THE SWARTZWELDER FAMILY


We are just beginning our research with this branch of the family. Thanks to Greg and Steve Swartzwelder and William A. Schaller; and others, we have obtained a lot of data recently.


Some family reports have it that the Swartzwelders were originally Blackwelders and came from the Black Forest area of Germany. I do not believe the name Blackwelder was ever a part of the family heritage. However, the German name for the Black Forest is/was Schwarzwald and the family name is/was Schwarzwalder. Later changes in the spelling were due to English translation. The earliest Swartzwelder that we have been able to definitely link was Peter Swartzwelder. Early records showed the spelling as Swarsvilder and Swarzvilder. According to the will of Frederick Storts, dated March 15, 1783, Frederick Storts lived in Bethel Township; Bedford County, PA.; his widow was Sebela Storts. He speaks of Peter Swarzvilder as his stepson (could he have meant son-in-law? The will refers to Frederick Swarsvilder as a minor son of Peter. In the will, he directs wife Sebela and Peter Swarzvilder to care for a minor named George Kisenger until he is eighteen years of age. He also willed property to his brother's children (though he doesn't name his brother)and names; Mary Swarzvilder (Probably, wife of Peter) , George Storts and Charlotte Storts. Frederick didn't sign the will, but used his mark.

On May the 20th of May 1785, in response to a Warrant granted to Peter Swarsvilder dated the 3rd day of January 1785; Peter purchased a tract of 326 acres which was called Petersburg for 5 pounds and 12 schillings. The property, located in Bethel Township; Bedford County, PA; was bounded by vacant hills and the following property owners. Jacob Bateman, Jacob Winks and widow Mellot to the Northwest. Vacant hills to the Northeast, Abraham Chopmas (sp) to the Southwest, William Woods to the Southeast and Peter Rouhs to the South. In this document, the name of Peter Swarsvilder and Peter Swarswilder were both used. The history of Fulton County, PA states that the old township was Belfast, from which several townships were later carved. Peter Swartzwelder was listed as a resident on the tax list of 1785.

Frederick's will of 1848 in Monroe township, leaves his property to his widow, Hannah, sons Philip, Joseph, Daniel and Evan, daughters Julisnn, Hannah, Caroline and Margaret.

Evan's will dated 1 February 1865 in Monroe township shows the present day spelling for Swartzwelder and leaves his property to his widow Susanna and daughter Paulina and son Emmanual. A minor by the name of James Dunn is also mentioned and placed in the custody of Emmanual.

In his will dated April 28, 1840, Peter (son of Frederick) refers to his wife Elizabeth, son Nathaniel and daughters Mary Jane, Mary Anne, Hannah and Carline. He named his wife Elizabeth and brother Daniel as his executors. Again the spelling of Swartzwelder was the same as modern day spelling and it appears that spelling was used from then on.

Daniel Swartzwelder's will uses the present day spelling. It is dated October 18, 1884. He named his son Daniel as executor and named his wife Rachel and sons Daniel and William and daughter Amanda J. Swartzwelder Miller and her children, Charles, Daniel, Jennie, Rachel and Harry in his will.

In Philip Swartzwelder's will dated November 9, 1894 in East Providence Township lists his wife Lousina; sons, Clyde Bertram, Charles Ross, Semore Blair, James Sherman and Ritner Ernest and daughters, Ada Viola, Alice Selena, Sedona Agnes and Margaret Jane. It also indicates that Semore Blair lived in Buffalo Mills, Pa and Ritner Ernest at Rays Hill, PA at the time of the will.

In the will of Ritner Ernest Swartzwelder dated October 19, 1916 in East Providence Township, PA all of his estate was left to his widow Tillie and upon her death to be equally divided among his children; except, that an appraisement of the property was to be done and if Harry Owen wished to purchase the property at the appraised price, he could arrange to do so giving his brother and sister their share by payments. No mention is made of Nathan Grant nor Mary L; however, Mary signified on the will on April 16, 1934 that she received the sum of one dollar in full payment of her legacy from Tillie Swartzwelder.

This we do know; our recent ancestors were farmers living in the Breezewood, Pennsylvania area. The farming continued and was handed down until operational costs became excessive and most of the farming ceased. Descendents still own some of the farmland.


Descendants of Peter Swartzwelder

 

Generation No. 1

1. PETER1 SWARTZWELDER was born Bef. 1755, and died Bef. September 26, 1828 in Providence TWP., Bedford Co., PA. He married (according to info from Greg Swartzwelder) first Mary Storts who may have either been a stepsister Or an error in Frederick Stort's will referred to Peter as a Stepson and could have meant; Son-in-law. At any rate she was the daughter of Frederick Storts. Seh apparently died at a later date and Peter married an Elisabeth Deremore, a widow of Isaaac Dermore.

Notes for PETER SWARTZWELDER:

Source: Volume XXV 3rd series Pennsylvania Archives

Warrantees of land - Bedford County 1771-1893

Peter Swartzwelder 300 acres - January 3, 1785 (Bethel TWP. Now Fulton Co.)

