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  • ID: I58
  • _UID: 253CCF85F1C0491980F392EAFFFBE530C6B8
  • Name: Daniel LINDESMITH
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 MAY 1773 in Guilford Twp, Franklin Co, Pa
  • Death: 5 MAY 1833 in Dungannon, Columbiana Co, Ohio
  • Burial: Trinity Reformed Church Cem, Dungannon, Columbiana Co, OH
  • Note:

    DANIEL LINDESMITH appears to be named for his great-grandfather.
    He was baptized the same day he was born by Herr (Lord/Mr.) Deschler. He married in 1800 to Elizabeth Weimer in the church in Berlin, Pa. They had one child, Jacob, and she died 2 months after his birth (age 22). She has a tombstone in the Trinity Church cemetery near Dungannon, Ohio, but she must have died in Berlin, Pa. because Daniel didn't move to Ohio until 1803.
    Dec 25, 1802 he m Gertrude Crissinger (b Dec 13, 1779; daug of Joseph & Rachel).

    In April 1803 they moved to Centre township, Columbiana Co, Ohio, the first of the Lindesmith family to move to Ohio. They were among the first settlers in this part of Centre township, settling in the NE qtr of section 31. Their home was known for generations as "The Stone House" on West Fork Creek, 5 miles west of Lisbon.

    He was in the cavalry in the War of 1812. Capt. Thomas Rowland came to Lisbon, Ohio in Columbiana Co, and raised a volunteer company soon after war was declared in Sept 1812. Capt Daniel Harbaugh had a company of light dragoons composed of Daniel Lindesmith & 51 others. Daniel is also listed (perhaps later) as a member of Capt Wm. Pritchard┘s mounted company, 2nd rifle regiment of Lisbon, Ohio. He rode his own horse, carried his deer rifle, and played the fife and bugle, using the same bugle that his father had used during the Revolutionary War.

    Daniel was a farmer, but was also an excellent mechanic. His grandson, E.W.J. Lindesmith said that he invented the needle used in the sewing machines.

    The last panther in Wayne township was killed in 1832, "when in a grand rally by a half-dozen hunters the beast fell by the hand of Daniel Lindesmith, a noted deer-slayer and an unerring rifle-shot." [from 1879 History of Columbiana Co, OH, p267.]

    He died in 1833 (age 60), buried Trinity Church cemetery; Gertrude died in 1841 (age 62).

    *Find A Grave Memorial# 41782534
  • Change Date: 7 DEC 2015

    Father: Johan? Joseph LINDESMITH b: 19 MAR 1751 in Hassloch, Rheinland-Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany
    Mother: Anna "Nancy" BAUMAN? b: 21 FEB 1752 in Philadelphia, PA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth WEIMER b: 1779
    • Married: 22 FEB 1800 in Berlin, PA
    1. Has Children Jacob Weimer LINDESMITH b: 18 MAR 1801 in Brothers Valley, Pa

    Marriage 2 Gertrude CRISSINGER b: 13 DEC 1779
    • Married: 25 DEC 1802 in prob Berlin, Pa
    1. Has Children Katherine LINDESMITH b: ABT 1803 in Columbiana Co, Ohio
    2. Has Children Susannah LINDESMITH b: 4 JUL 1807 in Columbiana Co, Ohio
    3. Has No Children Anna Nancy LINDESMITH b: 4 APR 1811 in Columbiana Co, Ohio
    4. Has No Children Samuel LINDESMITH b: 1814 in Columbiana Co, Ohio
    5. Has Children Joseph LINDESMITH b: 17 MAY 1816 in Columbiana Co, Ohio
    6. Has Children Mary LINDESMITH b: 16 APR 1818 in Columbiana Co, Ohio
    7. Has No Children Daniel LINDESMITH b: 1822
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