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                                                                                MICHAEL (AD)

 

 

 

 

 

                                         MICHAEL . . . . . . . . . . (AD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

                                                PHILIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . (ADA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

SAMUEL . . . . . . . . . . . (ADB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

                                                MICHAEL . . . . . . . . . . (ADC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

                                                JACOB . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ADD) . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

                                                GEORGE. . . . . . . . . . . (ADE) . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

                                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . (ADF) . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

                                                CATHERINE . . . . . . . .  (ADG) . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

                                                UNKNOWN . . . . . . . . . (ADH) . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

                                                JOHN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(ADI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

AD                          Michael  

                Birth records have not been located, but various sources indicate that Michael was born about 1750.  Kistler family papers on file at HSBC show that Rev. Schumacher confirmed Michael Kistler (and Frederick Kistler) in 1765; this suggests a birth date about 1750.  Other sources (Our German, Pilgrim and Quaker Ancestors by Mary Bell Lontz) show Michael's confirmation in 1764, and suggest a birth date in 1748.  Still other sources (genealogical papers prepared by Mabel Van Dyke Baer, filed at DAR) show a birth date of 1749.  The exact date may never be known, but we may conclude that Michael was born about 1750. 

                It is known that by 1769 Michael was married; an extract of baptismal records of the Ebenezer Church, New Tripoli, Lehigh county, PA, shows that in 1769 Michael and Eva (nee Driesy) sponsored a child of George (AC).

                Michael married three times.  His first wife, Eva Driesy, is indicated by the baptismal record at Ebenezer Church.  Eva probably died about 1770. 

                Genealogical papers prepared by Mabel Van Dyke Baer and filed with the DAR show that Michael married Barbara Haahl about 1772.  Michael and Barbara Kistler are shown on the records of the Lowhill Union Church, Lehigh county, PA, as the parents of Philip Jacob, born 7/2/1774, godparents Philip and Barbara Probst (AG).     

                Barbara probably died about 1780.  This is evidenced, indirectly, by Rev. Helffrich's records.  He records the death of Magdalena Schwab on 6/20/1833.  He notes that Magdelana was born 10/17/1761, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Mans, that she married Melchoir Schwab on 5/3/1795, and that she had earlier been married for eleven years to Michael Kistler with whom she had six children.  Since Michael died in 1792 (see below), it can be determined that Michael and Magdalena were married about 1781, suggesting the death of Michael's second wife about 1780.

                Michael's will is recorded in Northampton county (Lehigh county had not yet been formed).  Michael's will is dated 5/5/1792 and was probated 8/13/1792.  The will names three sons, Philip, Samuel, and Michael.

                Unfortunately, there is a good deal of confusion about the number and names of Michael's children.  Genealogical papers prepared by Mabel Van Dyke Baer (cited earlier) show Michael's children as: Michael, Samuel, John, Joseph, Nathan, Monroe, Salome, and Judith.  This is incorrect, and the erroneous information has been repeated elsewhere as well.  Joseph, Monroe, and Judith are not children of Michael (AD); they are children of Michael and Maria Magdalena (ALC).  Some of the other children attributed to Michael (i.e., Nathan and Salome) may also be in error.  As near as I can determine, Michael's children are as follows:

 

                Philip                                      ADA

                Samuel                                  ADB

                Michael                                 ADC

                 Jacob                                    ADD

                George                 ADE

                Unknown              ADF

                Catherine             ADG

                Unknown             ADH

                John                                        ADI

 

    

                Michael's first three children ‑‑‑ Philip, Samuel and Michael ‑‑‑ were born to Michael and his second wife Barbara.  This is evidenced by a petition in Berks county Orphan court, September 1788, for Philip (above 14) and for Samuel and Michael (under 14) for shares in the estate of their grandfather, George Haahl.  Michael's other six children were born to him and his third wife, Magdalena, as evidenced by Rev. Helffrich's notes.  Of these six children, I have been able to identify only four:  Jacob, George, Catherine, and John.

 


ADA                       Philip

                Records of the Lowhill Union Church, Lehigh county, PA, show Philip Jacob, son of Michael and Barbara Kistler, born 7/2/1774, godparents Philip and Barbara Probst.  By 1795, Philip had married Anna Maria; in that year records of the Jerusalem Church (JER), Berks county, PA, show that Philip and Maria were godparents to a child of Samuel (ADB).  

                Sometime after 1800 Philip (and his brothers Samuel and Michael) moved to Westmoreland county, PA.  There, Philip's wife died; a tombstone inscription in Mt. Pleasant township, Westmoreland county, shows Mary, consort of Philip Kistler, died 4/10/1810, in her 35th year.

                Philip seems to have remarried.  Baptismal records of St. John's Church, Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Philip Kistler and Margaretta as parents of Sarah, born 5/31/1818.

                Philip death is recorded in Marriages and Deaths, 1818‑1865, Westmoreland County, PA, (MDW).  He died at the age of 60/9/3 at the home of his son Daniel; this would put his death on 4/5/1835.  Another source, HYND, shows his death as 4/10/1835.

 

ADAA                    Daniel

                JER records show Daniel, born 7/17/1794, son of Philip Jr. and Anna Maria, godparents Philip and Elizabeth Barbara Kistler (AC).  Daniel settled in Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA. With his wife, Marie, he had at least six children. 

                The private and unpublished records of Janet and Henry Hyndman of Wichita, KS (HYND) show that Daniel died 12/26/1870.  This same sourse shows his wife was born in 1798, died in 1880.

                The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Daniel, age 65; and Mary, age 62.  The 1860 records also show Catherine, age 34; and Anna M., age 12, but their relationship is not shown. 

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Daniel, age 76; and Mary, age 72.  The 1870 records also show Anna M., age 23; and David, age 73 -- Anna's relationship is still not defined, but David is most likely Daniel' brother (ADAB).

                The 1880 Census records for District 112, Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Daniel's widow, Mary, age 82; Mary A. Overly, age 56 (daughter); and Alice Overly, age 12 (grand daughter). 

 

ADAAA                 Mary Ann

                MDW shows Mary Ann, daughter of Daniel Kistler of Hempfield township, married David Gilchrist in 10/1842.  HYND shows that Mary Ann was born in 1824.

                The 1880 Census records for District 112, Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, show Mary A. Overly, age 56, living with her mother, Mary Kistler, age 82.  Apparently, David Gilchrist had died, and Mary Ann had remarried.

 

ADAAB                 Daniel

                Records of the Brush Creek Reformed Church (BCRC), Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Daniel, born 5/12/1821, son of Daniel and Maria Kistler, godparents William and Elizabeth Klein.  MDW shows the marriage of Daniel of Hempfield township to Sarah Ann Probst in 7/1843.  HYND shows her name as Sarah Ann Brobst and her birth in 1824.

                HCW shows Daniel's death on 9/25/1862 or 9/28/1862, age 41.  Daniel, a Captain in the Union army, died of wounds received at Antietam.  Daniel's will, proved in 1862, names his wife and two children, Susanna and Morris.

                The 1850 Census records for Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Daniel, age 27; Sarah Ann, age 26; Levina, age 5; and "Moras B.", age 2.  The 1860 Census for Greensburg, Westmoreland county, PA, shows Daniel, age 39; Sarah A., age 37, Susanna L., age 14; and Morris B., age 11.

 


ADAABA              Susanna Levina

                 The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Levina, age 5, in her father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show Susanna L., age 14, in her father's household.  MDW shows Susan L. Kistler, daughter of the late Daniel Kistler, married George W. Drake on 4/3/1865.

 

ADAABB               Morris B.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Morris, age 2, in his father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show Morris, age 11, in his father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show "M.B. Kistler", age 22. 

 

ADAAC                 Catharina

                BCRC records show Catharina, born 5/6/1826, daughter of Daniel and Maria, godparents David and Anna Kistler (ADAB).  MDW shows her marriage to John Eichner on 11/11/1847.  HYND shows her subsequent marriage to a Mr. Glunt. 

 

ADAAD                 Susanna

                BCEL records show Susanna, born 2/24/1819, daughter of Daniel and Maria, godparents Philip and Catherine Miller.  MDW shows Susanna, daughter of Daniel Kistler of Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA, died in 5/1834.

 

ADAAE                 Anna Marie Catherine

                BCEL records show Anna Marie Catherine, born 12/24/1823, daughter of Daniel and Maria Kistler, godparents Peter and Catherine Zimmerman.

 

ADAAF                  John Andrew   

                BCRC records show John Andrew, born 7/27/1828, son of Daniel and "Margaretta" Kistler, godparents Moses and Elizabeth Wentz.  MDW and BCEL records show John A. Kistler, son of Daniel of Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA, married Mary Taylor on 3/9/1854.  HYND shows that John Andrew died in 1893.  Another source, Richard C. Kistler (1037 North Kansas Street, Superior, NE), shows John Andrew died 4/30/1893 in Greensburg, PA.  The same source shows that his wife, Mary Taylor, was born 2/29/1832 and died 1/15/1917. 

                The 1860 Census records for Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA, show John A., age 31; Mary, age 27; Daniel, age 5; David, age 4; John, age 2; and Mary E., age 6 months. 

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, show John A., age 40; Mary, age 27; Thomas, age 9; Sarah, age 7; Anna, age 5; Robert, age 3; Mary, age 3; and Frank, age 1.

                The 1880 Census records for District 112, Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, show John A., age 51; Mary, age 48; T. Alex, age 18; Sarah, age 16; Anne M., age 14; Robert B., age 13; Frank C., age 11; Martha, age 7; and Ellen K., age 5.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show John's widow, Mary, age 68 (born 3/1832); daughter Ellen, age 24 (born 8/1876); son Frank, age 30 (born 4/1870); and his wife, Belle, age 27 (born 6/1872).

 

ADAAFA               Daniel

                Daniel, age 5, appears in the 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household. He does not appear in later Census records.

 

ADAAFB               David

                David, age 4, appears in the 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.  He does not appear in later Census records.

 


ADAAFC              John

                John, age 2, appears in the 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.  He does not appear in later Census records.

 

ADAAFD               Mary E.

                Mary, age six months, appears in the 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.  She does not appear in later Census records.  Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that Mary died before 1867.

 

ADAAFE               Thomas Alexander

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Thomas, age 9, in his father's household.           

                T. Alex, age 18, appears in the 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Pueblo county, CO, show Alex T., age 38 (born 11/1861); Catherine, age 37 (born 9/1862); and several children born after 1880.

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that Thomas Alexander was born 11/1861 and died 8/1921.  In 1882, he married (first) Keturah Weaver who was born 1/14/1866 and died 8/28/1890.  About 1891, he married (second) Catherine.

 

ADAAFEA            John Taylor                          

Born 10/1884; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.  Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that John Taylor Kistler was born 8/30/1884 in Greensburg, PA, and died 1/3/1957 in Redondo Beach, CA.  His wife, Bertha, was born about 1885.

ADAAFEB            Weaver (Casper Weaver)                             

Born 11/1885; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.  Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that he was born 11/4/1885 in Greensburg, PA, and died 4/3/1946 in Colorado Springs, CO.  In 1910, he married Ruby Merle Kelly, born about 1885.

 

ADAAFEC            Daniel Cribbs

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that Daniel Cribbs Kistler was born 8/19/1887 in Greensburg, PA.  He died 8/29/1946 in Greensburg, PA.  He did not move to Colorado as most of his family did.  Instead, he remained in the Greensburg area with relatives. 

 

ADAAFED            Willian  W.          

                Born 12/1887; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.  Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that Will was born 12/21/1888 in Greensburg, PA.  He died 1/3/1976 in Superior, NE.  On 9/21, 1920 he married Nova P. Collins, born about 1890. 

 

ADAAFEE            Frank

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that Frank was born 8/18/1890 and died 3/1891 in Greensburg, PA.

ADAAFF               Sarah

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Sarah, age 7, in her father's household. 

                Sarah, age 16, appears in the 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.  Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that Sarah died 9/5/1897 in Greensburg, PA.

 

ADAAFG              Anne M.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Anne, age 5, in her father's household.

                Anne M., age 14, appears in the 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.

 

ADAAFH               Robert B.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Robert, age 3, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records also show Robert B., age 13, in his father's household.          The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Robert, age 33 (born 3/1867) and Ella, age 30 (born 8/1869).

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows that on 9/22/1892 Robert married Ella May Kuhns; she was born 8/25/1869 and died 1/2/1918.

               

ADAAFI                Frank Clooper

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Frank, age 1, in his father's household.

                Frank C., age 11, appears in the 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Frank, age 30 (born 4/1870) in his mother's household.  Also shown are his wife Belle N., age 27 (born 6/1872); and several children born after 1880.

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows Frank Clopper Kistler was born 5/20/1870 and died 3/20/1932 in Greensburg, PA.  He married Nancy Belle Gaut on 6/17/1897 in Greensburg, PA.  She was born 6/21/1878 in Barren Run, PA, and died 11/7/1937 in Greensburg.

 

ADAAFIA             William Gaut

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows William Gaut was born 3/4/1898, died 8/17/1957. He resided in Greensburg, PA, and married Henreitta Heckler. 

 

ADAAFIB              Frank Clymer

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows Frank Clymer born 1/3/1900, died 5/16/1977.  He resided in Greensburg, PA, and married Cora Mowry. 

 

ADAAFIC             John Wray

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows John Wray born 7/19/1901, died 1/17/1970.  He resided in Greensburg, PA, and married Jean Carlson.

