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Notes for Henry Baltzly and Christina Wolf

We are researching Henry Baltzly and Christina Wolff, parents of Mary Baltzly, who married Samuel Meals. They lived in Menallen Twp, Adams County. We include notes for Henry Baltzly of Paradise Twp, York County, whom we suspect was the same person.

1746 John Simmons warranted 100 acres on Possum Creek, west Susquehanna River, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The land was surveyed 1787, then in York County, adjacent to lands of Thomas Bowman, John Bowman, and Moses Blackburn. The land was patented, with 243 acres, on November 28, 1811 by Christiana Baltzly [perhaps the widow of Henry] et al. [1] [2] [3] The 1787 land transaction and Henry's 1803 estate settlement, involve some of the same neighbors, so it is likely the same land. Opossum Creek is in Menallen Twp, Adams County [4]

1753 Henry Baltzly was born. [5]

1758 Christina Wolff was born, perhaps about June 1, based on the death of Christina Baltzle at age 90y 21d on June 21, 1848. [6] [7]

1764 Henrich Baltzer was confirmed at Weissenburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania, by Rev. Daniel Schumacher. [8]

1773 Jacob Balsle died and gave land to two of his sons Joseph and Henry Baltzly in his will dated May 3, 1773, as described in a deed dated 1785. [9] [10]

1775 Henry Baltzly, perhaps this one, was taxed as a freeman in Warwick Twp, Lancaster County. [11]

1776 Friedrich Wolff, Jacob Wolff, Johnas Wolff and Elizabeth Wolff and Applona Wolffin (apparently all married) and George Wolff and Christina Wolffin (unmarried) were named, among others, as people who appeared on Easter to go to Holy Communion, in the records of Lewis Boehme, reverend of the Abbotstown Reformed Church, Adams County. [12]

c 1776 Christina Wolff and Henry Baltzly were married. [13] [14]

1777 Henry Baltzley, perhaps this one, was a private in the Company of Captain Peter Zollinger, of the Seventh Battalion of York County. [15]

1778 Henry Baltzler was taxed in Paradise Twp, York County. [16]

1779 Henry Balsley was taxed 16 pounds for 50 acres, 1 horse, and 2 cattle in Paradise Twp, York County. [17] [18] [19] [20] [21]

1780 Henry Balsly, perhaps this one, was a private in the Company of Captain William Heaffer, Third Company, Fifth Batallion, York County militia. [22]

1780 Henry Baltzly [Balsley] was Private Fifth Class under Francis Jacob Remer, in Captain Peter Zollinger's Third Company, Fifth Battalion, York County Militia on October 7. Joseph Baltzley, perhaps Henry's brother, was First Lieutenant [23] [24] [25]. Adam Bloyer and Gotliep Brigner [listed as a neighbor of Henry's father, Jacob Baltzly, in a 1760 land transaction] and Daniel Bowser, perhaps the husband of Henry Baltzly's sister, Barbara, were in the same company.

1780 Henry Balsley [Baltzly] was taxed 11 pounds for 43 acres bush, 60 acres cleared, 2 horses, and 4 cattle in Paradise Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [26] [27]

1780 Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Christine Paelsli, was born on September 17. She was baptized on October 23, 1780, with witnesses Henry and Charlotte Holl, at the Abbottstown Reformed Church. [28]

1781 Henry Baltzly was taxed 1 pound 5 shillings for 50 acres, 3 horses, and 4 cattle in Paradise Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [29] [30]

1781 Henry Balsly, soldiered under Capt. William Heaffer, 3rd Company, 5th Battalion, Paradise Twp, York County Militia on Aug 29. [31] [32] Godlib Brigner [listed as a neighbor of Henry's father, Jacob Baltzly, in a 1760 land transaction] and Daniel Bowser were in the same company.

1782 Henry Balsley was Private Fifth Class in Capt. William Heffer's 3rd Company, 5th Battalion, York County. [33]

1782 Henry Baltzly was taxed 2 pounds 8 shillings 8 pence for 50 acres, 1 horse, and 3 cattle in Paradise Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [34] [35]

1782 Henry, son of Henry and Christine Palseli, was born on July 1. He was baptized on September 23, with witnesses, grandparents, Frederick and Marie Elizabeth Wolff, at the Abbotstown Reformed Church. [36]

1783 Henry Baltzley was taxed for 5 inhabitants in Paradise Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [37]

1784 Maria, daughter of Henry and Christine Palsely, was born on July 4. She was baptized on July 24, with witnesses, grandparents, Frederick and Marie Elizabeth Wolff, at the Abbotstown Reformed Church [Berwick Twp, Adams County]. [38]

