Parents and family sought for Georg Hamer (Hammer):1 Georg Hamer (Hammer)
m. Anna Magdalena _____
2 Johann Georg Hamer (Hammer) b. 9-Apr-1755 d. 5-Apr-1812
m. Anna Maria _____ b. 4-Nov-1743 d. 13-Jun-1830
Baptised 04-27-1755 at Allemangel Moravian Church north of Stony Run in
Lehigh Co., PA.
She is buried in the Lebanon Church cemetery, Loysville.
3 Magdalena Hammer b. 24-Jul-1788 d. 8-Aug-1827
m. 1806 Johann Jacob Breiner b. 13-Jul-1767 d. 4-Aug-1842
John Jacob moved (?) to Little Germany Valley in Perry Co., PA on 100 acres
April 28, 1788 and sold this farm in April, 1790 to Abraham Kistler, Sr. (of
Kistler Valley, Lynn Twp., Berks Co.).He and Magdalena had eight children.
For an extended article on this family, see "Briner Family History" by Forrest
D. Myers and Jerry A. Clouse (Harrisburg, PA: 1984), Appendix E.
4 John George Breiner b. 18-Nov-1807 d. 31-Dec-1892
m. 2-Sep-1829 Magdalena Seager b. 25-May-1804 d. 1-Sep-1889
4 Caterina Breiner b. 18-Apr-1810 d. 19-Jul-1882
4 Elizabetha Breiner b. 25-Mar-1813 d. 1-Apr-1890
Elizabetha m. 4 April 1845 Jesse Saylor (b. 8 Feb. 1811 at Port Royal, PA) -
they had no children.See article about this couple in "Briner Family
History" (Harrisburg, PA: 1984), pp. 404-5.
4 Anna Maria ("Mary Ann") Breiner b. 12-Oct-1814 d. 2-Feb-1899
m. George Seager b. 15-Nov-1810 d. 2-Jan-1894
See article in "Briner Family History" (Harrisburg, PA: 1984), pp. 405-6.
Other children are Melinda, Magdalena, Catharina and George, and perhaps (not
proven) Anna M. - see "Briner Family History," p. 409.
4 Jacob J. Breiner b. 16-Jan-1817 d. 4-Jul-1903
m. 10-May-1860 Mary Amelia Ritzman b. 28-May-1837 d. 9-Feb-1926
Fifth child and second son of Johann Jacob Breiner and Magdalena Hammer; born
in Mount Pleasant, Toboyne Twp., Perry County, PA; died in Springfield Twp.,
Summit Co., OH; married in Zion Reformed Church, Blain, PA; moved to Ohio in
about 1865.His family (ancestors and descendants) is given in "Briner Family
History," by Forrest D. Myers and Jerry A. Clouse (Harrisburg, PA, 1984).
Jacob and Amelia sold the land inherited from his father containing 119+ acres
in 1865 before emigrating to Ohio.
4 Susannah Breiner b. 17-Apr-1819 d. 26-Feb-1892
m. 17-Jun-1847 John Peter Armold b. 26-Aug-1826 d. 1-Nov-1884
John is son of John Armold and Margaret _______.He was tall (6') and wore a
long black beard.He and Susannah were devout Lutherans.They owned a farm
in Madison Twp., Perry Co., PA which they sold in 1865 and moved to Canton,
OH.In 1866 they moved onto and bought a farm near Shelby, OH.
4 Johann Wilhelm Breiner b. 27-Dec-1820 d. 23-Sep-1823
4 Anna Margaret Breiner b. 8-Jun-1824 d. 23-Nov-1864
m. 1-Mar-1860 Simon Kern, III b. 20-Oct-1823 d. 27-Aug-1896
Simon is son of Simon Kern, II and Magdalena Gottschall.Simon (III) and Anna
had two infants who died young, William who died at age five, and Anna
Magdalena Kern (b. 19 Nov. 1864) who m. Elmer E. Willhide and with him moved
to Shelby, OH in 1903.
3 Anna Maria Hammer b. 27-Dec-1788 d. 21-Jan-1859
m. Johann George Briner b. 27-Mar-1773 d. 8-Feb-1850
George Briner moved from Berks Co. to Perry Co. about 1806 and bought his
brother Jacob's share in the Thorn tract southwest of Loysville.This farm,
just north of the Hidden Valley Boy Scout Camp today, passed from George to
his son Solomon.George's grave is at the northwest corner of the Reformed
(now United Church of Christ) Church building in Loysville; Anna Maria is
buried beside him.
4 Jonathan ("Jonas") Briner b. 10-Mar-1808 d. 1-Feb-1850
4 Johannes (John") Briner b. 21-Feb-1810 d. 5-Dec-1882
4 Samuel Briner b. 25-Apr-1812 d. 22-Aug-1887
Samuel m. Oct. 31, 1850 at Newburg, PA Sarah Long (1826-1895).They do not
appear to have had children, as his will leaves his estate to his wife and his
siblings and their children.
4 Anna Maria ("Mary") Briner b. 16-Mar-1816 d. 4-Feb-1850
m. Johannes Thumma b. 20-Dec-1810 d. 6-Feb-1885
4 Andreas ("Andrew") Briner b. 13-Aug-1818 d. 1-Jun-1876
m. 14-Dec-1843 Mary Ann Newcomer b. 3-Nov-1815 d. 13-Oct-1887
Mary Ann is daughter of Peter Newcomer and Margaret Leuern.
