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701 Suffolk County was formed in 1643 from the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Plymouth County was formed in 1685 from the Plymouth Colony
Hingham was chartered in 1635, formerly called Bare Cove, for conditions at low tide. Suffolk and Plymouth County lines were redrawn in 1803, resulting in Hingham being in Plymouth County
HOBART, Edmund Sr. (I85813)
702 Sunday News (Lancaster, PA) - November 19, 1995

Mary Radebach Zentmyer 79, formerly of Lancaster, died Nov. 1 after a long illness at the home of her daughter in Julian, Calif. She was the widow of Dr. David Taylor Zentmyer, who died Aug. 8, 1990. A teacher, she was a 1934 graduate of Osceola Mills High School and a 1938 graduate of Juniata College with a bachelor's degree in home economics and dietetics. While a senior at Juniata she was named "Queen of the May." Formerly of Lewiston and New York, N.Y., Mrs. Zentmyer lived in the Lancaster area from November 1947 to June 1992, when she moved to California.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, the Lancaster Country Club and the Hamilton Club. She was a past treasurer of the Women's Symphony Association of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, a past director of the Lancaster Day Nursery and a past president of the Art Class. She had been active with the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library, the Iris Club, the Investment Club and the American Association of University Women. Mrs. Zentmyer enjoyed playing bridge, reading, flower arranging and cooking. She was a competitive golfer, winning tournaments at the Lancaster Country Club. Born in Osceola Mills, she was a daughter of the late John Ellsworth Radebach and Orrie Ola Dotts Radebach. She is survived by one daughter, Victoria Zentmyer Bergstrom, Julian, Calif.; one son, David Taylor Zentmyer Jr., Madison, Wis.; three grandchildren; one sister, Gwen Radebach Rieman, North Manchester, Ind.; and one brother, John Ellsworth Radebach Jr., Osceola Mills.
RADEBACH, Mary (I3024)
703 Superintendent of the Clearfield Creek Coal Company, Madera, Pennsylvania.  ZENTMYER, Porter B. (I2330)
704 Takes over the mill from his father Hans Preuß. The mill was sold to Otto Friedrich Graf von Herberstein in 1661. PREUSS, Leonhard (I71159)
705 The 1760 date is from a birth record for Anna Margaretha Geister, which lists Bernhardt Zentmoyer and Catharina as sponsors. Family F013
706 The 1810 US Census shows David in Washington Twp, Franklin Co. Pennsylvania, which was the location of his father Christopher's farm. His son John's obituary states: "John Zentmyer saw the light of day in Williamsport, Maryland March 24, 1808. When he was quite young his parents removed to Waynesboro, Franklin County." -Huntingdon Monitor, 19 Mar 1891. The following additional sources convince us that David's home and tannery were originally in Washington Co., Maryland before he moved to be near his father. (Waynesboro is within Washington Twp)

-- ". . . Elizabeth Zentmeyer, who was born in 1803 near the Mason-Dixon line at the foot of South Mountain, in Washington County, Md. where her father was for many years engaged in the tanning business." -Biographical Annals of Franklin County
-- ". . . his mother, Elizabeth (Zentmyer) Hoover was born in Washington County, Maryland in 1803." -History of Cumberland Valley
-- ". . . Elizabeth Zentmyer, daughter of David Zentmyer, who conducted a tannery at the foot of the mountains between Rouzerville, Pennsylvania and Edgemont, Maryland." -Biographical Sketches, p.195
-- "His wife Elizabeth, a daughter of David Zentmyer, was born at the foot of the South Mountain--westside--where her father had been engaged in tanning for many years." -Historical Sketch of Franklin County.
-- "Near Pen Mar" -David Taylor Zentmeyer  
ZENTMYER, David (I1842)
707 The birth record below is the only instance of Görg that has been found in the record. It is assumed that he died young, but no death record has been found. ZENTMEYER, Johann Görg (I1631)
708 The deed by which Christopher conveyed his farm to his son Daniel was also his will. It is an interesting document for several reasons. First, John Wesley Zentmyer was a special grandson to Christopher and Barbara Zentmeyer. When the will was written in 1824, there was a special provision for John to receive two hundred dollars from the estate at Christopher's death. By 1824 Christopher had as many as eighteen additional grandchildren, none of whom were similarly provided for. The will also indicates that one John Zentmyer was living nearby at that time, and since Christopher's son John was living in Brownsville, Virginia by then, one must conclude the John residing near Christopher's farm must have been John Wesley Zentmyer. The will also provided for a shed to be built and finished adjoining John Zentmyer's house for Christopher to enjoy during the remainder of his natural life. So it appears John Wesley Zentmyer and his wife Eleanor cared for grandparents Christopher and Barbara into their old age, and were therefore rewarded in the will.

