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Ancestors of John Wesley Heffelfinger



Generation No. 1


JOHN WESLY HEFFELFINGER

1. John Wesley Heffelfinger, born 26 Sep 1885 in Oakville, PA; died 10 May 1970 in Morrison, IL. He was the son of 2. Sylvester Wesley Heffelfinger and 3. Elizabeth E Nicholson. He married (1) Caroline Agnes McLaughlin North 03 Nov 1906 in Plainfield, Cumberland Co., PA. She was born 17 Sep 1878 in Newville, PA, and died 09 Mar 1936 in Chadwick, IL. She was the daughter of Samuel A. North and Katherine R. Renkenberger.

More About John Wesley Heffelfinger:
Burial: May 1970, Bethel Cemetery-Milledgeville, IL

More About Caroline Agnes McLaughlin North:
Burial: Mar 1936, Bethel Cemetery-Milledgeville, IL

More About John Heffelfinger and Caroline North:
Marriage: 03 Nov 1906, Plainfield, Cumberland Co., PA
Marriage date: Married by Rev. Wilson

Generation No. 2


SYLVESTER WESLY HEFFELFINGER

2. Sylvester Wesley Heffelfinger, born 30 May 1858 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland Co. PA; died 06 Feb 1901 in Oakville, PA. He was the son of 4. Thomas Heffelfinger and 5. Rebecca Heiser. He married 3. Elizabeth E Nicholson 12 Dec 1884 in Springfield, West Pennsboro Twp, Cumb. Co. PA ( Presently Big Spring, PA).
3. Elizabeth E Nicholson, born Oct 1866 in Shaefferstown, Lebanon Co., PA; died Abt. 1938. She was the daughter of 6. James A Nicholson and 7. Margaret (Mary) E. Givler.

Notes for Sylvester Wesley Heffelfinger:
In the 1900 US Census Sylvester is shown living with his mother (Rebecca Smith) in Oakville, Newton Twp. along with his sons John W. and Percy. Sylvester died of Consumption (Tuberculosis) in Oakville at his mothers home in 1901. Elizabeth is shown living in Shippensburg, Shippensburg Borough, with her children William (Cramer) Heffelfinger, "Bessie" Elizabeth M., Luther R., Ralph P., and a boarder George S. Barner. Elizabeths parents James A and Mary E Nicholson live on the same street. Another daughter Susan J Heffelfinger is living as a servent with the family of Alfred W Minnich, No. Whitehall Twp. Lehigh Co.
In the 1910 US Census Elizabeth E Heffelfinger is shown living at 118 South Penn Street, Shippensburg, Cumb. Co. PA. with her son Ralph Heffelfinger. Elizabeths parents lived at 114 South Penn Street.

More About Sylvester Wesley Heffelfinger:
Burial: 08 Feb 1901, Opossum Hill Church Cemetery, Frankford Twp. Cumb. Co. PA

Notes for Elizabeth E Nicholson:
Elizabeth was living in Akron, Ohio with her second husband Walter Bramon, at the time of her fathers death.

More About Sylvester Heffelfinger and Elizabeth Nicholson:
Marriage: 12 Dec 1884, Springfield, West Pennsboro Twp, Cumb. Co. PA ( Presently Big Spring, PA)
Marriage date: Married at Bride's parents house 8 P.M. by Minister J.A. Clippinger UB in Christ Church

Children of Sylvester Heffelfinger and Elizabeth Nicholson are:
1 i. John Wesley Heffelfinger, born 26 Sep 1885 in Oakville, PA; died 10 May 1970 in Morrison, IL; married Caroline Agnes McLaughlin North 03 Nov 1906 in Plainfield, Cumberland Co., PA.
ii. Pierce Wilson Heffelfinger, born Aug 1887; died 1967.

Notes for Pierce Wilson Heffelfinger:
For a period of time in the 1920's and 30's Pierce operated a concession stand in front of the major movie studios in Hollywood, CA. He also worked for the railroad.

More About Pierce Wilson Heffelfinger:
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Milledgeville, IL.

iii. Persilla Heffelfinger
iv. Susan Heffelfinger, born Jan 1881.
v. Elizabeth Heffelfinger, born Mar 1892.
vi. Luther Heffelfinger, born Dec 1896.
vii. Ralph (Cramer) Heffelfinger, born Apr 1898.

Notes for Ralph (Cramer) Heffelfinger:
After the death of Ralph's father he was adopted by the Cramer Family.

viii. William (Cramer) Heffelfinger, born Nov 1883.

Notes for William (Cramer) Heffelfinger:
After the death of William's father he was adopted by the Cramer Family.


Generation No. 3


THOMAS & REBECCA HEFFELFINGER

4. Thomas Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1835 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA; died 24 Jan 1879 in Oakville, PA. He was the son of 8. John Heffelfinger and 9. Elizabeth. He married 5. Rebecca Heiser 02 Mar 1858.
5. Rebecca Heiser, born Sep 1839 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA; died 28 Aug 1908 in Oakville, Cumberland Co., PA. She was the daughter of 10. John (Hyser Hiser)Heiser and 11. Ann Marie.


