Bernard Eisenhuth
Catherine Saylor
George L. Eisenhuth
Rachael Rockey
Henry Saylor Eisenhuth


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1. Catharine Christ

Henry Saylor Eisenhuth 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 17 Apr 1830, Millheim, Centre, PA, United States 2 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Catharine Christ on 17 Jun 1860 in Hamburg, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 18 Mar 1896, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill, PA at age 65 3
  • Buried: Orwigsburg: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: on 17 Jun 1860 in Hamburg, Berks, PA. 1

2. Census in 1870 in South Manheim Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. 6 The 1870 census recorded the household of David Christ, famrer, 31, with his sister Catherine's family living with him: Harry Eisenhut [sic, as recorded], school teacher, 30; Catherine, 28; John, 8; Andrew, 7; Harry, 3; and Catherine, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
Living next door is David and Catherine's father, Thomas Christ, 69, retired farmer, with his wife Catherine, 73; and others in the household.

3. Book: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, 1893. 2
ANDREW C. EISENHUTH, an enterprising young shoe manufacturer of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, is a son of Henry and Catherine (Christ) Eisenhuth, and was born August 14, 1863, in Auburn, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania.

The great grandfather of our subject on the paternal side of the family, Bernard Eisenhuth, was almost a contemporary of George Washington himself, being born in March, 1755, in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania.

During the Revolutionary struggle, resulting in our National Independence, he was left at home to take care of the family, whilst his son, George Plisenhuth, the grandfather of our subject, was in the patriot army under General Anthony Wayne, with the rank of Captain. Conrad Eisenhuth removed to Berks county, where he married Catharine Saylor, a native of Philadelphia, and who died in 1848 at the advanced age of ninety-five years. He was among the pioneers of that county and became a lumberman, a trapper and a hunter, avocations indigenous to a pioneer life. He was a man of remarkable physical vigor, and at the age of one hundred and five years worked in the harvest field with apparent ease. His first vote was cast for George Washington, and he voted at every Presidential election down to Lincoln, dying in June, 1866, at the extreme age of one hundred and eleven years, three months'and twelve days.

Quite likely, George Eisenhuth, grandfather, was born in Auburn ; it is at least known that at an early day he went to Pottsville and became proprietor of a hotel on the present site of the Merchants' hotel. This hotel he operated a number of years, and accumulated considerable money, and invested extensively in the coal lands of the county. He removed to Shenandoah, this county, about the time that place was founded, and lived there until his death in 1884.

He was twice married ; first time to a Miss Saylor. Among the issue of this marriage was the father of subject His second marriage was with a Miss Mary Baer.

Henry Eisenhuth, father, was born in Millheim, Pa., in 1830, but has been a resident of Schuylkill county most of his life. He married Catharine Christ, who was born February 5, 1840, and died May 3, 1891. The fruit of this marriage was a family of seven children.: John, who is a station agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company at Orwigsburg; Andrew C.; T. Harry, who is in the employ of his brother Andrew as bookkeeper and shipper; Kate, the wife of Howard Eisenburg, of Hazleton ; and Mamie, a milliner of Reading, Pa.; two died in infancy. In Mr. Eisenhuth's career we find an example of what a young man can accomplish even with a limited education, coupled with a strong will and indefatigable energy. After leaving the public schools of his township, he entered the Kutztown Normal school. He then taught school five terms, two of them in South Manheim township, two in Porter township, and one as principal of the Green Street building in the borough of Hazelton, Luzerne county. This position he resigned in 1884, to accept the position of bookkeeper in the office of A. E. Brown & Co., of Orwigsburg. He remained with that firm until January 1, 1892. During this time he made a study of the shoe business in all its details, and feeling that he was competent to pursue successfully the business on his own account, he formed an alliance with Alfred M. Miller, under the firm name Eisenhuth & Miller, and embarked in the manufacturing of shoes. The factory of this firm is located on the corner of Tannuary and Warren Streets, and is sixty feet long by forty wide, two stories high. It gives employment to forty hands, including six traveling salesmen. They manufacture children's and infants' turn shoes exclusively, and dispose of their product throughout the central and western States.

