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Ancestors of Frederick Fridinger Summers


FREDERICK FRIDINGER SUMMERS -- GORDON SUMMERS

Generation No. 1

1. Frederick Fridinger Summers, born 06 May 1886 in West Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland; died 31 May 1971 in Sterling, Illinois. He was the son of 2. Andrew Summers and 3. Clara Orinda Gittinger. He married (1) Florence Amanda Shank 17 Jan 1907 in Hagerstown, MD.. She was born 28 Apr 1886 in Franklin Co., PA., and died 19 Jan 1928 in Dixon, IL.. She was the daughter of Otho William Shank and Elizabeth Catherine Minnebraker. He married (2) Edith L. Allen 30 Jun 1953 in Sterling, Illinois.

Notes for Frederick Fridinger Summers:
Frederick along with his four brothers and their parents, Andrew and Clara, moved from Maryland to Illinois around 1911. Andrew it seems did not like the flat countryside of Illinois and decided to return to Maryland and his beloved " Mountains". Clara decided to remain in Illinois with her five sons. As told by Elizabeth "Summers" Bort.

More About Frederick Fridinger Summers:
Burial: Pine Creek Cemetery north of Dixon, IL

More About Florence Amanda Shank:
Burial: Pine Creek Cemetery north of Dixon, IL

More About Frederick Summers and Florence Shank:
Marriage: 17 Jan 1907, Hagerstown, MD.

Generation No. 2

2. Andrew Summers, born 07 Jul 1829 in Maryland; died 06 Mar 1906 in Maryland. He was the son of 4. Rev. John Summers and 5. Sarah Rowland. He married 3. Clara Orinda Gittinger 17 Aug 1882 in Hagerstown, MD..
3. Clara Orinda Gittinger, born 06 Jul 1865 in Near Hagerstown, MD.; died 16 Feb 1917 in Mt. Morris, IL.. She was the daughter of 6. Theophilus Gittinger and 7. Mary.

Notes for Andrew Summers:
Andrew had 17 children, 11 by his first wife Catharine Davis and 6 by his second wife Clara Orinda Gittinger. On the 1870 U.S. Census Andrew's Occupation was listed as Cooper ( Barrel Maker ).

More About Andrew Summers:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

More About Clara Orinda Gittinger:
Burial: Pine Creek Cemetery north of Dixon, IL

More About Andrew Summers and Clara Gittinger:
Marriage: 17 Aug 1882, Hagerstown, MD.

Children of Andrew Summers and Clara Gittinger are:
1 i. Frederick Fridinger Summers, born 06 May 1886 in West Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland; died 31 May 1971 in Sterling, Illinois; married (1) Florence Amanda Shank 17 Jan 1907 in Hagerstown, MD.; married (2) Edith L. Allen 30 Jun 1953 in Sterling, Illinois.
ii. George Washington Summers, born 12 Jul 1883.
iii. Thomas Cleveland Summers, born 16 Oct 1884.
iv. Benjamin Franklin Summers, born Dec 1890.
v. Albert Bryan Summers, born Apr 1898.
vi. Martin Luther T.G. Summers, born Abt. 1900 in Died age 2 Years.


Generation No. 3

4. Rev. John Summers, born 19 Nov 1800 in Pennsylvania; died 13 Oct 1858 in Maryland. He was the son of 8. Rev. Andrew Summers and 9. Anna Catharine Sensenig. He married 5. Sarah Rowland 16 Jan 1827 in Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Hagerstown, MD..
5. Sarah Rowland, born 25 Dec 1805 in Maryland; died 31 Jan 1881 in Maryland. She was the daughter of 10. Rev. John Rowland and 11. Annie (Nancy) Zimmerman.

Notes for Rev. John Summers:
John Summers was Ordained a Mennonite Minister in 1836 and was the first Minister for the Reiffs Church, Washington Co. MD. John was the first Minister in this area to preach in English as well as the traditional German.

source: Mennonites of Washington Co. MD. & Franklin Co. PA. by Daniel Lehman.

More About Rev. John Summers:
Burial: Reiff Mennonite Church Graveyard
Ordination: 1836, Mennonite "Witmers"

More About Sarah Rowland:
Burial: Reiff Mennonite Church Graveyard

More About John Summers and Sarah Rowland:
Marriage: 16 Jan 1827, Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Hagerstown, MD.

