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Pannebecker, William and Maria Jacobina, a dau, Ann Margaret, Aug 21, 1758
Pannabecker, William and Maria Sabina a dau. Eliz. Aug 27, 1768. Sp Peter Pannabecker and Elizabeth Kern
Reis, John, and wife, a dau. Catharine, born Dec 14, 1783
1755 Nov 5 Michael Potter to Gertrude Pannebecker
May 23, 1769, Pentecost, were confirmed at Tohican William Pannebecker
Pannebecker, Adolph 396
Pannebecker, Amos 396
Pannebecker, Amos B. 396
Pannebecker, Amos H. 396
Pannebecker, Annie 396
Pannebecker, Barbara 396
Pannebecker, Elias 396
Pannebecker, Hendrick 396
Pannebecker, Henry 396
Pannebecker, Isaac R. 396
Pannebecker, Jacob 396
Pannebecker, Jesse 396
Pannebecker, Jesse 396
Pannebecker, Jesse B. 396
Pannebecker, Jesse B. 396
Pannebecker, John 396
Pannebecker, Martha 396
Pannebecker, Moses 396
Pannebecker, Peter 396
Pannebecker, Rosa 396
Pannebecker, Samuel W. 396
Pannebecker, William 396
PANNEBECKER FAMILY, p. 396
Surnames: PANNEBECKER, PENNYPACKER, UMSTAT, KEYSER, HAUSE, BERKEY, LIVINGOOD, PANNEPACKER, BECHTEL, ERDMAN, KRAUSE, REIDENAUER, SIEGENFUSE, TROLLINGER, CLEMMER, BAUER, MOYER, WINTHROP, LATOUR, VAN BRAGHT
Few families have contributed to the State of Pennsylvania as many men of sound judgment, wisdom and unselfish patriotism as that founded in America by Hendrick Pannebecker, who was born on or about March 21, 1674. He came to America from Flomborn, a village on the River Rhine, near Worms. There is a reference to him in an account book of Pastorious, on the 3d of 1st month, 1702. About 1699 he married Eve Umstat, daughter of Hans Peter Umstat, of Germantown. They had eight children: Martha, 1706-1761; Adolph, 1708-1789; Peter, 1710-1770; John, 1713-1784 (was prominent in the early days of the Revolution); Jacob, 1715-1752; Henry, 1717-1792; Barbara; and one other daughter who married a Keyser.
Peter Pannebecker, son of the emigrant Hendrick, married Elizabeth Keyser, and they became the parents of a son William.
William Pennebecker, son of Peter and Elizabeth, was born Aug. 26, 1740, and he married Mary Hause. They had a son Jesse.
Jesse Pennebecker, son of William and Mary, was born Feb. 1, 1783. He was a farmer near Keely's Church, Schwenkville, and is buried in the cemetery there. He married (first) Salome Berkey, and among their children were: Jesse B., born in 1820; Amos; and two daughters. His second wife was a Livengood and to this marriage were born: Moses and Elias.
Jesse B. Pannepacker, son of Jesse, was born at Schwenkville, Montgomery Co., Pa., Sept. 23, 1820; he died at his home in Colebrookdale township, Berks county, April 23, 1885, and his remains rest at Fairview cemetery, Boyertown. He was a blacksmith by trade, and for ten years worked in his shop at Eshbach. He then spent eight years in farming at the same place, after which he located in Colebrookdale township, where he had a farm of thirty-eight acres, and this he cultivated from that time on until his retirement. He added twenty-eight acres to his original tract. His industry and good management brought him success, and about eleven years before he died he was able to retire and to pass his last years in the enjoyment of the competency he had earned. As a public-spirited citizen, he was of the front rank. His political principles were those of the Republican party, and he ably filled the offices of school director and tax collector. Like all his family he belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church at Boyertown, and he at various times held all the offices in the gift of the Church. He is buried in the family lot in Fairview cemetery. He married (first) Mary Bechtel, born Oct. 23, 1821, daughter of Gehart (or Gerhart) Bechtel and wife (whose maiden name was Erdman). Both Gehart Bechtel and wife are buried in the Mennonite graveyard at Bally. Mrs. Mary (Bechtel) Pannepacker died Feb. 11, 1878. The only child born to Jesse B. and Mary (Bechtel) Pannepacker was Amos B. Jesse B. Pannepacker married (second) Esther Krause (1819-1905).
