My name is Kevin White.I noticed your Kesselring posting as I was researching my ggggGrandmother SUSAN KESSELRING.Following are my notes for this family.If you turn up any information I hope you will pass on to me.
Person: Susan Elizabeth Kesselring
Birthday: 28 May 1800
Birthplace: Maryland, USA
Mother: Elizabeth Spengler
Father: John Kesselring
•_Married to Joseph Freeman, 1819
•_Samuel Freeman born 24 December 1819 at Pennsylvania, USA
•_Died 23 December 1898 at Pennsylvania, USA
Born in Frederick Co. MD (Carroll Co later formed)
Kesselrings in America : a compilation / by Naomi Joy Jackson Waters.LC Control Number:
Type of Material:
Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Waters, Naomi Joy Jackson.
Kesselrings in America : a compilation / by Naomi Joy Jackson Waters.
[Covina? Calif.] : N.J.J. Waters, 1981.
iii, 595 p, : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Carroll County, MARYLAND: 1850 Census Index
St Mary's Cemetery, Carroll Co., MD
St. Mary's Lutheran/Reformed Cemetery is located across from St. Mary's Church on Mayberry Road, Silver Run, Carroll County, Maryland. These entries were taken from The Democratic Advocate (local newspaper) printed December 21, 1889 and therefore may contain inscriptions not found today. The newspaper listing was alphabetized by only the first letter of the surname, but family members were listed together by plot so some connections were able to be made which is not the case today.Some of these tombstones are from the late 1700's with some birthdates as early as 1718.Most of these are in the old section which for some time was neglected and left to ruins. When it was cleaned up, all of these tombstones were removed and when replaced were lined up back to back in two long rows. Upon a visual inspection, I found several of these tombstones to be in German and the most unusual one I noticed was some type of yellow stone in which the engraving was as clear as a new stone although dated in 1800. There were several black slate German stones that had been broken enough so a reading would be impossible today; and, of course, some are now illegible. If any variances were noted upon my visual inspection, they are so noted. Birth dates were not listed in the newspaper although many of the tombstones did have birth dates; perhaps they desired to be consistent.
John d/ 4 Feb 1882 @ 77y.3m.21d
...Susannah (w/o John) d/ 18 Apr 1886 @ 75y.2m.28d
Laura A.M. Boose (d/o Anna Kesselring) d/ 7 Apr 1877 @ 8y.6m.13d
Luther M. (s/o Thomas & J.A.) d/ 11 Jul 1872 @ 9m.24d
Michael d/ 24 Oct 1864 @ 90y.7m.20d
...Catherine (w/o Michael) d/ 4 Jul 1850 @ 73y.2m.5d
Samuel d/ 22 Mar 1870 @ 46y.4m.3d
Samuel & Mary's children -
...Edward G. d/ 29 Mar 1877 @ 12y.7m.16d
...Louisa J. d/ 29 Mar 1877 @ 19y.4m.14d
...Clementine L. d/ 31 Mar 1877 @ 15y.6m.15d
...Annie R. d/ 1 Apr 1877 @ 23y.10m.27d
...Granvile T. d/ 2 Apr 1877 @ 22y.13d
Susannah d/ 4 Aug 1825 @ 17y.27d
Susan Kesselring was not a daughter of the immigrant, but may I suggest his second son Johannes, b. 18 September 1772, bp.(no date) St. Mary's Evang. Luthern, Silver Run, Frederick Co., now Carroll Co., John was supposed to have left the area early 1800 or before as his mother died and his father remarried.John, I believe went to Washington County. Susan and Joseph had a dau. Lydia.Some of the immigrants children did not seem to have been bp. in the churches of the area in fact there would have to have a lot of records missing.George Ludwig Kesselring came to America November 1, 1763, ship Chance, I believe into Philadelphia, I believe that he was in Lancaster County, then called, then York County which is now Adams County, he married (no proof) Maria Margaret (Klein) Little, their first son Theobalt or Dewalt was b.March 4, 1769, bp. St. John's Evang. Luthern, Germany Twp., June 4, 1769, sponsers were her brother Theobalt, sometimes called Dewalt or David, b. 1748, they must have moved to the Silver Run area where Maria Margaret died about 1772/3,after John was b. in 1772,Ludwig is now married to a Catherine in 1774 when son Michael is born.Also Ludwig was a witness to a Will in Pennsylvania, I think 1767 for Jacob Rohrbaugh who arrived with the immigrant Henry Adam Klein in 1739, Maria Margarets father, Jacob Rohrbaugh and Henry Klein/Little married sisters.Dewalt Kesselring m. a Catherine, but he is listed in many churches as communicating, in Adams County, but never any children bp. in any churches, he died in Carroll County in 1858 and is buried in York Springs Cem. Adams County.Subject:
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I'm still looking for Susan's name--that may take some time.I just have a
feeling that the connection is the one I mentioned yesterday.Deborah had
gotten those messages from another researcher.I went scouring through my
notes from the past year.I had found references to a John and Elizabeth
Kesselring in several spots as parents of Samuel; and the one that listed
Elizabeth Kesselring as the daughter of George Spengler.The locations made
sense.The Kesselrings had moved from the York area to Maryland.Elizabeth
Kesselring went west with her husband.The time frame was there.Now we
just have to find Susan's name listed as their daughter for "proof."Not as
easy as it sounds but at least it is a direction!!
The information on the Spengler family is in a book that is online at a paid
site--Genealogy Library (part of Family Tree Maker).The book was published
in 1896.The name is The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer.
and George Spengler.It was published by The York Daily Publishing Co. and
was written by Edward Spangler.The call number is R929.2qS747.Other names
that cross the family name are in some of the references--like Moul and
Koontz.I'd love to get my hands on a copy.Printing pages one at a time is
a pain.Also, there are illustrations which are not included online, and it
provides an interesting history of the era.Actually the family is traced
back to the crusades.I imagine the Kesselring book would be similar--thanks
for that info.
There is an excellent Spengler web site.I didn't write down the address,
but it does have many of the names that are in the book.Kesselring is
misspelled there--Kesselving.I think it was on the Family Tree Maker
site--the free site.Do a search for Elizabeth Kesselring/Kesselving, and it
should give you some sites to go to.