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Ancestors of Clayton Peters Schleicher


      54. Conrad Rehrig621,622, born 23 Feb 1757 in ,Carbon Co,Pennsylvania623,624; died 18 Aug 1834625. He was the son of 108. Simon Rehrig. He married 55. Christina Harter 1777626.

      55. Christina Harter627,628, born Abt. 1757 in ,Bedford Co,Pennsylvania629,630; died Aft. 08 Jan 1826630.

Notes for Conrad Rehrig:
Per Ben Salem book
"According to the 1884 Carbon County History Book" Conrad Rehrig and many others may be buried on the Ben Salem Cemetery but no tablets are erected there.

from The History of Lehigh and Carbon Co Penna 1884

Conrad Rehrig was a native of this State, his father having come to this country at a very early date, landing at Germantown, and settling in that part of the State. Conrad served in the Revolution, after which he married and emigrated to north of the Blue Ridge, and settled in Lizard Creek Valley, between Pennsville and the Reuben Stiegerwalt farm. He was one of the founders of the Benn Salem Church, and on the building committee from 1794 to 1797. He lived many years after, died, and was buried in the Benn Salem churchyard. He had eleven children-Martin, Daniel, John, Jacob, Jonas, Michael, Conrad, George, William, and a daughter, Elizabeth, who became the wife of Jacob Stiegerwalt, and settled farther up the valley.

From "Heidelberg Families" at the Lehigh Valley Historical Society

In the Revolutionary War Conrad Rehrid was enrolled in the 7th class, 5th Company, (3rd and 6th Battalions) Northampton County Militia... he saw at least three tours of active duty on the frontier against the Indians - 1st in Captain Roeder's company, May 1780; second again in Captain Roeder's company July 16 1781 and also in Captain Adam Diehl's company July 9, 1781, in the last two instances he was a corporal.

More About Conrad Rehrig:
Alternate Spelling: Rohrig, Rerig631
Military service: Patriot from Pennsylvania
Occupation: Weaver631

  Notes for Christina Harter:
More work is needed to document Christina's parents.

I originally showed her as the daughter of Joh Georg Harter and his wife Eva, but now we feel that she was not. I corresponed via email with Bob Harter about that relationship,

From Bob Harter in NH

Sorry, but no. Christina, daughter of Joh. Georg and Eva Harter, married
Adam Kruger about 1773. They had at least three children, Christian, Peter,
and Anna Maria per the Frederick County, MD records. I have no firm
confirmation of the marriage, but there are many instances of Adam Kruger
being associated with the Harter family in Maryland. Adam and Christina did
not move to Virginia with the rest of the family when they moved south of
Roanoke about 1790.
There is another Christina Harter, born 1758 in Northampton County, PA, who
married a Conrad Roehrig. This was a different woman, probably the daughter
of Johannes Harter, son of Andraes and Anna Catherina Harter, who is known
to have raised his family in Northampton County. (Johannes' will, however,
indicates that his daughter, Christina, was married to John Hems as of
1798.) Others have mixed up the two Christinas.

There has been a lot of confusion between the families of Johannes Harter
and Joh. Georg Harter, largely based on the incorrect assumption that
Johannes and Johann were interchangeably used names in the 1700s. They were
not, and there is now plenty of evidence that the two are not the same
person and are probably not even related.





More About Conrad Rehrig and Christina Harter:
Marriage: 1777632
     
Children of Conrad Rehrig and Christina Harter are:
  i.   John Martin Rehrig633, born 08 Feb 1784; died Unknown.
  ii.   James Abraham Rehrig633, born 29 Sep 1785; died Unknown.
  iii.   Daniel Rehrig633, born 1786; died Unknown.
  28 iv.   Johannes Rehrig, born 09 Sep 1788; died 06 Dec 1875; married Susannah Steigerwalt.
  v.   Christina Barbara Rehrig633, born 09 Jan 1791; died Unknown.
  vi.   Elizabeth Rehrig633,634, born 24 Jan 1794; died Unknown; married Jacob Steigerwalt; born 11 Aug 1791 in Albany Twp, Berks Co,Pennsylvania635; died Jan 1860635.
  More About Jacob Steigerwalt:
Burial: Jan 1860, Ben Salem Church,East Penn Twp,Carbon Co,Pennsylvania635

