Thursday, March 1, 2012

John Smith 1796-1877


JOHN SMITH 
Born 17 Jan 1796 in Berks Co., PA, 
Died 23 Apr 1877 in Anth. Twp., Montour Co., PA.
 married 

Born 31 May 1803 in Berks Co., PA, 
Died 2 Oct 1883 in Anth. Twp., Montour Co., PA

Note - Hannah is referred to as "Stufflick" in many online sites, and in a historical book.  She's actually Hannah Stofflet, as the Egypt church records show.  Her parents are there in the church with her and John Smith


Sarah A Smith 6
Jonas Smith 30
Mary Smith 21
Hannah M Smith 4/12

Note - 
There is a birth/baptism record on page 25 of the Zion Spies Evangelical Church Records, berks Co Pa,  for a John Shmidt born 10/31/1796 bp 1/8/1797 parents Frank & Barbara, sp. George Babb & Wife Sophia.  Found while researching the Schmeck line, placing here to rule out later.  (Dates do not match, but is birth date proven?)

Children:

In the 1840 census there are the following unknown - may be children, or may be unrelated:

Male born between 1826-1830
Female born between 1835-1840
Female between 1826-1830
Female born 1821-1825

Known Children:


Stephen Smith Dec. 26, 1822
Jonas Smith 1828-1899
Jane Smith Abt.1831 M. Andrew Ellis
James Smith Abt 1832-1839
    George Smith 1834-1902
Levi Smith 1838 - 
Samuel Smith - 1840
John Smith 1847-
Jonathan Smith 1848

Sarah 1854-
There is a Sarah, Age 6, in the  1860 census.  Jonas, his wife and their daughter Hannah are also on there..  But Sarah is not theirs.  Born in 1854, Hannah would have been 51 when she was born.  Possible? But she is not there in 1870, at age 16, so I am not convinced.

1830 Census
Name: John Smith
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Derry, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 (Jonas?)
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1  (Hannah?)
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 (Hannah & )
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5

In 1830 John & Hannah have been married for 10 years.  He would be 34 in this census.  I only have record of two children being born before 1830 - Stephen & Jonas but there were likely others.  Still none of his children could have been over 15..  and it doesn't account for Stephen being around age 7..  I'm not convinced this is John & Hannah.

1840 Census

Name: John Smith
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Derry, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 ( Levi 2)
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3 (James 7, George 6, Charles 5)
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 (Jonas 12, ?)
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 (John)
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 (?)
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2 (Jane 9, ? )
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 (?)
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 (?)
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 (Hannah)
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 11
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 13
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 13

John would be 44 in this census, Hannah 37. Stephen would be 18, and does not appear here.  Leaves as unknown:
Male born between 1826-1830
Female born between 1835-1840
Female between 1826-1830
Female born 1821-1825




1850 Census
 Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA, Page 420, #124/130, Lines 4-14, October 29.
John Smith 63 Farmer $7,500 RE All born in PA
Hannah 53
Stephen 28 Laborer
Jonas 21 ditto
James 18 ditto
George 16 ditto Attended School
Levi 12 Attended School
Samuel 10 Attended School
David 6 Attended School
John 3
Jane 19
Neighbors: Abraham & Cath. Bachman (elderly), John & Christinna Springer, Jonathan & Elizabeth Troxel, and David & Eliza Palsgrove.

1860 Census

Name: John Smith
Age in 1860: 64
Birth Year: abt 1796
Home in 1860: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Exchange
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Smith 64
Hannah Smith 57
Levi Smith 21
Samuel Smith 18
David Smith 16
John Smith 13
Sarah A Smith 6
Jonas Smith 30
Mary Smith 21
Hannah M Smith 4/12
 Jonas, his wife and their daughter Hannah are also on there..  But Sarah is not theirs.  Born in 1854, Hannah would have been 51 when she was born.  Possible?  but she is not there in 1870, at age 16, so I am not convinced.


