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   Posted by Rev. John D. Ashbaugh on 11/10/01 at 6:01 AM

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In Reply to: Ashbaugh family PA posted by Robert Ouderkirk on 11/09/01 at 10:35 PM:

: Looking for ancestors of Daniel Ashbaugh married toAmanda Allebach. Daughter was Mary Annette Ashbaugh b 1872 Married to Aurie Rugh. Rugh family lived in western PA so probably so did Ashbaughs.

Ahnentafel Chart for Lillian Mae (May) ASHBAUGH

First Generation

1. Lillian Mae (May) ASHBAUGH was born 18 Dec 1876 in Pilgraheim, PA. She died 22 Dec 1947 in St. Petersburg, PA.
Lillian Mae/May Ashbaugh was the fourth child of Daniel Ashbaugh andAmanda Alsbach. -- Ashbaugh Family Tree.

All of the children of Daniel Ashbaugh and Amanda Alsbach went toPilgraheim School [after the family moved there in 1873], then toSalem, then to St. Petersburg in 1890 because it was a better school.Salem was a two-room school called "Academy." They went to SundaySchool in Pilgraheim School, next at Salem 1.5 miles. -- RuthAshbaugh.

Mae probably spent most of her married life in (St.) Petersburg, PA.-- Jim & Dot Miller

There is a picture of five older people that states on the back:"Taken at Aunt Mae Koos' in Aug. 1941 following family reunion atFoxburg. Mart Mehrten, Nettie Rugh, Mae Koos, Grace Ashbaugh Myers,Frank Ashbaugh." This picture was in the possession of Win Apel as ofAugust 1996.

Lillian May/Mae Ashbaugh was born Dec. 18, 1876, at Blairs Corners,PA. -- Ashbaugh family tree.

Lillian Mae Ashbaugh was born Dec. 18, 1876. -- Whitling family tree.

Lillian Mae Ashbaugh was born Dec. 18, 1876, in Pilgraheim, PA. --Ruth Ashbaugh.

Lillian May/Mae Ashbaugh died Dec. 22, 1947. -- Ashbaugh family tree,Whitling family tree.

Grace Rebecca Ashbaugh was preceded in death by two sisters. --Obituary of Grace Myers.

Lillian Mae Koos, age 70, died at the home of her son, Philip D. Koos,St. Petersburg, PA. She sand in the choir of the St. PetersburgMethodist Church for 55 years. -- Obituary of Lillian Koos.


Second Generation

2. Daniel ASHBAUGH (ESHBACH) was born 18 Apr 1839 in St. Petersburg, PA. He died 20 Dec 1919 in Oil City, PA and was buried 23 Dec 1919 in Wentlings Corners, PA, Union Cemetery. Daniel married Amanda Lucinda ALSBACH (ALSBAUGH) about 1869.
Daniel Ashbaugh, with little chance for an educaton, learned thecarpentry trade with Abraham Soliday and followed that trade all hislife, living in St. Petersburg much of the time. -- Whitling familytree.

Daniel Ashbaugh was a carpenter in 1892-93. -- Autobiography

Daniel had three wives: First, Yetta Sterner; second, MargaretTurney, and third, Amanda Alsbach. -- F. Ashbaugh Family Tree

Daniel Ashbaugh told his daughter, Grace Rebecca Ashbaugh, that thefirst time he was in the Dutch Reformed Church at Blairs Corners, PA,his mother carried him in her arms. -- Grace Ashbaugh letter.

Daniel Ashbaugh's marriage certificate to Weizetta Sterner of Oct. 20,1859, spells his name "Eshbach." -- Marriage certificate.

Daniel Ashbaugh was born April 18, 1838. -- Whitling family tree,pp.1,3, Ruth Ashbaugh.

Daniel Ashbaugh was born April 18, 1838 or April 18, 1839. [Typedyear is 1838, but it is crossed out and 1839 is handwritten in.] --Whitling family tree, p.16.

[All of the children of John Ashbaugh and Dorothy Whitling wereprobably born in Clarion County, Richland Township, as that is whereJohn and Dorothy lived all their lives according to the Whitlingfamily tree. However, Clarion County was part of Venango County untilit was formed out of Venango County in 1840.] -- Whitling family tree,p.16.

Daniel Ashbaugh was born one half mile from St. Petersburg, PA, inRichland Township on April 18, 1839. -- Whitling family tree, p.19.

Daniel Ashbaugh died in the home of his son-in-law, W.H. Myers, in OilCity, PA, on Saturday, December 20, 1919. -- Obituary

Died on Dec. 20, 1919. -- Ruth Ashbaugh.

