Seidenstricker/Silknitter Family

Descendants of Philipp Casimir Seidenstricker and Anna Maria Elisabetha Klammen

This is the history of an American branch of the Seidenstricker family that can be traced back 300 years to Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, West Germany.  The American progenitor, Johann Sebastian Seidenstricker migrated from Bad Dürkheim to Pennsylvania and settled in Rapho Township of Lancaster County before 1757.  Two of his brothers and a sister migrated to Pennsylvania in 1764.

An unrelated family with a similar but slightly different name, Seidensticker, also settled in Lancaster County in the latter half of the 18th century.  That family can be traced back to Siegen, Westfalen, West Germany.

It is easy to confuse the members of these two families because the early records do not always make the spelling distinction between Seidenstricker and Seidensticker.  The Seidenstrickers were apparently members of the Lutheran church while the Seidenstickers were members of the German Reformed church but they both crossed denominational lines at times for such sacraments as baptism and marriage though not for communion and confirmation.

A number of people are participating in the research of the Seidenstricker family.  They include Jack Silknetter of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who has written a research report about the descendants of Sebastian Seidenstricker.

Doneva Shepard of Portland, Oregon is searching for the ancestors of her great-great grandfather Solomon Silknitter who was born in Pennsylvania in 1815, lived for a time in Montgomery County, Ohio, had children in Indiana and died in Appanoose County, Iowa in 1855.

Bill Diederich of Incline Village, Nevada, has been working on the Seidensticker and Seidenstricker family histories for more than 35 years and admits that it is difficult to figure out who belongs to whom.

The e-mail addresses of Seidenstricker researchers are:

     Bill Diederich: JWD@Sprynet.com
     Doneva Shepard:  Donevas@yahoo.com
     Jack Silknetter: None
    

Descendants of Philipp Casimir Seidenstricker
and Anna Maria Elisabetha Klammen

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

 

1. PHILIPP CASIMIR1 SEIDENSTRICKER was born Abt. 1685 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died in or probably near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany. He married ANNA MARIA ELISABETHA KLAMMEN 10 May 1707 in , probably, Bad Durkheim.

 

Children of PHILIPP SEIDENSTRICKER and ANNA KLAMMEN are:

i. ANNA ROSINA2 SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 28 September 1708, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; m. JOHANN GEORG SCHOENN, 12 February 1741/42, at, probably, Bad Durkheim.

ii. JOHANN PHILIPP SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 14 July 1711, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. Aft. 26 April 1775, Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; m. ANNA CATHARINA RATTMANNS, 14 November 1747, , probably, Bad Durkheim.

Notes for JOHANN PHILIPP SEIDENSTRICKER:

Johann Philipp Seidenstricker was born 14 July 1711 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of Philipp Casimir Seidenstricker and his wife Maria Elizabeth.  His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.   See LDS microfilm #488270.

Johann Philipp Seidenstricker and Anna Catharina Rattmanns were married 14 November 1747 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany.  Their marriage is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

On 26 September 1764, two brothers, Johann Philip and Otto Philipp Seidenstricker took the required oaths at the court house at Philadelphia and signed their names. A third Seidenstricker signed with his mark after the clerk wrote his name down as Henry Seidenstreicher.  They had arrived shortly before on the ship Brittania which had sailed from Rotterdam. Although the records show that 250 whole freights (an adult, male or female, was counted as a whole freight; a child as a half freight) were aboard the Brittania, only 112 adult foreign males were recorded by name.

Pennsylvania ship arrival list 245c:

At the Court House at Philadelphia September 26th 1764:

Present: Isaac Jones, Esquire

The Foreigners whose names are underwritten, imported [in] the Ship Brittania, Capt. Thomas Arnot, from Rotterdam, did this day take and subscribe the usual Qualifications. 112 persons in the List. 250 whole Freights. (Benjamin & Samuel Shoemaker).

Johann Philip Seidenstricker

Henry (O) Seidenstreicher

Ott Philipp Seidensticker

See p. 692-694

In 1766, [Johann] Philip Sitenstriker, shoemaker, of Coventry Township, Chester County was recorded on the list of taxables for the 18th pence rate as owning a cow. The tax was also levied on land, horses, sheep and servants but he did not own any of these.  See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 11, p 176.

In 1767, Philip Sidenstricker of Coventry Township, Chester County, was assessed for a cow on the list of taxables for the 18th pence rate. See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 11, p 322.

