Thursday, February 16, 2017

Henry Burns 1791-1851

Heather's 5th Great Grandfather, Paternal line

Henry Burns
son of
Born Northumberland County Pa
Died August 4 1851
Married
Lydia Grimm / Krimm
daughter of
Born
Died Jan 26 1884

Children:
Lydia Burns 1827 – 1907 m. Jacob Sulouff
John Burns 1828 – after 1851
Jacob Burns 
Henry Jackson Burns 1831 – 1897 m. Sara Josephine Kellog
Lafayette W Burns 1831 – 1906
Frederick S Burns 1833 – 
Mary Ann Burns 1834 – 1897 m. Michael Lauver
Johnathan Burns 1836 – 1910 M. Catherine Pfeifer
Daniel Burns 1838 – 

(birthdates above cannot be correct. Lydia should be the 3rd child with 2 older and 5 younger brothers, and one sister)

Time Line:

1791 - Henry Born
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

We know Henry had a brother named Peter, from the marriage record of his daughter Lydia, who married Jacob Sulouff - 
Jacob and Lydia (Burns) Sulouff were married in Zion Lutheran, Sunbury, by Lydia's uncle, Rev. Peter Born, professor at Missionary Institute (now Susquehanna Univ.), Selinsgrove PA.


1814 - Served In War Of 1812
24 Sep
Age: 23
Pennsylvania
Enlisted September 24 1814
PVT Capt Hummell's Co PA Mil

Discharged Dec 15 1814


The entire pension file is available on Fold3.  It is primarily affidavits concerning Henry & Lydia's marriage, and Henry's death.

1818 - Marriage to Lydia Krimm
20 September
Age: 27
Union County Pennsylvania, USA
Source - Widows Pension, War of 1812

The pension file consistently lists her maiden name as Krimm.  Her son Johnathon's death certificate lists it as Grimm.



1820 - Residence
Name Henry C Born
Home in 1820 (City, County, State) Penn, Union, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10         1 -??   
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25 1 - Henry
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10 1 - ??
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25 1 - Lydia
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture 1
Free White Persons - Under 16 2
Total Free White Persons 4
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other 4

If this is the correct census for Henry & Lydia, who are the two extras

1827 - Daughter Lydia Burns is Born
Source - Death Certificate
Lydia Burns Married Jacob Sulouff.  This is my direct line, more information can be seen here:
http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2012/03/jacob-sulouff-1818-1885.html


1830 - Residence
Age: 39
Augusta, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Name: Henry Burns
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Augusta, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 2

1831 - Son Lafayette is born

Lafayette Burns died suddenly at his home in Woodbury Sunday afternoon. After eating dinner he laid down on the couch and later was discovered dead by members of the family. He was aged 74 years, eight months and 13 days. He was a resident of this county at least 55 years He was a soldier of the civil war, having been a member of company H, two hundred and eight regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers. He is survived by his wife and the following children. George, of Everett; John, of Johnstown; Edgar and Mrs. Jennie Stayer, of Woodbury,

Bedford Gazette Edition of Friday, April 6, 1906. 


1832- Son Henry Jackson Burns Is Born

The death certificates of three of his children, Charles, Ivan and Alice, tell us that he married Sarah Josephine Kellog.  Although the census records show him as born in 1831, his civil war draft registration gives a birth date of about 1834.  Since his brother Lafayette was born in 1831, I'm guessing Henry was probably born in 1832.  It is a guess at this point.


1833 - Son Frederick Burns is born
I can find no records for Frederick. There is a Frederick Burns born in 1825 in Lycoming County, but he is the son of Daniel Burns, NOT Henry.

1834 - Daughter Mary Ann Burns is Born
She married Michael Lauver

1836 - Son Jonathan Burns is born
Jonathan married Catherine Pfeifer


According to census records, Jonathan was a millwright. Him and his wife lived in Juniata County and had children including Mary, Theodore, Elias, and John.

