runkle) 
|t Bear, Efllnda . 



Bear, Franklin, 1836-1906 

I Bear, Margaret (Blerly) 

Barr, George W^., 1827-1905... 

Barr, Elizabeth (Wife of Geo. 
W^.) 1861. 
I Bear, Susan, 1830-1885. 

(7) 



Farmer 
Farmer 



Reformed 
Reformed 



Grand Rapids Mich 
Grand Rapids Mich 
Grand Rapids Mich 
Grand Rapids Mich 
Ohio. 



Phlla. 
Monessen, Pa. 



Cleveland, O. 



Tnsseyvtlle, Pa. 
Tusseyvllle, Pa. 



Merchant and Ex-Mayor 
of Elwood, Kans. 



98 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Occupation. 



Charch 
Affiliations. 



6 Barr, David Franklin, 1860. 



3 Bear, Sarab (Randabacta) 1815- 
18M 



4 Barr, liuclnda (Kelsey) . 



4 Bear, EIlEabetb (Herlacber), 
1838-1860 



5 Barr, Guy C. 1869 

6 Barr, Mary (Henderson). 
6 Barr, Guy E. Jr., 1903 . . . . 



Bear, Samantba, (Hosteman) 

1839 
Bear, Catberine, (Lease) 1841. 
Bear, Diana (Blackburn) 1844- 

1876 
Bear, Maria (Brownlee) 1851- 

1889 

Bear, Catberine (Brumgart) 

1813-1889 

Bear, Amanda, 1844-1809. 
Bear, Cbestle, 1843. 

Bear, William J. 1846 

Bear, Elizabetb, 1852 

Bear, Delia C, 1855 

Bear, Jewett, 1861-1876. 

Bear, Emma R., 1849 

Bear, Susan (Wirtb) 1845 

Bear, Ellen (Bird) 

Bear, George Adam, 1869 

Bear, Wm. Henry, 1875 

Bear, Jennie, 1871 

Bear, Catberine, 1873 

Bear, Margaret (Lebo) 



Balr, Henrietta, (Neese). 

Bair, Maud M., 1892 

Balr, Walter A., 1894 

Balr, Randal G., 1897 

Balr, Mary A., 1899 

Bair, Nora A., 1901 

Bair, Carrie M., 1903 

Bair, Jennie E., 1905 . . . , 



Mine Operator 



Laivyer 



Baggage Master 
Boiler Maker 



4 Blackburn, Tbos., 183S-1886. . 
4 Blackburn, Diana (Bear) 1844- 

1878 



Mfr. Lumber. 



Metbodlst. 



Reformed. 
Reformed. 



Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 

Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Lutheran 



Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 

Disciple. 
Disciple. 



Aspen, Col. 



St. Joseph, Mo. 
St. Joseph, Mo. 
St. Joseph, Mo. 



Rel>crsburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 

Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Willlamsport, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 
Maplewood, Mo. 
Cambridge, Kan. 
Willlamsport, Pa. 

Aitoona, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 



GENHIALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



99 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



i 



Blackburn, Wm., 1S64. 
Blackburn, Robt. Perry, 1867. 
Blackburn, Clara (Weymouth) 



8 Blackburn, £dith Isabella, 1898 
8 Blackburn, Emily Diana 1903 



Brumgart, John 1809-1850 

Brumgrart, Anna M. (Bear) 



Brumsart, Rebecca Elizabeth, 
1834-1887 

Brumgrart, Louisa Catherine, 
1838-1886 

Brumgart, Amanda, 1841. 

Brumgart, Austin, 1844-1883. . 

Brumsart, Delia (Strohecker) 

Brumg;art, John, died in In- 
fancy. 

Brumsart, Nora, 

Brumeart, Thos. F., 1849-1910. 

Brumg;art, Rebecca E. (Cor- 
man) 1849 

Brumgrart, Mabel O., 1881 .... 

Brumgart, Samuel C, 1884 

Brumsart, Celia V., 1886 

Brumgart, Tacie H., 1889 

Brumgart, Elda R., 1892 

Brumgart, Lettle (McCool) . . . 

Brumgart, Emory 



Druggist 



Brownlee, Joseph 

Brownlee, Maria (Bear) . 



Brant, Chas. (Husband of Ava 

Corman) 1874 

Brant, Myrtle C, 1895 

Brant, Ava C, 1874 



Comian, 
Corman, 

1900 . 
Corman, 
Corman, 
Corman, 
Corman, 
Corman, 

1852 . 
Corman, 
Corman, 
Corman, 
Corman, 



Henry 1815-1895 

Rachel (Bear) 1816- 



James T., 1839 

Sarah (Walker) 1840. 
W^m. Harvey, 1842. . . 

George, 1844 

Sarah Elizabeth, 1847- 



Rebecca Emaline, 1849 

Ellen Jane, 1852 

Adam Noah, 1852 

Emma (Dubbs) 



S. Teacher 

S. Teacher 

Normal Student 



Justice of Peace. 
Farmer 



Presbyterian 

Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 

Lutheran. 
Reformed. 



Presbyterian. 



Lutheran 

Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 



Reformed. 

Reformed. 
Reformed . 
Lutheran . 
Reformed . 
Reformed . 

Reformed. 

Reformed . 
Reformed . 
Reformed. 



W^illlamsport, Pa. 

W^illiamsport, Pa. 
Williamsport, Pa. 
Williamsport, Pa. 



W^llllamsport, Pa. 



Rebersburg, Pa, 

Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
WUllamsport, Pa. 

Pleasant Hill, Mo. 
Pleasant Hill, Mo. 



Freeport, 111. 
Freeport, 111. 
Freeport, 111. 



Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Freeport, 111. 



Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 



lOO 



GENEAU>GY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-19IO. 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



5 Corman, Rebecca Emallne, 1868 

5 Gorman, Susan (Hosterman) 

Wife ot Geo. A 

5 Corman, Daniel W., 1866 

5 Corman, Sallle (McClintlck) . 

(Wife of Daniel) 

5 Corman, Adah, 1873. 

5 Corman, Geo. A., 1871 

6 Corman, Maud, 1891. 
6 Corman, Roy, 1893. 
6 Corman, Cora, 1895. 

6 Corman, John, W., 1897. 

6 Corman, Guy L., 1900. 

6 Corman, Charley, 1898 

6 Corman, Sarah, 1900 

6 Corman, Alma, 1904 

6 Corman, Mary, 1907 

6 Corman, Gladys, 1908 

4 Corman, Anna (W^olf > 

5 Corman, Mary E. (Mnsser) 

1867 

5 Corman, Henry Edw., 1870 . . . 

4 Corman, Delia ( W^ebber) 

5 Corman, Flora May 1867 

5 Corman, Tennle Isandora 1871 

5 Corman, Tade Isanora 

5 Corman, Ave Belle, 1874 

5 Corman, Omer Wlnfleld, 1876. 

5 Corman, Everett Hale, 1877 . . 

5 Corman, Jay Fenlmore, 1879 . . 

5 Corman, Ida (KUker) 

5 Corman, Ellen (Tobolt) 

6 Corman, Loretta, 1906 

5 Corman, Rose (Dlehl) 1876. 



6 Caye, Charles G., 

6 Caye, Anna (Kline) 1871. 

7 Caye, Preston K., 1893... 



S..Diehl, Rose (Corman) 1876... 
5 Dlehl, Chas. (husband of Rose) 



4 Des^ler, Edwin J., M. D. 1826- 
1890 (hush. Maria Jordan) . . 

4 Deshler, Maria J 

5 Deshler, Elisabeth, 1854-1885. 

5 Deshler, Joseph Jordan, 1857. 

6 Deshler, Emma, 1859-1881 

5 Deshler, Ellenora, 1864-1876.. 

6 Deshler, Ella (Hemphill) 

6 Deshler, W^m. Edwin, 1883.. 



ETangelical 



Vet. Surgeon 



Phrenologrlst 



Contractor 
Machinist . 
Farmer . . . 



Reformed 
Reformed 



Reformed 
Reformed 



Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 

Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed. 



United Brethren 



Reformed 
Lutheran 
Methodist 



Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Blacksmith 



Physician 



Reformed 
Reformed 



Reformed. 
Reformed 



Physician 



Electrical Engineer 



Presbyterian 

Reformed. 

Reformed. 



Smulltown, Pa. 



Penn Hall, Pa. 
Penn Hall, Pa. 



Penn Hall, Pa. 
Smnlltovrn, Pa. 



Smnlltown, Pa. 
Smulltown, Pa. 
SmuUtown, Pa. 
Smulltown, Pa. 
Smulltovrn, Pa. 
Rebersburs, Pa. 

RebersburK, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburgr, Pa. 



Freeport, III. 
Freeport, 111. 
Freeport, 111. 
Freeport, 111. 
Scotia Mills, 111. 
Freeport, 111. 
Scotia Mills, 111. 



Los Angeles, Cal. 
Los Angeles, Cal. 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

Colby, O. 
Colby, O. 



Aaronsburg, Pa. 
Glldden, Iowa. 



Omaha, Neb. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER^ 


I749-I9IO. 


lOI 


Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Afhliations. 


Address. 


I EttUnser, Solomon, hu8b. Sara. 

Bear, 1832-1885. 
I Ettllngrer, Sara B., 1815-1894. 
i Ettllnger, Laura, 1856. 
; Ettlinger, William, 1860-1893. 
i Ettlingrer, Mary J. (Benner) 

1872-1909. 
: Ettlinger, Emma, 1858. 
; Ettlinger, James, 1867 


Machinist 




Bizbee, Ariz. 







Cherokee, Kans. 








W^oodward, Pa. 








Woodward, Pa. 


,! Ettlinser, Elizabeth R., 1885. 

i; Ettlin§rer, Ruth K., 1887. 

L Ettlingrer, Franklin. 

[ Ettllnger, Rebecea E., 1834- 

1887. 




Lutheran. 

Lutheran 

Lutheran 

Lutheran 

Lutheran. 








Salona, Pa. 


i Furst, S. Willis, 1861 




Williamsport, Pa. 




Williamsport, Pa. 








; Furst, Nora, 1890. 

; Furst, Clara Rebecea, 1891. 

! Furst, Adessa, 1894. 

! Furst, George B., 1897. 

( Furst, Raymond F., 1899. 

1 Furst, Elsie M., 1902. 

1 Furst, John A., 1905. 




Missouri. 








Missouri. 




armer . . 




Cambridge, Kan. 


Gramley, Catherine (Bair) 1873 
Gramlev, BenJ. Bair 1908 






Cambridge, Kan. 






Cambridge, Kan. 






United Brethren 
United Brethren 
United Brethren 


Freeport, 111. 


Gueth, Tacie Isa Corman, 1871 
i Gueth, Mildred E., 1896 




Freeport, 111. 




Freeport, 111. 


f Gueth Martha P., 1897 




Freeport, III. 


; Gueth, Carl B., 1902-1908 






Freeport, 111. 


t Geraty, James, (husb. Rose 
Kleckner 




Reformed 


Mill Hall, Pa. 


\ Geraty Rose Kleckner 




Mill Hall, Pa. 











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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I910. 



Occupation. 



Church 
AfflUationM. 



4 Hanna, John S., 1006 

5 Hanna, Nathaniel 1867-1867.. 
5 Hanna, Mary Eva, 1873 

4 Hanna, Amanda Brumsart, 

1841 

>> Hanna, Albert 

5 Hanna, Kittle M. (Kline) 1850- 

1872 



ChrlHtlan. 
Christian 
ChrlMtlan 



Hayei*, John C, 1873 (husb< 

Maria Bear) 1851-1889 

Hayes, Maria B., 1851-1889... 

Hayes, Anna, 1869 

Hayes, Arthur, 1870 

Hayes, John, 1872 

Hayes, Minnie (Miles) 

Hayes, Frederick A., 1894.... 

Hayes, Mary B., 1896 

Hayes, Mary B., 1896 

Hayes, Thomas L., 

Hayes, Elizabeth E., 



Farmer 

Farmer 

Farmer 

Restauranter. . . . 
Insurance Agent. 



Telephone 



Haines, Harry T., 1853.. 
Haines, Laura E., 1856. . 

Haines, Bessie, 1886 

Haines, Helen, 1888-1888. 

Haines, Ruth, 1891 

Haines, Blerrlll, 1887 



Passengrer Conductor 



Salesman . 



5 Henney, Geo. A., 

5 Henney, Claud V., 1861 

« Henney, Sumner D., 1888 I Clerk 

6 Henney, Mabel A., 1889 Clerk 



4 Herlacher, Henry, (husb. KHz. 

Bear, 1833 

5 Herlacher, William B. Prof. 

IS-W 

4 Herlacher, Elisabeth B., 1838- 

1860 

5 Herlacher, Alice (Oxley) 

6 Herlacher, Elbert Raymond, 

1892 

6 Herlacher, Harwood Oxley, 

1807 

6 Herlacher, Dorothy Louisa 

1905. 

4 HufTord, John. 
4 Hufford, Sarah (Bear) Etllngrer 
1815-1894 



Merchant 

CorroB Schools. 



Christian . . . 
Presbyterian. 



Presbyterian. 



Methodist. 
Methodist. 
Baptist. 
Baptist . . . 



Baptist 

Baptist 

Baptist 

Presbyterian. 

Baptist 

Presbyterian. 

Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 
Presbj-terlan. 
Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Reformed. 
Reformed 
Reformed 
Reformed 



Methodist 
Methodist 

Methodist. 
Methodist. 
Methodist. 



Reading, Pa. 
Reading, Pa. 



Reading, Pa. 



Pleasant Hill. 
Dallas, Tex. 
Pleasant Hill, Mo. 
Pleasant Hn:.. Mo. 
Pleasant Hllk, Mo. 
Pleasant Hill, Ho. 



Portland, Ore. 
Portland, Ore. 
Portland, Ore. 

Portland, Ore. 
Los Angeles, Cal. 



Butler, Pa. 
Butler, Pa. 
Butler. Pa. 



Freeport, III. 
171 Lincoln Ave., 
Freeport, 111. 



GENEAWGY O^ JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



103 



Occupation. 



1865. 



5 Hall, Luther 

5 Hall, Laura : 

6 Hall, Dorrls, 1898-1898 

« Hall, Brace, 1905. Died In In- 
fancy 



4 Horstman, William, died .... 
4 Horstman, Samantha (Bear) 



4 Hess, I^mma R., 1842 

4 Hess, Maj. M. E., 1827-1904. 



6 Hutcheson, Harry O 

6 Hutcheson, LuclUa (Shaffer) 



7 Hutcheson, Marcella Mae, 1909, 



Agent. Am. Gas Co. 



Jordan, Jos., 1804-1893 

Jordan, Eliz. (Bear) 1806-1889 

Jordan, Maria, 1829 

Jordan, William, 1836-1908 

Jordan, Elizabeth, 1831 

Jordan, George B., 1833-1906. 

Jordan, R. Emaline, 1842 

Jordan, Edwin, 1863 

Jordan, Edith G. (Miller) 1878 

Jordan, Ruth M., 1905 

Jordan, Joseph A., 1867-1879. 

Jordan, Eliza F. (Fleisher) . . 

Jordan, Florence (Russell) 
1867 

Jordan, Howard, 1860 

Jordan, Harold, 1893 

Jordan, William C, died In In- 
fancy 

Jordan, Grace V., 1874. 

Jordan, James A., died at the 
age of 7 yrs. 

Jordan, Edwin E., died in in 
fancy. 

Jordan, Henrtetta (Leitzell) 
1845 

Jordan, James Isreal, 1844 
1857 



4 Kline, George, 1822-1905 . . . 

4 Kline, Susan (Bear) 1830-1885 

5 Kline, Kittle M., 1850-1872. 

5 Kline, David B., 1848 

5 Kline, Esther E., (Ross) . . 



In R. R. Service 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Reformed 
Methodist. 



Real Estate Agt. 



Reformed. 

Reformed. 

Reformed. 

Reformed. 

Reformed . . . 

Reformed. 

Reformed. . . . 

Presbyterian 

Presbyterian 



Amlin, O. 
Amlin, O. 
Amlin, O. 



St. Louis, Mo. 



Lock Haven, Pa. 



U. Presbyteriai 

Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian . . 



Salesman 



Reformed 
Reformed. 



Presbyterian. 
Presbyterian. 



Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Lock Haven, Fa. 

Lock Haven, Pa, 
Chicago, 111. 
Chicago, 111. 
Chicago, 111. 



Albany, Ore. 
Albany, Ore. 
Albany, Ore. 



Chicago, 111. 



Los Angeles, 
Los Angeles, 



Cal. 
Cal. 



104 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAEK, I749-I9IO. 



Occnpation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Kline, Anna Blanche, 1871. 

Kline, Edith R088, 1872 

Kline, Susan LUIian, 1874. 



5 Kerlln, Rev. Jno. T.,. . . 
5 Kerlln, Emma C, 1858. 



Clergryman 



4 Kuehn, Frank C 

4 Kuehn, Samantha, 1839. 



CommlMMlon Merchant. 



(Fnrst) 1853- 



5 Krape, Percy . 

5 Krape, Clara 

1900 

6 Krape, Eunice (Benedict) 

7 Krape, Maxine, V., 1907 

6 Krape, Raymond, E., 1878. 

6 Krape, Eunice B., 

6 Krape, Ernest, 1886 



Klepper, BenJ. F., 1838-1906. . . 
Klepper, Mary A. (Strohecker 

1841-1877 

Klepper, Wm. Howard, 1860 . . 
Klepper, Minerva Jane, 1862. . 

Klepper, George O., 1864 

Klepper, Laura Blanche, died 

in Infancy 

Klepper, Clara May, 1871 

Klepper, Ida V. (Kreamer) . . . 

Klepper, Leon R., 1885 

Klepper, Fairy Gay, 1887-1892 

Klepper, Paul K., 

Klepper, Dorothy E., 1901 

Klepper, Anna M., 1803 

Klepper, lantha (Miller) 

Klepper, Luther L., 1886 

Klepper, Floyd B., 1889 

Klepper, F. Violet, 1902 

Klepper, Emma J. (Eckel) .... 
Klepper, Ethel L., 1005 



Contractor 



Carpenter 



Kleckner, Aaron D., 1851 

Kleckner, Caroline (Stroheck- 
er) 1852 

Kleckner, Rosa, 1874 

Kleckner, John \%'illiam, 1878 

Kleckner, Laura (Kahl) 1881. 

Kleckner, Ruth, 1900 

Kleckner, Raymond, 1903 



Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Reformed 
Reformed 



Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Methodist. 
Lutheran. 



Sheriff 

Dept'y Sheriff 



Book-keeper 



Lutheran. 

Lutheran. 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Office Clerk . 
Book-keeper. 



Lumber Man'ft. 



SaTvyer and Enirlneer. 



Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Lutheran 

Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Los Angeles, Cal. 
I OS Angeles, Cal. 
Evansvllle, Cal. 



Sioux City, loTva. 
Sioux City, loTva. 



St. LouU, Mo. 
St. Louis, Mo. 



Ridgeway, Pa. 
Ridgeway, Pa. 
Mackeyvllle, Pa. 



Lock Haven, Pa. 
Lock Haven, Pa. 
Lock Haven. Pa. 



Lock 
Lock 
lock 
Lock 
Lock 
liOck 
Lock 
Lock 
Lock 
Lock 
Lock 
Lock 



Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 
Haven, Pa. 



Logantown, Pa. 

Loganto^vn, Pa. 
Logantown, Pa. 
Booneville, Pa. 
Booneville, Pa. 
Booneville, Pa. 
Booneville, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER_, I749-I9IO. 



105 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



6 Knoch, Peter 

6 Knoch, Katie 

7 Knoch, Grant Wm. 1903... 
7 Knoch, Anna Mary, 1904. . 
7 Knoch, Paul Conrad, 1907. 
7 Knoch, Dorothy, 1908 



Lutheran 



Kahl, 
Kahl, 
1839 
Kahl, 
Kahl, 
Kahl, 
Kahl, 
Kahl, 
Kahl, 



Sam'l. 1998 

Louisa (Strohecker) 



Dan'l. H., 1860 

Sara (Howe) 

Maud Myrtle, 1882. 
Laura May, 1881 . . 
Anna Louisa, 1884 . 
Mary Ellen, 1886.. 



S. Teacher 

Asst. Prin. High Schools 
S. Teacher 



Lutheran 

Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



5 Lee, Catherine (Bair) 1870. 

5 Lee, Felix 

6 Lee, Ray E., 1892 

6 Lee, Naomi C, 1904 



Reformed 
Reformed 



4 Lease, 

4 Lease, 

5 Lease, 
5 Lease, 
5 Lease, 
9 Lease, 
5 Lease, 
5 Lease, 

5 Lease, 

6 Lease, 
6 Lease, 
6 Lease, 
6 Lease, 
6 Lease, 
6 Lease, 
6 Lease, 



Rev. John H., 1832. 

Catherine, 1841 

Emory B 

Carrie (Essex) 

Minne Sara, 1865 . . . . 

Herman J., 1867 

Elizabeth M 

Wm. Henry, 1867 

Cath (Holland) 

Raymond, 1895 

Majory, 1897 

Murray, 1900 

John Holland, 1902. . 

Earl, 1894 

Mary, 1897 

Donald, 1899 



Clergryman 



Prof. N. Y. City College . 



Trav. Salesman 
Trav. Salesman 



Methodist . 

Methodist. 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist. 

Methodist. 

Methodist. 

Methodist. 

Methodist. 



5 Lupoid S. R , 

5 Lupoid, Mary (Thomas) 1887, 
8 Lupoid, Ray Thomas, 1907 . . . 



5 Linton, Minnie Sara, 1865. 

5 Linton, Dr. C. C 

6 Linton, Edith, 1894 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



3 Marks, David, 1797-1874 

3 Marks, Catherine, 1803-1864. 



Evang:ellcal. 
ETaneellcal. 



Booneville, Pa. 
Logantoirvn, Pa. 
Loganto\m, Pa. 
Logantown, Pa. 
Logantoi\n, Pa. 
Loganto\%-n, Pa. 



Booneville, Pa. 

Booneville, Pa. 
Green Burr, Pa. 
Green Burr, Pa. 
Booneville, Pa. 
Booneville, Pa. 
Booneville, Pa. 
Booneville, Pa. 



Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 



STewton, O. 

New York City. 
New York City. 
Madisonburg, O. 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
New York City. 
New York City. 



Logantown, Pa. 
LogantoTrn, Pa. 
Logantown, Pa. 



New York City. 
New York City. 
New York City. 



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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Names. 


Occnpation. 


Church 
AfHliatlons. 


Address. 


5 Manner H. C 




Reformed 


Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 

Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersbnrg, Pa. 


5 MiUHer, Mary TB. (Gorman)... 




6 MaiiMer, Margaret Emma, 1898- 
1908 




Reformed 

Reformed 

Reformed. 

Reformed 

Reformed. 

Reformed 

Reformed 


6 MoMer, Mabel Grace, 1899. . . 




6 MuRser, Elizabeth C, 1901- 
1903 




6 Miuiser, Helen Catherine, 1904. 




Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersbnrv, Pa. 

Lena, HI 






5 Martin, Albert 




5 Martin, Tennle Isa, (Gorman) 
1871 




Lena, 111. 

Maxwell, Iowa. 
Maxwell, Iowa. 

Maxwell, Iowa. 
Maxwell, Iowa. 
Maxwell, Iowa. 


6 Mingle, Dr. David 




5 Mingle, LlzEle M„ 1853 






6 Mingle, Bessie M., 1875 died In 
Infancy 






6 Mingle, James B., 1876-1905.. 






6 Mingle, John H., 1878 






6 Mingle, David Claud, 1880 






6 Mingle, Kate J. E., 1883 








6 Mingle, William T., 1886 






Maxwell, Iowa. 
Maxwell, Iowa. 
Maxwell, Iowa. 


6 Mingle, Maimie A., 1888 







6 Mingle, Lizzie M., 1890 







5 Munroe, William 






5 Munroe, Lula (Strohecker) 

1881 






Gastanea, Pa. 
Cherokee Kans. 


6 McCohn, Melvln, 1906 

6 McCohn, Laura (Shaffer) 


Merchant 


Methodist 


4 Quigley, John B 




Lock Haven, Pa. 

Lock Haven, Pa. 
Gofleyville, Kaas. 


4 Quigley, Louisa G. (Brumgart) 

1838 




Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian . . 


5 Quigley, Austin Clarence, 1865 


Merchant 


5 Qulgley, Anna, 1867-1879 
5 Qnigley, Helen Emily, 1873 
5 Qnigley, Celia (Goldstlne) 1874 




Coffeyviile, Kans. 


6 Quigley, John B. Jr., 1902 






Gofley^-llle, Kans. 


6 Shaffer, Laura, 1880 




Methodist. 
Reformed. 


6 Shaffer, Lucllla, 1889 
6 Shaffer, Marion, 1896 

3 Strohecker, Wm. H., 1809-1893 






3 Strohecker, Anna (Bear) 1817- 
1896 . 







GENEALOGY 


OF JOHANNES BAER, 


I749-I9IO. 


107 


Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Affiliations. 


Address. 


4 Strohecker, Catherine, 1837- 

1889 




Reformed. 
Lutheran 

Lutheran 

Evangelical 




4 Strohecker, Doulsa, 1839 




Boonevllle, Pa. 


4 Strohecker, Mary Ann, 1841- 

1877 






4 Strohecker, Sarah Jane, 1845- 

1868 






4 Strohecker, Daniel, 1847 

4 Strohecker, John Charles, 1850 
4 Strohecker, Caroline, 1852 
4 Strohecker, Wm. Harrison, 
I860 


Foreman Lb'r Operat'ns . 
Farmer 


Castanea, Pa. 


Lutheran 

Reformed 


Boonevllle, Pa. 


Cnnlfnilaf 


Boonevllle, Pa. 


14 Strohecker, Emma Agnes, 1856 

-1881 
4 Strohecker, Clara (Elbert) .... 




Castlnea, Pa. 


5 Strohecker, Anna, 1877-1904. . 






Castlnea, Pa. 


5 Strohecker, Lula, 1881 








5 Strohecker, Preston, 1884-1892 

4 Strohecker, Alice J. (Schrack) 

5 Strohecker, Katie, 1870-1874.. 










Lutheran 

Lutheran. 
Lutheran. 
Reformed. 

Lutheran. 

Reformed 

Reformed 

Reformed 

Lutheran 

Lutheran 

Reformed 

Reformed 

Methodist 


Boonevllle, Pa. 






5 Strohecker, Anna, 1872-1874. . 












5 Strohecker, John Henry, 1878- 

1902 

5 Strohecker, Lettle, 1885 






4 Strohecker, Mary A. (Ester- 
line) 




Boonevllle, Pa. 


5 Strohecker, Clair, 1890 

5 Strohecker, Roy, 1894. 


Teacher 


Boonevllle, Pa. 




Boonevllle, Pa. 


4 Smith, John, 1848 


Supt. Coal Lands 


Lamar, Pa. 


4 Smith, Elizabeth (Bair) 1852. 


Lamar, Pa. 


S Smith, Catherine R., 1881 

5 Smith, Nora B., 1884 










5 Smith, Florence M., 1893 

5 Smith, Prof. J. S 

5 Smith, Laura (Strohecker) 
1874 


Teacher 


Logantown, Pa. 




5 Shaffer, Henry, 1905 

5 Shaffer, Emma (Etllnger) 1858 

4 Shaffer, Samuel 


Hotel 


Cherokee, Kan. 






4 Shaffer, Emma (Strohecker) 
1856-1881 




Reformed 

Methodist. 
Lutheran 

Lutheran. 
Lutheran 


Green Burr, Pa. 


5 Shaffer, George C, 1877 

5 Shaffer, Augustus P., 1879 

5 Shaffer, Bessie M. (Hopewell) 
« Shaffer, Edgar F., 1898 

6 Shaffer, Wm H., 1900 . . . . 


Farmer 




Farmer 


Northumberland. 










Northumberland. 


6 Shaffer, Martha A., 1901 
6 Shaffer, Peter A., 1004 







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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



6 Sbaflfer, Clyde \V., 1905 
6 Shaffer, Leon E., 1907 



Shoemaker, Rev. D. C, 1830- 

1803 

Shoemaker, Elizabeth Jordan, 

1831 

Shoemaker, Emma Catherine, 

1858 

Shoemaker, Elizabeth Ann, 

1861-1862 
Shoemaker, David Ernest, 

1862-1898 

Shoemaker, Herbert Philip, 

1869 

Shoemaker, 3Iar^aret Ella, 

1867 (Mrs. Stephenson) 

Shoemaker, Emma (Sidle) 

(\«-ife Dave. E. Shoemaker) 
Shoemaker, Donald David.... 



Sara 



Stover, Rev. H., (husb. 

Strohecker) 1845-1808 

Stover, Charles Ed^vard, 1866. 
Stover, >V. F., 1906, (husb, 

Chestle Balr) 1843 



Clergrynian 



Physician 

Civil Enelneer 



Clergyman 



Stover, Horsllus, 1876 

Stover, Adah (Corman) 1873. 

Stover, W'arren (husb. Adah) 

Stover, Ruth, 1895 



Sehrack, A. H. (husb. Minerva 

Klepper) 1.S62 Farmer 

Sehrack, Austin C, 1880-1881 
Sehrack, John F., 1881-1883. 

Sehrack, George L. 1882 

Sehrack, Russel D., 1883 

Sehrack, Elsie R. (Doughty) 
Sehrack, Russel B., 1906. . . . 
Sehrack, l.ula J. (Shaffer).. 

Sehrack, Vella M., 1907 

Sehrack, Leah G., 1008 



5 SebriuK B. W 

5 Sebrlne, Grace V. 



Stauffer, Fred F 

• Stauffer, Bessie (HaineH). 



Parmer 
Farmer 



Bank Teller 



Reformed. 
Reformed 
Reformed. 



Reformed. 

Reformed . . . 

Presbyterian 

Reformed. 
Reformed. 



Evangelical 



Reformed 
Lutheran. 
Lutheran 



Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran. 
Lutlicrnn. 
Lutheran. 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



U. Presb>-terlan 
U. Presbyterian 



Lock Haven, Pa. 



Lock Haven, Pa. 
Lock Haven, Pa. 



SalladasbnrK, Pa 
Boonevllle, Pa. 

Plttsburgr, Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 
Penn Hall, Pa. 
Penn Hall, Pa. 
Penn Hall, Pa. 



Boonevllle, Pa. 
Boonevllle, Pa. 



Boonevllle, Pa. 

Boonevllle, Pa. 

Boonevllle, Pa. 

Boonevllle, Pa. 

Boonevllle, Pa. 



Columbus, O. 
Columbus, O. 



Kansas City, Mo. 
Kansas City, Mo. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 


I749-I9IO. 


109 


Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Affiliations. 


Address. 


5 Strayer, Rebecca (Gorman) 

1888 




Evansellcal . . . 
Evangelical . . . 
Evangelical . . . 
Evangelical . . . 
Evangelical . . . 
Evangelical . . . 

Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 
Reformed. 

Presbyterian . . 

Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian . . 
Presb>-terian . . 
Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian . . 




5 Strayer, A. E. (hnsb. Rebecca) 
e Strayer, Earl, 1890 
















6 Strayer, Minnie, 1898 ... 






6 Strayer, Elvln, 1903 




^miilltnwn. Pa 








4 Thomas, Cath (Strohecker) . 






5 Thomas, Wm. S., 1860 


















5 Thomas, lantha (Schrack). 

6 Thomas, Henry M., 1881 

6 Thomas, Katie A., 1883 

6 Thomas, Anna M., 1885-1889 
6 Thomas, Mary E., 1887 

6 Thomas, John Lee, 1891 

e Thomas, Wm. Russel, 1893- 
1894 

6 Thomas, Edith (Kanstatter) . 

7 Thomas, Catherine, 1907 
6 Thomas, Minnie R., 1898 

5 Stephenson, Thos. M 


Lumberman 
Laborer 


Lock Haven, Pa. 


5 Stephenson, Margaret Ella, 
1867 
















6 Stephenson, Ethel May, 1888. 




Lock Haven, Pa. 


6 Stephenson, Herbert F., 1891 






6 Stephenson, Thomas M., 1892. 






6 Stephenson, Margaret S., 1894 
6 Stephenson, Helen K., 1899.. 








Lock Haven, Pa. 


6 Stephenson, Marlon A. 1901 . . 




Lock Haven, Pa. 


5 Thompson, Benj. F 




Clarksburg W. Va. 

Clarksburg W. Va, 
Clarksburg \*'. Va. 

Cedarville, HI. 
Cedarvllle, 111. 
r'»<ifii'v-iiii>. Til 


5 Thompson, Helen Q., 1873 
hash. Helen dulgley 






6 Thompson, Catherine L, 






5 Wlrth, George (husb. Flora 
Corman) 




Methodist 

Methodist 

Reformed 

Reformed 

Reformed 

Reformed 

Lutheran 

Lutheran 


5 Wlrth, Flora Mae, 1867 




6 Wlrth, Jessie Zeno, 1887 




6 W^irth, Alta Euella, 1889 




Cedarville, 111. 
Cedarvllle, 111. 
Cedarville, 111. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 
Rebersburg, Pa. 


6 Wlrth, Ida Mabel, 1891 




6 Wlrth, Earl Opal, 1900 




4 Wlrth, Hiram 


„ 


4 Wlrth, Delia C. (Bair) 1855... 









GRNEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAEK, I749-I9IO. 



Name*. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Affiliatlona. 


Addresa. 


5 Wlrth, Catherine Margaret, 

1887-1898 




Lutheran 

Lutheran 

Lutheran 

Baptist 

Baptist 

Baptist 

Baptist 

Baptist 

Christian 

Christian 


Rebersburg, Pa. 
RebersburK, Pa. 
RebersbnrK, Pa. 

Lamar Col 


6 "Wlrth, John, 1889 




S "Wirth, Jennie MaT, 1895 




5 Williams, J. M 


Banker 


5 Williams, Anna (Hayes) 1809 

6 Williams, Hayes, 1890 




Lamar Col 




Lamar, Col. 


6 Wiiliams, Helen, 1891 








Lamar, Col. 

Readingr, Pa. 
Readiner, Pa. 


5 W^eaver, Rev. H. G 








5 Wolf, Wm. L 


Salesman 


5 "Wolf, (husb. C. Klepper) 1871 




Lutheran 

Lutheran 

Lutheran 

) 


Booneville, Pa. 


6 Wolf, Hugh, 1907 




Booneville, Pa. 


6 "Wolf, Abner 




5 Wolf, (husb.) Jennie Bair 1871 


Carpenter 


3437 Oxford Ave.» 


6 Wolf, Jennie Bair, . . 




......:. [ 


Maplewoody Mo. 









GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1 749- 19 10. 



Ill 



Occupations. 

Farmers, 34 

Teachers, 12 

Merchants, 10 

Salesmen, 8 

Clerks, 6 

Clergrymen, 5 

Physicians, 4 

R. R. Afen, 4 

Carpenters, 3 

Laborers, 3 

liumber Mtgrm 3 

Lawyers, 3 

Bankers, 3 

Lumber Foremen, 2 

Contractors, 2 

Machinist, 2 

Eng;lneers and Safryers, 2 

Domestics, 2 

Timers, 2 

Hotel-keepers, 2 

Bagreagre Masters, 

Boiler Makers, 

Dmgrsist, 

Electrical Fnglneer, 

Phrenologist, 

Restauranter, 

Insurance Agent, 

High Sheriff, 

Dept. Sheriff, 

Dentist, 

Dressmaker, 

Civil Engineer, 

Supt. Coal Lands, 

Mine Operator, 

Vet. Surgeon, 

Silver Mine Operator, 

Telephone Operator, 

Real Estate Agent, 

Blacksmith, 



Church Affiliations. 

Reformed, 101 

Lutheran, 88 

Presbyterian, 44 

Methodist, 38 

Evangelical, 12 

Baptist, 11 

Christian, 7 

United Brethren, 4 

U. Presbyterian, 3 

Disciple, 2 



GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Names of Geo. Bear and his Descendants, Including 
his Father and Mother. 



Allen, 3 

Bear, 72 

Blaekbam, 7 

BrumKart, 18 

Brownlee, 2 

Brant, 3 

Corman, 42 

Caye, 8 

Diehl, 2 

Denchler, 8 

EttUnger, 10 

Furst, 16 

Grleb 2 

Geraty, 2 

Gramley, 3 

Gueth, 6 

Hntcheson, 3 

Hanna, 6 

Hayes, 11 

Haynes, 6 

Herlacher, 7 

Horstman, 2 

He»», 2 

Henney, 4 

Hall 4 

Jordan, 21 

Kline, 8 

Kerlin, 2 

Knehn, 2 

Krape, 7 

Kleckner, 8 

Klepper, 19 

Koch, 6 

Kahl, 8 



Lease, 16 

Lupoid, 3 

Linton, 3 

Lee, 4 

Marks, 2 

Musser, 7 

Martin, a 

Mingrle, 10 

Monroe, 2 

McCohn, 2 

Quigrley, 7 

Strohecker, 24 

Smith, 7 

Shaffer, 17 

Shoemaker, 9 

Stover, 9 

Schrack, 11 

Stephenson, 9 

Strayer, 6 

Sebrlne, 2 

Thomas, 15 

Thompson, 8 

Weaver, 2 

Wlrth, 11 

Williams, 5 

Wolf, 5 



Counted tivice, 



518 
67 



451 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. II3 



BARBARA BAER MUSSER, 1 779-1823. 

Barbara Baer, the fifth child of Johannes and Anna Maria 
Baer, was born September 28th, 1779, and died November i8th, 
1823, aged 44 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was married to 
Christian Musser, who took out letters of administration to settle 
up her estate on June 6th, 1826. 

Christian Musser was born April 5th, 1771, and died Feb- 
ruary 15th, 1835, aged 53 years, 10 months and 10 days. 

Christian and Barbara Musser had one son, John B. Mosser, 
born February 4th, 1809, and died April 4th, 1848, aged 39 years 
and 2 months. 

John B. Mosser had two children, Henry and Benjamin. 

Henry Mosser, first child of John B. Mosser, was born April 
9th, 1838, and died May i6th, 1838, aged i month and 7 days. 

Benjamin Mosser, second child of John B. Mosser, was bom 
November 22nd, 1846, and died October 22nd, 1847, aged 11 
months. 

The greater part of the foregoing information was taken 
from the inscription on tomb-stones in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, New 
Cumberland, Pa. The remains -of this family it is said were 
removed to this cemetery from an obscure burial place in York 
County, (probably from the Baer Cemetery). 

This appears to be about all the information that we have 
been able to obtain of the Christian and Barbara (Baer) Musser 
family, although we have made diligent search for additional 
facts. We however do not understand that they had no other 
children, except their son John B. Mosser, nor that John B. had 
no other children but Henry and Benjamin, who were buried 
with their father and grandparents at New Cumberland, Pa. On 
the contrary, we are strongly impressed with the idea that Chris- 
tian and Barbara (Baer) Musser have other descendants, besides 
those named, probably a number of them, but we failed to find 
them up to the time our manuscript was placed in the printer's 

(8) 



114 GENEAUXSY OI^ JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

hands. We hope however that some reader of our history will 
be able yet to furnish additional information of this family. 

The Mussers or Mossers were among the early settlers of 
Eastern Pennsylvania. In the census of 1790, we find thirty 
different families in the three counties of Berks, Lancaster and 
York. Among the names of the heads of these early families 
were John, Christian, Peter, Michael, Henry, Daniel and one 
Benjamin. All familiar names of the later generations. 

■ The Mossers, as they now generally write their name, have 
been a prominent family for the past two hundred years. Chris- 
tian Mosser was a native of Berne, Switzerland. His son Henry, 
of Fairview Township, York County, was a blacksmith, farmer 
and preacher of the Dunkard Society. He married Susannah 
Neff, whose father owned the Columbia Ferry, which Washing- 
ton crossed when Congress was convened at York, and on one 
occasion, this lady, when a child of ten years, had the honor 
of sitting on Washington's knee while her mother was preparing 
breakfast. Henry Mosser's son, Daniel, became a bishop of the 
Mennonite Reformed church of Lancaster County. 

Benjamin Henry Mosser, who was married to Elizabeth 
Rupley, had three brothers — John, New Cumberland, a farmer; 
Joseph, a Methodist minister, who removed to Decatur, III, and 
Daniel referred to above, a physician and a bishop of the Menno- 
nite church. Benjamin Henry Mosser had a son, Henry R. 
Mosser, of New Cumberland, who was a member of the National 
Whig Convention of 1852, that nominated General Winfield 
Scott for the Presiedncy. He died in 1859. His son, the Rev. 
Benjamin Henry Mosser, D. D., is at this time the able District 
Superintendent of the Juniata District of the Central Pennsyl- 
vania Conference of the Methodist church, to whom we are in- 
debted for part of the above information. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. II5 



DAVID BAER, 1782-1800. 

David Baer, sixth child of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, 
was born in York County, March 5th, 1782, and died May 26th, 
1800, aged 18 years, 2 months and 21 days. He was buried in the 
Baer Cemetery, near Yocumtown, Pa. 



ABRAHAM BAER, 1783- 1800. 

Abraham Baer, seventh child of Johannes and Anna Maria 
Baer, was born in York County, Pa., September 23rd, 1783, and 
died December 12th, 1800, aged 17 years, 2 months and 9 days. 
He was buried in the Baer Cemetery, near Yocumtown, Pa. It 
will be noted that three deaths occurred in this family within less 
than two years, the father, Johannes Baer, having died November 
ist, 1798. 



Il6 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

JACOB BARE, 1785-1856. 

History of Jacob Bare and His Descendants. 

Jacob Bare, eighth child of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, 
was born July i, 1785, in Newberry Township, York County, 
Pa., and died August 5, 1856, aged 71 years, i month and 3 days. 
He was buried in the family cemetery near Yocumtown, Pa. 
He wnas first married to Mary Epply, April 28, 1807, who was 
bom November 3, 1790, and died June 12, 1844. His second 
wife was Nancy Epply, sister of Mary, who had first been mar- 
ried to a man by the name of Grubb. She was born November 
6, 1794, and died January 20, 1874, aged 79 years. He pur- 
chased one of the farms owned by his father and lived there all 
his life. He built the large stone grist mill in 1835, now owned 
by Samuel F. Prowell (1907). He was a strong man; 5 ft. 11 
in. tall, and weighed 200 pounds. Under date of September 20, 
1908, Mary Myers, 1643 Susquehanna street, Harrisburg, Pa., 
writes : "Jacob Bare and wife did not belong to the Dunkard 
Church, though they attended some of their meetings, there 
being no other denomination in that locality at that time." In 
conversation with Jacob S. Bare, York, Pa., at Mechanicsburg, 
Pa., October 13, 1908, he said that he lived with his grandfather, 
Jacob Bare, from the age of 5 years till he was grown up, and 
he always understood that his grandparents belonged to the 
Dunkard Church. They attended that church and dressed "plain," 
as is the Dunkard custom, and they dressed him "plain" when a 
boy. 

Jacob Bare and Mary (Eppley) Bare had the following 
children : 

John, Ann (Nancy), George, Jacob E., David, Mary, 
Elizabeth, Samuel, Lydia, Martin E. 

John Bare, first child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) Bare, was 
born September 8, 1808, in Newberry Township, York County, 
Pa. He was married to Jane Hoops, May 20, 1830. She was 
born June 28th, 1807, and died August 4th, 1882. He lived on a 




JACOB BARE, 1785-1856 

Pagejie 



GE^NEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. II7 

farm in Cumberland County, Pa. In the forties, or sometime 
after that, he moved to near Springfield, O., and bought a farm 
ij4 miles north of New Carlisle, Ohio, on which he lived until his 
death. He was a powerful man, and weighed about 300 pounds. 
He died at New Carlisle, O., June 9, 1878. They had two chil- 
dren, neither of them Hving at this date (1908). 

William and Lydia. 

William Bare, first child of John and Jane (Hoops) Bare, 
was born in York County, Pa., June 20th, 183 1, and died in 
Miami County, Ohio, April i6th, 1897, and was buried near 
New Carlisle, O. At the time of his death he owned three fine 
farms and had considerable money besides. He bequeathed var- 
ious sums to relatives and to three different churches, and to 
cemeteries; in all about ten thousand dollars, and the residue to 
his wife. She, at the time of her death, was worth $35,000.00 or 
$40,000.00. They lived and dressed very plainly but set an ex- 
cellent table, and were very hospitable and kind. William Bare's 
wife's maiden name was Almira Thompson. They were not mem- 
bers of any Church, but frequently attended the Presbyterian, 
and at one time seriously thought of joining that Church. His 
wife died January 30th, 1906, and was buried with her husband 
in the cemetery at New Carlisle, Ohio. She probably had a 
birth-right membership in the Society of Friends (Quakers) at 
the time of her marriage. The above information was obtained 
mostly from Rebecca M. Epply, Troy, Ohio. The following ad- 
ditional information was obtained from C. H. Mills, Grove City, 
Ohio. 

''William Bare committed suicide on Good Friday, 1897. He 
was a very large man; weighed 365 pounds, and was 5 feet 
around the waist. Was 6 ft. 2 in. tall and increasing in weight. 
He visited us about six months before he shot himself, and I 
never saw a more jolly and good-natured man than he was. He 
was worth about $60,000.00 when he died and left the bulk of it 
to a boy he had raised." 

Lydia A. Bare, second child of John and Jane (Hoops) 
Bare, was born in York County, Pa., December loth, 1832. She 
was baptized and joined the Christian Church in 1874 and took 



Il8 GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

a letter to the Methodist Church, March 5th, 1877. She was 
married to George W. Brown, October i6th, 1884. They had 
no children. She died May 3rd, 1900, and was buried at New 
Carlisle, O. Her husband, George W. Brown, died in 1901. 

Ann Nancy Bare, who was called Nancy, the second child 
of Jacob and Mary (Epply) Bare, was born February- 7th, 1810, 
in Newbury Township, York County. She was married to 
Jacob Fortenbaugh, November i8th, 1830, who was a brother 
to Samuel Fortenbaugh, who married Mary E. Miller, a daughter 
of Anna (Baer) Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Fortenbaugh received a 
rather unique marriage certificate, which was sent to the writer 
by Mrs. J. H. Fortenbaugh, and is here inserted: 

"This is to certify that on the eighteenth day of November, 
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, 
before me. Mills Hays, Esq., a justice of the peace in and for 
York County, Jacob Fortenbaugh and Nancy Bare, both of the 
Township of Newbury, were joined in marriage, each of them 
being of full age, in witness whereof, as well they the same. 
Jacob Fortenbaugh and Nancy Bare, she assuming the name of 
her same husband, as I the said Justice and others the witnesses 
present have here unto subscribed our names that day and year 
aforesaid. 

M. Hays, Nancy Fortenbaugh, 

Jacob Fortenbaugh, Jacob Bare, 

John D. Kecter, Andrew Burger, 

Andrew Fortenbaugh, Jacob Kaylor, 

Peter Fortenbaugh, Jacob Bare, 

Samuel Fortenbaugh, John Hays, 

Benjamin Bare, Peter W. Fortenbaugh, 

William Hoopes, Jacob Bare, 

Sidney Hays, Esther Keyler, 

Christian K. Fortenbaugh, Mary Miller, 

Jane Bare, Mary Hays, 

Phebe Hoopes, Susan Wolf, 

Margaret Kreiger." 

Mr. and Mrs. Fortenbaugh, after their marriage, moved to 
near Dover, York County, Pa., where he worked in a tannery for 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. II9 

sometime and also taught school. He sold his property at Dover, 
and in the Spring of 1848, he moved to Perry County, where he 
purchased a farm and lived on it until near the close of his life. 
Mr. Fortenbaugh and his family were members of the Church of 
God. He was an Elder of the Glen Vale Church of God from its 
organization to his death. His religious convictions were strong 
and his life was above reproach. By occupation he was a farmer. 
In the Spring of 1876 they quit housekeeping and went to live 
with their son, Jacob H. Fortenbaugh, in Cumberland County, 
Pa. His wife Nancy died soon after on the 22nd of September, 
1876, and was buried at Glen Vale church. Perry County, Pa. 
Her husband died January 12th, 1880, and was buried beside his 
wife in Glen Vale cemetery. They had the following children: 

Andrew, William, Reuben, David, Jacob Henry. 

Andrew Fortenbaugh was bom September 2nd, 1831, and 
died in infancy. 

William Fortenbaugh, second child of Jacob and Nancy 
Fortenbaugh, was born near Dover, York County, Pa., August 
15th, 1832, and died in Altoona, 1899, and was buried there. 
He married Ellen Ceanas. To them were born five boys and 
three girls, but three of them are now living. 

Winfield, Harry, Margaret. 

Winfield Fortenbaugh is employed by the P. R. R. Co., and 
lives at Marysville, Pa. He is married to Clara Smith. He is 
a member of the Church of God and Sunday-school Superinten- 
dent at Marysville. By trade he is a stone-cutter. 

Harry Fortenbaugh, son of William and Ellen Fortenbaugh, 
was born in Perry County, Pa. He is married to Lizzie Miller. 
He lives at Glen Vale, 3^ miles from Marysville, Pa. He is a 
farmer and attends the Church of God at Marysville. 

Margaret Fortenbaugh, daughter of Wm. and Ellen For- 
tenbaugh, was born in Perry County, and lives in Chicago, 111. 
William Fortenbaugh's first wife died and he was married the 
second time. To this wife were born two children, Evelyn and 
Bessie, who probably live in Altoona. 

Reuben Fortenbaugh, third child of Jacob and Nancy Bare 



I20 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Fortenbaugh, was born September 21st, 1834, and died Septem- 
ber 14th, 1838. 

David Fortenbaugh, fourth child of Jacob and Nancy Bare 
Fortenbaugh, was born October i6th, 1839, and died in June, 
1879. He was buried in Fishing Creek Valley, Perry County, 
Pa. He married Rebecca Billow. They had two children. Both 
are dead, as is also his wife. His second wife was Sarah Hys- 
song, whom he married in 1869. They had three children, Ida, 
.Annie and Edward. 

Jacob Henry Fortenbaugh, fifth child of Jacob and Nancy 
(Bare) Fortenbaugh, was bom in York County, near Dover, Pa., 
January 24th, 1844. He was married to Mary Stakemiller in 
1866. They had three children, as follows: 

Lizzie Ernest, Catherine Viola, May Claire. 

Lizzie Ernest Fortenbaugh, first child of Jacob and Mary 
Stakemiller Fortenbaugh, was bom March 12th, 1870. She was 
married to B. Reilly Shope, a cabinet-maker. They live in Me- 
chanicsburg, and are members of the Church of God at that 
place. They have four children: 

Frances Lillian, Jacob Kenneth, Miriam Isabel, and Mary 
Elizabeth. 

Frances Lillian Shope, first child of B. Reilly and Lizzie E. 
Shope, was born April 14th, 1892, and died August 12th, 1909. 
She is buried on the family plot in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery. 
She had been a member of the Church of God at Mechanicsburg, 
for over four years, being converted, baptized and taken into the 
church by Rev. J. R. Stonesifer, when she was 13 years of age. 
She was also a member of the graduating class of 1909 of the 
Mechanicsburg High School and was dearly loved by all her 
classmates and the school. Frances was of a modest disposition, 
never making a show of her religion or anything she did, but al- 
ways willing to do for others. Her intellect was beyond her 
years and there seemed to be nothing she could not do and do 
well. At home, in school, Sunday-school, Christian Endeavor 
and church, she was ever ready to do her best. She lived every 
day, as though it were her last and was thorough in everything. 
When only a little child, she took an active interest in Sunday- 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 121 

school and Christian Endeavor Society work. She has served 
as President, Treasurer and Assistant Superintendent of the 
Junior C. E. Society and after her conversion she took an active 
part in all church work. Her pastor, Rev. J. R. Stonesifer, 
thought that Frances would some time become a foreign mission- 
ary, but God ordered it otherwise. 

Jacob Kenneth Shope, second child of B. Reilly and Lizzie 
E. Shope, was born November 20th, 1896. 

Miriam Isabel Shope, third child of B. Reilly and Lizzie E. 
Shope, was born December 31st, 1898. 

Mary Elizabeth Shope, fourth child of B. Reilly and Lizzie 
E. Shope, was born August 19th, 1909. 

Katherine Viola Fortenbaugh, second child of Jacob and 
Mary Stakemiller Fortenbaugh, was born December 5th, 1880. 
She is married to Lewis W. Shaffer, of Dillsburg, Pa. He is 
shipping clerk for the D. Wilcox Mfg. Co., of Mechanicsburg, 
Pa. They are members of the Presbyterian Church of Me- 
chanicsburg, Pa. 

