Third Generation

27. Peter3 Werkheiser (John George Adam2, Carl Henrich1) was born in Northampton Co., Pa 1803. Peter died before 1870.

He married Henrietta Reis in Dormont, Allegheny Co, PA, March 10, 1828. Henrietta was born in Pennsylvania January 15, 1805. Henrietta was the daughter of John Reis and Catherine unknown. In the 1850 census Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co PA page 382, Peter (age 48) is living with Henrietta (age 45), Catharine (age 16), Levina (age 14), Lucinda (age 13), Violette (age 12), Abby Ann (age 9), Sidney (age 7), and Amandus (age 5).

In the 1860 census Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co PA page 947, Peter (age 57) is living with Henrietta (age 56), Caroline (age 30), Valentine (age 21), Abraham (age 18), Sidney (age 15), and Amandus (age 13). Peter is a farmer with a property value of $6,300 and personal of $787. My guess here is that in this census Valentine should be Violette and Abraham should be Abby Ann. I guess if the census taker was a little hard of hearing and the person doing the talking was unclear, we could get those names from the others. But the sex is recorded in both cases as male.

Peter Werkheiser and Henrietta Reis had the following children:

child 42 i. Caroline4 Werkheiser(5621) was born in Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co., PA 1828. She married Peter Nicholas in Northampton Co., Pa, about 1865. Peter was born in Northampton Co., Pa December 13, 1812. (Additional notes for Peter Nicholas(5622)) i0 On the 1870 census Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co, PA page 383, Peter (age 57) is living with Caroline (age 42) and Catharine Rice (age 89).

On the 1880 census Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co, PA page 241, Peter (age 67) is living with Caroline (age 52)

On the 1890 census Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co, PA, Peter (age 78) is recorded with with Caroline (age 62).

child 43 ii. Sabina Werkheiser was born in Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co., PA June 13, 1830. Birth records on Plainfield Reformed Church show Sabina born 6-13-1830 to Peter and Henrietta Sabina died July 19, 1900 in Northampton Co., Pa, at 70 years of age. Buried at Forks Cemetery She married Tilghman Lehr in Northampton Co., Pa, January 1, 1855.

Tilghman was born in Nazareth, Northampton Co, PA July 14, 1833. Tilghman was the son of John Lehr III and Anna Johnson. Tilghman died April 16, 1916 Pittsburgh, Pa, at 82 years of age. Buried in Forks Cemetery (See Tilghman Lehr for the continuation of this line.) In the 1850 census Forks Twp Northampton Co PA page 92B, a Sabina (age 18) is living in the Charles Brown household.

In the 1910 census Forks Twp, Northampton Co PA page 270, Sabina (age 78) is living with Mary Dietrich (age 54) and noted as a servant. Sabina has been married twice, had 5 children with 3 alive at the time of the census. She is living right next door to Fredrick Lehr (age 29) and his wife Helen (age 26).

child 44 iii. Catharine Werkheiser was born in Northampton Co., Pa September 1834. She married Valentine J Uhler about 1860. Valentine was born in Forks Twp, Northampton Co, PA 1837. Valentine died about 1895 in Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co., PA. Catherine is noted as a widow in the 1900 census. (See Valentine J Uhler for the continuation of this line.) In the 1900 census Plainfield, Northampton, Pennsylvania, Catherine (age 65 widow) is recorded with, Philip (age 24) and Peter (age 22). She has had 6 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

child 45 iv. Violette Werkheiser(5623) was born in Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co., PA 1838. Violette died about 1900. She married William Harrison Sandt in Northampton Co., Pa, about 1858. William was born in Pennsylvania 1843. (Additional notes for William Harrison Sandt(5624)) (See William Harrison Sandt for the continuation of this line.)

child 46 v. Lucinda Werkheiser was born in Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co., PA November 1838. She married Reuben Lerch about 1855. Reuben was born about 1835. Reuben died before 1870. (See Reuben Lerch for the continuation of this line.) In the 1870 census Palmer Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania page 364, Lucinda Lerch (age 30). is living with her sister and husband Edward Nolf (age 25) and Lovina Nolf (age 24). Also in the household is Sydney Werkheister (age 26), Abraham Hillard (age 64), and Henrietta Werkheister (age 64).

In the 1880 census Palmer Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania page 213, Lucinda Lerch (age 41). is recorded with her brother Sydney Werkheiser (age 35). She is recorded as a widow.

child 47 vi. Ebezena Ann Werkheiser(5625) was born in Plainfield Twp, Northampton Co., PA February 1842. She married Lewis Abel in Northampton Co., Pa, 1864. Lewis was born in Pennsylvania October 1842. (Additional notes for Lewis Abel(5626)) (See Lewis Abel for the continuation of this line.)

child + 48 vii. Sidney Werkheiser was born January 1844.

child 49 viii. Lovina Werkheiser(5627) was born in Pennsylvania July 1844. She married Edward Nolf in Northampton Co., Pa, 1870. Edward was born in Pennsylvania August 1846. i0 In the 1870 census Palmer Township, Northampton County, PA page 364 Edward (age 25) is recorded with Lovina (age 24?), Sydney Werkheiser (age 26), Henrietta Werkheiser (age 64?) Lucinda Lerch (age 31?) and Abraham Hilliard (age 60).

In the 1880 census Palmer Township, Northampton County, PA page 213 Edward (age 39) is recorded with wife Lovina (age 39), mother-in-law Henrietta Werkheiser (age 75), niece Ida Lerch (age 16) and nephew John Lehr (age 12).

In the 1900 census Palmer Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania page 252, Edward (age 63) is living with his wife Lovina (age 65) and daughter-in-law?? Lucinda Lerch (widowed age 61 and 1 child). They have been maried for 30 years and have had no children. I question the relationship noted in the census on Lucinda to Edward, most likely she is sister-in-law. Both are the same age.

child + 50 ix. Amandus Werkheiser was born 1847.

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