Peter Swartzwelder 200 acres - January 26, 1786

Frederick Swartzwelder 82.5 acres June 2, 1836

Peter Swartzwelder & co. EX 100 acres - April 14, 1842

Frederick Swartzwelder & co. EX 26 acres - July 7, 1845

Daniel Swartzwelder EX 50 acres - October 14, 1852

Joseph & Philip Swartzwelder 28.150 acres - November 19, 1852

Emanuel Swartzwelder 10 acres - June 21, 1870

Extract from Bedford Democratic Inquirer

September 26, 1828

Estate of Peter Swartswelder, late of Providence TWP., Thomas Pennell, Adm.

More About PETER SWARTZWELDER:

Census: 1800, Bedford Co., Census of 1800 lists 3 males 0-10, 3 males 10-16, 1 female 0-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 26-44 and he and his wife.

Military: Bet. 1778 - 1783, Reportedly a Private in the Rangers on the Frontiers.

Military (2): May 15, 1786, Ensign in the Rangers and at Bedford.

Resided: Bet. 1774 - 1775, Bethel TWP., Bedford Co., PA

         

Children of PETER SWARTZWELDER and Mary Storts are:

2.       i.        FREDERICK2 SWARTZWELDER, SR., b. August 28, 1780, Bedford County, PA; d. November 28, 1848, Bedford County, PA; 68y 2m 4d.

          ii.       *UNKNOWN SWARTZWELDER, b. Bet. 1784 - 1790.

          iii.      *UNKNOWN SWARTZWELDER, b. Bet. 1784 - 1790.

          iv.      *UNKNOWN SWARTZWELDER, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800.

          v.       *UNKNOWN SWARTZWELDER, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800.

          vi.      *UNKNOWN SWARTZWELDER, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800.

          vii.     *UNKNOWN SWARTZWELDER, b. Bet. 1790 - 1800.

 

Generation No. 2

2. FREDERICK2 SWARTZWELDER, SR. (PETER1) was born August 28, 1780 in Bedford County, PA, and died November 28, 1848 in Bedford County, PA; 68y 2m 4d. He married HANNAH EVANS February 02, 1806. She was born March 25, 1788, and died March 31, 1850 in Bedford County, PA; 62y 6d,.

Notes for FREDERICK SWARTZWELDER, SR.:

Source: Volume XXV 3rd series Pennsylvania Archives

Warrantees of land - Bedford County 1771-1893

Peter Swartzwelder 300 acres - January 3, 1785 (Bethel TWP. Now Fulton Co.)

Peter Swartzwelder 200 acres - January 26, 1786

Frederick Swartzwelder 82.5 acres June 2, 1836

Peter Swartzwelder & co. EX 100 acres - April 14, 1842

Frederick Swartzwelder & co. EX 26 acres - July 7, 1845

Daniel Swartzwelder EX 50 acres - October 14, 1852

Joseph & Philip Swartzwelder 28.150 acres - November 19, 1852

Emanuel Swartzwelder 10 acres - June 21, 1870

More About FREDERICK SWARTZWELDER, SR.:

Census: 1820, Southhampton TWP., Bedford Co., PA (both he and wife bet. 26 and 45, with 5 sons and 3 daughters. )

Occupation: Farmer

         

Children of FREDERICK SWARTZWELDER and HANNAH EVANS are:

3.       i.        EVAN3 SWARTZWELDER, b. February 03, 1807; d. 1885.

4.       ii.       PETER SWARTZWELDER, b. May 06, 1809, Bedford County, PA; d. May 03, 1845, Bedford County, PA; 36y 11m 27d.

          iii.      DAVID SWARTZWELDER, b. August 31, 1811, Bedford County, PA; d. April 15, 1845, Bedford County, PA; 33y 7m 15d.

5.       iv.      DANIEL SWARTZWELDER, b. January 28, 1814, Bedford County, PA; d. September 25, 1884, Bedford County, PA.

          v.       MARGARET SWARTZWELDER, b. December 11, 1815.

          vi.      MARY SWARTZWELDER, b. January 17, 1818, Bedford County, PA; d. December 01, 1842, Bedford County, PA; 24y 1m 16d; m. *UNKNOWN MCDANIELS.

          vii.     JOHN SWARTZWELDER, b. April 24, 1820, Bedford County, PA; d. September 30, 1845, Bedford County, PA; 25y 5m 6d.

          viii.    FREDERICK SWARTZWELDER, JR, b. March 17, 1822, Bedford County, PA; d. May 30, 1845, Bedford County, PA; 23y 2m 13d.

          ix.      HANNAH SWARTZWELDER, b. July 23, 1824; m. JOHN M. VAN HORN, December 24, 1851, Bedford County, PA (Monroe TWP); b. Rainsburg, PA.

          x.       JULIANN SWARTZWELDER, b. February 05, 1827; m. *UNKNOWN ROBBINS.

