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Lois Ams (#47483870)
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To some extent I have been interested in genealogy for a long time. I went back to college when my youngest daughter started school and became an elementary teacher. One of the lessons in history was about our ancestors - especially when we studied the pilgrims. Although I knew about my mother and father's immediate families, my knowledge of where I came from did not extend much beyond that. After I retired, I got a computer to help make designs for my embroidery machine. I became acquainted with the internet and genealogy took off from there. I have done extensive work on my and my husband's family history. Find A Grave became a great source for connecting families and is a wonderful tool in research.

If you come across any of my memorials and I can be of help to you or if you have information that can be added to any of my memorials, please contact me.

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Elkco
Johnnie Ray Tayon
I have linked Johnnie Tayon to his parents. Either you or someone else who wrote on his site wanted to be notified when their burial spots were found. Hope this helps out.
Added by Elkco on Aug 25, 2015 11:38 PM
Carmelita Tieskotter
Creasey
Thank you so much for taking the photo of the Creasey tombstone at Glendale Cemetery. I really appreciate it!
Added by Carmelita Tieskotter on Jul 25, 2015 5:52 AM
Marc Doty
RE: Moses H. Creamer & James Cramer
All I can tell you about where they are relative to each other is: Since they were posted eight days apart, they have to be pretty close to each other, but in a different row. When I take pictures at a cemetery, I start at one corner of a section, do a row, then the next row. I post about ten per day, so on my camera they would be about 80 apart from each other. I would guess there to be 30 to 40 people per row in Robison. So they could be next to each other, but in different rows. If they were next to each other, and I noticed, I would have said so on the memorial. Good luck.
Marc
Added by Marc Doty on Jun 08, 2015 4:16 PM
BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
RE: Wilhelmina Deweese Rittenhouse
Yes, the mill were they PAPER.

~Birth: Jun. 15, 1666
Amsterdam Noord-Holland, Netherlands Death: Jun. 4, 1734
Pennsylvania, USA
Rev. Nicholas "Klaus" Rettinghouse AKA Rittenhausen, Mennonite Minister b: 15 JUN 1666 in Holland
Second note:
Birth 15 Jun 1666 in Broich R. or Amsterdam.
Died: Before 1734 (?)

*****

Note: His home still exists in Historic Rittenhouse Town in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, PA., built in 1707. Several other Rittenhouse buildings are at the same location.

******

Father: Wilhelm Rittenhausen AKA William Rittenhouse.
Mother: Geertruid Kerstein Pieters


Married: Wilhelmina Dewees born 13 March 1673 in Lieuwarden, Friesland, Holland
Married: 29 May 1789 in New York City, New York
Married: in the Old Dutch Reformed Church in New York City.

See the Rittenhouse Family Newsletter, Vol. 4, page 12-14.

Children

1) William Rittenhouse born in 1691 in Roxborough Ywp
2) Matthias Rittenhouse born in 1702 at the Papermill
(Married: 1) Lee Normandie, and 2) Elizabeth Williams.)
3) Psyche Peggy Rittenhouse born in 1683 at Roxborough
(Married: John Gorgas.)
4) Mary AKA Anna Maria Rittenhouse m. John Johnson
5) Catharine Rittenhouse born in 1697 in Roxborough, PA
(Married: Jacon Engel.)
6) Susanna Rittenhouse born in 1698 in Philadelphia
(Married: Henry Heilig.)
7) Switzen Sophia Rittenhouse born in 1690 on Roxborough
8) Maria Christine Rittenhouse born in 1695 in Germantown
(Married: Peter Stephens.)
9) Henry Rittenhouse born 1 Apr 1700 in Roxborough
(Married: Susanna Wool.)

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Suggestion from Ralph Brown:

dod 4 JUN 1734

1. Nicholas (Claus) Rittenhouse (b 15 June, 1666, d 1734) became a minister in
the Mennonite Church and took over his father's paper mill and business. He
married Wilhelmina Dewees. Their children were: William, Henry, Matthias,
Psyche, Mary, Catherine and Susannah. Wilhelmina was born in Friesland, Holland.