  vii.   Michael Rehrig636, born Abt. 1799; died Unknown.
  viii.   George Rehrig636, born 10 Jul 1799; died Unknown; married Leah Andreas; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  ix.   Jonas Rehrig636, born 20 Mar 1800; died Unknown.
  x.   Conrad Rehrig636, born 23 Sep 1802; died Unknown.
  xi.   Jacob Rehrig636, born 27 Nov 1804; died Unknown.
  xii.   Wilhelm Rehrig637,638, born 08 Jun 1806 in Ben Salem Church Andreas, East Penn Twp. Carbon Co., Pennsylvania; died Unknown.
  More About Wilhelm Rehrig:
Baptism: 27 Jul 1806, Ben Salem Church Andreas, East Penn Twp. Carbon Co., Pennsylvania639

  27 xiii.   Sarah Rehrig, born 22 Feb 1807; died 05 Jul 1847 in East Penn Twp., Carbon Co., Pennsylvania; married Samuel Ruch.
  xiv.   Lewis Rehrig640, born Unknown; died Unknown.
  xv.   Mary Rehrig640, born Unknown; died Unknown.


      58. Carl Otto Steigerwalt641,642,643, born 06 May 1760 in Floersback, Hesse, Hanau, Germany644,645; died Abt. 1822 in Ben Salem Church Andreas, East Penn646. He was the son of 116. Johann Frederic Steigerwalt and 117. Catherine Heuser. He married 59. Gertraut Alspach Abt. 1785647.

      59. Gertraut Alspach648,649, born Abt. 1763 in Floersback, Hesse, Hanau, Germany650; died Abt. 1850 in Schuylkill (County?) Pennsylvania650.

Notes for Carl Otto Steigerwalt:
Per History of Carbon Co
Carl immigrated at the age of seven and remained as as indentured servant until he was 21 years old.
In 1794, Carl and Andrew Steigerwalt bought farm property from Josiah and Hannah Thomas, and in 1797, Andrew sold his share to his brother Carl. In 1814, Carl built a stone barn measuring 40 feet by 60 feet.

Carl's children were: John, Magdalene (Imarried Frederick Schneider), Frederick (married Maria Hettler), Susanna (married John Rehrig, son of Conrad Rehrig), Joacob (married Elizabeth Rehrig, only daughter of Conrad Rehrig)(, Elizabeth (married John Miller), and Henry

From The Descendants of Johann Steigerwalt

Carl came to America at the age of seven with his parents. In January, 1768 he became an "indentured" servant of Peter Dungal of neighboring Greenwich Township, Berks County. It is said that he became "bound" for expenses his father had incurred to bring the family across the ocean to America. The agreement was to end after twelve years and four months or in May, 1780 when Carl Otto would be twenty years old. Upon release, Mr. Dungal was obligated to give Carl Otto a suit of homespun cloth, a pair of shoes and stockings. The following year, Carl Otto enlisted in the Revolutionary forces against the English crown. He was a private in Captain Daniel Will's Company of Berks County militia from May 28, 1781 to July 31, 1781.
Carl, in partnership with his brother Andrew bought a parcel of land from Josiah Thomas and his wife Hannah, on April 6, 1794. This tract was in East Penn Township, then Northampton County (presently Carbon County), which was on the north side of the Blue Mountain and northeast of Albany Twp., on and below the southern slopes of the mountain. This land is along the Lizard Creek, and there is a story of the Steigerwalt men sleeping in the desolate woods while building a house. On December 1, 1797, Andrew sold his share to Carl. From 1794 to 1797, Carl Otto was on the building committee of the Ben Salem Union Church. The original church, a log building, was erected during this time.
About 1785 Carl married Gertraudt. Presumably she was from Albany Township and her parents are unknown. While living in Greenwich Township, Carl Otto and Gertraudt attended the New Bethel Church of that township. Carl's children: John settled in Albany Township, Berks County, and was a weaver by trade. Magdalene was married to Frederick Schneider of Lynn Township, and died before 1828. Frederick stayed on the homestead and married Maria Hettler, one of the neighbor's daughters. Susannah was married to John Rehrig, son of Conrad D., one of the neighbors. Jacob was married to Elizabeth Rehrig. Elizabeth Steigerwalt was married to Isaac Miller. Henry, the youngest of the children was married and moved to Ohio after 1828.
Gertraudt outlived her husband by thirty years. In the year 1819, Carl Otto had built a stone barn, 40 x 60 feet, with 18 feet from basement to eaves. A few years later he died and Frederick, one of his sons, bought a part of the tract from the heirs. There were two indentures calling for the same number of acres. One was dated 1824 calling for 77 acres, 67 perches, consideration $1040. The second dated 1828 calling for 77 acres, 67 perches, consideration $617. On August 10, 1838, he bought a tract of land lying along the east side of his farm containing 135 acres for the sum of $628 from George Freyman. In 1847 he bought another strip, on the west side of his farm, containing 23 acres, from Jonas Andreas for $23.