In 1768, Phi’p Sidestriker of Coventry Township, Chester County, was recorded on the list of taxables for the 18th pence rate as an inmate. An "inmate" was a tenant who did not own the land he lived on. See PA:3:11:444.

In 1769, Phillip Sidenstriker of Coventry Township, Chester County, was assessed for a cow on the list of taxables for the 18th pence rate. See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 11, p 635.

I have not located the 1770 tax lists of Chester County. They were not published in Pennsylvania Archives.

In 1771, Philip Sithenstricker of Coventry Township, Chester County, was recorded as an inmate on the list of taxables for the 18th pence rate.   See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 11, p 754.

I have not located the 1772 tax lists of Chester County. They were not published in Pennsylvania Archives.

In 1773, Philip Siderstricker, cordw[ainer] was listed in the tax records of Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania with 60 acres in 1773. A cordwainer is a shoemaker. This is the same Philip Sithenstricker whose name appeared on the tax rolls of Coventry Township, Chester County, for 1771 and earlier years.  Thus he apparently moved to Berks County about 1772 or 1773.

Philip Sidenstricker was taxed £3 in 1774, according to the tax assessments of Caernarvon Township, Berks County.  The tax records for 1775 - 1779 are missing.  

John Philip Seydenstricker of Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania signed his will 26 April 1775.   He bequeathed his wife Catharine a cow, and Advance, our Bed, her Cloaths and the linnen and one-third of the Residue. "But the other two Parts shall come to my three blood Relations, namely, Sebastian Seidenstricker, Otto Philip Seidenstricker, My Brothers, and my Sister Maria Magdalena Millerin. My nephew God-Son Philip Seidenstricker the younger shall have my gun and Advance."   See Berks County Will Book, v 2, p 213.

Note: this is the shoemaker. We have not found the tax records for Caernarvon Township, Berks County for 1775-1779. His name is not on the tax rolls for 1780 and subsequent years. The "God-Son Philip Seidenstricker the younger" referred to in this will was probably the son of Otto Philip Seidenstricker rather than the son of Sebastian Seidenstricker.

Johann Philip Seidenstricker apparently did not have any surviving children nor have we found any records indicating that he ever did have children.

iii. MARIA MAGDALENA SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 06 July 1714, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. Bef. 1720, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany.

Notes for MARIA MAGDALENA SEIDENSTRICKER:

Maria Magdalena Seidenstricker was born 6 July 1714 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the daughter of Philipp Casimir Seidenstricker and his wife Maria Elizabetha.  Her birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488270.

2. iv. JOHANN SEBASTIAN SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 22 July 1717, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. Aft. 1775, , probably, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

3. v. MARIA MAGDALENA SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 25 October 1720, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. probably, Pennsylvania.

vi. JOHANN JACOB SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 06 April 1724, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany.

Notes for JOHANN JACOB SEIDENSTRICKER:

Johann Jacob Seidenstricker was born 6 April 1724 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of  Casimir Seidenstrickern and his wife Maria Elizabetha.   His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

4. vii. OTTO PHILIPP SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Bef. 1730, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. Abt. September 1793, East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

 

2. JOHANN SEBASTIAN2 SEIDENSTRICKER (PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 22 July 1717 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died Aft. 1775 in , probably, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) ANNA MARGARETHA _____?_____ 11 October 1740 in at, probably, Bad Durkheim. He married (2) ANNA BARBARA ____?____ Aft. 1756.

Notes for JOHANN SEBASTIAN SEIDENSTRICKER:

Johann Sebastian Seidenstricker was born 22 July 1717 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of Philipp Casimir Seidenstricker and his wife Anna Maria.   His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

In 1757, Bastian Saydensteiger of Rapho Township, Lancaster County was assessed a province tax of £0.2.6 and a county tax of £0.1.0.

There is no record of Sebastian Seidenstricker’s immigration into Pennsylvania.   He probably arrived on a ship for which no passenger list survives, or he may have come to Pennsylvania through a port other than Philadelphia.  I assume he is the same Johann Sebastian Seidenstricker who was born 22 July 1717 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of Philipp Casimir Seidenstricker and his wife Anna Maria.   His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

I also assume that he is the same Johann Sebastian Seidenstrickern whose son Georg Michael Seidenstrickern was born 21 April 1754 at Bad Dürkheim, the son of  Johann Sebastian Seidenstrickern and his wife Anna Margretha.    His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488272.

The original tax records of Rapho township are held by Lancaster County Historical Society at Lancaster.  Relatively few of the early tax records are still in existence. While the tax records for the years 1752 through 1755 are missing, the records for 1751 and 1756 are still in existence but Sebastian Seidenstricker’s name does not appear in them.