2.WILL of NICHOLAS RITTENHOUSE

Philadelphia County Will Book E page 280 Will # 358

Dated 4 May 1734 Proved 4 June 1734

IN THE NAME of GOD AMEN. I Claus Rittinghausen of Roxborough Township in the
County of Philadelphia in the Province of Pensilvania, papermaker being sick &
weak in body, but of a sound & disposing mind & memory, thanks be given unto
God, therefore Considering the uncertainty of this Transitory life & the
certainty of Death Do make & ordain this my last will & Testament in manner &
form following. That is to say: First of all I recommend my Soul into the hands
of God my merciful Creator & Saviour, and my body I commit to the Earth to be
decently buried at the direction of my Executors hereafter named, whom I also
desire to pay & satisfy all my just Debts which I owe to any manner of persons,
as also funeral expenses & Legacies herein mentioned within a convenient time
after my Decease. And for the settling of my worldly & Temporal Estate wherewith
it hath pleased the Lord to Bless mine endeavours I Devise and Dispose of the
Same as followeth, Imprimis, I give and Bequeath all & singular my movable Goods
&Chattels to my loving wife Willimijn during her Natural life & what remains
thereof after her decease to be equally divided amongst all my children. Item. I
give, Devise & Bequeath to my Eldest son William Rittinghausen All & Singular
that piece or parcel of Land Situate in the Said Roxborough Township and Joining
North Easterly to German Town line containing Twenty Acres of Land (which I
purchased of Samuel Carpenter) Together with the papermill, Buildings &
Appurtenances, thereunto belonging, and also that piece or parcel of Land
Situate in the Sd. Roxborough Township Joining North Easterly to the said
Germantown line & North Westerly to Jacob Rinkers land & containing Fifty Acres
of Land which I purchased of .Matthew Holtgate, Together with the Improvements &
appurtenances thereunto belonging. To Hold the said Two pieces or parcels of
Land & premises to him the said William Rittinghausen his heirs & Assigns for
Ever. He the said my son William Rittinghausen paying to my said wife Willemijn
the Sum of Eighty pounds Lawfull money of Pensilvania in eight years time after
my Decease, viz. Ten pounds part thereof yearly with Interest thereof, till the
whole is paid, and to let my said wife have a room at her choice in one of the
Houses on the said Twenty Acres of Land during her life time. Item. I give and
Bequeath to my Daughter Seikie one Shilling money afd, She having received her
portion in my lifetime. Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Catherine one
Shilling money afd, She having received her portion in my life time. Item I give
& Bequeath to my Daughter Mary one Shilling money afd, she having Received her
portion in my life time Item, I Give & Bequeath to my Son Henry one Shilling
money afd, he having received his portion in my life- time, Item I give &
Bequeath to my son Matthias one shilling, money afd he having received his
portion in my lifetime. Item. I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Susanna one
Shilling money Afd she having received her portion in My lifetime, and my will
is. That if my said wife do not make use of all the said Eighty pounds to be
paid to her by my Said son William in her lifetime, Then after her Decease, the
Remainder to be Equally divided Amongst my said children Share & Share alike And
I do hereby constitute & appoint my Said loving wife Willemijn and my Brother
Gerard Rittinghausen to be my Executors of this my last will & Testament Lastly
I do hereby Utterly disallow Revoke and Annull all & other former wills Legacies
& Executors by me in anywise before this time made Bequeathed & ordained.
Ratifying, Confirming this & no other to be my last will & Testament. IN WITNESS
whereof 1 have hereunto set my hand & seal the twenty fourth day of May In the
year of Our Lord, one thousand Seven hundred & Thirty four.

CLAUS RITTINGHAUSEN. [SEAL.]

