Families of Abraham PITSENBERGER

(3 generations only)


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Abraham PITSENBERGER

Born - SWITZERLAND/GERMANY ?? Died - Aft 12 Apr 1781 Shenandoah Co., VA

First known PITSENBERGER/PITSENBARGER in U.S. Will signed 4-12-1781. Will recorded in Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., VA, August 1781. Property inventory dated March 1782. Served as Private in Michael Reader's Co., VA, Revolutionary War.

It is believed the original spelling of the name was PITZENBERGER and the family may have originated in Switzerland but was probably living in the Palatine (Hesse Darmstadt?) at time Abraham immigrated. There is a record in the LDS IGI (Germany) of a Johann Adam Pitzenberger baptized in 1725 in Hesse-Darmstadt. No further information on Adam's link to Abraham.

sp- Elizabeth TEISSINGER/TISSINGER (possibly? TUSSINGER)

       Mar. - 22 Apr 1766 Lancaster Co., PA (Trinity Lutheran Kirkenbuch)
       Died - Bef Apr 1794 Shenandoah Co., VA

Listed in US Census for 1790 in Shenandoah Co., VA, with "6 white souls". It is believed she died before the sale of the Pitsenbarger land in Shenandoah Co. in Apr 1794. Birth places of children born before 1777 was probably Lancaster Co., PA. It is known that descendants of these families spoke German in the home well into the 19th century.

Their known children:JACOB, ABRAHAM Jr, ELIZABETH ANN, PETER, JOHN, PHILIP. We know nothing of John who probably died young. My personal connection and the beginnings of my line are marked as *


