Seidensticker
Seidenstricker/Silknitter Family

Chronicles

Although these surnames are relatively rare, it is difficult to research them.  There are relatively few records from the colonial era and there are many name duplications which makes it easy to confuse one person with another.

This chronological list of events is designed to help researchers analyze the events and untangle the various family members.

c1690

Johann Ebert Seidensticker was born about 1690 at or near Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany.

Philipp Casimir Seidenstricker was born about 1690 at or near Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany.

 

1711

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 Ebert Seidensticker and Anna Cathrin Bilenbach were married 24 November 1711 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany.  Their marriage is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.  See LDS microfilm #802311.

 

1712

Maria Else Seidensticker was baptized 22 May 1712 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany, the daughter of Johann Ebert Seidensticker and his wife Anna Cathrin.   Her baptism is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.   See LDS microfilm #598263.

 

1713

Elisabeth Seidensticker was baptized 25 June 1713 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany, the daughter of Johann Ebert Seidensticker and his wife Anna Cathrin.   Her baptism is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.   See LDS microfilm #598263.

 

1714

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.

 

1716

Maria Cathrin Seidensticker was baptized 9 February 1716 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany, the daughter of Johann Ebert Seidensticker and his wife Anna Cathrin.  Her baptism is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.   See LDS microfilm #598263.

 

1717

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.

 

1718

Maria Barb. Seidensticker was baptized 17 July 1718 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany, the daughter of Johann Ebert Seidensticker and his wife Anna Cathrin.  Her baptism is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.   See LDS microfilm #598263.

 

1720

Johann Henrich Seidensticker was baptized 4 February 1720 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany, the son of Johann Ebert Seidensticker and his wife Anna Cathrin.  His baptism is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.   See LDS microfilm #598263.

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.

 

1724

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.

 

1740

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.

 

1741

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 Margareta.  His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

 

1743

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.

 

1747

Johan Henrich Seidensticker and Anna Catharina Noell were married 14 February 1747 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany.  Their marriage is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.  See LDS microfilm #802312.

According to research by Karen Price, Johann Henrich Seidensticker was born ___ September 1747 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany, the son of  Johan Henrich Seidensticker and Anna Catharina Noell.  His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch  church at Siegen.  See LDS microfilm #?.

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.

 

1750

On Friday 31 August 1750, one of the men who took the required oaths at the court house at Philadelphia signed with his mark and the clerk wrote his name as J. Henry Seydenstiker. He had arrived shortly before on the ship Nancy which had sailed from Rotterdam with a stop at Cowes in England. Although the records show that 270 persons were "imported" on the Nancy, only 88 adult males were among the group. Perhaps the best known signer was Henderick Willem Stiegel, who became famous as an ironmaster and glassmaker at Manheim, Lancaster County.

We believe he is the same Johann Henrich Seidensticker who was baptized 4 February 1720 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany, the son of Johann Ebert Seidensticker and his wife Anna Cathrin.  His baptism is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.  See LDS microfilm #598263.

Johan Henrich Seidensticker and Anna Catharina Noell were married 14 February 1747 at Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen, now West Germany.  Their marriage is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch church at Siegen.  See LDS microfilm #802312.

According to research by Karen Price, Anna Cathrina Seidensticker was baptized 2 September 1750 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of  Johan Henrich Seidensticker and Anna Catharina Noell.  Her birth is recorded in the records of the __________  church at Philadelphia.  See LDS microfilm #?.

1751

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.

 

1752

No Seidenstricker records found.

 

1753

No Seidenstricker records found.

 

1754

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.

 

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.

 

1755

No Seidenstricker records found.

 

1756

No Seidenstricker records found.

 

1757

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.

 

1758

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

Maria Elizabeth Seidensticker was born in 1758 based on the record of her confirmation on 29 May 1773 -- Pentacost Sunday -- at Cocalico Reformed church in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County.  According to this record, she was 15 years old.   Ephrata Township is now part of Lebanon County.  She was probably a daughter of Johan Henrich Seidensticker and Anna Catharina Noell who arrived at Philadelphia aboard the ship Nancy in August 1750.

 

1759

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.

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.

 

1760

No Seidenstricker records found.

 

1761

Abraham Seidensticker was probably born in 1761 since he was 16 years old when he was confirmed on 12 July 1777 at Cocalico Reformed church in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County.  Ephrata Township is now part of Lebanon County.  He was probably a son of Johan Henrich Seidensticker and Anna Catharina Noell who arrived at Philadelphia aboard the ship Nancy in August 1750.

 

1762

No Seidenstricker records found.

 

1763

No Seidenstricker records found.

 

1764

Pennsylvania ship arrival list 245c:
At the Court House at Philadelphia September 26th 1764:
Present: Isaac Jones, Esquire

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.

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

 

1765

No Seidenstricker records found.

 

1766

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.

 

1767

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.

 

1768

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.

 

1769

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

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.

 

1770

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.

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

 

1771

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.

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.

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 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.

 

1772

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.

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.

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

 

1773

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 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.

In 1773, Philip Sidenstricker, 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.

 

1774

Bastian - Lancaster County tax records

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.  

 

1775

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 25 May 1775.

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.

Bastian in Lancaster County tax records.

 

1776

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.

 

1776

Captain Henry Weaver’s Company (pp 809-810)

Private Joseph Carver

Private Robert Christy

Corporal James Conner

Private Wendle Creamer 1779 Caernarvon Cordwainer PA3:17:648 Wendel Creamer

Private John Dunlap

Corporal Andrew Finefrock

Lt George Fisher 1773 Caernarvon Inmate PA3:17:352 George Fisher

Private George Fouts

Private Michael Funk 1779 Bricknock 50 Acres PA3:17:645

Private Philip Funk

Corporal John Giegley 1779 Caernarvon Inmate PA3:17:649 John Guigly

Private Joseph Gillis

Sargent Jacob Gray

Ensign William Livingston 1773 Caernarvon Freeman PA3:17:352 Wm. Levinstone

Sargent John Ludwick

Private Alexander McElwain Earl?

Private Roger McLaughlin

Private John Merver

Sargent Michael Messner 1779 Breaknock Inmate PA3:17:647

Private Peter Miller Earl?

