The Name Gernhardt
The ancestral name of Gernhardt has undergone many changes
and from the book Heinrich Gernhardt and His Descendants, written
by Jeremiah M. M. Gernerd, published 1904 (pg. 70), we learn that the
has been changed to Garnhardt, Gernhart, Garnhart, Gernardt,
Garnett, Garnet, Gernet, Gernert, Gernerd, and several of the kin we know
had formed the habit of spelling it Gerner.
The Children and Grandchildren of Anne Rosine(2) Fetterman and Heinrich
Because there are so many derivations of the name Gernhardt,
the full names are listed below. Their children and grandchildren were:
- Magdalena Gernhardt (3) [b. February 6, 1771, d. in Sparta
Township, Livingston County, New York, May 8, 1834] married Andrew Shafer
[b. January 31, 1758, in Germany, d. April 2, 1846, in Sparta, NY] on
February 11, 1794. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Turbot Township,
and about 1812 moved again to Sparta which was then a district of Ontario
but since 1821 a part of Livingston County, NY. They had:
- Henry Shafer (4) [b. December 8, 1794, d. June 14, 1878]
married twice. His first marriage was to Maria Magdalena Kline [d.
September 10, 1832] on August 8, 1820, and his second marriage was
to her sister Susanna Kline on February 7, 1833.
- Elizabeth Shafer (4) [b. March 16, 1797, d. September 18,
1816] died unmarried.
The land in Sparta on which Magdalena and Andrew finally settled
was owned by her father Heinrich and was bequeathed to Magdalena in
her fathers will. Also of mention is that Magdalena and Andrew
took in her brothers child Catharine and raised her as their
own as a consequence of the death of her mother. Magdalena and Andrew
are buried in an old graveyard near the center of Sparta close to
where they lived.
- Jacob Garnet (3) was born about 1773 and died about
1813. For many years, efforts to locate his whereabouts were futile,
but it was finally discovered that he had made his way to Fayette, New
York. He was married first to Anna Maria Kramer with whom he had six
children. The exact date of Annas death is unknown but she died
just a few months after the birth of their daughter Clarissa who was
born in August 1809. The first three of their children were born while
they were living in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, PA, and
the other three children were born after the family had relocated to
New York. By the first marriage he had:
- George Gernhardt (4) was born about 1798 in Northumberland
County, and little is known of his life. In January 1871, he was located
in the Seneca County Poor House and died on April 20, 1878. According
to the records of the asylum, George was a widower, but no one had
any prior knowledge that he had ever married.
- Jacob Garnet (4) [b. February 25, 1800, d. April 5, 1859]
was married twice. His first marriage was to Anna Margaret Frantz
[d. May 28, 1847] of Seneca County, NY, on April 13, 1819. By this
marriage ten children were born. His second marriage on June 22, 1848,
to Margaret Bolander [d. December 13, 1854], also of Seneca County,
produced two more children.
- Susannah Garnet (4) [b. October 29, 1803, d. April 21, 1851]
married Jacob Lilley on March 31, 1825. They resided in Willoughby,
OH, and eleven children were born of this marriage.
- John Garnett (4) [b. November 3, 1805, d. January 29, 1865]
was also married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Hunt [d. March
27, 1861] of Romulus, NY, in 1828. Not long after their marriage,
the family settled in Willoughby, OH, and four children were born
of this marriage. His second marriage was to Augusta Van Avery, and
one child was born of this union. John is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery
- Daniel Garnhart (4) [b. October 7, 1807, d. May 17, 1876]
was raised in Perry County, PA, by a relative after the death of his
mother. On January 20, 1826, he married Elizabeth Goshorn [d. February
18, 1894] of New Germantown, Perry County. Sometime in 1832, Daniel
moved his family moved to Richland County, OH. At least three of their
twelve children were born in Perry County.
- Clarissa Garnet (4) [b. August 10, 1809, d. December 25,
1883] was given into the care of a neighborhood family after the death
of her mother when she was just an infant. Her young life was not
a happy one, as this family worked her as a menial even to the point
of having her perform work that would normally be done by a man on
their farm and did not even allow her to attend school. On January
19, 1826, she married Gotlob D. Wichterman [d. April 8, 1887], the
son of a Lutheran clergyman. It was her husband who taught her to
read and write. They acquired a piece of land in 1828 and moved to
the vicinity of Lockport, NY. After just four years, they sold their
property and bought several hundred acres in the township of Royalton,
east of Lockport. Thirteen children were born of this marriage.