1838 - Son Daniel Burns is Born

Daniel Burns & Jacob Sulouff (husband of Henry's daughter Lydia Burns, sign an affadavit for the widows pension, in 1878.  (see document under 1818, marriage)



1840 - Census
Name Henry Burns
Home in 1840 (City, County, State) Penns, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9 3
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture 9
Free White Persons - Under 20 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 3
Total Free White Persons 11

Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves 11

1850 - 
Where is Henry in the 1850 census?  He should still be in Union (Snyder) County on his farm, his will a year later describes the farm and orchard and crops.


1851 - Henry Died
4 Aug
Age: 60
Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Source - Widows Pension, War of 1812

Property was sold at a Sheriff's sale after Henry's Death - in the 1877 Atlas it is shown as the J. Shreffler property.



The Will Of Henry Burns

The last will and testament of Henry Burns of Delaware Township Juniata County. In the name of God I Henry Burns considering the uncertainty of this Mortal life and being of sound mind and memory, blessed by the Mighty God for the same,  do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lydia Burns the privilege, of two rooms in the house and all kinds of fruit enough for her use.  And the use of the kitchen for cooking and a part of the garden and barn room for a cow. And feed for the cow.

Item.  I give and bequeath to my eldest son John Burns the sum of $200 more than any of the rest of my children.  He is to receive the money  when  the farm is sold.

If I am to  depart this life soon, there is to  be no appraisement to be made until the fall crop is in the ground.  And the family is to have corn, oats, buckwheat and wheat and rye sufficient for feeding and house use until next Harvest.

 I also give and bequeath unto my wife Lydia Burns all that the law allows to Widow as long as she remains my widow.  But if she is to et married she is to have no use at the house, barn, fruit or gardens.

Not more than  twenty four or twenty five acres of winter grain to be put out in one year on the farm. About six or seven acres of corn and four acres of oats and no buckwheat.  No cattle or beast t of any kind to be turned into the orchard, and not more than five or six head of horn cattle, and two head of horses to be kept on the place.  I wish to have fifty dollars worth of lime put on the farm. 

 Item.  I give and bequeath the rest of my sons and daughters equal shared on my real and personal estate.  

I hereby appoint Christian Lauver executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In witness of where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.

Burial - 

John Sell being duly affirmed according to law doth say I am acquainted with Lydia Burns the present applicant for bounty and her husband Henry Burns now dead.  He was buried on the fifth day of August 1851.  I was at the funeral as undertaker and had the coffin made, had him put into it, and had him buried.  Mrs Burns lives in the same place where her husband did, and is still a widow.  I was not at the marriage of Mrs Burns and her deceased husband Henry Burns but they lived together as man and wife in my neighborhood for a number of years and always reported as such.  They raised a family of children some of whom live in the same township I do, and who enjoy and occupy the estate of their father Henry Burns, deceased, and further that I have no interest in this claim. 

1860


The 1860 Census Index is a disaster - but looking at the image, you find:

Burns Lydia 65 1795 Female Pennsylvania
Burns James 32 1828 Male Pennsylvania
Burns Henry 29 1831 Male Pennsylvania
Burns Sarah J 24 1836 Female Pennsylvania
Burns Ellen 3 1857 Female Pennsylvania

Burns Irvin 1 1859 Male Pennsylvania

That would be Lydia, with her son James, and her son Henry, and Henry's family - wife Sarah, daughter Ellen, don Irvin.

1878 - Lydia Filed for a Widows Pension



1884 - Lydia Died
Jan 2 1884

Research:

There is a GRIMM Family book written by Luther GRIMM at the Mount Pleasant, Pa Library


The below cannot be correct for our Henry - the Henry born to Peter and Barbara died without issue.  And he was most likely born 30 years before "our" Henry.  Another researcher has our Henry as the grandson of this Peter, son of his son Peter & Catherine Grimm.

PETER BOHRN (Burn) arrived in Philia. 13 Aug. 1750 on Ship Edinburgh from Rotterdam, but last from Porthmouth in England. He married about 1753 to BARBARA (STRUB?) Peter d.1791in Northumberland Co. Barbara d. 1805 in Lancaster Co.

