Monday, December 17, 2012

Frederick Bingaman 1755-1845

Frederick  Bingaman
Born Jan 15 1755
Died Oct 31 1845
Maria Christina Huffnagle
daughter of Johann Christian &  Maria Elizabeth Huffnagle  both of Berks Co PA
(find her fathers will - proves lineage)
Born May 3 1758
Died 1818

(6 sons, 6 daughters)
Christian 178 -1874
Hannah m. Huffnagle
Juliana M. Reigel
Peter 1795-1877
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" M. Swartz
Catherine 1798-1886 m. John Reigal

Time Line

Born 15 Jan
in Alsace, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA

Baptised 5 Dec

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Upper Saucon, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA

From Juniata and Susquehanna Valleys in Pa.p. 1582:  
Johan Yost Bingaman and his wife, Juliana Ort came from Germany to Berks County, Pa. in 1754.  About one year after, the husband died, leaving a son, Frederick, born January 15, 1755, who when the Revolutionary War began, took up arms for his country, and participated the the stirring events, and rose to the rank of captain.  He took part in the battle of the Brandywine.  Captain Bingaman married Christina Hufnagle, who was born May 3, 1758.

1777 Age: 22

Gen. James Potter, PA Militia, Revolutionary War 
"Oct. 30, Frederick Bingaman died in Beaver Township, aged ninety years. He was in the militia, under General James Potter, wounded at Brandywine." - Annals of Buffalo Valley, p. 545

From the notes of Arleigh P. Helfer, Jr:

"The body of independent evidence does not dully support that account.  Frederick was not a volunteer, but like all other able bodied men, he was subject to military service as a result of Pennsylvania's militia (draft) law of 1777.  Pennsylvania State Archive records show that Frederick Bingaman from Berks Co. Was assigned to Capt. Wanner's 6th Company, 1st Berks County Battalion.  He was in the Fifth Class of this battalion, which indicates that his unit was not activated until  mid-October 1777 - - at least a month after the Battle of Brandywine.  He was assessed muster fines of two pounds (Berks Co. Fine Book P 9). Such fines were usually assessed when a person failed to respond to the call-up notice for his Class.

Frederick is shown on a paymaster list in the PA Archives (Series 3, Volume VI, Page 276) as having been a private in the Berks Co militia. He received one pound, 12 shillings, and 6 pence.  His name is on the 1777 list of members of captain Wanner's Company of the 1st Battalion for Berks County.  Also, he is recognized by the DAR as a soldier during that conflict.  On the other hand, he is not included in a lengthy list of Revolutionary War soldiers published elsewhere in the PA archives (Series 2, Volume XIII, page 16)  and he was not listed as a member of the militia on a separate list showing 1778-1780 soldiers in the Berks County unit in which he appeared earlier.  Finally, land, estate, and birth records indicate that Frederick was in Berks County extensively in the 1778-1781 period, which is inconsistent with military participation during that time.

No record has been located that indicated Frederick applied for a military pension.  The requirements for a pension under the 1832 Federal pension law simply were six months of verifiable military service during the Revolutionary War.  Perhaps if Frederick did serve, he did so for a shorter time.  he was well aware of the availability of, and requirements for, the 1832 pension, because he attested to the pension application statements of his colleague  Christian Huffnagle.

Regarding post-war service, an entry has been found in the Pa archives (Military Extracts from Executive Minutes) that shows that Frederick was the Captain of the 2nd Company, 5th Regiment, Berks County Brigade of the Pennsylvania Militia in August 1794.

This compiler (Arleigh P. Helfer, Jr) believes that Frederick's service during the Revolutionary War was for a short period in late 1777, after which he returned to Berks County to start a family and acquire land.  it is likely that he later became involved in the PA militia and rose to rank of Captain, as his obituary indicates."