Amos B. Pannepacker, son of Jesse B., was born at Eshbach Corner, in Washington township, Berks county, Oct. 26, 1843. He attended the old pay school held in a spring house at Eschbach, on the John Reidenauer farm. The teachers were a Mr. Siegenfuse and Mr. John Trollinger. Later he attended a public school. He gave his services to his parents on the home farm until he attained his majority, and continued working for his father after that time until he was twenty-eight. After his marriage he began farming for himself in Colebrookdale township, two miles from Boyertown, on one of his father's farms. This continued to be his home until 1882, when he rented the farm of seventy-five acres. The farm on which he now lives he purchased in 1894. It consists of 110 acres of fertile land, and is improved with substantial buildings, part of which Mr. Pannepacker himself erected. He is one of the heavy taxpayers of the township. Besides his farm he is interested in the Clayton Creamery, and is president of the Clayton Creamery Association. This Creamery averages about five thousand pounds of milk daily the year round. He is also interested in the Boyertown Candy Company, and in a number of different enterprises.
Mr. Pannepacker has been active in local matters as a strong Republican, and for two years he served the township as supervisor. He was township committeeman for a number of years and was delegate to a number of county conventions. He is a member of Christ Lutheran Church, at Niantic, which he has served as deacon and elder, and at the present time is serving as trustee. His wife belongs to the New Mennonite Church at Bally.
On Dec. 24, 1870, Mr. Pannepacker married Annie Clemmer, daughter of John and Susan (Bauer) Clemmer, of Washington township. To this union was born a daughter, Annie, who is now the wife of Ulysses C. Moyer, the farmer on Mr. Pannepacker's farm. They have had two children: Amos H., who died aged two and one-half years; and Rosa.
On Oct. 4, 1877, the anniversary of the battle of Germantown, was held a re-union of the descendants of Hendrick Pannebecker. The site selected was the camp ground occupied by Washington and the Revolutionary army at "Pennypacker's Mills," on the Perkiomen creek. The program on that occasion included an oration by Samuel W. Pennypacker, since Governor of the Commonwealth; a hymn, written by Isaac R. Pennypacker, and adapted to Mennonite music, commemorative of Leonard Keyser, a Mennonite martyr, who was one of the forefathers of the family, to be sung to illustrate the first epoch; the ballad of Washington at Pennypacker's Mills, written by Theodore Winthrop in his novel "Edwin Brothertoft" to be read or sung as an illustration of the Revolutionary epoch; and "Gen. Pennypacker's March," by Pierre Latour, to be played for the present epoch.
The story of Leonard Keyser as given by Van Braght is as follows: "In the year 1527 was the learned and good Leonard Keyser taken and condemned to be burned. As he neared the fire, bound in a cart, he broke off a flower that grew in the field and said to the judges, for they rode along with him, 'If ye can burn this little flower and me, then have ye judged aright; if not, take heed and repent.' Thrice the great fagots were heaped around him at the stake and kindled. Nevertheless when they had burned away, his body was found unmarked save that his hair was singed and his nails were a little brown. Likewise the little flower yet lay in his hand unchanged. Thereupon, the sheriffs cut his body into pieces and cast them into the Inn. But a judge was so moved thereat that he yielded up his office, and one of the sheriffs became a Mennonite brother and ever thereafter lived a pious life."
When Leonard Keyser heard the cries Of grief for martyred dead, And saw the place of sacrifice Whereto his pathway led, He pleaded not, with useless prayer To scorning bigots near, But plucked a flower that bloomed so fair It made the waste more drear.
One flower that had escaped the breath That swept the withered land; God's symbol of a life from death He held it in his hand. "If ye have power," he spake, "this hour With all the fires ye light To burn my body, or this flower, Then have ye done aright."
