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Grove, a merchant of Hanover, Pa., who died Oct., i86r.
She still resides in Hanover. They had issue as follows: —

i. Mary C. Grove.
ii. Emma L. Grove; m. Nov., 186S, George C. Hilt. They

have two children, Harry and Grace,
iii. Henry- S. Grove; d. Sept., 1879.
iv. Martha E. Grove.
V. Ellen S. Grove; m. John R. Warner. They have two

children, Henry W. and Louisa,
vi. Annie E. Grove.



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vii. Susan E. Grove; d. 1855.
viii. George C. Grove; d. June, 1879.
ix. Dr. David B. Grove; practiced medicine in Hanover,
Pa., and died June 30, 1S93.

XXVII. Ellex M. Shriver" (Lydia (Swope) Shriver^
John Swope\ Conrad Swope'*, John Swope', Yost Swope^) was
born April 16, 1825. She married, Nov. 4, 1852, Alfred
George, of BaUimore, who died June, 1S67. She resides in
Hanover, Pa. They had issue as follows: —

53. i. Hen'RV George, b. Aug. 28, 1853; m. Geneva Ford.

54. ii. Anna H. George, b. Oct. 22, 1855; m. Hamilton Y.

Sprenkle.
iii Ellen S. George, b. Dec. 6, 1877; d Dec. 24, 1885.
iv. Alfred E. George, b. June 10, i860; d. Aug. 7, 1861.
V. Emma \V. George, b. Jan. 13, 1862; d. May 23, 1878.
vi. Carville Swope George, b. Nov. 7, 1863; d. Dec. 3,

1864.
vii Carrie George, b. Oct. 27, 1865.
viii. Alfred George, b. Nov. 3, 1867.

XXVIII. Mary Shriver'^ (L,ydia (Swope) Shriver', John
Swope\ Conrad Swope^ John Swope", Yost Swope^) w^asborn
Oct. 29, 1827. She married June 23, 1846, the Rev. T. H.
SwiTZER, a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
who died March 23, 1879, at Phillipsburg, Pa., where she
maintains her home with her children. They had issue as
follows: —

i. Mary Switzer: d. Aug. 26, 1S61.
ii. LvDiA Switzer.
iii. Ell.a Switzer.
iv. Catharine Switzer.
V. Anna M. Switzer; m., July 12, 1893, Francis A. Curtis,
of Orlando, Fla.
vi. Marg.\ret Switzer-
vii. Grace Switzer.
viii. Thomas Switzer.

XXIX. Anna E. Shkiver" (Lydia (Swope) Shriver',
John Swope*, Conrad Swope^ John Swope", Yost Swope')
was born Dec. 10, 1829. She married, Jan., 1856, Edgar
Slagel, and resides in Hanover, Pa. The issue of this
union was —

i. Rev. Calvin S. Slagel was born Sept. 4, 1856. He was



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graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, Lan-
caster, Pa., and subsequently entered the ministry of
the Reformed Church. He married, May, 1882, Catha-
rine Apple, a daughter of the Rev. Thomas Apple, D.D.,
LL. D., president of Franklin and Marshall College.
He now has charge of the church at Westminster, Md.
They have three children, Edgar A., b. Feb. 19, 1883;
Elizabeth G., b. Aug. 19, 18S5, and Katharine S., b.
Feb. 7, 1888.

ii. Ida E. Slagel, b. Sept. 28, 1858; m., April, 1S85 John H.
Cress. They have one daughter, Dorothy, b. Nov., 1888.

iii. Edgar W. Si.aghi., b. Nov. 14, 1862; d. March 17, 1865.

XXX. Emma J. Shriver" (Lydia TSwope) Shriver', John
Swope*, Conrad Swope'', JohnSwope', Yost SwopeV) was born
June, 1839. She married, Dec, 1S62, E. Emory Wirt, of
Hanover, Pa. They had children as follows: —

i. Carrie A. Wirt, b. 1863; d. 1865.
ii. Wiijjam H. Wirt, b. 1865; d. 1865.

iii. Katharine M. Wirt, h. 186S; m., 1889, Henry W. Wil-
cox.

