Elizabeth Waltman

Female 1742 - 1821  (79 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Waltman 
    Born 25 Jul 1742  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Dec 1821  Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Zion's Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (The Waltman Family of Northampton County, By Neil A. Boyer, 12 Jun 2009)

      Elizabeth Waltman Dreisbach (1742-1821)

      Conrad Waltman's daughter Elizabeth Waltman was born on July 25, 1742, according to her tombstone. This is the same year that LaMance claimed that Elizabeth's brothers Valentine and Frederick Waltman were born, but given the tombstone f Elizabeth's birth, the 1742 birthdates for Valentine and Frederick must be in error. Elizabeth married Johannes (John) Joseph Dreisbach, a member of the prominent Dreisbach family of the Kreidersville area. The Dreisbach family had been instrumental in the founding of Zion Stone Church in Kreidersville, and an interesting history of the church, with photographs, is provided in the Dreisbach Family Association website. The Dreisbachs were also closely involved with the Anewalt, Hower and Waltman families. John Dreisbach had been born in 1734, a son of the immigrant Simon Dreisbach, Sr. (1698-1785). They were married on November 14, 1758, at Tohickon Reformed Church in Bucks County, when Elizabeth was 16.

      Tohickon is quite far from Kreidersville. One possible explanation for the wedding taking place there is that, four years after their arrival in America, Conrad Waltman and family might not yet have reached the Kreidersville area on theiorth from Philadelphia. Another explanation, provided by Hannah Roach, is that numerous families from Northampton County moved south temporarily due to disputes with Indians about this time, and some attended the Tohickon Church. The Dreisbachs were also prominent in the Kreidersville area, and family members appeared in Lehigh Township tax lists.

      Both Elizabeth and John Dreisbach were buried at Kreidersville, further clarifying that she was part of the Waltman family discussed here. Up to 1940, there were 53 Dreisbachs, descendants of the immigrant Simon Dreisbach, buried in they at Zion Church, and at least eight of them served in the Revolution.[38] The Dreisbachs certainly rivaled the Waltman family in providing soldiers for the Revolutionary Army as well as in populating the area around Kreidersville. (Note: There is such a large interest in the history of the Dreisbach family that no fewer than 63 individuals have submitted their own versions of the Dreisbach family tree to Ancestry.com.)

      Elizabeth died on December 14, 1821, 25 years after John, who died on September 27, 1796. The Dreisbach family website said they had eight children. Elizabeth's sons John Adam and Simon were baptized in Tohickon in 1759 and 1760, before ed further north. However, a son, Conrad (named for her father?), was baptized at Zion Church in Kriedersville in September 1781, and the sponsors were Peter Waltman and his wife, seeming to confirm that Elizabeth was the sister of Peter.
    Person ID I34340  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Conrad Waltman,   b. 1705, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Maria Katherine Bierly,   b. 1708, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1786, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1732  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johannes Joseph Driesbach,   b. 01 Feb 1735, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1796, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1758  Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Adam Driesbach,   b. 1759, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Simon Driesbach, Jr.,   b. 1760, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Henry Driesbach,   b. 30 Oct 1762, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1841, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Conrad Driesbach,   b. 13 Aug 1781, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1846, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Family ID F12530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jul 1742 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Nov 1758 - Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 1821 - Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zion's Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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