Second, the will illuminates for us the diversity of economic activity on the farm. There are references to crops of wheat, rye, corn, hay, and apples; a stable with cows, horses, cattle, and hogs; a weaver shop, and wool, so presumably sheep; and firewood production indicating logging.

Third, the will settled a knotty legal question, namely do certain economic provisions in a grant deed survive a foreclosure. The deed stated that "Daniel Zentmeyer engages to give to his father Christopher Zentmeyer yearly and every year during his natural life and the life of his wife Barbara twenty bushels of wheat, twenty bushels of rye, and twenty bushels of corn, also two good loads of hay, and one third of the rows of apple trees divided the short way and pasture two cows and one horse with his own cattle also to let them keep four hogs which are to run with his hogs." Neighbor George Harbaugh took title to the farm in 1828 after a foreclosure sale, and ceased fulfilling the provisions Daniel Zentmeyer had agreed to in the deed. The Zentmeyers sued Harbaugh. The court held: "I look upon it as a covenant to pay rent in kind; and if it be, it is a covenant running with the land, and the defendant is clearly liable; for, upon such covenants, which concern real property, or the estate therein, the assignee of the lessee is liable for an action for a breach of covenant after the assignment of the estate to him." So Harbaugh was required to continue supplying the goods to Christopher as set forth in the deed.
ZENTMEYER, Johann Christopher (I1628)
709 The Emmert Graveyard is located near Manor Church, Tilghmanton. It is walled in with a cemented stone fence. This is a complete list as compiled by Samuel Webster Piper in the mid 1930's. The original books are located in The Washington County Free Library. -Mike Hahn EMMERT, Johan George Leonard (I86188)
710 The Emmert Graveyard is located near Manor Church, Tilghmanton. It is walled in with a cemented stone fence. This is a complete list as compiled by Samuel Webster Piper in the mid 1930's. The original books are located in The Washington County Free Library. -Mike Hahn GUNKLE, Anna Catherine (I86196)
711 The Emmert Graveyard is located near Manor Church, Tilghmanton. It is walled in with a cemented stone fence. This is a complete list as compiled by Samuel Webster Piper in the mid 1930's. The original books are located in The Washington County Free Library. -Mike Hahn EMMERT, John George (I2729)
712 The first minister of the Hingham congregation who built Old Ship was the Rev. Peter Hobart, who had attended what was then Puritan-dominated University of Cambridge. Natives of Hingham in the county of Norfolk in East Anglia, Peter Hobart, his father Edmund and his brother Capt. Joshua Hobart were among Hingham's most prominent early settlers. Edmund Hobart and his wife Margaret (Dewey), said Cotton Mather, "were eminent for piety...and feared God above many." Assisting Hobart in the foundation of the congregation was Rev. Robert Peck, Hobart's senior and formerly rector of St Andrew's Church in Hingham, Norfolk. After 44 years of service, minister Peter Hobart died on January 20, 1679, on the eve of the building of the new house of worship. Hobart's diary of events in Hingham, begun in the year 1635, was continued on his death by his son David. By the time Old Ship was built, Harvard-educated Rev. John Norton, who had been ordained by Peter Hobart, had assumed Hobart's ministry. While Rev. Norton was the first pastor of the congregation at its new home in Old Ship Church, Rev. Peter Hobart was the founder of the congregation, although he died before the new meetinghouse was finished.

