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51 a member of the State militia, with the rank of brigadier general. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1817 as a lieutenant. HAMMOND, Gen. Robert Hanna (I589)
 
52 It may have been mumps or chicken pox, both of which can cause hearing loss. CHAPIN, Benneville Haag (I996)
 
53 The building, the gift of Dr. W. H. Doane, is comparatively new, being completed in the summer of 1909. These homes are intended as real homes for the children, where they may have the best of care with a pleasant home life during the years they are attending the elementary and high schools. LESLIE, Donald Alexander (I798)
 
54 "Enochsons on Delaware" article by George E. McCracken printed in "The American Genealogist" in Apr.-Oct. 1961?

Her probable maiden name Stressinger/Stiessinger, doesn't appear mentioned until after she married Andris Souplis, but she and Andris had to have been married in the U.S., not in Europe, as Gertrude and her first husband, Garrett Enochson, were married somewhere in Europe, as their first son Enoch Enochson was b. ca. 1670 probably in Europe and the Enochsons didn't come to U.S. until after 1677, as his name is not on the 1677 Tax list. Garrett bought land May 29, 1683 in Kingsessing Twp., Philadelphia Co., Pa. They had 9 possible children and he died before July 2, 1696.

Their known children:
1. Enoch born ca. 1670 probably in Europe married Susannah Friend
2. David married Eneanor Steelman ca. 1721 and he died after 1737 near
Wilmington, Del.
3. John married Brigitta Jestenburg ca. 1689
4. Henry married Susanna
5. Catherine married ____ Smith
6. Mary married Henry Griffith
7. Elizabeth married 8/11/1720 Jacob Supplee her step brother and she died
1/1/1748 or 49
8. Gertrude
9. Julianna 
MANSSON, Goetra (I4557)
 
55 (indexed as Kamer) KRAUSER, John E. (I940)
 
56 (indexed as Olda) OLDS, Otto Earl (I6644)
 
57 (no stone) GACKELER, John A. Jr. (I1802)
 
58 1850 and 1860 census, lived with parents in Branch and Kent Co. In 1870 he
was married and living in the 2nd Ward, Grand Rapids, and was a laborer. In
1880 they lived in Aetna Twp., Mecosta Co., next door to William Hill, Jr.,
and Charles and Etta Warner. John was a farmer. The census says that he had
a crippled hand. In 1888, their daughter, Annie, died of Scarlet Fever.
John's address was: Washington St., Morley. Annie's death record says that
her mother was dead. 
HILL, John Wesley (I2276)
 
59 1850 and 1860, Homer living with parents in Branch and Kent Counties. In 1870
he is married, with 2 children, and living in Grand Rapids, MI, Ward 2. In
1879 he is in Grand Fork, S.D., and remarried. In the 1890's he is living in
Clinton, Iowa, where 2 more children are born. His address was: 114 North 3rd
St., Clinton, Iowa. Physical description: 5'-6", dark complected, gray eyes,
dark hair. Occupation: farmer and machinist. 
HILL, Homer Rud (I2275)
 
60 1850 and 1860, living with parents in Branch and Kent Counties.
1880 through 1884, living in Aetna Twp., Mecosta Co., MI, according to census
and land records. 
HILL, William Jr. (I2272)
 
61 1910 census of Riverside, CA. Source (S1188)
 
62 1920 and 1930 census for Los Angeles, CA Source (S1201)
 
63 1930 census for Riverside, CA. Source (S1190)
 
64 4th son of Maj.Isaac Lyman was man of cultur,of fine figure,and commanding
person,and brilliant parts. He graduated at the Med. Coll.,in
Philadelphia in his 21st year. He engaged in mereautile, in addition to
his professional buiness,and by fraudulent friends became near the close
of life,reduced in his cereumstaces.He died at the age of 56
years,Sept./3/1854, of a lingering consumption. 
LYMAN, Dr.Harry (I2602)
 
65

BIOGRAPHY from Bells History of Northumberland Co., 1891:
JOHN HAAG, deceased, was a native of Berks county, Pennsylvania, and after marrying Mary Knauss, of that county, he moved in 1836 to Turbut township, Northumberland county, where he followed farming until his death in 1867; his widow survived him until 1882, and they were consistent members of the Lutheran church and the parents of seven children: John, deceased; Catharine, deceased; B. K.; Elizabeth, deceased; Rebecca, who married William Balliet and lives in Montour county, Pennsylvania; Hettie, wife of William Gouger, also of Montour county, and Sarah, deceased. 
HAAG, John (I257)
 
