Shimer Family

Genealogy on my Descendants, Including Shimers, Edwards, Lancasters and Early Pennsylvania Dutch Settlers

The History and Genealogy of the Shimer Family in America

By Kristin | May 16, 2018

History and Genealogy of the Shimer Family in America – Volume III History and Genealogy of the Shimer Family in America – Volume IV (1) History and Genealogy of the Shimer Family in America – Volume IV (2) History and Genealogy of the Shimer Family in America – Volume V (1) History and Genealogy of…

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Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon Cemetery Pt. 2

By Kristin | May 28, 2016

My¬†last blog post focused on the grave of Jacob Shimer (the second, 14 June 1734 – 6 June 1764) and the bronze plaque that honored his father, Jacob Schiemer (1679 – 1757), and five brothers. Jacob Shimer’s grave is located in Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon Cemetery. This post will offer more details about…

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One of the Original Marine Corps Devil Dogs, Private Chester Lancaster

By Kristin | Feb 20, 2016

Private Chester Lancaster served as an United States Marine in World War I. He found at the Battle of Belleau Wood and is one of the original USMC Devil Dogs. He enlisted on 5 May 1917 and went to basic training at Mare Island California. He transferred to the 78th Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine…

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Shimer Family Graves in Old Zionsville Cemetery, PA

By Kristin | Mar 9, 2014

Old Zionsville Cemetery is located less than a mile from Shimerville, Pa. John Seip Shimer and his decedents are the namesakes of Shimerville and many of those decedents are buried at Old Zionsville. The Old Zionsville Church used to have this history¬†of the Church on its website: “At a beautiful elevation on King’s Highway, the…

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Killed at Gettysburg, Captain Isaac Shimer, Co. F, 126th Regt., New York Volunteers of Geneva, NY

By Kristin | Jun 11, 2012

The body of Capt Isaac Shimer arrived here on Monday evening last, via New York. That of Serg’t J. Barns arrived by the same train. The latter was taken to Benton for interment. Capt. Shimer being a member of the Masonic Fraternity, attached to Ark Lodge No. 33, to the Geneva Royal Arch Chapter, and…

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Exploring the Photos from Allen Shimer’s History and Genealogy of the Shimer Family in America, 7 June 2012

By Kristin | Jun 8, 2012

From The History and Genealogy of the Shimer Family in America Volume II, Page 180, 1914. Same View with Jacob Shimer’s Grave in the Foreground, October 2011. Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, October 2011.

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Genealogy Puzzle: Tillie Gernet, Wife of Franklin Shimer

By Kristin | Jun 5, 2012

Last week, I came across a genealogy puzzle and solved it after following a series of clues across the internet. I wanted to write this post about solving that puzzle to show the wide range of resources and techniques available to genealogy researchers on the internet. This all began when started tracking down the maternal…

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John Saunders Edwards, Brother of Charles E. Edwards

By Kristin | May 30, 2012

John Saunders Edwards John was b. 12 Feb 1812, probably in Leesburg, VA or Loudon Co. He marr. Susan Washington MacPherson 8 May 1838 in Washington, DC. Susan was the daughter of Joseph Macpherson and Mary Elizabeth Washington and granddaughter of Robert Washington and Alice Struther. Robert Washington and General George Washington were cousins. Not…

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Coyote Attacks Keeper Arthur Edwards in National Zoo, May 16, 1904

By Kristin | May 27, 2012

May 16, 1904 Coyote Attacks Keeper Edwards in National Zoo Desperate Fight Between Enraged Animal and the Man ARMS BADLY LACERATED Brute Beaten Off by Club in Hands of Attendant Run fling to Rescue Arthur Edwards, one of the keepers at the Zoo, was so badly torn about the hands and arms by a big…

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