ULRICH (ULERY/ULREY) Family History
Susannah (ULRICH) DEETER (~1755-1801)
121A1. Susannah Ulrich/Ulery was born about 1755 in Pennsylvania, perhaps in Peters Township, then in Cumberland County and now in Franklin County. She married Johannes "John" Dieterich/Deeter (Sr.) by 1772 and had as many as nine children:
|121A11.||Susannah Deeter||24 Jun 1772||1816||(43)|
|121A12.||Elizabeth Deeter||3 Apr 1774||(1803-1804)||(28)|
|121A13.||Johannes Deeter (Jr.)||10 Mar 1776||21 Aug 1829||(53)|
|121A14.||Daniel Deeter||Apr 1778||(1865)||(86)|
|121A15.||Abraham Deeter (Sr.)||8 Nov 1780||23 Nov 1850||(70)|
|121A16.||Barbara Deeter||17 Feb 1783||(1806)||(22)|
|121A17.||Hannah Deeter||9 May 1785||9 Dec 1864||(79)|
|121A18.||Catherine Deeter||(1-2) May 1787||(1812-1813)||(24)|
|121A19.||Samuel Deeter||14 Apr 1789||(1865)||(75)|
Johannes purchased land in Morrison's Cove, Bedford County, probably in modern-day Taylor Township, near Roaring Spring, in present-day Blair County, by 1782. There "John Teeter" was taxed on 100 acres in Frankstown Township in 1782 and in 1788 on 150 acres, 3 horses, and 6 cows, in Woodberry Township. He also may have rented an additional 100 acres in Woodberry Township in 1788[Tax 1782-1788]
Johannes Deeter died on May 20, 1790, in Morrison's Cove. He was about 43 years old.
Susannah's father died about 1792 and according to his last will and testament, a tract of 80-acres was designated for son-in-law "John Teeter," but John's having predeceased his father-in-law, brother "Daniel Olery" (Jr.), in executing their father's will, conveyed the tract to John's estate and his executors, Abraham Teeter (perhaps John's brother, rather than their 15-year-old son) and brother "John Olery," on December 31, 1795. This quadrilateral tract adjoined property of Christopher Marckle (Markley) (brother-in-law) to the west, Henry Rudesell to the north, John Flickenstaf and John Brumbaugh (brother-in-law) to the east, and John Brumbaugh and "Daniel Olery" (brother) to the south.[Deed 1795]
Susannah (Ulrich) Deeter died about 11 years later in 1801 in Morrison's Cove. She was about 46 years old.
Except for two daughters who died in their 20s in Bedford (or Blair) County, the rest of Susannah and Johannes' children moved west to Montgomery and Miami counties in western Ohio in the early 1800s and became founding members of the Salem congregation of German Baptist Brethren. They later crossed into Jay County in eastern Indiana.
- Tax 1782-1785: Tax Assessment Book, 1776-1788, Frankstown Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Tax 1788: Tax Assessment Book, 1776-1788, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Christina (ULRICH) MARKLEY (1756-1823)
121A2. Christina Ulrich was born on April 8, 1756, likely in Pennsylvania or Maryland. She married Christopher Markley, a German immigrant, and had at least eight children:
|121A21.||Daniel Markley||8 Apr 1777||--||--|
|121A22.||Christina Markley||12 Feb 1784||12 Mar 1855||(71)|
|121A23.||Catharine Markley||(1785-1786)||19 May 1855||(70)|
|121A25.||Elizabeth Markley||(28) Jul 1788||25 Mar 1827||(38)|
|121A26.||John Markley||(5) Jun 1791||19 Apr 1856||(64)|
|121A27.||Susanna Markley||10 Dec 1793||--||--|
|121A28.||George Markley||(Nov-Dec) 1799||8 Aug 1881||(81)|
The Markley family may have started their family in Pennsylania or Maryland, but by the mid-1780s they moved to Morrison's Cove in northern Bedford County, which now straddles Bedford and Blair counties.