May Claire Fortenbaugh, third child of Jacob and Mary 
Stakemiller Fortenbaugh, was born April 9, 1893. She is at 
home. 

Lewis W. Shaffer has the following children : Nell Hen- 
rieta, born November 26th, 1899; Robert Carl, born December 
20th, 1901 ; Dorothy Christine, born January 13th, 1904; Theo- 
dore Roosevelt, born March, 1905. The last named child is 
dead. 

Jacob H. Fortenbaugh's address is Mechanicsburg-, Pa. He 
is a farmer and truck raiser. He is a member of the Church of 
God, of Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

George Bare, third child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) Bare, 
was bom in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., November 
6th, 18 1 2. He lived in Newberry Township and died in New- 
berry Township 1850. He is buried in Nicholas Keister's Ceme- 
tery, one mile from Yocumtown, Pa. He was married to Mary 

. She was born January 17, 181 7, and died December 2, 

1895. She was buried in Smoketown Cemetery, York County, 
Pa. The>' belonged to the Church of God. They had the fol- 
lowing children: 



122 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Henderson, Martha Ann, Jane Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Jacob 
S., George W. 

Henderson Bare, first child of George and Mary Bare, was 
bom December 19th, 1834, and died April 3rd, 1884, and is 
buried in the cemetery at Lewisberry, York County, Pa. He 
was married to Eliza Ann Wollett, who died January 24, 1904, 
and buried at Lewisberry, York County, Pa. They had two chil- 
dren, a son and a daughter. The son died in infancy, and the 
daughter's name is Amanda. She was born at Lewisberry, Pa., 
November nth, i860. She was married to J. A. Shelly, who 
was bom July 31st, 1855. He is a dmggist in Mechanicsburg, 
Pa. Their first child, Walter B. Shelly, was born May 21, 1884, 
and is a hardware clerk. A second child, Mary A. Shelly, was 
born April 9, 1891, and died one month later. 

Martha Ann Bare, second child of George and Mary Bare, 
was born March 9th, 1837, and died young. She was buried in 
Keister's Cemetery, near Yocumtown, Pa. 

Mary Elizabeth Bare, third child of George and Mary Bare, 
was bom August 4th, 1841, and died young. She was buried in 
Keister's Cemetery, near Yocumtown, Pa. 

Jane Ann Bare, fourth child of George and Mary Bare, was 
bom November 2nd, 1843, and died at Norfolk, and was buried 
there. She was married to Moses Curren. They were members 
of the Catholic Church. 

Jacob S. Bare, fifth child of George and Mar>- Bare, was 
bom January 24th, 1845, and lives in the city of York. He was 
married to Adaline Flury. They had two daughters, Jemima 
Estella and Daisy Belle. 

Jemima Estella, first daughter of Jacob S. and Adaline Bare, 
died in infancy. 

Daisy Belle Bare, second daughter of Jacob and Adaline 
Bare, was born December 2nd, 1869. She was married, to John 
Grey Diflfenderfer, of Wrigbtsville, Pa., November 26th, 1890, 
where they now reside. They have the following children : 

Olive Adaline, Pearl Vintant, Mary Vernon, Clyde Bare, 
Earl Cornelius, Nellie Yale. 

Olive Adaline Diffenderfer, first child of John G. and Daisy 



GENIIALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. I23 

Belle Diffenderfer, was born at Wrightsville, Pa., June i8th, 
1891, and died April 24th, 1909. 

Pearl Vintant Diffendefer, second child of John G. and 
Daisy Belle Diffenderfer, was born January i6th, 1893, and died 
February 3rd, 1893. 

Mary Vernon Diffenderfer, third child of John G. and Daisy 
Belle Diffenderfer, was born May 23d, 1894, and died February 
loth, 1908. 

Clyde Bare Diffenderfer, fourth child of John G. and Daisy 
Belle Diffenderfer, was born June 17th, 1896. 

Earl Cornelius Diffenderfer, fifth child of John G. and Daisy 
Belle Diffenderfer, was born November 17th, 1897. 

Nellie Yale Diffenderfer, sixth child of John G. and Daisy 
Belle Diffenderfer, was born July 3rd, 1900. 

All of the above named children were born at Wrightsville, 
This family belongs to the Lutheran Church of Wrightsville. 
By occupation, Mr. Diffenderfer is a moulder. 

Jacob S. Bare and wife are members of the Church of God 
of York, Pa. 

George W. Bare, sixth child of George and Mary Bare, was 
born June nth, 1848, and died March ist, 1904. He was buried 
in the Hummelstown, Pa., cemetery. He was married to Ara- 
bella Painter. They were members of the Methodist Church. 
They had the following children: 

Henry George, Mary, William Painter, Maggie, Sarah A,, 
George W., Robert Carroll, Walter Scott. 

Henry George Bare, first child of George W. and Arabella 
Bare, was born at Hummelstown, Pa., June 14th, 1870. He was 
married to Alice Seitz, of 652 E. Mason avenue, York, Pa. 
They had one child, Stella Bare, born March 7th, 1899. By oc- 
cupation Henry G. Bare is a chair-maker. They belong to the 
Methodist Church. 

Mary Bare, second child of George W. and Arabella Bare, 
was born in Hummelstown, Pa., and died in infancy. 

William Painter Bare, third child of Geo. W. and Arabella 
Bare, was born at Hummelstown, June loth, 1873. and died 
January loth, 1875. 



124 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Maggie Bare, fourth child of Geo. W. and Arabella Bare, 
was born at Hummelstown, August 19th, 1875. She married N. 
T. Briston, of Baltimore, Md., January i6th, 1899. Their ad- 
dress, 1808 St. Clair street, Cleveland, Ohio. They have the fol- 
lowing children : 

William T., Louisa B., Helena E., Estella L., Arabella L. 

William T. Briston, first child of N. T. and Maggie Briston, 
was born June 19th, 1900. 

Louisa B. Briston, second child of Noble T. and Maggie 
Briston, was born November 3rd, 1900, and died in Pittsburg, 
November 26th, 1903. 

Helena E. and Estella L. Briston, twin children of Noble T. 
and Maggie Briston, were born April 12th, 1903, and both died 
in infancy in Pittsburg, Pa. 

Arabella L. Briston, fourth child of Noble T. and Maggie 
Briston, was born September 13th, 1905. 

The Briston family are all Methodists. 

Sarah A. Bare, fifth child of Geo. W. and Arabella Bare, 
was born in York, Pa., September 3rd, 1877. She was married 
to Harry F. Geist. Address, 652 E. Mason avenue, York, Pa. 
They have the following children : 

John H., Harry F., George E., Walter S., and Margaret. 

John H. Geist, first child of Harry and Sarah Geist, was 
born August 5th, 1900. 

Harry F. Geist, second child of Henry and Sarah Geist, was 
born April 12th, 1902. 

George E. Geist, third child of Henry and Sarah Geist, was 
born September 8th, 1904. 

Walter S. Geist, fourth child of Henry and Sarah Geist, was 
born November 30th, 1906. 

Margaret Geist, fifth child of Henry and Sarah Geist, was 
born June 14th, 1908. 

Henry Geist and wife are Methodists. 

George W. Bare, sixth child of George W. and Arabella 
Bare, was born in York, Pa., September 20th, 1879. By occupa- 
tion he is a painter. He belongs to the Methodist Church. Ad- 
dress, Noble, Ohio. 



GENEAU)GY OF JOHANNES BAE^i, I749-I9IO. I25 

Robert Carroll Bare, seventh child of George W, and Ara- 
bella Bare, was born in York, Pa., April 15th, 1882, By occu- 
pation he is a moulder. He belongs to the Methodist Church. 
Address, Noble, Ohio. 

Walter Scott Bare, eighth child of George W. and Arabella 
Bare, was bom in York, Pa., February 13th, 1885, and died No- 
vember 27th, 1886, aged I year, 9 months. He is buried in Pros- 
pect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa. 

Mrs. Arabella Bare was married a second time to Charles 
Walker. Address, Noble, Ohio. 

Jacob E. Bare, fourth child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) 
Bare, was bom October 22nd, 18 15, in Newberry Township, 
York County, Pa., and died November 24th, 1889, at Fort Lit- 
tleton, Fulton County, Pa. He was married to Lydia Anne 
Keister, daughter of Christian Keister. He was a miller by 
trade and later in life became a merchant, which occupation he 
followed at Fort Littleton for many years. Lydia Anna (Keister) 
Bare was bom August 5th, 1817, and died January 15th, 1891. 
Jacob E. Bare was a large and powerful man; weighed 285 
pounds. He started to work in his father's grist mill at Yocum- 
town, York County, Pa., and afterwards moved to Maddensville, 
Huntingdon County, Pa., where he run a grist mill a number of 
years, after which he bought a farm near Maddensville. In 
1867 he bought a store in Fort Littleton, Fulton County, and in 
this business he continued the balance of his life. He and his 
wife, with his sons, Henry K. and John K., are buried in the 
cemetery at Maddensville, commonly known as Walnut Grove 
Cemetery. He and his wife were members of the Church of 
God at Walnut Grove, Pa. He moved from York County to 
Huntingdon County in the year 1839. They had the following 
children : 

Henry K., John K., David K. 

Henry K, Bare, first child of Jacob and Lydia Bare, was 
bom in York County, January 17th, 1837, and died November 
nth, 1864. He married Diana Madden, who was born Feb- 
ruary i8th, 1836, and died February i6th, 1907. They had one 
child, Curtin Sigle Bare, who was born October 20th, 1862, at 



126 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Maddensville, Pa. He is married to Anna Elizabeth McNamara, 
eldest daughter of Thomas and Eliza McNamara, who was born 
at Marklesburg, Huntingdon County, Pa., February 18, 1862. 
Curtin Sigle Bare is a traveling salesman and signs his name C. 
S. Bare, and at present lives at No. 15 Florence avenue, Buffalo, 
N. Y. The family all belong to the Protestant Episcopal 
Church. He was married to Anna McNamara, October 2nd, 
1884. They have the following children : 
Helen Keister, William McNamara. 

Helen Keister Bare, first child of Curtin and Anna Bare, was 
born at Orbisonia, Pa., September 21st, 1889. 

William McNamara Bare was born at Avalon, Allegheny 
County, Pa., October 7th, 1892. 

John K. Bare, second child of Jacob and Lydia Bare, was 
bom at Maddensville, Pa., September 20th, 1840, and died Oc- 
tober 21 St, 1844, and was buried in the cemetery at Maddens- 
ville, Pa. 

David K. Bare, third child of Jacob and Lydia Bare, was 
born at Maddensville, Pa., September 7th, 1844, and died Feb- 
ruary 20th, 1901. He is buried in the cemetery at Fort Littleton, 
Pa. He was a merchant. He was married to Bertha Ellen 
Wilt, who was born June 6th, 1856. They were members of the 
Church of God, at Walnut Grove, Maddensville, Pa. They had 
the following children : 

Frank, Emma. 

Frank C. Bare, first child of David K. and Bertha Bare, was 
bom at Fort Littleton, Fulton County, Pa., October 15th, 1875. 
He is married to Sara Elizabeth Kirk, who was born February 
9th, 1874. They are members of the M. E. Church at Fort 
Littleton, Frank C. Bare is a merchant at that place. They 
have two children, Marjorie Eva, born June 5th, 1901, and 
Marion Alma, born February, 1904. 

Emma Wilt Bare, second child of David K. and Bertha Bare, 
was born at Ft. Littleton, Pa., April 13th, 1878, and died Novem- 
ber 1st, 1903. She is buried in the cemetery at Ft. Littleton, Pa. 

David Bare, fifth child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) Bare, 
was bom November ist, 181 7, in Newberry Township, York 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAERj I749-I9IO. I27 

County, Pa., and died June 14th, 1902, at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Albert McGann, Harrisburg, Pa. He married 
Susan Bryan. They had the following children : 

Reuben, Anna, Jacob, Rebecca, David, Martin, Charles, 
Albert, John, Ellen, Susan and Mary Rosetta. 

Reuben B. Bare, first child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born December 14th, 1840. He was married to Clara Friem. 
They live in Houston, Texas, and have no children. Mrs. Bare 
is an Episcopalian. Mrs. Bare's ancestors, it is said, came to 
Texas with the Stephen F. Austin colony in 1824 from New 
York and the New England States. Mrs. Bare has been in 
impaired health for the past thirty-five years. Mr. Reuben B. 
Bare, the subject of this sketch, deserves more than a passing 
notice. He was born on a farm in Newberry Township, York 
County, Pa. About 1855 or 1856, he went to Illinois and when 
the war broke out in 1861, enlisted in the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, 
Company D. He participated in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort 
Hyman, Fort Donaldson, Shiloh, Bethel, Corinth, luka and 
Coffeeville. Soon after the last named battle he was mus- 
tered out of the service, and transferred to the Military Rail- 
way service and then followed Sherman to the sea. After the 
war was over he moved to Texas, where he has ever since re- 
sided and has been a railroad man practically ever since. Among 
the railroads in which he has played a prominent part are the 
following: First, he was Master Mechanic and Purchasing 
Agent of the T. & N. O. Railroad, and after the re-organization 
of said railroad was General Superintendent of Construction ; 
afterward Superintendent of Operating Department. Second, 
he was President of the Trinity and Sabine Railroad. Third, he 
was Vice President and Manager of the G. H. & H. Railroad, and 
is still a director and stockholder in it. Fourth, he was receiver 
of the Galveston Street Railway Company, and afterward Presi- 
dent and General Manager of the same until the property was 
sold to Mr. Stone, of Boston. 

After an active and strenuous life of more than forty-five 
years, he retired some three years ago to private life and to man- 



128 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

aging his own personal affairs. His home is now in Houston, 
Texas. 

Anna E. Bare, second child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born July 2nd, 1842. She married Levi Mansberger. They 
lived in Mt. Wolf, York County, Pa. They had the follow- 
ing children : 

Emma, Ida, Sherman, Jesse and Charley (twins), Ella, 
William. 

Levi Mansberger was born about 1835, and died in or about 
1874. He had rather a remarkable war record. He enlisted in 
Company B., 87th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, on 
August 20th, 1 861, for three years or during the war. During 
this enlistment he saw much hard service and was actively en- 
gaged in the following battles : Bunker Hill, Winchester, 
Carter's Woods, Mannassas Gap, Bealton Station, Kelly's Ford, 
Brandy Station, Mine Run and others. But he was unwilling 
to leave the service with the war still undecided. So, on January 
1st, 1864, he re-enlisted for three years more, or during the war. 
During this term of service, he was engaged in the following 
battles: The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Cold 
Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railway, Fort Stevens, Winchester, 
and Fisher Hill. In this latter battle, he was taken a prisoner 
and sent to Libby Prison, and afterwards to Andersonville. At 
this place he was exchanged March 8th, 1865, and honorably 
discharged at Harrisburg, Pa., June 6th, 1865. He was an in- 
valid ever after and died nine years later at the age of 39. 

Emma Mansberger, first child of Levi and Anna Mans- 
berger, was born in York County, Pa., July 3rd, 1859. She first 
married Samuel Ford to whom she had one son, Charles Ford, 
born in 1885. He is a salesman in Strawbridge & Clothier's 
store, Philadelphia, Pa. She was married the second time to 
Wm. Steube, with whom she had one son, Wm. Steube, Jr., born 
February, 1893. Mr. Steube is a traveling salesman, and at 
present lives at 2509 Park avenue. Walnut Hill, Cincinnati, O. 

Ida Mansberger, second child of Levi and Anna Mansberger, 
was born in York County, Pa., 1861. She married Albert 
Spangler. They are farmers and have no children. They are 




A family group of five generations 
Mrs. C. E. Sma! 



Mrs. Susan Bare 

Ella Freeman 



Mrs. Carl Freeman 

Mrs. Anna (Bare) Mansberger 



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GENE;AW)GY of JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. I29 

.members of the Church of God. Their address is Etters, York 
County, Pa. 

Sherman Mansberger, third child of Levi and Anna Mans- 
berger, was bom in York County, Pa., February 27th, 1863. He 
was married to Lizzie Fissel. Mr. Mansberger is a cigar maker 
by occupation and Hves in York, Pa. They had the following 
children : 

Anna, Jesse, Eli, Martin, Jacob, Robert and Ruth. 

Anna Mansberger is said to be at this time about 21 years 
of age and Ruth, the youngest," about 5 years. We have been 
unable to obtain the dates of their births. 

Jesse Mansberger (twin with Charles), fourth child of Levi 
and Anna Mansberger, was bom in York County, Pa., in 1867. 
He was married to Mary Ellen Myers. They have no children 
of their own, but have an adopted son. Address, 58 North 37th 
street. West Philadelphia, Pa. He is a Pennsylvania Railroad 
passenger conductor. They are Lutherans. 

Charles Mansberger (twin with Jesse), fifth child of Anna 
and Levi Mansberger, was born in York County, Pa., in 1867. 
He is married to Ida Heckert. He is a train dispatcher on the 
Pittsburgh Division. They have one daughter, Ida Mansberger, 
born in 1896. They are members of the Presb}i:erian church. 

Ella Mansberger, sixth child of Levi and Anna Mansberger, 
was born in York County, Pa., May 5th, 1868. She is married 
to Charles Small. They live in York, Pa., 222 North Newberry 
Street. By occupation he is a cigar maker. They are United 
Brethren. They have the following children : 

Ida, Edgar, Warren. 

Ida Small, first child of Charles and Ella M. Small, was born 
in York, Pa., March 22nd, 1886. She married Carl Freeman. 
He was born at Gettysburg, Pa., July 19th, 1874. They are 
United Brethren. Mr. Freeman is Assistant Superintendent of 
the York Haven Electric Light Company plant at York Haven, 
Pa. They have three children. 

Ella Amelia, Henrietta Virginia, Thelma Louisa. 

Ella Amelia Freeman, first child of Carl and Ida Freeman, 
was bom January 29th, 1903. 

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130 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I91O. 

Henrietta Virginia Freeman, second child of Carl and Ida 
Freeman, was born April loth, 1905. 

Thelma Louisa Freeman, third child of Carl and Ida Free- 
man, was born May loth, 1907. 

William Mansberger, seventh child of Levi and Anna Mans- 
berger, was born December 9th, 1869, He is married to Mary 
McMannis, of Carlisle, Pa, They live in Chicago, 111. By occu- 
pation he is a cigar maker. They have four children, 

Eva and Etta Mansberger, eighth and ninth child of Levi 
and Anna Mansberger, were twins, born October 20th, 187 1, and 
both died in infancy. 

Jacob Bare, third child of David and Susan Bare, W3is born 
March 13th, 1844. He was married to Mary Dingwall, They 
had the following children : Cora and Newton, Mrs, Bare is 
dead and Mr, Bare lives in Harrisburg; by occupation he is a 
laborer. He was three years in army service during the Civil 
War, He was a member of Company D,, 107th Regiment, 
Pennsylvania Volunteers, 5th Army Corps, He was taken 
prisoner in the battle of , but was paroled soon after, 

Newton Bare, first child of Jacob and Mary Bare, was born 
at Harrisburg, Pa,, in 1872. 

Cora Bare, second child of Jacob and Mary Bare, died in 
infancy, 

David Bare, fourth child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born April 6th, 1846. He was married to Mary King of 
Wooster, O. They had the following children: 

Alfred, Frank and Emma, They are all dead. 

Mr. Bare lives in Dayton, Ohio, He served three years in 
the War of the Rebellion. He was a member of Company D, 
107th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 5th Army Corps, and 
was engaged in the principal battles of the war fought by the 
Army of the Potomac, Antietam, Gettysburg, and many others. 
He was wounded in the battle of Antietam. Mrs. Bare is dead. 

Rebecca Bare, fifth child of David and Susan Bare, was born 
August 27th, 1848, and died in infancy. 

Martin B. Bare, sixth child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born August 12th, 1850. He was married to — 



GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER^ I749-I9IO. I3I 

They had one child, Gussie Bare. Martin Bare is dead. Mr. 
Bare served one year in the War of the RebelHon and ten years 
in the regular army. 

Mary R, Bare, seventh child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born in York County, April 21st, 1853. She was married to 
George C. Preston, who was born February 13th, 1853, at Wil- 
mington, Del. Mr. Preston was an engineer, running on the 
Pennsylvania Railroad between Harrisburg and Altoona, and was 
killed in an accident near Mififlin, August 24th, 1894. They had 
two children. 

John E. and Margaret M. 

John E. Preston, first child of George and Mary R. Preston, 
was born in Harrisburg, April 29th, 1873. He is a Pennsylvania 
Railroad Freight Conductor. He is married to Bessie Helen 
Myers, of Harrisburg. They had one child, Leon C. Preston, 
who was born in Harrisburg, December 31st, 1893. He is a 
printer. John E. Preston's family are Methodists. 

Margaret M. Preston, second child of George and Mary R. 
Preston, was born in Harrisburg, February 8th, 1876. She is 
married to Ellsworth E. Edwards, who was born at Oxford, N. J. 
December i6th, 1868. He is a passenger conductor on the 
Pennsylvania Railroad, and lives in Philadelphia. They have one 
child, Sidney Evelyn, born in Philadelphia, May 8th, 1906. The 
Edwards family are Presbyterians. 

Albert A. Bare, eighth child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born in York County, Pa., June 15th, 1855. He was married to 
Jemima Fisher, who was bom in Harrisburg, February 25th, 
1864. He died in Harrisburg March i6th, 1907. They had the 
following children : 

Charles F., Ray J., Pearl F., Jessie S., Vernon E., Earl D., 
Clara A., Edgar A., Willard E. 

Charles F. Bare, first child of Albert and Jemima Bare, was 
born December 14th, 1883. He is married to Lillie Clark, who 
was born in Harrisburg, May 12th, 1884. Mr. Bare by occupa- 
tion is a Pennsylvania Railroad brakeman. 

Ray J., second child of Albert and Jemima Bare, was born in 



132 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Harrisburg, September 28th, 1887. He enlisted in the United 
States Navy. 

Pearl F. Bare, third child of Albert and Jemima Bare, was 
born in Harrisburg, July 17th, 1889, and died November nth, 
1893. 

Jessie S. Bare, fourth child of Albert and Jemima Bare, was 
bom in Harrisburg, May 26th, 1891. 

Earl D. Bare, fifth child of Albert and Jemima Bare, was 
born in Harrisburg, December i8th, 1893. 

Clara A. Bare, sixth child of Albert and Jemima Bare, was 
born in Harrisburg, August 12th, 1895. 

Edgar A. Bare, seventh child of Albert and Jemima Bare, 
was bom in Baltimore, June 14th, 1897. 

Willard E. Bare, eighth child of Albert and Jemima Bare, 
was born in Baltimore, February 6th, 1904. 

Vernon E. Bare, ninth child of Albert and Jemima Bare, 
was born in Baltimore, October 9, 1906. 

Charles Morris Bare, twin with Albert Bare, ninth child of 
David and Susan Bare, was born June 15th, 1855. He died 
when quite young. 

John C. Bare, tenth child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born September 25th, 1897. He died at the age of 15. 

Ella Bare, eleventh child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born April nth, 1859. She died in infancy. 

Susan M. Bare, twelfth child of David and Susan Bare, was 
born October 7th, 1861. She is married to Albert McGann, a 
machinist in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad, for the 
past twenty-seven years. He and his family are members of the 
Church of Christ, and live at 1933 North 5th street, Harrisburg, 
Pa. They have the following children : 

Sella C. McGann, born January 20th, 1889. 

Marie E. McGann, second child, born December 29th, 1893. 

Forest A. McGann, third child, born September, 1895. 

John D. McGann, fourth child, born March 7th, 1898. 

Mary B., sixth child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) Bare, was 
born March 25th, 1820, and died July 4th, 1870, aged 50 years. 
She was unmarried. She was called Polly and lived on the old 
homestead, and was buried at Salem Church, York County, Pa. 



GENEAIvOGY OF JOHANNES BA^Rj I749-I9IO. I33 

Elizabeth Bare, seventh child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) 
Bare, was born in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., 
August loth, 1822. She was married to Adam H. Zorger, who 
was bom January 30th, 1820, and died October 17th, 1893. He 
was a farmer and lumberman. Elizabeth Bare Zorger lived near 
Shermansdale, Perry County, Pa., and died December loth, 1891. 
They had the following children: 

John B., Elizabeth, Anna, Jacob and Susan. 

John B. Zorger, first child of Adam and Elizabeth Zorger, 
was born June 25th, 1845. He was married to Sarah Green, 
Address, Shermansdale, Pa. They are farmers and Methodists. 
They had the following children : 

Susan Elizabeth Zorger, was born January i8th, 1867, and 
died March 15th, 1867. 

Mary Ann Elizabeth Zorger, second child of Adam and 
Elizabeth Zorger, was born May 8th, 1850. She is married to 
Wm. Myers, a farmer, and a member of the Evangelical church. 
Their address is Marysville, Pa. They had the following chil- 
dren: 

Anna M., Ellen N., Mary M., Cora A., John A., Mabel E., 
William A., Monna J. 

Anna M. Myers, first child of Wm. and Mary A. E. Myers, 
was born September 15th, 1868. She was married to George 
Harrold, a farmer of Marysville. They had the following chil- 
dren: 

Pearl E. Harrold, born March 15th, 1893. 

Edgar W. Harrold, born August 25th, 1895. 

May E. Harrold, born October 12th, 1897. 

George F. Harrold, born May 31st, 1900. 

Ruth N. Harrold, born October 26th, 1902. 

Maud L. Harrold, born Februar>' 21st, 1905. 

Orville J. Harrold, born April 31st, 1907. 

Ellen N. Myers, second child of Wm. and Mary Myers, was 
bom February 22nd, 1870. She was married to C. F. McNeely. 
They had no children. 

Mary M. Myers, third child of Wm. and Mary A. Myers, 
was born April 25th, 1874. She married Mr. Hippie. They 
had one child, Hazel L. Hippie. 



134 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Cora A. Myers, fourth child of Wm. and Mary A. Myers, 
was born September 5th, 1880. 

John A. Myers, fifth child of Wm. and Mary A. Myers, 
was born April 26th, 1884. He was married to Carrie B. Flisher. 
They had the following children: 

Seretta P., Sherwood N. 

Seretta P. Myers, first child of John A, and Carrie Myers, 
was born June ist, 1905. 

Sherwood Myers, second child of John A. and Carrie Myers, 
was born March 2nd, 1907. 

Mabel E. Myers, sixth child of Wm. A. and Mary Myers, 
was born May 8th, 1890. 

Wm. A. Myers, seventh child of Wm. and Mary A. Myers, 
was born March nth, 1893. 

Monna J. Myers, eighth child of Wm. and Mary Myers, was 
bom May 17th, 1895. 

Lydia Ann Zorger, third child of Adam H. and Elizabeth 
Zorger, was born April 20th, 1854. She was married to Daniel 
Strine. Address Clinton, 111. They are farmers, and members 
of the Christian Church. Mrs. Lydia Ann Strine died at Clinton, 
111., April 23rd, 1908. They had the following children: 

Robert H., George C, Thomas E. 

Robert H. Strine, first child of Daniel S. and Lydia A. 
Strine, was born July 26th, 1870. He is married to May Russell. 
They are farmers and belong to the Christian Church. 

George C. Strine, second child of Daniel S. and Lydia A. 
Strine, was born January 29th, 1872. He is married to Julia 
Stewart. He is a contractor. They are members of the Chris- 
tian Church. 

Thomas E. Strine, third child of Daniel S. and Lydia A. 
Strine, was born September 8th, 1881. He is a farmer and 
unmarried in 1909. 

Jacob H. Zorger, fourth child of Adam H. and Elizabeth 
Zorger, was born February 12th, 1858. He is married to Annie 
Garlin. They have the following children : 

Elizabeth Jane, Adam Henry, Minnie May. 



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Elizabeth J. Zorger, ist child of Jacob H, and Annie Zorger, 
was born April 23rd, 1881. 

Adam H. Zorger, second child of Jacob H. and Annie 
Zorger, was born September 12th, 1882. 

Minnie M. Zorger, third child of Jacob H. and Annie Zorger, 
was born January ist, 1884. 

Jacob H. Zorger lives at Shermansdale, Pa. He is a farmer, 
and the family are all Methodists, except Adam Henry Zorger, 
who belongs to the United Brethren Church. 

Susan Zorger, fifth child of Adam H. and Elizabeth Zorger, 
was born April ist, 1862. She is married to Wm. Sweger. They 
have one child, John H. Sweger, who is a merchant, and a 
Methodist. 

John H. Sweger, was born in Perry County, Pa., December 
nth, 1881. He is married to Marion Beck. He is a printer. 
They reside in Philadelphia, 15 12 Poplar street. They are 
Methodists. They have the following children: 

Wm. H., Dorothy May. 

Wm. H. Sweger, first child of John H. and Marion Sweger, 
was born October, 1902. 

Dorothy May Sweger, second child of John H. and Marion 
Sweger, was born July ist, 1907. 

John H. Sweger, lives at 15 12 Poplar street, Philadelphia, 
and his father, Wm. Sweger, at New Bloomfield, Pa. 

Samuel Bare, eighth child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) Bare, 
was born in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., September 
3rd, 1826. He was married to Barbara Grubb, March 6th, 1855, 
who was born October 17th, 1830, and died August 26th, 1904. 
They lived near Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County. Samuel 
Bare died June loth, 1895, and was buried in St. John's Ceme- 
tery. His wife Barbara, was buried at the same place, near 
Shiremanstown, Pa. Samuel was aged 68 years when he died. 
His occupation was farming. They had the following children: 

Mary . Catherine, Lydia Ann, Elizabeth, John Robert and 
Harry Martin. 

Mary Catherine Bare, was born December 21st, 1855, and 
died September 14th, 1858, aged 2 years, 8 months and 23 days. 
She was buried at Pisgah, Perry County, Pa. 



136 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Lydia Ann Bare, second child of Samuel and Barbara Bare, 
was born in Perry County, November 26th, 1857. She was 
married to Samuel Deitz October 31st, 1889. They are Luth- 
erans, and farmers, and live in Linglestown, Pa. They have the 
following children : 

Edgar Leroy, Bruce Clinton, Grace Edtia, Bertha Mae, 

Edgar Leroy Deitz, oldest child of Samuel and Barbara 
Deitz, was bom June 2nd, 1892. 

Bruce Clinton Deitz, second child, was bom February 2nd, 
1894. 

Grace Edna Deitz, third child, was born July 12th, 1895. 

Bertha Mae Deitz, fourth child, was born May i8th, 1899. 

Elizabeth Bare, third child of Samuel and Barbara Bare, 
was born December 14th, 1862, and died September 30th, 1878, 
aged 15 years, 9 months and 26 days. She was buried in St. 
John's Cemetery, near Shiremanstown, Pa, 

John Robert Bare, fourth child of Samuel and Barbara Bare, 
was bora August 8th, 1865, He is married to Sara Bender. Mr. 
Bare is a farmer, and runs a threshing machine. They live near 
Mechanicsburg, and belong to the Lutheran Church, They have 
the following children : 

Frank Roy, Edith Irene, Irma Grace, Clara Myrtle, Harry 
Gmbb, John Cloyd, 

Frank Roy Bare was born March i8th, 1888. 

Edith Irene Bare was bora July 22nd, 1889. 

Irma Grace Bare was born January loth, 1891. 

Clara Myrtle Bare was born February 19th, 1893. 

Harry Gmbb Bare was born May 25th, 1896. 

John Cloyd Bare was born Febmary 27th, 1901, 

Harry Martin Bare, fifth child of Samuel E. and Barbara 
Bare, was born at Silver Spring, Cumberland County, Pa., 
December loth, 1867. He lived with his parents on the farm 
until he grew to manhood. After leaving home he leamed the 
trade of machinist and became a member of the foundry and 
machinist firm of Potts & Bare, Mechanicsburg, Pa. After con- 
tinuing in this business for some years, he sold out his interest 
and moved to Reading, Pa., and later to New Castle, Del., where 



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GENEAIX)GY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 1 37 

he is now employed as Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, by 
the Brylgon Steel Casting Company. He was married to 
Margaret E. Wise, June 20th, 1893. They have the following 
children : 

Helen B. and Margaret G. 

Helen B. Bare, first child of Harry M. and Margaret Bare, 
was born January 20th, 1902. 

Margaret G. Bare, second child of Harry M. and Margaret 
E. Bare, was born November 25th, 1904. They are Methodists. 

Lydia B., ninth child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) Bare, was 
bom June i8th, 1828, and died January 2nd, 1830. 

Martin E. Bare, tenth child of Jacob and Mary (Epply) 
Bare, was born July 26th, 1831, in Fishing Creek Valley, York 
County, Pa. He was married to Eliza Prowell, daughter of 
Samuel N. and Sarah (Resser) Prowell, who was bom January 
i8th, 1839, and died January 29th, 1901. Martin E. Bare lived 
in Fishing Creek Valley, a few miles from his father's home 
until 1865. He then moved to Hummelstown, Dauphin County, 
Pa., where he still resides, 1908. He is a photographer and is a 
member of the Lutheran Church of Hummelstown. He has the 
deed for the old cemetery in Newberry Township, York County, 
Pa. He had the following children : 

Mary and Edwin. 

Edwin died in infancy. 

Mary Bare, daughter of Martin E. and Eliza Bare, was 
bom February 4th, 1861. She was married to Webster Wheeler, 
who died September 7th, 1892. They had the following chil- 
dren : 

Lucretia G., and Blanche B. 

Lucretia G. Wheeler, was born October 4th, 1884. She 
belongs to the United Brethren Church. 

Blanch B. Wheeler, who was born December 19th, 1885. She 
married LeGrange L. Minnig, January 23rd, 1909. Their address 
is 508 Wyoming avenue, Scranton Pa. 



[38 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAEJR, I749-I9IO. 

A Summary of Jacob Bare and his Descendants. 



Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Affiliations. 


Address. 


a Bare, Jacob, 1785-1856 




Brethren. 
Brethren. 
Brethren. 

Christian. 
Church of God. 

Church of God 
Church of God 

Methodist. 




2 Bare, Mary, 1790-1844 






a Bare, Nancy, 1794-1874 






3 Bare, John, 1868-1878 

3 Bare, Jane, 1807-1882 


Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 




4 Bare, William, 1831-1897 

4 Bare, Alnilra, 1906 




4 Bare, Lydia, A., 1832-1900 . . . 




3 Bare, Ann Nancy, 1810-1876.. 
3 Bare, Georgre, 1812-1850. 


Farmer 

Farmer 




3 Bare, Mary, 1817-1895 

4 Bare, Henderson, 1834-1884 

4 Bare, Eliza A., 1904 

5 Bare, Amanda, 1860 

4 Bare, Martha Ann, 1837, died . 
4 Bare, Mary Elizabeth, 1841, 

died 
4 Bare, Jane Ann, 1843, died 
4 Bare, Jacob S., 1845 




York, P«. 
York, Pa. 






5 Bare, Jemima E., died in in- 
fancy 
5 Bare, Daisy Belle, 1869 






4 Bare, Arabelle P. .... 




Methodist. 

Methodist 

Methodist 




5 Bare, Henry G., 1870 


r;hiili> Maker 


York, Pa. 


5 Bare, Alice S. 




York, Pa 


6 Bare, Stella, 1899 
5 Bare, Mary, died in Infancy 
5 Bare, William P., died in in- 
fancy 
5 Bare, Magrsie, 1875 
5 Bare, Sarah A., 1877 
5 Bare, Georf^e W. Jr., 1879 


Painter 


Methodist .... 


Noble, 0. 


5 Bare, Robert C, 1882 


Moulder 


Methodist 

Church of God 
Church of God 

Episcopal 

Episcopal 

Episcopal 

Episcopal 

Church of God. 
Church of God. 

Methodist 

Methodist 


Noble, 0. 


5 Bare, Walter S^ 1885, died In 

infancy 
3 Bare, Jacob E., 1815-1889 


i^filier 


Fort Littleton, Pa. 
Fort Littleton, Pa. 

Buffalo, N. Y. 


3 Bare, Lydia A., 1817-1891 




4 Bare, Henry K., 1837-1864 

4 Bare, DIanna M., 1836-1907 

5 Bare, Curtin S., 1862 




5 Bare, Anna E., 1862 




Buffalo, N. Y. 


6 Bare, Helen K., 1889 




Buffalo, N. Y. 


6 Bare, William McN., 1802 ! 


Buffalo, N. Y. 


4 Bare, John K., 1840-1844 

4 Bare, David K., 1844-1901 




Ft. Littleton, Pa. 


4 Bare, Bertha E., 1856 




Ft. Littleton, Pa. 


5 Bare, Franic C, 1875 




Ft. Littleton, Pa. 


B Bare, Sara E., 1874 




Ft. Littleton, Pa. 


6 Dare, Majora E., 1901 
6 Bare, Marion A., 1903 
5 Bare, Emma W., 1878-1903 







GENEAU)GY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



139 



Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Affiliations. 


Address. 


3 Bare, David, 1817-1905 








3 Bare, Susan B. 








A Rnr<> nolih<>ll. 1R4n 


V-r R R T>r<>Hl<1ent 




Houston, Texas, 


4 Bare, Clara F 




Episcopal 


Houston, Texas. 


4 Bare, Anna E., 1842 






4 Bare, Jacob, 1844 






Harrlsburg, Pa. 


4 Bare, Mary D 






Harrisburg, Pa. 


5 Bare, Newton, 1872 








5 Bare, Cora died In Infancy 








4 Bare, David, 1846 






Dayton, O. 


4 Bare, Slary K 






Dayton, O. 


5 Bare, Alfred of Dav. died 








5 Bare, Frank of Dav. died 








5 Bare, Emma of Dav. died 








4 Bare, Rebecca 1848 died In in- 








fancy 








4 Bare, Martin B., 1850 








5 Bare, Gussle, of Martin 








4 Bare, Mary R., 1853 








4 Bare, Albert A., 1855-1907 








4 Bare, Jemima F., 1864 








5 Bare, Chas, F., 1883 

5 Bare, Llllle C, 1884 


R R Rmkemnn 




Harrlsburg, Pa. 






Harrisburgr, Pa. 


5 Bare, Ray J., 1887 


U. S. Navy 






5 Bare, Pearl F., 1889-1893 








5 Bare, Jessie S., 1891 








5 Bare, Farl D., 1893 








5 Bare, Clara A., 1895 








5 Bare, Edgar A., 1897 ... 








5 Bare, Wllliard E. . 








5 Bare, Vernon E., 1906 








1 Bare, Charles M., 1855, died in 








infancy 








t Bare, John C, 1857, died at 








the age 15 








1 Bare, Ella, 1859, died in in- 








fancy 








I Bare, Susan M., 1861 








i Bare, Mary B., 1820-1870 








; Bare, Elizabeth 1822-1893 








: Bare, Samuel, 1826-1895 


Farmer 






( Bare, Barbara G., 1830-1904 








I Bare, Mary C, 1855-1858 








i Bare, Lydla A., 1857 








: Bare, Elizabeth, 1862-1878 








■ Bare, John R., 1865 




Lutheran 


MechanicsbnrK Pa. 






Lutheran 

Lutheran 




Bare, Frank R., 1888 


Farmer 


Mechanlcsburgr Pa. 


Bare, Edith I., 1889 


Fanner 


Lutheran 

Lutheran 


Mechanicsburg: Pa. 


Bare, Irnia G., 1891 




Mechanlcsburgr Pa. 


Bare, Clara M., 1893 




Mechanicsburg Pa. 








Mechanicsburg Pa. 






Lutheran 


Mechanicsburg Pa 









140 



GENEAU)GY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Occupation. 



Church 
AfflliatloiiH. 



4 Bare, Harry M., 1867 

4 Bare, MarKaret W 

5 Bare, Helen B., 1902 

6 Bare, Margaret G., 1904 

3 Bare, Lydia B^ 1828-1830 

3 Bare, Martin E., 1831 

3 Bare, ElUa P., 1839-1901 

4 Bare, Mary, 1861 

4 Bare, Edwin died In Infancy 



4 Bro\Tn, George \%\, 1901 

4 BroYTn, LydIa A., 1832-1900. 



6 Bristow, N. T^ 

5 Briatow, MaKgle, 1875 

6 BriMtow, William T,, 1900- . 
6 BrIatOT, Lonlaa, -1903..... 

6 Briatow, Helena, 1903 

6 BrIatoTV, Eatella, 1903- 

6 Briatow, Arabella, 1905 



4 Cnrren, Moaea 

4 Curren, Jane A., 1843- 



Delts, LydIa A., 1857- . 

DeltE, Samuel 

Deltx, Bdgrar Leroy, 
Delta, Bruce Clinton, 1894. 
Deltx, Grace Edna, 1895- . 
Deltz, Bertha Mae, 1899- . 



B DIffenderf er, John G., 

6 DIffenderf er, Dalay Belle, 

6 DIffenderfer, Olive A., 1891- 

1909 

6 DIffenderfer, Pearl V., 1893- 



6 DIffenderfer, Mary V^ 1894- 

1908 

6 DIffenderfer, Clyde B., 1896- . . . 

6 DIffenderfer, Earl C, 1897- 

6 DIffenderfer, Nellie Y 



6 Edwarda, EUaworth, 1868- . . . 
6 EdTvarda, Margaret, 1876- . . . 
6 Edvrarda, Sydney Evl., 1906- . 



5 Ford, Samnelf 

5 Ford, Emma M., 1859- 

6 Ford, Charley, 1885- . 



M. E. & Elec. Engineer. 



Photographer 



Farmer 
Fai 



Paaaenser Conductor . 



Methodlat 
Methodlat 
Methodlat 
Methodlat 

Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Christian. 
Chrlatlan. 



Methodlat. 
Methodlat. 



Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Lutheran 

Lutheran . 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 
Lutheran 



Preabyterlai 
Preabytcrlai 



;New Caatle, Del. 
iNew Caatle, DeL 
;New Caatle, DcL 
I New Castle, Del. 

Hummelatovrn, Pa. 
Hummelatovm, Pa. 
Hummelstown, Pa. 



ClcTeland, O. 
Cleireland, O. 
Cleveland, O. 
Cleveland, O. 
Cleveland, O. 
Cleveland, O. 
Cleveland, O. 



Norfolk, Va. 



LInKlcatown, Pa. 
Llnsleatoirn, Pa. 
Llngleatown, Pa. 
Ltngleatown, Pa. 
Llngleatown, Pa. 
LIngrleatoivn, Pa. 

WriKhtsvllle, Pa. 
WriKhtsvllle, Pa. 

WriKhtsvllle, Pa. 

W^rlKhtsvlUe, Pa. 

W^rlKhtavlIle, Pa. 
WrlKhtavlUe, Pa. 
Wrlghtavllle, Pa. 



Phlla., Pa. 
Phlla., Pa. 
Phlla., Pa. 



GENEAU)GY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



141 



Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Affiliations. 


Address. 


3 Fortenbaugh, Jacob, -1880 

3 Fortenbaugrb, Ann Nancy, 1810- 
1876 




Church of God. 
Church of God. 

Church of God. 
Church of God. 
Church of God. 




Farmer 




4 Fortenbaugta, Andrew, 1831- 

1831 
4 Fortenbaush, William, 1832- 

1899 

4 Fortenbaugh, Fllen 

5 Fortenbaugh, Winfleld, 

5 Fortenbaugh, Clara, 


Stone Cutter 








5 Fortenbaugb, Harry ... 


F 




5 Fortenbaugb, Margaret, 
5 Fortenbaugb, Fllzabeth, 






6 Fortenbaugb, Bessie, 






Altoona, Pa. 


4 Fortenbaugb, Reuben, 1834- 

1838 
4 Fortenbaugb, David, 1839-1879 
4 Fortenbaugb, Rebecca, 

4 Fortenbaugb, Sarah, 

5 Fortenbaugb, Ida, 

5 Fortenbaugb, Anna 

5 Fortenbaugb, Bdward, 

4 Fortenbaugb, Jacob H., 1844. . 

4 Fortenbaugb, Mary S^ 

5 Fortenbaugb, Lizzie E., 1870- . . 




Church of God. 
Church of God. 


Mechanlcsburg Pa. 








5 Fortenbaugb, Katherine Viola, 






Mechanlcsburg Pa. 


5 Fortenbaugb, May Claire, 1803- 






Supt. Elec. Co. 


U. Brethren. . . 
U. Brethren. 

Methodist 

Methodist 




fi Freeman. Ida S.. 1886 




7. Freeman, Ella S., 1903- 

7 Freeman, Henrietta V., 1905- 

7 Freeman, Thelma L,., 1907- 




York, Pa. 
York, Pa. 


5 Geist, Sarah A., 1877- 




6 Geist, John H., 1900- 
6 Geist, Harry F., 1902- 
6 Geist, George E., 1904- 
6 Geist, Walter S., 1906- 
6 Geist, Margaret, 1908- 

5 Harold, George, 


armer 


MarysviUe, Pa. 
Marysville, Pa. 
MarysTille, Pa. 


5 Harold, Anna M., 






6 Harold, Pearl E., 1893- 






6 Harold Edgar W^., 1895- 






6 Harold, May E., 1897- 






Marysville, Pa. 
Marysville, Pa. 
Marysville, Pa. 
Marysville, Pa. 


6 Harold, George F., 1900- 






6 Harold, Ruth N., 1902- 






6 Harold, Maud L., 1905- 






6 Harold, Orvllle J., 1907- 






Marysville, Pa. 











142 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Occnpation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Addreaa. 



5 Hippie, } 

5 Hippie, Mary M. 

6 Hippie, Hazel L. 



4 Mansbergrer, 

4 Mannberser, 

5 Mannberger, 
5 Mannberger, 
5 ManMberger, 

5 MauMbereer, 

6 ManHberger, 
6 Mannberser, 
6 ManMberKer, 
5 Maniiberser, 
5 Maniiberser, 

5 ManHberser, 

6 ManaberKer, 
6 MannberKer, 

5 Mansbereer, 

6 Mansberger, 
5 ManMberger, 
5 Mansberger, 
5 Mansberger, 
5 Maniiberger, 

infancy. 

5 Maniiberger, 

infancy. 

6 ManMbcrger, 
6 Manitberger, 



Levi, 

Anna B., 1S42- 

Emma M., 1859- 

Ida M., 1861- 

Sberman, 1863- . . . 

Anna F., 

Anna, 

JesMC, 

Eli, 

JcMse, 1867- 

Mary E., 

Charles, 1867- 

Martin, 
Jacob, 
Ida H., 

Ida, 1896- 

Ella, 1868- 
\%'illlam, 1869- . . . 

Mary McM., 

Eva., 1871, died in 

Etta, 1871, died in 

Robert. 
Ruth. 



4 McGann, Albert, 

4 McGann, SuHan M., 1861- . . 

5 McGann, Cella C, 1889- . . 
5 McGann, Maria E., 1893- . . 
5 McGann, Forrest A., 1895- 
5 McGann, John D., 1898 



5 McNeely, C. F. 

5 McNeely, Ellen M., 1870- 



Minnlg, Le Grange, 

Minnig, Blanch W., 1885- . 



Myera, William, 

Myera, Mary A., 1850- . 
Myera, Anna M., 1868- 
Myera, Ellen M., 1870- 
Myera, Mary M., 1874- 
Myera, Cora A., 1880- 
Myera, John A., 1884- 
Myera, Carrie B. 



Cigar Maker 



Passenger Conductor . 



Cigar Maker 



Fanner 
Farmer 



Lutheran . . 
Lutheran . . 
Preabyteriai 



Presbyterlai 



Mt. Wolf, Pa. 
Mt. Wolf, Pa. 



Phlla., Pa. 
Phlla., Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 



Pittsburg, Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 



Chicago, III. 
Chicago, III. 



Church of Christ 
Church of Christ 



BTangellcal 
BTaBselicai 



Hbg., Pa. 
Hbg., Pa. 
Hbg., Pa. 
Hbg., Pa. 
Hbg., Pa. 
Hbg., Pa. 



Scranton, Pa. 
Scranton, Pa. 



Marysville, Pa. 
Marysville, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



143 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



6 Myers, Senretta P., 1905- 

6 Myers, Sherwood, 1907- 

5 Myers, Mabel E., 1890. 

5 Myers, William, 1893- 

5 Myers, Monna J., 1895- 



4 Preston, Georee, 1853-1894. , 

4 Preston, Mary R., 1853- 

5 Preston, John E., 1873- 

6 Preston, Bessie M., 

6 Preston, Leon C, 1893- 

5 Preston, Margaret, 1876- 



R. R. Conductor. 



5 Shaffer, Lewis W., 

6 Shaffer, Kathcrlne Viola 

6 Shaffer, Nell Herletta, 1899- . . . 

6 Shaffer, Robt. Carl, 1901- 

6 Shaffer, Dorothy Christian, 

1904- 

Shaffer, Theo. Roosevelt, 1905, 
died In Infancy. 



5 Shelly, J. A., 

5 Shelly, Amanda, 1860- 

6 Shelly, Mary A., 1891-1891. 
6 Shelly, Walter B., 1884- 



Drusslat 



Shope, B. Riley, 

Shope, Lizzie E., 1870- 

Shope, Frances Lillian, 1892- 

1909 

Shope, Jacob Kenneth, 1896- 
Shope, Miriam Isabel, 1898- . 
Shope, Mary Elizabeth, 1909' 



5 Small, Charles, 

5 Small, Ella M., 1868- 

6 Small, Ira, 1886. 
6 Small, Edgar. 

6 Small, W^arren. 



B Spangler, Albert 
5 Spangler, Ida M., 



5 Stenbe, William, 

5 Steube, Emma, 

« Steube, William, Jr., 1893. 



R. R. Engineer. 



Church of God, 
Church of God, 

Methodist 

Methodist 



Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Cabinet Maker 



Cigar Maker 



Farmer 
Farmer 



Salesman 



Church of God 
Church of God 



Church of God. 



Harrlsburg, Pa. 
Harrlsburg, Pa. 
Harrlsburg, Pa. 



Mechanlcsburg Pa. 
Mechanicsburg Pa. 
Mechanlcsburg Pa. 
Mechanicsburg Pa. 

Mechanlcsburg Pa. 



Mechanlcsburg Pa. 
Mechanlcsburg Pa. 



Mechanlcsburg Pa. 



Mechanlcsburg Pa. 
Mechanlcsburg Pa. 



Mechanlcsburg Pa. 
Mechanlcsburg Pa. 
Mechanlcsburg Pa. 



U. Brethren . 
U. Brethren . 



Church of God 
Church of God, 



York, Pa. 
York, Pa. 



York, Pa. 
York, Pa. 



Cincinnati, O. 
Cincinnati, O. 
Cincinnati, O. 



144 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Occupation. 



Cbnrch 
Affiliations. 



4 Stlne, Daniel, 

4 Stine, Lydia A., 1854-1908. 
K Stlne, Robert H., 1870-. . . 

5 Stlne, May (Rnssell) 

5 StIne, George C, 1872- 

5 Stlme, Julia S., 

S StIne, Thomas E^ 1881- . . 



Farmer Chrlstlni 



Contractor 



4 Swesrer, William, 

4 Syreger, Susan Z., 1862...... 

5 Sweger, John H., 1881 

5 Sweger, Marlon B 

6 Swegrer, WUllam H., 1902. 
6 Swegfer, Dorothy M., 1907. . 



4 Walker, Charles . 
4 W^alker, Arabella 



4 Wheeler, Webster, 1892 

4 Wheeler, Mary (Bare) 1861. 
6 Wheeler, Lncretla G., 1884. 

5 Wheeler, Blanch, 1885- 



3 Zorger, 

3 Zorger, 

4 Zorgrer, 
4 Zorger, 
4 Zorger, 
4 Zorg;er, 
4 Zorger, 

4 Zorgrer, 

5 Zorgrer, 
5 Zorger, 
5 Zorgrer, 
4 Zorger, 
4 Zorgrer, 



Adam H., 1820-1893 
Elisabeth B., 1822-1891 

John B., 1845 

Sarah G 

Susan E., 1847-1867. 
Mary A., 1850- 
Lydla A., 1854-1908. 

Jacob H., 1858 

Kllsabeth J., 1881 

Adam H., 1882 

Minnie M., 1884 

Annie G. 
Susan. 1862- 



Farmer 
Fanner 
Farmer 



Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 



Christian 
Christian 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Clinton, lU. 

Clinton, IlL 

Clinton, III. 

