John Edward Witmer
Born April 6 1840
Born April 5 1842
S. Alice Witmer 1861 –
William Jordon Witmer 1867 – 1935 m. Laura Swineford
Henry S. Witmer 1869 – 1949 m. Minnie
Verdilla Witmer 1880 –
Daisy M Witmer 1882 – 1932 m. Franklin Pierce Holtzapple
*Eleanora P. (Witmer) Seaman has a death certificate showing her birthdate as August 12 1862.
John & Ellen Seaman appear in the census in Shamokin, where Eleanora died,
in 1900, 1910, and 1920, with Ellen having a birthdate of 1874.
Her death certificate gives her age as 53 at time of death -
with a birthdate of 1862 and a death date of 1926 - which would make her 64, not 53.
The 1874 birth date shown in the census would make her 53.
I think it's safe to assume the death certificate has an error.
Her find a grave record lists her birthday as 1872, but I have not yet seen a photo of the stone.
1842 - Elizabeth Freed Born
Her childrens death certificates list her place of birth as Freemont, Snyder County PA
I found this record in 1850, but I have no idea whether it is our Elizabeth or not.
NAME: Elizabeth Freed
BIRTH YEAR: abt 1841
HOME IN 1850: Penns, Union, Pennsylvania
FAMILY NUMBER: 1115
Jacob Kessler 39
Caroline Kessler 42
Catharine Kessler 19
Elizabeth Freed 9
Found on the Rolls for Company A, 172nd Regiment
Organized at Harrisburg October 27 to November 29, 1862.
Moved to Washington, D.C., December 2; Thence to Newport News. Va., December 4, and to Yorktown, Va., December 12.
Unassigned, Yorktown, Va., 4th. Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to April, 1863.
West's Advance Brigade, 4th Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Corps, to July, 1863.
1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863.
Service & Battles - 1863
Garrison duty at Yorktown, Va., till June, 1863.
Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 27-July 7.
Ordered to Washington, D.C., July 9.
Join Army of the Potomac at Hagerstown, Md., July 14.
Pursuit of Lee to Williamsport, Md.
March to Warrenton Junction, Va., July 19-25, 1863.
Ordered to Harrisburg, Pa., and mustered out August 1, 1863
NAME: John E Witmer
AGE IN 1870: 39
BIRTH YEAR: abt 1831
HOME IN 1870: Union, Snyder, Pennsylvania
POST OFFICE: Port Trevorton
VALUE OF REAL ESTATE: View image
John E Witmer 39
Eve E Witmer 27
S A M Witmer 9
Mary M Witmer 7
John M Witmer 5
Levi J Witmer 3
Henry S Witmer 6/12
1918 - Elizabeth Died
Burial - Witmer Evangelical Church Cemetery