 

ADAAFID             Mary Mildred

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows Mary Mildred born 3/7/1903, died 1/5/1989.  She resided in Greensburg, PA, and married Charles W. Dean on 12/27/1920. 

 

ADAAFIE              Stanley Albert

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows Stanley Albert born 2/13/1905 in Greensburg, PA, died 6/24/1985 in El Cajon, CA.  He married Ethyl Gale Bliss.

 

ADAAFIF              Verna Belle

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows Verna Belle born 3/7/1908 in Greensburg, PA.  She married James Stoffer.

 


ADAAFIG             Ellen Ruth

                Information provided by Richard C. Kistler shows Ellen Ruth born 3/5/1910, died 3/29/1971.  Apparently, Ellen never married.

 

ADAAFJ                Martha

                Martha, age 7, appears in the 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.

               

ADAAFK               Ellen K.

                Ellen K., age 5, appears in the 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Ellen K., age 24 (born 8/1876), in her mother's household.

 

ADAAFL               Mary

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Mary, age 3, in her father's household.  Mary and Robert (ADAAFH) apparently were twins.  HYND shows that Mary died young.

 

ADAB                    David

                JER records show David, born 7/3/1797, son of Philip Jr. and Maria Kistler, godparents John and Elizabeth Haahl.  The 1850 Census records for Adamsburg township, Westmoreland county, PA, show David, age 53; his wife Ann, age 45; and his married daughter, Mary Ann Evans, age 27. 

                David and his wife also appear in the 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county.  And at age 73, David appears in the 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county in the same household with his brother Daniel (ADAA).

 

ADABA                 Mary Ann

                MDW shows the marriage of Mary Ann, daughter of David Kistler of Adamsburg township, to Abner Evans in 6/1844.  The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Abner Evans and Mary Ann (age 27) in the home of her father.    

 

ADAC                    Salomy

                JER records show "Salmy", born 4/24/1799, daughter of Philip and Maria Kistler, godparents John and Susanna Brobst.

 

ADAD                    Anna Catharine

                GCRW (Greensburg) shows Anna Catherine, born 8/9/1806, daughter of Philip "Kustler" and Maria.  HYND shows her death on 4/10/1810.

 

ADAE                    Susanna

                GCRW (Greensburg) shows Susanna, born 6/14/1808, daughter of Philip "Kustler" and Maria, godparents Michael "Kustler" and Susanna (ADC).  MDW shows Susan Kistler of Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA, married William Gasser in 12/1828.

                HYND shows Susanna, born 6/28/1808, died 11/27/1838, and her husband, William Gasser, born 10/8/1803, died 8/8/1888.

 

ADAF                     Sarah

                SJCW records show Sarah, born 5/31/1818, daughter of Philip and "Margaretta" Kistler.

 


ADAG                    John

                Records of the Mt. Pleasant Church, Westmoreland county, PA, show Johannes, born 8/31/1803, baptized 5/6/1804, son of Philip and "Elizabeth", godparents George Peter and "Chatarina" Zimmerman.  Although Philip's wife is named Anna Maria, not Elizabeth, I feel sure that this entry refers to Philip (ADA).  Note that the DAR Library contains a reference book, "The German Church Records of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1805-1812", which shows that in July of 1805, at the Greensburg Lutheran Church, Philip and Anna Maria Kustler (umlaut over the "u") were sponsors to a child of Peter and Catharina Zimmerman.  Undoubtedly, the Zimmermans were the sponsors of John in 1804.

                Volume 2 of Rock Island County, Illinois (RIIL) contains a biographical sketch of Daniel P. Kistler.  He is described as the son of John Kistler and Martha nee Sloan, both of Westmoreland county, PA.  John is described as a shoemaker who came to Illinois about 1841.  John died in 1880, age 77, at the home of his daughter, Mrs J.F. Platt of Reynolds, Rock Island county, IL.  John's wife, Martha, died in 1876 at age 67.  Children are shown as Mary; Melissa J.; William H.; Elizabeth M.; Daniel P.; John S.; David J.; James S.; and Louis Cass.

                The 1860 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show John, age 53; Martha, age 50; William, age 21; Martha, age 19; Daniel, age 16; John, age 13; David, age 11; James, age 8; Lewis, age 5; and William Alexander Sloan, age 61.  The 1880 Census for Rock Island county shows John, age 75, with his son Lewis Cass.

 

ADAGA Mary

                RIIL shows Mary as a daughter of John and Martha.  Neither birth nor death records have been located, but Mary was probably born about 1835.  RIIL shows her marriage to William Drury; they were located in Texas about 1914, the date RIIL was published.

 

ADAGB                 Melissa J.

                RIIL shows Melissa as a daughter of John and Martha.  Neither birth nor death records have been located, but Melissa was probably born about 1837.  RIIL shows her marriage to John Bonry; she died in Mercer county, IL.

 

ADAGC                William H.

                RIIL shows that William married Josephine G. Gordon and resided in Rock Spring, IL.  RIIL also the birth date for William (9/1/1838), his wife (9/26/1843), and names his children.

                The 1860 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show William, age 21, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county show William, age 39; Jospehine, age 36; Mattie, age 14; Kate, age 12; George, age 10; John, age 8; Ernest, age 4; Roy, age 2; and Ethel, age four months.

                The 1900 Census records for Rock Island county show William H., age 62 (born 9/1837); Josephine, age 56 (born 9/1843); Charles E., age 20 (born 1/1880); and Bessie G., age 16 (born 10/1883) -- I suspect that Charles was born later than 1/1880 since he is not shown in the 1880 Census.

 

ADAGCA             Dell

                RIIL identifies "Dell" as the oldest daughter of William (ADAGC); she married Judge Harney.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show "Mattie", age 14, in her father's household.

 

ADAGCB              Kate

                RIIL identifies Kate as the daughter of William; she married Levi Mahew.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Kate, age 12, in her father's household.

 


ADAGCC             George

                RIIL identifies George as the son of William; he married Ella Elliott.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show George, age 10, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Mercer county, IL, show George E., age 30 (born 9/1869); Eleanor, age 22 (born 1/1878); and several children born after 1880.

 

ADAGCCA          Carrol   

Born 3/1894; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADAGCCB          Merle                    

Born 9/1895; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADAGCCC          Ivan                       

                Born 1/1898; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADAGCD             John

                RIIL describes John as the son of William; he married Mary Potter.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show John, age 8, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Rock Island county show John, age 28 (born 11/1871); Mary, age 28 (born 2/1872); and a child born after 1880.

 

ADAGCDA          Iris

                Born 1/1900; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census. 

ADAGCE              Merton

                RIIL describes Merton as the son of William; he first married Sarah Shirkey and then Bertha Droll.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show "Roy", age 2, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Mercer county, IL, show Merton, age 23 (born 7/1876); Sarah, age 25 (born 7/1874); and a child born after 1880.

 

ADAGCEA           Oliver

Born 5/1897; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADAGCF              Ernest (William Ernest)

                RIIL describes William Ernest as the son of William (ADAGC).  He married Bertha Epperly and was living in Colorado in 1914, the date RIIL was published.

                The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Ernest, age 4, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Mercer county, IL, show Ernest, age 24 (born 9/1875); Bertha, age 24 (born 1/1876); and two children born after 1880.

 

ADAGCFA           Elmo

Born 9/1897; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADAGCFB           Harry

Born 9/1899; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADAGCG             Ethel

                The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Ethel, age four months, in her father's household.  There is no other record.  She may have died young.

                Note that in the 1900 Census for Rock Island county, William (ADAGC) has a son, Charles, in


his household.  Charles is shown as age 20 (born 1/1880).  Obviously, Charles and Ethel could not both have birth dates in early 1880.

 

ADAGCH             Charles

                Born 1/80 according to 1900 Census record; he appears in his father’s household.  Note that Charles does not appear in the 1880 Census.  Note, too, that his birth in 1/1880 conflicts with the birth of Ethel (ADAGCG).  I suspect he was born 1/1881. 

 

ADAGCI               Bessie G.

                Born 10/1885; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census.

               

ADAGD Elizabeth M.

                RIIL describes Elizabeth as the daughter of John (ADAG); she married James F. Platt.  RIIL shows her death in Harlam, IA.

                The 1860 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show "Martha E.", age 19, in her father's household. 

 

ADAGE Daniel P.

                RIIL describes Daniel P., born 10/12/1843, son of John and Martha.  Daniel married Mary A. Vanata in 1877; she died 3/1909.                

The 1860 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Daniel, age 16, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county show Daniel, age 36; Mary A., age 24; Everett, age 2; Leonard, age two months; and Emma Vanata, sister-in-law.

                The 1900 Census records for Rock Island county show Daniel P., age 56 (born 10/1843); Mary A., age 44 (born 1/1856); Leonard, age 20 (born 3/1880); and two other children born after 1880.

 

ADAGEA              Everett

                RIIL describes Everett, born 2/1/1878, married Tillie Mander.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Everett, age 2, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Rock Island county show Everett, age 22 (born 2/1878); Tillie M., age 22 (born 5/1878); and one child born after 1880.

 

ADAGEAA           Boyd D.

                Born 2/1900; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADAGEB              Leonard

                RIIL describes Leonard, born 3/30/1880, married Catherine Marquis.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Leonard, age two months, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Rock Island county show Leonard, age 20 (born 3/1880), in his father's household.

 

ADAGEC              Arthur Philip 

                Jim Kistler shows birth on 7/23/1883.

 

ADAGED              Florence M.        

Born 1/1891; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census. 

ADAGEE              Clarence D.

Born 6/1893; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADAGF                 John S.

                RIIL describes John S., son of John and Martha, married Rose Kelley.  The 1860 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show John, age 13, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county show John S., age 34; "Roseilla", age 24; Mary Etta, age 3; Raymond, age nine months; and James, age 28, brother to John.

                  The 1900 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Rosella (widow), age 43 (born 9/1856); "Marietta C.", age 23 (born 5/1877); and Raymond, age 20 (born 9/1879).  Curiously, the 1900 Census records for Montgomery county, OH, show John, age 53 (born 8/1846 in Illinois). 

 

ADAGFA              Mary Etta

                The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Mary Etta, age 3, in her father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Rock Island county show "Marietta C.", age 23 (born 5/1877) in her mother's household.

 

ADAGFB               Raymond

                The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Raymond, age nine months, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Rock Island county shoe Raymond, age 20 (born 9/1879) in his mother's household.

 

ADAGG                David J.

                RIIL describes David J., son of John and Martha, as a resident of Teko, WA, about 1914, the year of publication. 

                The 1860 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show David, age 11, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Whitman county, WA, show David J., single, age 51 (born 11/1848).

 

ADAGH James S.

                RIIL describes James S., son of John and Martha, as a resident of LaCrosse, WI, about 1914, the year of publication.

                The 1860 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show James, age 8, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county show James, age 28, in the household of his brother, John (ADAGF).

 

ADAGI                  Lewis Cass (Louis Cass)

                RIIL states that Louis Cass, son of John and Martha, died in Wichita, KS; no date is given. 

The 1860 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show Lewis, age 5, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county show Louis C., age 25; May, age 20; John G., age 1; and John (father), age 75.

 

ADAGIA               Glen (John Glen)

                The 1880 Census records for Rock Island county, IL, show John G., age 1, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Barber county, KS, show Glen, age 21 (born 3/1879).  Note that RIIL reports the death of Glen's father in Kansas.

               


ADB                       Samuel

                DAR application papers #272751 show Samuel's birth as 11/22/1775 and his death in 5/1830; HYND shows his death on 3/22/1830.  Genealogical papers prepared by Mabel Van Dyke Baer describe Samuel, son of Michael, who died 5/1830; his wife is named as Catherine (HYND shows her name as Catharina Brobst).  DAR application papers #426234 indicate that Samuel married Elizabeth after the death of Catherine; Catherine seems to have died about 1802.  HYND gives Elizabeth's maiden name as Allshouse and shows her birth on 5/16/1779 and her death on 6/19/1845.

SJCW records show Elizabeth "Kuestler", adult, born 5/16/1778 (sic), baptized 7/7/1815. 

                Samuel and Catherine had at least five children:  Elizabeth, Jonathan, Samuel, Jacob, and Christina.  With his second wife, Elizabeth, Samuel had at least seven children: Catharina, John, Anna, Sara, Henry, Susanna, and Mary.

 

ADBA                    Elizabeth

                JER records show Elizabeth, born 8/11/1795, daughter of Samuel and Catherine Kistler, godparents Philip and Maria Kistler (ADA).

 

ADBB                     Jonathan (Jonas)

                JER records show Jonathan, born 4/6/1796, son of Samuel and Catherine Kistler, godparents Martin and Dorothea Probst Jr.

                DMC cemetery records show Jonathan died in 1836, aged 39 years and 8 months.  His wife, Anna Catherine, died 9/21/1859, aged 62/5/8 (born 4/-/1797). 

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonathan's widow, Anna Catherine, age 53; daughter Anna Catherine (Anna Eva), age 23; and daughter Mary, age 17.

 

ADBBA                  Elizabeth

                SJCW records show Elizabeth, born 10/15/1818, daughter of Jonathan and Catherine "Kuestler', godparents Samuel and Elizabeth "Kuestler" (ADB).  MDW shows Elizabeth married Samuel Sherer in 11/1839.  DMC cemetery records show Elizabeth Shearer nee Kistler, wife of Samuel, born 10/15/1818, died 12/30/1874.

