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Descendants of Valentine Christian

 
 
VALENTINE CHRISTIAN was born May 10, 1756, in Hunterdon Co. New Jersey. We believe his brother was Michael Christian, who also lived in Bethlehem township, as both names appear on the Tax Ratables lists and church records in 1780. The History of Columbia County PA states that Valentine's family was in Columbia County, Pennsylvania before the Revolutionary War, and that they were, at one time, driven out by the Indians.

When the Revolutionary War began, Valentine became a fifer and served his country. He stated, on his pension application, that he lived in New Germantown, later called Oldwick, Bethelem township, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey when he enlisted in the Continental Army. His first Service was in the company of Lieut. Edward McMichael for one year in November 1775 and served under Col. Elias Drayton and Capt. Ross until April 1777 in the New Jersey line. He was discharged at Morristown New Jersey by Edward Cox, First Lieutenant, and he again entered the army under Capt. John Bell at Elizabethtown New Jersey in September 1777. He served one month and was discharged by Capt. John Bell, and in October 1777 he entered the militia under Capt. Benjamin Cooper at Elizabethtown.

In the Fall of 1778, he was drafted in Capt. Gearhart company at Ackwackary, New Jersey and served one month and was then discharged. And, in the fall of 1777 he was drafted at Elizabethtown NJ and served one month in Capt. James Cliffords Company and was discharged at the end of the time. In the winter of 1778 and 1779 he was engaged to cart provision under Arthur Henry, Wagonmaster, in the service at Valley Forge where he served for 3 months.

Valentine returned to New Jersey, where, in 1780, he was single, and owned 70 acres, a horse, a cow and 2 hogs. Sometime, between 1780 and 1784, it is believed he migrated to Pennsylvania. He is on the Mahoning twp. Northumberland Co., PA tax list for 1785, and on the subscription list of Christ Church, Episcopal and Lutheran, Derry Township, Columbia Co., PA in 1787. It was around this time that he met and married Rebecca ROBBINS, the daughter of William ROBBINS, and raised, at least, two children; John; Mary; and possibly Valentine, Jr. Valentine applied for military pension, in 1832, for his service in the War. He died in Columbia Co., on Dec 14, 1844.

Children of
VALENTINE CHRISTIAN

According to the Christian Family Bible, John CHRISTIAN was born October 3, 1794, probably in Columbia Co., PA. He married Frances WELLIVER, who was born December 28, 1790, the daugher of Jacob WELLIVER. John died on May 6, 1849 in Jackson twp. Columbia Co, PA. Frances died November 30, 1857 in Jackson twp. and is buried in Derr's cemetery next to her husband. We have much information on the Welliver family, dating back to the Netherlands in 1650. Currently, we trying to match Frances with the correct father, which will link her with the entire WELLIVER line. We know her father's name was Jacob Welliver, but are unsure which Jacob. John and Frances had four children. Here is my Brick Wall. Here is some WELLIVER-WOOLEVER background, in this sketch on ADAM WOOLEVER.

Children of JOHN CHRISTIAN and FRANCIS WELLIVER

1. Mary CHRISTIAN was born May 31, 1823. On Oct. 22, 1843, she married John RANTZ, Jr, who was born near Orangeville, Columbia Co, PA on May 3, 1811, the son of John RANTZ and Elizabeth HITTLE. They had five children.

2. Jacob Christian was born on Jul 12, 1825, in Madison twp. Columbia Co., PA. He moved with his parents to Pine township when a boy, was reared to manhood on the farm, succeeded his father at his death, and continued to resided there. He was married in Sep. 1848, to Martha MELLICK, daughter of Chester and Rachel (MELLICK) SMITH. Jacob engaged in lumbering, operating a saw mill, and owned a Chopping Mill in connection with the saw mill. Nearly all the family members were of the Baptist Church. He was trustee and also held other offices. He served the township in official relations. Martha died Sep. 1, 1884. They had nine children.

3. Elizabeth Christian was born Aug 19, 1827 and died Aug 13, 1828. 4. John Christian was born in Madison twp., Columbia Co., PA, on Oct. 14, 1829. He moved to Pine township, with his family at a young age. John married Sarah J ROBBINS Sep 23, 1855. They settled in Madison township, where John was a stonemason. Sarah was born Sep 21, 1830 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA and died May 1912 at Derrs, Columbia Co, Pennsylvania. They had two children.

5. Rebecca Christian was probably born in Columbia Co., PA Oct 25, 1831. Rebecca married John F DERR, born Sep. 22, 1832. He was born Sep 23, 1832 in Orangeville, Columbia Co., PA, the son of Iram Derr and Leah WELLIVER, who was the daughter of Joseph Welliver. John was a teacher, storekeeper, gauger? for the government, Justice of the Peace, and school director. Judge Iram Derr built a sawmill on the Little Fishing Creek in 1841 and soon the settlement that grew up around it was given his name. His son, Andrew J Derr, ran the mill from 1861 until its abandonment in 1874." (History of Columbia and Montour Counties pg. 241) John and Rebecca raised their family in Jackson twp. Columbia Co., PA, and Rebecca died there abt. Nov 11, 1915. John died in 1918. They are both buried in Derr's cemetery. They had three children.

Children of JACOB CHRISTIAN and MARTHA SMITH

1. Theodore Smith Christian was born about 1849. He followed his father in the lumber business and built, at least, two of the famous covered bridges of Columbia Co., PA. Theodore died on Apr. 18, 1894 in Jackson twp. Columbia Co., PA.

2. John C Christian was born on Apr. 18, 1894, probably in Columbia Co. PA.

3. Dr. Thomas H. Christian was the third child of Jacob Christian and Martha Smith. Martha was the daughter of Chester Smith and Rachel MELLICK. In 1879, Thomas married Sarah E. HOCKMAN. (Five Generations photo with Sarah, her son, Harry, his daughter, Ruth, her daughter, Miriam (see DADOVICH), and her son, John.) Sarah was born on Mar. 3, 1858 in Reading, PA, the daughter of Henry M HOCKMAN, b. Apr 08, 1838 in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co, PA, died before 1888, and Emma MILLER, b. Apr 13, 1840 in Berks Co, PA, d. 1886 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Henry was the son of Henry HOCKMAN, who died abt 1840 in Northumberland, Northumberland Co, PA and Catherine MULL, b. Abt. 1817, of Shoemakersville, Berks Co, PA. Emma MILLER was the daughter of Daniel MILLER and Catherine HERLING/KIRLING. Sarah HOCKMAN was educated in the schools of Berwick, PA., and remained at home until the time of her first marriage. Thomas died around 1879 or 1880 when his son was a baby. Sarah, then married, Mark Eck RITTENHOUSE, a Methodist farmer. She died on June 27, 1947 at 90 years old in Bloomsburg, PA. Sarah and Mark had THREE children; Laura, Isadore and Kate. Thomas and Sarah had one child.

4. J Judson Christian was born in 1855 in Columbia Co, PA and died there in 1937. He married Ida E Derr, who was born in 1859 and died in 1954. There is a famous covered bridge in Columbia County, PA that bears his name. The other children were Mary E.; William B; Howard S; Justin L; and R Euphemina.

Child of THOMAS CHRISTIAN and SARAH HOCKMAN

Harry Orman Christian was born on May 4, 1879 in Berwick, Columbia Co., PA. He was the only child of Thomas H Christian and Sarah (Hockman) Christian. He met and married Ella Lillian SPONENBERG, the daughter of Clarence and Anna BOWER SPONENBERG, both the descendants of Columbia County pioneers. Ella was born on January 10, 1879 in Briarcreek, Columbia Co., PA. They were both Lutheran Evangelical. Harry was a President of Berwick Borough Council. He operated a store and Sinclair service station. NEWS CLIPPING Ella died on Nov. 10, 1936. Harry married second, to Ruth BURNS. He died in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, in 1948. OBITUARIES They had two children. TOMBSTONES of Thomas, Sarah, Harry and Ella Christian.

 