6.       xi.      PHILIP SWARTZWELDER, b. May 14, 1829, Chaneysville, PA (Bedford County) (East face of Tussey Mountain); d. February 18, 1895, Breezewood, PA; Bedford County, PA; 65y 10m 7d.

          xii.     JOSEPH SWARTZWELDER, b. November 16, 1831; d. May 18, 1901; m. MARY A. *UNKNOWN.

Notes for JOSEPH SWARTZWELDER:

Source: Volume XXV 3rd series Pennsylvania Archives

Warrantees of land - Bedford County 1771-1893

Peter Swartzwelder 300 acres - January 3, 1785 (Bethel TWP. Now Fulton Co.)

Peter Swartzwelder 200 acres - January 26, 1786

Frederick Swartzwelder 82.5 acres June 2, 1836

Peter Swartzwelder & co. EX 100 acres - April 14, 1842

Frederick Swartzwelder & co. EX 26 acres - July 7, 1845

Daniel Swartzwelder EX 50 acres - October 14, 1852

Joseph & Philip Swartzwelder 28.150 acres - November 19, 1852

Emanuel Swartzwelder 10 acres - June 21, 1870

          xiii.    CAROLINE SWARTZWELDER, b. August 04, 1834; m. FRANK SMITH, December 22, 1853.

 

Generation No. 3

3. EVAN3 SWARTZWELDER (FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born February 03, 1807, and died 1885. He married SUSANNA (SUSAN) BELTZ. She was born 1808, and died 1879.

         

Children of EVAN SWARTZWELDER and SUSANNA BELTZ are:

7.       i.        EMANUEL B.4 SWARTZWELDER, b. August 29, 1834; d. July 29, 1896, Chaneysville, MD.

          ii.       SURLINE SWARTZWELDER, b. 1837.

          iii.      PAULINA SWARTZWELDER, m. JOHN BARKMAN.

 

4. PETER3 SWARTZWELDER (FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born May 06, 1809 in Bedford County, PA, and died May 03, 1845 in Bedford County, PA; 36y 11m 27d. He married ELIZABETH *UNKNOWN.

Notes for PETER SWARTZWELDER:

Source: Volume XXV 3rd series Pennsylvania Archives

Warrantees of land - Bedford County 1771-1893

Peter Swartzwelder 300 acres - January 3, 1785 (Bethel TWP. Now Fulton Co.)

Peter Swartzwelder 200 acres - January 26, 1786

Frederick Swartzwelder 82.5 acres June 2, 1836

Peter Swartzwelder & co. EX 100 acres - April 14, 1842

Frederick Swartzwelder & co. EX 26 acres - July 7, 1845

Daniel Swartzwelder EX 50 acres - October 14, 1852

Joseph & Philip Swartzwelder 28.150 acres - November 19, 1852

Emanuel Swartzwelder 10 acres - June 21, 1870

         

Children of PETER SWARTZWELDER and ELIZABETH *UNKNOWN are:

          i.        MARY JANE4 SWARTZWELDER.

          ii.       MARY ANN SWARTZWELDER.

          iii.      HANNAH SWARTZWELDER.

          iv.      CARLINE SWARTZWELDER.

          v.       NATHANIEL SWARTZWELDER, b. Abt. 1834.

 

5. DANIEL3 SWARTZWELDER (FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born January 28, 1814 in Bedford County, PA, and died September 25, 1884 in Bedford County, PA. He married RACHAEL MORGART.

Notes for DANIEL SWARTZWELDER:

Source: Volume XXV 3rd series Pennsylvania Archives

Warrantees of land - Bedford County 1771-1893

Peter Swartzwelder 300 acres - January 3, 1785 (Bethel TWP. Now Fulton Co.)

Peter Swartzwelder 200 acres - January 26, 1786

Frederick Swartzwelder 82.5 acres June 2, 1836

Peter Swartzwelder & co. EX 100 acres - April 14, 1842

Frederick Swartzwelder & co. EX 26 acres - July 7, 1845

Daniel Swartzwelder EX 50 acres - October 14, 1852

Joseph & Philip Swartzwelder 28.150 acres - November 19, 1852

Emanuel Swartzwelder 10 acres - June 21, 1870

More About DANIEL SWARTZWELDER:

Resided: Resided and owned land in Morrow Twp., Bedford Co., PA- which he willed to sons William and Daniel.

         

Children of DANIEL SWARTZWELDER and RACHAEL MORGART are:

8.       i.        AMANDA J.4 SWARTZWELDER, b. April 17, 1841; d. May 21, 1916.

9.       ii.       MARTHA OLIVIA SWARTZWELDER, b. October 02, 1843; d. Bef. 1880.

          iii.      MARGARET SWARTZWELDER, b. 1845.

          iv.      SAVANNAH SWARTZWELDER, b. 1848.

10.     v.       DANIEL M. SWARTZWELDER, b. September 25, 1853; d. November 13, 1901.