In 1758, Sebastian Seidenstricker is not listed in Rapho Township tax records. No other Seidenstricker records for that year have been found.

In 1759, the tax records of Rapho Township list Bastian Saydensticker with 15 acres of land, of which eight acres were clear, and one cow. Assuming he owned this land, the deed was never recorded since Lancaster County land records do not indicate that he ever bought or sold this land. The Rapho Township tax records for the period from 1760 through 1768 are missing.

In 1769, Bastian Seidenstiger of Rapho Township, Lancaster County was assessed 0.2.6 pounds for the King’s tax.

Bastian Sydensteigert of Rapho Township, Lancaster County was assessed 0.2.6 pounds for the King’s tax and 0.1.0 for the county levies.

The 1771 tax records of Rapho Township, Lancaster County, list Sebastian Seydenstricker with 15 acres of land, of which 10 acres were cultivated, and a horse.

Also, in 1771, The list of taxables for the 14th 18 penny tax of Lancaster County includes Bastian Sydenstegart of Rapho Township who was assessed £0.2.6 on 15 acres and a cow.   See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 17, p 133.

In 1772, Sebastian Seydenstricker of Rapho Township, Lancaster County, was assessed £0.2.6 for the King’s tax and £0.1.0 for the county levies.

Also, in 1772, the list of taxables for the 15th 18 penny tax of Lancaster County includes Sebastian Seydenstick of Rapho Township who was assessed £0.2.6 on 15 acres and a cow. See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 17, p 261.

In 1773, the list of taxables for the 16th 18 penny tax of Lancaster County includes Sebastian Seydensticker of Rapho Township who was assessed £0.2.6 on 15 acres and a cow. See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 17, p 439.

In 1774, Bastian was in the Lancaster County tax records

We have searched the cemetery and burial records of Zion Evangelical Lutheran church at Manheim, Pennsylvania and have not found any records of Seidenstricker burials.

Marriage Notes for JOHANN SEIDENSTRICKER and ANNA _____?_____:

Sebastian Seidenstricker and Margaretha _____?_____ were married 11 October 1740 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany.  Their marriage is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

 

Children of JOHANN SEIDENSTRICKER and ANNA _____?_____ are:

5. i. JOHANN HEINRICH3 SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 16 August 1741, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. 15 July 1826, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

ii. JOHANN LORENTZ SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 24 March 1742/43.

Notes for JOHANN LORENTZ SEIDENSTRICKER:

Johann Lorentz Seidenstricker was born 24 March 1743 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of  Sebastian Seidenstricker.    His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.   See LDS microfilm #488271.  The mother's name is not given.

iii. ESTER JOHANNA SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 24 February 1744/45.

6. iv. JOHANN JACOB SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 12 July 1747, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. Abt. 1824, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

v. JOHANN NICOL SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 06 August 1749.

vi. ANNA MARIA SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 12 November 1751.

7. vii. GEORGE MICHAEL SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 21 April 1754, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. Abt. 1816, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

8. viii. JOHANN PHILIP SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 12 November 1756, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. Abt. August 1833, Falling Spring, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

ix. HANNAH CATHARINA SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 13 January 1760.

x. JOHANN NICOL SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 13 January 1760.

xi. GEORGE FRIEDRICH SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 26 May 1762.

xii. ??ELIZABETH SEIDENSTRICKER, m. ??PHILIP MILLER.

Notes for ??ELIZABETH SEIDENSTRICKER:

Elizabeth, spouse of Philip Miller, might be daughter of Johann Henrich, son of Sebastian. We don't know where she fits in.

 

3. MARIA MAGDALENA2 SEIDENSTRICKER (PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 25 October 1720 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died in probably, Pennsylvania. She married ______?_______ MILLER.

Notes for MARIA MAGDALENA SEIDENSTRICKER:

Maria Magdalena Seidenstricker was born 25 October 1720 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the daughter of Philipp Casimir Seidenstricker and his wife Maria Elizabetha.  Her birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.    This record indicates that the Maria Magdalena Seidenstricker  who was born 6 July 1714 had died.

 

Children of MARIA SEIDENSTRICKER and ______?_______ MILLER are:

i. HENRY3 MILLER.

ii. PHILIP MILLER.

 

4. OTTO PHILIPP2 SEIDENSTRICKER (PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Bef. 1730 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died Abt. September 1793 in East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He married ANNA CHRISTINA STUETTGENS 19 January 1749/50 in at, probably, Bad Durkheim.