He was an iron ore miner (most likely).  Frederick was labeled a "Collier" in some Berks County Deeds, indicating he was in the mining business   His Ruscomb Manor Township property was hilly, and unsuitable for substantial farming, it was in a region that reportedly was rich in iron and limestone deposits.  It's location was less than two miles from the Oley Furnace, Berks County's largest iron smelting operation.  It is likely that Frederick was an iron ore supplier to this business during most of his adult life in Berks County.
From the notes of Arleigh P. Helfer, Jr

1779 Age: 24

6 Apr
Marriage to Maria Christina (Christena) (Huffnagle) Hufnagle
in Berks, Pennsylvania, USA


Census-Ruscomb Manor, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA

Name: Fredk Bingeman
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Ruscomb, Berks, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons - Females: 3
Number of Household Members: 7


February 11 1793 Frederck and Mary acquired  from the proprieters of PA 81+ acres.
      In 1809 they sold 5+ acres of this land.  Berks Co Deed Book A Vol 15, pg 370

1800 United States Federal Census about Frederick Bingeman

Name: Frederick Bingeman
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Ruscombmanor, Berks, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 8
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 11

April 21 1806 Frederick sponsored the baptism of Johannes Wesener at the Schwartzward Church, Berks County PA


In 1809 he obtained property in Oley Twp, Berks Co Pa.

1810 United States Federal Census about Fredk Bingaman

Name: Fredk Bingaman
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Ruscombmanor, Berks, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 9

1818 Age: 63
12 Apr
Maria Christina  died

Bet. 1820–1840

Census- Beaver, Union, Pennsylvania, USA

1820 United States Federal Census about Frederick Bingaman

Name: Frederick Bingaman
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Beaver, Union, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3

1830 United States Federal Census about Frederick Bingaman

Name: Frederick Bingaman
[Frederick Benjamin]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Hartley, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 3

Sept 24 1832 Frederick gave a deposition, in Union County, for Christian Huffnagle Sr. regarding his pension application

1840 United States Federal Census about Frederick Burgman

Name: Frederick Burgman
[Frederick Bingeman]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Beaver, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 80 thru 89: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Total Free White Persons: 2

Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2

April 26 1841 Frederick Signed a will.  His original will was written in german, and was first signed in 1830

1845 Age: 90
Died 30 Oct
Snyder, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial - New Lutheran & Reformed Church Cemetery, Troxelville,  Snyder Co. PA
Tombstone Coordinates: 40.81021 77.19765

Name: Frederick Bingaman
Location: Troxelville Cem PA 15
Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1, p.  Serial: 6924; Volume: 14

Buried in Troxelville Union Cemetery, Snyder County PA
Tombstone Coordinates: 40.81021 77.19765

