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Margaret Mort (daughter of Christian Mort and Mary Hilbert) was born 1798 in Maryland, and died Aft. 1860 in New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia. She married Samuel Tidler on 01 Aug 1822 in New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, son of Georg Tidler and Philippena Coontz.

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Allen County, Ohio Will Testators Index #2 G-M Surnames

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MORT, JANE * 2-C-167

Herkimer County, New York Will Testators Index #6 MI-Q Surnames


MAURATH, MORT posting by John L. Maurath on Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Is it possible for anyone to tell me how many towns along Hwy.21 in Jefferson County had printed newspapers in the year 1934? And, are these archived anywhere in any historical depository or elsewhere, that I can access? My Great-unlce, Leo George MAURATH and his friend "Buss" MORT , were travelling from one party to another, late on the night of Friday, November 9, 1934, or that Saturday. They had been drinking, and Leo (who was driving his '29 Roadster with rumble seat), tried to make a sharp turn which he had missed, and rolled the car. Buss was thrown clear, and Leo was crushed under the car and died one week later in City Hospital in St.Louis. This accident happened somewhere along Hwy.21 in Jefferson County, and I'm trying to find out where it happened, and a newspaper account of the incident. Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please respond to Thank you so much!

John L. Maurath — Email:

More . . .

Leo Maurath was good friends with Buss Mort . Leo was my Grandfather Maurath's kid brother. Their sister, Carmelite (nee Maurath) Trueman (aka "Carme"), is still alive at 92 years old, and was recently placed in a nursing home. She had her mind up until recently. But, I've "interrogated" her many times over the years about the story, as she and her husband Ollie were at the same party with Leo and Buss the night of the accident.

They were all drinking, dancing and having good fun. Aunt Carme said Leo and Buss left the party to go pick up Leo's red-headed girlfriend, and were going to come back to the party or go to another party. Leo had been living with his older sister Carme, as he was estranged from his Father. (Leo's Mother had died in 1928, when he was 17 years old). Leo was very nice-looking and well-built, but was kind of a tough guy, as he always seemed to get into fights with the Italians on Dego Hill in St.Louis, which was near where he lived. His Father was supposedly very strict with him. His Father, Louis, lived to be 97, and died in 1962.

Anyhow, they were heading up Hwy.21 in Jefferson County, Missouri late on Friday night, when Buss noticed that Leo was about to pass his turn-off, and made him aware of it. Leo tried to negotiate the turn anyhow - and in doing so, he was going too fast and the car overturned, throwing Buss clear, but pinning Leo underneath, with the car rolling several times ( the car was about a 1929 Ford Roadster, with the rumble seat in the back). Leo was taken to St. Louis City Hospital #1 on LaFayette St. in St.Louis. Aunt Carme said "every bone in his body was broken". Leo died one week later. Aunt Carme's Father blamed her for the whole thing, and she has carried that burden with her, her whole life.

The coroner's reports I received, tell a different story than the one related above to me by Aunt Carme. Discrepencies. I'll mail them all to you and let you decide. This is an interesting story, but very sad. There's probably a lot more that no one will ever know about, until we die.

John Maurath


Jean Blake Dalrymple — — With the compliments of the ROBERTSON COUNTY REVIEW, Robertson County, Ky.

The TRIBUNE DEMOCRAT, 26 August 1948

Charles B. COLLINS, native of Robertson County, died at his home in Winchester, Ohio, last Saturday afternoon following an illness of over five years. He was the son of the late George and Louisa COLLINS, pioneer citizens of this county and was born Jan. 19, 1866, and at the time of his death was aged 82 years, 6 months, and 2 days. On March 18,1897, he was married to Miss Emma Duncan MEADOWS of this county. To this union there were born five children, namely, Osley, Brenton, Bonnie, Leslie and Margarette.

Mr. COLLINS is survived by his wife and four children, Margarette having passed away when a young girl. The deceased leaves three grandsons, Charles MORT, Richard MORT , and William COLLINS; three granddaughters, Mrs. Richard STEVENSON, Miss Janice MORT , and Mrs. Ann GRIFFITH and one great-grandson, Ranell STEVENSON; one brother, William COLLINS, and two sisters Miss Kate COLLINS and Mrs. Betty BENTLEY of Mt.Olivet. The family moved from the Sardis vicinity in 1919 to Winchester. Mr. COLLINS was a successful farmer and one of the leaders in the operation of Penn Grove Campmeeting when he resided here. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. G.G. KITSON. Internment in the Mt.Olivet Cemetery.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Muskegon and Ottawa Counties, Michigan, pub. 1893, Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, IL. , page 206

an enterprising and successful general agriculturist, and son of the first German settler of Chester Township, Ottawa County, Mich., was born March 2, 1853 on the farm where he now resides, and is the only son of Philip and Elizabeth Fahling, both natives of Germany. The parents were married in the Old Country, but soon afte remigrating to America located in Ohio, where they remained three years. From the Buckeye State journeying to the farther West with oxen, they came to Michigan, fording and swimming rivers on the way. Arriving in the Wolverine State in 1844, they two years later in 1846, entered from the Government the farm of one hundred and sixty acres upon which they now live. The land was then heavily timbered but, persistently worked upon, has been brough under a high state of cultivation, and to the original acres have since been added others, until the homestead now contains two hundred and eighty acres of valuable land, improved with buildings of a superior character, commodious, of modern architecture and finely arranged. When the parents located in Michigan the father had $300 and the wife $140, money which they had made in Ohio. The father, working on a far for $10 per month, had saved it all, and now, with Conrad Kritzer, made the first settlement in Chester Township. The first white child born in the township was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fahling, Margaret, now Mrs. Klink, of Alpine Township, Kent County.

When the Fahlings located in Chester Township they were obliged to do all their trading in Grand Rapids, and as they had no horses the grist was brough upon their backs all the way home, there being no roads over which their oxen might have hauled the stuff. Their nearest neighbor was John Coffee, five miles south from their place. Desiring to fill their beds with straw, they were obliged to transport the same a long distance on their backs. The first shanty erected by mr. Fahling, Mr. Kritzer assisted in putting up, as did also Adam Lachman, a young man who had accompanied them from Ohio. It was built in three days, no nails being used in the construction, with exception of a few in the door. Mr. Fahling and Mr. Kritzer with their families lived together fthree months, and then Mr. Kritzer built a similar house for his family. These early pioneers, enduring sacrifices and great privations, toiled unceasingly that their children might in the days to come reap the benefit. The father through incessant toil contracted consumption, and at the early age of forty-five years passed away, in 1860, leaving a widow and five children to mourn his loss. Two little ones had preceded him to the better land. Margaret, Mrs. Klink, is the eldest-born; Elizabeth is the wife of Chris Peters, of Casenovia Township, Muskegon County; Philip is our subject; Christiana, deceased, was the wife of Fred Rister, of Chester Township; and Mary, deceased, was the wife of John Mortz of Big Rapids. The mother, married in 1862 to Henry Ritz, resides in Sparta Township, Kent County, and by her second husband has one son, John, a citizen of Sparta Township.

Our subject was educated in the free and Lutheran schools of his home neighborhood, both his parents being of the Lutheran denomination. Reared to farming life and work, he was but eight years of age at the time of his father's death, and continued to live with his mother and stepfather until mature age, upon his twenty-first birth purchasing one hundred and four acres of the old homestead on which he was reared.

Upon December 31, 1881, at the age of twenty-eight years, Philip Fahling married Christina Rister, a native of New York and a daughter of Jacob Rister, who in the early days came to Michigan and here prosperously engaged in farming. Unto our subject and his estimable wife had been born three children: Mary, Philip, Jr., and Charley. Mr. and Mrs. Fahling are both valued members of the Lutheran Church and are active aids in good work. Politically, our subject, as was his father before him, is a strong Democrat and an ardent advocate of the "the Party of the People." Financially blessed with an abundance of this world's goods, Mr. Fahling is ranked among the energetic and ambitious agriculturists of Ottawa County, and hsi recognized as a leading man of public spirit, ever ready to do his full share in all matters of mutual welfare and enterprise.