Funeral of Daniel Ashbaugh took place at the home of C.A. Koos in St.Petersburg, Clarion County, PA, at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23,1919. Rev. Reiberg, pastor of the St. Petersburg Reformed church,officiated. The hymns "Jesus is Mine" and "Sometimes We'llUnderstand" were sung by the choir. Interment was in the UnionCemetery. Pallbearers were J.C., Claude and John Ashbaugh, TheodoreMyers, Philip and Gerald Koos. -- Obituary.

Daniel Ashbaugh and his third wife, Amanda L. Alsbach, are buried inSt. Petersburg, PA. -- Whitling family tree.
Amanda Lucinda Alsbach first married Martin Mehrten and had fourchildren, and then married Daniel Ashbaugh and had five children. --Ashbaugh family tree.

Daniel Ashbaugh and Amanda Alsbach, after the birth of their first twochildren, twins, moved in 1873 to Pilgreheim to Amanda's stepmother'shouse. [Ruth's father, Frank Howard, one of the twins] remembersGrandma Alsbach and her old solid seat rocker and the girls, hissisters, playing with her clothes later. -- Ruth Ashbaugh.

While in Pilgreheim after 1873 Daniel Ashbaugh had a grocery store andwas a carpenter. He built barns, a flour mill at Knox, PA, and ahotel at Blairs Corners, PA. -- Ruth Ashbaugh.

In about 1887 the family moved to Salem, PA, and lived there about 2-3years. Daniel Ashbaugh worked at the Foxburg railroad shops and Salemwas nearer. In about 1890 they moved to St. Petersburg, PA, for abetter school. -- Ruth Ashbaugh.

Daniel Ashbaugh worked in a distillery for Joel Fink in St.Petersburg, PA., then built oil tanks with reub Sterner. -- RuthAshbaugh.

Daniel Ashbaugh and Amanda Albach were living in St. Petersburg, PA,as of July 1908, the date of a postcard send to them then.

Daniel Ashbaugh and Amanda Alsbach Ashbaugh were parents of GraceMyers. -- Obituary of Grace Myers.

Amanda Alsbach married Daniel Ashbaugh about 1869.
3. Amanda Lucinda ALSBACH (ALSBAUGH) was born 23 Sep 1839 in Clarion Co., PA. She died 29 Apr 1922 in Lamartine, PA, Clarion Co. and was buried 1 May 1922 in Wentlings Corners, PA, Union Cemetery.
William Alsbach, born Feb. 18, 1797 calculated, was married toCatherine Shively, who parented Rebecca Ellen, Sarah Maria, AmandaLucinda, and Mary Elizabeth. -- F. Ashbaugh family tree

[Amanda Lucinda Alsbach]. the mother of Grace Ashbaugh was a schoolteacher before she was married. -- Autobiography of Grace Ashbaugh

Grace Ashbaugh spelled her mother's maiden name, on at least one sheetof paper, as "Alsbaugh."

"Mrs. Amanda Lucinda Ashbaugh" is listed as one of the persons on thefront of an old photograph in the possession of Scott T. Apel, whichshows the Lutheran Sunday School in St. Petersburg, PA, in 1895. Thewriting appears to be that of Grace Rebecca Ashbaugh Myers per WinApel.

Amanda Lucinda Alsbach first married Martin Mehrten and had fourchildren, and then married Daniel Ashbaugh and had five children. --Ashbaugh family tree

"Mrs. Ashbaugh had spent her entire life in the vicinity of Lamartine,and St. Petersburg, with the exception of a short time that she madeher home with her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Myers [Grace Rebecca Ashbaugh],of West Fourth St., this city [Oil City, PA]." -- Obituary of AmandaAlsbach

Amanda was apparently living in St. Petersburg, PA, as of July 4,1908, as a postcard was sent to her on that date.

Birth year of 1839 was written on back of old photograph of Amanda inpossession of Win Apel.

Amanda Alsbach was born in 1838. -- Ruth Ashbaugh.

Amanda Alsbach was born in 1838 or about 1838. -- Ashbaugh familytree.

Amanda Alsbach was born 23 Sept. 1839 in Clarion, PA. -- FamilySearch.