THOMAS HEFFELFINGER

Notes for Thomas Heffelfinger

Heffelfinger, Thomas *H - 202 - I (Civil War Record)
Enlistment: Newville, Cumberland, Co. PA 1yr.
M.I. 9-7-1864 as Pvt. at Camp Curtain
M.O. 8-3-1865
Age at enrollment: 27 Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Blue Hair: Auburn Ht. 5' 7"
Occupation: Butcher
Born: Cumberland Co. PA.

* H-202-I Company H, 202nd Reg. Infantry

source: Pennsylvania Civil War Archives at Harrisburg, PA. Original Muster in Records.

Marriage source: Marriages & Deaths from the American Democrat, of Carlisle PA. 1851-1858

More About Thomas Heffelfinger:
Burial: Opossum Hill Church Cemetery, Frankford Twp.,Cumb. Co. PA.
Military service: Bet. 1864 - 1865, H Co. 202nd Reg. Infantry PA
Occupation: Butcher

Notes for Rebecca Heiser:
After the death of Thomas in 1879, Rebecca married a Mr. William Smith.

More About Rebecca Heiser:
Burial: Opossum Hill Church Cemetery, Frankford Twp. Cumb. Co. PA

More About Thomas Heffelfinger and Rebecca Heiser:
Marriage: 02 Mar 1858

Children of Thomas Heffelfinger and Rebecca Heiser are:
2 i. Sylvester Wesley Heffelfinger, born 30 May 1858 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland Co. PA; died 06 Feb 1901 in Oakville, PA; married Elizabeth E Nicholson 12 Dec 1884 in Springfield, West Pennsboro Twp, Cumb. Co. PA ( Presently Big Spring, PA).
ii. Simon Heffelfinger, born Jul 1860; died 12 Jan 1863.

Notes for Simon Heffelfinger:
Simon was only 2 yrs. 6 mos. 8 days old when he died.

More About Simon Heffelfinger:
Burial: Opossum Hill Church Graveyard, Frankford Twp. Cumberland, Co. PA.

iii. Mary Ellen Heffelfinger, born Nov 1862; died 30 Jun 1864.

Notes for Mary Ellen Heffelfinger:
Mary Ellen was only 1 yr. 8 mos. 19 days old when she died.

More About Mary Ellen Heffelfinger:
Burial: Opossum Hill Church Graveyard, Frankford Twp. Cumberland, Co. PA.


JAMES & MARY NICHOLSON

6. James A Nicholson, born 25 Jun 1840 in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA; died 20 Apr 1923 in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co. PA. He was the son of 12. William Nicholson and 13. Catherine. He married 7. Margaret (Mary) E. Givler 1864.
7. Margaret (Mary) E. Givler, born 22 Feb 1843 in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA; died 19 Feb 1916 in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co. PA. She was the daughter of 14. Samuel Givler and 15. Mary M..

Notes for James A Nicholson:
James served in the Civil War in Co. D (23rd) 28th Inf. Reg. Transfered to* F & S -(23rd) 28th Reg.
Enrolled: 4-24-1861 at Chambersburg, PA.
M.I. 7-27-1861 as Pvt. at Wash. D.C.
M.O. 6-11-1864 Discharged -
Age at enrollment: 21 Complexion: Florid
Ht. 5'5 1/2" Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black Occupation: Tinner
Residence: Newville, PA.
Remarks: Entered servic in Co. D Pro. to
Principal Mus. 7-1-1863 (Drummer)

source: From enlistment card file at State Archives, Harrisburg, PA
*F& S Field & Staff (23rd)28th Inf. Reg.

More About James A Nicholson:
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, PA
Occupation: Tinner

More About Margaret (Mary) E. Givler:
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, PA


More About James Nicholson and Margaret Givler:
Marriage: 1864


ELIZABETH NICHOLSON

Children of James Nicholson and Margaret Givler are:
3 i. Elizabeth E Nicholson, born Oct 1866 in Shaefferstown, Lebanon Co., PA; died Abt. 1938; married (1) Sylvester Wesley Heffelfinger 12 Dec 1884 in Springfield, West Pennsboro Twp, Cumb. Co. PA ( Presently Big Spring, PA); married (2) Walter Braman Aft. 1916.
ii. Samuel Nicholson, born 1865.
iii. Mary Nicholson, born 1869.
iv. Elice Nicholson, born 1871.
v. John Nicholson, born 1872.
vi. William Nicholson, born Nov 1873.

Notes for William Nicholson:
Lived in California and panned for gold near Colton, CA..

vii. Robert (Dave) Nicholson, born 1875.
viii. James Nicholson, born Mar 1879.
ix. Harrison Nicholson, born Mar 1881.
x. Edward Nicholson, born Oct 1883.


Generation No. 4

8. John Heffelfinger, born 09 Jun 1792 in Hopewell Twp. Cumberland Co., Pa; died 05 Nov 1867 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA. He was the son of 16. John Fredrick Heffelfinger and 17. Elizabeth Houtz. He married 9. Elizabeth Abt. 1820.
9. Elizabeth, born 29 Nov 1795; died 09 Mar 1856 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA.

