daughter of Peter & Katherine (Connolley) Kemmerer
Valentine Weishaupt in 1801 came to Turbett Twp., with his father, Valentine Sr., and John Bender. The latter is said to be the ancestor of all the Benders in the Tuscarora Valley.
Valentine Wisehaupt, the father, who died in 1822 and is buried at Church Hill, came from Hesse, Germany, and first located in Lancaster County, Pa.
He was married three times and two of his wives were sisters of John Bender. The last of these two were Margaretta Bender. She came with Valentine to Juniata County, and died at 45 in 1808. She was one of the first to be buried in the Church Hill cemetery. Valentine Sr. was an officer of the church and her grave was located on the summit near that building. It is indicated by a tall white sandstone, the inscription is in German, it includes her maiden name, "Margaretta Bender Wisehaupt," who died at 45y 1m 3d in 1808; and that she had three sons and two daughters. That marker was a loving memorial by her husband, Valentine, and he no doubt lies by her side in an unmarked grave. The inscription on her headstone being in German and no longer readable, both have long since been forgotten by the public.
This worthy pioneer, Valentine Weishaupt, was a farmer, Lutheran and lived near the west end of Turbett Township. He was a reader of the Bible and Sabbath observer. His zeal for a house of public worship lead him to seek for his dead a beautiful buying place near it; and to erect to the memory of his wife, what in her day was a large ornamental and costly memorial.
His piety also enabled him to leave a very creditable, historic footprint, whereby he is still remembered by those who are familiar with the history of the Port Royal Lutheran Church. He is greatly remembered as being one of the two trusted friends and officials, when the site was bought for the first Lutheran Church established in the Tuscarora Valley at Church Hill, near Port Royal in the year 1801. These two men were Valentine Wisehaupt and Peter Rice, Trustees of the German Lutheran church. The congregation was named, "Lower Tuscarora," but the building often went as "Rice's Church" at Church Hill.
Nine of the family of Valentine and Margaretta Wisehaupt grew to manhood. Valentine, his son, was next to the youngest; Margaret, (Peggy), the youngest, married a Brandt, lived in Perry, but was well and favorably known in Juniata County.
The family of Valentine and Elizabeth Saylor Wisehaput consisted of one son, William.
William Lepley Wisehaput b. Mar. 3, 1840, Farmer, Lutheran, lived all his days on his father's fine farm. On Nov. 3, 1868 he married Eliza Jane Maffett, daughter of James (1805-1888) and Margaret Kokil Maffat. he died at 62, May 20, 1902, and Eliza his wife, Feb. 24, 1893.
Pages 705, 706, The Flickinger Family History, Rev. Robert E. Flickinger Success Composition & Printing Co., Des Moines, IA, 1927.