 

ADBBB                  Eli (Elias)

     SJCW records show Elias, born 9/4/1820, son of Jonas and Catherine "Kuestler", godparents Joseph Eberhart and Catherine "Kuestler" (ADBE).  MDW shows Elias married Hannah Neligh/Naly in 9/1840.  DMC records refer to Eli, his wife Hannah nee Neligh/Naly, and seven of their children:  Lucy (DeWalt), Sarah (Stump), Jonathan, Nicholas Philip, William Eli, Barney Brannon, and Samuel -- note that "Lucy" does not appear in Census records.

                DMC cemetery records show Eli, born 9/4/1820; and his wife Hannah; she died 2/6/1894, aged 77/3/8 (born 10/-/1816).

     The 1850 Census records for North Huntington township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Eli, age 30; Hannah, age 32; Mary, age 10; Susanna, age 8; Jonathan, age 6; Sarah, age 4; Philip, age 2; and "Baby", age 1 month. 

                The 1860 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county, show Eli, age 40; Hannah, age 43; Mary Jane, age 18; Sue Ann, age 16; Jonathan, age 14; Sarah, age 13; R.P.H. (Philip), age 11; Samuel, age 10; Caroline, age 8; Bernard, age 6; and William, age 4. 

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Eli, age 49; Hannah, age 53; W.P. (Nicholas), age 21; Samuel, age 20; Barnabas, age 16; and W.E. (William Eli), age 14.

                The 1880 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county, show Eli, age 59; Hanna, age 62, and Eli, age 23.  Finally, the 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Eli, age 79 (born 9/1820).

 


ADBBBA               Mary

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Mary, age 10, in her father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, show Mary, age 18, in her father's household. 

                MDW shows Mary P. of Penn township, Westmoreland county, PA, married John Gressman on 2/25/1864.  DMC cemetery records show Mary P. Gressman nee Kistler, born 10/23/1832, died 10/19/1930;  I suspect the birth year is a copy error and should be 1842.

 

ADBBBB               Susanna

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Susanna, age 8, in her father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 16, in her father's household.

 

ADBBBC               Jonathan

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonathan, age 6, in his father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show him, age 14, in his father's household.

                DMC records show Jonathan, born 10/30/1845, died 12/12/1928; wife Caroline C. nee Storey, born 4/14/1847; and children William E., Hannah M., Nicholas P.H., Harry F., Sardis C., and others born after 1880.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonathan, age 6, in his father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show Jonathan, age 16, in his father's household. 

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Jonathan, age 24; Catherine, age 22; and William E., age 1.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Jonathan, age 55 (born 12/1845) (sic); Caroline, age 53 (born 4/1847); Philip, age 25 (born 7/1874); Sardis, age 20 (born 9/1879); and others born after 1880.

 

ADBBBCA            William E.

                DMC records show William E., born 1/5/1869, died 1944.

William, age 1, appears in the 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show W.E., age 32 (born 1/1868); Ida M., age 32 (born 7/1867); and three children born after 1880.

 

ADBBBCB            Hannah M.

                DMC records show Hannah M., born 8/5/1871, died 12/19/1943, married William Hursh. 

 

ADBBBCC           Nicholas P.H.

                DMC records show Nicholas P.H., born 7/1/1874.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Philip, age 25 (born 1/1874) in his father's household.

 

ADBBBCD            Harry F.

                DMC records show Harry F., born 12/11/1876.

 

ADBBBCE            Sardis C.

                DMC records show Sardis C., born 9/29/1879.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Sardis, age 20 (born 9/1879) in his father's household.

 

ADBBBD               Sarah

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Sarah, age 4, in her father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 13, in her father's household.  DMC records show Sarah's married name as "Stump".

 

ADBBBE               Philip (Nicholas Philip)

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Philip, age 2, in his father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show "R.P.H.", age 11, in his father's household.

                DMC records show Nicholas Philip, born 12/11/1848, died 10/11/1923; wife Catherine nee Hursh, born 7/9/1853, died 1/2/1897; and son Joseph Eli. 

                The 1880 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Philip, age 30; Catherine, age 26; William, age 9; and Catherine Hersh (mother‑in‑law), age 69.

 

ADBBBEA            William

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show William, age 9, in his father's household.

 

ADBBBF                 Samuel

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show "Baby", age one month, in his father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show Samuel, age 10, in his father's household. 

                DMC records show Samuel as a son of Elias Kistler.  DMC records also show Samuel, born 1850, died 1879; and wife Sophia nee Good, born 6/18/1849, died 7/17/1911.  Children: Annie, born 7/17/1872; Wallace, born 12/17/1876, died 5/20/1955; Chalmer, born 6/10/1878, died 7/29/1922; and Samuel, born 5/8/1880, died 10/‑/1885.

                The 1880 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Sophia, age 29; Julian, age 7; Wallace, age 4; Chalmer, age 1; and Samuel, age one month.

 

ADBBBFA             Annie

                DMC records show Annie, daughter of Samuel and Sophia, born 7/17/1872.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show her (named as "Julian"), age 7, in her mother's household.

 

ADBBBFB             Wallace

                DMC records show Wallace, son of Samuel and Sophia, born 12/17/1876, died 5/20/1955.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Wallace, age 4, in his mother's household.  DMC cemetery records show Ida May Lauffer (Mrs. Wallace Kistler), born 6/5/1873, died 10/19/1944.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Wallace, age 23 (born 12/1878) and his brother, Chalmer.

 

ADBBBFC            Chalmer

                DMC records show Chalmer, son of Samuel and Sophia, born 6/10/1878, died 7/29/1922.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Chalmer, age 1, in his mother's household.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Chalmer, age 20 (born 6/1880) with his brother Wallace.

 

ADBBBFD             Samuel

                 DMC records show Samuel, son of Samuel and Sophia, born 5/8/1880 (born after father's death), died 10/‑/1885.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age one month, in his mother's household.

 

ADBBBG               Barney Brannon

                The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show "Bernard", age 6, in his father's household.  DMC records show Barney Brannon, son of Eli Kistler, born 7/1/1854, died 2/9/1949; wife Elizabeth Bush, born 10/6/1854, died 3/20/1923; and children H.C. Willis, Myrtle, Calvin, Maude, and Katherine (Calvin, Maude, and Katherine were born after 1880). 

                The 1880 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Barney, age 25; Elizabeth, age 25; Henry C., age 4; and Lizzie M., age 1.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show "B.B.", age 45 (born 7/1854); Elizabeth, age 45 (born 10/1854); Myrtle, age 21 (born 2/1879); Calvin, age 18 (born 11/81); Maude, age 15 (born 4/1885); and Catherine, age 9 (born 8/1890).

 

ADBBBGA            H.C. Willis 

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Henry C., age 4, in his father's household.  DMC cemetery records show Mae Kistler nee Foster, first wife, born 5/8/1876, died 11/1/1901; and Ida E. nee Rugh, second wife, died 4/9/1942.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show H.C.W., age 24 (born 8/1875); and Jennie, age 24 (born 5/1876).

 

ADBBBGB             Myrtle (Elizabeth Myrtle)

                DMC records show Elizabeth Myrtle, born 3/13/1879, daughter of Barney and Elizabeth Kistler.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Lizzie M., age 1, in her father's household.

 

ADBBBGC           Calvin

Born 11/1881; he appears in his father’s household in the 1900 Census. 

ADBBBGD            Maude

Born 4/1885; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census. 

ADBBBGE            Catherine

Born 9/1890; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census. 

ADBBBH               William Eli  (Eli)

                The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, Pa, show William, age 4, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Eli, age 23, in his father's household.  DMC records show William Eli, born 3/28/1856, died 4/28/1926; wife Anne nee Brinker, born 8/13/1857, died 4/17/1932.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show W.E., age 44 (born 3/1856); Anne, age 40 (born 8/1859) (sic); and children born after 1880.       

 

ADBBBI                 Carolina

                The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Carolina, age 8, in her father's household.

 

ADBBBJ                 Lucy

                DMC records show Lucy as a daughter of Elias Kistler; Lucy married name is shown as "Dewalt".  I have found no other records.  It is possible that Lucy is another name for Susanna (ADBBBB) or Carolina (ADBBBI).

 

ADBBC                 Samuel

                SJCW records show Samuel, born 8/10/1822, son of Jonas and Catherine "Kuestler", godparents Heinrich (Henry) and Maria Schmidt.  MDW shows Samuel married Elizabeth Gardner on 4/30/1846.  SJCW shows children of Samuel: Josiah Brinker, Anna Catherine, Elizabeth Sibilla, Samuel S., and Henry John -- note that Jonathan, Joseph and Mary are not shown. 

                The 1850 Census records for Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age 27; Elizabeth, age 23; and Henry John, age 2.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show Samuel, age 37; Elizabeth, age 27; Henry J., age 11; Jonathan E., age 9; Josiah B., age 7; Ann C., age 5; Eliza S., age 2; and Samuel, age eight months.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Samuel, age 47; Elizabeth, age 43; Jonathan, age 19; Josiah, age 18; Catherine, age 16; Elizabeth, age 14; Samuel, age 10; Paul, age 7; and Mary, age 5.

                The 1880 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county show Samuel C., age 56; Elizabeth, age 54; Samuel S., age 20; Joseph F., age 18; and Mary C., age 15.

 

ADBBCA              Josiah Brinker

                SJCW records show Josiah Brinker, born 8/21/1852, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Kistler.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Josiah B., age 7, in his father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Josiah, age 18, in his father's household.

                The 1880 Census records for North Huntington township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Josiah, age 29; Mary C., age 31; Katie Hollingsworth, step‑daughter, age 9.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Jess, age 48 (born 8/1851); and Mary C., age 53 (born 5/1846).

 

ADBBCB               Anna Catherine

                SJCW records show Anna Catherine, born 3/1/1855, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Kistler.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show her, age 5, in her father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 16, in her father's household.

               

ADBBCC              Elizabeth Sibilla

                SJCW records show Elizabeth Sibilla, born 4/7/1857, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Kistler.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show her, age 2, in her father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 14, in her father's household.

 

ADBBCD              Samuel S.

                 SJCW records show Samuel S., born 8/28/1860, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Kistler.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show him, age eight months, in his father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show him, age 10, in his father's household.

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Samuel, age 20, in his father's household.

 

ADBBCE               Henry John

                SJCW records show Henry John, born 1848.  The 1850 and 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show him in his father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Henry J, age 21; and Susan, age 20.  The 1880 Census records for District 111, Hempfield township, Westmoreland county show Henry, age 32; and wife Susan, age 31.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Henry J., age 51 (born 7/1848); Susan, age 50 (born 1850); and a daughter born after 1880.

 


ADBBCF               Jonathan E.

                The 1860 and 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonathan in his father's household. 

                The 1880 Census records for Derry township, Westmoreland county show Jonathan, age 28; wife, and Mary, age 22.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show John, age 49 (born 9/1850); Mary, age 43 (born 6/1857); and Jane Fishul, age 84 (born 8/1815), mother-in-law.

 

ADBBCG               Joseph F.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show "Paul" age 7, in his father's

household.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Joseph F., age 18, in his father's household.

 

ADBBCH              Mary C.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Mary, age 5, in her father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Mary C., age 15, in her father's household.

 

ADBBD                  Catherine (Anna Catherine)

                SJCW records show Anna Catherine, born 11/2/1824, daughter of Jonathan and Catherine Kistler, godparents Jacob and Anna Catherine Kistler.  MDW shows Catherine, daughter of Jonathan, deceased of Franklin township, married Levi P. Neligh/Naly in 12/1844.  DMC cemetery records show Anna C. Kistler, born 11/2/1824, died 11/20/1908 (buried in Naly plot).

 

ADBBE                  Anna Eva

                SJCW records show Anna Eva, born 12/2/1826, daughter of Jonas and Catherine Kistler, godparents Michael and Madgalena Hiesly.  The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Anna Catherine (Anna Eva), age 23, in the household of her widowed mother. 

                BCEL marriage records show Ann Eve Kistler, daughter of widow Kistler of Franklin township, married Henry Smith of Hempfield township on 4/15/1851.

 

ADBBF                  Mary

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Mary, age 17, in the household of her widowed mother.

 

ADBC                     Samuel

                JER records show Samuel, born 5/16/1799, son of Samuel and Catherine, godparents Michael and Susanna Kistler (ADC).

                DAR application papers #545998 show Samuel, born 3/16/1799 (note slight difference), died 4/4/1884, married Anna Catherine Fisk.  Other DAR papers, #272751, show Anna Catherine Fink.  The History of Westmoreland County (HWC), volume III, pages 425‑427, refers to Anna Catherine Fink (not Fisk) and records her death in 1854.  DMC records show her birth in 1802 and death on 2/3/1855.  HWC also refers to Samuel's second marriage to Susan Laughner; BCEL records show the marriage of Samuel to Eva Susanna Klingersmith on 12/15/1857.  LDS records refer to Eva Susanna Laughner Klingersmith (this is also shown in MDW); apparently, she was a widow.  HWC reports that Samuel had fourteen children with his first wife and five with his second.

                In addition to the children described below, HYND shows that Samuel had four additional children with his first wife, Catherine.  These four children are: Elizabeth, born 11/5/1821, died 11/30/1827; Catherine, born 5/15/1829, died 5/21/1829; an unnamed infant, born 3/-/1831, died 3/-/1831; and another unnamed infant, born 9/-/1842, died 9/-/1842.