More About John Heffelfinger:
Burial: Lutheran Brick Church Graveyard, Frankford Twp. Cumb. Co.

More About Elizabeth:
Burial: Lutheran Brick Church Graveyard, Frankford Twp. Cumb. Co.

More About John Heffelfinger and Elizabeth:
Marriage: Abt. 1820

Children of John Heffelfinger and Elizabeth are:
4 i. Thomas Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1835 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA; died 24 Jan 1879 in Oakville, PA; married Rebecca Heiser 02 Mar 1858.
ii. John Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1832.
iii. Jane Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1834.
iv. Isabella Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1838.
v. Ellen Heffelfinger, born 24 Feb 1843; died 09 Jan 1857 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA.

Notes for Ellen Heffelfinger:
Ellen is buried next to her parents in the Lutheran Brick Church Graveyard, Frankford Twp. Cumb. Co. PA.


10. John (Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born Abt. 1813 in PA. He was the son of 20. John (Hyser Hiser)Heiser and 21. Salome. He married 11. Ann Marie 15 Dec 1831 in PA.
11. Ann Marie, born Abt. 1813.

More About John Hiser)Heiser and Ann Marie:
Marriage: 15 Dec 1831, PA

Children of John Hiser)Heiser and Ann Marie are:
5 i. Rebecca Heiser, born Sep 1839 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA; died 28 Aug 1908 in Oakville, Cumberland Co., PA; married (1) Thomas Heffelfinger 02 Mar 1858; married (2) William Smith 06 Apr 1880 in UB Parsonage, Springfield, PA.
ii. William Heiser, born 12 May 1833.
iii. Caroline Heiser, born Abt. 1836.
iv. Simon Heiser, born Abt. 1843.
v. Elizabeth Heiser, born Abt. 1845.
vi. Isabelle Heiser, born Abt. 1847.


12. William Nicholson, born Abt. 1808 in PA; died 15 Nov 1876 in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA. He married 13. Catherine.
13. Catherine, died 06 Jun 1871 in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA.

Children of William Nicholson and Catherine are:
6 i. James A Nicholson, born 25 Jun 1840 in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA; died 20 Apr 1923 in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co. PA; married Margaret (Mary) E. Givler 1864.
ii. Robert Nicholson, born Abt. 1841.
iii. John Nicholson, born Abt. 1831; died 06 May 1864 in Andersonville Confederate Prision, Grave#1134; married Lovinia Jones 02 Sep 1855.

Notes for John Nicholson:
John's Civil War Record
Enrolled 8-8-1861 at Newville, PA.
M.I. 8-17-1861 at Washington, D.C.
H Company 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Age 21 Complexion Dark
Height 5'-8" Eyes Grey
Hair Brown Occupation Laborer
Captured in action near Parkers Store, VA. 11-29-1863. Died at Andersonville, GA. 5-6-1864.
Grave # 1134

More About John Nicholson and Lovinia Jones:
Marriage: 02 Sep 1855

iv. Mary J Nicholson, born Abt. 1832.


14. Samuel Givler, born Abt. 1817; died 1890 in Newville, PA. He was the son of 28. John Givler and 29. Susanna. He married 15. Mary M..
15. Mary M., born Abt. 1812; died in Newville, PA.

More About Samuel Givler:
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, West Pennsboro Twp., Cumb. Co. PA

More About Mary M.:
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, West Pennsboro Twp., Cumb. Co. PA

Children of Samuel Givler and Mary M. are:
7 i. Margaret (Mary) E. Givler, born 22 Feb 1843 in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA; died 19 Feb 1916 in Shippensburg, Cumberland Co. PA; married James A Nicholson 1864.
ii. William S. Givler, born Abt. 1841.
iii. Esther E. Givler, born Abt. 1844.
iv. James P Givler, born Abt. 1845.

More About James P Givler:
Military service: 22 Sep 1864, Enlisted Co. U 13th Penn. Cav.

v. George Givler M.D., born Abt. 1845.

More About George Givler M.D.:
Military service: 19 Jun 1863, Enlisted Co. H 26th Inf. Penn. Vol.

vi. Nancy C. Givler, born Abt. 1846.
vii. Samuel W. Givler, born Abt. 1848; died 1854.

More About Samuel W. Givler:
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, West Pennsboro Twp., Cumb. Co. PA

viii. Josephine Givler, born Abt. 1849; died 1935.

More About Josephine Givler:
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, West Pennsboro Twp., Cumb. Co. PA

ix. Charotte Givler, born Abt. 1853.


Generation No. 5

16. John Fredrick Heffelfinger, born 04 Nov 1766 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA.; died in Hopewell Twp. Cumberland Co., Pa. He was the son of 32. Martin Häfelfinger and 33. Anna Maria Wolfersberger. He married 17. Elizabeth Houtz.
17. Elizabeth Houtz, born Abt. 1765 in PA; died 1827 in Hopewell Twp. Cumberland Co., Pa. She was the daughter of 34. Philip Lawrence Houtz and 35. Anna Maria Mueller.