Frederick Bingaman dec’d )
Last Will & Testament  )
In the year 1830 I determined upon to compose a writing for my children how to do with my little property which the lord has bestowed upon me in this world and I desire to do this that it may be in peace amongst them since I do not make an official will so that my children themselves can divide their and my property amongst themselves. It is my desire that every article shall remain by itself and shall have right for itself and shall not be mixed with each other. Frederick Bingaman
To my son Henry Bingaman I have sold the land on which he now lives for the sum of $3800.00. One year after the first of April after my death he has time to pay my debts, and then he shall commence to pay heirs to pay as follows 9 children and then he shall commence at the heirs to pay to son Christian his whole inheritance at once and so to continue to pay every year one until all 9 are paid from the $3800. After the debts which must be paid from the money of the first are paid, then the remainder goes in 9 equal shares. But one year after my death all shall be settled so that every one of the children can know what they are to receive. In that time the debts can be made out how much they are and what there is in bonds and notes and book accounts. This is my hearty desire that it shall come to a Settlement in one year and shall not be put off from one year to another as gentlemen are in the habit to do now a days. After everything is equally divided and Settled in that Year, then he shall give bonds to the heirs but without interest and then he shall have his deed. N. B. Whereas it is said heretofore that he shall have one year time to pay the debts after my death and then 9 children or heirs, therefore it would be two years after my death when the first inheritance would be due. And so each year which would make ten years after my death when the last would be paid. The deed the land for Henry remains with the man where he is found until every thing right with the heirs and debts. That man may call them all together then they may fix the time when to settle the matter.
As soon as the heirs have their bonds then he shall have his deed. And hereby, I pray, it shall not come before the officers, it shall be divided amongst you and remain so dear children, you all have your 21st year and so you can divide [or decide] all amongst you in peace. I Frederick Bingaman authorize my son Christian and my son Henry to pay my debts and to collect the outstandings and settle them but they shall not take more than their days wages and boarding and more. This is my will in the name of the Lord. With my own hand written this and I am certain that my children who have read my hand often recognize it is my hand writing. This much from your father, and the Lord in heaven. Keep the peace with them and the Lord in heaven be my help and have mercy, on me and my poor soul. Frederick Bingaman
This is my will that first my boys shall have all my clothing and what belongs thereto and the rest of my house furniture and the cattle, and what I own after that shall be divided in equal shares amongst the 9 children in their presence that they shall meet together at a certain time when they shall divide the same amongst themselves but I hope all in peace. After the division they may sell it as they please and can. At vendue they shall make of it that a stranger shall buy thereof. Bonds and notes do not belong to it. But should they agree to make a vendue amongst themselves and sell the things amongst themselves and the heirs then it is my will also that whosoever pays the most for any article, then everyone can buy cheap or dear. My children all know how it is with my wife and so they will do also after my death if she conducts herself in good order then they shall do as follows. One year after my death she shall continue to dwell as now, and Henry has to give her the grain for meal and has to fatten her hog and to haul the fire wood and to help to put the feed in the stable. After the year Henry Bingaman can do as he pleases with my wife, then he is for himself and my wife the same. The cows of my wife, must go in pasture with his cattle where theirs go also, for my children know what I have promised to her in wedding her. Therefore they will do as I have said. You know what she has brought here belongs to her, and what has received since is hers except one Bed she will give me be it good or bad as she thinks proper. My wife knows of the house furniture that belongs to me she has said it herself that she would not have what belongs to me, but what belongs to her and what she brought since she intended to keep, she did not want more as we agreed on she would do in these things what is right and honest. And so the children shall do also, then it will be right on both sides, this she said and this is my wish that both sides agree well. Frederick Bingaman.
This is my whole will as the paper states. Each Article in the paper is for itself and shall remain by itself and shall be done as it directs and none of them shall be mixed with the other. Such I confess with my own hand handwriting the 30th November 1830Beaver Township Union County -- Frederick Bingaman
N.B. Each of my 9 children knows that each one of them has received in advance 300 dollars in good and money and all bonds and notes they owe as they are found and in the book. What theres is in bonds and notes of my children that they have more than their 300 dollars must be counted up to them so that all will become equal. The sum of the estate stated Thirty Eight hundred dollars --Frederick Bingaman
N.B. You my children know all that my wife has nothing more else to get or to receive of the land things no more as is stated in the papers she knows it herself and she has said herself that she did not want more. ---