Mr. Eisenhuth is a republican, has served for eight years as town clerk, and is one of the school directors of his borough. He is a member of Schuylkill Lodge, No. 138, F. and A. M., of which lodge he is a Past Master; Mountain City Chapter, No. 196, R. A. M., at Pottsville ; Constantine Commandery, No. 41, Knights Templar, of same place; Grace Lodge, No. 157, I. O. O. F., of Orwigsburg, of which he is a past officer; and St Paul's Lutheran church, at Orwigsburg. His union with Anna R. Wernert, daughter of Victor Wernert, of Orwigsburg, on March 11, 1892, has been blessed with the following children: Harry, Lillian, Floyd and Marguerite.

4. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: Henry Eisenhuth Killed by Train on 19 Mar 1896 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 7 Henry Eisenhuth's Death.


Further Particulars of the Accident '96 His War Record.

Henry S. Eisenhuth, a veteran of the late war, and a member of Company _____, Third Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry, aged 67 years, was run over by a shifting engine in the borough of New Ringgold yesterday at noon. Mr. Eisenhuth made his home with his son, J. M. Eisenhuth, station agent at Orwigsburg for the L. V. R. R. Co.

He left Orwigsburg at 9:06 a. m. on the L. V. train to visit his son, H. T. Eisenhuth, shoe manufacturer, at New Ringgold, who resides at Tamaqua. When the train reached Rausch's station he took the freight on the P. & R. to go to New Ringgold, and when the train reached that place he alighted, and was walking across the tracks, when he was run down by a light shifting engine, whose approach was unnoticed, and the injuries he sustained resulted in his death.

Both legs were horribly mangled, one being crushed near the hip and the other below the knee, where it hung by a few threads. There were several people standing around the station, who saw the man's peril, but an instant too late, and they were thrilled with horror at the sight. He was taken Into Koch's Hotel and Dr. C. S. Marburger was called, who dressed his injuries. He was taken to Ashland to the Miners' Hospital on the 12:07 train. Dr. Marburger and H. T. Eisenhuth, his son, accompanied him.

When the train arrived at Ashland he was carried into the waiting room to await the ambulance. As the ambulance arrived a pallor was noticed creeping over the old veteran's countenance, and as Dr. Kennedy went to lift the covers to see the extent of his injuries there was a low gurgling sound from his throat, and a moment later he expired.

He was conscious to the last. His remains were conveyed to his home in Orwigsburg on the train leaving Ashland at 3:06 o'clock p. m. Before the train left Deputy Coroner Richard J. Williams empaneled a jury, who viewed the remains.

The following survive: J. M. Eisenhuth, station agent. Orwigsburg: A. C Eisenhuth, shoe manufacturer, Orwigsburg; Mrs. Eisenberg, Reading, and Minnie Eisenhuth, milliner, residing at Tamaqua. His wife died about three years ago. He will be burred on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with military honors. Interment at St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery.

Henry married Catharine Christ on 17 Jun 1860 in Hamburg, Berks, PA.1 (Catharine Christ was born on 5 Feb 1840 in , , PA 2 and died on 3 May 1891 in , , PA 2.)


1, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Berks > Reading > Trinity Lutheran Church Circuit. Marriage in Hamburg 17 Jun 1860 Henry Eisenhuth from Hamburg and Catharine Christ form Auburn.

2 Wiley & Ruoff, <i>Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1893</i> (1893), Page 307.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

4, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 74245. John Martin Eisenhuth. Father Henry Eisenhuth. Mother Catherine Christ. Spouse Carrie Adora Eisenhuth.

5 <i>George and Rachel Eisenhuth's Family Bible</i> (Sworn statement of Jacob Eisenhuth b.1826 listing names of children of George and Rachel Eisenhuth listed in family bible, in his possession).

6 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Harry Eisenhut in household of David Christ, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 5, family 33.

7 <i>Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA)</i>, 19 Mar 1896, page 1. Henry Eisenhuth's Death.

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