Monday, June 01, 2009

Family Lines :: The Maternal Branches

When you die, you are not forgotten, so long as someone remembers your name.

I can't take credit for that thought, but I also can't tell you where it came from ;-)

Remembering the ancestors, those who came before us, is one of the underlying reasons why I "do" family history and genealogy. My research goals are twofold:
  1. find out as much as possible about each ancestor
  2. determine from whence they came (where from and when)
As sacrilegious as it may sound, I'm not really all that concerned with or even interested in finding the ancestors in the "old country" for the simple reason that many of my ancestors came here in the 1700s and early 1800s and I don't really feel any "ties" to their place of nativity. The exceptions to that are the Phend, Fisher, and Wiseman families who were the late comers, arriving in 1832 and 1833. I know that the Phend and Wiseman ancestors lived in Canton Berne, Switzerland and it is on my list of places to visit before I die! The Fishers came from "somewhere" in Germany.

Why post this now, after more than two years of blogging about my family? True, it should have been done long ago but I just never took the time to put it together. The primary reason for doing so now is to get the names "out there" in the hopes that anyone related that reads it will contact me (kinexxions "at" gmail "dot" com) and also to show the "kinexxions" between the various families that I've been writing about (hyperlinked names).

In the listing below, the Immigrant Ancestors are denoted with an asterisk (*) after their name. There are quite a few "dead ends" with the female ancestral lines, as might be expected. In some cases the maiden name is known but the parents have not yet been found. This could partially be due to the fact that I haven't taken the time to research them! Yet. After all, there are only so many hours in a day.


Rolland Victor Phend (1893-1991) and Hazlette Aileen BRUBAKER (1902-1984) ~ Indiana
Henry A. Phend (1865-1958) and Susie Lula YARIAN (1872-1956) ~ Indiana
Jacob Phend * (1829-1917) and Louisa FISHER * (1829-1898) ~ Switzerland/Germany, Ohio, Indiana
Johannes B'hend, aka John Phend * (1782-1859), and Susanna Kübli * (1785-1856) ~ Switzerland, Ohio, Indiana
Catharina Phend (1757-1797) ~ Switzerland (The father of her son,Johannes, is not known.)

Research done by Sonja Balmer Reid, a distant cousin, extends the Phend line back three more generations. The Swiss lines that connect to the Phend family in Canton Berne include Tschiemer, Zwahlen, Egger, Glaus, and Rohr. Those that connect to the Kϋbli family are Laederich and Frutiger. Sonja's father was born in Interlaken, Canton Berne and they are connected to me through the Phend, Kϋbli, and Zwahlen lines so we are cousins multiple times!
Eli Yarian (1839-1895) and Lovina Viola BERLIN (1845-1932) ~ Ohio, Indiana
Jacob Yarian (1812-1895) and Elizabeth SWITZER (1815-1894) ~ Ohio
Conrad Yarian (1780-1860) and Eva RUPERT (1786-1866) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio
John George Yerion (1733-abt 1803) and Margaretha WILLIAMS (1745-1833) ~ Pennsylvania
Mathias Jurion * (abt 1702-before 1763) and Maria Magdalena Unknown * (abt 1705-after 1763) ~ Pennsylvania

Mathias, a Palatine, arrived in Philadelphia onboard the ship "Pleasant" in October 1732. It is not known when Maria arrived in this country but their first child, John George, was born on October 18, 1733. It's possible they were married prior to leaving the Palatine. On November 1, 1732 Mathias was indentured to David Kaufman of Oley, province of Pennsylvania, for three years and nine months in payment of his passage to Philadelphia, which amounted to sixteen pounds and nineteen shillings.
Louisa Fisher * (1829-1898) and Jacob PHEND * (1829-1917) ~ Germany/ Switzerland, Ohio, Indiana
Michael Fisher * (est 1800-1845) and Christenia HOUCK * (est 1805-aft 1850) Germany, Ohio, Indiana

Date of arrival for Michael and Christenia is not known for certain but their 3rd child was born in "Germany" in June 1833 and their 4th in June 1836 in Ohio.
Lovina Viola Berlin (1845-1932) and Eli YARIAN (1839-1895) ~ Ohio, Indiana
John D. Berlin (1792-1879) and Susannah HOFFMAN (1804-1880) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
John Frederick Berlin (1771-1843) and Juliana DIETZLER (abt 1772-between 1830/1840) - Pennsylvania
John Frederick Berlin (1742-1836) and Susan WAGNER (abt 1744-unknown) ~ Pennsylvania
Johann Jacob Berlin * (1716-1790) and Anna Margarita EULER * (1720-1807) ~ Pennsylvania

