Hans Bernhardt Gilbert


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Hans Bernhardt Gilbert 1

  • Born: 15 Sep 1724, Hoffenheim, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, BW, DEU 1
  • Christened: 27 Sep 1724
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Bender
  • Died: 28 Feb 1802, Straban Twp., Adams, PA at age 77 1
  • Buried: 1 Mar 1802, Biglerville: Benders Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: LZK3-96N.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He immigrated Arrived on ship "Robert and Allice", Martly Cussack, Commandr: Henry Gilbert, Baltzer Gilbert, Bernhart Gilbert on 30 Sep 1743 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2

2. Bernhardt Gilbert signed the articles to build Benders Lutheran Church. He was later elected to direct the building of the church on 5 Jun 1781. on 7 Apr 1781 in Biglerville: Benders Lutheran Church, Adams, PA. 3

3. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "New Organ To Be Dedicated at Bender's", 26 Nov 1958, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 4 Built Log Church
On June 5, 1781, a building committee comprising Bernhardt Gilbert, Jacob Meel, Nicholaus Diedrich and Jacob Grunemayer was appointed and near the end of the summer a log church was erected on land donated by Henry Bender and his wife Catherine from their 287-acre farm called "Plum Grove." Since its erection the church has been known as "Bender's Church."
The original log church was replaced in 1811 by a colonial brick church.

4. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "My Early Ancestors -- 98. Keystones of Adams County by Harold Ditzler." Family of Catherine Bender and Barnhart Gilbert, 1 Jun 1998, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 5 Catherine Bender d/o Jacob and Eva Mary Bender and sister of my 5th gr. Grandmother b 1728 d 1808 mar. Barnhart s/o Hans Wendal and Eva Margaret Grey Gilbert and had children, Sophia Catharine b 1752 d 1807 mar. Adam Walter; George b 1754 d 1803 mar. Elizabeth Ritter Knouse; Jacob b 1756 d 1831 mar. 1st Susanna Strine 2nd Margaret Fox; John b 1758 d 1835 mar. Christina Walter; Bernhart b 1762 d 1835 mar. 1st Catherine Clapsaddle 2nd Mrs. Mowery; Leonard b 1765 d 1822 mar. Elizabeth Knouse; Henry b 1772 d 1840 mar. Elizabeth Boltz (Foltz); Catherine b 1775 d 1816 mar. Henry Hoffman; Elizabeth mar. Daniel Hoffman; and Christine mar. George Clapsaddle. This family settled in Straban Twp then York now Adams Co. and were members of Bender's church. Barnhart was a Twp. Constable during the Rev. War years. Barnhart and Catherine are both buried in the Bender's Church Cem. Of which he was one of the founders.
Catherine d/o Barnhart and Catherine (Bender) Gilbert b 1753 d 1847 mar. Adam Walter b 1750 d 1830 both buried in Arendt's Cem. Their children were Henry mar. Magdalene; Catherine mar. Henry Knouse; Susanna mar. Henry Settle; Elizabeth mar. Barnhart Hoffman; Sophia mar. Jacob Welde; John b 1786 d 1872 mar. Elizabeth; Adam mar. Maria Rahn; Mathias mar. Anna Maria; Barnhart mar. Catherine Venderow; Jacob b 1780 d 1852 mar. Rebecca Shoop; and George b 1773 mar. Sarah.
George s/o Barnhart and Catherine (Bender) Gilbert b 1754 d 1803 mar. Elizabeth (Ritter) Knouse and had children, Henry; Eve mar. Conrad Snyder; Polly mar. Mathias Walter; Elizabeth mar. Leonard Gilbert; Daniel; David; John; George; Sarah mar. Simon Rupley; Catherine mar. Frederick Hoffman; Susanna mar. John Fehl; Bernhart.
Jacob s/o Barnhart and Catherine (Bender) Gilbert b 1756 d 1831 mar. 1st Susanna Strine 2nd Margaret Fox and had children, Mary mar. David Beecher; Barnhart; Susanna mar. Barnhart Gilbert; Molly mar. Jacob Arendt; Catherine b 1790 mar. Michael Chronister; John Christian b 1794; Anna Maria; John b 1799; Jacob b 1802; Elizabeth mar. Michael Saltzgiver; Sally mar. Daniel Herr; Sophia mar. Jacob Harman; Daniel; George; and Samuel.
John s/o Barnhart and Catherine (Bender) Gilbert b 1758 d 1835 mar. Christine Walter had two children that we know of, Elizabeth b 1794 mar. David Essig; and Susanna b 1796 mar. John Essig.
Leonard s/o Barnhart and Catherine (Bender) Gilbert b 1765 d 1822 mar. Elizabeth Krouse buried at Pines Ch. Cem. Had children, Sara b 1797; Elizabeth b 180 [sic]; Anna Maria; Rebecka; Lydia mar. Johnathan Rieman; Catherine mar. Daniel Rex; and Sally.
Henry s/o Barnhart and Catherine (Bender) Gilbert b 1772 d 1840 mar. Elizabeth Boltz (Foltz) and had children, Henrich Jr. mar. Catherine Heitzel; George mar. Hannah Graff; Samuel b 1811 mar. Ann Maria Welsh; David b 1804; Daniel b 1810 mar. Emma ?; John b 1806 d 1880 mar. Lydia ?.
Additions and corrections welcome.

Hans married Catherine Bender. (Catherine Bender was born on 7 Feb 1728 in Herxheim am Berg, , RP, DEU,1 6 died on 14 Sep 1805 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA 1 and was buried in Biglerville: Benders Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 1 6.)


1 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44161557.

2 Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Edited by William John Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals In the Port of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania German pioneers : a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808
(View online at https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2049299), List 102 C, page 347-8. Robert and Alice, 30 Sep 1743. Bernhart Gilbert.

3 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 29 Jun 1949, article about history of Benders church.

4 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 26 Nov 1958, pages 1-2. Bernhardt Gilbert citied in "New Organ To Be Dedicated at Bender's."

5 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 1 Jun 1998, page 3. Keystones of Adams County, family of Catherine Bender and Barnhart Gilbert.

6 Heritage Consulting, Millennium File (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Catherine Bender.

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