Signed, Sealed, published and delivered by the said Testator as his last Will
and Testament in the presence of us Witnesses





Family links:
Parents:
Wilhelm Rittenhausen (1644 - 1708)
Geertruid Kersten Pieters Rittenhausen (____ - 1708)

Spouse:
Wilhelmina Dewees Rittenhouse (1673 - 1737)

Children:
Anna Maria Rittenhouse Johnson (____ - 1765) *
Psyche Sophia Rittenhouse (1690 - 1748) *
William Dewes Rittenhouse (1691 - 1767) *
Maria Christina Rittenhouse Stephens (1695 - 1758) *
William Rittenhouse (1695 - 1767) *
Henry Rittenhouse (1700 - 1776) *

Siblings:
Nicholas Aka Claus Rittenhouse (1666 - 1734)
Elizabeth Rittenhouse Papen (1672 - 1728) *
Gerhard Rittenhouse (1674 - 1741) *


Burial:
Germantown Mennonite Cem. Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA
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Added by BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE on Apr 26, 2015 8:28 AM
BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
William Deweese & Thomas Mifflin

~Chapter Six: Historical Accuracy vs Good Taste: Valley Forge
In the spring of 1777, Thomas Mifflin visited William Dewees at Valley Forge and asked that some of Washington's army supplies be stored there, where they would presumably be safe from the British army that was shortly expected to invade Philadelphia. Dewees reluctantly agreed, and his fears were justified when General Howe sailed to the head of the Chesapeake Bay and encountered the Americans at Brandywine Creek and then at Paoli. This put British scouts in the immediate area of Valley Forge, where a few men were desperately trying to move the supplies to a safer location. The British spied out their activity and sent in their light infantry, which drove off the few American defenders, and burned the forges.~Compiled By: Clyde, William Deweese is-my 5th Great-Grandpa
Added by BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE on Apr 21, 2015 7:18 AM
BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
RE: Peter Deweese, & Washington

The DeWees House is located just west of George Washington's Headquarters in Valley Forge
In early 1777, the American Quarter Master General selected Valley Forge to serve as one of the Continental stores. Thousands of barrels of wheat and flour as well as tomahawks, horseshoes, and tools were moved into the Potts & William DeWees forges and outbuildings.

In September, after the Battle of Brandywine, a British detachment headed for Valley Forge. Warned of their approach, a party of Dragoons along with Lt. Colonel Alexander Hamilton tried to ferry the stores across the Schuylkill, but did not get them across in time. The enemy was too swift and the American's had to retreat across the river leaving precious stores to be captured.

Two days later the main British army passed through, carrying off or destroying the supplies. The forge, sawmill, and several homes and outbuildings were set afire. Only ruins remained at the time of the encampment three months later.
On the stream bank to the right of the Colonel William DeWees House stood the sawmill and gristmill. The iron forge was across the road to the left, with a diversion dam for water power. Compiled By: Clyde J DeWeese
Added by BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE on Apr 21, 2015 7:07 AM
BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
lords of Kessel in Guilderland.
**GENEALOGY ALL DEWEESE SHARE A COMMON HARITAGE ***DEWEESE** FAMILY**DESCENDANTS***The name "Deweese" was originally "de Wees" meaning "the orphans". It is of Holland Dutch origin and is said to have came into use as a surname about the eleventh century. Adrian Dewees of Amsterdam, Holland who died in the thirteenth century, is said to have descended from the ancient lords of Kessel in Guilderland. His oldest son, Garrard (Garrett) settled in England during the reign of Henry Vlll, and there established the English "D'Ewes" family, which is the surname of the Earl of Warwick, whose coat of arms was visited in 1709. The earliest settlers of the name in America were Garrett Hendricks DeWees, his wife, Zytian, and their children; Wilhelmina, William, Cornelius and Lewis, who came about 1688 and settled first at New Amsterdam, removing the following to Germantown, Pennsylvania, where on March 1st 1690, "Gerrie Hendricks DeWees purchased of Herman Ep den Graff, attorney of Dirck Sipman of Crefeld in Germany, a certain lot of land ..." in the inhabited part of Germantown. 1. Wilhelmina married Nicholas Rittenhouse, a desyear cendant of the royal house of Austria, and builder of the first paper mill in America. Their grandson, David Rittenhouse, was a personal friend of General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. He was appointed by President Washington to be the first director of the united States Mint. He coined the first United States money. 2. William married Anna Christina Meels (Mills). He learned the trade of paper making as apprentice at the Rittenhouse Mill and in 1710 built the second paper mill in America. Many of his descendants served in the Revolutionary War, among whom was Colonel William Dewees, owner of large flour mills at Valley Forge, his Mansion House was used by Washington's Armey.3. Cornelius married Margaret Koster. Their son, Cornelius Jr., married Margaret Richards of the socially prominent Philadelphia family. Many of the descendants were owners of large iron furnaces. One of the many interesting connections of the family was the Dewees. He was the grandson of Adriaen Hendricks Dewees, who was born about 1595 in Holland. Adriaen took the permanent surname of "de Wees," which means "the orphan." During this time, patronymic surnames were still being used, and the Dutch research shows that the early Dewees family were sometimes listed in the records under their permanent surname, their patronymic surname, or both. Adriaen's patronymic name was Hendricks, indicating that was his father's given name. However, another source says his father was Jan Pietre de Wees.***First generation: The grandfather Adriaen Hendricks de Wees lived in Amsterdam and was a merchant book dealer and art broker. There is documentation in Holland that Adriaen had some business transactions with the artist Rembrandt van Rijn in the mid-1600s. Adriaen married Hillegond Goverts on March 28, 1615, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They had four known children: Hendrick Dewees (1615-1661), who will be discussmarriage of Mary Richards (sister of Margaret) to John Ball, a near relative of General George Washington.4. Lewis, youngest son of Garret Hendricks Dewees, was a weaver by trade. He followed that occupation for some years in Philadelphia. About 1727 he removed his family to Kent County, Delaware, and purchased 300 acres on the North side of Fishing Creek, where he lived until his death in the spring of 1743. ***GENEALOGY: All Dewees share a common heritage***
Added by BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE on Apr 20, 2015 8:11 PM
BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
Clyde Jeril Deweese