After Christina's father died about 1792, John Martin and her brother "Daniel Olery" (Jr.), as executors of the estate, granted three tracts totaling 253.5 acres in Woodberry Township to "Christopher Markle" on December 31, 1795. These adjoined Henry Rudesell to the north, Abraham Teeter to the northeast, "Daniel Olery" (Jr.) to the southeast, and Martin Houser to the west.[Deed 1795]
The Markleys later moved west to northeastern Ohio in the early 1800s and settled in Lake Township, Stark County.
Christopher Markley died in Lake Township, variously reported as December 10, 1818, and April 6, 1819 or 1823. He was 73 years old and is buried at East Nimishillen Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Lake Township.[Grave]
Christina (Ulrich) Markley died on September 30, 1823, in Stark County, Ohio. She was 67 years old and is also buried at East Nimishillen Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
Daniel ULRICH (Jr.) (~1756-1813)
121A3. Daniel Ulrich/Ulery (Jr.) was born about 1756, reportedly in Peters Township, Cumberland County (now Franklin County), Pennsylvania. He married Susannah Miller in 1780. They had as many as 10 children:
|121A3C.||Jacob Miller Ulrich/Ulery||(1786)||1821||(35)|
|121A3E.||John Ulrich/Ulery||18 Jul 1788||22 May 1848||(59)|
Daniel acquired two tracts tracts from his father's estate in Woodberry Township, dubbed "Reliance" and "Greenfield," and totaling 181 acres and 2 perches. They were conveyed in a trust to John Martin, as an executor of his father's estate, and patented in April 1794. Martin in turn conveyed them to Daniel (Jr.) on December 31, 1795. These tracts adjoined Martin Houser and Christopher Marckles (Markley) (brother-in-law) to the northwest, and Abraham Teeter and John Olery (Ulery) (brother) to the southeast.[Deed 1795] The following year, Daniel and Henry Rudisell drew up Articles of Agreement in which Daniel promised to sell a certain tract of land adjoining 18 acres and 76 perches (18.475 acres) for 10 shillings per acre to Rudisell once Rudisell came up with the sum. In the meantime, Rudisell agreed not to "turn, stop, or obstruct, or hinder" a creek that runs through Daniel's property into that of Christopher Markley (brother-in-law). They both bond themselves to a penalty of £100 should either breach the agreement.[Agree 1796]
Daniel sold another tract from his father's estate (said to be one of four divisions of "Greenfield" 418 acres and 19 perches), on which Daniel resided and contained 251.75 acres, to Frederick Hartle on April 16, 1796, for £1,400. This tract adjoined Martin Houser to the west, Christopher Markles (Markley) (brother-in-law) to the northwest, John Flickenstaf to the northeast, and Abraham Teeter and John Olery (Ulery) (brother) to the southeast.[Deed 1796]
They started their family in Cambria County up through at least 1796 when "Daniel Ullery" purchased land in Woodbury Township (now New Enterprise), Bedford County, Pennsylvania.[Heiss 1979] Susannah's elder brothers, Daniel4 and David4, and husband Daniel's uncle or cousin, Elder Samuel Ulery, had previously settled there in the 1780s following the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War.
Not four years later, the Ulerys moved southwest to Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.[Cen 1800]
A "Daniel Ulrey" purchased 160 acres from Jabish and Rhoda Phillips adjacent to Section 28 of the Fifth Township of Warren County, Ohio, on January 9, 1802,[Deed 1802] (estimated to be the northwest quarter of Section 22, Township 5 East, Range 3 North in modern-day Turtlecreek Township, Warren County, 2.5 miles southeast of Lebanon). It is uncertain whether or not Daniel and Susannah ever lived in Warren County as did many of Susannah's sibling.
After Susannah's father died, her father left 2,000 acres in Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio, to divide among her surviving siblings. Susannah's share was the central, 200-acre lot, which was transferred to Daniel on September 22, 1809, for a nominal sum of $1. They were still living in Somerset County, Pennsylvania at the time.[Deed 1809]
Daniel Ulrich/Ulery (Jr.) died in March, 1813, in Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.[Heiss 1979] He was about 57 years old.