Clinton, 111. 

Clinton, lU. 

Clinton, III. 

Clinton, III. 



Xew Bloomfleld. 
Jiew Bloomfleld. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philadelphia, P«. 



Methodist Noble, O. 

Methodist Noble, O. 



Lutheran . 
U. Brethrei 



Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist . . . 
Methodist . . . 
V. Brethren. 
Methodist . . . 



HnmmelstowB, 
Hummelstown, 



Shermansdale, Fa. 
Shermansdale, P«. 



Shermansdale, Pa. 

Shermansdale, Pa. 

Shermansdale, Pa. 

Shermansdale, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, I45 

Jacob Bare and his Descendants. 

Bare lOT Myers, 13 

Broivn, 2 Preston, 6 

Brlstown, 7 Shaffer, 6 

Corren, 2 Shelly, 4 

Deitz, 6 Shope, 6 

DIffenderfer, 8 Small, S 

Edwards, 3 Spangler, 2 

Ford, 3 Steube, 3 

Fortenbaugrh, 24 Stine, 7 

Freeman, 5 Sweger, 6 

Geist, 7 Walker 2 

Harrold, 9 Wheeler, 4 

Hippie, 3 Zorser, 13 

Mansberger, 23 — — 

McGann, 296 

McNeely, 2 Counted twice 22 

Minnigr, 2 -.^— 

274 



<10) 



146 



GENEALOGY OF- JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Occupation*. 



Farmera, 

Merchant, 

Cigrar Maker, 

Salesman, 

R. R. Conductor, 

Clerk, 

R. R. Man, 

Moulder, 

Printer, 

Contractor, 

DruKslBt, 

Cabinet Maker, 

R. R. Engineer, 

Machinist, 

Snpt. Elec. Co 

Stone Cutter, 

M. E. and Elec. Engineer, 

Photogrrapher, 

U. S. Navy, 

Ex. R. R. President, 

Laborer, 

Chair Maker, 

Painter, 

MUler, , 



Church Affiliation*. 

45 Methodist, M 

3 Lutheran, 9B 

3 Church of God, 91 

3 Christian, 

3 Presbyterian, 

2 United Brethren, 

2 Episcopal 

2 Brethren, 

Church of Christ, 

Evangrellcal, 

Catholic, 




DANIEL BARE, 1787-1869 

Page 1 47 



GENEAIvOGY OF JOHANNES BAEJR, I749-I9IO. I47 



DANIEL BARE, 1787-1869. 

Daniel Bare, ninth child of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, 
was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., November 
19th, 1787. He married Elizabeth Mathias, a daughter of Peter 
Mathias, of York County, Pa., of whom a more extended notice 
will be found in the history of Benjamin Bare. Elizabeth 
Mathias was a sister of Catherine Mathias, the wife of Benjamin 
Bare. She was born in York County, June 14th, 1797, and died 
at her home in Hickory Bottom, three miles east of Woodbury, 
Bedford County, Pa., December 29th, 1856, aged 59 years, 6 
months and 15 days. She was buried in the Reformed Cemetery 
at the Reformed Church, one mile east of Woodbury, Pa. Daniel 
and Elizabeth Bare had the following children : 

Peter, Mary Ann, Sarah and Daniel Mathias. 

Daniel Bare and his wife Elizabeth, joined the River 
Brethren Church, about 1839 or 1840, and were consistent and 
devout members of that church the balance of their lives and 
died in that faith. 

Daniel Bare died in Roaring Spring, at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Isaac Bowers, June i8th, 1869, aged 81 years, 6 
months and 29 days, and was buried by the side of his wife in 
the Hickory Bottom Cemetery of the Reformed Church. 

Daniel Bare grew to manhood in York County, Pa. He 
was a strong, healthy man and had a capacity for hard labor 
much beyond the average man. He was less than five feet, six 
inches tall, but usually weighed about 165 pounds. His first 
large investment was in partnership with his brother-in-law, 
Abraham Miller. They bought a farm containing 144 acres ad- 
joining the lands of John and Benjamin Bear and Samuel 
Prowell. According to the records, this purchase was made in 
1820, soon after the close of the war of 1812-15, when land was 
considerably inflated in price and proved a very unfortunate in- 
vestment. They paid about $80 an acre and they were compelled 
to sell it at about one-third of the price they paid for it, leaving 



148 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

them both bankrupt. After that he rented the Jacob Haldeman 
farm on the banks of the Susquehanna River, just below New 
Cumberland, Pa., where he lived for eight or nine years, after 
which he bought a farm in Sinking Valley, Huntingdon County, 
Pa., now Blair, to which place he moved in 1832, remaining there 
five years. Then he bought a large tract of land, containing 
1,500 acres, at Three Springs, in the southern part of Hunting- 
don County. After living there four years, in 1841 he moved to 
Hickory Bottom, three miles east of Woodburj-, Bedford County, 
Pa., where he lived for the following seventeen years. There his 
family, who were then living, grew to womanhood and manhood 
and during that time his children were all married and began life 
for themselves. He was a man of limited education and until 
he was past sixty years of age he spent most of his time farming, 
but for the last twenty years of his life he was engaged prin- 
cipally in milling and merchandising. During that time he had 
owned three different flouring mills. He was naturally inclined 
to a business life and made a success of it. 

After the death of his wife, which occurred in 1856, he made 
his home with his son, D. M. Bare, until 1863. Then for about 
a year he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Spanogle, after 
which he lived the most of his time with his oldest daughter, 
Mrs. Isaac Bowers, at Roaring Spring, at whose home he died in 
1869, at a ripe old age, honored and respected by all who knew 
him. He was an enterprising and progressive man, ever ready 
to help any worthy enterprise that would be a benefit to his com- 
munity. He was a large stockholder and a director in the 
Woodbury and Pattonsville Turnpike Company. He also en- 
couraged the building of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Rail- 
road, and held some stock in that company. He was a great 
friend of the public schools and served at times as School 
Director. He was a man of very generous impulses and many 
people came to him for assistance ; and, if he did not help them, 
their cases could be put down as quite untrustworthy. He was 
naturally kindhearted and sympathetic and quite often was im- 
posed on. If he had faith in a man, he would go to any extreme 
to help him. An incident related to the writer by the Rev. John 
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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. I49 

death, illustrates this element in his character. At one time Mr. 
Wilkinson was in need of money and he saw Mr. Bare on the 
street and asked him if he knew where he could gret some. Mr. 
Bare said : "I haven't got it to spare myself, but have you a 
blank sheet of paper?" Mr. Wilkinson said he had the paper. 
"Well then," said Mr. Bare, "write your name on it and I will 
write mine under yours and you hunt the money and when you 
find it, write a note over our names for the amount you want." 
He did so and the money was soon forthcoming. He was also 
at times rather forgetful or absent-minded. Here is an incident 
in point. He had taken a trip that had occupied several days, 
and on his return, the last day of his trip, he stopped at a certain 
store and made a few small purchases. He took from his 
pocket-book some small money to pay for his purchases and laid 
his pocket-book on the counter, but forgot to pick it up again, and 
did not discover his mistake until he got home. So the next 
morning bright and early he started back, feeling sure he had 
left it lay on the store counter. The book contained about $102, 
but when he got there the book was "bare" of all but $2. The 
merchant said that a boy had found the book on the street in that 
condition. Comment on the merchant's stor}- is unnecessar}^ 

Peter M. Bare, first child of Daniel and Elizabeth Bare, 
was bom in York County, Pa., November 7th, 1819, and died at 
Three Springs, Huntingdon County, Pa., January 28th, 1839, 
aged 19 years, 2 month and 21 days. He is buried in the ceme- 
tery, near Saltillo, Huntingdon County, Pa. For some years 
before his death he was in delicate health, being subject to ex- 
cessive bleeding of the nose. 

Mary Ann Bowers, second child of Daniel and Elizabeth 
Bare, was born in York County, Pa., September nth, 1824. She 
was married to Isaac Bowers, who was struck by a passing train 
on a railroad near Galesburg, III, and instantly killed, September 
28th, 1875 ; at the time of his death he was aged 54 years and 14 
days. After their marriage they lived on a farm near Martins- 
burg, Pa., until the year 1865 or 1866, when they moved to Roar- 
ing Spring, Pa. They bought part of the Spang farm and Mr. 
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150 GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

erected at that place, in which business he continued until the 
time of his death. They were devout members of the River 
Brethren Church. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Bowers 
built herself a house, into which she moved, and there lived the 
balance of her days, being a widow twenty-seven years. She was 
familiarly known as Aunt Mary Ann, and was loved and re- 
spected by all who knew her. She died April 28th, 1902, aged TJ 
years, 7 months and 17 days. She was buried beside her hus- 
band in the cemetery at Roaring Spring, Pa. They had the fol- 
lowing children : 

Lydia Ann, Mary Jane, Sarah Ellen, Frank, and Harriet 
Bowers. 

Lydia Ann Bowers, first child of Isaac and Mary Ann 
(Bare) Bowers, was born at the Bare homestead on Hickory 
Bottom, Bedford County, Pa., September 21st, 1844. She 
married Abram K. Bassler, son of Bishop Andrew Bassler, of the 
River Brethren Church. They were married October 20th, 1864. 
They had the following children : 

Harvey, Ida, Romer, Laura, Myrtle, Mable and Bessie. 

Abram K. Bassler, with his family, moved to Dickinson 
County, Kansas in the year 1879, where they have since lived 
and where they own a fine farm and are in good circumstances. 
They are both members of the River Brethren Church of Dick- 
inson County, Kansas. 

A. K. Bassler was born in South Woodbury Township, Bed- 
ford County, Pa., February 5th, 1840. His present address is 
Hope, Kansas, R. F. D. No. 2. 

Harvey Bassler, first child of Abram and Lydia Ann Bassler, 
was born August 2nd, 1865, at Waterside, Bedford County, Pa. 
He married Ruth Lavette in 1902. They live at 514 Harrison 
street, Elkhart, Indiana. They have no children. Mr. Bassler 
is a machinist in the employ of the Great Northern Railroad. 

Ida Mary Bassler, second child of Abram and Lydia Ann 
Bassler, was born July 28th, 1867, near Martinsburg. Pa. She 
married Franklin Deihl, December 19th, 1894. They live at 
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merchant and belongs to the River Brethren Church. They have 
five children, as follows: 

Mabel, born June 6th, 1897. 

George, born June 15th, 1900. 

Jacob Bassler, born August 28th, 1902. 

Ida Mae, born October 17th, 1904. 

Ernest, born February 14th, 1907, 

They were all born in Abilene, Kansas. 

Frank Deihl, father of the above named children, died 
November 22nd, 1908, at his home in Abilene, after an illness of 
about three weeks. 

Romer J. Bassler, third child of Abram and Lydia Ann 
Bassler, was born at Roaring Spring, Pa., August 28th, 1869. 
He is unmarried (1908) and at present is employed in the United 
States government fish hatcheries, of California. Address, 
Sisson, Cal. 

Laura Ella Bassler, fourth child of Abram and Lydia Ann 
Bassler, was born at Roaring Spring, Pa., September loth, 1871. 
She married David H. Rodgers September 7th, 1892. They 
live near Hope, Kansas. They are farmers and belong to the 
Presbyterian Church. They have the following children : 

Ethel, born at Indianapolis, Ind., July 23rd, 1893. She is 
attending Dickinson County High School. 

Earl, born at Hope, Kansas, April 27th, 1897. 

Avis Alberta, born at Hope, Kansas, February 28th, 1905. 

Myrtle Bassler, fifth child of Abram and Lydia Ann Bassler, 
was born at Roaring Spring, Pa., July 19th, 1876. She married 
Leroy Sumner, October 7th, 1895. Address, Ada, Minn. They 
are farmers. They have the following children : 

Edna, bom at Navarre, Kansas, April 22nd, 1898. 

Josephine, born at Ada, Minn., September 2nd, 1899. 

Goldie, born at Ada, Minn., December 25th, 1900, and died 
March i6th, 1901. 

Viona, born at Ada, Minn., February loth, 1901. 

Neil, born at Ada, Minn., February ist, 1904. 

Mabel Blanche Bassler, sixth child of Abram K. and Lydia 
Ann Bassler, was bom at Knoxville, Iowa, February i6th, 1879. 



152 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1 749- 1 9 ID. 

She married John F. Eisenhower, December 24th, 1901. They 
are farmers and members of the Methodist Church. They have 
one child, Lowell B. Eisenhower, who was born at Dillon, 
Kansas, May 17th, 1908. Address, Dillon, Kansas. 

Bessie P. Bassler, seventh child of Abram K. and Lydia Ann 
Bassler, was born at Navarre, Kansas, November 28th, 1885. 
She is unmarried in 1909, and is at home with her parents. She 
is the comfort and stay of her parents in their declining years. 

Mary Jane Bowers, second child of Isaac and Mary Ann 
Bowers, was born at Hickory Bottom, Bedford County, Pa., 
November 3rd, 1846. She was married to Christopher Stover, 
a druggist of Roaring Spring. They afterward moved to 
Altoona, Pa., where Mr, Stover died. They had one child, 
Gertrude Irene Stover, who was born April nth, 1872, and died 
December 28th, 1878, aged 6 years, 8 months and 17 days. She 
is buried in the cemetery at Roaring Spring, Pa. Mrs. Stover 
moved from Altoona to Roaring Spring and for years was 
engaged in restaurant and ice cream business, in which business 
she was quite successful. She is now living a retired life and is 
a member of the Church of God. 

Sarah Ellen Bowers, third child of Isaac and Mary Ann 
(Bare) Bowers, was born near Martinsburg, Pa., July 5th, 1849. 
She was married to Edward Kegarise, who died October 19th, 
1898, and was buried in the Roaring Spring Cemetery. Sarah 
Ellen Bowers died November 6th, 1897, aged 48 years, 4 months 
and I day. She is buried with her husband in the cemetery at 
Roaring Spring. They were members of the Church of God. 
They had but one child, Homer Franklin Kegarise, who was born 
at Roaring Spring, Pa., May 30th, 1876. He married Anna 
Ober, daughter of William Ober, of New Enterprise, Pa. She 
was born January 15th, 1879. They live in the Bowers Home- 
stead at Roaring Spring, Pa. He is a clerk in one of the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad offices in Altoona. They are members of the 
Lutheran Church. They have one son, Donald Luther Kegarise, 
who was born at Roaring Spring, Pa., November 12th, 1903. 

Frank Bowers, fourth child of Isaac and Mary Ann (Bare) 
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burg, Pa., November 13th, 1855. He went to Kansas in January, 
1883. He married Grace Pratt of Navarre, Kansas, May 23rd, 
1893, and lived in Dickinson County, Kansas, until 1907. He now 
resides at Jerome, Kansas. Grace Pratt was born near Navarre, 
Kansas, May nth, 1877. They are farmers. Present address, 
Jerome, Gore County, Kansas. They have the following chil- 
dren : 

Elva, Edna, Homer, Herman Mathias, Kimiet, Earl Vivian, 
and Gretta. 

Elva Jane Bowers, first child of Frank and Grace P. Bow- 
ers, was born in Dickinson County, Kansas, October 24th, 1894. 

Edna Blanch Bowers, second child of Frank and Grace Bow- 
ers, was born in Dickinson County, Kansas, August i6th, 1896. 

Homer Franklin Bowers, third child of Frank and Grace P. 
Bowers, was born in Dickinson County, Kansas, August 17th, 

1897. 

Herrnan Mathias Bowers, fourth child of Frank and Grace 
P. Bowers, was born in Dickinson County, Kansas, November 
29th, 1899. 

Kermit Daniel Bowers, fifth child of Frank and Grace P. 
Bowers, was born in Dickinson County, Kansas, June 19th, 1901. 

Earl Vivian Bowers, sixth child of Frank and Grace P. Bow- 
ers, was born in Dickinson County, Kansas, February, 28th, 1903. 

Gretta Erma Bowers, seventh child of Frank and Grace P. 
Bowers, was born in Dickinson County, Kansas, October 30th, 

1905. 

Harriet Bowers, fifth child of Isaac and Mary Ann Bowers, 
was born August i8th, 1863, and died April 7th, 1867, aged 3 
years, 7 months and 19 days. She is buried in the cemetery at 
Roaring Spring, Pa. 

Sarah Bare, third child of Daniel and Elizabeth (Mathias) 
Bare, was born in York County, Pa., October 15th, 1826. She 
married Andrew Spanogle. They took up housekeeping in 
April, 1849, on the Bare homestead, near Three Springs, Hunt- 
ingdon County, Pa., but after three years, returned to Morrison's 
Cove, where they lived until April, 1865, when they moved to 
Lewistown, Pa., where they both lived until her death. She was 



154 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

buried in the new cemetery near Mt. Rock Mill, adjoining Lewis- 
town, Pa. 

The subject of this sketch, with her husband, early in life 
became a member of the Church of the Brethren, of which she 
was an active, faithful, and honored member the balance of her 
life and died January 13th, 1907, after a lingering illness, loved 
and respected by all who knew her. 

Elder Andrew Spanogle, her husband, is still living (1910), 
at the advanced age of 87 years, is enjoying good health, and is 
honored and respected by all who know him. He is most ten- 
derly cared for by his two daughters, Anna Catherine and Flora, 
at the old homestead at Lewistown, Pa. Andrew Spanogle was 
elected a minister of the Church of the Brethren in the year 1870. 
In this position he has faithfully served his Master and his church 
all these years, and he still takes an active interest in the pros- 
perity of the church of his choice. He was the originator and 
prime mover in the establishment of a home for old people. This 
home was first started at Shirelysburg, Pa., where it continued 
for some years, but it was his opinion that a better location for 
this home would be in Morrison's Cove. After some investiga- 
tion, it was decided to locate it pennanently at Martinsburg, Pa,, 
where land was purchased and a suitable and substantial brick 
building was erected, where it has since continued to prosper 
under the management of a Board of Directors of which Elder 
Andrew Spanogle is still the honored President. By occupation, 
Mr. Spanogle was a farmer. For a number of years, however, 
he was extensively engaged in the tanning business, and after- 
wards engaged in the milling business, in which business he still 
has an interest. To Andrew and Sarah Spanogle were born ten 
children, named as follows: 

Elizabeth, Albert, Mary, Daniel, Almira, Edwin, Anna 
Catherine, Adella, Flora and Harry. 

Elizabeth Spanogle, first child of Andrew and Sarah (Bare) 
Spanogle, was born at Three Springs, Huntingdon County, Pa. 
on the 24th of August, 1849. Her early girlhood was spent in 
Blair and Bedford counties. When 15 years of age she came 
with her parents to Lewistown, Pa., where she finished her edu- 





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cation at the Kishacoquillas Seminary. She became a member of 
the Church of the Brethren in 1878, and married Martin D. 
Barndollar, a successful tanner of Everett, where they have since 
resided. They had the following named children : 

Sarah Spanogle, Elizabeth Ellis, Edwin Spanogle, Clara, 
Mary and Martin D. 

Sarah Spanogle Barndollar, first child of Martin D. and 
Elizabeth S. Barndollar, was born at Everett, Pa., May 6th, 1881. 
She is married to Howard Lloyd, son of John and Mary I. Lloyd, 
of Everett, Pa. They reside in Everett, where Mr. Lloyd has a 
responsible position in the Everett Bank. They are members of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Elizabeth Ellis Barndollar, second child of Martin D. and 
Elizabeth S. Barndollar, was born at Everett, Pa., June 21st, 
1883. She is at home with her parents. She is a member of the 
Methodist Church. 

Edwin Spanogle Barndollar, third child of Martin D. and 
Elizabeth S. Barndollar, was born at Everett, Pa., November 
i8th, 1885, and died July 21st, 1886. 

Clara Almira Barndollar, fourth child of Martin D. and 
Elizabeth S. Barndollar, was born at Everett, Pa., March 3rd, 
1889. She is studying at the University of Pennsylvania to 
become a trained nurse. She is a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 

Mary Grace Barndollar, fifth child of Martin D. and Eliza- 
beth S. Barndollar, was born at Everett, Pa., April 21st, 1890. 
She is at home, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. She is a student of kintergarten work. 

Martin Dunlap Barndollar, sixth child of Martin D. and 
Elizabeth S. Barndollar, was born at Everett, Pa., January 17th, 
1895. He is at home. He is a member of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church. 

Albert Bare Spanogle, second child of Andrew and Sarah 
(Bare) Spanogle, was born at Three Springs, Huntingdon 
County, Pa., July 22nd, 185 1. His parents moved to Morrison's 
Cove the year following his birth and lived there until 1865, when 
the family moved to Lewistown, Pa., where they still reside. He 



156 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I91O. 

married Anna Hunter, daughter of Rev. David W. Hunter, a 
prominent Baptist minister. Her mother was Priscilla Green, 
a daughter of Kinzie L. Green of Three Springs, Pa. They had 
but one child, Donald Bare Spanogle. He was born at Lewis- 
town, Pa., December 12th, 1883. He married Martha Anna 
Steigerwalt, of Lancaster, Pa. He graduated at Cornell Uni- 
versity, New York, in 1907 as an electrical engineer. He follows 
his profession of electrician with office in Lewistown, Pa., and 
has his residence in one of the suburbs of the city. 

Albert Bare Spanogle, after coming to Lewistown, became a 
student in the Lewistown Academy, after which he graduated 
from the Pierce Business College, Philadelphia, in the class of 
1873. For the next six years he assisted his father in the man- 
agement of a large tannery at Lewistown, in which his father was 
part owner. After disposing of the tannery, his father bought 
the Mt. Rock and the Reedsville Mills, after which Albert de- 
voted his time to the milling business in which his firm has been 
quite successful. In 1905 the business was incorporated under 
the name of The Spanogle- Yeager Milling Company, of which 
Albert became President. He has always been interested in the 
promotion of local industries and for some years past has been 
interested in the Lewistown and Reedsville Electric Railroad, 
usually holding office as one of the officials of the road and is the 
Vice President of it at this time. 

Mary Jane Spanogle, third child of Andrew and Sarah 
(Bare) Spanogle, was born near Martinsburg, Pa., June 3rd, 
1853. The most of her life was spent in Lewistown, Pa., where 
she was educated in the public school and taught one term at the 
Mt. Rock school. She died at the home of her uncle, D. M. 
Bare, at Roaring Spring, Pa., while on a visit to them, October 
14th, 1879, of typhoid fever, and was buried in the cemetery at 
the Brethren Church near Maitland, Mifflin County, Pa. 

Daniel Spanogle, fourth child of Andrew and Sarah (Bare) 
Spanogle, was born near Martinsburg, Pa., November 7th, 1854. 
When but a child his parents moved to Lewistown, Pa., where 
Daniel was educated in the public schools and in the academy. 
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business. But after teaching school for a year, he went south 
for the benefit of his health, and in a short time was stricken 
down with typhoid fever and died at Ft. Worth, Texas, Novem- 
ber 27th, 1877. His remains were brought home and a large 
circle of friends attended his funeral. Interment was made at 
the Maitland Cemetery. 

Almira Spanogle, fifth child of Andrew and Sarah (Bare) 
Spanogle, was born in Morrison's Cove, Blair County, Pa., near 
Martinsburg, November 9th, 1856. Several years after this, her 
parents moved to Lewistown, Pa., where she attended the public 
schools and academy of that place. In the year of 1880 she 
married William Jacob Yeager, of Yeagertowh, Mifflin County, 
Pa,, a son of Jeremiah (Creighton) Yeager. They had the fol- 
lowing children : 

Andrew Jeremiah, Mary Edith, and William Jacob. 

This family attends the Reedsville Presbyterian Church. 

William J. Yeager is a business man of more than ordinary 
ability. He has organized and placed on a firm financial basis 
a number of water companies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 
He was one of the organizers of the Reedsville Water Company 
in 1898, which a few years later was consolidated with the 
Lewistown Water Company, of which he is the President. 

He is also interested in various other water plants. He is a 
Director in the Spanogle-Yeager Milling Company, and is also 
a Director in the Reedsville National Bank, of Reedsville, Pa. 

Andrew Jeremiah Yeager, first child of William J. and 
Almira Yeager, was born at Reedsville, Pa., August 20th, 1881. 
His elementary education was received in the public school at 
Reedsville. He spent some time at Dickinson College, Carlisle, 
Pa., and afterwards took a course at the Pierce Business College, 
Philadelphia. He is now Superintendent of the Lewistown and 
Reedsville Water Plant, with office in Lewistown, Pa. On 
October 6th, 1909, he married Miss Julia A. Holohan, of Lan- 
caster City, Pa. They reside in Lewistown. 

Mary Edith Yeager, second child of William J. and Almira 
Yeager, was born at Reedsville, Pa., November i8th, 1883. She 
is a graduate of the Deaf Institute of Mt. Airy, Pa. 



158 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-19IO. 

William Jacob Yeager, third child of William J. and Almira 
Yeager, was born at Reedsville, Pa., November 24th, 1892. 
After attending the public schools at Reedsville, he began a 
course at the Mercersburg Academy in the Fall of 1908, which 
school he is attending at this writing. 

Edwin Spanogle, sixth child of Andrew and Sarah (Bare) 
Spanogle, was born in Morrison's Cove, Pa., near Martinsburg, 
Pa., January 6th, 1859. He was educated in the public schools 
and academy at Lewistown, and later took a course at Juniata 
College, Huntingdon, Pa. After traveling for some time in the 
northwest, he returned and became a member of the Spanogle 
& Yeager Milling Company, of which he is Treasurer. He 
married Martha Willis McKee, September loth, 1891, daughter 
of John Andrew and Anna M. McKee. Mr. John A. 
McKee died some years ago. He was a prominent attorney, of 
Lewistown, Pa. Edwin and Martha (McKee) Spanogle had the 
following children: 

Mary Ann, Ruth, John Andrew and Martha. 

Mary Ann Spanogle, first child of Edwin and Martha 
Spanogle, was born at Reedsville, Pa., August 5th, 1892. 

Ruth Spanogle, second child of Edwin and Martha Spanogle, 
was bom at Reedsville, Pa., June 17th, 1894, and died July 20th, 
1894. 

John Andrew Spanogle, third child of Edwin and Martha 
Spanogle, was born at Reedsville, Pa., May 20th, 1896. 

Martha Spanogle, fourth child of Edwin and Martha Span- 
ogle, was born February 22nd, 1905. 

Edwin Spanogle is the Treasurer of the Spanogle & Yeager 
Milling Company, and the efficient Superintendent and Manager 
of the Reedsville Flouring Mill. He is a progressive citizen and 
interested in the affairs of his community and willing to contri- 
bute time and money towards any worthy improvement for the 
benefit of the public. His family attends the Methodist Church. 

Anna Catherine Spanogle, seventh child of Andrew and 
Sarah (Bare) Spanogle, was born near Martinsburg, Pa., March 
5th, 1861. She received her education in the public schools of 
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Henry Schuyler, D. D., was president. She also spent the year 
1883-4 in Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa,, and in the school 
year of 1903-4 she accepted the position of preceptress and girl's 
physical culture teacher. She is a member of the Church of the 
Brethren at Lewistown, and a teacher in the Sunday-school. 
She, with her sister, Flora, live with their father at the old home- 
stead at Lewistown, Pa., and with loving hearts and hands at- 
tend to his wants in his old age. 

Sarah Adella Spanogle, eighth child of Andrew and Sarah 
(Bare) Spanogle, was born near Martinsburg, Pa., February 
17th,' 1863. She was educated in the public schools and academy 
of Lewistown, Pa., and at Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa. 

She married Edmund Bender, formerly of Everett, Pa., but 
now of Nowata, Oklahoma, January 24th, 1900. They live at 
Nowata. Mr. Bender is a prosperous merchant of Nowata, 
Oklahoma, and is a Methodist and his wife is a member of the 
Church of the Brethren. They have the following children : 

Joseph Spanogle Bender, first child of Edwin and Delia 
Bender, was born at Nowata, Oklahoma, May ist, 1901. 

Sarah Elizabeth Bender, second child of Edwin and Delia 
Bender, was born at Nowata, Oklahoma, January 7th, 1904. 

Rev. Harry A. Spanogle, ninth child of Andrew and Sarah 
(Bare) Spanogle, was born in Loysburg, Pa., July 6th, 1865, and 
when he was six months old the family moved to Lewistown, 
Pa., where Harry received a public school education and then 
assisted in the milling business for two or three years. He 
married Annie Mohler, daughter of Rev. J. M. and Ellen Mohler, 
March 30th, 1893. They have the following children : 

Paul Spanogle, first child of Harry and Annie Spanogle, was 
born at Lewistown, Pa., April nth, 1904. 

Lois Spanogle, second child of Harry and Anna Spanogle, 
was born at Lewistown, Pa., November 9th, 1906. 

Joseph H. Spanogle, third child of Harry A. and Annie 
Spanogle, was born at Lewistown, Pa., January nth, 1910. 

Harry Spanogle, early in life became a minister 'of the 
Church of the Brethren and went to Harrisburg, Pa., as pastor of 
the church in that city, but his health giving way, he returned 



l6o GENEALOGY OlP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

to Lewistovvn, Pa., where he took an interest in the Spanogle- 
Yeager Milling Company and a responsible position in the Mt. 
Rock mill. He continues in the active ministeral work and is 
laboring faithfully for the Master in the pulpit and also in the 
Sunday-school. 

Flora Spanogle, tenth child of Andrew and Sarah (Bare) 
Spanogle, was born in Lewistown, Pa., February i8th, 1869. She 
finished her education at the Lewistown Academy, presided over 
by Prof. Riley. In the Winter of 1907 she, with her father (85 
years old), and her sister, Anna Catherine, traveled through 
California, Colorado, Nebraska, Indian Territory and other 
States. She is a consistent member of the Church of the 
Brethren and an active and faithful worker in the Sunday- 
school, and with her sister, Anna Catherine, attends most lovingly 
to the wants of her aged father. 

Daniel Mathias Bare, fourth child of Daniel and Elizabeth 
(Mathias) Bare, was born in Sinking Valley, then Huntingdon 
County, now Blair County, Pa., October 24th, 1834. He married 
Sarah Eby, of Aughwich Mills, Huntingdon County, Pa., a 
daughter of George and Susan Eby. Through the kindness of 
Mr. J. Watson Ellmaker, of Lancaster, Pa., who has made a life 
study of genealogies, we have been able to give a condensed, but 
rather complete history of the Eby family, back to their native 
Switzerland, which is here inserted. In a subsequent letter, Mr. 
Ellmaker wrote that Theodore Eby was a son of Jacob Eby, who 
was ordained a Mennonite Bishop in 1683. 

Theodore Eby was born in Canton Zwich, Switzerland, on 
the 25th day of April, 1663. From 1704 to 1715 he lived in the 
Palatinate, and in the Spring of 171 5 he came to America and 
took up land south of the Conestoga Creek, three miles south of 
the town of Lancaster. Soon after this, however, he moved 
twelve miles east and took up a large tract of land on the Mill 
Creek, near the Welsh mountains. 

Theodorus Eby's descendants are now scattered over all 
parts of the United States. Many have become prominent as 
ministers of the gospel, others as statesmen, lawyers and physi- 
cians and in other walks of life. He with many of his descend- 



GENE^AI^OGY OF JOHANNES BAEK, I749-I9IO. 161 

ants, are awaiting the resurrection morning in many of the 
family burial grounds in the Mill Creek Valley. He probably 
died in 1730. 

Theodorus Eby was a member of the Mennonite Church as 
were many of his descendants. He was one of the many 
Swiss Mennonite emigrants who came to America, and who left 
Switzerland on account of religious persecution. Theodorus 
Eby's family were all bom in the Canton Zwich, Switzerland. 
He had five sons and one daughter, as follows 

Hans, Jacob, Peter, Christian, David and Elizabeth. 

Christian Eby married Elizabeth Mayer and Elizabeth Eby 
married John Bear, a son of John Henry Bear, who settled on 
the Mill Creek, one mile east of Theodorus Eby's. 

Peter Eby was born in 1690, and all of Peter Eby's children 
were born in Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Peter 
Eby had a son, Jacob Eby, whose children were also born in 
Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pa., near Zettenrich's 
church, and Jacob Eby had a son, Benjamin, who was born in 
1 761. Benjamin Eby married Miss Bear, with whom he had the 
following children : 

Joel, Susannah, Henry, Jacob, George, John Benjamin and 
Sarah. 

These children were all born in Leacock Township, Lancas- 
ter County, Pa. 

Joel Eby was married to Elizabeth Grush. They had twelve 
sons and six daughters. 

Benjamin Eby's son George was born December 2nd, 1795, 
and was married to Susannah Lutz, who was born May 2nd, 

1795- 

George Eby and his wife, Susannah, had the following 
children : 

Jacob, born 1820. 
Nancy, born 1822. 
Samuel, born 1824. 
George, born 1827. 
Catherine, born 1830. 
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l62 GENE.\LOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

John, born 1832. 

Sarah, born September 28th, 1835. 

Five of these children were bom in FrankHn County, Pa., 
and two in Huntingdon County. Jacob never married. Nancy 
married Button Madden. Samuel married Catherine Morrison. 
George married Nancy Myton. Catherine married David Bow- 
man. John married Seneretta Holiday and Sarah married D. 
M. Bare. 

Daniel M. and Sarah (Eby) Bare had the following chil- 
dren : 

Clara Susan, Ella, Ina, Anna. 

Daniel M. Bare was born in Sinking Valley, then Hunting- 
don, but now Blair County, Pa. In the Spring of 1841 his 
parents moved to Morrison's Cove, where he grew to manhood 
at the old homestead on Hickory Bottom, three miles east of 
Woodbury, Bedford County, Pa., working on the farm until one 
year after he was married. He also taught school four terms, 
while living there. In 1858 he moved to Waterside and two 
years later to Loysburg, Bedford County, Pa., where he lived 
four years, after which early in January, 1864, he moved to Roar- 
ing Spring, Blair County, Pa., where he has ever since made his 
home. He has been interested in flour mills and in the milling 
business since 1858. He owns the Roaring Spring mill, but has 
had it rented for some years past. In the year 1865, he entered 
into partnership with John Eby, John S. Morrison and Isaac 
Bowers to engage in the manufacture of paper. A small mill 
was erected at Roaring Spring and started in 1866 at which place 
the manufacture of paper has continued ever since. He has also 
been engaged in general merchandising most of these years. At 
present (1910) he is President of The D. M. Bare Paper Com- 
pany, and also President of the Roaring Spring Bank. In poli- 
tics he has been a Republican the most of his life, but for some 
years past has given much more attention to the temperance 
cause than to any other phase of politics, working mostly with 
the Anti- Saloon League, believing that the temperance question 
is by far the most important question now before the American 
people. He never belonged to any secret order. He served as 




DANIEL MATHIAS BARE 

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GE^NEAI^OGY OF JOHANNE^S BAER^ I749-I9IO. 163 

Justice of the Peace, school director and a member of the town 
council. He has been a member of the Church of God at Roar- 
ing Spring for nearly forty years and an elder of the church 
for nearly that long. He was a member of the Board of Pub- 
lication of their church literature for twenty-four years and for 
eight years was a member of the Board of Trustees of Findlay 
College, conducted under the auspices of the Church of God at 
Findlay, Ohio. He is now in his 76th year and during the past 
two years he has spent considerable time in collecting data for 
a history of the Bare family, which he hopes to complete within 
the next few weeks from this writing, January 24th, 1910. 

Clara Susan Bare, first child of Daniel M. and Sarah (Eby) 
Bare, was born at Waterside, Bedford County, Pa., April 22nd, 
1858. She attended the public schools and completed her educa- 
tion at Grier's Seminary, Birmingham, Pa. 

She married Edwin G. Bobb, son of Alexander and Matilda 
Mattern Bobb. His father, Alexander Bobb, had rather a re- 
markable war record. It was the 9th day of April, 1861, when 
the Confederates opened fire on Fort Sumter and on the 30th day 
of the same month, Alexander Bobb was mustered into the 
United States service at Harrisburg, Pa., as captain of Company 
I, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. This regiment was 
placed under the command of General Patterson, who crossed 
the Potomac into Virginia, July 2nd, and was in service there 
until the time of his enlistment expired. He was mustered out 
of service at Harrisburg, August 7th, and on August 14th, same 
year, he re-enlisted at Hopewell, Pa., in the nine-months' service, 
as captain of Company C, 133rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers. This regiment saw hard service, having been prominently 
engaged in both the hard fought battles of Fredericksburg and of 
Chancellorsville. In the battle of Fredericksburg alone it lost 173 
men in killed, wounded, and missing. After this term of service 
had expired, he enlisted again, September 2nd, 1864, for one year, 
or during the war, in Company H, 208th Regiment, Pennsylvania 
Volunteers. This regiment was engaged in the different hard 
fought battles in front of Petersburg and remained in service 
until the close of the war. For meritorious service, Captain 



164 GENEALOGY OF JOH/lNNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Alexander Bobb was promoted to major September 7th, 1864. 
and to lieutenant-colonel April 2nd, 1865. In civil life he has 
held the offices of constable, school director, councilman, Justice 
of the Peace, and high sheriff of Blair County, Pa. He was 
born in York County, March 28th, 1823, and was married Feb- 
ruary i8th, 1845. 

Clara S. Bobb was converted and became a member of the 
Church of God at Roaring Spring when she was 14 years of age. 
She has been a consistant and active member of that church ever 
since. She became a teacher in the Sunday-school at the age of 
16, and has continued in that work all these years. For the past 
fifteen years she has been the enthusiastic teacher of the primary 
class of that school. 

Edwin G. and Clara S. Bobb had the following children : 

Ralph Daniel and Chester Alexander. 

Edwin G. Bobb completed his education at Washington 
College, Cannonsburg, Pa. He was engaged in the foundry 
business at Roaring Spring, Pa., for a few years, after which he 
took a position with the D. M. Bare Paper Company, and for the 
past ten years has been its general manager. He is also the 
treasurer of that company. He is also the president of the Roar- 
ing Spring Blank Book Company, and the vice president of the 
Roaring Spring Bank. 

Ralph Daniel Bobb, first child of Clara S. and Edwin G. 
Bobb, was born in Roaring Spring, Pa., October 24th, 1885. He 
was an amiable and promising boy. He was a graduate of the 
Roaring Spring High School of the class of 1902. He then went 
to Juniata College, at Huntingdon, Pa., one year. The next 
year he went to the Mercersburg Academy, which he attended 
two years, when he graduated in the class of 1905. The follow- 
ing year he went to Cornell University, expecting to take a four 
years' course in mechanical engineering. His health, however, 
gave way near the close of his first year, but he returned to the 
university at the opening of the temi of 1906, apparently in fair 
health, and began his sophomore year course. His health, how- 
ever, gave way again, so that he was compelled to leave the 
university again, never to return to take up his studies. He 



GE^NEAI^OGY OF JOHANNES BA^R, I749-I9IO. 165 

placed himself under the care of Dr. Wilson, of Philadelphia, who 
failed to arrest the disease, but later in the Summer of 1907, 
advised him to go to a mild climate. With the hope of saving 
Ralph's life, his parents, with their family, started to San Antonio, 
Texas, on September 30th, 1907. They remained there until his 
death, which occurred November 28th, 1907, from valvular heart 
trouble. The attached clippings will give some estimate of the 
beautiful life of this young man. 

From Roaring Spring News.] 

RALPH D. BOBB SUCCUMBS. 
Death of Popular Young Mmi Casts Gloom Over Community. 

One of the saddest occurrences in Roaring Spring was the 
untimely death of Ralph Daniel Bobb, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. 
Bobb, which took place at San Antonio, Texas, Thursday morn- 
ing, November 28th, whither he had gone with his parents for the 
recuperation of his health nine weeks ago. 

Ralph Bobb had been in ill health for several months, 
although it was not considered serious, and at the advice of sev- 
eral specialists, of Philadelphia and New York, he went to San 
Antonio, where the mild climate is conducive to bring health to 
the indisposed. During his stay there the congenial climate was 
apparently doing all that had been expected, and he was slowly 
recovering, until last Thursday morning, when he suffered an 
acute attack of heart failure, from which he never recovered, but 
in one brief hour his spirit took its departure to the eternal 
world. On Friday morning, November 29th, his father and 
mother and brother started with the remains on the long, sad 
homeward journey of over two thousand miles, arriving here on 
a special train at 11 :30 a. m. Monday, 

The funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the home 
of his parents in the presence of a large concourse of people, con- 
ducted by Rev. George Sigler, D. D., pastor of the Church of 
God, assisted by Rev. J. H. Price, of the M. E. Church, Rev. 
Charles Keller, of the Lutheran Church, and Rev. C. H. Grove, a 
former pastor, now of Mt. Joy. Nearly every family in the town 



l66 GENEAWXiY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

was represented at the services, besides many persons from Hol- 
lidaysburg, Altoona, Lewistown, Reedsville, Everett, Hunting- 
don, Tyrone, and one of his college chums from Chicago. 

The floral tributes were magnificent, notable among the many 
was one sent by the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, of Cornell Uni- 
versity, which fraternity also sent a representative to the funeral 
in the person of Mr. Lawrence Hallberg, of Chicago, III. A 
strange coincidence at this service was the presence of the last 
survivor of three chums and room-mates. These three were 
Messrs. Herbert Jamison, of Chicago, Ralph Bobb, and Lawrence 
Hallberg, of Chicago. The former died just before Mr. Bobb 
started for San Antonio, and now the only surviving member at- 
tended the funeral of the second. 

Mr. Bobb was born in Roaring Spring, October 24, 1885. He 
attended the public schools, and graduated with honors from the 
high school in May, 1902. In the Fall of 1902 he attended the 
Mercersburg Seminary, from which he graduated with honor and 
great credit in the Summer of 1904. During this term he made 
one of the best records in his studies and also in athletics, cap- 
turing no less than seven valuable prizes, one of them being a gold 
medal. In the Fall of 1904 he took up the course of mechanical 
engineering at Cornell University, and was making an admirable 
record of his course, until the Spring of 1907, when under the 
strain of severe application, he broke down his health, from 
which, notwithstanding the best care and medical treatment, he 
did not recover. 

Ralph Bobb was a young man of splendid character. He 
was kind, genial and affectionate. He made hosts of friends 
everywhere. No one in his home community was more loved and 
respected. He did not seem to have an enemy. Old and young, 
rich and poor — all classes, were treated kindly and courteously, 
and were drawn instinctively towards him, and everyone spoke 
well of him. In his seminary and college courses he readily 
made hosts of friends, and won the hearts of the students, as well 
as the faculty, by his genial, sunshiny disposition. He possessed 
the sterling qualities of true American manhood, which win its 
way everywhere where force and beauty and strength of char- 



GENEAIvOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-19IO. 167 

atcer are recognized. He became a member of the Church of 
God about five years ago, and was a member also of the young 
men's Bible class for more than ten years, in the same church, in 
which relations he was held in the highest esteem. The mem- 
bers of his class presented his family with a beautiful floral tribute 
in his honor, and attended the funeral in a body. 

The family have the profound sympathy of the whole com- 
munity in their great affliction. 

"Not changed but glorified !" O beauteous thought 

For those who weep. 
Mourning the loss of the dear face departed, 

Fallen asleep ! 
Hushed into silence, never more to comfort 

The heart of men. 
Gone like the sunshine of another country 

Beyond our ken. 

How will it look, the face that we have cherished, 

When next we meet? 
Will it be changed — so glorified and saintly 

That we shall know it not? 
Will there be nothing that shall say, 'I love thee' 

And I have not forgot? 
O faithful heart! the same loved face transfigured 

Shall meet thee there — 
Less sad, less wistful, in immortal beautj^ 

Divinely fair. 

Let us be patient, w^e who mourn with weeping 

Some vanished face ; 
The Lord has taken, but to add more beauty 

And a diviner grace. 
When through the storm and tempest safely anchored 

Just on the other side. 
We shall find that dear face through death's deep shadows, 

Not changed, but glorified. 

From the Alfoona Tribune.] 

FUNERAL OF RALPH BOBB. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Bobb and their son, Chester, ac- 
companying the remains of their son, Ralph, who died suddenly 
in San Antonio, Texas, on Thanksgiving Day, as mentioned in 
last week's Ripples, arrived here shortly after 10 o'clock on Mon- 
day morning, by special train from Altoona. 

The funeral of that highly esteemed and very popular young 
man, took place on Tuesday at 10.30 a. m., the services being con- 



l68 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

ducted at his late home, which was crowded with relatives and 
friends — some from Washington, D. C, Cornell University, 
Everett, Huntingdon, Hollidaysburg, Tyrone, Martinsburg, Al- 
toona, and New York City. The principal sermon for the oc- 
casion was preached by Rev. C. H. Grove, who until a month 
ago, had been for nine years pastor of the Church of God here, 
of which Mr. Bobb was a faithful member. Although very 
deeply affected by his death, his former pastor's sermon was very 
able and appropriate, as were the brief discourses of Rev. J. H. 
Price, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Rev. Dr. 
Sigler, pastor of the Church of God, who assisted in the services. 
The Scripture lesson was read by Rev. Dr. Keller, of the 
Lutheran Church. The floral offerings from his Sunday-school 
class, relatives and friends were very beautiful and abundant. 

His remains were laid to rest in a specially prepared grave in 
Greenlawn cemetery at this place. 

As stated in our letter last week, Mr. Bobb's death is a most 
sad bereavement to his devoted parents and to his aged grand- 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Bare, of this place, and Major and 
Mrs. Alexander Bobb, of Martinsburg, with whom the deceased 
was a favorite grandson. 

Of him it could be truthfully said that he had no enemies, be- 
cause he was entirely unselfish and never thought it a hardship to 
forego a pleasure for others or to go out of his way to do some 
one a favor. He was ever watchful of opportunities to help the 
needy and the principles of the Golden Rule dominated his life. 
He so lived that when his summons came at 22 years of age he 
was ready to go. That one so noble and promising should be 
called away seems a mystery to us, but there is abundant com- 
fort in the fact that by and by we shall see that God knew best. 

From th^ Merccrshtirg Academy Quarteily.] 

RALPH DANIEL BOBB, 1905. 

Ralph D. Bobb, of the class of 1905, died at San Antonio, 
Texas, November 28, 1907. For some time his heart had been 
seriously affected, and when tuberculosis added its fatal touch 
Ralph's father, Mr. E. G. Bobb, of Roaring Spring, Pa., moved 



GENE:aLOGY of JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, ' 169 

his family to Texas in the hope that Ralph might be restored to 
health, but in vain, and on Thanksgiving morning he passed 
away. 

Ralph Bobb was, like Herbert Jamison, who died last Sep- 
tember, a boy who stands out prominently from the ranks of those 
who have gone forth from Mercersburg in recent years. In 
school he was a clean, manly, trustworthy, painstaking boy. He 
was not only an excellent scholar, but an athlete of great prom- 
ise ; he was a hurdler of the championship track team of 1905, the 
team which Jamison captained ; in many ways he entered into the 
life of the school, and in matters of student opinion, he was on the 
side of right. In the Autumn of 1905 he entered Cornell Uni- 
versity, where he more than met the expectations of his friends. 

Ralph Bobb was a boy to be loved, admired and respected, 
and his untimely death comes as a sad blow to all Mercersburg 
boys who knew him. To the family who mourn his loss the 
Alumni of the Academy extend their deepest sympathy. 

Chester A. Bobb, second child of Clara S. and Edwin G. 
Bobb, was born in Roaring Spring, Pa., March 21st, 1893. He 
attended the public schools of Roaring Spring and in September, 
1909, he became a student at the Tome Institute at Port Deposit, 
Md., with his cousin, Russell Carver, who began a three years 
course at that excellent institution of learning in September, 1908. 
At this time both these boys are making excellent progress in 
their studies. Chester A. Bobb has attended the Sabbath-school 
of the Church of God regularly from infancy on, until he went 
away to attend school. In January, 1908, he became a member 
of the Church of God at Roaring Spring, and has been a faithful 
member of that church since that time. 

Ella Bare, second child of Daniel M. and Sarah (Eby) Bare, 
was born in Pattonsville (now Loysburg), Bedford County, Pa., 
February 9th, 1862. She attended the public schools and com- 
pleted her education at Birmingham, Pa. She married Dr. 
Abraham L. Garver, son of Benjamin Garver, of Shirley Town- 
ship, Huntingdon County, Pa. They have three children : 

Ivan Edison, Russell B. and Vera. 

Ella Bare Garver was converted and joined the Methodist 



170 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Church of Roaring Spring, when she was about 18 years of age. 
She has been a faithful and consistent member of that church 
ever since, taking an active part in all church and Sunday-school 
work. She has taught a class in the Sunday-school for the past 
fifteen years. 

Dr. A. L. Garver was born at Thisbe, Huntingdon County, 
Pa., June 17th, 1859. He is the ninth son of Benjamin Garver, 
who was born near Roxboro, Franklin County, February 12th, 
181 2, and died at Thisbe, Huntingdon County, Pa., January i6th, 
1887. He was the son of Daniel Garver, who came from Dau- 
phin County to Franklin County the latter part of the eighteenth 
century. 

Benjamin Garver spent his early life in transporting freight 
from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Pittsburg and Wheehng, 
having charge of one of the Conestoga lines. He was married 
February loth. 1838, to Barbara Bender, who was born near 
Roxboro, Franklin County, January loth, 1818, and died at This- 
be, Huntingdon County, Pa., October 12th, 1882. They were 
both of German descent and conversed fluently in the German 
language, during their entire lives. They were both consistent 
members of the Dunkard Brethren Church and died in that faith. 
They were buried in the cemetery at the Stone church in Ger- 
many Valley. They spent most of their life in farming in Hunt- 
ingdon County, Pa. They early learned the habit of thrift and 
economy, which served them well in later years, as they were 
destined to raise a large family. To this union were born two 
daughters and nine sons, all of whom grew to maturity, excepting 
one daughter, who died at the age of six years. The last child 
born to this family was Abraham Lincoln Garver, the subject of 
this sketch, who spent his early life on a farm at Thisbe, in Ger- 
many Valley, near Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pa., at- 
tending the public schools in the Winter time, and later Juniata 
College at Huntingdon, Pa., teaching during the Winter months 
to raise money to attend school during the Summer months. 
During the Winter of 1879-80, he taught the high school of Roar- 
ing Spring, Blair County, Pa., where he met Dr. A. S. Stayer, 
who persuaded him to study medicine. He completed the course 
and graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa. 




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in the class of 1883. He practiced medicine four years, enjoying 
a large practice. In 1887, he withdrew from the practice of 
medicine and entered commercial life. On August 4th, 1885, he 
was married to Miss Ella Bare, daughter of D. M. Bare. In 
1891 he took charge of the Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. as 
general manager, which was then in its infancy, doing a limited 
business. He developed it until it has grown to its present large 
proportion. It is one of the leading concerns of its kind, and 
ships its product to all parts of the world. Dr. A. L. Garver is a 
Director and Treasurer of that corporation. He is also vice 
president and one of the directors of the First National bank, of 
Hollidaysburg, Pa., and assisted in its reorganization and helped 
to bring it up to its present high standing among the banks of 
Central Pennsylvania. He has served on the borough School 
Board continuously, for a period of twenty-three years and as- 
sisted in grading and bringing the schools up to their present 
standing of a high school of the second grade. He is a member 
and trustee in the Roaring Spring M. E. Church. Whatever of 
success in life has come to him, he ascribes largely to his happy 
union with his wife, who has assisted and helped in the various 
undertakings, as only a good wife can. 

Ivan Edison Garver, first child of Abraham L. and Ella 
Garver, w^as born at Roaring Spring, Pa., October i8th, 1887. 
He was educated at Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, Philips 
Andover Academy and Harvard University. He is a young man 
of most excellent character and attainments and is the faithful 
and able assistant to his father in the Blank Book Co. business. 

Russell Bare Garver, second child of Abraham L. and Ella 
Garver, was born at Roaring Spring, Pa., December 27th, 1892. 
He is a graduate of the high school of Roaring Spring, Pa., of 
the class of 1908, and is now attending the Jacob Tome Institute 
at Port Deposit, Md., in his second year, preparing to enter col- 
lege. He has always made good progress in his studies and at 
present is the Exchange Editor of the "Tome." He is a fluent 
speaker and his present inclination is toward the legal profession. 