Glasgow Daily Times, Wednesday, 29 July 1998, p. 8.

Name: James Thomas Mort
Residence: Columbia Avenue, Glasgow, KY
Died: Wednesday, 29 July, 1998, T. J. Samson Hospital, Glasgow, 72.
Occupation: Retired truck driver for Kroger
Military: Veteran of WW II.
Wife: Cindy Mort
Daughter: Patricia Detter, OH
Father and mother-in-law: William and Goldie Jessie, Glasgow
Brothers and sisters-in-law:
Anothony and Anita Edmunds
Terry Hudleston
Tammy Owens
David and Bessie Jessie
Jimmy and Sandra Bulle
Marty and Connie Jessie
Several nieces and nephews.
Services: 1 pm Saturday, Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home, burial Happy Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Glasgow Daily Times, Wednesday, 29 July 1998, p. 8.


The Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project Index

MORT, ADA 1895c - 1 NOV 1920 25 CF001
MORT, ARTHUR 1894 - 22 NOV 1962 CU025
MORT, AXLE 1900 - 28 FEB 1977 76 PV003
MORT, BERTHA E 1891 - 1969 CU025
MORT, JANE 1865c - 24 APR 1930 65 CF001
MORT, KAREN ANN (INFA 1960 - 15 NOV 1960 CU025



FromTanjla Vasquez:

1. JOHN D.1 MORTS1 was born July 1852 in Ohio1. He married LOUISA JANE COE1
March 09, 1880 in Boone County, Iowa, daughter of WILLIAM COE and BETHANA

Notes for JOHN D. MORTS:
In the 1900 census of Hancock County, Bingham Twp., Iowa had a servant living
with him, John Kloke, born 1865 in Germany.

More About JOHN D. MORTS:
Occupation: corn labor1


She was living in or around Minot, ND in 1923 when her sister Mina died.
Perhaps with her daughter Ollie (Olivine?) (Lewin?).

Marriage Notes for JOHN MORTS and LOUISA COE:

Boone County microfilm 321 of marriages, W.W. King, witness, H.W.
Millard, minister of the gospel, officiated

MORTS, John Marriage
Wife: Louisa J. COE
Marriage Date: 09 Mar 1880 Recorded in: Boone, Iowa
FHL Number 1034319 Dates: 1878-1895

Children of JOHN MORTS and LOUISA COE are:
i. EVA2 MORTS1, b. February 23, 1882, Boone County, Iowa1; d. May 1969, Cedar
Rapids, Iowa1; m. DELAPE1.

Notes for EVA MORTS:
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S.,
SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with D, Date of Import: 18 Apr
1997, Internal Ref. #]

ii. NELLIE MORTS1, b. 18841.

died perhaps in a school yard accident, real name Edna?

2. iii. AGNES MABEL MORTS, b. August 03, 1885, Dodge Township, Boone Co, IA;
d. September 07, 1965, Woolstock, Iowa.
iv. ANNA MARIE MORTS1, b. Abt. 18871; m. DECKER1.
v. WILLIAM MORTS1, b. November 18891.
vi. CHARLIE MORTS1, b. October 18911.
vii. OLLIE (OLIVINE?) MORTS1, b. April 18971; m. LEWIN?1.

Generation No. 2

2. AGNES MABEL2 MORTS (JOHN D.1)1 was born August 03, 1885 in Dodge Township,
Boone Co, IA1, and died September 07, 1965 in Woolstock, Iowa1. She married
EUGENE FRANCIS ROCHET1 September 1, 1901 in Sexton, Kossuth Co., IA, son of

[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S.,
SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with R, Date of Import: Sep 11,
1996, Internal Ref. #] [harden.FTW]
Burial: Woolstock Cemetary1
Cause of Death: heart attack
Medical Information: glaucoma
Occupation: cook for Woolstock, Iowa School, Social Security #: 481-30-52211

According to the 1900 census, he was born in 1864 and came to the US in 1883.
He said he was a naturalized citizen by 1900. He came to the US when he was
17. These numbers don't add up. He was living with George Sanford family in
1900 in Boone Twp, Wright County, Iowa. He was single and his occupation was
listed as a tiler.

Burial: Woolstock Cemetary1
Occupation: contractor, Woolstock, Iowa1

Children of AGNES MORTS and EUGENE ROCHET are:
i. LOUISE ROSE3 ROCHET, b. January 14, 1903, Woolstock, Iowa; d. October 07,
1995, Sioux City, Iowa.

Burial: Memorial Gardens, Sioux City, Iowa
Cause of Death: stroke
Medical Information: the last summer of her life, had a heart attack and two
strokes, she also had colon cancer diagnosed and operated on at age 90
Occupation: teacher in Woolstock and Iowa Falls, Iowa

ii. INFANT ROCHET, b. December 25, 1909, Woolstock, IA; d. December 26, 1909,
Woolstock, IA.

microfilm records of Wright County, Iowa, born in Dayton Township, was
one day old when he died.

iii. VIRGINIA MAY ROCHET, b. May 06, 1914, Woolstock; d. April 16, 1922,
Woolstock, Iowa.

Buried at Woolstock Cemetery with Eugene and Agnes Rochet, funeral Woolstock
United Church on 4/17/1922, officiated by Will A. Pip. Source microfilm
records of Woolstock Methodist Church
Funeral at Woolstock United Methodist Church

Burial: April 17, 1922, Woolstock Cemetary
Cause of Death: Infantile Parilysis
Medical Information: another name for Polio

3. iv. BARBARA JEAN ROCHET, b. April 29, 1928, Woolstock, IA; d. May 16, 1986,
Sioux City, IA.

Generation No. 3

1928 in Woolstock, IA2, and died May 16, 1986 in Sioux City, IA2. She married
(1) WARREN JAMES WOOD2 May 31, 1947 in Cedar Rapids, IA, son of WILLIAM(?)
WOOD and SERENA INMAN. She married (2) LARRY TED JOHNSON 1966 in N. Sioux
City, NE.

Burial: Memorial Gardens, Sioux City, Iowa2
Cause of Death: Heart attack

[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S.,
SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with W, Date of Import: Sep 10,
1996, Internal Ref. #]

4. i. TANJLA RAE4 WOOD, b. August 15, 1948, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
ii. BRETT JOEL WOOD2, b. May 04, 19522.

Generation No. 4

born August 15, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa2. She married (1) RONALD LEE
CHAPMAN2 September 18, 1968 in Phoenix, Arizona. She married (2) MARK STEPHAN
VASQUEZ2 November 07, 1987 in Littleton, Colorado.

Medical Information: diagnosed with Hypothyroidism at age 50.

5. i. RONALD LEE5 CHAPMAN, b. May 25, 1969, Luke AFB, Glendale, AZ.
ii. JEFFREY WARREN CHAPMAN2, b. April 09, 19722.

Generation No. 5

MORTS, JOHN D.1)2 was born May 25, 1969 in Luke AFB, Glendale, AZ2. He
married REBECCA SUANNE WILSON2 January 03, 1996 in Knoxville, TN.

i. BETHANY JANE6 CHAPMAN2, b. March 12, 1998, Eglin AFB Hospital, Florida2.

I have been in touch with a gentleman from Florida about the heart disease
that seems to plague the Lima Ohio Morts - my mother died very suddenly at age
56 so I am very interested to see if there is a possibility I am related to
that branch - I just turned 50 last August.