               


                Family papers at HSBC show the death of Samuel in Franklin township, Westmoreland county, and burial at SJCW.  SJCW burial records show Samuel, died 4/4/1884, age 86.

                The 1850 Census records for Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age 51; Catherine, age 48; Jacob, age 22; Josiah, age 21; Henry, age 19; Paul, age 18; Margaret, age 17; Catherine, age 15; Lydia, age 10; Priscilla, age 12; Agnes, age 11; Elizabeth, age 8; and Hannah, age 7. 

                The 1860 Census records for Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age 61; Eva S., age 35; Sarah, age 20; Jonas M., age 1; Phoebe J., age three months; Paul S., age 28; Christiana Keister, age 55; Cyrus Klingersmith, age 13; and Lewis Klingersmith, age 11. 

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Samuel, age 71; Eve, age 46; Jonas M., age 11; Fanny N., age 8; Amy S., age 6; and Catherine, age 66.

                The 1880 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age 81; Eva S., age 56; Jonas M., age 21; Fanny, age 18; Emma S., age 16; Eli L., age 14; Christina, age 77 (sister); and Catherine Luaghner, age 76 (sister‑in‑law).

 

ADBCA                 Anna Maria

                SJCW records show Anna Maria, born 9/19/1822, daughter of Samuel and Catherine, godparents Michael and Anna Maria Fink (ADBG).  HYND shows that she married Fleming Mann and died 12/10/1907.

 

ADBCB                 Michael F.

                DAR application papers #545998 and #272751 show Michael F., born 4/27/1824 (or 4/27/1821), died 1/6/1909; wife Nancy H. Byerly, born 8/13/1830 (or 9/15/1830), died 3/31/1870 in Vermillion county, IL. 

                The 1880 Census records for Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Michael, age 56; wife Margaret, age 36; son Sardis, age 15; and Viola, age 3.  Apparently, Michael remarried after the death of his first wife in 1870; Margaret is his second wife.

                The 1900 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, show Michael, age 76 (born 4/1824); Margarite, age 55 (born 10/1844); Viola L., age 23 (born 3/1877); and a daughter born after 1880.

 

ADBCBA              Mary Jane

                DMC records show Mary Jane, born 10/30/1850, daughter of Michael F. and Nancy Kistler.

 

ADBCBB               Katherine

                DAR application papers #545998 show Katherine, born 2/1/1855, died 5/14/1936; husband William Flynn, born 9/15/1852, died 2/6/1906.  DAR papers also indicate Katherine was born in Nobelsville, Ind. and died in Danville, Ill.

 

ADBCBC              Sardis

                The 1880 Census for Westmoreland county, PA, show Sardis, age 15, in his father's household. 

 

ADBCBD              Viola

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Viola, age 3, in her father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, show Viola, age 23 (born 3/1877) in her father's household.

 

ADBCBE               Dora Elizabeth

                DAR application papers #27271 show Dora Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and Nancy, born 7/2/1867;  Dora married Eugene Morton, born 9/16/1859, died 4/21/1916. 

                Note that Dora does not appear in the 1880 Census records with her father.

 

ADBCC                 Samuel C.

                SJCW records show Samuel, born 7/30/1825, son of Samuel and Catherine, godparents Samuel and Elizabeth Kistler (ADB).  MDW shows marriage to Anna Jane Collins on 10/27/1847.  MDW also shows Samuel Jr., son of Samuel and Catherine died 5/25/1854, age 28/9/25, leaving a wife and three small children.

                The 1850 Census records for Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age 25; Anna, age 23; Hanna, age 2; and Sarah, age 2 months.  The 1860 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county show widow Anna J., age 32; Hannah, age 12; Sarah J., age 10; and Ellen, age 8. 

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Ann, age 43; Hannah, age 21; Sarah, age 19; and Ellen, age 16.  The 1880 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county show Anna J., age 54; daughter Sarah, age 28; grand daughter Lula, age 8; and John Collins, age 38 (brother).

 

ADBCCA              Hannah

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Hannah, age 2, in her father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 12, in her mother's household. 

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 21, in her mother's household.

 

ADBCCB               Sarah

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Sarah, age two months, in her father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 10, in her mother's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 19, in her mother's household.

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show her at age 28 in her mother's household.

 

ADBCCBA           Lula

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Lula at age 8 in her grandmother's household.  Sarah, ADBCCB, appears to be the mother of Lula; if so, it appears that Sarah had not married.  DMC cemetery records show "Zula" F. Dibler nee Kistler, born 2/18/1872, died 2/14/1910.

 

ADBCCC             Ellen

                The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Ellen at age 8 in her mother's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show her, age 16, in her mother's household.

 

ADBCD                 Jacob Borlin                                                        

                SJCW records show John Jacob Borlin, born 12/12/1826, son of Samuel and Catherine, godparents Magdalena Borlin.  HWC, page 290, describes Jacob Borlin, born 12/12/1826, died 1/2/1892; wife Mary A. Ramaley, born 2/13/1833, died 2/20/1881, and children: Josiah B.; Elvin; Elmira; William G.; Harvey; Jacob Lee; Levi; James A.; Clarence E.; and Della Etta.  HWC notes that Jacob had served in the Civil War.  BCEL records show the marriage of Jacob Borlin to Mary A. Ramelich on 12/23/1851.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jacob, age 22, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Cowley county, KS, show Jacob "D.", age 56; Mary A., age


46; William G., age 21; Elmira C., age 23; Jacob L., age 17; James A., age 12; Clarence, age 8; and Ettie, age two months.

                The 1880 Census also notes that the two younger children were born in Kansas; the older children were born in Indianna.

 

ADBCDA              Josiah Brinker

                HWC describes Josiah Brinker.  SJCW records show Josiah Brinker, born 11/3/1852, son of Jacob B. and Mary Ann Kistler.

                The 1880 Census records for Cowley, KS, show Jesse, age 27; Lovina, age 20; son Charles, age 1; and several in-laws (naned Morgan).  The 1900 Census records for Cowley, KS, show Jessie B., age 42 (born 11/1857) (sic); "Jennie", age 39 (born 5/1861); and three children born after 1880.

 

ADBCDAA           Charles

                The 1880 Census records for Cowley, KS, show Charles, age 1, in his father's household.

 

ADBCDAB           Geprge                

Born 4/1890; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADBCDAC           Harry                    

                Born 7/1893; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADBCDAD           Anna                     

Born 4/1887; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census. 

ADBCDB              Elvin

                HWC shows Elvin's birth on 5/5/1855.  The 1880 Census records for Crawford county, KS, show Elvin, age 25 (born Indianna); Lucinda, age 20; and Mary, age 1. 

                The 1900 Census records for Crawford county show "Eldon", age 45 (born 5/1855); "Nannie", age 37 (born 12/1862); married daughter Birdella Graham, age 20 (born 6/1879); son Arthur J., age 19 (born 12/1880); and daughter Eva B., age 11 (born 8/1888).

 

ADBCDBA           Mary

                The 1880 Census records for Crawford county, KS, show Mary, age 1, in her father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Crawford county show married daughter "Birdella" Graham, age 20 (born 6/1879), in her father's household.

 

ADBCDBB            Arthur J.

                The 1900 Census records for Crawford county, KS, show Arthur J., age 19 (born 12/1880) in his father's household.

 

ADBCDBC           EVA  B  

Born 8/1888; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census. 

 

ADBCDC              Elmira

                HWC shows Elmira's birth on 4/27/1858.  At age 23, she appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Cowley county, KS.

 

ADBCDD              Golden (William Golden)

                HWC shows Golden's birth on 10/14/1859 and names his wife as Maggie Heffner.  At age 21, he appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Cowley county, KS.  The 1900


Census records for Cowley county show Golden, age 42 (born 10/1857) (sic); Maggie, age 39 (born 11/1861); and one child born after 1880.

 

ADBCDDA           Ina                         

                Born 9/1893; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADBCDE              Harvey

                HWC shows Harvey's birth on 8/24/1861.  Harvey does not appear in the 1880 Census records in his father's household.

 

ADBCDF               Jacob Lee

                HWC shows his birth on 2/2/1863 in Illinois and his marriage to Elsa F. Long, born 3/24/1868.  DMC cemetery records show his death in 1933.

                The 1880 Census records for Cowley county, KS, show Jacob, age 17, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jacob, age 36 (born 2/1864) (sic); Elsie, age 32 (born 3/1868); and children born after 1880.

 

ADBCDG              Levi

                HWC shows Levi's birth on 4/15/1867.  Levi does not appear in the 1880 Census records in his father's household.

 

ADBCDH               James A.

                HWC shows James' birth on 1/1/1869.  At age 12 James A. appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Cowley county, KS.  The 1900 Census records for Cowley county show James, age 31 (born 1/1869); Minnie, age 28 (born 3/1872) and one child born after 1880.

 

ADBCDHA           Eva                        

                Born 10/1896; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADBCDI                Clarence E.

                HWC shows Clarence's birth on 3/30/1872.  At age 8 Clarence E. appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Cowley county, KS.  The 1900 Census records for Cowley county show Clarence, age 27 (born 3/1873) (sic); Rosa, age 25 (born 9/1874); and a son born after 1880.

 

ADBCDIA             Everett                 

Born 8/1895; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADBCDJ                Della Etta

                HWC shows her birth on 3/8/1879.  At age two months, "Ettie" appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Cowley county, KS.

 

ADBCE                 Josiah Brinker

                SJCW records show "Jesaias" Brincker, born 12/13/1827, son of Samuel and Anna Catherine, no godparents listed.  HWC shows Josiah Brinker, born 12/31/1827, died 12/24/1911; wife Margaret J. Elliott, born 9/5/1828; and children: Anna Marie, Florence Ida, John Clinton, Maggie Elliott, Lizzie Luella, and Alice May.  History of Allegheny County (1889) (HAC), Volume 2, page 448. also describe Josiah Brinker.  HYND shows that his wife, Margaret, died in 1909.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Josiah, age 21, in his father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, show "James", age 31; Margaret, age 30; Anna, age 5; Ida, age 2; and John, age 1.

                The 1870 Census records for Allegheny county show Josiah, age 42; Margaret, age 41; Anna M., age 15; Florence, age 10; John C., age 10; Margaret, age 6; and Elizabeth, age 3.  The 1900 Census records for Allegheny county show Josiah, age 72 (born 12/1827); and Margaret J., age 71 (born 9/1828).

 

ADBCEA              Anna Maria

                Family papers at HSBC describe Annie, daughter of Josiah Brinker Kistler, born 5/19/1855, died 10/19/1894.  Anna married Reid T. Stewart.  HYND shows that he was born 6/25/1847 and died 3/6/1941.

                Anna appears in the 1860 and 1870 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, in her father's household.

 

ADBCEB               Florence Ida

                HAC describes Florence Ida, daughter of Josiah Brinker Kistler, married George Reiter.  Born about 1867, she appears in the 1860 and 1870 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, in her father's household.

 

ADBCEC              John Clinton

                HAC describes John Clinton, son of Josiah Brinker Kistler, married Maggie Alter.  John Clinton was a United Presbyterian minister at Buena Vista, PA. 

                John appears in the 1860 and 1870 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Allegheny county show J.C., age 38 (born 6/1861) (sic); Maggie, age 36 (born 4/1863); and one son born after 1880. 

ADBCED    Maggie Elliott

     HAC describes Maggie Elliott, daughter of Josiah Brinker Kistler, married James Clements.  Maggie, age 6, appears in the 1870 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, in her father's household.

 

ADBCEE               Elizabeth Luella (Lizzie Luella)

     HAC describes Lizzie Luella, daughter of Josiah Brinker Kistler, died 9/28/1887, age 20 years.  Elizabeth, age 3, appears in the 1870 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, in her father's household.

 

ADBCEF               Alice May

                HAC describes Alice May, daughter of Josiah Brinker Kistler, died aged 13 days.  Alice May was probably born about 1865.

 

ADBCF                  Henry John

                HWC describes Henry John, born 1830.  BCEL records show the marriage of Henry John to Charlotte Ashbaugh (widow) on 9/14/1854.  SJCW records identify children as Delana Delphina, Obadiah Heinrich, and "Francis".  HYND shows that Henry John was born 5/22/1830 and died 3/10/1908.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Henry, age 19, in his father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show Henry J. "Keistler", age 30; Charlotte, age 32; Mary Ashbough, age 13; Margaret Ashbough, age 9; daughter D.T.D. "Keistler", age 4; and Obadiah  H. "Keistler" age 1.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Henry, age 40; Charlotte, age 42; Ella, age 14; Obadiah, age 10; and Franklin, age 7.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show John, age 70 (born 5/1830) as a boarder in the household of James Merchant (ADBCGC).

 

ADBCFA               Delana Delphina

                SJCW records show birth on 7/4/1855 of Delana Delphina, daughter of Henry J. and Charlotta.  "D.T.D.", age 4, appears in the 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.  "Ella", age 14, appears in the 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county in her father's household.

 

ADBCFB               Frank (Francis/Franklin)

                SJCW records show birth on 12/31/1861 of Francis, child of Henry J. and Charlotta.  "Franklin", age 7, appears in the 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, show Frank A., age 37 (born 1/1863) (sic); Clara E., age 31 (born 12/1868); and four children born after 1880. 