His eyes upraised saw not the glare Of torch on hooting crowd But far above the fagots' flare A rift within the cloud -A promise sent from God on high That hate should surely fail; No wealth could then His power defy Nor in the end prevail.
We seek not, Lord, to know the spell That wrought Thy will divine, We know Thou doest all things well; The miracle was Thine To cause the bonds to fall, to take From death all trace of pain And mark of fire, and then to make The flower to bloom again.
The fagots' blaze like noontide hours Gave vigor to truth's germ, And tears but seemed the summer showers To make its root more firm. Upon the Inn's dark ebbing tide The martyr's corse was thrown, A witness of his creed he died, A faith his children own.
Upon those waves the good ships bore Truth's fruitage to the sea Whose surges broke upon this shore Of peace and liberty. And Thou, O, God! whose hallowed hand Upheld the troubled sea Whereon our sires sailed to this land, We life our prayers to Thee-
To ask that for these kinsfolk here Thou wilt extend Thy care As when Thou mad'st the rift appear Above the fagots' flare; We thank Thee for Thy blessings given To all this gathered throng, And sing Thy Praises unto Heaven In one triumphant song.
Pennebacker, Abraham 1217
Pennebacker, Adam M. 1217
Pennebacker, Alice H. 1217
Pennebacker, Benjamin Luke L. 1217
Pennebacker, Charles 1217
Pennebacker, Cora H. 1217
Pennebacker, Eva A. 1217
Pennebacker, Hannah 914
Pennebacker, Hannah 1217
Pennebacker, James H. 1217
Pennebacker, John 1217
Pennebacker, Mary 1217
Pennebacker, Mary A. 1217
Pennebacker, Mary Catharine 1217
Pennebacker, Richard H. 1217
Pennebacker, Richard H. 1217
Pennebacker, Sallie A. 1217
Pennebacker, Samuel 1217
Pennebacker, Samuel Whitaker (Gov.) 1217
Pennebecker, Adam 1484
Pennebecker, Clarence 1484
Pennebecker, Luke 1484
Pennebecker, Mamie 1484
Pennepacker, Daniel 1027
Pennepacker, Eve 1245
Pennepacker, James 1245
Pennepacker, Kate 491
Pennepacker, Mary Ann 1245
Pennepacker, Samuel W. (Gov) 1311
Pennepacker, Wilhelmina D. 1027
Pennypacker Samuel (Gov.) 1473
Pennypacker, ? 362
Pennypacker, ? (Gov.) 362
Pennypacker, ? (Gov.) 480
Pennypacker, Amelia W. 812
Pennypacker, Benjamin 1167
Pennypacker, Daniel 812
Pennypacker, Elizabeth 956
Pennypacker, Elizabeth 545
Pennypacker, Eve 1483
Pennypacker, Henry (Rev.) 362
Pennypacker, Henry S. 1032
Pennypacker, James 1096
Pennypacker, James 713
Pennypacker, John 1496
Pennypacker, Mary 1540
Pennypacker, Mary A. 713
Pennypacker, Richard 708
Pennypacker, Samuel W. (Gov.) 877
Pennypacker, William 956
Pennypacker, William 1474
PENNEBACKER, RICHARD H., p. 1217
Surnames: PENNEBACKER, PENNYPACKER, HILL, HUYETT, SHOWALTER, MASSER, STEINER, ZACHARIAS, RUNK, SODER, LUFT, BOLLMAN, DAUTRICH,
Richard H. Pennebacker, a practical farmer of Spring township, Berks Co., Pa., died at Sinking Spring, Aug. 21, 1908, aged eighty-eight years, four months, three days.
The name Pennebacker is sometimes spelled Pennypacker. Samuel Pennebacker, grandfather of Richard H., was a farmer in Schwenkville, Montgomery county, owning the farm that is now the property of ex-Governor Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker. Samuel Pennebacker was a Mennonite. He married and had a large family, among his children being a son, Abraham.