Notes for John Fredrick Heffelfinger:
Frederick Wolfesberger and Catherine Wolfesberger were Sponsers at John's Baptisim.

More About John Fredrick Heffelfinger:
Christening: 30 Nov 1766, Reformed Chuch, Heidelberg, Lebanon, PA

Children of John Heffelfinger and Elizabeth Houtz are:
8 i. John Heffelfinger, born 09 Jun 1792 in Hopewell Twp. Cumberland Co., Pa; died 05 Nov 1867 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA; married Elizabeth Abt. 1820.
ii. Margaret Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1788.
iii. Jacob Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1790.
iv. Elizabeth Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1791.
v. William Heffelfinger, born 22 Apr 1797 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA; died 07 Sep 1827.
vi. Joseph Heffelfinger, born 1799 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA; died 1840.
vii. Philip Heffelfinger, born 13 Sep 1803 in Frankford Twp. Cumberland Co.,PA; died 05 Jul 1860.
viii. Martin Heffelfinger, born Abt. 1805.
ix. Benjamin Heffelfinger, born 1808.
x. Mary Ann Heffelfinger, born 1810.
xi. Sarah Heffelfinger, born 1812.
xii. David Heffelfinger, born 1814.


20. John (Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born Abt. 1790 in Cumberland Co., PA; died 02 Jan 1830 in Cumberland Co., PA. He was the son of 40. Rudolph(Hiser Hauser)Heiser and 41. ?. He married 21. Salome Abt. 1808 in PA.
21. Salome, born Abt. 1790.

More About John Hiser)Heiser and Salome:
Marriage: Abt. 1808, PA

Children of John Hiser)Heiser and Salome are:
10 i. John (Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born Abt. 1813 in PA; married Ann Marie 15 Dec 1831 in PA.
ii. Peter (Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born 11 Jul 1809.


28. John Givler, born 1788; died 1865 in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA. He married 29. Susanna.
29. Susanna, born 1785; died 1857 in Newville, Cumberland Co., PA.

More About John Givler:
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, West Pennsboro Twp., Cumb. Co. PA

More About Susanna:
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, West Pennsboro Twp., Cumb. Co. PA

Child of John Givler and Susanna is:
14 i. Samuel Givler, born Abt. 1817; died 1890 in Newville, PA; married Mary M..


Generation No. 6

32. Martin Häfelfinger, born 22 Nov 1733 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland; died in Cumberland, CO. PA. He was the son of 64. Martin Häfelfinger and 65. Anna Maria Gysin or Gysen. He married 33. Anna Maria Wolfersberger Abt. 1756 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
33. Anna Maria Wolfersberger, born Abt. 1736 in Campbellstown, Heidelberg Twp., Lancaster, PA.. She was the daughter of 66. John Wolfersberger; (Sr) and 67. Anna Margaret Entzminger.

Notes for Martin Häfelfinger:
Revolutionary War service for Martin Heffelfinger: Lancaster Co. PA., 2nd Battalion, 7th Company. 7th Class. PA. Militia. " Military Accounts: Militia " Records of the Comptroller General.

Martin served as a vigilante or "Wildenheeder" or "Dierwecter" during the Indian uprisings, ( French and Indian Wars ) and the Revolutionary War. He also was a pack horseman and teamster, hauling supplies to Gen. Washington. In 1779 Martin served as the Overseer-of-the-Poor for Lancaster Co. PA. It was reported that Martin was good to the poor and aged, and that he retaliated quickly when any of his charges were abused. Martin is on the list of those who took the oath of allegiance before Capt, Henry Schaeffer and John Thome, Ecq. during the years 1777-78. This list is made up of those who resided in Schaefferstown or within the present limits of Heidelberg Twp. Lebanon Co. PA.
Martin moved to Cumberland Co. PA around 1780.

The term vigilante at the time of Martin referred to a man that was part of the Militia doing reconnaissance of the Indians and French.

More About Martin Häfelfinger:
Immigration: 23 Sep 1740, Ship-Friendship Rotterdam to Phil.

More About Martin Häfelfinger and Anna Wolfersberger:
Marriage: Abt. 1756, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Child of Martin Häfelfinger is:

Children of Martin Häfelfinger and Anna Wolfersberger are:
16 i. John Fredrick Heffelfinger, born 04 Nov 1766 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA.; died in Hopewell Twp. Cumberland Co., Pa; married Elizabeth Houtz.
ii. Philip Heffelfinger, born 18 Aug 1757 in Heidelberg Twp., Lancaster, PA.; died 13 Dec 1839 in Hopewell Twp., Cumberland, PA.
iii. Peter Heffelfinger, born 19 Oct 1764 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA.
iv. John Jacob Heffelfinger, born 24 Aug 1769 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA.
v. Martin Heffelfinger, born 1774 in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA.
vi. Maria Barbara Heffelfinger, born 10 Jan 1776 in Jackson Twp., Lebanon, PA.
vii. Thomas Heffelfinger, born 1780.


