Hello cousins of mine!
I am decended from Isaac Hunsaker, grandchild of Jacob Hunsaker and Elizabeth Huffman. I have in posession a copy of a letter written by Isaac to his granddaughter Laura Sleisher (Peter Sleisher married Catherine Hunsaker in Ohio then took his growing family to Kansas).Apparently the letter was written in reference to the Indian war and killing of our ancestors Jacob and Elizabeth.The only difference is, is that Isaac refers to the baby's name as being Joseph.
The document also lists a bit of history after their capture, apparently Andrew and Isaac stayed with Indians until they were old enough to run away (thus leading the families into Virginia and Kentucky)My ancestor, Jacob, was, in Isaac's words, "traded to a Frenchman.... for 8 gallons of wine or brandy.Isaac goes on to state that Jacob's master died when he was 17 and then Jacob sailed on Lake Erie for two years then back to Pennsylvania where he met and married Elizabeth Huffman in 1804.
Also, my dear cousin who sent me the afore mentioned article, transcripted a autograph book that the Ohio relatives signed for her then sent it back to Kansas.The relations are as follows:
Simpson, Alice Bremen, Fairfield Co. Ohio ? relative
Wright, Nellie Berne Station Fairfield Co. Ohio ? relative
Motherwell, Jennie(age 10) Logan Ohio Cousin
Motherwell, Alice Logan Ohio Cousin
Poling, Alexander Webb Summit Hocking Co Ohio Uncle
Poling, Mary “ “ Ohio Aunt
Poling, Phebe “ “ Ohio Cousin
Beery, Noah V. Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Beery, Tillie (Age 14) Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Blossser, Noah Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Blosser, Edwin Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin ?
Beery, Silas D> Logan Hocking Co Ohio says friend.
Poling, George Webb Summit Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Younker, Mamie Lancaster Fairfield Co. Ohio Cousin
Slisher, Phebe Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Slisher, Louisa Nelsonville(?) Athens Co. Ohio Cousin
Ruff, Isaac Emporia Lyon Co. KS. Cousin
Beery, Martha H. Logan Hocking Co Ohio Cousin
Blosser, Ira ? ? ?
Motherwell, Hattie Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Younker, John L. Maxville Ohio ?
Slisher, Ida Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Strickler, May Bremen Fairfield Co. Ohio Cousin
Secrone, Anna Logan Hocking Co Ohio ?
Ruff, Addie Logan Hocking Co Ohio ?
Miller, Matilda Logan Hocking Co. Ohio ?
Derr, Nancy Logan Hocking Co. Ohio ?
Hunsaker, George Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Younker, Rosa Maxville Perry Co. Ohio Cousin
Hunsaker, Alexander Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Friesner, Mollie Bremen Fairfield Co Ohio Cousin
Slisher, Ella Logan Hocking Co. Ohio Cousin
Blofser, Irvin Logan Hocking Co Ohio Friend
Hunsaker, Isaac Logan Hocking Co Ohio Grandfather
Younker, Emma Maxville Perry Co Ohio Cousin
Brown, Lizzie Cousin
I've connected a ton of them, but I'm still unsure about the Beery, Simpson, Wright, Motherwell, Younker, Secrone, Miller, Derr and Brown connection!
Otherwise, I think that I've untwisted much of the Hunsaker genealogy in Ohio, I would love to compare information and sources....
Cathie in WI