N.B. Furthermore my children it is my will that the accounts (debts) in the book shall bear no interest they shall only be counted up as they are. N.B. And Bonds and Notes shall not bear compound interest. They shall only bring 6 percent and so on. Such I acknowledge with my will and wish. Frederick Bingaman Hereby I acknowledge again that each article in this paper shall remain separate and shall be acted and done accordingly. I hope my children, that you will do so after my death and will that confidence I have in you. You remaining will honor your father that much yet after his at when he wrote last with his trembling hand and watery eyes. Now I commend myself and you to the creator and Saviour of all mankind, and will close in the name of God the father and Son. Such I acknowledge with my own hand. September 10, 1831 Frederick Bingaman (Seal) Witness George Albright Union County ss
Be it remembered that on the 29th day of November 1845 personally appeared Before me the subscriber Register of Wills in & for said County, George Albright the subscribing Witness to the within and foregoing will and being duly sworn according to law deposeth and say that he was personally present and did see and hear Frederick Bingaman the Testator sign seal publish and declare the within & foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will & Testament that at the time of so doing he the said Testator was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of his knowledge observation & belief that he signed his name as witness to the same at the request of and in the presence of one Testator. And further sayeth Not. George Albright sworn & subscribed the day and Year aforesaid. Before me Henry Aurand Jr. Register, Union County ss Personally appeared before the subscriber Register of Wills in & for said County who being sworn according to law deposeth and saith that the within and foregoing instrument of writing as the last will and Testament of Frederick Bingaman late of Beaver Township deceased, is in said deceased own proper hand writing as deposiant [sp?] believes and that I have seen him frequently write and am well acquainted with his hand writing and believe that the above signature of Frederick Bingaman to be genuine and further saith not. Sworn & Subscribed the    day of A.D. 1845 Union County ss Personally
appeared before me Henry Aurand Jr. Register for said County Christian Mouer [sp?] who being sworn according to law doth despose and say that the within & foregoing is a true literal Translation of the last will of Frederick Bingaman from the original German. Ch. Mouer [sp?] sworn & subscribed December 1st 1845. Henry Aurand Jr. Register.
Hereby I acknowledge further, that I have also authorized my son John to be one of the Executors with the two mentioned in my will heretofore to help to divide my property as the first does state and no further and I authorize my 3 sons to transfer Peter Bingamans deed of the tract of land that I bought of Klymer, almost 17 acres du and mentioned it if I do not oversign. As much as the deed says will be deducted from his inheritance and the interest from the first of April 1833 and so on until every thing is made right. Furthermore I acknowledge that no compound interest shall be taken, and straight on and no interest on book accounts. I do not whether I have this in my first writing or not therefore I state it here again. Furthermore I acknowledge now as my son Yost is dead that his heirs have receive no part of my remaining property whatever because he has already received over four hundred Dollars in goods if I consider right.
N.B. That in the first instrument of writing every article shall have his right and meaning and keep the same. And also this as it is a Supplement to it. And each one shall be for itself and executed right and how the property shall be managed for this is my will and desire except what there is of Yosts inheritance that he or his heirs are yet entitled to any thing is not and shall not be such is my will Frederick Bingaman (Seal) January 10, 1835 George Albright Adam Kern
Furthermore I acknowledge that if my son Peter should not be satisfied with what I have written, then his share of my remaining property shall after the bonds with interest be deducted be divided amongst his children as they come of age, because he will not listen to his father and I always thought I had treated him just and done right with him, but he always has more confidence in his father in law. I think though he knows that the same has taken advantage of him four times already and did not stick to his bargain, and that his father in law always gets the advantage.
N.B. So this writing is made after the other and is therefore a Supplement to the other. Therefore each article shall be kept as this does say, then in the first writing it says of the clothing in equal shares but Yosts inheritance is all nothing now. This is the reason I state this again and in account of my son Peter of the piece of land how it shall be. I do not recollect rightly how it does say, therefore I have stated it again how it shall be. Furthermore I acknowledge that among the eight children the division shall be right as there are only eight by life. January 10, 1835 Beaver Township Union County Such I witness with my hand Frederick Bingaman (Seal) Adam Kern
Furthermore I acknowledge that my children shall take the assistance of S. Youngman in the division so that it all become right. This is my will as we are yet by life namely 4 boys Christian, John, Henry, Peter, and 4 girls Hannah, Juliana, Catherine, and Betty. Frederick Bingaman (Seal) Witness George Albright Union County ss