HOBART, Reverend Peter (I85811)
713 The George Picken family moved from Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia to Carthage Township, Hancock County Illinois in 1867. PICKEN, George T. (I85692)
714 The George Picken family moved from Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia to Carthage Township, Hancock County Illinois in 1867. REGER, Elizabeth (I85826)
715 The George Picken family moved from Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia to Carthage Township, Hancock County Illinois in 1867. PICKEN, Elizabeth (I85691)
716 The German name Andreas (Andress) is anglicized to Andrew LOWMAN, Andress Sterling (I85951)
717 THE HENRY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Tue., Dec. 3, 1929, p. 2, col. 5:
Peter Lee Zentmeyer, prominent citizen and well-known farmer of near Stella, passed away at his home early Sunday morning, death due to a heart attack. He had been in declining health for the past several years.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, followed by burial in Oakwood Cemetery here.
The deceased was 79 years of age and is survived by his wife and two sons, Messrs. Edward of Martinsville and Leath of Stella.  
ZENTMEYER, Peter Leath Sr. (I1732)
718 The Hobart Electric Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1897 by Clarence Charles Hobart to make electric motors. They soon started making electric meat choppers as well. In 1913 the company reorganized as The Hobart Manufacturing Co. The following year they introduced their first commercial mixer. That same year, C.C. Hobart left the company and, along with his three sons, established his own manufacturing business, Hobart Brothers Co. In 1974 the name of the parent company changed to The Hobart Corp. In 1981 the company was acquired by Dart & Kraft, Inc. In 1986 Dart & Kraft, the result of a merger, split apart, and the Hobart brand and operations became part of the new Premark International. In 1999, Illinois Tool Works acquired the PMI Food Equipment Group, which included Hobart. HOBART, Clarence Charles (I3175)
719 The name Johann Godlieb GÖTZ was anglicized to John Caleb Gates.

GÖTZ, Johann Godlieb (I85628)
720 The Pennsylvania Gazette of November 13, 1755 listed
William Berryhill among those murdered by Indians in a
raid in Franklin County.  
BERRYHILL, William (I2437)
721 The public record for Kenneth LeRoy Brereton is a colorful one. He was recorded in the 1910 US Census in the home of his parents, Archibald and Mary Brereton. In the 1920 US Census, at age 11, he was a boarder in the home of Kate Stackpole, with no reference to his parents. He had a busy 1927, he was listed both as a student in Brookline Massachusetts, and also as a passenger on a voyage from Copenhagen to New York. In 1929 he married Loretta M. LaPointe in Rye, New York. In the 1930 US Census, he was living at the home of his mother and stepfather in North Branford, and claimed to be working as an 'aircraft production manager.' He was listed as married, but neither Loretta nor any alternative wife were noted at that address. According to the 1937 newspaper articles reporting his marriage to Dorothy Dudley, Kenneth claimed to be a graduate Norwich Military Academy and of Yale University, employed as a 'manufacturing chemist' at Brereton Laboratories in New Haven. A 1939 newsletter for Norwich Military Academy, renamed Norwich University, listed a change of address for him to Northport Conn., c/o Brereton Laboratories. But Northport was actually in New York, so more likely Northford Connecticut, the place Kenneth listed on his WWII draft registration. In the 1940 US Census he was listed as divorced, living once again with with his mother and stepfather in North Branford, working as a Rural US Mail Carrier. (his mother was a Postmistress there) He was listed in the 1941 New Haven Directory as an Insurance Agent, with new wife Eleanor.

