Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Possible DAR line


Johan George Berkheimer 1747 – 1830
Susannah Hawke

William Berkheimer 1791 – 1852
Mary Margaret Hilgard 1790 – 

Andrew Isaac Fetzer 1815 – 1867
Mary Berkheimer 1822 – 

William Fetzer1846 – 
Anna S Vanhorn 1846 – 

Mary Etta Fetzer 1874 – 
Thomas J Bogart 1868 – 1945

Clarance Bogart 1901-1998
Jennie M. Starr 1895-1971

William Fetzer 1846-bef 1910

William Fetzer
Son of Andrew & Mary (Berkheimer) Fetzer
Born abt 1846
Died before 1910
Anna S. VanHorn
daughter of William D. & Mary VanHorn

In 1870, Mary Berkheimer lives with them and is listed as "grandmother".

1850 United States Federal Census about William Fetzer
Name: William Fetzer
Age: 4
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 54
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Fetzer 35
Mary Fetzer 28
Margaret Fetzer 10
Susan Fetzer 9
Deanah Fetzer 7
Andrew Fetzer 4
William Fetzer 4
Susan Fetzer 74

There is no explanation on who Susan is, in the 1850 census.  My guess would be mother

1860 United States Federal Census about William Fetzer
Name: William Fetzer
Age in 1860: 14
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Milton
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
A I Fetzer 47
Mary Fetzer 38
Susan Fetzer 19
Elizabeth Fetzer 17
Andrew Fetzer 14
William Fetzer 14

Name: William Fetzer
Age in 1870: 25
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Milton
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
William Fetzer 25
Annie Fetzer 19
Mary Fetzer 45
Andrew Fetzer 4/12
Mary Berkheimer 80
Jacob Berkheimer 40

1880 United States Federal Census about William Fetzer
Name: William Fetzer
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Anna S. Fetzer
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
View image
Household Members:
Name Age
William Fetzer 34
Anna S. Fetzer 34
Andrew I. Fetzer 10
William D. Fetzer 8
Mary Etta Fetzer 6
Ella M. Fetzer 3
Simin D. Fetzer 9m

1910 - Anna lives with her daughter & son in law

Monday, March 24, 2014

Frederick Kemmerer 1701-1778

Frederick Kemmerer
son of
Born 1701 in Germany
Died between November 6 and November 24, 1778 in Zionsville PA
 daughter of
Born  1716
Died November 2, 1804

Children: (8 total)

1742 - Came To America
"he came to America according to tradition in 1742"

from the book Two Centuries of Kemmerer Family History 1730-1929

Frederick Kemmerer received a warrant from the proprietors of the
Colony of Pennsylvania for 150 acres plus 6% for streets. The date of
the return made by the Surveyor General is August 17, 1742 and the name
of the tract was Meadville. On June 27, 1762, this property was sold to
Peter Long and on April 9, 1794 was conveyed by Francis Long and Peter
Long, sons of the afore mentioned Peter Long, to Abraham Schantz for the
consideration of 450 pounds, lawful money, in gold and silver coin. It
remained in possession of the Schantz family for a period of 112 years. 
In 1921 it passed into the possession of Zachary Hutzayluk, a recent

The homestead is located near Dillingersville in Upper Milford
township, Lehigh County. The village bears the name of Heinrich Wilhelm
Dillinger, a friend & neighbor of Frederick Kemmerer.

Frederick Kemmerer's name appears in the register of the 
Lutheran Church at Dillingersville, which was begun in 1749. Since the
baptism of the son Henry, born in 1740, was not entered upon the record,
and those of Rosina, 1744 & Frederick, 1746, were entered among the
baptisms, we presume that the latter two were baptized by the Lutheran
pastor there and entered with the other baptisms when the church record
was opened in 1749. It is therefore reasonable to infer that Frederick
Kemmerer established himself on the land warranted to him, at about the
time of the survey or soon thereafter, at least prior to the baptism of
the daughter Rosina, May 6, 1744. 

In 1757, he, together with a number of others, withdrew from the
church, and became one of the founders of the Zionsville Lutheran
congregation at Old Zionsville, where his remains lie buried in a
unmarked grave in the "Gottes Acker" surrounding the church.

At the time of his naturalization which tool place in the Supreme
Court Room in Independence Hall at Philadelphia, April 11, 1763; he
declared himself a resident of Macungy Township, Northampton county, and
further declared that he had last taken the Sacrament of the Holy
Communion on March 27, 1763. His name is however not found in the tax
return of 1762, but is assessed for 17 pounds in Upper Milford Township. 
For some time he was an Inn Keeper and in 1772 paid tax; 7 pounds, 10
shillings and 3 pence. The Inn was later known as Foster's Inn. In the
return made by the Constable of Upper Milford Township of all the wagons
and horses available for military purposes, Frederick Kemmerer is listed
for two horses and one wagon.

Frederick Kemmerer died between November 6 and November 24, 1778;
the respective dates of the making and probating of his will. Born inn
Germany in 1701, he came to America according to tradition in 1742 and
died in 1778, having passed beyond the allotted time of three score and
ten, and saw, ere he died, the new land to which he came to make his
home, take its place among the free and independent nations of the world.
He raised a family whose descendants are numerous and identified with
every phase of the life of the nation.