Vera Elizabeth Garver, third child of Abraham L. and Ella 
Garver, was born at Roaring Spring, Pa., April 7th, 1898. She 



1/2 GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

is attending the public schools of Roaring Spring, and is making 
very good progress. She is a consistent and worthy member of 
the Methodist Church, having joined that church before she 
was ten years of age, 

Ina Bare, third child of Daniel M, and Sarah (Eby) Bare 
was born Februar>- 14th, 1865, and died February 25th, 1866, 
aged I year and 11 days. She is buried in the Roaring Spring 
Cemetery, 

Anna Bare, fourth child of Daniel M, Bare and Sarah (Eby) 
Bare, was born at Roaring Spring, Pa., October 15th, 1867. She 
attended the public schools at Roaring Spring, Pa., and completed 
her education at Williamsport Seminary. In 1894 she married 
Dr. William McKee Eldon, who was born at Bendersville, 
Adams County, Pa., November 23rd, 1858, He is the oldest son 
of John and Martha Eldon. His mother was of German and 
his father of French descent. His great-grandfather, whose 
Christian name is unknown to us, lived in England, and for a 
short time in Ireland, from which country he, with a brother, 
emigrated to America in the latter part of the eighteenth century. 
The brother went to Canada and the great-grandfather, the sub- 
ject of this sketch, settled in Pennsylvania. His grandfather, 
Robert Eldon, was born on the Atlantic Ocean, three days before 
the vessel arrived in port. He settled in Adams County and had 
eight sons and one daughter. They were a patriotic family and 
three of his sons lost their lives during the War of the Rebellion. 
Thomas was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness, Joseph in 
front of Petersburg, and Kaufman starved to death in Libby 
prison. 

John Eldon was a merchant at Bendersville, Pa. John and 
Martha Eldon had the following children : 

William McKee, Russia, Roswell Thomas, Clarence and 
John. 

The last named died at the age of eight years. 

Roswell Thomas Eldon is a prominent physician of Altoona, 
Pa., having graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1894. 

Clarence Eldon is a druggist, having recently taken charge 
of his brother's drug store at Roaring Spring. He is a graduate 




ANN (Bare) ELDON WILLIAM McKEE ELDON. M. 

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of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy of the year 1908, earning 
the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy, 

Russia Eldon was married to William Shoemaker. He is a 
salesman and lives at Carlisle. Pa. The Eldons, not only of 
John's family, but of Edwin's and William's, were generally in- 
clined to the professions, either as doctors, lawyers or teachers. 

William McKee Eldon began the drug business in Dr. 
Trout's drug store in McConnelsburg, Pa. Two years later he 
went to Columbia, Pa., and took charge of P. S. Brough's dmg 
store, after which he went to Philadelphia and entered Jefferson 
College, and graduated from the Pharmaceutical College in 1887, 
and from the Medical College in 1888. Since that time he has 
practiced his chosen profession of medicine, and is at present 
a prominent physician of Roaring Spring, and is a member of 
the medical staff of the Nason Hospital, of Roaring Spring, Pa. 

Anna Bare Eldon, for some years past, has been in delicate 
health. She has spent parts of several Winters in Florida and 
in the Winter of 1906 went to Southern California, from which 
trip she received considerable benefit. 

William McKee and Anna Bare Eldon have but one child, 
Sara Madeline Eldon, born April 17th, 1897. She attends the 
public school at Roaring Spring, and is an excellent scholar for 
her age. She vv^ill probably be ready to enter the high school at 
the close of this term, although she is only 13 years of age. 

ROARING SPRING, PA. 

Daniel Bare, Sr., no doubt, had in mind the excellent location 
for business at Roaring Spring some years before he bought the 
property. In the Summer of 1863, the property, then held by 
Hon. J. B. Mann, of Bedford, Pa., was offered for sale. The 
property consisted of ninety acres of land and an old grist mill 
and had two small dwelling houses on it. The price paid for it 
was $17,000.00. This purchase was made when Mr. Bare was 75 
years of age. His son, D. M. Bare, became a partner in this 
property and in the business which followed. After taking 
possession of the property, a small general store was opened. In 
1866 the first paper mill was built, and in 1868 the old grist mill 



174 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-1910. 

was torn down and the new flouring mill erected. In the year 
1886, the first blank book factory was built. This burned down 
a year later, but was again rebuilt and started in 1887, The first 
ten years of their existence the paper mill and the blank book 
factor)- were run without any profit to the proprietors, but in the 
course of time, both became good paying properties. 

The finished product of the first paper mill for some years 
was about 3,000 lbs daily. That has been gradually increased 
until the present daily output is about 56,000 lbs. The first mill 
employed probably 25 or 30 persons, but for some years past the 
number has been increased to something over 200. The daily 
consumption of w'ood is about 55 cords. The paper made at this 
mill is machine finished and super calendar book and blank book 
papers. The largest single customer is the Roaring Spring 
Blank Book Company, which takes about 150 tons a month. The 
balance of the product is shipped to New York, Philadelphia, Bal- 
timore, Cincinnati, St. Louis and other cities. The Roaring 
Spring Blank Book Co. at present employs about 200 persons in 
the factory and has ten salesmen on the road, covering practically 
the whole of the United States and Canada. The success of this 
company has been due largely to the energy and superior business 
ability of Dr. A. L. Carver, its General Manager. 

When Daniel Bare and his son, D. M. Bare, began business 
at Roaring Spring (then called Spangs Mills), there were two 
dwelling houses and a farm house nearby. At present the pop- 
ulation is supposed to be about 1,800. The two industries men- 
tioned above have been responsible largely for this increase in 
population. It contains five churches within the borough limits 
and a flourishing church of the Brethren less than a mile away. 
For a number of years the Sunday-school statistics of the State 
showed a larger percentage of its people attending the Sunday- 
schools than any other community in the State. It has not had a 
licensed saloon within its limits for the past twenty-two years, 
and a large majority of its citizens own their own homes. 

Note. The paper on which this book is printed was manu- 
factured by the D. M. Bare Paper Company, at their mill at 
Roaring Spring, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. I75 

A Summary of Daniel Bare and his Descendants. 



Occupation. 



Bare, Daniel, 1787-1869 

Bare, Elizabeth, 1797- 185G 

Bare, Peter Mathlas, 1819-1839 . 
Bare, Mary Ann, 1824-1902. . . 
Bare, Sarah, 1826-1907. 

Bare, Daniel M., 1834 

Bare, Sarah (Gby) 1835 

Bare, Clara Susan, 1858 

Bare, Ella, 1862 

Bare, Ina, 1865-1866. 

Bare, Anna, 1867 



Paper Mfg. 



Bassler, 
Bassler, 
Bassler, 
Bassler, 
Bassler, 
Bassler, 
Bassler, 
Bassler, 
Bassler, 



Lydia Ann, 1844 . . 
Abram K., 1840. . . 

Harvey 

Ida, 1867 

Romer J., 1869 

Laura Ella, 1871- 

Myrtle, 1876 

Mabel Blanche 187 
Bessie P., 1885 



Barndollar, Martin D 

Barndollar, Eliz. S., 1849 

Barndollar, Sarah S., 1881 

Barndollar, Eliz. E., 1883 

Barndollar, Edwin S., 1885- 
1886. 

Barndollar, Clara A., 1889 

Barndollar, Mary G., 1890 

Barndollar, Martin D. Jr. 



4 Bender, Edmund 

4 Bender, Adella S., 1863. 

5 Bender, Joseph S., 1901. 
5 Bender, Sarah E., 1904. . 



Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 
Bowers, 



Issac, 1821-1875 

Mary Ann, 1826-1902 
Lydla Ann, 1844- 

Mary Jane, 1846 
Sarah Ellen, 1849-1897 

Harriet, 1863-1867. 

Frank, 1855 

Grace P., 1877 

Elva, 1894 

Edna, 1896 

Homer F., 1897 

Harmon M., 1899. . . 

Kermit D., 1901 

Earl v., 1903 

Gretna E., 1905 



Merchant. Miller. 



Farmer . . 
Machinist 



U. S. Gov. Employee. 



Trained Xurse 
Teacher 



Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 
Farmer 



Church 
Affiliations. 



River Brethren 
River Brethren 

River Brethren 

Church of God. 
Church of God. 
Church of God. 
Methodist 



River Brethren 
River Brethren 



Ri^ er Brethren 



Methodist 
Brethren . 
Metltodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 
Brethren 



River Brethren. 
River Brethren. 



Roaring 
Roaring 
Roaring 
Roaring 



Spg., Pa. 

Spg., Pa. 

Spg., Pa. 

Spg., Pa. 



Roaring Spg., Pa. 

Hope, Kans. 
Hope, Kans. 
Eckhart, Kans. 
Abilene, Kans. 
Sisson, Cal. 

Ada, Minn. 

Hope, Kans. 

Everett, Pa. 

Everett, Pa. 

Everett, Pa. 

Everett, Pa. 



Everett, Pa. 
Everett, Pa. 

Everett, Pa. 

Nowata, Okl. 
Nowata, Okl. 
Nowata, Okl. 
Nowata, Okl. 



Jerome, 


Kans. 


Jerome, 


Kans. 


Jerome, 


Kans. 


Jerome, 


Kans. 


Jerome, 


Kans. 


Jerome, 


Kans. 


Jerome, 


Kans. 


Jerome, 


Kans 


Jerome, 


Kans. 



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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Names. 


Occupation. 


Chnrcli 
Affiliation*. 


Addreaa. 






Church of God. 
Church of God. 
Church of God. 

River Brethren 
River Brethren 




4 Bobb, Clara S., 1858 




Roarinc Spg., Pa. 


5 Bobb, Ralph D., 1885-1907. . . . 




5 Bobb, Chester A., 1889 




Roaring Spg., Pa. 
Abilene, Kans. 


5 Delhi, Ida. 

5 Delhi, Franklin, 1908 




6 Delhi, Mabel, 1897 




Abilene, Kans. 


6 Delhi, Georse, 1900 






6 Delhi, Jacob B., 1902 






Abilene, Kans. 


6 Dletal, Ida Mae, 1904 






Abilene, Kans. 


6 Dlehl, Ernest, 1907 






AbUene, Kana. 






Methodist 

Methodist 


DUIon, Kans. 

DUlon, Kans. 
DUIon. Kans. 

Roaring: Spg., Pa. 
Roaring Spg., Pa. 
Roaring Spg., Pa. 

Roaring Spg., Pa. 
Roaring Spg., Pa. 
Roaring Spg., Pa. 


5 Elsenhower, Mabel Blanche 
1879 








« Eldon, William McKee 


Physician 




4 Eldon, Anna B., 18G7 






5 Eldon, Sara Madeline, 1897... 






4 Garner, Abram L,., 1859 




Methodist 

Methodist 






5 Gar>er, Ivan Edison, 1887 

5 Garver, Russell Bare, 1892... 


\sst. Manager 






5 Gar*er, Vera E., 1898 




Hethoaist 

Church of God. 

Church of God. 

Lvtheran 

Lutheran 


Roaring Spg., Pa. 


4 Kegarise, Edward, 1808 




4 Kef!:arlBe, Sarah Ellen, 1849- 
1897 






5 Kegarise, Homer, 1876 


Clerk 


Roaring Spg., Pa. 
Roaring Spg., Pa. 
Roaring Spg., Pa. 

Everett, Pa. 
Everett, Pa. 

Hope, Kans. 
Hope, Kans. 
Hope, Kans. 
Hope, Kans. 
Hope, Kans. 


5 Ke^arise, Anna, 1879 




6 Kegarise, Donald Luther, 1903. 




5 Lloyd, Howard 


Clerk 


Methodist 

Methodist 

Presbyterian . . 
Presb>-terlan . . 


5 Lloyd, Sarah B 




5 Rodf^ers, David H 


Farmer 


5 RodKcrs, Laura Ella, 1871. . . 




RodKcrs, Ethel, 1893 




e Rodders, Earl, 1897 






6 Rodeers, Avis Alberta, 1005.. 






3 Spanogle, Andrew, 1822 


Clergyman 


Brethren 

Brethren 

Baptist 


3 Spanogle, Sarah, 1820-1907... 




Lewlstown, Pa. 
Lewlatown, Pa. 


4 SpanoKle, Elicabeth, 1849- 

4 SpanoKle, Albert, 1851 

4 SpanoKle, Mary J., 1853-1870. 


Merchant 





ge;neai/xjy of johannes baer, 1749-1910. 



177 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Spanosle, 
Spanogle, 
Spanosle, 
Spanogrle, 
1861 . . 
Spanogle, 
SpanogrIe> 
Spanogle, 
Spanosle, 
Spauog^le, 
Spanogrle, 
Spanogle, 
Spanosle, 
Spanogle, 
Spanogrle, 
Spanogle, 
Spanogrle, 
Spanogrle, 
Spanogrle, 
Spanogrle, 



Daniel, 1854-1877. 

Almira, 1856 

Edwin, 1859 

Anna Catharine, 



Delia, 1863 

Harry, 1865 

Flora, 1869 

Donald B., 1883. 
Martha Ann. 

Martha Mc 

Mary Ann, 1892. 

Ruth, 1894 

John A., 1896 

Martha, 1905 

Anna (Mohler) . . 

Paul, 1904 

Louis, 1906 

Anna (Hunter) . . 
Joseph H., 1910.. 



Clergryman 



Electrician 



5 Stover, Christopher. 

4 Stover, Mary Jane, 1846 

5 Stover, Gertrude Irene, 1872- 

1878. 



Leroy 

Sumner, Myrtle, 1876 . . . . 

Sumner, Edna, 1898 

Sumner, Josephine, 1899 . 
Sumner, Goldle, 1900-1901. 

Sumner, Viona, 1901 

Sumner, Nell, 1904 



4 Yeagrer, William J 

4 Yeagrer, Almira S., 1856. 

5 Yeager, Andrew J 

5 Yeagrer, Mary E 

5 Yeagrer, William J 

5 Yeager, Julia H 



Capitalist 



Brethren 
Brethren 
Brethren 
Brethren 



Baptist 



Church o£ God 



Reedsvllle, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 

Lewlstown, Pa. 
Nowata, Okl. 
Lewlstown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 

Lewlstow^n, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 



Roarlngr Spg., Pa. 



Ada, Minn. 
Ada, Minn. 
Ada, Minn. 
Ada, Minn. 

Ada, Minn. 
Ada, Minn. 



Reedsvllle, Pa. 
Reedsvllle, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 
Reedsvllle, Pa. 
Reedsvllle, Pa. 
Lewistown, Pa. 



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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Name. 

Bare, 11 

Baaaler, » 

Bowen, 15 

BarndoUar, 8 

Bender, 4 

Bobb, 4 

Delhi, 7 

EisenhouT, 3 

Eldon, 3 

Keg:arlse, 5 

Garver, 5 

liloyd, 2 

Rodsers, 5 

Stover, 3 

Sumner, 7 

SpanoKle, 24 

If eager, 6 

.121 

Counted twice, 16 

105 



Occupation. 

Farmera, 6 

ManaKer«, S 

Merchants, 4 

ClerkM, 3 

Students, 8 

Clergrs'men, 2 

Paper Manufacturer, 1 

Machinist, 1 

U. S. Gov. Employee, 1 

Tanner, 1 

Trained Nurse, 1 

Teacher, 1 

Electrician, 1 

Physician, 1 

Capitalist, 1 

Church Affiliations. 

Methodist, IS 

River Brethren, 10 

Brethren, 

Church of God, 9 

Baptist, a 

Presbyterian, 2 

Lutheran, 2 



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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. I79 



ANNA BAER, 1 789-1859. 

Anna Baer, tenth child of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, 
was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., July 31st, 
1789, and died May 12th, 1859, aged 69 years, 9 months and 2 
days. She was married to Abraham Miller, son of Henry 
Miller, who was born February i8th, 1789, and died March i8th, 
1822, aged 33 years and i month. He was a carpenter by trade. 
They had the following children : 

Mary Eve, Henry B., Susan, Nancy, Abraham B. 

Mary Eve Miller, first child of Abraham and Anna (Baer) 
Miller, was born October 20th,. 1814, and died October nth, 
1881, aged 66 years, 11 months and 2 days. She was married to 
Samuel Fortenbaugh, who was born April 14th, 1813, died May 
5th, 1866, aged 53 years and 21 days. He was a merchant, and 
the family were members of the Church of God. They had seven 
children as follows : 

Mary Anna Fortenbaugh was born January 21st, 1836, and 
died July 29th, 1837. 

Abraham Fortenbaugh, second child of Samuel and Mary 
E. Fortenbaugh, was born August 5th, 1838. 

Annie Fortenbaugh, born June i6th, 1841, died September 
3rd, 1 841. 

Samuel H. Fortenbaugh, born December 30th, 1844, died 
February 22nd, 1851. 

Mary Ellen Fortenbaugh, born February 8th, 1849. 

Samuel H. Fortenbaugh (second), born April 26th, 185 1, 
died September 21st, 1853. 

Robert H. Fortenbaugh was born September 14th, 1854, and 
died March 6th, 1856. 

Anna (Bare) Miller, after the death of her first husband 
married Jacob Strominger about the year 1836. They had no 
children. He was a prosperous farmer of York County, and died 
about 1843-5. After the d"eath of her second husband, she met 
with a very serious accident, falling on the ice, dislocating her 
hip, which left her in rather a helpless condition the balance of 



l8o GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

her life. She died May 12th, 1859, at the home of her son-in-law, 
Samuel Fortenbaugh. at Yocumtown, Pa. 

Abraham Fortenbaugh, second child of Samuel and Mary 
(Miller) Fortenbaugh, was born August 5th, 1838, in Newberry 
Township, York County, Pa. He received a common school 
education and in 1850 entered his father's store at Goldsboro, Pa. 
In 1856 he removed to Yocumtown and entered into partnership 
as a merchant with his father, Samuel Fortenbaugh. He was 
married January 30th, 1862, to Mary Elizabeth By rod, of Hali- 
fax, Pa. In 1864 he removed from Yocumtown to Halifax, Pa., 
where he entered into partnership with his brother-in-law, Fred- 
erick By rod (which partnership was dissolved six months later), 
in general merchandising, a business which he conducted success- 
fully for forty years, retiring from it in 1904. In 1905 he re- 
moved with his family to 1713 N. Second street, Harrisburg, 
Pa. His wife, Mary (Byrod) Fortenbaugh, was bom at Eliza- 
bethtown. Pa., May 12, 1838. To this union were born the fol- 
lowing children : 

Seward Byrod, Mary Ellen, Catherine Elizabeth, Samuel B. 

Seward Byrod Fortenbaugh, first child of Abram and Mary 
Fortenbaugh, was born February loth, 1863, and died at Hali- 
fax, Pa., February 17th, 1865, where he is buried. 

Mary Ellen Fortenbaugh, second child of Abram and Mary 
Fortenbaugh, was born at Halifax, Pa., November 26th, 1864. 
Mary Ellen Fortenbaugh was sent at the age of eleven, to a pri- 
vate school kept by Miss Woodward, of Harrisburg, Pa., where 
she remained five years. Then she entered a Lutheran Semi- 
nary, at Hagerstown, Md., from which she graduated two years 
later, after which she took a course in the School of Design on 
Broad street. Philadelphia. She afterwards taught drawing, 
painting and English, in St. Agathus School (Episcopal), at 
Springfield, 111., presided over by the Rt. Rev. George F. Sey- 
mour. Bishop of the Diocese. She married Thos. Cox Mather, 
of Springfield. 111., a law partner of the present United States 
Senator Shelby Cullom. In December, 1903, Mr. Mather sud- 
denly fell a victim of appendicitis, from which he died. He is 
buried at Springfield, 111. They had two children. Aliram and 
Catherine Laura. 




Hon. ABRAHAM FORTENBAUGH 

Page 160 




MARY ELIZABETH FORTENBAUGH 

Page 180 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I91O. 181 

Abram Fortenbaugh Mather, first child of Thos. and Mary 
Mather, was born April 20th, 1889, and died May 3rd, 1889. He 
is buried in Springfield, 111. 

Catherine Laura Mather, second child of Thos. and Mary 
Mather, was born November, 1891. She resides with her 
mother at 1102 W. Fayette avenue, Springfield, 111. They are 
members of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Catherine Elizabeth Fortenbaugh, third child of Abraham 
and Mary Fortenbaugh was born at Halifax, Pa., June 29th, 
1867. At the age of thirteen she entered the private school of 
Miss Woodward, of Harrisburg, Pa., and four years later she 
became a teacher in that school. In September, 1888, she married 
Prof. Harris Joseph Ryan, electrical and mechanical engineer, of 
Cornell University. Mr Ryan is a son of Cashier C. W. Ryan, 
of the Halifax Bank, who lost his life in defending the funds of 
the bank from bank robbers in 1901. Prof. Ryan occupied the 
chair of electrical and mechanical engineering for fourteen years 
in Cornell University, and in January, 1904, accepted a similar 
position from the Leland Stanford University, at Palo Alto, Cali- 
fornia, where they now reside. They have no children, and 
are members of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Samuel Byrod Fortenbaugh, fourth child of Abraham and 
Mary Fortenbaugh, was born at Halifax, Pa., July 31st, 1869. 
He entered the high school at Ithaca, N. Y., in 1885, for a pre- 
paratory course and in 1886 entered Cornell University, from 
which institution he graduated as an electrical engineer in the 
class of 1890. Samuel Byrod Fortenbaugh, in July, 1890, took 
a position with the Brush Electric Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, 
and had charge of their exhibit at the Chicago Exposition in 
1893, after which he resigned his position and returned to Cornell 
University and took a post graduate course with additional 
degrees. In 1894 he accepted a professorship of electrical and 
mechanical engineering in the University of Wisconsin, at Madi- 
son, filling this position for four years. He then accompanied 
Sidney H. Short, formerly president of the Brush Electrical Com- 
pany, to Preston, England, to assist in the installation of a large 
electrical manufacturing plant, with which he was connected until 



l82 CENEIALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-191O. 

1901, when he accepted the position of electrical engineer in 
charge of the electrification of seventy-six miles of steam under- 
ground roads in London, known as the Yerkes enterprise. He 
served in this capacity until the completion of the work, covering 
a period of five years, returning to the States in 1906. He at 
once accepted the position of electrical engineer with the General 
Electric Company, of Schenectady, N. Y., where he now resides. 
On January 10, 1901, he married Florence Cowden, daughter of 
Frederick and Elizabeth Hatton Cowden, of Harrisburg, Pa., to 
whom were born two children, Samuel Byrod and Cowden. 

Samuel Byrod Fortenbaugh, first child of Samuel and 
Florence Fortenbaugh, was born in London, England, March 2, 
1902. 

Cowden Fortenbaugh, second child of Samuel and Florence 
Fortenbaugh, was born in London, May 17th, 1903. This family 
are members of the Presbyterian Church and live at 115 Elmer 
avenue, Schenectady, N. Y. 

This record of Abraham Fortenbaugh would be incomplete 
without recording the most exciting and thrilling event of his 
life. On March 14th, 1901, two stalwart men, about 22 years of 
age entered the Halifax National Bank, of which Mr. Forten- 
baugh was President, for the purpose of robbing it. There were 
four persons in the bank at the time the robbers entered, namely, 
Mr. Fortenbaugh, a friend, and the cashier and teller of the bank. 
The robbers were armed with four revolvers and immediately 
covered the four men in the bank with their revolvers and re- 
quired them to hold up their hands. The cashier was forced to 
deliver over $9,000 of cash after which a struggle ensued 
through the attempt of the cashier to get one of the revolvers. 
The robber fired twice at short range, one shot of which proved 
fatal about four hours later. Notwithstanding the cashier's con- 
dition he succeeded in getting the robbed in a helpless position, 
when he (the robber), called on his pal, who was still holding up 
the other three men at the point of his revolvers, for aid. As he 
released them and as he passed by, Mr. Fortenbaugh threw him- 
self on the robber's back, and with his arms around him they 
struggled awhile, but he finally threw Mr. Fortenbaugh to the 




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GENE;AIX)GY of JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 183 

floor, and then fired at him, the ball passing through two thick- 
nesses of his trousers, after which he shot the cashier, releasing 
his pal and then ran out of the bank. As Mr. Fortenbaugh re- 
gained his feet, the other robber was making off with the money 
in a telescope, which contained gags, dynamite, plyers, etc. At 
this moment Mr. Fortenbaugh threw his left arm around the 
neck of the robber and with his right hand seized his revolver 
when he fired the last two shots in it, which proved harmless. 
Finally Mr. Fortenbaugh overpowered the robber. About this 
time outside relief came. The other robber was captured out- 
side and both were taken to Harrisburg that day. The next day 
they were tried for murder and in eight days and seven hours 
from the time they committed the crime they heard their death 
sentence and were executed the following January. Mr. Forten- 
baugh in relating this thrilling experience, said, "I had fully made 
up my mind that my end was at hand, and at first trembled with 
fear, but when my friend Mr. Ryan was fired upon, all my fear 
left me, and I became more a demon than a human, facing what 
seemed death, regardless of consequences. An unseen hand pre- 
served me, for which I shall never cease in my gratitude to my 
Creator." He further says, "The cashier of this bank, Chas. W. 
Ryan, was a martyr in his devotion to the trust which he held." 

Mr. Fortenbaugh has certainly been a power for good in the 
community in which he lived. He has been an active business 
man for more than half a century, and in business where much 
capital has been involved. In addition to the business of general 
merchandising he has been president of the Halifax Shoe Manu- 
facturing Company, president of the Halifax Mutual Fire Insur- 
ance Company, and president of the Halifax National Bank. He 
is also a director in the Harrisburg Trust Company, and a di- 
rector in four other banks. He has been councilman, burgess 
and school director, and a member of the Pennsylvania Legisla- 
ture of 1874, 1875 and 1876. He is a member and trustee of the 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, of Harrisburg, Pa., member of the 
church council, and treasurer of the Memorial Fund of the 
church. HiC is a member of the Dauphin County Historical So- 
ciety and National Geographic Society, and a Mason in high 
standing. Mr. Fortenbaugh, during the past fifteen years of his 



1 84 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Strenuous life, has been obliged to take frequent vacations for his 
health, mostly in travel, making four trips to Europe, also visiting 
the Pacific coast and other points of interest. His address is 171 3 
N. Second street, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Mary Ellen Fortenbaugh, fifth child of Samuel and Mary 
(Miller) Fortenbaugh, was born February 8th, 1849. She was 
married to Silas Prowell, who was born September, 1845. They 
were farmers and members of the United Brethren Church. 
They lived in Fairview Township, York County, Pa., for many 
years, but removed to New Cumberland, Pa., in 1907. They had 
the following children: 

Samuel F., Alonza F., Eva Mae. 

Samuel F. Prowell, first child of Silas and Mary Ellen 
Prowell, was born December i6th, 1868. He was married 
August 4th, 1896, to Nettie E. Yinger, who was born August 
13th, 1873. They have the following children: 

Glenn and Marlin. 

Glenn Prowell, first child of Samuel and Nettie Prowell, was 
born April i8th, 1901. 

Martin Prowell, second child of Samuel F. and Nettie Prow- 
ell, was born July 23rd, 1905. 

Samuel is a prominent merchant of New Cumberland, Pa. 
The family are members of the Methodist Church. 

Alonza F. Prowell, second child of Silas and Mary Ellen 
Prowell, was born June lOth, 1870. At the age of twenty years 
he had a severe spell of scarlet fever which left him in a demented 
condition. He is now an inmate of the Insane Asylum of Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

Eva Mae Prowell, third child of Silas and Mary Ellen 
Prowell, was bom March 31st, 1876. She is married to Charles 
E. Randolph, a machinist. They belong to the United Brethren 
Church at New Cumberland, Pa., where they reside. They have 
one child, Samuel Earl Randolph, born May 24th, 1893. 

Henry B. Miller, second child of Abram and Anna (Baer) 
Miller, was bom in 1814. He lived for some time in New 
Orleans, La., also in Natchez, Miss. He was prominent in lit- 
erary and Masonic circles. He served as Grand Master of the 




GEORGE KRIGER SUSAN (Miller) KRIGER 

Pagr 183 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 185 

Grand Lodge of Masons of Louisiana. He came north and died 
at the home of his brother-in-law, Samuel Fortenbaugh, in the 
year 1847, ^t the age of 33 years. He was a public school 
teacher, a plasterer and cemetery vault builder. In faith he was 
a Universalist. 

Susan Miller, third child of Henry and Anna (Baer) Miller, 
was born in York County, Pa., December 25th, 1817. She was 
married to George Kriger, October 25th, 1837. They had the 
following children : 

Harriet, Henry M., Mary Ann, Nancy Jane, Almira S., and 
John Wesley. 

George Kriger was born in York County, Pa., March 28th, 
1813. He moved to Huntingdon, Pa., about 1840 and in 1855, 
with his family, moved to Bureau County, 111. From Illinois they 
moved to Lewis, Cass County, Iowa, in 1872, and later to Gris- 
wold, Iowa, where he died November 9th, 1892. 

Mrs. Susan (Miller) Kriger, died April ist, 1893. She was 
a woman of most beautiful character and disposition, loved and 
respected by all who knew her. Mr. Kriger and his wife became 
members of the Methodist Church in 1842, and were active and 
honored members in that church all their lives, and died in that 
faith, They were very prosperous farmers and retired with a 
good competency early in life. 

Harriet Kriger, first child of George and Susan (Miller) 
Kriger, was born in York County, Pa., July 30th, 1838. She 
with her parents moved to Bureau County, 111., in 1855. She 
married Jacob Kettering January 5th, i860. They lived in Prince- 
ton, 111., till 1870, when they moved to Lewis, Cass County, Iowa. 
From there they moved to Nebraska, living first in Kearney and 
afterward in Lincoln, Neb., where Mr. Kettering died November 
23rd, 1899. He was a prosperous contractor while living in 
Illinois and Iowa, but having lost his health, he with his son 
Frank Kettering, engaged in the grocery business in Lincoln, 
Neb. This business was very successful and he continued in it 
till his death in 1899. He is buried in the family lot, Lincoln, 
Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Kettering were active members of the Con- 
gregational Church. Her address is Mrs. Harriet Kriger Ketter- 



1 86 GENEAUX)Y OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

ing, 1 32 1 Downing avenue, Denver, Col. They had the follow- 
ing children : 

Almira S., George Casper, Jennie Belle, William Henry, 
Edgar Jacob, Charles Wesley, Frank B., Mary Harriet. 

Almira S. Kettering, first child of Jacob and Harriet Ketter- 
ing, was born at Princeton, 111., March 8th, 1861. She was for- 
merly a teacher in the public schools of Lincoln, Neb. She 
married Conrad S. Ickes, September nth, 1894. Mr. Ickes is an 
auditor and accountant, employed by the Northern Coal and Coke 
Company, of Denver. They are Presbyterians. Their address 
is 2232 W. 34th street, Denver, Col. They have the following 
children : 

Luther Kettering Ickes, and Mary Harriet Ickes, twin chil- 
dren of Conrad, and Almira Ickes, were born at Denver, Col, 
April 23rd, 1897. The parents moved to Denver in 1896. 

George Casper Kettering, second child of Jacob and Harriet 
Kettering, was born at Princeton, 111., April 11, 1863. He was 
married at Ft. Dodge, Iowa, in 1890, to Mattie Tiffey. Mr. 
Kettering is superintendent of the American Express Company, 
with headquarters at Memphis, Tenn. They have the following 
children : 

Paul T. Kettering, first child of George and Mattie Ketter- 
ing, was born at Ft. Dodge, Iowa, September 6th, 1891. 

Richard C. Kettering, second child of George C. and Mattie 
Kettering, was born at Omaha, Neb., December ist, 1902. 

Jennie Belle Kettering, third child of Jacob and Harriet Ket- 
tering, was born in Princeton, 111., April 7th, 1865, and died of 
consumption at Kearney, Neb., October 3rd, 1889. She belonged 
to the Congregational Church, 

William Henry Kettering, fourth child of Jacob and Harriet 
Kettering, was born at Princeton, 111., October 7th, 1866, and died 
of consumption at Los Angeles, Cal., June 3rd, 1888. He be- 
longed to the Congregational Church. 

Edgar Jacob Kettering, fifth child of Jacob and Harriet Ket- 
tering, was born at Princeton, 111., May 22nd, 1868. He was mar- 
ried to Kittie Cutting at Lewis, Iowa, November 12th, 1892. 
They have the following children : 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 187 

Chas. Edgar Kettering, first child of Jacob and Kittie Ket- 
tering, was born at Lincoln, Neb., January 31st, 1901. 

Mr, Kettering is engaged in the grocery business at Lincoln, 
Neb., and at present is doing a prosperous business. 

Charles Wesley Kettering, sixth child of Jacob and Harriet 
Kettering, was born at Lewis, Iowa, April 15th, 1872. He was 
married to Abbie Louisa Pratt, of Los Angeles, Cal., June 30th, 
1903. She died May nth, 1904. They had one child, named 
Charles Francis, who was bom at Denver, Col., March 31st, 1904. 

Mr. Kettering was married the second time January 6, 1909, 
to Genevieve Burch, of Denver, Col. He is president of the 
Kettering Mercantile Company, a prosperous business house of 
Denver, Col. 

Frank B. Kettering, seventh child of Jacob and Harriet Ket- 
tering, was born at Lewis, Iowa, August 22nd, 1876, and died 
from' an accident at Lincoln, Neb., May 23rd, 1899. He belonged 
to the Congregational Church. 

Mary Harriet, eighth child of Jacob and Harriet Kettering, 
was born at Lewis, Iowa, April 15th, 1878. She is now private 
secretary to C. W. Kettering, president of the Kettering Mercan- 
tile Company, Denver, Col. She belongs to the Congregational 
Church. 

Henry M. Kriger, second child of George and Susan Kriger. 
was bom in York County, Pa., September 30th, 1839, and died 
February loth, 1910. He came with his parents to Huntingdon 
County, and later went to Bureau County, 111. He married Miss 
Emerette Laporte, February nth, 1875, at Dixonville, 111. She 
was born at Ross Grove, 111., February 12th, 1849. They had 
the following children : 

Anna, H. Bruce, Georgia Belle, Charles W., Mazie. 

From the Griswald Amerkan.] 

HENRY M. KRIGER DEAD. 

He Passed Away at His Home in Lewis at an Early Hour 
Thursday Morning.. 

The death of Henry M. Kriger, which occurred at his home 
in Lewis at about 1 140 o'clock Thursday morning last, was not 



l88 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, 

unexpected, as he had been in ver>- feeble health for some months 
and a change for the worse set in some days before. At the time 
of his death he was surrounded by his wife and three children, 
Miss Mazie, who is at home ; Bruce, of Denver, Col. ; and Chas. 
W., of this township. He passed away as in a peaceful sleep. 

Henry M. Kriger was one of the best known and most highly 
respected citizens in this part of the county. He was honest, in- 
dustrious, a kind and indulgent husband and father, a true friend, 
a splendid neighbor and a loyal and patriotic citizen. For more 
than forty years he had been a member of the Masonic Fraternity. 
His life's work is now finished and he goes to his final reward, 
beloved, honored and respected by everyone who ever knew him. 

Anna Kriger, first child of Henry M. and Emerette Kriger, 
was born November 4th, 1875, and died November 14th, 1875. 

H. Bruce Kriger, second child of Henry M. and Emerette 
Kriger, was born April 26th, 1877. He was married to Hattie 
M. Shewman, December 31st, 1902. They live in Denver, Col., 
where he is employed as a clerk in a hardware store. 

Georgia Belle Kriger, third child of Henry M. and Emerette 
Kriger, was born August 4th, 1879, and died September 4th, 
1880. 

Chas. W. Kriger, fourth child of Henry M. and Emerette 
Kriger, was born August 20th, 1881. He was married to Nettie 
L. Procter, September 21st, 1904. They have one child, Edith 
Lucile Kriger, bom June nth, 1907. 

Chas. W. Kriger is a prosperous farmer and stock raiser. 
He occupies the old homestead near Griswold, Cass County, Iowa. 
They are Methodists. 

Mazie Kriger, fifth child of Henry M. and Emerette Kriger, 
was born November 2nd, 1884. She is a stenographer and held a 
good position in Denver until recently when she was called home 
to care for her parents. Her father is in very poor health at this 
time. (April 1909.) 

Henry M. Kriger (1839), was one of the early settlers of 
Lewis, Cass County, Iowa, where he acquired quite a competency 
in farming and in land purchases. He died February lOth, 1910. 

Mary Ann Kriger, third child of George and Susan Kriger, 



gene;ai.ogy of Johannes baer, 1749-1910. 189 

was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., August 26th, 1841. She 
was married to George W. Anthony, August 30th, 1858. Mr. 
Anthony was a wealthy farmer. He died September 29th, 1895. 
They had ten children: 

The first child was a daughter; she was born August 28th, 
1859, and died in infancy. Charles W., Frederick, John T., 
Abbie J., Emma H., Henry K., Laura B,, Nellie M., George 
Elmer. 

Charles W. Anthony, second child of George and Mary Ann 
(Kriger) Anthony, was born at Wyanet, III, August 26th, i860. 
He was married to Rose Parker, August loth, 1893. They are 
Methodists. 

Mr. Anthony is a prosperous real estate man, owning large 
tracts of land in Canada, where he has made a great deal of 
money. He and his brothers ship to their farms in Canada sev- 
eral car loads of implements each year to be used in their large 
farming operations. Their address is Galesburg, 111. 

Frederick Anthony, third child of George W. and Mary Ann 
(Kriger) Anthony, was born at Wyanet, 111., June 28th, 1862. 
He was married to Mary Yochem, February 5th, 1886. They 
have the following children : 

Leo Anthony, first child, born February 2nd, 1888. 

Irene T. Anthony, second child, born May 4th, 1897. 

Frederick Anthony's address is Wyanet, 111. He owns the 
homestead where his grandfather Anthony settled in 1850, three 
miles north of Wyanet, 111. 

John T. Anthony, fourth child of George W. and Mary 
Anthony, was born at Wyanet, 111., January 28th, 1864. He 
married Kezia Golding, February 4th, 1885. They are Metho- 
dists. They had the following children : 

Ethel R. Anthony, first child of John T. and Kezia Anthony, 
was born December i6th, 1865. She was married to Ralph 
Maynard, May 12th, 1906. They have no children. They are 
Methodists. Mr. Maynard is a prosperous farmer. Address, 
Tiskilwa, Bureau County, 111. 

Claude W. Anthony, second child of John T. and Kezia 
Anthony, was born August 17th, 1887. 



IQO GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, 

Delbert G. Anthony, third child of John T. and Kezia 
Anthony, was born April 26th, 1889. 

John T. Anthony's address is Wyanet, 111. He is a prosper- 
ous farmer and lives on the old homestead. 

Leonard Anthony, fourth child of John T. and Kezia 
Anthony, was born July 21st, 1891. 

Marion Anthony, fifth child of John T. and Kezia Anthony, 
was born October 13th, 1893. 

Lela Anthony, sixth child of John T. and Kezia Anthony, 
was born March 24th, 1896. 

Abbie J. Anthony, fifth child of George W. and Mary Ann 
Anthony, was born October nth, 1865. She was married to W. 
T. Seek, March 15th, 1896. Mr. Seek is a salesman; they are 
Methodists. They have the following children: 

Roy A., Nellie Marion. 

Roy A. Seek, first child of Wm. T. and Abbie Seek, was 
born September 15th, 1899. 

Nellie Marion, second child of Wm. T. and Abbie Seek, was 
born April 21st, 1901. 

William T. Seek died April 22nd, 1904, and was buried at 
Wyanet, 111. 

Mrs. Abbie J. Seek's address is 294 Giddings avenue, 
Chicago, 111. 

Emma H. Anthony, sixth child of George W. and Mar)- Ann 
Anthony, was born at Wyanet, 111,, November 25th, 1867. She 
was married to Henry Grammar, February 22nd, 1888. Emma 
H. Grammar died July 5th, 1903, and is buried at Wyanet, 111. 
They had the following children : 

Charles W., Cliflford A., Nellie M. 

Charles W. Grammar, first child of Henry and Emma Gram- 
mar, was born October 22nd, 1888. 

Clifford A. Grammar, second child of Henry and Emma 
Grammar, was born at Wyanet, 111., April 5th, 1891. 

Charles W. Grammar, first child of Henry and Emma Gram- 
mar, was born at Wyanet, 111., April 3rd, 1893. 

Henry K. Anthony, seventh child of George W. and Mary 
Ann Anthony, was bom January loth, 1870. He was married to 




MARY (Knger) ANTHONY GEORGE ANTHONY 




Family Group of George and Mary A. (Kriger) Anthony 

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GENEALOGY 01^ JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, 19T 

Mary Ann Burke, May 15th, 1895. They had the following 
children : 

George T. and Howard B. 

George T., first child of Henry K. and Mary Ann Anthony, 
was born March 8th, 1896. 

Howard B. Anthony, second child of Henry K. and Mary 
Ann (Burke), was born November 27th, 1899. 

Henry K. Anthony is a salesman for automobiles. His ad- 
dress is Galesburg, 111. 

Laura B. Anthony, eighth child of George W. and Mary Ann 
Anthony, was bom September i8th, 1872. She was married to 
Donald Fletcher, April 12th, 1896. They are Methodists. They 
have the following children : 

Harold A. Fletcher, first child of Donald and Laura B. 
Fletcher, was born March 26th, 1901. 

Frederick Fletcher, second child of Donald and Laura B. 
Fletcher, was born December 17th, 1905. His address is Wyanet, 
111 

Nellie M. Anthony, ninth child of George W. and Mary Ann 
Anthony, was bom November 8th, 1875. She is a Methodist. 
Address, Chicago, 111., with her sister, Abbie J. Seek. 

George Elmer Anthony, tenth child of George W. and Mary 
Ann Anthony, was born July 8th, 1877. He is a Methodist. 
Address Wyanet, 111. 

Nancy Jane Kriger, fourth child of George and Susan 
Kriger, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., December 13th, 
1842. She was married to William R. Hart. They had the 
following children : 

Cora Bell, Henry Kriger, Frank W., Jennie Bell, Josie May, 
Susie Miller, Bruce, Mar}' Edith, Harriet Emily. 

Cora Bell Hart, first child of Wm. R. and Nancy J. Hart, 
was born February 3rd, 1867, and died September 21st, 1867. 

Henry Kriger Hart, second child of Wm, R. and Nancy J. 
Hart, was born April i8th, 1868. He was married to Carrie 
Simons, November 28th, 1902. She was born July ist, 1868. 
They have no children. They are members of the Methodist 



192 CENEAIX>GY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Church at Bloomington, 111. Address, 1718 N. Main street. He 
is a carpenter by trade. 

Frank W. Hart, third child of Wm. R. and Nancy J. Hart, 
was born December 27th, 1870. He was married to Lucia Ann 
Jackson, October 18th, 1898, who was born October i8th, 1870. 
Mr. Hart is a boiler-maker by trade, and lives at 409 E. Beacher 
street, Bloomington, 111. They have the following children : 

Dorothy and Winifred. 

Dorothy Hart, first child of Frank W. and Lucia Hart, was 
born March nth, 1900. 

Winifred Hart, second child of Frank W. and Lucia Hart, 
was born April 22nd, 1903. 

Jennie Bell Hart, fourth child of Wm. R. and Nancy J. Hart, 
was born September 27th, 1872. She was married to John Bat- 
son, who was born February loth, 1868. He is a blacksmith by 
occupation. Her address is 311 E. Emerson street, Bloomington. 
They are members of the Grace Methodist Church of that city. 
They have the following children : 

William, Henry Edgar, George L., Ruth, Rachel. 

William Batson, first child of Wm. T. and Jennie B. Batson, 
was born September 15th, 1894, and died December 28th, 1894. 

Henr)- Edgar Batson, second child of Wm. T. and Jennie B. 
Batson, was born October 6th, 1895. 

George L. Batson, third child of Wm. T. and Jennie B. Bat- 
son, was born January 3rd, 1897. 

Ruth Batson, fourth child of Wm. T. and Jennie B. Batson, 
was born March 28th, 1903. 

Rachel Batson, fifth child of Wm. T. and Jennie Batson, was 
born January 5th, 1905. 

Josie May, fifth child of Wm. R. and Nancy J, Hart, was 
"born September 27th, 1872. She was married to J. L. Wilkins, 
Februar}- 21st, 1900, who was born May 17th, 1867. They are 
farmers and members of the Christian Church. Their address is 
R. F. D. No. 6, Bloomington, 111. They have one child, Homer 
Deane Wilkins, born December 4th, 1900. 

Susie Miller Hart, sixth child of Wm. R. and Nancy J. 
Hart, was born July 4th, 1877. She was married January 12th, 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. I93 

1907, to Paul T. Staggs, who was born February i6th, 1875. Mr. 
Staggs is a traveling salesman. They are members of the 
Methodist Church. Present address, 230 Vine street, Tyler, 
Texas. They have one child, Ruth Elmore Staggs, born Decem- 
ber 25th, 1908. 

Bruce Hart, seventh child of Wm. R. and Nancy J. Hart, 
was born January 26th, 1880. Mr. Hart is a clerk and a member 
of the Methodist Church. He is single and lives with his mother, 
Nancy J. Hart, at 1504 Fell avenue, Bloomington, 111. 

Harriet Emily Hart, ninth child of W. R. and Nancy J. Hart, 
was born May 19th, 1883. She is a school teacher, and is a 
member of the Methodist Church. She lives with her mother, 
at 1504 Fell avenue, Bloomington, 111. 

Harriet Emily Hart, ninth child of W. R. and Nancy J. Hart, 
was born February 15th, 1885. She is a stenographer, and a 
member of the Methodist Church. She lives with her mother 
at 1504 Fell avenue, Bloomington, 111. 

Almira S. Kriger, fifth child of George and Susan Kriger, 
was born near Scottsville, now Three Springs, Huntingdon 
County, Pa., April 19th, 1846, and died near Buda, III, October 
20th, i860. 

John Wesley Kriger, sixth child of George and Susan 
Kriger, was born at Three Springs, Huntingdon County, Pa., 
November 7th, 1850. He was married to Mattie Morse, at 
Farmington, 111., December 27th, 1881. She was born April 
loth, 1859. They have no children. Mr. Kriger graduated at 
Hedding College, Abingdon, 111., in 1872 and received the degree 
of Master of Arts from that institution in 1885. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Illinois in 1881, and moved to Colorado in 
1886. He lives at Colorado Springs, where he enjoys a lucrative 
practice in his chosen profession. 

Nancy Miller, fourth child of Henry and Anna (Bare) 
Miller, was born near Yocumtown, York County, Pa. She mar- 
ried William Buckley Swope, who was born in 1819, near Mt. 
Union, Huntingdon County, Pa. He was a farmer till i860, 
when he moved to Harrisburg and became general drayman for 
the Pennsylvania Railroad. He and his wife were members of 

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194 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAE^l, I749-I9IO, 

the Methodist Episcopal Church. They had the following chil- 
dren : 

Andrew Carl, Mary Ellen, David Henry, William Benson, 
Anna B., Samuel Penrose, Emma Jane, Margaret Elizabeth, 
Abraham Bion, Oscar Franklin. 

Andrew Carl Swope, first child of Wm. H. and Nancy 
Swope, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., July, 1844. His 
address is 816 Lexington avenue, Altoona, Pa. He married 
Lydia Gannan. Mr. Swope is a pay-roll clerk in the office of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He and his wife are Metho- 
dists. He is a veteran of the Civil War, was first a member of 
Company A, 127th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. After- 
wards he enlisted in Company I, 20th Cavalry, Pennsylvania 
Volunteers. They have the following children : 

Frank Henderson, Harvey Rebman, Carrie May, Anna Mary, 
Ralph Reilly, Charles Paul, Ross Haven. 

Frank Henderson Swope, first child of Andrew and Lydia 
Swope, was born November 29th, 1868. He married Alice Cas- 
sel. Mr. Swope is a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger conductor 
and lives at 2035 Green street, Harrisburg. They are members 
of the Lutheran Church. They have no children. 

Harvey Rebman Swope, second child of Andrew Carl and 
Lydia Swope, was born December 27th, 1869. He married 
Margaret Lehman. Mr, Swope lives in Harrisburg, at 1805 
Susquehanna street. He is a brakeman on the Pennsylvania 
Railroad. They are members of the United Brethren Church. 
They have one son, Carl Lehman Swope, who was bom Feb- 
ruary 2 1st, 1897. 

Carrie May Swope, third child of Andrew C. and Lydia 
Swope, was born June, 1871. She married Nonnan Lester 
Grimm. He is a book-keeper. They belong to the United 
Brethren Church and live at 438 S. Thirteenth street, Harrisburg, 
Pa. They have one child, Donald Swope Grimm, who was born 
March 14th, 1906. 

Anna Mary Swope, fourth child of Andrew C. and Lydia 
Swope, was born September 27th, 1873. She is a school teacher 
and a member of the Methodist Church. She lives at 626 Boas 



GENE^ALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1749-I9IO. 195 

Street, Harrisburg. She is a teacher in the grammar school in 
Camp Curtin Building, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Ralph Reily Swope, fifth child of Andrew C. and Lydia 
Swope, was bom May 12th, 1875. He is married to Elsie 
Taylor. Mr. Swope is an engine-hostler. They live at 1124 
Sixth street, Harrisburg, Pa., and are members of the Methodist 
Church. They have the following children : 

Milton Swope, first child of Ralph and Elsie Swope, was 
born January, 1896. 

Harold Swope, second child of Ralph and Elsie Swope, was 
born February', 1903. 

Charles Paul Swope, sixth child of Andrew C. and Lydia 
Swope, was born October 9th, 1880. He is private secretary to 
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. He is a member of the 
Methodist Church. He is unmarried and lives at 1120 Thirteenth 
street, Washington, D. C. 

Ross Haven Swope, seventh child of Andrew C. and Lydia 
Swope, was born January 9th, 1885. By occupation he is an 
accountant. He is a Methodist and lives at 626 Boas street, 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Mary Ellen Swope, second child of Wm. B. and Nancy 
Swope, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., January 20th, 
1846. She was educated in the common schools. Her parents 
moved to Harrisburg, Pa., in i860, after which she took a posi- 
tion in the Harrisburg Cotton Mill and became assistant to the 
superintendent in the cloth room, which position she held for 
eight years. In 1878 she married J. Edwin Devor, who was a 
graduate of the Mt. Pleasant College, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. He 
was a teacher in the public schools until 1897. During the last 
twelve or fifteen years he was supervising principal of the Hamil- 
ton Building, Harrisburg, Pa. He and his wife were prominent 
members of the Fifth Street Methodist Church of Harrisburg. 
For years he was the financial secretary- of the church and super- 
intendent of the Sunday-school. He died in 1901 and is buried 
in the East Harrisburg Cemetery. Mrs. Devor was converted at 
the age of twelve years and has been a faithful teacher in the 
Sunday-school since she was seventeen years of age. She lives 



196 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

at present at No. 1926 Sixth street, Harrisburg, Pa. They have 
no children. 

David Henry Swope, third child of Wm, B. and Nancy 
Swope, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., February, 1847. 
In 1864 he enlisted in Company H, 201st Regiment, Pennsylvania 
\^olunteers. He continued in the service until the close of the 
war and received an honorable discharge in June, 1865. In 
April, 1869, he married Susanna Ayle, of Perry County, Pa. His 
father was general freight drayman for the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road Company at Harrisburg, in which business he assisted until 
1878, when he bought out his father's teams and succeeded him in 
the business. He has been successful in business and lives at 
2013 N. Sixth street, Harrisburg, Pa. He was converted in 
1863, and joined the Ridge Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, 
of which he has been class leader, trustee and Sunday-school 
teacher. His wife also taught a class in the same Sunday-school. 
In 1892 he and his wife had their membership transferred to the 
Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal Church, in which church they 
have both been active and efficient workers, and at this time he is 
the superintendent of the Sunday-school, which numbers about 
nine hundred members. 

William Benson Swope, fourth child of Wm. B. and Nancy 
M. Swope, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., 1850. He 
married Jennie Wilkinson, of Center County, Pa. She died in 
1880 and Mr. Swope died in 1885. Both are buried in East Har- 
risburg Cemetery. Mr. Swope was a Pennsylvania Railroad 
engineer. They were Methodists. They have the following 
children : 

Ida Swope, first child of Wm. B. and Jennie Swope, was 
born in Harrisburg. She is a saleslady and belongs to the Metho- 
dist Church. 

William Swope, second child of Wm. B. and Jennie Swope, 
was born in Harrisburg. He married Anna Hake. They are 
farmers, and belong to the Methodist Church. They live near 
Huntingdon, Pa. They have one child, William Swope, Jr. 

Elwood Swope, third child of William B. and Jennie Swope, 
was born in 1879 and died in infancy. 