Descendants of Valentine Christian

Report Style

1 Valentine CHRISTIAN b: May 10, 1756 in Hunterdon Co, NJ d: Dec 14, 1844 in Columbia Co, PA. Note: Revolutionary War. Fifer in the 3rd New Jersey. His family was in Columbia Co. before war and at one time, driven out by the Indians
.. +Rebecca ROBBINS b: Sep 10, 1757 in probably Hunterdon Co, NJ d: Dec 05, 1838. Father: William ROBBINS. Mother: Mary UNKNOWN. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church
.... 2 Mary CHRISTIAN b: Aug 20, 1782 in PA d: Sep 11, 1865 in Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Jerseytown. Note: They had 11 children. Eight grew to maturity.
........ +John BILLHIME b: abt. Sep 28, 1778 d: Jan 28, 1858 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Michael BILLHIME. Mother: Elizabeth WELLIVER. Occ: Farmer. Burial: Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Jerseytown
........... 3 Catherine BILLHIME b: abt. 1810 in PA
........... 3 Jared BILLHIME
........... 3 Elizabeth BILLHIME
........... 3 Sarah BILLHIME b: abt. 1811 in PA
........... 3 Michael BILHIMER b: abt. 1812 in PA. Occ: 1860 Farmer
............... +Christina UNKNOWN b: abt. 1818 in PA
........... 3 Christian BILHIMER b: abt. 1814
........... 3 John BILLHIME b: Dec 1819 in Spruce Run, Columbia Co, PA d: 1901 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: Farmer. Burial: Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Dutch Hill. Note: Cemetery list spells name Billhime
............... +Harriet MORRISON b: Aug 20, 1832 in PA d: Feb 16, 1888 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Edward MORRISON. Mother: Elizabeth SECHLER. Burial: Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Dutch Hill
................. 4 Franklin BILLHIME b: abt. 1852 in PA. Occ: Merchant tailor
................. 4 Elizabeth C BILLHIME b: abt. 1855 in PA
..................... +Judson WINTERSTEEN b: in of Montour Co, PA
................. 4 Clarence BILLHIME b: Aug 1858 in PA. Occ: 1900 Farmer
..................... +Josepha J UNKNOWN b: Apr 1868 in PA m: abt. 1887
........................ 5 Fred M BILLHIME b: Feb 1897
................. 4 Woodward B BILLHIME b: abt. 1860 in PA. Occ: Farming
........... 3 Rebecca BILLHIME
.... 2 Elizabeth CHRISTIAN b: May 28, 1783 d: Aug 13, 1828
.... 2 Michael CHRISTIAN b: May 29, 1785 d: Sep 28, 1823
........ +Jane Maxwell KENNEDY
........... 3 Asa Dunham CHRISTIAN
........... 3 James CHRISTIAN d: 1856
........... 3 Michael CHRISTIAN d: 1867
........... 3 Rebecca CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1824 in PA d: Aft. 1907
............... +Joseph MUFFLEY b: abt. 1817 in Ohio
................. 4 Elizabeth J MUFFLEY b: abt. 1843 in Indiana
................. 4 [1] John C MUFFLEY b: abt. 1844 in Indiana. Occ: 1880 Watchman on streets, 1900 Farmer, 1910 Poultry merchant, 1920 Retired
..................... +UNKNOWN
........................ 5 Ray MUFFLEY b: abt. 1883 in Illinois. Occ: 1910 Blacksmith, 1920 Blacksmith shop
................. *2nd Wife of [1] John C MUFFLEY:
..................... +Nellie UNKNOWN b: Dec 1863 in Kentucky m: abt. 1888
........................ 5 John MUFFLEY, Jr b: Jun 1889 in Illinois. Occ: 1910 Farm labor
............................ +Bertha F UNKNOWN b: abt. 1891 in Kentucky
.............................. 6 Oscar L MUFFLEY b: abt. Dec 1916 in Illinois
.............................. 6 Lester F MUFFLEY b: abt. Mar 1918 in Illinois
........................ 5 George E MUFFLEY b: Jul 1891 in Illinois. Occ: 1910 Painter
........................ 5 Elvin J MUFFLEY b: May 1893 in Illinois. Occ: 1920 Ass't secretary R.R.Y.M.C.A.
............................ +Bertha UNKNOWN b: abt. 1886 in Illinois
.............................. 6 Ruth E MUFFLEY b: abt. Nov 1918 in Illinois
........................ 5 Susie MUFFLEY b: Jul 1896 in Illinois
................. 4 Lydia C MUFFLEY b: abt. 1846 in Michigan
..................... +Henry A RIMER b: abt. 1839 in Ohio m: abt. 1864. Occ: 1870 Farmer
........................ 5 Alma J RIMER b: abt. 1864 in Michigan
........................ 5 [2] James W RIMER b: May 1869 in Illinois. Occ: 1900 Drills wells, 1920 Carpenter house
............................ +Ella UNKNOWN b: Feb 1874 in Indiana m: abt. 1892. Occ: 1910 Landlady hotel
.............................. 6 George H RIMER b: Jun 1895 in Indiana. Occ: 1910 Laborer farm
.............................. 6 Howard O RIMER b: Mar 1897 in Indiana. Occ: 1930 Machinist machine factory
.................................. +Clara UNKNOWN b: abt. 1897 in New Jersey
..................................... 7 Cledah RIMER b: abt. 1919 in Indiana
..................................... 7 June RIMER b: abt. 1921 in Missouri
.............................. 6 Pearl R RIMER b: Jan 1899 in Indiana
........................ *2nd Wife of [2] James W RIMER:
............................ +Thirza UNKNOWN b: abt. 1871 in Michigan
........................ 5 Alva M RIMER b: Sep 1876 in Indiana. Occ: 1910 Brushman machine shop, 1920 Blacksmith, 1930 Commercial traveler magazine
............................ +Florence M UNKNOWN b: abt. 1876 in Georgia
................. 4 Michael C MUFFLEY b: abt. 1847 in Michigan
................. 4 Sarah C MUFFLEY b: abt. 1848 in Michigan
................. 4 Clara MUFFLEY b: abt. 1849 in Michigan
................. 4 Leonard MUFFLEY b: abt. Mar 1850 in Michigan
................. 4 Susan A MUFFLEY b: abt. 1852 in Indiana
................. 4 Elvin J MUFFLEY b: abt. 1854 in Indiana. Occ: 1880 Teamster
..................... +Josephine UNKNOWN b: abt. 1856 in Illinois
.... 2 Margaret CHRISTIAN b: Aug 09, 1787
.... 2 Valentine CHRISTIAN b: Apr 25, 1788
.... 2 Jacob* CHRISTIAN b: Bef. 1790 d: in Columbia Co, PA. Note: unproven if this is a son of Valentine. Columbian Democrat Dec. 14, 1861 pg 3 col. 2 article on death of Jacob Christian
.... 2 John CHRISTIAN b: Oct 03, 1794 in PA d: May 06, 1849 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church. Note: He was an early settler of Jackson twp.
........ +Francis WELLIVER b: Dec 28, 1790 in NJ d: Nov 30, 1857 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA m: abt. 1822. Father: Jacob C WELLIVER*. Mother: UNKNOWN. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church. Note: Unsure if this Jacob is the correct Jacob Welliver, father of Frances Welliver. If so, Jacob's first wife likely died after Francis and her brother were born, and he later married Nancy Laycock. John Christian was executor on Jacob Welliver's estate.
........... 3 Mary CHRISTIAN b: May 31, 1823 in PA d: Apr 13, 1904 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church
............... +John RANTZ, Jr b: May 03, 1811 in near Orangeville, Columbia Co, PA d: Jan 31, 1890 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA m: Oct 22, 1843 in PA. Father: John D RANTZ, Sr. Mother: Elizabeth HITTLE. Occ: Stone mason and plasterer, 1870-1880 farmer. Burial: Derrs, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church.
................. 4 [1] Elizabeth RANTZ b: abt. 1844 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Mar 09, 1871 in Columbia Co, PA
..................... +John L PARKER b: abt. 1845 in PA m: Nov 26, 1863 in Columbia Co, PA. Note: Was killed at Fort Griggs during the Revolutionary War
........................ 5 Mary L PARKER b: abt. 1865 in PA
........................ 5 Laura Mae PARKER b: abt. 1865 in PA d: in Columbia Co, PA
............................ +Cyrus Lee BELLES b: 1860 d: Feb 12, 1894 in Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Benton
.............................. 6 Cyrus Parker BELLES b: 1884 d: 1947
.................................. +Eva M UNKNOWN b: 1882 d: 1953
................. *2nd Husband of [1] Elizabeth RANTZ:
..................... +Joseph W REECE b: Feb 15, 1829 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA d: in Columbia Co, PA m: abt. 1870. Father: John REECE. Mother: Mary WHITAKER. Occ: 1900 Farmer. Note: He 1st married 1/28/1858 Christiana Ikeler dau of W.P.Ikeler She died 10/12/1866
........................ 5 Johnson Lundy REECE b: Mar 05, 1871 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: Bet. 1900 - 1910 Merchant general store, 1920 Miller flouring mill
............................ +Myra H UNKNOWN b: Apr 1874 in PA m: 1899 in Columbia Co, PA
.............................. 6 J Marion REECE b: Mar 1896 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1920 Labor flouring mill
.............................. 6 H Elizabeth REECE b: abt. 1904
................. 4 Jacob RANTZ b: Oct 24, 1847 in Columbia Co, PA d: Jan 02, 1905 in Rohrsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1880 merchant, later merchant at Rohrsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Rohrsburg/Jackson
..................... +Sarah J ALBERTSON b: abt. 1854 in PA d: Aft. 1910 in PA m: May 26, 1876 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: David ALBERTSON. Mother: Elizabeth A UNKNOWN
........................ 5 Frances RANTZ b: Nov 1876 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA
............................ +William MATHER b: Aug 1872 in PA m: Feb 22, 1894 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1900 Merchant, 1920 proprietor laundry in Spokane, WA
.............................. 6 Elizabeth MATHER b: Feb 14, 1895 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Jul 30, 1991
.................................. +Emory J EDSON b: in Of Bridgeport, Connecticut m: Dec 30, 1914
.............................. 6 Isabella MATHER b: Jan 1898 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1920 Bookkeeper dye works
.............................. 6 W Max MATHER b: abt. 1901 in PA
........................ 5 Dora RANTZ b: Sep 1878 in Columbia Co, PA
............................ +Clyde Harry POTTER b: Oct 1873 in Of Iola, Millville, Columbia Co, PA m: Jun 28, 1898 in Rohrsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Father: Robert POTTER. Mother: Mary Ellen BENNETT. Occ: 1920 Contractor
................. 4 John Christian RANTZ b: abt. 1852 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Aft. Jan 19, 1920. Occ: 1900 Day laborer, 1920 carpenter, retired
..................... +Mary E ALBERTSON b: Jul 1855 in PA d: Bef. Jan 02, 1930 in Upper Darby, Delaware Co, PA m: abt. 1876 in PA. Father: Elijah J ALBERTSON. Mother: Sarah A STILES
........................ 5 Harry A RANTZ b: Apr 1880 in Clinton Co, PA
........................ 5 John Otto RANTZ b: Jul 1883 in PA. Occ: 1910 Superintendent Thaddeus Stevens Industrial School?, 1920 foreman machine shop, 1930 Engineer College
............................ +Bessie UNKNOWN b: abt. 1883 in PA m: abt. 1900
.............................. 6 Dorothy RANTZ b: abt. 1906 in PA
........................ 5 Stella RANTZ b: Jul 1885 in PA. Occ: 1910 Assistant Matron Thaddeus Stevens Industrial School
................. 4 Rebecca F RANTZ b: Apr 20, 1854 in PA d: Dec 17, 1936 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs or Lower Jackson