66

BIOGRAPHY:
Abraham Fretz (Deacon), born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Mar. 30, 1769, died Mar. 7, 1844. Married Magdalena Kratz (daughter of John Kratz, of Hilltown), Apr. 30, 1793. She was born Aug. 30, 1776, died Jan. 9, 1840. He lived and died on the Old Fretz homestead, in Bedminster Twp. The farm consisting of about 255 acres he inherited from his father. He was an honest, upright citizen, a conscientious Christian, and much esteemed by the community in which he lived. It is related that while he was working in the field one day, a man rode up, and seeing his fine cows, wanted to buy one, but he did not want to sell. The man however insisted and asked him to set a price. He then thought that if he should ask double what the cow was worth, the man would leave without buying. But contrary to his expectation, the man laid down the money and drove the cow off. After the man was gone, he talked the matter over with his wife, and they decided it was "usury." So he mounted a horse, rode after the man, and gave him back half of the money, saying, "I don't want to be damned for a cow." He and his wife were members of the Mennonite church at Deep Run, of which he was for many years a deacon. Children: Anna, Rebecca, Jacob, Christian, John, Isaac, Martin, Elizabeth, Barbara, Abraham. 
FRETZ, Abraham (I428)
 
67

BIOGRAPHY:
Abraham Fretz was born in Bucks Co., Pa., about 1736. He lived on a farm consisting of 226 acres, situated in the eastern part of Bedminster Twp., now known as "Fretz' Valley," and now owned by Philip K., and Reed Fretz. Abraham Fretz Sr., purchased said farm of one Fell, in 1757. Whom he married, and the date of his death, we have been unable to learn. He and his wife were, in all probability, members of the Mennonite church and buried at Deep Run. Their children were: Agnes, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Abraham. 
FRETZ, Abraham (I422)
 
68

BIOGRAPHY:
Agnes Fretz, born in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Sept. 13, 1759; died-. Married Abraham Bewighouse. Occupation, farmer. Mennonites. They lived on the farm now owned by John Deihl, near Joseph Sine, in Bedminster Twp. Children: Daniel, Barbara, Christian, John, Mary. 
FRETZ, Agnes (I424)
 
69

BIOGRAPHY:
ANTHONY ESCHBACH learned the blacksmith trade, which occupation he followed. He was married in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, to Barbara Romig, and their children were: Jonathan; David; Jacob; John; Anthony; Catharine; Sarah, and Elizabeth B. In the fall of 1804 Anthony, Jr., and his father traveled on horseback from Lehigh to Northumberland county, and together purchased a tract of three hundred forty-seven acres of land in Turbut township for twenty-six dollars fifty cents per acre. In the spring of 1805 they moved their families over the mountains and settled upon the same, building a log house sixteen by twenty feet, one story high. They were one of the early families of the county, and endured the privations and hardships of the pioneer. The only child living of Anthony, Jr., is Eliza­beth, Mrs. Balliet, of Lockport, New York. Anthony Eschbach was one of the early members of the Paradise Reformed church, helped to organize the same, and served as elder for many years. 
ESHBACH, Anthony (I154)
 
70

BIOGRAPHY:
Barbara Fretz, born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., in 1773; died about 1821. Married Henry Fretz, for her first husband. (See Index of References No. 62). For her second husband she married Henry Hockman. Farmer. Lived on the farm now occupied by Rev. A. M. Fretz. Mennonites. Children: Mary, Christian, Barbara, Abraham, Veronica. 
FRETZ, Barbara (I430)
 
71

BIOGRAPHY:
CHARLES L. HAUSE, a business man of Milton, where he has been established in the plumbing and heating line since 1896, is a native of that place, born Nov. 22, 1870, son of John B. Hause. Mr. Hause's great-grandfather was born in either Berks or Northampton county, Pa., where he lived and died. He was a farmer by occupation. The family is of German extraction. Among the children of the great grandparents were the following: Mr. Jacob Beck, who died in White Deer Valley, Lycoming Co., Pa., leaving a family of eleven children; Frederick, of Catawissa, a mill­er, died there (he had a small family); Mrs. Sipe, who died in Northampton, county (she had one son, Lewis, now, deceased); Peter, who lived and died near Philadelphia; and Henry C.

Charles L. Hause received his education in the public schools of Milton. In 1892 he went to Lock Haven, Pa., where he served a full appren­ticeship at his trade, and in 1895 he went thence to Philadelphia, where he was employed at his trade about seven months. Business there being slack, he came to Shamokin, Northumberland county, where he followed his trade for six months, at the end of that time returning to Milton, where he has since been located. On March 2, 1896, he entered into partnership with E. F. Colvin, and they opened a place of business at No. 124 South Front street, Milton. This partnership was dis­solved by mutual consent the 2nd of August, following, Mr. Hause purchasing Mr. Colvin's in­terest and continuing the business at the same stand for several years. In April, 1907, he moved into the new home which he had built at No. 119 Elm street, his new storeroom adjoining his resi­dence; the store is neat and well arranged, and there is a commodious shop at the rear well equipped for all the needs of the business. He has built up an excellent and profitable trade by close application to business and satisfactory work for all his patrons, and he is a self-made man in the best sense of the word. Fraternally he is well known in the neighborhood, belonging to Lodge No. 184, I. O. O. F., of Milton; to the Knights of the Golden Eagle, and to Lodge No. 913, B. P. O. Elks, and Milton Lodge No. 256, F. & A. M.

