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Johannes (John) Dustheimer
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Birth: 1770, USA
Death: 1845
Licking County
Ohio, USA

Johannes Dusthimer (spellings vary) married Mary Magdeline PRILL (or some variation of PRILL / BRILL) in Loudoun County Virginia around 1795.

We have good evicence that Johannes' father was Jacob Dusthimer and mother was likely [evidence from a deed] Elizabeth ULLAM. I believe they came to America
I found a boat record for a Jacob Dustheimer coming to America in 1764 as a single man on Nov. 5, 1764 from the Ship Prince of Wales, James Edgar, Master, from Rotterdam , last from Cowes .--131 passengers.

We also have good evidence that Jacob had at least two sons Johannes and Carl (Charles) and I beleive these are the two Dusthimer brother who can to Ohio about 1809.

Birth date of Johannes is a guess based on birth date of his first born child.

Johannes and Mary came to Licking Co. in 1809 from Virginia. By 1825 Johannes (John) owned 380 ac of land in Franklin Twp., Licking Co. Ohio. His property was only about a mile from the farms of Robert and James ORR, early settlers coming to the contiguous Bowling Green Twp. in 1804. John and Mary Dusthimer had nine children. Interestingly FIVE of them married ORRs, children of James or Robert ORR.

Johannes and Mary M. (Prill) Dustheimer had nine children:
Click on their hot linked names for information on the children I do not manage. These children all appear in John's will dated 14 Feb 1845. Son Anthony was mentioned to be his oldest son.
1. Margaret DUSTHIMER b: ABT. 1788
+ Peter ORR b: ABT. 1786
2. Catherine (Katie) DUSTHIMER b: 6 AUG 1792
3. Anthony DUSTHIMER b: ABT. 1795
+ Rebecca HOSKINSON b: BEF. 1800
4. Jacob DUSTHIMER b: ABT. 1797
+ Elizabeth UNKN
5. Sarah Eliza Dustheimer b: 1801 d: 1887
+ Benjamine ORR
6. Elizabeth DUSTHIMER b. 1805 d. 1887
+ James ORR b. 1803 d. 1885
7. Charles DUSTHIMER b: ABT. 1790 (died young)
+ Zachariah ORR b: ABT. 1806
b. 1805 d. 1887
9. John DUSTHIMER b: 1810 d: 1868
+ Elizabeth ORR b: 1808 d: 1874

[Letter of Elizabeth Coe Dusthimer, dated 1920
Courtesy of the Licking Co. Genealogical Society and the kindness of Helen ORR McGaughy]
Letter transcribed from a photo copy of the original by Bert K. Waits September, 2010
She writes, [Spelling, grammar, and punctuation is hers as best I can discern]
"Among the earliest of my recollections are the reminiscences of our father concerning our great grandparents Johannes and his good wife Mary Madeleine Prill Dusthimer. that they were of German descent cannot be denied, that the name is a German name, and it has been said that those having the affix "heimer" attached is indicative of a former residence on the Rhine. Be that as it may, we are surely related to the Germans since the late world war with Germany it has not been considered much of an honor to be so related. However, several years ago, to be made in Germany, or educated there was quite the thing. Many American citizens did not think their education complete unless finished in Berlin. So claiming that nationality as ours was considered quite honorable.

Our great-grandfather emigrated from Louden County, Virginia to Licking County, Ohio, and settled on a farm, (then all in woods, I suppose) north of Linville now owned by the heirs of Leroy Orr, and was known many, many years as the old Dusthimer homestead. [End of page 1]
Page 2:
There they reared quite a family of four sons and five daughters. It is a query in my mind [?] Dustheimer and Orr were all the families living around there in those days for we find that five of the Dustheimers married Orrs. Mary (Aunt Polly) married Zachariah Orr, and Elizabeth (Aunt Betty) married James Orr, two brothers. Margaret (Aunt Peggy married Peter Orr, and Sarah (Aunt Sally) married Benjamin [Orr], two other brothers. Catherine (Aunt Katie) however married Elisha Bonham, a [p?ehoolm??] of the hickory and birch rod fa[?].
The sons Anthony, Jacob and John lived to bring up quite large families but Charlie died young in life.
[Signed] Mrs Elizabeth Coe
Mary 22, 1920

Son John b. about 1809 in Virginia, and his wife Elizabeth ORR, are buried in Fairmount Cemetery and the data about their children can be found by clicking on his name. John Dustheimer

Son Jacob moved to Indiana between 1830 and 1840. He and his wife Elizabeth had at least five children.

Daughter Catherine moved with her husband Elisha Bonham to Marion County, Ohio by the time of the 1840 census. They had three children by the time of the 1820 census in Licking Co., Ohio. and had at least a total of six children
Family links: 
  Jacob Dustheimer (1740 - 1796)
  Mary Magdelena Prill Dusthimer*
  Catherine Dustheimer Bonham (1792 - 1855)*
  Anthony Dustheimer (1795 - ____)*
  Jacob Dustheimer (1797 - 1867)*
  Margaret P. Dusthimer Orr (1808 - 1886)*
  John D. Dusthimer (1810 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
Courson Cemetery
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Bert Waits
Record added: Sep 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58306551

- schcrochet
 Added: Nov. 7, 2013
RIP Great Grandfather <3
- Stefani
 Added: Oct. 26, 2011

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