Jacob PITSENBARGER

           Born -  1 Feb 1767
           Died -  9 Jul 1840 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH
Birthdate is computer calculated from information on grave marker: "Jacob
Pitsenbarger d. 7-9-1840 ae 73y 5m 9d" as recorded in CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS,
Darke Co., OH, Vol. II, compiled by Anita Short & Ruth Bowers, p. 200.
His date of birth is given as February 1767 in a Bible record (see notes for
his wife Margaret).  Date of marriage from HISTORY OF PENDLETON CO., VA, 1910.
Jacob sold his share in the family farm in Shenandoah Co., VA in 1794.  Jacob
moved to Bullskin Township, Fayette Co., PA, sometime before 1800 where he was
counted in 1810 census.  In abt 1811, Jacob moved his family to Randolph
Township, Montgomery Co., OH, where he paid taxes in 1816 and was counted in
the 1820 census.  Jacob moved to Wayne Township, Darke Co., OH, just bef 1830.
His unindexed will, discovered in May 1990 bound inside his son Jacob's will
at the Darke Co., OH, Court House, was dated 31 July 1837.
     sp- Margaret BUTCHER
           Born - Dec 1768 VA
           Mar. - 1792 Shenandoah Co., VA
           Died - 25 Mar 1848 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
           Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
           Dau of Georg Valentin METZGER\BUTCHER & Maria Elisabetha KIEPERT
Margaret's date of birth in Dec 1768 is from a Bible record.  The Bible
appears to have been that brought by Malinda Strader into her marriage to David
Lair.  Malinda died and David remarried to Sarah Ann Catherine Rodabaugh.
Sarah was Margaret's granddaughter.
Margaret's date of death is from her grave marker in Yoder Cemetery,
Darke Co., OH, which reads "Margaret wife of J. Pitsenbarger d. 3-25-1848 in
her 79th year" (from CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS, Darke Co., OH, Vol. II, compiled
by Anita Short and Ruth Bowers, p. 200).
         3 - Anna Catherine PITSENBARGER
               Born - 26 Jul 1794 VA
               Died - Aft 1864 MO
         sp- Adam RODABAUGH
               Born - 1788 Westmoreland Co., PA
               Mar. - 1815 Montgomery Co., OH
               Died - 1863 Darke Co., OH
               Son of Christopher RODABAUGH & Regina Barbara KLINGENSMITH
1850 Census, Van Buren Twp, Darke Co., OH: Adam-62mPA, Anna C-56fPA,
Barbary-32fOH, Henry-17mOH, Simeon-13mOH, Ann C-11fOH.
         3 - Phoebe PITSENBARGER
               Born - Abt 1795 VA
               Died - Bef Sep 1841 Darke Co., OH
         sp- Daniel (or David?) FETTER
               Mar. - 25 Sep 1817 Montgomery Co., OH
               Died - Bef May 1842 Webster, Darke Co., OH
               Son of Peter? FETTERS
         3 - Barbara PITSENBARGER
               Born - 27 Oct 1796 VA
               Died -  4 Apr 1820 Montgomery Co., OH
Barbara died giving birth to her only child in 1820.  In 1823 her father
filed suit against William Cox to obtain custody of Barbara's son Jacob
Cox.  The suit was denied and Jacob Cox was moved to Indiana.
Barbara's date of birth is from correspondence with COX family members.
Specific source is unknown but was perhaps from a Bible record.
         sp- John COX
               Born - Oct 1799 SC
               Mar. - 1819
               Died - 27 Jul 1822 Randolph Twp, Montgomery Co., OH
               Son of William COX & Elizabeth THOMAS
         3 - Elizabeth "Betsy" PITSENBARGER
               Born - Abt 1799 VA?
Nothing further is known of Betsy and her husband after her marriage.
         sp- Adam SLONECKER
               Mar. - 26 Apr 1821 Montgomery Co., OH
1830 Census - Montgomery Co., OH:  2 sons, 2 daughters.
         3 - Jacob Asbury PITSENBERGER
               Born - 18 Aug 1802 Fayette Co., PA
               Died - 24 Sep 1878 Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - West Branch Cem, Darke Co., OH
Jacob Asbury came to Montgomery Co., OH, with his parents in 1811 (per an
entry in HISTORY OF DARKE CO., OH, 1880, p 524 in article on Abraham Rhoades
who married his daughter Mary).  Jacob remained in Montgomery Co. after his
father and siblings moved to Darke Co. until abt 1841 when he moved to Neave
Twp, Darke Co., OH, where he died and was buried.
         sp- Susannah MILLER
               Born - 24 Apr 1804 PA
               Mar. -  6 Sep 1825 Montgomery Co., OH
               Died - 24 Apr 1859 Neave Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - West Branch Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Jacob MILLER & Elizabeth METZGER
Birth date is approximate and derives from her grave marker where she was said
to have been 55 when she died.  HISTORY OF DARKE CO., 1880, p 524, also states
that "Susanna Miller, born April 24, 1804, and died upon the anniversary, April
24, 1859."  That such a fact was remembered 21 years later gives credence to
story.
         sp- Christina TROOP
               Mar. - 10 Nov 1861 Darke Co., OH
         3 - Margaret PITSENBARGER
               Born - Abt 1803 Fayette Co., PA
               Died -  2 Mar 1865 Darke Co., OH
Birth year estimated from her age of 58 in 1860 Darke Co., OH, census.
Death date from the Alva Pitsenbarger Bible (typed extraction in Greenville
Public Library, Greenville, Darke Co., OH.
         sp- Jacob METZGER
               Mar. - 27 Dec 1827 Montgomery Co., OH
               Died - Bef Dec 1840 Montgomery Co., OH
               Son of John METZGER & Catherine --?--
         3 - Henry PITSENBARGER
               Born - 10 Nov 1805 Fayette Co., PA
               Died - Aft 1870
At the time of the 1870 census, Henry was living with his daughter Catherine
in Darke Co.  Catherine later moved to Missouri.  It is unknown when or where
Henry died.  In December 1840, Henry was named executor of his father's estate
which task occupied him until January 1859.  Henry was also named guardian of
his sister Phoebe's minor daughters Margaret and Delila Fetter in May 1842.
         sp- Elizabeth MILLER
               Born - 17 Sep 1810 Montgomery Co., OH
               Mar. - 25 Sep 1828 Montgomery Co., OH
               Died - 11 Feb 1863 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Jacob MILLER & Elizabeth METZGER
         3 - John D. PITSENBARGER
               Born - Abt 1809 Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co., PA
               Died - Jan 1863 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH
John D. made a will 21 January 1863. It was witnessed by his brother Jonathan
and son-in-law Amos Wisener.  The will was entered for probate 23 February
1863 by Jonathan.  On 26 February 1863, Amos Wisner declared that Dr. S.A.
Greer assisted John in making his mark.  John probably died in late January.
His grave marker was later reset in cement covering the precise date of death.
         sp- Sarah PITSENBARGER
               Born -  7 Jun 1812 Greene Co., TN
               Mar. - 17 Oct 1834 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 27 Jun 1877 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Peter PITSENBARGER & Mary Magdalene FRY
         3 - Jonathan B. PITSENBERGER
               Born -  1 Nov 1812 Randolph Twp, Montgomery Co., OH
               Died - 18 Apr 1886 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH
In December 1840, he was appointed guardian of his sister Margaret Metzger's
minor children: Sarah, Jonathan, Elizabeth, and Jacob Israel, all heirs of
Jacob Metzger, deceased.
         sp- Anna Mary PITSENBARGER
               Born - 24 Sep 1821 Greene Co., TN
               Mar. - 21 Nov 1839 Darke Co., OH
               Died - 22 Jan 1859 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH
               Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH
               Dau of Peter PITSENBARGER & Mary Magdalene FRY
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Abraham PITSENBARGER Jr