Emma J. Shriver married, secondly, Caleb Guyer and
resides in T^Tone, Pa. The}' have issue as follows: —

i. Cargia'ne Guver, b. 1873.
ii. Edwin Guver, b. 1875.

XXXI. Hon John Augustus Swope" (George', John\
Conrad', John", Yost'), was born Dec. 25, 1S27, in Gettys-
burg, Pa. He received his preliminary education there after
which he was sent to Princeton College, from which institu-
tion he was graduated 1S47. He subsequently graduated in
medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, but did not prac-
tice his profession for anj' length of time. He entered into
business in Baltimore where he continued for some years,
after which he retired and returned to his native town. After
the death of his father he was elected a director and president
of the Gettysburg National Bank, which position he still
holds. Although not a politician, he was nominated by the
Democratic party for Congress, and elected to the 48th and
49th Congresses of the U. S. After his election to Congress
he purchased a residence in Washington and moved his
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Washington and Gettysburg. He is vice-president of the
Washington Loan and Trust Co., Washington, D. C. He
married first, Oct. 9, 1S49, E.mma C. Wirt, of Hanover, Pa.
They had issue as follows: —

i. Eli.a Wirt Swope, b. Feb 27, 1851; in., first. Rev W. vS.
Heindel, a clergyman of the Tresbyterian Church.
The}- had one son, Norman, b Sept. 6, 1S75. She m.
secondly, Charles E. Kerler. They had one son, John
Swope, who died in infancy-. She resides in Gettys-
burg, Pa.

55. ii. IMargaret Smvser Swope, b, July 25, 1S53; m. Dr. J.

L. A. Burrell.

56. iii. Katharine Amelia Swope, b. Aug. 22, 1S56: m. Harry

M. Clabaugh.
iv. Emma Wirt Swope, b. Dec. 4, 185S, in Baltimore, Md.;
d. Dec. 27, i860.

Hon. John A. Swope married, secondly, Aug. 31, 1S66,
Marv Blanche Mitchell. They have children as fol-
lows: —

i. Ethel Gexevive Swope, b. in Baltimore, Md , June 7,
1868.

ii. Blanche Mitchell Swope, b. Sept. 9, 1874, in Gettys-
burg, Pa.

iii. Georgp: Iv.an vSwope, b. July 18, 1876, in Gett3-sburg, Pa.

XXXII. Elizabeth Forney'' (Eliza (Swope) Foruey%
Hemy Swope*, Conrad Swope'\ John Swope", Yost Swope^)
was born Dec. 12, 1S12 in Gettysburg, Pa. She married,
first, Oct. 14, 1.S34, Ur. Jesse Gilbert,^- a practicing physi-
cian of Gettysburg, who also had been treasurer of Adams
Co., Pa. He was born March 7, 1807, and died Aug. 28,
1838. They had two daughters as follows: —

57. i. Clara Jane Gilbert, b. Oct. 29, 1S35; m. Rev. David

Swope.
ii. Jessie Elizabeth Gilbert, b. Feb. 17, 183S. She was
educated at Wytheville College, Va. On Nov. 23, 1865,
she ni. Dr. Max ^larburg, who was b. Aug. i, 1838.
They first lived in Wilton, Iowa, but subsequently
moved to Washington, Iowa, where she died, 1881.
She was survived by her husband and only child, Ger-
trude, who was born March 15, 1869, and died Jan. 29,
1886.



* See note v.




HON. JOHN A. SWOPE.



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Elizabeth Forney married, secondly, Edward B.
BuEHLER, a lawyer of Gettysburg. She died Feb. 19, 1858,
universally loved for her many Chri.stian virtues. They had
issue as follows: —

58. i. ErxA R. BuKHi.KK, b. 1853; m. Rev. Edwin H. Delk.

59. ii. Mary Caroune Buehler, b. Oct. i, 1855; m. Lewis H.

