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201 1920 US Census in Charleston, Coles, Illinois
1930 US Census in Charleston, Coles, Illinois
1934, 11 Jun, graduated from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. From her Senior Yearbook: Dottie Anne Dudley, 895 Seventh Street, Charleston, Illinois, Teacher's College High School in Social Work, Y.W.C.A.; Scout Club; House Junior; Usher and Waitress, Commencement Week.

DUDLEY, Dorothy Anne (I296)
202 1920 US Census in Seattle, King, Washington as 'Iron & Steel' DAVIS, David (I3618)
203 1920 US Census parents and sister living with  ZENTMEYER, Harry Robert Sr. (I984)
204 1930 and 1940 US Census as a Baker ZENTMYER, William Calvin (I766)
205 1930 Census - Mineral Co., WV - Keyser (New Creek Dist) - Apr 10 - p12A - ed 8 - 265-274 - 104 C St
Robert C Santmyers 42 - VA - m age 21 - Brakeman on RR
Mamie B 38 - VA - m age 18
Robert L 18 - WV
Franklin M 16 - WV
Willard M 12 - WV
Anita L 8 - WV 
SANTMYERS, Robert Carter (I0789)
206 1930 Census Allegheny Co., PA - Ross Twp - Apr 29 - pg 23B - ed 777 - 444-510 - Harvard Ave Ext
Richard Santmyers 53 - VA - m age 24 - Gardner
Anna 49 - PA - m age 20
Wayne 24 - PA - Clerk at Telephone Co
Melville 22 - PA - Clerk at Rubber Co
Annabelle 16 - PA
Grace 15 - PA
Russell 10 - PA 
SANTMYERS, Richard Tildon (I0292)
207 1930 Census in Shenandoah, Page, Virginia as Carpenter Foreman for Railroad STRAHORN, William Norton (I1139)
208 1930 Census living on Alta Canada Road, a street in La Canada, California not far from your webmaster.
1940 Census in Glendale 
ZENTMYER, Leslie Cecil (I1509)
209 1930 Census Washington DC - no date - pg 58A - ed 353 - 362-390 - 2607 Monroe St
Martha Santmyers66 - VA - wd
Mettie40 - VA - Food Checker in Hotel
Fred34 - VA - Driver at Dorsh
Sanford23 - DE - Tile setter
Francis Wellet14 - DE (adopted son) 
CATTLETT, Martha J. (I0295)
210 1930 US Census in Cameron, TX BROWNE, James Andrew (I86068)
211 1940 Census living at 142 E. Ave 42, Los Angeles, 8th grade education  STRAHORN, Alfaretta (I86061)
212 1940 US Census in Batavia, Kane, Illinois, Mooseheart Home For Orphan And Dependents

Robert A. Zentmeyer, 80, formerly of Dover and West Chester, Pa., died peacefully in his sleep Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at the Delaware Veterans Home, Milford, following a long fight against Alzheimer?s disease. Born Oct. 1, 1929, in Lebanon, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry and Mary Zentmeyer. He shared many memories of growing up and going to school at Mooseheart, Ill., where he graduated in 1947. His college career was interrupted by his service with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he did administrative work with the CIC, although he later graduated from Ohio Wesleyan with a degree in business administration. Soon afterward, he worked as a sales contractor with Armstrong World Industries out of their Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and Malvern, Pa., offices. He retired in 1989 after 35 years of employment. Among his interests, Mr. Zentmeyer was an avid reader and enjoyed football, golf and classical and jazz music. He loved spending time with family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred J. Zentmeyer, on April 5, 1994. A devoted husband and father, Mr. Zentmeyer is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Doreen; his daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Jay Lazzeri of Dover and their children, Jonathan, Sarah and Rebecca; and his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Joyce Zentmeyer of Rootstown, Ohio, and their children, Thomas and Grace. He also is survived by a sister-in-law, Delores Zentmeyer; and many nieces and nephews.  
ZENTMEYER, Robert Aloysius (I1033)
213 1940 US Census in Batavia, Kane, Illinois, Mooseheart Home For Orphan And Dependents ZENTMEYER, Alfred J. (I1034)
214 1940 US Census in Denver, Colorado PICKEN, Lulu Maud (I3030)
215 1940 US Census in Rural, Hopkins, Kentucky ZENTMYER, Harold Nelson (I3083)
216 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ZENTMYER, Robert James (I2043)
217 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ZENTMYER, Bradley (I2045)
218 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ZENTMYER, Kelly Jean (I2047)
219 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ZENTMYER, Kim (I2044)
220 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ZENTMYER, David (I2046)
221 2018 in Middletown, Frederick, Virginia JACKSON, Doris Elizabeth (I2710)
222 2018 in Middletown, Frederick, Virginia SANTMIER, Kathryn Anna (I3339)
223 2018 in Middletown, Frederick, Virginia SANTMIER, Joel David (I3340)
224 2018 in Winchester, Virginia SANTMIER, Nicholas Eli (I3331)
225 27 Aug 2017