11.     vi.      WILLIAM MORGART SWARTZWELDER, SR., b. July 13, 1857.

 

6. PHILIP3 SWARTZWELDER (FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born May 14, 1829 in Chaneysville, PA (Bedford County) (East face of Tussey Mountain), and died February 18, 1895 in Breezewood, PA; Bedford County, PA; 65y 10m 7d. He married LOUSINA SHARP, daughter of GEORGE SHARP and SARAH HOOP. She was born August 11, 1837 in Licking Creek TWP., Fulton Co., PA, and died February 13, 1895 in Breezewood, PA; Bedford Co., PA; 57y 6m 2d.

Notes for PHILIP SWARTZWELDER:

Source: Volume XXV 3rd series Pennsylvania Archives

Warrantees of land - Bedford County 1771-1893

Peter Swartzwelder 300 acres - January 3, 1785 (Bethel TWP. Now Fulton Co.)

Peter Swartzwelder 200 acres - January 26, 1786

Frederick Swartzwelder 82.5 acres June 2, 1836

Peter Swartzwelder & co. EX 100 acres - April 14, 1842

Frederick Swartzwelder & co. EX 26 acres - July 7, 1845

Daniel Swartzwelder EX 50 acres - October 14, 1852

Joseph & Philip Swartzwelder 28.150 acres - November 19, 1852

Emanuel Swartzwelder 10 acres - June 21, 1870

More About PHILIP SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: Breezewood, PA

Note1: 1850, The 1850 census lists Philip along with sisters Hannah and Caroline and brother Joseph (see note2). This is plausible as their father died in 1848 and their mother in March 1850.

Note2: 1850, The 1850 census lists another female age 21 which looks like Mary age 21, but that would not agree with ino I have. Could it be Louisina?

Occupation: Farmer

More About LOUSINA SHARP:

Burial: Breezewood, PA

         

Children of PHILIP SWARTZWELDER and LOUSINA SHARP are:

          i.        MARGARET JANE4 SWARTZWELDER, b. March 26, 1854, Breezewood, P., (E. Providence TWP); m. JOSEPH SPROUT.

12.     ii.       JOSEPH SWARTZWELDER, b. February 06, 1856, Near Breezewood, PA (E. Providence TWP) (Black Valley); d. May 18, 1901, Bedford Co., PA.

          iii.      SEDONA AGNES SWARTZWELDER, b. May 20, 1858, Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP); d. Buffalo Mills, PA; m. (1) ALVIN OR IRVIN ROUZER; m. (2) J. R. (ELLIOT) MILLER, September 07, 1878, Clearville, Bedford County, PA by Rev. Barton A. Cooper; d. Buffalo Mills, PA.

More About SEDONA AGNES SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: Buffalo Mills Cemetery

More About J. R. (ELLIOT) MILLER:

Burial: Buffalo Mills Cemetery

13.     iv.      ALICE SELENA SWARTZWELDER, b. January 14, 1863, Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP).

14.     v.       JAMES SHERMAN SWARTZWELDER, b. December 30, 1865, Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP); d. February 04, 1926, Mercersburg, PA; 60y 1m 4d.

15.     vi.      SEMORE BLAIR SWARTZWELDER, b. September 28, 1868, Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP); d. December 12, 1957, Greensburg, PA.

          vii.     GEORGE UPTON SWARTZWELDER, b. September 23, 1871, Breezewood. PA., (E. Providence TWP); d. October 29, 1871, Breezewood, PA (E. Providence TWP) (Black Valley).

16.     viii.    RITNER ERNEST SWARTZWELDER, b. December 25, 1873, Breezewood, PA; d. April 09, 1933, Breezewood, PA (Bedford County).

17.     ix.      ADA VIOLA SWARTZWELDER, b. June 23, 1875, Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP).

          x.       CHARLES ROSS SWARTZWELDER, b. March 25, 1879, Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP); d. February 11, 1895, Breezewood, PA.

More About CHARLES ROSS SWARTZWELDER:

Nickname: Charley

          xi.      CLYDE BERTRUM SWARTZWELDER, b. December 25, 1880, Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP); m. LYDA *UNKNOWN.

 

Generation No. 4

7. EMANUEL B.4 SWARTZWELDER (EVAN3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born August 29, 1834, and died July 29, 1896 in Chaneysville, MD. He married MARY ELLEN DIEHL December 04, 1862 in Bedford German Reformed Church.

Notes for EMANUEL B. SWARTZWELDER:

Source: Volume XXV 3rd series Pennsylvania Archives

Warrantees of land - Bedford County 1771-1893

Peter Swartzwelder 300 acres - January 3, 1785 (Bethel TWP. Now Fulton Co.)

Peter Swartzwelder 200 acres - January 26, 1786

Frederick Swartzwelder 82.5 acres June 2, 1836

Peter Swartzwelder & co. EX 100 acres - April 14, 1842

Frederick Swartzwelder & co. EX 26 acres - July 7, 1845

Daniel Swartzwelder EX 50 acres - October 14, 1852

Joseph & Philip Swartzwelder 28.150 acres - November 19, 1852

Emanuel Swartzwelder 10 acres - June 21, 1870

More About EMANUEL B. SWARTZWELDER:

Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 1896, Dragged to death by horses.