Johann Jacob was born in Niederbronn, France. He arrived here onboard the "Charming Nancy" in November 1738. It is not known when Anna Margarita arrived but they were presumably married prior to the birth of their first son in November 1740.
Susannah Hoffman (1804-1880) and John D. BERLIN (1792-1879) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
John Hoffman (1779-1860) and Catherine COY (1779-1852) ~ Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio
Johann Dietrich Hoffman * (1751-1826) and Susanna Alder * (est 1760-unknown) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio

Dietrich was reportedly brought to Pennsylvania as a young child by his parents Michael Hoffman and Maria Engel, date not yet known. Dietrich is a Revolutionary Patriot and is buried in Washingtonville Cemetery, Mahoning County, Ohio.
Catherine Coy (1779-1852) and John HOFFMAN (1779-1860) ~ Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio
Johann Henrich "Henry" Coy * (1747-after 1804) and Mary Unknown * (abt 1755-before 1785) ~ Maryland, Pennsylvania

Johann was born in the Pfalz, Bayern, which is now part of Germany. He was the son of Johann Henrich Kau/Coy and Anna Elisabetha Andriges.

Hazlette Aileen Brubaker (1902-1984) and Rolland Victor PHEND (1893-1991) ~ Indiana
Charles Romain Brubaker (1871-1945) and Maude Catherine WISE (1877-1953) ~ Indiana
William Brubaker (1843-1912) and Malissa Mariah JOSLIN (1849-1937) ~ Indiana
John Brubaker (1819-1879) and Sarah FOSTER (1818-1904) ~ Indiana, Ohio (John and Sarah were not married to each other, William was born out of wedlock)
Martin Brubaker (1799-1862) and Nancy NEEL (1797-1851) ~ Ohio
Hans Jacob Brubaker III (before 1759-about 1824) and Elizabeth Steinweg/Stoneroad (about 1765-about 1821) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio
Hans Jacob Brubaker II * (about 1725-about 1802) and Anna Maria Schimpft (est 1735 - unknown) ~ Germany, Pennsylvania
Hans Jacob Brubaker * (about 1700-about 1755) and Wife Unknown ~ Germany, Pennsylvania
Maude Catherine Wise (1877-1953) and Charles Romain BRUBAKER (1871-1945) ~ Indiana
William Pythagrus Wise (1852-1935) and Sophia Elizabeth DUNFEE (1850-1916) ~ Indiana
Jacob Wise (1827-1865) and Malissa Ann STEM (1833-1901) ~ Ohio, Indiana
Peter Wise (about 1797-1875) and Christina Unknown (1801-1884) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana (Not proven that Peter and Christina are the parents of Jacob.)
Sophia Elizabeth Dunfee (1850-1916) and William Pythagrus WISE (1852-1935) ~ Indiana
William Hamilton Dunfee (1822-1888) and Catherine B. JONES (1829-1903) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
James Dunfee (1788-1861) and Sophia Elizabeth HAZLETT (1794-1864) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
Malissa Ann Stem (1833-1901) and Jacob WISE (1827-1865) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
Conrad Stem (1804-1882) and Indiana SISLEY (1809-1888) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
Catherine B. JONES (1829-1903) and William Hamilton DUNFEE (1822-1888) ~ Ohio, Indiana
William B. Jones (about 1800-1843) and Elizabeth HELMS (1804-1883) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
Elizabeth Helms (1804-1883) and William B. JONES (about 1800-1843) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
Conrad Helms (about 1775 - unknown) and Mary SWIGART (1777- unknown) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
Indiana Sisley (1809-1888) and Conrad STEM (1804-1882) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana
Lewis Sisley (1765-1826) and Margaret ELLIS (1773-1870) ~ Maryland, Pennsylvania
Jacob Sisley (about 1740-unknown) and Jane Unknown (about 1740-unknown) ~ Pennsylvania
Margaret Ellis (1773-1870) and Lewis SISLEY (1765-1826) ~ Maryland, Pennsylvania
Nathan Ellis (about 1750-unknown) and Mary Unknown (about 1750-unknown)
Benjamin Foster (1791-1879) and Margaret "Peggy" MYERS (about 1797-about 1820) ~ Virginia, Ohio
Willhelm George Forster, aka William Foster * (1749-1815) and Magdalena DANIEL (1755-1823) ~ Prussia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio
Nancy Neel (1797-1851) and Martin BRUBAKER (1799-1862) ~ Ohio
James Neel (1770-1855) and Rebecca FRANKS (1768-1797/1800) ~ Pennsylvania, Ohio
Margaret "Peggy" Myers (about 1797-about 1820) and Benjamin FOSTER (1791-1879) ~ Virginia, Ohio
John Myers (about 1765-about 1820) and Margaret Unknown (about 1770-1850/1860) ~ Ohio
Magdalena DANIEL (1755-1823) and Willhelm George Forster, aka William Foster * (1749-1815) ~ Prussia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio
Adam Daniel * (1716-1777) and Christina Barbara Kleist * (about 1734-1770) ~ Germany, Pennsylvania