Private David Montgomery 1779 Caernarvon Inmate PA3:17:650 David Mongumry

Private Benjamin Mucle

Private James Patterson 1779 Caernarvon Inmate PA3:17:650 James Paterson

Private Michael Perkihouse

Fifer Valentine Petree

Lt Conrad Pope

Private Philip Sidertrecker

Private Henry Siltneider 1779 Caernarvon 100 Acres PA3:17:650 Henry Silkneeter

Private Michael Siltneider

Private Christian Slough 1779 Caernarvon PA3:17:649 Christian Slow

Private William Snider 1773 Breaknock 100 Acres PA3:17:321

Private Avraham Soffee

Private Daniel Steever 1779 Caernarvon PA3:17:649 Daniel Stever

Private George Steffa Breck (Stephen)

Private James Stoneherd

Private Adam Styer 1779 Caernarvon 150 Acres PA3:17:650 Adam Stere

Private William Turndorf

Private Mathias Wallick

Captain Henry Weaver 1779 Caernarvon 100 Acres PA3:17:650 Henry Weaver

DrummerJohn Wright

Corporal Joseph Wright

Private William Zell

 

1777

Bastian in Lancaster County tax records.

Henry serves in Captain James Davie’s Company. PA 5: 7: 977.

Jacob serves in Captain Joseph Jenkin’s Company. PA 5: 7: 467, 983.

On 12 July 1777, Abraham Seidensticker was confirmed at Cocalico (now Bethany) Reformed church, Ephrata Township, Lancaster County.  This township is  now part of Lebanon County.  He was 16 years old.

 

1778

In 1778, Henry Silknitter of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County was assesed £2.10.0 on the 1778 Duplicate of Continental Tax.  The originals of these records are at the Lancaster County Historical Society.

Bastian in Lancaster County tax records.

On 20 June 1778, Jacob Seidenstricker took the oath of allegience and fidelity to the State of Pennsylvania before Jacob Shoemaker as required by an Act of the Assembly of Pennsylvania.  See Berks County Deeds, book D, VI, p 183.

 

1779

In 1779, Henry Silknitter of Caernarvon Township, was assessed £15.0.0.  The county tax was £0.7.6 and the Non Jurors tax was £1.0.0.  The old mans tax was not levied.  The original records, which are at the Lancaster County Historical Society, show his name as Adam but this is a confusion with Adam Stire.

In like manner, the Lancaster County records for the Effective Supply Tax, show Adam Silkneeter of Caernarvon Township with 100 acres, two horses, two cows and six sheep.  This should read Henry Silkneeter.  See PA 3: 17: 650.

The 1779 Lancaster County records for the Effective Supply Tax, show Philip Sidenstricker of Hanover Township with 200 acres.  See PA 3: 17: 624.

Henry serves in Captain Samuel Elliott’s Company.  PA 5: 7: 468. Caernarvon Township.

Sebastian is not listed on Rapho tax list in 1779.   PA 3: 17: 673-679.

Jacob Sidestricker was taxed $240.00 in 1779 for 90 acres, a horse and a cow according to the "Register of Property for Raising the Supplies" of Robeson Township, Berks County.   See Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, v 18, p 281.

 

1780

Sebastian in Lancaster County tax records - Hommel article.

Philip in Lancaster County tax records - Hommel article.

On 14 March 1780, Elizabeth Seidensticker married Sigmund Schauer in Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  See the records of the First Reformed congregation at Lancaster.  This is probably the same Maria Elizabeth Seidensticker who was born in 1758 based on the record of her confirmation on 29 May 1773 -- Pentacost Sunday -- at Cocalico Reformed church in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County.   According to this record, she was 15 years old.  Ephrata Township is now part of Lebanon County.  She was probably the daughter of  Johan Henrich Seidensticker and Anna Catharina Noell who arrived at Philadelphia aboard the Nancy in August 1750. 

Jacob Silknitter was taxed £18.17.6 in 1780 for 140 acres, two horses and two cattle according to the tax return and assessment for Robeson Township, Berks County. See PA: 3: 18: 411.

 

1781

Bastion in Lancaster County Tax records.

2 May 1781  Henry serves in Captain Jacob Wilhelm’s Company.

29 May

27 November

Philip serves in Captain Thomas Robinson;s Company.

PA 5: 7: 687, 700, 723. Mount Joy Township.

October - November

In 1781, Abraham served in Captain William Dodd’s Company of York County Militia.  See Pennsylvania Archives: 6: 2: 639.

Jacob Seidenstricker was taxed £2.14.2 in 1781 for 100 acres, a horse, and two cattle according to the tax return and assessment of Robeson Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. See PA: 3: 18: 520.

 

1782

John Sebastian Seidenstricker was born ____ May 1782 at ___________County, Pennsylvania, the son of Jacob and Anna Margaretta (___________) Seidenstricker. He was baptized 6 July 1782 by the Reverend Travgot Frederick Illing. Witnesses were Henry and Barbara Seidenstricker. See baptism records of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, published in William Henry Egle’s "Notes and Queries", Third Series (original), V II, Number 7, 1890, p. 503. This baptism was not neccesarily performed at the church in Middletown since Reverend Illing travelled throughout the region ministering to a far-flung flock.

When the 1850 Census of Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio was taken, Sebastian Silknitter, age 68, is reported as having been born in Virginia!   He was only two years old when, in 1784, his parents migrated from Berks County, Pennsylvania to Virginia.

On 9 June 1782, Henry and Barbara Seidenstricker were witnesses at the baptism of Joh. Henrich Giek, son of Michael and Rosina Giek. The baptism was performed by the Reverend Travgot Frederick Illing and is recorded in the baptism records of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. However, the baptism was not necessarily performed there.  Lee William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries, Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania", VII, Number 7, 1890, p 502.

According to research by Karen Price,  a Henry Seidensticker was born 27 December 1782 at Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the son of  Johan Heinrich Seidensticker and Dorothea ______?_____.  His birth is recorded in the records of the __________.   This Henry Seidensticker eventually migrated to Greene County, Ohio. 

Philip Seedenstricker in Mount Joy or Freeman, Lancaster County Tax Records. PA 3: 17: 716.

Phillip

Sebastian

Hanover Township 200 acres PA 3: 17: 694 in Lancaster County Tax Records per Hommel article.

On 9 June 1782, Henry and Barbara Seidenstricker were witnesses at the baptism of Joh. Henrich Giek (or Gick), son of Michael and Rosina Giek.  He was born November 1781.  Rev. Traugot Frederick Illing performed the baptism.  The birth and baptism are recorded in the records of St. Peter's Lutheran church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries:   Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania."  Harrisburg, PA:  Harrisburg Publishing Company.  Third Series (Original), Vol. II, No. 7. 1890.  p. 502.