Clement,
iii. EiJZABETH Burhi^kr, b Nov. i. 1857; m., Jan 25,1893,
Louis D. Wine, of Washington, D C, where they re-
side, having one son, Louis Durham, b. Dec. 24, 1893.

XXXIII. Henry Swope Forney'' (EHza (vSwope)
Forney^ Henry Swope*, Conrad Swope'', John Swope", Yost
Swope', ) was born in Getty.sburg, Pa., Feb. i, 18 15. After
completing his education at Penna. College he engaged in
business in Baltimore, conducting a large hotise furnishing
store on Howard street. After retiring from business he re-
turned to his native town and died Jan. 5, 1884. He married
Dec. 2, 1844, Maria C. Benson, who was born Sept. 28,
1823, and died Nov. 28, 1877. They had children as
follows: —

i. Samuel vS. Forney, b. Sept. 28, 1845; d. Aug 18, 1861.
ii. AucE M. Forney, b. Oct. 19, 1847. Resides at Towson,

Md.
iii. Julia Forney, b. Aug. 1849; d. Sept. 27, 1883. She

married, Oct. 10, 18S2, Rev. Millard F. Troxell. a

clergyman of the Lutheran church,
iv. Josephine R. Forney, b. July ti, 1859; d. March

18, 1862.

XXXIV. Mary Jane Forney" (Eliza (Swope) Forney^
Henry Swope*, Conrad vSwope', John Swope", Yost Swope')
was born Feb. 12, 18 17, in Gettysburg, Pa. "Early in life
she gave her heart to Christ, and connected herself with the
Lutheran Church, of which she remained a most faithful and
consistent member until her death. She was naturally gifted
with a peculiarly bright and attractive disposition. Kind,
gentle, courteous and refined, she had a warm place in the
hearts of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Her
daughter says ' ' her life was one of the most beautiful I ever
knew. Modest — indeed, retiring of disposition, with the
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ruffled. Her character was lovely beyond expression. " She
married Sept. 24, 1840, Johx C. Bridges, b. March 7, 1817;
d. June 22, 1892. He was of English parentage. His father,
John Spratt Bridges, came to this country and .settled in
Georgetown, D. C. After the birth of his .son, John C, he
moved to Baltimore, Md., and resided there for many years.
He was a close friend of Peabod}', and a man highly respected.
John C. Bridges after graduating from Mt. Hope College,
Baltimore, went West for two years, then returned and went
into the wholesale grocery house of Abraham Patterson &
Co., Baltimore. Later he became a member of the firm,
which was J. C. Bridges & Co., and so continued for thirty-
six years. During the financial crisis of 1872, his house
with a number of others failed, and four years later he was
appointed U. vS. custom officer at Baltimore. He continued
to occupy this position until two years before his death, when
he resigned. He was a man of pure, upright character, was
very generous, and when his means were large, gave largely,
and when they were curtailed he continued his benevolence
in a most quiet manner. For nearly fift}' 3'ears he was an
active and consistent member of the Lutheran Church. Mrs.
Bridges died in Baltimore, Feb. 27, 1884. Their children
were as follows: —

i. Hei,EN J. Bridges, 1). vSept. 16, 1841. On Nov. 16, 1S69,
.she married Samuel Davis Schmucker, son of Rev. S.
S. Schmucker, D D., a noted divine of the Lutheran
Church. Samuel D. .Schmucker is a lawyer of large
practice, of great ability and legal acumen, and enjoys
the reputation of a man of the highest character, as well
as attainments ^Nlr. and Mrs. Schmucker have twice
been abroad, and live in Baltimore, surrounded by all
that wealth and refinement can give,
ii. Susan C. Bridges, b. Oct. 2, 1843; d. Dec. 22, 1844.
iii. John Patterson Bridgp;s, b. Feb. 24, 1846; d. 1859.

60. iv. M. Julia Bridges, b. June 17, 1848; m. Prof. Samuel P.

Satdler.

61. V. Frances V. Bridge.s, b. Nov. 15, 1S50; m. Dr. A. Sar-

gent Tinges,
vi. AixEN C Bridges. 1). Aug. 25, 1S53; died.