Children of Peter and Barbara Bohrn (Burn)
 
   1. CHRISTIAN married ELIZABETH
   2. Peter Jr. married Catherine Grimmen
   3. Henry (Donegal twnp.)b. 1790 d. 4 Aug. 1851. Married M. Lydia Krimm.
   4. John married Ehresman (Ehrehart)
   5. Susanna married Jacob Nicholas Kephart
   6. Catherine (died as child)
   7. Sarah b. 1765 d. 5 Dec. 1842.
   8. Barbara (died as child)
   9. Christina d. 22 Set. 1817. Married John Breneman d. 19 Dec. 1816

 10. Elizabeth b. 1760, d. 22 Sept. 1817. Married Christine Groff

My Moyer Line to Carl Sulouff


Johan Valentine Moyer immigated from Germany to America in 1751.  He settles in Berks County PA, where he died in 1797.  Peter Moyer, his son, moved to Snyder County PA sometime before 1804.  Our Moyer & Houser lines are based mostly in Snyder County Pa.

Valentine Moyer served in the Revolutionary War.


Married
Margaret B. Werler

Married 
Elizabeth Druckenmiller

Married
Anna Moyer

William Henry Houser 1860-1923
Married
Sarah Jane Snyder 1863-1927

Married July 27 1899
Anna Celestia Houser 1882-1930

George Emery Sulouff 1904-1987
married
Elizabeth Jane Witmer

Carl Lucion Sulouff
married



Daniel Hermann 1681-1744

Dan's Paternal 7th Great Grandfather

Daniel Hermann
Son of Christophus & Maria (Verheyden) Herman
Born 1681 in Germany
Died 1744 in Pa
Married
Mary Elizabeth Catherine Obermuller
Daughter of
Born 1685, in West Earl, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
Died

Children:
Salome Johanna Herman m. Johnann Heinrich Leinbach



1710 - Immigrated to America
Daniel and family immigrated about 1710, settled on Pequea Creek about 1715.
     Sources seem to indicate his wife died on ship, he married Catherine Obermuller in Pennsylvania.

Daniel Harman received two tracts of land from the Penns.
Dec 30, 1717, he rec'd 450a (Phila deed A-5-275) this land originally listed as Strasburg Twp but twp lines were redrawn in 1729 and this land was now in East Lampeter Twp. In 1739 he gave one half of this farm to son Emanuel. His son Daniel inherited the rest of this farm.
March 1718
Daughter (Johanna) Salome is born
"I have Johanna (Salome) (Herman) Leinbach mentioned in Moravian records when she was baptized as the daughter of Daniel and Maria Catharina Elizabeth (Obermuller) Herman.
Daniel Herman was among the 1709's (as was Maria Catharina Elizabeth Obermuller) and was married at that time to another woman who died either aboard ship or shortly after arrival to the U.S.. He had one son by his first marriage and three sons by his second. Perhaps your family comes from one of these sons. Wish I could give you more information." - ancestry message boards


March 30, 1733


he rec'd 618 a (Phila A-6-288), in West Earl, on Conestoga Creek. The West Earl land of 618a was divided and given to sons Christian & Nicholas:
Deed Q-122, Daniel, Sr. & Mary, on 16 Dec 1739, gave 308a to son Nicholas for love.
Deed Q-124, on 16 April 1754, Nicholas & Eva sold 298a for £970 to John Rupp.
Daniel Harman on 17 Aug 1722, deeded water rights to Emanuel Hare, deed S-398.
Deed _____, Daniel, Sr. & Mary, on 16 Dec 1739, gave 308a to son Christian for love.
Deed O-9, Christian, Sr & Mary Elizabeth, for £200, sold 130a to son ChristianJr
on 17 Dec 1764. 
On 24 Dec 1731, Daniel Herman, Sr. bought 100a of land from Wm Evans
On 17 July 1735, Daniel Herman, Sr. bought 50a from James Webb

15 Feb 1739
Daniel Herman, Sr & Mary gave the above 150a plus 150 of the 450a
to son Emanuel Herman, see deed B-599.
The rest of the 450a tract went to son Daniel, Jr. in 1748, see deed B-562 
Emanuel & Mary sold 107a of their land to brother Daniel, Jr. on 18 Jan 1748 (B-595)
and on 8 May 1749, they sold Dan, Jr another 146a (A-48). 
Therefore Dan, Jr had 300a + 107a + 146a = 553a by 1749.
On 7 May 1751, Daniel, Jr. & Elizabeth sold 146a to Jacob Light for £600, deed C-63.

