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TRAIL OF HISTORY coNw... 4 died after 1836 in Harrison married at least twice, maybe three Was Anna Rosina Ochs, daughter She was born June d. age 37. His second wife was a Rev. War soldier. He is "Pa. Archives," 5th Ser. Vol. 11, pg. 51, 590. He was a pri- Caleb North's Comp., under Col. He followed his brother, He moved to Harrison Co. part of West Virginia. He made pension for his service in the War. He was refused three SUch. :, b. Oct. 4, 1753, ,24, 1753. He may have died young. Jacob Wilhelm, b. July 23, 1755, !755. He manied and died. In Berkheimer died of Yellow There is also a record of in the "Pa. Archives" in the 5th Comp., 6th Bart. Philip Gable's Comp. from Aug. 24, 1781. b. Apr. 20, 1758, bapt. He is mentioned in his father's it says "15 pounds to the children .Andrew, deceased." Andrew is "Pa. Archives" Ser. VI, Vol. 3, 708,710,720,1060 as a member . Co. and after 1784 Montgomery in 3rd Comp., 6th Batt. Philad. CO. 1781, and May 2, s a fffer in Gwynedd Twp. Philad. Was Christina. He died prior to Oct., 1786 b. June 15, 1760, balx. married Samuel Gutnecht. (#3 above) married and had: 1. Catharine, b. 1. Oct. 16, 1844, rod. John Fetzer, Apr. 19, 1840, both buried St. Ch. Center Square. Together they William B., Eliza, Mary, and Ann. Jan. 23, 1775, d. Mar. 17, 1851, b. Apr. 19, 1781, d. Jan. 7, St. John's Lutheran, Center had: Jesse, George, Maria, Andrew and Elizabeth. 1778, d. June 13, 1859, Engard, b. May 13, 1770, d. Susanna, Mary, Jacob, and married 2d. Anna M. Dcms, she 1, 1773, d. Mar. 6, 1849. They Mar. 27, 1783, d. Nov. 9, 1866. b. Dec. 12, 1781, d.Jan. 6, John's I.uthemn Clmrch, Their children are: Charles, George and Juliana, William. Nov. 15, 1781, d. Sept. 13, 1811 married Margaret Hilgatt, b. d. Jun 2, 1874. Both buried They are the proseni- farailies in Noe,.humbedand and He lived on the farm at Sandy Hill and about 1820 moved to vicinity of Milton. He bought land along Chillisquaque Creek, and became quite wealthy. He and Margaret had: Susana, Samuel, George, Mary, Francis, Henry (or Harry), Jacob and Margaret. George is the one we talk about later. 6. Mary, married Henry Ruiner. Lived at Christiana Hundred (near Wilmington), Dela. They had: Mary, Esther and Susanna, born Sept. 27, 1804. Wdliam Berkheimer (#5 above) b. Nov. 15, 1781, died Sept. 13, 1842, married Margaret Hilgard, b. Apr. 8, 1790, d. June 2, 1874, both buried at Milton and together they had: 1. Susanna, b. Mar. 14, 1813, d. Dec. 19, 1897, married Mien Shoemaker, a mechanic, of Lewisburg where they lived. Mien was b. Sept. 22, 1808, and d. Feb. 15, 1891, they had: Thomas, William, Margaret Jane, Rachel, Sarah, Mat and Susanna. 2. Samuel, b. Nov. 22, 1815, d. Sept. 15, 1896, farmer in Union Co., rod. Mary Ketler, b. Dec. 4, 1824, d. July 15, 1909, both buried in White Deer Lutheran Cem., outside West Milton. They had: Margaret Jane, Joseph K., William H. and Mary Eliza. 3. George, b. Oct. 22, 1818, d. June 26, 1893, ,md. Mercy Steiner, b. Feb. 7, 1823, d. Feb. 11, 1887, lived and farmed near White Deer Furnace and are buried in White Deer Lutheran Cem., outside West Milton. They had: Wdliam Francis, Margaret Jane, Mary, susanna, George, Jr., Julia Ann, Jacob L., Sarah Elizabeth, Andrew, Caroline, Samuel, Leah, Lavinia and Rebecca. 4. Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1822, d. Dec. 9, 1906, married Andrew Fetzer, b. Jan. 19, 1815, d. Dec. 8, 1867, bah buried Harmony Cem., Milton. They had: Margaret, Susan, Diana Elizabeth, William and Andrew. (twins). 5. Francis, b. Oct. 24, 1824, d. Mar. 18, 1891, md. Rosanna McGrarm, b. 1838, d. Sept. 24, 1926, both buried in Harmony Cem., Milton. They had: Margaret, Jacob Francis, Philip Andrew, John Wdliam, Rachel Emma, Mary Catherine, Chades Amandus and George Henry. 