BARNHART/ELIZABETH LININGER, PA.
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 20:44:48 -0800
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ramsey, Lynne)
I am a descendant of Adam BERNHARD/BARNHART, b.
ca. 1775, PA.; m. Elizabeth LININGER; the first record I have of them is on
the 1850 West Salem Twp., Mercer Co., PA., census, living near their
daughter and her family, Lovina (BARNHART) and William NELSON (my
GGGgrandparents). Also living in Adam and Elizabeth's household is Joseph
BARNHART, age 33, and Margaret BARNHART, age 20.
Several days ago, I received a wonderful story from Chris MORELAND, a descendant of Joseph and Margaret (MORELAND) BARNHART, which told about
Does anyone have any connection to this family? I am trying to compile a list of the children of Adam and Elizabeth (LININGER) BARNHART. So far I have three known children: Catherine, b. 1804, Joseph, b. 1817, and Lovina, b. 1824. Since there is a lot of time between these children, I'm fairly certain there were other siblings. Can anyone shed some light?
Regards to all,
Early in the year 2003, I
found this email at the right ►on Ancestry.com as I was researching an
ancestor, Adam Barnhart and his wife, Elizabeth Leininger. I hadn't
had much luck in finding Adam's predecessors. I read with interest the
part of the email about Elizabeth's parents and grandparents and their
horrific encounter, including kidnapping and murder by Indians, in
Pennsylvania. I too, thought it a grand story but needed to make clear
and definite connections with Adam and Elizabeth. I set it aside until
I have since added at least two more children of theirs to the list given in the email from Lynne Ramsey. They are Elizabeth, b. 1810 and Saloma, b. 1812. I believe I have made some headway into the ancestry and descendants of Adam Barnhart which the reader can find by clicking the middle two hyperlink buttons at the top of this page. I believed I have figured out a plausible theory as to his parentage and have dug up, with luck and help, the ancestry of Elizabeth.
I tried to connect with Lynne Ramsey and the "Barnhart-L" email addresses given at the top of the letter but to no avail. I wanted to find out if they had learned anything new. Perhaps they will someday see my website when searching online and then connect up with me.
Here below ▼I have several hyperlink connections to various historical documents that show further details and give credence to the first part of the email account about Barbara and her sister Rachel/Regina and their father, Sebastian Leininger, who I have come to believe is Elisabeth Leininger/Lininger Barnhart's Grandfather. Read all and tell me what you think.
Just click here ▼to connect to me:
Marla Hembree at
This next document here is named:
The narrative of marie Le Roy
and Barbara Leininger, who spent three and one half years as prisoners among
is the personal deposition of two young colonial girls who in 1755 suffered
the murder of their families, the separation from their siblings, and the
hardships of captive servitude among a very different culture than their
own. It shows their bravery and fortitude which led one of them to attempt
an escape and face a dangerous unknown wilderness while fleeing their
captors and to return home unguided but for their own instincts,
resourcefulness and a unfailing faith in God.
Click on the title of
this book, above. It is a good
Please click on the button below to find out what happened to Barbara after her return from 3½ years of Indian captivity.
Below is a short Genealogy Report for Marie Le Roy, her father and her brother. If Marie married when she returned, I do not know. Once she marries, her maiden surname is lost on census records. If anyone should read this and has reliable account of what became of her, I would be glad to record it here.
Jean Jacques Le Roy or John King b. 1704. wife unknown
Children of Jean Jacques Le Roy
i. Jacob Charles Le Roy (King) b. 1730 in Switzerland. He was also captured at the same time as Marie by the
Indians on Sept 16. 1755. he married Charity Pennington b. 1735 - d. 1776. Jacob died Feb or March of 1789.They had eight children, all whose surname is King
ii. Marie Le Roy, b. 1743
link to a short excerpt from: A
Church of The Pioneer’s Faith,
,Christ Lutheran Church at Tulpehocken Creek, PA. It holds more details to the story of Regina's (Rachel's) return home. This church is located near Stouchsburg, in Berks County and is where she is buried. Below is a short history of this church.▼ A photo of this church is on the former Page.
TULPEHOCKEN or CHRIST Lutheran: Organized by a German Reformed congregation in Tulpehocken Township in 1738, but existence dates from the 1720s congregation at Reed's (Rieth’s) Church who worshiped in the center of the settlement. When the size of the settlement demanded establishment of additional places of worship and after they lost their property to the Moravians, they dedicated a well-built frame church in 1743 in Marion Township, 1/2 mile west of Stouchsburg. It is this congregation which is generally meant when the simple term "Tulpehocken Church" is used today. A new parsonage erected in 1771 and a massive stone church begun by this congregation in 1786 are still standing. Two pastors served this church over a period of 63 years. They recorded some 3300 baptisms and 2000 marriages. They were Nicholas Kurtz and Emanuel Schultze.