A Google query returns only two results for "Brereton Laboratories," they are both noted above, and the Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives staff confirm Brereton was never a student there. Norwich University confirms Brereton was a student there, but they cannot confirm a graduation. 
BRERETON, Kenneth LeRoy (I534)
722 The Rev. Joshua Hobart was the second pastor of the Puritan church in Southold, Long Island, serving the congregation from 1674 until his death in 1716. Born in Hingham, a town in southern Norfolk, England, he was the son of the Rev. Peter Hobart, and had emigrated to colonial Massachusetts with his parents in 1635, while still a young child. He graduated from Harvard University in 1650, and according to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 50, in 1656 married Margaret Vassal (b. 1633) of Barbadoes Island, the daughter of William and Ann Vassal, formerly of Scituate, Massachusetts. Widowed by July 1657, it is believed that his first marriage was childless. He subsequently went to England, where he remained for about two years. He returned to Massachusetts in 1669, and in the early 1670's married Mrs. Mary Rainford (nee Sunderland), the widow of Jonathan Rainford. Six children were born to the couple during the decade spanning 1672-1682. Surviving his second wife, who died in 1698, by some 31 years, the Rev. Hobart was 87 years old at the time of his death in February 1716-17. His grave is marked by a slate ledger stone which was probably carved and imported from England. HOBART, Reverend Joshua (I2786)
723 The Surname was also frequently seen as Centmeyer. In German, words beginning with Z and C both begin with an identical "TS" sound, so the name was recorded as the scribe chose to write it.

ZENTMAIR, Johann Jacob (I1626)
724 The timing and circumstances of Robert's purported residence in Ireland are uncertain, as Ireland was not mentioned in either of the two published sources, neither the Cope and Ashmeade nor the Donald Whyte volumes. And yet Ulster, Ireland and Ayrshire, Scotland are only thirteen miles apart, and workers traveled often between the two provinces. Robert's occupation was listed as a 'weaver' when he arrived in Philadelphia, and linen weaving had been a robust industry in Ireland, but was in recession by the mid 1700s due to competition from less expensive mechanized American cotton weaving. So far we have found only a single reference to a Robert Strayhorn/Strahorn in Ireland, in a 1761 newspaper article.

The 1790 US Census records Robert Strayhorn in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania with nine household members. It is not clear who in additon to Nathaniel, Samuel, and Margaret the additional household members were, although it was common to take in renters if one had the space.

STRAYHORN, Robert (I86048)
725 The Unterschlauersbach purchase protocol gives his place of origin as "Pfaffenhofen auß Bayern" (Pfaffenhofen in Bavaria) ZEHNTMEYER, Simon (I67769)
726 Thelma H. Zentmyer, age 92, of Upper Arlington, died Saturday, July 12, 1997 at First Community Village.

She was a Council Member of the First Community Village; Member of Community Chapter #488 Order of the Eastern Star; Areme Club #11 Group 1, Ladies Oriental Shrine, Thea Court No. 5, and Northwester Women's Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband William S. Zentmyer. Survived by dear friends and loved ones.