 

ADBCFC              Obadiah Heinrich

                SJCW records show birth on 2/2/1859 of Obadiah Heinrich, son of Henry J. and Charlotta.  Obadiah appears in the 1860 and 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, show Obediah, age 41 (born 2/1859); Jonel D., age 34 (born 6/1865; and three children born after 1880.

 

ADBCG                 Paul Sebastian

                SJCW records show Paul Sebastian, born 4/18/1832, son of Samuel and Anna Catherine, no godparents listed.  DMC cemetery records show that Paul married three times: Sarah Jane Fink (born 1832, died 9/10/1858); Sarah Ann Mathias Coulter (born either 2/11/1835 or 3/11/1835, died 1/15/1865); and Martha Gardner (born 1/8/1833, died 1/24/1909).  Paul died 9/17/1912. 

                MDW as well as BCEL records show Paul married Sarah Jane Fink on 9/18/1856.  After her death, Paul married Sarah Ann Coulter (widow) nee Mathias on 12/15/1860. 

                Paul had six children.  Catherine (or Susanna Catherine) was born to Paul and his first wife.  Marion Mathias was born to Paul and his second wife.  The remaining children ‑‑‑ James Merchant, Thomas W., Samuel Kunkle, and William Paul ‑‑‑ were born to Paul and his third wife. 

                Paul appears in the 1850 and 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Paul S., age 38; Martha, age 38; Susan C., age 12; Marion M., age 6; James M., age 4; and Thomas, age 1.

                The 1880 Census records for Penn township, Westmoreland county show Paul, age 47; Martha, age 46; Marion, age 17; James, age 14; Thomas, age 10; Samuel, age 9; and William, age 3.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Paul, age 68 (born 4/1832); Martha, age 67 (born 2/1833); and son Samuel and his family.

 

ADBCGA              Catherine (Susanna Catherine)

                HWC describes Catherine who married (first) William Morrow and (second) Charles Bowers.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show  Susan C., age 12, in her father's household.

 

ADBCGB              Marion Mathias

                HWC describes Marion Mathias, born 7/28/1862, married Emma Permette.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Marion Mathias, age 17, in his father's household.

 

ADBCGC             James Merchant

                HWC describes James Merchant, born 5/25/1866, married Ida Lauffner.  DMC records show Merchand Kistler, born 5/25/1866, and wife Ida nee Lauffer, born 9/19/1870, died 4/3/1919. 

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show James, age 4, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show James, age 14, in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Merch, age 34 (born 5/1866); Ida, age 29 (born 9/1870); and a boarder, John (ADBCF), age 70 (born 5/1830).

 

ADBCGD              Thomas W.

                HWC describes Thomas W., born 7/6/1869, married Emma Pernett.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Thomas, age 1, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Thomas, age 10, in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Thomas, age 32 (born 7/1867) (sic); Emma, age 39 (born 9/1860); and two children born after 1880.

 

ADBCGE              Samuel Kunkle

                HWC describes Samuel Kunkle, born 2/7/1871, married Linnie Catherine Dougherty.  DMC records show Samuel K., born 1871, died 1951; and Linnie C., born 1877, died 1914. 

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age 9, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age 29 (born 2/1871); "Lenna", age 23 (born 7/1876); and two children born after 1880.

 

ADBCGF              William Paul

                HWC describes William Paul, born 5/26/1877, married Trusie Masters.  The 1880 Census records show William, age 3, in his  father's household. The 1900 Census records for Allegheny county, PA, show W.P., age 23 (born 5/1877); Trusie B., age 25 (born 11/1874); and one son born after 1880.

 

ADBCH                 Margaret Magdalena

                SJCW records show "Marcreda Magdalena", born 10/4/1833, daughter of Samuel and Anna Catherine, no godparents listed.  MDW shows Margaret M., daughter of Samuel of Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA,  married Andrew J. Kistler (ADCK) of Allegheny county on 1/13/1852.  HYND shows her death on 11/25/1899.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Margaret, age 17, in her father's household.

 

ADBCI                   Catherine Christina

                SJCW records show Catherine Christina, born 6/29/1835, daughter of Samuel and Anna Catherine, no godparents listed.  HYND shows her marriage to Jesse Waugaman and her death on 4/20/1891.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Catherine, age 15, in her father's household.

 

ADBCJ                   Lydia Susanna

                HWC describes Lydia Susanna, married Peter Frizzell.  Also, SJCW records show Lidia Susanna, born 5/22/1837, daughter of Samuel and Anna Catherine, no godparents listed.  HYND shows her death on 4/20/1916.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Lydia, age 10, in her father's household.

 

ADBCK                 Sarah Priscilla

                SJCW records show Sara Lucianna Priscila, born 10/8/1838, daughter of Samuel and Anna Catherine, no godparents listed.  HYND shows her marriage to J.C. McCormick and her death on 3/4/1893.

               


                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Priscilla, age 12, in her father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Sarah, age 20, in her father's household.

 

ADBCL                  Agnes

                DMC records show Agnes Maria, born 3/12/1840, daughter of Samuel and Anna Catherine.  HWC shows her marriage to Levi Grant/Glunt.  The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Agnes, age 11, in her father's household.  HYND shows her death on 4/10/1910.

 

ADBCM                Anna Louise

                DMC records show "Hanna Luisa", born 12/23/1843, daughter of Samuel and Anna Catherine.  SJCW records show 'Hanna Luisa", born 12/23/1843, daughter of Samuel and Anna Catherine.  HWC shows her marriage to John Carroll.  HYND shows her death on 1/25/1910.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show "Hannah", age 7, in her father's household.

 

ADBCN                 Jonas Maclin

                LDS records show Jonas "Machling", born 8/28/1858, son of Samuel Kistler and Eva Susanna nee Loughner Klingersmith.  SJCW records show Jonas "Machling", born 8/28/1858, son of Samuel and Eva Susanna Kistler.  HYND shows that he died 7/16/1918.

                The 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonas, in his father's household.

                Penny Wilkerson, a descendant, shows the name as Jonas “Michling” Kistler and reports that in 1883 he married Flora Edith Spears (1/30/1864 – 9/11/1945).  Children are shown as follows:

               

                ADBCNA              John Clinton

                ADBCNB              Robert Logan

                ADBCNC              Harry Almon

                ADBCND              Mildred Marie

 

ADBCNA              John Clinton

                Penny Wilkerson , a descendant of Jonas (ADBCN), shows that John Clinton was born 6/25/1884 and died in infancy 10/14/1884.

 

ADBCNB              Robert Logan

                Penny Wilkerson, a descendant of Jonas (ADBCN), shows that Robert Logan was born 12/21/1886 and died 10/11/1956.  In 1910, he married Mary H. Cady.

 

ADBCNC              Harry Almon

                Penny Wilkerson, a descendant of Jonas (ADBCN), shows that Harry Almon was born 12/31/1889.  In 1920, he married Willa Hiller.

 

ADBCND              Mildred Marie

                Penny Wilkerson, a granddaughter,  shows that Mildred Marie was born 11/29/1898 and died 7/29/1993.  In 1920, she married Harry Ellsworth Roese.

 

ADBCO                  Eli

                HWC describes Eli as the son of Samuel.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Eli, age 4, in the household of David Paterson and his wife Hannah.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Eli, age 14, in his father's household.  HYND shows that Eli married Emma Brinker and that he died 4/16/1931.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Eli, age 34 (born 4/1866); Emma, age 31 (born 1/1869); and two children born after 1880.

 

ADBCP                  Phoebe

                HWC describes Phoebe as the daughter of Samuel.  LDS records show Phoebe Johanna Serena, baptized 4/15/1861, daughter of Samuel Kistler and Eva Susanna Loughner Klingersmith.  SJCW records show Phoebe Johanna Serina, born 2/23/1860, daughter of Samuel and Eva Susanna Kistler.  Westmoreland County, Volume 3, mentions Phoebe's marriage to James Heckman.  HYND shows that she died 5/15/1944; her husband was born 12/15/1859 and died 8/4/1930.

                The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Phoebe, age three months, in her father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Phoebe, age 10, in the household of Catherine Laughner, age 65, and Israel Laughner, age 40; although no relationship is shown, Catherine is probably Phoebe's grandmother, and Israel is probably her uncle.

 

ADBCQ                 Fannie Rebecca

                HWC and HAC describe Fannie Rebecca, born 1862, married Stephen Stockler.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show "Fanny N.", age 8, in her father's household.             The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show "Fanny", age 18, in her father's household.  HYND shows Fannie, born 3/8/1862, died 3/-/1851, married Stephen Stocker.

 

ADBCR                 Emma

                HWC describes Emma, married Josiah E. Klingersmith.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show "Amy S.", age 6, in her father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Emma S., age 16, in her father's household.

                HYND shows Emma, born 4/5/1864, died 10/5/1945; Josiah's birth date is given as l/-/1864.

 

ADBCS                  Levina Elizabeth

                SJCW records show Levina Elizabeth, born 6/7/1841, daughter of Samuel and Anna Catherine.  The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Elizabeth, age 8, in her father's household.  HYND shows her birth on 7/7/1841 (sic), her marriage to Henry Oburn, and her death on 6/22/1920.

 

ADBD                    Jacob

                 JER records show Jacob, born 7/1/1801, son of Samuel and Catherine, godparents Jacob Probst and Barbara Kistler.  MDW shows Jacob of Franklin township, son of Samuel, married Elizabeth Eberhart in 6/1822.  DMC cemetery records show Jacob died in 1836, age 35.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jacob's widow, Elizabeth, age 45; Catherine Ann, age 26; and Anna Mary, age 23.  The 1870 Census records show Elizabeth, age 65, in the household of her married daughter, Mary (Anna Maria) Sarver.

 

ADBDA                 Henry (Heinrich)

                SJCW records show Heinrich, born 11/21/1822, son of Jacob and Elizabeth, no godparents listed.  There are no other records.

 

ADBDB                  Mary (Anna Maria/Anna Mary)

                 SJCW records show Anna Maria, born 4/17/1827, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth, no godparents listed.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Mary, age 23, in the household of her widowed mother.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Mary, age 43; her husband, Abraham Sarver, age 53; her mother, Elizabeth, age 65; and several children -- sons Henry and George Sarver (twins), ages 7; and Mary Sarver, age 1.

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Mary, age 53, a widow; sons Henry and George, ages 17; Mary Sarver, age 12; and son Zachariah Kistler, age 28.

 

ADBDBA               Zachariah

                Zachariah is the son of Mary; his surname was "Kistler".  He was born about 1850; he may have been illegitimate.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Zachariah, age 20, in the household of his aunt and uncle (refer to the entry for ADBDE).  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Zachariah, age 28, in the household of his widowed mother, Mary Sarver. 

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Zachariah, age 50 (born 10/1850), in the household of his half brother, Henry Sarver.

 

ADBDC                 Susanna Sibilla

                 SJCW records show Susanna Sibilla, born 10/18/1832, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth, no godparents listed.  There are no other records.

 

ADBDD                 Levi

                SJCW records show Levi, born 2/11/1830, son of Jacob and Elizabeth, godparents Jonathan and Catherine Kistler. There are no other records.

 

ADBDE                  Catherine Ann

                Catherine Ann, age 26, appears in the 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county in the household of her widowed mother.

BCEL records show that on 3/20/1855 Catherine Ann married Andrew J. Kepple, both of Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA.

                The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show Catherine Ann, age 36; and her husband Andrew J. Kepple, age 38. 

 

ADBE      Catharina

     LDS records show Catharina, born 1/4/1804, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth.  BCEL records also show her birth on 1/4/1805 (sic), godparents Leonard and Anna Maria Heasley.  MDW shows the marriage of Catharina of Franklin township to Joseph Eberhart in 11/1821.

                HYND shows Catharina was born 1/4/1805 and died 12/21/1885.  Her husband was born 3/19/1800 and died in 1882.

 

ADBF                     John

                LDS records show John, born 3/29/1808, son of Samuel and Elizabeth; BCEL records also show godparents as David and Susanna Miller.  MDW shows John died 3/28/1847, age 39 less one day.

                Deed book records in 1839 in Westmoreland county, PA, show a Declaration of Trust, from John Kistler to Lydia Kistler, his wife.  In brief, Jacob Brinker, Lydia’s father, had furnished John Kistler with $1,500 to purchase 240 acres of property in Franklin township from the estate of Samuel Kistler with the declared intent that title to 107+ of those acres should be vested with Lydia during her lifetime and to her heirs after her death.  Obviously, John had married Lydia Brinker sometime prior to 1839.  Nothing is known of his children, if any.

 

ADBG                    Anna Elizabeth

                LDS records show Anna, baptized 10/8/1810, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth.  BCEL records show Anna, born 10/8/1810, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth, godparents John and Anna Wangaman.  MDW shows the marriage of Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel, to Jessie (Josiah/Joseph) Brinker in 4/1834.  HCW notes that Anna died in 1862.  DMC cemetery records show Anna, 1810‑1862, and Josiah Brinker, 1810‑1889.

 

ADBH                    Sarah

                SJCW records show Sara, born 4/29/1822, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth, godparents Philip and Sarah Neligh/Naly.  MDW show that Sarah married John Klingersmith on 6/19/1845; Sarah is described as the daughter of Samuel, deceased, of Franklin township.

 

ADBI                      Henry (Heinrich)

                SJCW records show Heinrich, born 8/11/1824, son of Samuel and Elizabeth, godparents John and Elizabeth Holtzer.  MDW show Henry of Franklin township died 4/14/1848, age 23/8/4.  There are no other records.

