Various Hunsecker entries found in Central PA -
Lycoming (PA) Gazette Entries
11 July 1827
Adam KESSINGER to Miss Elizabeth HUNSECKER, both of Williamsport, on Thursday the 5th inst., by Richard HAYS, Esq.
John FRITZ to Miss Ann HUNSECKER, both of Williamsport, on Thursday the 5th inst., by Richard HAYS, Esq.
9 July 1828
Caution – All persons are hereby forewarned from trusting my wife, Ann, on my account as I am determined not to pay any debts of her contracting. Jacob HUNSEKER.
Daily Democrat, Lock Haven, PA, Clinton Co. Sat. 28 Jan. 1888.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kessinger died yesterday morning at the residence of her son, Francis M. Kessinger, at Mifflinburg, where she made her home, in the eightieth year of her age. Remains were brought up on News Express to-day and taken to Mill Hall to the residence of T.M. Kessinger. The funeral will take place on Monday morning at 10:30 o.clock. Services at the M. E. Church by Elder Cutts, of this city. Six children survive her. They are Mrs. George Roffe, Mrs. George Bowers, and T.M. Kessinger, pf Mill Hall; D.C. Kessinger, of Flemington; Joseph Kessinger, of Hublersburg, and F.M. Kessinger, of Mifflinburg.
Daily Democrat, Lock Haven, PA., Wed. 1 Feb 1888
An Old Lady Who Once Bowed to the Great Napoleon.
Editor Democrat: Mrs. Elizabeth Kessinger, whose death was noticed in The Democrat of Sat. last, at the advanced age of nearly four score years, deserves more than a passing notice, and believing that a brief sketch of her life will interest the readers of your paper and at the request of friends I will beg the indulgence of the editor, promising to be as brief as possible.
Mrs. Kessinger was born in Wittenburg, Switzerland, Qug. 1st. 1808. During her girlhood she had the opportunity to see the great Napoleon and to bow to him. In 1818, when ten years of age, her father and mother sailed for America, her mother dying on the voyage and her body was consigned to the sea. In 1827 she was married to Adam Kessinger, their married life extending over a period of 32 years. For 28 years she had been a widow. The fruits of the union were ten children, of whom four sons and two daughters are living.
At an early period, in 1830, she heard, for the first time, the Gospel, as preached by the body of people known individually as the "Disciples of Christ," the preaching being done by the late Elder N.J. Mitchell, a worthy pioneer in this section, who represented tha body of people, now numerous, but then scarcely known in this county or State. from that time to the date of her death she lived a christian life. Her last words were expressions of implicit trust and confidence in Him whom she had for so long trusted.
Her funeral was largely attended, Elder Cutts and Elder Findley officiating, after which tender hands laid her away to rest in the snow-covered tomb, there to await the final call of the Master to a home among the bleseed. Thirty-four grandchildren and nineteen great-grand-children are living.