62. vii. John S. Brid(-,es, b. Dec. 4, 1856; m. Mar}- E. Wills.




(i) Henry S. Forney. (2) SimusI S. Forney. 1,;) Elizabeth Forney, wife, ist, Dr.
Jesse Gilbert, 2d, E. B. Buehler. (41 John ,S. Forney. (5) Jessie E. Gilbert, wife
of Dr. Max Marburg. (6) Mary Shriver, wife of John S. Forney. (7) David Julian
Forney. (8) Jessie Elizabeth Swope. (9) Su.san Elizabeth Forney. (10) Elizabeth
Rathvon. ( 11 ) Loui.sa Forney, wife of George Lower. ( 12) Gertrude Marburg.




LOUISA A. FORNEY, WIFE OF HORACE RATHVON.



The Szi'opc Family. 117

XXXV. Louisa A. Forney'' (Eliza (Swope) Forney',
Henry Swope', Conrad Swope', John Swope'"', Yost Swope\)
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 24, 18 19. She married.
May II, 1842, Horace Rathvon, who was born Nov. 17,
1816, and died Nov. 7, 1875. He was educated at Pennsyl-
vania College, Gettysburg. He subsequently became cashier
successively of the Lancaster County Bank, the Lancaster
Bank, and the Fir.st National Bank of Lancaster. There
they lived until his death. After that event the family moved
to Denver, Colorado, where Mrs. Rathvon now resides. They
had children as follows: —

i. HoR.\CK Rathvon, b. June 6, 1843, and was drowned
accidentally in the Conestoga creek, Lancaster county,
June 3, 1853.
63. ii. Hon Samukl F Rathvon, b. March 7, 1S45; i"-, first.

Mar}- L. Rhine; m. secondly, Emily H. Magraw.

iii. Elizabeth Rathvon, b. Jan. 31, 1847; d. April 20, 187:,
in Lancaster.

iv. William R. Rathvon, b. Dec. 31, 1854, in Lancaster,
Pa. He married, first, Dec. 27, 1877, Elizabeth Stauffer
of Lancaster, who died leaving one son — Martin, born
Sept. 12, 1880. He married, secondly, April 20, 1883,
Ella Stauflfer, sister of his first wife. She was born Jan.
15, 1863. For a number of years Mr. Rathvon was en-
gaged in stock brokerage in Denver. He is now con-
nected with the United Oil Co. , located at Florence,
Col.

XXXVI. David S. Forney" (Eliza (Swope) Forney',
Henry S\vope^ Conrad vSwope'\ John Swope", Yo.st Swope^
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Jan. 9, 1828. He was educated
at Pennsylvania College, in his native tov^n Being a man of
fine taste he chose art as his profession, and he became a very
skillful portrait painter. This, however, was injurious to his
health, and he gradually relinquished his profession. He
subsequently purchased large tracts of land in Pulaski Co. ,
Va., where he developed several zinc mines which he is now
exten.sively operating. He married Mary J. Warden, who
was born Aug., 1836. They had issue as follows: —

i. Elsie Fornev, b. Aug. 5, 1SS2.
ii. Mable Forney, b. Nov. 23. 1884.



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iii. Josephine R. Forney, b. March, 1S87.
iv. Samuei, Walker Forney, b. Juh^ 17, 18S9.