In 1902 Mr. Hause married Bertha Gibson, daughter of Henry and Jane (Thomas) Gibson, of Limestoneville, Pa., granddaughter of Joseph Gibson, great-granddaughter of Henry Gibson and the great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Gibson. Mr. and Mrs. Hause are members of Trinity Lutheran Church at Milton. 
HAUSE, Charles L. (I4405)
 
72

BIOGRAPHY:
Christian Fretz, (son of Weaver John) was born in 1734. He married Barbara Oberholtzer in 1757. She was born Nov. 20, 1737. Their married life ran through a course of forty-six years. He died May 1, 1803. His wife survived him twenty years, and died May 8, 1823. It is a noteworthy fact that at the time of her death, she was the mother of twelve children, had a hundred and nine grand children, and a hundred and three great grand children. Previous to his father's death, Christian, and his brother Isaac, lived on what is known as the Isaac Fretz' homestead, situated in Tinicum Twp., now owned by Henry F. Myers. He was one of the executors of his father's estate, and inherited the old homestead in Bedminster under the conditions previously mentioned in the will, and where he subsequently lived and died. To the homestead he added by purchase from his son John, the tract known as the "Poor Fields," in 1793, and which consisted of about 30 acres. He and his wife were members of the Mennonite church, and worshiped in the ever memorable Old Stone Church at Deep Run, which was the oldest Mennonite congregation in Bucks county. In his day the Indians were yet quite numerous, and often quite troublesome. It is related that he had a very fine horse, to which the Indians took a particular fancy, and wanted to buy, but he would not sell it. The Indians however, determining to gain possession of the horse, came by night and stole it. Some time after, he ascertained where the horse was, and went to the Indian camp, arriving at evening, and seeing the horse turned out to pasture, he cencealed himself until slumber had fallen upon the inhabitants of the wigwam. The Indians had a custom of just before retiring for the night, to go outside of their wigwarns and shout and make a great noise to frighten away the wild beasts. Knowing this to be the signal for retiring, be waited until he thought they were sound asleep, and then entered the lot, secured the horse, and returned home with it. It is also related that his son Joseph had a very fine young horse, and that during the Revolutionary war, when Washington's Army was encamped below Newtown, that foraging teams, accompanied by an officer on horseback, came to Christian Fretz's place for hay for the army, that the officer saw the horse, and in conversation with the foragemen, said it was a fine horse, that he would try and buy it, but if he could not buy it, he would have it anyway. The conversation between the officer and men was overheard by one of Christian's daughters, who ran to the house and told her brother, who was sitting at the loom weaving. As the officer was coming to the house by the front way, to see him about the horse, he not wishing to part with it, leaped through the window, ran to the barn by the back way unobserved by the officer, mounted the horse, and rode towards the Haycock Mountain. The officer however saw him as he dashed away with the horse, and followed some distance until he lost track of him. He rode the horse up through the wilderness country, a part of the time fording up the streams to cover his tracks and hid the horse at the place now known as Shellenberger's mill. A few days later the officer came again to Christian's place, and told him that he would have that horse.
The next day, however, Christian accompanied by a neighbor went to the Encampment at Newtown, and laid the matter before the General in command. The General gave him a writing of protection, told him not to trouble himself about the horse, and if the officer should come around again, to hand him that paper. In a few days the officer came the second time, and very impudently made demands for the horse, whereupon Christian handed him the paper from the General in command. He looked it over, dropped it and left. Among the relics of Christian Fretz's home is a table now owned by Mrs. Lapp, who lives at the Doylestown Mennonite meeting house, which was used in his family, and on which he, being a wealthy man, counted his money. The table was bought at the public sale of Christian Fretz's effects by Joseph Wisler, and is now in possession of his daughter, Mrs. Lapp. The children of Christian and Barbara Fretz, in the order of their birth are, viz: John, Agnes, Joseph, Henry, Martin, Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, Barbara, Christian, Mary, Elizabeth. 
FRETZ, Christian (I126)
 
