Thursday, April 10, 2008
This is the 2nd time I’ve run into Christian and Christopher being used interchangeably, and both in this particular family line! Are they the same guy?? Facts say undeniably, YES!
My latest find is in the Doebler line. Anna Maria Axer, daughter of Christopher (Christian?) Axer and Catharine Danner, married to John George Doebler. Anna Maria and John George had at least five children, probably more because they keep turning up the more I dig! One of the children is the Christian/Christopher I am referring to.
According to Church Records found for a Lutheran Church, George Doebler and his wife, Anna Maria, baptized a son, Christoph on 4 October 1820. The child was born in 1816. First name for this son.
On the 1850 census, in the same area, Christopher is now married to Elisabeth. She is 26, he is 32 and they have three children, John, age 7, George, age 5 and Catharine, age 3.
On the 1860 census, same area again, Christian Dobler is 45, (he’s aged 13 years, not unusual) Elisabeth is 36, John is 17, George is 15, Catharine is 13 and two more children have been born, Anna age 5 and Mary age 2.
According to those same church records, in 1856, Christian Daveler is buried, leaving Elisabeth a widow.
In 1870, the census shows Elisabeth Daveler as 46 and a housekeeper for the Good family in the same area. Mary is with her and is 13.
On the 1880 census, Elizabeth Daveler is 53 and widowed, Anna is 25 and single. They are still in the same area. They are still in West Lampeter, which they were 10 years previous.
As Christian and Christopher are interchangeable, so seems to be Doebler/Dobler and Daveler. I have conferred with several people on this, and everybody concurs that this is indeed, the same family.
. . . . . . . . . .Just love it when more information pops out at me!!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Church records from just one denomination try to prove you wrong!
I try to look at a different Church register every chance I get. Today I looked at Lutheran Church records from Conestoga and Columbia. Doing so has provided an “opportunity” for me to do just a little more research into the George Doebler/Anna Maria Auxer family . . . . . . .
as though I needed an excuse!
Parents: Doebler, George, wf Anna Maria
Child: Christoph, b. Aug 3 1816, Anna b. Sept 9 1819
bapt: Oct 14 1820
Is this this same George and Anna Maria that is in our database? This would put them in their 30′s/40′s when these children were born and it is conceivable that they be their parents.
Burial Records 1841, Lutheran Church, Conestoga, Pa.
Sept. 21, George, son of Jacob Doebler, age 2-1-3
This is conceivably their grandson. Son Jacob was born in 1813.
Burial Records 1842, Lutheran Church, Conestoga, Pa.
Aug. 9, Benjamin, son of George Dabler, age 19-3-15
Another son for George and Anna Maria? The only problem with this being the same George and Anna Maria Auxer in our database is the fact that we have assumed that our George and Anna Maria are the same couple found enumerated in the Borough of Lancaster. If indeed that is “our” George and Anna Maria, why would they travel to Conestoga or Columbia for baptisms? or burials of children when Trinity Lutheran is close to their residence? Two Georges and Anna Marias? hmmmm-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m.
Births and Baptisms, Lutheran Church, Columbia, Lanc. Co., Pennsylvania
Name: Leader, William Henry
Parents: George W., Fannie
Born-Bapt: June 21 1852 – Oct 5, 1852
We now have a middle name for William along with a baptism date and place.
It seems that the more we find, the more questions we have on what we’ve already found!! I guess that’s what keeps us in the books. . . . . and on the internet!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Posted by Linda in Lancaster under Genealogy
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The primary purpose of this blog is to update my genealogy as new information jumps out at me! Since I am spending more and more time researching in Lancaster, more information on the Lancaster lines will appear here than others. The Axer/Auxer, Kleiss and Leader families are my lines with the primary ties to Lancaster.
This week I went thru (hastily, I might add!) some Church records previously overlooked, and found several entries that pertain to our Auxers and at least one that pertained to the Kleiss family ~ although sorting out those Kleiss’ with the same first name has become a real chore!
These are the corrections, with my comments in red. As always, if you want the source and to document it, simply contact me and I will provide you with the information. If you only collect names, at least reference me as your source . . . . .please.