Abraham Pennebacker, son of Samuel, was born at the famous Pennypacker Mills, in Montgomery county, in 1787. He learned the millwright's trade, and this he followed until he was twenty-seven years old. He then came to Berks county, and located in Cumru (now Spring) township, where he came into possession of a good farm of 124 acres by marriage. He also owned another farm of 123 acres, and this he had rented. He was successful, and his neighbors held him in high esteem. He frequently served as juryman and appraiser, and he assisted in laying out many of the Berks county roads. He died Sept. 4, 1848. He married Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah (Pennypacker) Hill. She was a member of the Reformed Church, while her husband, Abraham, was a Mennonite. They had six children: Richard H.; John died, unmarried, aged sixty-three, at the home of his brother, Richard H.; Charles is of Philadelphia; Abraham is of Reading; Mary A. m. the late Joseph G. Huyett, and is now living at Wilmington, Del.; and James H., born Sept. 10, 1837, now living retired at Edison, m. in 1863, Catharine Huyett (born 1841) and has two children-Alice H. (at home) and Cora H. (wife of H. W. Showalter, of New Holland).
Richard H. Pennebacker was born in Spring township (then Cumru) in 1820. He was reared to farming in his youth, and on starting out in life for himself, chose that vocation, and he continued actively engaged along that line until 1886, after which he lived retired. His farm consisted of 124 acres of land along the Wyomissing Creek. For a few years after he gave up work he remained on the farm, and in 1890 he moved to Sinking Spring, where he died from apoplexy. In politics he was a Republican, and in religious connection a member of the United Brethren Church. He married Mary S. Masser, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Steiner) Masser. She still lives at Sinking Spring. The children of this marriage were: Adam M.; Eva A. m Charles W. Zacharias (now deceased), and has a daughter, Mary (m. Rev. Irwin Runk, a United Brethren minister now resident at Harrisburg); and Sallie A. m. H. A. Soder, of Freeland, Luzerne county, and has two children, Alberta and Florence.
Mr. Pennebacker married Mary Elizabeth Luft, daughter of Benjamin B. and Catharine (Bollman) Luft, and they have two children: Mary Catharine m. Irwin A. Dautrich, of Reading, and has two children-Harold Llewellyn and Luke Donald; and Benjamin Luke L., for the last ten years has been a jeweler with the Anderson Jewelry Company. Mr. Pennebacker is a Republican in politics, and has been an active worker for his party in the Fifteenth ward. He is a member of St. Mark's Reformed Church. Socially he belongs to Mt. Penn Lodge No. 65, K. P.; and is a charter member of Camp No. 689, P. O. S. of A., Reading, of which for four years he was the secretary.
SHOUP FAMILY, p. 958
Surnames: SHOUP, SCHORB, SHORP, SHAUB, SHOUB, SHAUP, SHARP, SCHAUB, PANNEBECKER, HUYETT, GAUL, GICKER, WARREN, WEITZEL, REBER, BICHERT, RUTH
Among the leading citizens and substantial agriculturists of Berks county, Pa., may be mentioned the residents of Spring township, representatives of this old and honored German family. The name has been variously spelled-Schorb, Shorp, Shaub, Shoub, Shaup, Sharp, and Schaub.
Adam Shaup, the pioneer of the family, in 1774, had settled in Brecknock township, Lancaster Co., Pa., in the territory now embraced in Cumru township, Berks county. In the tax lists preserved in the Historical Society of Berks county from 1774 to 1778 inclusive he is rated a landlord. His name does not appear after 1778 and it is very probable about this time he died. Tradition says he was buried on the bank of the Wyomissing Creek about one half mile northwest of the road leading from Sinking Spring to Wyomissing. The plow share now turns the sod of the old burial-place there.
Johannes Schaub, the great-grandfather of Henry and James G. Shoup, was born in Cumru township, Sept. 24, 1758, and died upon his farm in the same district Aug. 13, 1838, aged seventy-nine years, ten months, 19 days. He was a farmer, and in 1800 paid $3.78 tax; in 1805, paid $5.70 tax; in 1810, $3.90 tax; in 1818, $10.60 tax; in 1830, $11.02 tax. On the tax lists the name is spelled Shoup and Shoub, but his tombstone spells it Schaub. He is buried on the graveyard at Sinking Spring at the side of his wife, Elizabeth Pannebecker. They had a son Johannes, born March 20, 1780.