"Amanda Alsbach Ashbaugh, in her 83rd year, widow of the late DanielAshbaugh, died Saturday, April 29th, at the home of her daugther, Mrs.A.M. Rugh, near Lamartine, Clarion County, Pa." Funeral services wereheld Monday, May 1, at the home of Mrs. A.M. Rugh, her daughter, bythe Rev. Miller Harding, pastor of the M.E. church at St. Petersburg,PA, of which the deceased was a member for many years. He wasassisted by Rev. Howard of Lamartine. Interment was in the UnionCemetery at St. Petersburg with six grandsons as pallbearers. --Obituary

Old photograph of Amanda Alsbaugh Ashbaugh has handwriting on the backthat says 1839-1922.

Amanda Ashbaugh died April 29, 1922. -- Ashbaugh family tree.

Amanda Alsbaugh died May 1, 1922. -- Ruth Ashbaugh.

Amanda Alsbach Ashbaugh was buried in the Union Cemetery at St.Petersburg, PA. -- Obituary

Amanda Alsbach Ashbaugh was buried in the Union Cemetery at WentlingsCorners, PA, on May 1, 1922. -- Ashbaugh family tree.


Third Generation

4. John ASHBAUGH was born 2 Jun 1795 in Westmoreland Co., PA and was christened 2 Jun 1795 in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA, First Lutheran Church. He died before 2 Jun 1895. John married Eva Dorthea (Dolly) (Dorothy) WETTLING (WHITLING) after 1831 in Clarion Co., PA.
John Ashbaugh born June 2, 1795, and who married Dorothy Whitling bornin 1805 was the son of Daniel and Veronica (Likes) Ashbaugh. --Whitling family tree, p. 16.

John Ashbaugh was the father of the Daniel Ashbaugh who married AmanaMehrten. -- Ruth M. Ashbaugh #8.

"In 1818 [John Ashbaugh] came from Westmoreland Co. with his parentsto Richland Township, (then Venango Co.) now Clarion Co., there beingbut one other family in the township. John's father took up threehundred acres or land, which was later divided among three of hissons, John, Adam and Jacob. John's farm, that he inherited, was onehundred and eight acres, which was located in Richland township." --Whitling family tree, p.16.

The eight children of Daniel Ashbaugh and Veronica Likes were Daniel(b. 26 Oct. 1793 in Westmoreland, PA), John, Anna Maria (b. 18 Apr.1798 in Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA), Susanna (b. 12 Jan. 1799 inFirst Lutheran, Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA), Jacob (b. 2 Dec. 1800in Sugar Creek, Armstrong Co., PA), Elizabeth (b. in Westmoreland,PA), Adam (b. 1803 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong Co., PA), and Catherina(b. 14 Aug. 1807 in Richland, Clarion Co., PA). -- Tonn.

John Ashbaugh, son of Daniel Ashbaugh and Veronica Likes, waschristened June 2, 1795, in First Lutheran Church, Greensburgh,Westmoreland Co., PA [and thus must have been born before that date].-- Tonn.

John Ashbaugh was born June 2, 1795. -- Whitling family tree, p.16.

John Ashbaugh, whose father was Daniel Ashbaugh and Veronica LeuxLikes, was born June 2, 1795, in Westmoreland Co., PA. -- FamilySearch, 1999.

John Ashbaugh was born in 1795. -- Whitling family tree, p.1, GraceAshbaugh.

John Ashbaugh, whose father was Daniel Ashbaugh and Veronica LeuxLikes, was born January 1, 1790, Westmoreland Co., PA. -- FamilySearch, 2000.
"In 1818 [John Ashbaugh] came from Westmoreland Co. with his parentsto Richland Township, (then Venango Co.) now Clarion Co., there beingbut one other family in the township. John's father took up threehundred acres or land, which was later divided among three of hissons, John, Adam and Jacob. John's farm, that he inherited, was onehundred and eight acres, which was located in Richland township.Dorothy and John lived on this farm in Richland township all theirlives. They were blessed with a family of six childrens: Mary Ashbaugh(known as Polly) - born in 1834; Magdalena Ashbaugh- born in 1837;Daniel Ashbaugh - born April 18, 1838 (1839) [The typed original has1838, but handwriting crosses is out and writes "1839".]; HenryAshbaugh - born 1842; Sarah Ashbaugh - born une 10, 1848; ElizabethAshbaugh - died at age of 10; Esther Ashbaugh - born." -- Whitlingfamily tree, p.16.

Dorothy Whitling, born in 1805, came to America in 1828, lived onManhattan Island for three years, moved to Clarion County, PA, andthen [meaning, after moving to Clarion County] married John Ashbaugh,born June 2, 1795, son of Daniel and Veronica (Likes) [in handwritingunder the typed word "Likes" is a word that looks like Laux] Ashbaugh.John was born June 2, 1795. -- Whitling family tree, p.16.

