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


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1. John Cooper

Maria Amelia Eisenhart 1 2

  • Born: 23 Mar 1842, Leck Kill, Northumberland, PA 3
  • Christened: 16 Apr 1842, Upper Mahanoy Twp.: Howerter's Church, Northumberland, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): John Cooper
  • Died: 1872, Shamokin, Northumberland, PA at age 30 4

   Another name for Maria was Emilie Eisenhart.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared in the household of Jonas Eisenhart in a census in 1850 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 5 5 The 1850 census recorded Jonas Isenhart [indexed incorrectly as James Isonhart], farmer, 46, living with wife Mary, 43; Daniel, 19; Sarah, 18; Mary, 17; John, 15; Harriet, 11; Catherine, 9; Amelia, 8; Gabriel, 6; Emanuel, 4; Jonathan, 2; and Lewis, 4 months old when the census was recorded on 6 Nov 1850. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate was valued at $3000.

2. Census in 1860 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 6 The 1860 census recorded Jonas Eisenhart, 56, with wife Mary, 53; Gabriel, 17; Emanuel, 15; Jonathan, 12; Lewis, 10; and Amelia, 19. Next door is Jonas' daughter Harriet, 24, with her husband William Snyder, farmer, 26; Lewis, 3; Henry, 2; and Catherine, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Jonas real estate was valued at $3,500 and William's $0 indicating he is living on Jonas land. The post office is Green Briar.

3. Book: The Geist Relation, 1940. 4
Amelia Eisenhart-Cooper (14-4) a daughter of Mary Geist--Eisenhart (11-3) was born at Leck Hill, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on ____ and died in Shamokin, Northumberland County about 1872. She is buried in the Shamokin Cemetery on a lot about ten feet square with corner post marked "C" and the records of the cemetery show that this lot was bought by a John Cooper about 1872. There is no tombstone. She died at what they called the black-spotted fever. Some people became sick in the evening and before daylight the next morning they had died. Well it is said that this Amelia Eisenhart--Cooper (14-4) passed away that way and they buried those people very quickly. She was buried in a hurry without any services at all. She was a housewife and had the public school education. She married John Cooper (14-4) on ___ and they had two children. John Cooper (14-4) died about 1876 in what is known as the Irish Valley but after searching for his grave we were disappointed and did not find it. Their children were
1 - Mary Cooper
2 - Agnes Cooper

Maria married John Cooper.


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 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.).

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

5 1850 United States Census, James Isonhart, Upper Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 192.

6 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1149; Page: 362; Image: 367; Family History Library Film: 805149.

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