1752 - Will Probated
Lancaster will A-200, signed 12 Nov 1744, probated 8 Jan 1752.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day - Our Ancestors Who Died In Service


I'm in the process of compiling a list of all of our ancestors who died in service.


Three Of My 3rd great Aikey Uncles Died in the Civil War - 

Lewis Aikey, my 4th great grandfather, & veteran of the War of 1812, had 2 sons, 1 son in law, & 6 grandsons, who served in the civil war. Three of his grandsons were killed.

His grandson Robert, so of Adam, was mortally wounded at Battle of Shiloh on 6 April & died in the Regimental Hospital 3 days later from a gunshot wound, just 3 months after enlisting.
His grandson William Henry, son of Robart, enlisted in August of 1862.  He was killed at Fredericksburg in December of 1862.  "I sent a faithful detail in search of our lost comrades.  Lieutenant Kepler was left in command and I accompanied Lieutenant Fichthorn with a detail.  Privates William H. Aikey, George W. Lashells, and Henry Stees were known to have fallen, and many others were sorely wounded.  We failed to find Aikey; but several days after we returned to the old camp, when we continued our searched, we found his grave plainly marked with name, company, and regiment, in a field hospital burial ground, near the river, not far from Fredericksburg.  He was doubtless taken up and carried to the rear by our faithful ambulance corps." 
William's Uncle Lewis Aikey, my 3rd great grandfather, also was at Fredericksburg when William was killed.  On February 22, 1864, just over a year after their Williams death,  William's brothers Jeremiah & Zachary enlisted
Jeremiah was captured in august of 1864, and sent a prison in Andersonille Georgia.  In December he was moved to Millen Georgia, where he died from his injuries.

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This link will take you to a page where I am compiling a list of all the direct line veterans in our lines.  This list is all who served in each war.
http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2016/01/researching-our-veterans.html

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Maryland Lines & Research



As new records are released, I find it helpful to have all of my research grouped by location so that I know which names I should be looking for.  For example, today I read that Family Search has indexed Maryland Marriage Records.  Having this list will make it easier to check those records for our family members from Maryland.

Heather's Paternal Line

John Mitchell 1805-1845
Married
Margaret (McLaughlin) Orem 1803-1866
Margaret was a widow when she married John, she first married John Orem
This line is mostly unsourced and I am not confident in my research to this point, I'm relying heavily on what another researcher has posted.  I don't have enough records to be sure, but the family appears to have lived in died in Maryland.

Albert C. Simms 1835-1883
Married 
Clara Louise Mitchell 1841-1900
Albert was born in Virginia, and died in Maryland.
Albert & Clara's daughters Clara & Beulah moved to Snyder County Pa, where they lived near each other. I don't know if they moved to Pa and then met their husbands, or if they met their husbands and then moved to PA.





William Andrew Ridge 1886-1958
married
Ethel Emma Linderborn 1890-1959
William was born in Rich Hill Missouri, and Ethel was born in NJ. 
Ethel met William while he was in the Navy, and they were married in New Jersey.
This family moved around a lot, with Andrews job, but settled in Maryland prior to 1919, and both died there.



Research Sources:

Maryland Marriages 1666-1970
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1675199

Maryland Records at Ancestry.com
http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Maryland/Default.aspx

Maryland Genealogy Group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/221399914559665/





Monday, January 11, 2016

Researching In Columbia County PA



Researching In Columbia County Pa

Dan's Maternal Lines:

Enoch Fox 1803-1872 m.Christina Sechler

http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2015/12/enoch-fox-1803-1872.html

Dan's Paternal Lines

Conrad Whitmore / Whitmoyer 1774-1841

http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2014/11/conrad-whitmore-whitmoyer_1.html

Daniel Brown Married Sarah Miller
http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2011/03/daniel-brown-m-sarah-miller.html

