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2 Adelaide was born in IL and and went on her first train ride with her parents to San Francisco but she was probably too young to recall it. In about the 1930's she did leave a handwritten reminiscence
" My first schooling was ... in the little brown school house three miles north of us on the hill near Butler's Cove. Later at Mary O'Neil's private school in the old Odd Fellows Temple. I sang my first solo in the old Town Hall (Olympia) on Fourth Street near Washington.
Indian camps sprinkled the beach between our home and town. Often we heard their 'pow wows' and saw them gambling. The old stern wheelers Otter and Messinger running between Olympia and Seattle steamed by our place every day.
Our family physician was Dr N J Ostrander. (He was also their neighbor and later bought the Nathanial Crosby III house which is now a historical museum.)
At the age of seventeen I taught school 'boarding around' ... a rough logging country of indians, wild animals and skid roads. It was there I learned to sleep on humpy, straw tied beds. The only means of transportation from Olympia there was by launch to the head of North Bay; from there by a rough trail of seven miles which I made on horse back with an old indian guide. This was a real feat as the saddle was a flat, hornless affair used by jockeys."
In 1900 she was living in Olympia.
After her first husband died in 1914, at the age of 46, "I qualified at the University of Washington for special-teaching and taught at State Custodial School for ten years". This may refer to the same School for Defective Youth where her brother-in-law Samuel Crosby was the Superintendent.
Her middle name was misspelled on her tombstone. 
Burntrager, Adelaide Keady (I2473)
3 After Adeline died giving birth to Ulrey, Milo left immediately for Kansas and married Emma Cline. He left Ulrey with the Calvin family to raise. His new family did not know about Ulrey until years later and they called him "the littlelost boy". Elliott, Milo (I1817)
4 Earl worked for the Library of Congress from 1943-70 when he became blind due to diabetes. Seemingly indefatigable, he continued his genealogical research with the help of his adopted daughter Monika and was well respected, particularly in Pennsylvania where he untangled many family questions.
This g.g.g. grandson of John Graybill apparently was not the first to raise the question of whether Martin Borntraeger had a daughter Hannah (diminutive Anna). There is a copy of one of his papers at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Libraries entitled "Genealogical Research Material towards proving that...Hannah (Bonddecker/Borndrager/Borntrager...was a sister of Andreas/Andrew Borndrager" and on the next page he is giving instructions to his cousin to go to the Botetourt County Clerk of Court to copy six documents. What seems clear is that his spelling 'Bonddeker' would indicate that the idea came from someone else but there are no clues as to who this might be. The two papers also reveal that the Will of Andrew Borntrager was originally written in German, that it was translated into English, and then copied into the Clerks into Will Book A, pp 483-485. He states that the original Willwas written in German and signed by him "Andreas Borntrager' in
German script. The Clerk of Botetourt Co Court states that the will was written in English. 
ReevesGraybill, Edward Earl (I1917)
5 In 1858 he builts what is now known as The Nathanial Crosby Home which is on the National Historical Register and serves as a museum.

In 1858 he built what is now known as The Nathanial Crosby Home which is on the National Historical Register and serves as a museum.
About 1861 he captained the first ship to export a load of Oregon trees to Hong Kong for the building of ships and took his family with him. Leaving his family there he returned to take another load of spars which were harvested near Butler's Cove, neighboring David Burntrager's Claim. David spent some time as a logger and may well have had a part in this. 
Crosby, Nathaniel IV (I2135)
6 Nicholas and his wife Barbara were immigrnants to Philadelphia on Aug 19, 1927 on the ship Mortenhouse. Altho they were said to be Brethren his name was next to Ulrich Roth, a Mennonite Minister, on the Ships List
On March 2, 1737 he received a Pennsylvania Land Warrant for 150 acres in Bethel Twp, Lancaster Co, PA and created the "Hole among the Hills" where he lived all his life. In 1741, Nicholas entered a land purchase agreement for 300 acres three miles south. This purchase was completed in 1749.
On Oct 8, 1751, Peter Bicksler, Sr took out a Land Warrant for an adjoining 51 acres to the South. Nicholas was reportedly killed by Indians in 1741, but there is some doubt as to the date. It is speculated that the widow then married Peter Bicksler because on March 15, 1771, Peter Bicksler and wife Barbara conveyed some land by a deed, written in German, on a sheepskin. 
Pfaffley, Nicholas (I679)
7 1757 He was captured by the Indians and held for about 7 years.
On Jan 17, 1785 he took out 2 warrants, one for 115 3/4 acres on Blue Lick Cr and the other for 305 1/2 acres on the Little Youghiogheny, both in Brothers Valley Twp and both including improvements.
In 1776 he was taxed on land in Brothers Valley Twp, Bedford Co, PA
On Dec 6, 1795 Dec 6 he sold 216 acres land, 2 1/2 miles SW Salisbury, Brothers Valley Twp, PA. He then lived for a number of yearsat Mt Eden, KY.
But his will, dated Apr 2, 1814 was filed on May 14 in Randolph Twp, Montgomery Co, OH. At this same time another descendant of a Dunkard, David Bontrager was establishing himself just slightly south in Warren Co. 