It has been said that Susannah remarried soon after Daniel's death to Armal Snider, but little is known about that marriage.
Some time after Daniel's death, Susannah and daughter Magdalena Stutzman traveled west to Elkhart County, Indiana,[Heiss 1979] perhaps around 1829, when Susannah's sister Magdalena Cripe moved there.
Susannah (Miller) Ulery died on August 17, 1831, in Elkhart County, Indiana.[Heiss 1979] She was 72 years old.
- Cen 1790: 1790 Census, (Woodbury Township), Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Deed 1795: 31 Dec 1795, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Agree 1796: 28 Mar 1796, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Deed 1796: 16 Apr 1796, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Cen 1800: 1800 Census, Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
- Deed 1802: 9 Jan 1802, Hamilton County (now Warren County), Ohio
- Deed 1809: 22 Sep 1809, Deed Book 2, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 25 Sep 1809
- Heiss 1979: Heiss, Willard. "This is the Histra of the Ulrey and Leers." Genealogy, Issue 44, Apr 1979. Indiana Historical Society.
121A4. John Ulrich (Sr.) was reportedly born on October 14, 1764, near Hagerstown, then in Frederick County and now Washington County, Maryland. He is believed to be the John Ulrich who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, although he would have been only 13 years old at the time of enlistment and doing so would have conflicted with his family's German Baptist Brethren pacifist beliefs. After the war, John married Christina Brumbaugh and had as many as seven children, most born in modern-day Taylor Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania:
|121A41.||Daniel Ulrich||23 Jun 1794||14 Feb 1884||(89)|
|121A42.||John Ulrich (Jr.)||28 Dec 1795||26 Oct 1863||(67)|
|121A43.||Elizabeth Ulrich||11 May 1797||15 Nov 1888||(91)|
|121A45.||Jacob Ulrich||Jul 1803||1863||(59)|
|121A46.||Christina Ulrich||(1808-1809)||14 Jul 1877||(69)|
|121A47.||David Ulrich||7 Jan 1813||12 Mar 1897||(84)|
John Ulrich reportedly enlisted on April 11, 1778, as a private "on a general return of the First Partisan Legion under Col. Armand [Tuffin], Marquis De La Rouërie, with altercations that happened from Jan. 1 to July 1, 1782."[O'Byrne] This likely refers to General Kazimierz "Casimir" Pułaski's Legion (1778-1779) before Colonel Armand took over the legion after Pułaski's death at the Battle of Savannah (October 11, 1779) and renamed it as the First Partisan Corps. The "altercations" in 1782 "on a general return" likely refer to the return to New York following Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown, Virginia (October 19, 1781).
John inherited his father's mill seat tract at Roaring Spring [Liebegott] in modern-day Taylor Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania, in the west-central portion of Morrison's Cove where Ulrichs and Brumbaughs were early settlers. This may be the same tract that was noted in 1795 adjoining his brother Daniel to the north.[Deed 1795]
Christina (Brumbaugh) Ulrich died on July 1, 1817, reportedly in Londonderry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She was only about 42 years old and left seven children between the ages of 4 and 23.
After Christina's death, the Ulrich family moved to western Ohio and then across the state line to Wayne County, Indiana, about 1824, where they settled in Nettle Creek, below Test's woolen factory, having purchased a large portion of the land below to Hagerstown (Jefferson Township). John was a German Baptist Brethren deacon[Young] in the Nettle Creek Church, which was formed in 1820.
John remarried to Elizabeth (Brumbaugh) Clapper,[Liebegott] believed to be Christina's younger sister and widow of Ludwig Clapper (1769-1825), on August 31, 1830, in Montgomery County, Ohio.