Notes for OTTO PHILIPP SEIDENSTRICKER:

All of the births cited above are recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

On 26 September 1764, two brothers, Johann Philip and Otto Philipp Seidenstricker took the required oaths at the court house at Philadelphia and signed their names. A third Seidenstricker signed with his mark after the clerk wrote his name down as Henry Seidenstreicher.  They had arrived shortly before on the ship Brittania which had sailed from Rotterdam. Although the records show that 250 whole freights (an adult, male or female, was counted as a whole freight; a child as a half freight) were aboard the Brittania, only 112 adult foreign males were recorded by name.

Pennsylvania ship arrival list 245c:

At the Court House at Philadelphia September 26th 1764:

Present: Isaac Jones, Esquire

The Foreigners whose names are underwritten, imported [in] the Ship Brittania, Capt. Thomas Arnot, from Rotterdam, did this day take and subscribe the usual Qualifications. 112 persons in the List. 250 whole Freights. (Benjamin & Samuel Shoemaker).

Johann Philip Seidenstricker

Henry (O) Seidenstreicher

Ott Philipp Seidensticker

See p. 692-694

In 1771, The list of taxables for the 14th 18 penny tax of Lancaster County includes Philip Sidenstrick of Lebanon Township who was assessed £0.2.6 on a horse and a cow. See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 17, p. 142.

In 1773, the list of taxables for the 16th 18 penny tax of Lancaster County includes Philip Leydestricker of Lebanon Township who was assessed £0.2.0 as an inmate.    See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd series, v 17, p 422.

On 27 February 1775, Otto Philip Seitenstricker of Hanover Township, Lancaster County gave a mortgage to William Hendel for £440 to secure a debt of £220.  The mortgaged property included "All that Certain Plantation and Tract of Land situate lying and being in the Township of Hanover in the County of Lancaster aforesaid Bounded or Adjoining the Several Lands of John Steward, Killian Mark and Anthony Rosenbaum. And Containing about three Hundred Acres be the same more or less…". William Hendel acknowledged full payment of the debt and released the mortgage on 12 May 1797. See Lancaster County deed book T, pp 2-3, recorded 23 May 1775.

 

 

Children of OTTO SEIDENSTRICKER and ANNA STUETTGENS are:

i. MARIA MAGDALENA3 SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 05 February 1750/51, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. , probably, Pennsylvania; m. HENRY UMHOLZ.

Notes for MARIA MAGDALENA SEIDENSTRICKER:

Maria Magdalena Seidenstrickern was born 5 February 1751 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the daughter of Otto Philipp  Seidenstrickern and Anna Christina.    Her birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488272.

ii. JOHANN PETER SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 26 April 1754, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany.

Notes for JOHANN PETER SEIDENSTRICKER:

Johann Peter Seidenstrickern was born 26 April 1754 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of  Otto Philipp Seidenstrickern and his wife Anna Christina.    His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488272.

9. iii. ANNA MARIA SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 30 March 1759, or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany; d. 30 April 1831, Swatara Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

10. iv. PHILIP SEIDENSTRICKER, d. Abt. March 1809, Bethel, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

11. v. CATHERINE SEIDENSTRICKER, d. , probably, Pennsylvania.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

 

5. JOHANN HEINRICH3 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 16 August 1741 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died 15 July 1826 in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married BARBARA OR MARGARETTA BARBARA.

Notes for JOHANN HEINRICH SEIDENSTRICKER:

Johann Heinrich Seidenstricker was born 16 August 1741 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of  Sebastian Seidenstrickern and his wife Anna Margaretha.   His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

On 29 August 1776, Private Henry Siltneider, Private Michael Siltneider and Private Philip Sidertrecker appear on a list of those serving in Captain Henry Weaver’s Company, Lancaster County Militia. Henry Weaver owned 100 acres of land in Caernarvon Township. Source: Pennsylvania Archives: 5: 7: 810.

 

 

Children of JOHANN SEIDENSTRICKER and BARBARA BARBARA are:

12. i. ROSINA4 SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1761; d. , probably, Pennsylvania.

13. ii. HESTER SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1770; d. Abt. 1837, Perry County, Pennsylvania..

14. iii. ??MAGDALENA SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1771; d. , probably, Pennsylvania.

iv. ??DOROTHEA SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1772; m. SEBASTIAN HOFFMAN, 21 October 1792, Trinity Lutheran church at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania..

