Annual Membership in the society is $15 for individuals, $20 for families. Meetings are held at the LDS Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD, at 7:30 P.M. on the 4th Tuesday of each month except for July, August and December.  301-698-0406 is the phone number for the Family History Center.

FRECOGS mailing address:   FRECOGS, Post Office Box 234, Monrovia, Maryland, 21770-0234

FRECOGS officers:
Al Werking, President, 8212 Greenvale Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 301/662-2621
Anne W Cissel, Vice-President, 17 Sunhigh Dr., Thurmont, MD 21788 301/271-2141
Judith L Elmer, Recording Secretary, 1319 Danberry Dr., Frederick, MD 21702
Pepper Scotto, Treasurer and Hospitality Chairman, PO Box 17,  Point of Rocks, MD 21777
Susan Tucker, Member at large, 10809 Lake Square Ct., New Market, MD 21774 (301) 865-1963
Nathan, Robinson, Member at large, 291 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
Trudie Davis Long, Newsletter, 8213 Mapleville Rd, Mt Airy, MD, 21771-9713, (301) 831-5781

CONTENTS
41    Editor’s note
42    Exchange journal and society information
42    Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)
43    Family Group Sheet of Charlotte Walker
43    Abstracts; Centennial Anniversary of a Native and Former Citizen of Carroll County; Death of an Aged Lady; History     of the Churches of God in North American Chapter II;
48    1887 Post Offices-Jefferson, Johnsville, Kemptown, Knoxville, Ladiesburg, Lander, Lantz, Lewistown, Liberty-Town
52    The Helen File
53    The Ancestors of Robert Joseph Lingenfelter, Sr
57    Books, magazines, services
57    Queries

EDITOR’S NOTE

Well, I’ve made the print a point smaller; from 11 pt universal to 10 pt-this means more content.  Is anyone having trouble reading because of the size?  As you will see, I am still using some cut and paste-to save time.  I welcome any offerings for the newsletter, but if possible please send them on a disc.  I will not change content without the consent of the sender-I will probably change print style and formatting.

In the future we will be listing minutes for the executive committee meetings and the regular business meetings in the newsletter.

I would like to thank those of you who are watching your newsletters for your renewal dates and sending in your renewal dues before you get your reminder.  This does save me time (and FRECOGS postage).  Please bear with me if I send you a renewal notice by mistake.

I learned an interesting meaning for a word I read in a record recently-you may come across it in your research. Inmate-a person who lodges or dwells in the same house with another, occupying different rooms, but using the same door for passing in and out of the house. (Black’s Law Dictionary abridged 6th edition).  The will I was reading left a monetary legacy for a family member, but listed the person as an inmate of the family.  I took the wording to mean that the family member was either physically or mentally compromised.  Have any other readers seen this word during the course of their research?? Any other interesting words they’ve had to look up that they’d want to share?

I am still having difficulty with notices for seminars, special speakers, and events not arriving in a timely manner for inclusion in the newsletter.  However, all flyers received are placed on the bulletin board at the Family History center.  Check them out the next time you visit.

EXCHANGE JOURNAL AND SOCIETY INFORMATION AND NOTICES

The Dec. 1996 issue of Family Backtracking has a Kentucky County URL list.  The list will be republished as new sites are established.  The principal instigator is found at http://www.dsenter.com/~trice/   or at trice@vci.net

Four major committees are now being formed for Thurmont’s 250th Anniversary Celebration in the year 2001. Volunteers are being solicited for the Community, History, Publicity, and Special Events Committees.  If you are interested, send your name and address, and the name of the committee(s) on which you wish to serve to the Thurmont Town Office, c/o 250th Anniversary Committee, PO Box 17, Thurmont, MD 21788.

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS (New and Renewal, surname cards submitted, new in the library)

New Life members:
▸    ROOP, R Gary, 4003 Underwood St., Hyattsville, MD 20782-1443 ENGLER, ROOP, LANDIS, TRIPLEET/TRIPLETT, GEIMAN, NORRIS
▸    WARD, Virginia V, 64 Taagan Point Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-3841   George TAYLOR m Catherine Bruner in 1800

▸    BARTON, Jeanne Porter, 5318 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD 20781-2721  KUJU31E@Prodigy.com PORTER, CROWN, WILHIDE, CREAGER
▸    BOYER, Daniel J & Peggy A, 2189 Westham Ct., Frederick, MD 21702
▸    BROWN, Nancy     W, 4947 Tall Oaks Dr., Monrovia, MD 21770-9315
▸    BYRD, Jean, 613 Charles St., Frederick, MD 21701
▸    CARTER, Joan M, 36 Sherwood Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030-2324
▸    CROWLEY, Karen     501 California St, El Segundo, CA 90245-3213 GILBERT, HILLEARY, HOBBS, NORWOOD, PURDY, WINDSOR, YINGLING
▸    EPPERLY, John M, 5414 Gainsborough Dr, Fairfax, VA 22032 EBERLE, EPPERLY, SAURS/SOWERS
▸    FRITSCH, William & Janice, 521 S Green St, Sandwich, IL 60548 WJTGSTFRITSCH@juno.com SIGLER, WETNITE
▸    GRAVES, Howard A, 6113 88th St SW, Tacoma, WA 98499-2635 BRICKER, BEALL, WORMAN, TEEGARDEN, BOYER
▸    HACKETT, Joseph L, 8487 Devon Lane, Walkersville, MD 21793
▸    HARGET, Edna,     16361 County  Rd 511, Dexter, MO 63841  HARGET/HARGETT/HERGET,  RICE
▸    HOWARD, Bess, 1605-B Berry Rose Ct, Frederick, MD 21701
▸    KROMANN, Barbara J, 348 Clairmont Dr, Warner Robbins, GA 31088 KITTLE/KETTEL/KETTLE, HOCKENSMITH, BURNS
▸    LEBHERZ, Margaret G, 121 N Beechwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21228-4928  BISER, GREEN, EPPERT, GEESEY
▸    MAGEE, Thomas G & Jane R, 7606 Ridge Rd, Frederick MD 21702-3522 Carole E Kerger THOMAS, RENAHAN, James MAGEE b 1812 Pitts, QUILL Howard Co, MD
▸    NICKELL, Mary Ann,  35439 SE Fall City-Snoqualmie Rd, Fall City, WA 98024  HIGDON, MEDLEY, HAMILTON, CARRICO, HAGAN, RHODES, HOWARD, WAYNE, GOUGH, SPALDING, MONTGOMERY, EDELEN, QUEEN, MATTINGLY, OSBOURNE, SIMPSON, HEARD,
▸    OLSON, Walter E & Marianne, 15233 Tricia Lane, La Mirada, CA 90638-5318  HISSONG, HOAGLE, KREGELO, MEYERS, SANDERS, REMSBERG, BRUNNER
▸    ORNDORFF, Sandra, 417 White Oak Pl, Frederick, MD 21701 ORNDORFF, O’BRIEN, SNOOTS
▸    REMSBURG, Craig P, 8917 Shawnee Lane, St Louis, MO 63114 REMSBURG, POTTER
▸    SCOTTO, Pepper, PO Box 17, Point of Rocks, MD 21777
▸    SIX, G. Helen, 13 Norva Ave, Frederick, MD 21701
▸    SULCER, Betty, 602 Culler Ave, Frederick, MD 21701 SULCER, MOORE, CORDELL, BATELER
▸    WALTERS, Mary    , 402 N 9th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101  BARTON, COLLIFLOWER, MOSER, TROXELL
▸    YOUNG, Shirley A, 8527 Crum Rd, Walkersville, MD 21793 SIMPSON, TRAYER, YOUNG, CARLIN
▸    ZERBY, Leona & Ray, 2528 Dixon Rd, Frederick, MD 21704 LUDWIG, HOCH, ZERBY, WEDDE, GREEN, POTTEN

New Address/Change of address
▸    McCORMICK, Margaret J, 10142 W Sutters Gold Ln, Sun City, AZ 85351-1243

SURNAME CARDS To send surname cards, put a name or information on a family on one side of a 3×5 card, and your name and address on the other. These cards are kept in a box for other researchers to use at the Frederick LDS Family History Center.

Family Group Sheet Charlotte K Walker, 4847 Willow Ln, Dallas, TX 75244-7606

Husband: William BICKET/T b 1742; d 23 Feb 1824 Raywick, Washington Co, KY (other wives: no record of marriage(s),     but family tradition says his wife was Jane HART [however, a KNOTT “in-law” was also supposedly m to Jane HART; some of the family thinks his 1st/w was Priscilla LIVERS, d/o Anthony who d bef 1818 and had m a “Mister BICKETT”; while Anna BICKETT THOROUGHMAN, William’s great granddaughter who knew the old man, said he’d m Priscilla Ann PERCY first.
WIFE: Jane HART??