..................... +Francis W ALBERTSON b: Jan 19, 1856 in PA d: Mar 03, 1911 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA m: abt. 1878 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: David ALBERTSON. Mother: Elizabeth A UNKNOWN. Occ: Bet. 1880 - 1910 Farmer. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs or Lower Jackson
........................ 5 Mary E ALBERTSON b: Apr 1880 in Columbia Co, PA
............................ +Elliot ADAMS b: abt. 1865 in PA. Occ: 1910 None, own income
.............................. 6 Louise ADAMS b: abt. 1899 in PA
.............................. 6 Elliot ADAMS b: abt. 1900 in PA
........................ 5 Sarah J ALBERTSON b: Dec 1882 in Columbia Co, PA d: Aft. 1930 in PA. Note: 1910 Possibly married Howie McHenry abt 1908 and living next door to her parents in 1910 census
............................ +Henry G MCHENRY b: abt. 1881 in PA d: Aft. 1930 in PA m: Oct 09, 1907 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1910 Farmer
.............................. 6 Rebecca E MCHENRY b: abt. 1913 in Columbia Co, PA
.............................. 6 Myron Lundy MCHENRY b: abt. 1917
.............................. 6 B Wayne MCHENRY b: abt. 1920
........................ 5 Dora M ALBERTSON b: Jul 1888 in Columbia Co, PA
........... 3 Jacob CHRISTIAN b: Jul 12, 1825 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Jan 27, 1891 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: Farmer/ Miller. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church. Note: Eldest son of John & Frances Christian
............... +Martha S SMITH b: Sep 01, 1826 in PA d: Sep 01, 1884 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA m: Sep 1848 in probably Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA. Father: Chester* SMITH. Mother: MELICK. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church.
................. 4 Theodore Smith CHRISTIAN b: May 20, 1849 in Columbia Co, PA d: Apr 18, 1894 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1870 Apprentice carpenter, 1880 carpenter, later lumberman and bridge builder. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church. Note: Built 2 of the bridges featured in the 25 Covered Bridges of Columbia County
..................... +M Emma UNKNOWN b: Apr 1853 in PA d: Aft. Jun 05, 1917 m: abt. Jul 16, 1875 in Columbia Co, PA. Note: Maiden name could be Lawton
........................ 5 Daughter CHRISTIAN b: Feb 29, 1876 in PA d: Feb 29, 1876. Tombstone: Inf. dau. of T.S. & M.E. Christian
........................ 5 Luther S CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1877 in PA d: abt. Feb 29, 1976. Burial: Derrs, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church
........................ 5 Elvin Clair CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1879 in PA. Burial: Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Pine Grove
............................ +Mary A GIBBS b: Sep 08, 1874 d: Oct 23, 1908 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Pine Grove
........................ 5 Mattie B CHRISTIAN b: Jan 1881 in PA
........................ 5 Sallie L CHRISTIAN b: Sep 1882 in PA
........................ 5 Elizabeth CHRISTIAN b: Jul 1885 in PA
........................ 5 May CHRISTIAN b: Feb 1887 in PA
........................ 5 Paul Emmons CHRISTIAN b: Apr 22, 1893 in PA. Occ: 1930 Salesman retail cigars
............................ +Mary A UNKNOWN b: abt. 1891 in PA m: abt. 1927 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA
................. 4 John C CHRISTIAN b: Jun 1851 in Columbia Co, PA d: Apr 12, 1913 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1870 Apprenticed cabinet worker, 1910 Retail merchant dry goods. Burial: Millville, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Millville
..................... +Rebecca Belle EVES b: Apr 15, 1857 in PA d: Aft. Jan 03, 1920 in Columbia Co, PA m: Jun 16, 1881 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Wilson M EVES. Mother: Amelia ROBBINS. Occ: 1900 Milliner. Burial: Millville, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Millville
........................ 5 Joseph CHRISTIAN
................. 4 Thomas H CHRISTIAN b: Sep 08, 1853 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Oct 18, 1881 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1880 Druggist, Physician. Burial: Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Pine Grove
..................... +Sarah E HOCKMAN b: Mar 03, 1858 in Reading, Berks Co, PA d: Jun 27, 1947 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA m: 1879 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Henry M HOCKMAN. Mother: Emma MILLER. Burial: Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Pine Grove. (Five Generations photo with Sarah, her son, Harry, his daughter, Ruth, her daughter, Miriam (see DADOVICH), and her son, John.)
........................ 5 [4] Harry Orman CHRISTIAN b: May 04, 1879 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA d: Nov 28, 1948 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1900 Fruit salesman, Inspector/Operated store, 1910 Conductor electric RR in San Jose CA, 1930 proprietor gen'l store. Burial: Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Pine Grove
............................ +Ella Lillian SPONENBERG b: Jan 10, 1879 in Briarcreek, Columbia Co, PA d: Nov 10, 1936 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA m: abt. 1898 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Clarence Earl SPONENBERG. Mother: Anna Mary BOWER. Burial: Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Pine Grove
.............................. 6 Emma Lucretia CHRISTIAN b: Dec 19, 1897 in Columbia Co, PA d: Dec 1985 in Cantonsville, Baltimore, MD.
.................................. +James Wallace STOUT b: Aug 06, 1898 in Columbia Co, PA d: Apr 03, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland m: abt. 1920 in PA. Occ: 1930 Clerk (illegible) will office. Note: Parents Frank & Elizabeth Stout
..................................... 7 Orman F STOUT b: abt. 1922 in PA. Occ: Was head of the VA hospital in Danville, PA. Military: Air Force
......................................... +Lois M UNKNOWN b: Oct 10, 1922 in PA d: May 12, 2003 in Danville, Montour Co, PA
..................................... 7 Marie E STOUT b: abt. 1925 in PA d: Bef. 1997
......................................... +UNKNOWN
..................................... 7 Louise E STOUT b: Jul 26, 1929 in Maryland d: Nov 09, 1993 in Baltimore, MD
......................................... +Howard GERAHTY b: Jul 04, 1918 d: Apr 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland
.............................. 6 Ruth Elizabeth CHRISTIAN b: Dec 12, 1898 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA d: Oct 29, 1965 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI. Burial: Flint, Genesse Co, MI. Cem: Sunset Hills. A Photo
.................................. +Lloyd Leroy FARVER b: Mar 10, 1897 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA d: May 04, 1963 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI m: Apr 24, 1918 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Father: Gaylord George FARVER. Mother: Cora Eliza HARVEY. Occ: Bet. 1920 - 1957 Machinist/Mailman for 30 years retiring in 1957. Military: WWI Medical Corp. Buick Liberty Post 310, American Legion. Burial: May 07, 1963 Flint, Genesse Co, MI. Cem: Sunset Hills
..................................... 7 [2] Ellen Lucretia FARVER b: Apr 12, 1919 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA d: May 21, 1989 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN. Occ: Factory
......................................... +Edward Newton TAYLOR b: Oct 02, 1916 in Monroeville, Allen Co, IN d: Feb 16, 1972 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN m: Apr 26, 1946 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN. Father: Newton TAYLOR. Occ: Brakeman. Burial: Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN. Cem: Greenlawn Memorial Park
..................................... *2nd Husband of [2] Ellen Lucretia FARVER:
......................................... +Oscar MENEFEE b: Jul 07, 1910 d: Dec 30, 1994 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN m: abt. 1967
..................................... 7 [3] Miriam Elaine FARVER b: Sep 12, 1921 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI d: Jan 28, 2008 in Mason, Ingham Co, MI. Occ: Factory Worker/Party Store Owner
......................................... +Yovan (John) DADOVICH b: Jul 16, 1921 in French waters d: Mar 18, 1987 in Saginaw, Saginaw Co, MI m: abt. 1944 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI. Father: Unknown INDIVIDUAL. Mother: Yelena DADOVICH. Occ: Military/Chef. Burial: Mar 21, 1987 Grand Blanc, Genesee Co, MI. Cem: Evergreen. Note: Born onboard ship Saxonia bound for U.S., while in French waters.
..................................... *2nd Husband of [3] Miriam Elaine FARVER:
......................................... +Raymond George FAIRMAN m: Dec 22, 1945 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI. Occ: Milkman/Glazer. Note: He was previously married
..................................... *3rd Husband of [3] Miriam Elaine FARVER:
......................................... +Vern LeRoy JOHNSTON b: abt. 1920 d: Sep 29, 2002 in CA m: Nov 22, 1997 in CA
..................................... 7 Orman Christian FARVER b: Jun 14, 1923 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI d: Jul 13, 2005 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI. Occ: Milkman/Store Owner in Flint for 15 years Military: Bet. 1942 - 1946 Navy. Burial: Flint, Genesee Co, MI. Cem: Flint Memorial Park. Wedding Photo
......................................... +June Elaine BOWEN b: May 30, 1927 d: Jan 12, 2005 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI m: Jun 05, 1948 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI. Father: Emery Edward BOWERY. Mother: Alice Dorothy NICHOLS. Burial: Flint, Genesee Co, MI. Cem: Flint Memorial Park
..................................... 7 Ruth Eleanor FARVER Occ: Secretary
......................................... +Paul CHEMA. Father: Peter CHEMA, Jr. Mother: Anna DOBRINEWSKI. Occ: Accountant
.............................. 6 girl CHRISTIAN b: 1899 d: abt. Dec 12, 1899 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA
........................ *2nd Wife of [4] Harry Orman CHRISTIAN:
............................ +Pauline UNKNOWN b: May 28, 1889 in PA d: Nov 1972 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA m: Aft. 1936. Note: Pauline's dau., Ruth Burns, married the grandson of the founder Wise Potato chips.
................. 4 [7] Judson Jacob CHRISTIAN b: Oct 23, 1855 in Columbia Co, PA d: 1937 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: Farmer / Lumberman on old homestead. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church.
..................... +[6] Ida Frances DERR b: Aug 26, 1859 in Columbia Co, PA d: 1954 in Columbia Co, PA m: Feb 24, 1891 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: John F DERR. Mother: Rebecca CHRISTIAN. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church. Note: No children.