1870 Census
Name: John Smith
Age in 1870: 74
Birth Year: abt 1796
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Washingtonville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Smith 74
Hannah Smith 66

1880 Census

Name: Hannah Smith
Age: 77
Birth Year: abt 1803
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Anthony, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Smith 32
Alvira Smith 30
Frasir Smith 12
Jacob Smith 10
Ida Smith 10
Adam Smith 7
Clide Smith 4
Stepan Smith 1
Jonas Smith 1
Hannah Smith 77
Matilda Ritter 70
Hannah is listed as mother in this census.  Interestingly, Matilda Ritter is listed as step mother.  
Just a curiosity - Hannah Stofflet Schmidt mother of David Smith, grandmother of Benjamin Franklin Smith.  He married Bertha Snyder, daughter of Mary Jane Ritter.




Research Notes:
Notes for HANNAH STUFFLICK:
1886--Letters of Administration. Montour Co. Court House, Danville, 2-84-163, Sept. 24, 1886.
George W. Smith, Administrator. Sureties: D.P. Dreisbach, Daniel Laidacker, and Thomas M. Derr for $3,000. Inventory filed Nov. 5, 1886--$635.

Notes for JOHN SMITH (EXCHANGE-ANTH. TWP.):
There is no record that he is related to the contempory John, Frederick, and Colonel Mathew Smith's. He is buried at the Old (Northside/German Reformed) Turbotville 

Cemetery.


Time Line

1796
Jan. 21, 1796
Sources: tombstone, census 1850, 1860, 1870
1820 
Married Hannah Stuffick (Stoflet)PA
Source:

1822
John & Hannah Schmidt appear with thier first child, found in the Egypt Church Records SCHMIDT, Stephanus, s. John SCHMIDT and w. Hannah; b. Dec. 26, 1822; bap.Feb. 3; sp. John STOFLET and w. Eva, grandparents.

1827
 found in the Egypt Church Records
  STOFLET, Caroline, dr. Jonas STOFLET and w. Margreth; b. Nov. 25, 1826; bap. Jan. 14; sp. John SCHMIDT and w. Hanna. (Jonas is Hannah's brother)
 
1830
In Derry, Columbia,
Source:
1830 census 1835
Lived In Anthony, Montour Co, Pa
Source: His first purchase was two hundred acres, to which he added as prosperity enabled him, owning four hundred acres at the time of his death, which occurred April 25, 1879.
1840 Lived in Derry, Columbia County source - 1840 census

1850
Lived in Anthony Twp, Montour County
Source census
Note - Montour Co was formed from columbia county. He lik
ely didn't move, the county just changed 1860 Lived in Anthony Twp, Montour County Scource - 1860 census 1870 Lived in Anthony Twp, Montour County Scource - 1870 census 1877
Died April 30, 1877


More on the Children of Hannah & John:
 

JONAS SMITH, was born 1828 in Berks Co., PA, and died 16 Jan 1899 in 70y at Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA; apoplexy 5d. He married MARY CORDELIA BITLER, daughter of JAMES BITLER. She was born 28 Feb 1839, and died 27 Feb 1911. Buried at Turbotville Cemetery. Notes for JONAS SMITH:
James L. Smith of jameslsm@aol.com is a researcher and descendant of Jonas Smith. He has compiled 200+ descendants.  



 STEPHEN2 SMITH (HANNAH1 STUFFLICK) was born Abt. 1822. He married MATILDA.
SCHMIDT, Stephanus, s. John SCHMIDT and w. Hannah; b. Dec. 26, 1822; bap.Feb. 3; sp. John STOFLET and w. Eva, grandparents. (Egypt Reformed Church Records)

JAMES ULYSES GRANT SMITH: Died age 7 yrs, 9 months

 GEORGE W.2 SMITH  born 12 Apr 1834, and died 7 Nov 1902. He married MARY E. FOWLER. She was born 10 Nov 1840, and died 23 May 1910.


JOHN2 SMITH (HANNAH1 STUFFLICK) was born Bet. 1847 - 1848. He married ALONIRA, daughter of BITLER. She was born Abt. 1850.
From the private database of Richard Turnbach, Kutztown, Pa; NOTE:
John is the brother to Jonas Smith, the husband of sister Mary C Bitler. He
owned & resided on the farm later owned by David Smith's wife. (Ellen Diefenbacher Smith) Moved from there to Center County PA by train.

Research:

 Death certificate of son David Smith lists Hannah's last name as Stuffel
Death certificate for son John Smith lists Hannah's last name as Stuflel

son Samuel lists mothers name as Mary Stuflet.