On 6 July 1782 John Sebastian Seidenstricker, son of Jacob and Anna Margaretta Seidenstricker was baptised.  He was born May 1782.  Witnesses were Henry and Barbara Seidenstricker.  Rev. Traugot Frederick Illing performed the baptism.   The birth and baptism are recorded in the records of St. Peter's Lutheran church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries:  Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania."  Harrisburg, PA:  Harrisburg Publishing Company.  Third Series (Original), Vol. II, No. 7. 1890.  p. 502.

 

27 April 1782

Henry

Michael

Serve in Captain Samuel Elliott’s Company. PA 5: 7: 495.

Samuel Elliott in Caernarvon tax records.

29 July 1782

Henry serves in Captain Jacob Wilhelm’s Company. PA 5: 7: 862.

Jacob Wilhelm taxed in Manheim Township.

27 June 1782

Philip serves in Captain Thomas Robinson’s Company.

30 November 1782

PA 5: 7: 756, 739, 784. Robinson taxed in Mount Joy.

Henry Silknetter in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County Tax Records with 100 acres. PA 3: 17: 845.

In 1782, (Henry?) Seidenstick is listed with 5 acres in Manheim Township, according to Lancaster County Tax Records.  See PA 3: 17: 774.

 

1783

Bastian in Lancaster County Tax Records.

21 April 1783:  Philip serves in Captain Thomas Robinson’s Company.   PA 5: 7: 450 Mount Joy Township.

 

1784

Bastian in Dove(?) County Tax Records.

19 April 1784

Philip serves in Captain Thomas Robinson’s Company.  PA 6: 3: 491. Mount Joy Township.

Jacob does not appear in Robeson Township, Berks County Tax Records in PA 3: 18: 658-662.

 

1785

Elisabeth Seidenstricker was born 9 January 1785 at, probably, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of  Heinrich Seidenstricker and his wife Dorothea _____?_____.  She was baptized 25 June 1785.  Her birth and baptism is recorded in the records of Trinity Lutheran church at Lancaster.  Note:  Karen Price says the name is spelled Seidensticker.

Jacob does not appear in Robeson Township, Berks County Tax Records in PA 3: 18: 781-785.

 

1786

Bastian in Lancaster County Tax Records.

See Captain Jacob Wilhelm’s Company, PA 6: 3: 461.

 

1787

Henry in Lancaster County Tax Records.

Jacob in Lancaster County Tax Records.

Spring 1787

Michael serves in 4th (Battalion), 2nd Company of Lancaster County Militia. PA 6: 3: 515.

 

1788

Henry in Lancaster County Tax Records.

Jacob in Lancaster County Tax Records.

Bastian in Lancaster County Tax Records.

 

1789

Henry in Lancaster County Tax records.

Jacob in Lancaster County Tax Records.

 

1790

Abram Sydersticker was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Washington County, Maryland but he evidently did not have a family as no other persons were residing in his household.

See p. 189.

Henry Seidenstich was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Free white males over 16:  2 (Henry Sr., Henry Jr.?)

Free white males under age 16:  1

Free white females:  2

See p 146.

Henry Seidenstricker was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Free white males over age 16:  2 (Henry Sr., Henry Jr.)
Free white males under age 16:  1
Free white females:  2
See p. 127.

 

1790

Michael Seidenstriker was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Free white males over age 16: 1

Free white males under age 16:  1

Free white females: 2

See p 127.

 

Philip Syderstiker was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Free white males over age 16:  2

Free white males under age 16:  -

Free white females:  3

See p 89.

 

Philip Sickneter was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Free white males over age 16:  1

Free white males under age 16:  3

Free white females:  1

See p 97.

 

1790

Henry Umhalt (Umholz) was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Dauphin County with the following persons in his household:

Free white males over age 16:  1          (Henry)

Free white males under age 16:  4      (Barnhart, Michael, John Philip,                                                                          Henry Jr.)

Free white females:  2                             (Magdalena, Anna Maria)

See p 97.

Note: Henry Umholtz’s second wife was Magdalena Seidenstricker, daughter of Otto Philip Seidenstricker of East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.   Later this township was in Lebanon County.  He married, first, ________ Rouch in 1769.

Children:

John b. 11 August 1770.
Barnhart b. 22 October 1772.
Michael b. 31 August 1776.
John Philip b. 14 September 1779.
Anna Maria b. 12 July 1781.
Henry b. 17 September 1783.

 

1790

John Sindenstricker, son of Michael and Barbara Sindenstricker was born 7 December 1790. He was baptized 15 August 1790. The witnesses were Philip and Elizabeth Miller. The baptism was performed by the Reverend Traugot Frederick Illling and is recorded in the baptism records of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

However the baptism was not necessarily performed there. See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania." Harrisburg Publishing Company.  Third Series (Original), Volume II, Number 7, 1890, p 526.

 

1791

Catharine Seidenstruxer, daughter of Michael and Barbara Seidenstruxer was born 23 June 1791. However, she was not baptized until 9 May 1793 when she and her sister Margaretta Barbara, born 2 January 1793, were both baptized the same day. Catharine’s sponsors were John and Catharine Stewart, according to the baptism records of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania." Volume II, Number 7, 1890, p 532.

 

1791

John Peter Quigley, son of John Quigley and Magdalena Seidenstricker "of the forest" was born 3 November 1791. He was baptized 25 December 1791. The sponsors were Philip and Elizabeth Miller and Henry Seidenstricker. The baptism was performed by the Reverend Travgat Frederick Illing and is recorded in the baptism records of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. However, this baptism was not necessarily performed there. See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania." Volume II, Number 7, 1890, p 529.

 

1791

Micheal - Saint Peter’s Church record.

On 21 December 1791, Philip Silknitter, yeoman, of Upper Paxton Township, Dauphin County paid Robert McCall 260.1.0 pounds for a "tract of 301 acres in Upper Paxton Township on south side of Wooded’s Gapp, by land of Edmond Hoff and by vacant land". See Dauphin County deed book K, Volume 1, p 326.

 

1792

On 21 October 1792, Dorothea Seidenstick married Sebastian Hoffman, according to the marriage records of Trinity Lutheran church of Lancaster.