Johannes Schaub, son of Johannes and Elizabeth, and grandfather of Henry and James G. Shoup, was born March 20, 1780, in Cumru township. He owned the old family homestead in Spring township, and was a life-long farmer and highly esteemed citizen. He died Dec. 15, 1869, on the homestead, and was buried at Sinking Spring Church, of which he was a leading member. On June 2, 1808, Mr. Schaub married Catherine Huyett, who was born Feb. 13, 1785, and died Sept. 20, 1859. To this union were born: Daniel, July 9, 1809: John, Aug. 21, 1811 (lived in Spring township): Samuel, Feb. 16, 1813 (lived at Sheridan, Pa): Catherine, April 10, 1815 (m. Solomon Gaul): Abraham, Jan. 8, 1819: Peter, Oct. 16, 1822 (died young): Richard, April 4, 1824 (owned part of the homestead in Spring): and Elizabeth, Sept. 11, 1827 (died in infancy).
Abraham Shoup, father of Henry and James G., was born Jan. 8, 1819 and died Jan. 18, 1899. He spent his entire life on the old farm, and was a useful, industrious citizen. In 1880 he built the large Swiss barn now standing on the property, and made many other improvements. Mr. Shoup was a member of St. John's Reformed Church at Sinking Spring, of which he was a deacon and elder, and where he is buried. He married Jan. 18, 1858, Angeline Gicker (who still lives on the homestead), daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Huyett) Gicker, and granddaughter of Daniel Gicker, and to this union there were born three children; Henry: Mary Ann and James G. Mary Ann, twin of James G., married John Warren of Mohnton, Pa., and resides on the homestead with her mother.
Henry Shoup was reared upon the old homestead, on which he worked for his parents until 1887, and in this year started operating it on shares. After his father's death, Mr. Shoup acquired the property at appraisement, and here he has continued to the present time with much success. The land is fertile, is well located, level and produces good crops under Mr. Shoup's able management, and is furnished with excellent buildings and up-to-date machinery, including gasoline engine and chop mill. In politics Mr. Shoup is a Democrat, and he and his family are members of St. John's Reformed Church of Sinking Spring, of which he has been deacon and elder, and is now one of the trustees, and toward the erection of which he contributed liberally.
On October 30, 1885, Mr. Shoup married Mary Weitzel, daughter of Harrison and Sarah (Reber) Weitzel, and granddaughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Bichert) Weitzel, the latter of whom still survives, being more than ninety-four years old. Two children have been born to Mr. And Mrs. Shoup: Evan Lloyd, born Sept. 12, 1887, and Elenora, born Aug. 5, 1890.
James G. Shoup was born on the old homestead, June 22, 1862 and there worked for his parents until twenty-one years old, when he started farming on a property adjacent (which also belonged to his father and now owned by his sister, Mary A. Warren), continuing there four years. In 1887 he removed to Reading, and for seven months conducted the livery and boarding stable of the United States Hotel. At this time Mr. Shoup purchased the store stand at No. 900 North Tenth street, corner of Windsor, and there conducted a grocery for one and one-half years, but in 1890 removed to Albany, Whiteside Co, Illinois, where he remained for some time. Subsequently he removed to Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, Iowa, where he operated a live stock farm for about thirteen years, and in 1902 sold this property, which was a tract of 310 acres, at a handsome figure, and in the following March returned to Berks county. In October 1903, he settled on Laird street, Springmont, in a nice comfortable home, where he has lived a quiet, retired life.
On Dec. 4, 1884, Mr. Shoup married Caroline Ruth, daughter of Francis Ruth, a full history of whose family will be found elsewhere, and to this union there was born one child, a son, Allen I., whose death occurred in infancy. Mr. Shoup is a member of St. John's Reformed Church at Sinking Spring.