34. Philip Lawrence Houtz He married 35. Anna Maria Mueller.
35. Anna Maria Mueller

Child of Philip Houtz and Anna Mueller is:
17 i. Elizabeth Houtz, born Abt. 1765 in PA; died 1827 in Hopewell Twp. Cumberland Co., Pa; married John Fredrick Heffelfinger.


40. Rudolph(Hiser Hauser)Heiser, born 22 Sep 1754; died Aug 1805 in Cumberland Co., PA. He was the son of 80. Johann Adam Heiser and 81. Anna Maria. He married 41. ?.
41. ?

Children of Rudolph(Hiser Hauser)Heiser and ? are:
20 i. John (Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born Abt. 1790 in Cumberland Co., PA; died 02 Jan 1830 in Cumberland Co., PA; married Salome Abt. 1808 in PA.
ii. John Adam(Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born 21 Jun 1789.
iii. Anna Maria (Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born Abt. 1792.
iv. George(Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born Abt. 1794.
v. Barbara (Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born Abt. 1796.
vi. Jacob (Hyser Hiser)Heiser, born Abt. 1800.


Generation No. 7

64. Martin Häfelfinger, born 26 Sep 1699 in Diegten,Varnsburg, Baselland, Switzerland; died Bef. Dec 1747 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of 128. Johannes Häfelfinger and 129. Elisabeth Fiechter. He married 65. Anna Maria Gysin or Gysen 20 Apr 1723 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland.
65. Anna Maria Gysin or Gysen, born 1700 in Diegten, Varnsburg, Baselland, Switzerland; died 1740.

Notes for Martin Häfelfinger:
Martin arrived in Philadelphia Sept. 23, 1740, aboard the ship Friendship, Capt. William Vettery, from Rotterdam last from Cowes. On this trip nearly sixty people from the Canton of Basel died, mostly of hunger. " For they have had a very rough voyage with storm so that they have lost their provisions and cooking-kettles." Martin arrived with 5 motherless children, as his wife died at sea enroute. There are in Switzerland, names of towns and villages ending in "ingen" or "fingen" such as Andelfingen, Konolfingen, Hilterfingen etc. Martin Heffelfinger, whose name in Switzerland was originally Häfelfinger, came from Baselland, records found in the Amt (government office) Farnsburg. Nearby in 1740, records found in Amt Homburg show a village called Häfelfingen. Prof. Albert H. Gerberick, head of the German Dept., Dickinson College, Carlisle PA., a descendand of Martin Heffelfinger wrote in April 1938, " there can be hardly any doubt that the Heffelfingers take their family name from the town of Häfelfingen in Switzreland. There are many place names ending in --ingen and --fingen in southern Germany and Switzerland. These are possessive names and usually mark the ancestral home of a family. Häfel is a south German diminutive of Häfner (potter). So the conclusion must be that " Häfelfingen " means the home of the potter-- the place where pottery is made and doubtless the Häfelfingers were early and well known pottery makers, living near desirable and useful clay pits and kilns to have a village named for them."

"From Martin Häfelfinger of Diegten, ( called Wissen Martin, aged 41 )
Ten precent tax on lb.1100 worth of property.........110.-
Pro manumissione for him and his wife.................. 20.-
Ditto for their 5 children........................................... 25.- 155.-

Anna Maria Gysin, his wife, 40 years of age.
Their children:
1. Elsbeth, bapt.......................................................Oct. 14, 1725
2. Verena, bapt........................................................July 3, 1729
3. Anna, bapt............................................................July 29, 1731
4. Martin, bapt..........................................................Nov. 22, 1733
5. Johannes, bapt.....................................................Dec. 8, 1737
Lost his wife on the voyage."

source; German & Swiss. Settlers in America, Vol. II Swiss Emigrants from the Canton of Basel, 1734-94.


More About Martin Häfelfinger:
Christening: 26 Sep 1699, Varnsburg, Baselland, Switz.

Notes for Anna Maria Gysin or Gysen:
Anna Maria Gysin died on the voyage to the new world aboard the ship Friendship.

More About Martin Häfelfinger and Anna Gysen:
Marriage: 20 Apr 1723, Diegten, Basel, Switzerland

Children of Martin Häfelfinger and Anna Gysen are:
32 i. Martin Häfelfinger, born 22 Nov 1733 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland; died in Cumberland, CO. PA; married (2) Anna Maria Wolfersberger Abt. 1756 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
ii. Elsbeth Häfelfinger, born 14 Oct 1725.
iii. Verena Häfelfinger, born 03 Jul 1728.
iv. Anna Häfelfinger, born 29 Jul 1729.
v. Johannes Häfelfinger, born 08 Dec 1737.
vi. Hans Jacob Häfelfinger, born 05 Mar 1722/23.

Notes for Hans Jacob Häfelfinger:
Hans Jacob died in Switzerland Nov. 1738.