4 ~CLYDE JERIL DEWEESE,** B-1950-KY.
~my dad~
5 WOODROW DEWEESE,B- 1927-KY.
~his dad~
6 CLYDE E. DEWEESE, B-1890-KY.
~his dad~
7 JOHN THOMAS DEWEESE, B-1874-KY.
~his dad~
8 JACOB P. DEWEESE, B-1841-KY.
~his dad~
9 JESSE G. DEWEESE, JR. B-1818-KY.
~his dad~
10 JESSE G. DEWEESE,SR. B-1770-PA.
~his dad~
11 WILLIAM DEWEESE, B-1730-VA.
~his dad~
12 GARRETT DEWEESE, B-1708-PA.
~his dad~
13 CORNELIUS DEWEESE,B-1682-NEW Y0RK.
~his dad~
13 GARRETT HENDRICKS DEWEESE, B-1641-NETHERLAND.
~his dad~
14 HENDRICKS DEWEESE, B-1615-BEVRWIJK,NETHERLAND.
~his dad~
15 ADRIAEN HENDRICKS DEWEESE, B-1595- IN NETHERLAND,
AMSTERDAM, OLD DUTCH. LINE UN-BROKEN FOR 418 YEARS.
DEWEESE FAMILY
CAME TO USA ABOUT 355 YEARS A-GO.
(Compiled By C J Deweese)
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Added by BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE on Apr 20, 2015 8:08 PM
BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE
RE: Rev. Peter Deweese
**GENEALOGY: All Dewees share a common heritage***-All-Dewees-share-a-common-heritage>
Tamie DehlerThe Tribune-Star
The Deweese/Dewees family name is an example of a surname where all of the families in the United States share a common heritage, all descending from a single ancestor. This family comes from the Netherlands. Dewees is one of the early permanent surnames of Holland, as the country used patronymic names (taking the given name of the father as the surname of the child) for many years. Currently, there are no people in the Netherlands who have the Dewees surname, but many in the United States with this surname. It is possible that this is a unique surname and that the single progenitor brought it with him when he left Holland.

***The progenitor of the family in the United States was Garrett Hendricks Dewees. He was the grandson of Adriaen Hendricks Dewees, who was born about 1595 in Holland. Adriaen took the permanent surname of “de Wees,” which means “the orphan.” During this time, patronymic surnames were still being used, and the Dutch research shows that the early Dewees family were sometimes listed in the records under their permanent surname, their patronymic surname, or both. Adriaen’s patronymic name was Hendricks, indicating that was his father’s given name. However, another source says his father was Jan Pietre de Wees.