Born - Abt 1770 Died - bef 1840 Nicholas Co., WV sp- Mary COWGER Mar. - 1795 Shenandoah Co., VA Date of marriage from HISTORY OF PENDLETON CO, WV, 1910. 3 - John PITSENBARGER Born - 10 Oct 1797 Pendleton Co., VA Died - 17 Feb 1877 Pendleton Co., WV Note - Served War of 1812 - 2 Feb to 7 Apr 1815. sp- Rachel PROPST Born - 6 Dec 1801 Pendleton Co., VA Mar. - 20 Feb 1823 Pendleton Co., VA Died - 1 Jan 1863 Pendleton Co., WV 3 - Peter PITSENBARGER Born - 1798 Pendleton Co., VA Died - 1864 Nicholas Co., WV sp- Elizabeth AMICK Born - 1800 Dahmer, Pendleton Co., VA Mar. - 7 Sep 1820 Pendleton Co., VA Died - Nicholas Co., WV 3 - Jacob PITSENBARGER Born - 1800 Pendleton Co., VA Died - Aft 1850 IA Jacob moved to Iowa after 1850. sp- Catherine SIMMONS Born - 1807 Pendleton Co., VA Mar. - 1826 Randolph Co., VA Died - Aft 1850 IA Dau of Henry SIMMONS & Susan MICHAEL 3 - William PITSENBARGER Born - 1803 Pendleton Co., VA Died - 15 Jul 1887 Nicholas Co., WV sp- Eve AMICK Born - 1810 Pendleton Co., VA Mar. - 9 Apr 1830 Pendleton Co., VA Died - Nicholas Co., WV 3 - Elizabeth PITSENBARGER Born - 1810 Pendleton Co., VA 3 - Abraham PITSENBARGER Born - 1812 Pendleton Co., VA Died - 15 Jul 1887 Nicholas Co., WV sp- Nancy MCCLUNG Born - Abt 1813 VA Mar. - 12 Jun 1832 Dau of Samuel MCCLUNG & Sarah HINTON *Return to page index