The Columbus Dispatch, July 14, 1997 
HODAPP, Thelma H. (I732)
727 There is a Bernhard Nicholas Santmyer b.1735 listed in FamilySearch IGI and elsewhere as the father of Jacob and George, which we believe to be an unfortunate synthesis by a well-intentioned compiler of our Bernhard and another actual immigrant, Nicholas Sandmeier, who arrived on 9 Oct 1775 on the good ship King of Prussia. I have convinced FamilySearch to quarantine this record, although no one can remove it entirely except for its contributor, who will not respond to us. This bogus record also lists the surname of Bernhard's first wife as 'Luther,' for which we have found no evidence, see Catharina LNU, but this unsourced 'Luther' record has generated records 60+ trees on Ancestry.com. ZENTMEYER, Johann Bernhard (I0050)
728 There is a great possibility that Helen's family relocated to Morgantown, VA (now WV) shortly after Helen's birth. Her father, William Burns Shaw, enlisted in the Union Army at New Creek, VA (now Keyser, WV) and joined for duty on 23 September 1861 in Morgantown. They probably stayed with Helen's uncle - her mother's brother, Andrew Jackson Koontz, who lived in Morgantown with his family. By late 1862, the family was back in Barton/Moscow, MD. The Civil War must have had a tremendous effect on Helen, for even though she was very young (she was only four when the war ended in 1865), she had vivid memories of a Confederate raid on the town. The soldiers ransacked and burned all the businesses, except the general store (which her father ran) and this was because it had bars on the windows and they mistook it for a jail. While the buildings were burning, the soldiers rode through the town with bolts of material that were unrolled and flowing like a long flag behind them. Helen was raised a prim and proper young lady. The family had at least one slave, Mary Perry, who helped raise the children. Helen dearly loved her; Mary was more like a member of the family, than a slave. At the end of the Civil War, she chose to remain with the Shaw family. Even though, Helen came from a well-to-do family and had a lot of advantages, there was a certain amount of sadness during her growing up years. Helen was the fourth child, but her two older brothers were buried even before her birth. Then her younger brother, Millered Stewart, not quite two, died in 1867. Less than a year after her marriage, her father died. Her brother Oscar K. died in 1884 and her little sister, Minnie, in 1886, followed by her mother a few months later. By the time Helen was 26, she had lost her entire family, except for her older sister, Fannie Susan.
Helen married at 17 to James J. Santmyer, who was employed as a coal miner, and most likely worked in the Shaw Mines. In 1882, her mother, along with Oscar and Mary (Minnie), moved to Keyser, WV. Her brother, Franklin, was managing a hotel in Keyser, and they possibly went to live with him or near him. It is also possible that Helen and James moved to Keyser around that time - however by 1884 they were in MT. Pleasant, PA. Even though the move to PA put many miles between Helen and her family and relatives, she always kept close ties to them. Helen frequently traveled the great distance by train to join her relatives for weddings, funerals or other special occasions. In her later years, Helen joined the Christian Scientist religion. In 1927 she came down with pneumonia - following the beliefs of her religion, she refused medical treatment. Helen died from the pneumonia. The Wm. I. Stewart Funeral Home in Swissvale, PA handled all the arrangements; she was buried in MT. Washington Cemetery in Perryopolis, PA.

Ref: Family records and papers located in the family Bible
Interviews with Fanny Ethel Santmyer Rowley
Death Cert. 10919 File No. 58700
NATIONAL ARCHIVES - pension records for service of her father in the Civil War
MARRIAGE APPLICATION - on file in Allegany Co., MD
Baptismal Cert. - Star Junction Baptist Church 
SHAW, Helen Marr (I0014)
729 There is a Hawbecker Cemetery in Upton, Franklin Co., PA which would be a likely spot to look for burials of this family. HAWBECKER, David (I1985)
730 There is much additional material about Bernhard on the York Co. page.

ZENTMEYER, Johann Bernhard (I0050)
731 There is much additional material related to Christopher on the York Co. and Franklin Co. pages on this web site.

ZENTMEYER, Johann Christopher (I1628)
732 This Eliza 'Saintmyers' (per the marriage record) is presumed to be the daughter of John and Catherine for the following reasons: 1) The Census Records for both 1810 and 1820 reflect a heretofore unidentified daughter, born to them before 1810; 2) The 1860 census has Eliza born c.1818, the 1870 census has her born c.1817; the 1880 census has her born c.1806, and her headstone has her born 1811-12; and 3) Frederick County, where she married and was buried, was a stone's throw away from Browntown, in (then) Shenandoah Co., where John and Catherine long resided. Apart from the (not uncommon) multiple birth-year indications, here are no facts known to us which conflict with this conclusion, and no other families which could even remotely be considered to be her family of origin.  SAINTMYERS, Eliza (I3025)
733 This is actually the date of the marriage bond. To date (1998) any marriage record has not been located. Family F042
734 Thomas Benton Limbocker was born December 22, 1843 in Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa, the son of Uriah and Janette (Kirk) Limbocker. He enlisted in the 5th Iowa Infantry, in July of 1861 at age 17. (The official Roster and Records of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion gives his age as 21 at the time of enlistment on 1 July 1861.)