 

ADBJ                      Susanna

                SJCW records show Susanna, born 8/11/1827, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth. 

 

ADBK                     Mary (Anna Maria)

                MDW shows Anna Maria, daughter of Samuel, married Michael Fink Jr. in 12/1825.  The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Michael Fink, age 50, and wife Mary, age 45.  DMC cemetery records show Anna Mary Fink nee Kistler, born 7/22/1806, died 4/15/1865.

 

ADBL                     Christina

                Refer to Samuel (ADBC).  At ages 55, 66, and 77, Christina appears in her brother's household in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA.  Her name is shown variously as Christiana, Catherine, and Christena.  The 1880 Census records definitely identify her as Samuel's sister.

                Based on her age at the time of the 1880 Census as well as the birth of her half‑sister, Catharina (ADBE) on 1/4/1804, it seems probable that Christina was born in 1802 or early 1803.  Her death on 5/1884 is recorded in burial records of SJCW.

                HYND shows that Christina was born in 1803 and married Peter Klingersmith.

 


ADC                       Michael

                JER records show Michael, born 1/30/1779, son of Michael and "Maria", godparents Samuel and Maria Kistler (AF).  LDS records show the parents as Michael and Barbara, godparents as Samuel and Maria Elizabeth Kistler, and baptism on Easter.

                Genealogical papers prepared by Mabel Van Dyke Baer, filed at DAR, show Michael, born 1/30/1799, died 6/13/1848 (sic), married Mary Susanna Greenwald.  DAR application papers #426234 show that Susanna died in 1819 and that Michael later married Elizabeth Silvia/Silvis (HYND shows Silvis). Michael is buried in St. James Cemetery, Bell township, Westmoreland county.

                German Church Records of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1792-1804, page 217, Volume 2, (Paul Miller Ruff, compiler), shows that Elisabeth Silvis was born 4/13/1795, daughter of John and Anna Maria (Yeagger) Silvis. 

                More detailed information concerning Michael is provided in Orphan Court records dated in November of 1845 in Westmoreland county, PA.  These records show a petition of Jonathan Kistler, son of Michael Kistler, "late of Washington township, Westmoreland county".  This petition indicates Michael died in 1845 (not 1848 as recorded elsewhere). 

                The Orphan Court records show the heirs of Michael.  Named are the widow Elizabeth as well as son Daniel of Armstrong county; daughter Rebecca married to Simon Hoover of Indiana county; seven grandchildren (children of son Michael, deceased) Sarah, Samuel, Henry, Elizabeth, John, James, and Joseph, all minors; son Samuel of Armstrong county; daughter Elizabeth married to David Hilty; son Jonathan (petitioner); son David; son William; son George; daughter Mary married to George Snyder; daughter Sarah; daughter Susanna; son Jackson; daughter Margaret Ann; and daughter Lydia. The last five children named were all minors at the time (1845).  The Court appointed David Kistler as guardian for all of the minor children and grandchildren involved in the estate.

                Several things seem apparent from this petition.  First, note that Michael's children seem to be named in their order of birth; this helps to validate birthdates.  Next, since John (ADCM) is not named, we may conclude that he died in childhood.

                As near as can be determined, Michael had six children with his first wife and ten children with his second wife.  His children are as follows:

 

                Daniel                                    ADCA                    born 1800

                Rebecca                               ADCO                   born ca 1802

                Michael                 ADCC                   born 1806

                Samuel                                  ADCB                    born 1802

                Elizabeth                              ADCD                    born 1813 

                Jonathan                               ADCE                    born 1817

                David                                     ADCG                   born 1820

                William                                  ADCF                    born 1820 

                George                                 ADCP                    born ca 1822

                Mary                                      ADCH                    born 1824

                Sarah                                     ADCI                     born 1825

                Susan                                     ADCJ                     born ca 1827

                Jackson                                 ADCK                    born 1828

                Margaret                              ADCL                    born ca 1831

                John                                        ADCM  born 1835

                Lydia                                     ADCN                    born 1840

               

                                               

     The 1850 Census records for Washington township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Michael's widow, Elizabeth, age 55; Margaret, age 19; and Lydia, age 10.  

               


                The 1860 Census records for Franklin township, Westmoreland county, show Elizabeth, age 63; and Lydia, age 20.

                Westmoreland county Will Book 5 records Elizabeth's will which is dated 3/25/1867 and which was proved 3/4/1868.  This document names her children as follows: William, David, Mary Snyder, Sarah Squib, Susan Stull, Jackson, Margaret McLaughlin, and Lydia Kistler – note that neither

John nor George are named.  Of course, John apparently died before 1845 (he was not named in the petition of that date).  George apparently died before 1867 when his mother died.

 

ADCA                    Daniel

                HYND shows Daniel as a son of Michael (ADC), and Daniel is named in the 1845 petition concerning his father’s estate (refer to the narrative for ADC).

                The 1840 Census records for Armstrong county show "Daniel Keisler", age 30-40, and members of his household; this entry indicates that Daniel was born 1800-1810.  Subsequent Census records indicate that Daniel was born in 1796 (1850 Census) or 1801 (1860 Census).  The 1880 Census records for son Samuel (ADCAB) show that his father, Daniel (ADCA), was born in Northampton county, PA -- that is, Daniel was born before the family moved to Westmoreland county, PA.  All this supports a birth date about 1800. 

                Regardless of his birth date, records of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Leechburg, PA, (FELC) show that Daniel married Elizabeth Arner on 6/30/1825.

                HYND shows that Daniel was born 11/19/1800 and died 8/6/1878.  Also, that his wife, Elizabeth, was born 10/5/1806 and died 10/7/1878.

                The 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Daniel "Kiesler", age 54; Elizabeth, age 43; David, age 24; Samuel, age 22; Christina, age 19; Sophia, age 16; Jonathan, age 13; and Elizabeth, age 9.  The 1860 Census records for Armstrong county show Daniel, age 59; Elizabeth, age 54; and Elizabeth, age 18.  The 1870 Census records for Armstrong county show "David", age 69; Elizabeth, age 63; and Mary, age 13.

                 

ADCAA David

                FELC records show David, born 12/18/1825, son of Daniel Kistler and Elizabeth nee Arner, godparent David Arner.  The 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show David, age 24, in his father's household.

 

ADCAB                 Samuel

                HYND shows that Samuel was born 2/20/1825 and died 9/10/1910.  Also, that his wife, Elizabeth nee Shuster, was born 3/12/1834 and died 1/24/1912.

                The 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Samuel, age 22, in his father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Leechburg, Armstrong county, show Samuel, age 40; Elizabeth, age 38; Emma, age 19; John, age 17; Amanda, age 14; Mary, age 12; Kate, age 10; David, age 9; Milton, age 5; Charles, age 2; and Augusta, (less than age 1).

                The 1880 Census records for Armstrong county show Samuel, age 51; Elizabeth, age 45; Kate, age 21; David, age 19; Milton, age 19; Charles, age 12; Augusta, age 10; and Florence, age 4. 

                The 1900 Census records for Armstrong county show Samuel, age 72 (born 2/1828); Elizabeth, age 66 (born 3/1834); Augusta, age 30 (born 2/1870); and Florence, age 24 (born 4/1876). 

ADCABA              Emma Jane

                The 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Emma, age 19, in her father's household.  HYND shows her name as Emma Jane and her birth on 6/14/1851.

 

ADCABB              John Westley

                The 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show John, age 17, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show John, age 28; Jennie, age 25; Mollie, age 2; Bertha, age six months; and Minnie Bair (sister-in-law), age 12.   

                The 1900 Census records for Stark county, OH, show John, age 47 (born 5/1853); Alice, age 44 (born 3/1856); Mollie, age 23 (born 8/1876); Bertha, age 20 (born 9/1879); and two children born after 1880.

                HYND shows his name as John Westley Kistler.  His birth is shown as 5/12/1853, and his death in 1934.  His first wife is shown as Mary Virginia nee Bair, born 8/1/1854, died 3/9/1884.  His second wife is shown as Alice nee Murphy, born in 1856 and died in 1941.

 

ADCABBA           Mollie

                Mollie, age 2, appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  At age 23 (born 8/1876), she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census records for Stark county, OH.

 

ADCABBB            Bertha

                Bertha, age six months, appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  At age 20 (born 9/1879), she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census records for Stark county, OH.

                HYND shows her birth on 11/28/1877 (sic) and her death on 12/28/1971.  Her first husband was Stephen J. Locke; her second marriage was to John Baer.

 

ADCABBC           Zula                       

Born 7/1882; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census. 

ADCABBD           Paul                       

                Born 11/1896; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADCABC              Amanda

                The 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Amanda, age 14, in her father's household.  HYND shows her birth on 6/17/1855.

 

ADCABD              Mary Frances

                The 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Mary, age 12, in her father's household.  HYND shows her name as Mary Frances and her birth on 3/7/1857.

 

ADCABE              Catherine (Kate)

                Kate, age 10, appears in her father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  At age 21, she appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Armstrong county.  HYND shows her name as Catherine and her birth on 1/1/1860.

 

ADCABF               David

                David, age 9, appears in his father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  At age 19, he appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Armstrong county.  HYND shows his birth on 12/31/1860 and his death in 1896.

 

ADCABG              Milton

                Milton, age 5, appears in his father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  At age 16, he appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Armstrong county.

 

ADCABH              Charles

                Charles, age 2, appears in his father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  At age 12, he appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Armstrong county.

                The 1900 Census records for Stark county, OH, show Charles, age 32 (born 9/1867); Blanche, age 30 (born 12/1869); and one child born after 1880.

 

ADCABHA           Margaret C.       

Born 8/1896; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census. 

 

ADCABI                Augusta

                Augusta, just months old, appears in her father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  At age 10, she appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.

                The 1900 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Augusta Reeves, age 30 (born 2/1870), (married daughter), in her father's household.

 

ADCABJ                Florence

                Florence, age 4, appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.

                The 1900 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Florence, age 24 (born 4/1876) in her father's household.

 

ADCAC                Christina

                Christina, age 19, appears in the 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, in her father's household.

 

ADCAD Sophia

                Sophia, age 16, appears in the 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, in her father's household.

 

ADCAE                 John (Jonathan)

                John, age 13, appears as Jonathan in the 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Armstrong county show John, age 63 (born 10/1836); and Elizabeth, age 45 (born 1/1855).

 

ADCAF                 Elizabeth Amanda

                FKLC records show "Liza" Amanda, born 4/22/1841, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth.  Elizabeth, age 9, appears in the 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, in her father's household.  At age 18, she appears in her father's household in the 1860 Census records for Armstrong county. 

                HYND shows Amanda Elisha, 1844-1921; married Robert W. McKallip, 1844-1907.  I suspect this is Elizabeth Amanda (ADCAF).

 

ADCB                    Samuel

                HYND shows Samuel as a son of Michael (ADC), and Samuel is named in the 1845 petition concerning his father’s estate (refer to the narrative for ADC).  

                The 1840 Census records for Armstrong county show "Samuel Keisler", age 30-40, and members of his household; this entry indicates that Samuel was born 1800-1810.  I suspect that Samuel was born about 1808.

                There are indications that Samuel married twice -- first to Elizabeth Stull, and then to Catherine Stull.  The evidence for this is based on FELC records which show Samuel and Elizabeth as parents of a child, Catharina, born in 1834; it seems likely that Elizabeth would have been about 18 years of age (that is, born about 1816).  But all later baptismal records, beginning in 1838, refer to Samuel and Catharina -- and Census records indicate that Catharina was born either in 1820 or 1823 (1820 seems likely).  Samuel appears to have died about 1849.  He is absent from the 1850 Census, and his youngest son was only a year old at that time.  Note also that FKLC records show that in August 1856, a Catharine Kistler (no husband listed) gave birth to a child, Sophronia, who died the same day.

                The 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show John Stull, age 59; Elizabeth Stull, age 60; other members of the Stull family; Catharina "Kiesler", age 27; Hetty, age 5; Melinda, age 3; and Samuel, age 1.  Apparently, Catharina was widowed prior to 1850 and had returned to her parents.

                The 1860 Census records for Armstrong county show Catherine Kistler, age 40; Hetty, age 17; Mary M., age 15, and David Taylor, age 5 (no relationship given).  However, see the entry below for Mary (ADCBE).  Apparently, after Samuel died, his widow, Catherine, married a Mr. Taylor; David was born to that union.

 

ADCBA                 Catharina

                FELC records show Catharina, born 2/28/1834, baptized 5/8/1836, parents Samuel and Elizabeth nee Stull, godparents George and Catharina Walters.  There are no other records.

 

ADCBB                 George

                FELC records show George, born 8/15/1838, baptized 9/19/1838, parents Samuel and Catharina, godparents Daniel and Elizabeth (nee Arner) Kistler (ADCA).  There are no other records.

 

ADCBC                 Michael

                FKLC records show Michael, born 10/27/1839, baptized 1/26/1840, parents Samuel and Catharina, godparents Daniel and Elizabeth Kistler (ADCA).  There are no other records.

 

ADCBD                 Hetty (Esther)

                FELC records show "Ester", born 7/13/1842, baptized 8/14/1842, parents Samuel and Catharina, godparents Johannes and Susanna Klingersmith.  The 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Hetty, age 5, in her mother's household.  The 1860 Census records for Armstrong county show Hetty, age 17, in her mother's household.  The 1870 Census for Armstrong county shows Hettie, age 26, married to Josiah Heger, age 29.

