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 Casper Harbaugh

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Casper Harbaugh

  • Birth 11 Aug 1733 Germany
  • Death 21 Jun 1832
  • Burial Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 23020517

Husband of Mary Elizabeth Cramer Harbaugh (October 6, 1754, York Co., PA - 1790).

Casper Harbaugh (1722-1832) was one of the earliest Harbaugh immigrants to America. He served in the French and Indian Wars (1754-1763). He bought land in Dover, PA in 1768, later moving to Somerset County. He built a cabin on what later became Harbaugh Run, later returning east for his family. "Upon returning, he found beavers had dammed up the run and his home was in a beaver pond. He tried in vain to break the dam, but the beavers built it back. So he built on higher ground." Another story passed down by a descendant is that Casper served in Braddock's army, escaped the Indians, then served in the Revolution with the rank of Captain, as a scout and messenger. For these services, he received a grant of land in Somerset County and reared his family there. Casper Harbaugh was a small man, his wife was tall, and his sons were all over six foot, David being 6'4". He was a carpenter, and most of his sons followed in the same trade. He was blind during the last ten years of his life. He is buried in the Cramer burial ground on what was then the Cramer farm. Perhaps his wife is there too, but she has no marker. His wife was Mary Cramer, daughter of Adam Cramer. They had six children (Jacob, John, Peter, Leonard, David, and Barbara.)
From "Harbaugh History," pages 62-63)


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  • Created by: Judy Llamas
  • Added: 21 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23020517
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Casper Harbaugh (11 Aug 1733–21 Jun 1832), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23020517, citing Cramer-King Cemetery, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Judy Llamas (contributor 46854247) .