Hostetler, Christian (I175)
8 1850 Census-William, David, Mary, Henry, Samuel
1860 Census-David, Mary, Henry, Samuel, George, Jacob, Abraham
1870 Census-George, John B, Abraham, Hortensey
1880 Census-John B, Thomas, living with new wife Margaret who seems to have 2 children by a previous marriage
The dates on all the censuses correspond except for:
John B-age 17 in 1870, 21 in 1880
Thomas-age 17 in 1880, but does not appear in 1870 
Arnold, Daniel Jr (I6749)
9 A native Mexican who was a prominant rancher, Francisco was the Mayor of Los Angeles in 1810-1811, prior to the Mexican-American War. California belonged to Mexico at the time and he was later granted 4439 acres by the Mexican government. Avila, Francisco Jose (I8172)
10 Although born in Knox Co, OH, Christian moved with his parents very shortly to Fairfield Co, OH. He then walked to Iowa scouting for land and settled in Sharon Twp in Apr 1877. His family were the first Bontrager's in Johnson Co.
It was in Ohio that his father changed from the Amish to the Mennonite Church.
Mom says he was standing on the RR station platform waiting for the train to take him to the army when news came that the Civil War was over.
In the fall of 1888, he and Elizabeth moved back to Ohio where she died and he remarried. 
Bontrager, Christian (I28)
11 Ancestors were Immigrants to MA in 1628. Daniel was born in Oxford Co, ME.
Daniel Torrey (1808-1896), a master scythe maker, owned a wagon and blacksmithing shop in Payson, Adams County, Ill. In the 1830s Torrey moved from his home state of Maine to Quincy, Ill., and later, to Payson, Adams Co, IL where he established his shop. In 1856 he moved to Missouri and, after 1870, to Fairbury, NE where he was involved with sheep ranching with Charles Parks
This collection includes a small notebook, filled with diary entries, a certificate for land in Milan, Mo. 
Torrey, Daniel (I4428)
12 Andrew was probably born in 1753 at Kirchbacherhof, Duchiy of Zweibrucken, Germany. This date is derived from the fact that he was indentured until the age of 21 and was married to Susanna Grehbiler on Aug 30 in 1774 at the First Reformed Congregation in Lancaster City, PA.
Andrew belonged to the non-combatant Old German Baptist Church (Tunkers).
Andrew, and many Grebil's, were on the Taxable List in Menallen Twp, York Co in 1779. He was listed as Andrew Burntreger with 150 acres, 3 horses, 4 cows and taxed 79 pounds, 13 shillings and 4 pence. In 1780 there are two listings. The first for 90 acres, 3 horses, 6 cows which was taxed 38 pounds and 8 shillings The next line shows 309 acres, 41 horses, 21 cows and no entry for taxes. He is not listed in 1781. No warrants or deeds could be found for any of these lands, so it is not clear how to interpret these entries. What is clear, is that the amount of Taxable's in 1779 compared to the acreage is highly disproportionate to others on the same list and that the list of his assets were amazing for an immigrant who, only 5 years earlier had been released from indentured status with $10 and a new pair of pants being his only possession.
In the same year, Andrews brother John was on the Taxable List in Bedford Co. but was marked as not being present in the county.
In 1783, Andrew is on the Taxable List in Bedford Co with 2 horses, 2 cattle, and 3 sheep. In 1784, he has a house and there are five in the family. On Jan 17, 1785 he received two warrants for land which were surveyed one month later on February 18. These two parcels represent 189 3/4 acres on Flaugherty Creek and 237 1/2 acres south on the Little Yough (now Casselman) River. This may represent arrangements for selling the first and buying the second parcel and does not indicate when he might have first settled on either.
The first parcel of land was located within the town limits of present day Meyersdale and it was here that he established a mill. The land was later sold to Peter Meyers after whom the town was later named.
The Pennsylvania Maple Festival, held in Meyersdale each year, now owns this land which includes a house erected by the Meyers family. This house now contains the original leather deed of Andrew Borntraer.
The second parcel of land was located several miles south of present day Meyersdale and both were in Brothers Valley Twp, Bedford Co (now Summit Twp, Somerset Co).
On 13 Jun 1797 he purchased a total of 385 acres in Botetourt Co, VA near present day Roanoke. Of this amount, 359 acres &140 poles was "vested in Col William McClanahan (Revolutionary War hero who had received a large grant in gratitude) who sold the same to Andrew Borndrager, "who departed this life before he obtained a title" and on June 13 of the same year, Andrew purchased "25 acres and 20 poles" in Botetourt Co, VA from William Carvin & wife Sarah for "137 dollars and 50 cents currant money of said State". William Carvin had been given 900 acres as a grant from King George II in 1746.
In only 13 months he was writing his Will dated Aug 2, 1798. It was probated on Oct 9 of the same year. He eventually disposes of 385 acres to his widow Susannah, sons David and Martin, and sons-in-law Samuel and Henry Peffley. This farm was located on what is now Hollins University and on Tinker Creek. 
Borntraeger, Andrew (I1745)
13 Andrew's father died in 1812, but the Court did not appoint a guardian until 1820. He eventually inherited "the west half of Section 25, Twp 3, Range 4 containing 30 acres" in Warren Co, OH which he then sold on Feb 26, 1825 for $300, to trustees of the "United Society" at Union Village.
In Kingman Bro's History of Carroll Co, IN, there is a list of The Tract Book in the Recorder's office. Andrew Burntrager came to IN by himself and filed a claim on 2 parcels of land in Carroll Co, IN on May 18, 1825 after engaging in some subterfuge with another man who wanted the same tracts and whom he beat in a race to the Land Office. Bureau of Land Management records show that these 2 tracts of land were not entered into the books until March 15, 1826 at the Crawfordsville Land Office and were located in adjoining Sections 10 & 9, Twp 25N, Range 2W for 80 and 70 acres.
