Thursday, April 6, 2017

John Wertman 1808-1870

Heather's 4th great grandparents, maternal line

John Wertman
son of John & Barbara (Krumm) Wertman
Born  abt 1808
Died  after 1870
Married
Rebecca Margaret Taylor
daughter of James Taylor
Born 
Died  

Children:
Anna Wertman 1831–1876 m. Jacob Crossley
Hiram Wertman 1836- M. Rebecca Cooper
Isaac Wertman 1838–1913 M. Elizabeth 
John Wertman 1840–1918 M. 1st Susan, 2nd Christina Manning widow of Daniel Cromley
James Wertman 1842–
Harriet Wertman 1847–1904 m. Abraham Sechler


Abt 1808 - John Wertman is born

The son of John & Barbara (Krumm) Wertman
abt. 1806 Margaret is Born
Daughter of James Taylor
Son Isaac's death certificate does not list parents names
Son Hiram's death certificate lists John Wertman & Unknown Taylor as parents

Find these sources:
"There is a mortgage in Bloomsburg where John buys the Taylor property from the heirs. Margaret is one. It technically does not name her a James' daughter, but it is clear she is. There is reference to a James' Orphan Court record and that does name her as his daughter."

1831 - Daughter Anna Wertman is born
Anna Wertman married Jacob Crossley, they are Heather's 3rd great grandparents and you can read more about them here: http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2011/05/jacob-crossley-1826-1897.html





1836 - Hiram Wertman is born


1840 Son John Wertman Is Born
John Wertman was born March 27 1840 and died June 9 1898.  He married first Susanna Brobst born March 30 1835 died Mary 26 1888.  They are buried in Columbia Hill Cemetery.
After Susanna's death, John married Christina Manning, the widow of Daniel Cromley.  Christina is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Montour County Pa.

Susanna's maiden name is from her daughter Magdalenas death certificate.
Christina's maiden name, and that she was the widow of Daniel Cromley, is found in her marriage license.


The Danville Morning News 
(Danville, Pennsylvania)

21 Mar 1901, Thu  • Page 3

1841 - Abt.  Son James Wertman was born

James is found with his family in the 1850 and 1860 census, but I do not know anymore about him.

1847 - Daughter Harriet Wertman is born
Harriet Wertman was born January 1 1847 and died June 9 1904.

She married Abraham Sechler.  Abraham Sechler is named in the letters of administration for his father in law John Wertman.

1850 Census
In 1850 John & Marg. Wertman (transcribed as Mary, but that looks to be a g, not a y, in the image) are listed in cooper twp, Montour County Pa.  John is listed as age 33 and Margarette as age 44.
I think that is an error, John should be listed as age 43, not 44.  
If John was born in 1808 he's be about 43 in this census.

Name: John Wertman
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
John Wertman 33
Mary Wertman 44
Isaac Wertman 12
James Wertman 8
Mary Wertman 5
Harriet Wertman 4
John Wertman       11

In 1850 Margarette (Mary) is marked as a person over the age of 20 who cannot read or write.

1860 Census
Name: John Wertman
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1810
Gender: Male
Home in 1860: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Danville
Family Number: 655
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Wertman 50
Margaret Wertman 55
James Wertman 18
Harriet Wertman 14
Isaac Wertman 21

1870 Census
Daughter Harriet is listed here as Mary.
Name: John Wertman
Age in 1870: 61
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Washingtonville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Wertman 61
Rebecca Wertman 65
Mary Wertman 24
Matilda Jonston 60

1870 - John Wertman Died

Probate - 
Name John Wertman
Probate Date 13 Sep 1870
Probate Place Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
Inferred Death Year Abt 1870
Inferred Death Place Pennsylvania, USA
Case Number 779

Item Description Wills, Vol 001, 1850-1882
Surities - Benjamin F. Shultz & Abraham Sechler

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Research:

The Wertman Family Association - http://wertman.weebly.com/

Info from Tom Young, on the Montour Genealogy Facebook Page - 
Margaret and Rebecca are the same person. Perhaps, a middle name, but I believe the names are used interchangeably. I have seen it before. There is a deed in Danville where the children sign off on selling the property. Actually, 2 deeds. Jesse was in Michigan and sent a separate deed. She is named Margaret in those documents, which are obviously after the 1870 census. So, one wife.

