In 1781, George Hager married Magdalena Kefauver in Middletown, Frederick Co, MD. Maggie was a daughter of the immigrant Johann Philip Kielfaber and Anna Maria Beckenbaugh.Several of Maggie's siblings had earlier moved to Fayette Co, PA, and George and Maggie followed them shortly after their marriage.
George and Maggie had four children in Fayette Co: Jacob 1779, John 1783, Mary 1784, and Peter 1787.Jacob appears to have been born just prior to the marriage in 1781.Those birth years are not precise.
Maggie died in Fayette Co about 1788, and in 1789 George left Mary and Peter with Kefauver/Stewart relatives in Fayette Co, and then went to Chambersburg, Franklin Co, PA, to leave Jacob and John with George's brother Jonathan (Tavern Keeper) Hager who had moved to Chambersburg from Hagerstown.George subsequently remarried to Susanna Byerly near Baltimore and then moved to Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD.
Do any of you Kefauver and Hager researchers out there have any idea what might have happened to George's and Maggie's son John b 1783?We think he went to Hagerstown when Jonathan moved back there in 1796.We think he married Harriet somebody, but we're trying to make that connection.John's son Elias was born and raised in Franklin Co.
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