73

BIOGRAPHY:
Daniel Koch, one of the brothers of Adam Koch, was born in Northampton county, Pa. When a young man he came to Chillisquaque township, Northumberland county, following farming there until his removal to Milton, where he died; he is buried in the Upper cemetery. Mr. Koch married Christiana Bachman, and they were the parents of the following children: Joseph went out West, where he died; Rachel married Samuel Reichelderfer; Kate married William Ritter; Charles is mentioned below; Samuel died at Washingtonville, Pa.; Levi moved to the West and died in Iowa; Priscilla died at Muncy, Pa., and is buried at Milton; Anna married Anthony Hipp. 
KOCH, Daniel (I860)
 
74

BIOGRAPHY:
DAVID ESCHBACH was born in Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, in 1802, son of Anthony, and removed with him to Turbut township in 1805. He ac­quired his education at the schools of the township. In 1824 he married Elizabeth Rishel, of Chillisquaque township, who died in 1844. Their chil­dren were: David, deceased; Edward, of Frederick City, Maryland; Clarissa, wife of Benjamin Shaffer, of Kansas, and Elizabeth, wife of William S. Klapp, of Milton. He was again married, in September, 1845, to Sarah, daughter of Philip Eschbach, by whom he had the following children: Seth, a merchant of Milton; I. A., of Turbut township; Henry Clay, a physician of Iowa, and Daniel Elmer, a real estate agent of Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Eschbach became one of the prominent farmers of the township, and was also an extensive lumber manufacturer. He was a member of the Paradise Reformed church, in which he served as elder many years and until his death. Politically he was a Republican, and filled the office of school director a number of terms. He was one of the directors of the Lewisburg Bank, and later a director in the Milton National Bank, which office he held at the time of his death. He died in February, 1879; his wife survives him, and lives near the homestead farm. 
ESHBACH, David (I609)
 
75

BIOGRAPHY:
Elizabeth Fretz was born on the old Fretz homestead, in Bedminster Twp., Pa., July 19, 1739; Married Jacob Kolb , May 22, 1760. He was born Apr. 16, 1737. They at first lived in Tinicum Twp., and afterwards moved to Hilltown Twp., near Blooming Glen, where many of their descendants still live. Farmer. Mennonites. Children: Isaac, John, Gertrude, Jacob, Abraham, Deilman, Henry, Elizabeth, Barbara, Catharine. 
FRETZ, Elizabeth (I423)
 
76

BIOGRAPHY:
Elizabeth Fretz, born in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Oct. 20, 1780; died Feb. 29, 1828. Married Abraham Meyer, Nov. 21, 1809. He was born Apr. 21, 1784. Previous to his marriage, he was a mason, but after marriage purchased and worked a 100 acre farm in Salford. They were people of excellent worth, and much esteemed by all, and were members of the Mennonite church. Children: Mary, Isaac, Christian, Abraham, Anna, Elizabeth, Barbara. 
FRETZ, Elizabeth (I433)
 
77

BIOGRAPHY:
George Hartman was born in Berks county, Pa., near the Lehigh county line, and moved thence to Columbia county, where he made his first settlement in Frosty Valley, near Buckhorn. In 1838 he bought a farm in Turbut township, Northumberland county, near Milton, property now owned by the Heinens, but he never moved to this place, dying in Columbia county, where he is buried, at Bloomsburg. His children were: William, Joseph, Jacoby, Samuel, Kate (married Jacob Hartzell) and Mrs. Bissy. 
HARTMAN, George (I4576)
 
78

BIOGRAPHY:
GEORGE W. HAAG, deceased, was in the em­ploy of what is now the American Car & Foundry Company, of Milton, for over thirty-six years, having entered the establishment when a young man. He was in charge of the air brake depart­ment (of which he was the head, at the time of his death) before the present company assumed ownership of the plant. He was a skilled me­chanic, a master in his line, as his long continuance in a responsible capacity with one place proves.

He was born June 16, 1842, and was a pupil in the public schools of Turbut town­ship in his early boyhood, later attending the McEwensville Academy and also the Milton Academy. He worked on his father's farm until1873, at which time he came to Milton and en­tered upon his apprenticeship to the machinist's trade, which proved to be his life work. He began his employment at this line with Murray, Dougal & Co., and when the plant was sold to the American Car & Foundry Company, its present owners, he continued in charge of the airbrake department, in which capacity he was engaged until his death.

During the Civil war Mr. Haag served in the Union army as a member of Company B, 131st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was twice wounded, being shot in the breast and side at the battle of Fredericksburg; he was taken to Point Lookout hospital. He was a member of Henry Wilson Post, No. 129, G. A. R., of Milton, and of the Royal Arcanum at Milton. Mr. Haag died Aug. 27, 1910, and was buried at the upper ceme­tery, Milton, Pa.

