|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1778|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1839|
Balthasar Romberger (the younger) was born in New Holland, Earl Township, Lancaster County, and died in Mifflin Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He was a son of Balthasar Romberger (the elder) dying 6 years after him. This name runs through the family a bit, and is spelled numerous ways including Balthasar, Balthaser, Baltasar, Baltser, Baltzer, Baltizer, Balser and other variations.
This Balthasar's funeral was said to have been very well attended, the services conducted by "J. P. Schindel of Sunbury". At the time, there were two pastors of this name, father John Peter and son Jeremiah P. For about 30 years the father served as pastor at St. John's where Balthasar was laid to rest, maybe 1814/18 to 1843, while his son was pastor there 1865-1870. Thus it is suspected the father handled the service, unless his son was called to fill in.
In life, this younger Balthasar Romberger married Elizabeth Sierer/Seacrer on December 25, 1802 in Dauphin County. They had 11 children. My next direct descendant is their son Daniel Romberger, who, while he did not live a long life, managed to have three children with his wife Eva Romberger (later Hoffman) before his death at 23, to continue our line.
There was yet one more Balthasar to come- Balthasar the youngest -the youngest in this uninterrupted Balthasar string. He was the son of this Balthasar, Balthasar W. Romberger 1825-1905, also known as Balser.
Years ago I copied some online bio info on this second Balthasar, and because I just sought info and was not yet attuned to keeping source data, I do not recall where I got it, and hope to rediscover it. Still, this is what it said:
"Baltzer Jr. received a German education in subscription school in Lebanon Co. He was a farmer and blacksmith. Later in life he came to Lykens Valley and bought six hundred acres of land, for a part of which he paid $10 per acre; the land was all in timber. With the assistance of his family he cleared this land and erected upon it the necessary buildings, made fences, planted an orchard and engaged in stock raising."
"Baltzer Romberger, Jr., was married, in Lebanon, Pa., to Elizabeth Seacrer, born in Lebanon, daughter of Conrad Seacrer, a farmer of Lebanon county. They had eleven children: Mary, deceased, wife of Daniel Matter, farmer; Catherine, deceased, wife of Philip Matter; George and Daniel, deceased; Bengohan; Hannah, wife of Jacob Woodside, Berrysburg, Pa.; Rebecca, deceased, wife of Jere Horner; David, deceased; Baltizer, farmer; Susan, deceased, wife of John Bordner; and Elizabeth, deceased, wife of Jacob Hoy. Mr. And Mrs. Romberger were prominent and active members of the Lutheran church. Mr. Romberger was deacon and elder. His politics were Democratic. He died in Mifflin township in 1838; his wife died in the same place in 1860, at the home of her son Bengohan, who watched over her in her declining years. She was exemplary in all the relations of life, and especially was she wise and faithful in the training of her family."
Note that Balthasar named two of his sons Daniel and George, and had a daughter Susan. Son Daniel was of my line, and is the fellow mentioned above who did not live long but managed to have three kids. Daniel's one son Gilbert (the saddler) would name his first two boys with each of these first names. There was George the lawyer, and "Professor" Daniel, my great grandpa, the schoolmaster, who eventually became a successful late-blooming entrepreneur. It seems beyond coincidental that Gilbert, who probably had no memory of his father Daniel, would name his children after his father's siblings. Perhaps these aunts and uncles stayed close to him as he grew up (in a new family, when his mother married again).
Balthasar and his wife also had sons who are not yet linked to him, David and Balser W..
Balthasar Romberger (1747 - ____)
Anna Maria Traut Romberger (1753 - 1798)
Elizabeth Seacrer or Sierer Romberger (1782 - 1858)
Emma Catharine Romberger Matter (1805 - 1856)*
George John Romberger (1807 - 1873)*
Daniel Romberger (1810 - 1833)*
Elizabeth Romberger Hoy (1812 - 1854)*
Susanna Romberger Bordner (1814 - 1845)*
Anna Marie Romberger Matter (1771 - 1838)*
Adam Romberger (1775 - 1867)*
Anna Catharina Romberger Matter (1777 - 1851)*
Balthasar Romberger (1778 - 1839)
Susannah Romberger Workman (1799 - 1856)**
Jacob Romberger (1806 - 1864)**
Joseph Romberger (1811 - 1890)**
Saint Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Mar 17, 2008
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