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Replies: 13
Posted: 8 Nov 2001 5:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Nov 2002 8:24AM GMT
Ancestors of Levi R. Dressler


Generation No. 1

1. Levi R. Dressler, born September 1830 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA; died 1925 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA Buried in Dressler Cem., Clearfield Co., PA. He was the son of 2. John Dressler and 3. Mary Elizabeth Gelnett. He married (1) Julia G. Hall. She was born April 1833, and died 1919 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA Buried in Dressler Cem., Clearfield Co., PA.


Generation No. 2

2. John Dressler, born February 28, 1794 in Snyder County, PA; died August 14, 1856 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA. He was the son of 4. Johann Adam Dressler. He married 3. Mary Elizabeth Gelnett.
3. Mary Elizabeth Gelnett, born December 07, 1795 in Northumberland Co., PA; died May 13, 1885 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA. She was the daughter of 6. Casper Gelnett and 7. Eva Catherina Crumbaugh.

Notes for John Dressler:
One of John and Elizabeth's daughters must have married a Mr. Cunningham. In the 1880 census of Clearfield Co., PA Union Twp., David and Mary Dressler have a man named Ezra Cunningham, aged 22, living with them and helping out on the farm. Info given was that he was a nephew of David.

More About John Dressler:
Place of Burial: Dressler Cemetery, Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

More About Mary Elizabeth Gelnett:
Place of Burial: Dressler Cemetery, Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

Children of John Dressler and Mary Gelnett are:
i. John Dressler, Jr., married Esther LaBorde January 23, 1841 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA; died September 15, 1896 in Coffey Co., Kansas.

More About John Dressler and Esther LaBorde:
Marriage: January 23, 1841, Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA

ii. Joseph Dressler
iii. Lydia Dressler, born 1822; married James Miles February 20, 1848 in Clearfield Co. PA; born 1825 in Clearfield Co. PA.

More About James Miles and Lydia Dressler:
Marriage: February 20, 1848, Clearfield Co. PA

iv. Salome D. Dressler
v. Catherine Dressler, born 1817 in Clearfield County, PA; married Peter H. Booz; born 1811.
vi. David Dressler, born October 10, 1818 in Pennsylvania; died October 23, 1895 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA Buried in Dressler Cem., Clearfield Co., PA; married Mary W.; born May 21, 1819 in Juniata Co., PA; died July 02, 1891 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA Buried in Dressler Cem., Clearfield Co., PA.

Notes for Mary W.:
Tombstone in Dressler Cemetery gives death date as July 2, 1891. Clearfield Co., PA courthouse records give death date as July 2, 1894. She died of heart failure.

1 vii. Levi R. Dressler, born September 1830 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA; died 1925 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA Buried in Dressler Cem., Clearfield Co., PA; married Julia G. Hall.
viii. Jane Dressler, born 1832 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA.
ix. Hannah E. Dressler, born 1846 in Home Camp, Clearfield county, PA; married James B. Clouser July 22, 1858 in Clearfield County, PA; born 1835 in Clearfield Co. PA.

More About James Clouser and Hannah Dressler:
Marriage: July 22, 1858, Clearfield County, PA


Generation No. 3

4. Johann Adam Dressler, died 1821 in Perry Co., PA. He was the son of 8. Johann Peter Dressler.

Child of Johann Adam Dressler is:
2 i. John Dressler, born February 28, 1794 in Snyder County, PA; died August 14, 1856 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA; married Mary Elizabeth Gelnett.

6. Casper Gelnett, born October 18, 1773 in Snyder County, PA; died July 16, 1846 in Centre County or Union County, PA. He was the son of 12. Johann Christian Gelnitz and 13. Maria Elizabeth Stegg. He married 7. Eva Catherina Crumbaugh April 24, 1793 in Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton Co., PA.
7. Eva Catherina Crumbaugh, born July 22, 1776 in Allentown, Lehigh County, PA; died January 16, 1853 in Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of 14. George Heinrich Grumbach and 15. Esther Sewitz, Servitz, Service, Swartz.

Notes for Casper Gelnett:
From a paper compiled by S. G. Dressler, descendent of Jacob and Esther (Gelnett) Dressler in the 1880's:

Casper and Catherine Gelnett are both buried in the Grubb Lutheran Churchyard in Snyder Co., PA.

Casper Gelnett born 18 Oct 1773, died 16 July 1846
s/o Anthony Christian Gelnett, a native of Holland.
Married Catherine Crumbaugh, born 10 Dec 1774 died 16 Jan 1853
d/o John Henry and Maria Crumbaugh

Casper's father (Anthony Christian Gelnett) was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was murdered on his way home after the army was disbanded, the home being in Northhampton Co., PA. The mother was an Irish woman. Upon the father's death the mother took her suckling child (Anthony) and returned to Ireland leaving Philip, Casper, and two or three sisters all in the tender years of childhood, to the charities of a cold and heartless world. Philip Gelnett died in the state of Georgia without issue. What became of this sisters, this compiler never learned.