15. v. MARY M. SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1773; d. 22 December 1816, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania..

16. vi. MICHAEL SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1775; d. 22 October 1826, Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

17. vii. HENRY SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1780.

viii. ??ELIZABETH SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 09 January 1785, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; m. ?? PHILIP MILLER.

Notes for ??ELIZABETH SEIDENSTRICKER:

?? Is this the Elisabeth Seidenstricker whose birth and baptism are recorded in the baptism records of Trinity Lutheran church at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. According to this record, she was born 9 January 1785 and baptised 25 June 1785.

 

6. JOHANN JACOB3 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 12 July 1747 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died Abt. 1824 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He married ANNA MARGARETTA ____?____.

 

Children of JOHANN SEIDENSTRICKER and ANNA ____?____ are:

i. DOLLY4 SILKNITTER, m. JOHN PETERS, Abt. March 1798, Augusta County, Virginia.

ii. GEORGE SILKNITTER, b. Abt. 1777; d. Abt. 1845, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia); m. RACHEL HITRICK, 24 September 1807, Augusta County, Virginia.

18. iii. JACOB SILKNITTER, b. 13 January 1780, Robeson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. 15 February 1856, Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

19. iv. JOHN SEBASTIAN SILKNITTER, b. Abt. May 1782, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. Abt. May 1859, Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio.

 

7. GEORGE MICHAEL3 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 21 April 1754 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died Abt. 1816 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He married BARBARA ____?____.

Notes for GEORGE MICHAEL SEIDENSTRICKER:

Georg Michael Seidenstrickern was born 21 April 1754 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of  Johann Sebastian Seidenstrickern and his wife Anna Margretha.    His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488272.

On 29 August 1776, Private Henry Siltneider, Private Michael Siltneider and Private Philip Sidertrecker appear on a list of those serving in Captain Henry Weaver’s Company, Lancaster County Militia. Henry Weaver owned 100 acres of land in Caernarvon Township. Source: Pennsylvania Archives: 5: 7: 810.

 

 

Children of GEORGE SEIDENSTRICKER and BARBARA ____?____ are:

i. PHILIP4 SILKNITTER, d. Barree Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; m. MARY ANN DOWLER, 20 April 1815, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

ii. JOHN SILKNITTER, b. 07 December 1790.

iii. CATHARINE SILKNITTER, b. 23 June 1791.

iv. MARGARETTA BARBARA SILKNITTER, b. 02 January 1793.

v. ELIZABETH SILKNITTER, b. 10 August 1794.

vi. MARIA BARBARA SILKNITTER, b. Abt. 1795.

vii. MICHAEL SILKNITTER, b. Abt. 1803; m. ANN.

viii. RACHEL SILKNITTER.

 

8. JOHANN PHILIP3 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 12 November 1756 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died Abt. August 1833 in Falling Spring, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He married ELIZABETH _____?_____.

Notes for JOHANN PHILIP SEIDENSTRICKER:

On 29 August 1776, Private Henry Siltneider, Private Michael Siltneider and Private Philip Sidertrecker appear on a list of those serving in Captain Henry Weaver’s Company, Lancaster County Militia. Henry Weaver owned 100 acres of land in Caernarvon Township. Source: Pennsylvania Archives: 5: 7: 810.

 

Children of JOHANN SEIDENSTRICKER and ELIZABETH _____?_____ are:

20. i. HENRY4 SYDENSTRICKER, b. 17 February 1785, Pennsylvania; d. 05 June 1872, Anthony's Creek District, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

21. ii. DAVID SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1788; d. Bef. 1850.

22. iii. NANCY SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1790.

iv. PHILIP SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1793; d. Saline, Missouri; m. CATHERINE KELLY, 30 November 1815, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

23. v. ELIZABETH SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1795; d. Abt. 1839, Anthony's Creek District, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

24. vi. JOHN SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1796; d. 03 October 1871, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

25. vii. JACOB SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1803, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).; d. 06 March 1862, Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia)..

 

9. ANNA MARIA3 SEIDENSTRICKER (OTTO PHILIPP2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 30 March 1759 in or near Bad Durkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, and died 30 April 1831 in Swatara Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for ANNA MARIA SEIDENSTRICKER:

Anna Maria Seidenstricker was baptized 30 March 1759 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the daughter of  Otto Philipp Seidenstricker and his wife Anna Christina.    Her birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488272.

 

Child of ANNA MARIA SEIDENSTRICKER is:

i. SHE NEVER4 MARRIED.

