Seyler Family Folder


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Biographical Record of Central, PA 1898 J. H. Beers & Co. History of Clearfield County, PA

The Seyler Connection, Family History by Barb Seyler


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Barb Seyler


Michael Seyler was born in Dauphin Co., PA on the 24th of April 1787. According to Commemorative Biographical Sketch, he was born in 1796. I believe this is an error. At this time I do not know who his parents were. He moved to Centre Co. in his early years living near Salona. Michael married Polly B. McCrea (McCray) on the 13th of October 1814 in Walker Twp., Centre Co., PA.

Polly was born 29 June 1792 and died 23 January 1817 in Salona, Centre Co., PA. She was the mother of two sons, Joseph Lucian, born 31 October 1815, and John Harbison, born 23 January 1817 both being born near Salona.

Michael never married after Polly's death. He followed the trade of tailoring. In 1836, Joseph L. and John H. and their father, moved to Brady Twp., Clearfield Co., PA.

The death of Michael is recorded as 13th of August 1849 and his burial was in the cemetery at Luthersburg.

Briefly, Joseph L. married Susanah Long, born 23 February 1819 and died 1 November 1894. Joseph died 10 January 1893 in Rockton. They are buried in Luthersburg Cemetery. Susanah and Joseph were the parents of twelve children: Joseph L., Mary., Catherine, Julia, Henry Michael, Recissa Josephine, Justus Kiefman, Sarah Marjorie, John, Corina Agnes, Oscar Morton, and Ida Elizabeth.

John Harbison Seyler married Sarah Fisher Kirk. Sarah, daughter of John and Lydia (Fisher) Kirk was born 15 November 1819. She was the grandaughter of William and Hannah (Packer) Fisher. Sarah died 2 April 1908 and John 10 December 1898. They are buried in Luthersburg Cemetery. Sarah and John were the parents of twelve chidlren: James Harbison (moved to IL), Joseph L., Reubin H., Mary A., Ferdinand, Isabella, William Austin, Elizabeth, Jackson "Jack", Lydia Jane, and one unknown son and one unknown daughter who were believed to be twins.


[This is a seperate family unrelated to the Seyler family above]

Peter Seyler

Peter Seyler, son of Peter and Anna C. (Brosius) Seyler, was born ca 1814 in Centre Co., PA. He married on 5 April 1835 Catherine Lohr, daughter of William and Elizabeth Lohr. Their marriage is recorded in the Marriages of Centre Co. 1800-1850 Rev. Fisher. Catherine was born 8 November 1812 and died 9 July 1886 in Jefferson Co., KS.

The census record of 1840 shows Peter and Catherine along with children, living in Brady Twp., Clearfield Co., PA. They remained in Clearfield Co. moving between the census of 1860 and 1870 to Jefferson Co. (Grasshopper Twp.), Kansas.

Peter and Catherine were the parents of 11 chidlren: Anna, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, William, Solomon, Eliza J., George, Nancy, James and Henrietta (Hettie).

Anna Seyler, born August 1836, married George Mann 11 June 1854 in Clearfield Co., PA. They eventually moved to Kansas. They were the parents of 7 children: William, Robert M., Peter, Phoebe L., Isaac, Edward N., and one other unknown at present time.

Mary Seyler, born ca 1838, married J. M. Beam on 19 May 1859 in Clearfield Co. I do not know if they stayed in Clearfield Co. or moved to Kansas.

The other children of Peter and Catherine, married while living in Kansas.



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