1785 Joseph Baltzly, for the estate of Jacob Baltzly, sold land in Paradise Twp, York County, to Jacob Doll. Nicholas Noel had sold the land to Jacob Balsle on May 27, 1767. Jacob Balsle died and gave the land to two of his sons Joseph and Henry Baltzly in his will dated May 3, 1773. Henry sold his share of the land to Joseph on February 15, 1783. [39] [40]

1786 Henry Baltzly was listed on the septennial census for Franklin Twp, York County, Pennsylvania [adjacent to current Menallen Twp, Adams County]. [41]

1787 Catharine, daughter of Henry and Christine Balsly, was born on November 26. She was baptized on April 6, 1788, with witnesses, John and Elizabeth [Christine's sister] Noll, at the Abbotstown Reformed Church. [42]

1787 Henry Balsly and his wife Christina lived on a 200 acre farm in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania purchased November 20, 1787 from Lorentz Baussman on condition that the tract be properly surveyed. Based on a warrant issued October 20, 1746 to John Simmons, land was surveyed April 11, 1789 as 243 acres and the purchase was finalized December 2, 1790 with transfer of about 213 acres. [43] By 1803, as reported in Henry's estate settlement, Baussman had lost the papers pertaining to the property in a fire and the old survey markers were no longer discernible.

1788 Henry Baltzly was taxed 2 pounds 8 shillings 8 pence for 180 acres, 2 horse, and 3 cattle in Menallen Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [44]

1788 Henry Balsley was taxed in Menallen Twp, York County. [45]

1790 Henry Baltzly [Balsley-Babley] lived in York County, Pennsylvania. Frederick Wolf [perhaps Christina's brother or father] and Moses Blackburn [an adjacent landowner to the 1746 warrant] were listed close by on the same page of the census. [46]

1791 "David Millinger, Farrier, had discovered that there is a distemper prevalent among horses at present called yellow water, which proves very dangerous and thinks himself capable of curing same. For particulars enquire of Peter Ickes, Abbott's Town; Frederick Wolf, Henry Balsley, Charles Good or the subscriber near Abbott's Town". [47]

1794 Christina Baltzesin was a sponsor for Frederich (perhaps Christina's brother) and Christina Wolf's daughter Sara, born on April 16 and baptized on June 28 at the Lutheran and Reformed Congregations in Arendtsville, Adams County. [48] [49] [50]

1795 Henry Baltzly was listed on the 1795 list of "Tax Payers of Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania".

1795 Christina [Wolf] Baltzesin witnessed the baptism of niece Sara, daughter of Frederick and Christina Wolf, on June 28, in Arendtsville. [51]

1798 Henry Balsley was listed in Menallen Twp, York County, adjacent to Moses Blackburn, on the Pennsylvania U.S. direct tax. [52] [53] [54] [55]

1799 Henry Balsley was taxed $711 for 200 acres and 2 buildings in Butler (Menallen) Twp, Adams County. [56] [57]

1800 Henry Balsley was listed in Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. In the household were 1M 45+ (Henry?), 1M 16-25 (Henry Jr?), 1M 10-15 (John H?), 1F 26-44 (Christina?), 1F 16-25 (Elizabeth?), 2F 10-15 (Catherine?), 3F under 10 (Susannah, Margaret, and Sarah?). Moses Blackburn, who owned adjacent land in the 1803 estate sale, was in the adjacent listing. Frederick Wolf was listed on the same page (possibly Christina's brother). Jacob Meals [Males], father-in-law of daughter Mary was listed on the same page. [58] [59]

1800 Henry Bolsy was listed on the septennial census for Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [60]

1800 Henry Balsley was taxed for 200 acres, a house, and a barn in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [61]

1800 Sara Palzli, daughter of Henry and Christine Palzli, was born on January 3. She was baptized on June 8, at the Lutheran and Reformed Church in Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [62] [63] [64]

1802 Henry Balsley was taxed for 200 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [65] Henry Balsley was taxed as a single man. [66]

1802 Henry Baltzly died on July 2, 1802, aged 49y, 2m, 2d, and was likely buried in the Union (Lutheran and Reformed) Church cemetery; the grave is now reported at Fairview Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania [67].