John's son Jacob Ulrich and Jonas Harris surveyed and laid out the town of Hagerstown in 1832. Jacob later moved to Kansas.[Young]
John Ulrich (Sr.) died on August 23, 1838, near Hagerstown (Jefferson Township), Wayne County, Indiana. His is buried at the Ulrich Cemetery, also known as the German Baptist Cemetery, located on Hoover Road, Jefferson Township, approximately 2 miles northwest of Hagerstown. John was 73 years old.
After John's death, youngest son David succeeded to the family farm[Young]
Elizabeth (Brumbaugh Clapper) Ulrich died on September 26, 1865, and is buried in Wayne County, Indiana. She was less than 3 weeks from her 88th birthday.
- O'Byrne, Mrs. Roscco C. Roster of Soldiers & Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana. Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968.
- Liebegott, George H. Early Settlers of Morrison's Cove, Bedford-Blair Counties, Pa., 233: 138
- Deed 1795: 31 Dec 1795, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Young, Andrew W. History of Wayne County, Indiana From Its First Settlement to the Present Time. Cincinnati, Ohio: Robert Clarke & Co., 1872.
Mary (ULRICH) BRUMBAUGH (~1765->1813)
121A5. Mary Ulrich was born between 1765 and 1769, likely in Washington County, Maryland. She married John Brumbaugh (Sr.) and had seven children.[Liebegott]
|121A51.||Susan Brumbaugh||14 Mar 1791||1864||(73)|
|121A54.||Esther Brumbaugh||--||Feb 1864||--|
|121A55.||John Brumbaugh (Jr.)||1 Feb 1804||29 Dec 1877||(73)|
|121A56.||Hannah Brumbaugh||17 Jul 1806||1 Apr 1880||(73)|
|121A57.||Samuel Brumbaugh||16 Jan 1813||--||--|
John and his family reportedly immigrated from Württemburg, Germany, in 1754 aboard either the Nancy or the Neptune. They allegedly lived the first few years near Norristown, north of Philadelphia, in modern-day Montgomery County. About 1760 they moved to the Leitersburg District, where a settlement of German Baptist Brethren spanned the Pennsylvania and Maryland colonies before the establishment of the Mason-Dixon line in 1767. John's father, Johannes Jacob, and probably his uncle Conrad, scouted out Morrison's Cove, then in Bedford County and now with the northern two-thirds in Blair County, early on but found the native Indians (likely Shawnee) too numerous. They returned around 1770.
Not long after Mary and John wed, John purchased a 39.25-acre sublot from Conrad Brumbaugh and John Martin on December 12, 1791, for £58, 17 shillings, and 6 pence. At the time, John was still described as a resident of Washington County, Maryland.[Deed 1791]
John and Mary acquired 120.75 acres from two tracts in her father's estate, "Hopkin's Traverse" and "Greenfield," on December 31, 1795. The tract had been conveyed in trust from the estate to Mary's brother Daniel (Jr.) on October 19, 1792. The tract adjoined land of Abraham Teeter and brother "John Olery" to the west, and John Flickenstaf to the northwest.[Deed 1795] John and Mary sold it four month later to Jacob Sheneberger for £154, 9 shillings, and 8 pence.[Deed 1796]
John and Mary later resettled in Williamsburg, in the northern third of Morrison's Cove, Blair County, by 1802.[Liebegott]
Mary (Ulrich) Brumbaugh died sometime after the birth of their last child in 1813.[Liebegott]
John Brumbaugh died on February 28, 1848, in Blair County, Pennsylvania. He was 84 years old.[Liebegott]
- Deed 1791: 12 Dec 1791, "Spring Grove," Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Deed 1795: 31 Dec 1795, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Deed 1796: 14 Apr 1796, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
- Liebegott, George H. Early Settlers of Morrison's Cove, Bedford-Blair Counties, Pa., 31: 8
Susannah (Ulrich) Shively (1770-1861)
121B1. Susannah Ulrich was born on February 3, 1770, in Frederick County, probably around Hagerstown in the western half that later became Washington County. Some report that Susannah first married Jacob Overholser/Overholtzer (Sr.) and had three children before Jacob died in 1795. Afterward she married Daniel L. Shively (Sr.), her second cousin among her paternal grandmother's Greib/Cripe family, in 1799 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Daniel was also the elder brother of Susannah Shively, who had married Susannah's brother, Stephen. Susannah and Daniel had five children who survived to adulthood:
|1121B12.||Catherine Overholser||12 Jul 1793||1836||(42)|
|1121B13.||Jacob Overholser (Jr.)||(1795)||(May) 1818||(23)|
|1121B14.||Daniel Shively (Jr.)||12 Sep 1800||21 Apr 1863||(62)|
|1121B15.||David D. Shively||1802||1881||(79)|
|1121B16.||John E. Shively||5 Dec 1804||(Nov) 1877||(72)|
|1121B17.||Christian Shively||23 Jan 1807||14 Sep 1857||(50)|
|1121B18.||Susannah Shively||1 Sep 1811||28 Jul 1887||(75)|
Jacob Overholser inherited the major portion of his father Abraham's estate in 1791 consisting of all or a portion of 185.75 acres, which his father had acquired in 1785. The land was located near modern-day Waterside in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, in the southeastern portion of Morrison's Cove.