 

1793

Philip Sidenstricker of East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, signed his will 9 September 1793. "Dearly beloved wife, Christine, during her natural life is to have all my plantation and tract of land whereon I now leave for her use, she to receive the rents, profits, etc., for her sole use…also during her natural life, she is to have all household goods, horses, cows, hoggs, sheep, etc. In case my wife thinks proper to divide part of my personal estate, it is to be equal shares with my three children, Philip, Annamarie and Catharine. After my wife’s death, my land (280 acres in East Hanover Township adjoining Christian Bickler, George Brost, John Adam Stein, John Bickler, Anthony Fox, William Stewart) to my son, Philip, he to pay 650 pounds gold or silver in yearly payments of 40 pounds. To my son for his extra share (birthright) - 2 of the best horses or mares, 2 good cows, my wagon, my plow and plow irons, harrow and all my gears belonging to said horses and my windmill. After the death of my wife, all the money out of lands and personal estate to my son, Philip, and to my 2 daughters, Annamarie and Catharine, share and share alike…to Magdalena, wife of Henry Umholtz, 50 pounds to be paid to her 2 years after the death of my wife, Christine, which is to be her share in full. My son-in-law, Henry Umholtz, to have 5.0.0 pounds in full from my estate and he shall from thence forth be debarred and excluded forever there from." This will was never recorded but it is filed at the Dauphin County Courthouse. See Dauphin County deed book 0, V I, p. 306 for deed of release to Philip Seidenstricker dated 10 April 1805 and signed by Ann Mary Seidenstricker and Catharine Seidenstricker. This deed of release conveyed their interest in this property to their brother and cites portions of this will. Note: This Philip Seidenstricker was also known as Otto Philip Seidenstricker. He came to America in 1764.

 

1794

Michael in Saint Peter’s Church record.

 

7 July

Autumn

Philip serves in Captain John Brubaker and Captain William McFarland’s Company of Dauphin County Militia. PA 6: 5: 246, 289.

 

1795

On 12 May 1795, Philip Silkneter of Upper Paxon Township, Dauphin County, paid George Sheafer and his wife Mary 7.10.0 pounds for "the whole of a lot (59-1/3 perches) in the town of Halifax, bounded as follows: Beginning at post in Market Street; north 201 feet to Strawberry Alley; by said alley east 80-4/10 perches to a lot of John Bowman’s; thence along said Bowman lot south 201 feet to Market Street; along Market Street 80-4/10 perches, to place of beginning. This being lot #8 in plan of town." The deed was recorded 2 June 1798 in Dauphin County deed book K, V I, p. 302.

Philip moves to Greenbrier County, Virginia.

Philip buys land in Greenbrier County.

On 13 June 1795, Philip Silknitter and his wife Elizabeth sold the 301 acre tract in Upper Paxton Township of Dauphin County, which they had purchased for 260.1.0 pounds in 1791, to Jacob Naftziger for 550.0.0 pounds. The deed was recorded 22 June 1798. See Dauphin County deed book K, Volume I, p. 326.

On 2 February 1795, Elizabeth Seidenstricker, daughter of Michael and Barbara Seidenstricker of the Forest was baptised.  She was born 10 August 1794.  Rev. Traugot Frederick Illing performed the baptism.  The birth and baptism are recorded in the records of St. Peter's Lutheran church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.   See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries:  Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania."  Harrisburg, PA:   Harrisburg Publishing Company.  Third Series (Original), Vol. II, No. 7. 1890.   p. 533

Maria Barbara Seidenstricker, daughter of Michael (Barbara ist tod) Seidenstricker, of the Forest, was baptised, no dates recorded.  Sponsors were Abraham Markward and Margaret Barbara Seidenstricker.  Rev. Traugot Frederick Illing performed the baptism.  The birth and baptism are recorded in the records of St. Peter's Lutheran church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries:  Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania."  Harrisburg, PA:  Harrisburg Publishing Company.  Third Series (Original), Vol. II, No. 7. 1890.  p. 534.

 

1796

On 16 August 1796 Michael Seidenstricker and Catharine Stuart, both of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County [Pennsylvania] were married.  Rev. Traugot Frederick Illing performed the marriage.  The marriage and payment of  £1.10s.0d. were recorded in the records of St. Peter's Lutheran church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries:  Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania."   Harrisburg, PA:  Harrisburg Publishing Company.  Third Series (Original), Vol. II, No. 7. 1890.  p. 495.

On 20 December 1796 Michael Seidenstricker witnessed the baptism of Elizabeth Muller, born June 6, 1795, the daughter of Henry and Catherine Muller.  Rev. Traugot Frederick Illing performed the baptism.  The birth and baptism are recorded in the records of St. Peter's Lutheran church at Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.   See William Henry Egle, "Notes and Queries:  Historical, Biographical and Genealogical Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania."  Harrisburg, PA:   Harrisburg Publishing Company.  Third Series (Original), Vol. II, No. 7. 1890.   p. 537.

On 8 February 1796, Philip Cydenstricker of Greenbrier County, Virginia appointed his friend John Swyger of Upper Paxton Township his Attorney to sign a deed for a lot in Halifax and to recover damages from Joseph Brobacker.   See Dauphin County Mortgage book C, Volume I, p 484.

 

1797

Otto Philip mortgage satisfied.

Michael, Senior serves in Captain Evan Russel’s Company of Lancaster County Militia. PA 6: 5: 383.

On 23 August 1797 Johannes, son of Johannes and Anna Maria Herrman was baptised at Salem (Hoffman's ) Reformed Church, Berrysburg, Lykens Valley, Daugphin County, Pennsylvania.  Sponsors were Isaac Heller and Catharina.  See MSS at the Historical Society of the Evangelical and Reformed Chruch, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Searched by Miss Elizabeth Kieffer, July 20, 1966.

 

1798

to 1815 Umholtz in Salem Church records.

 

1800

Henry Seibenstricker was enumerated in the 1800 census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age........Males.....Females
45+ ............1...................1
26-45..........-....................-
16-25..........1...................-
10-16..........-....................-
0-10............-....................2
See N.A. microcopy M-32, roll 39, p. 90.

Michael Seitenstricker was enumerated in the 1800 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age.......MalesFemales
45+....... ... .1..........-
26-45............-..........-
16-25..........- .........-
10-16..........2.........1
0-10............-...........-
See N. A. microcopy M-32, roll 39, p 90.

Michael Seibenstricker was enumerated in the 1800 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age........... Males Females

45+................ 0.......... 0
26 - 45........... 1.......... 1
16 - 25........... 0.......... 0
10 - 16........... 0.......... 3
0 - 10............. 1.......... 0
See National Archives microcopy M-32, roll 39, p 90.

Philip Sedertucker was enumerated in the 1800 Census of East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age....... Males Females

45+............ 0............ 1
26 - 45....... 0............ 0
16 - 25........0............ 1
10 - 16....... 1............ 1
0 - 10.......... 0............ 0

See N. A. microcopy M-32, roll 40, p. 233. Note: This was the household of Christine Seidenstricker, widow of Otto Philip Seidenstricker, and included their children, Philip Junior, Anna Maria and Catharine.