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Anna Bare Swope, fifth child of Wm. and Nancy M. Swope, 
was born March 7th, 185 1, in Huntingdon County, Pa. She 
married WilHam Emerson Macklin, who was born in York 
County, Pa., September 28th, 1848. He is a clerk in the freight 
office of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Harrisburg. Mrs. Macklin 
was very active in church and Sunday-school work. Anna B. 
Swope died of consumption January 14th, 1906. They are 
Methodists, and have the following children: 

Maud, Sylvan, Mary Grace, Jessie Ruth and William. 

Maud Ellen Macklin, first child of William E. and Anna B. 
(Swope) Macklin, was born December 21st, 1872, and died June 
21 st, 1879, aged 4 years. 

Sylvan Macklin, second child of Wm. E. and Anna B. Mack- 
lin, was born June 3rd, 1876. He is married to Anna M. Raef- 
snider, born at Altoona, Pa., April 13th, 1873. They live at 356 
School street, Youngstown, Ohio, and belong to the Methodist 
Church. He also belongs to a number of orders. By occupa- 
tion, Mr. Macklin is a machinist. They have one daughter, Alta 
Bertha Macklin, born January 19th, 1909. 

Mary Grace Macklin, third child of Wm. E. and Anna B. 
Macklin, was born at Harrisburg, Pa., August 21st, 1877, and 
married Harry Warren Robinson, of Denver, Col., at Harrisburg, 
Pa., November ist, 1900. Harry Warren Robinson is the first 
child of Henry Hillhouse and Victoria Fagen Robinson, and was 
born at Des Moines, Iowa, January 22nd, 1873. Harry Warren 
and Grace Macklin Robinson have two children, Harry Warren, 
Jr., and Richard Macklin. 

Harry Warren, Jr., first child of Harry Warren and Grace 
Macklin Robinson, was born at Denver Col., August 7th, 1901. 

Richard Macklin Robinson, second child of Harry Warren 
and Grace Macklin Robinson, was born at Denver, Col., June 
i8th, 1904. The family are Presbyterians. Their address is 847 
Sherman avenue, Denver, Col. 

Harry Warren Robinson, Sr., is an attorney-at-law at Den- 
ver, Col., and is an officer and director of a number of important 
corporations. He attended college at the University of Nebraska 
from 1893-1896, and at the University of Michigan from 1896- 



198 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

1899, graduating from the law department of the University of 
Michigan, in 1899. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi Greek 
letter college fraternity. 

Mary Grace Macklin attended ]Miss Sarah Tompkinson's 
private school for girls for four years, and afterwards finished 
the course at Miss A. Y. Woodward's Seminary for girls at Har- 
risburg, Pa. She is a members of the Presbyterian Church. 

Jessie Ruth Macklin, fourth child of Wm. E. and Anna B. 
Macklin, was born August 2nd, 1881. She married Ralph Ham- 
lin in 1903, who is a mechanical engineer. They live in St. Paul, 
Minn., and are Methodists. They have two children : 

William and Robert. 

William D. Hamlin, first child of Ralph and Jessie Hamlin, 
was born December ist, 1905. 

Robert Hamlin, second child of Ralph and Jessie Hamlin, 
was born April 28th, 1908. 

. William Macklin, fifth child of Wm. E. and Anna B. Mack- 
lin, was born July 24th, 1883, and died January 24th, 1897. 

Samuel Penrose Sw^ope, sixth child of Wm. B. and Nancy 
M. Swope, was born in 1853, in Huntingdon County, Pa. He 
was married to Emma Laucks. He was a sewing-machine agent. 
His widow, Mrs. Emma Swope, lives at 1935 Second street, Har- 
risburg, Pa. He, with his wife, were members of the Methodist 
Church. Samuel Penrose died of consumption in August, 1883, 
and is buried with his children, Clare and Carroll, in the East 
Harrisburg Cemetery. They had the following children : 

Blanche, George, Clare and Carroll. 

Blanche Swope, first child of Samuel Penrose and Emma 
Swope, was born in Harrisburg, August i8th, 1876. She is a 
graduate of the Harrisburg high school. She married Charles 
Sourbier, a clerk in the Elliot-Fisher Typewriter works. He 
is a member of the Catholic Church and Mrs. Sourbier is a Metho- 
dist. Their address is 1935 N. Second street, Harrisburg, Pa. 
They had one child, Charles Sourbier, Jr., born August 22nd, 
and died in infancy. 

George Swope, second child of Samuel P. and Emma 
Swope, was born at Harrisburg, December 27th, 1877. He 



ge;nealogy of Johannes bai:r, i 749-1910. 199 

married Pearl Rosewell, of Pittsburg, Pa. He is a clerk in a 
wholesale millinery store, Pittsburg, His address is 7634 Bennett 
street, Pittsburg, Pa. He and his wife are members of the 
Methodist Church. They have two children : 
Naomi Jean and George Miller. 

Naomi Jean, first child of George and Pearl Swope, was 
born October i8th, 1903. 

George Miller, second child of George and Pearl Swope, was 
born October i8th, 1903. 

Clare Swope, third child of Samuel P. and Emma Swope, 
was born September 23rd, 1879, at Harrisburg. He died at the 
age of 14 years, and wa^s a member of the Methodist Church. 
He was buried with his father in the East Harrisburg Cemetery. 

Carroll Swope, fourth child of Samuel Penrose and Emma 
Swope, was born at Harrisburg, December 14th, 1881, and died 
in infancy. 

Emma Jane Swope, seventh child of Wm. B. and Nancy 
Swope, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., 1854. She died 
in 1857, and was buried in Mt. Nebo graveyard, in Hill Valley, 
Huntingdon County, Pa. 

Margaret Elizabeth Swope, eighth child of Wm. B. and 
Nancy Swope, was born in Huntingdon County, Pa., March 30th, 
1856. She moved with her parents to Harrisburg, Pa. She is 
an accomplished music teacher and the salaried organist of Ridge 
Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church. She married John Conk- 
ling, of Chester County, Pa. He was born in 1856. Mr. Conk- 
ling was formerly an inspector of emigrants at New York and at 
Quebec, Canada. He is now (1909) in Harrisburg. They all 
belong to the Methodist Church. They have the following chil- 
dren : 

Ruth, Mildred Hastings. 

Ruth Conklin, first child of John and Margaret (Swope) 
Conkling, was born December, 1884. She is a music-teacher and 
organist of the Fifth Street Methodist Church. 

Mildred Hastings Conklin, second child of John and 
Margaret (Swope) Conkling, was born January 7th, 1893. She 



20O GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

is a student and an accomplished musician, both vocal and instru- 
mental. 

Abraham Bion Swope, ninth child of Wm. B. and Nancy M, 
Swope, was born at Mt. Union in 1858. He married Jennie 
Bricker, of Harrisburg. They belonged to the Methodist Church. 
Mr. Swope was a draftsman. He died of consumption in Cali- 
fornia, in 1893, and is buried in the cemetery at Pasadena, Cal. 
Mr. Swope was converted in early life and was always active in 
church work. They had two children, Bruce and Robert. After 
the death of her husband, Mrs. Swope, with her two sons, re- 
turned to Harrisburg. 

Bruce Swope, first child of Abraham and Jennie Swope, was 
born at Altoona, Pa., June 13th, 1885. He is a mechanical 
engineer, and a graduate of Lehigh University. He is employed 
by the Pennsylvania Railroad at Altoona, Pa. Address, 403 
Fifteenth street. 

Robert Swope, second child of Abraham and Jennie Swope, 
was born at Pasadena, Cal., August 25th, 1888. He is a gradu- 
ate of Lehigh University, in electrical engineering in the class of 
1910. He is a Methodist. 

Oscar Franklin Swope, tenth child of Wm. B. and Nancy 
M. Swope, was bom at Harrisburg, September, i860. In 1882 
he went to Pittsburg. He married Jennie Roup, of Pittsburg. 
Mr. Swope is a merchant tailor, of Pittsburg, Pa. Address, 5875 
Ellsworth avenue, E. End, Pittsburg. They are members of the 
Methodist Church. Mr. Swope, like all his brothers and sisters, 
was converted early in life and was like them, a devoted Chris- 
tian. They have the following children : 

Jean R., Margarite, Wylie. 

Jean R. Swope, first child of Oscar and Jennie Swope, was 
bom in Pittsburg, Pa. She is a music teacher. 

Margarite Swope, second child of Oscar and Jennie Swope, 
was born in Pittsburg. She is a student. 

Wylie Swope, third child of Oscar and Jennie Swope, was 
born in Pittsburg, Pa. He is a student. 

Abraham Miller, fifth child of Henry and Anna (Bare) 
Miller, was born in York County, Pa., August 7th, 1822. He 



GENEALOGY O^ JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 201 

was married to Martha J. Walsh, who was born June 27th, 1829. 
They had the following children : 

Anna B., Alonza M., Camillus M., John Marsh, Florida, 
Martha, Minnie M., Jessie E. 

The life of Abraham (Bare) Miller was a span of fully 
seven-eighths of a century, having been born August 7th, 1822, 
and passed peacefully to his reward on the morning of February 
22nd, 1910, at his home in Rochester, Pa., surrounded by the 
members of his family, who had so kindly cared for him during 
the later years of his life. The following notices of his death and 
funeral were clipped from the Beofver Times of February 22nd 
and 25th : 

Abraham B. Miller, one of the best known and highly re- 
spected residents of Rochester, passed away at his home, No. 
395 Virginia avenue, this morning, at five o'clock, after an illness 
extending over three years. 

Mr. Miller was born in York County, Pa., August 7th, 1822, 
and was therefore in his eighty-eighth year. He had been a resi- 
dent of Rochester forty-three years, having followed the vocation 
of contracting plasterer of which he was recognized as a master. 
He was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church and 
when enjoying good health, was active and zealous in church 
work. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in the 
201 St Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company B, a member of 
Rochester Post, No. 183, Grand Army of the Republic, a mem- 
ber of S. M. Kane Lodge, No. 786, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, and a charter member of John W, Stokes Encampment, 
No. 285, and at the time of his death was the oldest member of 
both of these organizations. 

The deceased is survived by these children: Alonza M. 
Miller, of Salem, O. ; Camiline Miller, of New Sewickley Town- 
ship ; Mrs. Jessie Sanderbeck and Mrs. Minnie M. Graham, both 
of Rochester. 

Largely attended and deeply impressive were the funeral 
services conducted over the remains of the late Abraham B. 
Miller, of Rochester, Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock, at his 
late home, No. 395 Virginia avenue. The services were con- 



202 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

ducted by the Rev. P. C. Brooks, pastor of the First Methodist 
Episcopal church. 

Anna B. Miller, first child of Abraham and Martha Miller, 
was born December 25th, 1848, and died August 21st, 1850. 

Alonza M. Miller, second child of Abraham and Martha 
Miller, was born December 29th, 1850. He married Sarah 
Craft, October 15th, 1877, who was born August 15th, 1858. 
They had the following children : 

Maud L., Frances E., Abram B., Reuben C. 

Mr. Alonza Miller lives in Salem, Ohio. He is a plasterer 
by trade. His wife is a member of the Catholic Church. 

Maud L. Miller, first child of Alonza and Sarah Miller, was 
born January 31st, 1878. She is a member of the Catholic 
Church. She has been an invalid all her life, is single and lives 
with her parents. 

Frances E. Miller, second child of Alonza and Sarah Miller, 
was born April 19th, 1884. She is single and lives at home with 
her parents. She works in a pottery in her home town, Salem, 
Ohio. 

Abram B. Miller, third child of Alonza and Sarah Miller, 
was born July loth, 1887, and died October 13th, 1888. 

Reuben C. Miller, fourth child of Alonza and Sarah Miller, 
was born October 24th, 1887. He works in the pattern depart- 
ment of the sanitary plant, at Salem, Ohio. He is single and 
lives at home with his parents. 

Camillus M. Miller, third child of Abraham and Martha 
Miller, was born September 28th, 1853. He was married to 
Martha Majors. By occupation he is a plasterer. Address, New 
Brighton, Pa. They had the following children : 

Ada, Edith, Edward. 

Ada Miller, first child of Camillus and Martha Miller, is a 
teacher and lives with her parents. 

Edith Miller, second child of Camillus and Martha Miller, is 
a dressmaker and lives with her parents. 

Edward Miller, third child of Camillus and Martha Miller. 

John Marsh Miller, fourth child of Abraham and Martha 
Miller, was born March 8th, 1858, and died October 4th, 1858. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 2O3 

Florida Miller, fifth child of Abraham and Martha Miller, 
was born July 6th, i860. She married Charles Weber, in 1878, 
a bricklayer. They had the following children : 

John, Susan, George and Grace. 

Charles Weber lives at Leetsdale. He is a member of the 
Catholic Church. 

John A. Weber, first child of Charles and Florida Weber, 
was born March 17th, 1879. He is a brick-maker, and lives on 
the Pacific coast. 

Susan Weber, second child of Charles and Florida Weber, 
was born in 1881. She married Chauncey Barret. They have 
no children. Mr. Barret is a machinist, and is a member of the 
Catholic Church. He is employed in the National Sanitary 
Works, New Brighton, Pa. 

George Weber, third child of Charles and Florida Weber, 
was born in 1884. He is by occupation a base ball player. 

Grace Weber, fourth child of Charles and Florida Weber, 
was born in 1886. She married Mr. Hughes. By occupation 
he is a clerk in the employ of the Riter Conly Company, of Leets- 
dale. They are members of the Catholic Church. They have 
one child. 

Martha V. Miller, sixth child of Abraham and Martha Mil- 
ler, was born September 22nd, 1862, and died September 2nd, 
1863. 

Minnie M. Miller, seventh child of Abraham and Martha 
Miller, was born August 30th, 1864. She married Frederick 
Graham. They have no children. They live at Homestead, Pa., 
where Mr. Graham was a telegraph operator. Mr. Graham died 
April 28th, 1908. 

Jessie E. Miller, eighth child of Abraham and Martha Miller, 
was born September 12th, 1870. She married Joseph Sander- 
beck in 1887. He is a barber and lives in Rochester, Pa. This 
family belongs to the Catholic Church. They had the following 
children : 

Esthelda, Ruth, Minnie, Helen, Raymond and Clair. 

Esthelda Sanderbeck, first child of Joseph and Jessie Sander- 
beck, was born September 12th, 1888. 



204 geneaux;y of johannes baer, 1749-1910. 

Ruth Sanderbeck, second child of Joseph and Jessie Sander- 
beck, was born March 26th, 1893. 

Minnie Sanderbeck, third child of Joseph and Jessie Sander- 
beck, was born April 5th, 1895. 

Helen Sanderbeck, fourth child of Joseph and Jessie Sander- 
beck, was born July 15th, 1897. 

Raymond Sanderbeck, fifth child of Joseph and Jessie Sand- 
erbeck, was born June iSth, 1891, and died March 26th, 1892. 

Clair Sanderbeck, sixth child of Joseph and Jessie Sander- 
beck, was bom December 8th, 1904. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 20$ 

A Summary of the Descendants of Anna (Bare) Miller. 



Occnpation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



5 
5 
5 
5 
5 

: 5 

5 
5 
5 
5 



Anthony, George, 1S95 (husb. 

Mary A. Kriger) 

Anthony, Charles W., 1860 

Anthony, Frederleic, 1862 

Anthony, John T., 1864 

Anthony, Abbie J., 1865- 
Anthony, Elmma H., 1867-1903. 
Anthony, Henry K., 1870. 

Anthony, Laura B., 1872 

Anthony, Nellie M., 1875 

Anthony, Geor^re E., 1877 

Anthony, Rose P. (Wife Chas. 

W.) 

Anthony, Mary (Yocum) (Wife 

Fred. Anthony) 

Anthony, L.eo, 1888 

Anthony, Irene T., 1897 

Anthony, Kezia G. (Wife Jolin 

T.) 

Anthony, Ethel R., 1885- 
Anthony, Claud W^., 1887- 
Anthony, Leonard, 1891- 
Anthony, Marion, 1893- 
Anthony, Lela, 1896- 
Anthony, Delbert G. 1899- 
Anthony, Mary Ann (Wife of 

Harry K. Anthony) 
Anthony, George T., 1896- 
Anthony, Howard B., 1899- 



Farmer 

Land Owner 



2 Baer, Anna, 1789-1859 (Wife 
Abram Miller) 

5 Barret, Chauncey, (husb. Susan 

W^eber) 

5 Barret, Susan 



5 Batson, John, 1868 (husb. Je 

nie Hart) 

5 Batson, Jennie 

I 6 Batson, William, 1894-1894. 

6 Batson, Henry £}., 1895 

6 Batson, George L., 1897 . . . . 

6 Batson, Ruth, 1903- 

6 Batson, Rachel, 1905- 



(husb, 



Conkling, John, 1856 

Marg. Swope) 

Conkling, Margaret E 

Conkling, Rutlt^ 1884 

Conkling, Mildred H., 1893 

Devor, Joseph F., 1827-1901 

(husb. Mary STrope) 
Devor, Mary F., 1846. 



Machinst 



Blacksmith 



Immigrant Inspector 



Music Teacher 
Student 



Methodist 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist. 
Methodist. 



Methodist 
Methodist 



Galesburg, 111. 
Wyanett, 111. 
Wyanett, 111. 



Wyanett, 111. 

Wyanett, 111. 

Wyanett, 111. 

Galesburg, 111. 

Wyanett, 111. 

Wyanett, 111. 

Wyanett, 111. 

W^yanett, 111. 



New Brighton, Pa. 
New Brighton, Pa. 



Bloomington, 111. 
Bloomington, 111. 
Bloomington, 111. 
Bloomington, 111, 
Bloomington, 111. 



Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harrlsburg, Pa. 



Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



206 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



FortenbauKli, SaniM 1813-1800 

(hunb. Mary E. Miller) 

FortenbauKli, Mary E., 1814 

18S1 

FortenbauKli, Abraham, 1838. 
FortenbauKb, Mary B., 1838 

(wife of Abraham) 

Fortenbaash, Mary Ann, 1830 

1837. 
Fortenbaug;h, Seward B., 1863 

18«r>, 
FortenbauKh, Mary E., 1864 

( Wife ThoM. Mather) 

Fortenbaneh, Annie, 1841-1841, 
Fortenbansh, Catherine, E., 

1867 (Wife Harris Ryan). 
Fortenbaueh, Sam'l. H., 1844- 

18.11. 
Fortenbaugh, Sam'l. B., 1869. . 
FortenbauRh, Sam'l. H. 2nd. 

18.51-18.'i3. 
Fortenbaugh, Florence, (Wife 

Snuri.) 

Fortenbaueb, Robert H., 1854 

IXiii. 
Fortenbaush, Sam*l. B. Jr., 

1»02- 
FortenbauKh, Cowden F., 1003, 
Fortenbaueh, Mary E., 1840 

(wife Silas Prowell). 



5 Fletcher, Donald (hush. Laura 
Anthony) 

5 Fletcher, Laura 

6 Fletcher, Harold A., 1001- 
6 Fletcher, FredeHck, 1005- 



Grammar, Henry 

Grammar, (huMb. Emma Ai 

thony) 1K67-1003. 
Grammar, Charles W., 1888. , 

Grammar, Clifford, 1801 

Grammar, Nellie M. 1803- 



., (hunb. Car- 



Grimm, Norman 

rie M. Swope) 

Grimm, Carrie May, 1871. 
Grimm, Donald S., 1006- 



Occapation. 



Church 
AffillatloiM. 



Church of God. 



Church of God 
Lutheran 



Elec. Engineer 



Book Keeper 



Episcopal 



Presbyterian 



Presbyterian 



Methodist 
Methodist 



U. Brethren. 



HarrlHburi;, Pa. 
Harrisbarg:, Pa. 



Sprlnglleld, 



Schenectady, N. Y. 



Schenectady, N. Y. 



Wyanet, 111. 
Wyanet, 111. 



Wyanet, 111. 



Wyanet, III. 
Wyanet, 111. 



Harrlsbnre, Pa. 
HarrlKbnrs, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I91O. 



207 



Occnpation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Graham, Frederick, 1908 (hush 

Minnie Miller) 

Graham, Minnie M., 1864 



Telegrapher 



5 Hnghes, (husb. Grace Weber) 
5 Hughes, Grace 



Catholic 
Catholic 



Hart, William R., 1842 (hush. 

Nancy Kriger) 
Hart, Cora Belle, 1867-1867. 
Hart, Henry Kriger, 1868 . . . 

Hart, Franlc W., 1870 

Hart, Jennie Belle, 1872- 
Hart, Josie May, 1872, twins. 
Hart, Susan Miller, 1877- 

Hart, Bruce, 1880 

Hart, Mary Edith, 1885 

Hart, Harriet Emily, 1885 . . 
Hart, Carrie Simons, 1868- 

(wi£e Henry R.) 
Hart, Lucy A,, (wife Franlc W 

Hart) 
Hart, Dorothy, 1900- 
Hart, Wilfred, 1903- 



Carpenter . . . 
Boiler Maker 

Clerk 

Teacher 

Stenographer 



Methodist 
Methodist 

Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



5 Hamlin, Ralph, (hnsb. Jessie 

R. Macklin) 

6 Hamlin, Jessie R., 1881 

6 Hamlin, William D., 1905- . 
6 Hamlin, Robert, 1908 



Civil Engineer 



Methodist 



5 Ickes, Conrad S., (husb. 

mira Kettering) 

6 Ickes, Luther K., 1897... 
6 IckcK, Mary H., 1897 



Accountant 



Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Kriger, 
(husb 
Kriger, 
Kriger, 
Kriger, 
Kriger, 
Kriger, 
Kriger, 
Kriger, 
Kriger, 

M). 

Kriger, 

Kriger, 

Kriger, 

1880. 



George, 1813-1892 

. Susan Miller) 

Harriet, 1838- 
Henry M., 1839-1910. . 
Mary Ann, 1841- 
Nancy Jane, 1842- 
Almira E., 1846-1860. 

John W^., 1850 

Mattle M., 1859 

Emma L., (wife Henry 

Anna, 1875-1877. 

H. Bruce, 1877 

Georgia Belle, 1879- 



Parmer 
Farmer 



Lawyer 



Homestead, Pa. 
Homestead, Pa. 



Leetsdale, Pa. 
Leetsdale, Fa. 



Bloomington, 111. 
Bloomington, 111. 



Bloomington, 111. 
Bloomington, III. 
Bloomington, III. 



Harrisburg, Pa. 
Hnrrisbnrg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



Denver, Col. 
Denver, Col. 
Denver, Col. 



Colorado Spgs. Col. 
Colorado Spgs. Col. 



Denver, Col. 



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GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Affiliations. 


Address. 


5 KriKer, Charleii W., 1881 

5 Kriicer, Mnzle, 1884 


Farmer 




Grlswold, Iowa. 


Stenographer 




Denver, Col. 


5 Kri^er, Hattle M^ (wife H. 






Bruce). 








5 KrlKer, Nettle L., (wife Charles 








W) 




Methodist 


Grlswold, Iowa. 








4 KetterlniT, Jac. 1890 (husb. 
















5 Ketterlne, Almlra S., 1861- 

5 Kettering:, George C, 1863... 

5 Ketteringr, Jennie B., 1863-1889 




Congregational 


Denver, Col. 






Memphis, Tenn. 




Congregational 








5 Kettering, Edgar J., 1868 

5 Kettering, Chaa. W., 1872 

5 Kettering, Frank B., 1876- 








Merchant 












1809 




Congregational. 




5 Kettering, Mary H., 1878 


Private Secretary 


Congregational. 




5 Kettering, Mattle T., (wife 








George C). 








6 Kettering, Paul T., 1891- 








6 Kettering, Richard C, 1903- 








Kettering, Kittle C, (wife 








Edgar J). 








6 Kettering, Charleii E., 1901- 








5 Kettering, Abble L., 1904 (wife 








Chas. W). 








6 Kettering, CharleH F., 1904- 








5 Kettering, Gene^'leve B., (2nd. 








wife Chan. W. Kettering). 








2 Miller, Abraham, 1789-1822. . . 








2 Miller, Anna Bare, 1789 








3 Miller, Mary Eve, 1814-1881 








(wife Sam'I. Fortenbaugh). 








3 Miller, Henry B,, 1814-1847... 


Teacher and Plasterer. . 






3 Miller, Susan, 1817-1893 (wife 








Geo. Kriger). 








3 Miller, Nancy, 1819 (wife Wni. 








B. Swope). 








3 Miller, Abraham, B., 1822 






Rochester, Pa. 


3 Miller, Martha J., 1829 (wife 








Abraham Miller) 






Rochester, Pa. 


4 Miller, Anna B., 1848-18,10. 






4 Miller, Alonca M., 18."i0 


Plasterer 




Salem O. 


4 Miller, "^nrah C, 1858 




Catholic 

Catholic 


Salem, O. 
Salem. O 


4 Miller, Maud L,., 1858 (wife 




Alonzo M ) 








5 Miller, FraneeH E., 1884 


Works In Pottery 




Salem, O. 


5 Miller, Abram B., 1886-1888. 






6 Miller, Reuben C, 1887 












1 





GE:nE^AIX)GY of JOHANNES BARR, I749-I9IO. 



209 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



4 Miller, Camillus, 1S53 

4 Miller, Martha M., (Wife Ca- 
millus Miller) 

Miller, Ada 

Miller, Edith 

Miller, Edward, died. 

MUIer, John M., 1858-1858. 

Miller, Florida, 1860- 

Miller, Martha V., 1862-1863. 

Miller, Minnie M., 1864- 

Mlller, Jessie E., 1870- 



Teacher . . . 
Dressmaker 



Macklln, 
Macklin, 
(Wife 
Macklin, 
Macklin, 
Macklin, 
Macklin, 
Macklin, 
Macklin, 



William E., 1848 

Anna B. (Swope). 

Wm. Macklin) 

Maud E., 1873-1879. 
W^iUiam, 1883-1897. 
Mary Grace, 1877- 
Jessie R., 1881- 

Sylvan, 1875 

Alta Bertha, 1909 . . . 



Methodist 
Methodist 



Maynard, Ralph (husb. 

Anthony) 

Maynard, Ethel. 



Mather, Thos. C. 1903 (hush. 

Mary Fortenbaugh) 

Mather, Abraham, 1889- 

Mather, Catherine L., 1891 



Lawyer 



Episcopal 
Episcopal. 



Prowell, 

Mary : 

Prowell, 

Prowell, 

Sam'l. 

Prowell, 

Prowell, 

Prowell, 

Prowell, 

Chas. 



Sara'l. 1845 (husb. 

3. Fortenbaugh) 

Sam'l. P., 1868 

Nettie E., 1873 (wife 

F.) 



Farmer . , 
Merchant 



U. Brethren. 
Methodist . . 



Glenn, 1901- 
Marlin, 1905- 
Alonza, 1870- 
Eva Mae, 1876 (wife 
Randolph). 



Randolph, Chas 

Randolph, Eva Mae. . . 
Randolph, Sam'l. Earl . 



U. Brethren. 
U. Brethren. 



Ryan, Harris J., 1865 (husb 

Cath. Fortenbaugh) 

Ryan, Catherine, 1867- 

(14) 



Prof. Cornell University. 



Episcopal 



New Brighton, Pa. 

New Brighton, Pa. 
New Brighton, Pa, 
New Brighton, Pa, 



Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



Youngstown, O. 
Youngstown, O. 



Tiskllwa, 111. 



Springfield, 111. 
Springfield, 111. 



N. Cumberland, Pa. 
N. Cumberland, Pa. 



N. Cumberland, Pa. 



N, Cumberland, Pa. 
N. Cumberland, Pa. 
N. Cumberland, Pa. 



Pala Alto, Cat. 



2IO 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Occnpatlon. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



5 Robinson, Harry W. 1873- 
(hnitb. Mary G. Macklln) . . . 

5 Roblnfion, Mary G., 1877 

6 Robinson, Harry W., 1901- 
6 Robinson, Richard, 1904- 

5 Staegs, Paul T., 1875 (husb. 

Sosle M. Hart) 

5 Stag^KS, Ruth Elmore, 1908... 



Lawyer 



K Seek, W. T. 1ft04 (hnsb. 

hie A^t'tonv'* 

(t Seek. Pot- A.. ISOft 

fi Seefe. XolHe M.. lOftl 



Sonrhler, Chns. (hnsb. Blanche 

Swope) 

Sonrbler. Blanche 

Sourblcr, Chas. Jr. 

Stromlneer, Michael 

Stromlnger, Anna Bare Miller. 

Sanderbeck, Joseph (hash. Jes- 
sie E. Miller) 

Sanderbeck, Jessie E., 1870... 
Sanderbeck, Esthelda, 1888- 
Sanderbeck, Ruth, 1893- 
Sanderbeck, Minnie, 1895- 
Sanderbeck, Helen, 1897- 
Sanderbeck, Raymond, 1901- 

1902. 
Sanderbeck, Clair, 1004- 

Swope, William B., 1810 (hush. 

Nancy Miller 1810) 

Swope, Andrew Carl, 1844 

Svvope, Lydla G., (wife Carl). 

Swope, Mary Ellen, 1846 

Swope, David Henry, 1847. . . . 
Swope, Susannah A., (wife 

David H.) 

Swope, William Benson, 1850- 

1888 

Swope, Anna B., 1851- 
Swope, Sam'I. Penrose, 1853- 

1883 

Swope, Emma Jane, 1854-1857 
.<twope, MarKaret Ells. 1850- 
Swope, Abraham Blon, 1858- 

1803 



Drayman 
Clerk . . . 



Drayman 



R. R. Engrlneer . . . 
SewlnK M. Agrent 



Draftai 



Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Methodist 
Methodist 



Catholic . 
Methodist 



Catholic 
Catholic 



Denver, Col. 
Denver, Col. 



Tyler, Texas. 
Tyler, Texas. 



Chicago, 111. 
Chicago, 111. 
Chicago, 111. 



Harrlsburg, Pa. 
Harrlsburg, Pa. 



Rochester, Pa. 
Rochester, Pa. 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 



Methodist 



Harrlsburg, Pa. 
Aitoona, Pa. 
Altoona, Pa. 
Harrlsburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Harrisburg, Pa. 

Harrisburg, Pa. 

Harrisburg, Pa. 



Harrlsbnrg, Pa. 



GENEAI^OGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



211 



Occupation. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



Swope, Oscar Frank, 1860. 
Swope, Frank H., 1868 . . . 
Swope, Harvey R., 1869 . . . 
Swope, Carrie May, 1871- 
Swope, Ralph R., 1875.... 

Swope, Anna M., 1873 

Swope, Chas. P., 1880 



Swope, Ross H., 1885 

Swope, Alice C, (wife Frank 
H. Swope). 

Swope, Carl L. 

Swope, Margaret L. (wife Har- 
vey Swope) 

Swope, FIsie T., (wife Ralpb 
Swope) 

Swope, Milton, 1896 

Swope, Harold, 1903- 

Swope, Jennie W., 1879 (wife 
Wm. B. Swope) 

Swope, Ida 

Swope, William 

Swope, Anna H., (wife Wm. 
Swope) 

Swope, Flwood, 1879, died in 
Infancy. 

Swope, Fnima L., (wife Sam'l. 
P. Swope) 

Swope, Blanche 

Swope, George 

Swope, Clare, died in infancy. 

Swope, Carroll, died in infancy. 

Swope, Pearl R., (Wife George 
Swope) 

Swope, Naomi J., 1903. 

Swope, George Jr., 1905- 

Swope, Clare, died at the age 
of 14. 

Swope, Jennie B., 1858-1893 
(wife Abraham B. Swope). 

Swope, Bruce, 1885 

Swope, Robert, 1888 

Swope, Jean R 

Swope, Margaret 

Swope, Willie 

Swope, Jennie R., (W^ife Os- 
car F.) 



Merchant Tailor 

Passenger Conductor 
Brakeman 



Methodist . . 
Lutheran . . 
IT. Brethren 



Fngine Hostler. 

ffeacher 

Sec. to Com. Internal 

Revenue 

Accountant 



Methodist 



Methodist 
Methodist 



U. Brethren . 
Methodist . . 



Saleslady 
Farmer . . 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 




Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Methodist 



Mechanical Fngineer. 
Flectrical Fngineer . 

Music Teacher 

Student 

Student 



Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 
Methodist 



Pittsburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa, 



Harrisburg, Pa. 



W^ashington, D. C. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



Harrisburg, Pa. 



Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 



Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 
Huntingdon, Pa. 

Huntingdon, Pa. 



Harrisburg, Pa. 
Harrisburg, Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 



Pittsburg, Pa. 



Altoona, Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 
Pittsburg, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Name*. 


Occupation. 


Church 
Affiliations. 


Address. 


4 Weber, Chan. (hnsb. Florida 
JMlUer) 




Catholic 

Christian 

Christian 


Leetsdale, Pa. 


4 Weber, Florida. 

5 Weber, John, 1879 


Brick Maker. 
Base Ball Player. 


5 Weber, Susan, 1881- 

6 Weber, George, 1884 




5 Weber, Grace, 1886- 

5 WUklns, J. L., (hnab. Joste M. 
Hart) 1872 


Bloomlnsrton, 111. 
Bloomingrton, 111. 


6 \%'Uklns, Homer D., 1900- 










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Anthony, 25 Maynard, 2 

Baer, ] Miller, 25 

Batson, 7 Prowell, 8 

Barret, 2 Randolph, 3 

Conklin^, 4 Ryan, 2 

Devor, 2 Robinson, 4 

Fletcher, 4 Seek, 4 

Fortenbangh, 17 Strominger, 2 

Graham, 2 Stages, 3 

Grimm, 3 Swope, 48 

Grammar, 5 Sourbier, 3 

Hart, 15 Sanderbeck, 8 

Hamlin, 4 Wilkins, 3 

Huarhes, 2 Weber, 6 

Ickes, 4 — — 

Kriger, 18 266 

Kettering:, 18 Counted twice, 25 

Macklin, 8 — — 

Mather, 4 241 



214 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Church Afflllatlona. 

Methodist, 61 

Catholic, 9 

Presbyterian, 8 

United Brethren, 8 

Congrregratlonal, 6 

Episcopal, 3 

Lutheran, 3 

Christian, 2 

Occupation. 

Farmers, 8 

Clerks, 6 

Merchants, 6 

Machinists, 3 

Salesmen, 3 

Elec. Engineers, 2 

Stenogrraphers, 2 

Accountants, 2 

Banker, 1 

Mechan. Engrlneer, 1 

CItU Engrlnecr, 1 

Supt. Express Co., 1 

Telegraph Operator, 1 

Saleslady, 1 



Bookkeeper, 

Draftsmen, 

Teachers, 

Merchant Tailors, 

Carpenters, 

Draymen, 

R. R, Engineers, 

Plasterers, 

Lawyers, 

Dressmaker, 

Blacksmith 

Boiler Maker, 

R. R. Brakeman, 

Passenger Brakeman, . 

Pattern Maker 

Pottery Worker, 

Bricklayer, 

Brickmaker, 

Barber, 

Base Ball Player, 

Large Land Owner, . . . 
Emigrant Inspector, . . 
Sec. to Com. Int. Rev., 
Prof. Cornell Vnlver. . 



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BENJAMIN BAER, 1792-1845. 

Benjamin Baer, eleventh child of Johannes and Anna Maria 
Baer, was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., Feb- 
ruary 2 1 St, 1792, He died in Hill Valley, Cromwell Township, 
Huntingdon County, Pa., February 15th, 1845. He married 
Catharine Mathias. They had the following children : 

Elizabeth, Abraham, Peter Mathias, John, Susannah, Ben- 
jamin, Catherine, Anna, Sarah, Benjamin Franklin. 

Benjamin Bear (as he spelled it in his family record) was 
married in 1816. He purchased a farm near his father's home, 
at the very high prices prevailing after the war of 1812-15, which 
he sold at a great loss, in the Spring of 1832. He moved to 
Sinking Valley, Huntingdon County (now Blair), where he lived 
about four years, and then moved to near where Tyrone now' 
stands, where he lived for two years. Then in the Spring of 1838 
he moved to the Carothers' farm in Hill Valley, Cromwell Town- 
ship, Huntingdon County, Pa., which he rented for two years and 
then purchased in 1840. This was a large farm, containing 400 
acres, including woodland. It was partly limestone land and one 
of the best farms in the valley. It was also one of the oldest; 
the warrant is dated September 17th, 1766. After his death, his 
sons Peter and John took charge of the farm until 1854, then 
George Price and wife, Susannah Bare, farmed until 1865. After 
them came George Garver and wife, Anna Bare, who now own 
the farm and live there a quiet retired life, while their son, Lloyd 
P. Garver, does the farming. Benjamin's widow, Catharine, 
lived there until her death, August 21st, 1892, at the advanced 
age of 96 years, 6 months and 7 days. (She was born in New- 
berry Township, York County, Pa., February 14th, 1796.) She 
was a devout Christian, a member of the German Baptist Church, 
and raised her large family in that faith, most of whom united 
with that Church. Gentle, kind-hearted and generous, ever 
doing an act of kindness, she was loved and respected by all. 
They are buried on their own farm, which is about nine miles 
from Mount Union. 



2l6 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Catharine Mathias and her sister, Elizabeth, who married 
Daniel Bare, a brother of Benjamin, the father of D. M. Bare, 
were daughters of Peter Mathias and Nancy Nisley (of Dauphin 
County, Pa.) 

History oe Benjamin Baer and His Descendants. 

Benjamin Baer, eleventh child of Johannes and Anna Maria 
Baer, was born in Newberry Township, York County, Pa., Feb- 
ruar}- 21, 1792, Was married to Catharine Mathias, oldest 
daughter of Peter Mathias, of York County, Pa. They had the 
following children : 

Elizabeth, Abraham, Peter Mathias, John, Susannah, Ben- 
jamin, Catherine, Anna, Sarah, Benjamin Franklin. 

Elizabeth Bear, first child of Benjamin and Catharine Bear, 
was born February 9, 181 8, in Fishing Creek Valley, York 
County, Pa. She married Samuel Ray Douglas, who was born 
in Sinking Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., May 13, 1813. He 
was a son of John Douglas, a farmer, living south of Shirleys- 
burg, Pa. He was an elder in the Presb>1;erian Church for 
twenty years. Samuel Douglas was an elder for twenty-five 
years, and his son, John Douglas, succeeded his father, at his 
death in 1892 and still holds that position, covering a period of 
62 years. Samuel Ray Douglas died August 24th, 1892, and his 
wife, Elizabeth Douglas, died April 2nd, 1892. Both are buried 
in the cemetery at Shirleysburg, Pa. This family is of Scotch- 
Irish descent, and were members of the Presb>'terian Church. 
They had the following children : 

Benjamin Franklin, James, John, David B., Samuel, Catha- 
rine Anna, Sarah Elizabeth, Allen Blair, Theresa Ellen. 

Benjamin Franklin Douglas, first child of Samuel and 
Elizabeth Douglas, was born near Shirleysburg, Pa., April 29th, 
1844, and died in Mount Union, November 6th, 1908. He re- 
ceived his education in the common schools, at the Shirleysburg 
Academy, and Duff's Commercial College, Pittsburg, Pa. He 
was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a member of Company 
K, 202nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He continued in 
the service until the end of the war and was then honorably dis- 




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GE:NEAI,0GY of JOHANNES BAfR, I749-I9IO. 21/ 

charged. He was engaged in the mercantile business at ]\Iount 
Union, and also in the milling business at the same place, and for 
years was the selling agent for Vermont granite monuments and 
stone. He married Jennie Smith, of McConnelstown, Pa. They 
resided in Mount Union and were members of the Presbyterian 
church of that place. They had the following children : 

Cora Madeline and Elizabeth Allen. 

Cora Madeline Douglas, first child of Benjamin and Jennie 
Douglas, was born at Mount Union, February 16, 1871. She 
was an invaHd for years and died April 22nd, 1901. 

Blicabeth Allen Dauglas, second child of Benjamin and 
Jennie Douglas, was born at ]Mount Union, Pa. She is a grad- 
uate of the Mount Union High School, the Ladies' Seminar)- at 
Birmingham, Pa., and of the Dental College at Philadelphia. 
She practiced dentistry in Mount Union for a number of years. 
But recently she married Mr. Jay F. Rummel, a graduate of the 
Mount Union High School. For some years past he has been 
a trusted employe in the office of the P. R. R. Co. They live 
at Mount Union and are members of the Presbyterian Church. 

James Douglas (twin with Benjamin Franklin), second child 
of Samuel and Elizabeth Douglas, was born April 29th, 1844, 
and died in infancy. 

John Douglas, third child of Samuel and Elizabeth Douglas, 
was born near Shirleysburg, August 17th, 1846. He is a farmer 
and was for some years the clerk of the Board of Directors of the 
Poor of Huntingdon County. He is an elder in the Presbyterian 
Church, having succeeded his father at his death in 1892. On 
October 26th, 1908, he married Anna Brandt, daughter of Daniel 
and Elizabeth Brandt. She is a member of the Presbyterian 
Church. They live at Shirleysburg, Pa. 

David B. Douglas, fourth child of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Douglas, was born near Shirleysburg, Pa., April 19th, 1848. 
He lived in Shirleysburg and died November 30th. 1890. He 
was a farmer and stock dealer. He married Martha Brewster, 
daughter of Henry and Nancy Brewster, who lived in Shirleys- 
bury. Mr. Brewster was a prominent business man and repre- 
sented Huntingdon County in the Legislature in 1844. Both 



2l8 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

were members of the Presbj-terian Church. They had one child, 
Henr}^ Rhea Douglas, born in Shirleysburg, December 30th, 1875. 
He is a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of 
Pennsylvania, in the class of 1902. He is practicing his profes- 
sion in Newville, Cumberland County, Pa. 

Henry Rhea Douglas, only child of David and Martha Doug- 
las, is married to Ethel L. Jones, a daughter of Dr. Z. T. Jones 
and Mary (Hudson) Jones, of Shade Gap, Pa. Both are mem- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church. They had the following chil- 
dren : 

Henry Rhea, Jr., Mary Hudson, Martha Brewster, Margaret 
Robertson. 

Henry Rhea Douglas, Jr., first child of Henry R. and Ethel 
Douglas, was born at Shirleysburg, Pa., August 8th, 1903. 

Mary Hudson Douglas, second child of Henry R. and Ethel 
Douglas, was born at Newville, September 13th, 1905. 

Martha Brewster Douglas, third child of Henry and Ethel 
Douglas, was born at Newville, Pa., Februar}^ 25, 1907. 

Margaret Robertson Douglas, fourth child of Henry R. and 
Ethel Douglas, was born in Newville, Pa., , 1909. 

Samuel Douglas, fifth child of Samuel and Elizabeth Doug- 
las, was born near Shirleysburg, May 30th, 1850, and died Sep- 
tember 13th, 1 85 1. 

Catharine Anna Doniglas, sixth child of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth Douglas, was bom near Shirleysburg, March 28th 1852. 
She was an invalid, a victim of rheumatism, for twenty-five years, 
and for much of this time entirely helpless, although her mind 
was clear and active to the last. She bore her affliction with 
great fortitude. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church 
nearly all her life and died triumphantly in that faith. January 
22nd, 1906. She was buried with her parents in the cemetery at 
Shirleysburg, Pa. After her parents' death she and her brother 
John kept house together, her brother caring tenderly for her 
during all the years of her affliction. 

Sarah Elizabeth Douglas, seventh child of Samuel and 
Elizabeth Douglas, was born near Shirleysburg, Pa., August 8th, 
1854; died October 14th, 1855. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 219 

Allen Blair Douglas, eighth child of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Douglas, was born near Shirleysburg, Pa., May 20th, 1857 ; died 
February 6th, 1872. 

Theresa Ellen Douglas, ninth child of Samuel and Elizabeth 
Douglas, was born near Shirleysburg, Pa., March 28th, i860, and 
died February 18, 1872. The death of these usually healthy chil- 
dren, the one aged 15 and the other J2, just twelve days apart, 
was a very sad bereavement to this family. 

Abraham Bear, second child of Benjamin and Catharine 
Bear, was bom in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., June 
1 2th, 1820, and died June 20th, 1820. 

Peter Mathias Bare, third child of Benjamin and Catharine 
Bare, was born in York County, Pa., December 28th, 182 1. He 
was married February 20th, 1845, to Catharine, oldest daughter 
of Rev. Andrew and Catharine Spanogle, of Germany Valley, 
Huntingdon County, Pa., and to this union six sons and one 
daughter were born. He spent the early years of his married 
life in farming and in the manufacture of woolen goods in Ger- 
many Valley. In 1857 he engaged in the mercantile business in 
Mapleton, Pa., and in 1859 removed to Mt. Union, Pa., where 
he continued in the same business in connection with the milling 
business. He resided almost continuously in Mount Union until 
his death, which occurred Januar>^ 4th, 1884. He was buried in 
the cemetery at the old stone church of the Brethren, in Germany 
Valley. He and his wife were members of the Brethren Church. 
After his death, his wife Catharine married Rev. James R. Lane 
and lived with him in Shirleysburg, Pa., till June i8th, 1898, 
when her spirit also took its flight and her remains were laid to 
rest in the cemetery at the old stone church in Germany Valley. 
After the death of Peter M. and Catharine S. Bare, the follow- 
ing obituary notices appeared in the Mount Union Times, which 
are here inserted. 

Peter M. Bare. 

Peter M. Bare died at his home in Mount Union, on Friday 
morning, January 4th, 1884, from a cardiac affection hastened by 
a severe cold. Having been about his business but a day or two 
before, his death was very sudden and unexpected. 



220 GENEAUXJY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I910, 

He was born in York County, Pa., December 28th, 1821, and 
was 62 years and i week old at the time of his death. When 
he was ten years old his father, Benjamin Bare, with his family, 
removed to Sinking Valley, Huntingdon County, and from 
thence to the old Bare homestead in Hill Valley in 1838. Peter 
]\I. Bare was the oldest, but one, of a family of eight children, 
who lived to maturity ; of whom one brother and three sisters 
survive him, viz. : John Bare, of Mount Union, Mrs. S. R. Doug- 
las, of Shirleysburg, Mrs. George W. Price, of Fulton County, 
and Mrs. George Garver, of Hill Valley. The youngest brother, 
Benjamin F. Bare, was a second lieutenant in Company B., iioth 
P. v., and died in 1863 from disease contracted in the service. 
The sisters who are dead are Catharine, who was married to 
Oliver Colgate, and died in Mount Union in 1864. and Sarah, 
who was married to George W. Haffley, and died in Hill Valley in 
1871. 

In 1845 the deceased was united in marriage to Catharine, 
oldest daughter of Andrew Spanogle, of Germany Valley. Six 
sons and one daughter were born to them. Two died in infancy. 
The rest still survive. John S., the oldest, is in business in 
Mount Union; Mary A., lives with her mother; Benjamin F., is 
in Nevada ; William H., is in Colorado ; and Ira L., the youngest, 
is in Nebraska. 

The deceased was for a number of years an active business 
man, well known in business circles in Huntingdon County. He 
began his business career as a manufacturer of woolen goods at 
the woolen factory in Germany Valley. After suffering serious 
loss through the embezzlement of an agent, he sold the factory 
and moved to Hare's Valley, where in 1855, he and Thomas E. 
Orbison erected the first steam saw-mill ever operated in this 
section. After sawing a couple of years, he went to Mapleton 
and engaged in the mercantile business, establishing the post- 
office and the first store ever opened in that now thriving town. 

In 1859 he removed to Mount Union to engage in the mer- 
cantile business at that place. He did a large business in Mount 
Union until 1869, contributing in the meantime a very liberal 
share toward the building up of Mount Union. He erected the 



GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 221 

Store building now occupied by T. H. Adams, the steam mill now 
owned by Mrs. W. H. Allen, the fine residence now occupied by 
his family, and several smaller buildings. He was one of the 
projectors, together with his brother John and General Speer, of 
the first steam tannery erected here; but he and General Speer 
withdrew from the enterprise before it had progressed very far. 
He was also one of the founders of the Union Bank at Hunting- 
don, chartered under the style of John Bare & Co. During the 
war he served as one of the County Commissioners, and was 
postmaster at Mount Union during President Lincoln's first term. 
He was also a Justice of the Peace, both by appointment and elec- 
tion. 

Owing to complications arising from extended business oper- 
ations, from some of which he suffered very severe financial 
losses, he failed in 1869; and from the consequent wreck of prop- 
erty he was unable to save anything. This loss of property, to- 
gether with a serious physical injury that he received a few years 
ago, made it impossible for him again to follow an active busi- 
ness life, and hastened a death that is deeply lamented by a large 
circle of kindred and friends. 

He was a member of the German Baptist Church. His 
mortal remains were borne to their last resting place, in Breth- 
ren's cemetery in Germany Valley, on Tuesday. Rest in peace. 

Death Record. 

Mrs. Catharine Bare. — ^June 18, 1898. 

Death's summons has come again. This time it was to 
Catharine, wife of Rev. James Lane, of Shirleysburg, who after 
much suffering passed peacefully and hopefully away on last Sat- 
urday evening at 7 o'clock at the good age of 71 years, 11 months 
and 2 days. She was a daughter of Rev. Andrew and Catharine 
Spanogle and was born near Newton Hamilton, July 16, 1826. 

When about one year old her parents removed to Germany 
Valley, where her young life was spent. In that rich and beau- 
tiful valley, amidst the surroundings of a good home influence 
and Christian training she laid the foundation of the beautiful and 



222 GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAEH, I749-I91O. 

consistent life she was afterwards enabled to live. When but 
sixteen years of age she was received into the communion of the 
Dunkard Church, of which her father was an honored and useful 
minister, and in which her husband has serv'ed for years with 
much faithfulness and acceptance. 

On February 20th, 1845, she was united in marriage with P. 
M. Bare, to whom she was a good wife and helpmeet for about 
thirty-eight years, when death removed her husband and left her 
in lonely widowhood. Four children survive this marriage, one 
daughter, Mary A., of Philadelphia, and three sons, John S., who 
IS Captain of Company A, 5th Regiment, P. V., stationed at Camp 
Thomas, Chickamauga, Ga., William, of Deadwood, N. D., and 
Ira, of North Piatt, Neb. Two brothers, Andrew Spanogle, of 
Lewistown, Pa., and D. B. Spanogle, of Red Cloud, Neb., also 
survive her. 

On February 17th, 1885, she was again united in marriage 
with Rev, James Lane. She was a good wife to him and a kind 
mother to his children to a former marriage. For over thirteen 
years they have walked life's pathway together, affording mutual 
help and strength to one another. But death has ruthlessly rent 
asunder this pleasant relation and despoiled this home of its 
brightest attraction. Ordinarily we would have expected "Aunt 
Katie" to have been spared many years yet to her home and the 
community. But disease fastened its fangs upon that body and 
would yield to no treatment. Her days were numbered, her 
course was run and her work was done and she was taken home 
to be with Jesus and the redeemed. 

Appropriate services were held in the old stone church in 
Germany Valley, where she was wont to worship God, at 11 
o'clock on Tuesday, June 21st, 1898, in charge of Rev. H. B. 
Brumbaugh, of Huntingdon, assisted by Rev. W. S. Long, of 
Tyrone, and Dr. D. H. Campbell, of Mount Union. 

It was very largely attended by relatives, friends and neigh- 
bors and was a deeply impressive service. The scripture selected 
for the funeral discourse was most appropriate : "Thou shalt 
come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in 
in his season" (Job 5:26). The theme chosen was "A Beautiful 




Major JOHN S. BARE 

Page 223 



GENEALOCY OF JOHANNE^S BAI;r, I749-I9IO. 223 

Life." The death of "Aunt Katie" was a most happy exem- 
plification of the truth and beauty of the text, for a mother in 
Israel hath fallen, earth is the poorer and heaven the richer be- 
cause of this translation. Everybody loved her, for she was 
kind to every one. Love had a large place in her heart, and it 
manifested itself in doing good unto and helping others. Hers 
was a most hospitable home. It was always a delight to abide 
there. She was devoted to her church and was rarely absent 
from her place. She was deeply interested in the Old Folks 
Home and did much to comfort and brighten the lives of its in- 
mates. She made a large place for herself in the community and 
will be greatly missed by her friends and neighbors. Of her it 
may he said, "she hath done what she could." She now rests 
from her labors and her works do follow her. Sweet is the com- 
fort that consoles the hearts of the husband and children, who 
have the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement. 

