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201 A thorough search of the 1930 census found no trace of Ella, Louise or James. It's quite possible that some tragedy took the lives of these three sometime soon after the 1920 Census was taken in January. Earl's marriage to his 2nd wife was Jun 1921. Ella and Earl's son Melvin is found in the 1930 Census listed as an institutionalized patient at Rosewood Center. LNU, Ella (Santmyers) (I2428)
 
202 According to "oral history" and/or family lore, the Strahorns were among the earliest homesteaders in Hardin and Franklin Counties. Supposedly the oxen died in Hardin County so some of the family decided to settle there. Other family members were determined to travel further so they hitched up the cow to pull the wagon. The cow died in Ackley (Franklin County) and they decided to give up and settle that area. My mother actually had the original oxen yoke hanging on her wall as a decoration for several years. It was given to her by Franklin. It was fascinating to me. If my memory is right, she eventually donated it to the Hardin County Historical Society." -Judi (Strahorn) Wiskus

 
STRAHORN, Joseph (I85962)
 
203 According to Dictionary of Scottish Immigrants to the U.S.A. by Donald Whyte, our Robert Strayhorn was born in Ayrshire, Scotland.

 
STRAYHORN, Robert (I86048)
 
204 According to a letter written by John William Zentmeyer to Rev. William DeShazo, Catharine and Burke Priddy moved at some point to Ohio. In The History of Kansas City, Missouri, it is written that soon after 1832 they moved from Virgina to Warren County, Ohio, and that Burke Priddy owned a plantation and a number of slaves in Virginia, but became a teacher in Ohio. The 1840 Census has Burke Priddy in Union, Warren, Ohio. PRIDDY, Burke (I1776)
 
205 According to a letter written by John William Zentmeyer to Rev. William DeShazo, Catharine and Burke Priddy moved to Ohio. In The History of Kansas City, Missouri, it is written that soon after 1832 they moved from Virgina to Warren County, Ohio. And that Burke owned a plantation and a number of slaves in Virginia, but became a teacher in Ohio. The 1840 Census has Burke Priddy in Union, Warren Ohio. ZENTMEYER, Catherine (I87152)
 
206 According to a letter written by John William Zentmeyer to Rev. William DeShazo, John was a surveyor prior to becoming Clerk of the Court. After his marriage to Martha Penn, John and Martha made their home in the Floyd Courthouse. They moved to Patrick County in 1855, and John engaged in the mercantile business in Mayo Forge for the remainder of his life. Sons Edwin and Peter were associated with him.

 
ZENTMEYER, John Newton (I1651)
 
207 According to Chataigne's 1888-89 Virginia Business Directory for Patrick County, 'Zentmeyer & Sanders' were Tobacco Manufacturers in Mayo Forge. ZENTMEYER, John Newton (I1651)
 
208 According to Chataigne's Virginia Gazetteer and Classified Business Directory, one E.P. Zentmeyer was the Postmaster in Mayo Forge, Virginia in 1888-89. ZENTMEYER, Edwin Penn (I1731)
 