................. 4 Mary Ella/Ellen CHRISTIAN b: Dec 1857 in Columbia Co, PA d: abt. Feb 03, 1912 in Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, or Lower Jackson
..................... +Arthur COLE b: Feb 1855 in PA d: 1929 in Columbia Co, PA m: Jun 27, 1879 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: Bet. 1900 - 1920 Miller-Feed Mill/Grist Mill. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, or Lower Jackson
........................ 5 Charles COLE b: Feb 1872 in Columbia Co, PA
............................ +Catherine B HESS b: abt. 1872 in PA m: abt. 1903 in Columbia Co, PA
.............................. 6 Stanton R COLE b: abt. 1904
.............................. 6 Rachel Louise COLE b: abt. 1908
........................ 5 Judson Byron COLE b: abt. 1885 in Millville, Columbia Co, PA d: Dec 05, 1917 in Pittsburgh, PA
............................ +Dorothy Velma GREENLY b: Feb 15, 1896 in Millville, Columbia Co, PA d: Dec 29, 1967 m: Nov 25, 1915 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Father: Henry Thomas GREENLY. Mother: Elizabeth Jane POTTER
........................ 5 Ray COLE b: Jun 1887 in Columbia Co, PA. Note: Unproven that he is the son of Mary Cole, but probable
............................ +Dora UNKNOWN b: abt. 1889 in PA
.............................. 6 Francis COLE b: abt. 1913
........................ 5 Pauline COLE b: Apr 1889 in Columbia Co, PA
............................ +Elmer BENNETT m: May 18, 1909 in Columbia Co, PA
........................ 5 Lyndon COLE b: May 1891 in Columbia Co, PA
........................ 5 Helen COLE b: Jul 1894 in Columbia Co, PA
................. 4 William B CHRISTIAN b: Nov 1859 in PA d: Aft. 1930 in probably Benton twp, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1900 Capitalist, 1910 lumber dealer, 1930 laborer odd jobs
..................... +Alice R WELLIVER b: Sep 1862 in Montour twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Aft. Jan 19, 1933 in Benton, Columbia Co, PA m: abt. 1888 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Evan WELLIVER. Mother: Mary D GUILD. Cem: New Rosemont
........................ 5 Lucretia B CHRISTIAN b: Feb 1889 in PA
................. 4 Howard S CHRISTIAN b: Feb 11, 1862 in Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Aug 01, 1925 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: Bet. 1900 - 1920 Physician and surgeon. Burial: Millville, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: MIllville
..................... +Julia E EVES b: Jun 30, 1865 in PA d: 1947 in Columbia Co, PA m: Sep 15, 1892 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Joseph W EVES. Mother: Sarah T WARNER. Burial: Millville, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Millville
........................ 5 Joseph Howard CHRISTIAN b: Jul 11, 1897 in Columbia Co, PA d: Dec 10, 1982 in Millville, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1930 Civil Engineering contracting. Burial: Millville, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Millville.
............................ +Maria HARRIS b: in NY m: Sep 20, 1924
.............................. 6 Howard B CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1927
.............................. 6 Joseph E CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1929
................. 4 Rachel Euphemina CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1872
........... 3 Elizabeth CHRISTIAN b: Aug 19, 1827 d: Aug 13, 1828
........... 3 John CHRISTIAN b: Oct 14, 1829 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Mar 12, 1904 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: Farmer / Stone mason, 1900 Farm labor. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church.
............... +Sarah J ROBBINS b: Sep 21, 1830 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA d: May 1912 in Derrs, Columbia Co, PA m: Sep 23, 1855 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: William ROBBINS. Mother: Sabrina TEEPLE. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Ikelers
................. 4 Clark CHRISTIAN b: Aug 30, 1856 in PA d: Dec 11, 1910 in PA. Burial: Mt Pleasant twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Ikelers
..................... +Hannah Jane KITCHEN b: Sep 16, 1850 in PA d: Nov 08, 1905 in Columbia Co, PA m: Jun 24, 1880 in PA. Father: Nelson KITCHEN. Burial: Mt Pleasant twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Ikelers
........................ 5 Sarah Ida CHRISTIAN b: Nov 01, 1881 in PA
............................ +Unknown LAYCOCK. Note: Unproven
........................ 5 John Nelson CHRISTIAN b: Jan 03, 1884 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Aft. 1930. Occ: Bet. 1918 - 1930 Farmer
............................ +A Roseline MANNING b: May 07, 1890 in of Jerseytown, Columbia Co, PA m: Dec 22, 1909 in Columbia Co, PA
.............................. 6 Dorothy Arlene CHRISTIAN b: Oct 05, 1914 in Columbia Co, PA
........................ 5 Boyd Clark CHRISTIAN b: Nov 03, 1886 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA d: 1954. Cem: New Rosemont
............................ +Mary Olive WHITENIGHT b: Nov 18, 1888 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA d: 1966 in Columbia Co, PA m: Nov 03, 1910 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Isaiah McClellan WHITENIGHT. Mother: Sarah Jane PURSEL
.............................. 6 Sadie Marie CHRISTIAN b: Sep 10, 1911 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Jan 18, 1981 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: She was a teacher at the Mt. Pleasant twp. schools. Burial: Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: New Rosemont.
.................................. +Jessie Hurley DEWALD b: Jan 23, 1912 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Jan 12, 2001 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA m: Apr 09, 1939 in Dutch Hill, PA. Occ: Reece and Geenly grist mill in Millville
..................................... 7 Jean Louise DEWALD
......................................... +Thomas Daurin HANNA
..................................... 7 Mary Eleanor DEWALD b: Apr 05, 1943 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA d: May 10, 1992 in Danville, Montour Co, PA. Burial: Mainville, PA. Cem: Fisher's
......................................... +John Douglas KLINGERMAN
..................................... 7 Harry Boyd DEWALD
......................................... +Mary Elizabeth WOLF
................. 4 Boyd C CHRISTIAN b: 1865 in PA d: 1912 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: Bet. 1910 - 1930 Farmer. Burial: Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Dutch Hills
..................... +Mary O UNKNOWN b: May 1866 in PA d: 1928 in Columbia Co, PA m: abt. 1888 in Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Dutch Hills
........................ 5 Mabel C CHRISTIAN b: Mar 1889 in Columbia Co, PA
........................ 5 Fannie CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1890 in Columbia Co, PA
........... 3 Rebecca CHRISTIAN b: Oct 25, 1831 in Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA d: abt. Nov 11, 1915 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church
............... +John F DERR b: Sep 23, 1832 in Orangeville, Columbia Co, PA d: 1918 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA m: Sep 22, 1853 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Isaac/Iram DERR. Mother: Leah WELLIVER. Occ: Teacher/storekeeper/gauger by the government at several distilleries., Justice of the Peace/school director. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church
................. 4 Effy DERR b: Jun 27, 1854 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA d: Aug 25, 1854 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church
................. 4 [5] Mary Alice DERR b: Oct 03, 1856 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA d: aft. 1910 in Columbia Co, PA
..................... +James S WOODS b: abt. 1853 in of Schuylkill, PA
........................ 5 Fred WOODS b: abt. 1879
........................ 5 Ida WOODS
........................ 5 Ruth WOODS
............................ +Bryan MCCARROL
........................ 5 Naoma B WOODS b: abt. 1892 in PA. Occ: Music teacher
............................ +Leland APPLEMAN b: abt. 1892 in PA m: abt. 1917 in PA. Occ: 1930 Piano tuner
.............................. 6 June APPLEMAN b: abt. 1918 in PA
.............................. 6 Betty APPLEMAN b: abt. 1920 in PA
........................ 5 Maggie WOODS b: Apr 1884 in Columbia Co, PA
................. *2nd Husband of [5] Mary Alice DERR:
..................... +Edward P BARDO b: 1858 in PA d: 1918 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church
................. 4 [6] Ida Frances DERR b: Aug 26, 1859 in Columbia Co, PA d: 1954 in Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church. Note: No children.
..................... +[7] Judson Jacob CHRISTIAN b: Oct 23, 1855 in Columbia Co, PA d: 1937 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA m: Feb 24, 1891 in Columbia Co, PA. Father: Jacob CHRISTIAN. Mother: Martha S SMITH. Occ: Farmer / Lumberman on old homestead. Burial: Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Lower Jackson, Derrs Baptist Church.
.... 2 Valentine CHRISTIAN, Jr b: abt. Apr 05, 1799 in PA d: Nov 06, 1869 in Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jerseytown, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Jerseytown. In 1850 census, Ellen Kashler 75 yrs is living with them.
........ +Savilla M UNKNOWN b: Dec 06, 1803 in PA d: Nov 03, 1869 in Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jerseytown, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Jerseytown. Note: Possible maiden name of Kahler. An Ellen Kahler 75yrs b. NJ lives with them in 1850
........... 3 Frank/Frances H CHRISTIAN b: abt. Mar 06, 1832 in PA d: Aug 02, 1888 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA. Burial: Jerseytown, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA. Cem: Jerseytown
........... 3 Jacob CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1834 in PA d: abt. Dec 10, 1861 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA
........... 3 John CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1837 in PA
........... 3 Adam S CHRISTIAN b: Dec 1854 in Columbia Co, PA d: aft. Apr 15, 1930. Occ: Bet. 1880 - 1900 Blacksmith, 1920 Laborer pipe mill
............... +Mary J UNKNOWN b: abt. 1852 in PA d: Bef. 1921 m: abt. 1871
................. 4 Henry W CHRISTIAN b: Aug 1882 in Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1900 Mill Laborer, 1910 pickler iron mill, 1920 Laborer pipe mill, 1930 laborer steel mill
..................... +Lucetta Esther KIEFER b: abt. 1886 in PA m: Oct 30, 1902 in PA
........................ 5 Ammon W CHRISTIAN b: abt. 1904 in PA. Occ: 1930 Forman steel mill
............................ +Mary R UNKNOWN b: abt. 1901 in PA m: abt. 1929 in PA