Children:
1.    James BICKETT b 1774/5 PA/MD; d 13 May 1814 Raywick, Wash Co, KY; m Eleanor LIVERS 25 Nov 1812. (A James BICKETT/BRICKETT, m Judith HARRIS 13 Feb 1804 in Fred Co, MD. Judith was a cousin of Eleanor LIVERS, who m James s/o Wm BICKETT. For a time, we assumed that “our” James was m twice; now we believe that Judith’s James was the tailor in FrederickTown, for he out-lived the emigre’ James.
2.    Anthony BICKETT b 4 Sep 1783 Washington or Allegany MD/PA; d 14 Apr 1856 Raywick, Marion Co, KY; m Ann (Nancy) KNOTT 26 Jan 1813.
3.    Sarah BICKETT b 1784 Frederick Co, MD; d 1831? Hardin, KY?; m Nicholas MILLS 1st of 3, 4 Nov 1811 (bond)
4.    Henry BICKETT b ca 1785 Frederick Co, MD; d ca 1852/3 Raywick, Marion, KY; m 5 Jan 1810 Elizabeth Ann GRAVES
5.    Thomas BICKETT b 15 Jan 1788 Frederick Co, MD; d 2 May 1864 KY; m 1 or 16 Feb 1815 Martha ELDER
6.    Samuel BICKETT b 1790 Frederick Co, MD; d Raywick, KY; m 27 Nov 1818 Mary LIVERS
7.    Mary BICKETT b 1797 Frederick Co, MD; d 18 Nov 1825 Bethania, KY
8.    Nathaniel BICKETT b 15 Mar 1798 somewhere in the Lumberland Mts; d 18 Jun 1862 Raywick, Marion, KY
9.    Arnold BICKETT b 25 Dec 1800 Raywick, Washington Co, KY; d 5 May 1875 Raywick, Marion, KY; m 5 Feb 1825 Juliann PARSONS 1st of 3 (bond)

ABSTRACTS

Tract 407-22 Description: All that certain tract of parcel of land lying and being situated in Election District No 12 Frederick Co, State of MD, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 5/8″ rebar and cap set on the top of the ridge of South Mountain, being a corner common to the lands of the State of MD, Dept of natural Resources (DNR), Tract 500, lands, now or formerly of the Heirs of Anna Horsey and subject owner: thence, with the property line of the said Horsey, South 54 degree 52’35” East, 707.50 feet to a 5/8″ rebar and cap set on the patent line between Fielderea Manor and The Resurvey of Grims Delight, said rebar marks a corner common to said Horsey, lands, now or formerly, of William Holland and George Butler, and subject owner; thence, with the property line of said Holland and Butler and with said patent line, the following two bearing and distances; South 44 degrees 52’05” East 165 feet to a 5/8″ rebar and cap set: and, South 24 degrees 8’6″ West, 910.92 feet to a 5/8″ rebar cap set marking a corner common to said Holland and butler and subject owner: thence, continuing with the property line of said Holland and Butler and then with the property of the State of Maryland, DNR Tract 502, North 53 degrees 50’48” West, 1056 feet to a drill hole set in a rock, being a corner common to DNR Tract 502, 503 and subject owner: thence with the property lie of said DNR Tract 503, North 28 degree 15’13” East, 135.05 feet to a drill hole set in a rock on top of the ridge of south Mountain, being a corner common t DNR Tract 503, 500 and subject owner; thence, with the property line of DNR Tract 500, along the ridge of South Mountain, the following two bearings and distances: North 37 degrees 31’21” East, 412.02 feet to a triple blazed 24″ black oak; and, North 26 degrees 54’06” East, 358.35 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 20.23 acres more or less.  The above described parcel, designated as Tract 407-22, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, is all the same land acquired by Erasmus West from Joseph Garrott by deed dated January 28, 1814 and recorded February 15, 1814 in Deed book WR 46, age 130 in the Land Records of Frederick County, State of MD. The News, Frederick, MD Friday, Feb 14, 1997

Charles C Keller, Clerk of the Circuit Court,  Court House, 100 West Patrick St, Frederick, MD, 21701 James M Frey and Fryfogle Construction, Ltd; Plaintiff V.S. The below named individuals, their unknown heirs, devisees, personal representatives and administrators of Israel Norris, Augustas Norris, Margaret Norris, Learsi R Norris, Elizabeth A Anders, Emma C Roop, Julia L Waltz, Thomas M Waltz, Mora Elizabeth Waltz, Helen L Murphy, C Thomas Waltz, James Hawbecker Waltz, Thomas Waltz, Sarah T G France, and Anna Waltz Gerber Defendant; No 94-1359 Civil NOTICE OF DEFAULT ORDER; In accordance with Maryland Rules of Procedure, you are hereby notified that an Order of default has been entered against you in the above titled case on October 26, 1994.
You may move to vacate the Order of Default within thirty days of the date of entry.  The motion shall state the reasons for the failure to plead and the legal and factual basis for the defense of the claim. The News, Frederick, MD Monday October 31, 1994

US Marshall’s Sale, highly valuable fee simple parcel of land containing 78 acre more ore less and improved by a 2.5 story shingle residence and large wooden barn presently operating as a horse farm known as Bellavista Farms, Quebec School Rd, Middletown, MD. Under and by virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued out of the United States District Court for the district of Maryland, at the suit of FDIC as Liquidator of Franklin National Bank, Plaintiff, v.s. William C Bogley, Jenny L Bogley and American General Leasing, Inc. Case No H76-827, I have seized and taken in execution All the right, title, interest and estate of the said defendants, in and to the lot of grand and the improvements thereon, situate in Frederick County and described as follows: Parcel #1 All that track of land in Middletown District, Frederick Co, MD described in a deed from Lewis H Ahalt and wife to john W Ahalt dated 24 May 1876 and recorded in Liber TG #5, folio 459, one of the land records…..Beginning at a stone standing at the end of the 3rd line of the deed from Jacob Beachley to Henry Ahalt dated 26 Jun 1835 for six acres of land and with said deed two courses and distances reversed 1. N 49.75 degrees W 50.25 perches 2. N 43 degrees W 50 perches to the end of the first line of said deed, also to the end of the tenth line of “Jacobs Loss”, then 3. N 61.5 degrees E 146.5 perches to the beginning of the deed from Samuel Ramsburg and wife to Jacob B Ahalt for 4.75 acres dated 16 May 1882 and with said deed six courses and distances 4. S 56.75 degrees E 2.55 perches to a stone 5. S 80.75 degrees E 20.2 perches to a stone 6. N 64.25 degrees E 5.75 perches to a stone 7. S 43.25 degrees E 18.15 perches to a stone 8. S 34.25 degrees E 9.2 perches 9. South 53.5 degrees W (inadvertently therein recited to the East) 21.5 perches to a stone, then leaving said deed 10. S 38 degrees E 41.25 perches 11. N 89.75 degrees West 39.75 perches 12. S 43.75 degrees W 102.6 perches 13. N 46.5 degrees W 0.9 perches to the place of beginning containing 75.75 acres 36 square perches, more or less; excepting and reserving, however, all that portion thereof conveyed by Wilbur M Ahalt and wife to Clarence R Williams and wife dated 2 Jul 1966 and recorded in Liber #749 folio 433, one of the land records of Frederick County containing according to said deed six acres 3 roods and 20 square perches. The News (the property was to be sold 3 May 1979; no date of publication)

A two year old daughter of Mahlon Myers of Monocacy Junction, Frederick county, Wednesday fell in a spring on the premises and was drowned.
The Middle Conference of the Maryland Synod of the Lutheran Church met at Burkittsville, Frederick county, on Tuesday and will continue in session for several days. Rev Saml Diehl, of Woodsboro’, delivered the opening sermon. A number of subjects pertaining to the interest of the church were afterwards discussed at length by Rev Dr Diehl, of Frederick, Rev Messrs. Turner, Mann, Bergstresser, Beard, Asper and others. The American Sentinel, Saturday, November 5, 1887

Mrs George Brice, living near Catoctin Furnace, Frederick county, on Monday left her two children, one of them a babe, alone in the house.  When the mother returned she found the eldest child dead upon the floor and burned to a crisp.  The hands and face of the babe were also burned. It is supposed that the children ignited the contents of a coal oil can at the open fire-place with the fatal result.   The American Sentinel, Saturday, September 24, 1887

Mr Joshua Shorb, formerly of Westminster, but lately of Washington DC spent several days with relatives here last week. Mr Shorb left on Monday for St Louis, Missouri, where he will engage in the wholesale drug business.
A feud between the families of Aaron Davis and Wm H Stauffer, residing near Frederick, resulted in an affray with shot-guns, in which two n were hurt The American Sentinel, Saturday, September 3, 1887

