STEINMETZ was born on Feb 20, 1770. He was buried in Feb 1858.
He died on Mar 31, 1858 in Murraysville, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.
Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ
and Maria Magdalena SCHLAUCH.|
Spouse: Anna Maria SCHNEIDER.
James STEINMETZ. Parents: David STEINMETZ.
Johann Phillips STEINMETZ was born in 1667 in Pfungstadt, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany. There was a J. Steinmetz who was a blacksmith in Middle Lancaster,Lancaster Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
The origin of the name Steinmetz is said to be drived from a town orvillage in Germany bearing that name. The name Steinmetz means"stonemason" or "stone cutter," and some authorities believe that thename had its origin from a town or village near quarries.
The Steinmetz famly was a very prominent one in Prussia, having producedsome of the foremost warriors and statesmen in German history, Probablyin all modern annals of Prussia, there is no more renowned military storythan that of General Field Marshall Von Steinmetz in the seventeenthcentury. The bravery of this family in the wars of this period, led tothe bestowal of hereditary titles of nobility. The bravery and courage ofanother member of the Steinmetz family, Theodore Von Steinmetz, led tothe bestowal of still another and higher rank and title by the King inthe eighteenth century. This title was renewed even later by thePalatinate. Baron Von Steinmetz became one of the outstanding politicalfigures of his time.
The motto of the Steinmetz family was: "God is with everyone - Christkeeps us together."
Johannes (John) STEINMETZ was born on May 11, 1783 in Lehigh Countyor Hempfield Twp, Westmoreland Co., , Pennsylvania. He was christened on May 29, 1783 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Jul 1869 in Massilon, Stark County, Ohio. He died on Jul 24, 1869 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. John was still living at the age of 83 at Carpenters or Duffs,Pennsylvania. He was still strong and vigorous, was able to read withoutglasses. In 30 years he made 200 rails from stumps in 7 hours. He couldset a barrel of whiskey on his lap and drink from the bung. He was a manof tremendous power, yet peaceful like, but was in early years feared bythe noted bullies, whom he met and vanquished. He had 26 grandchildren.His two sons-in-law lived in Pittsburg - Colston and Edward. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Spouse: Elizabeth LUTZ.
John STEINMETZ. Parents: John STEINMETZ and ELIZABETH.
John STEINMETZ. Parents: Jacob STEINMETZ.
John STEINMETZ. Parents: George STEINMETZ.
John STEINMETZ. Parents: Peter STEINMETZ and Elizabeth TROUT.
John STEINMETZ died about 1819 in Moore, Northampton, Pennyslvania. D: CORRESPONDENCE FROM MARY JANE ARMSTRONG HENNEY SENT ORIGINALLY TO GARY LUTZ
AT MIAMISBURG, OH.
John STEINMETZ was born about 1754 in Northampton, County, Pennsylvania. He died about 1819 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was buried about 1819.
John STEINMETZ was born on Apr 1, 1794. In THE HISTORY OF BUTLER COUNTY, there is a section telling the legacy ofMiddle Lancaster Township. Included in that report was the followingstatement:
"When the Post Office was established in 1847, with William Beighley,Sr., postmaster, there were four log cabins and one frame cabin inevidence of the town's progress. The Beighleys, Henry John, J. Steinmetz,the blacksmith... occupied the cabins...."
When John died his estate was administered by Daniel Steinmetz; ittotaled $ 3,849.
Spouse: Elizabeth LUTZ.
John Phillip STEINMETZ was born on Sep 8, 1776 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Aug 1869. He died on Aug 19, 1869. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Maria Magdalena SCHLAUCH.
Spouse: Catharina SHAFFER. John Phillip STEINMETZ and Catharina SHAFFER were married about 1795.
Leonard STEINMETZ was born in 1781 in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He died in Brush Creek, Manor, Pennsylvania. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Spouse: Anne Marie SPOHN.
Spouse: Maria SCHECK.
Maria STEINMETZ. Parents: Christian Johan STEINMETZ and Esther MULLET.
Spouse: Thomas WARREN.
Maria Anna STEINMETZ was born about 1780. She died on Jul 13, 1865 in , Butler, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Zelienople, Butler, Pennsylvania. She is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery; the records say she died 13 Jul
1865. Parents: John STEINMETZ and ELIZABETH.
Spouse: Johannes LUTZ. Johannes LUTZ and Maria Anna STEINMETZ were married about 1810 in Moore Twp, Northampton Co, Pa, Us. Children were: Samuel LUTZ, Jonathan (Johnothan) LUTZ, Wilhelm LUTZ, Daniel LUTZ, Elizabeth LUTZ, Joseph LUTZ, Abraham LUTZ.
