Philip Borts (Bortz) Sr.

Philip Borts (Bortz) Sr.

Birth
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Mar 1850 (aged 79)
Ellsworth, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Burial Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Plot Old Section Row 6
Memorial ID 27102339 · View Source
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BORTS (BORTZ), Philip Sr.
Husband of Elizabeth Catharine nee Unknown
B. Aug 1770 in Northampton (now Lehigh) Co. OH
D. 9 Mar 1850 in Ellsworth Twp., Mahoning Co. OH at 79y 7m
Burial – Mar 1850 in Old North Cemetery, Old Section Row 06, Canfield, Mahoning Co. OH
Note: Birthdate calculated from death date and age

Canfield Twp. Cemetery & Death Records, Mahoning Co. OH, 1983, p. 1
The first established Lutheran and Reformed congregation in the Connecticut Western Reserve was in Canfield. This congregation built their first church in 1810. "An overwhelming number of the early members of this church (Zion Lutheran and Reformed) were natives of Lehigh (Northampton until 1812) and Berks counties, Pennsylvania, who came to settle in Canfield, Austintown, and Ellsworth townships. Lynn and Heidelberg townships in Lehigh and Greenwich Township in Berks are particularly well represented. There were two major waves of migration – one in 1804/1805 and a second in the late 1820's." Among the families who were early members of this church were: Arners, Bachmans, Baileys, Borts, Brunstetters, Butts, Corlls, Crums, Crumrines, Dustmans, Everetts, Finks, Franks, Fulks, Gilberts, Grabers, Hardings, Lynns, Millers, Neffs, Neiers, Ohls, Osborns, Oswalds, Peters, (Petry-Petre) Ritters, Stitles, Strocks, Wannemakers, Wehrs, and Whitsels. Records are lost. The church was destroyed by fire in 1845, and again in 1894.

History of Trumbull and Mahoning County, 1882
Vol. II p. 99
Philip Borts came from Pennsylvania in 1805 with his family and located near Philip Arner. He had two sons and three daughters. He became one of the wealthiest men in this region, and gave a farm to each of his children. One of his daughters married George Harding, whose son, G.W. Harding, now lives on the old Borts homestead, and has the finest house in the township.

Comment from Jennifer Neff:
His children were Catharine Borts (Peter Hoyle Sr.); Elizabeth Borts (George Harding); Sarah Borts (Henry Diehl); Phillip Borts Jr. (Mary); and Henry Borts (Minerva Harroff).
George and Elizabeth Borts Harding owned 800 acres at the time of his death in 1877. This estate was left to their only child George W. Harding. George W. and Lucretia Musser Harding added to the property. For one thing, they bought her grandparent Borts family homestead in Ellsworth Twp., Mahoning Co. OH. At one time they owned 1100 acres of well improved land. They are buried in Ellsworth Cemetery, Mahoning Co. OH.





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  • Created by: Jennifer L. Neff
  • Added: 26 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27102339
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Borts (Bortz) Sr. (Aug 1770–9 Mar 1850), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27102339, citing Old North Cemetery, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jennifer L. Neff (contributor 46895787) .