 

10. PHILIP3 SEIDENSTRICKER (OTTO PHILIPP2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) died Abt. March 1809 in Bethel, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He married NO.

 

Child of PHILIP SEIDENSTRICKER and NO is:

i. NONE4.

 

11. CATHERINE3 SEIDENSTRICKER (OTTO PHILIPP2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) died in , probably, Pennsylvania. She married CHRISTIAN HERMAN.

 

Child of CATHERINE SEIDENSTRICKER and CHRISTIAN HERMAN is:

i. UNKNOWN4.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

 

12. ROSINA4 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN HEINRICH3, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1761, and died in , probably, Pennsylvania. She married MICHAEL GICK.

 

Child of ROSINA SEIDENSTRICKER and MICHAEL GICK is:

i. UNKNOWN5.

 

13. HESTER4 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN HEINRICH3, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1770, and died Abt. 1837 in Perry County, Pennsylvania.. She married JAMES STEWART Abt. 1792.

Notes for HESTER SEIDENSTRICKER:

Said to have had 10 children.

 

Child of HESTER SEIDENSTRICKER and JAMES STEWART is:

i. CATHARINE ANN5 STEWART, b. 05 May 1810; d. 17 April 1882; m. SOLOMAN KERCHNER.

 

14. ??MAGDALENA4 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN HEINRICH3, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1771, and died in , probably, Pennsylvania. She married JOHN QUIGLEY.

 

Child of ??MAGDALENA SEIDENSTRICKER and JOHN QUIGLEY is:

i. JOHN PETER5 QUIGLEY.

 

15. MARY M.4 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN HEINRICH3, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1773, and died 22 December 1816 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.. She married JAMES STEWART (OR STEWARD).

Notes for MARY M. SEIDENSTRICKER:

Another record says she died 16 December 1816.

She is buried in Dauphin cemetery at Dauphin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

 

Child of MARY SEIDENSTRICKER and JAMES STEWARD) is:

i. UNKNOWN5.

 

16. MICHAEL4 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN HEINRICH3, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1775, and died 22 October 1826 in Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) BARBARA ____?____. He married (2) CATHARINE SINK?? OR STUART?? 16 August 1796 in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for MICHAEL SEIDENSTRICKER:

In some records, he is referred to as Michael Silknitter.

In the 1800 census, he is listed with one male and three females.

In the 1810 census, he is listed with one male in his household.

He was buried in ________ cemetery on 23 October 1826. Source: Bangor church records.

 

Child of MICHAEL SEIDENSTRICKER and BARBARA ____?____ is:

i. NONE5 SURVIVED.

 

 

Child of MICHAEL SEIDENSTRICKER and CATHARINE STUART?? is:

ii. NONE5 SURVIVED.

 

17. HENRY4 SEIDENSTRICKER (JOHANN HEINRICH3, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1780. He married (1) ELIZABETH ZIEGLER 23 October 1803 in at Trinity Lutheran church at Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married (2) CATHARINE _____?_____ LAPP Aft. 1814.

Notes for HENRY SEIDENSTRICKER:

Henry Silknitter's second wife may have been Catharine Lapp, widow of George Lapp. See Lancaster County deed N5-270 (1829?)

Was Catharine R. Stahl a spouse? I have a record that she married a Henry Silknitter in 1805.

Was Catherine Sink a spouse? I have a record that she married a Henry Silknitter in 1805.

 

Children of HENRY SEIDENSTRICKER and ELIZABETH ZIEGLER are:

i. MARIA5 SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 18 July 1809.

ii. JOHANNES SEIDENSTRICKER, b. 19 June 1814.

iii. UNKNOWN FEMALE SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Bef. 1810.

iv. UNKNOWN FEMALE SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Bef. 1810.

v. ??SOLOMON?? SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1816.

vi. UNKNOWN MALE SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Aft. 1810.

vii. UNKNOWN FEMALE SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Aft. 1810.

viii. UNKNOWN FEMALE SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Aft. 1810.

ix. UNKNOWN FEMALE SEIDENSTRICKER, b. Aft. 1810.

 

18. JACOB4 SILKNITTER (JOHANN JACOB3 SEIDENSTRICKER, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 13 January 1780 in Robeson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and died 15 February 1856 in Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married HANNAH _____?_____ 02 January 1815 in Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

 

Children of JACOB SILKNITTER and HANNAH _____?_____ are:

i. ELIZABETH5 SILKNITTER, b. 17 June 1817, probably, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 17 January 1897, Caln Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania and is buried in the Upper Octorara cemetery at Sadsbury Township, Chester County.; m. CLIFFORD YOST, Abt. 1836, probably, at Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

ii. ANN SILKNITTER, b. 01 February 1819, probably, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 28 November 1869, probably, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and is buried in the cemetery of Caernarvon Presbyterian Church at Churchtown, Caernarvon Township..