John Brown 1785-1864 Married Elizabeth Linnaberry
Buried Mifflinville Cemetery, Mifflinville Pa (near Berwick)

Heather's Maternal Lines

Daniel Ande 1799-1870 m. Christianna Cromley

1876 Map

Resources For Columbia County PA

Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania
http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/digitalbks2/id/16019

Maps:
http://ancestortracks.com/Columbia_Co_blurb.html
http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/pa/county/columb/usgs/

Columbia County Historical Society
http://colcohist-gensoc.org/

Columbia County Genealogy Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/102344299893037/




One of the three ice houses in foundryville Pa

New to me blog - lots of info, and pics, here!

Mainly Berwick I think, from what I have seen so far - but she has lots of family obits scanned in too.  Looks like it hasn't been updated in awhile, but still a great collection.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Heinrich Geise

Heather's 6th Great Grandfather, Paternal Line

Heinrich Geise 
Son of
Born: 
Died
Married
Unknown
Daughter of
Born
Died

Children:
 George Adam Geise 1788-1869 m. Catherine Schwartz
Samuel Geise 1792-1876 m. Hannah Bauman
Daniel Geise 
Jacob Geise 


DANIEL GEISE (deceased), for many years a most respected citizen of Jordan township, was well known as a prosperous farmer and a faithful public official. He was born July 18, 1836, son of George Geise and grandson of Heinrich Geise, of Bern township, Berks Co., Pa., among whose children were George, Samuel, Daniel and Jacob. Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, by J. L. Floyd Published Chicago, Ill., 1911. pg. 812


Time Line:


1788  - Son George Geise is born
George Geise, born July 20, 1788, settled in what is now Jordan township, and died there, on the farm now owned by the widow of his son Daniel, Sept. 2, 1869. He was a miller by trade, but in time devoted himself entirely to farming, owning the farm which is still in the family name. His wife Catharine, daughter of Peter Schwartz, of Berks county, was born Dec. 10, 1796, in Berks county, and died Jan. 9, 1875, and they are buried at St. Paul's (Schwartz) Church, Urban.  Their children were born as follows: Hannah, Aug. 2, 1817; Benneville, June 23, 1819; Peter, Jan. 20, 1822; Catharine, June 26, 1824; Rachel, June 13, 1827; Elizabeth, Jan. 21, 1830; George, March 26, 1832; Daniel, July 18, 1836; David, June 25, 1838 (died Sept. 11, 1906; wife, Catharine, died July 14, 1901, aged sixty-three years, fourteen days). - Floyd's History of Northumberland County

Find A Grave states that George is the son of George Geise and Anna Barbara.

1792- son Samuel is Born
Date is confirmed in his pension file, from the war of 1812

Samuel Geise, son of Heinrich and brother of George (above), was born in either Berks or Northumberland County, and died at Kratzerville, Snyder Co.,Pa., in the seventies; he is buried there. He was a butcher by trade, and owned a small tract of land in Monroe TownshipSnyder County, where he lived. He was well known at Northumberland where he sold his meat. In religion he was a Lutheran.  To him and his wife Hannah (Bowman) were born seven children: Hannah, Mrs. Walter; Henry; Polly, who died unmarried;Samuel, who lived in Dry Valley, Union Co., Pa.; Sarah, who died unmarried; Moses, who owned the homestead and who died unmarried (he had very weak eyes); and Eliza, who never married.

1802 - Son Daniel Geise is born


1805 - On Communion List
23 Dec
Age: 41
St Paul´s United Church of Christ, Amity, Berks, Pennsylvania

Name Heinrich Geiss
Event Type Other
Event Date  23 Dec 1805
Event Place Amity, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Denomination United Church of Christ

Organization Name St Paul´s United Church of Christ




Research:

DANIEL GEISE (deceased), for many years a most respected citizen of Jordan township, was well known as a prosperous farmer and a faithful public official. He was born July 18, 1836, son of George Geise and grandson of Heinrich Geise, of Bern township, Berks Co., Pa., among whose children were George, Samuel, Daniel and Jacob. 