It is not known if he wintered in IN or returned to OH but he probably returned with his married brother Daniel when on April 20, 1826 he filed for another 80 acres in Section 10, Twp 18N, Range 6W, which was then in Montgomery Co. On Jan 3, 1828 he filed twice for a total of 160 acres in Section 27, Twp 21N, Range 8 which was in Fountain Co. Patents were issued for all five of these purchases. These 2 are near the IL state line and were purchased just 2 weeks before his brother Daniel bought land in the same area.
He returned to Ohio and was married in 1829 in Miami Co. Later that same year he emigrated to Indiana for good. Excerpts from Minutes of Carroll Co Old Settlers Meetings in Delphi on 9 Aug 1884 state that this Andrew and his wife Mary lived in Carroll Co, IN since 10 Sep 1829. Carroll Co had just been formed on 7 Jan 1828.
They travelled by wagon and on arrival lived in the wagon for 48 days while erecting a log cabin. As children were born they added to the cabin and erected another cabin.
On Sep 22, 1832, he sold 120 acres of Sect 27, Twp 21N, Range 8 to George R Niles for $300 and on Oct 7, 1834 he sold the remaining 40 acres to Esther Clark. He had doubled his money in 6 years.
Here he cast his first vote for John Quincy Adams, became a Whig and then a Republican and gave his eighth child John the middle name of Quincy.
In 1845, Andrew is found on the Deer Creek Twp Tax List for property in Section 9, Twp 25N, Range 2.
His daughter Margaret in an auto-biographical note gives some insight into their life. "My parents...had built a one room log house after living 48 days and nights under a large walnut tree. It was in the year of 1829 when they moved to Indiana. In that one room, four children were born and they had to make more room as the children came and they built two more rooms, all with punchin (sic) floors, but smooth and scoured as white as could be made, with a large fire place that took a back log two feet thick and a half cord of wood at once; but it was the best fire that ever was.
in 1845, my father made brick; he dug a few large pits, put water, clay, gravel and sand in; that was made smooth by riding horses around and around. Then the mortar was put in molds and squared off to dry on a sanded place. When these bricks were dry, all hands, including children that could carry a brick, carried them to be placed on a big brick kiln to burn. As soon as all was on the four furnaces (that was made at the bottom of the kiln) it was set on fire. It took several days to burn them;... During the summer of 1846, the large brick house of 14 rooms, one of the most modern and best in the State of Indiana for those days, was built."
His land contained a large grove of Black Walnut trees which were used to finish the large 2 story brick house. All the framing from the floorboards to the rafters was walnut. He constructed several kilns and made all the bricks on site with enough left over for his neighbor to construct a house. Following this he entertained sealed bids and sold many walnut trees, even exporting some.
In 1956 this house was said to be owned by a group of relatives headed by a Howard Dock who stated that they had purchased it more than 50 years prior. He stated that a tornado struck the farm in 1953 severely damaging the property and wiping out much of the walnut grove. Up until this time they had marketed walnut trees from this great grove. He also stated that they had placed a bronze plaque at a corner of the house with dates and names, but this was not to be found in 1973. This house burned to the ground early on New Years Day 2002.
Andrew built a house in town about 1882 and retired there until his death. This house was located where the present Presbyterian Church is now located at 49 E Main. They had 11 children but he was survived by only 5.
In 1885 at the annual reunion of The Old Settlers Society the recognized Andrew and Mary as having lived in the county for the longest period of time by presenting them with a Bible. At the death of Andrew and Mary this Bible disappeared from public view until 2016 whenit has again been located. 
Burntrager, Andrew (I1763)
14 Built the first hotel at Marysville, CA near the Eldorado Saloon on "D" St. which he ran with his brother Absolam.
He returned to IN in 1854 and ETB says he was poisoned in a hotel in Michigan City, IN in order to steal his gold. Allegedly the hotel manager was the perp. 
Parks, John (I1720)
15 Caspar was the first Borntraeger known to have left Witzenhausen. He announced his desire to marry Anna Marie from Treysa in May 1708 and did so on 2 Dec 1708 after moving to Treysa. His occupation was given as soldier at that time. By the time his wife died he was listed as windowmaker. At the time of his death his occupation was given as wage earner. He had a number of other children. Bornträger, Johann Casper (I59)
16 Christian received a Warrant on 1 Feb and had surveyed 291 acres on 7 Mar 1785 just south of Andrew Borndrager across the Casselman R which placed him in Summit Twp. In the 1810 Federal Census a Christian Fike was listed in Elklick Twp with 6 children and he was >45 years old. This may be another Fike line. Feick, Christian (I1898)
17 Christly was written by his father in the family Bible and DJMB speculates that his name was therefore Christian, after his grandfather. However, Christopher is the name on his tombstone. It also gives his date of death and states that he was "age 18 years 5 months".
He was a twin. 
Bontrager, Christian (I1588)
18 Clanrick captained the 270 ton private brig Grecian from the family home in Cape Cod, MA bringing the whole family to Portland, OR in 1850 and arrives at New Market (origonal name of Tumwater and buys the Simmons land claim including the grist and saw mills. The Simmons-Bush Party were the first settlers at the lower falls of the Deschutes River.

This was in the Oregon Territory at the time. Thurston Co was formed in 1852 and the Washington Territory in 1853. 
Crosby, Clanrick (I1692)
19 Colonel John fought in the Revolutionary War and was an early settler who contracted with Judge Symmes for land in R4N only to find it outside of Symmes's Patent and therefore could not obtain a deed until the Pre-emption Act.
From 1803-1833 he was a Representative to the Ohio Legislature and served one term as Speaker of the house. He was on the first Board of Trustees of Miami University. In 1824 he was a Presidential Elector on the Clay ticket. He was also the Uncle of Indiana Governor Sam Bigger. 