S. G. Dressler, compiler.

Added: Barbara Gelnett, sister to Caspar, was married to John Reighnem?
(Reesman?)
Catherine Gelnett married to William Mace or Maize.


The info contained in this narrative is not substantiated with any documentation, but it is interesting to note that the Hays family of Elk Co., PA told a similar story about a Father Gelnett disappearing after the Revolutionary War, and the mother disappearing when she went to look for him, thus leaving several orphans. However, I (Sherry Jesberger) was unable to determine just exactly "who" Father Gelnett was.

Notes for Eva Catherina Crumbaugh:
Living with son George Gelnett on 1850 census of Snyder Co., PA Perry Twp, aged 77.

More About Casper Gelnett and Eva Crumbaugh:
Marriage: April 24, 1793, Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton Co., PA

Children of Casper Gelnett and Eva Crumbaugh are:
i. Jeremiah Gelnett, died Unknown in Infancy Buried Grubbs Church, Pennsylvania.
ii. Mary Catherine Gelnett, born May 10, 1794 in Snyder County, PA; died 1873 in Union County, PA; married Michael Cauffman; born February 16, 1793 in Lancaster Co., PA; died April 25, 1855 in Pfoutz Valley , PA..
3 iii. Mary Elizabeth Gelnett, born December 07, 1795 in Northumberland Co., PA; died May 13, 1885 in Union Twp., Clearfield Co., PA; married John Dressler.
iv. Catherine Eve Gelnett, born September 04, 1797 in Northumberland Co., PA; died October 04, 1875 in Kersey, Elk Co., Fox Twp., PA1; married Edward Hays; born February 15, 1797 in Juniata Co., PA; died September 08, 1841 in Kersey, Elk Co., Fox Twp., PA1.

More About Catherine Eve Gelnett:
Place of Burial: Ridge Cemetery, Fox Twp., Elk Co., PA

More About Edward Hays:
Place of Burial: Ridge Cemetery, Fox Twp., Elk Co., PA

v. Phillip Gelnett, born 1798 in Northumberland Co., PA; died November 01, 1881 in Sandy Twp., Clearfield Co., PA Buried Gelnett Cemetery; married Rachel Snyder; born 1805 in Pennsylvania; died March 12, 1882 in Sandy Twp., Clearfield Co., PA Buried Gelnett Cemetery..

Notes for Rachel Snyder:
In the book, The Hills of Home, by Jennie Smith Dixon, Rachel Snyder Gelnett is told to be the niece of Governor Simon Snyder of Selinsgrove, PA.

vi. Susanna Gelnett, born 1803 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; married Jacob Rathfon; born 1803 in Pennsylvania.

More About Jacob Rathfon:
Resided 1: 1850, Perry Twp., Snyder Co., PA

vii. Lydia Gelnett, born July 29, 1804 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; died September 11, 1883 in Union County, PA Perry Township; married Abner Hornberger; born 1801 in Pennsylvania.
viii. Jacob Gelnett, born 1805 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; died Unknown in Sabula, Clearfield Co., PA; married Leah Henry; born 1811 in Pennsylvania; died Unknown in Sabula, Clearfield Co., PA.
ix. John Gelnett, born March 26, 1806 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; died 1881; married (1) Catherine; born July 09, 1809 in Snyder County, PA; married (2) Catherine; born November 01, 1828 in Snyder County, PA.

More About John Gelnett:
Resided 1: 1850, Perry Twp., Snyder Co., PA

x. Jonathan Gelnett, born February 10, 1810 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; died April 08, 1885 in Snyder Co., PA; married Anna Maria Brugger; born November 07, 1815 in Contonorgow, Switzerland; died 1874 in Snyder Co., PA.
xi. Barbara Gelnett, born 1811 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; married William Sholley.
xii. Sarah Gelnett, born August 05, 1813 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; died March 24, 1888 in Clearfield County, PA; married Daniel L. Bauman; born October 04, 1813 in Union County, PA; died November 20, 1893 in Clearfield County, PA.
xiii. George Gelnett, born November 07, 1815 in Perry Twp., Snyder Co., PA; died September 08, 1889; married Mary Strausser 1835 in Union County, PA; born 1821.

More About George Gelnett and Mary Strausser:
Marriage: 1835, Union County, PA

xiv. Esther Gelnett, born 1817 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; died 1879; married Jacob Dressler.
xv. Hannah Gelnett, born July 13, 1819 in Perry Twp., Union Co., PA; died May 23, 1909 in Richfield, Juniata Co., PA; married Peter Garman; born 1817 in Pennsylvania.

More About Peter Garman:
Also Known As: Peter German
Resided 1: 1850, Perry Twp., Snyder Co., PA


Generation No. 4

8. Johann Peter Dressler

Child of Johann Peter Dressler is:
4 i. Johann Adam Dressler, died 1821 in Perry Co., PA.

