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Christian Hershman, I
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1744
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Oct. 26, 1816
Locust Valley
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

Christian Hershman 1st , Born Germany April 22, 1744. On October 8, 1769, he married Catherine Grossnickle born June 15, 1752. Christian died October 26, 1816 and Catherine died June 28, 1831 and both are buried in Locust Valley south of Middletown MD. Christians wife Catherine Grossnickle was the daughter of immigrant Johannes "Hans" Grossnickle who arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Nancy in 1738. She was born on June 15, 1752 in Lancaster Pa. and was 17 years old when she married Christian. Christian was a prosperous farmer acquiring several tracts of land in the Middletown Valley and is buried with Catherine and other family members on the tract called "Biegleys Displeasure" near Locust Valley south of Middletown. Christian 2nd purchased the 249 acre track when he married Elizabeth shikler on May 6, 1801. He also was a noted preacher in the Dunkard Religion

Family links: 
  Matthias Ulrich Hershman (Hirschman) (1704 - 1801)
  Catherine Grossnickle Hershman (1752 - 1831)*
  John Harshman (1772 - 1852)*
  Ann Maria Harshman Cost (1773 - 1846)*
  Ester Harshman Holler (1775 - 1851)*
  Philip Harshman (1777 - 1845)*
  Christian Harshman (1779 - 1853)*
  Jonathan Harshman (1781 - 1850)*
  Susannah Harshman Hoover (1784 - 1845)*
  Catherine Harshman Mertz (1786 - 1874)*
  Christina Harshman Warner (1787 - 1841)*
  Polly Harshman (1792 - 1816)*
  Daniel Harshman (1792 - 1793)*
  Elizabeth Harshman (1796 - 1800)*
  Ulrich Harshman (____ - 1783)*
  Andrew (Andreus) Harshman (Hershman, Hirschmann) (1729 - 1794)*
  Matthaus Hirshmann (1732 - 1769)*
  Johann Adam Hirschmann (1734 - 1785)*
  Christian Hershman (1744 - 1816)
  Christopher Hershman (1748 - 1844)*
  Christopher (Johann Detrich) Hirshman (Hirschmann) (1748 - 1844)*
  Johann Georg Hirschmann (1750 - 1830)*
  Johann Philip Hirschmann (1753 - 1830)*
*Calculated relationship
The above layout of Christian 1st cemetery located in Locust valley Maryland Just north of Burkittsville as it looked in 1967. When I Found it in the spring of 2008 the small trees shown in the picture were now very large trees. If you travel route 17 south of Middletown and turn right on Quebec school road and follow it to where it ends at marker road, from that intersection looking do south and to the left of marker road follow the tree line from marker to the point and Christian and family are buried at that point. Beside the cemetery is a foundation of a large bank barn and in that grove of trees were two other foundations of buildings. Below the two foundations was a stream that would have provided water for the family and livestock.

The stone has C H M D E
scribed with OCTR THE 26 1816
The inscription probably represents
Christian Harshman Departed October The 26,1816
Christian Hershman 1st family cemetery
Locust Valley
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Nelson Daniel Harshman
Record added: Jan 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83129904
Christian Hershman, I
Added by: Nelson Daniel Harshman
Christian Hershman, I
Added by: Nelson Daniel Harshman
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