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From: Kathryn Riley <>
Subject: Re: A reply to Kathy
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 15:21:09 -0500
Glenn F. Crist wrote:
> You wrote: I also am tracing HOLSINGER;HELSEL;STONER;FEATHER;SMOUSE AND
> SURNAMES IF anyone has any information---thanks.
> I don't know if it is a connection or not but I am descended from Jacob T.
> Crist , who married Susannah Snyder (d/o George Snyder and Nancy
> Holsinger). I have family records to support this connection. Several
> years ago I found:
> [SNYDER FAMILY NEWSLETTER, Denver Public Library]
> 142. GEORGE SNYDER was born 20Feb1799 in PA, and ca 1827 m Nancy HOLSINGER,
> b 13Oct1809 at Baker's Summit, Bedford Co, PA. George died 15Nov1874 in
> Keokuk Co, IA or Pawnee Co, NE. Nancy died 12Mar1889 at Pawnee City,
> Pawnee Co., NE. Their children were: (All born near Johnstown, Cambria Co,
> PA between 1828 and 1844) John, Alexander H, Jacob, Daniel, Sarah, Nancy,
> Susannah, Mary, Elizabeth, George. Their spouses were, respectively: Mary
> HELSEL, Sophia Helsel, Mary (?), Sarah BARKLOW, John STUVER/STOVER, John
> Barklow, Jacob CRIST, Alexander MILLER, Joseph STEELE. They moved to
> Kokuck Co, IA were living there at the time of the 1870 census. In 1873
> Alexander and Sophia, Nancy and John Barklow, and Elizabeth Snyder (later
> Steele) went to the Oregon coast and settled in Coos Co. About that time,
> John and Mary, Daniel and Sarah, Alexander and Mary Miller, and Susannah
> and Jacob Crist, together with their mother, Nancy (Holsinger) Snyder,
> moved to Pawnee Co, NE. I do not know if their father, George Snyder, was
> still living or if he had died in IA. My grandparents, John Stuver and
> Sarah (Snyder) Stuver, left Cambria Co, PA about 1868 and moved to Waterloo,
> Black Hawk Co, IA. John died in 1870. In 1879, the family settled in
> Dakota Territory, Turner Co, on a tree claim and in 1884 they went on to
> the Black Hills, where they remained until 1906, at which time my father,
> Daniel Isaac Stover , m Kittie Belle STONE 24Jun1906 at Myrtle
> Point, Coos Co, OR, and they set up housekeeping at Boise, Ada Co, Idaho.
> They moved to Canyon Co in 1919 and lived there until their deaths.
> Submitter: Mrs Lucille Stover Randolph, Box 605 Caldwell, ID 83605
> On the USGen Web for Coos Co., OR, I found the following:
> [Biographies are abstracted in the following format: surname, given
> names; place of birth date of birth > arrival in OR year > date of
> arrival in Coos County [death date]; name of spouse [place and/or date of
> birth] date of marriage place of marriage. For additional information [when
> available], contact Jennifer Shank. Some biographies list children,
> siblings, parents, occupations and other information. Other biographies
> have little more than what has been entered on the abstract pages].
> Abstracts have been taken from: History of Coos and Curry County by Orville
> BARKLOW, C.H.; Keokuk Co., IA 3 Nov 1872 > Coos Co., OR Sep 1873; m. Etta
> A. WAGONER [b. IL 24 Jan 1874 ].
> BARKLOW, Daniel; Free Fort, IL 5 Jul 1865 > Myrtle Point, Coos Co., OR
> 1872; m. Mary J. PULLEN [b. Richland Co., IL 15 Jun 1868].
> BARKLOW, George A.; Myrtle Point, Coos Co., OR 10 Feb 1877.
> BARKLOW, J.D.; Breemer Co., IA 24 Dec 1856 > Coos Co., OR Sep 1872; m.
> Sarah J. LEYELLEN [b. Story Co., IA 25 Apr 1858].
> BARKLOW, James H.; Stephenson Co., IL 4 May 1862 > Coos Co., OR Aug 1872;
> m. Louisa RANDLEMAN.
> BARKLOW, Thomas; Stephenson Co., IL 30 May 1853 > Coos Co., OR 13 Oct 1873;
> m. Ann E. MILLER in Keokuk Co., IA on 16 Nov 1871.
> SNYDER, Alexander H.; Cambria Co., PA 16 May 1830 > Coos Co., OR 3 Oct.; m.
> Sophiah S.HELSEL [b. Sommerset Co., PA 6 Feb 1825] 7 Sep 1851.
> In David Durnell's, My Family Database
> I found the following taking my acestors back to goes back to Alexander
> Mack, one of the founders of the Brethren Church.
> Susannah H. Snyder, b. 29 Nov 1835; d. 4 Jul 1907; m. Jacob T. Crist; d/o
> George and Nancy (Holsinger) Snyder.
> Nancy Holsinger b. 13 Oct 1809; m. George Snyder; d/o John Holsinger and
> Elizabeth Mack.
> Elizabeth Mack, b. 13 Oct 1776; Franklin Co., PA; d.19 Oct 1847; m. John
> Holsinger, 2 May 1797; PA, d/o William Mack and Agnes Ganss.
> William Mack, b. 31 Oct 1749, Germantown, PA, d. 13 Feb 1813, Bakers
> Summit, Bedford Co., PA, m. Agnes Ganss, 13 Oct 1772; s/o Alexander Mack,
> Jr. and Elizabeth Neisz.
> Alexander (Sander) Mack Jr. b. 25 Jan 1712; Schwarzenhau, Germany; d. 1803,
> PA; m. Elizabeth Neisz (or Nice), 1 Jan 1749; Germantown, PA; s/o Alexander
> Alexander Mack, b. bef 27 Jul 1679, Schriesheim der Bergstrasse, Germany;
> d. Jan 1735, Germantown, PA; m. Anna Margaretha Kling. He immigrated to
> Philadelphia aboard the "Allen."
> On the ship, "The Allen," was also John Martin Crist (of whom, it is stated
> in the Brethren Encyclopedia, all of the Brethren Crist's trace their
> origin). I haven't made a connect yet and am not sure I will. But it
> interests me none the less.
> Again I don't know if these are the people you're looking for but it may
> help in your search. In the Brethren list these names keep repeating.
> Glenn Crist
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Do you have any "Rileys" or "Diensts" in your notes as coming
from perhaps Pennsylvania or Maryland. We have relatives living in the
vicinity of Keokuk, Iowa.