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751 Sponsor: a man from Ammerndorf (no Zehendmayer). ZEHENDMEYER, Jacob (I81923)
 
752 Sponsor: Jacob, farm-hand, son of the deceased Leonhard Pfeiffer, former smallholder in Ro▀tal. ZEHENDMAYER, Jacob (I85142)
 
753 Sponsor: Maria Magdalena Rauh, at that time maidservant working for Georg Seget, farmer in Gro▀haslach. ZEHENDMEYER, Maria Magdalena (I68789)
 
754 Sponsor: Maria, daughter of Georg Hagend÷rffer, farmer in Ammerndorf. ZEHENDMEYER, Maria (I85140)
 
755 Sponsor: Maria, daughter of the deceased Sebastian Zehendmayer, day labourer "auff der Ober...", maidservant in Bauerbach(?). ZEHENDMAYER, Maria (I85145)
 
756 Still living in Jan 2000 CULLER, Laura B (I1264)
 
757 Sudden Death in Clay

Mathias Meiley, a well-known resident of Clay, died on Sunday quite suddenly. He was seated on the porch at his home when he was stricken with apoplexy. Dr. J.Y. Kline was summoned, but was unable to save his life, and death ensued in about half an hour after the attack. Deceased was in his 88th year. He was a former resident of Lexington, and in earlier life was a bricklayer by trade. He is survived by his second wife and fifteen children. Five children are dead. Deceased was a member of the Lutheran Church. The funeral took place to-day [sic] at 10 o'clock at the Brickerville Emanuel's Lutheran church.

Obituary from The Lititz Record Thursday, May 14, 1908  
MEILEY, Mathias (I85147)
 
758 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
Suffolk and Plymouth County lines were redrawn in 1803, resulting in Hingham being in Plymouth County 
HOBART, Reverend Peter (I85811)
 
759 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)
 
760 Superintendent of the Clearfield Creek Coal Company, Madera, Pennsylvania.  ZENTMYER, Porter B. (I2330)
 
761 Susanna, Han▀ Christoph Brunnmeirs zu Burckh und seines weibs Eva kind, zu Beuerberg getaufft und von Leonhard Bestelmeirs, wirths daselbsten hau▀fr[au] namens Susanna versprochen
worden, den 25. Septembris. 
BRUNNER, Susannah (I1911)
 
762 Takes over the mill from his father Hans Preu▀. The mill was sold to Otto Friedrich Graf von Herberstein in 1661. PREUSS, Leonhard (I71159)
 
763 Tanner in Feuchtwangen PELSTNER, Georg (I3452)
 
764 The 1760 marriage date is from a birth record for Anna Margaretha Geister, which lists Bernhardt Zentmoyer and Catharina as sponsors. Family F013
 
765 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)
 
766 The birth record below is the only instance of G÷rg that has been found in the record. It is assumed that he died young, but no death record has been found. ZENTMEYER, Johann G÷rg (I1631)
 
767 The deed by which Christopher conveyed his farm to his son Daniel was also his will, a shrewd legal strategy, see 'Third' below. But 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 presented an interesting 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 Christopher had specified 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 to supply the goods and services to Christopher as required in the deed, a much better result than had Christopher simply written a will.
 
ZENTMEYER, Johann Christopher (I1628)
 
768 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)
 
769 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)
 
770 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)
 
771 The family came to Boston about 1718. Family F1314
 
772 The George Picken family moved from Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia to Carthage Township, Hancock County Illinois in 1867. PICKEN, George T. (I85692)
 
773 The George Picken family moved from Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia to Carthage Township, Hancock County Illinois in 1867. REGER, Elizabeth (I85826)
 
774 The George Picken family moved from Buckhannon, Upshur County, West Virginia to Carthage Township, Hancock County Illinois in 1867. PICKEN, Elizabeth (I85691)
 
775 The German name Andreas (Andress) is anglicized to Andrew LOWMAN, Andress Sterling (I85951)
 
776 THE HENRY BULLETIN, Martinsville, Va., Tue., Dec. 3, 1929, p. 2, col. 5:
(edited)
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)
 
777 The leading Brutsche genealogist in Germany is Armin Brutsche, who lives in Murg, a town on the Rhein about 14 kilometers from Dogern. Armin recently wrote, "Hello Gary - I've reviewed your data. I think your conclusions are correct. Your Joseph must be the Joseph Bruotschi born in 1801 in Dogern." BRUTSCH╔, Joseph (I87190)
 
778 The name Johann Godlieb G÷tz was anglicized to John Caleb Gates.

 
GÍTZ, Johann Godlieb (I85628)
 
779 The Pennsylvania Gazette of November 13, 1755 listed
William Berryhill among those murdered by Indians in a
raid in Franklin County.  
BERRYHILL, William (I2437)
 
780 The Philadelphia Business Directories listed J. Brutsche as a merchant for the years 1833 - 1836, a boarding house owner in 1837, and then for the years 1838 - 1853, J. Brutsche was listed as a milliner, so likely Jeanette. Then Joseph was listed from 1854 - 1877 as a water color manufacturer.  BRUTSCH╔, Joseph (I87190)
 
781 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' at 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, so likely an non-existent enterprise, 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)
 
782 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)
 
783 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)
 
784 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)
 
785 The towns of Nieuw Amsterdam (New Amsterdam) and Breuckelen (Brooklyn) as well as the other four towns of New Amsterdam were conquered by England in 1664 and became Kings County, New York. DORLANDT, Jan Gerretse (I85872)
 
786 The Unterschlauersbach purchase protocol gives his place of origin as "Pfaffenhofen au▀ Bayern" (Pfaffenhofen in Bavaria) ZEHNTMEYER, Simon (I67769)
 
787 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)
 
788 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1110
 
789 There is a Bernhard Nicholas Santmyer b.1735 listed in FamilySearch IGI and elsewhere as the father of Jacob and George Zentmeyer, which we believe to be an unfortunate fabrication by a misguided LDS compiler, combining our ancestor Bernhard Zentmeyer b.1740 with 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 unfortunately this fabricated 'Luther' record has generated entries on 60+ trees on Ancestry.com. ZENTMEYER, Johann Bernhard (I0050)
 
790 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)
 
791 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)
 
792 There is much additional material about Bernhard on the York Co. page.

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

 
ZENTMEYER, Johann Christopher (I1628)
 
794 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)
 
795 This is actually the date of the marriage bond. To date (1998) any marriage record has not been located. Family F042
 
796 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)
 
797 Thomas Marlow was deeded 400 acres in Rowan County in 1779, and 200 acres in Rutherford County the same year. MARLOW, Thomas (I3254)
 
798 Thomas' remains were exhumed and reburied in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - Rockland 310 on 18 Apr 1908 WALLACE, Thomas A. (I3610)
 
799 Thomas' remains were exhumed and reburied in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania - Rockland 310 on 18 Apr 1908 WALLACE, Thomas Alexander (I3617)
 
800 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)
 

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