Personally appeared George Albright one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Codicils and on oath says that he was personally present and saw & heard Frederick Bingaman the Testator sign & seal and declare the foregoing Codicils as a part of his last Will and Testament and at the time was of sound mind & memory and that he signed his name as witness at the request of and in the presence of the Testator and in the presence Adam Kern the other subscribing witness (who has since died) George Albright sworn & subscribed on the 29th day of November 1845 before me Henry Aurand Jr. Register Union County ss
Personally appeared before me the subscriber Register of Wills George Albright and being duly sworn according to law deposeth and saith that the name of Adam Kern the other witness to the foregoing codicils is the hand writing of the said Adam Kern who has since died that he signed in the presence of George Albright and in the presence of the Testator and further saith not. George Albright sworn & subscribed this 29 day of November 1845 A D before me Henry Aurand Jr. Register_______________________________
Hereby I acknowledge that I have made a deed to my son Henry about 9 or 10 years ago for three thousand seven hundred dollars for the tract of land where I and him live, but I see that it is entirely too little as land now sells in the neighborhood. Therefore I was convinced that I would be accused to much by my other children and other people that the difference be to great, then they would accuse me yet under the ground. As it sells now it would be worth five thousand between brothers, for it is over 300 acres. The money I owe to my son Henry must be deducted from the $5200, and interests, and then the rest be divided in 8 equal shares and shall each child what they have long ago received in advance with interest be deducted from their shares from the land, for I have given the money always to my children on their inheritance when they were in need. I always thought that what they received heretofore they cannot receive otherwise and wanted to assist them. The other what I wrote heretofore speaks for itself it is only of the price of the land which shall be given, for Yost has his share of $400.00 and perhaps more. This is only a supplement to the will as is stated above for that is my will. I cannot write more. I tremble to much. George Swartz shall also be one of the Executors like my three boys to help to bring matters right, such I acknowledge with hand Signature. Of the remainder the inheritance of my children shall be deducted with interest the Book debts shall be deducted from the loose property as far as it reaches and the rest be made even at the end such I acknowledge with my hand and seal. The 26th of April 1841 Beaver Township Union County Frederick Bingaman (Seal) Witness Abraham Huffnagel Union County ss
Personally appeared Abraham Huffnagel the subscribing witness to the above Codicil of the will of Frederick Bingaman and on oath says that he saw and heard the Testator sign & declare the above Codicil as a part of his last will & Testament and that at the time of so doing he was of sound mind and memory that he signed at the request of and in the presence of the testator. Abraham Huffnagel. Sworn &
Subscribed this 28th November 1845 before me Henry Aurand Jr. Register
These are my 8 heirs First my son Christian Bingaman, 2 my son John Bingaman 3 my son Henry Bingaman 4 my son Peter Bingaman First Hannah Huffnagle 2 Juliana Reigel 3 Catherine Reigel 4 Mary Elizabeth Swartz. These are my 8 heirs to my property. These my 8 heirs to my property my son Yost dec. son his children have no more to inherit for they have taken bad care of their fathers for I gave my son or their father $400.00 and $50. Dollars for it was bad what my son had received of me, and the young ones did not care of then, then they shall receive no more of my hard labor to squander. They have brought through too much then I hope they can do without. Then this is only for the land how it shall be. Such I acknowledge with my hand to give every year two of the heirs the half and it is once around then to commence again in the beginning with Christian for otherwise it would be to long till the youngest child would receive anything. This is a supplement to my other will which was written long ago. That will remain as it is only for the land which was put then to low in price. This is my last will $5200.00. If my children do not consider right they may make it right. But I say once more this is my desire and will as stated above April 26th 1841. Beaver Township Union County. This I acknowledge and confess to my last will. Frederick Bingaman (Seal) Abraham Huffnagel
Then where it says five thousand the sum is not right it shall say five thousand and two hundred that is the meaning $5200.00 for I tremble to much. This is my las(t) will Frederick Bingaman (Seal) Union County ss
Personally appeared Abraham Huffnagel one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing Codicil of the will of Frederick Bingaman and on oath says that he was saw & heard the Testator sign and declare the foregoing codicil as a part of his last will and Testament and that he was of sound mind & memory. That he signed as witness at the request of and in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of Daniel Huffnagel the other subscribing witness and further saith not. Abraham Huffnagel sworn & subscribing this 28 November 1845 Before me Henry Aurand Jr. Register Union County ss
Be it Remembered that on the 29th day of November A D 1845 Before me the Subscriber Register of Wills in & for said County was proved and approved the last Will and Testament of Frederick Bingaman late of Beaver Township Union County deceased. And Letters Testamentary were issued and granted in due form of Law unto Christian Bingaman, John Bingaman, Henry Bingaman and George Swartz in said Will named.
Henry Aurand Jr. Register
Will #1845-24
Registrar’s Office
Union County PA Courthouse