66. John Wolfersberger; (Sr), born Abt. 1694 in Wolscheim, Alsace, Germany; died 06 Jul 1761 in Lebanon Co., PA.. He was the son of 132. Johannes Erhart Wolfersberger and 133. Ursula Emm. He married 67. Anna Margaret Entzminger 27 Jan 1720/21 in Mattstall, Alsace, Germany.
67. Anna Margaret Entzminger, born 21 Sep 1697 in Of, Waldhambach, B-Rn, France; died 21 Sep 1777 in Shafferstown, Lancaster, PA.. She was the daughter of 134. Philip Ensminger and 135. Elizabeth None.

More About John Wolfersberger; (Sr):
Burial: Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA.

More About Anna Margaret Entzminger:
Burial: Luthern Cem., Shafferstown, Lebanon Co., PA.

More About John (Sr) and Anna Entzminger:
Marriage: 27 Jan 1720/21, Mattstall, Alsace, Germany

Children of John (Sr) and Anna Entzminger are:
33 i. Anna Maria Wolfersberger, born Abt. 1736 in Campbellstown, Heidelberg Twp., Lancaster, PA; married Martin Häfelfinger Abt. 1756 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
ii. John Wolfersberger, born 1730 in Alsace, Germany.
iii. Johan Peter Wolfersberger, born 16 Oct 1721 in Mattstall, Alsace, France; died 1802 in Heidelberg Twp., Lancaster, PA.
iv. John Philip Wolfersberger, born 14 Feb 1738/39 in Heidelberg Twp., Lancaster, PA.; died 14 Jul 1824 in Campbelltown, Lebanon, Pa.
v. Frederick Wolfersberger, born 01 Jun 1727 in Langensoultzbach, Al-Lor, France; died 1764 in Lebanon, PA.
vi. Mary Catherine Wolfersberger, born 03 Aug 1733 in Heidelberg Twp., Lancaster, PA.
vii. Ursula Wolfersberger, born 29 Aug 1724 in Alsace, France; died 08 Sep 1727 in Langensoultzbach, Al-Lor, France.


80. Johann Adam Heiser, born Abt. 1727 in Germany or Switzerland; died Jan 1789 in Brunswick Twp., Berks Co. PA. He married 81. Anna Maria Abt. 1753 in Schuylkill River, Brunswick Twp., Berks Co. PA.
81. Anna Maria, born Abt. 1728.

Notes for Johann Adam Heiser:
Johan Adam Heiser came to America on the ship Brothers under Captain John Muir, from Rotterdam to Philadelphia, Sep. 16, 1751.

More About Johann Heiser and Anna Maria:
Marriage: Abt. 1753, Schuylkill River, Brunswick Twp., Berks Co. PA

Children of Johann Heiser and Anna Maria are:
40 i. Rudolph(Hiser Hauser)Heiser, born 22 Sep 1754; died Aug 1805 in Cumberland Co., PA; married ?.
ii. Ulrich Hiser, born Abt. 1756.
iii. Catherine Elizabeth Hiser, born Abt. 1757.
iv. Henry Hiser, born 04 May 1760.
v. Susanna Hiser, born Abt. 1762.
vi. Charles Hiser, born Abt. 1764.
vii. Adam Hiser, born 24 Jan 1765.
viii. Johann Hiser, born Aug 1770.
ix. George Ernst Hiser, born Abt. 1772.
x. Frederick Hiser, born Abt. 1774.


Generation No. 8

128. Johannes Häfelfinger, born 16 Apr 1666 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland. He was the son of 256. Martin Häfelfinger and 257. Elisabeth Egli. He married 129. Elisabeth Fiechter 14 Mar 1698/99 in Zunzgen, Basel, Switzerland.
129. Elisabeth Fiechter, born 1678 in Zunzgen, Basel, Switzerland.

More About Johannes Häfelfinger:
Burial: 11 Jan 1736/37, Zunzgen, Basel, Switzerland
Christening: 27 Nov 1666, Diegten, Basel, Switzerland

More About Johannes Häfelfinger and Elisabeth Fiechter:
Marriage: 14 Mar 1698/99, Zunzgen, Basel, Switzerland

Children of Johannes Häfelfinger and Elisabeth Fiechter are:
64 i. Martin Häfelfinger, born 26 Sep 1699 in Diegten,Varnsburg, Baselland, Switzerland; died Bef. Dec 1747 in Pennsylvania; married Anna Maria Gysin or Gysen 20 Apr 1723 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland.
ii. Elsbeth Häfelfinger, born 05 Mar 1699/00.
iii. Hans Jacob Häfelfinger, born 06 Feb 1700/01.
iv. Verena Häfelfinger, born 1703.
v. Jacob Häfelfinger, born 19 Oct 1704.
vi. Johannes Häfelfinger, born 17 May 1705.
vii. Elisabeth Häfelfinger, born 25 Apr 1707.
viii. Anna Häfelfinger, born 10 Nov 1710.


132. Johannes Erhart Wolfersberger, born 18 Nov 1666 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; died 12 Jul 1740 in Wolscheim, Alsace, France. He was the son of 264. Ulrich Wolfersberger and 265. Anna Kagi. He married 133. Ursula Emm 08 May 1689 in Wolschheim, Alsace, France.
133. Ursula Emm, born Abt. 1670 in Of, Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt.; died 12 Jul 1740.