Resided: Chaneysville, PA

         

Children of EMANUEL SWARTZWELDER and MARY DIEHL are:

          i.        BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 SWARTZWELDER, b. December 1863; m. MARGARET GORDON.

          ii.       EVAN HUGHES SWARTZWELDER, b. November 1864; m. ELMIRA ALICE/ALICE ELMIRA HAMILTON, August 22, 1886; b. October 1865.

          iii.      PHILIP E. SWARTZWELDER, b. April 1866; m. ARENA F. LASHLEY; b. May 1868.

          iv.      HARRY ORVILLE SWARTZWELDER, b. June 1868; m. SARAH AMANDA/AMANDA SARAH O'NEAL; b. April 1874.

          v.       NORA B. SWARTZWELDER, b. 1869; m. CLARENCE CANDLER.

          vi.      DANIEL SWARTZWELDER, b. December 1870; m. VIOLA ESTEL PERDEW; b. 1882.

          vii.     ALBERT R. SWARTZWELDER, b. August 1872; m. LINNIE E. WILSON.

 

8. AMANDA J.4 SWARTZWELDER (DANIEL3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born April 17, 1841, and died May 21, 1916. She married EPHRAIM B. MILLER, son of JOHN MILLER and HANNAH CARPENTER. He was born July 06, 1840, and died December 14, 1914.

More About EPHRAIM B. MILLER:

Census: 1870

         

Children of AMANDA SWARTZWELDER and EPHRAIM MILLER are:

          i.        ALBERT GRANT5 MILLER, b. March 23, 1867.

          ii.       OTHO COLFAX MILLER, b. September 06, 1868.

          iii.      OLIVIA ALBERTA MILLER, b. October 18, 1870.

          iv.      SIMON D. MILLER, b. December 27, 1872.

          v.       R. VIOLA MILLER, b. October 13, 1875.

          vi.      L. VEDA MILLER, b. January 15, 1878.

          vii.     OSCAR G. MILLER, b. May 10, 1880.

 

9. MARTHA OLIVIA4 SWARTZWELDER (DANIEL3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born October 02, 1843, and died Bef. 1880. She married LEVI MILLER. He was born Bet. 1836 - August 30 1839.

More About MARTHA OLIVIA SWARTZWELDER:

Resided: 1870, Londonderry TWP., Bedford Co., PA

More About LEVI MILLER:

Census: 1880, Dunbar TWP., Fayette Co., PA

         

Children of MARTHA SWARTZWELDER and LEVI MILLER are:

          i.        DANIEL5 MILLER.

          ii.       SIMON PHILIP MILLER.

          iii.      HOWARD ELWOOD MILLER, b. Abt. 1862; d. Bef. 1942.

          iv.      JENNIE VICTORIA MILLER, b. February 09, 1866, Milligan's Cove; Harrison TWP., Bedford Co., PA; d. April 18, 1942; m. *UNKNOWN MCDOWELL.

          v.       CHARLES MILLER, b. Abt. 1868; d. Aft. 1942.

More About CHARLES MILLER:

Nickname: Charley

          vi.      RACHEL CATHARINE MILLER, b. Abt. 1872; d. Aft. 1942; m. *UNKNOWN MCDOWELL.

More About RACHEL CATHARINE MILLER:

Nickname: Kate

          vii.     HARRY MILLER, b. Abt. 1874; d. Aft. 1942.

 

10. DANIEL M.4 SWARTZWELDER (DANIEL3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born September 25, 1853, and died November 13, 1901. He married AMANDA MILLER November 07, 1878 in Clearfield, Bedford County, PA by Rev. Barton A. Cooper, daughter of JOHN MILLER and HANNAH CARPENTER. She was born April 02, 1849.

         

Children of DANIEL SWARTZWELDER and AMANDA MILLER are:

          i.        BURTON M.5 SWARTZWELDER, b. January 14, 1883; d. April 1968.

          ii.       MISSOURI SWARTZWELDER, b. April 1886.

          iii.      EARL SWARTZWELDER, b. July 10, 1884; d. June 1968; m. DAISY *UNKNOWN.

 

11. WILLIAM MORGART4 SWARTZWELDER, SR. (DANIEL3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born July 13, 1857. He married ELMIRA BUSSARD. She was born April 25, 1861, and died August 10, 1945 in York County, Nebraska.