Peter PITSENBARGER

Born - 20 Jan 1774 Died - 3 Dec 1837 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH Peter Pitsenbarger joined John Fry in Greene Co., TN, about 1803. In c1828, he moved to Wayne Co., IN, with all of his children but eldest son John, where he was counted in the 1830 census living in Wayne Twp. Also in Wayne Twp, Wayne Co., IN, were his daughter Elizabeth Shaffer and son Abraham. Peter was the first to be buried in the Yoder Cemetery (originally known as the Pitsenbarger Cem). sp- Mary Magdalene FRY Born - 23 Jul 1789 Shenandoah Co., VA Mar. - 3 Jan 1804 Greene Co., TN Died - 22 May 1853 Warren Twp, Clinton Co., IN Bur. - Gray Cem, Clinton Co., IN Dau of John FRY & Wilhelmine Phillippina "Phebe" After Peter's death in 1837, Mary remained in Darke Co. and was counted in the 1840 census. By the 1850 census, she had joined her relatives in IN and was counted in District 9, Carroll Co., IN, age 62 with daughters Phebe and Malinda. Her date of birth was previously calculated from her grave marker "died May 22, 1853, 73y 9m 29d", but Zion-Pine Church records from Shenandoah Co., VA, show a Maria Magdalena, d/o Johannes Frey & Philippe, born 23 Jul 1789 and baptized 8 Sep 1789 with Christian & Maria Magdalena Pantz (probably a cognate for Pence) as sponsors. Whether the grave marker or the church records are in error cannot be determined from the evidence available. It may be significant that the computer-calculated birth date based on her age at death differs from the church record ONLY in the year born. Is it possible that Molly WAS baptized in 1789 and the year of her birth was entered incorrectly in the church records. But that notion is countered by her age 62 in the 1850 census. My instinct is to trust the church records, but other descendants cling to her being born a decade earlier. Exact place of death is unknown. It is possible she died where she was counted in the 1850 census, that is, in Carroll Co., IN. However, her sons John & Abraham lived in Warren Twp, Clinton Co., IN, and she was buried in that location. 3 - Elizabeth PITSENBARGER Born - 16 Jul 1804 Greene Co., TN Died - 8 Oct 1849 Clinton Co., IN Bur. - Gray Cem, Clinton Co., IN sp- Jacob E. SHAFFER Born - 12 Aug 1798 Shenandoah Co., VA Mar. - 5 Apr 1821 Greene Co., TN Died - 19 Aug 1839 Clinton Co., IN Bur. - Gray Cem, Clinton Co., IN Son of Frederick W. SHAFFER & Barbara Anna FRY 3 - John PITSENBARGER Born - 15 Jun 1806 Greene Co., TN Died - 15 Dec 1896 Craig Co., OK Bur. - Big Cabin, Craig Co., OK sp- Catherine HARMAN Born - 27 Apr 1809 Greene Co., TN Mar. - 4 Oct 1825 Greene Co., TN Died - 23 Aug 1873 Gentry Co., MO Bur. - York Cem, DeKalb Co., MO Dau of Christian HARMAN & Mary M. SNIDER 3 - Abraham PITSENBARGER Born - Abt 1808 Greene Co., TN Died - Aft 1870 sp- Lydia FEASEL Born - 12 Jan 1808 Shenandoah Co., VA Mar. - 4 Jan 1830 Wayne Co., IN Died - 22 Aug 1874 Clinton Co., IN Bur. - Gray Cem, Clinton Co., IN Dau of Martin FEASEL & Mary TRESLER * 3 - Henry PITSENBARGER Born - 28 May 1810 Greene Co., TN Died - 19 Jul 1880 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH sp- Jane DAVIDSON X-REF Davidson page Born - 10 Aug 1820 Warren Co., OH Mar. - 3 Mar 1842 Darke Co., OH Died - 20 Feb 1907 Cement City, Washtenaw Co., MI Bur. - English Cem, Darke Co., OH Dau of Hugh DAVIDSON & Elizabeth ALLEN 3 - Sarah PITSENBARGER Born - 7 Jun 1812 Greene Co., TN Died - 27 Jun 1877 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH sp- John D. PITSENBARGER Born - Abt 1809 Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co., PA Mar. - 17 Oct 1834 Darke Co., OH Died - Jan 1863 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH Son of Jacob PITSENBARGER & Margaret BUTCHER 3 - Jacob PITSENBARGER Born - 16 Jan 1814 Greene Co., TN Died - 22 Jan 1894 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH sp- Mary Ellen DAVIDSON X-REF Davidson page Born - 10 Aug 1820 Warren Co., OH Mar. - 8 Oct 1840 Darke Co., OH Died - 21 Jun 1853 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH Dau of Hugh DAVIDSON & Elizabeth ALLEN sp- Sarah METZGER Born - 23 Dec 1832 Montgomery Co., OH Mar. - 15 Jun 1854 Versailles, OH