 

1803

On 23 October 1803, Henry Seidenstricker married Elizabeth Ziegler at Trinity Lutheran church at Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of George Ziegler of Brecknock Township, Berks County.

Karen Price believes that this Henry was the son of John Heinrich Seidensticker and his wife Dorothea ____?_____ and that he migrated to Greene County, Ohio about 1811.   However, I believe he was the son of Henry Seidenstricker, the son of Sebastian Seidenstricker, and that he resided in Lancaster County most of his life.  The principal evidence to support my theory is that Henry Seidenstricker was appointed administrator of the estate of his father in law, George Ziegler, when Ziegler died intestate on 13 December 1813.  The Berks County Orphan's Court would not have appointed a resident of Ohio to be the administrator of an estate.

 

1804

David Sidenstricker was born in Virginia according to the 1850 Census of Township 170, Meigs County, Ohio. See p________.

 

1805

On 10 April 1805, Ann Mary Seidenstricker and Catharine Seidenstricker, both of East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, signed a deed of release conveying their interest in the land owned by their deceased father Otto Philip Seidenstricker to their brother Philip Seidenstricker for £400.0.0. This deed cites portions of their father’s will which was dated 9 September 1793. They each signed with an "X". This deed was recorded 18 March 1808. See Dauphin County deed book O, Volume I, p 306.

 

1808

Philip Seidenstricker of Bethel Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania signed his will 21 August 1808. It was proved 13 March 1809. He apparently was unmarried and had no children for he provided, as follows: "I bequeath to my beloved sister, Anna Maria Seidenstricker, all my estate which is left except what I have bequeathed to my other sisters following…beloved sister, Magdalena, now wife of Henry Unholtz, $1.00…beloved sister, Catharine, now wife of Christian Herman, $1.00…beloved friend, Michael Statler, £20.0.0 and all my clothing…I give + bequeath towards the Lutheri Church in Jones Town, Bethel Twp., county of Dauphin, the 2 last bonds payable to me by Paul Wolf, each of them for £50.0.0." He appointed John Rauk of Bethel Township his executor.

 

1809

Maria Seidenstricker was born 18 July 1809 at _______________County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Heinrich Seidenstricker and his wife [Elizabeth Ziegler].  Maria's birth is recorded in the baptism records of Allegheny Reformed Church, Brecknock Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.  According to this record, the baptism was performed by the Rev. J. Theobald Faber and Jacob Jahn and Barbara Zigler were the sponsors.    See p 12 of the manuscript translation held by the Historical Society of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Frankin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

 

1810

The following persons were enumerated as heads of families in the 1810 Census of Pennsylvania:

Name.......................... County..... Census District.. MicrofilmPage number

Mariah Seidestricker Dauphin.. Jonestown................. 058

Michael Silknitter...... Lancaster Caernarvon............... 456

Henry Silknitter.......... Lancaster Caernarvon............... 456

M. Silkniter .................Huntingdon Barree...................... 026

Henry Silknitter was enumerated in the 1810 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age...... Males Females

45+......... 1........... 1
26 - 45.. . 1........... 1
16 - 26.... 0........... 0
10 - 16.... 1........... 0
0 - 10....... 0.......... 3

See National Archives Microcopy M 252, roll 50, p. 45.

Mariah Seidestrecker was enumerated in the 1810 Census of Jonestown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in her household:

Age......... Males Females

45+
26 - 45
16 - 26
10 - 16
0 - 10

See National Archives Microcopy __________, roll ___________, p ______.

M. Silkniter was enumerated in the 1810 Census of Barree Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age........ Males Females

45+
26 - 45
16 - 26
10 - 16
0 - 10

See National Archives Microcopy ________, roll ________, p __________.

On 5 March 1810, John Rank, executor of Philip Seidenstricker, late of Bethel Township, Dauphin County, produced an account of the estate. The balance was $1,680.11. See Dauphin County Orphan’s Court docket for 1804 - 1811, p 421.

On 5 November 1810, Anna Maria Seidenstricker, spinster of Bethel Township, Dauphin County, signed a release of her interest in the real and personal estate of Philip Seidenstricker, her brother, "to John Ranck, executor of will of brother, Philip Seidenstricker…for the sum of $2,216.20, the sum of $536.11 thereof having been paid to me some time ago and the sum of $1,680.11 now paid, the remainder of the whole estate of my brother, Philip Seidenstricker, dec., after paying and deducting the debts, funeral and other expenses + specified legacies" . She signed the deed with her "X". This deed was recorded 4 December 1811. See Dauphin County deed book 5, Volume 1, p 9.

 

1811

Michael Lancaster County Tax Record

Henry Lancaster County Tax Record

Henry Jr. Lancaster County Tax Record

Henry Sidensticker married Catharine Frost 10 November 1811 at Greene County, Ohio. Daniel Tryer, minister, performed the ceremony. See Greene County Marriage Records 1803 - 1860, p 12.  According to research by Karen Price, Henry was the son of John Heinrich Seidensticker and his wife Dorothea ____?_____ and Catharine was the daughter of George Fraus/Frost and Anna Bohn/Boone.

 

1813

The Berks County Orphan's Court appointed Henry Seidenstricker  administrator of the estate of his father in law, George Ziegler, when Ziegler died intestate on 13 December 1813.  Henry's wife's name was Elizabeth.

 

1814

On 1 April 1814, Henry Silknitter purchased three parcels of land in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, from David and Mary Wiler.  He and his wife Elizabeth sold part of the property on 3 January 1815 to Joseph Righter.  However, the deed from Wiler to Silknitter was never recorded though a reference to the transaction is made in the deed of Silknitter to Righter.  See Lancaster County deed book 8, pp 387 - 390.  There is no record showing that Henry Silknitter sold the balance of this land during his lifetime though it may be included in land sold by his son Henry after his death.

Johannes Seidenstricker was born 19 June 1814 at __________ County, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Seidenstricker and his wife [Elizabeth Ziegler].   Johannes' birth is recorded in the baptism records of Allegheny Reformed Church, Brecknock Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. According to this record, the baptism was performed by the Rev. J. Theobald Faber and Abraham Ziegler and wife were the sponsors.  See p. 16 of the manuscript translation held by the Historical Society of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

 

1815

Philip married Mary Ann, Huntingdon County Church records.