[Inferred from the above is that they must have been married inClarion County sometime after 1831.]

John Ashbaugh, born in 1795, married Eva Dorothy Whittling, born about1800. -- Tonn.
5. Eva Dorthea (Dolly) (Dorothy) WETTLING (WHITLING) was born 1805 in Alsace-Lorraine, France or Germany. was buried in St. Petersburg, PA, St. Petersburg Cemetery.
John Ashbaugh married Eva Dorthea (Dolly) Whitling. -- Grace Ashbaugh

John Ashbaugh married a Whitling. -- Ruth M. Ashbaugh #8.

Henry Wettling was married to Eva Dorthea Unknown, and they had afamily of six children: Dorothy, Henry Jr.. Frederick, John,Magdalena and George. -- Whitling family tree.

Henry Wettling and his wife, Dorthea, lived in Alsace-Lorraine, Franceor Germany, took their children from there to America in 1828, [and soall their children were probably all born in Alsace-Lorraine, Franceor Germany before 1828.] -- Whitling family tree, p.3.

Eva Dorthea Whitling was the oldest daughter of Henry Whitling, Sr. --Whitling family tree, p. 16.

"Dorothy Whitling was born in Germany in the year 1815 [date appearsin original as 1805 with a "1" through the "0" so the new date is1805]. She was the daughter of Henry Whitling Sr. and Eva Dorthea. Shecame with her parents to America in 1828. They lived on ManhattanIsland for about three years, and were truck farmers. They moved toPennsylvania, settling in Clarion Co., Pa. Dorothy Whitling thenmarried John Ashbaugh, son of Daniel and Veronica (Likes) [inhandwriting under the typed word "Likes" is a word that looks likeLaux] Ashbaugh. John was born June 2, 1795." -- Whitling family tree,p.16

Eva Dorothy Whittling was born about 1800. -- Burch.

Place.
6. William ALSBACH was born 18 Feb 1797 in PA. He died 25 May 1857 and was buried after 25 May 1857 in Lamartine, PA, Clarion Co., Salem Lutheran Cemetery. William married Catherine SHIVELY after 1818.
The Alsbach people came from "east of the mountains," i.e., LancasterCounty, PA. -- Ruth Ashbaugh.

William Alsbach, born Feb. 18, 1797 calculated, was married toCatherine Shively, who parented Rebecca Ellen Alsbach, Sarah MariaAlsbach, Amanda Lucinda, and Mary Elizabeth. It is believed thatWilliam married a second time. -- Family tree.

The parents of William Alsbach, born Jan. 18, 1797, were MathiasAlsbach and Margaret Baker. -- Family Search.

William Alsbach, who died on May 25, 1857, age 60 years, 3 months, 7days [and therefore was born Feb. 18, 1997], was married to CatherineShively, who died June 23, 1843, age 37 years, 3 months, 7 days [andtherefore was born March 16, 1806]. Together they parented RebeccaEllen Alsbach (Wassen), Sarah Maria Alsbach (Baker), Amanda LucindaAlsbach (Ashbaugh), and Mary Elizabeth Alsbach. -- Grace Ashbaugh.

The parents of William Alsbach, born Jan. 18, 1797, were MathiasAlsbach and Margaret Baker. -- Family Search.

William Alsbach died May 25, 1857, and is buried in Salem Cemetery,Clarion County, PA.

William Alsbach died May 25, 1857, and is buried in Salem Cemetery,Clarion County, PA. His gravestone says, "The righteous hath hope inhis death." -- Grace Ashbaugh undated.

Clarence Burdette Ashbaugh, Grace Ashbaugh's baby broher, is buried inthe Lamartine Cemetery where Grace Ashbaugh's mothers' parents arealso buried. -- Grace Ashbaugh, 7/7/62.

Aurie Rugh and Nettie Ashbaugh, Grace Ashbaugh's mother's parents, andClarence Ashbaugh are all buried in the cemetery at Lamartine. --Grace Ashbaugh letter.
The parents of the Alsbach children had a farm near the crossroadschurch and school between Nineveh and Pilgraheim, PA. The childrenwere Rebecca, Sarah and Amanda Lucinda. -- Ruth Ashbaugh.

