Thursday, April 6, 2017

John Wertman 1808-1870

Heather's 4th great grandparents, maternal line

John Wertman
son of John & Barbara (Krumm) Wertman
Born  abt 1808
Died  after 1870
Married
Rebecca Margaret Taylor
daughter of James Taylor
Born 
Died  

Children:
Anna Wertman 1831–1876 m. Jacob Crossley
Hiram Wertman 1836- M. Rebecca Cooper
Isaac Wertman 1838–1913 M. Elizabeth 
John Wertman 1840–1918 M. 1st Susan, 2nd Christina Manning widow of Daniel Cromley
James Wertman 1842–
Harriet Wertman 1847–1904 m. Abraham Sechler


Abt 1808 - John Wertman is born

The son of John & Barbara (Krumm) Wertman
abt. 1806 Margaret is Born
Daughter of James Taylor
Son Isaac's death certificate does not list parents names
Son Hiram's death certificate lists John Wertman & Unknown Taylor as parents

Find these sources:
"There is a mortgage in Bloomsburg where John buys the Taylor property from the heirs. Margaret is one. It technically does not name her a James' daughter, but it is clear she is. There is reference to a James' Orphan Court record and that does name her as his daughter."

1831 - Daughter Anna Wertman is born
Anna Wertman married Jacob Crossley, they are Heather's 3rd great grandparents and you can read more about them here: http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2011/05/jacob-crossley-1826-1897.html





1836 - Hiram Wertman is born


1840 Son John Wertman Is Born
John Wertman was born March 27 1840 and died June 9 1898.  He married first Susanna Brobst born March 30 1835 died Mary 26 1888.  They are buried in Columbia Hill Cemetery.
After Susanna's death, John married Christina Manning, the widow of Daniel Cromley.  Christina is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Montour County Pa.

Susanna's maiden name is from her daughter Magdalenas death certificate.
Christina's maiden name, and that she was the widow of Daniel Cromley, is found in her marriage license.


The Danville Morning News 
(Danville, Pennsylvania)

21 Mar 1901, Thu  • Page 3

1841 - Abt.  Son James Wertman was born

James is found with his family in the 1850 and 1860 census, but I do not know anymore about him.

1847 - Daughter Harriet Wertman is born
Harriet Wertman was born January 1 1847 and died June 9 1904.

She married Abraham Sechler.  Abraham Sechler is named in the letters of administration for his father in law John Wertman.

1850 Census
In 1850 John & Marg. Wertman (transcribed as Mary, but that looks to be a g, not a y, in the image) are listed in cooper twp, Montour County Pa.  John is listed as age 33 and Margarette as age 44.
I think that is an error, John should be listed as age 43, not 44.  
If John was born in 1808 he's be about 43 in this census.

Name: John Wertman
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 12
Household Members:
Name Age
John Wertman 33
Mary Wertman 44
Isaac Wertman 12
James Wertman 8
Mary Wertman 5
Harriet Wertman 4
John Wertman       11

In 1850 Margarette (Mary) is marked as a person over the age of 20 who cannot read or write.

1860 Census
Name: John Wertman
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1810
Gender: Male
Home in 1860: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Danville
Family Number: 655
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Wertman 50
Margaret Wertman 55
James Wertman 18
Harriet Wertman 14
Isaac Wertman 21

1870 Census
Daughter Harriet is listed here as Mary.
Name: John Wertman
Age in 1870: 61
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Washingtonville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
John Wertman 61
Rebecca Wertman 65
Mary Wertman 24
Matilda Jonston 60

1870 - John Wertman Died

Probate - 
Name John Wertman
Probate Date 13 Sep 1870
Probate Place Montour, Pennsylvania, USA
Inferred Death Year Abt 1870
Inferred Death Place Pennsylvania, USA
Case Number 779

Item Description Wills, Vol 001, 1850-1882
Surities - Benjamin F. Shultz & Abraham Sechler

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Research:

The Wertman Family Association - http://wertman.weebly.com/

Info from Tom Young, on the Montour Genealogy Facebook Page - 
Margaret and Rebecca are the same person. Perhaps, a middle name, but I believe the names are used interchangeably. I have seen it before. There is a deed in Danville where the children sign off on selling the property. Actually, 2 deeds. Jesse was in Michigan and sent a separate deed. She is named Margaret in those documents, which are obviously after the 1870 census. So, one wife.

I have told several folks that Margaret was the d/o James Taylor, but the fact has not found it's way online yet. There is a mortgage in Bloomsburg where John buys the Taylor property from the heirs. Margaret is one. It technically does not name her a James' daughter, but it is clear she is. There is reference to a James' Orphan Court record and that does name her as his daughter.

John's ancestry is as follows.

John Wertman/Barbara Krumm
Johan Michael Wertman/Catherina Flack or Flach
George Phipip Wertman of Lynn Township.

The Wertman Family Association website is at wertman.info. Wertman Lines is a good newsletter.


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