On 3 January 1815, Henry Silknitter and his wife Elizabeth of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, sold two lots in Caernarvon Township to Joseph Righter for $130.00.    The lots, aggregating one acre and 35 perches neat measure, were parts of three parcels of land which Henry Silknitter had purchased on 1 April 1814 from David and Mary Wiler. They are described as follows:

"The first the Orchard lot BEGINNING at a stone, thence by land of the said Joseph Righter North sixty eight degrees and a quarter East thirteen perches to a stone and South four degrees and a quarter West thirteen perches to a stone, thence by Even’s Land North four degrees and a half West fourteen perches to the place of Beginning, Containing One Acre and twelve perches of Land,

The second lot BEGINNING at a stone, thence by Land of the said Joseph Righter South thirty eight degrees and half East eleven perches and eight tenths to a stone and South sixty four degrees and a quarter West four perches to a stone, thence by Land of the said Henry Silknitter North eighteen degrees and three quarters West eleven perches and eight tenths of a perch to the place of Beginning, Containing twenty three perches of land."

Henry Silknitter signed his name but his wife Elizabeth signed with an "X".

This deed was recorded 10 January 1815 in Lancaster County, deed book 8, pp 387 - 390.

 

1816

Mary died - Dauphin cemetery record.

Michael Silknitter, son of Sebastian Seidenstricker, died in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

On 8 June 1816, the Orphan's Court of Lancaster County appointed "Col. Michael Silknitter of Church Town in Carnarvon (sic) Township, Lancaster County, guardian over the person and estate of Michael Silknitter, a minor son of Michael Silknitter late of the County of Huntingdon, deceased during his minority, he being under the age of 14 years."  See Orphan's Court Proceedings, p 334.

 

1819

Henrich Seidenstich of Green County, Ohio was one of the 1,420 subscribers to the German Bible published in 1819 by John Baer of Lancaster. Ref: H.W. Kriebel, "The Pennsylvania German." Lititz, Pa.: Express Printing Co., Vol. 11, No. 7, July 1910, p. 413.

 

1820

Henry Sidensticker was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Bat________ Township, Greene County, Ohio. See p 161 A.

Mary Siderstricker was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Bethel Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. See p. 95.

Michael Silknitter was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. See p 200.

Henry Silknitter was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. See p 204.

Jacob Silknitter was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. See p 211.

Philip Silknitter was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Barree Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. See p 61.

 

1820

Henry Silknitter was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Caervarnon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age ......Males Females

45+........... 1........... 0
26 - 45...... 1........... 1
16 - 25...... 1........... 0
16 - 18 ......-............ X
10 - 16...... 1........... 3
0 - 10......... 3.......... 3

According to the census record, one person in this household was engaged in agriculture. See National Archives Microcopy ________, roll ______, p 204.

Jacob Sidenstricker was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) with the following persons in his household:

Age      Male Female

45+......... 1........ 1
26 - 45 - 2
16 - 25 - -
16 - 18 - X
10 - 16 2 -
0 - 10 2 2

According to the Census record, three persons in this household were engaged in agriculture.  See National Archives microcopy M-33, roll 132, p 193.

Jacob Silknitter was enumerated in the 1820 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age Male Female

45+ - 1

26 - 45 1 1

16 - 25 - -

16 - 18 - X

10 - 16 - -

0 - 10 1 2

See National Archives microcopy _________, roll ______, p 211.

Michael Silknitter was enumerated in the 1820 census of Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with the following persons in his household:

Age Males Females

45+ - -

26 - 45 1 1

16 - 25 3 2

16 - 18 - X

10 - 16 1 -

0 - 10 - 1

The census taker for this district was Michael Silknitter. He took this census on 24 January 1820.  See National Archives microcopy _____, roll ______, p 200.

 

1826

According to the burial records of Trinity Lutheran church at New Holland, ________ Township, Lancaster County Heinrich Suterstricker, son of Sebastian, born October 1738, died 15 July 1826 near Churchtown, age 87 years and 15 days.  This is probably the same Johann Heinrich Seidenstricker who was born 16 August 1741 at Bad Dürkheim, Pfalz, Bayern, now West Germany, the son of  Sebastian Seidenstrickern and his wife Anna Margareta.  His birth is recorded in the records of the Evangelisch-Lutherische church at Bad Dürkheim.  See LDS microfilm #488271.

On 1 October 1826,  Michael Silknitter, innkeeper of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, signed his will.  The witnesses were Isaac S. Bonsall and Hugh McCormick.  He apparently died shortly thereafter because his will was proved on 6 November 1826.  He bequeathed the interest from half his real and personal property to his wife Catharine as long as she lives or remains a widow.  He bequeathed to his cousin Michael Silknitter, all real and personal property, not otherwise bequeathed, requiring him to pay the interest to his wife, Catharine.  He bequeathed one cow, two beds, the bedding belonging thereunto, one bureau, six chairs, one workstand and $50 in cash to his niece, Rachel Stahl.

He appointed as executors his cousin Michael Silknitter, innkeeper of Earl Township, Lancaster County, and Robert Brown, a friend.  Robert Brown renounced and Michael Silknitter was granted letters of administration.  He was dismissed by the Orphan's Court on 5 June 1827 and on 16 June 1827, Henry Silknitter of Earl Township was granted letters "adm de bonis."  See Lancaster County Will Book O, v 1, pp 581-583.

 

1827

On 8 January 1827, the Orphan's Court of Lancaster County, "granted a rule on Michael Silknitter, Junr., executor of the last will and testament of Michael Silknitter, Senr., dec'd, to show cause why he the said Michael Silknitter should not give a sufficient bond ...."  See Lancaster County Orphan's Court proceedings, p 297.

On 12 March 1827, "On the petition of Michael Silknitter, Junr., executor of Michael Silknitter, Senr., dec'd, 'setting forth' that the said testator died leaving a will without any power in the same for his executor to make sale of any part of his real estate, that the said testator left a widow but no children, that the personal estate of said testator appears by an inventory filed in the Registrar's office in Lancaster, amounts to $1,161.62½, that the same is insufficient to pay the debts ...."   See Lancaster County Orphan's Court proceedings, p 309.

Michael Silknitter, executor, was dismissed by the Orphan's Court on 5 June 1827 and on 16 June 1827, Henry Silknitter of Earl Township was granted letters "adm de bonis."  See Lancaster County Will Book O, v 1, pp 581-583.