Centennial Anniversary of a Native and Former Citizen of Carroll County
The American Sentinel Saturday, September 29, 1888
The Dayton, Ohio Journal, of the 17th inst, gives a long and interesting account of the Centennial anniversary of Abner Prugh, who was born in Carroll, then Frederick county, Maryland on the 1st day of January 1789. Mr Prugh will not attain his hundred year until January 1st, but, the Journal says, “because so many of the elder people who live in other States desired to be present, and for the reason that the Prughs generally are agriculturists, it was thought best that the formal celebration should be held when the weather would be more pleasant than in winter, and September 15th was designated.” We collate and condense from the Journal the following account of the celebration, which was held at the home of Mr. Prugh’s son, Abraham, in Washington township, Montgomery county, Ohio:
For several days before the event relatives of the aged patriarch were arriving from a distance, and the anniversary day saw the gathering of a great company to greet the almost centenarian. Not less than 1,000 persons were present, among them Peter Prugh, a brother of David and Abraham Prugh, of this county, whose father, Frederick Prugh was a brother of the aged Abner.  Peter Prugh is himself 81 years of age and except his uncle, was the oldest member of the Prugh family at the celebration.  He resides in the township of Van Buren, Montgomery county.
A platform was erected from which a band discoursed sweet music during the day.  A large banner was displayed across the road bearing the inscription 1788-1888 Welcome The One Hundredth Anniversary of Abner Prugh.
Mr Prugh is feeble from the effect of old age, but is in good health and of sound mind.  He is an object of great respect and veneration to his many descendants and relatives, and his son Abraham was especially solicitous and careful of the comfort on the occasion of the celebration. Isaac Prugh, of Iowa, son of Peter Prugh, of Preble county, Ohio, was master of ceremonies and right well and faithfully he performed the functions of his office. Prayer was offered and an address of welcome delivered by Rev T F Bushong, of the United Brethren church, of Dayton, Ohio, which was responded to by Jacob Prugh, of Corydon, Iowa.
In due time a procession was formed headed by the venerable centenarian and composed of his children, grand-children, great-grand-children, great-great-grand-children and relatives and friends, and marched to the great barn, on the threshing floor of which eight tables were erected with benches sufficient to feed 40 persons at a time. After the first set dined they were followed by 400 more, and these in turn by 200 or 300.  The dinner was brought in baskets and after all had partaken enough remained for another feast of equal proportions. After the inner man was satisfied toasts and speeches followed and the jubilee day was closed by the singing of the hymn “God be with You,” by a number of Mr. Prugh’s grand-daughters.
Mr. Prugh’s grandparents landed in Philadelphia, from Germany, according to the Journal’s account, in 1725, where they were sold to pay the passage money. The young man, progenitor of all the Prughs, bought his own freedom and that of his fraulein, and they were married and settled in Trappe, Pa.  They had an only child named Conrad, who married Mary Finkabiner, and came with her to Frederick, now Carroll county, Maryland, where he bought and settled on 100 acres of land, in 1767.  They had fourteen children, Frederick, Jacob, Henry, Katrina, George W, Elizabeth, Hannah, Hester, Peter, Susan, Abner, May, John and Sophia.  Frederick was the father of David Prugh of Freedom district, Abraham, john, Peter, and Sophia Prugh who married David Manahan and was the mother of Levi Manahan, the well known cider man, to whom we are indebted for the sketch from which we gather these facts.
Abner Prugh, whose centennial anniversary was celebrated in the 15th inst, as described, was born in this county on the 1st day of January, 1789, the day Washington was elected President of the United States. He went to Ohio when 22 years of age, whither his brother Geo. W had previously gone; and several of his sisters accompanied him.  He was with the army as a wagon master, and, after he got back to Dayton, entered a tract of land in Preble county, but subsequently sold it and purchased 84 acres near Beavertown, Montgomery county.  How he returned to Maryland, married a wife and again emigrated to Ohio, with other facts and reflections upon his career are best quoted from the Journal, which says:
“Martha Ensey, whose parents came from Germany, was born in Frederick county, Maryland, in the year 171. The Ensey and Prugh families were very close friends, and Abner and Martha grew up together, were lovers, betrothed, and Abner came to Ohio to find a home for his prospective bride, and on his return to Maryland after the war, and when Martha was twenty-four years old, they married, and in 1817 they came to this county and settled on his land in Van Buren township.
“They were a frugal pair, worked hard, built a cabin, cleared a little patch for potatoes and corn, cut a way out to the big road, finally got a cow and a horse, had babies right along, had no money and saved it all, improved their place, began to have some comfort in life, and prospered along with their equally industrious neighbors.  They had eleven children, and nine of them attended their father’s centennial jubilee, and all of them are living in this county, except Nathan, whose farm is in Greene county, but all nine are in one neighborhood along the Greene county line. John and Rachel died in 1860. Elizabeth, wife of Henry Creager, was born in 1819; Levi; Sallie, wife of John Creager; Mary wife of John Merrick; Abner, Jr; Abraham, Nathan; Martha wife of Wm. Hoblett, was born September 15, 1834, and celebrated her 54th birthday anniversary with her father’s centenary; Lydia, wife of John Marshall. Martha, wife of Uncle Abner, mother of these children, died January 27, 1872, and her husband has since made his home with their son Abraham.
Uncle Abner was born in Maryland, one of the thirteen original American colonies the day the first President of the United States was elected; before this Northwestern Territory was won from the British, and when all this region was inhabited by savages; when there was no white settlement here except at Cincinnati, Marietta, Detroit and Vincennes; when the Miami Valley was a dense forest, with no way through, except by water or by the military road that led to what is now Hamilton, thence to Waynesville, Xenia, Pique, Loramie and Fort Wayne, and the narrow Indian traces. All this region abounded in buffalo, bear, wildcats, wolves, panthers, foxes, elk, deer, turkeys and small game.
In this time the Government has triumphed in five great wars Corduroy roads gave place to pikes. Canals were constructed, then railroads, and now electric roads.  Mail routes established, and telegraph and telephone lines, gas and electric lights.  Wooden plows have given place to steel implements, and improved machinery, and traction engines are crowding the horses off the farms.”
Abner Prugh never voted a Democratic ticket but once, and that was in 1828 when he cast his ballot for Andrew Jackson.  He voted for Wm. Henry Harrison in 1836 and 1840, and, if living and able to get to the polls, will vote for his grandson in 1888.  All the Prughs, now living, who voted for the Gen. Harrison of 1840 intend to vote for the Gen Harrison of the present campaign. As far as known every voter of the name in the country will do the same thing.  The Prughs are a patriotic family.

Death of an Aged Lady The American Sentinel Saturday, September 14, 1889
Mrs Elizabeth McIlvain, of Littlestown, Pa, died in that place, on Saturday last, in the 99th year of her age. She had a large family connection in Carroll and adjoining counties, having been a member of the Shriver family, of the oldest members of which the Baltimore American, of Wednesday, gives the following interesting summary: “Mrs McIlvain was a daughter of Andrew Shriver, Sr, who was a son of Andrew Shriver, Sr, the founder, in 1733, the Conewaga, Pa, family of Shrivers. She was born October 4th 1790, and was twice married, first having married (1812) John Brothers, and second (1831) John McIlvain, both citizens of Littlestown.  She would have completed the ninety-ninth year of her age next 4th of October.  She was the mother of eight children, two sons and six daughters, and leaves a numerous lit of descendants. Mrs McIlvain belonged to a family noted for their longevity. Her grandfather, Andrew Shriver, Sr, of Conewago, was nearly eighty five years of age when he died, and her grandmother, Anna Maria Shriver, nee Keiser, was in her ninety-first year.  Her father, Andrew Shriver, Jr reached seventy four years, and her mother, Magdalena Shriver, nee Maus, died at the age of eighty years. Her only sister, Rachel Shriver, the wife of Daniel Hostetter, of Hanover, and of his brother William (by a second marriage,) reached ninety-two years, dying at her home, New Lisbon, Ohio, in May, 1887.
Calvin S Shriver, vice president of the Maryland Savings Bank of Baltimore, is a nephew or Mrs McIlvain, being a son of her brother, Henry Shriver, who died at Hanover in 1879, in the ninety second year of his age.
David Shriver, Sr, the original proprietor of the Homestead plantation, Little Pipe Creek, Carroll county, was a so of Andrew Shriver, Sr, of Conewago, and an uncle of Mrs McIlvain. He died in 1826 in the ninety first year of his age. David Shriver’s sons-Andrew Shriver, of Union Mills; David Shriver of Cumberland; Judge Abraham Shriver , of Frederick; Isaac Shriver of Westminster and Jacob Shriver of Little Pipe Creek-all attained good ages, ranging in the region of four score. The same record appertained to the daughters-Mrs Rachel Forney, of Hanover; Mrs Mary Schley of Frederick, and Mrs Susan Frey, of Baltimore.
Captain Thomas Shriver, grandson of David Shriver died at the age of ninety years.  Several of his brothers and sisters reached a like age.
Francis Shriver, of Westminster, is the oldest living member of the Maryland family, ranking General Edward Shriver, of Baltimore, by a year.  Both of these gentlemen bid fair to maintain the creditable reputation of the family for longevity.

HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES OF GOD IN NORTH AMERICA by S G Yahn published 1926
Chapter II Winebrenner comes upon the Scene
We now turn, for a short time, to Frederick county, Maryland, and imagine ourselves there in the latter part of the eighteenth century, at least a generation father back than the time of which we have been thinking. Here, in a part of the country so close to Pennsylvania, the conditions as to the people, their occupations, their circumstances and their religion were naturally very much the same as those of the latter State, described in the preceding chapter.
Among the prosperous German farmers of Glade valley, in the county named, was Philip Winebrenner, whose farm of some two hundred acres was located about eight miles from the town of Frederick. It was on this farm, occupied by Philip Winebrenner and his wife Eve C Winebrenner, that John Winebrenner, their third son, was born March 25, 1797. In 1810, when John was thirteen years of age, the family moved into a newly furnished and substantial stone farm house, and it was here that the one who is to become the outstanding human character of our historical study spent the days  of his youth. His birthplace, a log house, soon disappeared; but this stone house, with a frame addition built latter, still stands in an excellent state of preservation, after the lapse of a hundred and sixteen years.
John Winebrenners parents were members of the Glades Reformed Church, a country congregation whose meeting-house was about a mile from their home. His father was apparently satisfied with the formalism which characterized the religion of the Reformed Church at that time. His mother was more inclined to seek after the spiritual teachings of the word, and her influence had most to o with the serious impressions made on his early life.
The oft-repeated story of young men feeling the divine call to the Christian ministry and fighting against it for years is not part of the biography of John Winebrenner. He had the ministry in mind from the days of his boyhood, and was constantly and eagerly looking forward to the time when he could enter the sacred calling. In due time he began to plan for his education with the ministry in view. He received the prompt and hearty consent of his mother, but had to overcome toe opposition of his father, whose consent and financial assistance he finally received.  After his early years spent in a country school, which met in a small frame building on the opposite side of the road from the Glades Reformed church-house, he attended a school of higher grade at Frederick for a time. With this preparatory training he entered Dickinson College, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, expecting to graduate in 1818. But the college was closed from 1816 to 1821. In 1817 he went to Philadelphia, where he received three years of theological training under the Rev. Samuel Helfenstein, during which time he made his home with the family of his instructor. College facilities at that time were very meagre (sic), and it was not until 1825 that the theological seminary of the Reformed Church was established at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, an institution which, after several removals, reached its present location at Lancaster.  This explains why certain ministers of the Reformed Church added to their pastoral labors the work of training young men for the ministry.  Dr Samuel Helfenstein, it is said, prepared twenty-seven young men for the sacred calling.
And it was here, during the same period of his life, that Winebrenner received that which was of vastly greater value than his theological training.  It was his personal experience of God’s regenerating grace, that great even known as the new birth, the event around which clustered all the subsequent testimony of his godly life.  It has already been noted that he was of a devout turn of mind and heart from his youth up.  The formalities of religion, as taught by the Reformed Church, has been attended to. He had been christened in infancy, and later catechised (sic) and confirmed.  He had received the training of the church and of the different schools.  All that his denomination required as a religious and secular preparation for the sacred office of the gospel ministry had been done or was being done. But all the while he felt that there was something still lacking in his life, something that was necessary to fully equip him for the great work before him.  For this priceless possession he had long been yearning, and it became his, to the joy and satisfaction of his soul, on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1817. It was in the First Reformed Church on Race street, between Third and Fourth streets, under the preaching of his theological teacher, Dr Samuel Helfenstein, that the Sun of Righteousness arose “with healing in his wings,” ad made that the happiest day of his life.  Thus Winebrenner at last found the great blessing which he had felt the need of for several years, and which he had failed to find elsewhere.  This was at the beginning of his theological course.  That he found Christ as a personal Savior here indicates that this church and its pastor had much of the evangelistic spirit.  That such was the case is further indicated by the fact that in 1828 they secured the evangelistic services of Rev Charles G Finney, the great revivalist.
As the end of his theological course drew near Winebrenner received a call from the German Reformed charge at Harrisburg, which consisted of four churches: Harrisburg, Shoop’s and Wenrick’s in Dauphin County, and Salem near Shiremanstown, in Cumberland county, at an annual salary of one thousand dollars.  He agreed to accept the call after he had finished his course in theology, which he did. He was ordained by the General Synod of the German Reformed Church at Hagerstown, Maryland, September 24, 1820, and began his pastorate in Harrisburg on Sunday, October 22, 1820.  Harrisburg was then a country town with a population of less than four thousand, with neither railroad nor canal, a few places of business and four churches.
Here, then, we are back again in eastern Pennsylvania, in the midst of the conditions set forth in the preceding chapter. But we have a new figure on the scene, a young minister twenty-three years of age, just beginning the work of his first pastorate, and whose career we are to follow with increasing interest. But let us pause, at the close of this chapter to hear his own story of these interesting years.  In an article prepared for a book called “The Testimony of a Hundred Witnesses,” compiled by Rev J F Weishampel, and published by John F Weishampel, Jr, in 1858, Winebrenner says:
“I was born in Frederick county, Maryland, on the 25th of March, 1797. My parents followed the occupation of farming, and both were members of the German Reformed Church. I received my English and classical education in the Glades school, in Frederick city, Dickinson College, and Philadelphia, under Dr Samuel Helfenstein, of that city. I read and studied theology for three years. I was set apart, and solemnly ordained to the office of the Christian ministry, in the fall of 1820, at a Synodical meeting in Hagerstown, Maryland.  From thence, I proceeded to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where I was settled as pastor of the German Reformed charge.
“I was, parentally and providentially, restrained from the paths of vice and immorality. And as my mother trained me, from youth up, in the fear and admonition of the Lord, and instructed me in the great principles and duties of religion, I was graciously brought to feel my obligations to God at an early age, and my mind was deeply exercised on the subject of my soul’s salvation.  These convictions, however, would sometimes wear off, and then be renewed again. Hence, I continued sinning and repenting for a number of years, till in the winter of 1817, when deep and pungent conviction laid hold of my guilty soul. The, like Job, ‘I abhorred myself,’-like Ephraim, ‘I bemoaned myself,’-with the prodigal, I said, ‘I will arise, and to my father,’-and with the publican I cried, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner.’ And after ‘chattering like the swallow,’ and ‘mourning as a dove,’ for three or four weary months, my poor woe-fraught soul found redemption in Emmanuel’s blood, even the forgiveness of sins. It was on Easter Sabbath, in the city of Philadelphia, in the presence of a large congregation of worshippers (sic), that Jesus, the ‘Sun of Righteousness’ arose, and shone upon my soul, ‘with healing in his wings.’ Truly, that was the happiest day of my life! My darkness was turned into day, and my sorrow into joy. Jesus became the joy of my heart, and the centre of my affections. His people came lovely and precious in my sight. His word was my delight. In it I beheld new beauties and beatitudes. Sin that dreadful monster, became more odious and hateful to my soul. Zion’s welfare lay near my heart. My bowels yearned for the salvation of sinners. I was in travail for my friends and kindred. I felt constrained to join with ‘the Spirit and the bride,’ and say to all, Come, O, come to Jesus!
“The work of the Christian ministry now became the uppermost desire of my heart. This desire, somehow, seemed a pent-up fire in my bones, from youth up. When but a boy, I longed and sometimes attempted to preach to my comrades. In later years my mind became strong impressed with the duty of preparing myself for the gospel ministry. I opened my mind to my parens, and requested them to have me educated with a view to that office. My mother readily consented, but my father strenuously opposed me. To divert my mind from this subject, and to induce me to abandon the idea of the ministry, he made various propositions. One was, to send me to Baltimore, and to have me become a merchant. Another was, to send me to Frederick city, to read law, or study medicine. Anything, he seemed to think, would be preferable to that of becoming a preacher of the gospel. However, none of these proposals had any charms for me; and the more I was opposed, the stronger my inclinations and desires grew for the christian ministry. I felt, and sometimes said, nothing, I believe, in all the world, would give me permanent satisfaction and contentment, but preaching the gospel. My father at last yielded to my wishes,-sent me to school,-had me educated, and assisted me far beyond what I expected. Thus the Lord, ‘whose I am, and whom I serve,’ opened my way, and enabled me to prepare for my high vocation. And, after receiving a three years’ theological training and course of instruction, I was solemnly set apart to the holy office and work of the ministry, at the age of twenty-three years.
“For five years I remained in connection with the German Reformed Church. During this period, some glorious revivals of religion took place both in town and country, and scores of precious souls were happily converted to God. These moral phenomena being new and strange things to the people, intense excitement and vehement opposition ensued. In consequence of these, I was brought to conceive more fully and clearly the errors and corruptions of the church, in her ministry and membership. This led me to a closer and more careful study of the Scripture; and this, in turn, led to a change of views, in relation to the subjects of baptism, confirmation, feet-washing, church titles, government, discipline, etc. Under God, and through these marvelous changes and reformations, I was led to fall back upon the primitive and scriptural platform of establishing churches, administering ordinances, and teaching the way of the Lord more perfectly.”