Maria Anna STEINMETZ was born on Mar 14, 1789 in Hempfield Township, Westmorland, Pennsylvania. She died on Jul 13, 1865 in Connoquenessing Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Jul 1865 in Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Spouse: Johannes LUTZ. Johannes LUTZ and Maria Anna STEINMETZ were married on Dec 29, 1804 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Children were: Catherine LUTZ, Jacob LUTZ, Samuel LUTZ, Jonathan (Johnothan) LUTZ, Joseph LUTZ, William (Wilhelm) LUTZ, Daniel LUTZ, Elizabeth LUTZ, Abraham LUTZ.
Maria Magdalena STEINMETZ was born on Jun 14, 1789 in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She died in Tennessee. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Spouse: John Jacob KEPPLE. John Jacob KEPPLE and Maria Magdalena STEINMETZ were married about 1809.
Maria Magdalena STEINMETZ was born on Dec 29, 1804 in , Northampton, Pennsylvania. Parents: John STEINMETZ and ELIZABETH.
Maria Susanna STEINMETZ was born on Aug 23, 1771 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Maria Magdalena SCHLAUCH.
Spouse: George BEAR\BAHR.
Marianna "Molly" STEINMETZ was born on Jun 20, 1788 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Feb 1860. She died on Feb 27, 1860. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Spouse: Henry KEPPLE.
Mary STEINMETZ. Parents: George STEINMETZ.
May STEINMETZ. Parents: Henry STEINMETZ.
Michael STEINMETZ was born on Jul 20, 1800 in Northampton, County, Pennsylvania. He was born on Jul 20, 1800 in Northampton Co, Pa. Married Maria Margaret Lutz. Parents: John STEINMETZ and ELIZABETH. Parents: John STEINMETZ and ELIZABETH.
Spouse: Maria Anna (Margaret) LUTZ.
Mollie STEINMETZ. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Molly STEINMETZ. Parents: Phillip (Major) STEINMETZ and Elizabeth TROUT.
Moses STEINMETZ. Parents: Jacob STEINMETZ.
Newton STEINMETZ. Parents: David STEINMETZ.
Peter STEINMETZ. Parents: Peter STEINMETZ and Elizabeth TROUT.
Peter STEINMETZ was born in 1782 in Hempfiled Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1868. He was buried in 1868 in Harrod Cemetery, Logan, Ohio. Peter Steinmetz, fourth son of Philip Steinmetz, won the heart ofElizabeht Trout, a then famous beauty of the wilds; whose wealthy andhaughty parents rejected his suit, and with him she eloped and onhorseback the young couple made their way to the wilderness of CentralOhio. After five years with two children they returned to be welcomed bythe Trouts. And Henry Trout bought for his son-in-law a tract of land inLicking County, Ohio. A defect in the conveyance lost him all, afterwhich Peter, after some disaster moved to Bellefontaine, settling atCherokee where a lare family to tem was born. Their children were: Henry,JOhn, Cyrus, Hiram, Peter, Benjamin, Calista, Diana Haub Haling, all ofthese save Hiram living in Illinois, and Benjamin in Indiana.
The children of Henry were Benjamin L., D.D. and May, all thre remainedon the old homestead of the Fremonts in Western Ohio, Hardin County. Thechildren of John lived in LOgan County, one of whom received appointmentto West Point Military Acadamy. Son Peter's family lived in Lobar County.
Peter himself followed in the military foot steps of his illustriousrevolutionary grandfather, Phillip. He entered the Civil War as a secondlieutenant, and within one ear left it with the rank of major. He waskilled a few years later by a vioent fall from his buggy inBellefontaine. He had three sons.
Benjamin, the youngest son of Peter Steinmetz, was a prominent lawyer andstump speaker of northern Indiana. He lived at Merrimac and had two sonsand three daughters. Philip the fifth son of Peter, died of cancer. Hisson Cyrus was a mercant in Ottawa, and the second son was a farmer andstock dealer at Greenfield, Mo. Philip lived at Osborn, Indiana. Williamdied at Youngsport, Louisiana. H.H. Steinmetz lived at Lima, Ohio. Lenardand brothers Elander and George E. Steinmetz resided near Waterloo,Indiana. Peter also had three daughters. There was a multitude ofgrandchildren from these families.
They are a very energetic race, intellectual, mechanical, and mercantilein their tastes.
Peter won the hearts of Elisabeth Trout, a then famous beauty of thewilds; whose wealthy and haughty parents rejected his suit, and with himshe eloped and on horseback the young couple made their way to thewilderness of central Ohio. After five years withbtwo children theyreturned to be welcomed by the Trouts, Henry Trout bought for hisson-in-law a track of land in Licking County, hio. A defect in theconveyance lost him all, after which Peter, after some disaster, removedto Bellefontaine, settling at Cherokee where a large family was born tothem. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Spouse: Elizabeth TROUT. Children were: Henry STEINMETZ, John STEINMETZ, Cyrus STEINMETZ, Hiram STEINMETZ, Peter STEINMETZ, Philip STEINMETZ, Benjamin STEINMETZ, Calista STEINMETZ, Diana Haub STEINMETZ.