***First generation: The grandfather Adriaen Hendricks de Wees lived in Amsterdam and was a merchant book dealer and art broker. There is documentation in Holland that Adriaen had some business transactions with the artist Rembrandt van Rijn in the mid-1600s. Adriaen married Hillegond Goverts on March 28, 1615, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They had four known children: Hendrick Dewees (1615-1661), who will be discussed below; Isaak Dewees (1619-before 1657), who married Trinjte Jans in 1846 in the Netherlands; Gerrit Dewees (1625- before 1657), no known marriage; and Tryntje (pronounce the “je” as “ie”) Catherina Dewees (1626-before 1674), who married Johannes De Visscher in 1657 in the Netherlands. Adriaen Hendricks de Wees died about 1674 and wife Hildegond died in 1656, both in Amsterdam. They were members of the Dutch Reformed Church.

***Second generation: Adriaen’s son Hendrick Dewees was born about 1615 in Beverwijk, Netherlands. Hendrick was christened on December 6, 1615. He married Adriaentje Jans on April 22, 1640, in Leiden, Netherlands. Adrianetje Jans was born in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands, parents unknown. She died after November 1661. Hendrick and Adrianetje had four children: Garrett Hendricks (1641-1700), who will be discussed below; Jan H. (1641-1674), William H. (1643-1663); and Nelletje H. (1649-1663). The father Hendrick Dewees and his brother Isaak later moved to the East Indies, where it is believed that they both died.

***Third generation: Garrett Hendricks Dewees was born was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, about 1641. He married Sytie Lieuwes, daughter of Lieuvens, on Sept. 28, 1662, in Lieuwarden, Netherlands. Sytie was from the province of Friesland in the Netherlands and was born before 1649. Garrett Hendricks and wife Sytie immigrated to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam (now New York City) around 1663, embarking from the Dutch province of Friesland. They moved to Germantown (now a part of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania, in 1690 and purchased land there. Their children were: Divertie (born 1666 New York), Lewis (1670 New York), Ariantie (born 1673 New York), Lambert (born 1675 New York), Hendrick (born 1677 New York), William (1679 New York-1745), Lysbeth (born 1681 New York), and Cornelius (1682 New York-1735 Philadelphia).

***If you have a Deweese/Dewees lineage, your line will go back to one of the children of Garrett Hendricks and Sytie (Lieuwes) Dewees and your research will take you back to Germantown, Pa.
Added by BONNIE & CLYDE DEWEESE on Apr 20, 2015 7:58 PM
L Bruns
RE: Rev Fr Peter DeWeese
This is what I researched from Ancestry.com


Peter DeWees, born sometime around 1770 in Botetourt Cty., Va married Sarah "Sally" Browning. They were known to have lived in TN and then moved to Perry Cty., KY, where he died in 1830.

It is not known how many children they had, but only 4 of them grew to adulthood.

Polly (Mary) b. 1797/98, m. Samuel McIntosh in 1813. She died around 1827 without leaving any children.

Lewis DeWees b. Aug 22, 1799 in TN, m. Sarah Eversole, in Clay Cty., KY

Elizabeth DeWees, b. 1803 (possibly a twin), m. Elijah Spencer, Mar 7/20, 1818 in Clay Cty, KY. They had a large family and migrated to Boone Cty., Indiana in 1828, but later moved to Missouri and no more is know of them.

Nancy DeWees b. 1803 (twin), m. Jesse Bowling, Jr., 1819 in Clay Cty., KY. She died around 1889, leaving one some Jesse Bowling, III, who appears to have remained in KY.

From further research from "Descendants of Ferdinand Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor: Peter is listed as Rev. Peter Deweese.

I do not know this famly personally, so I cannot say for sure. If you find other information I'll be glad to update.

Kind regards, LBruns
Added by L Bruns on Apr 11, 2015 10:38 AM
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