Post Offices of Frederick County for the year of 1887
compiled and arranged by Chas. W Miller, Ex-Postmaster at Frederick, Maryland

Jefferson Post Office. This beautiful village, from which the election district takes its name, is situated 7 miles west of Frederick and 4 miles from Catocton(sic) Switch, a station on the B & O RR. It receives and dispatches a daily mail from Frederick. The town is on what is called the ” Ridge” road, or Frederick and Jefferson turnpike leading to Harper’s Ferry, WVA. It is one of the oldest towns in the county. In 1800 there were but four houses in the place, not it has a population of 250. It was at that time called “Trap” and later on “Newtown Trap”.  It was so called for the reason that it was considered unsafe for travelers in passing through were often robbed, and in some instances foully dealt with. From these fact, in its early days, it acquired an unfavorable name. It was incorporated by the Legislature of 1831-32, through the efforts of William Cost Johnson, then an able representative in the Legislature of Maryland. The question then arose by whom the town should be named, a majority of the citizens were in favor of calling it “Catoctin” after a tribe of Indians by that name who at one time occupied the valley, but through the great esteem in which Dr Chas Macgill was held he was allowed to name it after the immortal Jefferson, of whom the doctor was a warm admirer. It has three stores, five churches, male and female school. It was wheelwrights, blacksmiths, shoemakers, plasters, carpenters, also a lodge of the Sons of Temperance. No liquor is sold in the village. The town is elevated and  healthy; it is 26 feet higher than Burkittsville and 125 feet higher than Harper’s Ferry. Fine crops of wheat, corn and grass are raised on the farms around, and is equally well adapted for grazing purposes; the fact is you can find no finer farms than there are in this section, and the farmers are as intelligent and hospitable as in any portion of the State. The farms are well improved and under a high state of cultivation, and splendid water in abundance can be found in this section flowing from silvery springs and babbling brooks. The natural beauty of its scenery is grand, and in midsummer you see on the fields and meadows that skirt the historic Potomac thousands of grazing cattle and sheep. The people are noted for their unbounded hospitality and thrift. The first may of the town was Henry Culler, and Rev Mr Martin (brother of Luther Martin, an eminent lawyer of Maryland) was the first man to preach in the town. The first church was built in 1830, the second in 1841. Years ago, among the early settlers in and around Jefferson, were the Marlows, the Fraziers, the Phillips, the Lamars, the Cullers, the Shawens, the Easterdays, the Castles, the Ramsburgs, the Shafers, the Kefauvers, the Kesslers, the Johnsons, the Hillearys and Costs. Time works changes, but with some exceptions the greater number of the descendants of the aforementioned persons still receive their mail at Jefferson. The only son now living of Wm Johnson is Col Thomas Johnson, who still resides on his farm near Jefferson where he was born. His brother, Wm Cost Johnson, now deceased, owned and lived on a beautiful estate near Jefferson; he arose to great eminence, both State and National, having represented this district several times in Congress; was prominent for Governor, and at tone time came very near getting the nomination for Vice-President of the Untied States; he possessed excellent talents and rendered distinguished service to his country; his remains rest in the Methodist Protestant graveyard in Jefferson, within sight of the beautiful spot where he [was-TDL] born. The following farmers receive mail at this office:
Biser, Geo E    Harker, Geo W    Ramsburg, Emory R
Bussard, Peter H    Horine, Joel    Ramsburg, M C & A E
Castle, Mrs Catherine D    Hersperger, Wm S    Rhoderick, Mrs Joseph & A G
Crampton, Joseph    Hemp, Wm A    Ramsburg, Washington Z
Culler, Jno H    Johnson, Thomas    Shaff, Daniel
Crampton, Joseph    Kessler, A P    Steiner, Francis J
Culler, Dr J J    Kessler, Andrew    Slagle, Henry M
Culler, Michael    Kessler, Edw’d M    Shaff, Abraham
Culler, Milard F    Kessler, Mrs Sarah N    Stockman, Emanuel J
Culler, Wm L    King, Jesse W    Slagle, George W
Culler, Wm V    Lewis, Basil    Steiner, Geo F
Diggs, Dade C    Lewis, Geo J B    Sencil, Jno
Darner, H J    Long, Mrs Jno    Stockman, Wm
Dade, Morris T    Long, Jno W    Stein, Jacob
Dare, Mrs E M    Lambert, Mary A    Shaff, F L
Easterday, Geo E    Lambert, Jno C        Thomas, Exra [Ezra?] M
Friday, Salome    Miller, Frederick    Thrasher, Thos & Bro
Grove, Chas B    Main, F T    Virts, Israel E
Grove, Ellen    Moser, Jno    Waskey, Eli C
Gordon, Samuel    Mottern, Jno    Whip, Geo T
Hemp, R D    Pearl, Ignatius    Zimmerman, C T
Hargate, Mrs C F    Rice, Milton R    Zimmerman, Gideon M
Himes, Daniel L    Rengel, Christopher    Zimmerman, J N
Herring, Daniel R

Johnsville Post Office. The village of Johnsville is very pleasantly situated on the turnpike five miles south of Union Bridge, on Western Maryland Railroad, and three miles east of the Pennsylvania Line Railroad. The surrounding country is thickly populated with the religious denomination known as Dunkers or German Baptists, who are noted for their thrift, honesty and good citizenship generally.  The land is principally limestone and blue slate; marble is found of a good quality and copper ore also abounds; the population is about 300 and there are several stores, three churches and two fine schools.  The land sells for about $75 per acre and produces 20 bushels wheat, 150 bushels potatoes, 60 bushels corn, 2 tons hay.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Albaugh, George    Fogle, Issac    Repp, Samuel F
Buffington, Alexander    Fox, Baltzer    Rowt, William H
Bond,  Cornelius    Fogle, George    Ressler, Thomas J
Bohn, Emauel S    Garver, Abraham    Stonesifer, Reason
Brown, Elias H    Garver, Crist N    Steele, A W
Bostain, Jacob A    Grabill, Samuel    Saylor, Mrs C B E
Beddinger, John A    Grabill, John    Saylor, D Oliver
Baldner, Mrs M C    Hoffman, Mrs Catherine    Stoner, David
Buckey, Richard R    Hyder, Henry    Saylor, Daniel
Blessing, Benjamin L    Hyder, Jacob H     Stoner, Ephraim
Brandenburg, Emanuel    Haugh, William    Saylor, Mrs Sidney
Brown, W M    Hoffman, William O    Stitely, Isaac P
Devilbiss, Adam A    Hyder, William H    Stitely, Jacob
Devilbiss, Basil P    Hooge, Henry F    Saylor, John
Deihl, Moses    Koons, Isaac    Starr, L N
Dutrear, William H    Longanecker, Mrs R    Stitely, Samuel
Deihl, William S    Miller, Mrs Harriet    Sappington, G K
Ecker, Benjamin    Meyers, Abram J    Spurier, Samuel
Englar, Henry    Pfoutz, Isaac    Sauble, William
Ernst, Solomon P    Peters, Mrs M E    Smith, William S
Englar, Josiah    Roop, Hiram     Wilson, Charles L
Englar, N A     Reep, Solomon F    Warfield, Lloyd A

Kemptown Post Office.  This office is pleasantly situated within 3.5 miles of Monrovia, a station on the B & 0 RR. The land is well improved, and produces 25 bushels wheat, 60 bushels of corn, 1000 pounds of tobacco, 1 ton of hay, 60 bushels potatoes and 40 bushels of oats; has plenty of good water, and land sells at from $25 to $50 per acre; M E Church and Public school in the village; daily mail from Monrovia; population 75.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Burke, Eve Ann    Clay, John H    Molesworth, John A
Baker, G W    Day, Luther    Mount, William
Browning, J T    Diehl, Sarah E    Purdum, John D
Brandenburg, Jesse    Engle, Frank H    Purdum, John F
Browning, Richard    Fleming, Matthew    Purdum, Washington
Burke, William H    Fleming, William    Synder, William J
Baker, James    Hyatt, John J    Waters, Nathaniel M
Baker, Thomas M    Lewis, Jeremiah    Watkins, John L
Clay, Jesse