6. Hem'y (or Harry), b. Mar. 28, 1827, d. Sept. 7, 1904. He married Adeline E. Haupt, b. Oct. 28, 1831, d. May 29, 1899. Both buried in Harmony Cem., Milton. They had: Wdliam H., Mary M., Isabella, Chades F., Elizabeth, Horatio Seymour, Jamella, James R., Clara Francis and Sarah Jane. 7. Jacob, b. Nov. 17, 1829, d. Nov. 18, 1902, unmarried. 8. Margaret, b. Feb. I1, 1833, d. May 13, 1908, married Daniel Keyser, b. Jan. 5, 1828, d. Aug. 9, 1909, bah buried Montandon Cem., near Milton. They had: William, Frank, Mary, Emma, Rooe, Jacob, Thomas, Calvin and Nora. Julia, daughter of George and Mercy Stein Berkheimer, rod. Jan. 14, 1869 Henry Jacob Sypher, b. 4/19/1848 in Uflion Co., the son of Jacob Sypher and Salome Stees. Jacob Sypher was in the War of 1812. Henry Jacob Sypher and Julia Berkheimer had: Anna md. Harvey Sones: Wdliam H. rod. Maggie Oa/w, George A. rod. Ida Kurtz: Veronica and Bessie. MIFFLINBURG TELEGRAPH, July 29, 2004--5 ohoto lwovided Children and their families are invited to marvel at "The Magic oF Matt" during a free show at the Public Library for Union County by magician Matt Szulanczyk on Wed., Aug. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. A graduate of Lewislmrg Area High Schoo Matt performs many different kinds of magic, ranging from up,dose card and coin tricks to a stage show that includes impressive illusions. Please register to attend the show either by visiting the library at 255 Reitz Blvd. in Lewisburg or by calling 523-1172. Union County Library System Update by Carol High Check library for more Western exploret The focus of the 2004 Herr Memorial Library's summer reading program, "Discover New Trails @ Your Library," is on history and adventure in honor of the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's expedition. Tonight, a family showing of the National Geographic Society's film "Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West" is scheduled. But Lewis and Clark were not the only Europeans to explore parts of what would some day become the American West. There are many locations on the Colorado Plateau bearing the name "Escalante" the Escalante Ruins of western Colorado, the town of Escalante, Utah, the Escalante River, and the newly created Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument. All are named after Father Silvesire Velez de Escalante, a Franciscan mis- sionary-explorer, who on July 29, 1776, left the Spanish frontier town of Santa Fe along with his superior Francisco Dominguez and 12 other men to begin an expedition seeking a northern route to Monterey in California. At the time, the New World empire of Spain stretched from Panama north through Mexico and across the American Southwest to the California coast. Little was known about the immense desert country between California and Santa Fe, though, prima- rily because of the treacherous Colorado River. Initially, the priests made good time, and by mid-September, they had reached Utah Lake, iust to the south of the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. There, they found Indians Dominguez described as "the most docile and affa- ble nation of all that have been known in these regions." By early October, winter was approaching. Traveling through high mountain passes, Escalante and Dominguez began to encounter fierce snowstorms. The priests were unequipped to deal with the snow and bitter cold, and they soon ran short of provisions. The expedition abandoned the goal of reaching California and headed back for Santa Fe, but during the long journey home they nearly starved to death. The men ate their cows, their mules, and even their horses, then sur- vived on prickly-pear cactus. On January 2, 1777, Escalante and Dominguez stasgered into Santa Fe with their exhausted men. They had traveled nearly 1,700 miles in just 159 days through some of the roughest country in the Southwest. Although they did not find a route tO Monterey, Escalante's written account of the expedition became an essential guide for future explorers. ., , , , i ,| , ,., ,,,,,.