         

Children of WILLIAM SWARTZWELDER and ELMIRA BUSSARD are:

          i.        HULDA MAE5 SWARTZWELDER, b. May 15, 1882; d. July 11, 1965, York County, Nebraska; m. CHARLES HENRY JAMES.

          ii.       MARY ETHEL SWARTZWELDER, b. December 1882.

          iii.      LAURA TULA SWARTZWELDER, b. March 05, 1887; d. June 20, 1963, York County, Nebraska; m. *UNKNOWN ROGERS.

          iv.      EVA ORA SWARTZWELDER, b. September 19, 1895; d. March 24, 1991, York County, Nebraska; m. *UNKNOWN TALBOT.

          v.       WILLIAM MORGART SWARTZWELDER, JR., b. March 05, 1901; d. February 15, 1995, Colvill, Washington.

More About WILLIAM MORGART SWARTZWELDER, JR.:

Note: 1950, Changed name to William Swartz

 

12. JOSEPH4 SWARTZWELDER (PHILIP3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born February 06, 1856 in Near Breezewood, PA (E. Providence TWP) (Black Valley), and died May 18, 1901 in Bedford Co., PA. He married MARY B. RINARD December 21, 1881 in Bedford County, PA, daughter of HENRY RINARD and REBECCA WOY. She was born October 17, 1860 in Bedford Co., PA, and died August 22, 1943 in Age 82. Schellsburg, PA at home of daughter; Mrs. H. M. Petrea.

Notes for MARY B. RINARD:

Obituary: (August 23, 1943)

Mrs. Mary B. Swartzwelder

Schellsburg-- Miss Mary B. Swartzwelder, 82, died last night at the home of her daughter (August 22, 1943), Mrs. H. M. Petrea of Schellsburg, where she had resided for the past nine months. She was a daughter of Henry and Rebecca (Woy) Rinard, both deceased, and was born in Bedford County on Oct. 17, 1860. Her husband, Joseph Swartzwelder, died 42 years ago. Surviving are six children -- Mrs. Charles Skillington, Edgewood; Mrs. H. M. Petrea, mentioned; Lena, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Miriam Zeurner, Edgewood, and John and Vernon, both of New Entrerprise. She was a sister of Mrs. Margaret Grove, Sylvania, O.; John Rinard, Philadelphia; Cameron Rinard, Warren, PA; and Irvin Rinard, Breezewood. A brother and five sisters are dead. Friends will be received at the Petrea home after 8 o'clock this evening. Brief funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon at the Petrea home followed by services at 2:30 o'clock in the Breezewood Lutheran Church. Rev. A. W. Steinfurth, pastor of the Wilkinsburg Lutheran Church, will officiate assisted by Ref. John Stambaugh, pastor of the Breezewood Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Breezewood Cemetery under the direction of the Mickel Funeral Home of Schellsburg.

More About MARY B. RINARD:

Burial: Breezewood Lutheran Church Cem., Breeezewood, PA

         

Children of JOSEPH SWARTZWELDER and MARY RINARD are:

          i.        EDITH E.5 SWARTZWELDER, b. February 1884, Bedford County, PA.

          ii.       MARGARET M. SWARTZWELDER, b. June 1886, Bedford County, PA.

          iii.      JOHN R. SWARTZWELDER, b. August 1891, Bedford County, PA.

More About JOHN R. SWARTZWELDER:

Resided: 1943, New Enterprise, PA

          iv.      VERNON A. SWARTZWELDER, b. March 17, 1893, Bedford County, PA.

More About VERNON A. SWARTZWELDER:

Resided: 1943, New Enterprise, PA

          v.       MIRIAM G. OR J. SWARTZWELDER, b. June 1898, Bedford County, PA; m. *UNKNOWN ZEURNER.

More About MIRIAM G. OR J. SWARTZWELDER:

Resided: 1943, Edgewood, PA

          vi.      LENA R. SWARTZWELDER, b. 1901, Bedford County, PA.

 

13. ALICE SELENA4 SWARTZWELDER (PHILIP3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born January 14, 1863 in Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP). She married (1) DANIEL CYPHER. She married (2) SAMUEL FINK Bet. 1911 - 1912.

         

Children of ALICE SWARTZWELDER and DANIEL CYPHER are:

          i.        LILIAN MARIE5 CYPHER, m. WILLIAM SCOTT SNYDER, January 18, 1911.

          ii.       PEARL CYPHER.

          iii.      ORA CLEO CYPHER, m. RUSSELL BOWSER.

 

14. JAMES SHERMAN4 SWARTZWELDER (PHILIP3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born December 30, 1865 in Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP), and died February 04, 1926 in Mercersburg, PA; 60y 1m 4d. He married ROSALIE V. SIPE(S) 1895. She died Aft. February 08, 1926.

Notes for JAMES SHERMAN SWARTZWELDER:

Will 82370 (?) Transcribed.

Last Will and Testament of James S. Swartzwelder late of Mercersburg, PA, Probated February 16th 1926 W. McKinnie, Register

Dr. James S. Swartzwelder; Mercersburg, PA

I, James S. Swartzwelder, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

I bequeth all my property, real and personal, wheresoever the same may be, to my beloved wife, Rosalie V. Swartzwelder.