Jacob Overholser died in August or September of 1795 at about the age of 27. Susannah was only about 25 with three children aged 4 and under when Jacob died.
Susannah married Daniel L. Shively about three years later.
The three Shively sons were probably all born in Huntingdon County, perhaps in the northern half of Morrison's Cove, which was also known as "Woodberry Township" where Susannah's parents settled in the area by 1788. Later the area was included in what was known as Frankstown Township in Huntingdon County, where they were enumerated in 1800.[Cen 1800] As Bedford and Huntingdon counties eventually split to form six counties, Morrison's Cove was divided into eight townships. The area in which the Shivelys lived likely lies in modern-day Blair County.
Susannah sold off the Overholser estate to John Snider (probably Jacob's brother-in-law) for £729, 2 shillings, and 9 pence on June 6, 1806. The Shively family then moved west to Montgomery County, Ohio, when son John was a year and a half old.[Lewis 522-523] Daniel acquired land from the federal government in Madison Township (Township 3, Range 5 East) to the west of Dayton. The first tract was the north half of Section 27, which Daniel bought on November 4, 1807.[Deed 1807] Two months later his purchase of the adjoining southwest quarter was signed on January 1, 1808.[Deed 1808] Susannah's father's purchase of Section 34, which lies south of Section 27, was approved days later on January 7.
Susannah's parents sold off their property in Section 27 to her three younger brothers in 1812 and on May 11, 1814, Daniel purchased, for $400, a portion of 86 acres and 20 perches that ran along the north and west lines of brother Samuel's tract in the northwest quarter.[Deed 1808]
Daniel L. Shively died in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1818, at about the age of 45. His children were about the ages of 7 though 18.
Susannah and the Shively children stayed on in Montgomery County until about 1839 when youngest daughter Susannah and the Metzger family moved west to Ross Township, Clinton County, Indiana. Susannah was enumerated living with the Metzger family in 1850.[Cen 1850]
By 1860, Susannah was living with the John and Christena Patrick family in Ross Township.[Cen 1860]
Susannah (Ulrich) Shively died on August 21, 1861, in Clinton County, Indiana. She was 91 years old. Susannah is buried at Middlefork Cemetery in nearby Warren Township, Clinton County.
- Cen 1800: 1800 Census, Frankstown Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Deed 1807: 4 Nov 1807, Township 4, Range 5 East, Sec. 27, Montgomery County, Ohio
- Deed 1808: 7 Jan 1808, Township 4, Range 5 East, Sec. 27, Montgomery County, Ohio
- Deed 1814: 11 May 1814, Township 4, Range 5 East, Sec. 34, Montgomery County, Ohio
- Cen 1850: 17 Jul 1850 Census, Ross Township, Clinton County, Indiana
- Cen 1860: 30 Aug 1860 Census, Rossville Post Office, Ross Township, Clinton County, Indiana
- Lewis: Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana, Vol. I. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1898.