On Dec. 8, 1864, Mr. Haag married Susan Leinbach, daughter of John B. Leinbach, of Lewis township, Northumberland county, and they were the parents of two children: George W., who mar­ried Rae Mervine (she died Aug. 23, 1907, leaving one son Burritt); and Margaret, at home. Mrs. Haag and her children are members of the Reformed Church at Milton, but Mr. Haag held membership in the Lutheran Church. 
HAAG, George Washington (I827)
 
79

BIOGRAPHY:
HARRISON H. HARTMAN, a lifelong resi­dent of Turbut township, Northumberland county, occupying the home place where his father settled about three quarters of a century ago, was born there March 5, 1866, son of Jacoby Hartman. He attended the public schools of his native place and worked with his fa­ther until the latter's death, giving the greater part of his time to the supervision of the farm, which has been well kept up all these years. The fine brick residence on the place, now occupied by himself and his two sisters Sallie and Hettie, was built by their father in 1878. These three are the only surviving members of this large family. They are among the most respected members of the com­munity and bear worthily a name which has long been well represented in this section. 
HARTMAN, Harrison H. (I4238)
 
80

BIOGRAPHY:
He founded a church in Woolam, MO in 1858. 
RAHN, Rev. Herman Ulrich (I5743)
 
81

BIOGRAPHY:
He lived previous to, and at the time of his father's death, in Haycock Twp., Pa., on the Tohickon, where he owned and ran a mill. He afterwards moved below Doylestown.
In 1800 he emigrated to Canada with all of his family except his daughter Barbara, who married Jacob Silvius, and remained with her family in Bucks Co., and Moses, who went out to Canada the year previous. The journey to Canada was in wagons, and on foot. The old people rode and the younger members of the family walked. It is said that Mrs. Hipple carried her child all the way to Canada on foot.
The journey was a very tedious one, through the thinly settled wilderness. In some places they had to cut a road through the forests, and for lack of bridges they had to ford the streams. Thus on their way they experienced many inconveniences and hardships. On one occasion near the close of the day, something broke about the wagon, without the repair of which they could not proceed, so one of the boys took a horse from the wagon, rode back twenty miles to the nearest blacksmith shop where the iron was repaired, and returned arriving at early dawn, when the horse was put to the wagon, and the journey continued. An incident which will serve to show the spirit of John Fretz, occurred during his residence in Pennsylvania. It was during the early days of the Revolution. The patriot army being somewhat destitute of arms, the soldiers went from house to house collecting guns for the army, from the settlers. On coming to his house they asked for his gun. He took the weapon from its accustomed place, and replied to the soldiers saying, "Yes, you can have my gun, but I'll keep hold of the butt end of it." In 1801, the first Mennonite church was established in Canada - known as Moyer's church. Of this church he was ordained Deacon in 1801, being the first Deacon of the Mennonite church in Canada.
Among the relics retained of the home of John Fretz, is a barrel churn of white cedar, made by him in Bucks Co., Pa., ninety-four years ago (1796) for his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Abraham Grobb, and is now owned by John Grobb, grandson of Eliza-beth. His children are: Manasseh, Barbara, Abraham, Ephraim, Judith, Moses, Anna, Diana, Sarah and Elizabeth. 
FRETZ, John (I420)
 
82

BIOGRAPHY:
He was a pastor in Schwamendingen and Rorbus, Switzerland. 
RAHN, Rev. Detrich (I5749)
 
83

BIOGRAPHY:
He was a pastor in Sulgen and Aawangen, Switzerland. 
RAHN, Rev. Johann Heinrich (I5747)
 
84

BIOGRAPHY:
Henry Fretz, born in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa, Feb. 17, 1763; died Oct. 9, 1820. Married Anna Krout, May 13, 1784. She was born Sept., 1764; died Jan. 22, 1806. Farmer. They lived in Bedminster Twp., on the farms now owned and occupied by John and Abraham Bewighouse. He was called, "Hurrying Hen," from his habit of hurrying, or urging his men who were working for him. Mennonites. He was married to a second wife named Beidler. No issue. Children by the first wife were: Elizabeth, Barbara, Christian, Mary, Sarah, Agnes, Abraham, Joseph, Annie, Henry, John. 
FRETZ, Henry (I426)
 