Jacobs second marriage was to Mary Shetterly in 1811, and by
this marriage, two more children were born:
- Lydia Garnet (4) [b. July 8, 1812, d. September 16, 1868]
married James Clark, date unknown, and they lived in Venice Township
in Seneca County, OH. Seven children were born of this marriage.
- Anna Maria E. Garnet (4). The exact date of Annia Marias
birth is unknown, but she was born early in 1814, a few months after
the death of her father. In 1835, she married Stephen Friedley, and
six children were born of this marriage. Anna Maria died in 1849 in
Venice Township, Seneca County, OH.
- Anna Elizabeth Gernhardt (3) [b. April 3, 1776, died,
July 8, 1854] was the only daughter of Rosine and Heinrich who did not
marry, and after her mothers death, she continued to live with
her father, keeping house for him. After his death, she then lived with
her youngest brother, Baltzer, until his demise After Baltzers
death she lived the rest of her days with Baltzers youngest son
and his wife, and she is buried next to her brother and near her parents
in the Delaware Run Cemetery.
- Philip Garnhart (3) [b. March 1, 1779, d. June 9, 1843]
was married twice; however, no one knows the name of his first wife
or the circumstances of their marriage. It is believed that she died
around 1810 and is buried in the same cemetery as Rosine and Heinrich
in an unmarked grave. Of this marriage, one child was born.
- Catharine Garnhart (4) [b. January 13, 1806, in Delaware
Township, Northumberland County, PA, d. May 17, 1860, Scottsburg,
NY] was taken by her aunt Magdalena Gernhardt Shafer in 1812 and
raised in Sparta, Livingston County, NY. She was married twice,
the first marriage occurring April 3, 1825, to Daniel W. Cruger
of Dansville, NY. Of this marriage, three children were born. She
next married James Coller, also of Dansville, NY, in 1836, and one
child was born of this marriage.
Philip next married Mary Magdalena Bieber of Lycoming County, PA,
around 1811, and this marriage produced seven more children:
- Rosena Fetterman Garnhart (4) [b. about 1812] married
John Mecum on January 8, 1832. They settled with their three children
in Indiana in 1849. Rosena died a few years after that, and John
died in 1877 in Van Buren County, MI.
- David Garnhart (4) [b. July 2, 1813, d. October 8, 1842]
married Charlotte Walton [d. December 17, 1868] date unknown, and
of this marriage two children were born. David and his family remained
in the Muncy, PA, area.
- Sarah Kelley Garnhart (4) [b. November 23, 1816] married
William Cruse on April 8, 1850. In 1853, they moved from Muncy Valley
to Calhoun County, MI. One of their children was born before they
relocated to Michigan, and the other two were born within five years
of their move.
- Andrew Garnhart (4) died in infancy.
- Adam Garnhart (4) died in infancy.
- Hannah Bieber Garnhart (4) [b. June 10, 1823, d. August
19, 1895] married James W. Lyman on February 11, 1841. They moved
from Muncy, PA, with their three young children in 1852, where they
made their home in Oconomowoc, WI. Five children were born of this
marriage. After James death on October 2, 1893, Hannah moved
to Milwaukee where she lived until her death.
- Maria Williams Garnhart (4) [b. January 1, 1826] married
Fleming Walton [d. December 8, 1855], who was the brother of her
sister-in-law, on February 22, 1848. They made their home in Muncy,
PA, where three children were born of this marriage.
- John Gernert (3) [b. about 1780, d. August 14, 1851] was the
only child of Anna Rosine and Heinrich who remained in what was at that
time Northampton County. A chairmaker by trade, he married Catharine
Siegfried [b. February 10, 1788, d. July 7, 1844] who had been adopted
by Heinrich Brobst in August 1805. Upon the death of her adopted father,
Catharine inherited his farm, and they lived there throughout their
marriage. They became the parents of thirteen children, although one
died nameless and is not on record. This hard-working couple in time
owned three farms. It was written that John was so bereaved by the death
of his wife, he remained in a melancholy state until the time that he
was laid beside her for his final rest in the cemetery of the Reformed
and Lutheran Church at Trexlerstown, PA. Their children were:
- Hannah Gernert (4) [b. November 1, 1806, d. March 3, 1864]
who married Benjamin Donmoyer [d. about March 5, 1864] of Maxatawny,
Berks County, PA, in 1824. Nine children were born of this marriage.