Knoxville Post Office is also a station on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 70 miles from Baltimore and 15 from Frederick City.  The village is nestled on an easy slope and protected from the winds by the surrounding hills, South  Mountain on the Maryland side, and on the Virginia side of the Potomac the mountains rise in picturesque grandeur.  The railway and canal here offer unusual facilities for business. The soil is clay and free-stone and sells at from $30 to $70 per acre; yields largely of wheat, corn, etc.  This would be a most excellent spot for persons in seek of recreation as the bass fishing is very fine, and hotel accommodations good.  The Methodist E, Lutheran and Reformed Churches near by, also public schools, for white and colored. Population 250.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Crampton, D E P    Morrison, J G, sr    Reed, Dr John
Deaver, Henry T    Main, Joseph D    Staley, Daniel O
Garrott, Bartin V P    McDuell, Rob, Geo & sisters    Williard, Ezra

Ladiesburg Post Office is on the Frederick and Pennsylvania Line R R, 14 miles north of Frederick city and 2.5 miles south of Bruceville, on Western Maryland R R. They place is pleasantly located; land red, limestone and slate; produces good wheat, corn, etc, and sells at from $30 to$60 per acre; plenty of pure water and climate healthy; churches and school houses in the village. Population 50.  The following farmers receive mail here;
Albaugh, John of D    Fogle, Elias    Haugh, Isaac W
Baker, John D    Fogle, David    Johnson, David
Beard, George W    Fogle, Joseph    Liggett, Dr J J
Birely, Jacob of F    Fox, Jesse R    Miller, George D
Birely, Jacob M    Grimes, William B    McGinnis, John T
Bowman, Mrs William H    Grossnickle, David    Sowers, Adam
Crum, Jemes C    Haugh, William H    Shafer, David F
Deihl, Abram S    Hildebrand, Joseph D    Zimmerman, T C
Flickinger, John P

Lander Post Office is situated at Catoctin Switch, on the Baltimore and Ohio R R and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 71 miles from Baltimore and 16 miles from Frederick, and the extreme southern limit of the famous Middletown valley.  it receives four regular mails daily.  The surrounding county is well improved, and the quality of land is naturally good, with some of the finest and most productive farms in the valley.  There is considerable wealth among the farmers in this section.  The Lakin brothers, William H, John, Cephus and Henry, owning 700 acres of land, divided into three farms, and all of them well improved and highly productive. (The first named, Wm H Lakin, is the President of the Board of County Commissioners.) Part of this immense tract of land has been in this family for more than 200 years-100 years before the Declaration of Independence.  The citizens hereabouts take great pride in pointing to the old Union school house which stands near Lander, which was built in the year 1824, by the citizens of the vicinity; Wm Lynch (father of Judge John A Lynch), Henry Crum and Henry Gross were the first trustees; some forty or fifty years ago the school was one of the finest in the county.  It was there that the Hon. John A Lynch, Dr G W Crum, Hon M B Luckett, an eminent lawyer, (no deceased), Dr J J Culler, Hon W L Culler, an ex-member of the Legislature, William H Hillery, (now county Surveyor), John H Ramsburg and others, learned the Geek and Latin languages.  It was there that Wm B Lynch, brother of Judge Lynch and now editor of the Leesburg Washingtonian, John S L Rhoderick, editor and proprietor of the Banner of Liberty, Wm H Lakin, cashier Citizen’s National Bank, and many others were taught the higher branches of mathematics, philosophy, Etc.  The old house is in good condition and is attended by the young people of the neighborhood.  The climate is healthy, the farmers are intelligent and thrifty, and no place in the county is there more genuine hospitality than abounds in this locality.  Farms sell at from $50 to $70, churches in the neighborhood; water first-class.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Alexander, Martin E    Lakin, Cephus E    Rhoderick, Daniel F
Boteler, Robert H    Lakin, Charlotte B    Souders, George
Cochran, Cornelius    Lakin, Wm H    Summers, George W of S
Lakin, John S    Himes, David C    Thompson, Philip
Lakin, Henry D    Miller, Chas W of F

Lantz Post Office Is on the Western Maryland Railroad, nestled among the hills of the Catoctin Mountain, and pleasantly situated.  The land is fair mountain land, mostly timber; the farms are well improved and cultivated, and produce fair crops; the water in this locality is very superior and the farmers around are hospitable; farming land sells at from $20 to $50 per acre.  The Messrs J B Brown & Son, merchants here, are first-class people and energetic, well to do business men.  The following farmers receive their mail here:
Ambrose, John C    Harbaugh, Cornelis/a    Williar, Hiram A
Burhman, David & Henry    Harbaugh, S W    Williar, John M
Burhman, Henry of J    Lantz, Joseph B    Willhide, Josiah
Brown, Joseph B    Mentzer, David    Willhide, Arnold R
Boyer, Margaret    Prior, George W    Willhide, Frederick N
Burhman, Silas    Smith, William D    Willhide, Henry of F
Fisher, Jeremiah    Smith, John C

Lewistown Post Office. This village is most delightfully situated in the heart of the Monocacy valley, on the Frederick and Emmittsburg turnpike, 8 miles north of Frederick and 7 miles south of Mechanicstown, a station on the Western Maryland R R. Fishing creek, a beautiful mountain stream, passes immediately through the village, furnishing splendid water-power, which runs one flour and grist mill, one saw mill and one woolen factory at and near the village.  The village has three stores, and its full share of carpenters, blacksmiths, etc.  There are three churches and two schools; one of which is a graded school.  It is surrounded by railroads, on the east, six miles distant, is the F & P L R R and on the north, same distance is Loys on the Western Md R R and the Western Md R R, which is now running to Catoctin Furnace, only three miles distance.  The farms in this locality are highly improved, well farmed and produce excellent crops; there is no section of the county that produces better yields than this valley  The land is limestone and red clay soil, and is sufficiently rolling to drain well, and the buildings will compare favorably with any in the State.  The farmers are an intelligent set of gentlemen and very neighborly. Plenty of pure water flows from never-failing springs and wells – the water being both soft and hard.  Farming lands sell at from $50 to $100 per acre. Prominent among the enterprising citizens who reside here is Geo W Miller, late collector of State and county taxes, Alexander Ramsburg, Jas Null, Ezra Michael, Jacob H Hinea, Daniel Leatherman, Daniel Gaugh, Jos D Green and Others.  Population 200.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Albaugh, Andrew H    Gaver, George W    Miller, George W
Bishop, Jacob    Green, Joseph D    Moser, John P
Bowers, Jacob    Geasey, Thomas    Null, George W
Cronise, Mrs Annie    Hill, Mrs E C    Null, James
Clem, George H    Hinea, Jacob H    Powell, Lewis J
Delaplaine, Joshua    Holtzopple, John D    Powell, George H
Derr, John C    Hedges, L Abram    Poole, William H
Eaton, Robert D    Houck, Michael    Ramsburg, Alexander
English, Mrs John D    Houck, Peter, Sr    Ramsburg, Daniel J
Freshour, Charles E    Isenogle, George M    Rice, Jacob D
Freshour, George C    Leatherman, Daniel    Roberts, Michael
Freshour, Julia    Leatherman, L C    Ramsburg, Nelson D
Gaugh, Jesse W    Leatherman, Mrs Sarah    Rice, Samuel
Geasey, John T    Long, William    Taylor, William B
Gaugh, Daniel    Michael, Ezra    Wachter, Caleb
Green, James L    Mort, George W