Schmidts in Egypt Reformed Church Records
Church located - 4122 S Church st, Egypt, Lehigh County, PA 
 
 Records of Egypt Reformed Church 
 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania  1734-1807   (later years included below)
Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 6
1741  - Roland Schmidt
 KERN, Catharina Elisabetha, dr. Georg KERN and w. Catharina Elisabetha KERN; b. -; bap. July 28, 1741; sp. Peter TRAXEL, church censor here, Roland SCHMIDT, Maria Barbara NEUHART, Michel NEUHART's wife, Luce FLICKINGER,Ulrich FLICKINGER's wife
 
 1752
 John Henry Schmidt son of Christian Schmidt
 REINHARD, Anna Margaretha, dr. Johann Heinrich REINHARDand w. Elisabet Maria, of Heidelberg; b. Aug. 7; bap. Sept. 28, 1752; sp. Joh. Henr. SCHMID, single, son of Christian SCHMID, of Heidelberg, and Anna Margaretha ROEDER, single, daughter of Heinrich ROEDER, of Heidelberg.
 
  Salome Bierly married Ludwig Schmidt (Ludwig born aft.1800)
 84. David BIERY was born in 1772 and died Jan. 7, 1827. He married Susanna MICKLEY, who was born Oct. 19, 1773 and died Nov. 21, 1872. Their children were: Peter, Joseph, David, Stephen, Margaret, wife of Peter KERN, Lydia,wife of Jonas YUNDT, Salome, wife of Ludwig SCHMIDT, Catharina, Magdalenaand Susanna,  wife of William H. BLUMER.
  
 Records of Egypt Reformed Church  
 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania   1808-1834 
Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume 6
 
1810
 Wilhelm b July 4, son of Wilhelm & Catharina Schmidt
 
 SCHMIDT, Wilhelm, s. Wilhelm SCHMIDT and w. Catharina; b. July 4; bap. Aug.5; sp. John KELLY and w. Elisabeth.
 
1812
 Wilhelm & Catharina are baptising a daughter this time, Salme (named afer her sponsor)
 
 SCHMIDT, Salme, dr. Wilhelm SCHMIDT and w. Catharina; b. Mar. 1; bap. May24; sp. Michale BIEGY and Salme LENZ.
 
Daniel and Catharina Schmidt baptise a son, Carl, the same year.  At least two Catharina Schmidts in the church at this time.
 
 SCHMIDT, Carl, s. Daniel SCHMIDT and w, Catharina; b. Oct. 28; bap. Nov. 21; sp. John MILLER and w. Anna Maria.
 
1818
 Daniel and Catharina have another son, Samuel
 SCHMIDT, Samuel, s. Daniel SCHMIDT and w. Catharina; b. Dec. 27, 1818; bap. Feb. 27; sp. Peter NEUHARDT and w. Catharina.
 
1821 
Daniel and Catharina have a daughter this time
 SCHMIDT, Sally Ann, dr. Daniel SCHMIDT and w. Catharina; b. Mar. 20; bap. June 10; sp. Daniel ACKER and w. Christina.
 
1822
 John & Hannah Schmidt appear with thier first child
 SCHMIDT, Stephanus, s. John SCHMIDT and w. Hannah; b. Dec. 26, 1822; bap.Feb. 3; sp. John STOFLET and w. Eva, grandparents.
 
 1827
Jacob and Catharina Schmidt have a son Carl (3rd Catharina)
 SCHMIDT, Carl, s. Jacob SCHMIDT and w. Catharina; b. Aug. 21; bap. Nov. 11; sp. George SPAENGLER and w. Catharina.
 
John & Hannah Schmidt are still here..
 
 STOFLET, Caroline, dr. Jonas STOFLET and w. Margreth; b. Nov. 25, 1826; bap. Jan. 14; sp. John SCHMIDT and w. Hanna.
(Jonas is Hannah's brother)
 
 1829
 Lewis and Salome Schmidt are sponsors
(this would be Salome Bierly, wife of Ludwig Schmidt, I believe)
 KERN, Henriette, dr. Peter KERN and w. Margreth; b. Mar. 4; bap. Apr. 19; 
 sp. Lewis SCHMIDT and w. Salome. 
 
Burials -
Smith
Lovina b. Jan 8, 1834d. Dec 6, 1902 Wife of Samuel Smith
Samuel  b. Sep 19, 1829d. Jan 16, 1896




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