- Charles Edward Albright, son of Frederic Albright and Sarah born Axer, born Oct. 17, 1846 – aged 8 yrs, 9 months and 8 days. Buried on Woodward Cemetery.
- Charles Edward Albright, son of Frederic A. Albright and wife Susan (sic) born Axer. Sponsors – Mary Ann Hentsch born Evans and Catherine McGinnis. Born: Oct. 17, 1846 Baptised: May 20, 1847
- December 18, 1836 marriage – John, Axer, son of Jacob and Sarah Axer to Anna Maria Ferree, dau. of Philip and Dorothea Ferre.
This differs drastically from the info rec’d elsewhere. I could never figure out why there were 2 John Axers’ in MD and both were married to somebody named Rosanna!! I do know that our John Axer was in Baltimore in 1846. He died in 1879 and his widow and daughter can be found in Philadelphia after that point.
- Aug. 3, 1845 marriage -Frederic Anthony Albright, son of Anthony Albright, deceased, and wife Susan born Seib, to Sarah Axer, dau. of Jacob Axer, deceased, and wife Susan born Ward, both of Lancaster.
- Walter Franklin Albright, son of Frederic A. Albright and wife Susan (sic) born Axer. Sponsors – Susan Albright and the parents. Born: Oct. 14, 1851 Baptised: Nov 14, 1852
- Sarah Catherine Albright, dau. of Frederic A. Albright and wife Susan (sic) born Axer. Sponsors – the parents, Br. Samuel Beam and the grandmother Albright. Baptised: Jul 8, 1855
- 1868, Died Jan 26, Buried Jan 29 – Clara Elizabeth Auxer, only daughter of the widow Sarah Auxer, born Milchsack, departed this life after a few days illness. Age 18 years and 10 months. The parents were not member of the church, but the child was a scholar in our Sunday School. Remains interred in Lancaster Cemetery.
- 1869 Died Dec 1, Buried Dec 5 – Andrew Clayton McGinnis, infant son of George W. McGinnis, and his wife Sophia born Chambers, died of scarlet fever at Carlisle, Pa. The remains were brought here and interred in the Lancaster Cemetery. Funeral services held at the home of the grandparents McGinnis, aged 1 yr and 7 mos. By D. Bigler, assisted by Rev. Wm. Nivin of the Reformed Church.
Information previously obtained said he died in Lancaster. Evidently, not so.
- May 30, 1847, Marriage -Henry Burkins (Buckius) son of William Burkins, and wife Augusta born Weiss, to Mary Vehrer, dau. of George Vehrer and wife Elisabeth born Kline, deceased of Lancaster.
This would be the brother of Susan Axer who married George, the son of Jacob Axer.
- Feb. 8, 1871, Marriage -John Myer, widower, was married to Sarah Axer, widow – both of Lancaster. Ceremony at parsonage.
Widow of Jacob Axer, mother of Sarah Elizabeth above? Time frame fits.
- Marriage, Sept. 23, 1847 -John Hanson, son of George Hanson, and wife Mary Magdalena born Devault, both deceased, to Susan Axer, dau. of George Axer and wife Mary born Doland, deceased, all of Millerstown, Lancaster Co.
??????? I think Millerstown (Millerstown is in Perry County!) really means Millersville, and I think this is the George who was the father of the “Poor Children,” since he lived in that area and had a daughter, Susan/Susanna who would be marriageable age in 1847. Mary Doland may very well be the Polly Dalin that has appeared in other Church records, since Polly is a nickname for Mary ~ Think about it!
- Marriage, May 24, 1827 -George Doebler, widower, from Conestoga Twp., and Susanna, Warrick.
Was this the George Doebler who married Anna Maria Auxer? Did she die before 1827??? More research to do on this one!
- Marriage, Sept. 14, 1836 – Ferdinand Gerber, son of John and Rachel Gerber, to Rebecca Kleiss, dau. of John and Margaret Kleiss, both of Lancaster.
Which John was married to Margaret? Love those Kleiss boys!
Back to the drawing board! Next week I’ll spend more time in this set of records. Doesn’t the database keep changing? So many things we’ve taken for Gospel truth has become fiction the more research we do! Lesson learned? Seek your own documentation or ask to see somebody else’s!