Three years ago I spent a couple of months delving into my New England ancestors, the Joslin and Goodrich lines. Quite frankly, the amount of information available through the various publications and the connections to so many surnames was overwhelming. I put them aside and continued work on the lines listed above.

The research done on the Joslin lines (beyond Joseph 1742-1829) and the Goodrich lines (beyond John 1754-1834) has been through the use of publications (family history books, the NEHGR, online databases). In other words, I don't have any documentation to substantiate these lineage, yet.

Malissa Mariah Joslin (1849-1937) and William BRUBAKER (1843-1912) ~ Indiana
Lysander Price Joslin (1825-1899) and Lydia ROBISON (1825-1899) ~ Ohio, Indiana, Kansas
James Joslin (about 1796-after 1850) and Abigail GOODRICH (about 1805-after 1882) ~ Ohio, Indiana
Jonas Joslin (1769-after 1850) and Ruth Dyer (1771-1830) ~ Massachusetts, Vermont, Ohio
Joseph Joslin (1742-1829) and Sarah Tarbell (1741-1810) ~ Massachusetts
John Joslin (1710-1789) and Lucy Wilder (1715- unknown) ~ Massachusetts
Peter Joslin (1665-1759) and Johanna Whitcomb (1673-1717) ~ Massachusetts
Nathaniel Joslin * (1627-1694) and Sarah King * (1632-1706) ~ England, Massachusetts
Thomas Joslin * (1592-1661) and Rebecca Jude * (1592-after 1664) ~ England, Massachusetts

According to published records, the Tarbell line connects to the BOWERS, WOODS, RUSHTON, LONGLEY, and GOFFE families. The Wilder line connects to GARDNER, MASON, WELLS, SMITH, and WHEELER while the Whitcomb line joins up with WATERS, COGGAN, and LINTON.
Abigail Goodrich (about 1805-after 1882) and James JOSLIN (about 1796-after 1850) ~ Ohio, Indiana
Bela Goodrich (1777-about 1864) and Sally Church (about 1780-about 1831) ~ Connecticut, Ohio, Indiana
John Goodrich (1754-1834) and Abigail Price (1754-1827) ~ Connecticut, Ohio
Benjamin Goodrich (1717-1787) and Sarah Dewey (1712-1782) ~ Connecticut
Benjamin Goodrich (1688-1742) and Grace Kilbourn (1693-1764) ~ Connecticut
William Goodrich (1661-1737) and Grace Riley (1661-1712) ~ Connecticut
William Goodrich * (about 1625-1676) and Sarah Marvin * (1631-1702) ~ England, Connecticut

According to various publications, the Kilbourn line goes back another three generations and connects to BULKELEY, BROWNSON, CHETWOOD, HILLS, and MOODY. The Dewey line connects to BECKLEY, DEMING, TREAT, and ORTON.
Lydia Robison (1825-1899) and Lysander Price JOSLIN (1825-1899) ~ Ohio, Indiana, Kansas
Henry Robison (about 1794-1852) and Anna McMorron (about 1794-after 1855) ~ Ohio, Indiana


Greta Koehl said...

This is a good idea and one I hope to copy when I get far enough in my research. And I share in your "heresy" - not so much focus on "jumping the pond" or on ancestors for whom a lot of research has already been done. I have plenty of "mystery" ancestors and dead ends in this country!

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Good idea, Becky! I'm with you and Greta, I have way too many "mysteries" in the U.S.A. to try and solve. It will be a long time before I think about taking any of them to their origins overseas. Of course, if I stumble upon something, I'll probably run like crazy with it! I like the way you've laid out your family lineage here.

Amanda E. Perrine said...

Fantastic idea Becky! I need to set up something similar, although I have not gotten nearly as far in my research as you have. Thank you for the excellent post:-)