209 According to family lore, Harrison Santmyer, supported the South during the Civil War. I was told by my Grandmother (Fanny Ethel Santmyer Rowley), that her grandfathers, William Burns Shaw and Harrison Santmyer, fought against each other during the war. I have found no evidence that Harrison actually fought in the Civil War. He was, however, involved in copper and wagon building during the War. Thus far, I have not been able to pinpoint his location during the War years. In 1860, Harrison lived in Hardy Co., VA (now WV). Prior to that, in 1854, he was in Rockingham Co., VA. I have to wonder if perhaps he may have returned to Hardy Co. to support the Union. Or perhaps, did he bring his wife and children back to Lost River to stay with her family, while he went off to serve in the Confederate, or, possibly the Union Army. Their sixth child, Aaron, was born in 1861. All previous children were born two years apart, followed by a three year gap between George and Aaron. Then there was not another birth until 1867. Could the reason for the six year gap be that Harrison was engaged in the War? By 1870, Harrison, now in MD, had buried Leah and their two youngest children, married again and started a second family. The family was in VA in 1876 and by 1879, had settled in PA. This is where they finally put their roots down in Fayette Co., Mt. Pleasant area. All his children from his first marriage, except Emily, were on their own by 1880. He died from a gun shot would, inflicted by his own gun. One story is that he was cleaning his gun and it went off accidently - another is he held the gun to his head and pulled the trigger.
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ROCKINGHAM CO., VA - BIRTH RECORDS IN COURTHOUSE
Birth - James S. Santmyers - Born Sept. 14, 1858 at Capon Furnace
Father Harrison Santmyers - Occupation Blacksmith
Mother Lad Santmyer
Residence Portsmouth Furnace
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1860 TAX LIST: HARDY CO., VA (WV)
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1860 CENSUS: DISTRICT 1, HARDY CO., VA
Name: HARRISON SANTIMIRE
State: WV
County: Hardy County
Township: Wardensville P.O.
Year: 1860
Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Page: 558
Database: WV 1860 Federal Census Index
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1870 CENSUS: ALLEGANY CO., MD
1880 CENSUS: UPPER TYRONE, FAYETTE CO., PA
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*RECEIVED FROM GLENN SANTMYER - DATED 1 AUGUST 1985:
"Harrison's death was self-inflicted (of this I am positive) and he is buried in MT. Pleasant, PA cemetery. My father made the gravestone on his burial place." (Glenn's father J. Joseph is the son of Harrison and Catherine Howell Santmyer.) "Harrison was born in Shenandoah Co., VA in 1828. He died in 1905. My grandfather was a son of Barney Santmyer and Martha Elly Caine, both of Shenandoah Co., VA. Both were born and died there. They were of some substance and property. Barney's father was Jacob Santmyer and mother Jane Knapps. They were married in Frederick Co., VA in 1794. I have related Jacob back to Lancaster Co., PA where he was a member of the 2nd Lancaster Militia during the American Revolution in the 1770's (these records are in the PA archives). In the 1790's Jacob served in the VA Militia in Winchester, VA. Quite a number of Santmyers were in the Confederate army during that war including Harrison's brothers and nephews, - but not Harrison. He conducted a blacksmith and horse dealing business during the war period."
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*NOTE ON THE CHILDREN OF HARRISON & CATHERINE HOWELL SANTMYER:

Izetta Barbour lists the children as: Isaac B., Jasaby, Frank, Joseph and Brouciu.
Colleen Zak's lists the children as: Jacob, Robert, Isaac B (and step-daughter Emma)

I have found in my research records of the following children:
Jacob H., Lily, Robert R., Isaac Benton, Joseph, Franklin D. and Brancin. Lily and Jacob were twins. I have not found a death record for Lily, but her death was before 1880.
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REFERENCES:
*FAMILY RECORDS & PAPERS IN SANTMYER FAMILY BIBLE.
*INTERVIEWS WITH FANNY ETHEL SANTMYER ROWLEY
*INFORMATION CONTRIBUTED BY FRED M. CHILCOTT, GLENN SANTMYER, GERILEE SANTMYERS & JAN JENNIER
*US CENSUS RECORDS
*TOMBSTONES AND CEMETERY RECORDS
*OBITUARIES
*NEWS ARTICLES
*BIRTH RECORDS
*TAX RECORDS
*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTRIBUTED BY IZETTA BARBOUR, COLLEEN ZAK, CHIP HIXON AND RON SANTMYERS
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DIRECTIONS TO MT PLEASANT CEMETERY:
Take Rte 31, which becomes Main St. in the town of Mt. Pleasant; just on the edge of town, turn left at the corner of 31/Main and Raddock or Braddock St. At the corner is the Mt Pleasant Church of God. The cemetery is just a short distance down the road on the right. Catherine is buried beside Harrison. There are several other Santmyers buried in same area and two more graves closer to the cemetery road. 
SANTMYER, William Harrison (I0044)
 
210 According to family lore, Minnie, the oldest of the three girls, always acted weak and faint so she could escape helping with the household tasks. They were raised to be proper young ladies and Minnie took well to this role. While her mother pampered her, thinking she was a sickly child, Fanny Ethel and Margaret did the chores. Minnie sat and practiced her sewing stitches and the proper way to hold her teacup. It seems this pampering went to her head and thus, she always wanted the biggest and the best. And, why not? She and George lived in Perryopolis in 1923, but by the time of Oscar's death (winter of 1924/25) they were living in Connellsville. A short time after, they moved to a beautiful big home
(presumably in Connellsville) that supposedly was financed in part with the settlement Helen Santmyer received for Oscar's death.

Ref: Santmyer family Bible, news clippings, interviews with Fanny Ethel Santmyer Rowley, James R. Rowley and Helen Rowley Robert.
 
