WILHELM ABENDSCHON (b. 25 May 1749 in Schwaigern, Wuerttemberg, d. 1792) m. NANCY (ANNA) SPEED in Philadelphia, PA. She was born in England.
William lived before 1788 in Philadelphia, PA. After 1788 he lived in Sheshequin, PA. He made frequent trips to Philadelphia to buy goods. He died between 1792 and 1796. After 1788 Nancy (Anna) lived in Sheshequin, PA.
Anna was the dau. of a wealthy merchant who wanted her to marry a business partner who was quite a few years older. Anna ran away from home and sailed for America. The young man she intended to marry was on another ship which went down in a storm enroute. The Coffee House hotel (Philadelphia) where she was staying requested that she sew or scrub floors to pay room and board when she ran out of money. She reluctantly chose sewing ... and she sewed beautifully. She stayed there until she married William Ovenshire.
Children of WILHELM ABENDSCHON and NANCY SPEED are: i.POLLY OVENSHIRE. ii.UNKNOWN OVENSHIRE. iii. UNKNOWN OVENSHIRE. iv.UNKNOWN OVENSHIRE. v.MARY OVENSHIRE (b. 26 Dec 1776, Bradford Co., PA; d. 31 May 1846). vi.SAMUEL OVENSHIRE (b. 27 Apr 1791, Sheshequin, PA; d. 1869, Athens Twp., Bradford Co., PA) m. 1817 Sarah Bidlack (b. 1796, d. 1865) (dau. of Stephen Bidlack & Lois Ransom).In 1850 Census, Athens Twp., Bradford Co., PA.Had 7 children, Edward Rathbon, Clarissa Flowers, Kezia Beebe, John Franklin, Lois Bidlack, Samuel, and Sarah.
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