Bigger, John (I2242)
20 Daniel inherited at least 32 acres at his father's death and on 30 April 1825, just after his 21st birthday, he sold this land in Warren Co, OH for $300 and his wife Margaret also signed the deed.
On 27 1825 the Bureau of Land Management shows a receipt for land in Sect 2.Twp 19N, Range 7W in Fountain Co, IN. Five months later he sold this land to a John Campbell. Covington, the county seat, was on the Wabash and Erie Canal. On 14 Nov 1826 there is another receipt for Sect 24, Twp 20N, Range 8W in Fountain Co, IN. This receipt states he is living in Fountain Co. He apparently lived on this land until at least 1833 when in April he sold 120 acres to Jonathan Crane and in September he sold the remaining 40 acres to Oliver Osborne.
Shortly after he purchased 139 acres identified as Sect 4, Twp 20N, Range 8 which was on Bear Creek where he built a grist mill with Ezra Crane. On May 16, 1836 he sold out to Ezra but retained a half interest in the "water privileges".
The 1830 Federal Census places him in Wabash Twp, Fountain Co, IN where he is listed twice on page 131A! Once with the spelling "Burntrager" and another with the spelling "Burntridger" which is also found on some of the land deeds. One line gives one son and the other 2 sons and both list a daughter <5 and a daughter 10-15 years old. The son is almost certainly David Edward (b 1826), who, in sworn testimony for his Donation Certificate, states that he was born in Ohio. The younger daughter could be Elizabeth. The older daughter is inexplicable, since Daniel was only 26 years old at the time. We know from the Court in Fountain Co that the last two children were in fact males and were still minors in 1842. The microfilm of the census shows many errors including what appear to be erasures and crossing out.
Daniel took produce on a flat boat down the Miami & Erie Canal to New Orleans with two other men from the community. While returning home on horseback, he became ill and died near Natchez, MS. One of his companions stated that although deathly sick, he kept to the saddle until death came. Another version surfaced sometime later in the community when his companions showed signs of wealth. There was talk of a conspiracy and foul play and a suspicion that he may have been murdered. Honeyman states that he died 3 Jul 1810. Probate proceedings indicate it was later than that. Elizabeth was not born until April 1811.
The Fountain County Circuit Court in the Aug 1842 Term certifies the evidence of his marriage date and place, his land ownership, date of death (as published by People's Friend, editor George W Churchman), and the four children. There are no birth records during this era in Fountain Co. Margaret Burntrager in a Petition for Dower stated that Daniel owned only 80 acres and an undivided 1/2 interest of all mills at his death. 
Burntrager, Daniel (I1874)
21 David came to Iowa with his parents in 1877. His obituary says that he became a Mennonite in Ohio, but this is doubtful since he was only 4 years old when the family left Ohio. He lived on 2 leased farms and mom was born on the second of these NE of the Meredith Maas homestead. Shortly after her birth, on 2 Jan 1906, David bought a farm NW of Frytown where he built a new house and barn. See 1841 Pre-emption Act. He then bought at Amish (Joetown) where he worked as a blacksmith. This house was built in 1900 by Fred Dickel, an Amishman who had relocated from the Amana Colonies, and was sold in 1944 when they moved into Kalona.
Some time around 1915 David took Gladys with him and went to Chicago by train. They stayed overnite at the Moody Bible Institute before returning in style with a brand new Ford. 
Bontrager, David Edwin (I38)
22 David had gone to California with the rest of the family for the gold rush but did not return with them. He was there to meet his brother Charles and Margaret when they emigrated to Marysville, CA..
ETB says he spent the last year of his life traveling in an attempt to regain his health. He spent many months in Hawaii. 
Parks, David Jr (I1712)
23 ETB says she "was a great beauty, had fine musical ability, taught school until her marriage and resided in Washington, DC until her death.
The papers left by ETB refer to Mellie's (Mary Ellen) book of favorite poems which contains entries of births, etc. It contains much of the same information that would later show up in her niece Ora's Notebook. Thus it is probable that David's Dutch Bible was in the Andrew Burntrager household and that both are taken directly from it. 
Burntrager, Mary Ellen (I1861)
24 Florence had to sit out of school for a year after the eight grade until her father decided that high school was appropriate for girls. She then boarded at Grandma Kempf's with Gladys for the four years.
Florence I. Maas, 99, of Hills, formerly of rural Riverside, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Atrium Village in Hills after a brief illness.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona with the Rev. Paul Akin of First United Methodist Church in Iowa City officiating. Entombment will be prior to services in Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Iowa City.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Corona Chapter, OIS or Atrium Village.
Mrs. Maas was born June 6, 1903, in Johnson County to David and Maggie (Kempf) Bontrager. She attended rural Johnson Co. schools and graduated from Kalona High School in 1921. She earned a teachers certificate from Coe College in Cedar Rapids. She married Meredith J. Maas on Aug. 25, 1926, in Wapello. She was a homemaker and shared farming operations with her husband. They raised Registered Aberdeen Angus Cattle. She belonged to First United Methodist Church in Iowa City, was a Past Matron and 50-year member of Corona Chapter, Order of Eastern Star of Sharon Center, 50-year member of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Iowa City, and Past Grand Representative of Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include a daughter, Rita Howe of Riverside; a son, Don Maas of Nichols; a daughter-in-law, Donna Maas of rural Iowa City; 10 grandchildren, Randy Maas, Marjorie McArtor, Jerry Maas, Tom Maas, Ken Maas, Julie Maas, Maridyth Maas, Scott Howe, Sheryl Howe and Michelle Howe; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Lois Swartzendruber of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents; husband, Meredith J. Maas; one son, Meredith Maas, Jr.; two sisters, Gladys Hostetler and Nadine Hershberger; and four brothers, Ray, Russell, Lloyd and Cecil Bontrager, died earlier. 