XXXVII. John Swope Forney'* (Eliza ( Swope ) Forney',
Henry Swope*, Conrad Swope'', John Swope^ Yost Swope^)
was born in Gettysburg, Pa., Feb. 17, 1S30. He married,
Feb. 21, 1 86 1, Mary Shriver. He received his education
at Oak Ridge x-Vcademy and Pennsylvania College. In 1849
he joined a company for California. They spent the winter
of '49 and '50 at Salt Lake with the Mormons. Continuing
their journey in the Spring they crossed the Sierra Madre
mountains with no guidance but blazed trees at long intervals.
He began prospecting in 185 1, but not being successful he
left California for Oregon, where he remained a year. Re-
turning to California he spent some time in vainly " wooing
fickle fortune." He returned to his home in Gettysburg
1859. The following year he bought the farm on which he
now re.sides, i^ miles north of Gettysburg, on Seminary
Ridge. This farm is part of the historic battlefield of Get-
tysburg. About the 28th of June, 1863, Jenkins' Cavalry,
an advance scouting party of the Confederate Army occupied
the place, and a few days later, during the battle, the house
was made the headquarters of General Ewell. Just above the
house was placed the largest gun of the Confederate army,
which discharged its shell over Gettysburg to Round Top, a
distance of four miles. Everything about the place was com-
pletely destroyed by the battle except the house and barn, and
they were well riddled by shot and shell. The hou.se now
bears but few .scars from that memorable event, the .skill of the
artisan having erased them, while the well-kept terraces of the
lawn gives no evidence of the terrible combat that raged ou
its surface, or the brave men who were embraced in its bosom,
after giving up their lives for their country. The farm is
now marked by .some of the finest monuments on the battle-
field and traversed by several avenues. Mrs. Forney relates
som2 very thrilling experiences incident to the battle. One
was her escape from her home with an infant in her arms at
midnight, through a country filled with soldiers, to her
father's house, a mile away. Another was her return to her
home during the battle and her efforts to save from destruc-




WILLIAM R. RATHVON.



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MARTIN T. RATHVON,



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tion some of her household treasures. In this she was partly
successful, as the Confederate soldiers in possession treated
her with the courtesy due a lady. They had the following
children, all born at Gettysburg, Pa.:

i. Louisa Forney, who married George Lower and lives in
Carlisle, Pa. They had one daughter, Josephine, who
was accidentally drowned on her grandfather's farm in
the summer of 1 896.
ii. Susan Elizabeth Forney residing at home,
iii. David Julian Forney, a student at Penna. College.

XXXVIII. Adelaide E. Swope* (Dr. John\ Henry*,
Conrad'', John', Yo.st'), was born in Taneytown, Md., May
10, 1832. She married William A. Mathias, M. D., of
Westminster, Md., who was born March 8, 1821, and died
April 17, 1864. She was a devoted member of the Catholic
Church. She died Nov. i, 1868, in San Antonia, Florida,
where she had gone in search of health. They had issue as
follows: —

64. i. Mary Josephine MaThi.\s, b. Nov. 20, 1853; m. Dr.

Edward D. Wells.

65. -ii. John Swope Mathias, M D., b. Oct. 11, 1S55; m. Mary

L. Lynch,
iii. Agnes Reppier Mathi.\s, b. Sept. 27, 1857; d. Nov.,

1872.
iv. Helen Louisa M.athias, b. April 8, 1859; d. Feb., 1861.
v. William A. M.\thi.\s, b. Aug. 18, 1861; died in infancy.

XXXIX. Hon. Samuel McCurdy Swope" (John',
Adam*, Conrad'', John'", Yost') was born in Gettysburg Oct.
4, 1850. He was graduated from Pennsylvania College in
the class of 1872. In 1874 he entered the office of Hon.
David Wills, of Gettysburg, with whom he read law, and was
admitted to the Bar at Gettysburg in 1876, and two years
later to practice before the Supreme Court of the State. He
was twice elected District Attorney for the county of Adams,
the second time without opposition, though a candidate of
the minority party, and as such served six years, from Jan.,
1880 to Jan., 1886. In 1894 he was elected President Judge,
of the district, comprising Adams and Fulton counties by a
very large majority. In politics he is a Republican. He is
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1876 he married Anna Kate Stair, a daughter of William
Stair, of York, Pa. They have children as follows: —

i. Jamks Doxald Swope.
ii. Mary Swopk.
iii. Amy Swope.