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Frederick Bingeman
Name: Frederick Bingeman
SAR Membership: 33678
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1755
Birth Place: Ruscombmanor Township, Berks, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 30 Oct 1845
Death Place: Troxelville, Snyder, Pennsylvania
Father: Johann Jost Bingeman 
Mother: Juliana Ort 
Spouse: Christena Hufnagle 
Children: Catherine Bingeman 

From A DAR Application:

From Snyder County Pioneers: 


By Dr. J. C. Shuman

In an autographic record in my possession, Frederick Bingaman tells us that in 1754 his father, Johan Jost Bingaman and wife, Juliana, whose maiden name was Ort, came from Germany “aus der Wetteran” to America.

In Rupp’s “Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants” I find the name of  J. Jost Bingaman in a list of passengers who came over in ship Edinborough. James Russel, Master, from Rotterdam, and landed in Philadelphia Sept. 30, 1754. Those people came from the Palatinate and Wurtenburg, in southern Germany.

Frederick Bingaman says “I was born in Istum County Jan. 15, 1755” (I know of no such county). His father, Johan Jost, died in July 1755 Where his father died and is buried, and what became of his mother I do not know.

At the time when the first U. S.  census was taken in 1790, a Frederick Bingaman and family lived in Ruscomb Manor township, Berks Co. This Fred had then one son over 16 years old, two sons under 16 and two daughters.

Frederick Bingaman who came to Snyder Co., says that on April 6, 1779 he married Maria Christina Hufnagle, who was born May 3, 1758. She was a daughter of Johan Christian Hufnagle and her mother’s name was Maria Elizabeth.

In the list of residents of Ruscomb twp., Berks Co., of the census of 1790 I find Christian Hufnagle and family of three sons over 16 years, two under 16, and two daughters.  Again I find a Henry Swartz and family in this same township of Ruscomb. I will let the reader decide whether this Fred. Bingaman, of Ruscomb Twp., is the one who came from
Berks Co. to Snyder County afterward and became the father of the large family by that name.

That Frederick Bingaman, of  Adams township, came here from Berks there is no doubt. Those who knew, said that he was a soldier in the American Revolution and fought in the battle on the Brandywine.

He and his wife had 12 children, 6 sons and 6 daughters. How many of these children they brought with them to Snyder County, I do not know. He must have come after 1794, because we know that his son, Henry came with him and he was born in 1794.

Fred Bingaman’s wife died Apr. 12, 1818 and was buried on the 14th in the cemetery of St. Heinrich’s Church, Rev. Gerhart officiating. The text of the funeral sermon was “Kom, Sterblicher, betrachte mich.”

Father Bingaman died in Adams township Oct. 30, 1845, aged 90 yrs., 11 months and 9 days, and is buried in St. Henry’s cemetery. He must have had a second wife, since he calls Maria C. Hufnagle his “first” wife. Of this large family of children, ofwh ich at least nine lived after 1818, I know only one, namely:
Henry Bingaman born 1794 and died 1861 Henry married Christina Moyer, born 1797. Her son, Jacob says she was born in Northumberland County. It would be interesting to know just where she was born. She may have been born in Snyder County for all that, since Snyder County was a part of Northumberland County in 1797. Henry was a sol-
dier of the war of 1812. This data I have from “Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys “Vol. II p. 1582. Henry Bingaman had the following children:
Yost; John Frederick, married to Susan Partch;
 Isabelle, married to Jacob Neidich;
Christiana, married to Elias R. Swartz (see Swartz family) ,
Jacob, married Catherine Fetterolf. (see Fetterolf family) ;
 Elizabeth, married Abraham Hufnagle;
 Gutelda, married William Swengel;
Mary Ann, married William Wagner;
 Amanda married Henry Middleswarth, of Kansas.

Of these children I know none bm
Jacob and Christiana. Jacob Bingaman was born 1826 and died 1897, was born one mile east of Troxelville on the farm now (1918) owned by his son, John Fred Bingaman. which farm was his father Henry’s while he lived. Jacob tilled the same land untii a few years before he died, when John F. Bingaman, the pres
ent owner bought it. Dec. 23, 1852 Jacob Bingaman, married Catherine Fetterolf, daughter of Peter Fetterolf and grand daughter of Henry Swartz.

Jacob and Catherine Bingaman had the following children: Elizabeth born 1856 married Ner M. Middleswarth whose children are, John S., Prudie E., Charles J., Sarah C, William; (2) D. Jacob Bingaman born 1869, married Alice A. Middleswarth  who have children: Verdie G., married Fultz; Jacob C, Charles E.,
Cottie, Hazel, Merrill and Lucinda. (3) Savilla Christina born 1863, married 1880 to Dr. J. C. Shuman, has two children, Mabel Patti, married Daniel Thomas. Mabel has three children, Robert C, Marjorie A. and Lester G.; Cottie Pruella Shuman, born March 30, 1886. (4) Anna C, born 1865 and died 1883. (5) John
Frederick Bingaman born 1868 and married Fanny Berge. (6) Ida C, born 1870 married to Mr. Walter. 


  1. Johann Jost was my greatx5 grandfather. His son Frederick was my greatx4, then his son Yost, and his son Jacob Bingaman born in 1806 and served in Co E 53rd PA during the Civil War.

    I went to Fußgönheim, Germany last year, where the Bingemann's lived since the early 1600s. I've done a lot of research on Jacob.

  2. I grew up a few miles from Glenn Iron & Laurelton in Central PA, where the Bingamans relocated after leaving the Reading, PA area.

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