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Notes for Andrew Erlenbaugh and Esther Winebrenner

1850 Andrew Erlenbaugh (age 55) and Esther Erlenbaugh (age 45) lived in North Woodbury Twp, Blair County, Pennsylvania with Catha Erlenbaugh (age 21), Andrew Erlenbaugh (age 19), Esther Erlenbaugh (age 17), Susan Erlenbaugh (age 11), Jacob Erlenbaugh (age 9). [1]

1851 Esther Earlenbaugh died on Sep. 16, 1851 and was buried at East Sharpsburg Cemetery, East Sharpsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. [2]

1853 John Erlenbaugh was named administrator for the will of Andrew Erlenbaugh, in Blair County, Pennsylvania. [3]

Research Notes:

A biosketch reports [Liebegott family files at the Martinsburg, Pennsylvania library]:

Esther Winebrenner, fifth child of Christian Winebrenner and his first wife Mary Adams, was born April 25, 1801 (calculated from age given on headstone) near Martinsburg in Morrison's Cove, Blair Co. Pa. (then Bedford Co) and died there Sept. 16, 1851 aged 50 years. She was buried at the Reformed Church Cemetery at East Sharpsburg, Taylor Twp. Blair Co, and a headstone marks her grave. On page 54 of Semi-Centennial History of Roaring Spring, reference to East Sharpsburg Reformed Church, is recorded: "the first person buried in the Reformed cemetery was the grandmother of David Rice Earlenbaugh, who was formerly a Winebrenner". She evidently lived her entire life in this community. She married Andrew Earlenbaugh of Taylor Twp., Blair Co. Pa (then Woodbury Twp. Bedford or Huntingdon Co) who was born there in 1792, the son of Henry Earlenbaugh an immigrant. Andrew died June 13, 1853 aged 61 years in Taylor Twp. Blair Co and is buried beside his wife in the Reformed Church cemetery. Much of the foregoing was furnished by Mr. George H. Liebegott genealogist of Duncansville now of Altoona, Pa. However, in the will of Ester's father Christian Winebrenner, he mentions his "three oldest daughters", but does not name them. In the notes of Rev. Peter Winebrenner of Indiana, son of Ester's brother David, who had been sent to Bedford to represent the Indiana and other relatives when the estate of Christian Winebrenner was settled, mention is made of Ester Allenbaugh. We believe he refers to the same Ester, but cannot account for the difference in names unless Earlenbaugh is German for Allenbaugh, or vice versa. Also in Rev. Peter Winebrenner's notes he says "drew from Erlinbaugh $187.38 for heirs of D. Winebrenner". (D. Winebrenner would be Rev. Peter Winebrenners own father).


[1] United States Federal Census, 1850, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[2] Find A Grave Memorial 89553192, [FindAGrave].

[3] Pennsylvania, Will and Probate Records, Blair County, Will A-297, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].