1802 Christiana Balsley, widow & relict of Henry Balsley, late of Menallen Twp, Jacob Lamison, Conrad Bender, and John Arndt made bond of $3,000 at the Register's Office, on August 4. Christiana and Jacob Lamison were executors. No will had been produced. Letter of Administration were granted at Gettysburg, Adams County. [68] [69]

1803 Guardians were named for the minor children of Henry Balsly in the Adams County Orphans' Court on September 27. John Arndt (Arnett?) of Franklin Twp was named guardian of Catharine (age 16) and Sarah Balsley (age 4). Conrad Bender of Menallen Twp was named guardian of John (age 17), Margaret (age 12), and Susanna (age 9). [70]

1803 The administrators of Henry Baltzly's estate posted a notice concerning 213 acres in Menallen Twp (adjacent to Moses Blackburn, Thomas Bowen, John Bowman, and Patrick Russell) that Henry Baltzly had bought from Laurence Bousman (Boosman) in 1787. The deed and title papers had apparently been destroyed by fire. [71] [72] [73] [74]:

Public Notice
Whereas application was made by petition of the Administrators of Henry Baltzly, deceased, to the Court of Common Pleas, of Adams county, Pennsylvania, at the last August term, to have the loss of the respective Deeds and Title Papers, to a certain plantation and tract of two hundred and thirteen acres of land, be the same more or less, situate in Menallen township, in the same county adjoining lands now or late of Moses Blackburn, Thomas Bowen, John Bowman and Patrick Russell, to a certain Laurence Bousman, and destroyed by fire; and which land had been by him sold to the said Henry Baltzly, supplied, agreeably to the act of General Assembly of the said commonwealth, in such case made and provided: And the laid Court did then and there order and direct, that notice of the said application should be published in the Adams Centinal, and in a newspaper published at Philadelphia, for three successive weeks: In pursuance whereof, notice is hereby given to all persons concerned, or interested, in the said lands, or that may have any claim to the same, that they be and appear at Gettysburg, in the county of Adams, at a Court of Common Pleas, there to be held, on the fourth Monday in November next, then and there to make their answers to their said petition on oath or affirmation, and shew cause, if any they have, why the loss of the said Deeds and Title papers should not be supplied.
By the Court,
James Duncan, Prot'ry,
October 19, 1803.

1805 Christina Baltzly [Balzli] was a sponsor at the baptism of her brother Frederick's child, Christina Wolf, on July 20. Christina Wolf was born on December 6, 1805, in Adams County, Pennsylvania. [75] [76]

1805 Widow Balsley was listed twice for taxes in Menallen Twp, Adams County, once with 213 acres and once with 112 acres. [77]

1806 Widow Balsley was taxed for 113 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [78] She was listed again with 213 acres. [79]

1807 The birth of grand child Margaretha Balzly, daughter of son Henry and Catharina, was registered on September 6, at the Union Zion/Arendt Church in Arendtsville. [80]

1808 Widow Balsley was taxed for 213 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [81]

1810 Widow Balsley was taxed for 100 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [82]

1810 Widow Balsley lived in Menallan Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania in a household with females: 1 (16 thru 25). [83] Nearby listings included Samuel Meals and Frederick Wolf (perhaps Christena's brother).

1811 Christina Baltzel was a sponsor at the baptism, on November 17, of Susannah Simonson (Lamberson?), daughter of Jacob and Christina Simonson. [84]

1811 The Orphans Court of Adams County considered the estate of Henry Balsley on November 20. [85]:

The petition of Samuel Meals and Mary his wife, one of the daughters of Henry Balsley late of Menallen Township Adams County, deceased was read to the [Orphan's] Court setting: that the said Henry Balsley ... died intestate being ... seized ... in a ... tract of patented land containing two hundred and fourteen acres ... in Menallen Township ... adjoining lands of John Valez, Joseph Davis, Henry Bender, and others, leaving a widow to wit Christina Balsley, and eight children, to wit: Henry, John, Christina, intermarried with Jacob Lamson, Mary the petitioner intermarried with Samuel Meals ... Kitty intermarried with John Toush, Peggy intermarried with Philip Beamer, Susanna and Sally, the two last being minors to wit Susanna under the guardianship of Conrad Bender and Sally under the guardianship of John Arndt ... and praying the court to award an inquest directed to the Sheriff ... to divide the said tract of land ...

1811 There were two tax listings for Henry Balsley, perhaps a son, with 230 acres of estate land in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [86] [87] Another listing included the names John Arndt and Conrad Bender [guardians of minor children]. [88] Widow Balsley was listed with 50 acres [89] and another time with 100 acres [90].