Thomas was joined in the Regiment by half-brother of Sherman Kirk, and cousin Jeremiah (Jerry) M. Limbocker who also enlisted in the Fifth Iowa.

On 1 January of 1864, Thomas reenlisted in Larkinsville, AL with other soldiers from the 5th Iowa Infantry to form Company G, of the 5th Iowa Cavalry. He served with the 5th Iowa Cavalry for the remained of the war as part of Major General James H. Wilson's Cavalry Corps.

In 1867 Thomas and his wife of one year, Caroline (Sigafoos) Limbocker, along with his half-brother Sherman and his wife Lucinda, journeyed to Kansas to homestead in Neosho County.

Thomas and his family remained in Erie, Neosho Co. throughout his life, farming and raising their many children.

Thomas died on April 20th, 1908 from injuries he sustained while trying to stop a runaway horse team and wagon outside his feed lot. 
LIMBOCKER, Thomas Benton (I537)
735 Thomas Marlow was deeded 400 acres in Rowan County in 1779, and 200 acres in Rutherford County the same year. MARLOW, Thomas (I3254)
736 Thomas, his second wife Rebecca Jane, and their son Frank Kellog Strahorn are all buried in the same plot in Rosedale Cemetery, just west of downtown Los Angeles. I suspect the headstone was installed by his son Robert Edmund Strahorn after he became wealthy, since Thomas was a man of little means. A much more modest stone can be seen in front of the larger one, which reads, "T.F.S. Husband." No headstone is in evidence for Rebecca Jane, but she was not Robert's mother.

KELLOGG, Rebecca Jane (I86058)
737 Thomas, his second wife Rebecca Jane, and their son Frank Kellog Strahorn are all buried in the same plot in Rosedale Cemetery, just west of downtown Los Angeles. I suspect the headstone was installed by his son Robert Edmund Strahorn after he became wealthy, since Thomas was a man of modest means. A much more modest stone can be seen in front of the larger one, which reads, "T.F.S. Husband." No headstone is in evidence for Frank.

STRAHORN, Frank Kellogg (I86060)
738 Time Line:
1863 baptized in Lancaster County
1783 was granted Treasury Land Warrant for 135 acres in Montgomery County near present-day Floyd, on Oldfield Creek near Franklin Pike
1789 married Barbary Windle in the Shenandoah Valley
1792 daughter Elizabeth born
1797 bought 40 acres from Jacob Miller in Montgomery County, Virginia, on Mudlick Creek near the present corner of McVitty Rd. and Old Cave Spring Rd., Cave Spring, Virginia.
1799 son Daniel born
1800 moved from Cave Spring to Montgomery County near present-day Floyd
1801 daughter Catherine born
1802 son David born
1805 daughter Rebecca born
1806 listed a Sponsor for baptism of Jacob Marchel and Sarah Krank
1808 listed as Sponsor for baptism of Lydia Marchel
1808 purchased 153 acres on south fork of Little River
1809 listed as an Officer of Little River Church, predecessor to Zion Lutheran
1809 unnamed daughter born who succumbed after one year
1810 US Census in Christiansburg, Montgomery County as John Zentmeyer
1812 135 acre Land Warrant property surveyed
1815 purchased 18 acres on Oldfield Creek from David Howell
1816 listed as Sponsor in baptism of Benjamin Herman
1817 listed as Sponsor in baptism of John Williams
1818 Cave Spring land was sold to John Hartman
1820 US Census in Christiansburg, Montgomery County as John Zentmin
1830 US Census in (La) Fayette, Montgomery County as John Zentmine
1840 US Census in Floyd County as John Zeatriger (Floyd County was formed from Montgomery County in 1831)
ZENTMEYER, Johannes (I1644)
739 University of Colorado Boulder Class of 1971, BA Economics
Stanford MBA 
ZENTMYER, David Taylor Jr. (I2264)
740 University of Colorado Boulder class of 1971, BA Mathematics, Phi Beta Kappa POWER, Leslie Carol (I3354)
741 Vinda lived for some 31 years after the death of her husband George Bright Zentmyer, and she had some sort of relationship with Charley Reed who was 24 years her junior; he was the informant on her Death Certificate, she reported her last name as Reed in the 1940 Census, Reed was the name on her headstone, and she is buried in the Reed Family Cemetery. ACKERS, Vinda Susan (I1892)
742 Vinton died at the home of his daughter Clara ZENTMEYER, Vinton James (I1385)
743 Wagon maker by trade. ZENTMYER, Daniel Peter (I2127)
744 Walter, apparently, was not a very nice person. According to his descendants he even refused to celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays. After he and Catherine divorced, his son Walter, never spoke to or about him again.