85

BIOGRAPHY:
Horatio Nelson Gage and his wife Elizabeth established a ranch in 1873, near the mouth of Duck Creek on the north side of Yellowstone, near the hot springs. Since the area was often subject to Indian attack, Gage dug a series of four tunnels leading out in different directions from his cabin. At the end of each tunnel, he constructed a porthole from which he could check the approach of a potential enemy. Evidently, the scheme worked. In 1877, he built a stage stop to accommodate stagecoach passengers on the line from Miles City to Bozeman, complete with saloon and restaurant, the first in the region. The following year, however, Nelson Gage had a fatal heart attack, leaving Elizabeth with seven children to rear. The widow took over Gage Station and began to farm the homestead as well as invest in cattle. Another family tragedy occurred the year after Nelson Gage died; their son Stephen drowned in the Yellowstone trying to save Nelson Story's foreman and a colt; all perished. Their bodies were not found for five months. The Gages had more troubles; son John accidentally shot brother Horatio in the stomach; he died a few minutes later. Grief stricken, John died within a few months. Elizabeth Gage also lost two daughters who died in Helena. The two surviving children, Josephine and Dora, both married and lived nearby. In January 1882, high winds caused flying sparks to burn down the Gage establishment. Knowing that construction of the railroad was imminent, the Gages rebuilt some of the buildings and opened a road house. 
GAGE, Horatio Nelson (I5041)
 
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BIOGRAPHY:
Isaac Fretz, born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.. Feb. 12, 1771; died Nov. 1, 1843. Married Susanna Kratz, of Hilltown Twp. May 28, 1793. She was born Sept. 3, 1775; died Mar. 20, 1798. Children: Abraham, Enos, Susanna. In the year 1800, Isaac married his second wife, Veronica Kratz, of Skippack, Montgomery Co. She was born Oct. 28 1778; died 13, 1821. Children: John, Elizabeth, Jacob, Isaac, William, Mahlon, Mary, Samuel. In 1822 Isaac married his third wife, Betsey Landis. She was born Nov. 16, 1799; died Feb. 13, 1887. In early life Isaac Fretz followed the vocation of farmer. He owned and lived on the farm in Tinicum Twp. now owned and occupied by Henry F. Myers. He also for a time had teams on the road freighting goods from Philadelphia to Easton, Bethlehem, and Nazareth, with an occasional visit to Pittsburg and other points west. During his absence from home Mar. 4, 1804, his barn was struck by lightning and burned. On this occasion his wife Veronica, displayed heroic energy, in rescuing horses and cattle from the burning building, and undoubtedly would have perished herself in the flames, had she not at last been held back by the neighbors. In spite of all efforts to rescue the cattle from the flames, one horse and fourteen (some say 21) head of cattle perished. In 1815, Isaac built what is now known as the Fretz Valley Mill, on the Tohickon Creek, and in addition to farming operated the mill. During his busy life he succeeded to competency, and accumulated nearly 300 acres of land. He and wives were members of the Mennonite church. He, however, respected all denominations, and would never (without reproof) allow any one in his presence to speak lightly of any church, or church ordinance. 
FRETZ, Isaac (I429)
 
87

BIOGRAPHY:
Jacob Fretz born in Bucks Co., Pa., Jan. 1, 1767; died Jan. 12, 1799. Married Elizabeth Kratz, Nov. 6, 1787. She was born in 1768. Resided in Solebury, at the place known as Fleecydale. Fuller and Dyer. Children: Philip, Barbara, Christian, Elizabeth, Mary. 
FRETZ, Jacob (I427)
 
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BIOGRAPHY:
Jacob Fretz was born in Bucks Co., Pa., about 1732, and was buried in the Old Mennonite graveyard, at Deep Run. About 1755, he was married to Catharine Nash. They at first lived on a farm in Tinicum Twp., near Erwinna, later known as the Ervine place, he having sold it to a man by the name of Ervine. It afterwards came into the hands of the Stovers. After he sold his farm near Erwinna, he purchased a farm in Bedminster Twp., where he lived and died, and where his son Joseph (known as Big Joe) also lived and died; after which it was sold to Isaac Detweiler, and is now owned and occupied by Aaron Yerger. The farm originally extended back to the Tohickon. Jacob and his wife were in all probability members of the Mennonite Church at Deep Run. Children: Elizabeth, Abraham, John, Hannah, Barbara, Magdalena, Jacob, William, Joseph, Isaac. 
FRETZ, Jacob (I421)
 
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BIOGRAPHY:
Jacoby Hartman was born April 21, 1816, in Springfield, Bucks Co., Pa., and received a fair education in the common schools of his home local­ity. When a young man of about twenty he came to Northumberland county, and here did farm work for others until he bought a place of his own, a fine farm in Turbut township, near Milton, on East Broadway, containing ninety-six acres of val­uable land. He lived on this place, and was active­ly engaged in its cultivation, until his death, which occurred April 9, 1879; he is buried in Harmony cemetery at Milton. Mr. Hartman was self-made and became one of the most prosperous farmers of his district, where he was universally respected. He was deeply interested in religious matters, a prom­inent member of the First Lutheran Church at Milton, which he supported liberally, also taking an active part in its work and enterprises. In po­litical opinion he was a Republican, but not active in party matters. On Oct.13, 1842, Mr. Hartman was married in Northumberland county to Elizabeth Haag, a na­tive of Berks county, born Nov. 13, 1823, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Knauss) Haag. Mrs. Hartman died Feb. 11, 1880, the mother of the following children: William, John, Mary, Emma, Sallie A., Hettie M., Harrison H., and two sons who died in infancy. 
HARTMAN, Jacoby (I882)
 