1811 Daughter Christiana Baltzly et al received a land patent, dated November 29, for 243 acres in Adams County that had originally been warranted by John Simmons on October 20, 1746 in Lancaster County. [91]

1812 The Orphans Court of Adams County again considered the estate of Henry Balsley on January 7. [92]:

James Horner Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Adams ... find that the said tract of land cannot be divided... without prejudice to and spoiling of the whole ... do value the said tract of land ... for the sum of three thousand two hundred dollars ... " "The written refusal of Henry Balsley, eldest son of Henry Balsley deceased to accept of his father's estate at valuation made thereof was read to the court. Came into court John Balsley the second oldest son of Henry Balsley deceased and refuses to accept of his fathers estate at valuation. The written refusal of Jacob Lameson intermarried with Catharine the next eldest heir of Henry Balsley deceased to accept of the estate of the said deceased at valuation, was read to the court and filed." ... "And now came into court Samuel Meals intermarried with Mary the next eldest heir ... and prayed to be permitted to take the estate of the said deceased at the valuation, he paying unto the widow & heirs their respective shares thereof.

1814 Widow Balsley was taxed for 113 acres. John Balsley, perhaps a son, was taxed for 31 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [93] [94] John Balsley was taxed as a single man. [95]

1814 Christiana Bolsley warranted 12 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania on June 20. Adjacent land was owned by John Walhey, Henry Rife [possibly the Henry Rise who was listed near widow Christina Balsly in the 1820 census], and William McGrew. The survey was returned for Christiana Balsly in 1818. Samuel Meals, perhaps the son-in-law of Henry and Christiana, patented the tract on 4 Sept 1818. [96] [97] [98] The land was described as adjacent to land of John Walhey, George Black, and the heirs of Henry Balsley, deceased, on which widow Christina Balsly had an actual settlement. Witnessed by Frederick Wolf and Edward Warner. [99]

1817 Widow Balsley was taxed for 113 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [100] [101]

1818 Widow Balsley was taxed for 113 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [102]

1819 Widow Balsley was taxed for 113 acres in Menallen Twp, Adams County. [103]

1820 Widow Christina Bolsly lived in Menallen Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania in a household with females: 1 (45 and over). [104] Nearby listings included Samuel Meals (likely son-in-law), Frederick Wolf (perhaps Christina's brother), and John Walle (a neighbor on the 1814 land warant).

1833 The will of Christina's sister Elizabeth Noll, of Berwick Twp, was recorded. The will named brother Jacob Wolf, brother John Wolf, brother Andrew Wolf, and Polly Winand as heirs. Brother Jacob Wolf was named executor. Witnessed by Joseph Carl and Frederick Wolf. The will was dated July 18, with a codicil dated July 23. The codicil added brother Frederick Wolf and sister Christian (Christina) Baltzly as heirs. The will was affirmed on August 7. [105]

1848 Christina Baltzle died on June 21 and was buried at St James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [106] Died: "On the 19th inst., at the home of her son-in-law, Mr Philip Beamer, of Menallen township, Mrs Christina Baltzle, aged 90 years and 21 days.". [107] The memorial is reported to now be at Fairview Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [108] [109]

1848 Philip Beamer and Jacob Schlosser, administrators of Christina Baltzley deceased produced the account of their administration with a balance of $202.23, on November 20. [110] [111]

Research Notes:

Henry Baltzly is registered as a Revolutionary War Ancestor. [112]

How do we know that Henry Baltzly of Paradise Twp, York County was the same person as Henry Baltzly of Menallen Twp, Adams County?

c1803 Christina Wolf Baltzly reportedly acquired 117 acres which originally been owned by her father, Johann Frederick Wolf [Wolff]. The tract lay southeast of present-day Wenksville and abutted the Eastern boundary of Henry Baltzly's previously-purchased land. This land was sold to son-in-law Felix Orner by Christina Baltzly on June 1, 1819.

Some of the records cited above are from the Trinity Lutheran Church Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [113]

We show son John H Baltzly, born 1782, as the son named in the will and tax records dated 1812-1814. The date 1782 is consistent with census records of 1850 and 1860. However, son Henry was born in 1782. Unless these two sons were twins, the birthdates shown are not plausible. Willis Wolf Eisenhart reports his birth in 1786. The 1800 census suggests that John was born 1785-1790. The 1814 tax record lists both a married and a single man named John Baltzly. John was not taxed in 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, or 1817 (or later).


Footnotes:

[1] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, S494, [PALandWarrantLinks].

[2] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C232-153, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[3] Pennsylvania Land Patent, H4-733, [PAPatentBookLinks].

[4] Conewago Creek watershed map, Figure 3, [URL].

[5] Willis Wolf Eisenhart, A History of Abbottstown (1953), 116, undocumented.

[6] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, PA, Adams, Gettysburg, Lutheran, St James Evangelical Lutheran, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[7] Willis Wolf Eisenhart, A History of Abbottstown (1953), 116.

[8] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, Personal Register of the Rev Daniel Schumacher, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[9] York County, Pennsylvania, Deed 2C-237, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[10] York County, Pennsylvania, Deed 2C-238, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[11] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

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