Heimatkundlicher Arbeitskreis Möckmühl

"Hi Gary,
It is a long time since I heard from you. Wednesday is the day when we meet at the Archive. Ilse Saur is just re-sorting old documents and came across a paper concerning Roigheim. Joseph Walter had died about 10 years ago (inventory dated February 19, 1695, unfortunately this does not exist anymore) and he owed money to the church which he had borrowed. His possessions were very unimportant, some property in a bad condition or place that nobody wanted to buy, until finally one daughter (he had 9 children) got married to Jacob Centmayer, now bürgher (citizen -Ed) of this place, a former soldier. Unfortunately, it does not say where from. So, it was Ursula née Walter who Jacob Centmayer married in 1699.
It is not much information but I wanted to pass it on to you.
With best regards,

Marlies Kibler"

(This is the source for the surname of Jacob's wife Ursula) 
Family F22873
226 29 Sep 1789 was the date William's will was proved, the will was executed in July of that year. WALKER, William (I3584)
227 Link to R.M. Santmyers' books on-line SANTMYERS, Reigart M. (I1728)
228 First Accusation
In 1669, Susannah was first formally accused of witchcraft by William Sargent. Susannah was required to post 100 pounds bond to appear in court on a charge of witchcraft, a capital offense. Her husband George Martin sued Sargent for slander against Susannah for accusing her of being a witch, but the Court upheld the accusation of witchcraft. A higher court later dismissed the witchcraft charges.

Second Accusation
Susannah's husband George died in 1686, leaving Susannah an impoverished widow by the time of the second accusation of witchcraft in 1692. Inhabitants of nearby Salem Village, Massachusetts, stated that she had attempted to recruit them into witchcraft. Susannah was tried for these charges, but she proved by all accounts to be pious and quoted the Bible freely, something a witch was said to be incapable of.

Descriptions of Susanna say that she was short, slightly plump, active, and "of remarkable personal neatness." She was also said to be very outspoken, contemptuous of authority, and defiant in the face of the slander which had followed her for years.

The Arrest
On April 30, 1692, a warrant was issued for Susannah's arrest on a charge of witchcraft, and she was arrested an May 2nd. When she saw Orlando Bagley approaching on the morning of her arrest, little did she dream of his errand. He was a personal friend of long standing, and we can but faintly imagine her surprise when he read the warrant.

On May 2, Susannah was taken to Ingersills Tavern in Salem Village for examination. She pleaded not guilty, and vigorously answered the charges against her. She underwent the indignity of a physical examination on June 2, 1692. The examinations were intended to discover whether the accused had any physical abnormalities, especially anything that could be used to suckle a familiar or even the devil himself. Susanna was examined twice during the same day; at neither examination was any abnormality discovered.

The Reverend Cotton Mather said of Susannah: "This woman was one of the most impudent, scurrilous, wicked creatures of this world; and she did now throughout her whole trial discover herself to be such a one. Yet when she was asked what she had to say for herself, her chief plea was that she had led a most virtuous and holy life."

Joseph Merrill, in his History of Amesbury, described Susanna differently. "The idea of snatching this hardworking, honest woman from her home to be tried for her life by those who never knew her, and witnesses who were prejudiced against her is almost too much for belief. Allowed no counsel, she was her own lawyer, and her answers are remarkable for independence and clearness. She showed herself to be a woman of more than ordinary talent and resolution."

The Trial & Execution
Susannah was tried on the June 29th session of court. During the trial, it is said that she laughed out loud at the afflicted persons as they writhed about the floor in great pain, which they said was caused by Susannah's bewitching arts. She later stated in her testimony that she did not think the afflicted were bewitched.

Many of her neighbors came to court to testify to her bewitching arts. All the while Susannah stuck to her faith, knowing that if she admitted she was a witch, it would save her life. At the trials end, Susannah Martin, at the age of 71, was found guilty and condemned to death.