Thanks so much. FromTanjla Vasquez:

From: Kim Hammer -

We had some brief correspondence about a year ago on our common interest
of George and Matilda Margaret (Bowsher) Mort of Allen County, OH.

Recently I discovered a marriage record of one of their daughters in
Putnam County, while researching the Bowsher/Bird family, that I thought
might interest you.

Putnam Co., OH Marriage Record, Vol. 9, p.514, #3130
D.D. Mort and Rosetta Bird, May 28, 1913

D.D. Mort
31 years on 8 July 1912
residence - Lima, OH
place of birth - West Cairo, OH
occupation - engineer
father - George Mort
mother - Margaret Bowsher
not previously married

Rosetta Bird
22 on 29 Nov. 1912
residence - Ottawa, OH
place of birth - West Cairo, OH
occupation - domestic
father - Joseph Clinton Bird
mother - Amanda Allstetter
not previously married

Note: The groom's name is not given, only the initials D.D. I assume
this must be David Mort. Rosetta Bird and David Mort were BIRD/BOWSHER
cousins and Rosetta's mother and father were BIRD/BOWSHER cousins.

You sent me a list of George and Matilda Margaret (Bowsher) Mort's
children (?from census record and pension record) as:

1. Manda Jane 'Jane' Mort - b circa 1877
2. Laurie May 'Lora' Mort - b circa 1879
3. David Mort - b circa 1880
4. Gertrude 'Gertie' Mort - b circa 1883
5. Lena Elnora Mort - b circa 1884
6. George Berlin 'Bearl' Mort - b circa 1890

? George also had these two children from other wife/wives?
1. Sherman Sylvester Mort - b circa 1867
2. Mary Mort - b circa 1875

I am not sure if Manda Jane Mort b circa 1877 is Matilda Margaret
(Bowsher) Mort's daughter?

I found the following Allen Co. birth record (Vol.1, p.16):

Bowsher, (no first name given), female
born - Feb. 3, 1877, Monroe Twp.
father - none given
mother - Matilda Bowsher
residence - Monroe Twp., Allen Co.

My guess is that this is Amanda Jane. George may have been the father,
but he and Matilda Margaret Bowsher weren't married until Oct. 31, 1878.
Your thoughts?

Have you any further information on this family? Would you like a copy
of the birth and marriage record?

From: Kim Hammer - Findlay, OH


From: Ed Harne, Frederick, MD:

Thanks for the Mort Data. Below is ancestor data for David F. Nigh, son of Lydia Mort.


1. David Franklin Nigh b. 9-Jun-1841, Leitersburg, Md., occupation Farmer,
Co.Commissioner, m. (1) 24-Apr-1864, in Greencastle, Pa., Mary Jane Beaver, b.
Nov 1841, Pa., occupation Housewife, d. 7-May-1909, Leitersburg, Md., buried:
Mausoleum in Rose Hill Cem., Hagerstown, m. (2) 23 Apr 1913, in Trinity
Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Md., Anna P. Trader, b. abt 1871. David died
6-Aug-1918, buried: Mausoleum in Rose Hill Cem., Hagerstown. Was a Washington
County Commissioner during early 1900's (elected in 1905) Based on his obit.
and other sources, he remarried after his wife's death. Step-children Mrs.
Olie Trader & Mrs. T.T.Lankford, Hagerstown? Annie P. Nigh 48yrs? with
Lankford (N. Mulberry St) as mother-in-law in 1920.


2. Samuel Nigh b. 10-Nov-1809, Hummelstown, Pa., occupation fence maker,
farmer, m. Lydia Mort, b. abt 1816, Maryland. Samuel died 22-Jun-1891,
Leitersburg, Md. An obit in the 28 Mar 1872 Waynesboro Village Record lists a
Mr. Daniel R. Nigh, dying at his residence in Clearspring, Md., son of the
late Samuel Nigh of Hagerstown, aged 42yrs, 10mths, 2 days. (Is this an
additional son? Doubtful as this Sam Nigh was still alive and the age would be
difficult with Lydia Mort as the mother) Samuel may have been the first in
his line to use the Nigh spelling.

3. Lydia Mort b. abt 1816, Maryland.

Grand Parents

4. John Henry Nigh b. 18-Dec-1785, near Lebanon, Pa., occupation Farmer, m.
Elizabeth ?. John died ??-___-1847, Letterkenny Twp., Pa.

5. Elizabeth ?.

Great Grand Parents

8. John Nicholas Neu b. 6-Jun-1742, Germany, m. 26-Mar-1771, in Dauphin Co. or
Lebanon Co, Pa., Eva Catharine Ridisiehl, b. 3 Feb 1756, d. 17 Nov 1825. John
died 4-Nov-1800, near Palmyra, Dauphin Co., Pa.

9. Eva Catharine Ridisiehl b. 3 Feb 1756, d. 17 Nov 1825.

Great Great Grand Parents

16. Johan Adam Neu b. abt 1718, Germany, m. (1) Eve Elizabetha Henn, b.
abt 1720, Germany, d. abt 1756, m. (2) Veronica Barbara Koemmet, d. aft 1783.
Johan died 3 Mar 1783, Derry Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Brother was John
Nickel Neu . "A Genealogy of the Nye Family, Vol III - Nyes of German Origin"
assembled by R. Glen Nye, Ed. by Mrs. Buford C. Curtis, 1965. p.45-46

Johan Adam Neu, father of John Nicholas Neu, came to America in 1749 from
Germany aboard the Ship Priscilla. The ship left Europe from Rotterdam and
stopped at Cowes, England before proceeding to the port of Philadelphia,
province of Pennsylvania where it landed on Sept. 11, 1749. Capt. William
Muir was the officer in charge on the "Ship Priscilla". There were 293
persons on the ship, including 77 who signed the list.

The official record for their arrival reads as follows: "Monday, Sep.
11, 1749. At the Court House at Philadelphia. Present: Joshua Maddox,
Esquire. The foreigners whose names are underwritten, imported in the
Priscilla, Capt. Wm. Muir, from Rotterdam, and last from Cowes, in England,
did this day take the usual oaths to the Government. By list 77; Persons
293." Among the names on the list were: Johan Nickel Neu / Johan Adam
Neu....their names appearing next to each other.

The list did not include the names of children, but John Nicholas and his
brother William born on Aug. 19, 1746 in Germany mush have been on the ship
with their parents. Also, there mush have been another son, John, on the
same ship with Johan Adam Neu, because mention is made of a son, John, later
in the will of Johan Adam Neu.

Seven children of Johan Adam Neu and his wife, Eve Elizabeth, were baptized
at the "Hill" Church between 1751 and 1766.

The next official record of Johan Adam Neu is the warrant he took out, dated
Feb. 10, 1757, for 100 acres of land situated in Derry Township, Lancaster
Co., Pa. That was warrant No. 94. The warrant listed the name as John Adam
New. The survey of that land was made on Feb. 25, 1757 but the land was not
bought by Johan Adam at that time.

The survey was returned on Oct. 25, 1765 for a larger piece of land instead
of the 100 acres mentioned on the original warrant. The tract was finally
patented to John Adam Neighs on Oct. 26, 1765 for 259 acres and allowance.
John Adam paid forty pounds, five shillings and nine pence lawful money for
the land plus a quitrent. The quitrent amounted to "one half penny sterling
for every acre of the same or value thereof in coin Current according as the
Exchange shall then be between our said Province and the City of London." It
was to be paid on the first day of March every year at the town of Lancaster.

John Adam's wife, Eve Elizabeth, must have died because there is a record of
a marriage of John Adam Neu and Veronica Barbara Koemmet performed by Rev.
John Casper Stoever.