Children of John Summers and Sarah Rowland are:
2 i. Andrew Summers, born 07 Jul 1829 in Maryland; died 06 Mar 1906 in Maryland; married (1) Catharine E. Davis 10 Nov 1849 in Washington Co., PA; married (2) Clara Orinda Gittinger 17 Aug 1882 in Hagerstown, MD..
ii. David Summers, born 01 Jan 1828.
iii. John Summers, born 07 Jul 1834.
iv. Daniel Summers, born 28 Apr 1840.
v. Leah Summers, born 09 Mar 1842.
vi. Annie Summers
vii. Isaac Summers, born 28 Mar 1838.
viii. Mary Summers
ix. Samuel Summers
x. Lydia Summers


6. Theophilus Gittinger, born 25 Aug 1831 in MD; died 22 Jan 1902 in MD. He was the son of 12. Samuel Gittinger and 13. Sarah Gantz. He married 7. Mary.
7. Mary, born 05 Jun 1835 in Ohio; died 30 Dec 1886 in MD.

Notes for Theophilus Gittinger:
Buried next to Theophilus at Broadfording is a Mary M. Gittinger age 72 born on the same date as Theophilus, could be a twin sister.

More About Theophilus Gittinger:
Burial: Bretheren Bible Ch.Cemetery, Broadfording, MD

More About Mary:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Children of Theophilus Gittinger and Mary are:
3 i. Clara Orinda Gittinger, born 06 Jul 1865 in Near Hagerstown, MD.; died 16 Feb 1917 in Mt. Morris, IL; married Andrew Summers 17 Aug 1882 in Hagerstown, MD..
ii. Mary Gittinger
iii. Susan J Gittinger
iv. Luther W Gittinger
v. Jacob L Gittinger, born 1861; died 16 Jun 1911.
vi. Florence E Gittinger


Generation No. 4

8. Rev. Andrew Summers, born 01 Nov 1765 in Manheim Twp. York Co. PA; died 01 Jan 1851 in Washington Co., MD.. He was the son of 16. John (Johannes) Summer and 17. Catherine (Catherina). He married 9. Anna Catharine Sensenig Abt. 1792 in PA..
9. Anna Catharine Sensenig, born 31 May 1770 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.; died 06 Dec 1859 in Washington Co., MD.. She was the daughter of 18. Jacob Sensenig and 19. Barbara.

Notes for Rev. Andrew Summers:
Andrew's father died when he was only eight years old. Information found in the Orphans Court and Probate records of John Summer 1726-1773, York Co. PA. shows that a John Welty was appointed guardian over Andrew and his brother Peter. Andrew is shown on the tax roles of Lancaster Co. PA. in 1793 and 94. The United States Direct Tax records of 1798 show Andrew living in West Pennsboro Twp.(Mifflin Twp.) Cumberland Co. PA. In 1808 Andrew arrived in Washington Co. MD. on horse back and bought a farm from a John Hebling. This is the first farm west of Huyetts along the north side of what is now U.S. Route 40. Andrew was Ordained a Mennonite Minister around 1819.

More About Rev. Andrew Summers:
Burial: Family Cemetery, Huyett's Corners, Maryland
Ordination: Aft. 1819, Mennonite "Smiths"

More About Anna Catharine Sensenig:
Burial: Family Cemetery, Huyett's Corners, Maryland

More About Andrew Summers and Anna Sensenig:
Marriage: Abt. 1792, PA.

Children of Andrew Summers and Anna Sensenig are:
4 i. Rev. John Summers, born 19 Nov 1800 in Pennsylvania; died 13 Oct 1858 in Maryland; married Sarah Rowland 16 Jan 1827 in Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Hagerstown, MD..
ii. Nancy Summers
iii. Barbara Summers, born 01 Jul 1794; died 01 Oct 1865.
iv. Elizabeth Summers, born 01 Jan 1799; died 19 Dec 1866.
v. Magdalena Summers, born 05 Mar 1803; died 23 Nov 1880.
vi. Jacob Summers, born 06 Jun 1806 in Washington, Co., PA; died 16 Apr 1886.
vii. Catharine Summers, born 07 Jul 1796; died 24 Jul 1850.


10. Rev. John Rowland, born 07 Feb 1781 in Washington Co., MD; died Apr 1863. He was the son of 20. John Rowland and 21. Barbara Gray. He married 11. Annie (Nancy) Zimmerman 31 Mar 1806.
11. Annie (Nancy) Zimmerman, died 1864.

Notes for Rev. John Rowland:
John Rowland was a Mennonite Minister, serving in the Clear Spring area and at Witmers, both in western Maryland. John left the Mennonite Church after a dispute with Bishop Roth. He later joined the Dunkard Brethren and was a minister in that church.
source: Mennonites of Wash. CO., MD., & Franklin CO., PA. by Daniel Lehman.