XL,. Rev. John x^dam Hofpheins, D. D." (Julia
(Swope) Hoffheins\ Adam Swope', Conrad Swope', John
Swope", Yost Swope') was born Sept. 7, 1840. He received
his preparatory training in Gettysburg, and entered Franklin
and Marshall College, Lancaster, from which he was gradu-
ated. He subsequently .studied theology and entered the
ministry of the Reformed Church. He was pastor of the Re-
formed Churches at Carli.sle, Pottsville and Allegheny, Pa.,
and is now located at Martinsburg, \V. Va., where he has
been for a number of years. He has been honored by his
church by many responsible positions, all of which he has
creditably filled. He married. May 13, 1S69, Hettie Adams.
They have issue as follows: —

i. WiLijAM Emanuel Hoffheins, b. Sept. 10, 187 1. He
was educated at Franklin and Marshall College, Lan-
caster, Pa., and is now editor and proprietor of the
Martinsburg, W. Va., Daily ll'or/d.

ii. Mary Virginia Hoffheins, b. Dec. 23, 1SS6.

XIvI. Emmma Louisa Hoffheins" ( Julia (Swope) Hoff-
heins'', Adam Swope', Conrad Swope'', John Swope'', Yost
vSwope'), was born July 3, 1S50. She married, June 24,
1875, the Rev. J. A. KosER, of Getty.sburg. Rev. Mr.
Ko.ser was graduated from Pennsyvania College 1872, and
from the Theological Seminary at Getty.sburg, June, 1875.
He was ordained to the ministry of the Lutheran Church and
has served with great faithfulness and acceptability the Luth-
eran parishes of Salisbury, Northumberland and Aluncy, Pa.
He is now pastor of the Church of Sioux City, Iowa. In all
his pastoral duties he has had a faithful helpmate in his de-
voted wife. They have children as follows: —

i. Martin Luther Koser, b. May 13, 1876.
ii. George Samuel Koser, b. June 2, 1877.
iii. Cl.a-RA L. D. Koser, b. April 6, 1879.

XLH. Augusta Wampler' (Eliza (Barnitz) Wampler",




DAVID S. FORNEY.



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HON SAMUEL M. SWOPE.



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Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz', John Swope*, Conrad Swope^
John Swope', Yost Swope^) was born June 26, 1855; married
Charles E. Denny. They have issue: —

i. Wampler Denny, b Oct. 4, 1879.
ii. Marjorie Denny, b. May 26, 1882.
iii. Mark E. Denny, b. Sept. 10, 1S84.
iv. George E. Denny, b. Aug. 22, 1S92.

XLIII. Mary J. Ogelsby' (Rebecca (Barnitz) Ogelsby"'
Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz"', John Swope\ Conrad Swope\
John Swope', Yost Swope^) was born Nov. 17, 1845; married,
Jan. I, 186S, Frank FoRSTER. They had issue: —

i. William Ogelsby For.ster, b. July 12, 1873; d. Sepf

12, 1875.
ii. Helen Forster, b. July 10, 1876.
iii. Cameron H. Forster.



XLIV. Anna Rebecca Naille' ( Anna ( Barnitz ) Naille**^
Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz', John Swope', Conrad Swope%
John vSwope^ Yost Swope') was educated at Lutherville
Female Seminary, Md. She developed a talent for music
and has become an accomplished musician. She married,
Aug. 18, 1874, the Rev. William E. Parson, D. D., son
of Rev. George Parson, D. D., and Mary (Gilbert) Parson.
Dr. Parson is a clergyman of the Lutheran Church. Imme-
diately after their marriage they went to Japan, where Dr.
Parson had accepted a professorship in the Imperial Univer-
sity at Yeddo. Previous to his acceptance of the professor-
ship he traveled through this country and Europe with the
Japanese Embassy that was sent to this country by the
Japanese Government. After remaining several years in
Japan they returned to this country, and Dr. Parson accepted
a call to the Church of the Reformation, Washington, D. C,
of which church he is still pastor. They had issue: —

i. KiDO Parson, b. June 9, 1S75, in Japan

ii. George J. Parson, b. Nov. 9, 1876, in Japan,

iii. William E. Parson, b. May 2, 187S; d. Feb. 28, 1896.
iv. Artly Beeber Parson, b. Jan. 27, 1880.