SHOUP, GEORGE K., p. 1436
Surnames: SHOUP, KRICK, HUYETT, GRAUL, LANDIS, SELTZER, GEIGER
George K, Shoup, of Reading, engaged in conducting a grocery and notion store, was born in Lebanon, Co. Pa, Jan. 28, 1852, son of Samuel and Anna (Krick) Shoup, and a grandson of John Shoup.
John Shoup settled in Spring township, Berks county, where he followed farming all of his life. He married Elizabeth Huyett, also a member of one of Berks county's old families, and they became the parents of Daniel; John; Abraham; Richard; Mary, who married Samuel Graul ; and Samuel. In religious belief Mr. and Mrs. Shoup were connected with the Reformed denomination. He was a Democrat. Mr. Shoup died at the age of ninety years; he and his wife are interred at the old Sinking Spring cemetery.
Samuel Shoup was reared upon his father's farm and received his education in the common schools of Berks county. After marriage he removed to Lebanon county, where he purchased a farm, and there continued all of his active life, locating in Sheridan after his retirement twenty years prior to his death in 1880 in his sixty-seventh year. His wife died July 3, 1893, aged seventy years, in the faith of the Reformed Church of which he was also a member. Prior to the Civil war Mr. Shoup was a Democrat, but after that struggle became a Republican. He and his wife were the parents of these children: Frank, retired, of Reading; John deceased, was a farmer and general merchant at Sheridan; and George K.
George K. Shoup was educated in the common schools and until he was eighteen years of age worked on a farm. In 1877 he came to Reading, and engaged with E. W. Landis on Sixth street, with whom he remained about four and one-half years, at the end of which time he returned home. The following spring he opened a grocery at the corner of Fifth and Laurel streets, and since that time has been located here. His long residence in this locality, and his straightforward manner of doing business, as well as his well known honesty and integrity, have served to gain for him the confidence of the community, and to insure him a good, steady trade. Mr. Shoup was married (first) in 1882, to Alice Seltzer, who died in 1883. Mr. Shoup's second marriage was in 1893 to Clementine Geiger, and one son, George Stanley. was born to this union.
Mr. Shoup is a member of the First Reformed Church, while his wife attends St.. Peter's M. E. Church. Politically he is a Republican.
ST. JOHN'S UNION CHURCH
BERKS COUNTY, PA
A-21 Pannebecker; Catharine 1736 12 Mar 1808
A-21 Pannebecker; Henrich 1729 1790
Pannebecker, Amos B. Clemmer, Annie 396
Pannebecker, Hendrick Umstat, Eve Abt. 169 396
Pannebecker, Jesse Berkey, Salome (1) 396
Pannebecker, Jesse Livengood, ? (2) 396
Pannebecker, Jesse B. Bechtel, Mary (1) 396
Pannebecker, Jesse B. Krause, Esther (2) 396
Pannebecker, Peter Keyser, Elizabeth 396
Pannebecker, William Hause, Mary 396
Pennebacker, Abraham Pennebacker, Hannah 1217
Pennebacker, James H. Huyett, Catharine 1217
Pennebacker, Richard H. Luft, Mary Elizabeth 1217
Pennebacker, Richard H. Masser, Mary S. 1217
Pennebecker, Adam Luft, Lizzie E. 1484
Pennepacker, Daniel Major, Rebecca 1027
Pennepacker, James Huyett, Catherine 1245
Pennepaker, Jesse B. Bechtel, Mary E. 1643
Pennepecker, Eli Wiesand, Sarah 523
Pennepecker, Jesse B. Bechtel, Mary E. 523
Pennypacker, Benjamin Kindt, Kate 1167
Pennypacker, Daniel Weigley, Lucy Ann 812
Pennypacker, Henry S. Staufer, Harriet 1032
Pennypacker, James Huyett, Kate 1096
Pennypacker, James Huyett, Kate 713
Pennypacker, John Seiders, Maud 1496
Pennypacker, William Schnader, Elizabeth 956