More About John Rowland and Annie Zimmerman:
Marriage: 31 Mar 1806

Children of John Rowland and Annie Zimmerman are:
5 i. Sarah Rowland, born 25 Dec 1805 in Maryland; died 31 Jan 1881 in Maryland; married Rev. John Summers 16 Jan 1827 in Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Hagerstown, MD..
ii. Maria Rowland
iii. Elizabeth Rowland
iv. Issac Rowland
v. Aquilla Rowland
vi. Annie Rowland
vii. Andrew Rowland
viii. David Rowland
ix. Lydia Rowland
x. John Rowland


12. Samuel Gittinger, born 16 Oct 1803 in Earl Twp. Lancaster Co. PA. He was the son of 24. George Gittinger. He married 13. Sarah Gantz 13 Oct 1829 in Hagerstown, MD..
13. Sarah Gantz, born 12 May 1812; died 20 Nov 1847 in Hagerstown, MD.

Notes for Samuel Gittinger:
Birth records for the children of Samuel and Sarah were found in the Church records of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hagerstown, MD. Samuel and Sarah were married by Rev. Benjamin Kurtz at St. Johns Church.

More About Sarah Gantz:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

More About Samuel Gittinger and Sarah Gantz:
Marriage: 13 Oct 1829, Hagerstown, MD.

Children of Samuel Gittinger and Sarah Gantz are:
6 i. Theophilus Gittinger, born 25 Aug 1831 in MD; died 22 Jan 1902 in MD; married Mary.
ii. George Webster Gittinger, born 11 Aug 1834; died 05 Jul 1850.

More About George Webster Gittinger:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

iii. Orinda Ann Elizabeth Gittinger, born 24 Mar 1837.
iv. James Lloyd Gittinger, born 22 May 1839; died 14 Feb 1840.

More About James Lloyd Gittinger:
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

v. Gentilla R Gittinger, born 29 Dec 1840.


Generation No. 5

16. John (Johannes) Summer, born Jul 1726 in Switzerland; died Apr 1773 in Manheim Twp. York Co. PA. He married 17. Catherine (Catherina) Bef. 1752 in Switzerland.
17. Catherine (Catherina), born Abt. 1730 in Switzerland; died Abt. 1802 in York Co. PA.

Notes for John (Johannes) Summer:
John (Johannes) Summer secretly left Switzerland to avoid religious persecution. John was issued land Warrants on May 28, 1763 and Aug. 1, 1766 in Manheim Township, York Co. PA. Here he also served as "Overseer of the Poor" in 1768.
On Sept. 15, 1749 Johannes Summer arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Ship Phoenix, John Mason Master, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes. Other families aboard the Phoenix, (Nafzgar, Hostetter, Hartman, Mischler) settled the lands in southern York Co. PA. along side John.
John was listed as one of the Mennonite passengers. The ships captain spelled John's last name Sumer.

More About John (Johannes) Summer:
Burial: York Co. PA

More About Catherine (Catherina):
Burial: York Co. PA

More About John Summer and Catherine (Catherina):
Marriage: Bef. 1752, Switzerland

Children of John Summer and Catherine (Catherina) are:
8 i. Rev. Andrew Summers, born 01 Nov 1765 in Manheim Twp. York Co. PA; died 01 Jan 1851 in Washington Co., MD; married Anna Catharine Sensenig Abt. 1792 in PA..
ii. John Summers (Jr), born 06 Sep 1752.
iii. Elizabeth Summers, born Abt. 1754.
iv. Catherine Summers, born Abt. 1756.
v. Christian Summers, born 09 Apr 1758 in Lancaster Co., PA.; died 1788 in Lancaster Co., PA; married Veronica Yoder Abt. 1783 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania; born 24 Jun 1763 in Berks Co., PA; died 1814 in Mifflin Co., PA.

More About Christian Summers and Veronica Yoder:
Marriage: Abt. 1783, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania

vi. Peter Summers, born 27 Jan 1761; died 19 Aug 1836 in Lancaster Co., PA.

Notes for Peter Summers:
Peter Summers son of John and Kitty Sommer Born Pequea (Peck-way) Valley, Lancaster Co., PA. m. Sarah Yoder. Members of Amish Church.

Source: Fisher genealogy #5707, 6117, 3596

vii. Barbara Summers, born Abt. 1767.