SANTMYER, Minnie Louisa (I0018)
 
211 According to Frank Hobarts's daughter May Hobart Zentmyer, Frank's aunt Stella Picken Wood and her husband Dr. Everett Wood raised him in Sedalia, Missouri after the death of Frank's father Sidney, when he was seven years old. But it is more likely that Frank was not taken in by the Woods until after the death of Frank's mother in 1896, according to published accounts. Family F1173
 
212 According to Frank's daughter May Hobart Zentmyer, Frank's aunt Stella Picken Wood and her husband Dr. Everett Wood raised him in Sedalia, Missouri after the death of Frank's father Sidney, when he was seven years old. But it is more likely that Frank was not taken in by the Woods until after the death of Frank's mother in 1896, according to published accounts.

 
HOBART, Frank Grant (I85650)
 
213 According to George Picken's Will, Lulu was given George and Elizabeth Picken's property in Hamilton, Hancock, Illinois in exchange for the promise of Lulu and her husband to provide care for George and Elizabeth Picken for the remainder of their lives. Family F1176
 
214 According to his obit published in the Connellsville Daily Courier, his widow and five children survive.

SANTMYER, HOWARD EARL
MAJ 4624 SUP SQ USAF
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/22/1924
DATE OF DEATH: 03/29/1961
BURIED AT: SECTION 10 SITE 10552-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211
(703) 607-8000
Ref: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 
SANTMYER, Howard Earl (I1239)
 
215 According to the Biographical History of Chester and Delaware Counties by Cope and Ashmeade (the copy I have seen was entitled Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties -Ed) published in 1901, Vol 2, page 394, "Robert Strahorn was a Scottish dissenter, who left his native land in order to escape religious persecution, and landed in America in April 1775, about the time of the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He enlisted three times in the Continental army, serving through the entire war, and never receiving a wound. He participated in some of the most memorable events which marked the struggle for independence, and was a sharer in many of the greatest of the hardships which fell to the lot of the devoted patriot army. He accompanied Washington when the latter, on that never-to-be-forgotten Christmas night, crossed the Delaware in order to surprise the Hessians at Trenton, and he shared all the sufferings of the winter at Valley Forge. Robert brought his two sons, Nathaniel and Samuel with him to America in 1775." -Ancestry.com UK

Robert "heroically ate rats with Washington at Valley Forge." from Ninety Years of Boyhood the autobiography of Robert E. Strahorn, Robert's great-great-grandson.

"I also have a Robert Strayhorn who was born in 1733 in Scotland and had two sons Nathaniel and Samuel who were born in Ireland before emigrating to the America's in 1775, where he settled in the New London, Chester, PA area. Nathaniel married a lady by the name of Olympia and had 5 children Hannah, Samuel, Thomas, Elizabeth, and Peter. Of these folks, I have little else other that Nathaniel married in Montgomery CO PA. Robert's son Samuel, had descendants who settled in Ceder Rapids IA, Hardin CO IA, and other places in IA, as well as in New London PA, and Dakota territories as well as Cecil CO MD. This line contains 157 people and it is my belief that Eva Armitage compiled it." -Ed Reynolds, Rootsweb Archiver > STRAYHORN > 2000 > 0962906061

 
STRAYHORN, Robert (I86048)
 
216 Adopted daughter ROBINSON, Wilhelmina (I2513)
 
217 Affidavit of William H. Mitchell Family F061
 
218 AKA Cassner SHAFFER, John (I2802)
 
219 All dates per 1850 US Census Family F916
 
220 Also buried in these Santmyer lots is a Miles Anderson. This information was supplied in July 2001 by Lester C. Martin, the caretaker, from Cemetery Records. I'm not certain if this Miles Anderson may be a son, thus Miles Anderson Santmyer or possibly the father or brother of Bess. He could even be a second husband of Bess. LNU, Bess (Santmyer) (I0965)
 
221 Also seen as "Polly" BAKER, Mary Ann (I2227)
 
222 Although Robert E. Strahorn's Ninety Years of Boyhood claims John Emmert was a Dutch Lutheran pastor, he was in fact of German descent. This was probably a misunderstanding of 'Pennsylvania Dutch,' which actually indicates German ancestry, a common misconception, which we have found in other family histories. But we have found no other indication that John Emmert was a pastor, and A history of the Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania 1638-1820: from the original sources" names not a single Emmert among the pastors chronicled. John consistently self-identified as a farmer, and the letter he wrote to his grandson in 1871 identified him as such, albeit as a religious man. But the letter did not display the command of English one might associate with a pastor.