Bontrager, Florence Isabelle (I46)
25 George B is listed on the Roster of Co F, 113th IL Infantry, Rank Musician and residence Middleport, IL from Oct 1, 1862 to June 20, 1865.
He bought the Kankakee Times from his father which he published until after 1881 before he sold out. 
Keady, George B. (I2465)
26 George was a free black who is said to have inherited money. After moving to Washington he is said to have buried a lot of silver in an undisclosed location on his farm. He had a cerebral hemorrhage and died suddenly without being able to give the location to his family. Bush, George Washington (I2108)
27 Given name on Tombstone is Hurbert.
Obviously, this family emigrated to Washington also but I have been unable to find the details. The 1910 Federal Census for Washington lists a Harlan (age 12) and Albert (age 11) Keady both born in Washington. Are they sons of Herbert C? 
Keady, Herbert C. (I2469)
28 Gladys Hostetler, age 97, 1300 Greencroft Drive, Goshen, died at 7:50 p.m., November 30, at the Goshen General Hospital.
GIadys was born May 6, 1905, in Johnson County, Iowa, to David E. and Mary Magdalena "Maggie" (Kempf) Bontrager and married Jonathan J. Hostetler, August 11, 1929, in Kalona, Iowa. He preceded her in death in August 2002 after celebrating 72 wedding anniversaries. .
Gladys graduated from the Kalona High School and received a teaching certificate from Coe College in Iowa. She spent the next four years teaching all eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse and taking correspondence courses from the University of Iowa. She continued her education at Goshen College, being a member of the class of 1931 and earned a "G."
When "J J" was called to the ministry, she began a lifetime career of fulltime service in the Mennonite Church also. She taught Summer Bible School for many years and held various positions in the Junior Department of the Sunday School at Canton, Ohio. Her involvement at the Ohio Mennonite Conference level led to becoming President of the Ohio Women's Service Committee. Later, when serving in Peoria, Illinois, she was a delegate to the churchwide women's group.
Gladys is survived by her older sister Florence Maas of Hillsboro, Iowa, and a younger sister Lois Swarzendruber of Colorado Springs, Colorado, all four of her sons, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers. 
Bontrager, Gladys Barbara (I152)
29 Hannah was born in 1750-51 in the Duchy of Zweibrucken, Germany. Hannah is listed by first name only in her husband's, John Graybill, will.
Hannah married John Graybill in 1770 in PA, according to Lois Norris, who gives no source. John was the older brother of Anna, wife of Andrew. Both Hannah and her brother Andrew were Old German Brethren (Dunkards) and both would die and be buried in Botetourt Co, VA.
Hannah's will was dated 6/11/1832 and probated in July 1838 in Botetourt Co, VA. 
Borntraeger, Hannah (I2055)
30 He emigrated to Thurston Co, WA about 1873 and acquired some land near Olympia, believed to be in Tumwater.
He returned to Delphi about 1884 and inherited the Delphi town house at 49 E Main when his father died. His sister Margaret Parks was his companion and housekeeper. Ethel Torrey Beacham says he never married and "led the life of the purest celebacy (sic)".
Executor notes:
John L Baum was confirmed as his executor on 10/09/1905. He made a distribution to several people, including brother Aaron, sisters Margaret and Euphemia, 6 children of sister Elizabeth (died 1893) and 6 grand-children of Elizabeth, a total of $10,000 in cash. Apparently, the brick homestead, the town house and a cemetery lot had been sold by 1/3/1907. The property in Washington was a different story:
Executor Card #2
Burntrager, David
Property near Olympia, Thurston Co, WA (deserted)
not sold and will be held by legatees-same
proportion as distribution of money.
Aaron Burntrager, Margaret Parks, Euphemia
Robeson 1/4 or 2096.71 each
Addie F Dunn, Pearl J Elliott, Effie
Brainard, Lulu M Wyman, Anna M Shook
& Ora Sparling - 1/8 of 1/4 or 262.08 each
Ora, Chas K, K C Ulrey, Courtney &
Guy Elliott, 1/6 of 2/8 of 1/4 or 87.37 each
Exec. now discharged 1/28/1907 
Burntrager, David B. (I1856)
31 He moved to Leesburg (now Leesville), OH in about 1810 and supposedly built the first house in town. After several years bought land 3-4 mi from town near what is now called Sherodsville. In Tuscarawas County Deed Book 2, p254 on Jan 15, 1829 he purchased 6 acres for $50 in Range 7, Township 15, Section 52. On April 1, 1835 he purchased more land for $300 in Section 2 of the same Township.
John Burntriger is listed in the 1820 Ohio Census living in Sugar Creek Twp, Tuscarawas Co, OH, occupation manufacturing.
He served in the US Army, War of 1812, Col Johnsons Regiment of Ohio Militia
On Sept 3, 1834, as a Trustee of the United Methodist Church and with 8 others received the Deed for the Church for $1. The Deed lists him as John Bontriger
John Bontriger is listed in the 1860 Federal Census, Monroe Twp, Carroll Co, OH, birthplace unknown, occupation farming. This is likely John Jr. 
