Johannes Peter Neuschwander
(1718-1783)
Anna Eva Gotz
(1718-1785)
Johann Heinrich Velt
(1725-1793)
Maria Eve Gallman
(1722-1822)
Peter Neuschwender
(1746-1795)
Eva Velt
(1743-1833)
Michael Neiswender
(1791-1858)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Barbara Beecher

Michael Neiswender 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 19 Jun 1791, Manheim Twp., Berks, PA 1 2 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Barbara Beecher on 17 Jun 1811 in Reading, Berks, PA
  • Died: 12 Dec 1858, Gahanna, Franklin, OH at age 67 1 2 3 5
  • Buried: Gahanna: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Franklin, OH 1 2 3 5

   Other names for Michael were Michael Neuschwender 5 6 and Michael Nyswender.7

  Burial Notes:

Later Michael and Barbara were moved from the graves on the Fred Neiswender farm to a Lutheran church yard.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Arrival: History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio: Jefferson Township pioneer Michael Neiswender arrived in 1818, in 1818, in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 8 From "History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio"
"Jefferson Township was largely settled by pioneers from New Jersey, a portion of the lands being bought in a body by a citizen of that state. The first settlers came into the township as early as 1802 or the following year and located along Black Lick. Among the first were Daniel Dagoe, Moses Ogden, Peter Francisco, William Headley, Michael and Abraham Stagg, Jacob Tharp, Jacob and John H. Smith, Jonathan Whitehead and Isaac Baldwin. Later than these pioneers but still at an early date arrived Joseph Edgar, Michael Neiswender, Shuah Mann, John Kelso, Richard Rhodes, Isaac Painter, John Inks, Joseph Compton, John Davenport, William Havens, William Armstrong and others The township contained by the time of the war of 1812 about twenty settlers some of whom however remained but a short time.
Among the settlers who followed closely those already mentioned were Michael Neiswender Andrew Allison George Beals A Fave and others Michael and Barbara Neiswender came in 1818 from Berks county Pennsylvania Their sons Samuel and Godfrey still live in the township."

2. Book: History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio: Michael Neiswender builds Lutheran church, 1819. 9
. . In the same year [1819] the Rev. Charles Henkle founded a Lutheran church. . . .
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH was the first one organized, though, as stated above, the Presbyterians were as early in holding religious services, and, it is also probable, that the Methodists were equally early, but this denomination, usually the pioneers of Christianity, were later in Mifflin than any other township in the county. The first preaching by the Lutherans was in George Ridenour's house, at Daniel Forney's and at _____ Neiswender's, in Jefferson township; afterwards, services were held at a school-house, in the same township, which was built by Michael Neiswender. The meetings were held in various localities, for the accommodation, in turn, of the different settlements. The early members of the church were: George and John Ridenour, Michael Neiswender, George Baughman, Jesse Baughman, David Ridenour, John Saul, Daniel Turney, Jonas Souder, and perhaps a few others. The house of worship was built in 1838, just north of the present site of Gahanna, and upon a lot donated, for the purpose, by Zachariah Kramer. An addition was found necessary, and was accordingly built, in 1843. The Church has now a total membership of one hundred and sixty persons, and is under the pastoral charge of the Rev. Lewis T. Meyer. The elders are Isaac Souder and G. Neiswender; Serenus Souder and Nicholas Heischman, deacons, Samuel Neiswender, John Kramer, and John Souder, trustees.

3. Census in 1830 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 10 The 1830 census recorded Michael Nisewender with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 80 thru 89: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11

4. Census in 1840 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 11 The 1840 census recorded Michael Nisewinter with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9

5. Census in 1850 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 12 George Dague, farmer, 23, was living with wife Harriett, 21. Both were born in Ohio and the census column is checked to indicate they were married within the year 1850.

Next door is Michael Neiewander, farmer, 60, with his wife Barbary, 57; son Corades, farmer, 24; Adam, cooper, 22; Soloman, farmer, 18; Rueben, 15; son Frances, 8; and Mary, 19. The next home is Reuben Neiewender, farmer, 24, and Mary, 65. Michael and Barbary were born in Pennsylvania, the elder Mary in Maryland, and everyone else in Ohio.

6. He signed a will in 1869 in , Franklin, OH. Michael Neiswender's will listed the following heirs.
Barbara, his wife
Samuel Neiswender, adm
Michael Neiswender
Corolus Neiswender
Francis M. Neiswender
David Neiswender
Adam Neiswender
Mary Shull (late Neiswender)
Reuben Neiswender
Solomon Neiswender


Michael married Barbara Beecher, daughter of John Beecher Sr. and Mary Ann Albrecht, on 17 Jun 1811 in Reading, Berks, PA. (Barbara Beecher was born on 10 Mar 1794 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA,1 2 13 died on 1 Oct 1879 in Gahanna, Franklin, OH 1 2 13 14 and was buried in Gahanna: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Franklin, OH 1 2 13.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. They have conflicting marriage information of 11 Jun 1811 and Reading, Berks, PA. 1


Sources


1 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, <i>Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers.</i> (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 320.

2 <i>Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Gahanna, Franklin County, Ohio</i> (http://www.genealogybug.net/Franklin_Cemeteries/peaceluth/peaceluth.htm).

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61324345.

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8CP-W8K Mary Shull, 10 Jan 1909; citing Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, reference fn 1685; FHL microfilm 1,926,952.

5 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 87.

6 Berks County Courthouse, Will of John Beecher, executed March 8, 1819.

7 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, <i>Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers.</i> (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 319.

8 <i>History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio</i> (Williams Bros. publishers, 1880.), "Jefferson Township," p. 398-99.

9 <i>History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio</i> (Williams Bros. publishers, 1880.), "Mifflin Township," p. 487.

10 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, 1830; Census Place: Jefferson, Franklin, Ohio; Series: M19; Roll: 131; Page: 42; Family History Library Film: 0337942.

11 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Year: 1840; Census Place: Jefferson, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: 393; Page: 84; Image: 174; Family History Library Film: 0020164.

12 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Franklin County, Jefferson Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 123.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61361510.

14 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6JK-7M3 John Beecher in entry for Barbara Neiswender, 01 Oct 1879.



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