 
EMMERT, Johannes/John (I85890)
 
223 Although the 1850 Census lists her birthplace as Roanoke, Roanoke did not exist in 1792. Roanoke County was formed in 1838, the town of Big Lick was established in 1852 and renamed Roanoke in 1882. Her birthplace was likely Cave Spring. She is listed as living with her brother David in 1850 and 1860.  ZENTMEYER, Elizabeth (I1647)
 
224 Amy Viola Garber departed this life March 16th, 1901, aged 15 years, 11 months and 21 days. Amy was a dutiful child, one of those possessed with a sweet disposition, modest and retiring. Her days on earth were short. Her Sun is gone down while it was yet day. Pneumonia attacked her and in a short time Death claimed her. She was a good girl and died in the triumphs of a living faith. - Scandia (KS) Journal - 29 Mar 1901
 
GARBER, Amy Viola (I2548)
 
225 An author, Julia wrote The Causes of the Insurrection of the 5th and 6th of October, 1789, University of Nebraska, 1904 about the French Revolution. SUMNER, Julia M. (I2532)
 
226 Andrew's wife Margaret and their son Alexander fled to Fort Hunter before the Shawnee attack that killed her husband. GILESPIE, Margaret (I2433)
 
227 Andrew's wife Margaret and their son Alexander fled to Fort Hunter before the Shawnee attack that killed her husband. BERRYHILL, Andrew (I2431)
 
228 Anna Bricker is per Denise Witwer Lahr, Death Book, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society BRICKER, Anna (I2940)
 
229 APPLEMAN__At his residence, 66 Q Street Northwest, on Tuesday, November 16, 1900, at 6:30 am, John P Appleman, aged fifty-seven years.

Services at residence Thursday morning at 8:45. Interment at Hagerstown, Md. Kindly omit flowers.
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Washington Post, Washington, D C
November, 1900
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Son of: John Appleman and Nancy Agnes Sadler.

John and Laura were married January 20, 1869, performed at the home of the bride's parents, in Washington Co, Md by Rev J Baltzell assisted by Rev J L Grimm. 
APPLEMAN, John Paley (I1374)
 
230 Applied for Naturalization on 8 Dec 1924 while attending Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, born "in Mexico of Irish parents"

 
O'CONNOR, August Joseph (I86113)
 
231 arrived in Philadelphia 25 Sept 1732 aboard the good ship Loyal Judith, from Rotterdam last of Cowes, Rob. Turpin captain. EMMERT, Johann Michael (I86203)
 
232 Arrived in Philadelphia on the good ship Ann Galley, 27 Sep 1746. - Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Strassburger - Hinke LAUMANN, Johann Ludwig (I2553)
 
233 Arrived in Philadelphia on the good ship Ann Galley, 27 Sep 1746. - Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Strassburger - Hinke LAUMANN, Johann Martin (I2556)
 
234 Arrived in Philadelphia on the Virtuous Grace on 24 Sep 1737, John Bull, Master.  REAGER, Anthony (I2008)
 
235 Arrived in Philadelphia on the Virtuous Grace on 24 Sep 1737, John Bull, Master. REAGER, Burghart (I2010)
 
236 Arrived in Philadelphia on the Virtuous Grace on 24 Sep 1737, John Bull, Master. REAGER, Antoni (I2006)
 
237 Arrived in Philadelphia on the Virtuous Grace on 24 Sep 1737, John Bull, Master. He was not listed on the Ship's Manifest because he was under sixteen. REGER, Johann Jacob (I85840)
 
238 Arrived on 23 Aug 1728 in Philadelphia from Rotterdam, last of Deal, Kent, England on the good ship Mortonhouse, John Coultas, Commander. Name listed as Jacob Kegenhower.  GOCHNAUER, Jacob (I85364)
 
239 Arrived Philadelphia 25 Sept 1732 aboard the good ship Loyal Judith, from Rotterdam last of Cowes, Rob. Turpin captain. EMMERT, Johann Georg Frederich (I86082)
 
240 Arthur was a soil scientist with the Bureau of Soils, U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you google "Soil Survey - Strahorn" you will find twenty or so books he wrote about local soil conditions in the West, especially with regard to their potential for irrigation. I knew him as a retiree living on his property in Porterville, which was full of orange trees. He would send us a case of oranges every year. He was a kind and thoughtful man, and I am his namesake. He attended our wedding in 1973 at the age of 97. - Gary Arthur Zentmyer