Philip STEINMETZ died in Of cancer. Parents: Peter STEINMETZ and Elizabeth TROUT.
Children were: Cyrus STEINMETZ.
Phillip (Major) STEINMETZ was born in 1782 in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1868 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio. He was buried in 1868. Phillip, first son of Capt. Steinmetz, lived to the great age of ninetyyears, was immensely wealthy and of an inquisitive disposition. He hadonly one daughter, Molly. His descendents included Mrs. Anna Potts ofSalem or Delmot. She is the mother of the Rev. A. D. Potts, LutheranMinister of Pleasant City, Pennsylvania. She had three sons andtwenty-one grandchildren. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ was born on Apr 1, 1733 in Sulsbach/Ranebach, Prussia, Germany. He was christened on Apr 2, 1733 in Evangelishe, Sulzbach/Ranebach, Prussia, Germany. He died on Feb 4, 1807 in Greensburg. Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania. He was buried in Feb 1807 in Harold's Cemetery, Westmorland County, Pennsylvania. Philip Steinmetz was born in the province of Schwabruken, Rhein(Baiern/Bayern/Bavaria), Prussia, southwest of Antwerp, Belgium. He wasby profession a lieutenant of Hussars, in the army of the empire,belonging to the illustrious family of whom we have the genealogy of sixgenerations of military men who of whom the later General Steinmetz, ofthe Prussian army, was one.
Philip was of negative disposition, as his descendents show, bold,resolute and defiant when once thoroughly expounding an opinion or cause.Finely educated and an ardent democrat, he was hated by the sycophantsand tolls of monarchy, and among other petty offences , the same withother companions, was guilty while hunting or stealing or killing som ofthe King's forbidden game. The penalty was several months imprisonmentand forfeiture of pay. Steinmetz defied the officers and escaped, leavinghis companions in custody. He made his way to the Franch frontier,availaing himself of the unfriendliness of France to his fatherland,securing protection, and took passage for America, arriving atPhiladelphia on the eve of the great revolution.
He fought with distinction, being wounded at Germantown, which was onebattle of the many in which he was engaged. he never ceased to speak ofit without great animation and feeling, even to his dying hours. Heserved under Washington, to whom the traditions show he was mostfervently attached as captain of a Pennsylvania company of light horse.He was promoted for some gallant service to a higher rank, which at theclose of the war he held.
He was at one point forced to fight a duel with a Brisith officer whoattained a reputation for killing every American that ever consented toencounter him. He (Philip) went on horseback and met his vauting foe,vanquishing him and severing the head from his body.
Philip was of medium height, but of powerful physical structure, was ofmechanical tastes, was sober and temperate, save the habit of inveteratesmoking, and was described by Adam Aultman, who was ninety years of ageand still living in July, 1886,near arold's Church, three miles fromGreensburg, as sitting in front of his residence or mill reading orcontenting himself viewing the aesthetic scene of the virgin wilds.
In religion he was a devoted Lutheran and an omnivorous reader. Inpolitics he was an unswerving follower of Thomas Jefferson, whosedoctrine he taught his children to revere next to the Bible itself. Hepenetrated the wilderness and mountains of Lancaster County. There someof his older children were born, and settled three miles east of thepleasant city of Greensburg, the seat f the great county of Westmoreland.After some years he decided to remove one mile south of the present siteof the County Home, three miles from Greenburg, and purchased about fivehundred acres of ground, the nucleus of which is the farm known asSeulenberger, the Megley, or the Steinmetz Farm.
A stately residence rears its front a few steps in the rear of the oldmill, with the half buried mill stones of the distillery once operated byAdam Schneider, the oldest son in law of Phillip Steinmetz, and the oldhouse in which his beloved wife, Catherine Steinmetz, departed this lifestood in ruins for many years.
A litle stream runs close by. It is called the Swickly, or by some knownas Jack's Run, in honor of another pioneer family. Its crystal water haslost its poison of the coke and sulphur that comes from pits and ovensfrom above, but its rhythmic cadence still charms the ear as it doubtlessdid two hundred years ago.
The site of the ancestral seat is one of the most beautiful andpicturesque in Western Pennsylvania, walled in from the distance of thetowering hills and shaded by the hemlocks and chestnut and the fadelsslaurel, and here the grand old hero, scarred by revolutionary battles,spent the placifd afternoon of his life. HIs pioneer neighbors were theAultmans, who were also Germans with a keen genealogy of their ancestryand race in several states, and the Painters, both of which families haveintermarried with the descendents of Phillip Steinmetz, also the Haroldsand Easmans.