I appoint my said wife the executrix of this my last will and testament. My will is that my said wife shall not be required to give any bonds or security to the judge of probate for the faithful execution of the duties of executrix.

In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal, this 23rd day of February 1925.

James S. Swartzwelder, M. D.

Pennsylvania

Franklin County SS:

On this 16th day of February A. D. 1926, personally appeared before me, Wm. W. McKinnie Register of Wills, in and for the county aforesaid, G. W. Harsh and H. B. Hoge, who being duly sworn according to law, say they are well acquainted with the handwriting of James S. Swartzwelder the testator in the annexed paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James S. Swartzwelder deceased, and have seen him write, and that they verily believe the same James S. Swartzwelder signed at the end of said paper writing in execution thereof, is in the proper hand-writing of him the said testator.

Affirmed and subscribed before me the

day and year aforesaid. G.W. Harsh

Wm. A. McKinnie, Register H. B. Hoge

You Rosa V. Swartzwelder do swear that as executrix of the Last Will and Testament of James S. Swartzwelder late of the Borough of Mercersburg PA., deceased, will well and truly administer the deeds and chattels, rights and credits of said deceased according to law, and will also diligently and faithfully regard and well and truly comply with the provisions of the law relating to transfer Inheritance Taxes.

Sworn and subscribed before me, Rosa V. Swartzwelder

this 16th day of February A. D. 1926

Wm W. McKinnie Register

358

Decree

County of Franklin

Register's Office SS:

Be it remembered that on the day of the date hereof the Last Will and testament of James S. Swartzwelder late of Mercersburg, PA., deceased, being the annexed within instrument, was duly proved before the register of wills of said county, as and for the last will and testament of said deceased, which said last will and the proofs and examinations taken thereon are recorded and filed in said office.

in testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of office of the said register of Wills to be hereunto affixed, at chambersburg, the 17th day of February, A. D. 1926

Wm. M. McKinnie register

 

More About JAMES SHERMAN SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: February 08, 1926, Fairview Cemetery

Cause of Death (Facts Pg): February 04, 1926, Aoritic Regurgitation. (Died very suddenly after shoveling snow.

More About ROSALIE V. SIPE(S):

Burial: Fairview Cemetery

         

Children of JAMES SWARTZWELDER and ROSALIE SIPE(S) are:

          i.        RUSSELL HAROLD5 SWARTZWELDER, b. April 29, 1896; m. LOUISE FENTON VANDIGRIFT, June 28, 1919.

          ii.       WALLACE RAY SWARTZWELDER, b. May 10, 1900; d. Aft. 1924.

More About WALLACE RAY SWARTZWELDER:

Note: Reportedly committed suicide in his car after sometime after 1924.

 

15. SEMORE BLAIR4 SWARTZWELDER (PHILIP3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born September 28, 1868 in Breezewood, PA., (E. Providence TWP), and died December 12, 1957 in Greensburg, PA. He married (1) CORA JACKSON, daughter of MARK JACKSON and EMILY HIXSON. She was born February 09, 1870 in Bedford County, PA, and died May 05, 1905 in Bedford County, PA. He married (2) MARY ELIZABETH HICKS May 16, 1907 in Connellsville, PA, daughter of JAMES HICKS and SUSAN SNYDER. She was born June 21, 1880 in Connellsville, PA, and died April 11, 1960 in Greensburg, PA.

More About SEMORE BLAIR SWARTZWELDER:

Occupation: School Teacher

More About CORA JACKSON:

Burial: Everett Cemetery

         

Children of SEMORE SWARTZWELDER and CORA JACKSON are:

          i.        GEORGE MARK5 SWARTZWELDER, b. June 05, 1892, Buffalo Mills, PA; d. August 07, 1966, Berks Co., Reiffton, PA; m. ISABELLE ELEANOR STAFFORD; b. August 02, 1900, Connellsville, PA?; d. August 07, 1991, Berks Co., Reiffton, PA.

More About GEORGE MARK SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton, PA; Berks County

Nickname: Judd

More About ISABELLE ELEANOR STAFFORD:

Burial: Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton, PA; Berks County

          ii.       PHILLIP (EARL) SWARTZWELDER, b. 1890; d. 1966, Jeanette, PA; m. BETTY (GORDON) WILLIAMS; b. 1890, Scottdale, PA; d. 1964, Torrance, Westmoreland County.

More About PHILLIP (EARL) SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: 1966, Westmoreland Memorial Cemetery

More About BETTY (GORDON) WILLIAMS:

Burial: 1964, Westmoreland Memorial Cemetery

         

Children of SEMORE SWARTZWELDER and MARY HICKS are:

          iii.      EDGAR SEYMOR5 SWARTZWELDER, b. May 08, 1908, Connellsville, PA; d. September 03, 1987, Connellsville, PA; m. (1) MARGARET MILES; m. (2) EMMA J. DECKER.

          iv.      JAMES BLAIR SWARTZWELDER, b. September 14, 1911, Connellsville, PA; m. DOROTHY MCDERMOTT, April 29, 1939; b. November 11, 1913.