Stephen Ulrich (~1773-1823)
121B2. Stephen Ulrich/Ulery was born about 1773 in Maryland, probably in the western half of Frederick County, which later became Washington County. Stephen married Susannah Shively about 1797 and had at least five children:
|121B21.||Elizabeth Ulrich||29 Jul 1798||13 Dec 1880||(82)|
|121B22.||John E. Ulrich||1801||1887||(86)|
They started their family in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, perhaps in the northern half of Morrison's Cove, which as also known as "Woodberry Township" where Stephen's parents settled in the area by 1788. Later the area was included in what was known as Frankstown Township in Huntingdon County, where they were enumerated in 1800.[Cen 1800] As Bedford and Huntingdon counties eventually split to form six counties, Morrison's Cove was divided into eight townships. The area in which the Ulrichs lived likely lies in modern-day Blair County.
The Ulrichs moved west to Ohio by 1805, where their youngest daughters were born. Stephen purchased the north half of Section 25 in Madison Township (Township 4, Range 5 East), from John H. and Jane Williams for $3,000 on October 10, 1811.[Deed 1811] Stephen's parents and brother-in-law, Daniel L. Shively, had purchased land in sections 34 and 27 to the west.
Stephen Shively died in October 1823 in Montgomery County. He was about 50 years old. Stephen is buried at Turner Cemetery in Madison Township.
Susannah went on to remarry Henry Harshbarger in 1834 and continued to live in Montgomery County.[Cen 1840]
Henry Harshbarger died in 1847. He was about 73 years old.
Susannah (Shively Ulrich) Harshbarger died in 1848 in Montgomery County. She was about 70 years old.
- Cen 1800: 1800 Census, Frankstown Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
- Deed 1811: 10 Oct 1811, Township 4, Range 5 East, Sec. 25, Montgomery County, Ohio
- Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
- Cen 1840: 1840 Census, Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
David Ulery (Jr) (1779-1849)
121B3. David Ulrich/Ulery was born on March 11, 1779, in Maryland, probably in the western half of Frederick County, which later became Washington County. He married Susannah Wolf, a second cousin on their Greib/Cripe ancestral lines, in 1801, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
Susannah (Wolfe) Ulery died on September 13, 1845, in Perry Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. She was 63 years old. Susan is buried in the Ulery Cemetery in Perry Township.
David Ulery (Jr.) died on November 28, 1849, in Tippecanoe County.
- Cen 1840: 1840 Census, Perry Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Samuel Ulery (Jr) (1779-1849)
121B4. Samuel Ulrich/Ulery was born about 1781, reportedly in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, but probably in the northern part of Morrison's Cove, which later became part of Blair County. Samuel married Esther Cripe, a second cousin on their Greib/Cripe ancestral lines, about 1802, in Frankstown Township, Huntingdon County, again likely referring to the area of Morrison's Cove that later became part of Blair County. They had as many as nine children.
Samuel's parents moved west to Madison Township (Township 4, Range 5 East), Miami County, Ohio, by 1806, and Samuel and family followed. Madison Township later became Trotwood Township, Montgomery County.
Samuel's parents sold off their property in Section 27 of Madison Township to the three younger brothers on December 23, 1812. Samuel's purchased 146 acres and 36 perches comprising most of the northwest quarter, for $300. Brother Isaac bought the northeast quarter and brother John the south half. Later, brother-in-law Daniel L. Shively bought a portion of that ran along the north and west lines of his tract in the northwest quarter in 1814.[Deed 1812] Samuel's family was enumerated in Madison Township in 1820.[Cen 1820]
Samuel Ulery died about 1833 in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was about 52 years old.
Esther (Cripe) Ulery died about 39 year later on March 30, 1872, in Kosciusko County, Indiana. She was 88 years old.
- Deed 1812: 23 Dec 1812, Township 4, Range 5 East, Sec. 27, Montgomery County, Ohio
- Cen 1820: 1820 Census, Madison Township, Miami County, Ohio