90

BIOGRAPHY:
JOHN B. LEINBACH, father of Mrs. George W. Haag, was born Sept. 9, 1815, in Northumberland county, and his family was also settled in Berks county from an early day. His grandfather, Henry Leinbach, a native of Berks county, came to Lewis township, Northumberland county, in 1800, and purchased a farm. Henry Leinbach, son of Henry, was born Oct. 5, 1784, and died Feb. 7, 1829. He married Mary Barnhart, born March 15, 1789, who died Sept. 30, 1846. They reared a family of eight children: Daniel, Henry, John B., Benneville, Sarah (married George Hittle), Mary (married F. H. Carver), Elizabeth (married Simon Cameron) and Rebecca (married C. Sworney).

He was a prominent man of his day in Lewis township, where he engaged in farm­ing until 1861, when he was appointed agent for the American Life Insurance Company of Phila­delphia, holding that position five years. In 1867 he became manager of the Union Mutual Fire In­surance Company for the central part of Pennsylvania, continuing in that capacity also for five years, until in 1872 he became agent for the North­western Life Insurance Company. He was a stanch Democrat in politics and a member of the Reformed Church, belonging to the church at McEwensville.

On Oct. 2, 1858, Mr. Leinbach married Mary Dunkel, and to them were born the following named children: Fannie; Elizabeth, who married S. S. Alexander; Susan, wife of George W. Haag; Sarah, wife of J. P. Dentler; John F.; Calvin R., of Kansas; Mary, wife of P. E. Maus; Gertrude, Mrs. Frauntz; and Oliver, who married Jennie Smith. 
LEINBACH, John B. (I835)
 
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John Beck married Elizabeth Snyder, a native of Northampton county, and later they settled in Center county, where they reared their family, which comprised the following children: Daniel, John G., Sarah, Mary, Charles Simon, Catharine, Henry, Joseph, Margaret, Elizabeth and Susan. 
BECK, John (I472)
 
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JOHN ESCHBACH was born in Germany, December 15, 1747, immigrated to America, and settled in that part of Northampton county which is now Lehigh county. He married Catharine Bush, who was born in Germany in 1749. Their immediate descendants were John; Anthony; Valentine; Philip; Solomon; Elizabeth; Susanna; Savilla; Mary; and Catharine. 
ESHBACH, Johannes (I4844)
 
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John Fretz (son of Christian and Barbara) known as Warwick John was born on the "Old Homestead" in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., Pa., May 24, 1758, and died Dec. 20, 1804, aged 46y-6m-26d. He married Ann Kratz, of Plumstead (daughter of Philip Kratz). She was born Nov. 4, 1764, and died Aug. 4, 1813, aged 48 years and 9 months. John Fretz bought what is called the "Poor fields," 25 acres, for three pounds 19 shillings, and sixpence, by patent from the executive council of Pa., dated June 12, 1787. The warrant for the same having been granted one year previously. This tract is situated in Bedminster Twp., and now occu-pied in part by Jonas Loux. In 1793 he sold this tract to Christian Fretz for the sum of fifty pounds. At the time of this sale he was a resident of Warwick. In 1790 while yet residing in Bedminster Township, he purchased of John Thomas, a tract of 130 acres in New Britain Township, now known as the Curly Mill property. This property he sold to Mark Fretz in 1792. He never resided on this property. In 1792, he bought 299 1/2 acres in Warwick Township, of Richard & Willet Smith for 1200 pounds "in good gold and silver money." In 1794 he built a barn on this property, and the following year, 1795, he built a stone house which is still standing, in good repair and occupied as a dwelling. To this property he added by various purchases, so that at his death he owned a connected tract of 600 acres. In connection with his occupation as farmer, he also distilled whisky. He and his wife were members of the Menno-nite church, and to them were born nine children: Elizabeth, Susan, Rachel, Barbara, Eliza, Mary, John, Anna, Philip. 
FRETZ, John (I434)
 
