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


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1. Lavina Dornsife

Jonathan Jonas Eisenhart 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 14 Oct 1847, Leck Kill, Northumberland, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Lavina Dornsife
  • Died: 1899, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA at age 52 4
  • Buried: Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 4

   Another name for Jonathan was Jonas Eisenhart.5

  Noted events in his life were:

1. appeared in the household of Jonas Eisenhart in a census in 1850 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 6 6 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. 3 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
Jonas Eisenhart (13-4) a son of Mary Geists-Eisenhart (11-3) was born at Leck Kill, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on October 14, 1847 and died at Shenandoah, Schuylkill County in 1899. He is buried in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Shenandoah and a tombstone marks his grave. He was a coal miner and was burned in the mines, which caused his death. He had two wives but the first one, it seems nobody knew anything about, even her name. No children with his first wife. He was a Civil War Veteran serving in Co. A. 173 Reg. drafted militia. His second wife was Lavina Dornsife-Derr-Eisenhart (13-4) whom he married on ___ and they had one child.

1-William Eisenhart

Lavina Dornsife-Derr-Eisenhart (13-4) the wife of Jonas Eisenhart (13-4) was born at Dornsife, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1852 and died in 1913 at Shenandoah, and a tombstone marks her grave. She was a housewife and had the public school education. She married Jonas Eisenhart (13-4) on ___ and their one child is given under his name.

Jonathan married Lavina Dornsife. (Lavina Dornsife was born in 1852 in Dornsife, Northumberland, PA, United States and died in 1913 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA.)


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 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Upper Mahanoy Township, Visit 422.

3 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1149; Page: 362; Image: 367; Family History Library Film: 805149.

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

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

6 1850 United States Census, James Isonhart, Upper Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 192.

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