12. Johann Christian Gelnitz, born Bet. 1733 - 1734 in Zernin, Mecklinburg-schwerin, Germany.. He was the son of 24. Christoffer Goelnitz and 25. Dorothea Kolpien. He married 13. Maria Elizabeth Stegg May 11, 1761 in Lebanon, PA by Rev. Casper Stover..
13. Maria Elizabeth Stegg

More About Johann Christian Gelnitz:
Christening: May 04, 1734, Zernin, Mecklinburg-schwerin, Germany.

More About Johann Gelnitz and Maria Stegg:
Marriage: May 11, 1761, Lebanon, PA by Rev. Casper Stover.

Child of Johann Gelnitz and Maria Stegg is:
6 i. Casper Gelnett, born October 18, 1773 in Snyder County, PA; died July 16, 1846 in Centre County or Union County, PA; married Eva Catherina Crumbaugh April 24, 1793 in Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton Co., PA.

14. George Heinrich Grumbach, born December 08, 1745 in Oberhochstadt, Germany. He was the son of 28. Conrad Grumbach, Crumbaugh and 29. Anna Catherina Dorr. He married 15. Esther Sewitz, Servitz, Service, Swartz.
15. Esther Sewitz, Servitz, Service, Swartz

Child of George Grumbach and Esther Sewitz is:
7 i. Eva Catherina Crumbaugh, born July 22, 1776 in Allentown, Lehigh County, PA; died January 16, 1853 in Pennsylvania; married Casper Gelnett April 24, 1793 in Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton Co., PA.


Generation No. 5

24. Christoffer Goelnitz He married 25. Dorothea Kolpien January 18, 1725/26 in Zernin, Mecklinburg-Schwerin, Germany.
25. Dorothea Kolpien

More About Christoffer Goelnitz and Dorothea Kolpien:
Marriage: January 18, 1725/26, Zernin, Mecklinburg-Schwerin, Germany

Child of Christoffer Goelnitz and Dorothea Kolpien is:
12 i. Johann Christian Gelnitz, born Bet. 1733 - 1734 in Zernin, Mecklinburg-schwerin, Germany; married Maria Elizabeth Stegg May 11, 1761 in Lebanon, PA by Rev. Casper Stover..

28. Conrad Grumbach, Crumbaugh, born 1710 in Oberhochstadt, Germany; died January 25, 1781 in Lehigh County, PA. He was the son of 56. Johann Krummbach. He married 29. Anna Catherina Dorr January 22, 1731/32 in Oberhochstadt, Germany.
29. Anna Catherina Dorr She was the daughter of 58. Daniel Dorr.

More About Conrad Grumbach and Anna Dorr:
Marriage: January 22, 1731/32, Oberhochstadt, Germany

Children of Conrad Grumbach and Anna Dorr are:
i. Eva Catherina Grumbach, born October 27, 1737 in Oberhochstadt, Germany; died Unknown in Infancy.
ii. Eva Catherina Grumbach, born June 17, 1739 in Oberhochstadt, Germany.
iii. Johann Adam Grumbach, born January 20, 1741/42 in Oberhochstadt, Germany.
iv. Anna Maria Grumbach, born July 08, 1744 in Oberhochstadt, Germany.
14 v. George Heinrich Grumbach, born December 08, 1745 in Oberhochstadt, Germany; married Esther Sewitz, Servitz, Service, Swartz.


Generation No. 6

56. Johann Krummbach, born December 04, 1667 in Duttweiller, Germany. He was the son of 112. Christian Grumbach and 113. Anna Catharina Klein.

Child of Johann Krummbach is:
28 i. Conrad Grumbach, Crumbaugh, born 1710 in Oberhochstadt, Germany; died January 25, 1781 in Lehigh County, PA; married Anna Catherina Dorr January 22, 1731/32 in Oberhochstadt, Germany.

58. Daniel Dorr

Child of Daniel Dorr is:
29 i. Anna Catherina Dorr, married Conrad Grumbach, Crumbaugh January 22, 1731/32 in Oberhochstadt, Germany.


Generation No. 7

112. Christian Grumbach, born in Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of 224. Nicolai Grumbach. He married 113. Anna Catharina Klein June 07, 1664 in Duttweiller, Germany.
113. Anna Catharina Klein, born in Duttweiller, Germany. She was the daughter of 226. Johannes Klein.

More About Christian Grumbach and Anna Klein:
Marriage: June 07, 1664, Duttweiller, Germany

Child of Christian Grumbach and Anna Klein is:
56 i. Johann Krummbach, born December 04, 1667 in Duttweiller, Germany.


Generation No. 8

224. Nicolai Grumbach, born in Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland; died Bef. 1664 in Duttweiller, Germany.

Child of Nicolai Grumbach is:
112 i. Christian Grumbach, born in Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland; married Anna Catharina Klein June 07, 1664 in Duttweiller, Germany.

226. Johannes Klein

Child of Johannes Klein is:
113 i. Anna Catharina Klein, born in Duttweiller, Germany; married Christian Grumbach June 07, 1664 in Duttweiller, Germany.


Endnotes

1. Gravestone.


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