Phillip was a great lover of horses, and kept a splendid riding horse,which he oft in advancing years rode, training the animal to leap withhim on its back over all the fences and gates that came in his way,holding his hat or helmet in his hand and exclaiming, "So geht deshusses." The helmet is still preserved. He had a soldier's grnt which helaid, choosing the land of which a part of East Liberty, four miles inthe rear of Pittsburg now stands, but died long before occupying it orcontesting the claims of the subsequent settlers.
After his death which occured in the year 1807, February 4th, the heirswere notified that an immense fortune of seven million dollars was duethem. They were tardy in investigating proceedings and the matter wasallowed to drag on till the year 1840, when the venerable John Schneiderof Wilkinsburg, grandson of Phillip Steinmetz, employed the United StatesSenator, Edgar Cowen, and Mr. Beaver, since deceased, tp rosecute thematter. They ascertained the certainty of the inheritance, but wereunable to prove to the German government to its satisfact the identity ofPhilip Steinmetz, and the fortune is lost to the generations. TheLancaster branch of the race are in Harrisburg, Lancaster, andPhiladelphia,
Phillip Steinmetz is buried at Harolds Church. The Grand Army marched formany years each Memorial Day the three miles from Greensburg to paysolemn regard to his memory and that of one or two other veterans of theRevolutionary War. He had three sons that bore commissions in the War of1812. Phillip, Jaco, and John, the for two of which did distingishedservice as Indian fighters in that war.
The children born to Phillip, most of them born in Westmoreland County,are as follows: twelve in number, Phillip, Susan, Jacob, George, Peter,Leonard, Catherine, Mollie, Hannah, John, Anna, and Christian.
Theleading characteristics of the race wherever its lot is cast isprominent individuality and freedom of expression. In the years the racehas been in America it has not furnished a solitary criminal, but, on theother hand, useful and honorbale citizens.
- B. F. Steinmetz, 1896, THE STEINMETZ FAMILY Parents: Johann Phillips STEINMETZ and Anna MARGAETHA.
Spouse: Maria Magdalena SCHLAUCH. Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Maria Magdalena SCHLAUCH were married about 1768. Children were: Jacob STEINMETZ, Maria Susanna STEINMETZ, Catharina Elizabeth STEINMETZ, George STEINMETZ, John Phillip STEINMETZ.
Spouse: Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS. Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS were married in 1780. Children were: George STEINMETZ, Jacob STEINMETZ, Mollie STEINMETZ, Susanna STEINMETZ, Leonard STEINMETZ, Peter STEINMETZ, Phillip (Major) STEINMETZ, Johannes (John) STEINMETZ, Catherine STEINMETZ, Anna STEINMETZ, Marianna "Molly" STEINMETZ, Maria Anna STEINMETZ, Maria Magdalena STEINMETZ, Hannah Symposia STEINMETZ, Christian Johan STEINMETZ, William STEINMETZ.
Rebecca STEINMETZ. Parents: Jacob STEINMETZ.
Ruth STEINMETZ. Parents: George STEINMETZ.
Samuel STEINMETZ. Parents: Jacob STEINMETZ.
Sarah STEINMETZ. Parents: George STEINMETZ.
Susanna STEINMETZ. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
William STEINMETZ. Parents: David STEINMETZ.
William STEINMETZ. Parents: Jacob STEINMETZ.
William STEINMETZ. Parents: Christian Johan STEINMETZ and Esther MULLET.
William STEINMETZ was born in 1818. He died in 1905 in Grant, Iowa. He was buried in 1905. Parents: Phillip Johan (Capt.) STEINMETZ and Anna Catherine\Catharina GEISS.
Jeremy STEPHEN. Parents: William STEPHEN and Jodelle MCCULLOUGH.
Jeremy STEPHEN. Parents: William STEPHEN and Jodelle MCCULLOUGH.
Marc STEPHEN. Parents: William STEPHEN and Jodelle MCCULLOUGH.
Marc STEPHEN. Parents: William STEPHEN and Jodelle MCCULLOUGH.
Christina STERCHI was born in 1553 in Zimerwald-Belp, Bern, Switzerland.
Spouse: Adam BROENNIMANN. Adam BROENNIMANN and Christina STERCHI were married on Jan 21, 1573/74 in Zimerwald-Belp, Bern, Switzerland. Children were: Peter BRANNIMANN, Jakob BRANNIMANN, Georg BRANNIMANN, Margaretha BRANNIMANN, Hans BRANNIMANN, Kasper BRANNIMANN, Peter BRANNIMANN, Christian BRANNIMANN.