William Alsbach, who died on May 25, 1857, age 60 years, 3 months, 7days [and therefore was born Feb. 18, 1997], was married to CatherineShively, who died June 23, 1843, age 37 years, 3 months, 7 days [andtherefore was born March 16, 1806]. Together they parented RebeccaEllen Alsbach (Wassen), Sarah Maria Alsbach (Baker), Amanda LucindaAlsbach (Ashbaugh), and Mary Elizabeth Alsbach. -- Grace Ashbaugh.

"When our ancestors came here this [Clarion County] was part ofVenango Co., and it was a vast wilderness. Earliest settlements weremade in (1802-3-4.) Clarion Co. was not organized until 1840. Theywere an honest, upright, God-fearing optimistic people. Each one hada piece of wood; and cleared it, built log houses with fireplacesoutside (now we have them inside), log barns and the variousouthouses. I tell you it was labor to grub the second growth, chopthe big trees, roll and burn the big logs. I remember my Fathertelling me of Grandfather chopping the logs into cord wood and burningit to make charcoal. In 1850 they sold it to the Keating Furnace forone dollar a cord. At that time practically all farming and haulingwas done with oxen and the roads were just trails. All grain wassowed by hand. The grain was cut with the sickle, and then some oneinvented the grain-cradle, and that was a faster and better way to cutit. The old settlers were a social set. They would assist each otherin a pinch, and were neighborly. If anybody would butcher a hog or asheep, their neighbors got a portion of the fresh meat, and all werehappy. They had what they called folics, log-rollings, corn huskingparties, barn raisings, and for the lady of the house, there wereapple parings, quilting bees, barn dances and square dances. Insteadof making New Year's calls [as] 'my lady' now does, the men would goin companies from house to house, commencing at ten to eleven o'clockP.M. and stand by the door and fire a volley from their flintlocksquirrel rifles - be invited in to apples and cider, and so go throughthe neighborhood shooting the old year out and the new year in." --Whitling family tree.

William Alsbach, born Feb. 18, 1797 calculated, was married toCatherine Shively, who parented Rebecca Ellen Alsbach, Sarah MariaAlsbach, Amanda Lucinda, and Mary Elizabeth. It is believed thatWilliam married a second time.

William Alsbach and Catherine Shively were probably married after1818, as Catherine was born in 1806.
7. Catherine SHIVELY was born 16 Mar 1806 in Kane, PA. She died 23 Jun 1843 and was buried after 23 Jun 1843 in Lamartine, PA, Clarion Co., Salem Lutheran Cemetery.
William Alsbach, born Feb. 18, 1797 calculated, was married toCatherine Shively, who parented Rebecca Ellen, Sarah Maria, AmandaLucinda, and Mary Elizabeth. It is believed that William married asecond time.

Catherine Shively was born Mar. 16, 1806, in Kane, PA. -- F. Ashbaughfamily tree.

William Alsbach was married to Catherine Shively, who died June 23,1843, age 37 years, 3 months, 7 days [and therefore was born March 16,1806]. -- Grace Ashbaugh.

Catherine Shively died on June 23, 1843, and is buried in SalemCemetery, Clarion County, PA.

Catherine Shively died on June 23, 1843, and is buried in SalemCemetery, Clarion County, PA. Her tombstone says, "I know that myredeemer liveth." -- Grace Ashbaugh undated.

Clarence Burdette Ashbaugh, Grace Ashbaugh's baby broher, is buried inthe Lamartine Cemetery where Grace Ashbaugh's mothers' parents arealso buried. -- Grace Ashbaugh letter.

Aurie Rugh and Nettie Ashbaugh, Grace Ashbaugh's mother's parents, andClarence Ashbaugh are all buried in the cemetery at Lamartine. --Grace Ashbaugh letter.


Fourth Generation

8. Daniel ASHBAUGH was born May 1769 in PA. He died 29 Apr 1852 in St. Petersburg, Clarion, Co., PA and was buried after 29 Apr 1852 in St. Petersburg, PA, St. Petersburg Cemetery. Daniel married Veronica Nancy (Faronica)(Fannie) LIKES (LAUX) (LEUX) about 1792 in Westmoreland Co., PA.
John Ashbaugh born June 2, 1795, and who married Dorothy Whitling bornin 1805 was the son of Daniel and Veronica (Likes) Ashbaugh. --Whitling family tree, p. 16.

Daniel Ashbaugh, wife of Veronica Likes, was born in May 1769 in PA.-- Tonn.

Born about 1766 in PA. -- Burch.

Daniel's son John was born in 1795, and so Daniel should have beenborn before 1778.

Died April 29, 1852, in St. Petersburg, Clarion Co., PA. -- Tonn.

