Re: John Pannebecker, b. Feb 1856 & his wife Ann Mariah Miller
According to the family's information on the 1880 census, John Pannebecker and his wife did not leave Pennsylvania for Missouri until a number of years after their marriage--between 1871-1873. Only the three youngest children in 1880 were born in Missouri. Note the creative spelling.
1880 Census, Iron County, Missouri, [FamilySearch p. 550C]
Liberty, Iron Co., Missouri
J. Penabeskir61 PA PAPAfarmer
M.A."wife49 PA PAPAkeeps house
E. A." dau21 PA PAPA
J.W."son18 PA PAPAworks on farm
M.L."son16 PA PAPAworks on farm
Amand[a] dau14 PA PAPA
Enos "son13 PA PAPAworks on farm
A. S." dau11 PA PAPA
Harvey " son9 PA PAPA
C.W. "son7 MO PAPA
Anna "dau5 MO PAPA
Emma "dau2 MO PAPA
1880 Census, Iron County, Missouri [FamilySearch p. 550D]
Liberty, Iron Co., Missouri
S.L. Penabeskir 24PAPA PAworks on farm
Mary"wife22MONC MOkeeps house
Lirlla "dau 11/12MOPA MO
[NOTE: 7/30/1878 PANEBECKER SILAS E. m. CAMPBELL, MARY E. B.--Iron County Marriages; not sure which middle initial is correct for Silas, sj]
1870 Census, Dauphin Co., PA, p. 8, Li. 29, #62, 62
East Hanover Twp., West Hanover P.O.6th July 1870
Pennypacker, John44PALime Burner$300
[Note: Christian & "Cyrus" were living with families nearby as farm laborers.
This family was living in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania at the time of the 1860 census.
1860 Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, p. 70
Derry Township, Harrisburg P.O.10 July 1860
Elizabeth " (f)3Penn
Given the order of the last two individuals, it seems possible to speculate that they might be John's younger siblings. On the same page of the census, only three households away is a Sam'l Panabaker aged 25, wife Esther 22 and child Abner age 2. In the latter household is also a Cornelius Boon, gentleman, and Jacob and Amos (same surname). I did not find Thomas on later census records.
It will take some further research to document the next generation, but there was only one older generation individual with a derivative of the Pennabecker name in East Hanover, Dauphin County in 1850--Enos Pennypacker, aged 60, a blacksmith. His wife was Elizabath, aged 52. There were still three children at home: Eliza 21, Enos 10, and Mary Jane 6. The latter might be the Mary age 17 living with John's family in 1860. Enos and Elizabeth apparently died before 1860, as they do not appear on the census. Samuel Pennypacker 17 and John Pennypacker 18, both single, were each living with other families nearby as farm laborers in 1850. The only other individual in Dauphin County in 1850 who was old enough to be John's father was John P. who was living in Harrisburg. At that time, all the others were living in East Hanover Twp.
Hope this helps. This isn't my direct family and I have no further information on them. I would like to hear from anyone who can prove the next generation back so that I can link these people to my own Pannabecker lineage. I think one more generation would do it.