George Geise, born July 20, 1788, settled in what is now Jordan township, and died there, on the farm now owned by the widow of his son Daniel, Sept. 2, 1869. He was a miller by trade, but in time devoted himself entirely to farming, owning the farm which is still in the family name. His wife Catharine, daughter of Peter Schwartz, of Berks county, was born Dec. 10, 1796, in Berks county, and died Jan. 9, 1875, and they are buried at St. Paul's (Schwartz) Church, Urban. Their children were born as follows: Hannah, Aug. 2, 1817; Benneville, June 23, 1819; Peter, Jan. 20, 1822; Catharine, June 26, 1824; Rachel, June 13, 1827; Elizabeth, Jan. 21, 1830; George, March 26, 1832; Daniel, July 18, 1836; David, June 25, 1838 (died Sept. 11, 1906; wife, Catharine, died July 14, 1901, aged sixty-three years, fourteen days). 

Daniel Geise was a life long farmer, owning and occupying the place where his widow now resides, a tract of 149 acres located a quarter of a mile south of Urban. This was originally a Schwartz homestead. Besides general farming, Mr. Geise engaged in lime burning and in cattle dealing, and he made a success of his various undertakings. He was a man who took a keen interest in the local welfare and administration, serving the township in the offices of treasurer and overseer of the poor. Politically he was a Democrat and in religion a Lutheran, belonging to the Lutheran congregation at St. Paul's Church, where he is buried. His death occurred Jan. 2, 1900. Mr. Geise married Froenica Trautman, daughter of George and Rebecca (Heckert) Trautman, and ten children were, born to this union: David; Katie, married to Galen Bower; Mary (twin of Katie), married to William Pickering; Sallie, married to Elias Phillips; George; Ellen, married to Charles Deppen; Rebecca, married to Harry Drum; Louisa, married to Charles Tressler; Emma, married. to Albert Phillips; and John. The family is highly respected, enjoying the best standing in the community. Mrs. Geise is a member of the Reformed congregation at the Schwartz (St. Paul's) Church. 

Samuel Geise, son of Heinrich and brother of George (above), was born in either Berks or Northumberland county, and died at Kratzerville, Snyder Co., Pa., in the seventies; he is buried there. He was a butcher by trade, and owned a small tract of land in Monroe township, Snyder county, where he lived. He was well known at Northumberland where he sold his meat. In religion he was a Lutheran. To him and his wife Hannah (Bowman) were born seven children: Hannah, Mrs. Walter; Henry; Polly, who died unmarried; Samuel, who lived in Dry Valley, Union Co., Pa.; Sarah, who died unmarried; Moses, who owned the homestead and who died unmarried (he had very weak eyes); and Eliza, who never married. 

Henry Geise, son of Samuel, was born Jan. 15, 1818, in Ohio, whither his father had emigrated from Mahanoy township, making the trip by wagon. The family remained in that State only one year, however, returning to Pennsylvania and settling in Snyder county. Mr. Geise passed his earlier years in Snyder and Union counties, operating gristmills, and, about 1850 came to Point township, Northumberland county, where he engaged in farming and passed the remainder of his long life, dying July 9, 1900. He is buried at Northumberland. He owned his own farm of eighty-one acres, which he cultivated until his retirement, being succeeded there by his son Samuel, who is now deceased. In religion Mr. Geise was a Lutheran. His wife, Susanna, was a daughter of Henry and Sarah (Frederick) Brouse, of Kratzerville, Snyder county, and they were the parents of two children, Samuel and Henry F. The former was a farmer in Point township; his children were William, Dora, Harvey, Ammon, and Anna (deceased). 