More About Johannes Wolfersberger and Ursula Emm:
Marriage: 08 May 1689, Wolschheim, Alsace, France

Child of Johannes Wolfersberger and Ursula Emm is:
66 i. John Wolfersberger; (Sr), born Abt. 1694 in Wolscheim, Alsace, Germany; died 06 Jul 1761 in Lebanon Co., PA; married Anna Margaret Entzminger 27 Jan 1720/21 in Mattstall, Alsace, Germany.


134. Philip Ensminger, born 1666 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France. He was the son of 268. Philip Ensminger and 269. Margaret Kircher. He married 135. Elizabeth None 1691 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France.
135. Elizabeth None, born 1670 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France.

More About Philip Ensminger and Elizabeth None:
Marriage: 1691, Waldhambach, Alsace, France

Child of Philip Ensminger and Elizabeth None is:
67 i. Anna Margaret Entzminger, born 21 Sep 1697 in Of, Waldhambach, B-Rn, France; died 21 Sep 1777 in Shafferstown, Lancaster, PA; married John Wolfersberger; (Sr) 27 Jan 1720/21 in Mattstall, Alsace, Germany.


Generation No. 9

256. Martin Häfelfinger, born 28 May 1637 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland. He was the son of 512. Martin Häfelfinger and 513. Katharina Hegler. He married 257. Elisabeth Egli 30 Jan 1665/66 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland.
257. Elisabeth Egli, born Abt. 1641 in Känerkinden, Switzerland.

More About Martin Häfelfinger and Elisabeth Egli:
Marriage: 30 Jan 1665/66, Diegten, Basel, Switzerland

Children of Martin Häfelfinger and Elisabeth Egli are:
128 i. Johannes Häfelfinger, born 16 Apr 1666 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland; married Elisabeth Fiechter 14 Mar 1698/99 in Zunzgen, Basel, Switzerland.
ii. Marti Häfelfinger, born 28 Jan 1667/68.
iii. Barbara Häfelfinger, born 11 Nov 1670.
iv. Verena Häfelfinger, born 07 Sep 1672.
v. Elsbeth Häfelfinger, born 26 Sep 1674.
vi. Anna Häfelfinger, born 16 Jun 1677.
vii. Catharina Häfelfinger, born 09 May 1684.


264. Ulrich Wolfersberger, born 14 Nov 1637 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; died 1678 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish. He was the son of 528. Hans Wolfersberger and 529. Margaret Banwart. He married 265. Anna Kagi 03 Apr 1665 in Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland.
265. Anna Kagi, born Abt. 1637 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; died 13 Jan 1672/73 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish.

More About Ulrich Wolfersberger and Anna Kagi:
Marriage: 03 Apr 1665, Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland

Child of Ulrich Wolfersberger and Anna Kagi is:
132 i. Johannes Erhart Wolfersberger, born 18 Nov 1666 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; died 12 Jul 1740 in Wolscheim, Alsace, France; married Ursula Emm 08 May 1689 in Wolschheim, Alsace, France.


268. Philip Ensminger, born Jul 1639 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France; died 15 Jan 1711/12 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France. He was the son of 536. Jacob 0r Adam Ensminger and 537. Catherine. He married 269. Margaret Kircher 1663 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France.
269. Margaret Kircher, born May 1653 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France; died 13 Mar 1727/28.

More About Philip Ensminger and Margaret Kircher:
Marriage: 1663, Waldhambach, Alsace, France

Child of Philip Ensminger and Margaret Kircher is:
134 i. Philip Ensminger, born 1666 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France; married Elizabeth None 1691 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France.


Generation No. 10

512. Martin Häfelfinger, born 14 May 1598 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland; died 1672 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland. He was the son of 1024. Bartlin Häfelfinger and 1025. Froneck Schaub. He married 513. Katharina Hegler 09 Sep 1622 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland.
513. Katharina Hegler, born Abt. 1602 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland.

More About Martin Häfelfinger:
Christening: 07 Jul 1594, Switzerland

More About Katharina Hegler:
Burial: 26 Mar 1657

More About Martin Häfelfinger and Katharina Hegler:
Marriage: 09 Sep 1622, Diegten, Basel, Switzerland

Children of Martin Häfelfinger and Katharina Hegler are:
256 i. Martin Häfelfinger, born 28 May 1637 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland; married Elisabeth Egli 30 Jan 1665/66 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland.
ii. Verena Häfelfinger, born 16 Sep 1623.
iii. Barbara Häfelfinger, born 29 Aug 1624.
iv. Hans Häfelfinger, born 28 Aug 1625.
v. Veronica Häfelfinger, born 15 May 1630.
vi. Hans Jacob Häfelfinger, born 10 Jun 1632.
vii. Anna Häfelfinger, born 23 Mar 1633/34.
viii. Johannes Häfelfinger, born 03 Sep 1643.


528. Hans Wolfersberger, born 24 Dec 1615 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; died 15 Feb 1687/88 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish. He was the son of 1056. Erhart Wolfersberger and 1057. Margaretha Lutz. He married 529. Margaret Banwart 28 Apr 1635 in Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland.
529. Margaret Banwart, born Abt. 1615 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; died 23 Sep 1669.