 
 
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Generation No. 1

1. VALENTINE1 CHRISTIAN (UNKNOWNA) was born May 10, 1756 in Hunterdon Co, NJ, and died Dec 14, 1844 in Columbia Co, PA. He married REBECCA ROBBINS, daughter of WILLIAM ROBBINS and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born Sep 10, 1757 in Probably Hunterdon Co, NJ, and died Dec 05, 1838. VALENTINE CHRISTIAN: Lived in Bethlehem twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ when he was called into service (Rev. War 1775), also Northumberland/Montour/Derry twp. Columbia Co, PA. He was a fifer in the 3rd New Jersey, during the Revolutionary War. His family was in Columbia Co. before war and at one time, they were driven out by the Indians. REBECCA ROBBINS: Buried in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA, Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery. She lived in Hunterdon Co, NJ on May 04, 1815.
Children of VALENTINE CHRISTIAN and REBECCA ROBBINS are:

    2. i. MARY2 CHRISTIAN, b. Aug 20, 1782, PA; d. Sep 11, 1865, Columbia Co, PA.
    ii. ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN, b. May 28, 1783; d. Aug 13, 1828.
    3. iii. MICHAEL CHRISTIAN, b. May 29, 1785; d. Sep 28, 1823.
    iv. MARGARET CHRISTIAN, b. Aug 09, 1787.
    v. VALENTINE CHRISTIAN, b. Apr 25, 1788.
    vi. JACOB* CHRISTIAN, b. Bef. 1790; d. Columbia Co, PA. JACOB CHRISTIAN: Unproven if this is a son of Valentine. See article on his death in the Columbian Democrat Dec. 14, 1861 pg 3 col. 2
    4. vii. JOHN CHRISTIAN, b. Oct 03, 1794, PA; d. May 06, 1849, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    5. viii. VALENTINE CHRISTIAN, JR, b. abt. Apr 05, 1799, PA; d. Nov 06, 1869, Columbia Co, PA.
Generation No. 2