Bontrager, John (I548)
32 He was a blacksmith, merchant, editor and publisher. He was an Indiana State Senator from 1854-58 and a US Representative from the 8th Indiana District 1879-81. In 1880 he was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention at Cincinnati. Hostetler, Abraham J. (I1686)
33 He was mustered into Company C, 135th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers on May 23, 1864 and mustered out September 29, 1864 as a Sergeant, serving 100 days. The Regiment was sent to Nashville, TN and charged with protecting several railroads which were being used by General Sherman in the early days of his march thru Georgia. The application for a widow's pension by wife Rachel states that he was an invalid on 15 July 1876 due to a chest wound.
He moved 30 miles south to Mulberry, IN where he was involved in banking and the mercantile business.
In 1870 he was in Vance Twp, Vermillion Co, IL.
The 1880 Federal Census finds him in Madison, Clinton Co, IN, occupation grain merchant. He moved to Oakland, CA in 1894 where he is said to have held a city position. He returned to IN for a visit when in his eighties (ca1905), which would have corresponded to the time of his brother David's death.
In letters dated 1913-1916, Aaron writes to his sister Margaret, reminding her that he and his brother David made a 4 week trip back to Ohio in December 1853. ETB had these letters in 1959.
While living at 651 63rd St in Oakland on 15 Jan 1914 (age 79) he handwrites, in a very fine hand, to John Odall, apparently the caretaker of the IOOF cemetery, regarding the number and spacing of the elm trees. He mentions that his brother David gave money to the cemetery for upkeep. 
Burntrager, Aaron Edward (I1864)
34 Hon William P.--was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, 1 April 1850. When but an infant his parents moved to Iroquois Co, Illinois, where his father started the "Iroquois Times", and when quite young our subject entered his father's printing office, where he received the major portion of his early education. In June 1866, being then but 16, he enlisted in the army and served until April 1867, when he was discharged at Atlanta. He then returned to his home and followed his trade of printing, until the connection of the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, when he crossed the plains on the first through train to California. In May 1872, he came to Oregon and accepted a position in the State Printing office at Salem, afterwards becoming the business manager and city editor of the Salem "Statesman". In 1879 Mr. Keady came to Corvallis and in partnership with W. B. Carter published the Corvallis "Gazette", Mr. Carter at the time being State Printer, which office he filled until his death, which occurred in the spring of 1880, when Mr. Keady was appointed State Printer, serving until the following fall. He then engaged in the real estate and collection business in Corvallis. In June 1882, Mr. Keady was elected to represent Benton county in the State Legislature, and again in 1884, was re-elected to the same office, and at the last session held the honorable position of Speaker of the House. Mr. Keady was married in Salem, June4, 1874, to Mrs. Julia G Crump; by this union they have 3 children, viz; William F., Fannie G., and Lynn Y. Keady, William P. (I2466)
35 Immigrant to Philadelphia 1729.
Lois Graybill gives their deaths in West Earl Twp (not formed til 1833). He had land in Earl and Warwick Twps. He built the White Oak Church on his property. They were members of the Conestoga congregation of German Baptist Brethren (Tunker) at Leola, PA.
"First family member of our Virginia Graybill family to come to the U.S. Christian and earlier Krehenbuehl/Graybill's were followers of Menno. Very religious family and practiced primarily the Dunker faith in the U.S. Although no positive paper survives except family bibles and stories it has been enough to establish his parenthood. He would have been eleven years old when he came to America. Land records indicate that he resided in the Elm locality of Lancaster County, Pa. Several tracts of land by patent, dated 1738 were purchased and a tract in Warwick Twp of 123 acres with 6 acre allowance for highways is on file. They were members of the Conestogacongregation of German Baptist Brethren at Leola, Pa."
Christian and Maria Grebil were the most likely family to redeem the four Bornträger orphans. They were Tunkers (Old German Baptist) all of their life and so were Hannah and Andrew Bornträger. John Graybill married Hannah and Andrew married his sister Susannah. Both families eventually moved to Botetourt Co, VA, where all four died. 
Grebil, Christian (I2194)
36 In 1755, Feb 1 Signed his name as a witness.
In 1757 he was taken hostage by the Indians.
On 5 Nov 1784 he sold the Bern Co, PA farm which was theJacob Hochstetler homestead and on 17 Dec 1784 he bought 352 acres in Bedford Co, PA, the warrant issued to John Hogstadler, and later added 46 1/2 acres on which he resided til his death, altho he sold it to son John 4/25/1797.
On the Tax List he was marked as a Tory as a result of not joining the militia. 
Hochstetler, John (I1279)
37 In 1795 he and his brother Henry bought purchased farms facing the "Great Road" and Andrew Borntraeger bought just several miles away. The seller was Col Wm McGlanahan, who had received the land free from the state of Virginia because of his service in the Revolutionary War.
In Oct 1835 they migrated to Ladoga, Montgomery Co, IN. They were six weeks on the road from Salem, Va. They had one four horse wagon, one two horse, and a one horse carryall. They traveled on the National highway from Harper's Ferry to near Danville, Ind., and then on the Crawfordsville Road. 
Pefley, Samuel (I1755)
38 In 1820 he was living in Athens Co, OH.
In 1830 he was in the Apple Creek District, Macoupin Co, IL.
In 1840 he was in Chestnut Twp, Knox Co, IL
In 1850 he was in Henry Co, IL
On 3 Oct 1850 he and son Simon Sterling were on the passenger list for the Panama from San Francisco to Astoria, OR. Also on this list was David Markham (relation unknown) 
Markham, Jeptha (I1539)
39 In 1900 he was a Private in the US Infantry Hospital Corps in the Philippine Islands.
In 1920 he was living in Highland, Sarpy Co, NE.
on 9 Feb 1928 he filed for Invalid Status and from about 1935 he was at the US National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Hot Springs, SD. 
