So glad to receive your response. Yes, indeed I'm related to this outfie-for better or for worse!-through John's son Samuel, Samuel's dau Mary who married Henry Faus.
Interesting about Union Co-"Curcuit&Circuit Riders Vol 11" by Schuylkill Roots: Nordwestliche Post a German weekly newspaper from Sunbury: Marriages Pg 249 29 Jun 1821 "last Thurs, Philip Miller of New Berlin Union Co. & Widow Polly Wilkinson, dau of John Delong, of Sunbury". Deaths Pg 244 11 Dec 1818 "last Thursday, Lt. Jesse B Wilkinson" could this be Polly's husband? The only other children I know about are Daniel (War of 1812 w/Samuel) and Henry. No birth or death dates for either. Do you know of other children? Which is your line?
Other facts about John which you probably already know but perhaps will be interesting to others: John was a shoemaker (from Sunbury tax records which also give his street address), in 1810 he and Catharina sell, for $1.00, all their worldly possessions to Samuel. The 1915 version of the Historical & Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties PA Vol 1 Pg 668 wrongly connects John to Peter, his probable uncle. The 1887 History correctly connects Samuel to John but no lineage further back.
I, too, believe that Catharina married Geo Philip Wertman-but no proof. How did you discover that Catherine (John's mother) was born in 1719? She is "of Lynn Twp" in the 1787 document but "late of Sunbury" in the 1800 one so must have moved to Sunbury between those years.
What document tells about a John abandoning his family? would love to read it. Samuel disappeared also after 1825. The 1887 History states he "went west where he died. He was a horse trader>."
Will keep in touch.
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