Died - 29 May 1895 Darke Co., OH Dau of Jacob METZGER & Margaret PITSENBARGER 3 - Peter PITSENBARGER Born - 16 Feb 1817 Greene Co., TN Died - 1 Dec 1889 King City, Gentry Co., MO Bur. - King City, Gentry Co., MO 1850 Census, York Twp, Darke Co., OH: Peter-32mTN, Deida-28fOH, Joseph-9mOH, Aurila-7fOH, William-4mOH, Abraham-6/12mOH. 1860 Census, Warren Twp, Clinton Co., IN: Peter-41mTN, Deida-38fOH, Joseph-18mOH, Arela-16fOH, William-14mOH, Abram-10mOH, John-5mOH, Mary J-3fOH, Frances S-8/12fOH. Joined the 51st OVI for one year in February 1865. sp- Deidamia MENDENHALL Born - 25 Aug 1822 Miami Co., OH X-REF Mendenhall page Mar. - 1 Aug 1839 Darke Co., OH Died - Bef 1865 perhaps Clinton Co., IN Dau of Joseph MENDENHALL & Deidamia HILL sp- Mary Ann FINCHER Born - 4 Dec 1844 Greenville, Greene Co., TN Mar. - 23 Aug 1866 Greene Co., TN ? Died - 27 Jul 1927 Waynoka Woods, OK Bur. - King City, Gentry Co., MO Dau of Joshua FINCHER & Christiana HIMES 3 - Frances Senia PITSENBARGER Born - 2 May 1819 Greene Co., TN Died - 20 Nov 1891 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH sp- William John ENGLISH Born - 31 Mar 1814 Greene Co., TN Mar. - 22 Nov 1838 Darke Co., OH Died - 11 May 1877 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH Son of William ENGLISH & Mary Jane DAVIDSON 3 - Anna Mary PITSENBARGER Born - 24 Sep 1821 Greene Co., TN Died - 22 Jan 1859 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH sp- Jonathan B. PITSENBERGER Born - 1 Nov 1812 Randolph Twp, Montgomery Co., OH Mar. - 21 Nov 1839 Darke Co., OH Died - 18 Apr 1886 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH Son of Jacob PITSENBARGER & Margaret BUTCHER 3 - Phebe Lavina PITSENBARGER Born - 9 Mar 1824 Greene Co., OH Died - 4 Sep 1873 Wayne Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cemetery, Darke Co., OH In 1860, Phebe was living with her brother John in Gentry Co., MO. sp- Jonathan METZGER Born - 11 Jun 1834 Montgomery Co., OH Mar. - 31 Dec 1863 Darke Co., OH Died - 21 May 1895 Darke Co., OH Son of Jacob METZGER & Margaret PITSENBARGER Civil War: Co. F, 152nd OVI organized at Camp Dennison, OH, containing the 28th Ohio National Guard from Darke Co., OH. 3 - Lydia Catherine PITSENBARGER Born - 12 Mar 1826 Greene Co., TN Died - 20 Jun 1858 Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH Bur. - Yoder Cem, Darke Co., OH sp- Joseph MENDENHALL X-REF Mendenhall page Born - 27 Dec 1819 Miami Co., OH Mar. - 26 May 1842 Clinton Co., IN Died - 18 Jul 1882 DeKalb Co., MO Bur. - Winslow Cem, DeKalb Co., MO Son of Richard MENDENHALL & Sarah PEARSON 1850 Census, Patterson Twp, Darke Co., OH: Joseph-30mOH, Lydia-24fTN, William-8mOH, Malinda-5fOH, Deida M-4fOH, Margaret A-2fOH. 1860 Census, Warren Twp, Clinton Co., IN: Joseph-40mOH, Frances-37fTN, William-16mOH, Malinda-15fOH, Margaret A-12fOH, Sarah E-9fOH, Huldah-6fOH, Stephen-5mOH, Henry Shaffer-35mTN, Barbara A Shaffer-26fTN. 3 - Malinda PITSENBARGER Born - 1 Feb 1829 Wayne Co., IN Died - 14 Jan 1890 Ft Recovery, Mercer Co., OH Bur. - Ft Recovery, Mercer Co., OH An old reading of a stone in the Yoder Cem was originally taken for evidence that Malinda died in 1856. However, a Clark family researcher explained that Malinda married in Carroll Co., IN, and died as shown in this record. The couple moved with other Clark families to Butler Co., IA, then by 1860 to Gentry Co., MO, after which (by 1864) they returned to OH and lived in Gibson Twp, Mercer Co., OH, in 1880. sp- Abner G. CLARK Born - 20 Sep 1825 Coshocton Co., OH Mar. - 1 Dec 1850 Carroll Co., IN Died - 9 Mar 1909 Anderson, Madison Co., IN Bur. - Ft Recovery, Mercer Co., OH Son of Archibald CLARKE & Susannah GROVE Abner G. Clark was uncle to Thomas Clark and Archibald Clark (1st cousins) who married Lydia Ellen Pitsenbarger d/o Jonathan & Anna Mary Pitsenbarger. Abner entered Civil War service by enlisting January 1862 in Company H, 1st Reg. Missouri Voluntary Cavalry. He later served in Company F, 152nd Reg. of Ohio National Guard (in which a number of other Darke Co. men served including Peter Pitsenbarger and Peter's nephew Francis Marion "Franz" Pitsenberger). *Return to page index