2. MARY2 CHRISTIAN (VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Aug 20, 1782 in PA, and died Sep 11, 1865 in Columbia Co, PA. She married JOHN BILLHIME, son of MICHAEL BILLHIME and ELIZABETH WELLIVER. He was born abt. Sep 28, 1778, and died Jan 28, 1858 in Columbia Co, PA. MARY CHRISTIAN: Buried in Columbia Co, PA, Jerseytown cemetery. JOHN BILLHIME: Buried in Columbia Co, PA, Jerseytown. He was a farmer and lived in Mordansville, Columbia Co, PA
Children of MARY CHRISTIAN and JOHN BILLHIME are:

    i. CATHERINE3 BILLHIME, b. abt. 1810, PA.
    ii. JARED BILLHIME.
    iii. ELIZABETH BILLHIME.
    iv. SARAH BILLHIME, b. abt. 1811, PA.
    v. MICHAEL BILHIMER, b. abt. 1812, PA; m. CHRISTINA UNKNOWN; b. abt. 1818, PA.
    vi. CHRISTIAN BILHIMER, b. abt. 1814.
    6. vii. JOHN BILLHIME, b. Dec 1819, Spruce Run, Columbia Co, PA; d. 1901, Columbia Co, PA.
    viii. REBECCA BILLHIME.
3. MICHAEL2 CHRISTIAN (VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born May 29, 1785, and died Sep 28, 1823. He married JANE MAXWELL KENNEDY.
Children of MICHAEL CHRISTIAN and JANE KENNEDY are:
    i. ASA DUNHAM3 CHRISTIAN.
    ii. JAMES CHRISTIAN, d. 1856.
    iii. MICHAEL CHRISTIAN, d. 1867.
    7. iv. REBECCA CHRISTIAN, d. Aft. 1907; m. Joseph MUFFLEY. In 1907, she lived in St. Edwards, NB
4. JOHN2 CHRISTIAN (VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Oct 03, 1794 in PA, and died May 06, 1849 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He married FRANCIS
WELLIVER abt. 1822, daughter of JACOB WELLIVER* and UNKNOWN. She was born Dec 28, 1790 in NJ, and died Nov 30, 1857 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. JOHN CHRISTIAN: An early settler of Jackson twp., buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA beside his wife, Francis. Note: Unsure if this Jacob is the correct Jacob Welliver, father of Frances Welliver. If so, Jacob's would have had a previous wife, who likely died after Francis and her brother were born, and then he later married Nancy Laycock. John Christian was executor on Jacob Welliver's estate.
Children of JOHN CHRISTIAN and FRANCIS WELLIVER are:
    8. i. MARY3 CHRISTIAN, b. May 31, 1823, PA; d. Apr 13, 1904, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    9. ii. JACOB CHRISTIAN, b. Jul 12, 1825, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Jan 27, 1891, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    iii. ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN, b. Aug 19, 1827; d. Aug 13, 1828.
    10. iv. JOHN CHRISTIAN, b. Oct 14, 1829, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Mar 12, 1904, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    11. v. REBECCA CHRISTIAN, b. Oct 25, 1831, Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. abt. Nov 11, 1915, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
5. VALENTINE2 CHRISTIAN, JR (VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born abt. Apr 05, 1799 in PA, and died Nov 06, 1869 in Columbia Co, PA. He married SAVILLA M UNKNOWN. She was born Dec 06, 1803 in PA, and died Nov 03, 1869 in Columbia Co, PA. They are buried in Jerseytown cemetery Jerseytown, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA. Valentine died 3 days after his wife. In 1850 census, Ellen Kashler 75 yrs is living with them.
Children of VALENTINE CHRISTIAN and SAVILLA UNKNOWN are:
    i. FRANK/FRANCES H3 CHRISTIAN, b. abt. Mar 06, 1832, PA; d. Aug 02, 1888, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA. He is buried in Jerseytown cemetery, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA
    ii. JACOB CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1834, PA; d. abt. Dec 10, 1861, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    iii. JOHN CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1837, PA.
    12. iv. ADAM S CHRISTIAN, b. Dec 1854, Columbia Co, PA; d. Aft. Apr 15, 1930.
Generation No. 3

6. JOHN3 BILLHIME (MARY2 CHRISTIAN, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Dec 1819 in Spruce Run, Columbia Co, PA, and died 1901 in Columbia Co, PA. He married HARRIET MORRISON, daughter of EDWARD MORRISON and ELIZABETH SECHLER. She was born Aug 20, 1832 in PA, and died Feb 16, 1888 in Columbia Co, PA. They are buried in Dutch Hills cemetery, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. Cemetery list spells name Billhime
Children of JOHN BILLHIME and HARRIET MORRISON are:

    i. FRANKLIN4 BILLHIME, b. abt. 1852, PA. He lived in Turbotville, PA and was a merchant tailor.
    ii. ELIZABETH C BILLHIME, b. abt. 1855, PA; m. JUDSON WINTERSTEEN; b. of Montour Co, PA.
    13. iii. CLARENCE BILLHIME, b. Aug 1858, PA.
    iv. WOODWARD B BILLHIME, b. abt. 1860, PA. Lived in Upper Hemlock, Columbia Co, PA. Farmer.
7. REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN (MICHAEL2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born abt. 1824 in PA, and died aft. 1907. She married JOSEPH MUFFLEY. He was born abt. 1817 in Ohio. Rebecca lived in: 1907, St. Edwards, New Brunswick.
Children of REBECCA CHRISTIAN and JOSEPH MUFFLEY are:
    i. ELIZABETH J4 MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1843, Indiana.
    14. ii. JOHN C MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1844, Indiana.
    15. iii. LYDIA C MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1846, MI.
    iv. MICHAEL C MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1847, MI.
    v. SARAH C MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1848, MI.
    vi. CLARA MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1849, MI.
    vii. LEONARD MUFFLEY, b. abt. Mar 1850, MI.
    viii. SUSAN A MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1852, Indiana.
    ix. ELVIN J MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1854, Indiana; m. JOSEPHINE UNKNOWN; b. abt. 1856, IL. Occ: 1880 Teamster.
8. MARY3 CHRISTIAN (JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born May 31, 1823 in PA, and died Apr 13, 1904 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. She married JOHN RANTZ, JR Oct 22, 1843 in PA, son of JOHN RANTZ and ELIZABETH HITTLE. He was born May 03, 1811 in near Orangeville, Columbia Co, PA, and died Jan 31, 1890 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Both are buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He was a Stone mason and plasterer and in 1870-1880, a farmer.
Children of MARY CHRISTIAN and JOHN RANTZ are:
    16. i. ELIZABETH4 RANTZ, b. abt. 1844, Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Mar 09, 1871, Columbia Co, PA.
    17 ii. JACOB RANTZ, b. Oct 24, 1847, Columbia Co, PA; d. Jan 02, 1905, Rohrsburg, Columbia Co, PA.
    18. iii. JOHN CHRISTIAN RANTZ, b. abt. 1852, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Aft. Jan 19, 1920.
    19. iv. REBECCA F RANTZ, b. Apr 20, 1854, PA; d. Dec 17, 1936, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
9. JACOB3 CHRISTIAN (JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Jul 12, 1825 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Jan 27, 1891 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He married MARTHA S SMITH Sep 1848 in probably Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA, daughter of CHESTER* SMITH and RACHEL MELICK. She was born Sep 01, 1826 in PA, and died Sep 01, 1884 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Both are buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. JACOB CHRISTIAN: Lived in Pine twp, Columbia Co. PA, the eldest son of John & Frances Christian. He was a farmer and miller.
Children of JACOB CHRISTIAN and MARTHA SMITH are:
    20. i. THEODORE SMITH4 CHRISTIAN, b. May 20, 1849, Columbia Co, PA; d. Apr 18, 1894, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    21. ii. JOHN C CHRISTIAN, b. Jun 1851, Columbia Co, PA; d. Apr 12, 1913, Columbia Co, PA.
    22. iii. Thomas H CHRISTIAN, b. Sep 08, 1853, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Oct 18, 1881, Columbia Co, PA.
    iv. JUDSON JACOB CHRISTIAN, b. Oct 23, 1855, Columbia Co, PA; d. 1937, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA; m. IDA FRANCES DERR, Feb 24, 1891, Columbia Co, PA; b. Aug 26, 1859, Columbia Co, PA; d. 1954, Columbia Co, PA. Both are buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He was a farmer and lumberman on old homestead
    23 v. MARY ELLA/ELLEN CHRISTIAN, b. Dec 1857, Columbia Co, PA; d. abt. Feb 03, 1912, Columbia Co, PA.
    24. vi. WILLIAM B CHRISTIAN, b. Nov 1859, PA; d. Aft. 1930, Probably Benton twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    25. vii. HOWARD S CHRISTIAN, b. Feb 11, 1862, Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Aug 01, 1925, Columbia Co, PA.
    viii. RACHEL EUPHEMINA CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1872.
10. JOHN3 CHRISTIAN (JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Oct 14, 1829 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Mar 12, 1904 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He married SARAH J ROBBINS Sep 23, 1855 in Columbia Co, PA, daughter of WILLIAM ROBBINS and SABRINA TEEPLE. She was born Sep 21, 1830 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died May 1912 in Derrs, Columbia Co, PA. He is buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. She is buried in Iklers. John was a farmer and stone mason.
Children of JOHN CHRISTIAN and SARAH ROBBINS are:
    26. i. CLARK4 CHRISTIAN, b. Aug 30, 1856, PA; d. Dec 11, 1910, PA.
    27. ii. BOYD C CHRISTIAN, b. 1865, PA; d. 1912, Columbia Co, PA.
11. REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN (JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Oct 25, 1831 in Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died abt. Nov 11, 1915 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. She married JOHN F DERR Sep 22, 1853 in Columbia Co, PA, son of ISAAC/IRAM DERR and LEAH WELLIVER. He was born Sep 23, 1832 in Orangeville, Columbia Co, PA, and died 1918 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Both are buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He was a teacher/storekeeper/gauger by the government at several distilleries and a Justice of the Peace.
Children of REBECCA CHRISTIAN and JOHN DERR are:
    i. EFFY4 DERR, b. Jun 27, 1854, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Aug 25, 1854, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. She is buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    28. ii. MARY ALICE DERR, b. Oct 03, 1856, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Aft. 1910, Columbia Co, PA.
    iii. IDA FRANCES DERR, b. Aug 26, 1859, Columbia Co, PA; d. 1954, Columbia Co, PA; m. JUDSON JACOB CHRISTIAN, Feb 24, 1891, Columbia Co, PA; b. Oct 23, 1855, Columbia Co, PA; d. 1937, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Both are buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
12. ADAM S3 CHRISTIAN (VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Dec 1854 in Columbia Co, PA, and died Aft. Apr 15, 1930. He married MARY J UNKNOWN abt. 1871. She was born abt. 1852 in PA, and died Bef. 1921. ADAM S CHRISTIAN: Occupation bet. 1880 - 1900, Blacksmith, 1920 Laborer pipe mill
Child of ADAM CHRISTIAN and MARY UNKNOWN is:
    26. i. HENRY W4 CHRISTIAN, b. Aug 1882, Columbia Co, PA.
Generation No. 4