I have told several folks that Margaret was the d/o James Taylor, but the fact has not found it's way online yet. There is a mortgage in Bloomsburg where John buys the Taylor property from the heirs. Margaret is one. It technically does not name her a James' daughter, but it is clear she is. There is reference to a James' Orphan Court record and that does name her as his daughter.

John's ancestry is as follows.

John Wertman/Barbara Krumm
Johan Michael Wertman/Catherina Flack or Flach
George Phipip Wertman of Lynn Township.

The Wertman Family Association website is at wertman.info. Wertman Lines is a good newsletter.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pierre Joudon 1668-

Heather's Maternal 6th great grandparents

Pierre Joudon
son of Daniel & (Gazeau) Joudon
Born 1668
Died
Married
Anne Conte
Daughter of Barthelemy & Olimipia (Drillon) Conte
Born
Died

Children:
Jeanne Joudon
Frances Joudon m. Martha Roberts


1700 - Pierre Joudon married Ann Conte
Pierre married Ann Conte, daughter of Barthelemy Conte and Olimpe Drillon, on 20 May 1700 in French Episcopal Church, Bristol ENG. Ann was born of St. Surin de Montaigne, Saintonge France.

Source??

Bef. 1711 - Immigrated to America

Notes: Emigrated to America before 1711 as his daughter Jeanne was baptised that year in Bucks Co PA.

1711- Daughter Jean is Baptized
Name: Jeane Jodon
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 8 Apr 1711
Baptism Place: Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name: Pierre Jodon
Mother Name: Anna Conte
Denomination: Dutch Reformed
Organization Name: North and Southampton Dutch Reformed Club




Research:
AN ACCOUNT THE JAUDON FAMILY. Presented to with the compliments of Edwin Jaquett Sellers, 805 Betz Building, Philadelphia, Pa. PHILADELPHIA: PRINTED BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY. 1890.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

First In America - Our Ancestors Who Immigrated Here





Heather's Maternal Ancestors:
Pierre Jaudon
Daniel Jaudon fled France immediately after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, with his son Pierre. They settled in Bristol England.  Pierre came to America before 1711.

Andreas Dierolf

came from Germany

Heather's Paternal Ancestors:
Johannes Zulauff
Came from Germany as a Hessian Soldier

Johannes Scharf
A clock maker from Switzerland, he came through the Netherlands to PA arriving in 1817

He had arrived at Philadelphia on the Ship Glascow, qualifying 9 SEP 1738, aged 20.

Henry Zeller
From France to America in 1710

Dan's Maternal Ancestors

William Dills 
came from Germay

Johan Daniel Angst
came from Germany

George Zweyer
came from France

people moved in and out of the area. Sometimes it was controlled by Germany & sometimes by France. Hans is German for John...  so he was likely German

Dan's Paternal Ancestors:
Several of Dan's paternal ancestors were Schwenkfelder Immigrants:
http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/p/schwenkfelders.html

Abraham Yeakel
Schwenkfelder



Resources:
Olive Tree Genealogy Ship Lists - 

National Archives Immigration Records
https://www.archives.gov/research/immigration

The 1900 census lists year of immigration for immigrants


Our Jaudon Line to Freda Francis Aikey

"The first four generations of the family spelled the name Jaudon, as appears by the references to their marriaged, but after a settlement in Bucks County Pa, the name was spelled Jodon for quite awhile, although Jaudon was gradually resumed.  Francis Jaudon, son of Pierre Jaudon, the settler, spelled his name Jodon, which form was retained by his descendents." Jaudon Family Of Pennsylvania by Edwin Jaquett

There is a book on our Jaudon line, written by Edwin Jaquett.  It had two printings, one in 1890 and a revised edition in 1920.  The 1920 edition is available on Ancestry.com, the 1890 edition is available for download from a variety of online sources.
AN ACCOUNT THE JAUDON FAMILY. Presented to with the compliments of Edwin Jaquett Sellers, 805 Betz Building, Philadelphia, Pa. PHILADELPHIA: PRINTED BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY. 1890.