Notes for ANN SILKNITTER:

Ann died aged 50 years, 9 months and 27 days. She is buried next to her parents, Jacob and Hannah Silknitter, and her tombstone says daughter of Jacob and Hannah.

iii. JOHN SILKNITTER, b. 07 May 1820, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 26 December 1902, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; m. CATHARINE.

Notes for JOHN SILKNITTER:

John died aged 82 years, 7 months and 19 days.

Notes for CATHARINE:

Catharine died aged 81 years, 10 months and 20 days.

iv. JACOB SILKNITTER, b. Abt. 1824, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 23 February 1891, ___________ and is buried in the cemetery of Caernarvon Presbyterian Church at Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania.; m. ELIZABETH RISSEL, 28 May 1846, Pennsylvania.

Notes for JACOB SILKNITTER:

Jacob was a laborer and had no real estate in 1850. (1850 census, vol 35, p 398).

Notes for ELIZABETH RISSEL:

Elizabeth died aged 55 years and 19 days.

v. SUSAN SILKNITTER, b. 06 February 1828, probably, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 31 March 1912, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and is buried in the cemetery of Caernarvon Presbyterian Church at Churchtown, Caernarvon Township..

Notes for SUSAN SILKNITTER:

Susan did not marry.

vi. GEORGE W. SILKNITTER, b. 05 October 1830, probably, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. 13 October 1914, probably, Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and is buried in the cemetery of Mount Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church near Cambridge, Salisbury Township.; m. HELEN HOWE.

Notes for GEORGE W. SILKNITTER:

George W. Silknitter died aged 40 years, 11 months and 23 days.

vii. UNKNOWN SILKNITTER, b. probably, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. probably, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for UNKNOWN SILKNITTER:

This unknown male child was enumerated in the 1840 census but his name does not appear in the 1850 census.

viii. CLARA SILKNITTER, b. Abt. 1837, probably, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1869.

Notes for CLARA SILKNITTER:

Clara was still living 28 November 1869 when her sister Ann died for she was one of the heirs under her will.

 

19. JOHN SEBASTIAN4 SILKNITTER (JOHANN JACOB3 SEIDENSTRICKER, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. May 1782 in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and died Abt. May 1859 in Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio. He married JULIA _____?_____.

Notes for JOHN SEBASTIAN SILKNITTER:

He was baptized 6 July 1782 at St. Peter's Lutheran church, Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His sponsors were Henry and Barbara Seidenstricker.

 

Children of JOHN SILKNITTER and JULIA _____?_____ are:

i. SEBASTIAN5 SILKNITTER.

ii. DAVID SILKNITTER, b. Abt. 1804.

iii. SAMUEL SILKNITTER.

iv. JACOB SILKNITTER.

v. GEORGE W. SILKNITTER, b. Abt. 1816.

 

20. HENRY4 SYDENSTRICKER (JOHANN PHILIP3 SEIDENSTRICKER, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born 17 February 1785 in Pennsylvania, and died 05 June 1872 in Anthony's Creek District, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He married ELIZABETH FLESHMAN 21 December 1808 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), daughter of SAMUEL FLESHMAN and CATY.

 

Children of HENRY SYDENSTRICKER and ELIZABETH FLESHMAN are:

i. MICHAEL5 SYDENSTRICKER, b. 16 October 1809; d. 1869; m. HANNAH.

ii. SAMUEL SYDENSTRICKER, b. 11 December 1810; m. SARAH.

iii. LEWIS SYDENSTRICKER, b. 30 May 1812; d. Irish Corners, Greenbriar County, West Virginia; m. ELIZABETH HANNAH ERWIN.

iv. HENRY SYDENSTRICKER, JR., b. 18 January 1814; d. Alvon, Greenbriar County, West Virginia; m. CATHARINE.

v. CATHARINE SYDENSTRICKER, b. 03 January 1816.

vi. JAMES SYDENSTRICKER, b. 27 January 1818; d. 1862, Mercer County, West Virginia; m. ANN.

Notes for JAMES SYDENSTRICKER:

James' spouse was, possibly, Ann _______, or Rachel Folden.

vii. JOHN SYDENSTRICKER, b. 17 January 1821; d. 15 August 1837.