More About Hans Wolfersberger and Margaret Banwart:
Marriage: 28 Apr 1635, Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland

Child of Hans Wolfersberger and Margaret Banwart is:
264 i. Ulrich Wolfersberger, born 14 Nov 1637 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; died 1678 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; married Anna Kagi 03 Apr 1665 in Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland.


536. Jacob 0r Adam Ensminger, born 1620 in Diemeringen, Alsace, France; died 1708. He was the son of 1072. Hans Ensminger and 1073. Christine. He married 537. Catherine Abt. 1635 in Diemeringen, Alsace, France.
537. Catherine, born Abt. 1620 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France; died 08 Feb 1683/84.

More About Jacob Ensminger and Catherine:
Marriage: Abt. 1635, Diemeringen, Alsace, France

Child of Jacob Ensminger and Catherine is:
268 i. Philip Ensminger, born Jul 1639 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France; died 15 Jan 1711/12 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France; married Margaret Kircher 1663 in Waldhambach, Alsace, France.


Generation No. 11

1024. Bartlin Häfelfinger, born Abt. 1565 in Basel, Switzerland; died Bef. 1640 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland. He married 1025. Froneck Schaub 17 Jan 1585/86 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland.
1025. Froneck Schaub, born 1565 in Basel, Switzerland.

More About Bartlin Häfelfinger and Froneck Schaub:
Marriage: 17 Jan 1585/86, Diegten, Basel, Switzerland

Children of Bartlin Häfelfinger and Froneck Schaub are:
512 i. Martin Häfelfinger, born 14 May 1598 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland; died 1672 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland; married Katharina Hegler 09 Sep 1622 in Diegten, Basel, Switzerland.
ii. Barbel Häfelfinger, born 1587.
iii. Christina Häfelfinger, born 1588.
iv. Anna Häfelfinger, born 1590.
v. Ringole Häfelfinger, born 1592.
vi. Anna Häfelfinger, born 1595.
vii. Hanns Häfelfinger, born 1597.
viii. Froneck Häfelfinger, born 1599.
ix. Galli Häfelfinger, born 1603.
x. Elsi Häfelfinger, born 1605.
xi. Hans Jacob Häfelfinger, born 1608.


1056. Erhart Wolfersberger, born 12 Feb 1580/81 in Ettenhausen, Zuerich, Switzerland; died 1622. He was the son of 2112. Jakob Wolfersberger and 2113. Elsbeth Knecht. He married 1057. Margaretha Lutz 26 Nov 1611 in Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland.
1057. Margaretha Lutz, born 1585 in Henwill, Switzerland.

More About Erhart Wolfersberger and Margaretha Lutz:
Marriage: 26 Nov 1611, Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland

Child of Erhart Wolfersberger and Margaretha Lutz is:
528 i. Hans Wolfersberger, born 24 Dec 1615 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; died 15 Feb 1687/88 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt, Wetzikon Parrish; married Margaret Banwart 28 Apr 1635 in Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland.


1072. Hans Ensminger, born Abt. 1600 in Diemeringen, Alsace, France; died 26 Dec 1630 in Diemeringen, Alsace, France. He married 1073. Christine.
1073. Christine, born Abt. 1600 in Alsace, Lorrane, France.

Child of Hans Ensminger and Christine is:
536 i. Jacob 0r Adam Ensminger, born 1620 in Diemeringen, Alsace, France; died 1708; married Catherine Abt. 1635 in Diemeringen, Alsace, France.


Generation No. 12

2112. Jakob Wolfersberger, born Abt. 1550 in Ettenhausen, Zuerich, Switzerland; died Aft. 1588 in Ettenhausen, Zuerich, Switzerland. He was the son of 4224. Mr. Wolfersberger and 4225. Wife. He married 2113. Elsbeth Knecht 02 Oct 1575 in Wetzikon, Zuerich, Switzerland.
2113. Elsbeth Knecht, born 1554 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt,; died Aft. 1588 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt,.

More About Jakob Wolfersberger and Elsbeth Knecht:
Marriage: 02 Oct 1575, Wetzikon, Zuerich, Switzerland

Child of Jakob Wolfersberger and Elsbeth Knecht is:
1056 i. Erhart Wolfersberger, born 12 Feb 1580/81 in Ettenhausen, Zuerich, Switzerland; died 1622; married Margaretha Lutz 26 Nov 1611 in Ettenhausen,,, Switzerland.


Generation No. 13

4224. Mr. Wolfersberger, born Abt. 1510 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt,. He married 4225. Wife.
4225. Wife, born Abt. 1512 in Ettenhausen, Tg, Swt,.

Child of Mr. Wolfersberger and Wife is:
2112 i. Jakob Wolfersberger, born Abt. 1550 in Ettenhausen, Zuerich, Switzerland; died Aft. 1588 in Ettenhausen, Zuerich, Switzerland; married Elsbeth Knecht 02 Oct 1575 in Wetzikon, Zuerich, Switzerland.

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