Looking for clues for parents of Judith (Peterson) Reisinger

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I am looking for more solid proof of maiden name as well as information on parents.
WikiTree profile: Judith Reisinger
in Genealogy Help by Lydia Vierson G2G5 (5.4k points)

Not directly relevant, but as you are adding to this profile:

For the birth and baptism of daughter Judith in 1800, see https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2451/images/42154_329961-00940

The Elisabeth Reisinger born in 1793 was not their daughter, but rather was daughter of a Johannes Reisinger and wife Magdalena - see https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2451/images/42154_329961-00924 (which makes sense, as Jacob was only about 13 at the time).

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Looks like her full name was Elizabeth Judith (Peterman) Reisinger.  See profile Peterman-219.  Family search has her father as John Peterman, but not sure that is right since he was born 1766.
by Anonymous Nagel G2G6 Mach 3 (30.3k points)
The biography for Judith Reisinger explicitly states that she is NOT Elisabeth Piterman/Peterman, who also married a Jacob Reisinger and is often confused with her. One clue is that Elisabeth Peterman married a Jacob Reisinger in Washington County, PA (just south of Pittsburgh), while Judith Reisinger had her children in York County, PA (in eastern Pennsylvania).
It does, but it appears these two profiles share same findagrave, birth dates, death dates, etc.

Unfortunately that is because the Wikitree profile (and also the familysearch.org profile) got things muddled.

If you go to the old Rootsweb message (for which the URL in the profile is now no longer valid; the correct URL now is https://mlarchives.rootsweb.com/listindexes/emails?listname=&thread=35097540) you will see that the Elizabeth Piterman born in 1774 who married a Jacob Reisinger in 1794 in Washington County, PA, died there 21 July 1818.

There has been a wholesale conflation on both Wikitree and familysearch of the Reisinger family of Washington Co., PA, and the Reisinger family of York Co., PA. The children attached to "Elizabeth Judith Peterman" at familysearch.org were born from 1797 to 1805 in Washington County, PA, but the Judith Reisinger who is documented (from the Lutheran church records in York Co.) to have died in 1829 at age 54 is known (from the same church records) to have had a child in Hanover Township, York Co. in 1800. These are different Reisinger families - see the 1810 census, which lists a Jacob Risinger (with wife and quite a few children) in Washington County (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH22-FDF) and another Jacob Reisinger (also with wife and about 5 to 6 children) in Hanover Township, York County (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH22-JPC).

This is why we need to move away from findagrave and familysearch profiles and look for actual primary sources for these people.

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