Francois Jaudon 1593-
married
Marie Roy

Daniel Jaudon
married 

Susanne Gazeau

Pierre Jaudon
married
Anne Conte

married 
Martha Roberts

married
Olympia Jodon (widow of William Walker)

Lewis Aikey 1827-1907
married
Maria  Jane Strayhorn 1814-

Alexander U. Aikey 1852-1921
married
Sarah Lytle 1861-1949

married
Mary Alice Oberdorf

Freda Frances Aikey
married
Robert Confer

June Confer
married 
Carl Sulouff

Heather Alice Sulouff (adopted by Gehrer)
married\
Daniel Ward Truckenmiller

Frances Jaudon 1720- 1800

Heather's Maternal 5th great grandparents

Frances Jodon
son of Pierre & Anne ( Conte) Jaudon
Born 1720
Died 1800
Married
Martha Roberts
Daughter of
Born
Died

Children:
Peter Jodon m. Martha Forster
Francis  Jodon m. Oliff Huff
Martha  Jodon m. John Matthews




1720 - Frances Jodon was born
Name: Francis Jodon
Birth Date: 1720
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Volume: 91
Page Number: 402
Reference: Ten "Series" of "Pennsylvania Archives" have been so far published in from 5 to 31v. Ea. Philadelphia and Harrisburg. 1852- ( We have indexed Series 2, v.2 and v.8 ( early Pa. marriage recds.) And all the v. of SeriesV. Which contain nearly complete Pa. Rev. War recds.)s.2, v.8:132, 284

1741
Nov 30 1741
Thomas Pritchard of Northampton Twp, Bucks county, yeoman, conveyed to Francis Jodon, of Warminster Twp Bucks County, yeoman, 200 acred in Warwick Twp. Wit. Samuel Coquer and William Hibbs.

Deed Book 26 Page 328, Doylestown Pa

Warwick Township is in Central Bucks County south of Doylestown Township and west of Buckingham Township. The township was formed in 1733, and originally known as Middlebury Township. In the summer of 1777, the Continental Army camped along Old York Road and Bristol Road. General Washington's headquarters was located nearby at the Moland House, where he was joined by the Marquis de Lafayette and Count Pulaski as his troops prepared for the battles of Brandywine and Germantown.


1744 - Frances Jodon Married Martha Roberts
May 9 1744


1753 Signs Protest

March 15 1753 Frances Jodon, along with brother Daniel Jodon, signed a protest of the inhabitants of Warminster, Warrington and Manor of Moreland Townships, against the opening of County Line Road, presented to the Court Of Quarter Sessions of Bucks County.  (Petitions for roads 1722-1800, p110)

1760  - Land Grants
Jan 1 1760
John Mann of Horsham Co of Philadelphia, yeoman, and wife Margaret conveyed to Francis Jodon of Warrington, Bucks County Pa, a plantation and tract of 100 acres with tenement in Warrington Twp, on Street Rd.  
Deed Book 26 p316 Doylestown Pa

Oct 20 1760
Francis Jodon of Warrington Twp Bucks County Pa, yeoman, and his wife Martha, conveyed to John Thomas of Cheltenham Twp Couty of Philadelphia, yeoman, subject to mortgage secured on messuage, plantation and 100 acres situate in Warrington Township on the Street Rd.  
Wit: Hannah Jodon, Joseph Hart. Satisfied June 11 1772

Deed Book 10, p326 Doylestown Pa

1786 - Son Peter is robbed



The Freeman's Journal or The North-American Intelligencer 
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

04 Jan 1786, Wed  • Page 1


1791 - Wrote Will
Francis Jodon, Warwick Twp. 
May 5, 1791. Proved March 13, 1800. 
Wife ---. 
Son Peter Jodon exr. Son Francis. 
Daus. Olympas ---, Martha Madders. 
Gddaus. Hannah and Martha Guy.
Wits: John Rickey, Thomas Bready, Charles Doane.





