|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1780|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1863|
Joseph Hammers was oldest of 8 children of Peter & Elizabeth [White] Hammers. He was born near Little York, PA.
In 1788 the family moved to Fayette Co, PA. Responsibility came to Joseph when he was 17. His mother died and he took over raising his 7 siblings. Shortly after his mother died they moved 40 miles north of Pittsburgh in Alleghany Co, PA.
In 1800 he moved back to Fayette County where he and his brother Nathaniel bought 6 acres of land. Joseph worked as a blacksmith at Olephents furnace.
In Fayette Co, PA in May of 1803 he married Elizabeth Hanna.
Joseph must have been a restless one. From 1807-25 he moved back and forth from Fayette to Greene Counties on different land parcels and during that time went to Ohio and Indiana looking for land. In 1833 he moved to Indiana and in 1850 moved to Woodford Co, IL.
Joseph and Elizabeth had 8 children. They were:
1. Jesse, 1804-1881 IL, 6 ch
2. James, 1805-1876-80 KS, 1 ch
3. Mary, 1807-1880 IL, m. A.L. Meyers, 1 ch
4. Elizabeth, 1809-1899 IA, m. S. Hartley, 2 ch
5. Sarah, 1812-1818 PA
6. Jos. T,1814-1901 KS, 2 ch
7. Samuel,1816-1892, 10 ch
8. Rebecca, 1819-1847 PA, m. J.D. Whitaker, 3 ch
Elizabeth Hanna Hammers (1781 - 1851)
Mary Hammers Myers (1807 - 1886)*
Created by: The Ancestor Hunter
Record added: Feb 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33611013
He was a good and gentle man.|
Added: Feb. 19, 2010