 

21. DAVID4 SYDENSTRICKER (JOHANN PHILIP3 SEIDENSTRICKER, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1788, and died Bef. 1850. He married ELIZABETH ARGABRIGHT 16 June 1812 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), daughter of JACOB ARGABRIGHT and MARY SHATEL.

Notes for DAVID SYDENSTRICKER:

David was called for service in 1812 but did not serve.

Notes for ELIZABETH ARGABRIGHT:

Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of Jacob and Mary (Shatel) Argabright.

 

Child of DAVID SYDENSTRICKER and ELIZABETH ARGABRIGHT is:

i. ANDREW5 SYDENSTRICKER, b. 09 March 1813, Greenbrier County, West Virginia; d. 1892; m. FRANCES COFFMAN, 1834.

 

22. NANCY4 SYDENSTRICKER (JOHANN PHILIP3 SEIDENSTRICKER, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1790. She married MACK BRUFFY 18 December 1828 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

 

Children of NANCY SYDENSTRICKER and MACK BRUFFY are:

i. ALEXANDER5 BRUFFY.

ii. CICERO BRUFFY.

 

23. ELIZABETH4 SYDENSTRICKER (JOHANN PHILIP3 SEIDENSTRICKER, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1795, and died Abt. 1839 in Anthony's Creek District, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. She married MICHAEL FLESHMAN 11 June 1811 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

Notes for ELIZABETH SYDENSTRICKER:

Elizabeth died 1839 aged about 44 years.

Notes for MICHAEL FLESHMAN:

Michael Fleshman came to Greenbrier County, West Virginia in 1798 at age 12. He was among the early and prominent settlers in Anthony's Creek District.

Michael died aged 97 years.

 

Children of ELIZABETH SYDENSTRICKER and MICHAEL FLESHMAN are:

i. ANDREW5 FLESHMAN, d. 1862; m. ELIZABETH LIPPS, Anthony's Creek District, Greenbriar County, West Virginia.

ii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FLESHMAN, b. 18 March 1829, near Lewisburg, Greenbriar County, West Virginia; m. (1) EVALINE J. HULL; m. (2) ADDIE E. CLEEK, 25 September 1872, Knapp's Creek, Pocahantas County, West Virginia.

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FLESHMAN:

Benjamin resided at Alvon, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

He was a soldier in the Confederate Army - Company B, Edgars Battalion.

 

iii. JOHN FLESHMAN.

iv. LEWIS FLESHMAN.

v. ADDISON FLESHMAN.

vi. NANCY FLESHMAN.

vii. ELIZABETH FLESHMAN.

 

24. JOHN4 SYDENSTRICKER (JOHANN PHILIP3 SEIDENSTRICKER, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1796, and died 03 October 1871 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He married (1) MARY COFFMAN (WIDOW) in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He married (2) ISABELLA SCOTT 19 August 1826 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

Notes for JOHN SYDENSTRICKER:

Military service: John served as Major - training master for soldiers of the Mexican War.

 

Child of JOHN SYDENSTRICKER and MARY (WIDOW) is:

i. NO5 CHILDREN.

 

 

Child of JOHN SYDENSTRICKER and ISABELLA SCOTT is:

ii. NO5 CHILDREN.

 

25. JACOB4 SYDENSTRICKER (JOHANN PHILIP3 SEIDENSTRICKER, JOHANN SEBASTIAN2, PHILIPP CASIMIR1) was born Abt. 1803 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia)., and died 06 March 1862 in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia).. He married MARY (POLLY) CURRY 19 March 1831 in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), daughter of ALEXANDER CURRY and HANNAH.

Notes for JACOB SYDENSTRICKER:

Jacob was a Squire.

 

Children of JACOB SYDENSTRICKER and MARY CURRY are:

i. JEHU5 SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1837; d. Memphis, Tennessee.

ii. JOHN H. SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1839.

iii. ABNER SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1841.

iv. ADALINE SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1843.

v. UNKNOWN SYDENSTRICKER.

vi. UNKNOWN SYDENSTRICKER.

vii. PHILANDER SYDENSTRICKER, b. Abt. 1849; d. Ohio.

viii. OLIVER P. SYDENSTRICKER, d. Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Please note that the conclusions presented above do not agree in all respects with those in Jack Silknetter's report.   This is due to honest differences of opinion concerning the evidence contained in the scanty records of events which occurred 150 to 250 years ago.

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