4 Solomon Briner b. 24-Feb-1821 d. 8-Oct-1892
Mary Ann Shumaker b. 26-Jul-1836
m. 25-Jun-1861 Anna Maria Kiner b. 1-Apr-1826 d. 25-Mar-1910
Solomon received the "Briner farm" (located southwest of Loysville on a bend
of Sherman's Creek), first warranted by James Thorn in 1763 (with a note
attached stating that payment would commence March, 1754, indicating that the
land had been occupied before the Treaty of Albany legally opened settlement
of this area).He was a member of the Reformed Church at Loysville.
Mary Ann is daughter of John Shumaker and Barbara Orris.She and Solomon
Briner never married.
Anna is daughter of George Kiner and Sarah Ebert.She and Solomon r. on his
parents' homestead farm in Tyrone Twp., Perry Co., PA (ca. 2 miles SW of
Loysville).Her siblings are listed in "Biographical Encyclopedia of
Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry Counties," p. 1084.
4 Elizabetha Briner b. 1-Mar-1823 d. 3-Sep-1890
m. 24-Dec-1850 George Kiner, Jr. b. 10-Aug-1823 d. 18-Sep-1905
George is son of George Kiner (1795-1853) and Sarah Saloma Ebert (1800-1864).
He was a Democrat.His story is given in "Briner Family History," Forrest D.
Myers and Jerry A. Clouse (Harrisburg, PA: 1984), pp. 463-4.
4 Julia Ann Briner b. 3-Oct-1825 d. 19-May-1902
m. 4-May-1852 Johannes Thumma b. 20-Dec-1810 d. 6-Feb-1885
4 Rebecca Briner b. 25-Apr-1829 d. 16-Nov-1869
m. 4-Oct-1855 Andrew Schuman Loy b. 17-Aug-1832 d. 3-Feb-1895
Andrew is son of Michael J. Loy and Maria Schuman; After Rebecca's death he m.
(2) April 12, 1870 Margaret Lackey of Carroll Twp., Perry Co.He r. near
4 Leah Margaret Briner b. 16-Apr-1831 d. 9-Oct-1898
m. 11-May-1854 Emanuel Freeman b. 8-Jan-1828 d. 28-Jun-1900
Emanuel is son of Peter Freeman and Christina _______.His parents brought
him to Perry Co. in 1832.He and Leah m. in the Reformed parsonage before the
Rev. Charles Leinbaugh.
3 Catharina Hammer b. 17-Feb-1791 d. 24-Sep-1861
m. Peter Breiner b. 4-Jul-1780 d. 31-May-1831
Peter was also a constable and successfully pursued horse thieves as far as
Ohio.He r. near Loysville, PA.See extended article on this family in
"Briner Family History," Forrest D. Myers and Jerry A. Clouse (Harrisburg, PA:
1984), pp. 486-87.
4 John D. Briner b. 11-Jun-1810 d. 8-Sep-1838
4 Anna Mary ("Polly") Briner b. __-Aug-1811 d. 18-Mar-1889
m. 16-Jan-1838 Benjamin Baltozer b. 6-Feb-1815 d. 11-Aug-1885
Benjamin is son of Peter Baltozer and Christina Hollenbaugh.See "Briner
Family History," pp. 487-92, for an article on Benjamin and his family.
4 Elizabeth Briner b. 15-Mar-1814 d. 5-May-1895
m. 1839 John S. Daron b. 4-Apr-1809 d. 26-Aug-1878
John is son of Johann Jacob Daron and Magdalene Schmeigh.His wife, Elizabeth
Briner, hung herself without apparent cause.Before marrying Elizabeth, John
was married to Lydia Lehman.
4 George Washington Briner b. _____ d. __-May-1843
m. 11-Oct-1842 Mary E. Sowers b. 1816 d. 1899
George's wife, Mary E. Sowers (Sauers), married (2) William Kane (1816-1888).
"Briner Family History," Forrest D. Myers and Jerry A. Clouse (Harrisburg, PA:
1984), p. 496, gives information on this family.
4 Susanna Briner b. 28-Jul-1820 d. 3-Mar-1833
4 Daniel Briner b. 19-Apr-1823 d. 21-Nov-1900
m. 27-Dec-1849 Amanda Griffith b. 25-Dec-1831 d. 18-Apr-1917
Amanda is daughter of William B. Griffith and Lavina _____.Daniel had come
to Waynesville, OH in 1845.After their marriage they moved in March, 1852 to
near Eddyville, Mahaska Co., IA.In the spring of 1857 they moved by covered
wagon drawn by oxen reaching Oskaloosa, OK June 10, 1857 - see "Briner Family
History," Forrest D. Myers and Jerry A. Clouse (Harrisburg, PA: 1984), p. 570.
4 Sarah Ann Briner
4 Lydia Ann Briner b. __-Feb-1828 d. 12-Jan-1911
m. 1-Mar-1850 Samuel Wert b. 26-Nov-1827 d. 26-Dec-1885
Samuel is son of Moses Wert and Anna Salome _____.Samuel and Lydia r. in
Middlesex Twp., Cumberland Co., PA.He hanged himself after other attempts
to commit suicide by shooting and then by drowning.
4 Maria Magdalena Briner b. 1830 d. 21-Feb-1897
m. William Wetzel b. 1-Aug-1828 d. 23-May-1888
William is son of Moses Wetzel and Mary Rheem.William was farming in North
Middleton Twp. at the 1860 census."Boyd's Carlisle Directory, 1882-83,"
shows William Wetzel, clothier, 87 N. Hanover Street - with residence at the
same address.His obituary states that he was a grocer and shoe merchant and
is buried in the "old graveyard."