Died in 1852 in St. Petersburgn, Clarion Co., PA. -- Burch.
In 1818 Daniel Ashbaugh and his wife went from Westmoreland Co. toRichland Township, (then Venango Co.) now Clarion Co., PA, there beingbut one other family in the township. Daniel took up three hundredacres of land, which was later divided among three of his sons, John,Adam and Jacob. -- Whitling family tree, p.16.

The eight children of Daniel Ashbaugh and Veronica Likes were Daniel(b. 26 Oct. 1793 in Westmoreland, PA), John, Anna Maria (b. 18 Apr.1798 in Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA), Susanna (b. 12 Jan. 1799 inFirst Lutheran, Greensburg, Westmoreland, PA), Jacob (b. 2 Dec. 1800in Sugar Creek, Armstrong Co., PA), Elizabeth (b. in Westmoreland,PA), Adam (b. 1803 in Sugar Creek, Armstrong Co., PA), and Catherina(b. 14 Aug. 1807 in Richland, Clarion Co., PA). -- Tonn.

Daniel Ashbaugh, born 1769, married Faronica Veronica (Fannie) Likesabout 1792 in Westmoreland County, PA. -- Tonn.

Daniel Ashbaugh married Veronica Nancy Leix about 1789 in WestmorelandCo., PA. -- Burch.
9. Veronica Nancy (Faronica)(Fannie) LIKES (LAUX) (LEUX) was born 18 Sep 1766 in Indiana, PA and was christened 1769. She died 1 Jan 1835 in St. Petersburg, Clarion, Co., PA and was buried after 1 Jan 1835 in St. Petersburg, PA, St. Petersburg Cemetery.
John Ashbaugh born June 2, 1795, and who married Dorothy Whitling bornin 1805 was the son of Daniel and Veronica (Likes or Laux) Ashbaugh.-- Whitling family tree, p. 16.

Name was Veronica Nancy Leix. -- Burch.

Faronica Veronica Likes died 1 Jan. 1835/1838 in St. Petersburg,Clarion Co., PA. -- Tonn.

Died in 1835 in St. Petersburg, PA. -- Burch.
10. Henry WETTLING (WHITLING) Sr. was born 17 Aug 1785 in Neiderbachdorf, Germany. He died 1 Nov 1861 in Clarion Co., PA and was buried after 1 Nov 1861 in St. Petersburg, PA, Union Cemetery. Henry married Eva Dorthea UNKNOWN.
"Comment: Wettling, Whitling, Whittling: A brief reference to ourname. I thought it would be proper since it is spelled in differentways. When our ancestors came to this country, as I stated beforethey were of German ancestry. In this community where they settled itwas almost one hundred percent German, and they taught the Germanlanguage in the schools. Henry Wettling, my Great-Grandfather andsome of the older ones, have their name carved on their tombstonesWettling. As the community became more settled the schools began toteach English and in a course of time, the name Wettling anglicized toEnglish and was spelled Whitling. Of all records I have searched ithas been spelled Whitling since the year 1844. However, JohnWettling aon of Henry and Eva Dorthea, moved to Indiane [Indiana?],Pa. He and his descendants continued to spell their name Wettling anddo go to this day [1965]. In old records of deeded wills and Churchrecords I found the name Whitling spelled as follows: WhithlingWettling Wetling Weitling Wietling Whitlinger Whittling WittlingWhitling Widling Witling." -- Whitling family tree.

"When our ancestors came here this [Clarion County] was part ofVenango Co., and it was a vast wilderness. Earliest settlements weremade in (1802-3-4.) Clarion Co. was not organized until 1840. Theywere an honest, upright, God-fearing optimistic people. Each one hada piece of wood; and cleared it, built log houses with fireplacesoutside (now we have them inside), log barns and the variousouthouses. I tell you it was labor to grub the second growth, chopthe big trees, roll and burn the big logs. I remember my Fathertelling me of Grandfather chopping the logs into cord wood and burningit to make charcoal. In 1850 they sold it to the Keating Furnace forone dollar a cord. At that time practically all farming and haulingwas done with oxen and the roads were just trails. All grain wassowed by hand. The grain was cut with the sickle, and then some oneinvented the grain-cradle, and that was a faster and better way to cutit. The old settlers were a social set. They would assist each otherin a pinch, and were neighborly. If anybody would butcher a hog or asheep, their neighbors got a portion of the fresh meat, and all werehappy. They had what they called folics, log-rollings, corn huskingparties, barn raisings, and for the lady of the house, there wereapple parings, quilting bees, barn dances and square dances. Insteadof making New Year's calls [as] 'my lady' now does, the men would goin companies from house to house, commencing at ten to eleven o'clockP.M. and stand by the door and fire a volley from their flintlocksquirrel rifles - be invited in to apples and cider, and so go throughthe neighborhood shooting the old year out and the new year in." --Whitling family tree.