Hannah and Benjamin both contracted typhoid fever and succumbed
to the ravages of this dreaded disease within a few days of each
- Catharine Gernert (4) [b. February 8, 1808, d. November
12, 1881] married Daniel Hinterleiter [d. 1889] of Maxatawny, Berks
County, PA, on February 27, 1827. They made their home on a farm
a few miles east of Kutztown, PA, that had first been owned by Daniels
uncle. Up through at least 1904, the farm had remained in the family.
This couple was blessed with ten children.
- Jonas Gernert (4) [b. November 21, 1809, d. March
4, 1893] married Lea Zeigler [d. November 4, 1876] on August 9,
1829. They owned a farm next to the farm that Jonas was born on,
and ten children were born of this marriage.
- Mary Ann Gernert (4) [b. July 25, 1811, d. March 17, 1868]
was married twice. Her first marriage was to Charles Gackenbach
in 1834. They made their home in the Trexlertown, PA, area, and
of this marriage, four children were born. Her second marriage was
to John Bortz on March 10, 1850, and one child was born of this
- Nathan Gernerd (4) [b. January 1, 1813, d. June 13, 1879]
married Salome Steininger [d. February 3, 1876] of Upper Macungie,
PA, on February 25, 1834. They bought the Gernert homestead where
they lived and worked and raised eleven children.
- David Gernerd (4) [b. April 13, 1815, d. December 31,
1846] married Lydia Mohr [d. May 6, 1855] of Fogelsville, PA, in
1835. They moved to Muncy, PA, where David was a chairmaker by trade.
Only one child was born of this marriage, and it is to him that
we genealogists owe a great debt in the gathering of information
pertaining to the family line of Anna Rosine and Heinrich Gernhardt.
- Solomon Gernert (4) [b. February 20, 1817, d. April 22,
1887] married Annie M. Eisenhart [d. June 10, 1896] on April
20, 1840, and ten children were born of this marriage. They are
buried at Jonestown, Lebanon County, PA.
- Henry Gernert (4) [b. November 6, 1818, d. November 1,
1860] married Phoebe Eisenhart [d. December 31, 1860] on February
18, 1841. (Phoebe was a sister to Annie, Solomons wife.) Eight
children were born of this union.
- William Gernert (4) [b. January 30, 1821], a harness maker
and farmer, was married twice. He was first married on June 16,
1844, to Elizabeth Gross. Of this marriage eleven children were
born. Elizabeth died shortly after the birth of her last child on
October 30, 1860. His next marriage was to Saloma Gross on May 27,
1862, and one child was born of this marriage. William and his family
resided in the Allentown, PA, area.
- John Gernert (4) [b. November 7, 1822, d. December
2, 1900] married Hannah Straub [d. March 31, 1890] on February 27,
1845. John was a farmer and cattle dealer, and the family lived
in Breinigsville near the place of Johns birth. Eleven children
were born of this marriage.
- Benjamin German Gernert (4) [b. July 30, 1825, d. March
12, 1908] was married twice. His first marriage was to Caroline
Gackenbach [d. June 22, 1862] on May 8, 1849, and two children were
born of this marriage. The family lived in Allentown, PA, where
Benjamin made his living as a stone mason. His second marriage was
to Lucetta Sarah Eisenhart [b. November 2, 1836, d. January 12,
1912] on February 21, 1863. During this marriage, the family lived
in Trexlertown where Benjamin became a butcher, and by her, three
more children were born. Benjamin and Lucetta are buried at the
Greenwood Cemetery in Allentown, PA.
- Ruben Gernert (4) [b. April 17, 1827, d. July 27, 1875]
married Eliza Hinkle [d. May 30, 1894] on July 3, 1849. Four children
were born of this marriage. For three years, they lived in Easton
where they kept a hotel and found themselves so suited to entertaining
the public that in 1872, they purchased a hotel in Allentown, PA,
which was very successful. After Rubens death, the family
continued to run the hotel until 1887.
- Catharine Gernhardt (3) [b. February 18, 1783, d. September
3, 1840] married Peter Fogelman [d. October 31, 1848] of Delaware Township,
Northumberland County, PA, about 1805. They made their home just a few
miles from Catharines parents, and in 1820, Peter acquired the
title to the land on which he had settled. Of this marriage, five children
- Mary Fogelman (4) [b. April 8, 1806, d. April 3, 1852]
married Henry Mosteller [d. May 27, 1886] of Monroe County, PA,
in 1837. They made their home soon after on a farm at Quaker Hill
in Eldred Township, Lycoming County, PA, where eight children were
born of the marriage.