In the History of Dauphin and Lebanon County published by William Egle, John
Adam Ney of Derry Township is listed as having died in Feb., 1783, leaving a
wife, Veronica Barbara and 8 children. At the Lancaster County Courthouse
the will of John Adam Neu also lists a wife, Veronica Barbara and the same 8

The will was written on Dec. 14, 1782. In the County record book at
Lancaster, the date under which the registrar's name appears in March 26,


John - Must have been born in Germany. Dates unknown.

John Nicholas Neu - Born June 6, 1742 in Germany. Died Nov 4, 1800.

William Neu - Born August 19, 1746 in Germany. Died January 1805.

Mary Elizabeth - Born April 30, 1751. Baptized May 16, 1751. Sponsors were
Nicholas Wederts and wife Mary Elizabeth; also Elizabeth Catherine Stroeher.

Frederick - Born February 9, 1753. No date given for the baptism but the
sponsors were Christopher Wegman and Margaret Neu. The sponsors were to have
been Matthias Bohr and wife, but on account of high water the others acted in
their stead.

Mary Christina - Born October 27, 1759. baptized October 28, 1759. Sponsors
were Matthias Bohr and wife.

Anna Margaret - Born April 11, 1761. Baptized April 12, 1761. Sponsors were
Michael Malfir (Maulfair) and his wife.

John Peter - Born September 29, 1762. Baptized Oct. 10, 1764. Sponsors were
John Peter Feltin and wife Mary Catharine.

John Michael - Born in 1764., Baptized November 11, 1764. No sponsors given.

John Henry - Born July, 1766. Baptized July 2, 1766. Sponsors were Henry
Firnsler and wife Juliana.

All of the above children except Mary Christina and Anna Margaret are listed
in John Adam Neu's will.

17. Eve Elizabetha Henn b. abt 1720, Germany, d. abt 1756. E.E. Henn was
born in Germany and traveled to America with her husband and children. She
apparently died early, as her husband Johan Adam Neu remarried. The children
listed with this wife of Johan Adam Neu are only a guess. The first three
are a safe bet. The forth and fifth children could be from his second


From: Ed Harne, Frederick, MD:

Below are three generations of Lydia Mort's descendants.
I am descended from Lydia as follows; Lydia Mort, David Franklin Nigh,
Ida Kate Nigh, Ada May Barkdoll ( my grandmother).
I have photos of David F. Nigh's family if you are interested.

Ed Harne


17-Mar-1999 Descendants of: Lydia Mort

1 Lydia Mort b. abt 1816
m. Samuel Nigh b. 10-Nov-1809 d. 22-Jun-1891
An obit in the 28 Mar 1872 Waynesboro Village Record lists a Mr. Daniel R.
Nigh, dying at his residence in Clearspring, Md., son of the late Samuel
Nigh of Hagerstown, aged 42yrs, 10mths, 2 days. (Is this an additional son?
Doubtful as this Sam Nigh was still alive and the age would be difficult with
Lydia Mort as the mother) Samuel may have been the first in his line to use
the Nigh spelling.
2 John W. Nigh b. ??-___-1834 d. ??-___-1893
m. Emily Jane Slick b. 1842 d. 1864
m. abt 1869 Mary Elizabeth Fridinger b. 1841 d. 1923
John organized and directed the Leitersburg Band. He fought in the Civil War
with Cole's Cavalry, Co. C., Pennsylvania Home Brigade.
Mary is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in the plot of her daughter and
son-in-law Emma and Mayberry Patterson.
3 Samuel D. Nigh b. abt 1860 d. 1863
3 Charles Perkins Nigh b. 1870 d. 1940
1900 Census V43 Ed. 88 Sh 2 Ln 87 Charles P. Nigh was born in April 1872 his
wife Sara P? was born Nov 1866 in Md. and daughter Mary C. was born Jul 1895
in Md. - I have no validation that this Charles P. Nigh as the one in the
Census - A 1920 Census (Hagerstown) has Charles P. Nigh 49 yrs.; wife
Ninetta? 47 yrs; Paul B. Nigh 9 yrs; David C. Nigh 3.5yrs - all born in Md.
3 John Richardson Nigh b. 9 Mar 1872 d. 1949
m. Louisa May Socks b. 1877 d. 1948
No Children.
No Children.
3 Carrie Grace Nigh b. 27 Jan 1874 d. ?? Mar 1927
m. John Clinton Shannon d. 1930
4 James Gordon Shannon
3 Emma Helen Nigh b. 15 Sep 1877
m. Mayberry Irwin Patterson d. 1925
Managed the Patterson Hotel at Franklin and Potomac Streets, Hagerstown, Md.
4 Helen Jane Patterson b. 14 Sep 1915 d. 27 Sep 1915
4 Mayberry Irwin Patterson Jr. b. 30 Dec 1917
m. Mary Louise Messersmith
Per "Nyes of German Origin": M.I. Patterson Jr. divorced his first wife (Mary
L. Messersmith) and remarried and also divorced his second wife. He and his
second wife had no children.
3 Anna Maude Nigh b. 1879 d. 1879
3 Frank Clayton Nigh b. abt 1883 d. 1937
m. Harriett L. Metz b. abt 1886
4 William F. Nigh b. abt 1906
Died before Feb 1997.
4 Pauline H. Nigh b. 31-Jan-1907 d. 17-Feb-1997
m. Marshall Reed
m. Charles E. Crampton Jr. d. 1968

Pauline H. Crampton

Pauline H. "Polly" Crampton, 90, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, died
Monday, Feb. 17, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport.
Born Jan. 31, 1907, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Frank C.
and Harriett L. Metz Nigh.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marshall Reed; and by her
second husband, Charles E. Crampton Jr., in 1968.
She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.
She is survived by one sister, Dorothy Seibert of Hagerstown; one brother,
Holland R. "Doc" Nigh of Hagerstown; three nieces; and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jane Gordon, Louise Cline and Mary
Long; and two brothers, John Nigh and William Nigh.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Rose
Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Arrangements are by Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St.,

4 Holland R. Nigh b. abt 1910
m. Alethea Magdalene Eckstine b. 10 Jul 1906 d. 6 Sep 1998
Lived in Hagerstown in 1997.
Believe to be the same person listed in the 1920 Census as Richard R.H.
Alethea M.E. Nigh

Alethea Magdalene Eckstine Nigh, 92, of 307 Garlinger Ave., Hagerstown, died
Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, at her home.
Born July 10, 1906, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late David and
Fannie Strock Eckstine.
She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church since 1921.
She is survived by her husband, Holland Ragan Richard "Doc" Nigh; two
daughters, Rose Marie Barger of Hagerstown and Harriett Betty MacAdoo of
Louisville, Ky.; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews
and cousins.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Earl S. Eckstine.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Douglas A. Fiery Funeral
Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown. The Rev. Daniel S. Eshleman will
officiate with the Rev. David B. Kaplan and the Rev. Kirk L. Barger assisting.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington
Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