 

1829

On 1 April 1829, Henry Silknitter, Yeoman, and his wife Catherine of Earl Township, Lancaster County, sold 16 ½ acres and 21 perches of land in Caernarvon Township to Frederick Styers for $391.32. The property is described as follows:

"All that certain tract, piece or parcel of land situate in the township of Caernarvon, County of Lancaster and state of Pennsylvania …Beginning at a stone in a line of Adam Styers land and extending by the same and land of John Seeright South two degrees and a half East, seventy-one perches to a stone; thence by said Seeright’s land North Eighty-three degrees West, thirty-eight perches to a stone; South sixty-seven degrees and a quarter west, five perches and two tenths to a stone; thence by land of Stoufer and Martin north two degrees and a half West, fifty-seven perches and three tenths to a stone, thence by the land of Robert Jenkins North seventy-five degrees and a half East, forty-three perches and three tenths to the place of Beginning Containing sixteen acres on half an acre and twenty-one perches of land street measure (it being part and parcel of several larger tracts of land of which Henry Silknitter the elder (being the Father of the above named Henry Silknitter) by virtue of sundry good conveyances became lawfully seized and pofsed…and being so thereof seized and pofsed made his last will and testament in writing hearing date the twenty-first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and therein and thereby did give and bequeath all the lands of which he might stand seized and pofsed of at the time of his decease (including the above amongst other lands) to his son Henry.

 

1830

Anna Maria Will

 

John Sidenstricker was born ____ __________ 1830 at ________ County, Virginia, the son of ___________ and ____________ (_________) Sidenstricker. See 1850 census of Meigs County, Ohio.

Albert Sidenstricker was born ___ ___________ 1830 at ___________ County, Virginia, the son of David and Sarah (Folden) Sidenstricker. See 1850 census of Meigs County, Ohio.

Anna M. Seidenstricker was enumerated in the 1830 Census of Swatara Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. See p 4.

John Silkknetter and Philip Silkknetter were enumerated in the 1830 Census of Barree Township, Huntington County, Pennsylvania. See p 4.

Michael Silknitter was enumerated in the 1830 Census of Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. See p 251.

Henry Silknitter was enumerated in the 1830 Census of Dover Township, York County, Pennsylvania. See p. 302.

George Silknitter was born 5 October 1830 according to the 1850 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania which records his age in 1850 as 20. See National Archives original, Volume 35, p 402.  George Silknitter died 13 October 1914 at __________ , ___________ County, Pennsylvania and is buried in Mount Zion (Mennonite?) cemetery at Bridgeville, Lancaster County. See gravestone inscription which gives birthdate as 5 October 1830.

 

1831

On 21 March 1831, James Steward signed a deed of release to Henry Silknitter, Jr.   "Know all men by these presents that I James Steward, son-in-law and one of the legatees named in the will of Henry Silknitter, senr late of Caernarvon township, Lancaster County ... hereby acknowledge that I have this day had and received of and from Henry Silknitter junr, executor of the testament and last will of said Henry Silknitter, senr, deceased, the sum of two hundred dollars, in full satisfaction and payment ...."  The deed was acknowledged by G. Mitchell, a justice of the peace of Perry County, [Ohio?].  It was recorded 4 April 1831 in Lancaster County deed book T, v 5, p 20.   (See Shuman family history)

Sylvester Hanford Silknitter was born 25 May 1831 at __________ County, Pennsylvania, the son of Michael and Ann (_____?_____) Silknitter.  His birth is recorded in the baptism record of Saint John’s ____________ Church at Compassville, ___________County, Pennsylvania. The baptism was performed by the Reverend Richard W. Morgan.

 

1833

August Philip S______________ died in Falling Spring district of Greenbrier County, Virginia.

 

1834

John Sidenstricker married Sarah Ann Helms 8 December 1834 at Greene County, Ohio. William Cozard, J. P. , performed the ceremony. See Greene County Marriage Records 1803 - 1860, p 135. However, according to this same record, p 259, they were married 17 December 1834.

 

1835

Edward Sidenstricker was born ____ ____________ 1835 at ________, ____________ County, Ohio (?), the son of David and Sarah (Folden) Sidenstricker. See 1850 Census of Meigs County, Ohio. According to the 1860 census, he used the name Green rather than Edward and was born in Virginia.

 

1836

Simon Sidensticker married Juliann Oxley 15 August 1836 at Greene County, Ohio. See Greene County Marriage Records 1803 - 1860, p 269.

 

1837

By patent dated 1 August 1837, _____?______ Silknitter and Catherine his wife of Montgomery County, Ohio acquired 69-56/100 acres.  The index says 80 acres.

 

1840

The following persons were enumerated as heads of families in the 1840 census of Ohio:

 

Name County Township

Henry Sidensticker Greene Bea

John Sidensticker Greene Bea

Simon Sidensticker Greene Bea

See page 232.

 

1843

Elizabeth Sidenstricker was born ____ _____________ 1843 at ________ County, Ohio, the daughter of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Sidenstricker. See 1850 census of Meigs County, Ohio.

Jacob Sidensticker married Ann Fry 21 March 1843 at Greene County, Ohio. See Greene County Marriage Records, p 404. This same record shows Jacob Sidesticker married Diana Fry 23 March 1843. John Lehman, Minister, performed the ceremony. See p 333.

 

1844

Francis Sidenstricker was born ____ ___________ 1844 at ___________ County, Ohio, the son of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Sidenstricker. See 1850 census of Meigs County, Ohio.

Daniel Sidenstick married Mary Huffman 20 June 1844 at Clark County, Ohio. See Clark County Marriage Records, 1818 - 1865, Volume IV, p 27.

 

1846

According to the 2 June 1846 issue of the American Republican of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Jacob Silknitter of Honeybrook township, Chester County, married Miss Elizabeth Russel of Caernarvon township, Lancaster County on 28 May , 1846.   Rev. W.W. Latta officiated.

 

1849

Joel Sidenstricker was born ______ _______________ 1849 at, probably, Meigs County, Ohio, the son of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Sidenstricker. See 1850 census of Meigs County, Ohio.