18. Jacob Sensenig, born 1730 in Farm Bur.weaverf, Weaverland, PA.; died 1814 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.. He was the son of 36. Dr. Jacob Senseney and 37. Maria (Mary) Krey. He married 19. Barbara.
19. Barbara, born Aft. 1730 in Farm Bur.weaverf, Weaverland, PA..

Notes for Jacob Sensenig:
Will Abstract:
SENSENIG, JACOB June 15, 1812 March 12, 1814
Wife. Barbara Sensenig. Children: Mary, Elizabeth, Anna, Esther, Sarah, Veronica, Daniel and John.
Executors. Daniel and John Sensenig, Earl Twp. (Lancaster Co., PA)

Children of Jacob Sensenig and Barbara are:
9 i. Anna Catharine Sensenig, born 31 May 1770 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.; died 06 Dec 1859 in Washington Co., MD; married Rev. Andrew Summers Abt. 1792 in PA..
ii. Esther Sensenig, born 1771 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.
iii. John Sensenig, born 1784 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.; died 22 Dec 1870.

More About John Sensenig:
Burial: Farm Bur. Weaverland, PA.

iv. Jacob Sensenig, born 1778 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.; died 1841.
v. Elizabeth Sensenig, born 1767 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.; died 1846.

More About Elizabeth Sensenig:
Burial: Chambersberg, PA.

vi. Mary Sensenig, born 1762 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.; died 1840.
vii. Francis (Fronica) Sensenig, born 1789; died 1878.
viii. Sarah Sensenig, born 1775; died in Lancaster Co PA, Earl Twp.
ix. Daniel Sensenig, born 12 Aug 1782 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA.; died 28 Jul 1841.


20. John Rowland, born Bef. 1755 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; died 10 Sep 1834 in Washington, Co., PA. He was the son of 40. Jacob Rowland and 41. Elizabeth Martin. He married 21. Barbara Gray.
21. Barbara Gray She was the daughter of 42. John Hartshoff and 43. Catherine.

Child of John Rowland and Barbara Gray is:
10 i. Rev. John Rowland, born 07 Feb 1781 in Washington Co., MD; died Apr 1863; married Annie (Nancy) Zimmerman 31 Mar 1806.


24. George Gittinger

Child of George Gittinger is:
12 i. Samuel Gittinger, born 16 Oct 1803 in Earl Twp. Lancaster Co. PA; married Sarah Gantz 13 Oct 1829 in Hagerstown, MD..


Generation No. 6

36. Dr. Jacob Senseney, born Abt. 1690 in Switzerland; died 1753. He was the son of 72. Sensenig. He married 37. Maria (Mary) Krey Abt. 1722.
37. Maria (Mary) Krey, born Abt. 1704 in Germantown, Phil. Co., PA. She was the daughter of 74. John Jan Krey and 75. Helena.

Notes for Dr. Jacob Senseney:
The Sensenig's, under the name Sintzenich, were at Ulm on the Danube in Germany in 1505. In the 16th century the Protestant branch of the Sensenig family was forced to flee to Switzerland to avoid persecution. Later intolerance swept them out of Switzerland, and upon invitation of William Penn, they settled in Germantown, PA. They immigrated in 1722.

German spellings of the name - Sensenich or Sentzenich, French - Senseny, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Denmark would use the ending -nig, net, which in German would be -ich, Austria Sintzenich.

More About Dr. Jacob Senseney:
Burial: Sensenig Farm Cemetery, Lancaster Co. PA

More About Jacob Senseney and Maria Krey:
Marriage: Abt. 1722

Children of Jacob Senseney and Maria Krey are:
18 i. Jacob Sensenig, born 1730 in Farm Bur.weaverf, Weaverland, PA.; died 1814 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co. PA; married Barbara.
ii. John Sensenig, born Abt. 1731.
iii. Gertrude Sensenig, born Abt. 1727.
iv. Mary Sensenig, born Abt. 1725.
v. Michael Sensenig, born Abt. 1723.
vi. Peter Sensenig, born Abt. 1738.


40. Jacob Rowland, born Abt. 1726 in Lancaster Co., PA.; died 1794 in Washington Co., MD. He was the son of 80. Jacob Rowland. He married 41. Elizabeth Martin Abt. 1747 in Washington Co., PA.
41. Elizabeth Martin, born 06 Apr 1727 in North Kraichgau, Germany; died in Lancaster Co., PA.. She was the daughter of 82. Hans Heinrich Martin and 83. Anna Oberholzer.