4 Louise V. Nigh b. abt 1912
Married a Mr. Cline and died before Feb 1997.
4 Jane M. Nigh b. abt 1915
Married a Mr. Gordon and died before Feb 1997.
4 Mary V. Nigh b. abt 1918
m. Russell W. Long, Jr.
Married a Mr. Long and died before Feb 1997.
From Irvin Muritz: Mary Nigh married Russell W. Long, Jr. and had a son
Michael who had a daughter.
4 Dorothy Nigh
m. Sadler Seibert, Jr. b. 12 Apr 1911 d. 14 Apr 1968
Married a Mr. Seibert and resided in Hagerstown in 1997.
From Irvin Muritz: Dorothy Nigh married William Sadler Seibert, Jr.
(4/12/1911-4/14/1968)of Hagerstown and had no children
4 John Nigh
Died before Feb 1997.
2 Samuel T. Nigh b. 30-Aug-1836 d. 9-Jan-1911
m. unknown
Washington County Marriages - An Index 1799-1860 lists Sam Nigh marrying Mary
Lowman on 12/31/1860. Waynesboro Historical Society marriage records taken
from the local newspaper lists Samuel Nigh marrying Martha Lowman on 1/1/1861
at Kurtz's Hotel by Rev. Rescorl (Waynesboro Village Record 1/3/1861)
3 Edward B. Nigh b. ??-Jan-1863 d. 5-May-1865
3 Emma K. Nigh b. ??-___-1866
m. F.E. Hause
3 Joseph Nigh b. ??-___-1868
m. Emma
3 David Fredrick Nigh b. ??-Sep-1870
m. Mary J.
3 Lewis Franklin Nigh b. ??-Feb-1872
m. Margaret McKarran
3 James Houghton Nigh b. ??-Apr-1876
m. Glenna
3 Albert Nigh b. ??-___-1878 d. 12-May-1944
m. Della Thar
3 Charles Arthur Nigh b. 16-Sep-1880 d. 1-Sep-1951
m. Myrtle Harlow
4 Charles Elwood Nigh b. 29-Jun-1904 d. 8-Aug-1961
4 Margaret Nigh b. 8-Sep-1906 d. 10-Jun-1989
m. Paul Stelzer
4 Albert Clarence Nigh b. 4-Oct-1909 d. 29-Jan-1975
m. 10-Jul-1929 unknown
4 Evelyn Nigh b. 14-Sep-1911 d. 7-Dec-1935
m. Moats
4 Maxine Lillian Nigh b. 6-Feb-1918
m. Omer Bledsoe
4 Ruth Marval Nigh b. 24-Dec-1919
m. Forrest Chamberlain
4 Robert Gail Nigh b. 17-Jun-1921 d. 22-Jan-1981
m. Mary Louise
3 Keller M. Nigh b. ??-Oct-1882
m. Rose
2 Susan Nigh b. abt 1839
m. Jacob Lowman b. abt 1839
3 Catherine Lowman b. abt 1858
3 John W. Lowman b. abt 1859
2 David Franklin Nigh b. 9-Jun-1841 d. 6-Aug-1918
m. 24-Apr-1864 Mary Jane Beaver b. Nov 1841 d. 7-May-1909
m. 23 Apr 1913 Anna P. Trader b. abt 1871
Was a Washington County Commissioner during early 1900's (elected in 1905)
Based on his obit. and other sources, he remarried after his wife's
death. Step-children Mrs. Olie Trader & Mrs. T.T.Lankford, Hagerstown?
Annie P. Nigh 48yrs? with Lankford (N. Mulberry St) as mother-in-law in 1920.

Abstracted from Obit: Mrs. Jary Jane Nigh, Wife of County Commissioner David
F. Nigh, after a long illness, died of pneumonia this morning at 6:30. a model
wife, mother and sister. She was an upright woman and a doveted helpmate and
a wide circle of loving friends regret her death. She and her husband by hard
work and attention to every detail of home and farm life achieved success
together and brought up a large family of children and through it all she was
the same un affected, loving, and Christian character..........
Since she has children named Trader - it is probably her previously husband's
surname. Both were listed as widowed on their marriage license.
3 Ida Kate Nigh b. 27-Jan-1865 d. 26-Jan-1928
m. 20-Dec-1887 Joseph N. Barkdoll b. 20-Dec-1866 d. 5-Sep-1899
Married by Rev. V. Miller at David F. Nigh's residence, Leitersburg, Md.
Obit: J.N. Barkdoll, farmer on Williamsport Pike, nr Half-Way died 2pm Tues at
Johns Hopkins Hosp. of stomach trouble, 33 yrs old. He was taken to Baltimore
Mon by Dr. Miller. Died as he was lifted to the operating table. He leaves a
wife, daug. of David Nigh, and 6 kids, the oldest 11 yrs. The remains were
returned to Leitersburg by his bro. Wm. Was a memb. of the Farmer's Alliance.
4 Wilber Earl Barkdoll b. 30 Jul 1889 d. ?? Jan 1971
m. Daisy Irene Hartle b. abt 1889 d. 27-May-1991
Had three sons. Was renting his Antrim Twp. home in 1920.
Daisie Irene Barkdoll, 103, formerly of RFD 3, Hagerstown, died Monday, May
27 at the Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home, Boonsboro. Born near Waynesboro, Pa.
She was a member of Christ's Reformed Church, Hagerstown. Survived by three
sons, 11 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by one sister and four brothers.
4 Harry Loy Barkdoll b. 27 Mar 1891 d. 6 Apr 1892
This child is based on two brief obituaries found in Helen Kaiser's notebook.
The intact obituaries, transcribed in the attached text document, were not
dated. Helen's notes also provided the dates of birth and death.

A little Child is Burried.
The infant son Harry Loy, of Mr. Joseph Barkdoll of near Litersburg, aged 1
yr. 10 days, was burried Friday at 10 o'clock in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Cook of Waynesboro.
Mr. Barkdoll is the son-in-law of Mr. Dan'l (sic) Nigh of near this city, who
with Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Gilbert attended the funeral.

********** BARKDOLL - Near Leitersburg, Md. on the 6th inst. Harry R.(sic),
son of Joseph and Ida Barkdoll, aged 1 year and 10 days.

The little crib is empty now;
The little clothes laid by; A mother's hope, a father's joy,
In death's cold arm doth lie.
Go little pilgrim, to thy home;
On yonder blissful shore; We miss the here, but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before. J.S.