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Census

1850 Pennsylvania

National Archives Microcopy

Index

p 1

 

Last Name First County Township Page

Seidenbucker Joanna Philadelphia No. Liberties 198

Seidenstricker Caroline Allegheny Pittsburgh 254

Seidenstriker William Allegheny Lawrence 350

Seideustricker Cecilia Allegheny Pittsburgh 256

Sidensticker Peter Philadelphia City Walnut Ward 432

Sidenstricker Philip York Washington 420

Siderstrick Daniel York Washington 420

Sidesticker John Adams Latimore 100

Silknitter Anna Lancaster Caernarvon 398

Silknitter Jacob Lancaster Caernarvon 398

Silknitter Jacob Lancaster Caernarvon 401

Silknitter Lusnanna Lancaster Caernarvon 399

Silknitter Michael Lancaster Caernarvon 398

Silknitter Nelson Lancaster Caernarvon 403

Silknitter Silveris Lancaster Caernarvon 400

Silknittes Cyrus Lancaster Caernarvon 393

Silknitter John Huntington Barree 126

Silknitter John Chester Honeybrook 383

Silknitter John Phiadelphia City Middle Ward 076

Silknitter Philip Huntington Barree 131

Silknitter Rebecca Huntington Barree 134

Silknitter Solomon Huntington Barree 125

Silknitter Willamina Huntington Barree 123

Silknitter George Lancaster Caernarvon 402

No Sitenstricker

No Seydenstricker

Selsicker Henry Lancaster Strasburg 065

 

1850

Samuel Sydenstricker, born about 1813 in Virginia, farmer, and wife Nancy, born about 1814 in Ohio, were enumerated in the 1850 Census of Richland Township, Vinton County, Ohio.

Sebastian Silknitter, age 68, was enumerated in the 1850 Census of Cheshire Township, Gallia County, Ohio with his wife Julia, age 50. According to this record, both were born in Virginia. Sebastian was a farmer with real estate valued at $50.00. Neither could read or write. See p 864.

David Sidenstricker, age 46, was enumerated in the 1850 census of Township 170, Meigs County, Ohio with his wife Elizabeth, age 29, and children Edward, age 15, Elizabeth, age 7, Francis, age 6, and Joel, age 1. John Sidenstricker, age 20, was also household but his relationship to David was not given. David and John were both born in Virginia but the others were born in Ohio. David was a farmer with real estate valued at $700.00. See p ____. Note: Elizabeth Sidenstricker’s maiden name was Brown. She was David’s second wife. His first wife was Sarah Folden.

Albert Sidenstricker, age 20, was enumerated in the 1850 census of Township 170, Meigs County, Ohio in the household of William Wiseman. Another member of this household was Ellen Braley (aka Eleanor Brailey), age 16, who married Albert in 1852. Ellen was a sister of William Wiseman’s wife.

 

1850

George Silknitter, age 20, was enumerated in the 1850 Census of Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. See National Archives original, Volume 35, p 402.

Jacob Silknitter, age 70,

 

1850

Emarillis, See p _____ .

 

1852

Albert Sidenstricker married Eleanor Braley at __________ County, Ohio.

 

1853

Emma Sidenstricker was born ____ _____________ 1853 at ___________ , Meigs County, Ohio, the daughter of Albert and Ellen (Braley) Sidenstricker. See 1860 Census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio.

 

1855

Green Sidenstricker married Leah Boice 23 August 1855 at Meigs County, Ohio. See letter from Mrs. Mare Ruff dated 25 March 1967. She got this from an LDS microfilm transcript.

 

1856

Hartwell and Harvey Sidenstricker, twins, were born ____ __________ 1856 at ____________ , Meigs County, Ohio, the sons of Albert and Ellen (Braley) Sidenstricker. See 1860 Census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio.

 

1857

Hester Sidenstricker was born ____ ___________ 1857 at, probably, Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio, the daughter of Green and Leah (Boice) Sidenstricker. See 1860 Census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio. Note: See 1855 Chronicle for marriage.

 

1858

Jane Sidenstricker was born ___ __________ 1858 at ________, Meigs County, Ohio, the daughter of Albert and Ellen (Braley) Sidenstricker. See 1860 Census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio.

Soloman Flatter married Eliza Ann Sidensticker 6 June 1858 at Greene County, Ohio. Geo. N. Harris, minister, performed the ceremony. See Greene County Marriage Records, p 534.

 

1859

Mary Sidenstricker was born ___ __________ 1859 at, probably, Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio, the daughter of Green and Leah (Boice) Sidensticker. See 1880 Census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio. See 1855 Chronicle for marriages.

 

1860

Elizabeth Sidenstricker, age 18, was enumerated in the 1860 census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio as a member of Martin Ensminger’s household. See National Archives Microcopy T-7, roll 223, p 38. Note: She was a daughter of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Sidenstricker. Martin Ensminger’s wife Emma’s maiden name was Braley.

Albert Sidenstricker, age 30, was enumerated in the 1860 census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio with his wife Ellen, age 27, and children Emma, age 7, Hartwell and Harvey, (twins), age 4, and Jane, age 2. According to this record, he was born in Virginia, while his wife and children wee all born in Ohio. He was a farmer with real estate valued at $300.00. See National Archives Microcopy T-7, roll 223, p 36. Note: Ellen’s maiden name was Braley.

Green Sidenstricker, age 25, was enumerated in the 1860 census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio with his wife Leah, age 26, and children Hester, age 3, and Mary, age 1. According to this record, he was born in Virginia. He was a farmer with real estate valued at $1,500.00. See National Archives microcopy T-7, roll 223, p 38.

Note: He was enumerated in the 1850 census as Edward Sidenstricker, born in Ohio. See 1850 census of Township 178, Meigs County, Ohio. See 1855 Chronicle for marriage of Green and Leah (Boice) Sidenstricker.

 

1862

David Sidenstick married Lydia E. Ellis 8 April 1862 at Clark County, Ohio. See Clark County Marriage Records, 1818 - 1865, Volume IV, p 27.

 

1863

Ezra Knapp married Elizabeth Seidenstricker 22 February 1863 at Meigs County, Ohio. See letter from Mrs. Marc Ruff dated 25 March 1967. She got this record from an LDS microfilm transcript. Note: This may be the same Elizabeth Sidenstricker, age 18, enumerated as a member of Martin Ensminger’s household in the 1860 Census of Rutland Township, Meigs County, Ohio. If so, she was a daughter of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Sidenstricker.

 

1864

On 17 August 1864, Samuel Silknitter, grantor, sold 80 acres in Whitley County, Indiana, to Henry Hantzer for $200.  The property was described as the West 1/2 of SW 1/4 of Section 15, township 32, Range 9.  The deed was recorded 19 September 1864 in Whitley County deed book P, page 8.  The Whitley County courthouse is located at Columbia City, Indiana.

 

1872

Sallie A. Silknitter was baptized 13 July 1872 at Churchtown, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, according to the records of Elverson Methodist Episcopal Church at Elverson, West Nautmeal

Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. According to this record, the "congregation at Churchtown" witnessed the baptism. This was probably an adult baptism though the record does not say so. See p 11.

 

1924

On 9 August 1924, Sara E. Silknitter and Chester G. Ruess of Elverson were married before Reverend C. F. Salkfeld at Covenant Methodist Episcopal Church at Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. See typescript of marriage records, p 18.

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