Henry F. Geise was born in Point township, and there received his early education in the public schools, later attending a select school at Northumberland. For one term he taught the school in his native township which he had previously attended as a pupil. He was reared to farm life, and continues to follow agricultural pursuits, giving special attention to dairying. His farm is in the central part of Point township, a tract of 180 acres, which be conducts on modern lines. Since February, 1902, be has been engaged in dairying, now keeping twenty-seven cows and selling his milk at Northumberland, to which place his milk team goes daily. Mr. Geise is one of the most progressive citizens of his locality. He was one of the organizers of the Northumberland National Bank, and served three years as director of that institution. For eleven years he served as tax collector, was at one time a member of the township board of school directors; and is at present one of the supervisors, having held that office since the new road law went into force. Politically he is a Republican, a well known worker in the party in his section, having been county committeeman since 1896 and served as delegate to various county conventions. On June 20, 1882, Mr. Geise married Mary Jane Dagle, daughter of John Frederick Dagle, and they have become the parents of nine children Charles H., who married Marie Von Bargen and resides at Sidney, Ohio; Edna G., who died. when seventeen years old; Frederick D.; Martin; Nora E., who graduated from the Bloomsburg State normal school in 1910 and is now a teacher in Point township; Mary I.; Susan L.; John F., and Mildred L. Mary, Susan and John now attend the Northumberland high school. Mr. Geise and his family are members of the Lutheran Church, and he helped to organize Trinity Church in his township, of which he is a trustee; Prior to the organization of this church, in 1897, he and his family belonged to St. John's Church, at the borough of Northumberland.

 In Will Book A, page 75, Berks county courthouse, is found record of the will of George Adam Geiss, made Jan. 26, 1784, probated March 4, 1784. The witnesses were Matthias Staudt, Matthias Sonnenlich, and Joseph Conrad. George Adam Geise was a farmer of Bern township, Berks county. His wife Anna Barbara and son Michael were the executors, and the following division was made of the property: "Son Michael shall have 10 pds first of all of my personal estate for his birthright and each of my three daughters. shall be equal to the eldest in their first marriage each shall receive the same as the other; son Michael shall have all my real estate but he shall pay to each of his sisters the sum of 700 pounds." The son Michael had a son George, born in 1788, who may have been the George Geise mentioned at the beginning of this article as the father of Daniel Geise, of Jordan township, Northumberland county. (Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, by J. L. Floyd Published Chicago, Ill., 1911. pg. 812;





"Heinrich Geise, of Bern township, Berks Co., Pa., among whose children were George, Samuel, Daniel and Jacob" - Floyd's History of Northumberland County

 Written by Nelson Sulouff and posted on the Geise ListServe: 

Heinrich Adam GEISE b. 21-JUN-1764 in Tulpehocken (Berks) PA, baptized in Little Tulpehocken Lutheran: Vicar John C. Stoever, d. in Bern Twp. (Berks) PA, buried in PA. A baptismal record for Heinrich Adam appears in Christ's Little Tulpehocken Lutheran Church register as well as in Pr. John Casper Stoever's private records. The Berks Co. census includes Henry in 1790. In the 1800 census, his location is further defined as being in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co. We have been unable to locate his will recorded in Berks Co. and do not know the name of his wife. The GENEALOGICAL ANNALS OF NORTHUMBERLAND CO. (1911), p. 812, states that Heinrich Geise of Bern Twp., Berks Co., had 5 children.
Children:
i Jacob GEISE b. abt 1779.
ii George Adam GEISE b. 20-JUL-1788, d. 02-SEP-1869.
iii Samuel GEISE #158 b. 15-APR-1792, d. 24-SEP-1876.
iv Daniel GEISE #2067 b. abt 1802.
v Hannah GEISE #2068 b. 04-JAN-1807, d. 10-JUN-1884

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In Will Book A, page 75, Berks county courthouse, is found record of the will of George Adam Geiss, made Jan. 26, 1784, probated March 4, 1784. The witnesses were Matthias Staudt, Matthias Sonnenlich, and Joseph Conrad. George Adam Geise was a farmer of Bern township, Berks county. His wife Anna Barbara and son Michael were the executors, and the following division was made of the property: "Son Michael shall have 10 pds first of all of my personal estate for his birthright and each of my three daughters. shall be equal to the eldest in their first marriage each shall receive the same as the other; son Michael shall have all my real estate but he shall pay to each of his sisters the sum of 700 pounds." The son Michael had a son George, born in 1788, who may have been the George Geise mentioned at the beginning of this article as the father of Daniel Geise, of Jordan township, Northumberland county.