4 Herman David Barkdoll b. 9-Sep-1892 d. 9-Nov-1971
m. 24 Oct 1912 Katherine Alice Shiffler b. 6 Oct 1896 d. 25 Aug 1978
Had 16 Children. SSN # 215-36-6422 Was residing with his grandfather, David
F. Nigh in the 1900 Census.
4 Ada May Barkdoll b. 16-Feb-1894 d. 5-Apr-1982
m. 7-Nov-1912 Cyrus Stouffer b. 15-May-1892 d. 1-Oct-1961
4 Albert F. Barkdoll b. 8 Feb 1896 d. 20-Oct-1961
m. Hazel Beard b. 18-May-1900 d. 25-Oct-1983
Resided in Blue Ridge Summit, then later moved to Quincy and Zullinger.
"Nyes of German Origin" states that Albert and Hazel had 2 sons and
4 daughters.
Obit: A resident of Piney Mt. Home, Fayetteville, formerly of 209-C Elder
Ave., died at 2:30 am. She had been in failing health for a number of years
and entered the home last Dec. She been at the Hospital since 10/15 when she
suffered a stroke. She and her husband lived in Blue Ridge Summit, then later
in Quincy and Zullinger. She lived at the Elder Ave residence for 10 yrs. She
was a protestant. She had 11 grand children at the time of her death.
4 Mary C. Barkdoll b. 30 Apr 1897 d. 24-Jun-1900
Died of measles and pneumonia. In the moment preceding her death, Mary
reportedly said, "I'm coming Papa. I'll hold the baby." Refering to her
recently deceased father and baby brother.
4 Joseph H. Barkdoll b. 29-Jul-1899 d. 19-Jan-1900
Had difficulty with feeding from the time he was born and would consistantly
spit up his milk. A brief obit was found in Helen Kaiser's notes reads as
INFANT: Joseph H. Barkdoll, son of Mrs. Ida K. Barkdoll, died near Halfway
on the Startzman Farm, aged four months.
3 Annie B. Nigh b. 18-Dec-1866 d. 14-Feb-1927
m. Otis Smith b. 14 Mar 1867 d. 7 Dec 1936
Obit: Died at her home, 426 North Locust St., Monday evening at 5:20 from
paralysis, after an illness of two years. Raised in the Leitersburg district
and was a member of the Leitersburg Lutheran Church since childhood. Besides
her husband she is survived by two daughters, two sisters ( Ida Barkdoll and
Lydia Layman) and brothers Charles, Albert and W. Keller Nigh.
4 May Smith
m. Charles Boyd Holtzman
Married Charles Boyd Holtzman and lived in Hagerstown, Md. in 1927.
They had no children.
4 Edna Smith
m. Austin W. Toms
Married Austin W. Toms and lived in Hagerstown, Md. in 1927. They had no
3 Lydia May Nigh b. 21-Aug-1869 d. 2-Feb-1940
m. 18 Dec 1895 Harry M. Lehman b. 31 May 1868 d. 22 Oct 1930
4 Iva May Lehman b. 27 Feb 1897 d. 8 Oct 1950
m. 1 Sep 1925 Wayne S. Crider d. 8 Oct 1950
Iva May and her husband Dr. Wayne Crider were killed in an aircraft accident.
Iva May and her husband Dr. Wayne Crider were killed in an aircraft accident.
4 Mary Katherine Lehman b. 8 Dec 1900 d. 1981
m. 12 Aug 1926 Walter L. Fiery
No Children.
4 Alma Hazel Lehman b. 29 Mar 1903
m. Daniel J. Montague
4 Edna Blanche Lehman b. 28 Mar 1905
4 Ruth Helen Lehman b. 17 Mar 1907
m. 8 Aug 1935 Robert E. Miller
4 Frances Luella Lehman b. 12 Jul 1909
m. 12 Nov 1931 Ralph M. Long
3 Charles Beaver Nigh b. 21-Nov-1871 d. 20-Mar-1953
m. 20 Jan 1891 Arena Neikirk b. 12 Jan 1869 d. 6 Mar 1949
Obit: Was a well-known retired farmer and stock dealer. Died in Paramount
yesterday afternoon at his daughter's home. He lived his entire life in the
area and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Men's Bible Class.
Had 3 daughters - Iva P.Jun 1892 b. Md.//Ethel M. Aug 1893 b. Md.//Erma abt
1902 b. Md. - I don't know who their spouses are as listed with daughter Nigh
4 Clyde E. Nigh b. 15 Jul 1891 d. 24 Jul 1891
4 Iva Pearl Nigh b. 1 Jul 1892 d. abt 1965
m. Walter C. Wolfe d. bef 1965
Married Mr. Walter Wolfe and resided in Paramount in 1953.
4 Ethel Marguerite Nigh b. 16 Aug 1893 d. 6 Oct 1972
m. Ernest Dayhoff b. 1 Apr 1891 d. 19 Feb 1984
Married Mr. Ernest Dayhoff and resided in Paramount in 1953.
4 Carl Keller Nigh b. 30 Jul 1894 d. 10 Jan 1982
Resided in Hagerstown in 1953.
4 Albert D. Nigh b. 20 Nov 1895 d. 18 Sep 1896
4 Charles Howard Nigh b. 2 Feb 1897 d. 20 Apr 1982
m. Martha E. DeLauter
Resided in Hagerstown in 1953.
4 Victor Calvin Nigh b. 16 Sep 1899 d. 28 Oct 1959
m. Katheryn Hammersla b. 30 Dec 1903 d. 22 May 1997
Mrs. Katheryn H. Nigh of Courtland St., died May 22, 1997 at Moses Cone
Hosp. There was no funeral. She was survived by daughters Beverly Turner,
Orlando, FL; and Dorothy Cranford of Greensboro; ten grandchildren, 14 great
grand children and one great-great-grandchild. Hanes-Lineberry North Elm is
assisting the family. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice
at Cone Hospital , 1200 N. Elm St. Greensboro, N.C. 27401.
Note: not sure if Hammersla is a middle name or surname.
4 Erma Nigh b. 3 Feb 1901 d. 1 Sep 1985
m. Paul Buterbaugh d. 6 Jul 1994
Married Mr. Paul Buterbaugh and resided in Paramount in 1953. Note an
Irma Buterbaugh was born in 03 Feb 1901 and died in Sep 1985 - per SSN
Death Registery.
A Mr. Paul Buterbaugh was born on 6 Jul 1895 and died on 03 Feb 1994,
per the SSN Death Registery.
4 E. Leroy Nigh b. 7 Feb 1903 d. 8 Sep 1980
Resided in Baltimore, Md. in 1953. Then moved to the south in later years.
Erronously listed as a Catholic in his obituary - (Janet Dayhoff)
4 George B. Nigh b. 8 Apr 1905 d. 16 Feb 1982
Resided in Winston-Salem, NC in 1953.
4 Ray Ellis Nigh b. 1913 d. 30 Jan 1996
Longest living of 12 children.
4 Velma Catherine Nigh b. 1 Aug 1908 d. 5 Jan 1916
Obit: Velma Catherine the eight-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B.
Nigh died at her home along the Leitersburg Pike yesterday afternoon at 3:30
of dyptheria after an illness of one week. Besides her parents she is
survived by the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Walter Wolfe,
Leitersburg Pike; Mrs. Ernest Rayhoff (sic), near Smithsburg; Irma, Carl K.,
Howard C., Victor, Leroy, George and Ray, all at home. The funeral will be
this afternoon at the grave by Rev. J.S. Simon, Interment in Rose Hill Cem.
3 Edward B. Nigh b. 17-May-1873 d. 17-Mar-1918
m. Fannie Funk b. 7 Oct 1870 d. 20 Dec 1930
This couple had no children - per "Nyes of German Origin" p.70 Confirmed by
his obituary. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Md. He
lived along the Leitersburg Pike about 3 miles north of Hagerstown.
This couple had no children - per "Nyes of German Origin" p.70
3 Albert C. Nigh b. 4-Jul-1875 d. 1967
m. Ethel Hill Wheeler b. abt 1889
4 Doris W. Nigh b. abt 1908 d. 24 May 1998
m. Leon Zahn d. 1965
Per Helen Kaiser's notes married a Mr. Zahn.
Obit citation from internet:
Zahn, Doris (NIGH); 90; Hagerstown MD>Columbus OH; Blade; 1998-5-26
Rev. Zahn was the director of the Lutheran Welfare Society of Northwest
3 William Keller Nigh b. 2-Sep-1877 d. 5-Mar-1940
m. Sally Mowen
Obit: Since 1933 a member of City Council from the 4th ward, W. K. Nigh died
yesterday at 4:30 pm. at the Washington Co. Hospital from a heart attack.
Stricken at his office in the rear of his home 42 North Ave. late Monday pm
and rushed to the hospital. In business for 20 yrs Mr. Nigh was a Republican
member of the City Council. He was a man of high integrity and pleasing
personality. Survived by a wife, 2 daughters, & 2 brothers (Chas. & Albert).
4 William Keller Nigh Jr.
m. Elizabeth Mary Henry
4 Ruby Nigh
m. William J. Gilbert
Married William J. Gilbert and lived in Hagerstown in 1940.
4 Lucille Nigh b. 26 Jun 1912
m. Irvin K. Bloom b. 15 Nov 1908
Married Irvin K. Bloom and lived in Hagerstown in 1940.
3 Emma L. Nigh b. 13-Nov-1879 d. 28-Aug-1923
m. Norris W. Sheffler
Based on her daughter, Freda's obituary Emma Nigh apparently had two sons
and two daughters.
4 Vera C. Sheffler
Married a Mr. Berger and had several children.
4 Freda M. Sheffler b. 25-Apr-1911 d. 19-May-1991
m. 4-Nov-1942 Donald J. Helman
Obit: Lived her early life in Leitersburg, Md. area, moving to Waynesboro in
1942. She lived at 4684 Orphanage Rd., Waynesboro, Pa. for the past 28
years. She was a member of the Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church. In
addition to her husband, she is survived by several nieces and nephews. She
was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by one
daughter, one sister and two brothers.
4 Frank N. Sheffler
4 Norris W. Sheffler Jr.
Married and lived in Washington or Oregon. Number of children not known.
2 Catherine Nigh b. 21-May-1847 d. 9-Jul-1929
m. Samuel F. Lowman d. ??-Mar-1925
Obit: Died on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Cook, from
heart trouble and old age infirmities. Her husband died four years ago last
March. Mrs. Lowman spent her entire life in the Leitersburg vicinity and for
many years was a member of the Lutheran Church in Leitersburg. She was
survived by 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was the last of
her immediate family.
3 Daughter1 Lowman
Married a Mr. Cook and lived in Waynesboro in 1929.
3 Daughter2 Lowman
Married William Hebb and lived in Leitersburg, Md. in 1929.
3 Harvey J. Lowman
Lived in Quakertown, Pa. in 1929.
3 S. Keller Lowman
Lived in Pittsburg, Pa. in 1929.