- John Fogleman (4) [b. July 4, 1809, d. March 7, 1867] married
Lydia Treon [d. July 9, 1900] of Muncy, PA, on February 14, 1837.
After the death of his father, he bought the family homestead, and
it was here that they raised eleven children. John and Lydia are
also buried in the Delaware Run cemetery.
- Elizabeth Fogleman (4) [b. October 20, 1810, d. June 5,
1878] married Joshua Harleman [d. June 28, 1898] on December 25,
1838. They migrated from Delaware Township to Oregon, IL, and four
children were born of the marriage.
- Catharine Fogleman (4) [b. November 8, 1814, d. March 14,
1882] married twice. Her first marriage was to John Washington Baker
[d. June 15, 1849] on December 26, 1837. The family resided
in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County, PA, and three children
were born of this marriage. After Johns death, Catharine married
a second time to Daniel Frey, date unknown. No children were born
of this marriage.
- Peter Fogleman (4) [b. July 11, 1820, d. October 1, 1881]
married twice. His first marriage was to Mary Ann Buck [d. July
1, 1851] in 1843, and of this marriage, five children were born.
He next married Hannah Buck, sister of Mary Ann, on March 16,
1852. They moved to Dubuque County, IA, and it was there that ten
more children were born, for a total of fifteen children. His first
wife Mary Ann is buried in the Delaware Run cemetery next to his
Catharine and Peter are buried in the Delaware Run churchyard in
the vicinity of her parents.
Margaret Gernhardt (3) [b. February 18, 1783, d. June 12,
1836], twin sister of Catherine, married John Litchard [b. about 1788,
d. June 18, 1867] about 1807, and they settled east of Muncy in Pennsboro
where their first six children were born. About 1818 when their youngest
was just a baby, they migrated to Sparta, NY, and settled on a tract
of land owned by Margarets father. This land was later bequeathed
to her in Heinrichs will, and it was here that the last four
children were born. Their children were:
- William Litchard (4) [b. December 8, 1808, d. August 30,
1879] married Harriet H. Smith of Setauket, Long Island, NY, in
1832. They settled at Greenport, LI, and four children were born
of this marriage.
- David Litchard (4) [b. November 23, 1810, d. March 13,
1846] married Lydia Tucker, date unknown. They settled in Sparta,
Livington County, NY, and one child was born of this marriage.
- John Litchard (4) [b. about 1811/1812] died when he was
about two years old.
- George Litchard (4) [b. April 28, 1813, d. February 16,
1902] married twice. His first marriage was to Nancy Buzzle on April
14, 1837, and of this marriage, five children were born. His second
marriage was to Elizabeth Miller [b. October 5, 1824], and five
children were born of this marriage. George and his family made
their home in Canusaraga, NY.
- Elizabeth Litchard (4) [b. March 11, 1817, d. November
17, 1884] married James Keihle [d. October 28, 1889], date unknown.
They made their home in Dansville, NY, and of this marriage, eleven
children were born.
- Mary Litchard (4) [b. April 18, 1818, d. June 9, 1891]
married Isaac Steffy, date unknown. They made their home in Springwater,
NY, and four children were born of this marriage
- Catharine Litchard (4) [b. December 20, 1820, d. August
25, 1893] married twice. Her first marriage was about 1840 to Baltis
Mosteller. The family made their home in Sutlphen, KS, and three
children were born of this marriage. Her second marriage occurred
November 3, 1858, to John Amess [d. January 1, 1895] of England
and by this marriage, four more children were born.
- Margaret Rebecca Litchard (4) [b. October 22, 1822] married
James Clemons [b. November 11, 1820, d. May 6, 1903] of Conesus,
NY, on January 13, 1842, and twelve children were born of this marriage.
In 1870, the entire family moved from Burns, NY, to Dickinson County,
KS, and settled on 480 acres near Sultphen. The famous Pikes
Peak Trail crossed their lands.
- Henry Litchard (4) [b. 1823, d. August 27, 1854] married
Catharine Ingolson, date unknown. They settled in Sparta, NY, and
of this marriage no children were born.
- Benjamin Litchard (4) [b. December 26, 1826, d. December
26, 1848] never married.