His wife, Rosina, born in 1716, died at the home of her son,
Henry, November 2, 1804, aged 87 years. Recorded in the earliest list,
23 March, 1782, as a communicant of the Lutheran Church, Salisbury, PA. 
They had eight children:
I. Henry Kemmerer, born April 4, 1740
II. Rosina, born April 15, 1744, was baptized in the Lutheran
Church of Upper Milford-Dillingersville May 6, 1744. The sponsors were
Heinrich Wilhelm Dillinger and wife Rosina. She was married to George
III. Frederick Kemmerer was born May 24, 1746.
IV. Jacob Kemmerer according to the history of Lehigh County
removed to heidelberg Township. "He was a great hunter, and during his
life shot a vast number of deer. He went to the Wyoming Valley to help
to protect the whites from the horrible slaughter by the Indians. The
land upon which he lived is now owned by Rev. J.S. Renninger, being
adjoining land of the tract formerly owned by Paul & Leonard Stein, now
the property of Monroe Sensinger. He died about the year 1825, at the
age of eighty-eight years. He had a brother Fritz, who was a miller in

If Jacob Kemmerer removed to Heidelberg Township, it was
certainly later than 1754, probably later than 1776. 

The New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church record contains the
following marriage entry: "Nov. 22, 1768, Jacob Kemmerer, son of
Frederick Kemmerer of Upper Milford was married to Elizabeth Maria,
daughter of Andreas Mauer of New Goshenhoppen, by Rev. John Theob.

Children or (John) Jacob Kemmerer and his wife Elizabeth entered
upon the Old Zionsville Lutheran record:
1. Rosina Kemmerer, born September 19, 1769; baptized October
15, 1769; sponsors Heinrich Mauer and Rosina Kemmerer.
2. Johannes Kemmerer, born February 2, 1771, baptized March 17,
1771; sponsors Johannes Wetzel & Christiana Kammerer.
3. Anna Maria Kemmerer, born April 3, 1776; baptized June 6,
1776; sponsors Johannes Kemmerer & Anna Maria Mauer.

V. John George Kemmerer.
VI. Christiana was born March 18, 1755 & died April 10, 1795. 
She was baptized in the above named Lutheran Church May 11, 1755. The
sponsors were Frederick Nungesser and his wife Anna Christina. She was
married to Conrad Neimeyer, Jr. (born 1751) and resided on what was later
know as the Seislove homestead situated on the highway leading from Emaus
to Shimersville. They had ten children: Conrad, Andreas, Jacob,
Charles, Frederick, Christina, Rosina, Elizabeth, Polly & Susan.

VII. John Kemmerer was baptized August 31, 1760. The sponsors
were Johannes Wetzel and wife Johanna.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Peter K. Sulouff 1834-1899

Peter K. Sulouff
Born 5 Feb 1834
Died 22 Feb 1899
Nancy J
daughter of
Born 1837
Died 1886

1850 Census
Name: P Suloff
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1835
Home in 1850: Turbett, Juniata, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 939
Household Members:
Name Age
Jno Suloff 60
N Suloff 50
D Suloff 21
P Suloff 15

N Suloff 12

Enlisted - Civil War - 16 Jul 1864

Name: Petri K Sulof
Enlistment Date: 16 Jul 1864
Rank at enlistment: Corporal
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Pennsylvania Stewart's Infantry Regiment on 16 Jul 1864.Mustered out on 14 Nov 1864.
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about Peter K. Sulof
Name: Peter K. Sulof
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
Regiment Name: 1 Batt'n. Pennsylvania Infantry, (100 Days, 1864)
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Infantry (100 days, 1864)
Company: G
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Alternate Name: Peter K./Sulouff
Film Number: M554 roll 120

1883-1890 Lived in Philadelphia

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Peter K Suloff
Name: Peter K Suloff
Residence Year: 1886
Street address: 1112 Cherry a Ta
Residence Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Messenger
Publication Title: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1886

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Peter K Suloff
Name: Peter K Suloff
Residence Year: 1888
Street address: 1012 Cherry
Residence Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Messenger

Publication Title: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1888

1890 Veterans Schedules about Peter K Suloff
Veteran's Name: Peter K Suloff
Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Year enlisted: 1864
Year discharged: 1864
Rank: Corporal
Company: View image
Regiment or vessel: View image

Length of service: View image

1899 - Death
Name: Peter K Suloff
Birth Date: abt 1834
Birth Place: PA
Death Date: 22 Feb 1899
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 65
Burial Date: 24 Feb 1899
Burial Place: Juniata Co , Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
FHL Film Number: 1769741

Old Church Hill Cemetery 
Port Royal (Juniata County)
Juniata County
Pennsylvania, USA

Plot: Rice Section Row 13 No 5


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Watsontown High School

See Pics of the Watsontown Huskies, Football Team, here
Located where the park is now located on 8th Street, Watsontown PA.

Class of 1950 50th class Reunion

Class of 1952

Class of 1957 -
The Last Class To Graduate as Watsontown High School
The Class of 1958 graduated with the name Warrior Run

Turbotville School

White Deer School

About 1930