Burntrager, Harold Clark (I2477)
40 In 1900 he was living in Denver, Arapahoe Co, CO. In 1911 he was apparently head of L M. Burntrager & Co dealing in bonds. He moved to LA in 1914
In 1935 he became vice-president and a director of the Yosemite Valley Railway Co, the successor to Yosemite Valley Railraod Co, Inc which had started in 1902 to move supplies and passengers between San Francisco and Yosemite Valley. He served until 1945 when the company was sold at auction on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco. 
Burntrager, Lora McDonald (I2208)
41 In about 1790 Christian moved with his parents to OH. He promised to take care of his parents as long as they lived but preceded them in death.
The 1820 Ohio Census listed on p161 a Christian Burntriger living in Wayne Twp, Tuscarawas Co, OH, occupation agriculture. 
Borntrager, Christian (I41)
42 In his father's will, dated 1798, Martin is referred to as his "infant" son.
On Jan 11, 1811 Botetourt Co Minutes "on motion of Martin Borntrager", Michael Frantz was appointed his guardian. Charles T Burton says he was an "orphan >14 years old." This indicates only that he was not yet 21. Martin paid taxes on the 77 acres he inherited in 1811 but the land was still in the name of the executors.
On April 20, 1813 in Deed Book 11, p200 Martin B sold his 77 acres for $900 to Peter Heck. He signed with his (X) mark. Martin had paid tax in 1813. It is presumed that he was now at least 21. In 1814 Peck paid the tax. By August 1815, Martin B had received 300 pounds from his father's total estate evaluated at 10078 pounds, 13 shillings, 5 pence.
A marriage bond in Botetourt County was interpreted by Anne Worrell as being for "James Boindrager", born in 1794, who married Susan Murry. This was plausible since right above she lists "David Boindrager" correctly. Charles Burton pointed out the fallacy. The original, still available, clearly indicates that it was James Bolinger who married Susan Murry and the will of Fred Murry, her father, states that James Bolinger was his son-in-law.
"Thus developed the taverns accommodating more people than the 'ordinaries' earlier established in the homes of their operators. Botetourt Co Order Book 1820-1822 contains a list on its back cover of Ordinary Licenses issued to .....James Borndrager" (Seed Bed of the Republic, Stoner). This Order Book has been rebound and the back page could not be found. Stoner is regarded as very reliable. The microfilms at Library of VA do not show this.
In the 1820 Federal Census he is listed in the Roanoke District, Botetourt Co with a wife and child. It thus raises the intriguing question of whether the above James Borndrager was actually James Martin Borndrager.
In 1830 he is in Claiborne Co, TN and has a wife, but no child. He is not found in the 1840 Census. No deed were found in Claiborne Co. In 1836 he is on the Tax List for Claiborne Co. 
Borntrager, Martin (I1756)
43 In Jul 1861, Thomas enlisted with Company G, IN Infantry. After only 3 mongths in the Army, he contracted measles and was sent home with incipient tuberculosis. Nevertheless, he was shortly drafted again and so paid and sent a substitute. Pefley, Thomas Jefferson (I4610)
44 In the 1830 Federal Census, Fountain Co, IN his father is listed twice on the same page! One of these listings gives 2 males <5 years old. The other lists only one, which would be his brother David Edward. The film of the transcribed alphabetical list shows what appears to be erasures, cross-outs and other mistakes. Birthdates indicated by the other censuses below are contradictory. The only conclusion possible is that he was born in Fountain Co, IN and it could have possibly been about 1830. right before the census was taken.
George was only about 8 years old when his father died and in 1842 the Fountain Co, IN court named him as the third child of Daniel.
In the 1850 Federal Census his age is given as 15, making his birth 1835, but he is now living in Iroquois Co, IL and in the 1860 Federal Census George is found in Milford Twp, Iroquis Co, IL living in the household with a J P A Lewis, age 50, born in OH and his wife Margaret, age 51, born in PA. George's age is given as 22 which would place his birth as 1838!
On 20 Sept 1861 George enlisted in the Union Army as a Private and his residence was given as Middleport, IL (present day Watseka). On 23 Dec 1863 he re-enlisted and was mustered out on 25 Sept 1865 in Camp Irwin, TX as a Full Sergeant after being wounded twice.
After the Civil War he was engaged in the grocery business, which he sold in the latter part of 1869, and with his wife and two babies came west. However, the best guess on daughter Edith Margaret's birthdate is 1870 and if she was on this trip it may have been as late as 1871. On Oct 12, 1871 George and David, as partners, bought the 10 acre part of the Dickerson Claim.
The four of them came by Union Pacific Railroad to San Francisco and from there by sailing vessel. After a voyage of 30 days they reached Olympia at four o'clock in the morning staying at Gallegher brother's hotel on Main and Third Streets. George built and settled on the west shore of the Sound, south of Butler's Cove and three miles North of Olympia where most of the family of seven were born.
Her description of the place they first settled corresponds to a sale by Ellen Isabell Hall of 9 acres on 12 Oct 1871 to David and George as partners. (Tumwater Deed Book Vol 7. p664) The 1877 Washington Territorial Census lists his family adjacent to his brother David.
From 1877 to 1883 George and Mary engaged in a series of mortgage transactions which involved the borrowing of $100-150 which were paid off a week or two before the one year due date and then renewed on the anniversary date. It would appear that they were financing some purchase without the benefit of a bank.