Henry Wettling was born in Neiderbachdorf, Germany, and Dorthea wasborn in Welesheim, Germany. -- Whitling family tree.

Henry Wettling was born August 17,1785 in Alsace-Lorraine France orGermany, which has been disputed territory many times by war betweenGermany and France. -- Whitling family tree.

Henry Whitling died on Nov. 1, 1861, [probably in Clarion County].His wife Dorthea was born Dec. 27, 1783, and died in June 1858.Henry, Dorthea, and part of their family is buried in a family plot inthe Union Cemetery at St. Petersburg, Clarion Co., PA. -- Whitlingfamily tree.

Henry Whitling died on Nov. 1, 1861, [probably in Clarion County].His wife Dorthea was born Dec. 27, 1783, and died in June 1858.Henry, Dorthea, and part of their family is buried in a family plot inthe Union Cemetery at St. Petersburg, Clarion Co., PA. -- Whitlingfamily tree.
"Henry Wettling and his wife Dorthea were natives of Alsace-Lorraine,France or Germany. The name of the village where they resided inGermany was Bachdorf. Other information states that Henry Wettling wasborn in Neiderbachdorf and that Dorthea was born in Welesheim,Germany. Emma Wettling, daughter of John Wettling was on a Europeantour and visited the village and the Lutheran church where he wasbaptized and examined the baptismal certificate. Henry Wettling wasborn August 17,1785 in Alsace-Lorraine France which has been disputedterritory many times by war between Germany and France. He wasmarried and had a family of six children: Dorothy, Henry Jr.;Frederick, John, Magdalena and George. Henry, being dissatisfied withcompulsory military training did not want his sons to be impressedinto the German army. He decided to take his family and go to theUnited States of America. [The story is that] they walked across thecountry, carrying what few possessions they had with them, to theport of embarkation. They came on a sailboat, which was four months onthe ocean. They landed at New York City Harbor in 1828. Afterlanding, Henry and his family engaged in truck farming on ManhattanIsland for about three years. He migrated to Beaver Township, VenangoCo., Pa. in 1851, and settled near the village of Pickwick, Pa. whichpost office has since been abolished. In 1840 Clarion County wasorganized and Beaver township became part of Clarion county. HenryWettling purchased a farm and pursued farming. He was also a top notchcarpenter and cabinet maker. Henry also worked for Joseph Fox onproperty that is now known as the Pox Estate in Foxburg, Pa. Thefirst Lutheran Church of St. Petersburg, Pa. was organized in 1834.Henry Wettling helped in its organization and in constructing it fromhand hewn logs. Henry and his wife were among the first members of thechurch and he was appointed one of the first trustees of the church.In his later years Henry Wettling pursued carpentry and cabinet makinguntil his death on Nov. 1, 1861. His wife Eva Dorthea was born Dec.27, 1783 and died June1858. They and part of their family are buriedin a family plot in the Union cemetery at St. Petersburg, Clarion Co.,Pa." -- Whitling family tree, pp. 3-4.
11. Eva Dorthea UNKNOWN was born 27 Dec 1783 in Welesheim, Germany. She died Jun 1858 in U.S. and was buried after Jun 1858 in St. Petersburg, PA, Union Cemetery.
Dorothy Whitling was the daughter of Henry Whitling Sr. and EvaDorthea. -- Whitling family tree, p.16.

Dorthea, wife of Henry Wettling, was born in Welesheim, Germany, onDec. 27, 1783. -- Whitling family tree.

Dorthea died June 1858. -- Whitling family tree.
12. Matthias ALSBACH was born 2 Dec 1765 in PA. He married Margaret BAKER about 1789 in PA.
The parents of William Alsbach, born Jan. 18, 1797, were MatthiasAlsbach and Margaret Baker. -- Family Search.

Matthias Alsbach, husband of Margaret Baker, was born 2 Dec. 1765 inPA. -- Family Search.
13. Margaret BAKER was born before 1785.
The parents of William Alsbach, born Jan. 18, 1797, were MathiasAlsbach and Margaret Baker. -- Family Search.

The parents of William Alsbach, born Jan. 18, 1797, were MathiasAlsbach and Margaret Baker. -- Family Search.