John Spanogle Bare, first child of Peter M. and Catharine 
Bare, was born in Germany Valley, April 3rd, 1847. He was 
educated in the public schools and grew up in his father's busi- 
ness. On February 4th, 1874, he was united in marriage to 
Elsie Joanna Shaver, a daughter of Wm. Shaver, and a grand- 
daughter of Major John Shaver, one of the pioneer settlers of the 
Aughwick Valley. He conducted a general store in Mount 
Union, Pa., for several years, and in 1885 was elected Register 
and Recorder of Huntingdon County, and was re-elected in 1887. 
He was also a member of the State Legislature during the ses- 
sions of 1893, 1897 and 1899. He was a Captain in the 5th 
Regt., N. G. Pa., from 1889 to 1898. He was Captain of Com- 
pany A, 5th Regt., Pa. Vol., in the war with Spain, and after- 
wards Major and later Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Regt., N. G. P., 
and is now holding that rank on the retired list of officers. He 
has resided in Huntingdon, Pa., since 1885, and is engaged in the 
lumber business. He and his wife are members of the Presby- 
terian Church, of Huntingdon, Pa. 

Mary Ann Bare, second child and only daughter of Peter M. 
and Catharine Bare, wis born in Germany Valley, February 22nd, 
1849. The greater part of her life was spent in the home of her 



224 GENEAIX>GY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I91O. 

parents at Mount Union, Pa. After death broke up that home 
she removed to Philadelphia where she conducts a large boarding 
house, at the corner of Spruce and Tenth streets, in which busi- 
ness she has been quite successful. She claims the distinction of 
being the only spinster in the immediate family connection. She 
is a member of the Presbyterian Church. 

Andreiv Jackson Bare, third child of Peter M. and Catharine 
Bare, died in infancy. 

Benjamin Franklin Bare, fourth child of Peter M. and 
Catharine Bare, was born in Germany Valley, November 4th, 
1853. In 1871 he went to the gold and silver mining districts of 
Nevada and Idaho and continued in the mining business until 
1885, when his lungs became affected. A }-ear's residence in 
Southern California failed to restore his health and he came back 
home to Pennsylvania, where he died May nth, 1887, at the age 
of thirty-four years. He was buried at the old stone church in 
Germany Valley. 

Sam<uel Bare, fifth child of Peter M. and Catharine Bare, 
died in infancy. 

William Harrison Bare, sixth child of Peter M. and 
Catharine Bare, was born April 1 8th, 1857. He went West at an 
early age and after a wandering career, left Seattle in 1898 for 
the Klondike country. Since then his family has not heard from 
him. 

Ira Leslie Bare, seventh child of Peter M. and Catharine 
Bare, was born in Mount Union, Pa., November 24th, i860. In 
1880 he followed the example of his older brothers and turned to- 
ward the setting sun. He located in North Platte, Neb., where he 
engaged in the newspaper business. Since 1884 he has been 
editor and proprietor of the North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune. 
On February 14th, 1888, he married Miss Mary Thompson, of 
Erie, Pa. They have the following children : 

Geraldine Marie Bare, first child of Ira L. and Mary Bare, 
was born at North Platte, Neb., January 4th, 1889. 

Leslie Spanogle Bare, second child of Ira L. and Mary Bare, 
was born at North Platte, Neb., January 9th, 1899. 



GE^NEALOGY OF JOHANNEIS BAER, I749-I9IO. 22$ 

Mr. Bare is a prosperous newspaper man. The family be- 
longs to the Presbyterian Church. 

John Bare, fourth child of Benjamin and Catharine (Ma- 
thias) Bear, was born in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., 
February 19th, 1823, and died in Mount Union, August 4th, 1899. 
He and all his family who have died are buried in the Odd Fel- 
lows' Cemetery, Mount Union, Pa. John Bare (spelling changed 
from Bear after starting to English school), went with his father 
from the farm^ in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., about 
five miles south of Goldsboro, when he was nine years old, 
(1832), to Sinking Valley, Huntingdon County, (now Blair 
county). He lived there about four years and went from there 
to near where Tyrone now stands, where he remained for two 
years. In the Spring of 1838 he removed to Carothers farm, of 
about 400 acres, in Hill Valley, Cromwell Township, Hunting- 
don County, Pa., where he lived until the Spring of 1854. He 
then moved to Mount Union (consisting at chat time of about 
five houses), and built his residence, where he lived until his 
death, August 4th, 1899. After his father's death, February 
15th, 1845, he and his brother, Peter Mathias Bare, farmed the 
homestead until the Spring of 1854, when he began an active 
business career, during which he did much to develop the natural 
resources of this section. He built the large grain warehouse 
and store on Pennsylvania Canal, now owned by Dr. Rhodes, and 
the dwelling across the street. He formed a partnership with 
George McLaughlin and they did a large grain business in con- 
nection with their merchandising firm, which was dissolved in 
i860. He purchased 1,400 acres of timber land on Jack's Moun- 
tain, south of the Juniata River, and 700 acres on the north side, 
from which he peeled oak bark for tanning purposes and shipped 
to Philadelphia and Baltimore, and also dealt largely in cord wood 
and ties. He built the first tannery in 1859 and began its oper- 
ation in i860, continuing in the business until 1865, when he sold 
to Jacob Hoffman. About this time the oil excitement broke out 
and he and his brother Peter went to Franklin, Venango County, 
and purchased Porter Island, in the Allegheny River, and sunk a 
well, which proved at first to be one of the best, but gradually de- 
clined in its flow. He also built a large hotel in Franklin, called 
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226 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

the Grant House, which in about a year was burned to the 
ground, being fired by an incendiary. These investments, in the 
oil regions, were not a monetary success. In 1866 he, with 
three others, started the Banking House of John Bare & Co., in 
Huntingdon County, which afterwards became the Union Bank, 
now the Union National Bank. In 1869 he built a second tan- 
nery ; this was leased and operated by Wm. H. Rosensteel & Son 
until 1873. From about 1870 toi872 he and John H. Miller oper- 
ated the steam flour mill under the firm name of Bare & Miller 
and they did an extensive business with the lumbermen in Clear- 
field County. From 1873 to 1876 he operated the lower tannery 
and made leather by a new process. It was called Union Crop 
Leather. His exhibit at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadel- 
phia in 1876 won a diploma and a bronze medal. The burning of 
the hotel at Franklin w^as a great loss to him, and this, with large 
pa}'ments of obligations of others for whom he was surety, so 
crippled him financially that he was unable to pull through the 
panic of 1873-78, and made an assignment. Because of over- 
work and worr}', his health was so much impaired that for some 
years he was unable to do much. In 1886 he leased the high 
grade glass sand, and was instrumental, together with the Speer 
White Sand Co., of Pittsburg, in building the large plant, known 
as the Empire Works, opposite Mapleton. It was while engaged 
in this work early on the morning of July 6th, 1887, while driv- 
ing across the railroad crossing at the Mount Union station, that 
his horse and bugg>' were struck by a fast freight, the horse 
being instantly killed, the buggy broken to pieces, and Mr. Bare 
thrown about sixty feet. He was picked up in an unconscious 
condition and continued so for sometime. His escape was mar- 
velous and in a few months he was able to be about. But he 
was never the same man after the accident. His nerves were 
shattered, and his strong constitution was badly broken by that 
shock. From 1888 to 189 1 he continued prospecting about the 
mountains and ridges, and in 1891 he leased the glass sand rock 
about one mile west of Vineyard Station, in Mifflin County, and 
with parties from Pittsburg built the plant now known as the 
Crystal Sand Works. From 1893 ""til a year or two before his 
death, he had been testing and shipping ganister or silica rock, 




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GENEAI/)GY OF" JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 227 

(which is used in the manufacture of fire brick) to manufacturers 
in different parts of the State. He was desirous that a plant of 
this kind should be built at Mount Union, but this he was not 
permitted to see. During his busy life he gave employment to 
many men, and because of his kind and fair treatment he was 
well liked and respected by all. He was a man of progressive 
spirit and intelligence and established a select school, in which 
the higher studies were taught. This school was held for some 
years in the basement of the Presbyterian Church, a part of which 
he had fitted up for that purpose. He was a man of liberal spirit 
and substantially aided both the Presbyterians and Methodists in 
building their second houses of worship. He took an active part 
in the incorporation of the town and filled the offices of Burgess, 
School Director and Councilman. He united with the Presbyter- 
ian Church in 1878, in which communion he passed away. With- 
in six months after his death, fire brick works were built by par- 
ties he had interested in the stone. These, in a few years, were 
very largely increased in size and are now one of the largest in 
the State. An article by J. G. Hicks, in the Mount Union Tzdcc a 
Week, Oct., 1909, mentions him as follows : "Mr. John Bare plan- 
ned and fully realized in his mind, and events have long since 
proven, that he had reasoned carefully, although he did not live 
to see his long-cherished and wisely thought-out plans brought 
to perfection, but which now so thoroughly vindicate his at that 
time — by some people thought to be, but vague theories of a book 
worm or foolish fancies of a man with a hobby." 

His first wife, Elizabeth Ricketts (twin with Rachel), was 
born in Hill Valley, September 25th, 1829. She died in Mount 
Union, September 6th, 1865. She was an earnest Christian, a 
member of the Methodist Church. In late years, a friend in writ- 
ing of her says, "I spent a part of two years in Mrs. Bare's home 
and in that time I learned to love and admire her for her gentle 
nature and her kindness to every one, and especially for her beau- 
tiful Christian life. One thing especially impressed me and will 
always stand out in my memory and that was her great love and 
loyalty to her heavenly Father. After the noon day meal, it was 
her custom to quietly withdraw to her room for a season of 
prayer and devotion and no doubt for His guidance in the rear- 



228 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, 1749-I9IO. 

ing of her little children, all of whom that are now living being 
members of the church of her faith. Her home was always a 
resting place for the minister of the gospel, as he made his weary 
rounds on the circuit, a welcome and a Christian home to refresh 
himself in." Hers was one of those quiet gentle natures of 
even balance, which nothing seemed to disconcert. She was a 
daughter of Hezekiah Ricketts, Jr., and Elizabeth Clark. 

Hezekiah Ricketts, Jr., was born in Hill Valley, January 
22nd, 1792, and died there February i6th, 1853. He lived all his 
life on the old homestead of his father. He was a prominent and 
successful farmer. He was a soldier in the war of 18 12- 15 and 
a member of Captain William Morris' Company in November, 
181 3. His wife, Elizabeth Clark (or Clarke), was born February 
22nd, 1792. Her parents were James and Elizabeth Clark. 
They lived on the east side of Chestnut Ridge, almost opposite 
the Ricketts farm. They were of German descent. After the 
death of her husband, she removed to Shirleysburg and lived 
there until her death, September 23rd, 1863. They were Meth- 
odists. They had nine children. 

Mary Ann, 1818-1896. Single. James D. (9 years.) Han- 
nah (2 years). 

Aaron La Fayette, married twice. Eliza Jane, married 
John Booher. Rachel, 1829-56, single, (twin with Elizabeth). 
Elizabeth, married John Bare. Samuel C, married Mary Beers. 
Catherine J., married Emanuel B. Harencame (who lived on 
part of old homestead until his death in the Fall of 1908). 

Hezekiah Ricketts, Jr., was a son of Hezekiah, Sr.,.who was 
born February 22nd, 1754, and died September i6th, 1816. He 
was a farmer and lived on the homestead in Hill Valley, where 
he seems to have lived as early as 1784. His wife's name was 
Hanna Wilcox. She was born February 3rd, 1754, and died in 
Hill Valley, September i6th, 1818. They had eleven children. 
Mary, married Joseph Rachold ; Lydia, married Samuel Irwin; 
Rachel, married Leonard Shaver (son of Nicholas, of Augh- 
wick) ; Hannah, married William Sinkey ; Jemima, married 
Charles Green; Sarah, married James Brady; Elizabeth, mar^ 
ried William Clark ; Grace, married John Patterson ; Joseph, mar- 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 229 

ried, (had 8 boys and i girl) ; David, single; Hezekiah, married 
Elizabeth Clark, The Ricketts had a grave-yard on the home- 
stead, where a number are buried. It is fenced and in good con- 
dition, located on the part of the farm now owned by Millard F. 
Swope, four miles south of Mount Union. Hezekiah Ricketts, 
Sr., lived in Hill Valley, prior to 1784. His father, William, 
and grandfather, Zachariah, both lived in Rockbridge County, 
Va., in 1784. They were of English descent. From "Heads of 
FamiHes, Census of 1790," pp. 124 and 125, we learn the few 
families by name of Ricketts, Rickets, living in Huntingdon 
County, were the only ones in the State of Pennsylvania. Heze- 
kiah (Esika), Joanna, Reason, Edward, Chaney, (these last three 
adjoining each other). Edward, Nathan and Richard. "Jones' 
history of the Juniata Valley" says the first white settlers in War- 
rior's Mark were the Ricketts family. Captain Elijah Ricketts 
was an active and prominent man. His house was made into a 
fort during the Indian troubles, about 1775-80. 

John Bare's second wife, Evaline Gertrude Shaver, was born 
on the farm just east of Mt. Union, on the Shirley road, January 
1st, 1840, and has spent all of her life there and in Mount Union. 
She united with the Presbyterian church in early youth and has 
been an active member. She and her daughter, Edith V., and 
her son, Lloyd S., live in the homestead at Mount Union. She is 
a daughter of Peter R. Shaver and Margaret Morrow. 

Peter R. Shaver was born in the stone house. Mount Union, 
June 1 2th, 1 813, and died May 5th, 1894, in Mount Union, where 
he spent the last years of his life as a retired farmer, having lived 
on the farm adjoining town since his marriage. He was a ruling 
elder in the Presbyterian church for forty years, in which faith 
his family was raised. His wife, Margaret Morrow, was born in 
Path Valley, Franklin County, Pa., September 23rd, 181 6, and 
died in Mount Union, July 24th, 1890. She was a life-long mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian Church. He^ father, Prof. James L. 
Morrow, lived near Hollidaysburg and was Principal of an 
academy near Chambersburg. For many years he was an elder in 
the Presbyterian Church. Her mother was Margaret Alexander, 
of Amberson's Valley, Franklin County, Pa. 



230 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Major John Shaver was born in Shenandoah Valley, Va., 
September nth, 1762, and died October i6th, 1829. He came to 
Pennsylvania from Virginia at an early day and settled near 
Aughwick Mills, Shirley Township. He moved to what is now 
Mount Union in 1802. He was a prominent farmer and owner 
of much land. He built the large stone house near where Mount 
Union now stands and is buried in the cemetery near the house. 
He raised a large family, who married and made new homes of 
their own, most all of them adjoining his home or within a radius 
of three miles. His children : 

Samuel, 1795-1870. Married Catherine Vandevander, lived 
adjoining his father. 

Jacob, 1 796- 1 878. Married Jane Morrison. Lived about 3 
miles away; near Newton Hamilton. Second wife, Julia Mor- 
rison (sisters). 

Henry, 1797- 1870. Married Hannah Morrison. Lived at 
mill adjoining his father. 

John, 1798-1863. Married Jane Hanawalt. Lived near 
Aughwick Mills (Sheriff, Huntingdon County). Married sec- 
ond, Sarah King. 

Nicholas, 1801-1884. Married Keziah Etnier. Lived at mill 
adjoining his father. 

Ann, 1803-1878. Married John Morrison (1803-1859). 
Lived along Shirley Road about 3 miles away. 

William, 1804-1855. Married Catherine Wallace. Lived 
adjoining his father. 

Catherine, 1808- 1863. Married Joseph Lankton. Lived and 
died on a farm near Lewistown. 

George, 1810-1880. Married Margaret Mcllhenny. Lived 
near Ipavia, Fulton County, 111. 

Peter, 1813-1894. Married Margaret Morrow, 1816-1890. 
Lived adjoining his father. 

Major John Shaver was a son of Nicholas Shaver, Jr., who 
came from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, and purchased 
a farm May 24th, 1785, near what is now Aughwick Mills, Shir- 
ley Township, where he lived the balance of his life. He died 
about 1810. His sons, Peter and John, were appointed admin- 
istrators of his estate in that year. He owned considerable prop- 



GENEAIXtCY Olf JOHANNES BAl^R, I749-I9IO. 23I 

erty. His wife's name was Elizabeth. They had the following 
children: Peter, name of wife, Catherine; John (Major), mar- 
ried Mary Glass. Jacob, married, (lived in Westmoreland 
County). Leonard, lived in Mercer County, married Rachel 
Ricketts, daughter Hezekiah, Sr. Phebe, married Casper Booher. 
Catherine, married Joseph Cochenour. Susannah, married 

Peter Snyder. A daughter, name unknown, married 

Ripple. Most all of whom lived in the vicinity of the old home- 
stead. 

At one time the Shavers (about 70 in number, counting chil- 
dren), and their relatives, through marriage with the families of 
Casper Booher, Peter Snyder and Hezekiah Ricketts, Sr., owned 
one continuous line of adjoining farms about five miles long, ex- 
tending from the Juniata River at the bend where the Creosoting 
plant is located, up through Hill Valley, almost to where the 
Brewster Tannery stood. 

The father of Nicholas Shaver, Jr., was Nicholas, Sr. It is 
said he came from Germany, when Nicholas, Jr., was a small boy, 
and settled in the Shenandoah Valley, in Virginia, with the 
early settlers and had two sons and one daughter. 

The children of John and Elizabeth (Ricketts) Bare were: 
Laura L., Serena, Hulbert Penrose, Robert Bruce, Oscar 
Deneen, Roy Stone, Flora Belle. 

Laura L. Bare, first child of John and Elizabeth (Ricketts)' 
Bare, was born in Hill Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., Septem- 
ber 15th, 1852. She was married to Winfield Scott McPherran, 
who was born near Spruce Creek, Pa., December 23rd, 1850. 
He was a son of Adam McPherran, M. D., and Eliza McPher- 
ran. Dr. Adam McPherran was a surgeon in the Pennsylvania 
militia and served as surgeon in the Civil War. He was also a 
fine sharp-shooter in that war. Winfield Scott McPherran is a 
graduate of Millersville State Normal School of the class of 1868. 
After graduating he taught for 17 years as Professor of Mathe- 
matics, being City Superintendent, Principal of Shields Normal 
Academy. At present he is General Agent of Life and Health 
Insurance and lives in Pittsburg, Pa. They are Methodists. 
They have the following children : 



232 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Alva Guy, Ivan Leroy, Lura Edna Clare, Carrie May and 
Nannie Floy (twins), Porter Wilson. 

Alfa Guy McPhcrran, first child of Winfield S. and Laura 
McPherran, was born at Coudersport, Potter County, Pa., De- 
cember 14th, 1874. He was educated at Titusville, Pa., and 
graduated from Cleveland, Ohio, Commercial College. He was 
a trusted employe of the P. R. R. Co. at Pittsburg, from 1892 to 
November 15, 1902, on which date he died of quinsy. He was 
an athlete, and a Thirty-second Degree Mason. He attended the 
Methodist Church and Sunday-school. 

Ivan L,eroy McPherran, second child of Winfield Scott and 
Laura L. McPherran, was born at Wilcox, Elk County, Pa., Sep- 
tember 7th, 1876. He was educated in the Titusville public 
schools, and graduated at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 
April, 1900. He was manager of the Davis Drug Co., Warren, 
Pa., four years and is now half owner in the Jamestown Cold 
Storage Co., of Jamestown, N. Y. Mr. Wilson is senior partner 
in the Cold Storage Co. He married Minnie May Wilson, only- 
child of Henry and Clara Wilson, of Jamestown, N. Y. He 
is a member of the Methodist Church and a Mason, and lives at 
Jamestown, N. Y. 

Lura Edna Clare McPherran, third child of Winfield Scott 
and Laura L. McPherran, was born at Brookville, Pa., August 
17th, 1878. She was educated at Titusville, Pa., and graduated 
from Pittsburg High School in the class of 1898. She taught 
in the public schools of Pittsburg until her marriage in 1904, to 
M. Paul Sullivan, Auditor and purchasing Agent for the Bessi- 
mer Coke Co., and the Prowell Coal and Coke Co., Pittsburg, 
Pa. She died June 22nd, 1906, in Pittsburg, Pa. She was a 
member of the Methodist Church. 

Carrie May McPherran, fourth child of Winfield Scott and 
Laura McPherran (twin with Nannie Floy), was born at Punx- 
sutawney. Pa., November 9th, 1880. She was educated in the 
Titusville public schools, and graduated from the Pittsburg Gram- 
mar school. She also attended the Pittsburg High School. She 
is a music teacher and a member of the Methodist Church, and 
lives with her parents in Pittsburg, Pa. 



GE^NEAUDGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 233 

Nannie Floy McPhcrran, fifth child of Winfield Scott and 
Laura McPherran (twin with Carrie May), was born at Punxsu- 
tawney, Pa., November 9th, 1880. She was educated in the 
Titusville, Pa., public schools. She is a graduate of the Pitts- 
burg High School, and has been a teacher in the Lincoln public 
school, Pittsburg, Pa., since her graduation. She is a member 
of the Methodist Church and lives with her parents in Pitts- 
burg, Pa. 

Porter Wilson McPhcrran, sixth child of Winfield Scott and 
Laura McPherran, was born at Titusville, March lOth, 1888, and 
died there September 23rd, 1889. 

Serena Bare, second child of John and Elizabeth (Ricketts) 
Bare, was born in Hill Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., August 
13th, 1854. She received a common school education and was 
a member of the Methodist Church from childhood. She was 
married, first, to August Swigert. He was born in Germany, 
and died in California. They had the following children : 

Robert Bruce, John Bare. 

Robert Bruce Svdgert, first child of August and Serena Swi- 
gert, was born in Lancaster, Pa., July i6th, 1879, and died in 
Johnstown, Pa., November 19th, 1886. 

John Bare Swigert, second child of August and Serena Swi- 
gert, was born at Newport, Pa., March 20, 1882. He was edu- 
cated in the public school of Mount Union, Pa. He is employed 
as a foreman in the Fire Brick Works of the Harbison-Walker 
Co., Mount Union. He married Ida Pearl Parsons, who was 
born in Shade Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., June 22nd, 1882. 
They have one child, Dorothy Geraldine Swigert, born August 
15th, 1905. 

Serena Bare Swigert was married the second time to 
Leander Eadler, born in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pa., 
and lives in Elizabethtown. He is a son of Gottlieb and Chris- 
tena (1822-1904) Eadler, who lived in or near there all their lives. 
He is a member of the German Lutheran Church. 

Hubert Penrose Bare, third child of John and Elizabeth 
Bare, was born September 29th, 1856, and died April 9th, 1857. 

Robert Bruce Bare, fourth child of John and Elizabeth Bare, 



234 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-1910. 

was bom at Mount Union, December 19th, 1858. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Mount Union and graduated from 
Williamsport, Pa.. Commercial College 1877. He started out 
in life for himself at the age of eighteen. He first secured a 
position in the office of Thompson & dinger, General Insurance 
Agents, of Williamsport, Pa. After two years' service in that 
office, he came to Altoona and took a position in the Car Record 
office of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, but after a few 
months' service there he returned to Williamsport for two years, 
being employed in an insurance office. He then accepted the 
position of bookkeeper and cashier for the Herdic Phaeton Co., in 
Washington, D. C, which position he filled acceptably for six 
years. About that time he took a bookkeeper's examination, held 
by the U. S. Civil Service Commission, and passed a creditable 
examination and was assigned to a position in the U. S. Treas- 
ury Department, in November, 1887, where by faithful and effi- 
cient service, he has filled a place of trust and responsibility for 
more than twenty years. He has been identified with the inter- 
est of the church since childhood, as a scholar and a teacher in 
the Sunday-schools. He has been for some years a trustee of the 
Waugh M. E. Church of Washington, D. C, of which he and 
his family are honored members. He has been identified with 
the Young Men's Christian Association for fifteen years and is 
also a Mason. He married Selina Margaret Middleton, daughter 
of William Middleton (1833-1884), a native of North of Eng- 
land, and Catherine Cooke Aliddleton (1828-1900), of South 
of England. Selina M. Middleton Bare was born in Wash- 
ington, D. C, July 26th, 1866, and was educated in the public 
schools of Washington, D. C. William Middleton and his wife 
were devout Methodists, he having been a class leader in that 
Church for 25 years previous to his death in 1884, at the age of 
51 years. He was also a member of the Grand Lodge of Masons. 

William Middleton was a son of Jonas Middleton (1806- 
1857), and Martha Williams (1805-1876), both bom near Hey- 
sham, England. They came to Philadelphia in 1850, and died in 
Washington, D. C. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO, 235 

Jonas Middleton was a son of Richard Middleton and Sarah 
Edmonson, (1770-1852), both of Heysham, England. 

Catharine Mary Cooke was a daughter of Benjamin Cooke, 
(1772-1830), and Catharine Hurden, (1793-1831), and lived in 
Bodmin and Exeter, Cornwall, England. 

Robert Bruce Bare and Selina Margaret Bare have the fol- 
lowing children : 

Alice Marjorie Bare, born in Washington, D. C, April 7th, 

1895. 

Helen Christine Bare, born in Washington, D. C, September 
6th, 1897. 

Oscar Deneen Bare, fifth child of John and Elizabeth Bare, 
was born at Mount Union, November 3rd, 1861, and died Feb- 
ruary ist, 1862. 

Roy Stone Bare, sixth child of John and Elizabeth Bare, was 
born in Mount Union, November 3rd, 1862. He learned the 
trade of house painter in Tyrone, Pa., and when about 20 years 
of age went to Philadelphia, and followed his trade, doing mostly 
fine interior decorating, in which art he became quite proficient. 
He was never married and died in Philadelphia, May 24th, 1905. 

Flora Belle Bare, seventh child of John and Elizabeth Bare, 
was born in Mount Union, Pa., May 27th, 1865, and died July 
31st, 1865. 

The children of John and Evaline G. Bare were : 

Chalmers, Lloyd Shaver, Iva Gertrude, Edith Vernon. 

Clvalmers Bare, first child of John and Evaline G. Bare, was 
born in Mount Union, February 29, 1868, and died September 
19th, 1868. 

Lloyd Sha'ver Bare, second child of John and Evaline G. 
Bare, was bom in Mount Union, November 5th, 1869. He is a 
farmer and lives in Mount Union, Pa. He is a member of the 
Presbyterian Church. 

Iva, Gertrude Bare, third child of John and Evaline G. Bare, 
was born in Mount Union, Pa., January 22, 1872, and died there 
August 19th, 1889. She was a member of the Presbyterian 
church from childhood, and was a devoted Christian girl, 

Edith Vernon Bare, fourth child of John and Evaline G. 



236 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Bare, was born at Mount Union, October 27th, 1873. She was 
educated in the public schools of Mt. Union and at Juniata Col- 
lege, Huntingdon, Pa., where she took a normal course. She 
lives in Mount Union and has for years been a teacher in the 
public schools of that place. She is a member of the Presbyter- 
ian Church, and active in church and Sunday-school work. 

Siismuiah Bear, fifth child of Benjamin and Catharine Bear, 
was born in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., May 21st, 
1825. She was married to George Price. He was a son of 
Christian and Elizabeth Price, of Orbisonia, Pa. They lived on 
the Bare homestead in Hill Valley some years, and later in Tus- 
carora Valley, and from there moved to Fulton County, Pa. 
George Price was born in Snyder County, Pa., April 25th, 1824, 
and died August 13th, 1896. He is buried near Hustontown, Pa. 

Susannah Bare Price died August 19th, 1894, and is buried 
with her husband, George Price, near Hustontown, Pa., in the 
Fairview church yard, West Dublin Township, Fulton County. 
Both were members of the Methodist Church. They had the 
following children : 

Anna Catharine, Benjamin Franklin, Amanda, John Bunyan. 

Anna Catharine Price, first child of George and Susannah 
Bear Price, was born in Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County, 
Pa., May 4th, 1853. She was married to G. Edward Truax. He 
is a carpenter by trade and lives at Wells Tannerv^, Fulton 
County, Pa. She is a Methodist. Their children are Cora Belle 
and John Franklin. 

Cora Belle Truax, first child of G. Edward and Catharine 
Truax, was born in Fulton County, Pa., April 2nd, 1889. She 
married Peter Sattioux. They live in Fulton County, Pa. 

John Franklin Truax, second child of G. Edward and Catha- 
rine Truax, was born July 2nd, 1892, in Fulton County, Pa. 

Benjamin Franklin Price, second child of George and 
Susannah Bear Price, was born in Cromwell Township, Hunt- 
ingdon County, Pa., June 26th, 1855. He was married to Catha- 
rine King. He is a farmer and lives near Laidig P. O., Fulton 
County, Pa. They have several children. No further informa- 
tion could be obtained. 



GKNEAIvOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 237 

Amanda Price, third child of George and Susannah Bear 
Price, was born in Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County, 
Pa., March 6th, 1859. She lives in New York City. 

John Bunyan Price, fourth child of George and Susannah 
Bear Price, was born in Cromwell Township, Huntingdon 
County, Pa., June 25th, 1861. He married Christina P. Winter, 
daughter of John Winter, who was born in Germany. They 
have the following children, all born in New York City : 

George Howard Price, born July 19th, 1890. Learning 
electrical trade. 

John William Price, born June 7th, 1892. Studying law. 
Graduate of High School. 

Edwin Demey Price, born August 15th, 1899, 

Arthur Douglas Price, born October 15th, 1901. 

Mr. Price is Superintendent of a large apartment house, 
and lives in New York City since 1885. 

George Price's first wife was a Miss Cornelius. They had 
one daughter, Anna Belle. She married Joseph Wendel. They 
live in Kansas City, Mo. 

Benjamin Bear, sixth child of Benjamin and Catharine Bear, 
was born in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., May 15th, 
1827. He died January 21st, 1831. He was buried in Bear 
Cemetery, near Yocumtown, York County, Pa. 

Catharine Bear, seventh child of Benjamin and Catharine 
Bear, was bom in Fishing Creek Valley, York County, Pa., De- 
cember nth, 1829. She died near Mount Union July 15th, 1864. 
She was married to Oliver Colgate, a son of Daniel and Agnes 
(Cluggage) Colgate. He was born February 27th, 1828, in 
Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County, Pa., and died on the 
Douglas farm near Shirleysburg, Pa., September 25th, 1904. His 
grandfather, Asaph Colgate, was a Virginian and a soldier in the 
Revolutionary War. Daniel was bom in North Carolina and 
came to Pennsylvania when a young man. His wife, Catharine, 
died July 15th, 1864, about five years after they were married. 
They lived near the railroad bridge, below Mount Union, on the 
farm, now owned by Dr. W. T. Shaeflfer. He was a carpenter 
by trade, but spent most of his time in farming. He was a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian Church and highly respected in the com- 



238 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAEli, I749-I9IO. 

munity. His second wife was Mrs. Ellen Hutchison. He had 
the following children to his first wife. 

Aramenta and Seniretta. 

Armenia Colgate, first child of Oliver and Catharine Col- 
gate, was born June 29th, 1862, and died September 15th, 1863. 

Seniretta Colgate, second child of Oliver and Catharine Col- 
gate, was born near Mount Union, November 13th, 1859. She 
was married to Abraham Bruce Smith, a son of John P. and 
Sarah (Miller) Smith, of Smith's Valley, Huntingdon County, 
Pa. He is a farmer and lives on the Colgate homestead in Crom- 
well Township, Huntingdon County, Pa, This farm has re- 
mained in the Colgate family for 90 years. It is situated about 
ij^ miles east of the Benjamin Bare homestead. She is a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian Church. They have the following chil- 
dren : 

Oscar Blaine, Myrtle Alice, Frank Colgate. 

Oscar Blaine Smith, first child of A. Bruce and Seniretta 
Smith, was born April 9th, 1887, in Smith Valley, Huntingdon 
County, Pa. 

Myrtle Alice, second child of A. Bruce and Seniretta Smith, 
was born February 22nd, 1889, in Smith Valley, Huntingdon 
County, Pa. She married Clyde F. Carver, a son of Rev. John 
E. and Anna Bowman Carver. They live in Cromwell Town- 
ship, Huntingdon County, Pa. They both are members of the 
German Baptist Church. 

Frank Colgate Smith, third child of A. Bruce and Senrietta 
Smith, was born August 13th, 1898, on Colgate farm, Cromwell 
Township, Huntingdon County, Pa. 

Anna Bear, eighth child of Benjamin and Catharine Bear, 
was born in Sinking Valley, Huntingdon, now Blair County, Au- 
gust 9th, 1832. She married George Garver, who was born in 
Germany Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., August nth, 1833. 
He was a son of John Garver and a grandson of Daniel Garver, 
who was one of the three brothers who moved from Dauphin 
County to Franklin County, Pa. Daniel had six sons, as follows : 
John, Daniel, Joseph, Samuel, Benjamin and David. Joseph 
and Daniel went West when they were young men. Samuel and 




GEORGE GARVER ANN (Bare) GARVER 

Page 238 



GKNEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 239 

David never married; they lived in Germany Valley, Hunting- 
don County, and are both buried in the cemetery at the old Stone 
Church in Germany Valley, John Garver, the father of George, 

married Sarah Eby. She was a daughter of Benjamin and 

(Bear) Eby. Button Madden in his history of the Madden 
family, says, "Benjamin Eby's second son, George, married Sarah 
Baer." The Ebys moved from Lancaster County, Pa,, to Path 
Valley, Franklin County, Pa., twelve miles from Dry Run. They 
had six sons and two daughters. John and Sarah (Eby) Garver 
had the following children : 

Elizabeth, 1825, married Isaac Lutz; moved to Shannon, 
111., 1855- 

Mary, 1827, married Abraham Rohrer, Buried at Stone 
Church, Germany Valley. 

Sarah, 1829, married Isaac Myers ; moved to Shannon, 111,, 
1855- 

Susannah, 1831, married Jacob Rohrer. 

George, 1833, married Anna Bare. 

Nancy, 1835, married to E. X. Myers, moved to Illinois. 

Lydia, 1837, married Abraham Lutz. 

Rachel, 1840, married Daniel Wharton; live in Mount 
Union, Pa, 

John, 1842, married Anna Bowman ; is a German Baptist 
minister, 

Harriet, 1845, married E. X, Myers, second wife, 

George and Anna (Bare) Garver were married January 
22nd, 1856. They farmed their father's farm in Germany Val- 
ley for nine years, and in 1865 moved to their present home, it 
being the old homestead of Benjamin Bear, on which they have 
raised their family, and where they are now enjoying the com- 
forts of a retired life. They have for many years been honored 
members of the Church of the Brethren in which faith they 
have raised their family. He has been a deacon and the treas- 
urer of the church for 33 years. They had the following chil- 
dren: 

Benjamin Franklin, Flora Sarah, Laura Catherine (twins), 



24© GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Harriet Minnie, Ambrose B., James Howard, Senie R., Lloyd 
Preston. 

Benjamin Franklin Ganrr, first child of George and Anna 
Garver, was born in Germany Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., 
April 30, 1857. He was married, first, to Emma F. Lutz, who 
was born May 2nd, 1857, and died January 27th, 1898. She 
was a daughter of Abram M. Lutz, of Germany Valley. He 
was married a second time to Jennie N. Ryder, who was bom 
March 3, 1883. She is a daughter of J. S. Ryder, of Path Valley, 
Franklin County, Pa. They have two children, Anna Elizabeth 
Garver, born December 26th, 1906, and Irene Garver, born May 
19th, 1909. Mr. Garver owns a valuable farm on the Aughwick 
Creek, near Shirleysburg, Pa. He is a prosperous farmer, and 
a Director in the First National Bank of Orbisonia, Pa. His ad- 
dress is Shirleysburg, Pa. His wife is a member of the Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Flora Sarah Gari'cr, second child of George and Anna Gar- 
ver (twin with Laura Catherine), was born in Germany Valley, 
January 30th, i860. She married Otis Myers Brumbaugh. He 
was born May 26th, i860, at Grafton, Huntingdon County, Pa. 
He is a son of Rev. George B. and Fannie E. Brumbaugh. They 
are members of the Church of the Brethren and live at Hunting- 
don, Pa. Mr. Brumbaugh has been a deacon in his church for 
20 years past. He was a merchant for years, now the steward of 
Juniata College. They have one child. 

Cloy Garz'er Briimbmigh, born February 4th, 1884, in Hunt- 
ingdon, Pa. He received his education in the schools of Hunt- 
ingdon and Juniata College, graduating from the latter school in 
1901, and received a Master Degree from same institution in 
1903, for post graduate work. He also graduated from the 
medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. 
He was house surgeon, Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital, during 
1907 and 1908, and is now practicing medicine and surgery at 
Huntingdon, Pa. He is a member of the Church of the Brethren. 

Laura Catherine Garver, third child of George and Anna 
Garver (twin with Flora Sarah), was born in Germany Valley, 
Huntingdon County, Pa., January 30th, i860. She married 




Dr. CLOY CARVER BRUMBAUCH 

Page 240 



GENEAIvOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 24I 

James Lee Rupert, who was born March 27th, 1858. He is a 
son of George and Mary Boring Rupert, of Huntingdon, Pa. 
He is proprietor of a printing office in Huntingdon, Pa. They 
are members of the Church of the Brethren. They have one 
child : 

Jessica Lillian Rupert, born December i6th, 1893. 

Harriet Minnie Garver, fourth child of George and Anna 
Garver, was born December 6th, 1862, and died September 6th^ 
1863. 

Ambrose B. Garver, fifth child of George and Anna Garver, 
was born April ist, 1865, and died August 14th, 1866. 

Jofues Howard Garver, sixth child of George and Anna 
Garver, was born March 5th, 1872, and died March 21st, 1872. 

Senie R. Garver, seventh child of George and Anna Garver, 
was born in Hill Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., December i6th, 
1867. She married Samuel Shue, son of Andrew and Rebecca 
(Swartz) Shue. They are farmers and live near Emigsville, 
Your County, Pa. She is a member of the Church of the 
Brethren. They have the following children : 

J. Ivan, George Garver and Herbert P. 

J. Ivan Shue, first child of Samuel and Senie Shue, was 
born April 27th, 1897. 

George Garyer Shue, second child of Samuel and Senie 
Shue, was born August 3rd, 1899. 

Herbert P. Shue, third child of Samuel and Senie Shue, was 
born March 28th, 1901. 

Anna Marie Shue, fourth child of Samuel and Senie Shue, 
died in infancy. 

Lloyd Preston Garver, eighth child of George and Anna 
Garver, was born in Hill Valley, Huntingdon County, Pa., Feb- 
ruary 14th, 1874. He married Mary R. Weston, who was 
born at Orbisonia, Pa., May 17th, 1879. She is a daughter 
of Arthur and Margaret B. Weston. She is a member of the 
Gerfnan Baptist Church. He is a prosperous farmer, and lives 
on the Bear-Garver homestead, in Hill Valley, Cromwell Town- 
ship, Huntingdon County, Pa. Address, Shirleysburg, Pa. 
R. F. D. 



242 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Sarah Bear, ninth child of Benjamin and Catharine Bear, was 
born in Sinking Valley, near Tyrone, Pa., January 30th, 1835. 
She married George W. Haffley. They lived in Bedford County, 
Pa., three years, and in the spring of 1867, they bought part of 
the Benjamin Bare homestead in Hill Valley, on which they lived 
during their life time. They had but one child, Laura S. Haffley, 
who was born in Bedford County, Pa., June i6th, 1868. 

Sara (Bare) Haffley was a member of the Church of the 
Brethren. She was a devout Christian, a loving and an affection- 
ate wife and mother, and died May 2nd, 1871, and is buried in the 
Bare Cemetery on the old homestead. 

George W. Haffley was a verteran of the Civil War. He was 
a member of Captain A. W. Decker's Company K, 202nd Penn- 
sylvania Volunteers, from which he was honorably discharged at 
the close of the war. Mr. Haffley was a farmer all his life, 
although he taught school several terms and served as school 
director and also as assessor. After the death of his first wife, 
he married Rebecca Norton, of Newton Hamilton, Pa. With her 
he had one son, John Haffley, a farmer, at whose home he died 
November 23rd, 1905, honored and respected by all who knew 
him. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Orbi- 
sonia. Pa, and a most conscientious and devout Christian. He 
was a son of Samuel and Rachel (Haggerty) Haffley, who lived 
in Bedford County, Pa. His grandparents, John and Sarah 
(Landis) Haffley, were born in Lancaster County, Pa., and 
moved from there to near Belleville, Mifflin County, Pa., where 
they both are buried. 

Laura S. HaiHey, only child of George W. and Sarah 
Haffley, was born in Bedford County, Pa., June i6th, 1868, 
married Curtin Grissinger, August 19th, 1897, and died October 
25th, 1897. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and 
a devoted and loving daughter, the stay and comfort of her father, 
whose grief at her funeral service and at the grave was most 
affecting and will not be forgotten by those in attendance. 

Benjmnin Franklin Bear, tenth child of Benjamin and 
Catharine Bear, was born in Sinking Valley, Pa., October 29th, 
1837, and died at the old homestead in Hill Valley, July i8th, 



GENEIALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 243 

1863. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He 
was lieutenant in Company B, iioth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
and was active in recruiting their company. His death was due 
to exposure in camp near Clear Spring, Maryland. 



244 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

A Summary of the Descendants of Benjamin Bare. 



Occupation. 



Church 
AfflUatlona. 



Merchant 
Merchant 



Bare, BenJ^ 1702-1S45 Farmer 

Bare, Catherine hla wife, 17»0 
18»2 

Bare, Elizabeth, 1818-1892. 
Bare, Abraham, died In In- 
fancy. 

Bare, Peter Mathlas, 1821- 
1884 

Bare, John, 1823-1899 

Bare, Susannah, 1815-1831.... 

Bare, Catherine, 1829-1864. 

Bare, Anna, 1832 

Bare, Sarah, 1835-1871 

Bare, BenJ. Franklin, 1837- 
18«3 

Bare, Elizabeth (Ricketts) 
1829- 18G5 

Bare, Laura, 1852 

Bare, Serena, 1854 

Bare, Herbert Penrose, died In 
Infancy. 

Bare, Robert Bruce, 1858 

Bare, OMcar Deneen, died In 
fancy. 

Bare, Roy Stone, 1862-1905. 

Bare, Flora Belle, died In In- 
fancy. 

Bare, Evallne (Shaver) 

Bare, Chalmera, died In In 
fancy. 

Bare, Lloyd S., 1869 

Bare, Iva Gertrude, 1872-1889 

Bare, Kdlth Vernon, 1873.... 

Bare, Selina M. <Mlddleton). 

Bare, Alice Marjorle, 1895... 

Bare, Helen Christine, 1897. 



Brethren. 

Presbyterian. 

-Methodist. 



Brethren. 



4 BmmbauKh, Otis, M 

4 BrumbauKh, Flora S. (Garter) 
K BrumbauKh, Cloy Garver, 1884 



Colgate, Oliver, 1828-1905 

Colgrate, Catherine (Bare) 1820 
-1864. 

ColKate, Aramenta, died In In- 
fancy. 

Colgate, Senrltta, 1850 



DouRlas, Sam'l. 1818-1802 

DouKlas, Elisabeth, Bare 1818- 
1802 



2d Lieut. Co. 110 Regrt, 
Pa. Vol. 



In U. S. Treas. Dept. 



Painter 



Farmer 



Teacher 



Methodist. 
Methodist. 
Methodist. 



Presbyterian 



Presbyterian . 
Presbyterian. 
Presbyterian . 

Methodist 

Methodist 

Methodist 



Brethren 
Brethren 
Brethren 



Presbyterian. 

Presbyterian. 

Presbyterian. 
Presbyterian. 1 



Washingrton, D. C. 



Mount Union, Pa. 



Mount Union, Pa. 

Mount Union, Pa. 
Washingrton, D. C. 
^Vashlngton, D. C. 
Washingrton, D. C. 



Huntlngrdon, Pa. 
Huntingdon, Pa. 
Huntingdon, Pa. 



GE^NEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAI^R, 1 749- 1 9 10. 



245 



Occnpatlon. 



Church 
Affiliations. 



4 Douelas, Benj. Franklin, 1844- 
1908 

4 Dou§;Ias, 1844, twins, died In 
Infancy. 

4 Dougrlas, John, 1846 

4 Douglas, David B., 1848-1890. . 

4 Douglas, Catherine Anna, 
1842-1906. 

4 Douglas, Sarah Elizabeth, died 
In Infancy. 

4 Douglas, Samuel, died In in- 
fancy. 
4 Douglas, Allen Blalr, 1857- 
1872. 

4 Douglas, Theressa Ellen, 1860 
-1872. 

4 Douglas, Jennie Smith 

5 Douglas, Cora Adaline, 1871- 

1901. 

5 Douglas, Elizabeth Allen 

4 Douglas, Anna Brandt 

4 Douglas, Martha Brewster .... 

5 Douglas, Henry R., 1875 

5 Douglas, Ethel Jones 

6 Douglas, Henry R. Jr., 1903- 
6 Douglas, Mary H., 1905- 

6 Douglas, Martha B., 1907- 
6 Douglas, Blargaret R., 1909- 



Merchant & Commercial 
Agt 



Farmer 
Farmer 



Physician 



4 Eadler, Leander 

4 Eadler, Serena (Bare) 1854. 



4 Grlsslnger, Curtin 

4 Grlsslnger, Laura S., 1866-1897 



3 Carver, George, 1833 

3 Garver, Anna, Bare, 1832 

4 Garver, Benj. F., 1857 

4 Garver, Emma F., 1857-1898.. 

4 Garver, Jennie M. (Rider) 



Garver, Orlene, 1909 

Garver, Anna E., 1906 

Garver, Flora S., 1860 

Garver, Laura C, 1860, tw^lns. . 

Garver, Harriet M., died in in- 
fancy. 

Garver, Ambrose B., died In- 
fancy. 

Garver, James, died In Infancy. 

Garver, Senle R., 1867 



Presbyterian. 



Presbyterian 



Shlrleysburg, Pa. 



Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 
Presbyterian 



Lutheran 
Methodist 



Presbyterian. 



Brethren 
Brethren 



Brethren. 
Presbyterian 



Brethren 
Brethren 



Mount Union, Pa. 



Mount Union, Pa. 
Shlrleysburg, Pa. 
Newvllle, Pa. 
Newville, Pa. 
Newvllle, Pa. 



Ellzabethtown, Pa. 
ElIzabethtOTim, Pa. 



Orbisonla, Pa. 
Orbisonla, Pa. 
Shlrleysburg, Pa. 



Shlrleysburg, Pa. 

Shlrleysburg, Pa. 
Huntingdon, Pa. 
Huntingdon, Pa. 



EmlgsvUle, Pa. 



246 



GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Names. 


Occupation. 


Church 
AfflUatlona. 


Address. 


4 &arver, Lloyd Preston, 1874. . 

5 Garter, Myrtle Allee, 1889. 
4 Garter, Mary Weston, 1879. 


Parmer 




OrbUonia, Pa. 




Presbyterian . . 
Presbyterian. 








SitirleyabnrK, Pa. 


3 Haffly, Sarah, 1835-1871 






4 Haffly, Laora S., 1866-1897. 

4 MePherran, Winfield Scott, 
IHTtO 






4 MePherran, Laura L.. (Bare) 
1852 




Methodist 


Pittsburg, Pa. 


5 MePherran, Alva Gny, 1874- 

1002 




Methodist. 
Methodist 

Methodist 




5 MePherran, Ivan Leroy, 1876. . 


DruSKist 


Jamestotvn, N. T. 


5 MePherran, Lura Edna Clare, 

1878-1906 






5 MePherran, Carrie May, 1880. 




Methodist 

Methodist 


Pittsbnrgr* Pa. 


5 MePherran, Nannie Floy, 1880, 


Teacher 




5 MePherran, Porter Wilson, 

1888-1889. 
5 MePherran, Minnie M. (Wil- 
son) 






3 PHce, Georgre 1824-1896 




Methodist. 




3 Price, Susannah (Bare) 1825- 
1H94 




Methodist. 
Methodist. 




4 Price, Catharine, 1853 






4 Price, Benjamin P., 1855 




Laidigr, 


4 Price, Catharine (King). 

4 Price, Amanda, 1859 






Fulton Co., Pa. 

New Yorit, N. Y. 
New Yorlt, N. Y. 

Mount Union, Pa. 

Hnntlnirdon, Pa. 
HantlnKdon, Pa. 
HnntlnKdon, Pa. 

Pittsbnrv, Pa. 


4 Price, John B.. 1861 






4 Price, Chrlstena P. 

5 Price, GeoFBe H., 1890- 
5 Price, John W., 1892- 

5 Price, Kdtvin Demey, 1899- 
5 Price, Arthur Douglas, 1901- 

5 Rnmmel, Jay, husband of EH». 
\, DouKlas 


Cleric ... 


Presbyterian . . 

Brethren 

Brethren 


4 Rupert, James L., 1858 


Printer 


4 Rupert, Lnura C. Gar^'er, 1860. 




5 Rupert, Jessica L., 1893 




5 Sullivan, Paul.. 


Aadltor 




S Sullivan, Lura E. MaePheran, 

1878- lUOU 




Methodist. 









GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



247 



IVames. 


Occupatlon. 


Church 
Affiliations. 


Address. 


4 Smith, Abraham B. 

4 Smith, Senretta C, 1859 




Presbyterian. 
Brethren. 




5 Smith, Oscar B., 1887. 

5 Smith, Myrtle A., 1889 






5 Smith, Frank C, 1898. 
4 Shue, Sam'l 




EmlgsvlIIe, Pa. 
EmlgsTlUe, Pa. 

Ellzabethtown, Pa. 


4 Shne, Senle R., 1867 




Brethren 

Methodist 

Presbyterlon . . 


5 Shue, J. Ivan, 1897. 
S Shue, George G., 1899. 
5 Shue, Herbert P., 1901. 
5 Shue, Anna Maria, died In In- 
fancy. 

4 Swlgart, August. 




5 Swlgart, Robert Bruce, 1879- 

1886. 

S Swlgart, John (Bare) 1882. . . 
5 Swlgart, Ida Pearl, 1882- 
5 Swlgart, Dorothy G., 1905. 

5 Sattloux, Peter. 
5 Sattloux, Cora B. (Truax) 
1899- 

4 Truax, G. Edward 






'Wells Tannery^ 






Methodist. 


Fulton Co., Pa. 


5 Truax, Cora Belle, 1889- 
5 Truax, John Franklin, 1892- 







248 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



Name. 

Bare, 27 

BriuubnuKh, 3 

Colgate, 4 

DouKlaH, 22 

Eadler, 2 

Griiisingrer, 2 

Garver, 17 

Haffly, 3 

MePhrennan, 9 

Rupert, 8 

Rommel, 1 

Sallivan, 2 

Smith, 5 

Shue, 6 

Swlsart, 6 

Tmax, 4 

Sattloux, 2 

Price, 12 

130 

Counted twice, 16 

114 
Church Afflllatlonj). 

Brethren, 19 

Presbyterian, 27 

Methodist, 22 

Lutheran, 1 



Occupations. 



Farmers, 

Merchants, 

U. S. Treas. Accountants, 

Teachers, 

Dentist, 

Physicians, 

Clerk, 

Stone Cutter, 

DruKslst, 

Auditor, 

Painter, 

Editor, 

Lumberman, 

Salesmen, 

Janitor, 

Carpenter,' 

Laborers, 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 249 



KINDRED FAlVLIIvIKS 

Under this head we give some information of three different 
famines, as follows : 

FIRST. — Oe the Peter Mathias Family. 

This family is one of interest on account of the marriage of 
his two daughters by his first wife, Catharine and Elizabeth, to 
two brothers, Daniel Bare, and Benjamin Bare, sons of our 
Johannes Baer. The Mathias family was among the earliest 
settlers of York County and were generally members of the 
Lutheran church. 

We find from the records of Quickel's church, that there 
were members of six different families baptized there between 
1771 and 1827. They were children of the following families : 

Henry and Dorthea Mathias. 

John and Catharine Mathias. 

Henry and Maria Mathias. 

Henry and Anna Mathias. 

Peter and Susan Mathias. 

Henry and Susan Mathias. 