Liberty-Town Post Office. Is distant by turnpike from Frederick 12 miles and 8 miles by pike to Union Bridge, the shipping point on the Western Md R R.  It is situated in the midst of a fertile, pleasing and healthful country, the surface of which is charmingly diversified.  The nearest streams are Linganore and Dollyhide.  The business of the town is first-rate, within two miles of it is the Liberty copper mines, which until recently, have been successfully operated, producing some of the finest quality of copper.  The soil is varied, comprising chiefly limestone, blue slate, gray rock and quartz; the lands are principally cleared, and sell at from $40 to $80 per acre; the crops grown are good; the lands is in an excellent state of cultivation and generally well improved;  the timber yet standing is chiefly hickory, chestnut, oak and walnut.  The town has a well conducted newspaper, a fire company, three general stores, three grocery and notion stores, two blacksmith shops, two carriage and wagon shops, two hotels, two cigar factories, one marble works, one milliner, several mantua-makers, two tailors, three contractors and carpenters, one livery stable, two cabinetmakers; has daily mails, except Sunday, from Frederick, Union Bridge, Westminster, Etc, and is blessed with pure water, wholesome atmosphere, good hygiene and good society.  Some of the best people in Frederick county reside in and close to Liberty.  The farmers are intelligent, thrifty and prosperous.  Population 700.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Albaugh, Joshua    Ecker, Mary E    Sweadner, Daniel
Appleby, Rufus H    Eves, Peter    Swope, Henry
Albaugh, Elias V    Etzler, Daniel W    Smith, Jacob E
Albaugh, Henrietta E    Etzler, Ezra    Smith, J H
Burgess, B W W     Filler, Daniel H    Smith, Joseph M
Boyle, Henry    Fogle, William jr    Sim, Lucy A
Bohn, Derward    Gittings, Josephus    Sappington, R C
Browning, Jonathan A    Gardner, George W    Simpson, Richard W
Biddinger, John A    Gilbert, Mrs Eliza    Sappington, Sidney
Bowhan, R & sister    Hammond, D V    Sappington, James W
Boyer, William H    Hobbs, Edward    Trundle, Emma
Beall, Washington    Kreglo, Charles W    Thomas, Cephas M
Bostain, John of A    Kreglo, Jonas    Unkefer, Frank S
Crum, Charles V    Kling, John D    Unkefer, John E
Creager, Eliza    Lawson, Ann M    Urner, Jonas
Colleberry, Francis    Long, Reuben    Valentine, Milton O
Craver, L J    Lease, Oliver D    Vansant, Oliver P
Carter, Milton    Mills, C M    Wagner, Catharine
Creager, Thomas L    Mills, John R    Wagner, Dr J S
Devilbiss, Abram C    McCaffrey, Michael    Welsh, Luther
Devilbiss, Jane R    McDaniel, J V    Welsh, Warner G
Diller, J Hanson    Norwood, R N    Waltz, Elizabeth
Dinan, Maurice    Norris, R H    Hines, John C & W J
Devilbiss, Preston S    Norris, Henry    Hammond, John
Devilbiss, Preston    Norris, Henry A    Jones, Dorsey J
Etzler, Adam T    Pittinger, Jacob N    Wetzell, Levi
Etzler, Daniel sr.    Pittinger, Lycurgus & Wm    Zimmerman, Daniel P
Etzler, D W    Riordan, D T    Zimmerman, John D
Eves {worn}, Ephraim    Richmond, Upton H

THE HELEN FILE
“My great grandfather was David OTTO b 1 Nov 1799, bu in Middleburg Methodist with no stone. He m 19 Nov 1819 Martha Carmack who was b 22 Dec 1796 and d 31 Mar 1876. It was their son George OTTO b 1826, d ? Who m 12 Feb 1850 Margaret MACKLEY, dau of Michael MACKLEY. Martha was b 1832 and d ?? I belive Michael MACKLEY was b in PA in 1799 and was a shoemaker. He m Bridget ? who was b in PA and the 1st of 3 ch were b in PA, namely: Jacob b 1828; Margaret b 1832; and John b 1832?. Emanuel, William, James and Samuel all b in MD. Jacob MACKLEY b 1828 became a potter along with Archibald VICKERS who m George OTTO’s sis Sarah OTTO.”
From the above it appears that Jacob was a potter, too. We know that James was. Also we know that Michael’s wife was Bridget ASHBAUGH.
A letter from Mrs Bahney of Myerstown, Pa:
“In checking some papers I ran across some letters to my father who wrote the original book (about the ISENBERG family). I think that you might be interested in parts of these letters so I will copy them for you. This one dated 15 Nov 1901 ‘We think we have learned the location of the farm that John Henry Isenberg owned in Maryland at Double Pipe Creek.  There are tracings of an old saw mill such as our ancestors spoke of locatefarm at a point where the two Pipe Creeks intersect.  We have further learned from a gentleman by the man of CASH living on this farm that there is an ancient church at this point. Also a very old cemetery the tombstones of which were of inferior quality or poor workmanship as the inscriptions on a great many of them are not discernible. We have written to the Rev SLAGII (SLAGLE?) of Westminster to look up church records and titles at the courthouse.’
“This one dated 8 Dec 1901-’In the first place I went to Double Pipe Creek and interviewed Mr Lewis CASH who drove us all over his farms, visiting the old German Reformed Church which was likely built about the latter part of the 18th century and had been remodeled and weather boarded over the logs with which it had been formerly built about 50 years ago.  It stands there now like the tombstones by which it is surrounded to mark the place where those lying in the church yard used to worship. I examined every tombstone in the cemetery but could not find anything to convince me that an ISENBERG had ever been buried there-there are about fifty graves that are marked by plain rough stones some of which have initials and date. One of thse marked J I 1801 or 1807 the last figure not being plain.’
Another letter dated 21 Feb 1902-’Since I wrote you last I have learned through my friend Mr CASH that he has found the person who has in his possession the record of the old German Reformed Church Cemetery that I visited near Double Pipe Creek and that he found therein recorded the following names and dates; Enoch ISENBERG bu in 1800 and Nicholas ISENBERG bu in 1801.
The last letter dated 13 Sep 1902-’I left the Mrs at Mr CASH’s while he drove me to the old church yard to find that they had torn the old church down about two weeks before I got there. We went over all the tombstones again, raising some that were nearly covered and while doing so the sexton came along and helped us. After we had finished the sexton said that if we had the time and would go along to his house he might find something of interest to us. Mr CASH asked him in what way and he said that he was up at the cemetery one day with his wagon and thought he would just take a wagon load of stones down to the house as they would make a nice walk around through his yard. Mr CASH told him he would not stoop to have him arrested. But the sexton tore up his walk and his wife with broom and water scrubbed the mud off but we failed to find what we wanted’.” [Could this have happened to your church/family cemetery**TDL]
“The way I read the map Big and Little Pipe Creeks join at about Detour to form Double Pipe Creek. But I know of only one old church in Detour that of the old MP. But the present Haughs Church could fit the description. It is near the intersection of the two creeks. The old church stood across the road from the present church, where the flat rock is.  There are many plain stones in the old part of the Cem. The atlas of 1873 shows that the old building at Haughs was called German Reformed while the one across the road where the red brick church now is was called the Lutheran Church.

ANCESTORS OF ROBERT JOSEPH LINGENFELTER, SR, 5295 Rolling Ave, Lorain, OH 44055-3206

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This video was received about July last year and I have only recently taken the time to look at it.
[The concept seems the same as Ancestral File, which is part of the Family Search program at the LDS Family History Center except it contains regionally related families; that is to say there shouldn’t be unconnected families with just a married couple living in California that you could find in Family Search.
I will put the video in the Family History Center library.  If any of our members knows more about this program, or has used it and has more to say about it’s qualities, write and let me know.-TDL]

A flyer announces the availability of Death and Marriages-Lafayette Journal and Courier Newspaper 1902-1952 1280 pgs $55; 1850 Tippecanoe County Indiana Census with Mortality $40; and 1850 Clinton County Indiana Census with Mortality  $35. Also available are individual Cemetery listings for 22 cemeteries in Benton County, IN.  These are available from Benton County Roots, Joan Rodenberger (compiler), 8927 East 100 North, Fowler, IN 47944-8515; fax 317/583-4904; voice 317/583-1553

QUERIES Abbreviations: b= born; d = died; m= married; bu= buried; p/o=parents of; w/o= wife of; h/o= husband of;     fa= father;    mo = mother; f/o= father of; m/o= mother of; gf=grandfather; gm=grandmother; F=female; M=male; IGI= International Genealogical Index; res= resided; ch=children; wid=widow/widower; bef=before, 1/w=first wife; 1/h=first husband etc.