 

ADCBE                 Mary Melinda

                The 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show "Melinda", age 3, in her mother's household.  The 1860 Census records for Armstrong county show Mary M., age 15, in her mother's household. 

                The 1880 Census records for Armstrong county show Mary, age 35, in the household of her step-brother, David Taylor, age 24.  Also in the same household are her nephew, William Henry Klingersmith, age 17, and her niece, Nettie Kistler, age 6.

 

ADCBF                  Samuel

                The 1850 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show Samuel, age 1, in his mother's household.  There is no further record of Samuel; he may have died young.

 

ADCC                   Michael

     MDW shows Michael Jr. of Washington township, Westmoreland county, PA, died in 6/1843, age 37/3/7 (i.e., born 1806).  Michael left a wife (unnamed) and seven small children. 

                HYND shows that Michael was born 2/27/1806 and died 6/10/1843.  His wife is shown as Anna.  His children are shown as Sarah, Samuel, Henry, Elizabeth, John, James, and Joseph.

                The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Anna Kistler, age 38; Sarah Ann, age 18; Samuel, age 16; Henry, age 15; Elizabeth, age 13; John, age 11; James, age 9; and Joseph, age 7.

                The 1860 Census records for Indiana county, PA, show Anna, age 48, in her own household. 

 

ADCCA                Sarah Ann

                The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, show Sarah Ann, age 18, in the household of her widowed mother. 

 

ADCCB                 Samuel

                The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, show Samuel, age 16, in the household of his widowed mother.

 

ADCCC                Henry

                The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, show Henry, age 15, in the household of his widowed mother. 

                The 1880 Census records for Green county, IN, show Henry, age 44; Eliza, age 45; Romas, age 22; and Elizabeth, age 9.

 

ADCCCA             Romas

                The 1880 Census records for Green county, IN, show Romas, age 22, in his father's household.

 

ADCCCB             Elizabeth

                The 1880 Census records for Green county, IN, show Elizabeth, age 9, in her father's household.

 

ADCCD                Elizabeth

                The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Elizabeth, age 13, in the household of her widowed mother. 

 

ADCCE John

                The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, PA, show John, age 11, in the household of his widowed mother. 

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show John C., age 61 (born 6/1838) and his wife Melissa, age 49 (born 6/1850).  The Census records also note that they had been married for 14 years and have no children.

 

ADCCF                 James

                The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, show James, age 9, in the household of his widowed mother. 

 

ADCCG                Joseph

                The 1850 Census records for Salem township, Westmoreland county, show Joseph, age 7, in the household of his widowed mother. 

                The 1900 Census records for Chariton county, MO, show Joseph, age 57 (born 4/1843); Anna, age 40 (born 2/1859); and six children born after 1880.

 


ADCCGA             Caroll                   

Born 11/1882; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADCCGB             Paul F.

Born 3/1886; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADCCGC             Herbert D. 

Born 8/1891; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADCCGD             Homer B.             

Born 5/1894; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADCCGE             Esther A.

Born 8/1896; she appears in her father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADCCGF              Henry L.               

Born 8/1899; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

 

ADCD                    Elizabeth

                DAR application papers #426234 show Elizabeth, born 7/10/1813, died 7/13/1889, married David Hilty, born 12/31/1812, died 8/23/1897.

 

ADCE                    Jonathan

                MDW shows Jonathan of Washington township married Maria Martz in 2/1844.  The 1850 Census records for Washington township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonathan, age 33; Maria, age 24; Catherine, age 6; Michael, age 4; and George, age 2. 

                The 1860 Census records for Washington township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonathan, age 43; Maria, age 35; Lucetta, age 15; Michael, age 13; George, age 11; Elizabeth, age 8; B. Frank, age 6; David, age 4; and William, age 1.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonathan, age 54; Mariah, age 44; daughter "Cait", age 23; Michael, age 21; George, age 20; Elizabeth, age 18; Frank, age 15; David, age 13; William, age 11; Anna, age 9; Emma, age 7; and Harry, age 4.

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Jonathan, age 64; Lucetta C., age 35; Michael G., age 33; George M., age 31; Louise E., age 27; David G., age 24; William G., age 21; Anna B., age 19; Emma H., age 17; and James H.D., age 13.

 

ADCEA                 Lucetta Catherine

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Catherine, age 6, in her father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county show Luceatta, age 15, in her father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show "Cait", age 23, in her father's household.

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Lucetta, age 35, in her father's household.  Finally, the 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Catherine, age 55 (born 3/1845) in a household headed by her brother Michael (ADCEB).

 

ADCEB                 Michael G.

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Michael, age 4, in his father's household. Michael also appears in the 1860 and 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county in his father's household.

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Michael G., age 33, in his father's household.  Finally, the 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Michael, age 53 (born 3/1847); brother George, age 51 (born 1/1849); sister Catherine, age 55 (born 3/1845); and sister Elizabeth, age 49 (born 1/1851).

 

ADCEC                 George M.

                 The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show George, age 2, in his father's household.  George also appears in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show George, age 51 (born 1/1849) in a household headed by his brother Michael (ADCEB)

 

ADCED                 Louise Elizabeth

                Louise Elizabeth appears in her father's household in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA.  The 1900 Census records show Elizabeth, age 49 (born 1/1851) in a household headed by her brother Michael (ADCEB).

 

ADCEE                 David G.

                David appears in his father's household in the 1860 and 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show David G., age 24, in his father's household.

 

ADCEF                  William G.

                William appears in his father's household in the 1860 and 1870 for Westmoreland county, PA.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show William G., age 21, in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Lake county, IN, show William (single), age 40 (born 11/1859).  The Census records also show that he and his parents were born in PA.

 

ADCEG                 Anna B.

                Anna appears in her father's household in the 1870 and 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA.  The 1900 Census records show Anna, age 39 (born 1/1861) as a housekeeper to her widowed brother-in-law (refer to the entry for her sister, Emma, ADCEH, below).

 

ADCEH                 Emma H.

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Emma, age 7, in her father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Emma H., age 17, in her father's household. 

                Emma must have married to Irwin Knepshield and then, sometime before 1900, she died.  The 1900 Census records show Anna B. (ADCEG) as housekeeper to her brother-in-law, Irwin Knepshield; Emma is the only family member who might have been his wife.

 

ADCEI                   James H.D. (Harry J.)

                The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Harry, age 4, in his father's household.  The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show James H.D., age 13, in his father's household.  Finally, the 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Harry J., age 33 (born 6/1866); Jeanette, age 31 (born 6/1868); and two children born after 1880.

 

ADCEJ                   Benjamin Frank

                The 1860 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show "B. Frank", age 6, in his father's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show "Frank", age 15, in his father's household.

                The 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county show Benjamin F., age 26; Susanna, age 25; and Elsie E., age four months.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show Benjamin, age 46 (born 11/1853); Susan, age 45 (born 5/1855); and several children born after 1880.

 

ADCEJA                Elsie E.

                Elsie E., age four months, appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Westmoreland county.

 

ADCF                    William (Wilhelm)

                SJCW records show that twins, William and David, were born on 8/14/1820 to Michael and Elizabeth "Muestler" (this is a typing error; the SJCW index actually refers to "Kuestler"); godparents are shown as Rudolph and Susanna "Kuestler".  Note: In Washington township, Westmoreland county, PA, there is a "Keister" family which includes a Rudolph Keister -- I can find no other explanation for this entry. To the best of my knowledge, there is no Rudolph Kistler/Kuestler.

                MDW shows that William Kistler married Sarah Masters in 4/1841.  However, refer also to the entry below for daughter Catherine (ADCFE); her birth records refer to her as the daughter of William Kistler and Sarah McCutchen.  This suggests that Sarah McCutchen first married Mr. Masters and then, when widowed, married William Kistler.  This sequence of events also accounts for Anna (ADCFA) whose age indicates she was a step-daughter born in 1838.

                The 1850 Census records for Allegheny township, Westmoreland county, PA, show William, age 32; Sara, age 35; Anna, age 12; Abigail, age 8; George, age 6; John, age 4; Catherine, age 2; and Sarah, age 2. 

                The 1860 Census records for George township, Fayette county, PA, show William, age 41; Sarah, age 45; Elizabeth, age 18; George, age 16; John, age 14; Catherine, age 10; Sarah, age 10; Joseph, age 9; William, age 7, and Andrew J., age 5.

                Karen Steere, a descendant of William Luther Kistler (ADCFGC), describes her great-great-great-grandfather, William, and his wife, Elizabeth McCreary (sic) Masters.

 

ADCFA                 Anna

                Anna, age 12, appears in the 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.  Anna is probably a step-daughter.

 

ADCFB                  Elizabeth (Abigail)

                Abigail, age 8, appears in the 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.  As Elizabeth, age 18, she appears in the 1860 Census for Fayette county in her father's household.

 

ADCFC                 George

                George, age 6, appears in the 1850 Census for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.  At age 16, he appears in the 1860 Census records for Fayette county in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county show George, age 54 (born 1/1846); Mary E., age 49 (born 10/1850); Harry Cooper, age 20 (born 5/1880); and a number of other children born after 1880. 

 

ADCFCA              Harry Cooper

                Harry, age 20, appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA.

 


ADCFD                 John

                John, age 4, appears in the 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in his father's household.  At age 14, he appears in the 1860 Census records for Fayette county, PA, in his father's household.

 

ADCFE                  Catherine

                Catherine, age 2 (twin to Sarah) appears in the 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.  At age 10, she appears in the 1860 Census records for Fayette county in her father's household.

                LDS records show Catherine Kistler, born 11/2/1847, daughter of William Kistler and Sarah McCutchen (not Sarah Masters).  Coupled with MDW records which show that William Kistler married Sarah Masters in 4/1841, this suggests that Sarah McCutchen first married Mr. Masters and then, when widowed, married William Kistler.

 

ADCFF                  Sarah

                Sarah, age 2 (twin to Catherine) appears in the 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, in her father's household.  At age 10, she appears in the 1860 Census for Fayette county in her father's household.

 

ADCFG                  Joseph

                 Joseph, age 9, appears in the 1860 Census records for Fayette county, PA, in his father's household.

                The 1900 Census records for Washington county, PA, show Joseph, age 48 (born 1/1852); Matilda, age 47 (born 12/1852); Archibald, age 21 (born 12/1878); and a daughter, Hattie, born 1/1886.

                Karen Steere, a descendant of William Luther Kistler (ADCFGC), describes her great-great-grandfather, Joseph, and his wife Matilda Brownfield. 

 

ADCFGA              Archibald

                The 1900 Census records for Washington county, PA, show Archibald, age 21 (born 12/1878) in his father's household.

 

ADCFGB              Hattie

The 1900 Census records for Washington county, PA, show Hattie, age 14 (born 1/1886) in her father's household.

 

ADCFGC              William Luther

                Karen Steere of Beaumont, CA, a descendant, reports that her great-grandfather, William Luther Kistler, was born in Monongahela, PA, on 2/2/1875.  He married Lenora Leadbeater.  The 1900 Census records for Washington county, PA, show William, age 24 (born 2/1876); Nora, age 22 (born 6/1877); Etta M., age 3 (born 1/1897); Gladys E., age 2 (born 1/1898); and Bertha, age five months (born 1/1900).

                Karen Steere describes children as follows:

               

                                ADCFGCA           Essie                                      died in infancy                   

                                ADCFGCB           Etta May                               born 1/4/1895       (sic)   

                                ADCFGCC          Gladys Elaine                      born 1/18/1897   (sic)     

                                ADCFGCD           Bertha                                   born 12/27/1900 (sic)                     

                                ADCFGCE           Nora Matilda                       born 8/19/1902

                                ADCFGCF           Viola                                      born 9/1905

                                ADCFGCG          Jessie Luella                         born 1/1/1907

                                ADCFGCH           Grant Irvin                           born 1/28/1910

                                ADCFGCI            Mary Elizabeth                   born 1/10/1914 (twin)

                                ADCFGCJ            Martha Isabel                      born 1/10/1914 (twin)

                                ADCFGCK           William Lloyd                      born 2/18/1916

                                ADCFGCL           Freda Eva                            born 12/24/1918

 

ADCFH                 William

     William, age 7, appears in the 1860 Census records for Fayette county, PA, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show William, age 46 (born 11/1853); Jennie, age 33 (born 6/1866); and three children born after 1880.

 

ADCFI                    Andrew J.

                Andrew, age 5, appears in the 1860 Census records for Fayette county, PA, in his father's household.  The 1900 Census records for King county, WA, show "A.", age 45 (born 3/1855); Ella, age 41 (born 10/1858); and several children born after 1880.  The records also indicate that "A." and his parents were born in PA.

 

ADCFIA                Irvin                      

Born 11/1891; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADCFIB                Allen                     

                Born 3/1893; he appears in his father's household in the 1900 Census.

ADCG                    David

                SJCW records show that twins, William and David, were born on 8/14/1820 to Michael and Elizabeth "Muestler" (this is a typing error; the SJCW index actually refers to "Kuestler"); godparents Adam and Margaretta Silfys (godparents undoubtedly were related to Elizabeth whose maiden name was Silvia/Silvis).

                The 1850 Census records for Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA, show David, age 30; Margaret, age 28; Elvera, age 1.  An unidentified source shows that David’s first wife was named Margaret Jane Ritchie.