In the 1880 Federal Census his middle initial is given as A , his age 41 and occupation printer! On Sep 17 of that year, they sold one Lot of the Dickerson property for $800. It is possible that two business were involved and likely that in this period he bought the Dunlap grocery business, because in the 1883 Washington Territorial Census he is listed as a merchant. By the 1889 Census his occupation is given as laborer and in 1893 the occupation is carpenter.
The 1900 Census shows him In Olympia, where he joined the Volunteer Reserve Corps and the 1910 census lists him in Kings Co, WA 
Burntrager, George Hardy (I2435)
45 In the 1910 Census (WA) his wife is Sara J who states she had 5 children, 3 living.
In the 1895 Census (IA) his wife is Amelia and there are 4 living children, none of which correspond to the 2 living in WA.
The age of John and his wife are relatively the same in each. It is possible that these are 2 different families or that John had 2 different wives, but I can prove neither. 
Fisher, John O. (I3468)
46 In the Lutheran Church Archives at Zweibrucken, Germany there is documentation of a conversation between Anna and Pastor Gotzen in late 1751 regarding the raising of a child from an Anabaptist family. Andrew is thought, for good reason, to have been born in 1753. This is the first verification of what has been long suspected, that they emigrated with four children.
A family tradition says that she died at sea. The lack of any documentation for her and the subsequent orphaning of her children supports that view. 
Hanauer, Anna Elisabeth (I160)
47 It is believed that John was an unlisted immigrant on the sail vessel Salley, 5 Oct 1767, under the age of 16.
In 1779 he was listed on the Brothersvalley Twp, Property Assessment, 100 acres, non-resident which used the spelling Borndrager.
1783 John Borntrager was listed as a Taxable Inhabitant of Brothers Valley Twp, Bedford Co, PA
In the 1790 Federal Census of Bedford Co, PA John Burndveger (sic) is listed with 5 children.
In 1798 John Martin settled in Conemaugh Twp, 1.5mi from junction of the Quemahoning and Stony Creek, SW of Davidsville. The 1800 Census shows him in Quemahoning Twp. In 1803 he received a warrant for this land. Somerset Co records show that he owned more than 700 acres. His wife's name was recorded in the Deed when this land was sold.
The 1800 Federal Census indicates he was living in Quemahoning Twp, Somerset Co and had 7 children in the household with 2 females >45. The one could be his wife but the other is unidentified. The best guess would probably be his mother-in-law.
In the 1820 Federal Cenus for Ohio he is listed as John Burntriger living in Leesburgh,Tuscarawas Co, OH, occupation manufacturing.
On 15 Jan 1829, he purchased 6 acres for $50 in Section 2, Township 15, Range 7, Carroll Co, OH. It is not clear whether this was John Sr or his son John. 
Borntraeger, John (I42)
48 It is difficult to reconcile the dates given. In the 8 Jul 1870 Census Jacob is m. to Hannah and has 1 child Ruth, age 6.
There are two 1880 Census, one for Little Creek District on 3 June and one for Bonbrook District on 28 June. Both show the same children and Moses is said to be age 12 on the earlier and age 11 on the later. In either event he would have been on the 1870 Census. If Moses was born shortly after the 1870 Census he would only be 9 in the 1880 Census and thus the same age as Mary in both of the 1880 Censuses. 
Hodges, Jacob (I5161)
49 It is likely Christian was an immigrant in 1767 and less than 16 y.o..
On 24 May 1794, he was granted a Warrant for 25 acres in Brothers Valley Twp, Bedford Co.
In 1796 he was on the Tax List at Elk Lick Twp. DMB says that he is "rumored to have migrated to Indiana Co, PA".
In 1810 he migrated to Jefferson Co, OH. On 4 Oct 1811 the Pennsylvania land was sold to a Joseph Haughstetler (DJH 4451) for 50 pounds.
DMB credits him with only two sons but notes that his grand-daughter, Rose Ann (Bontrager) Slentz, states that there was another son Levi and daughters Libby and Sarah. The 1820 Federal Census shows 6 children age 10-25, occupation agriculture and manufacturing. 
Borntraeger, Christian (I421)
50 Jane moved with her family to MO where she met Lewis. They were married in Fairbury, NE where she gave her age as 17. The date of her divorce is unknown but her obituary (see below) says that she remarried Aubry Hibbard.
ETB says she discovered the Bible presented to Andrew and Mary Burntrager by the Old Settlers Society in the attic of her mother Jane Parks at Lafayette, IN. In 1960 she mailed it along with other pictures and items to Gail Sparling in CA.
She next shows up in the Society pages of the St Petersburg (FL) Times as having wintered there every year since 1926 and moving there in 1946. She is often mentioned as travelling with Ethel Beacham but there is no mention of her second husband.

Obituary - St Petersburg Times, Thursday, Sep 25, 1952

Mrs Jane Euphemia Hibberd, daughter of one of Indiana's pioneer families died yesterday morning in a local hospital.
A resident of the Randolph Hotel, Mrs Hibberd lived in St Petersburg for eight years after spending 15 seasons here. She was born in Logansport, Ind., and came to St Petersburg from West Lafayette, Ind.
Mrs Hibberd was the wife of the late A. L. Hibberd, member of the firm of Fuller, Morrison Wholesale Drugs, Chicago.
The family of Mrs. Hibberd dates back to 1825 when they settled on the Wildcat and Tippecanoe River in Indiana.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, West Lafayette.
A daughter, Mrs. Ethel Torrey Beacham, St. Petersburg, survives. Baynards Funeral Home will announce arrangements. 
Parks, Jane Euphemia (I1885)

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