1885 Census in Weld, Colorado
1900 Census in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska
1901 13 June graduated from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Bachelor of Science
1910 Census in Madera, California
1918 Draft registration in Big Piney, Wyoming, USDA Field Agent
1920 Census in Colorado Indian Reservation, Yuma, Arizona
1930 Census in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona
1940 Census (1935 Residence) Washington D.C.
1940 Census in Montgomery, Maryland
1942 lived at 5 Chacon Pl., Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1953-1954 listed in Polk's Porterville Directory living at 496 Vandalia Ave., Porterville 
STRAHORN, Arthur Thomas (I85649)
 
241 At the age of 75 years less 10 months. GRUBER, Rosina (I66148)
 
242 At the age of about 75 years. CENTMEYER, Sibylla (I66164)
 
243 At the age of over 60 years. ZEHENDMEYER, Simon (I70478)
 
244 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ZENTMYER, Milton L. (I1484)
 
245 Barbara was a widow when she married John H. Santmyers. Andrews was her married name, not her maiden name. LNU, Barbara (Santmyers) (I1212)
 
246 Benjamin Franklin Zentmyer (Frank) and his brother William went from Vermillion Illinois to Kentucky by oxen, pulling a saw mill across the frozen Ohio River in the winter of 1883-1884. They settled near Manitou, Kentucky. Bill and his family lived in Madisonville and their younger brother Thomas Jefferson Zentmyer worked on a railroad near St Louis and fell off the train and was killed. Don't think he ever married.

After Elena died, Frank sold the sawmill and went West. He traveled and worked as a sawyer and a machinist, and worked in Colorado, Hawaii, California, and Washington. Uncle Bill and Aunt Kasie looked after the children who were not married. They had a very hard time.

Thanks again! Charlotte Gayle Zentmyer Price
Effingham, Illinois  
ZENTMYER, William Henry (I547)
 
247 Benjamin Franklin Zentmyer (Frank) and his brother William went from Vermillion Illinois to Kentucky by oxen, pulling a saw mill across the frozen Ohio River in the winter of 1883-1884. They settled near Manitou, Kentucky. Bill and his family lived in Madisonville and their younger brother Thomas Jefferson Zentmyer worked on a railroad near St Louis and fell off the train and was killed. Don't think he ever married.

After Elena died, Frank sold the sawmill and went West. He traveled and worked as a sawyer and a machinist, and worked in Colorado, Hawaii, California, and Washington. Uncle Bill and Aunt Kasie looked after the children who were not married. They had a very hard time.

Thanks again! Charlotte Gayle Zentmyer Price
Effingham, Illinois  
ZENTMYER, Benjamin Franklin (I3046)
 
248 Benjamin G. Zentmyer was enrolled on the 11th day of September, 1862 at Ephrata, Pennsylvania in Co. C, 17th Regiment of Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers to serve three years or during the Civil War, and mustered into service as a Sergeant on the 27th day of September, 1862 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was taken prisoner at Ocoguan City, Virginia on the 27th day of December, 1862 and after being paroled, was sent to parole camp at Annapolis, Marylend., where he contracted smallpox. This statement was from Major Weidner H. Spera of the Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was sent home on leave the 3rd day of April, 1863. Jno. H. Shink M.D. saw him on the day he reached home. He stated that Benjamin G. Zentmyer's smallpox was in the secondary stage and was beyond medical aid. He lived until the 21st day of April, 1863.

From the National Archives, submitted by Charlotte Gayle Zentmyer Price 
ZENTMEYER, Benjamin Gorgas (I2067)
 
249 Bernhard was the Patriarch of the Zentmeyer/ Zentmyer/ Santmyer/ Santmyers families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and later into Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Nebraska.

There is a Bernhard Nicholas Santmyer listed in FamilySearch records and elsewhere as a member of this family, but he never actually existed, he is an unfortunate synthesis of several records by an unidentified compiler. I am working diligently with FamilySearch to remove this fabrication from the record.

Bernhard is also not related to Henricus Zentma˙r of Brilon, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany, an actual person, who had been incorrectly linked to this family in good faith by Dorothy Zentmyer Jones
 
ZENTMEYER, Johann Bernhard (I1624)
 
250 Bertha Elizabeth Baughman Santmyer
Lilburn, Ga.
Bertha Elizabeth ``Betty'' Baughman Santmyer, 77, of Lilburn, Ga., died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at her residence. She was born March 24, 1923, in Morell, Fayette County, a daughter of the late Arthur and Matilda Bachman Baughman.FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale 
BAUGHMAN, Bertha Elizabeth "Betty" (I1312)
 

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