13. CLARENCE4 BILLHIME (JOHN3, MARY2 CHRISTIAN, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Aug 1858 in PA. He married JOSEPHA J UNKNOWN abt. 1887. She was born Apr 1868 in PA. He was a farmer in 1900.
Child of CLARENCE BILLHIME and JOSEPHA UNKNOWN is:
i. FRED M5 BILLHIME, b. Feb 1897. 14. JOHN C4 MUFFLEY (REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN, MICHAEL2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born abt. 1844 in Indiana. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) NELLIE UNKNOWN abt. 1888. She was born Dec 1863 in Kentucky. Occ: 1880, Watchman on streets, 1900 Farmer, 1910 Poultry merchant, 1920 Retired Farmer.
Child of JOHN MUFFLEY and UNKNOWN is:

    i. RAY5 MUFFLEY, b. abt. 1883, Illinois. Occ: 1910, Blacksmith, 1920 Blacksmith shop
Children of JOHN MUFFLEY and NELLIE UNKNOWN are:
    30. ii. JOHN5 MUFFLEY, JR, b. Jun 1889, Illinois.
    iii. GEORGE E MUFFLEY, b. Jul 1891, Illinois. Occ: 1910, Painter
    31. iv. ELVIN J MUFFLEY, b. May 1893, Illinois.
    v. SUSIE MUFFLEY, b. Jul 1896, Illinois.
15. LYDIA C4 MUFFLEY (REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN, MICHAEL2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born abt. 1846 in Michigan. She married HENRY A RIMER abt. 1864. He was born abt. 1839 in Ohio. He was a farmer in 1870.
Children of LYDIA MUFFLEY and HENRY RIMER are:
    i. ALMA J5 RIMER, b. abt. 1864, Michigan.
    32. ii. JAMES W RIMER, b. May 1869, Illinois.
    iii. ALVA M RIMER, b. Sep 1876, Indiana; m. FLORENCE M UNKNOWN; b. abt. 1876, Georgia. Occ: 1910, Brushman machine shop, 1920 Blacksmith, 1930 Commercial traveler magazine
16. ELIZABETH4 RANTZ (MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born abt. 1844 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Mar 09, 1871 in Columbia Co, PA. She married (1) JOHN L PARKER Nov 26, 1863 in Columbia Co, PA. He was born abt. 1845 in PA. She married (2) JOSEPH W REECE abt. 1870, son of JOHN REECE and MARY WHITAKER. He was born Feb 15, 1829 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died in Columbia Co, PA. John was killed at Fort Griggs during the Revolutionary War. She married Joseph W. Reece, who had first married Christiana Ikeler Jan 28, 1858-Oct 12, 1866. Elizabeth died when her son was four days old. Joseph was a farmer in 1900.
Children of ELIZABETH RANTZ and JOHN PARKER are:
    i. MARY L5 PARKER, b. abt. 1865, PA.
    33. ii. LAURA MAE PARKER, b. abt. 1865, PA; d. Columbia Co, PA.
Child of ELIZABETH RANTZ and JOSEPH REECE is:
    34. iii. JOHNSON LUNDY5 REECE, b. Mar 05, 1871, Columbia Co, PA.
17. JACOB4 RANTZ (MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Oct 24, 1847 in Columbia Co, PA, and died Jan 02, 1905 in Rohrsburg, Columbia Co, PA. He married SARAH J ALBERTSON May 26, 1876 in Columbia Co, PA, daughter of DAVID ALBERTSON and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born abt. 1854 in PA, and died Aft. 1910 in PA. He is buried in Rohrsburg/Jackson cemetery, Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA. In 1880 he was a merchant, later a merchant at Rohrsburg, Columbia Co, PA
Children of JACOB RANTZ and SARAH ALBERTSON are:
    35. i. FRANCES5 RANTZ, b. Nov 1876, Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    ii. DORA RANTZ, b. Sep 1878, Columbia Co, PA; m. CLYDE HARRY POTTER, Jun 28, 1898, Rohrsburg, Columbia Co, PA; b. Oct 1873, Of Iola, Millville, Columbia Co, PA. His occupation: 1920, Contractor
18. JOHN CHRISTIAN4 RANTZ (MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born abt. 1852 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Aft. Jan 19, 1920. He married MARY E ALBERTSON abt. 1876 in PA, daughter of ELIJAH ALBERTSON and SARAH STILES. She was born Jul 1855 in PA, and died Bef. Jan 02, 1930 in Upper Darby, Delaware Co, PA. They lived in Lycoming Co, PA. His occupation: 1900, Day laborer, 1920 carpenter, retired
Children of JOHN RANTZ and MARY ALBERTSON are:
    i. HARRY A5 RANTZ, b. Apr 1880, Clinton Co, PA.
    36. ii. JOHN OTTO RANTZ, b. Jul 1883, PA.
    iii. STELLA RANTZ, b. Jul 1885, PA. She lived in Lancaster, Lancaster Co, PA and was assistant at Matron Thaddeus Stevens Industrial School in 1910.
19. REBECCA F4 RANTZ (MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Apr 20, 1854 in PA, and died Dec 17, 1936 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. She married FRANCIS W ALBERTSON abt. 1878 in Columbia Co, PA, son of DAVID ALBERTSON and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. He was born Jan 19, 1856 in PA, and died Mar 03, 1911 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He was a farmer bet. 1880-1910. Both are buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
Children of REBECCA RANTZ and FRANCIS ALBERTSON are:
    37. i. MARY E5 ALBERTSON, b. Apr 1880, Columbia Co, PA.
    38. ii. SARAH J ALBERTSON, b. Dec 1882, Columbia Co, PA; d. Aft. 1930, PA.
    iii. DORA M ALBERTSON, b. Jul 1888, Columbia Co, PA.
20. THEODORE SMITH4 CHRISTIAN (JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born May 20, 1849 in Columbia Co, PA, and died Apr 18, 1894 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He married M EMMA UNKNOWN abt. Jul 16, 1875 in Columbia Co, PA. She was born Apr 1853 in PA, and died Aft. Jun 05, 1917. THEODORE SMITH CHRISTIAN: Buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. He lived in 1870, Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA and built 2 of the bridges featured in the 25 Covered Bridges of Columbia County. Occupation: 1870 Apprentice carpenter, 1880 carpenter, later lumberman and bridge builder. Emma's maiden name may be Lawton.
Children of THEODORE CHRISTIAN and M UNKNOWN are:
    i. DAUGHTER5 CHRISTIAN, b. Feb 29, 1876, PA; d. Feb 29, 1876. Her tombstone reads Inf. dau. of T.S. & M.E. Christian.
    ii. LUTHER S CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1877, PA; d. abt. Feb 29, 1976. Buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
    iii. ELVIN CLAIR CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1879, PA; m. MARY A GIBBS; b. Sep 08, 1874; d. Oct 23, 1908, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. They are buried in Pine Grove cemetery, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA
    iv. MATTIE B CHRISTIAN, b. Jan 1881, PA.
    v. SALLIE L CHRISTIAN, b. Sep 1882, PA.
    vi. ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN, b. Jul 1885, PA.
    vii. MAY CHRISTIAN, b. Feb 1887, PA.
    viii. PAUL EMMONS CHRISTIAN, b. Apr 22, 1893, PA; m. MARY A UNKNOWN, abt. 1927, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA; b. abt. 1891, PA. Occupation: 1930, Salesman retail cigars.
21. JOHN C4 CHRISTIAN (JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Jun 1851 in Columbia Co, PA, and died Apr 12, 1913 in Columbia Co, PA. He married REBECCA BELLE EVES Jun 16, 1881 in Columbia Co, PA, daughter of WILSON EVES and AMELIA ROBBINS. She was born Apr 15, 1857 in PA, and died Aft. Jan 03, 1920 in Columbia Co, PA. Occupation: 1870, Apprenticed cabinet worker, 1910 Retail merchant dry goods. Rebecca was a milliner in 1900. They are both buried in Millville cemetery, Millville, Columbia Co, PA.
Child of JOHN CHRISTIAN and REBECCA EVES is:
    i. JOSEPH5 CHRISTIAN.
22. THOMAS H4 CHRISTIAN (JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Sep 08, 1853 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Oct 18, 1881 in Columbia Co, PA. He married SARAH E HOCKMAN 1879 in Columbia Co, PA, daughter of HENRY HOCKMAN and EMMA MILLER. She was born Mar 03, 1858 in Reading, Berks Co, PA, and died Jun 27, 1947 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. His occupation: 1880 Druggist, Physician. Both are buried in Pine Grove cemetery, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. (Five Generations photo with Sarah, her son, Harry, his daughter, Ruth, her daughter, Miriam (see DADOVICH), and her son, John.)
Child of THOMAS CHRISTIAN and SARAH HOCKMAN is:
    39. i. Harry ORMAN5 CHRISTIAN, b. May 04, 1879, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA; d. Nov 28, 1948, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA.
23. MARY ELLA/ELLEN4 CHRISTIAN (JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Dec 1857 in Columbia Co, PA, and died abt. Feb 03, 1912 in Columbia Co, PA. She married ARTHUR COLE Jun 27, 1879 in Columbia Co, PA. He was born Feb 1855 in PA, and died 1929 in Columbia Co, PA. His occupation: bet. 1900 - 1920, Miller-Feed Mill/Grist Mill. Both are buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
Children of MARY CHRISTIAN and ARTHUR COLE are:
    40. i. CHARLES5 COLE, b. Feb 1872, Columbia Co, PA.
    ii. JUDSON BYRON COLE, b. abt. 1885, Millville, Columbia Co, PA; d. Dec 05, 1917, Pittsburgh, PA; m. DOROTHY VELMA GREENLY, Nov 25, 1915, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA; b. Feb 15, 1896, Millville, Columbia Co, PA; d. Dec 29, 1967.
    41. iii. RAY COLE, b. Jun 1887, Columbia Co, PA.
    iv. PAULINE COLE, b. Apr 1889, Columbia Co, PA; m. ELMER BENNETT, May 18, 1909, Columbia Co, PA.
    v. LYNDON COLE, b. May 1891, Columbia Co, PA.
    vi. HELEN COLE, b. Jul 1894, Columbia Co, PA.
24. WILLIAM B4 CHRISTIAN (JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Nov 1859 in PA, and died Aft. 1930 in Probably Benton twp, Columbia Co, PA. He married ALICE R WELLIVER abt. 1888 in Columbia Co, PA, daughter of EVAN WELLIVER and MARY GUILD. She was born Sep 1862 in Montour twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Aft. Jan 19, 1933 in Benton, Columbia Co, PA. His occupation: 1900, Capitalist, 1910 lumber dealer, 1930 laborer odd jobs. Alice is buried in New Rosemont cemetery.
Child of WILLIAM CHRISTIAN and ALICE WELLIVER is:
    i. LUCRETIA B5 CHRISTIAN, b. Feb 1889, PA.
25. HOWARD S4 CHRISTIAN (JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Feb 11, 1862 in Pine twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Aug 01, 1925 in Columbia Co, PA. He married JULIA E EVES Sep 15, 1892 in Columbia Co, PA, daughter of JOSEPH EVES and SARAH WARNER. She was born Jun 30, 1865 in PA, and died 1947 in Columbia Co, PA. His occupation: bet. 1900 - 1920, Physician and surgeon. Both are buried in Millville cemetery, Millville, Columbia Co, PA.
Child of HOWARD CHRISTIAN and JULIA EVES is:
    42. i. JOSEPH HOWARD5 CHRISTIAN, b. Jul 11, 1897, Columbia Co, PA; d. Dec 10, 1982, Millville, Columbia Co, PA.
26. CLARK4 CHRISTIAN (JOHN3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Aug 30, 1856 in PA, and died Dec 11, 1910 in PA. He married HANNAH JANE KITCHEN Jun 24, 1880 in PA, daughter of NELSON KITCHEN. She was born Sep 16, 1850 in PA, and died Nov 08, 1905 in Columbia Co, PA. Both are buried in Ikelers cemetery, Mt Pleasant twp, Columbia Co, PA.
Children of CLARK CHRISTIAN and HANNAH KITCHEN are:
    i. SARAH IDA5 CHRISTIAN, b. Nov 01, 1881, PA; m. UNKNOWN LAYCOCK.
    43. ii. JOHN NELSON CHRISTIAN, b. Jan 03, 1884, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Aft. 1930.
    44. iii. BOYD CLARK CHRISTIAN, b. Nov 03, 1886, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. 1954.
27. BOYD C4 CHRISTIAN (JOHN3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born 1865 in PA, and died 1912 in Columbia Co, PA. He married MARY O UNKNOWN abt. 1888 in Columbia Co, PA. She was born May 1866 in PA, and died 1928 in Columbia Co, PA. His occupation: bet. 1910 - 1930, Farmer. Both are buried in Dutch Hills cemetery, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA.
Children of BOYD CHRISTIAN and MARY UNKNOWN are:
    i. MABEL C5 CHRISTIAN, b. Mar 1889, Columbia Co, PA.
    ii. FANNIE CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1890, Columbia Co, PA.
28. MARY ALICE4 DERR (REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Oct 03, 1856 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Aft. 1910 in Columbia Co, PA. She married (1) JAMES S WOODS. He was born abt. 1853 in of Schuylkill, PA. She married (2) EDWARD P BARDO. He was born 1858 in PA, and died 1918 in Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA. Mary and James lived in: Schuylkill, PA. Edward Bardo is buried in Derrs, Lower Jackson Baptist Church cemetery, Jackson twp, Columbia Co, PA.
Children of MARY DERR and JAMES WOODS are:
    i. FRED5 WOODS, b. abt. 1879.
    ii. IDA WOODS.
    iii. RUTH WOODS, m. BRYAN MCCARROL.
    45. iv. NAOMA B WOODS, b. abt. 1892, PA.
    v. MAGGIE WOODS, b. Apr 1884, Columbia Co, PA.
29. HENRY W4 CHRISTIAN (ADAM S3, VALENTINE2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Aug 1882 in Columbia Co, PA. He married LUCETTA ESTHER KIEFER Oct 30, 1902 in PA. She was born abt. 1886 in PA. His occupation: 1900, Mill Laborer, 1910 pickler iron mill, 1920 Laborer pipe mill, 1930 laborer steel mill
Child of HENRY CHRISTIAN and LUCETTA KIEFER is:
    i. AMMON W5 CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1904, PA; m. MARY R UNKNOWN, abt. 1929, PA; b. abt. 1901, PA. Occ: 1930, Forman steel mill.
Generation No. 5