Elizabeth Ann PITSENBARGER

Born - [descendants report 12 May 1774] Died - 1 May 1820 Jackson Co., OH Morton in HISTORY OF PENDLETON Co., WV, 1910, says Elizabeth moved to Ohio before 1825. Date of marriage from same source. Called "Anny" in her father's 1781 will, Elizabeth Ann is known to have settled in Jackson (then called Ross) Co., OH, with her husband. sp- John MOATS/MOTES Born - Abt 1767 Mar. - 1793 Pendelton Co., VA Died - 17 Jan 1851 Peoria Co., IL Son of Jacob MOTES 3 - Elizabeth MOTES Born - Abt 1794 Pendleton Co., VA Died - 1856/1860 Poweshiek Co., IA Consent to marry signed 4 May 1813 by John MOTES and Willis BREWER. sp- Solomon BREWER Born - NC Mar. - May 1813 Ross Co., OH 3 - John MOTES Jr Born - Pendleton Co., VA 3 - Jacob MOTES Born - Pendleton Co., VA Died - 28 Mar 1871 Peoria Co., IL 3 - Abraham MOTES Born - 15 Jul 1800 Pendleton Co., VA Died - 18 Dec 1847 Jackson Co., OH Bur. - Baxter Cem, Vinton Co., OH sp- Barbara NICHOLAS Born - 16 Nov 1802 Greenbrier Co., VA Mar. - 18 May 1820 Ross Co., OH Died - 17 Feb 1873 Vinton Co., OH 3 - George MOTES Born - Pendleton Co., VA

John PITSENBARGER

Born - Abt 1776 VA Died - Bef 1794 VA ?? Only known reference to him is in his father's will of 1781.