One of these, Daniel, son of Peter and Susan Mathias, born 
November nth, 1810, and baptized at Quickel's Church May 28th, 
181 1, was the uncle of the writer, D. M. Bare. The church named 
above was situated about three miles from where Peter Mathias 
lived and is now called Zion's View. Peter Mathias was bom July 
15th, 1 768, on the old homestead farm in Newberry Township, York 
County, Pa., located two and one-half miles west of what is now 
York Haven, on the Northern Central branch of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad, not far from the Big Conewago Creek and about five 
miles from the Johannes Baer homestead. (See map.) He lived 
on this farm all his life and died at the home of his son, Daniel, 
August 2 1 St, 1846, aged 78 years, i month and 6 days. He is 



250 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

buried in the cemetery in connection with Quickel's (Lutheran) 
church, of which he was a member, situated at Zion's View, 
Conewago Township, York County, Pa., about three miles from 
his home in Newberry Township, (see map) and about six miles 
north of York. The dates of his birth and death were copied 
from his tombstone. He was a successful farmer and raised a 
large number of live stock which were driven to the Baltimore 
market and sold. After his death the farm was divided into 
four farms, and his children and grandchildren remained on 
them for many years, one of which is now occupied by Miss 
Eliza Mathias and her sister. His descendants are many in that 
section of York County, at the present time. He was married 
three times. His first wife was Nancy Nisley of Dauphin 
County, mother of Catharine and Elizabeth, above mentioned. 
No record of her birth or death has been found. Her ancestors 
no doubt were one of the large number of families, by name of 
Nisley or Nissley, living in the adjoining county of Lancaster. 
A number of the men of those families were ministers of the 
gospel. A very devout, religious people. His second wife was 
Susan Bush, whose parents lived near his own home. Their 
children were : 

John, Jacob, Martin, Daniel, Henry, Peter, Mary (Polly), 
Susan and Nancy. 

John Mathias married Elizabeth Croul, of near Safe Harbor, 
Lancaster County, Pa. They had a family. 

Jacob Mathias married Susan Shetter from near Strines- 
town, York County, Pa. They had a family. 

Martin Mathias never married. 

Daniel Mathias married Catharine Zeigler, of Glen Rock, 
York County, Pa. They had a family. 

Henry Mathias married Sarah Repman of Strinestown, York 
County, Pa. They had a family. 

Peter Mathias married Sarah Malehorn, of near Newberry- 
town, York County, Pa. They had a family. 

Mary (Polly) Mathias married Jacob Fisher of Fishing 
Creek Valley, Newberry Township, York County, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 25I 

Susan Mathias married Peter Grass, of near Manchester, 
York County, Pa. 

Nancy Mathias married George Machlin of near Manchester, 
York County, Pa. His third wife was Barbara Shuman, a 
widow, whose maiden name was Detwiler. She was from Lan- 
cester County. They had no children. She is buried in the Baer 
Cemetery. Daniel Mathias, son of Peter, was the administrator 
of his estate and Granville Mathias, his son, of Goldsboro, was the 
administrator of Daniel's estate. Granville found a number of 
old deeds and other papers in the name of Mathias among- his 
father's papers. Those were written in German, and as the two 
estates were settled up, they were thought to be of no further use 
and he burned them. Mrs. Daniel Westhaber, of Steelton, a 
daughter of Daniel Mathias, has the old "grandfather's" clock 
that belonged to her grandfather, Peter Mathias. 

A large part of the information given above was sent in 
February, 1901, by Mrs. Caroline Orendorf, of Middletown, 
Dauphin County, Pa., whose maiden name was Zeigler. She had 
her home for some time with her sister, Catharine, who was the 
wife of Daniel Mathias, a son of Peter, who lived on part of the 
old homestead, and at whose home Peter died. Some time in 
July, 1904, I received a letter from Miss Eliza Jane Mathias, 
Cly P. O., York County, Pa., a daughter of Peter Mathias, Jr. 
And some time in April, 1907, from Granville Mathias, Golds- 
boro, (Etters P. O.) York County, Pa., a son of Daniel. 

SECOND. — Oe Jacob Bear, oe Newberry and Fairview 
Township, York County, Pa. 

Robert C. Bair, Esq., of York, Pa., who made a careful ex- 
amination of the records of Lancaster and York Counties, in 
making his report to us of his work, makes the following mention 
of Jacob Bear of Newberry and Fairview Township. 

The particular Jacob, of Newberry and Fairview, who was 
contemporaneous with your John of Newberry, has Interested me 
in examining your case. Jacob Bear, of Newberry and Fairview 
had the following children : 



252 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Emanuel, Jacob, Susanna, wife of Peter Schrieber ; Elizabeth, 
wife of Christian Burger ; Englehart, Barbara, wife of Samuel 
Johnston ; Catherine, wife of Jacob Wolf ; Anna, Sarah, wife of 
Arnold Spink, of Westphalia, (now Wrightsville), York County, 
and John. 

The York County records show that Jacob Bear, of New- 
berry and Fairview Townships, purchased six different tracts of 
land aggregating 575 acres, most of it situated in Newberry 
Township, between the years of 1782 and 1802, all of which he 
probably owned at the time of his death, except twenty-five acres 
situated on the Conewago Creek, which he had sold to his son 
Emanuel, in the year 1800. The records further show that on 
December 15th, 181 5, Emanuel Bear, oldest son of Jacob Bear, 
of Newberry Township, who died intestate, presented a petition 
to court on behalf of himself and the children of Jacob Bear, 
deceased, all of full age as named above. On April 17th, 1817, 
Emanuel Bear filed an account as administrator of his father's 
estate, showing a balance in his hands of $3,678.95. On Novem- 
ber 26th, 1824, Emanuel Bear executed a deed to Jacob Bear, 
of Conewago Township for 153 acres on the banks of the Big 
Conewago Creek, called "Stoneburg." This Jacob was no 
doubt Emanuel's brother and second child of Jacob, who died in 
1815. 

Emanuel Bear, oldest child of Jacob Bear, of Newberry and 
Fairview, was married to Catherine (her maiden name un- 
known). He was a prominent and wealthy citizen of that com- 
munity. He was the guardian of Henry, David and Abraham, 
sons of Johannes and Mary Baer, of Newberry Township. There 
was a friendly and close relationship existing between the families 
of Johannes Baer and Jacob Bear, and to the certain knowledge 
of the writer received from his father, Daniel Bare, he knows 
that Emanuel, son of Jacob, was a blood relation of the Johannes 
Baer family, but whether brothers or cousins he is not able to 
say. 

The following information as to this relationship was re- 
ceived from Mrs. Rebecca (Leffard) Sprankle, the widow of the 
late Samuel Sprankle, of Altoona. Mrs. Sprankle's maiden name 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 253 

was Leffard. Her mother was Sarah Bear, a daughter of Engle- 
hart Bear or Bair, who died near Warrior's Mark, Huntingdon 
County, Pa., and with his wife is probably buried in the cemetery 
at Warrior's Mark. Sarah (Bear) Lefifard had a brother, 
Emanuel Bare, who lived near Shade Gap, Pa., and died in 1901. 
He was the father of John C. Bare, at present one of the directors 
of the poor in Huntingdon County, Pa. Englehart Bear was no 
doubt the son of Jacob, of Newberry and Fairview, who died in 
1815. 

THIRD. — ^Jacob Bar, of Canton Berne, Switzerland, the 

ANCESTOR OF RoBERT C. BaiR, EsQ., OF YoRK, Pa., HISTOR- 
IAN OF THAT Branch of the Bear Family. 

Jacob Bar, Sr., of Canton Berne, Switzerland, Emigrant, 
1709-1717. He was a Mennonite, settled in Chester County, now 
Lancaster County, Pa. His son, Jacob Bar, Jr., also an emigrant, 
settled in Earl Township, Lancaster County, and died November, 
1769. He was married twice ; Barbara or Mary, had issue three 
sons and two daughters (none by Sarah, the second wife), 
namely : 

First, Jacob, born 1733; married. He died a short time 
before his father. They had no issue. 

Second, Barbara, born 1735 ; married Michael Kneisely, of 
Cocalico, formerly of Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pa., issue 
two sons and seven daughters, namely: 

Mary, married Daniel Miller, of Pine Creek Township, 
Northumberland County, Pa. 

Abraham, Malli and Rebecca, of Cocalico, Lancaster County, 
Pa. 

Elizabeth, married George Hildebrand, of Juniata County, 
Pa. 

John Kneisely, of Rye Township, Cumberland County, Pa. 

Anna, married Jacob GrofY, of Cocalico; Barbara married 
David Bear, of Lancaster County, and Susanna married George 
Kneisely, of Shenandoah, Va. 

Third, Michael Bar, of Earl, a carpenter, born in 1737. 
Married Margaret. Issue. 



254 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

Fourth, Mary Bar, born in 1739; married Joseph Hersh- 
berger, of Cocalico, Issue, two sons and two daughters, David, 
Joseph, Barbara (Groff) and Salome (Meyers). 

Fifth, Abraham Bair, yoeman of Leacock, born September 
7th, 1741, and died March 14th, 1828. Married February 22nd, 
1775, to Catherine Worst, of Cocalico. Born June 24th, 1757, 
and died November 30th, 1840. Issue, five sons and four 
daughters, viz: 

First, Jacob Bair, of Leacock, bom October 28th, 1776, and 
died November 2nd, 1820. Married Catherine Fellsbaum, of 
Lancaster County, Pa. Issue, five sons and two daughters. 

Second, Elizabeth Bair, born July 8th, 1778, died June ist, 
1845. Married John Miller, of Leacock. Issue, four sons and 
four daughters. 

Third, John Bair, of Leacock, bom March 22nd, 1781, and 
died March 4th, 1819. Married Elizabeth Miller, of Lampeter, 
Lancaster County., born January nth, 1784 and died July 14th, 
1845, a daughter of David and Mary (Soutler) Miller. 

Elizabeth (Miller) Bair, married second, David Buckwalter, 
widower, no issue. By her first husband, John Bair, she had 
issue, four sons and two daughters. 

Fourth, David Bair, of Colerain, Lancaster County, Pa., born 
March 5th, 1783, and died December ist, 1849. Married Sarah 
Miller. Issue, four sons and three daughters. 

Fifth, Benjamin Bair, bachelor, born April 30th, 1785, and 
died May 5th, 1831. 

Sixth, Leah Bair, born August i6th, 1791, and died in 1866. 
Married Christian Zook, of Shippensburg, Pa. Issue, one son, 
Abraham Zook. 

Seventh, Mary Bair, spinster, born March 24th, 1794, and 
died October 7th, 1852, Shippensburg, Pa. 

Eighth, Catharine Bair, spinster, bom November 19th, 1795, 
died April 25th, 1845, "^^^ Intercourse, Pa. 

Ninth, Abraham Bair, of Leacock, born January 12th, 1798, 
died February 17th, 1879. Married Magdelene Hoover, issue six 
sons and five daughters. Of these are David H. Bair, of Philips- 
burg, Center County, Pa., and Abraham Bachme Bair, York, Pa. 



GENEOLOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 255 

John Bair, of Leacock (second son of Abraham and Cath- 
arine Worst Bair), married Elizabeth Miller. Issue, namely: 

First, David Bair, banker of Lancaster, Pa., born March 8th, 
1806, died October loth, 1876. Married Mary Burkwalter, only 
daughter of his stepfather. No issue. 

Second, Jacob Bair, of Safe Harbor, Pa., born October ist, 
1808, died March 12th, 1849. Married Elizabeth Bowman. 
Issue, seven sons and two daughters. 

Third, Elizabeth Bair, born July 20th, 181 1, died 1876. 
Married John Shaub. Issue, three sons and seven daughters. 

Fourth, Catherine Bair, born April 29th, 1814, died August 
i8th, 1903. Married, first, Daniel Keeports ; issue, three sons and 
three daughters. Married, second, Joseph M. Elherry, of Lower 
Chauceford, York County, Pa. Issue, one daughter. 

Fifth, John Bair, Ironmaster, of York County, Pa., born 
May 25th, 1816, died January 30th, 1892. Married May 22nd, 
1855, to Susanna Grofif, born May 14th, 1827, daughter of 
David and Anna (Longnecker) GrofT, of Lancaster County. 
Susanna, widow, resides (February i6th, 19 10) with her 
daughter, Mrs. Fulton, in Philadelphia. John and Susanna 
(Groff) Bair had issue, a son and a daughter, Robert C. and 
Lizzie. 

First, Robert Cabeen Bair, attorney-at-law, York, Pa., was 
born April 27th, 1856. Married June 30th, 1887, to Ella Nora, 
daughter of Dr. Henry Lanius and Emma E. (Rieman) Smyser, 
of York. Issue, H. Snyder Bair, born April 2nd, 1889, of State 
College, Pa. 

Second, Lizzie Bair, married Samuel M. Fulton, of Phila- 
delphia. Issue, two sons and three daughters. Sue B., John C, 
James S., Kathleen and Naomi. 

Sixth, Daniel Bair of Providence, Lancaster County, born 
August 7th, 1818, and died March 5th, 1901. Married Hetty 
Shenk, both deceased. No issue. 

Note to the Readers. 

Robert C. Bair, of York, Pa., historian of the family of 
"Jacob Bar," of Earl, seeks information of the descendants of the 



256 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

children of Barbara (Bair) Kneisley and Mary (Bair) Hersh- 
berger, also information of the German Bible of "Abraham Bear 
and Feronica Good, his wife, of Manchester Township, York 

County, Pa.," and "John Bear and Mary B , his wife, of 

Newberry Township, York County, Pa." 

Robert C. Bair, 

York, Pa. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAE^R, I749-I9IO. 257 



THK BAKR FAMII^Y ASSOCIA- 
T^ION (Incorporated) 

The Baer Family Association, this is one of the prominent 
families of that name whose ancestors settled in Lehigh County, 
and many of their descendants still live in Lehigh and Berks 
Counties. 

The Baer family association (incorporated), which holds its 
annual reunion at Kutztown Park, Kutztown, Pa., is made up of 
the descendants of Johannes, Christopher and Melchoir Baer, 
There is a tradition that these three persons were brothers, but 
up to the present time, no documentary evidence has been pre- 
sented to establish the claim. This much has been established, 
they came in the same ship (The Phoenix, September 30th, 
1743), settled in the same County of Lehigh, then a part of 
Northampton and were confirmed members of the Reformed 
church. Most of the Baers, of Berks and Lehigh counties, are 
descendants of Johannes (Hans) Baer. He settled in Weisen- 
burg township, Lehigh County, some time prior to 1749, on a 
farm about one mile south of Clausville. In 1750 his name ap- 
pears on the Ziegel church record, as one of the founders. To 
him and his wife were born four sons, one of whom died in in- 
fancy and was buried at the Weisenburg Church. He was bom 
September 9th, 1749. John, Adam, Jacob and Barbara. Johannes 
died prior to December, 1759. His widow, Regina, was married 
a second time to Peter Grow, Jr. John moved to Windsor, Berks 
County, and his descendants live in Hamburg, Windsor, Perry, 
and Bern townships. Barbara married Henry Fetter and Hved 
in Allentown. Adam located in what is now called "Baer 
Valley," near the present town of Seipstown. He had seven 
sons and five daughters. John, Jacob, Daniel, John, Peter, 
Henry, Jonathan, David, Catharine, married to Moses Cain. 
Margretha, Elizabeth married Falk. 

Jacob, 1 745-1810, the youngest son of Hans, obtained the 
(17) 



258 GENEALOGY OP JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

old homestead and added to it until it embraced over five hundred 
acres. His wife's name was Elizabeth. She was born March 
5th, 1748 and died June 5th, 181 8. To them were born twelve 
children, six sons and six daughters. Among his sons were 
Jacob and Daniel, who lived and died in Weisenburg. John who 
moved to Adams County, Henry who moved to Luzerne County 
and John Adam, who moved to Maxatawny Township near 
Kutztown. 

The children of John Adam were Jonathan, iyg6-i%y^, who 
lived in Greenwich Township; John, who married Catharine 
Adam, and had nine children, among whom is Samuel A. Baer, 
Ph. D., President of Royal Front College, Virginia ; Peter, who 
lived at Raisin, Michigan. His descendants hold yearly reunions. 
Charles, who lived at Topton, Berks County, and was the father 
of eleven children, and is the grandfather of the writer; Solomon, 
who moved to Akron, Ohio. The daughters were : Lydia, Polly, 
Betsy and Susanna. Melchoir lives in Macunzie Township, 
Lehigh County, where he owned several large farms. Yie. had 
eight children, among whom Melchoir and Jacob became the 
progenitors of large families. 

Melchoir, Jr., married Catherine Desch and had ten children: 
David, Jacob, Polly, Elizabeth, Charles, George, Samuel, Henry, 
Susan and Catherine. 

Jacob was the father of eleven children : Rachel, George, 
Joseph Melchoir, Samuel, Susan, Judith, Ephraim, Elizabeth, 
Manasses and Benjamin. Of these Samuel migrated to Mount 
Wolf, York County, and Benjamin and Manasses to Newberry 
of the same county. The last of the trio was Christopher, known 
among his neighbors as Stoffel. Prior to his coming to this 
county, he had patented to himself 560 acres of land in White- 
hall Township, Lehigh County several miles east of Johannes. He 
had six children : Heinrich, who obtained the old homestead, but 
sold it prior to 1800, and went to what was then called the west. 
John moved to Romney County, Virginia, where he died without 
issue. Melchoir lived in Whitehall Township and had four chil- 
dren. Henry, a grandson still owns a part of the original tract. 
Jacob, the youngest son of Christopher, settled in Maryland. 



GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 259 

where he died in 1823. He was the father of six sons. Solomon, 
the youngest of these died at Somerset, Pa., in 1883, in his 
ninetieth year. He was the father of George F. Baer, president 
of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway, Ex-Judge WiUiam 
Baer and Herman C. Bare, Esq., of Somerset, Pa. The latter is 
the father of Dr. Herman Baer, who married Mabel McKinley, 
a niece of President Wm. McKinley. Christophel Baer came 
direct from Zweibrucken, in Germany, to Pennsylvania. The 
old Baer homestead in the Palatinate was for generations known 
as Baren Hutte. When Christophel bought his tract of land, the 
English agent, eager to transplant the German name Baren 
Hutte, called it "Bruins Rest." There is also a tradition that 
one, Peter von Baer, had been married to a daughter of the 
Count of the Palatinate, and in this way estabhshed rank for the 
Zweibrucken family. 

The coat of arms consists of a shield prominently displaying 
a bear carrying a sheaf of wheat. As stated above, a family 
association has been formed for the purpose of gathering family 
data of all those who bear the name of Baer. The stock certifi- 
cates are issued to any one of Baer descent and who obligates 
himself to contribute one dollar a year to the association. A 
life membership certificate may be obtained by paying the sum of 
ten dollars. Address all communication to the secretary, F. N. 
Baer, Kutztown, Pa. 



260 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 



CONCIvUSION 

At last we have finished our search for the descendants of 
Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, and will therefore briefly write 
up the last chapter of the "Baer History." 

In our search we have found something more than 1,400 of 
these descendants. In the summaries of each family given in this 
book, there are the names of 1,399 persons. In a few instances 
we were unable to obtain names. Our correspondents knew that 
there were a given number of persons in a family, but were un- 
able to obtain the names. This would probably account for, from 
20 to 30 additional persons. 

There is at least one family that might have added consider- 
able to the above list, if it could have been found. That of 
Samuel Baer, the first child of John and Catharine Baer, who was 
born about 1801. He probably married in York county, and 
moved from there to Ohio, but later on moved farther West, and 
was reported to have been killed by the Indians. 

He had one son, who the writer once met when boys, and he 
believes he had other children, but we have been unable to locate 
any of them. Hence it is not improbable that there are as many 
as 1,500 descendants of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer, of whom 
something more than a thousand are living at this time. They 
are mostly of the fourth, fifth and sixth generations. Only three 
of the third generation were living June ist, 1910. These are 
Martin E. Bare, of Hummelstown, Pa.; Mrs. Anna (Bare) Car- 
ver, of Huntingdon, Pa., and the writer, D. M. Bare, of Roaring 
Spring, Pa. Of the seventh generation, we found at the time 
this book was compiled, fifteen in the John Baer family, fifteen 
in the George Bear family and three in the Jacob Bare family. 

The descendants of Johannes and Anna Maria Baer are 
scattered over at last twenty-four States and Territories. 

The present address of between seven and eight hundred of 
them will be found in this volume. Our summaries show 233 
persons, answering to the name of Baer, written five diflferent 
ways, as follows : Baer, Bear, Bare, Bair and Barr. A majority 



GENEALOGY OE JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 261 

of them at the present time are writing it "Bare." Other names 
are as follows : Of Swopes, 48 ; of Fortenbaughs, 41 ; of Fu- 
gates, 34 ; of Anthonys, 25 ; of Millers, 25 ; of Spanogles, 24 ; of 
Corman, 22; of Carvers, 22; of Douglas, 21 ; of Stroheckers, 21 ; 
of Mansbergers, 18; of Ketterings, 18; of Kleppers, 18; of 
Krigers, 17; of Bowers, 15; of Harts, 15; of Brumgarts, 15; of 
Fursts, 15; and of Shaffers, 15. Other prominent families were 
Dunmires, Zorgers, Myers, Lamisons, Frees, Notters, Basslers, 
Barndollars, Jordans, Thomas, Schracks, Leases and others. 

The occupations and professions of descendants of Johannes 
and Anna Maria Baer are many and various. Counting by 
families, there are several hundred engaged in farming. Then 
follows in the order named : 

Merchants, teachers, clerks, salesmen, railroad men, manu- 
facturers, carpenters, clergymen, lawyers, physicians, managers, 
bankers, etc. 

Cenerally speaking the descendants of Johannes and Maria 
Baer are a religious people and hold their membership in about 
15 different denominations, with those of the Methodist faith 
largely in the lead. Our record gives the names of 200 Metho- 
dists, 119 Lutherans, 104 Reformed, 95 Presbyterians. Then 
follows in the order named: The Church of the Brethren, the 
Church of God, the Christian Church, the United Brethren 
Church, the Evangelical church, the Baptist Church, the River 
Brethren, the Catholic, and the Congregational Churches. 

We do not claim to have a full and complete record of the 
church affiliation of each person, as in some cases it was impossi- 
ble to obtain them, and the same is true of the occupations and 
professions. Yet our record, although not as complete as we 
would wish it, shows beyond a doubt that our people are both 
prosperous and religious, and are doing what they can to make 
this world better and are therefore making the necessary prep- 
arations for the life which is to come. 

As a family we have been well provided. Our lives have 
been surrounded with pure, simple, religious environments. In 
our various undertakings and ventures, we have been prosper- 
ous and our health and happiness ideal. Let us therefore "fear 



262 GENEALOGY OF JOHANNES BAER, I749-I9IO. 

God and keep his commandments for this is the whole duty of 
man," as is given us in the 13th verse of the 12th chapter of Eccl. ; 
and these Hnes do we most reverently commend to our posterity 
and our readers. 

Our self-imposed task is now finished. It has cost us much 
labor, but it has also afforded considerable pleasure, and we hoi)e 
that the perusal of its pages will be a pleasant pastime to its read- 
ers, to all of whom we extend our fraternal greetings. 

Daniel Mathias Bare. 

Robert Bruce Bare. 



INDtX. 

INDKX 



263 



NAMES OF JOHANNES BAER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



Aitkins, William, 34. 
Aitkins, Efiinda, 34. 
Aitkins, George M., 34. 
Aitkins, Emma May, 34. 
Aitkins, Mary C, 34. 
Armon, John, 32, 33. 
Armon, Mary, 32, 33. 
Allen, J. Craig, 63. 
Allen, Susan L., 63. 
Allen, Edith V., 63. 
Allen, George D., 63. 
Anthony, George W., 189, 190, 191. 
Anthony, Mary A., 188, 190, 191. 
Anthony, Charles W., 189. 
Anthony, Frederick, 189. 
Anthony, John T., 189, 190. 
Anthony, Abbie J., 189, 190. 
Anthony, Emma H., 189, 190. 
Anthony, Henry K., 189, 190, 191. 
Anthony, Laura B., 189, 191. 
Anthony, Nellie M., 189, 191. 
Anthony, George E., 189, 191. 
Anthony, Rose P., 189. 
Anthony, Mary, 189. 
Anthony, Leo, 189. 
Anthony, Irene, 189. 
Anthony, Kezia, 189, 190. 
Anthony, Ethel R., 189. 
Anthony, Claud W., 189. 
Anthony, Leonard, 190. 
Anthony, Marion, 190. 
Anthony, Leia, 190. 
Anthony, Delbert, 190. 
Anthony, Mary Ann, 191. 
Anthony, George T., 191. 
Anthony, Howard B., 191. 



B. 
Baer, Jacob, 8, 12, 13, 23, 28, 29. 
Baer, Barbara (Schellman), 8, 23, 28. 
Baer, Johannes, i, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 

19, 26, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, 

32, 57, 115, 116, 146, 179, 215, 249, 

260, 261. 
Baer, Anna Maria, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 

21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 

57, 116, 146, 179, 215, 260, 261. 
Baer, Jacob, 21. 22. 23, 24, 28, 29, 

31- 
Baer, Henry, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 

252. 
Baer, David, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 

31, 252. 
Baer, Abraham. 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 

29, 40, 115, 252. 
Baer, John, 11, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 

25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 36, 40, 55, 
146, 260. 

Bear, George, 11, 18, 22, 23, 25, 26, 
27, 28, 36, 55, 57, 58, 65, 69, 72, 
77, 79, 82, 88. 

Baer, Barbara, 11, 23, 25, 26, 27, 
28. 

Bare, Jacob, ix, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 

26, 27, 30, 116, 118, 121, 132. 
Bare, Daniel, i, 3, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 

23, 25, 27, 28, 147. 148, 173, 174, 
249. 
Bare, Benjamin, 3, 11, 19, 24, 25, 26, 

27, 28, 30, 146, 147, 215, 216, 219, 
225, 236, 237, 238. 

Bear, Catharine, 3, 22, 27, 32, 



264 



INDEX. 



Baer, Anna, 11, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 


Bear, Elizabeth, 18, 57. 58, 65, 12, 77, 


30- 


79. 82, 88. 


Baer, Barbara, 2rj. 


Bear, John, 18, 58. 


Baer, Abraham, 19, 32, 40, 42, 46. 


Bear, Catharine, 18, 28, 58. 


Baer, Mary, 40, 42, 46. 


Bear, David, 36, 58, 59, 61. 


Baer, John A., 8, 11, 40, 4i- 


Bear, Elizabeth, 55, 58, 65. 


Baer, Eleanor, 40, 41. 


Bear, Jacob, 58, 72. 


Baer, George A., 40, 4i- 


Bear, William, 58, 7Z, 74. 76. 


Baer, Hester, 40. 


Bear, Adam, 57, 58, 77, 78, 79- 


Baer, James H., 8, 40. 4i- 


Bear, Anna Mary, 58, 79. 


Baer, Lilah W., 41. 


Bear, Rachel, 58, 82. 


Baer, John L., 4i- 


Bear, Anna, 58, 88, 90. 


Baer, Anna, 40, 41. 


Bear, Elizabeth, 58. 


Baer, Elizabeth, 40, 42. 


Bear, John R., 58, 61. 


Baer, Mary E., 40, 46- 


Bear, Julia, 58. 


Baer, Barbara I., 40, 46. 


Bear, Lizzie, 58. 


Baer, Jacob M., 19, 21, 32, ZZ, 35. 


Bear, Lida, 59. 


36, 59- 


Bear, Claude V., 59- 


Baer, Alfred, 32. 


Bear, Horace S., 59, 60, 


Baer, Catharine, 32. 


Bear, Lulu D., 60. 


Baer, Darius, 32, 34. 35- 


Bear, Temple, 60. 


Baer, Harrison, 32, 35. 


Bear, William, 57. 


Baer, Margaret A., 2^2, 35. 


Bear, Laura, 59. 


Baer, William H., 21, 32, 35- 


Bear, Margaret, 60. 


Baer, John Thos., 32, 35- 


Bear Catharine E'., 60. 


Baer, Rosalia R., 36. 


Bear, David G., 60, 61. 


Baer, Kate, ZZ. 


Bear, Emma J., 60, 61. 


Baer, Alfred N., 34- 


Bear, Ella Nora, 60, 61. 


Baer, Josephine, 34. 


Bear, James C, 60. 


Baer, Rev. Winfield S., 35- 


Bear, Flora C, 61. 


Baer, Anna W., 35. 


Bear, Laura, 60. 


Baer, Nancy, 36. 


Bear, Susan M., 60, 61. 


Baer, Harvey A., 35. 


Bear, Catharine, 7Z, 74, 77, 79- 


Baer, Louis, 35. 


Bear, Effinda, ZZ, 34, 35, 36, 59- 


Baer, Grant, 36. 


Bear, Franklin, 59, 60, 61. 


Baer, Nancy N., 35. 


Bear, Margaret, 60, 61. 


Baer, William W., 35- 


Bear, Susan, 59, 62. 


Baer, George, 36. 


Bear, Sarah, 59, 63. 


Baer, Rhoda L., 35- 


Bear, Elizabeth, 7Z. 


Baer, Martin, 32, 36, 37. 55, 259. 


Barr, George W., 59, 61, 62. 


Baer, Samuel, 32, 55, 258, 259. 


Barr, Elizabeth, 61. 


Baer, Mary, z^- 


Barr, Lucinda, 61. 


Baer, Elizabeth, 32. 


Barr, Guy, 61. 


Baer, Maria G., 37, 259. 


Barr, George C, 61. 


Baer, Mary A., 37, 259- 


Barr, Mary H., 61. 



INDEX. 



265 



Barr, David F., 61. 


Bare, 


Jacob S., II, 116, 122. 


Bear, Samantha, "jz, 74. 


Bare, 


Adaline, 122. 


Bear, Dianna, yz, 75- 


Bare, 


Jemima, 122. 


Bear, Maria, ^z, 76. 


Bare, 


Daisy B., 122. 


Bear, Catharine, ^z. 


Bare, 


George W., 122, 123, 124, 125. 


Bear, Sarah R., -JZ, 74, 75, 76. 


Bare, 


Arabelle, 123, 124, 125. 


Bear, Amanda, ^^. 


Bare, 


Henry G., 123. 


Bear, Chestie, ^^, 78. 


Bare, 


Alice S., 123. 


Bear, William, TJ, 78. 


Bare, 


Margaret, 21. 


Bear, Elizabeth, "]"]. 


Bare, 


Stella, 123. 


Bear, Delia C, ^^. 


Bare, 


Mary, 123. 


Bear, Jewitt, T]. 


Bare, 


William P., 123. 


Bear, Emma R., T]. 


Bare, 


Maggie, 124. 


Bear, Susan W., 78. 


Bare, 


Sarah A., 124. 


Bear, Ellen B., 78. 


Bare, 


George W., Jr., 124. 


Bear, George Adam, 78. 


Bare, 


Robert C, 125. 


Bear, William H., 78. 


Bare, 


Walter S., 125. 


Bear, Jennie, 78. 


Bare, 


Jacob E., 116, 125. 


Bear, Catharine, 78. 


Bare, 


Lydia A., 125. 


Bear, Margaret, 78. 


Bare, 


Henry K., 125. 


Bair, Henrietta N., 78. 


Bare, 


Dianna M., 125. 


Bair, Maud M., 79. 


Bare, 


Curtin S., 125, 126. 


Bair, Walter A., 79. 


Bare, 


Anna E., 126. 


Bair, Randal G., 79- 


Bare, 


Helen K., 126. 


Bair, Mary Ai, 79. 


Bare, 


William M., 126. 


Bair, Nora A., 79. 


Bare, 


John K., 125, 126. 


Bair, Carrie M., 79. 


Bare, 


David K., 126. 


Bair, Jennie E., 79- 


Bare, 


Bertha E., 126. 


Bare, Mary Epply, 116, 118, 121, 132. Bare, 


Frank C, 126. 


Bare, Nancy Epply, 116. 


Bare, 


Sara E., 126. 


Bare, John, 116. 


Bare, 


Marjorie E., 126. 


Bare, Jane H., 116. 


Bare, 


Marion A., 126. 


Bare, William, 117. 


Bare, 


Emma W., 126. 


Bare, Almira, 117. 


Bare, 


David, 116, 126, 131, 132. 


Bare, Lydia A., 21, 117. 


Bare, 


Susan B., 127, 131, 132. 


Bare, Ann Nancy, 116. 


Bare, 


Reuben, 127. 


Bare, George, 116, 121, 122. 


Bare, 


Clara F, 127. 


Bare, Mary, 116, 132. 


Bare, 


Anna E., 127, 128. 


Bare, Henderson, 122. 


Bare, 


Jacob, 127, 130. 


Bare, Eliza, 122. 


Bare, 


Mary D., 127, 130. 


Bare, Elizabeth, 116, 132. 


Bare, 


Newton, 130. 


Bare, Amanda, 122. 


Bare, 


Cora, 130. 


Bare, Martha Ann, 122. 


Bare, 


David, 127. 


Bare, Mary E., 122, 121. 


Bare, 


Mary K., 130. 


Bare, Jane A., 122, 


Bare, 


Alfred, 130. 



266 



INDEX. 



Bare, Frank, 130. 

Bare, Emma. 130. 

Bare, Rebecca, 21, 127, 130. 

Bare, Martin B., 127, 130, 131. 

Bare, Gussie, 131. 

Bare, Mary R., 127, 131. 

Bare, Albert A., 127, 131, 132. 

Bare, Jemima F., 131, 132. 

Bare, Charles F., 131. 

Bare, Lillie C, 131. 

Bare, Ray J., 131. 

Bare, Pearl F., 131, 132. 

Bare, Jessie S., 131, 132. 

Bare, Earl D., 131, 132. 

Bare, Clara A., 131, 132. 

Bare, Edgar A., 131. 132. 

Bare, Williard E., 131, 132. 

Bare, Vernon E., 131, 132. 

Bare, Charles M., 132. 

Bare, John C, 127, 132. 

Bare, Ella., 127, 132. 

Bare, Susan M., 127, 132. 

Bare, Mary B., 116. 

Bare, Elizabeth, 116, 135. 

Bare, Samuel, Ii6, 135, 136. 

Bare, Barbara G., 135, 136. 

Bare, Mary C, 135. 

Bare, Lydia A., 135. 

Bare, John R., 135, 136. 

Bare, Sara B., 136. 

Bare, Frank, R., 136. 

Bare, Edith I., 136. 

Bare, Irma G., 136. 

Bare, Clara M., 136. 

Bare, Harry G., 136. 

Bare, John C, 136. 

Bare, Harry M., 135. 136, 137. 

Bare, Margaret W., 137. 

Bare, Helen B., 137. 

Bare, Margaret G.. 137. 

Bare, Lydia B., 116, 137. 

Bare, Martin E., 8. 1 1, 20, 1 16, 137, 260. 

Bare, Eliza P., 137. 

Bare, Mary 137. 

Bare, Edwin, 137. 



Bare, Elizabeth, 136. 

Bare, Elizabeth, 3, 147, 148. 

Bare, Peter M., 147, 149. 

Bare, Mary Ann, 147, 149. 

Bare, Sarah, 147, 153. 

Bare, Daniel M., i, 2, 3, 8, 14, 147, 

148, 155, 160, 163, 168, 169, 171, 

172, 174, 216, 260. 
Bare, Sarah, 160, 163, 168, 169, 172. 
Bare, Clara S., 162. 
Bare, Ella, 162, 169. 
Bare, Ina, 162, 172. 
Bare, Anna, 162, 172. 
Bare, Anna Miller, 179. 
Bare, Catharine, 3, 22, 147, 215, 216, 

219, 225, 236, 237, 238. 
Bare, Elizabeth, 215, 216. 
Bare, Abraham, 215, 216, 219. 
Bare, Peter M., 215, 216, 219, 220, 

222, 223, 224, 225. 
Bare, John, 7, 10, 216, 220, 225, 226, 

229, 231, 233, 235. 
Bare, Susannah, 215, 216, 236. 
Bare, Catharine, 215. 216, 220, 237. 
Bare, Anna, 215, 216, 238. 
Bare, Sarah, 215, 216. 242. 
Bare, Benjamin F., 215, 216, 220, 

242. 
Bare, Elizabeth K., 231, 233, 235. 
Bare, Laura, 231. 
Bare, Serena. 231, 233. 
Bare, Hulbert P., 231, 233. 
Bare, Robert Bruce, i, 2, 3, 9, 10, 

15, 20. 231. 233, 234 
Bare, Selina M., 234, 235. 
Bare, Alice M., 235. 
Bare, Helen C, 235. 
Bare, Oscar D., 231, 235. 
Bare, Roy S., 231, 235. 
Bare, Flora B., 231, 235. 
Bare, Evaline S., 229, 235. 
Bare, Chalmers, 235. 
Bare, Lloyd S., 229, 235. 
Bare, Iva G., 235. 
Bare, Edith V., 229, 235. 



INDEX. 



267 



Bare, Mary A., 8, 11, 220, 222, 223. 

Bare, B., son of Benj., 21. 

Bare, Catharine, 219, 221, 223, 224. 

Bare, Major Jno. S., 220, 223. 

Bare, Elsie J., 223. 

Bare, Benjamin F., 220, 224. 

Bare, William H., 220, 222. 

Bare, Ira L., 220, 224. 

Bare, Mary T., 224. 

Bare, Geraldine M., 224, 225. 

Bare, Leslie S., 224. 

Bare, Andrew J., 224. 

Bare, Samuel, 224. 

Barret, Chamcy, 203. 

Barret, Susan, 203. 

Batson, John, 192. 

Batson, William, 192. 

Batson, Henry E., 192. 

Batson, George L., 192. 

Batson, Ruth, 192. 

Batson, Rachel, 192. 

Batson, Jennie H., 192. 

Bassler, Abram K., 150, 152. 

Bassler, Lydia A., 150, 152. 

Bassler, Harvey, 150. 

Bassler, Ida, 150. 

Bassler, Romer, 150, 151. 

Bassler, Laura E., 150, 151. 

Bassler, Myrtle, 150. 

Bassler, Mabel B., 150. 

Bassler, Bessie P., 150, 151. 

Barndollar, Martin D., 155. 

Barndollar, Elizabeth S., 155. 

Barndollar, Sarah S., 155. 

Barndollar, Eliz. E., 155. 

Barndollar, Edwin S., 155. 

Barndollar, Clara A., 155. 

Barndollar, Mary G., 155. 

Barndollar, Martin D., Jr., 155. 

Bender, Edmund, 159. 

Bender, Adella, 159. 

Bender, Joseph S., 159. 

Bender, Sarah E., 159. 

Bent, Clinton A., 45. 

Bent, Laura E., 45. 



Bent, Elizabeth L., 45. 
Bent, Margaret, 45. 
Blackburn, Thomas, 75, 76. 
Blackburn, Dianna, 75, 76. 
Blackburn, William, yS. 
Blackburn, Robert P., 76. 
Blackburn, Clara W., 76. 
Blackburn, Edith I., 76. 
Blackburn, Emily D., 76. 
Brownlee, Joseph, 76. 
Brownlee, Maria, 76. 
Brant, Ava B., 86. 
Brant, Charles, 86. 
Brant, Myrtle C, 86. 
Brown, George W., 118. 
Brown, Lydia, 117. 
Bristow, N. T., 124. 
Bristow, Maggie, 124. 
Bristow, William T., 124. 
Bristow, Louisa, 124. 
Bristow, Helena, 124. 
Bristow, Estella, 124. 
Bristow, Arabella, 124. 
Brumgart, John, 80, 8l. 
Brumgart, Anna, 80, 81. 
Brumgart, Rebecca E., 80. 
Brumgart, Louisa C, 80. 
Brumgart, Amanda, 80. 
Brumgart, Austin, 80. 
Brumgart, Delia S., 82. 
Brumgart, John, 82. 
Brumgart, Nora, 82. 
Brumgart, Thomas R, 87. 
Brumgart, Rebecca E., 87. 
Brumgart, Mabel O., 87. 
Brumgart, Samuel C, 87. 
Brumgart, Celia V., 87, 
Brumgart, Tacia H., 87. 
Brumgart, Elda R., 87, 88. 
Brumgart, Lettie, 87. 
Brumgart, Emory, 82. 
Brumbaugh, Otis M., 240. 
Brumbaugh, Flora S., 240. 
Brumbaugh, Cloy G., 240. 
Bowers, Isaac, 149, 152, 162. 



268 



INDEX. 



Bowers, Mary A., i68, 149, 150, 152. 

Bowers, Lydia A., 150. 

Bowers, Mary J., 150, 152. 

Bowers, Sarah E., 150, 152. 

Bowers, Harriet, 150, 153. 

Bowers, Frank, 150, 152. 

Bowers, Grace, 153. 

Bowers, Elva, 153. 

Bowers, Edna, 153. 

Bowers, Homer R, 153. 

Bowers, Hermon M., 153. 

Bowers, Kermit D., 153. 

Bowers, Earl V., 153. 

Bowers, Gretna E., 153. 

Bobb, Edwin G., 163, 164, 167, 169. 

Bobb, Clara S., 163, 164, 167, i6g. 

Bobb, Ralph D., 164, 165, 166, 167, 

169. 
Bobb, Chester A., 164, 167, 169. 
Bowman, Varner J., 45. 
Bowman, Anna L., 45. 
Bowman, Julia, 45. 
Bowman, Emma, 45. 



Caye, Charles G., 62. 

Caye, Anna K., 62. 

Caye, Preston K., 62. 

Coulter, Harrison, 41. 

Coulter, Hester, 41. 

Colgate, Ellen H., 238. 

Colgate, Oliver, 220, 237, 238. 

Colgate, Catharine, 237, 238. 

Colgate, Aramenta, 238. 

Colgate, Seneritta, 238. 

Cauvel, John, 39. 

Cauvel, Ina B., 39. 

Cauvel, Bertha, 39. 

Conkling, John, 199. 

Conkling, Margaret E'., 199. 

Conkling, Ruth, 199. 

Conkling, Mildred H., 199. 

Corman, Henry, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 



Corman, Rachel, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87, 

88. 
Corman, James T., 83, 84. 
Corman, Sarah W., 83, 84. 
Corman, William H., 8, 11, 57, 78, 

83, 84, 85. 
Corman, George, 83, 85, 86. 
Corman, Sarah E., 83, 87. 
Corman, Rebecca E., 83, 87. 
Corman, Ellen J., 57, 83, 87. 
Corman, Adam N., 11, 55, 83, 88, 
Corman, Emma D., 88. 
Corman, Rebecca E., 83. 
Corman, Susan H., 84. 
Corman, Daniel W., 83. 
Corman, Sallie M., 83. 
Corman, Adah, 83, 84. 
Corman, George A., 83, 84, 87. 
Corman, Maud, 83. 
Corman, Roy, 83. 
Corman, Cora, 83. 
Corman, John W., 83. 
Corman, Guy L., 83. 
Corman, Charles, 84. 
Corman, Sarah, 84. 
Corman, Alma, 84. 
Corman, Mary, 84. 
Corman, Gladys, 84. 
Corman, Anna W., 84, 85. 
Corman, Henry E., 85. 
Corman, Mary E., 85. 
Corman, Delia W., 85, 86, 87. 
Corman, Flora M., 85. 
Corman, Tennie I., 85. 
Corman, Tacie I., 85. 
Corman, Ave B., 85, 86. 
Corman, Omer W., 85. 
Corman, Everett H., 85. 
Corman, Jay F, 85. 
Corman, Ida K., 87. 
Corman, Ellen T., 87. 
Corman, Loretta, 87. 
Corman, Rose R., 83, 84. 
Curren, Moses, 122. 
Curren, Jane, 122. 



INDIiX. 



269 



Deihl, Charles, 84. 

Deihl, Rose, 84. 

Deihl, Ida, 150. 

Deihl, Franklin, 150, 151. 

Deihl, Mabel, 151. 

Deihl, George, 151. 

Deihl, Jacob B., 151. 

Deihl, Ida Mae, 151. 

Deihl, Ernest, 151. 

Deshler, Maria J., 8, 11, 55, 57, 66. 

Deshler, Edwin J., 66. 

Deshler, Elizabeth, 66. 

Deshler, Joseph J., 66. 

Deshler, Emma, 66. 

Deshler, Ellanora, 66. 

Deshler, Emma H., 66. 

Deshler, William E., 66. 

Deitz, Lydia A., 136. 

Deitz, Samuel, 136. 

Deitz, Edgar L., 136. 

Deitz, Bruce C, 136. 

Deitz, Grace E., 136. 

Deitz, Bertha Mae, 136. 

Devor, Joseph E., 195. 

Devor, Mary E., 7, 8, 11, 195. 

Diffenderfer, John G., 122, 123. 

Diffenderfer, Daisy B., 122, 123. 

Diffenderfer, Olive A., 122. 

Diffenderfer, Pearl V., 122, 123. 

Diffenderfer, Mary V., 122, 123. 

Diffenderfer, Clyde B., 122, 123. 

Diffenderfer, Earl C, 122, 123. 

Diffenderfer, Nellie V., 122, 123. 

Dunmire, George W., 33, 34. 

Dunmire, Catharine, 33. 

Dunmire, Eathalinda, 33. 

Dunmire, Clara E., 33- 

Dunmire, Mary M., 33. 

Dunmire, Georgiana, 33. 

Dunmire, Effinda E., 33- 

Dunmire, Alfred, 34, 35. 

Dunmire, William H., 34. 

Dtinmire, George E., 11, 34. 

Dunmire, Carrie M., 34. 



Douglas, Samuel, 216, 218, 219. 
Douglas, Elizabeth, 216, 218, 219, 

220. 
Douglas, Benjamin F., 216, 217. 
Douglas, James, 216, 217. 
Douglas, John, 216, 217. 
Douglas, David B., 216, 217, 218. 
Douglas, Samuel, 216, 218. 
Douglas, Catharine A., 216, 218. 
Douglas, Sarah E., 216, 218. 
Douglas, Allen B., 216, 219. 
Douglas, Theresa E., 216, 219. 
Douglas, Jennie S., 217. 
Douglas, Cora A., 217. 
Douglas, Elizabeth A., 217. 
Douglas, Anna B., 217. 
Douglas, Martha B., 217, 218. 
Douglas, Henry R., 218. 
Douglas, Ethel J., 218. 
Douglas, Henry R., Jr., 218. 
Douglas, Mary H., 218. 
Douglas, Martha B., 218. 
Douglas, Margaret R., 218. 



Eadler, Leander, 233. 
Eadler, Serena, 233. 
Edwards, Ellsworth, 131. 
Edwards, Margaret, 131. 
Edwards, Sydney E., 131. 
Eisenhower, John F., 152. 
Eisenhower, Mabel B., 152. 
Eisenhower, Lowell B., 152. 
Eldon, William M., 172, 173. 
Eldon, Anna B., 172, 173. 
Eldon, Sara M., 172, 173. 
Elway, Thomas, 41, 42. 
Elway, Anna, 41, 42. 
Elway, Mary Irene, 42. 
Ettlinger, Solomon, 63, 64, 65. 
Ettlinger, Sarah, 63, 64, 65. 
Ettlinger, Laura, 63. 
Ettlinger, William, 63, 64, 
Ettlinger, Mary J., 64. 
Ettlinger, Emma, 63, 64. 



2;o 



INDEX. 



Ettlinger, James, 63, 65. 
Ettlinger, Warren, 63, 65. 
Ettlinger, Bessie, 64. 
Ettlinger, Jay, 64. 



Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 

185. 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 

182, 183. 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 
Fortenbaugh, 

182. 
Fortenbaugh, 



Jacob, 118, 119, 120. 
Ann N., 118, 119, 120. 
Andrew, 119. 
William, 119. 
Ellen, 119. 
Winfield, 119. 
Clara. 119. 
Harry, 119. 
Margaret, 119. 
Elizabeth, 119. 
Eveline, 119. 
Bessie, 119. 
Reuben, 119. 
David, 119. 
Rebecca, 120. 
Sarah, 120. 
Ida, 120. 
Anna, 120. 
Edward, 120. 
Jacob H.. 119, 120, 121. 
Mary S., 118, 120, 121. 
Lizzie E'., 120. 
Katharine V., 120, 121. 
May C, 120, 121. 
Samuel, 118, 179, 180, 

Mary E., 118, 179, 180. 
Abraham, 11, 179, 180, 

Mary B., 180. 
Mary A., 179. 
Seward B., 180. 
Mary E., 179. 180, 184. 
Annie, 179. 
Catharin E., 180, 181. 
Samuel H., 179. 
Samuel B., 180, 181, 

Samuel H., 179. 



Fortenbaugh, Florence, 182. 

Fortenbaugh, Robert H., 179. 

Fortenbaugh, Samuel B., Jr., 182. 

Fortenbaugh, Cowden F., 182. 

Fortenbaugh, Mary E., 179. 

Ford, Samuel, 128. 

Ford, Emma M., 128. 

Ford, Charles, 128. 

Fletcher, Donald, 191. 

Fletcher, Laura, 191. 

Fletcher, Harold A., 191. 

Fletcher, Frederick, 191. 

Freeman, Carroll, 129, 130. 

Freeman, Ida., 129, 130. 

Freeman, Ella S., 129. 

Freeman, Henrietta V., 129, 130. 

Freeman, Thelma L., 129, 130. 

Free, Dr. S. M., 42. 

Free, Mary I., 42. 

Free, Edward E., 42. 

Free, Rhoe C, 42. 

Free, Virginia, 42. 

Free, Spencer M., 42. 

Fisher, Frederick, yj. 

Fisher, Louisa N., yj- 

Fisher, Eflfie J., yj- 

Fisher, Walter, yj- 

Fuller, John, 38. 

Fuller, Alice L., 38. 

Fuller, Claire, 38. 

Fuller, Carl, 38. 

Fugate, J. A. J., 42, 43, 44, 45. 

Fugate, Elizabeth, 42, 43, 44, 45. 

Fugate, Stephen, 42, 43. 

Fugate, George, 42, 43. 

Fugate, William, 42, 44. 

Fugate, James C, 42, 44, 45. 

Fugate, Robert, 42, 45. 

Fugate, Mary, 42, 45. 

Fugate, Anna, 42, 45, 46. 

Fugate, John, 42, 46. 

Fugate, Ella W., 42. 

Fugate, Thomas E'., 42, 43. 

Fugate, Benjamin J., 42, 43. 

Fugate, William C, 42, 43. 



INDEX. 



271 



Fugate, Edith L., 42, 43. 
Fugate, Victor W., 42, 43. 
Fugate, Eldon M., 43. 
Fugate, Edna A., 43. 
Fugate, Toner T., 43. 
Fugate, H. Beecher, 43, 44. 
Fugate, Ella M., 44. 
Fugate, Arlington, 44. 
Fugate, Edison, 44. 
Fugate, Norman, 44. 
Fugate, Mary E., 44. 
Fugate, Emma F., 44, 45. 
Fugate, Laura E., 45. 
Fugate, Anna L., 45. 
Fugate, William P., 45. 
Fugate, Mary A., 45. 
Fugate, Ruth E., 45. 
Fugate, Sara K., 45. 
Fugate, Jennie M., 46. 
Fugate, Howard C, 46. 
Furst, Myrtle W., 81. 
Furst, Elizabeth R., 81. 
Furst, Ruth K., 81. 
Furst, Franklin, 80. 
Furst, Rebecca, 80, 81. 
Furst, Clara V., 80. 
Furst, John E'., 80. 
Furst, S. Willis, 80. 
Furst, Amanda B., 80. 
Furst, Nora R., 81. 
Furst, Clara R., 81. 
Furst, Adessa, 81. 
Furst, George B., 81. 
Furst, Raymond F, 81. 
Furst, Elsie M., 81. 
Furst, John A., 81. 



Garver, Abram L., 169, 170, 171, 

174- 
Garver, Ella, 169, 171. 
Garver, Ivan E., 169, 171. 
Garver, Russell B., 169, 171. 
Garver, Vera E., 169, 171. 



Garver, George, 8, 215, 238, 239, 240, 

241. 
Garver, Anna B., 220, 238, 239, 240, 

241, 245. 
Garver, Benjamin F, 239. 
Garver, Emma F., 245. 
Garver, Jennie M., 240. 
Garver, Anna E., 240. 
Garver, Irene, 240. 
Garver, Flora S., 239, 240. 
Garver, Laura C, 239, 240. 
Garver, Harriet M., 240, 241. 
Garver, A. B., 240, 241. 
Garver, James H., 240, 241. 
Garver, Senie R., 240, 241. 
Garver, Lloyd P., 215, 240, 241. 
Garver, Mary W., 241. 
Garver, Clyde F., 238. 
Garver, Myrtle A., 238. 
Grissinger, Curtin, 242. 
Grissinger, Laura S., 242. 
Geist, Harry F., 124. 
Geist, Sarah A., 124. 
Geist, John H., 124. 
Geist, Harry F., 124. 
Geist, George E., 124. 
Geist, Walter S., 124. 
Geist, Margaret, 124. 
Grammar, Henry, 190. 
Grammar, Charles W., 190. 
Grammar, Cliflford. 190. 
Grammar, Nellie M., 190. 
Grammar, Emma H., 190. 
Graham, Frederick, 203. 
Graham, Minnie M., 201, 203, 
Grim, Norman L., 194. 
Grim, Carrie Mae, 194. 
Grim, Donald S., 194, 
Goodwin, Lawrence, yj- 
Goodwin, Myrta, yj. 
Goodwin, Vera, 2)"]. 
Gramle}', Ira, 78. 
Gramley, Catharine, 78. 
Gramley, Benjamin, 78. 
Greib, Henry, yj. 