Ed Harne,

FromThomas J. Rosenberger —

Descendants of John Wesley Rosenberger

1 [1] John Wesley Rosenberger b: 1830 in Shenandoah Co., VA
d: 3 Jul 1863 in Gettysburg, PA
+Mary Ann Burner b: Abt. 1829 in Shenandoah Co., VA m: 18 Dec 1851 in Page Co.,
.. VA d: Dec 1857 in Newport, Page Co., VA
........ 2 David P. Rosenberger b: Abt. 1852
........ 2 Mary E. Rosenberger b: 11 Aug 1853 in Page Co., VA
d: 11 Mar 1947 in Shenandoah Co., VA?
........... +Daniel Lafayette Shomo b: 27 Dec 1825 in Shenandoah Co., VA
m: 10 Feb 1879 in Shenandoah Co., VA
........... d: 14 Sep 1893 in New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA
........ 2 Joseph A. L. Rosenberger b: 30 Nov 1855
*2nd Wife of [1] John Wesley Rosenberger:
+Elenora Malinda Shomo b: 11 Aug 1832 in New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA
m: 1 Jan 1861 in Shenandoah Co.,
VA d: 10 Dec 1914 in New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA
........ 2 Lelia Harris Rosenberger b: 7 Mar 1862 in Page Co., VA
d: 24 May 1898 in New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA
........... +Benjamin B. O'Roark b: in Rockingham Co., VA?
m: 14 Mar 1882 in Shenandoah Co., VA

This data is all well documented from a variety of sources which I can send if you need it. John Wesley Rosenberger was KIA as a Sgt. of Co. H, 33rd VA Reg, Stonewall Brigade, at Culp's Hill, Gettysburg. PA on 3 Jul 1863. He and 1st wife, Mary Ann Burner, lived on a 30 Ac. farm near Newport, Page Co. prior to the war and where Mary Ann died in 1857. You will note that a daughter from this marriage, Mary E., was Daniel Lafayette Shomo's 3rd wife, and Daniel's sister Elenora Malinda Shomo was John Wesley's 2nd wife! Elenora was living on the Page Co. farm at the time of John Wesley's estate sale in 1864. I note that your records mistakenly had Elenora Melinda as Daniel's 3rd wife.
Daniel Lafayette Shomo was a member of the CSA Staunton Artillery. Prior to the war, he was a gun smith in New Market, and after the war, he was a carpenter who built many buildings in New Market. Some of the Shomo family were the Toll House keepers at Tenth Legion about 1850 and the Benjamin O'Roark family lived at and kept the Toll House at the Massanutten Gap outside of New Market.


FromThomas J. Rosenberger —

Here is what I have pieced together on the SHOMO line to date:

Descendants of Jean Chaumontet

1 Jean Chaumontet d in Chaumont Savoy France
. 2 Prosper Chaumontet
... +Christofle Clavel m 19 Apr 1678 in Norcier Thairy hamlet near Chaumont France
.... 3 Jean-Francois Chaumontet b 1 Feb 1681/82 d 24 Oct 1747
...... +Anne Claudine Chappet b 1688 m 28 Jul 1705 in Saint-Julien Savoy France
........d 26 Jun 1728
....... 4 Joseph Chaumontet/Shomo b 17 Nov 1723 in Saint-Julien Savoy France
..........d 1786 in Bern Twp Berks Co PA
......... +Anna Maria Fricker m 1751 d 1765 in Bern Twp Berks Co PA
........... 5 John Shomo b 1752
........... 5 John Bernard Shomo b 1753
........... 5 Anthony Shomo b 29 Dec 1756 in Berks Co PA
..............d Mar 1812 in New Market Shenandoah Co VA
............. +Elisabeth Rebecca Obold b 26 Jun 1767 in Berks Co PA
................. m 1786 d 22 Dec 1842 in New Market Shenandoah Co VA
.............. 6 Johannes/John A Shomo b 29 Aug 1787 in Shenandoah (now Page) Co VA?
..................d 21 Nov 1869 in Shenandoah Co VA?
................ +Elisabeth Mort b 16 May 1792 in Maryland m 10 Apr 1809
..................d 1857 in New Market Shenandoah Co VA
................. 7 Joseph Washington Shomo b 3 Oct 1811 in New Market Shenandoah Co VA
................. 7 Catharina Anna Margaretha Shomo b 25 Nov 1813 in
....................New Market Shenandoah Co VA d 1888
................... +Solomon P Reamer b Abt 1813 m 22 Sep 1841 in Shenandoah Co VA
.................... 8 John D S Reamer b 9 Oct 1843
.................... 8 Mary E V Reamer b 9 Apr 1845
.................... 8 Frances C M Reamer b 4 Oct 1847
.................... 8 Solomon C C Reamer b 25 Sep 1849
................. 7 Johannes Anthony Shomo b 1 Jun 1816 in New Market VA
....................d 26 Dec 1851 in Smith Creek Shenandoah Co VA
................... +Lydia O'Roark m 9 Jan 1843 in Shenandoah Co VA
................. 7 Heinrich Jacob Shomo b 5 Dec 1818 in Shenandoah Co VA
....................d 18 Apr 1884 in Roanoke Roanoke Co VA
................... +Mary Ann Brewer m 3 Jan 1843 in Shenandoah Co VA
................. 7 Henrietta Elizabetth Shomo b 12 Feb 1821 in Shenandoah Co VA
................... +Daniel J Hunsaker m 4 Mar 1844 in Shenandoah Co VA
................. 7 Maryann Rosannah Shomo b 28 Jun 1823 in Shenandoah Co VA
....................d 9 Feb 1895 in New Market Shen Co VA
................... +William Webster Breedlove m 16 Mar 1847 in Shenandoah Co VA
................. 7 [1] Daniel Lafayette Shomo b 27 Dec 1825 in Shenandoah Co VA
....................d 14 Sep 1893 in New Market Shen Co VA
................... +Amanda Salyards m 4 Mar 1852 in Shenandoah Co VA d Bef 1871
................... *2nd Wife of [1] Daniel Lafayette Shomo:
................... +Caroline Burkholder b 1846 m 25 Apr 1871 in Shenandoah Co VA
................... *3rd Wife of [1] Daniel Lafayette Shomo:
................... +Mary E Rosenberger b 11 Aug 1853 in Page Co VA
....................m 10 Feb 1879 in Shenandoah Co VA
................... d 11 Mar 1947 in Shenandoah Co VA?
................. 7 Jarutia Adalade Shomo b 3 May 1829 in Shenandoah Co VA
....................d 5 Mar 1915 in New Market Shenandoah Co VA
................... +Jeremiah Higgs m 29 Jan 1852 in Shenandoah Co VA
................. 7 Elenora Malinda Shomo b 11 Aug 1832 in New Market
....................Shenandoah Co VA d 10 Dec 1914
.................... in New Market Shenandoah Co VA
.................... +John Wesley Rosenberger b 1830 in Shenandoah Co VA
.....................m 1 Jan 1861 in Shenandoah Co VA
.................... d 3 Jul 1863 in Gettysburg PA
.................... 8 Lelia Harris Rosenberger b 7 Mar 1862 in Page Co VA
.......................d 24 May 1898 in New Market Shenandoah Co VA
...................... +Benjamin B O'Roark b in Rockingham Co VA?
.......................m 14 Mar 1882 in Shenandoah Co VA
.............. 6 Capt Joseph Shomo b 27 Dec 1789
.............. 6 daniel Shomo b 25 Nov 1792 d 1852
................ +Dianna Reamer b 10 Sep 1803 in Berks Co PA
..................d 1882 in Barbour Co VA
................. 7 Elim William Henry Shomo b 11 May 1822
....................d 1909 in New Market Shenandoah Co VA
................... +Elizabeth Frances Louderback b 1825
.....................m 1844 in Page Co VA d 1896
.................... 8 Catherine Shomo b 1849 d 1926
...................... +John William Gaines b 1841 d 1910
.............. 6 William Elone Shomo b 17 Oct 1806 d 3 Feb 1893
................ +Elizabeth Susan Titlow m 12 Oct 1831
................. 7 Thomas J Shomo b 1832 d 1916
................... +Martha Jane Beaver b 1832 d 1902
..................... 8 Samuel Luther Shomo b 1869 d 1945
....................... +Ida Florence Spitzer b 1871 d 1945
......................... 9 Glen Keller Shomo b 1898 d 1977
........................... +Eva Lillian Brown b 1897
............................. 10 Glen Keller Shomo Jr
............................... +Rosemary Elinor Burkett
............................. 10 [2] Carolyn Brown Shomo
............................... +John Adam Mitchell Jr b 1918 d 1970
............................. *2nd Husband of [2] Carolyn Brown Shomo:
............................... +Leroy Vernon
............................. 10 Joann Shomo
............................... +Hamilton Scherer Gambill
............................. 10 Richard Neil Shomo
............................... +Jo Ann Driver b 1932 d 1966
............................. 10 Phillip Douglas Shomo
............................... +Miriam Rowland
................. 7 daniel Godfrey Shomo b 1833
................... +???
..................... 8 Lizzie Shomo
....................... +Isaac Schaeffer m 8 Jan 1886
................. 7 Sophia C Shomo b 1835
................. 7 Ann Maria Shomo b 1837
................. 7 Caroline Charlotte Shomo b 1839
................. 7 William David Shomo b 1841
................. 7 Barbara S Shomo b 1843
................. 7 Elizabeth Susan Shomo b 1847
........... 5 Joseph Shomo b 1759
..... 3 Joseph Chaumontet
..... 3 Etienette Chaumontet
..... 3 Pierre Louis Chaumontet
..... 3 Francois Chaumontet
..... 3 Pierre Marie Chaumontet
..... 3 Jean Chaumontet
..... 3 Jean Claude Chaumontet
.. 2 Ayma Chaumontet
.. 2 Francois Chaumontet

