Henrich Eisenhuth
Bernard Eisenhuth
(1755-1866)
Catherine Saylor
(1767-1849)
George L. Eisenhuth
(1795-1882)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rachael Rockey

2. Mary Bare

George L. Eisenhuth 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 9 Sep 1795, , Berks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Rachael Rockey in 1823 in Bellefonte, Centre, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Mary Bare on 2 Apr 1849 in Philadelphia: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA 1 2
  • Died: 13 Dec 1882, New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA at age 87 1
  • Buried: Tamaqua Twp.: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1830 in Beaver Twp., Union, PA. 8 Name:Geo Eisenhuth
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):Beaver, Union, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:2
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59:1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:1
Free White Persons - Under 20:3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:1
Total Free White Persons:5

2. Census in 1840 in Potter Twp., Centre, PA. 9 The 1840 census recorded George Eisenhuth with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 91
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 141
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 191
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 492
Free White Persons - Females - Under 52
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 91
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 191
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 491

3. Residence: on 2 Apr 1849 in , Centre, PA. 2

4. Census in 1850 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 10 The 1850 census recorded in the Northwest Ward of Pottsville: George Eisenhuth, occupation "none, 43, living with Mary, 29, Lydia, 15, George, 10, Sarah, 12, and Susan, 6.. Also in the household is George's father, Bernhard Eisenhuth, 84, and Henry Eisenhuth, 21, occupation clerk, and a Mary Logan, 17 Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, except for Logan in Ireland. George had no real estate value listed, suggesting he was renting.

5. Census in 1860 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 11 The 1860 census recorded George Eisenhuth, shoe maker, 59, living with Mary, 45; George, boating, 19; Susan, dress maker, 17; Benjamin, 3; and John Hammer, 6. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. George's real estate was valued at $12,000 and personal estate $27,000, making him quite wealthy for the time.

6. Census in 1870 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 12 The 1870 census recorded Georg Eisenhuth, shoemaker, 69, living with Mary, 49; John, 16; Benjamin, 14; and Henretta, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Georg's real estate is valued at $5000. The post office is Broad Mountain.

7. Census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 13 The 1880 census recorded at 204 West Coal Street: Benjamin F. Euschuth [indexed wrong due to unreadable handwriting on census record], occupation mining, 24, living with wife Lydia A., 21; son George W. 4; daughter Annie E., 2; son Benjamin F., 1; and father George, retired laborer, 81, and mother Mary, 60. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Book: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, 1893. 14
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.


George married Rachael Rockey in 1823 in Bellefonte, Centre, PA.1 (Rachael Rockey was born in Millheim, Centre, PA, United States 6 and died in 1848 in Bellefonte, Centre, PA 1.)


George next married Mary Bare on 2 Apr 1849 in Philadelphia: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA.1 2 (Mary Bare was born about 1825 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1.)


Sources


1 Family Records of Phyllis Osborne, great granddaughter of Margaret Anna Eisenhuth, who passed family records to her. (Email from phyllisjosborne@yahoo.com).

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, PA > Philadelphia > St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church. 2 Apr 1849 Marriage George Eisenhuth of Centre County PA to Mary Barr of Philadelphia.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 99337. Jacob Eisenhuth. Father George Eisenhuth. Mother Rachael Rockey. Informant Matilda Eisenhuth.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 72207. Susan D. Wood. Father George Eisenhuth. Mother Rachael Rockey. Informant Wm. McMillan.

5 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), Certificate 111044. Benjamin F.Eisenhuth. Father George Eisenhuth. Mother Mary Barr. Spouse Mary Stauffer.

6 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), Certificate 89940. Sarah C. Berkey. Father George Eisenhuth. Mother Rachel Rockey. Informant Lydia Marion Rasener.

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

8 1830 United States Census, 1830 US Census; Census Place: Beaver, Union, Pennsylvania; Page: 365; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 149; Family History Film: 0020623.

9 1840 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTC-Z5G George Eisenhuth, Potter Township, Centre, Pennsylvania.

10 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4CB-62S George Eisenhuth, Pottsville, northwest ward, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 630.

11 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXTM-19Z George Eisenhuth, Household 1819, Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylania.

12 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ28-3G8 Georg Eisenhuth, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 30, family 215.

13 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWVH-SVJ Benjamin F Euschuth, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.

14 Wiley & Ruoff, Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1893 (1893), Page 307.



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