Fifth Generation

16. John Henry Martin ASHBAUGH was born about 1740 in Holland. He married Eva Elizabeth BEK after 1765.
John Ashbaugh, father of Daniel Ashbaugh b. 1769, was born about 1740in Holland.
Johann Frederick Henry Eshbach, born about 1710 in Holland, was thehusband of Eva Elizabeth Bek, born 1755 in Lehighton, Northampton, PA.-- Tonn.
17. Eva Elizabeth BEK was born 1755 in Lehighton, Northampton, PA. She died 1819.
Born in 1755 in Lehighton, Northampton, PA. -- Tonn.

Born in 1755. -- Ault.
18. Johannes LEIX was born 4 Nov 1727 in Gruendel, Germany. He died Jul 1817 in Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA. Johannes married Anna Margeretta MICHIN on 28 Jan 1752 in Gatten, Germany, Christian Church.
Johannes Leix and Anna Margeretta Michin has nine children: Infant (b.18 Feb. 1753 in PA), Thomas (b. 8 Jun. 1754 in PA), Conrad (b. 14 Sep.1756 in PA), Anna Mararetta (b. 19 Mar. 1758 in Northampton Co., PA),Christina Barbara (b. 4 May 1759 in Bucks Co., PA), Rebecca (b. 31Oct. 1760 in PA), Elizabeth (b. 24 Dec. 1761 in PA), Mara Salome (b.11 Apr. 1763 in Bucks Co., PA), and Faronica Veronica (Fannie)(b. 18Sep. 1766 in Indiana, PA). Further information can be found in eachone in the Tonn family tree. -- Tonn.

The children and other descendants of Johannes Leix and MargerettaMinchin can be found in the Burch family tree. -- Burch.
19. Anna Margeretta MICHIN was born about 1730 in Germany. She died before 1810.
Anna Margeretta Michin died before 1810. -- Tonn, Burch.


Sixth Generation

32. Johann Frederick Henry ESHBACH (ASHBAUGH) was born about 1710 in Holland. He died about 1769 in Philadelphia, PA.
Johann Frederick Henry Eshbach, father of Daniel Ashbaugh and husbandof Eva Elizabeth Bek, was born about 1710 in Holland. -- Tonn.
34. John (Johannes) William (Wilhelm) BEK (BECK) was born 21 Sep 1721 in Alsace-Lorraine, France or Germany. He died 30 May 1777 in Petersville, Northampton, PA and was buried after 30 May 1777 in Petersville Cemetery, Moore Twp, Northampton Co., PA. John married Eva Anna (Anna Eva) ESHBAUGH about 1746 in Northampton Co., PA.
Born in 1721 in Alsace-Lorraine, France. -- Tonn.

Born Sep. 21, 1721, in Alsace Lorraine, France. -- Tice.

Born in 1722 in Germany. -- Ault.

Born about 1725. -- Burch.
More information about the descendants of the children of John WilliamBek and Eva Anna Eshbaugh can be found in the family tree by MarkTonn, Tice, Mark Ault and S9359338@aol.com. -- Tonn, S9359338@aol.com,Tice.

Married about 1746. -- Tonn, Burch.

Married about 1746 in Northampton, PA. -- Ault.
35. Eva Anna (Anna Eva) ESHBAUGH was born 1725 in Petersville, Northampton, PA. She died 4 Apr 1777 in Petersville, Northampton, PA and was buried after 4 Apr 1777 in Petersville Cemetery, Moore Twp, Northampton Co., PA.
36. Hans George LEIX was born about 1700. He died after 13 May 1752 in Germany. Hans married Christina UNKNOWN before 1752.
37. Christina UNKNOWN was born about 1700.


Seventh Generation

68. Johann Hendrick (John Henry) BEK was born 20 Nov 1691 in Alsace-Lorraine, France or Germany. He died Feb 1766 in Moore, Northampton, PA. Johann married Anna Maria UNKNOWN about 1720.
Arrival in America: "Lydia" sailing from Rotterdam, Netherlands toPhiladelphia, PA. ~source: Mrs John Chaney, from a paper at the OhioGenealogical Society via Steven Russell of Matawan, NJ. Arrival date:27 Sep 1740 ~source: Dick Currie -- Tice.
69. Anna Maria UNKNOWN was born 1699 in Alsace-Lorraine, France or Germany. She died 1767 in Moore, Northampton, PA.
Born in 1699. -- Tonn.

Born in 1695 in Alsace-Lorraine, France. -- Ault.




  

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