Carl married Gertraudt Alspach about 1785. Gertraudt was born in 1763. She died in Apr 1852.

More About Carl Otto Steigerwalt:
Baptism: 07 May 1760, Florsbach, Hessen, Hanau, Germany651
Burial: Unknown, Ben Salem Church Andreas, East Penn Twp. Carbon Co., Pennsylvania Sect 1 r 24652
Military service: Patriot from Pennsylvania

  Notes for Gertraut Alspach:
Carl married Gertraudt Alspach about 1785. Gertraudt was born in 1763. She died in Apr 1852.

On May 4, 1852, the goods of Gertraudt's estate were sold. Son Frederich bought a hefer, stove and pipes, needles and scarfs. Grandson Charles, bought bedding and linens. Another grandson, Gideon Nothstein, also bought linens, baskets, tubs, etc. Other relatives and friends bought cloth, books, iron kettles and pots, a two-hour clock, kitchen items and dishes, and a cow. Presumably, Gertraudt is buried with her husband, but there is no gravestone.


More About Carl Steigerwalt and Gertraut Alspach:
Marriage: Abt. 1785653
     
Children of Carl Steigerwalt and Gertraut Alspach are:
  i.   John Steigerwalt654,655, born 07 May 1787 in Albany Twp, Berks Co,Pennsylvania655; died 27 Feb 1879 in Albany Twp, Berks Co,Pennsylvania655
  More About John Steigerwalt:
Burial: 27 Feb 1879, New Bethel Cemetery, Albany Twp, Berks Co, PA655

  ii.   Magdalene Steigerwalt656,657, born Abt. 1789657; died Unknown; married Frederick Schneider; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  29 iii.   Susannah Steigerwalt, born 01 Feb 1790 in ,,Pennsylvania; died 07 Jul 1876; married Johannes Rehrig.
  iv.   Jacob Steigerwalt658,659, born 11 Aug 1791 in Albany Twp, Berks Co,Pennsylvania659; died Jan 1860659; married Elizabeth Rehrig; born 24 Jan 1794; died Unknown.
  More About Jacob Steigerwalt:
Burial: Jan 1860, Ben Salem Church,East Penn Twp,Carbon Co,Pennsylvania659

  v.   Amos Steigerwalt659, born Abt. 1797659; died Unknown.
  vi.   Frederick Steigerwalt660,661, born 01 Aug 1798 in East Penn Twp,Carbon Co,Pennsylvania661; died 25 Sep 1867 in East Penn Twp,Carbon Co,Pennsylvania661; married Maria Hettler; born Abt. 1794661; died Unknown.
  More About Frederick Steigerwalt:
Burial: 28 Sep 1867, Ben Salem Church,East Penn Twp,Carbon Co,Pennsylvania661

  vii.   Elizabeth Steigerwalt662,663, born 05 Jul 1800663; died Unknown; married John Miller; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  More About John Miller:
Alternate Spelling: Isaac Miller663

  viii.   Henry Steigerwalt664,665, born 31 Jul 1802666; died 30 Apr 1881666; married Salome Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.


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