This is from many different sources The ancestry of Anthony Shomo (1756-1812) and some of his descendants is from three FTM World Family Tree disks: Vol. 2, Tree # 3477; Vol. 8, Tree # 1845; Vol. 22, Tree # 2135, and is undocumented. Notes indicate that Anthony and his father, Joseph, fought in the Rev. War. Many Shomo Reamer (Riemer) and Rosenberger births and baptisms are documented in the 1983 Stewart and Wust publication, DAVIDSBURG CHURCH BAPTISMS 1785-1845. This Davidsburg Lutheran Church split in about 1821 to become St. Matthews Lutheran Church and Emmanuel Lutheran Church. These two churches came back together in 1956 as Reformation Lutheran Church.
Much interesting and valuable information concerning the New Market area and families has been found in William A. Good's 1992 book, SHADOWED by the MASSANUTTEN, which containes newspaper articles and obits, family histories, gravestone inscriptions, and many court records.

Another tremendous source is Judy Campbell's website, Mt. View Research,, which you need to visit if you are not already aware of it.

FromThomas J. Rosenberger —


FromThomas J. Rosenberger —

Below are some bits and pieces concerning the list of names that you sent earlier and that I have found in the resources that I have here at home.
The Shomo, Tidler(Titler), Hottel, Hilbert(Halbert,Hilbart), Reamer(Riemer), Breedlove, Henkel, and Higgs(Higs) families are all found in the early records of New Market, VA between 1792 and 1810. The first reference to a Mort is a Mary Mort found in the 1820 census as a head of household in New Market. A Mary Mort (77, F, W, born PA) is found in the 1850 census household of Samuel (52, M, W, Hatter, born VA) and Margaret (52, F, W, born VA) Tidler in New Market. The 1810 census household of John Shomo in New Market contains one male (John?) and one female (Elizabeth Mort?), both 16-26. The 1850 census household in New Market of John Shomo (62,M,W, Joiner, born PA) includes Elizabeth (51, F, W, born MD), Daniel L. (24, M, W, Joiner, born VA), Jerusia (22, F, W, born VA), Eleanora (17, F, W, born VA), and a George W. Buzzle (11, M, W, born VA). I would suspect, from the above, that Margaret Tidler and Elizabeth Shomo were sisters and that Mary Mort (born PA Abt. 1773) was their mother. I would also think that this Mort family was in the vicinity of New Market by 1810. John Shomo was noted as the bondsman for the marriage of Samuel Tidler and Margaret Mort on 8 Jan 1822. The births of seven of the children of Samuel and Margaret Tidler, between 1822 an 1835, are noted in the Davidsburg Church records. Anna Maria Mort, daughter of Abraham, married J. A. Hottel on 11 Mar 1850 in Shenandoah Co., and John Mort married Barbara Ann Kneisley in Shenandoah Co., on 19 Dec 1850. A John Mort married Harriet Henkel, daughter of George, on 22 Feb 1822 in Shenandoah Co.

The births and baptisms for all of the children on John and Elizabeth (Mort) Shomo are shown in the Davidsburg Church records from 1811 through 1832. Catharina Ann Marie Shomo, daughter of John, married Solomon Reamer, son of Daniel, on 22 Sep 1841, bondsman Henry Shomo. Mary Ann Rosannah Shomo, daug hter of John, married William Breedlove on 16 Mar 1847, Nathaniel O'Roark bondsman. John and Elizabeth Shomo were the sponsors at the Davidsburg baptism 11 Jan 1811 of Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Jacob and Maria Anna Hilbart. Was she Mary (Mort) Hilbert, and a sister of Margaret and Elizabeth?

More About Margaret Mort and Samuel Tidler:
Marriage: 01 Aug 1822, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia.

Children of Margaret Mort and Samuel Tidler are:
  1. May Ann Phebe Tidler, b. 12 Oct 1822, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. date unknown.
  2. Elizabeth Catherina Tidler, b. 11 Sep 1824, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. date unknown.
  3. George Mohsheim Tidler, b. 05 Nov 1828, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. date unknown.
  4. +John Melanchton Tidler, b. 05 Nov 1828, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. 24 Aug 1901, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia.
  5. William J Tidler, b. 28 May 1831, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. date unknown.
  6. Samuel Luther Tidler, b. 03 Sep 1833, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. 03 Oct 1861, Greenbrier River W Va.
  7. +Washington Elogious Tidler, b. 24 Jun 1835, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. 20 Mar 1907, Cicero Hamilton Co IN.
  8. Louisianna Tidler, b. Aft. 1836, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. Aft. 1920.
  9. Lewis Tidler, b. Aft. 1837, New Market Shenandoah Co Virginia, d. Aft. 1878.
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