V. Donald Parson, b. Jan. 10, 1882.

vi. Eric Parson, b. Oct. 10, 1884.

vii. Kenneth B. Gilbert Parson, b. July 7, 1892.

viii. John D. Parson, b. Feb. 15, 1894.



130 The S'a'ope Family.

XlyV. Bertha Belle Barnitz" (Charles Swope Barnitz",
Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz', John Swope', Conrad Swope'',
John Swope", Yost Swope') was born Dec, 1855. She mar-
ried, June 24, 1875, Robert M. Wirt, and resides in Han-
over, Pa. They had issue as follows: —

i. Amelia Banner Wirt, b. June 28, 1876.
ii. Charles B. Wirt, b. April 16, 1878.
iii. Robert O. Wirt, b. April 18, 18S0.

XMT. Mary Rebkcca Barnitz' ( Charles Swope Barnitz^
Rebecca (Swope) Barnitz', John Swope\ Conrad Swope^,
John Swope", Yost SwopeM was born Sept. 4, 1857; uiarried,
Oct. 9, 1885, J. Percy Barnitz. They had children as
follows: —

i. Wirt Whitcomb Barnitz, h. June 13, 1887.
ii. Anna Louisa Barnitz, b. Nov. 6, 1S8S; d. Jan. 8, 1892.
iii. Richard M. Barnitz, b. Dec. 25, 1S91.
iv. Albert M. Barnitz, b. May 11, 1893.

XlyVII. Henry Wirt Shriver' (Catharine (Wirt)
Shriv^er'', Catharine (Swope) Wirt"', John Swope*, Conrad
Swope\ John Swope", Yost Swope' ) was born in the home-
stead at Union Mills, Md., Dec. 9, 1837. He married, Oct.
2, 1S66, Mary Winebrenner, of Hanover, Pa., daughter of
Henry Winebrenner. For a number of years he was asso-
ciated with his father in the tanning business. He was with
the ' ' Emergency ' ' troops of Pennsylvania during the war.
He occupies the old Shriver homestead at Union Mills, and
maintains its reputation for hospitality. He is a member of
the Reformed Church and active in promoting her interests.
They had issue as follows: —

i. Lucy Shriver, b. vSept. 14, 1867; d. July 21, 1868.

ii. Elizabeth Shriver, b. April 11, 1869.
iii. Henry Wirt Shriver, b. Dec. 16, 1870.
iv. Marv Winifred Shriver, b. Aug. 8, 1875.

V. Sar.\h Catharine Shriver, b. Jan. 23, 1878.

XI.VIII. Eliza B. Shriver' (Catharine (Wirt) Shriver^
Catharine (Swope) Wirt'\ John Swope^ Conrad Swope^
John vSwope", Yost Swope') was born in the homestead at
Union Mills, Md., May 8, 1842. She married, Oct. 19, 1864,



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David E. Winebrenner, of Hanover, Pa. (a brother of her
brother Henry's wife ). They had issue as follows: —

i. Helen Shriver Winebrenner, b. July 25, 1865; 111.,

April 26, 1.S94, Charles J. Delane.
ii. Martha C. Winebrenner, b. June 3, 1869; in., June 5,

1894, William R Saliday.
iii. David E. Winebrenner, b. Sept. 17, 1872.

XlylX. Blanche Eichleberger' (Anna (Wirt) Eichle-
berger", Catharine (Swope) Wirt\ John Swope\ Conrad
Swope^ John Swope", Yo.st Swope') was born, Dec. 15, 1850,
at the home of her parents in Virginia. She being about
three and a half years old when her mother died, was ten-
derly and devotedly cared for b}' her grandmother Wirt, at
Hanover, up to her twenty-fifth year, spending seven years at
the Moravian boarding school at Lititz, Pa. After the death
of her grandmother .she returned to her father's home in Jeffer-
son county, Va. In less than a year, Jan. 17, 1877, she
married Prof. S. vS. Smeltzer, of Shepherd College, Shep-
herdstown, W. Va., born May, 21, 1850. He was a .son of the
Rev. I. P. Smeltzer, D. D., of the Lutheran Church. After


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