- Baltzer Garnhart (3) [b. August 1785, d. April 12, 1851] married
Anna C. Esbach about 1808, and they continued to live at Sinking Springs
where Baltzer managed his fathers farm. Like Baltzer, Anna was
also born in Northampton County, PA, and her family had migrated to
Northumberland County in 1805. After the death and subsequent sale of
the property belonging to his father Heinrich, Baltzer bought property
two or three miles northwest of the Sinking Springs also in Delaware
Township, Northumberland County, PA. The children born of this marriage
- Mary Garnhart (4) [b. June 15, 1810, d. October 14, 1846]
married Samuel Sees [d. September 23, 1887], date unknown. They
made their home on a farm less than a mile from the Sinking Spring
property, and six children were born of this marriage.
- John Garnhart (4) [b. March 12, 1812, d. July 26, 1876]
married twice. His first marriage was to Louise J. Moritz [d. September
23, 1861] on June 30, 1833, and of this marriage his first seven
children were born. In 1849, John and his familywhich at that
time included six childrenmigrated to Ogle County, IL, where
John bought a 216-acre farm in Marion Township. They lived there
until 1870, when he moved for the last time to Rockford in Winnebago
County, IL. His second marriage was to Margaret Parsons on July
4, 1862, and of this marriage one child was born.
- Benjamin Garnhart (4) [b. February 22, 1816, d. January
1, 1894] married Susan Martz [d. October 4, 1888] on March 16, 1840.
They made their home in Muncy Creek Township in Lycoming County,
PA, and seven children were born of this marriage.
- Samuel Garnhart (4) [b. October 11, 1818, d. September
21, 1879] married Catharine Hoffman [d. May 23, 1884] on May 6,
1838. The land he bought had once been a part of his fathers
estate in Delaware Township, and they were located just three miles
from where he was born. Of this marriage, seven children were born.
- Daniel Garnhart (4) [b. May 22, 1825] married Susan Treon
[d. September 10, 1898] on February 6, 1851. Susan was a younger
sister of Margaret, John Garnharts second wife. Like his brother
Samuel, Daniel and Susan lived on a subdivision of his fathers
land, and it was here that they raised a family of ten children.
Baltzer and Anna are also buried in the same cemetery as his parents
and other family members.
Anna Maria Gernhardt (3) [b. September 17, 1786, d. April
8, 1862] married Charles Williams on December 13, 1808, just three
years after her father had purchased the Sinking Springs Farm, and
for a period of time as directed by her fathers will had remained
on the property of the Sinking Springs where all four of their children
were born. About 1838, the family moved to Pekin, Niagara County,
NY, where they settled on a farm near the river. The children born
of this marriage were:
- John William (4) [b. June 15, 1809, d. December 29, 1881]
married Mary Levan on June 9, 1830. For the early part of their
marriage, they lived on a farm near Limestoneville, Montour County,
PA, but located in 1838 with Johns parents to Pekin, NY. Of
this marriage five children were born.
- Rosanna Williams (4) [b. November 5, 1810, d. April 4,
1887] married Nathan Kinman on January 3, 1827. This couple had
a total of ten children, eight of which were born before their migration
from New York to Bellbrook, Green County, OH in 1847.
- David Williams (4) was born January 22, 1812 and died
April 13, 1833.
- Charles C. Williams (4) [b. March 18, 1813, d. August
21, 1857] married Emily A. Combs [d. 1848] of Chautauqua County,
NY on September 1, 1845. This couple had only one child, George
Williams (5), who will be mentioned here as he had enlisted in the
23rd Independent Battery of NY and died of yellow fever at Newbern,
NC, on October 26, 1864. He was just eighteen years and five months
at the time of his death.
- Susanna Gernhardt (3) [b. September 24, 1789, d. November
25, 1846], the youngest of Rosine and Heinrichs children was still
single when her father died in 1820. Because of this, Heinrich bequeathed
to his daughter certain effects to make their patrimony equal
to what their married sisters get. Sometime after the death of
her father, she married George Mosteller [b. 1784, d. November 15, 1859],
date unknown, and one daughter was born of this union:
- Rubet Marion (4), born February 6, 1825, died May 1, 1831.
Susanna and George lived their entire marriage in Delaware Township,
just three miles from the Sinking Springs Farm. They are buried side
by side with their daughter in the Delaware Run Church and graveyard.
Rosine died before her husband Heinrich, who died around the year 1820,
and they are buried at Delaware Run in an unmarked grave.