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John R. Hause, father of Charles L. Hause, born March 11, 1830, in Northampton county, Pa., came with his father to Northumberland when a small boy. He followed the plasterer's trade for many years, and later was employed in the car shops at Milton. His death occurred April 12, 1894. He was a Lutheran in religion, and in poli­tics a Republican who took a deep interest in the welfare of his party and an active part in local in­terests. He married Mary A. Stimmel, daughter of Jonas and Catharine (Dry) Stimmel; she had two brothers, Israel (who lives in New Berlin) and Amos (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hause had children as follows: Amos, who died young; William T., who died at the age of sixteen years; Harry, living at Hazleton, Pa.; Charles L.; Frank, of Milton; Catharine L., wife of C. E. Hoy; Anna, wife of Samuel Henry; and Mary, who lives with her mother. 
HAUSE, John R. (I4387)
 
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John Stahl served in the Revolutionary war as quartermaster and captain, and at times was recruiting officer. At the close of the war he came to Northumberland county, and settled on a tract of land containing four hundred acres. He was the father of six children, Philip, father of George, being one of the number. 
STAHL, John (I153)
 
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John Y. Buoy, member of the firm of B. K. Haag & Company, was born in Milton, Northumberland county, Pennsylyania, March 14, 1851, son of James and Eliza (Yearick) Buoy. His father was a cabinet maker by trade, a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and served as steward and treasurer of the same many years. Politically he was a Democrat, and was candidate for sheriff at one time. His wife died in 1854, and he was again married, to Eliza Cronmiller, of Union county. He died in 1861, and his widow in 1885. Seven children were born to the first union, five of whom are living: Sarah, of Olean, New York; Charles W., pastor of Trinity Meth­odist Episcopal church, Philadelphia; Clara, Mrs. P. L. Hackenberg; James, grocery merchant, and John Y. By the second marriage there was one child, Thomas, of Penfleld, Clearfield county, Pennsylvania. The subject of this sketch was reared in Milton, and received his education at the public schools and the Williamsport Commercial College. In 1869 he went to Williams­port, entered the office of the general superintendent of the Pennsylvania railroad as train dispatcher, and held that position until 1887, when he re­moved to Milton and became a member of the present firm. In 1882 he mar­ried Mary, daughter of B. K. Haag, by whom he has three children: Robert, Charles, and John. He is a member of the Williamsport Lodge, F. & A. M., and politically is a Republican with Prohibition proclivities; he is the present treasurer of the borough of Milton. Mr. Buoy and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he is steward. 
BUOY, John Yearick (I626)
 
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Joseph Fretz, born in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., May 9, 1761, died Mar. 29, 1806. Married Maria Kraut Nov. 1, 1781. She was born Feb. 11, 1762, died-. He owned and operated a fulling Mill, near the Tohickon, in Haycock Twp., and was known as "Fuller Joe." Mennonite. Children: Elizabeth, Christian, Barbara, Anna, Maria, Susanna, Agnes, Rachel, Joseph, Sarah, John, Veronica. 
FRETZ, Joseph (I425)
 
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LEVI H. STAHL was born March 5, 1849, on the Stahl homestead in what was Turbut town­ship, and received, his education in the old subscription schools of the locality. He was an en­thusiastic student, took a leading part in the old­ fashioned spelling bees of the day, and by steady application improved himself materially. He served as a supply teacher in his neighborhood. He was reared to farming and also acquired a practical knowledge of wood working. In 1888 Mr. Stahl went to farming on his own account in Delaware township, on one of his wife's grand­father's farms, living there for three years, since when he has been a farmer in Lewis township. In 1908 he settled at his present home, a farm of 100 acres formerly the homestead of Samuel Menges who settled there in 1832 and made his home there until 1841. Mr. Menges then moved to an adjoining farm, to the east, where he died. Many Indian relics have been found on Mr. Stahl's place, among them two Indian mills of which he has retained possession. He is serving at present as one of the auditors of his township, and was a member of the road board when the new law came into existence. Politically he is a Democrat, and he is a prominent member of the Lutheran Church at Turbutville, to which his fam­ily also belong; he has been a member of the church council since 1898.
In 1881 Mr. Stahl married Kate L. Menges, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Smith) Menges, and they have had four children: Nellie, who is mar­ried to Oliver Rissel and has three children, Edith L., Lee F. and Myron L.; Ramah T.; Rosa E.; and Frank P. 
STAHL, Levi Henry (I596)
 
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Married Elizabeth Fretz, Nov. 21, 1809. He was born Apr. 21, 1784. Previous to his marriage, he was a mason, but after marriage purchased and worked a 100 acre farm in Salford. They were people of excellent worth, and much esteemed by all, and were members of the Mennonite church. Children: Mary, Isaac, Christian, Abraham, Anna, Elizabeth, Barbara. 
MEYER, Abraham (I4230)
 
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Mary Beck married J. N. McCoy, the son of Col. DeWitt Clin­ton McCoy, of the 83d Penna. V.I. She now resides with her husband in Reading, Pennsyl­vania. 
BECK, Mary (I1679)
 

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