searfass, william of brodheadsville, was born in chestnut hill, march 12, 1841.
william and catharine (bond) searfass, parents of subject, the former born aug 13, 1813, the latter, march 12, 1814. the paternal grandparents, william and margaret (everitt) searfass, spent their entire lives in the same twp., where the grandfather who was a farmer and blacksmith. the children were, julian married abraham shiffer, catharine w/o peter fraley, mary, w/o michael getz, margaret w/o jacob dorsheimer, daniel married lucinda siegle, charles married hannah kresge, william, father, samuel, died unmarried, sallyann, w/o peter burger, elisabeth who married peter shupp, 2nd to john swartz. the paternal grandparents, george and christina (hoodmaker) bond also lifelong resident of chestnut hill. in their family were 9 children; christina, w/o john shiffer, catharine, mother of subject, george, sarah, mary a., charles married sally a. krutz, jacob married levina metzgar, joseph married sarah stainer and simon married annie frey