Bell Anthology - Knestrick Family

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Knestrick Family of Washington County, Pa.
           John Knestrick landed in Philadelphia Sept 26 1741 coming from a 
      German-speaking country. He likely lived in eastern Pa. for a while before 
      moving to Maryland. He was married about 1744. He died in the fall of 1784 in 
      Washington County, Maryland between Hagerstown and Boonsboro. His estate names 
      five children: 
           Catherine m1 Chaney m2 Dutwiler, Frederick, Henry, John, 
      Magdalena m. Henry Eder
           The son, Henry, was born in West Bethlehem Twp., Washington Co. Pa. by 
      1792. He was born about 1751, died about 1835. His wife's name was Elizabeth. 
      Their children were:
        1. John b. 1778 d. 1863. Amwell Twp. m. Elizabeth b. 1778, d. Sept. 23, 1833. 
           a. David b. 1799 d. 1863 single 
           b. Catherine b. 1801 m. Henry Conkle 
           c. Tobias b. 1803 d. 1885 m. bef. 1830 Susanna_____ b. 1804. 
              Their children: 
                Isaac b. 1832 
                Stephen b. 1834 
                Hugh b. 1836 
                Christiana b. 1838 
                John b. 1841 
                Mary b. 1844
           d. Elizabeth b. 1806 single 
           e. John b. 1809, d. 1881 m ca 1831 Tilly_____b. 1815 
                Amos b. 1832 
                David b. 1838 
                Catherine b. 1840 
                Sarah E. b. 1846 
                Eliza b. 1848 
                and others
           f. George b. 1811 m. ca 1837 Drusilla______b. 1817 
                Sara B. 1838 
                Elizabeth b. 1841 
                Catherine b. 1849 
                Emeline b. 1849 
                and others
           g. Margaret b. 1814 m. Jacob Crile
        2. Henry b. 1782 d. 1867 m. Margaret_____ 
           a. Margaret b. 1810 
           b. Jonathan
        3. ?George m. Margaret_____ 
           a. Susana b. 1811 
           b. Jonas b. 1813
           c. ?Nathan b. 1815 
           d. Samuel b. 1816
      4. Catherine b. 1792

This article was transcribed by Liz DuBois of Bremerton, WA in February 1998.

Raymond M. Bell Anthology     Genealogy in Washington Co., PA

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