Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Michigan: Saint Joseph County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Detwilers/Detweilers of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Posted by: J O (ID *****1884) Date: February 07, 2007 at 03:30:07
  of 326

I have just begun to research my Detwiler/Detweiler ancestors in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.

I have:

Joseph Detwiler born 1790s? birthplace unknown + Catherine (Millar/Miller?) born 1780s or 1790s birthplace unknown.

Children (That I know of so far):

Jacob Detwiler born about 1814-1816 in ? Pennsylvania. Died on 21 Dec 1879 in Park Township, Saint Joseph County, Michigan.

George W. Detwiler born (his age varies wildly) in ? Pennsylvania

Both Jacob and George later moved to Saint Joseph County, Michigan by 1860.

Jacob Detwiler (my ancestor) + Barbara (Householder/Housholder?) born about 1810 in ? Pennsylvania. Died 25 April 1871 in Saint Joseph County, Michigan.


John Detwiler born about 1836 or 1837 in Huntindon County, Pa (according to notes on his obituary). Married twice. Died in Park Township, Saint Joseph County, 3 March 1893. Was a Civil War Veteran.

Joseph Detwiler born about 1838-1840 in Huntingdon County, Pa ?. Died in ? Michigan date unknown, but before 1870. Served in 25 Volunteer Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.

Barbara Ann born about 1842 (give or take a couple of years) in Huntingdon County ? + Adam Oswalt, born 15 May 1836 in Huntingdon County, Pa, on 23 February 1861 in Three Rivers, Michigan.

Alexander D. born 1844-1846 in Huntingdon County, Pa ?. Married twice. Served in the Civil War. Died 21 October 1897 in Three Rivers, Michigan.

Eliza J. Detwiler born about 1848 in Huntingdon County, Pa ?
Died unknown.

Rachel Detwiler born about 1850 in Huntingdon County, Pa ? Died unknown.

After Barbara's death, Jacob Detwiler + Alwilda Arnold on 24 October 1871 in Saint Joseph County, Indiana.


Casey E Detwiler ? Died as an infant.

Charles Hiram Detwiler born about 1874 in Saint Joseph County, Michigan. Died 1937? in Michigan.

George W. Detwiler died 27 August 1905 Also served in the Civil War for a short period + Rebecca? born in Pa? Died unknown.

Possible children:


Lemeul (sic)



I haven't researched George's family as much, but I intend to do so sometime in the future.

If anyone has a connection or more information on Jacob and George's siblings, please contact me at my e-mail:

Thanks in advance,


Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network