On Tuesday, July 19, 1692 Susanna Martin, Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Sarah Wilde, and Elizabeth Howe were taken from their cells, put into a cart and driven up the rocky road to Gallows Hill at Salem, Massachusetts.

Susannah North Martin and the others were hanged by the neck until dead for allegedly committing acts of witchcraft.  
NORTH, Susannah (I3642)
229 A cabinetmaker, Jacob went to Huntsville, Missouri, whence he migrated with a party of men, by way of mule team, to California, and engaged in the hotel and livery business in Auburn, Placer County; was buried there with Masonic rites. -History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania ZENTMYER, Jacob J. (I539)
230 A farmer, he died while trying to cross the Rapidan River ROBERTSON, Walter Sommerville (I2599)
231 A land warrant was issued in Lancaster County for William Berryhill, March 14, 1742, for 50 acres in Antrim Township.

BERRYHILL, William (I2437)
232 A male descendant of this James was given the YDNA test. Matches and earliest ancestor are:
Walter Robison, who claims James Roberson 1737-1828 and Mary Fuqua 1740-1822 (MRCA likely in Scotland, no potential US connections)
Jessy Roberson, who also claims James and Mary (MRCA likely in Scotland, no potential US connections)
Ernest Carroll Roberson who also claims James Roberson (MRCA likely in Scotland, no potential US connections)
Scotty Robertson, who claims Daniel Robertson, b.1793 d. Aft 1860 Tenn (MRCA likely in Scotland, no potential US connections)
David Michael Robertson, who claims John Henry Robertson b. 1784 d. Aft 1880 (MRCA likely in Scotland, no potential US connections)
George Thomas Robison who claims James Robertson d.1748 Louisa Co. VA (possible US connections)
Matthew Lee Robertson who claims James Robertson d.1748 Louisa Co. VA (possible US connections) 
ROBERTSON, James (I85953)
233 A spinster, per Susan Kinch ZENTMYRE, Maria Barbara (I1848)
234 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)
235 Abstract of Berks County wills:

REIDENBACHIN, ABALONIA, widow, Tulpehocken.
April 1, 1764 - March 13, 1769.
To dau. Mahrisarah, Mariagreda, Marilisabetha, Annamaria and Anna Catrina, each £1 and articles named.
To son Matheis, 1/6, for his birthright and £2.
To son Peter £3.
To son Hans Adam £2.
To son Henrich £2.
To son George, my large Bible.
Peter REIDENBACHS dau. Anna Cattrina to have articles named.
Georges dau, the same.
Adams son Henrich 8 shillings.
Anna Cattrina's son Henrich 8 shillings.
Exr: friend Nickolaus WEYAND.
Wit: Valentin REINTZEL, Simon BOGENREIFF. 
RIEGEL, Anna Appolonia (I3554)
236 Abstracts of Berks County wills:

September 5, 1793 - October 3, 1793.
To son John, my plantation for £400 of which he shall have his share.
Provides for wife Susanna.
Estate to be divided among all children, of whom Jacob, Benjamin, Catharine Elizabeth are named.
Appoints Nicholas HAWK, Sr. guardian for 3 minor children.
Exrs: Wife Susanna and son John.
Wits: Jacob POTTEICHER and John RIEGEL.

RADEBACH, Johann George (I3549)
237 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)
238 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)
239 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)
240 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)
241 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)
242 According to Chataigne's 1888-89 Virginia Business Directory for Patrick County, 'Zentmeyer & Sanders' were Tobacco Manufacturers in Mayo Forge. ZENTMEYER, John Newton (I1651)
243 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)
244 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.
Birth - James S. Santmyers - Born Sept. 14, 1858 at Capon Furnace
Father Harrison Santmyers - Occupation Blacksmith
Mother Lad Santmyer
Residence Portsmouth Furnace
State: WV
County: Hardy County
Township: Wardensville P.O.
Year: 1860
Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Page: 558
Database: WV 1860 Federal Census Index
"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."

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.

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)
245 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)
246 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
247 According to Frank's daughter (our mother) 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, in accordance with published accounts, that Frank was not taken in by the Woods until after the death of Frank's mother in 1896.

HOBART, Frank Grant (I85650)
248 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
249 According to his obit published in the Connellsville Daily Courier, his widow and five children survive.

DATE OF BIRTH: 07/22/1924
DATE OF DEATH: 03/29/1961
(703) 607-8000
Ref: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 
SANTMYER, Howard Earl (I1239)
250 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)

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