30. JOHN5 MUFFLEY, JR (JOHN C4, REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN, MICHAEL2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Jun 1889 in Illinois. He married BERTHA F UNKNOWN. She was born abt. 1891 in Kentucky. His occ: 1910, Farm labor, 1920, Mail carrier rural route.
Children of JOHN MUFFLEY and BERTHA UNKNOWN are:

    i. OSCAR L6 MUFFLEY, b. abt. Dec 1916, Illinois.
    ii. LESTER F MUFFLEY, b. abt. Mar 1918, Illinois.
31. ELVIN J5 MUFFLEY (JOHN C4, REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN, MICHAEL2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born May 1893 in Illinois. He married BERTHA UNKNOWN. She was born abt. 1886 in Illinois. His occ: 1920, Ass't secretary R.R.Y.M.C.A.
Child of ELVIN MUFFLEY and BERTHA UNKNOWN is:
    i. RUTH E6 MUFFLEY, b. abt. Nov 1918, Illinois.
32. JAMES W5 RIMER (LYDIA C4 MUFFLEY, REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN, MICHAEL2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born May 1869 in Illinois. He married (1) ELLA UNKNOWN abt. 1892. She was born Feb 1874 in Indiana. He married (2) THIRZA UNKNOWN. She was born abt. 1871 in Michigan. His occ: 1900, Drills wells, 1920 Carpenter house. In 1910, Ella was a Landlady hotel.
Children of JAMES RIMER and ELLA UNKNOWN are:
    i. GEORGE H6 RIMER, b. Jun 1895, Indiana. Occ: 1910, Laborer farm
    46. ii. HOWARD O RIMER, b. Mar 1897, Indiana.
    iii. PEARL R RIMER, b. Jan 1899, Indiana.
33. LAURA MAE5 PARKER (ELIZABETH4 RANTZ, MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born abt. 1865 in PA, and died in Columbia Co, PA. She married CYRUS LEE BELLES. He was born 1860, and died Feb 12, 1894 in Columbia Co, PA. She is buried in Benton cemetery, Columbia Co, PA
Child of LAURA PARKER and CYRUS BELLES is:
    i. CYRUS PARKER6 BELLES, b. 1884; d. 1947; m. EVA M UNKNOWN; b. 1882; d. 1953.
34. JOHNSON LUNDY5 REECE (ELIZABETH4 RANTZ, MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Mar 05, 1871 in Columbia Co, PA. He married MYRA H UNKNOWN 1899 in Columbia Co, PA. She was born Apr 1874 in PA. His occupation: bet. 1900 - 1910, Merchant general store, 1920 Miller flouring mill
Children of JOHNSON REECE and MYRA UNKNOWN are:
    i. J MARION6 REECE, b. Mar 1896, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1920, Labor flouring mill
    ii. H ELIZABETH REECE, b. abt. 1904.
35. FRANCES5 RANTZ (JACOB4, MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Nov 1876 in Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA. She married WILLIAM MATHER Feb 22, 1894 in Columbia Co, PA. He was born Aug 1872 in PA. His occupation: 1900, Merchant, 1920 proprietor laundry in Spokane, WA
Children of FRANCES RANTZ and WILLIAM MATHER are:
    i. ELIZABETH6 MATHER, b. Feb 14, 1895, Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Jul 30, 1991; m. EMORY J EDSON, Dec 30, 1914; b. Of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
    ii. ISABELLA MATHER, b. Jan 1898, Greenwood twp, Columbia Co, PA. Occ: 1920, Bookkeeper dye works
    iii. W MAX MATHER, b. abt. 1901, PA.
36. JOHN OTTO5 RANTZ (JOHN CHRISTIAN4, MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Jul 1883 in PA. He married BESSIE UNKNOWN abt. 1900. She was born abt. 1883 in PA. He lived in: 1910, Lancaster, Lancaster Co, PA. Occ: 1910, Superintendent Thaddeus Stevens Industrial School?, 1920 foreman machine shop, 1930 Engineer College
Child of JOHN RANTZ and BESSIE UNKNOWN is:
    i. DOROTHY6 RANTZ, b. abt. 1906, PA.
37. MARY E5 ALBERTSON (REBECCA F4 RANTZ, MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Apr 1880 in Columbia Co, PA. She married ELLIOT ADAMS. He was born abt. 1865 in PA.
Children of MARY ALBERTSON and ELLIOT ADAMS are:
    i. LOUISE6 ADAMS, b. abt. 1899, PA.
    ii. ELLIOT ADAMS, b. abt. 1900, PA.
38. SARAH J5 ALBERTSON (REBECCA F4 RANTZ, MARY3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Dec 1882 in Columbia Co, PA, and died Aft. 1930 in PA. She married HENRY G MCHENRY Oct 09, 1907 in Columbia Co, PA. He was born abt. 1881 in PA, and died aft. 1930 in PA. His occupation: 1910, Farmer
Children of SARAH ALBERTSON and HENRY MCHENRY are:
    i. REBECCA E6 MCHENRY, b. abt. 1913, Columbia Co, PA.
    ii. MYRON LUNDY MCHENRY, b. abt. 1917.
    iii. B WAYNE MCHENRY, b. abt. 1920.
39. Harry Orman6 CHRISTIAN (THOMAS H4, JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born May 04, 1879 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, and died Nov 28, 1948 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. He married (1) ELLA LILLIAN SPONENBERG abt. 1898 in Columbia Co, PA, daughter of CLARENCE SPONENBERG and ANNA BOWER. She was born Jan 10, 1879 in Briarcreek, Columbia Co, PA, and died Nov 10, 1936 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. He married (2) PAULINE UNKNOWN Aft. 1936. She was born May 28, 1889 in PA, and died Nov 1972 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. His occupation: 1900 Fruit salesman, Inspector/Operated store, 1910 Conductor electric RR in San Jose CA, 1930 proprietor gen'l store. Both are buried in Pine Grove cemetery, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA. Note: Pauline's daughter, Ruth Burns, married the grandson of the founder Wise Potato chips
Children of HARRY CHRISTIAN and ELLA SPONENBERG are:
    47. i. Emma Lucretia7 CHRISTIAN, b. Dec 19, 1897, Columbia Co, PA; d. Dec 1985, Cantonsville, Baltimore, Maryland.
    48. ii. Ruth ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN, b. Dec 12, 1898, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA; d. Oct 29, 1965, Flint, Genesee Co, MI.
    iii. GIRL CHRISTIAN, b. 1899; d. abt. Dec 12, 1899, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA.
40. CHARLES5 COLE (MARY ELLA/ELLEN4 CHRISTIAN, JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Feb 1872 in Columbia Co, PA. He married CATHERINE B HESS abt. 1903 in Columbia Co, PA. She was born abt. 1872 in PA.
Children of CHARLES COLE and CATHERINE HESS are:
    i. STANTON R6 COLE, b. abt. 1904.
    ii. RACHEL LOUISE COLE, b. abt. 1908.
41. RAY5 COLE (MARY ELLA/ELLEN4 CHRISTIAN, JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Jun 1887 in Columbia Co, PA. He married DORA UNKNOWN. She was born abt. 1889 in PA. Note: Unproven that he is the son of Mary Cole, but probable
Child of RAY COLE and DORA UNKNOWN is:
    i. FRANCIS6 COLE, b. abt. 1913.
42. JOSEPH HOWARD5 CHRISTIAN (HOWARD S4, JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Jul 11, 1897 in Columbia Co, PA, and died Dec 10, 1982 in Millville, Columbia Co, PA. He married MARIA HARRIS Sep 20, 1924. She was born in New York. Occupation: 1930, Civil Engineering contracting. He is buried in Millville cemetery, Millville, Columbia Co, PA. Note: Wife and children taken from the 1930 census. Unproven if this is the same Joseph.
Children of JOSEPH CHRISTIAN and MARIA HARRIS are:
    i. HOWARD B6 CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1927.
    ii. JOSEPH E CHRISTIAN, b. abt. 1929.
43. JOHN NELSON5 CHRISTIAN (CLARK4, JOHN3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Jan 03, 1884 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Aft. 1930. He married A ROSELINE MANNING Dec 22, 1909 in Columbia Co, PA. She was born May 07, 1890 in of Jerseytown, Columbia Co, PA.
Child of JOHN CHRISTIAN and A MANNING is:
    i. DOROTHY ARLENE6 CHRISTIAN, b. Oct 05, 1914, Columbia Co, PA.
44. BOYD CLARK5 CHRISTIAN (CLARK4, JOHN3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Nov 03, 1886 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died 1954. He married MARY OLIVE WHITENIGHT Nov 03, 1910 in Columbia Co, PA, daughter of ISAIAH WHITENIGHT and SARAH PURSEL. She was born Nov 18, 1888 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA, and died 1966 in Columbia Co, PA. He is buried in New Rosemont cemetery, Bloomsburg, R. D. 4, Columbia Co, PA
Child of BOYD CHRISTIAN and MARY WHITENIGHT is:
    42. i. SADIE MARIE6 CHRISTIAN, b. Sep 10, 1911, Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA; d. Jan 18, 1981, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA.
45. NAOMA B5 WOODS (MARY ALICE4 DERR, REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born abt. 1892 in PA. She married LELAND APPLEMAN abt. 1917 in PA. He was born abt. 1892 in PA. She was a music teacher and he was a piano tuner in 1930. She lived in Nanticoke, Luzerne Co, PA.
Children of NAOMA WOODS and LELAND APPLEMAN are:
    i. JUNE6 APPLEMAN, b. abt. 1918, PA.
    ii. BETTY APPLEMAN, b. abt. 1920, PA.
Generation No. 6

46. HOWARD O6 RIMER (JAMES W5, LYDIA C4 MUFFLEY, REBECCA3 CHRISTIAN, MICHAEL2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Mar 1897 in Indiana. He married CLARA UNKNOWN. She was born abt. 1897 in New Jersey. His occ: 1930, Machinist machine factory
Children of HOWARD RIMER and CLARA UNKNOWN are:

    i. CLEDAH7 RIMER, b. abt. 1919, Indiana.
    ii. JUNE RIMER, b. abt. 1921, Missouri.
47. Emma LUCRETIA6 CHRISTIAN (HARRY ORMAN5, THOMAS H4, JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Dec 19, 1897 in Columbia Co, PA, and died Dec 1985 in Cantonsville, Baltimore, Maryland. She married JAMES WALLACE STOUT abt. 1920 in PA. He was born Aug 06, 1898 in Columbia Co, PA, and died Apr 03, 1988 in Baltimore, MD. They Danville, PA in 1936, and Baltimore, MD in 1965. His occupation: 1930, Clerk (illegible) will office. James is the son of Frank & Elizabeth Stout.
Children of EMMA CHRISTIAN and JAMES STOUT are:
    i. ORMAN F7 STOUT, b. abt. 1922, PA; m. LOIS M UNKNOWN; b. Oct 10, 1922, PA; d. May 12, 2003, Danville, Montour Co, PA. Orman was in the U.S. Air Force and was head of the VA hospital in Danville, PA
    ii. MARIE E STOUT, b. abt. 1925, PA; d. Bef. 1997; m. UNKNOWN.
    iii. LOUISE E STOUT, b. Jul 26, 1929, Maryland; d. Nov 09, 1993, Baltimore, MD; m. HOWARD GERAHTY; b. Jul 04, 1918; d. Apr 1986, Baltimore, MD.
48. Ruth ELIZABETH6 CHRISTIAN (HARRY ORMAN5, THOMAS H4, JACOB3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Dec 12, 1898 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA, and died Oct 29, 1965 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI. She married LLOYD LEROY FARVER Apr 24, 1918 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, son of GAYLORD FARVER and CORA HARVEY. He was born Mar 10, 1897 in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA, and died May 04, 1963 in Flint, Genesee Co, MI. Lloyd's military history, WWI Medical Corp. Buick Liberty Post 310, American Legion. His occupation: bet. 1920 - 1957, Machinist/Mailman for 30 years retiring in 1957. They are both buried in Sunset Hills cemetery, Flint, Genesse Co, MI.
Children of RUTH CHRISTIAN and LLOYD FARVER are: PHOTO
    i. Ellen LUCRETIA7 FARVER, b. Apr 12, 1919, Berwick, Columbia Co, PA; d. May 21, 1989, Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN; m. (1) EDWARD NEWTON TAYLOR, Apr 26, 1946, Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN; b. Oct 02, 1916, Monroeville, Allen Co, IN; d. Feb 16, 1972, Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN. Edward was a Brakeman on the Railroad. He is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN.; m. (2) OSCAR MENEFEE, abt. 1967; b. Jul 07, 1910; d. Dec 30, 1994, Fort Wayne, Allen Co, IN.
    ii. Miriam ELAINE FARVER, b. Sep 12, 1921, Flint, Genesee Co, MI; d. Jan 28, 2008, Mason, Ingham Co, MI; m. (1) Yovan (John) DADOVICH, abt. 1944, Flint, Genesee Co, MI; b. Jul 16, 1921, French waters; d. Mar 18, 1987, Saginaw, Saginaw Co, MI; m. (2) RAYMOND GEORGE FAIRMAN, Dec 22, 1945, Flint, Genesee Co, MI; b. Jun 30, 1926, Flint, Genesee Co, MI; m. (3) VERN LEROY JOHNSTON, Nov 22, 1997, California; b. abt. 1920; d. Sep 29, 2002, California. On Sep 11, 1921, Yovan DADOVICH arrived in New York on Ship Saxonia, from London. He was a member of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII. John was a chef, throughout his military career and his live. He is buried in Evergreen cemetery, Grand Blanc, Genesee Co, MI. Raymond FAIRMAN was a milkman and glazer. He had a marriage, before marrying Miriam Farver.
    iii. Orman CHRISTIAN FARVER, b. Jun 14, 1923, Flint, Genesee Co, MI; d. Jul 13, 2005, Flint, Genesee Co, MI; m. JUNE ELAINE BOWEN, Jun 05, 1948, Flint, Genesee Co, MI; b. May 30, 1927; d. Jan 12, 2005, Flint, Genesee Co, MI. His occupation: Milkman, later store owner. They are both buried in Flint Memorial Park, Flint, Genesee Co, MI
    iv. RUTH ELEANOR FARVER; m. PAUL CHEMA.
49. SADIE MARIE6 CHRISTIAN (BOYD CLARK5, CLARK4, JOHN3, JOHN2, VALENTINE1, UNKNOWNA) was born Sep 10, 1911 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Jan 18, 1981 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. She married JESSIE HURLEY DEWALD Apr 09, 1939 in Dutch Hill, PA. He was born Jan 23, 1912 in Madison twp, Columbia Co, PA, and died Jan 12, 2001 in Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA. His occupation: Reece and Geenly grist mill in Millville. Both are buried in New Rosemont cemetery, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA
Children of SADIE CHRISTIAN and JESSIE DEWALD are:
    i. JEAN LOUISE7 DEWALD
    ii. MARY ELEANOR DEWALD, b. Apr 05, 1943, Bloomsburg, Columbia Co, PA; d. May 10, 1992, Danville, Montour Co, PA; m. Private.
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