Philip Kline (1799-1877) is the topic of week two’s 52 ancestors in 52 weeks. Just what do I know about him?
A photo of three generations of descendants of Reverend Frederick Waage: his eldest son Dr. Charles T. Waage (bearded), grandson Eugene Waage (Charles’ son), and great granddaughter Helen Wieder, daughter of Edwin J. and Mary Catharine (Waage) Wieder. Eugene was the son of Charles T. and his first wife Mary Ann Heisler. Mary Catharine, Helen’s […]
I’ve written before about my three times great grandfather Reverend Frederick Waage. However, I recently came across an article written about him by his son which provides more information regarding Rev. Waage’s early life.
Who were the important people in Jacob Schneider’s life? What can we learn about and from them? Can they point us in the direction of his or Catharine’s family? Let’s take a closer look.
On 12 May 1786, Elizabeth Hocker, daughter of Johann Georg and Anna Margaretha Hacker, married General Henry Scheetz. Come see what I found in the Library of Congress’ Photos and Prints online collection.
Godfrey Wißler wrote his last will and testament on 23 April 1825. It was proven on 21 October 1829.1 He died before 21 October 1829.2 Based on this will, his wife Eva Catharine (Weiß) Wißler had died previously. At the time of his death, he had three living daughters, as well as the four surviving grandchildren of […]
I hypothesized the Jacob and Catharine (___) Snyder of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania were the parents of Henry Snyder (1792-1860) in a previous post. What have I learned since then? Come find out.
In 1831 William L. Breton painted a water color, entitled “The Hocker Farm.”1 Breton was an Englishman, a self-made artist of the nineteenth century who painted Philadelphian scenes.2 The question, I have, is whose farm was this? Johann George Hocker, the immigrant, moved his family to Whitemarsh Township about 1763. He died in 1821 and […]
Based on research that I wrote about in Joseph Snyder (1826-1895)—Who’s Your Daddy?, The Greulich Farm, and Part II: The Greulich Farm, I’ve determined that Heinrich Snyder was the father of Joseph Snyder, my 3x great grandfather. Henry died intestate, but deed records state directly that Henry was the father of Joel, Joseph, Lucianna, and Sophia.1 The […]
In my last post about the Greulich farm, I compared the metes and bounds from two documents and determined that there was a significant overlap between the two tracts of land. In searching for a photo to use for the post, I found additional deeds. This post examines what I learned from those deeds.