Ref. Information contributed by Izetta Barbour (her source was Colleen Zak, great granddaughter of Walter) 
SANTMYER, Walter H. Sr (I0455)
745 Was an ironworker and motorcycle rider. ZENTMYER, William G. (I1545)
746 Was the Senior Vice President of Lands' End Corporate Sales until 2001. ZENTMYER, David Taylor Jr. (I2264)
FEBRUARY 17, 2004

On February 15, 2004 of Centreville, VA. Beloved husband of Mildred I. Santmyer; father of the late Russell Santmyer Jr. Survived by children, Linda Unger, Della Gardner, Vincent and Gary Santmyer; brother, Wheeler B. Santmyer. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; dear and devoted fiancee, Ann Wampler, his angel who cared for him with tireless devotion, also survives him. the family will receive friends Thursday, February 19, 2004, 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA. Interment will follow at National Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern VA.
SANTMYER, Russell S. (I1151)
748 We do not have a surname for Bernhard's wife. She was identified as 'Catharina' both in the birth record for her son Johannes in 1763, and as a baptismal sponsor with Bernhard for Anna Margaretha Geister on 7 Aug 1760. This dates their wedding to around 1760 when Bernhard would have been twenty years old.

The surname 'Luther' has been put forth on the internet for her, with some claiming she was Maria Catharina Luther, born 1734 in Herbitzheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace. This Maria Catharina Luther did in fact emigrate to Philadelphia, arriving with her parents on 15 Sep 1749 aboard the Phoenix, according to Strassburger-Hinke's Pennsylvania German Pioneers. But according to Annette Burgert's Eighteenth Century Emigrants, this Maria Catharina married Josiah Harper on 10 Sep 1763, only weeks after Johannes Zentmeyer was born, so she was not Bernhard's wife.

Others identify her as Catharina Elisabetha Luther baptized 8 Jan 1744 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. But the Kichenbücher (church records) reveal that this Catharina was married in 1765 in Frankfurt and died there in 1782.

The only place we have found the surname 'Luther' connected to Bernhard other than in Ancestry.com member trees is in the IGI on FamilySearch, where Bernhard is wrongly identified in a member-submitted tree as 'Bernhard Nicholas Santmyer, b. 1735' with a wife whose surname is 'Luther.' We believe this is the source of the 60+ Ancestry.com member trees which identify her as 'Luther.'

It is our suspicion that some Ancestry.com tree-makers took 'Catharina' from our website and combined it with 'Luther' in the IGI record. When you then search 'Catharina Luther,' online, the two individuals above can be found.

Anyone having any original source information for the Catharina's surname - family bibles, hand-written genealogies, anything - please contact me.

Gary Zentmyer  
LNU, Catharina (I1623)
749 We have found no evidence that the union of Garret Hobart and Esther Tuttle produced any offspring. HOBART, Vice President Garret Augustus (I1295)
750 We have inferred this relationship because there were two Abraham Lowmans listed in 1820 US Census in Buffalo, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, whose ages were a generation apart. LOWMAN, Abraham (I1976)

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