Johannes Eisenhard
Maria Magdalena Knerr
Andraes Geist Sr.
Maria Christina Schneider
Jonas Eisenhart
Anna Maria Geist
Caroline Eisenhart


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1. John S. Eister

Caroline Eisenhart 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 27 Jan 1829, Leck Kill, Northumberland, PA 3 4 5
  • Christened: Mar 1829, Upper Mahanoy Twp.: Howerter's Church, Northumberland, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): John S. Eister
  • Died: Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 5
  • Buried: Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 5

   Another name for Caroline was Carolina Eisenhart.3

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were Andreas Geist and wife Magdalena.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Jackson Twp., Northumberland, PA. 6 The 1880 census recorded John S. Eyster, retired farmer, 60, living with wife Caroline, 51. Also in the home was Corry C. Wetzel, servant, 8. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Book: The Geist Relation, 1940. 7
Caroline Eisenhart-Eister (1-4) a daughter of Mary Geist-Eisenhart (11-3) was born at Greenbrier, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1821 and died at Shenandoah, Schuylkill County. She is buried in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Shenandoah but has no tombstone. She may be buried with her two brothers on the same plot. The brothers have tombstones but none can be found for her. She was a housewife and had the German education of that time. She married John Eister (1-4) on __ and they had three children.
1 - Silas Eister
2 - Prescilla Eister
3 - Uriah Eister

John Eister (1-4) the husband of Caroline Eisenhart-Eister (1-4) died near Herndon, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in about 1881, and may be buried at Hickory Corners or at the Peiffers Church. He was a lame man and was one of those early teachers who went from house to house to teach the children and was paid by the parents whose children they taught. He also was repairing clocks and watches.

Caroline married John S. Eister. (John S. Eister was born on 9 Jan 1820 in , , PA,8 died on 4 May 1881 in Herndon, Northumberland, PA 5 8 and was buried in Herndon: Peifer's Evangelical Church Cemetery, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States 8.)


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 11, 2002), Film #: 455397.

2 Floyd, J.L, Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County (1911 online at, Page 645.

3 John Richard Knarr, Ph.D, Abraham Knoerr and Maria Eva Faess: European Roots & the New Land (Copyright 1998
John Richard Knarr, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 306
N. Manchester, IN 46962
phone: 219/982-7219; 982-2678 fax: 219/982-6129

4 Conrad, Tim, Genealogists Guide to Howerter's Church, Northumberland County (including early Himmel Church records) (
Mahantongo Roots #1.0, 3 Dec 1996 Copyright 1996, Tim Conrad Distribute Freely at no charge, intact.).

5 Geist, A. Frank, The Geist Relation, 200 years in America (Valley View, Pa.: 1940, 925 pgs.), page 282.

6 1880 United States Census, John S Eyster, Jackson, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 151, sheet 221D.

7 Geist, A. Frank, The Geist Relation, 200 years in America (Valley View, Pa.: 1940, 925 pgs.), page 278.

8 Find A Grave,

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