BARRETT, BEALL, COATES, DYSON, SWAN/N: Zephaniah SWAN was b in Montgomery Co, MD 1779. He m Elizabeth BARRETT also b Montgomery Co in 1794/99. This couple then shows up in 1840 Carroll Co, OH census. They were the p/o Joseph SWAN b 1838 in Carroll Co, OH.  There was a Zepahniah SWANN in Montgomery Co, MD in 1779. He was the son of Thomas and Abigail Cottrell SWANN; Abigail as a wid m a DYSON. Research gives this Zepahniah’s wives as 1. Mary COATES; 2 Mary BEALL. Also listed in the 1776 census was Matdox DYSON with the names of Thomas SWANN age 15 and Ann SWANN age 10 along with other members of his family {1776 census?-TDL}. I only mention the name DYSON because there were DYSONs in Liberty Twp, Jackson Co, OH where my Zepahniah fam finally settled ca 1846. Mrs George Keller, Jr, 9810 Sigler Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-9553

CLOSE, DE LA SHAW, DENNISON, LATSHAW: 1810 John LATSHAW m Mary Dennison in Emmitsburgh. John listed in 1810 census with 2 females.  Looking for records that would list John’s father John Christian LATSHAW/DE LA SHAW or his uncle Peter and Ann (CLOSE) LATSHAW/DE LA SHAW. Peter may be Quaker.  Louise Cartwright, PO 467, Upper Lake, CA 95485

BYRON: Researching Oliver Doud BYRON b 22 Oct 1842 and d in 1920. Christopher Kidlow, 7700 Random Run Lane #T-2, Falls Church, VA 22042  E-mail CKIL@erols.com

HEATHERLY/HATHERLY: Looking for info on John HEATHERLY/HATHERLY based on info found in Settlers of Maryland 1731-1750.  He was also listed in Inventories of Court of Maryland 1703-1711 & Inventories of Court of Maryland 1726-1729. Ralph Heatherly, 129 Vickers St, Forest City, NC 28043

FLEENOR/FLINNER, FULKERSON, HENSLEY: Looking for the family of Nicholas and Maria Cathrina Fulkerson FLEENOR and their sons: John b 31 Jan 1769/71 Woodsboro, m Elizabeth HENSLEY; Nicholas; Casper; Micheal. Paulane L Stepleton, 2919 SCR 1050 E, Indianapolis, IN 46231

BARMAN/BAUMAN/BOWMAN, BARNES, HILDEBRAND, LINTON, PETTINGALL, YOUNG: Seeking any info on Jacob BAUMAN, BOWMAN, BARMAN & fam. He m wid Charlotte Fout LINTON 18 May 1806 Fred Co MD. Ch: Henrietta/Harriet b 26 Nov 1806 m Samuel PETTINGALL 27 Sep 1825; Wilhelm b 24 Feb 1809 m Margaret HILDEBRAND 24 Dec 1840; John b 17 Dec 1811 m Lucinda YOUNG 10 Dec 1831; Mary b 10 Jul 1817 m Thomas BARNES 27 Oct 1842. Gladys Maurer, 601 S 12th St, Laramie, WY 82070

HOWARD, WHISNER: Looking for death info on Rachel WHISNER; d certificate states she was b in Hagerstown, Md-d Baltimore, Nov 1902 and buried in Fountain Hills, Frederick Co, Md 18 Nov 1902. She m Henry WHISNER b 1818 in 1841. Found this couple 1850 census in Hagerstown listed as Hotel Keeper. Also listed with them is Martha HOWARD age 12 or 72. Where is Fountain Hills? Is Henry bu with Rachel; any other info on Henry WHISNER or HOWARD fam connection. Colleen Whisner, 3812 15th, Lewiston, ID 83501-5808

HAWKER, OWEN, PREWITT
1.    Wiley PREWITT b 1800 Pitts Co, VA m Nancy Carter
2.    Zacharia PREWITT b 1758, d Pitts Co, VA
4.    Samuel PREWITT II, d 1801 Fred Co, MD
5.    Lucy OWEN
8.     Samuel PREWITT I, Fred Co MD
9.    Elizabeth HAWKER.
Need more info. Ahnentafel of Virginia M Kimble, 345 Walnut Ave, Gloucester City, NJ 08030

HICKS, MCMILLAN: Hugh MCMILLAN cane to Baltimore 1771. He m Mary HICKS 1786 in Fred Co 1st German E Ch. I know he was in the Continental Army 1776-1781. Wendy Hodgden, 512 E Santa Fe Trail, Kansas City, Mo 64145

THOMAS: Leonard THOMAS was listed in the 1790 census in Fred Co, MD. Looking for info on him and son Archibald b 1787. Cheryl Thomas, Rt 1 Box 61, Wanette, OK 74878.

CHAPMAN, REDIGO: Nathaniel CHAPMAN listed IGI b 1723 Fred Co, MD, s/o David CHAPMAN & Rachel REDIGO. Looking for more info on this family. Raymond Chapman, PO Box 3560, St Petersburg, FL 33731-3560

DUCKETT, ENOCH, HALL: Looking for m infor on Henry and Mary HALL ENOCH, 1813-was it in Fred Co, MD. Also looking for m info on William HALL and Martha DUCKETT 1782. Looking for book called The Hall Boys of Maryland. Katherine Jarrett Smith, 45 W James Way, Cary, IL 60013

COPENHAVER, RUDOLPH: I am trying to find the p of Mathias COPENHAVER 1809-Jan 1877, bu Baust Ch Cem, m Mary Elizabeth RUDOLPH. Miriam C Summerson, 5601 W 18th St #47, Greeley, CO 80634

BRIANT/BRYANT, BROWNING, GREEN, LEE, LITTLEFIELD, NORRIS, SMITH, WATERS: Looking for info on William LITTLEFIELD I b ca 1708 ENG m Rebecca LEE of Brunswick, VA ca 1750. Ch, all b Fred Co, MD John b 1752 d 1790; Nancy Ann b 1754 m Leonard SMITH; William II b may 1756 d 1836 AL m Hannah BRIANT/BRYANT; Absolom b 1758; Salomon b 1760 m Mary; Rebecca b 1762; Lucy b 1764 d Jul 1829; Mary b 1766 m Robert BROWNING. 1746 Wm LITTLEFIELD witness Wm NORRIS will; 1751 Sundry freeholder; 1752 rec’d 100 A grant; 1768 sell land; 1772 Wm LITTLEFIELD rec’d 1360 pounds for land; 1777 will for Jacob WATERS land on Seneca in Fred co conveyed by Thomas GREEN & Wm LITTLEFIELD.  By 1773 fam was in SC, some say. Inez Edwards, 6506 Sunnysky Way, Austin, TX 78745

BILLER, KLEIN/KLINE, MARTZ, SHAFER, STRAEFFER, SUMMERS: Peter KLINE b 1814 Fred ?, MD; d Mar 1896 and is bu with his wife in the Shook Cem, Fred MD. Peter KLEIN m Henrietta STRAEFFER, 4th dau of Michael (dec’d) and Esther S MARTZ STRAEFFER. She was b Jun 1815 in MD and d Jul 1855 Fred,  MD. 1850 census: Peter KLINE 34, laborer, $300 real estate; Henrietta KLINE 39; Willie Ann 8 F; Charles 5; Clairett 3 F. Charles Marion KLINE was my gf, b Middletown, Md 1845. He m Elizabeth BILLER in New Carlisle, OH 1874. He d Mar 1912 in Dallas, TX. Clariettt KLINE-Clara KLINE SHAFER lived in Fred, MD and had a daughter Mrs John Summers. Willie Ann (Villeanna)-lived in Fred, MD. Clinton KLINE-had a dau Ruth who lived in FL. Male KLINE-another boy died as a child; left retarded after a case of measles.  William H Kline, 8820 Woodlaw Dr, Granbury, TX 76049

BENEDICT, BEST, BILLMYER, BISHOP, BLOOM, BOOSE, BROWN, BUFFINGTON, CAYLOR, CHEW, ECKARD, ECKENRODE, ECKER, ENGEL, ERB, FROUNFELTER, HYDE, LAMBERT, LANTZ, LYNCH,  NORRIS, OTTO, POOL/E, ROYER, SCOTT, SMELSER, SMITH, WEAVER, WINROD, YINGLING: James W LANTZ (1827-1891), s/o John, grand/s of Peter, great-grand/s of George lived in the greater New Windsor MD area.  Researching descendants starting with George, listed in George’s will is son-in-law John BISHOP. To whom was John BISHOP married; where did they live?  Who was Mary LANTZ who m Joshua BUFFINGTON 1826. James W Lantz attended St Luke’s (Winters) Church, but his children were not baptized there-where were they baptized.  Looking for descendants who moved out of MD: Joseph LANTZ died in Galion, Crawford Co, OH-who were his children;  Uriah SMITH died in Southern Michigan; J Wesley POOL/E and Ezra POOLE of Pullman, IL; who were the children of Peter S and Rebecca (LANTZ) BOOSE of York Co, PA; who were the children of Josiah Pearce SMELSER who died in 1887 in Charleston, SC; Harvey CAYLOR spent a lot of time in the midwest, KS, MO, CO-did he and wife Mary Ann ENGEL have any children. Isaac NORRIS died in 1849 and is buried at the St Lukes Lutheran Cem north of New Windsor-who were his children? Did his wife Mary (nee’ SMELSER) move to Baltimore? Who are the parents of William A NORRIS of New Windsor. Many families moved into Baltimore: William and Charity (BROWN) SMITH, William H and Wm S LANTZ, Isaac BLOOM; Mary LANTZ who m William R SCOTT. Allied families include WEAVER, HYDE, OTTO, SCOTT, LYNCH, BOOSE, SMELSER, WINROD, CAYLOR, BILLMYER, LONG, LAMBERT, BENEDICT, ERB, ROYER, YINGLING, ECKARD, ECKER, ECKENRODE, FROUNFELTER, CHEW and others. Trudie Davis-Long, PO Box 52, Monrovia, MD 21770-0052