                The 1880 Census records for Hamilton county, IN, show David, age 59; Sarah, age 46; Ettie, age 13; and Nora, age 10.  David's first wife, Margaret, had died; he married Sarah in 1856 (the 1900 Census records show he and Sarah had been married for 44 years). 

                The 1900 Census records for Hamilton county, IN, show David, age 79 (born 8/1820); and Sarah, age 66 (born 9/1833).

                HYND shows that David married Mary Richie; MDW records also show that David Kistler of Washington township married Mary Richey of Murryville on 2/1843.  I cannot explain this except to speculate that David may have first married Mary who died shortly thereafter -- and then he married Margaret.

 

ADCGA                Elvera

                The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Elvera, age 1, in her father's household.  An unidentified source shows that “Elvira” was born 12/19/1848 in Murraysville, Westmoreland county, PA.  She married John Calvin Whisler on 11/19/870.  She died 10/13/1930.

 

ADCGB Ettie

                The 1880 Census records for Hamilton county, IN, show Ettie, age 13, in her father's household.

 


ADCGC                Nora

                The 1880 Census records for Hamilton county, IN, show Nora, age 10, in her father's household.

 

ADCH                     Mary Ann

                Mary is named in her mother's will (dated in 1867) as Mary Snyder.  MDW shows Mary Ann, daughter of Michael Kistler of Washington township, married George Snyder in 1/1844. 

                HYND shows Maria, born 4/15/1824, married George Snyder.

 

ADCI                      Sarah

                SJCW records show Sarah, born 6/23/1825, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Kistler, godparents Daniel and Rebecca Zimmerman.

                Sarah is named in her mother's will (dated in 1867) as Sarah Squib.  HYND shows the same information.

 

ADCJ                     Susan

                Susan is named in her mother's will (dated in 1867) as Susan Stull.  HYND shows Susanna married Absolom "Steel".

 

ADCK                    Jackson (Andrew Jackson)

                Jackson is named in his mother's will (dated in 1867).  HYND shows Andrew Jackson, born 12/16/1828, married Margaretta Magdalena Kistler.

                The 1850 Census records for Franklin township, Westmoreland county, PA, show "Jackson Kistter", age 32; the age shown is in error -- Jackson was about 22.

                MDW shows Andrew J. Kistler of Allegheny county married Margaret M. Kistler (ADBCH), daughter of Samuel Kistler of Franklin township, Westmoreland county, on 1/13/1852.  The 1860 Census records for Fawn township, Allegheny county, show Jackson, age 30; Margaret, age 25; Catherine, age 8; Susanna, age 4; and John H., age 2.

                The 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA, show A.J. Kistler, age 42; Margaret M., age 36; Katie, age 18; Annie, age 15; John H., age 13; Willie, age 8; and Eddie, age 2.

                The 1880 Census records for Butler county, PA, show Jackson, age 51; Margaret, age 44; Catherine, age 27; John H., age 21; Emon Simons A., age 12; Agnes, age 9; Samuel, age 6; and Harry, age 10 (an adopted son).

 

ADCKA                 Catherine Elizabeth

                SJCW and DMC show Catherine Elizabeth, born 5/11/1852, daughter of Jackson and Margaret.  Catherine, age 8, appears in her father's household in the 1860 Census records for Allegheny county, PA.  At age 17, she appears in her father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armnstron county, PA.  At age 27, she appears in her father's household in the 1880 Census records for Butler county, PA.

 

ADCKB                 Susanna

                Susanna, age 4, appears in her father's household in the 1860 Census records for Allegheny county, PA.  At age 15, "Annie" appears in her father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.

 

ADCKC                 John H.

                John H., age 2, appears in his father's household in the 1860 Census records for Allegheny county, PA.  At age 13, John H. appears in his father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  At age 21, he appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Butler county, PA.

ADCKD                 Emon Simons A.

                At age 2, "Eddie" appears in his father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA.  Emon Simons A., age 12, appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Butler county, PA.

 

ADCKE                 Agnes

                Agnes, age 9, appears in her father's household in the1880 Census records for Butler county, PA.

 

ADCKF Samuel

                Samuel, age 6, appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Butler county, PA.

                The 1900 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Samuel, age 26 (born 10/1873); Alice B., age 32 (born 9/1867); and one child born after 1880.

 

ADCKG                 Harry P.

                Harry, age 10, appears in his father's household in the 1880 Census records for Butler county, PA.  The Census records show that Harry is an adopted son.

                The 1900 Census records for Bureau county, IL, show Harry P., age 29 (born 11/1870); and Jennie, age 18 (born 3/1882).  The Census records indicate that Harry and both parents were born in Pennsylvania.

 

ADCKH                 William

                Willie, age 8, appears in his father's household in the 1870 Census records for Armstrong county, PA. 

 

ADCL                    Margaret

                Margaret is named in her mother's will (dated in 1867) as Margaret McLaughlin.  The 1850 Census records for Westmoreland county, PA, show Margaret, age 19, in her widowed mother's household.    

 

ADCM                    John

     LDS records show John, son of Michael and Elizabeth, baptized 11/20/1835 at First Lutheran Church, Greensburg, Westmoreland county, PA.  Church records show his birth on 11/1/1835.  I have found no further record, and HYND provides no further information.

                Note that his mother's will dated in 1867 does not name John.  He probably died in his youth.  Note also that he does not appear with his widowed mother in the 1850 Census.

 

ADCN                    Lydia Louisa

     SJCW records show Lydia Louisa, born 1/27/1840, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Kistler.  The 1850 Census records for Washington township, Westmoreland county, PA, show Lydia, age 10, in her mother's household.  The 1860 Census records for Franklin township, Westmoreland county, show Lydia, age 20, in her mother's household.  The 1870 Census records for Westmoreland county show Lydia, age 30, living alone.

                Lydia Kistler is named in her mother's will (dated in 1867).

 

ADCO                   Rebecca

                Rebecca is named in the 1845 petition concerning her father’s estate (refer to the narrative for Michael, ADC).  The petition refers to her as the wife of Simon Hoover (Huber or Uber) or Indiana county, PA.  Based on the order in which Michael’s children are named, Rebecca appears to have been born about 1802.

 

ADCP                    George

                George is named in the 1845 petition concerning his father’s estate (refer to the narrative for Michael, ADC).  Based on the order in which Michael’s children are named, George appears to have been born about 1822. 

                SJCW records show the birth on 7/4/1823 of Washington, son of Michael Kuester and Salome; godparents are shown as Samuel (ADB) Kuester and Elizabeth.  This baptismal entry contains a number of errors.  Obviously, the family name was misspelled.  Also, Michael's wife was named Elizabeth, not Salome. 

                It is conjecture, but I believe the child's full name was "George Washington".  This seems a very appropriate name for a child born on the Fourth of July -- a child whose brother born in 1828 was named Andrew Jackson. 

                Note that "Washington" does not appear in the Orphan Court records for Michael's estate.  Note, too, that George was not named in his mother’s will (refer to the narrative for Michael, ADC); George apparently died before 1867.

 


ADD                       Jacob

                Records for Ebenezer Church (EBEN), New Tripoli, Lehigh county, PA, show Jacob, born 9/2/1782, died 6/15/1843, and wife Magdalena Mosser, born 9/16/1780, died 4/2/1855.  Genealogical Findings in the Allemangel Area of Berks and Lehigh Counties (NEL), compiled by Warren J. Ziegler, also show this same data.

     There is no direct link of Jacob to Michael and Magdalena (AD).  However, an extract of baptismal records for EBEN shows that Jacob and his wife Magdalena were godparents to a Kerschner child (see ADG) about 1813.  Also, Jacob and Magdalena were godparents to a child of John and Margaretha Kistler (see ADI) in 1817. 

                I believe that Jacob is a child of Michael and Magdalena (AD) and that he and his wife served as godparents to children of his sisters and brothers.

                There is no record of children born to Jacob and his wife.

 

ADE                       George

                JER records show George, born 8/6/1784, son of Michael and Magdalena Kistler, godparents Philip and Elizabeth Barbara Kistler (AC). 

                In November of 1804, the Register for the Probate of Wills in Northampton county, PA, issued documents which show that George Kistler, a sadler of Heidelberg township, died without a will.  Jacob Kistler (identified as the brother to George), Henry Ohl, and Abraham Reedy were appointed as administrators of the estate.  Although positive proof is lacking, it appears that George (ADE) died in late 1804.  Jacob (ADD) was an administrator of the estate.

 

ADF       Unknown

                Rev. Helffrich notes that Madgalena had six children with Michael.  A study of birth dates of known children suggests that this unknown child was born about 1786.

 

ADG                       Catherine

                EBEN cemetery records show Catherine Kerschner (nee Kistler), born 2/11/1788, died 5/27/1840, and Philip Kerschner, born 2/18/1783, died 12/25/1855.  HELF records their marriage on 10/3/1810. 

                There is no direct link of Catherine to Michael and Magdalena.  However, EBEN baptismal records show that in 1825 Philip and Catherine Kerschner were godparents to a child (ADID)

of John and Margareth (ADI).  Earlier, about 1813, Jacob and Magdalena (ADD) were godparents to a Kerschner child.

 

ADH      Unknown

                 Rev. Helffrich notes that Madgalena had six children with Michael.  A study of birth dates of known children suggests that this unknown child was born about 1790.

 

ADI         John

                John was born 12/28/1792 (shortly after the death of his father) and died 12/16/1882; his wife, Maria Margareth Daubenspeck, was born 1/16/1797 and died 3/9/1873.  This data is reflected in cemetery records for EBEN, actual gravestones at EBEN, NEL and other sources. 

                FEG burial records show John, born 12/12/1792 (note slight difference), died 12/16/1882, son of Michael Kistler and wife Magdalena nee Mantz.  FEG notes that John married Magdalena Daubenspeck in 3/1817.

                 In addition to this direct link to Michael, there are a number of indirect links reflected in baptismal records.  EBEN baptismal records show that Melchoir and Magdalena Schwab (John's step‑father and mother) sponsored one of John's children (ADIB ‑‑ see below).  His brother, Jacob (ADD) sponsored another of John's children (ADIA ‑‑ see below).  His sister, Catherine (ADG), sponsored another of John's children (ADID ‑‑ see below). 

                The 1850 Census records for Lynn township, Lehigh county, PA, show John, age 57; Maryade, age 53; Elizabeth, age 27; Catherine, age 25, and John, age 22.

 

ADIA      Jacob

                EBEN baptismal records show Jacob, born 3/13/1817, son of John and Margaretha, godparents Jacob and Magdalena (ADD).  EBEN cemetery records show Jacob, born 3/13/1818 (sic), died 4/18/1896, and wife Lydia, born 11/24/1818, died 3/15/1901.  It is likely that the cemetery records show the correct date of birth; Jacob's parents were married in 3/1817, so Jacob's birth in 1818 is reasonable.

                NEL shows that Jacob married Lydia Sensinger and reports her death date as 3/25/1901 ‑‑‑ a difference of ten days.

                FEG records the death of Jacob, born 3/13/1818, died 4/18/1896.  FEG shows his marriage to Lydia Sensinger and refers to one son, deceased.  FEG shows that Jacob was the son of John Kistler and Margaret Tauber ‑‑‑ I believe this is nothing more than a transcription error; "Tauber" instead of "Dauben", an abbreviation for Daubenspeck (see also ADIC).

                The 1850 Census records for Lehigh county, PA, show Jacob, age 30; and Lydia, age 25, in the household of John Sensinger, age 59.  The 1860 Census records for Lehigh county show Jacob, age 43; and Lydia, age 42. 

                The 1870 Census records for Lehigh county show Jacob, age 52; and Lydia, age 51.  The 1880 Census records for Lehigh county show Jacob, age 62; and Lydia, age 62.

 

ADIB      Salome

                EBEN baptismal records show Salome, born 11/29/1820, the  daughter of John and Margaretha; godparents are shown as Melchoir and Magdalena Schwab.

 

ADIC                     Elizabeth

                The 1850 Census records for Lehigh county, PA, show Elizabeth, age 27, in her father's household.  EBEN baptismal records show Elizabeth, born 6/12/1823, daughter of John and Margaretha, godparents Stephen and Madgalena Benigoff (Madgalena is Margaretha's sister).  FEG shows her birth on 6/12/1823 and death on 1/20/1905; FEG also show Elizabeth as a child of John Kistler and Margaret nee "Tauberspeck".  FEG notes that Elizabeth was not married, and NEL describes Elizabeth as an invalid.

 

ADID                      Catherine

                The 1850 Census records for Lehigh county, PA, show Catherine, age 25, in her father's household.  EBEN baptismal records show Catherine, born 9/14/1825, daughter of John and Margaretha, godparents Philip and Catherine Kerschner (ADG).  NEL shows Catherine, born 9/14/1825, died 3/12/1882, and notes that she was not married.

 

ADIE                      John

                EBEN baptismal records show John, born 1/3/1828, son of John and Margaretha, godparents Daniel and Eva Greenwald. 

                The 1850 Census records for Lehigh county, PA, show John, age 22, in his father's household.  The 1860 Census records for Lehigh county show John, age 32; and the 1870 Census records for Lehigh county show John, age 45. 

                EBEN cemetery records show John, born 1/3/1828, died 5/1/1880.  NEL notes that John died in Reading and gives his widow's name as Catherine.  Apparently, John married late in life and had no issue. 

 

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