My Family History
This is a page of simple notes about my family history. I intend to update it occassionally, as I find time to extend the research. It's all secondary research, at best... linking together various parts of other people's work. Most of the information comes from lineages posted to RootsWeb.com.
About the Barger Family (my father's lineage)
My father, Roger Barger, was born in Centre County, Pennsylvania. His lineage extends from his father, Richard Barger, back to James Clark Barger, born 1860 in Milroy, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. That line of the family tree is a mystery to me before that. But, other branches extend back, along one branch, to Hans George Rieth, who died at sea in 1710, apparently en route to North America. (Read the details of the first waves of immigration from Palatines [Germany] in 1710. There's also a book.) His son, Johann Leonard Rieth, was born 1691 in Baalborn, Palatinate, Germany, and died Feb. 2, 1747, in Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Another branch extends all the way back to Zillis von Nuett, born 1385 in Aix-la-Chapell, Germany, and died about 1461 in the same city (a.k.a. Aachen; Germany's westernmost city, bordering Belgium and the Netherlands). Ten generations later, his direct descendant, Johann Phillipp von Nida (born Dec. 17, 1743) moved from Weingarten, Palatinate, Germany, to Union County, Pennsylvania (died there April 18, 1826). See below for links showing what I've found about my Barger family tree...
About the Hironimus Family (my mother's lineage)
My aunt, Betty McClintock (born Betty Hironimus), has compiled a wonderful family history, which I will reference here, as soon as I have time to post the information.
For now, I'll just post the text version of one of the documents Betty compiled (see below). I'm in row 54, down in generation 11 of the tree.
Note the generation that came over to the United States, at Generation 5...
Generation No. 5
5. JACOB HIRONIMUS (5) SR.
(JOHANN JACOB HIRONIMUS-4 HIERONIMUS/KRONIMUS, ANDREAS3 HIRONIMUS, MARTIN2 HIERONIMUS-KRONIMUS, JACOB HIRONIMUS DER SCHAFER ZU1 MORSCHWEILER) was
born 23 Mar 1777 in Uhrwiller, Alsace, France, and
died Bet. 1850 - 1852 in Hartly Twp., Union Co., Pa. He married
EVE ZEITER 05 Feb 1795 in Uhrwiller, Alsace, France,
daughter of JOHANN ZEITER and MARGARETHA KIEHL. She was
born 10 Oct 1778 in Uhrwiller, Alsace, France, and
died 1852 in Union Co., Pa.
And my grandparents...
Generation No. 9
17. CECIL JAMES (9) HIRONIMUS
(JAMES MCCELLAN8, WILLIAM7, JACOB6, JACOB HIRONIMUS5 SR., JOHANN JACOB HIRONIMUS-4 HIERONIMUS/KRONIMUS, ANDREAS3 HIRONIMUS, MARTIN2 HIERONIMUS-KRONIMUS, JACOB HIRONIMUS DER SCHAFER ZU1 MORSCHWEILER) was
born 18 Aug 1911 in Weikert, Pa., and
died 13 May 1962 in Bellefonte, Pa..
He married HELEN ELIZABETH ARBOGAST 21 Oct 1939 in Rebersburg, Pa.,
daughter of ROY ARBOGAST and HARRIET REIGLE.
She was born 02 Oct 1917 in Millersburg, Pa., and died 20 May 1990 in State College, Pa.
Hironimus Family Lineage