Notes for Jacob Eisenman: From St. Michael's Church Records, Fryburg PA Nov 14 1820 Jacob Eisenman family arrived from Rothwell, Baden and purchased 184 acres of land in the now Fryburg PA area Apr 9 1834 first marriage solemnized in area between Ferdinand Ditz and Frances Eisenman in the bride's home Jul 4 1836 The log church was raised at the north corner of the Jacob Eisenman farm.
HISTORY OF CLARION COUNTY pg 626 Jacob Eisenman, a native of Baden Germany arrived in 1820. They took a wagon from home, and when they landed in New York they bought a horse and drove through to Harrisburg and stopped there a while with a friend. Mrs. Frances Ditz, formerly Eisenman, says that she, in company with a little girl of the party they were stopping with, went to the State Capitol building, which was then being erected and picked shavings. They were told that there was good land along the State road, where Washington township now is. They then decided to go out. After being on the way a few days, Mrs. Ditz says her mother, herself, and another sister started ahead of the wagon, thinking to find a house to stop at. Towards evening, not finding any habitation, they went back, but failed to get to the wagon before dark so they sat on a long during the night. Occasionally they would fall asleep and roll off the log. They yelled repeatedly and a couple of men encamped on a neighboring hill heard them and started to hunt them up, but thinking it might be a panther, returned to their camp. In the morning the rest of the party arrived, they having encamped at a forks of the road, some distance back, fearing they might take the wrong turn. After a tedious and wearisome journey they arrived at George Kapps's and stayed there two weeks until they erected a house on a piece of land which they bought from Heidekooper. In 1822 they built a barn which still remains and is the only building erected by the first settlers that is left standing. It is now the James Eisenman barn. The Eisenman family, like the rest of the first settlers, suffered many privations. They had but one pair of shoes among them, which were worn by any of them going from home. Jacob Eisenman died in 1862 at the age of eighty-four years. Frances, now the widow of Ferdinand Ditz, is seventy-nine years of age, being the oldest of the first settlers living.
NOTES FROM GARY N. DECANT-EISENMAN RESEARCHER FROM FAIRFAX, VA Earliest record of EISENMAN family in Oberrotweil. In 1828 Joseph Eisenman, Sr. took his wife and six children, including Joseph, Jr., age 10 to America. Joseph Sr.'s older brother Jakob had already made his trip across the Atlantic in 1820, taking his wife and four children (their fifth child was born at sea). Both of these immigrant families settled in Fryburg, Venango (now Clarion) County, Pennsylvania. The pastor of their home parish back in Oberrotweil, Baden, recorded both emigrations in the parish records. Writing in the registry he remarked that the EISENMAN family name was originally brought to Oberrotweil by a set of three brothers who were millwrights by trade. Through extensive research it could be determined that three brothers indeed by the name of EISENMAN, who truly were millwrights, came to Oberrotweil in the early 1700s from Zell/Harmersbach, which is located about thirty miles northeast of Oberrotweil. Those EISENMAN brothers who later emigrated in 1820 and 1828 were great-grandsons of one of those original millwrights, Lorenz EISENMANN. The vital events in the lives of Lorenz and his brothers Johann and Adam are recorded in the group sheets of Matthias EISENMAN and Maria Magdalena Hirtlerin.
More About Jacob Eisenman and Walburgun Eisenman: Marriage: February 06, 1806, Rotheneal R.C. Church Baden Ger.
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