My Pensinger line goes backward like this, I believe:
Matilda Pensinger b. 1850 (not Matilda b.1845 as she appears to be a first cousin)was the daughter of Joseph Pensinger (abt 1812-1880?).Her siblings were: Henry, Thomas, Mary Jane, Nathaniel, Hamilton (unique name makes it easier to trace this family), Lydia Ann, Susannah, and Joseph (lots of Josephs & Johns in this family!).Matilda and her siblings were born in Ohio and Illinois, reportedly between 1841 to 1858.I have some research on Matilda and have several good census finds on these children in Ohio and Will Co. Illinois).Their father, Joseph was reportedly born in Franklin Co., PA, abt 1812.(I have not done any research on him but obtained this part from family trees on the internet).His father is reported to be John Heinrich "Henry" Pensinger (abt 1761) and his mother is reported to be Rosanna Singer (abt 1768).I can provide others with Matilda's line forward for one son, Joseph, but am still seaching to try and find descendants of her other 2 sons.My father used to be in touch with one of her great grandsons in California, I believe.Anyone interested, please contact me.