Philip PITSENBARGER

Born - Abt 1780 Shenandoah Co., VA Died - Bef 1840 OH Per 1830 Census: Philip lived in Wayne Township, Darke Co., OH. He was between 40 & 50 years old (born ca. 1780). He had 1 boy & 2 girls under 5, 1 girl under 10, 3 boys & 1 girl under 15, and 1 boy under 20, wife under 40. Died? before 1840. Last known reference to Philip was that he paid taxes in Shelby Co., OH, in 1834. Descendants listed here are culled from stray Pitsenbargers not attributable to other known families. sp- Catherine --?-- This first name of Philip's wife is conjecture. No record of marriage found. There was a Philip Pitsenbarger listed in the 1820 census in Jackson Twp, Jackson Co., OH. This census was destroyed and what we have was reconstructed from tax lists. On the line for Philip's name, there is no indication of his or his wife's age or how many children they had - the line is blank. 3 - Sarah PITSENBARGER Born - Abt 1805 Fayette Co., PA? Died - 1882 Freeport, PA Sarah's lineage is uncertain. Some place her as a daughter of Jacob but she is not in his 1837 will. Information on her descendants comes from "Hennan's Choice" (c1970) where more complete information is available. 1850 & 1880 censii show birthplace as PA; 1860 shows VA; 1870 shows MD?? sp- James Nelson HENNEN Born - 9 Dec 1800 Green Co., PA Died - 3 Jan 1832 Monongalia Co., VA sp- James KINNEY Mar. - 1838 Green Co., PA 3 - John PITSENBARGER Died - Bef 1850 sp- Mary M. MILLER Born - Abt 1806 PA Mar. - 10 Sep 1835 Shelby Co., OH Could her middle name have been Magdalene? 3 - Elizabeth PITSENBARGER Called "Elizabeth Pitsingburger" in marriage record. Unable to locate this couple in 1850 Darke Co., OH, census. No further information. sp- John DEORITZER Mar. - 15 Oct 1837 Darke Co., OH 3 - Jacob PITSENBERGER Born - Abt 1818 OH This Jacob was first brought to my attention by an 1860 Richland Co., WI, census entry: Jacob Pitsenbergen-42mOH, Indiana-30fOH, Theresa-9fIN, Thomas-4mWI, William-2mWI. I later found the couple in the 1850 Hamilton Co., IN, census: Jacob-28mOH, Pudiana-20fOH, no children. Jacob's age increased by four years more than expected, but I am using his age given in 1860 to indicate when he was probably born for this record. Another Jacob came to my attention in the Montgomery Co., OH Marriage books. I ASSUMED he was Philip's child since he could not be fit into other known families. However, I should note that in the 1850 Darke Co. census, there was Jacob Puffenbarger-23mP and Jane-22fO living in Greenville Twp who may be this couple. They had no children in 1850. The marriage record in question showed Jacob Pitzenbarger to Rebecca Jane Piatt 7-18-1846. I am fairly certain Jacob's surname was misunderstood in the marriage records and should have been Puffenbarger. sp- Indiana COLLINS Born - Abt 1830 OH Mar. - Abt 1850 Maiden name from 2-volume history of Cass, Miami, Howard, and Tipton Cos., IN, where a Mrs Idel F. Van Dyke (d/o Jacob & Indiana (Collins) Pitsenberger) was said to have married a William B. York (s/o Alfred & Sarah (Brown) York) 10-4-1898. 3 - Abraham PITSENBARGER Born - Abt 1820 OH This Abraham was living in Indiana in 1850. His age of 30 precludes his belonging to other known families. Marriage record in Clinton Co., IN. sp- Sarah SHAFFER Born - Abt 1831 OH Mar. - 29 Dec 1845 Clinton Co., IN 3 - George PITSENBARGER Born - Abt 1822 OH George's name comes from the 1850 Vigo Co., IN, census. No further record. sp- Sarah Born - Abt 1827 IN 3 - William Delatus PITSENBARGER Born - Abt 1826 OH sp- Elizabeth A. HALE 3 - Catherine A. PITSENBARGER Born - Abt 1826 OH Died - 8 Apr 1869 Shelby Co., OH Bur. - Stewart Cem, Shelby Co., OH sp- William CLARK Mar. - 4 Feb 1844 Shelby Co., OH Died - Shelby Co., OH 3 - Jonathan PITSENBARGER Born - Abt 1832 OH ...from DARKE CO COMMON PLEAS COURT RECORDS 1817-1860: 4-11-1846: Jonathan PITSENBARGER aged 14 yrs. chose George WARD as his guardian. (491) p. 46 Might this indicate that Jonathan's parents were deceased?
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