2^2 



INDEX. 



Greib, Amanda, ^^. 
Gueth, Adolph, 86. 
Gueth, Tacie I., 86. 
Gueth, Mildred, 86. 
Gueth, Martha P., 86. 
Gueth, Carl B., 86. 
Gueth, Edward H., 86. 
Geraty, James, 94. 
Geraty, Rose S., 94. 
Gramley, Maria, 259. 

H. 

Hanna, John S., 82. 
Hanna, Nathaniel, 82. 
Hanna, Mary E., 82. 
Hanna, Amanda B., 82. 
Hanna, Albert, 63. 
Hanna, Kittie, 63. 
Hayes, Maria B., "jd, Tj. 
Hayes, John C., 76, TJ. 
Hayes, Anna, 76. 
Hayes, Arthur, 76, yj. 
Hayes, John, 76, yy. 
Hayes, Minnie, Tj. 
Hayes, Frederick A., TJ. 
Hayes, Mary B., Tj. 
Hayes, Thomas L., 81. 
Hayes, Elizabeth R., 81. 
Haines, Harry T., 63, 64. 
Haines, Laura E., 63, 64. 
Haines, Bessie, 64. 
Haines, Helen, 64. 
Haines, Ruth, 64. 
Haines, Merrill, 64. 
Hardgrove, M. E'., 43. 
Hardgrove, Edna A., 43. 
Haffly, George, 220, 242. 
Haffly, Sarah B., 242. 
Haffly, Laura S., 242. 
Hart, William R., 191, 192, 193. 
Hart, Nancy K., 191, 192, 193. 
Hart, Cora B., 191. 
Hart, Henry K., 191. 
Hart, Frank W., 192. 
Hart, Jennie B., 192. 



Hart, Josie M., 192. 
Hart, Susan, 192. 
Hart, Bruce, 193. 
Hart, Mary E., 193. 
Hart, Harriet E., 193. 
Hart, Carrie S., 191. 
Hart, Lucy A., 192. 
Hart, Dorothy, 192. 
Hart, Wilfred, 192. 
Hamlin, Ralph, 198. 
Hamlin, Jessie R., 198. 
Hamlin, William B., 198. 
Hamlin, Robert, 198. 
Harold, George, 133. 
Harold, Anna M., 133. 
Harold, Pearl E., 133. 
Harold, Edgar W., 133. 
Harold, Mary E., 133. 
Harold, George F, 133. 
Harold, Ruth, 133. 
Harold, Maud L., 133. 
Harold, Orville J., 133. 
Hoover, Frederick, 37. 
Hoover, Margaret, yj- 
Hoover, Edith, yj. 
Hoover, Arthur, yj. 

Hippie, , 133. 

Hippie, Mary M., 133. 
Hippie, Hazel L., 133. 

Hughes, , 203. 

Hughes, Grace W., 203. 
Hall, Luther, 60. 
Hall, Dorris, 60. 
Hall, Grace, 60. 
Hall, Laura, 60. 
Henney, George A., 59. 
Henney, Claude V., 59. 
Henney, Sumner D., 60. 
Henney, Mabel A., 60. 
Herlacher, Henry, "jy 
Herlacher, Elizabeth, "jy 
Herlacher, William B., Ty 
Herlacher, Alice O., Ti- 
Herlacher, Elbert R., jy 
Herlacher, Hardwood, O., yy 



INDEX. 



273 



Herlacher, Dorothy L., 73- 
Herlacher, Mary L., 73. 
Hess, Major M. E., 71, 72. 
Hess, Emma R., 11, 71. 
Horstman, Samantha, 74. 
Hortsman, William, 74. 
Hufford, John, 63. 
Hufford, Sarah, 63. 
Hutcheson, Harry O., 65. 
Hutcheson, Lucilla S., 65. 
Hutcheson, Marcilla M,, 65. 

I. 

Ickes, Comrad S., 186. 
Ickes, Luther K., 186. 
Ickes, Mary H., 186. 
Ickes, Almira, 186. 



Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 
Jordan, 



J. 

Joseph, 65, 66, 67. 
Elizabeth, 65, 66, 67. 
Maria, 66. 
William, 66, 70. 
Elizabeth, 66, 67. 
George B., 66, 69. 
R. Emaline, 66, 70. 
Edwin, 69, 70. 
Edith G., 69. 
Ruth M., 69. 
Joseph A., 69. 
Eliza F., 70. 
Florence R., 70. 
Howard, 70. 
Harold, 70. 
Florence, 70. 
William C, 70. 
Grace V., 70. 
James A., 70. 
Edwin E., 70. 
Henrietta L., 69. 
James I., 65, 72. 

K. 



Kegarise, Edward, 152. 
Kegarise, Sarah E., 152. 
(18) 



Kegarise, Homer, 152. 
Kegarise, Anna, 152. 
Kegarise, Donald L., 152. 
Kettering, Jacob, 185, 186, 187. 
Kettering, Harriet, 11, 185, 186, 187. 
Kettering, Almira S., 186. 
Kettering, George C., i86. 
Kettering, Jennie B., 186. 
Kettering, William, 186. 
Kettering, Edgar J., 186, 187. 
Kettering, Charles W., 186, 187. 
Kettering, Frank B., 185, 186, 187. 
Kettering, Mary H., 186, 187. 
Kettering, Mattie T., 186. 
Kettering, Paul T, 186. 
Kettering, Richard C, 186. 
Kettering, Kittie C, 186, 187. 
Kettering, Charles E., 187. 
Kettering, Abbie L., 187. 
Kettering, Charles F., 187. 
Kettering, Genevieve B., 187. 
Kriger, George, 185, 187, 188, 191. 
Kriger, Susan M., 185, 187, 188, 191. 
Kriger, Harriet, 185. 
Kriger, Henry M., 187, 188. 
Kriger, Mary A., 185, 188. 
Kriger, Nancy J., 185, 193. 
Kriger, Almira E., 185, I93- 
Kriger, John W., 185, 193. 
Kriger, Mattie M., 193. 
Kriger, Emma L., 187, 188. 
Kriger, Anna, 187. 
Kriger, H. Bruce, 187, 188. 
Kriger, Georgia B., 187, 188. 
Kriger, Charles W., 187, 188. 
Kriger, Mazie, 187, 188. 
Kriger, Hattie M., 188. 
Kriger, Nettie L., 188. 
Kriger, Edith L., 188. 
Kerlin, Rev. John T., 67. 
Kerlin, Emma C, 67. 
Kuehn, Frank, 74. 
Kuehn, Samantha. 74. 
Krape, Percy, 80. 
Krape, Clara F., 80. 



274 



iNoax. 



Krape, Elizabeth, 57. 

Krape, Maxine V., 80. 

Krape, Raymond, 80. 

Krape, Eunice B., 80. 

Krape, Ernest, 80. 

Klepper, Benjamin R, 90, 91, 93. 

Klepper, Mary Al, 90, 91, 93. 

Klepper, William H., 91, 92, 93- 

Klepper, Minerva J., 91, 92. 

Klepper, George O., 91, 92, 93- 

Klepper, Laura B., 91, 93. 

Klepper, Clara M., 91, 93. 

Klepper, Ida V., 91, 92. 

isJepper, Leon R., 91. 

Klepper, Fairy G., 91. 

Klepper, Paul K., 91, 92. 

Klepper, Dorothy E., 91, 92. 

Klepper, Anna M., 91, 92. 

Klepper, lantha M., 92, 93. 

Klepper, Luther, 92. 

Klepper, Floyd B., 92, 93. 

Klepper, F. Violet, 92, 93. 

Klepper, Emma J., 93. 

Klepper, Ethel L., 93- 

Koch, Peter, 89. 

Koch, Grant W., 89. 

Koch, Anna M., 89. 

Koch, Paul C, 89. 

Koch, Dorothy, 89. 

Koch, Katie A., 89. 

Kleckner, Aaron D., 94. 

Kleckner, Caroline, 94. 

Kleckner, Rosa, 94. 

Kleckner, John W., 90, 94, 95. 

Kleckner, Laura K., 90. 

Kleckner, Ruth, 90. 

Kleckner, Raymond, 90. 

Kahl, Samuel, 90. 

Kahl, Louisa S., 90. 

Kahl, Daniel H., 90. 

Kahl, Sara H., 90. 

Kahl, Maud M, 90. 

Kahl, Laura M., 90. 

Kahl, Anna L., 90. 

Kahl, Mary E., 90. 



Kline, George, 62. 
Kline, Susan, 62. 
Kline, Kittie M., 62, 63. 
Kline, David B., 62, 63. 
Kline, Esther E., 62, 63. 
Kline, Anna B., 62. 
Kline, Edith R., 62, 63. 
Kline, Susan L., 62, 63. 

L. 

Lloyd, Howard, 155. 
Lloyd, Sarah B., 155. 
Lamison, B. P., 46, 47. 
Lamison, Barbara, 46. 
Lamison, Howard O., 7, 46. 
Lamison, Charles B., 46. 
Lamison, Charles M., 46. 
Lamison, Orville B., 47. 
Lamison, Clarence M., 47. 
Lamison, Maria A., 47. 
Lamison, Emma L., 47. 
Lee, Catharine B., 60. 
Lee, Felix, 60. 
Lee, Ray E., 60. 
Lee, Naomi, 60. 
Lease, Rev. John, 74, 75. 
Lease, Catharine, 74, 75. 
Lease, Emory B., 74. 
Lease, Minnie S., 74. 75- 
Lease, Herman J., 74, 75. 
Lease, Elizabeth, 75. 
Lease, William H., 74, 75. 
Lease, Catharine H., 75. 
Lease, Raymond, 75. 
Lease, Marjory, 75. 
Lease, Murray, 75. 
Lease, John H., 75. 
Lease, Earl, 75. 
Lease, Mary, 75. 
Lease, Donald, 75. 
Lease, Carrie E^, 75. 
Lsh, Joseph, 37. 
Lesh, Margaret A., 37. 
Lesh, Edgar, 37. 
Lesh, Lura, 37. 



INDEX., 



275 



Lesh, Myrta, 3>. 
Lesh, Clinton, 2,7- 
Lesh, Walter, zi- 
Lesh, Bessie, 2>7- 
Lesh, Edith, 2>7- 
Lesh, Alice, 37. 
L€sh, Lois B., 38. 
Lesh, Mildred, 38. 
Lesh, Margaret, 38. 
Lesh, Ruth, 38. 
Lupoid, S. R., 89. 
Lupoid, Mary T., 89. 
Lupoid, Ray T., 89. 
Linton, Minnie S., 75. 
Linton, Dr. C. C, 75. 
Linton, Edith, 75. 

Lyons, , Z7>- 

Lyons, Katie Bear, ZZ- 

M. 

Marks, David, 59. 
Marks, Catharine, 59. 
Martin, Albert, 86. 
Martin, Tennie L, 86. 
Mansberger, Ruth, 129. 
Mansberger, Eli, 129. 
Mansberger, Lizzie, 129. 
Mansberger, Levi, 128, 129. 
Mansberger, Anna B., 128, 129. 
Mansberger, E'mma M., 128. 
Mansberger, Ida M., 128. 
Mansberger, Sherman, 128, 129. 
Mansberger, Anna, 128. 
Mansberger, Anna, 129. 
Mansberger, Jesse, 128, 129. 
Mansberger, Jesse, 129. 
Mansberger, Mary E., 129. 
Mansberger, Charles, 128, 129. 
Mansberger, Ida H., 129. 
Mansberger, Ida, 128. 
Mansberger, Ella, 128, 129. 
Mansberger, William, 128, 130. 
Mansberger, Mary M., 129, 130. 
Mansberger, Eva., 130. 
Mansberger, Etta, 130. 



Mansberger, Martin, 129. 
Mansberger, Jacob, 129. 
Mansberger, Robert, 129. 
McPherran, Winfield S., 232, 233. 
McPherran, Laura L., 232, 233. 
McPherran, Alva, G., 232. 
McPherran, Ivan L., 232. 
McPherran, Lura E., 232. 
McPherran, Carrie M., 232. 
McPherran, Nannie F., 22,2, 233. 
McPherran, Porter W., 232, 233. 
McPherran, Minnie M., 2^2. 
McGann, Albert, 132. 
McGann, Susan M., 127, 132. 
McGann, Celia C, 132. 
McGann, Maria E., 132. 
McGann, Forrest A., 132. 
McGann, John D., 132. 
McNeely, C. F., 133. 
McNeely, Ellen M., 133. 
McCohn, Melvin, 65. 
McCohn, Laura, 65. 
Minnig Le Grange, 137. 
Minnig, Blanch W., 137. 
Macklin, Anna M., 197. 
Macklin, Sylvan, 197. 
Macklin, William E., 197. 
Macklin, Anna B., 197. 
Macklin, Maud E., 197. 
Macklin, William G., 197. 
Macklin, Mary G., 197. 
Macklin, Jessie R., 197, 198. 
Macklin, Alta B., 197. 
Maynard, Ralph, 189. 
Maynard, Ethel A., 189. 
Mather, Thomas C, 180, 181. 
Mather, Mary F., 180, 181. 
Mather, Abraham, 180, 181. 
Mather, Catharine, 180, 181. 
Miller, Abraham, 27, 30, 147, 179, 

184, 185, 201. 
Miller, Anna B., 179, 184, 185. 200. 
Miller, Mary E., 179. 
Miller, Henry B., 179, 184, 193, 200. 
Miller, Susan, 179, 185. 



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INDEX. 



Miller, Nancy, 179. I93- 


Myers, William, 133, 134. 


Miller, Abraham B., 179, 200, 202, 


Myers, Mary A., 133, 134. 


203. 


Myers, Anna M., 133. 


Miller, Martha J., 201, 202, 203. 


Myers, Ellen M., 133. 


Miller, Anna B., 179, I93. 201, 202. 


Myers, Mary M., 133. 


Miller, Alonza M., 201, 202. 


Myers, Cora A., 133, I34- 


Miller, Sarah C, 202. 


Myers, John A., 133, I34- 


Miller, Maud L., 202. 


Myers, Carrie B., 134. 


Miller, Frances E., 202. 


Myers, Seneretta P., 134. 


Miller, Abram B., 202. 


Myers, Sherwood, 134. 


Miller, Reuben C, 202. 


Myers, Mabel E., 133, I34- 


Miller, Canillas, 201, 202. 


Myers, Mowna J., 133, 134. 


Miller, Martha M., 202. 


N. 


Miller, Ada, 202. 


Miller, Edith, 202. 


Neely, Robert B., 36, 37, 38, 55, 56. 


Miller, Edward, 202. 


Neely, Mary B., 36, 37, 38. 


Miller, John M., 201, 202. 


Neely, Mary J., 36. 


Miller, Florida, 201, 203. 


Neely, Louisa E., 37. 


Miller, Martha V., 201, 203. 


Neely, John M., 37, 38. 


Miller, Minnie M., 201, 203. 


Neely, Susan A., 37, 38. 


Miller, Jessie E., 201. 


Neely, Alice L., 37- 


Mingle, Dr. David, 58. 


Neely, Ethel G., 2,7- 


Mingle, Lizzie M., 58. 


Neely, Archy L., 27- 


Mingle, Bessie M., 58. 


. Neely, Ada, 2,7- 


Mingle, James B., 58. 


Neely, Margaret A., 37. 


Mingle, John H., 59. 


Neely, Joseph B., 37. 


Mingle, David C, 59- 


Neely, Amanda, 38. 


Mingle, Kate J., 59- 


Neely, Guy, 38. 


Mingle, William T., 59- 


Neely, Mabel, 38. 


Mingle, Mamie A., 59. 


Neely, Burton, 38. 


Mingle, Lizzie M., 59. 


Neely, Gordon, 38. 


Munroe, William, 94. 


Neely, Austa, 38. 


Munroe, Lulu S., 94- 


Neely, Frederick, 38. 


Musser, H. C, 85. 


Neely, Esther, 38. 


Musser, Mary E., 85. 


Neely, Lucy, 38. 


Musser, Margaret, 85. 


Neely, Martha M., 2>7, 38. 


Musser, Mabel G., 85. 


Neely, Robert C, 37, 38. 


Musser, Elizabeth C, 85. 


Neely, Sara, 38. 


Musser, Helen C, 85. 


Neely, Clifford. 38. 


Musser, Dorothy May. 85. 


Neelie, Elda, 38. 


Musser, Christian, 113. 


Neely, Duff, 38. 


Musser, Barbara, 113. 


Neely, Winifred, 38. 


Musser, John B., 113. 


Neely, Sara L., 38. 


Musser, Henry, 113. 


Neely, Emma C, 38. 39- 


Musser, Benjamin, 113. 


Neely, Mildred E., 38. 39- 



INDEX. 



^n 



Neely, Samuel E., ZJ, 39. 
Neely, Eva M., n, 39. 
Neely, Ina B., 37, 39. 
Neely, James M., 2,1, 39- 
Neely, Rella P., 40. 
Neely, Ivan, 40. 
Neely, Robert, 40. 
Neely, Laura, 39. 
Neely, Wilson A., -i)"], 40. 
Notter, Charles H., 45. 
Notter, Mary, 45. 
Notter, Mary I., 46. 
Notter, John C, 46. 
Notter, Charles H., 46. 
Notter, Stephen F., 46. 

P. 
Perdue, James M., 46. 
Perdue, Mary E., 46. 
Perdue, Harvey, 46. 
Preston, George, 131. 
Preston, Mary R., 11, 131. 
Preston, John E., 131. 
Preston, Bessie M., 131. 
Preston, Leon C, 131. 
Preston, Margaret, 131. 
Prowell, Silas, 184. 
Prowell, Samuel, 184. 
Prowell, Mary F., 184. 
Prowell, Samuel F., 184. 
Prowell, Nettie E., 184. 
Prowell, Glenn, 184. 
Prowell, Marlin, 184. 
Prowell, Alonza, 184. 
Prowell, Eva M., 184. 
Price, Anna B., 237. 
Price, George, 215, 236, 237. 
Price, Susannah, 220, 236, 237. 
Price, Catharine, 236. 
Price, Benjamin, 236, 237. 
Price, Catharine K., 236, 237. 
Price, Amanda, 236, 237. 
Price, John B., 236. 
Price, Christena P., 237. 
Price, George H., 237. 
Price, John W., 237. 



Price, Edwin D., 22,T. 
Price, Authur D., 237. 
Price, Anna C, 236, 237. 



Quigley, John B., 81. 

Quigley, Louisa C, 81, 

Quigley, Austin C, 81. 

Quigley, Anna, 81. 

Quigley, Helen E., 81, 82. 

Quigley, Celia G., 81. 

Quigley, John B., Jr., 81. 

R. 

Randolph, Charles, 184. 
Randolph, Eva. M., 184. 
Randolph, Samuel E., 184. 
Richards, David, 39. 
Richards, Mildred E., 39- 
Richards, Nellie, 39. 
Richards, Belle, 39. 
Richards, George G., 35. 
Richards, Josephine G., 35. 
Rodgers, David H., 151. 
Rodgers, Laura E., 151- 
Rodgers, Ethel, 151. 
Rodgers, Earl, 151. 
Rodgers, Avis A., 151. 
Robinson, Harry W., 197. 
Robinson, Mary G., 197, 198. 
Robinson, Richard, 197. 
Ryan, Harris J., 181, 183. 
Ryan, Catharine, 181. 
Rupert, James L., 241. 
Rupert, Laura C, 241. 
Rupert, Jessica L., 241. 
Rummel, J. F., 217. 
Rummel, Elizabeth A., 217. 



Sattioux, Peter, 236. 
Sattioux, Cora B., 236. 
Sanderbeck, Joseph, 203, 204. 
Sanderbeck, Jessie E., 201, 203, 204. 
Sanderbeck, Esthelda, 203. 



2/8 



INDEX. 



Sanderbeck, Ruth, 203, 204. 

Sanderbeck, Minnie, 203, 204. 

Sanderbeck, Helen, 203, 204. 

Sanderbeck, Raymond, 203, 204. 

Sanderbeck, Clair, 203, 204. 

Seek, W. T., 190. 

Seek, Abbie A., 190. 

Seek, Roy A., 190. 

Seek, Nellie M., 190. 

Shelly, J. A., 122. 

Shelly, Amanda, 122. 

Shelly, Mary A., 122. 

Shelly, Walter B., 122. 

Shope, B. Reilly, 120, 121. 

Shope, Lizzie E., 120, 121. 

Shope, Frances L., 120. 

Shope, Jacob K., 120, 121. 

Shope, Miriam I., 120, 121. 

Shope, Mary E., 120, 121. 

Small, Charles, 129. 

Small, Ella M., 129. 

Small, Ida, 129. 

Small, Edgar, 129. 

Small, Warren, 129. 

Spangler, Albert, 128. 

Spangler, Ida M., 128. 

Spanogle, Andrew, 153, 154, 155, 156, 

158. 
Spanogle, Sarah, 147, 153. 154, 155, 

157, 158. 
Spanogle, Elizabeth, 154. 
Spanogle, Albert, 154, 155. 
Spanogle, Mary J., 154, 155. 
Spanogle, I>aniel, 154, 156. 
Spanogle, Almira, 154, 157. 
Spanogle, Edwin, 154, 158. 
Spanogle, Anna C, 11, 154, 158, 160. 
Spanogle, Delia., 154, 159. 
Spanogle, Harry, 154, 159. 
Spanogle, Flora, 154, 160. 
Spanogle, Donald, 156. 
Spanogle, Martha A., 156. 
Spanogle, Martha Mc, 158. 
Spanogle, Mary A., 158. 
Spanogle. Ruth, 158. 



Spanogle, John A., 158. 
Spanogle, Martha, 158. 
Spanogle, Anna M., 159. 
Spanogle, Paul, 159. 
Spanogle, Louis, 159. 
Spanogle, Anna H., 156. 
Spanogle, Joseph H., 159. 
Strawbridge, William, 39. 
Strawbridge, Emma C, 39. 
Strawbridge, Leroy, 39. 
Strawbridge, Gladys, 39. 
Strawbridge, Glenn, 39. 
Staggs, Paul T, 193. 
Staggs, Susan H., 193. 
Staggs, Ruth E., 193. 
Strohecker, William H., 88, 90, 93, 

94, 96. 
Strohecker, Catharine, 88. 
Strohecker, Louisa, 88. 
Strohecker, Mary A., 88, 90. 
Strohecker, Sarah J., 88. 
Strohecker, Daniel, 88, 93. 
Strohecker, John C, 88, 94. 
Strohecker, Emma Caroline, 88, 94. 
Strohecker, William H., 88. 
Strohecker, Emma A., 88, 94, 95. 
Strohecker, Clara E., 93. 
Strohecker, Anna, 88. 90, 93. 94, 96. 
Strohecker, Lulu, 93. 
Strohecker, Preston, 93, 94. 
Strohecker, Alice J., 94. 
Strohecker, Katie, 94. 
Strohecker, Anna, 94. 
Strohecker, Laura, 94. 
Strohecker, John H., 94. 
Strohecker, Lettie, 94. 
Strohecker, Mary A., 96. 
Strohecker, Clair, 96. 
Strohecker, Roy, 96. 
Smith, John, 79. 
Smith, Elizabeth, 79. 
Smith, Catharine R., 79. 
Smith, Nora B., 79. 
Smith, Florence M., 79. 
Smith, Prof. J. S., 94. 



INDEX. 



279 



Smith, Laura S., 94- 
Smith, Abraham B., 238. 
Smith, Seneretta C, 238. 
Smith, Oscar B., 238. 
Smith, Myrtle A., 238, 
Smith, Frank C, 238. 
Swigart, August, 233. 
Swigert, Serena, 233. 
Swigert, Robert B., 233. 
Swigert, John B., 233. 
Swigert, Ida P., 233. 
Swigart, Dorothy C, 233. 
Shaffer, Laura A., 64. 
Shaffer, Lucilla, 64, 65. 
Shaffer, Marion, 64, 65. 
Shaffer, Lewis W., 121. 
Shaffer, Katharine V., 121. 
Shaffer, Nell H., 121. 
Shaffer, Robert C, 121. 
Shaffer, Dorothy E., 121. 
Shaffer, Theodore R., 121. 
Shaffer, George, Tz. 
Shaffer, Henry, 64, 65. 
Shaffer, Emma E'., 64, 65. 
Shaffer, Samuel, 95. 
Shaffer, Emma S., 95- 
Shaffer, George C, 95. 
Shaffer, Augustus P., 95. 
Shaffer, Bessie M., 95. 
Shaffer, Edgar F, 95- 
Shaffer, William H., 95. 
Shaffer, Maud F., 95. 
Shaffer, Martha A., 95. 
Shaffer, Peter A., 95. 
Shaffer, Clyde W., 95. 
Shaffer, Leon E., 95- 
Shoemaker, Elizabeth J., 67. 
Shoemaker, Rev. D. C, 67. 
Shoemaker, Emma C, 67. 
Shoemaker, Elizabeth A., 67. 
Shoemaker, David E., 67. 
Shoemaker, Herbert P., 67. 
Shoemaker, Margaret E., 67. 
Shoemaker, Emma S., 67. 
Shoemaker, Donald D., 67. 



Shue, Samuel, 241. 

Shue, Senie R., 241. 

Shue, J. Ivan, 241. 

Shue, George G., 241. 

Shue, Herbert P., 241. 

Shue, Anna M., 241. 

Schrack, A* H., 92. 

Schrack, Austin C., 92. 

Schrack, John F., 92. 

Schrack, George L., 92. 

Schrack, Russell D., 92. 

Schrack, Elsie R, 92. 

Schrack, Russell B., 92. 

Schrack, Lulu J., 92. 

Schrack, Vella M., 92. 

Schrack, Leah G., 92. 

Schrack, Minerva J., 92. 

Sebring, B. W., 70. 

Sebring, Grace V., 70. 

Stover, Rev. H., 93. 

Stover, Sarah S., 93- 

Stover, Charles E., 93- 

Stover, W. F., 78. 

Stover, Chestie, 78. 

Stover, Hergilus, 78. 

Stover, Adah C, 84. 

Stover, Warren, 84. 

Stover, Ruth, 84. 

Stover, Christopher, 152. 

Stover, Mary Jane, 152. 

Stover, Gertrude I., 152. 

Steub, William, 128. 

Steub, Emma, 128. 

Steub, William, Jr., 128. 

Stine, Daniel, 134. 

Stine, Lydia A., 134. 

Stine, Robert H., 134. 

Stine, May R., 134. 

Stine, George C, 134. 

Stine, Julia S., I34- 

Stine, Thomas E., I34- 

Sullivan, Paul, 232. 

Sullivan, Lura E., 232. 

Stephenson, Thomas M., 68, 6g. 

Stephenson, Margaret E., 68, 69. 



28o 



INDEX. 



Stephenson, Grace, 68. 

Stephenson, Ethel M., 68. 

Stephenson, Herbert F., 68. 

Stephenson, Thomas M., 68. 

Stephenson, Margaret S., 68. 

Stephenson, Helen K., 68. 

Stephenson, Marian A., 68. 

Strayer, Rebecca C, 83. 

Strayer, A. E., 83. 

Strayer, Earl, 83. 

Strayer, Walter, 83. 

Strayer, Minnie, 83, 84. 

Strayer, Elvin, 83, 84. 

Sourbier, Charles, 198. 

Sourbier, Blanche, 198. 

Sourbier, Charles, Jr., 198. 

Strominger, Michael, 179. 

Strominger, Anna B., 179. 

Sumner, Leroy, 151. 

Sumner, Myrtle, 151. 

Sumner, Edna, 151. 

Sumner, Josephine, 151. 

Sumner, Goldie, 151. 

Sumner, Viona, 151. 

Sumner, Neil, 151. 

Sweger, William, 135. 

Sweger, Susan Z., 135. 

Sweger, John H., 135. 

Sweger, Marion B., 135. 

Sweger, William H., 135. 

Sweger, Dorothy M., 135. 

Swope, William B., 23, 193, 195, 196, 

197, 198, 199, 200. 
Swope, Nancy M., 23, 193, 195, 196, 

197. 198, 199, 200. 
Swope, Andrew C, 194. 
Swope, Lydia G., 194. 
Swope, Mary E., 194, 195. 
Swope, David H., 194, 196. 
Swope, Susannah A., 196. 
Swope, William B., 194, 196. 
Swope, Anna B., 194, 197. 
Swope, Samuel P., 194, 198. 
Swope, Emma J., 194, 198, 199. 
Swope, Margaret E., 194, 199. 



Swope, Abraham B., 194, 200. 
Swope, Oscar F., 7, 23, 194, 200. 
Swope, Frank H., 194. 
Swope, Harvey R., 194. 
Swope, Carrie M., 194. 
Swope, Ralph R., 194, 195. 
Swope, Anna M., 194. 
Swope, Charles P., 194, 195. 
Swope, Ross H., 194, 195. 
Swope, Alice C, 194. 
Swope, Carl L., 194. 
Swope, Margaret L., 194. 
Swope, Elsie T., 195. 
Swope, Milton, 195. 
Swope, Harold, 195. 
Swope, Jennie W., 196. 
Swope, Ida, 196. 
Swope, William, 196. 
Swope, Anna H., 196. 
Swope, Elwood, 196. 
Swope, Emma L., 198. 
Swope, Blanche, 198. 
Swope, George, 198. 
Swope, Clare, 198. 
Swope, Carroll, 198, 199. 
Swope, Pearl R., 199. 
Swope, Naomi J., 199. 
Swope, George, Jr., 199. 
Swope, Clare, 199. 
Swope, Jennie B., 200. 
Swope, Bruce, 200. 
Swope, Robert, 200. 
Swope, Jean R., 200. 
Swope, Margaret, 200. 
Swope, Willie, 200. 
Swope, Jennie R., 200. 



Thomas, John, 88, 89. 
Thomas, Catharine, 88, 89. 
Thomas, William S., 88, 89. 
Thomas, Rebecca A., 88. 
Thomas, John L., 89. 
Thomas, lantha, 88, 89. 
Thomas, Henry M., 89. 



INDEX. 



281 



Thomas, Katie A., 89. 
Thomas, Anna M., 89. 
Thomas, Mary F., 89. 
Thomas, John Z, 89. 
Thomas, William R., 89. 
Thomas, Edith K., 89. 
Thomas, Catharine, 89. 
Thomas, Minnie R., 89. 
Thompson, Benj. R, 82. 
Thompson, Helen Q., 82. 
Thompson, Catharine L., 82. 
Truax, Edward G., 236. 
Truax, Catharine, 236. 
Truax, Cora B., 236. 
Truax, John F., 236. 

W. 

Weikal, Plummer, yj. 
Weikal, Ethel G., ^7. 
Weikal, Thema, ^-j. 
Weikal, Leon, yj- 
Weikal, David, 38. 
Weikal, Martha M., 38. 
Weikal, Elmer, 38. 
Weber, Charles, 203. 
Weber, Florida, 203. 
Weber, John, 203. 
Weber, Susan, 203. 
Weber, George, 203. 
Weber, Grace, 203. 
Wilkins, J. L., 192. 
Wilkins, Josie H., 192. 
Wilkins, Homer D., 192. 
Wendell, Joseph, 237. 
Wendell, Anna P., 237. 
Walker, Charles, 125. 
Walker, Arabella, 125. 
Wheeler, Webster, 137. 
Wheeler, Mary B., 137. 
Wheeler, Lucretia G., 137. 
Wheeler, Blanche, 137. 
Wirth, George, 85, 86. 
Wirth, Flora, 85, 86. 
Wirth, Jennie Z., 86. 



Wirth, Alta L., 86. 
Wirth, Ida M., 86. 
Wirth, Earl O., 86. 
Wirth, Hiram, 79. 
Wirth, Delia C, 79- 
Wirth, Catharine M., 79. 
Wirth, John, 79. 
Wirth, Jennie M., 79. 
Williams, J. M., 76. 
Williams, Anna H., 76. 
Williams, Hayes, T]. 
Williams, Helen, 77. 
Williams, Donald, TJ. 
Weaver, Rev. H., 82. 
Weaver, Mary E., 82. 
Wolf, William L., 93- 
Wolf, Clara M., 93- 
Wolf, Hugh, 93- 
Wolf, Abner, 78. 
Wolf, Jennie B., 78. 



Yeager, William J., 157. 
Yeager, Almira S., I57- 
Yeager, Andrew J., 157. 
Yeager, Mary E., I57- 
Yeager, William J., Jr., 157, 158. 
Yeager, Julia H., 157. 



Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 
Zorger, 



Z. 

Adam H., 133, 134. 
Elizabeth B., 133, I34- 
John B., 133. 
Sarah G., 133. 
Susan E., 133- 
Mary A., 133. 
Lydia A., 134. 
Jacob H., 134, 135- 
Elizabeth J., 134, I3S- 
Adam H., 134, I35- 
Minnie M., 134, I35- 
Annie G., I34» I35- 
Susan, 135. 



282 



INDEX. 



CONNECTED BY MARRIAGE AND OTHERWISE. 



Aurand, Rev. Frederick, 78. 
Adams, Thomas H., 221. 
Allen, Mrs. W. H., 221. 

B. 
Baer, Samuel, 16. 
Baer, Jacob, 16. 
Baer, Ulrich, 16. 
Baer, George Peter, 16. 
Baer, Madelen, 16. 
Bear, Frena, 16. 
Bear, Bernhart, 16. 
Bar, Johannes B., 16. 
Bar, George, 16. 
Bar, Jacob, 16. 
Bar, Johannes, 16. 
Bar, Melchoir, 16. 
Bar, Melchoir, Jr., 16. 
Bar, Christopher, 16. 
Bar, Christoffel, 16. 
Bar, Hans Neilan, 16. 
Barr, Henrich, 16. 
Bar, Jacob, 16. 
Bar, Jeremias, 16. 
Bar, Johan Jacob, 16. 
Bar, Jacob, 16. 
Bar, Hans Jacob, 16. 
Bar, Elias, 16. 
Bar, Peter, 16. 
Bar, Johannes, 16. 
Bar, Philip Jacob, 16. 
Bar, Job Hendrick, 16. 
Bar, Berthol R., 16. 
Barr, Hans, 16. 
Barr, Hendrick, 16. 
Ber, Casper, 16. 
Berr, Daniel, 16. 
Berr, Johan F., 16. 
Berr, Johannes, 16. 
Behre, Frederick, i6. 



Behr, Jacob, 16. 

Behr, Jacob, 16. 

Behr, Samuel, 16. 

Behr, Martin, 16. 

Baer Family Association, 257. 

Baer, Johannes, 257. 

Baer, Christopher, 257. 

Baer, Melchoir, 257. 

Baer, John, 257. 

Baer, Adam, 257. 

Baer, Jacob, 257, 258, 259. 

Baer, Barbara, 257. 

Baer, Regina, 257. 

Baer, John, 257. 

Baer, Jacob, 257. 

Baer, Daniel, 257. 

Baer, John, 257. 

Baer, Peter, 257, 258. 

Baer, Henry, 257. 

Baer, Jonathan, 257. 

Baer, David, 257. 

Baer, Catharine, 257. 

Baer, Margretha, 257. 

Baer, Elizabeth, 257. 

Baer, John Adam, 258. 

Baer, Jonathan, 258. 

Baer, John, 258. 

Baer, Catharine, 258. 

Baer, Samuel A., 258. 

Baer, Charles, 258. 

Baer, Solomon, 258. 

Baer, Lydia, 258. 

Baer, Polly, 258. 

Baer, Betsey, 258. 

Baer, Susanna, 258. 

Baer, Melchoir, Jr., 258. 

Baer, Catharine, 258. 

Baer, David, 258. 

Baer, Elizabeth, 258. 

Baer, Charles, 258. 

Baer, George, 258. 



IND^. 



283 



Baer, Samuel, 258. 


Bear, Feronica (Good), 256. 


Baer, Henry, 258. 


Bair, Abraham, 254. 


Baer, Susan, 258. 


Bair, Catharine W., 254. 


Baer, Catharine, 258. 


Bair, Jacob, 254. 


Baer, Joseph, 258. 


Bair, Catharine P., 254. 


Baer, George, 258. 


Bair, Elizabeth, 254. 


Baer, Rachel, 258. 


Bair, John, 254. 


Baer, Judith, 258. 


Bair, Elizabeth, wife Jno., 254. 


Baer, Ephraim, 258. 


Bair, David, 254. 


Baer, Elizabeth, 258. 


Bair, Mary M., 254. 


Baer, Manasses, 258. 


Bair, Sarah M., 254. 


Baer, Benjamin, 258. 


Bair, Leah, 254. 


Baer, Christopher, 258. 


Bair, Mary, 254. 


Baer, Henrich, 258. 


Bair, Catharine, 254. 


Baer, John, 258. 


Bair, Magdalene, 254. 


Baer, Henry, 258. 


Bair, David H., 254. 


Baer, Jacob, 258. 


Bair, Abraham B., 254. 


Baer, Solomon, 258. 


Bair, Elizabeth M., 255. 


Baer, George P., President Reading 


Bair, Jacob, 255. 


. Rv 259. 


Bair, Elizabeth B., 255. 


Baer, Dr. Herman, 259. 


Bair, John, 255. 


Baer, Herman C, 259. 


Bair, Susan G., 255. 


Baer, William, 259. 


Bair, Robert C, 8, 12, 25, 255. 


Baer, Peter Von, 259. 


Bair, Ella Nora, 255. 


Baer, F. N., 259. 


Bair, Lizzie, 255. 


Baer, John, 245. 


Bair, Henry S., 255. 


Bear, Jacob, 245, 246, 247. 


Bair, Daniel, 255. 


Bear, Emanuel, 252, 253, 254. 


Bair, Hettie S., 255. 


Bear, Jacob, 252, 253. 


Bar, Jacob, Sr., 253. 


Bear, Susanna, 252. 


Bar, Jacob, Jr., 253. 


Bear, Elizabeth, 252. 


Bar, Barbara, 253. 


Bear, Englehart, 252, 253. 


Bar, Sarah, 253. 


Bear. Barbara, 252. 


Bar, Abraham, 253. 


Bear, Catharine, 252. 


Bar, Malli, 253. 


Bear, Anna, 252. 


Bar, Rebecca, 253. 


Bear, Sarah, 252. 


Bar, Elizabeth, 253. 


Bear, John, 252. 


Bar, Margaret, 253. 


Bear, Catharine, wife of Emanuel, 


Bar, Michael, 253. 


252. 


Bar, Mary, 254. 


Bear, Sarah, daughter of Englehart, 


Bar, Jacob of Earl. 255. 


253- 


Bare, Benjamin, 118. 


Bear, David, 253. 


Bare, Jane, 118. 


Bear, John, 256. 


Bare, Jacob, 118. 


Bear, Mary, 256. 


Bear, Walter S., 10. 


Bear, Abraham, 256. 


Bear, Jacob, 10. 



284 



INDEX. 



Bear, Rebecca, lo. 

Bear, John, 12, 16. 

Bear, Anna Maria, 12, 16. 

Bear, Hans Jacob, 12, 16. 

Bear, Maria Barbara, 12, 16. 

Bear, Hendrick, 12, 16. 

Bear, Emanuel, 26. 

Bear, Jacob, 26. 

Barr, John, 18. 

Bare, Mary, 21. 

Barre, James, 24, 25. 

Bear, John, 161. 

Bear, John Henry, 161. 

Booker, Casper, 231. 

Buckwalter, David, 248. 

Boehme, Rev. Chas. Lewis, 12, 23, 24. 

Blough, John, 20, 25, 28. 

Berger, Phihp, 25. 

Brumgart, Jacob, 80. 

Burket, Peter, 40. 

Burger, Andrew, 118. 

Bassler, Andrew Bishop, 150. 

Bowman, David, 162. 

Bobb, Maj. Alex., 163, 164, 168. 

Booker, John, 228. 

Bender, Barbara, 170. 

Byrod, Frederick, 180. 

Brooks, Rev. P. C, 202. 

Brandt, Daniel, 217. 

Brewster, Henry, 217. 

Brumbaugh, Rev. H. B., 222. 

Brumbaugh, Rev. Geo., 240. 

Burger, Christian, 245. 



Colgate, Daniel, 237. 
Colgate, Asaph, 237. 
Cook, Benjamin, 235. 
Cook, Catharine, 235. 
Cowden, Frederick, 187. 
Campbell, Rev. D. H., 222. 
Clark, James, 228. 
Cochenour, Joseph, 231. 
Crowl, Elizabeth, 244. 
Cain, Moses, 257. 



Cramer, Rev. W. S., 24. 
Cox, Conrad, 26. 
Cox, John, 26. 
Cleveland, William, 71. 



Deshong, J. W., 24. 
Dubbs, Daniel, 88. 
Decker, Capt. A. W., 24a. 

E. 

Elherry, Joseph, 255. 
Eadler, Gottlieb, 233. 
Eby, Benjamin, 239. 
Eby, Sarah, 239. 
Eby, George, 160. 
Eby, Susan, 160. 
Eby, Theodore, 161. 
Eby, Hans Jacob, 161. 
Eby, Peter, 161. 
Eby, Christian, 161. 
Eby, David, 161. 
Eby, Elizabeth, 161. 
Eby, Jacob, 161. 
Kby, Benjamin, 161. 
Eby, Joel, 161. 
Eby, Susannah, 161. 
Eby, Henry, 161. 
Eby, Jacob, 161. 
Eby, John, 161. 
Eby, Benjamin, 161. 
Eby, Sarah, 161. 
Eby, Jacob, 161. 
Eby, Nancy, 161. 
Eby, Samuel, 161. 
Eby, George, 161. 
Eby, Catharine, 161. 
Eby, John, 162. 
Eby, Sarah, 162. 
Eby, George, 161. 
El don, John, 172. 
Eldon, Robert, 172. 
Eldon, Martha, 172. 
Eldon, Thomas, 172. 



INDEX. 



28s 



Eldon, Joseph, 172. 

Eldon, Kaufman, 172. 

Eldon, Russia, 172. 

Eldon, Roswell Thomas, 172. 

EUdon, Clarence, 172. 

Eldon, John, 172. 

Ellmaker, J. Watson, 160. 

F. 

Ford, Capt. Wm., 11. 
Furst, Samuel, 29. 
Fugate, John, 40. 
Fisher, Jacob, 244. 
Fetter, Henry, 257. 

Faul, , 257. 

Fortenbaugh, Nancy, 118. 
Fortenbaugh, Peter W., 118. 
Fortenbaugh, Peter, 118. 
Fortenbaugh, Andrew, 118. 
Fortenbaugh, Samuel, 29. 
Fulton, Samuel, 255. 
Fulton, Lizzie, 255. 
Fulton, Sue B., 255. 
Fulton, John C, 255. 
Fulton, James S., 255. 
Fulton, Kathleen, 255. 
Fulton, Naomi, 255. 



Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 
Garver, 



Daniel, 170, 238. 
Benjamin, 170. 
Rev. Jno. E., 238. 
John, 238, 239. 
Daniel, Jr., 238. 
Joseph, 238. 
Samuel, 238. 
Benjamin, 238. 
David, 238. 
Elizabeth, 239. 
Mary, 239. 
Sarah, 239. 
Susannah, 239. 
Nancy, 239. 
Lydia, 239. 



Garver, Rachael, 239. 
Garver, Harriet, 239. 
Good, Peter, 24. 
Gramley, Widow, 57. 
Green, Priscilla, 155. 
Green, Kinzie L., I55- 
Grove, Rev. C. H., 165, 168. 
Grass, Peter, 244. 
Groff, Jacob, 247. 
Groff, David, 249. 
Groff, Anna, 249. 
Groff, Peter, 249. 

H. 

Hayes, Jesse, 26. 

Hays, Mills, Esq., 118. 

Hays, Sidney, 118. 

Hays, John, 118. 

Hays, Mary, 118. 

Hammersly, Wm., 20. 

Hammersly, Robert, 20. 

Hammersly, Mary, 20. 

Hutton, John, 20. 

Haldeman, Jacob, 27, 29, 147. 

Hykes, Samuel, 30. 

Henry, James, 61. 

Hanna, Nathanel, 82. 

Hallburg, Lawrence 166, 

Holliday, Seneretta, 162. 

Hoopes, William, 118. 

Hoopes, Phebe, 118. 

Hunter, Rev. David, 155. 

Hoffman, Jacob, 225. 

Hicks, J. H., 227. 

Haffly, John, 242. 

Haffly, John, Sr., 242. 

Hafflly, Samuel, 242. 

Hildebrand, George, 253. 

Harencame, E. B., 228. 

Hershberger, Joseph, 254. 

Hershberger, David, 254. 

Hershberger, Joseph, Jr., 254. 

Hershberger, Barbara, 254. 

Hershberger, Salome, 254. 

Hershberger, Mary (Bair), 254. 



286 



Jamison, Herbert, i66, 169. 
Jones, Dr. Z. T., 218. 
Johnston, Samuel, 252. 

K 

Kneisely, Michael, 253. 
Kneisley, John, 253. 
Kneisley, George, 253. 
Kneisely, Barbara (Bair), 253. 
Keeports, Daniel, 255. 
Keeports, Catharine B., 255. 
Kister, Adam, 20. 
Kirk, Isaac, 25. 
Kirk, Jacob, 33. 
Kreamer, William, 91. 
Kecter, John D., 118. 
Kaylor, Jacob, 118. 
Keyler, Esther, 118. 
Kriger, Margaret, 118. 
Keister, Christian, 118. 
Keller, Rev. C. E., 165, 168. 



Lloyd, John, 154. 

Lane, Rev. Jas., 219, 221, 222. 

Long, Rev. W. S., 222. 

Lutz, Isaac, 239. 

Lutz, Abram, 240. 

Lafayette, Aaron, 228. 

M. 

Mathias, Peter, 30, 147, 216, 249. 

Mathias, Henry, 249. 

Mathias, Dorathea, 249. 

Mathias, John, 249. 

Mathias, Catharine, 249. 

Mathias, Henry, 249. 

Mathias, Maria, 249. 

Mathias, Henry, 249. 

Mathias, Anna, 249. 

Mathias, Peter, 249. 

Mathias, Susan, 249. 

Mathias, Henry, 249. 



Mathias, Daniel, 249, 250, 251. 
Mathias, Eliza, 250. 
Mathias, Catharine, 250. 
Mathias, Elizabeth, 250. 
Mathias, John, 250. 

Mathias, Jacob, 250. 
Mathias, Peter, 250, 251. 

Mathias, Eliza, 250, 251. 

Mathias, Mary, 250. 

Mathias, Susan, 250. 

Mathias, Nancy, 250. 

Mathias, Granville, 251. 

Myers, Mary, 32, 116. 

Miller, Samuel, 33. 

Miller, William, 69. 

Miller, Sarah, 69. 

Miller, Mary, 118. 

Miller, Abraham, 118. 

Miller, John, 254. 

Miller, Daniel, 253. 

Miller, Henry, 179. 

Miller, John H., 246. 

Mosser, John, 114. 

Mosser, Christian, 114. 

Mosser, Peter, 114. 

Mosser, Michael, 114. 

Mosser, Henry, 114. 

Mosser, Daniel, 114. 

Mosser, Benjamin, 114. 

Mosser, Benjamin H., 114. 

Mosser, Elizabeth R., 114. 

Mosser, John. 114. 

Mosser, Joseph, 114. 

Mosser, Henry R., 114. 

Mosser, Rev. Benjamin H., 114. 

Morrow, James L., 229. 

McKee, John A., 158. 

Mann, Hon. Job, 173. 

Madden. Dutton, 162, 239. 

Morrison, John, 162. 

Morrison, Catharine, 162. 

Myton, Nancy, 162. 

McKinley, President William. 257. 

McKinley, Mabel, 259. 

Machlin, George, 251. 



INDEX. 



287 



Malehorn, Sarah, 250. 
Myers, Isaac, 239. 

McPherran, , 231. 

Middleton, William, 234. 
Middleton, Jonas, 234. 
Middleton, Martha, 234. 
Middleton, Richard, 235. 

■ N. 

North, H. M., Esq., 8. 
Nichols, John, 26. 
Neff, John, 20. 
Neff, Susannah, 114. 
Nisley, Nancy, 250. 
Norton, Rebecca, 242. 

O. 

Ober, William, 151. 
Orbison, Thomas E., 220. 
Orendorf, Caroline, 251. 



Prowell, Samuel, 25, 2."], 29, 30, 116, 

137, 147- 
Plowman, John, 30. 
Price, Rev. J. H., 165, 168. 
Price, Christian, 236. 

Q. 

Quigley, William, 81. 

R. 

Rickets, Hezekiah, 228, 231. 
Rickets, Mary A., 228. 
Rickets, Hannah, 228. 
Rickets, James D., 228. 
Rickets, Samuel, 228. 
Rickets, Mary, 228. 
Rickets, Lydia, 228. 
Rickets, Rachel, 228. 
Rickets, Jemima, 228. 
Rickets, Sarah, 228. 
Rickets, Elizabeth, 228. 



Rickets, Grace, 228. 
Rickets, William, 229. 
Rickets, Zahanah, 229. 
Rickets, Edward, 229. 
Rickets, Nathan, 229. 
Rickets, Richard, 229. 
Raber, Elizabeth, 26. 
Rapp, Jacob, ZT- 
Ryan, C. W., 181. 
Robinson, Henry H., 197. 
Rosensteel, Wm., 226. 
Rohrer, Abram, 239. 
Ryder, J. S., 240. 
Rupert, George, 241. 
Repman, Sarah, 250. 

S. 

Schrieber, Peter, 252. 
Schuyler, Rev. Henry, 159, 
Seymore, Bishop Geo., 180. 
Shank, George, 40. 
Shank, Nancy, 40. 
Shaub, John, 255. 
Shaub, Elizabeth B., 255. 
Shaver, Nicholas, 230. 
Shaver, Leonard, 231. 
Shaver, W. T., 237. 
Shaver, John, 223. 
Shaver, Peter R., 229. 
Shaver, Samuel, 230. 
Shaver, Jacob, 230, 231. 
Shaver, John, 230. 
Shaver, Henry, 230. 
Shaver, Nicholas, 230. 
Shaver, Ann, 230. 
Shaver, William, 230. 
Shaver, Catharine, 230. 
Shaver, George, 230. 
Shaver, Peter, 230, 231. 
Shetter, Susan, 224. 
Shoemaker, William, 173. 
Short, Sydney H., 181. 
Shue, Andrew, 241. 
Shuman, Barbara, 251. 
Sigler, Rev. George, 165, 168. 



288 



INDEX. 



Smith, John, 238. 

Smyser, Dr. Henry, 255. 

Smyser, Emma, 255. 

Smyser, Ella Nora, 255. 

Snyder, Peter, 231. 

Spangler, Christopher, 57. 

Spanogle, David, 222. 

Spanogle, Rev. Andrew, 219, 220, 221. 

Speer. General George, 221. 

Sprankle, Mrs. Rebecca, 252. 

Sprankle, Samuel, 252. 

Spink, Arnold, 252. 

Stayer, Dr. A. S., 170. 

Stephens, Austin, 127. 

Stonesifer, Rev. J. R., 120, 121. 

Strohecker, Dr. Samuel, 82. 



W. 

Watts, David, 33. 

Wolf, Jacob, 36. 

Weymouth, Samuel, 76. 

Wolf, John, 84. 

Wolf, Susan, 118. 

Wilkinson, Rev. John, 148, 149. 

Wilson, Henry, 232. 

Winters, John, 237. 

Weston, Arthur, 241. 

Westhaber, Mrs. Daniel, 251. 

Wolf, Jacob, 245. 



Yinger, Anthony, 20. 
Yeager, Jeremiah, 156. 



Taylor, Edward, 24. 
Taylor, Catharine, 26. 
Taylor, John, 27. 



Zeigler, Catharine, 250. 
Zook, Christian, 254. 
Zook, Abraham, 254. 



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