More About Jacob Rowland:
Burial: Marsh Head Church Cemetery, Wasn. Co. MD

More About Elizabeth Martin:
Burial: Marsh Head Church Cemetery, Wasn. Co. MD

More About Jacob Rowland and Elizabeth Martin:
Marriage: Abt. 1747, Washington Co., PA

Children of Jacob Rowland and Elizabeth Martin are:
20 i. John Rowland, born Bef. 1755 in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; died 10 Sep 1834 in Washington, Co., PA; married Barbara Gray.
ii. Christian Rowland, born 1755.
iii. Henry Rowland, born 24 May 1756.
iv. Abraham Rowland, born 1757.
v. Barbara Rowland
vi. David Rowland
vii. Joseph Rowland, born 20 Oct 1760.
viii. Ann Rowland


42. John Hartshoff He married 43. Catherine.
43. Catherine

Child of John Hartshoff and Catherine is:
21 i. Barbara Gray, married John Rowland.


Generation No. 7

72. Sensenig, born Abt. 1675.

Child of Sensenig is:
36 i. Dr. Jacob Senseney, born Abt. 1690 in Switzerland; died 1753; married Maria (Mary) Krey Abt. 1722.


74. John Jan Krey, born Abt. 1660 in Kriegsheim, Germany; died 17 Feb 1719/20 in Germantown. He married 75. Helena.
75. Helena, born Abt. 1662.

Child of John Krey and Helena is:
37 i. Maria (Mary) Krey, born Abt. 1704 in Germantown, Phil. Co., PA; married Dr. Jacob Senseney Abt. 1722.


80. Jacob Rowland, born Abt. 1700; died 1764 in Lancaster Co PA,. He was the son of 160. Hans Rowland and 161. Anna Maria.

Child of Jacob Rowland is:
40 i. Jacob Rowland, born Abt. 1726 in Lancaster Co., PA.; died 1794 in Washington Co., MD; married Elizabeth Martin Abt. 1747 in Washington Co., PA.


82. Hans Heinrich Martin, born 1701 in Schallenberg, Rueschegg, Bern, Switz.; died Oct 1784 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of 164. Christian Marti Martin and 165. Elizabeth. He married 83. Anna Oberholzer Abt. 1723.
83. Anna Oberholzer, born 1699 in Immelhauserhof, Sinsheim, N. Kraichgau, Ger.; died in Caernarvon Twp. Lancaster Co., PA. She was the daughter of 166. Johannes Oberholzer and 167. Anna Frey.

More About Hans Martin and Anna Oberholzer:
Marriage: Abt. 1723

Child of Hans Martin and Anna Oberholzer is:
41 i. Elizabeth Martin, born 06 Apr 1727 in North Kraichgau, Germany; died in Lancaster Co., PA; married Jacob Rowland Abt. 1747 in Washington Co., PA.


Generation No. 8

160. Hans Rowland He married 161. Anna Maria.
161. Anna Maria

Child of Hans Rowland and Anna Maria is:
80 i. Jacob Rowland, born Abt. 1700; died 1764 in Lancaster Co PA,.


164. Christian Marti Martin, born 1669 in Bern, Switzerland; died 1758 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of 328. Christian Martin and 329. Mrs. Martin. He married 165. Elizabeth Abt. 1689 in Switzerland.
165. Elizabeth, born 1672 in Switzerland.

More About Christian Martin and Elizabeth:
Marriage: Abt. 1689, Switzerland

Child of Christian Martin and Elizabeth is:
82 i. Hans Heinrich Martin, born 1701 in Schallenberg, Rueschegg, Bern, Switz.; died Oct 1784 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; married Anna Oberholzer Abt. 1723.


166. Johannes Oberholzer He married 167. Anna Frey.
167. Anna Frey

Child of Johannes Oberholzer and Anna Frey is:
83 i. Anna Oberholzer, born 1699 in Immelhauserhof, Sinsheim, N. Kraichgau, Ger.; died in Caernarvon Twp. Lancaster Co., PA; married Hans Heinrich Martin Abt. 1723.


Generation No. 9

328. Christian Martin, born 1644 in Bern, Switzerland; died Bef. 1754 in Bockschaft North Kraichgan, Baden, Germany. He married 329. Mrs. Martin.
329. Mrs. Martin, born Abt. 1647 in Bern, Switzerland; died Bef. 1757.

Child of Christian Martin and Mrs. Martin is:
164 i. Christian Marti Martin, born 1669 in Bern, Switzerland; died 1758 in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; married Elizabeth Abt. 1689 in Switzerland.

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