1800 - Frances Died
based on will being proved in 1800


1804 - Martha, widowed, released interest in land





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Page 24 of  AN ACCOUNT OF THE JAUDON FAMILY. 
BY EDWIN JAQUETT SELLERS, A.M., LL.B. 
Name:Francis Jaudon
Birth Date:1720
Birthplace:Pennsylvania
Volume:90
Page Number:263
Reference:Account of the Jaudon fam. By Edwin Jaquett Sellers. Philadelphia, 1890. (24p.): 24

Robert Strayhorn 1731-1805


If the Zentmeyer Genealogy is correct (and as of yet, I have no sources to support it - but no reason to disbelieve it either...) then Robert Strayhorn is 
Heather's Maternal 4th great grandfather

Robert Strayhorn
son of
Born abt 1731
Died abt 1805
Married
Margaret
daughter of
Born
Died 1784

Children:
Samuel Strayhorn m Hannah Gheen
Margaret Strayhorn m. Edward Scullen



1731 - Robert Strayhorn is Christened
12 Dec 1731  Ochiltree, Ayrshire, Scotland





1758 - Married Margaret Ross
June 30 1758
Marriage Record for Robert Stratharn and Margaret Ross

Dated 30 Jun 1758, "Margaret Ross 'Relict' of Charles Dickson" means 'Widow'


1761 - Named in the Belfaft Newsletter, Antrim, Ireland

Abt 1765 - Son Nathaniel Strayhorn is born
Nathaniel is thought to be Heather's 4th great grandfather. He married Olympia Joudon.  Read more about them here - http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2017/03/nathaniel-strayhorn-1765-1840.html

abt 1769 - Son Samuel Strayhorn is born
In the 1850 census, Samuel, who is a widow living with his son Robert,  lists his place of birth as Ireland


Abt 1772 - Daughter Margaret Strayhorn is Born
Name: Edward Scullen
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 13 Jun 1792
Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Spouse Name: Margaret Straihorn
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Organization Name: Old St Paul´s Church

1775 - Arrived In America
Name:Robert Strayhorn
Arrival Year:1755-1790
Arrival Place:Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code:9761
Primary Immigrant:Strayhorn, Robert
Source Bibliography:WHYTE, DONALD. A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A. Vol. 2, with an appendix and corrections to vol. 1. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1986. 200p.
Page:144

"According to the Biographical History of Chester and Delaware Counties by Cope and Ashmeade (the copy I have seen was entitled Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties -Ed.) published in 1901, Vol 2, page 394, "Robert Strahorn was a Scottish dissenter, who left his native land in order to escape religious persecution, and landed in America in April 1775, about the time of the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He enlisted three times in the Continental army, serving through the entire war, and never receiving a wound. He participated in some of the most memorable events which marked the struggle for independence, and was a sharer in many of the greatest of the hardships which fell to the lot of the devoted patriot army. He accompanied Washington when the latter, on that never-to-be-forgotten Christmas night, crossed the Delaware in order to surprise the Hessians at Trenton, and he shared all the sufferings of the winter at Valley Forge. Robert brought his two sons, Nathaniel and Samuel with him to America in 1775." -Ancestry.com UK 

Served In Revolutionary War

My fold3 membership expired, when I renew it, see if this is his pension file:
https://www.fold3.com/document/18947573/  (I don't think this is him - but check.)

Robert "heroically ate rats with Washington at Valley Forge." from Ninety Years of Boyhood the autobiography of Robert E. Strahorn, Robert's great-great-grandson.
Robert E. Strahorn, “Ninety Years of Boyhood”, (1942),  Strahorn Memorial Library, College of Idaho

http://www.worldcat.org/title/ninety-years-of-boyhood/oclc/38951564
This is an unpublished book, and appears to only be on microfilm.

Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania"Biographical History of Chester and Delaware Counties" by Cope and Ashmeade published in 1901, Vol 2, page 394, " Robert Strahorn a Scottish dissenter, who left his native land in order to escape religious persecution, and landed in Americal in April 1775, about the time of the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He enlisted three times in the Continental army, serving through the entire war, and never receiving a wound. He participated in some of the most memorable events which marked the struggle for independence, and was a sharer in many of the greatest of the hardships which fell to the lot of the devoted patriot army. He accompanied Washington when the latter, on that never-to-be-forgotten Christmas night, crossed the Delaware in order to surprise the Hessians at Treton, and he shared all the sufferings of the winter at Valley Forge." 

According to the above record, he crossed the Delware with Washington on Christmas Eve

1790 Census
Name: Robt Strayhorn
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 4
Free White Persons - Females: 3

Number of Household Members: 9

1793 - Owned Distillery in Bucks County PA
Robert was recorded in 1793 as one the owners of a distillery in Buckingham, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

Bucks County Pa Tax Records
Name: Robert Strayhorn
Location: Buckingham

Tax Year: 1793


1800 - Septennial Census
Name: Robert Strayhorn
Residence Year: 1800

Residence Place: Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Abt 1805 - Robert Died

Burial:
Thought to be inNew London Presbyterian Cemetery, Chester County, Pennsylvania - Old Section

"It is believed that Samuel Strayhorn and his father Robert Strayhorn are buried here. Samuel's sons Robert and Samuel and their wives are buried across the street in the New Section of the cemetery. This older section of the cemetery has no comprehensive listing of persons interred here, and many headstones have disappeared or been buried. Robert was living nearby with his son Samuel at the time of his death, and Samuel in turn was living with his son Robert in the years prior to his death." http://www.zentmeyergenealogy.com/getperson.php?personID=I86048&tree=ZentMain

From The Zentmeyer Genealogy - 
"Robert Strayhorn, a Scottish emigrant from Ayrshire, who according to two published sources arrived in the United States in 1775 from Scotland, along with sons Samuel and Nathaniel.  Anecdotal sources claim Nathaniel and Samuel were born in Ireland.  We have not yet located the record of their arrival in America, nor the sons' births.  We have twice visited Edinburgh and also Ayrshire, Scotland and Belfast, Ireland, and the results of our research have been in a word, inconclusive.  There is a Robert Straehorn in the church records who was born in Ayrshire, for whom we found no death record in Scotland.   Robert was identified as a 'mason' in Ayrshire, and as a 'weaver' upon his arrival in Philadelphia.   Ayrshire and Ulster are only thirteen miles apart and there has been a history of seasonal labor migration going back many hundreds of years, albeit primarily Irish workers going to Scotland to harvest crops.  But Irish linen weaving was labor-intensive, as it was an industry which was late to mechanize, so skilled weavers were in high demand.  And we do know that there was a recession in the Irish linen industry in the mid 1770s, because of competition from inexpensive cotton from the British colonies in America, which could have prompted Robert to emigrate in 1775.  So far, we have found only a single piece of evidence in Ireland for Robert's presence there, a newspaper article from Antrim in the year 1761.  Robert's wife Margaret died alone of 'Asthma' in Ayr in 1784, and while she may have been unfit to travel, we could not fathom Robert abandoning her, until we came across This Article." http://www.zentmeyergenealogy.com/other-surnames.html


Listed in the AGBI

Name: Robert Strayhorn
Birth Date: 1750
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Volume: 171
Page Number: 53
Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. Pa. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (426p.):163
(Note - Order copy here - http://www.godfrey.org/agbi.html)


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Robert Strayhorn, the great great grandson of Robert Strayhorn 1731-1805

The Bend Bulletin 
(Bend, Oregon)
04 Apr 1944, Tue  • Page 4