More About JAMES BLAIR SWARTZWELDER:

Resided: Louisville, KY.

More About DOROTHY MCDERMOTT:

Nickname: Dottie

          v.       MIRIAM MAE SWARTZWELDER, b. July 27, 1914, Connellsville, PA; d. August 12, 1972, Greensburg, PA; m. GEORGE WEDDELL SCHALLER, February 06, 1936, Somerset, PA; b. December 25, 1914, Greensburg, PA; d. April 16, 2001, A.M..

More About MIRIAM MAE SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: St Clair Cemetery

More About GEORGE WEDDELL SCHALLER:

Noe: Preferred to be called "Weddell"

 

16. RITNER ERNEST4 SWARTZWELDER (PHILIP3, FREDERICK2, PETER1) was born December 25, 1873 in Breezewood, PA, and died April 09, 1933 in Breezewood, PA (Bedford County). He married MARY MATILDA HIXSON April 04, 1895 in McConnelsburg, PA (Fulton County), daughter of NATHAN HIXSON and MARY BARTON. She was born November 23, 1870 in Brush Creek TWP, Fulton County, PA, and died May 31, 1957 in Everett Hospital; Everett, PA.

More About RITNER ERNEST SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: Breezewood, PA.; 57y 6m 2d

Notes for MARY MATILDA HIXSON:

By Walter R. Peterman

"Grandma" Swartzwelder was a sweet and delightful lady. My wife Jean thought the world of her grandmother. "Grandma" always said she did not want to go to the hospital as she knew she wouldn't come out alive. Her thoughts came true as she fell and broke her hip and was admitted to the hospital. She never recovered. We visited her in Everett Hospital just before she died. This was right after our middle son, Keith Alan Peterman was born (April 8, 1957) Her lips and tongue were badly swollen and she could hardly speak but she whispered to me, "Where there's a Will, there's a way."

A humorous memory. Jean and I were married in 1949 and in 1950, moved into an apartment in Northeast Washington, DC. Sometime between 1950 and 1952, "Grandma" Swartzwelder came and spent some time with us. We had purchased our first TV (a table model Motorola). At that time, we watched a lot of wrestling matches on TV. "Grandma" sat watching the TV in a rocker and the more excited she got, the faster she rocked. She pointed her finger at one of the wrestlers and said "Don't let him do that to you, hit him back," and "Look out behind you."

More About MARY MATILDA HIXSON:

Burial: Breezewood, PA.; 57y 6m 2d

Nickname: Tillie

         

Children of RITNER SWARTZWELDER and MARY HIXSON are:

          i.        HARRY OWEN5 SWARTZWELDER, b. August 28, 1896, Breezewood, PA; d. January 29, 1991, Breezewood, PA; m. ELSIE VALENA LANE, Bet. April 20 - May 22, 1918, Bedford, PA; b. January 28, 1899; d. Bet. February 04 - April 02, 1980, Breezewood, PA.

More About HARRY OWEN SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: Mt Zion Lutheran Cemetery; Breezewood, PA

More About ELSIE VALENA LANE:

Burial: Mt Zion Lutheran Cemetery; Breezewood, PA

          ii.       MARY LUCINA SWARTZWELDER, b. July 01, 1906, Breezewood, PA (Ray's Hill)E. Prov. Twp.; d. January 16, 1970, Washington, D.C.; b. Everett Cemetery; Everett, PA. m. (1) ISAAC FERN THOMAS, August 01, 1924, Breezewood, PA. on Swartzwelder Farm; b. January 06, 1898, Osceola Mills, PA; d. October 11, 1979, Potomac Hospital; Woodbridge, VA; m. (2) GEORGE WILMER WOODARD, SR., August 06, 1949, Concordia Luth. Evang. Church; Wash., DC; b. July 25, 1906, Fairfax, VA; d. September 20, 1988, Pulaski, VA.

More About MARY LUCINA SWARTZWELDER:

Occupation: Worked several years as Vegetable Chef for Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC

Notes for ISAAC FERN THOMAS:

I. F. Thomas and Mary Swartzwelder were married on August 1, 1924 on the Swartzwelder farm at Breezewood, PA. Mary Alice Thomas (Gardner), sister of the groom and Wallace Swartzwelder cousin of the bride stood in for them. There was a family dinner, after which the couple travelled to Osceola Mills, PA where they lived with sister Alice and her family until they found a place. They lived in an apartment and later moved to Hollidaysburg, PA>

          iii.      NATHAN GRANT SWARTZWELDER, b. March 01, 1912, Breezewood, Pennsylvania; d. August 13, 1964, Everett, Pennsylvania; m. ELVENA MAE CLARK, March 03, 1937; b. May 03, 1911, Breezewood, PA.

More About NATHAN GRANT SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: Everett Cemetery; Everett, PA

 

More About Evena Mae (Clark) SWARTZWELDER:

Burial: Everett Cemetery; Everett, PA

 

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