Jacob Barnhisel

Jacob Barnhisel (1798 - 1876)

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Jacob Barnhisel
Born in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Miami County, Indiana, USAmap
Profile last modified 1 Jan 2020 | Created 8 Nov 2017
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Biography

Jacob Barnhisel, son of Adam Barnhisle and Eva Catherine Fleischer, was born on 18 September 1798 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA.[1][2][3] Early census records prior to 1850 only named heads of household, and grouped other household members by age and gender. Jacob was probably counted as the boy under ten years of age in his father's household during the 1800 census, where they lived in Tyrone Township, Cumberland County.[4]

Probably sometime before 1808, the family relocated to Ohio.[5] They have not yet been located in the 1810 or 1820 censuses.

Jacob married Susannah Grogg, daughter of John Grogg and Esther Snyder, on 8 March 1827 in Stark County, Ohio.[6][7] They probably had eleven children, but only eight have been identified:[8]

  1. Cornelius Barnhisel, b. 28 Dec 1827
  2. Abraham Barnhisel, b. circa 1830
  3. John Olive Barnhisel, b. 26 May 1832
  4. Elizabeth Barnhisel, b. circa 1836
  5. Benjamin F. Barnhisel, b. circa 1838
  6. Samuel Barnhisel, b. 12 Apr 1841
  7. Esther Barnhisel, b. circa Nov 1845
  8. Jacob C. Barnhisel, b. 12 Nov 1845

Jacob with wife and children were counted during the 1830 census in Marlborough Township, Stark County, Ohio.[9] They were located in Lake Township during the 1840 census.[10]

The family relocated to a farm in Indiana by the 1850 census, where they were erroneously enumerated as the Barnhart family, in Perry Township, Miami County. They claimed to own real estate valued at $2500.[11] In 1860, their real estate was valued at $5,000 and personal estate at $700.[12] In 1864, IRS tax assessments show he was assessed for the value of slaughtered cattle and hogs in Perry Township.[13]

By 1870, Jacob had retired from farming, and owned real estate valued at $6,000 and personal estate of $500.[14]

Jacob made a will on 7 March 1876, in which his son, Samuel, was named as the Executor.[15] Jacob died at age 78, of "liver chille," on 24 October 1876.[1] He was buried at Gaerte Cemetery in Perry Township.[3]

Application for probate of his estate was filed on 16 November 1876, in Peru, Miami County. All of his children or their heirs received distributions of cash or personal goods from the estate.[15]

Research Notes

Following are other Jacobs who are found in Ohio records, but do not appear to be the same person. Care must be taken not to get these families confused. More research is needed to carefully separate the other Jacobs from the subject of this profile. As they are verified, profiles should be added or updated for each.

Jacob Barnhisle, Vienna Twp, Trumbull Co., Ohio
There appears to be a "Jacob Barnhisle" with a family in Trumbull County, Ohio during the same period as this Jacob. Following are records to support this person:

1836 marriage license: Jacob Barnhisel (21 or older) and Olivia Tyler (age 14), 14 Mar 1836, Trumbull County, Ohio. Olivia's father gave consent.[16]

1836 marriage: Jacob Barnhisel married on 24 Mar 1836 to Olive Tyler, Trumbull, Ohio, USA[17]

1838 tax record: There is an 1838 Ohio tax record in Vienna Township.[18]

1840 census: There is an 1840 census record in Vienna Township, Trumbull County, Ohio, for the following family.[19] The age brackets of family members indicate that this is a different family.

Head: Jacob Barnhisle
2 Free White Males below age 5
2 Free White Males age 20-30
1 Free White Female age 15-20
1 Free White Female age 20-30
Total 6 family members, one of whom was engaged in agriculture

1850 Census: Family in Vienna Township.[20]

Name Age
Jacob Barnhisel 37
Lavira Barnhisel 31
Lewis Barnhisel 13
Charles F Barnhisel 10
Epinetus R Barnhisel 9
Samuel H Barnhisel 8
Alice S Barnhisel 4
Catherine Shafer 19
Sarah Brown 16

Jacob "Bornhisel" was a Postmaster at Vienna Twp from 15 May 1849 to 23 Apr 1851 [assumed based on next postmaster's start date].[21][22]

Jacob Barnhisel, Dayton Twp, Montgomery County, Ohio
Dayton Twp tax records:

  • 1830, town lots &c., entry for William Bomberger: In lot 58; part E/2; value 300; State & Canal $1.05.0; Co. & Schl $0.90.0; Total Tax $1.95.0; Remark - Transfer'd to Jacob Barnhisel
  • 1831, town lots and buildings: In lot 58; part E/2; value 300; state $1.05.0; County $0.90.0; Twp $0.15.0; Total $2.10.0; Remark - add Impvt. 100$; see second copy
  • 1832, Town Lots and Buildings: In Lot 58; part E/2; value 400; state $1.40.0; County & Schl $1.20.0; Twp $0.20.0; Total $2.80.0; see second copy
  • 1834, In Lot 58, E/2, value 400; state & can $0.80.0; county $1.60.0; twp $0.20.0; total $2.60.0; see second copy
  • 1835, Town Property: In lot 58; E/2; value $930; State $1.39.5; County & S. $2.32.5; Township $0.46.5; Total $4.18.5
  • 1837, Town Property: In lot 58; E/2; value $930; State & Canl $3.02.2; County & Sch $2.79.0; Road $1.39.5; Bridge $0.93.0; Township $0.69.8; Total $8.83.5
  • 1838, Town Property: In lot E/2 58; value $930; State & Canal $3.72.0; CSV tax $3.72.0; Road $1.39.5; Bridge $1.39.5; Township $1.39.5 [sic, s/b 0.69.7]; Total $10.92.7; see second copy
  • 1839, town property: No. Lots E/2 58; value $930; State $4.65.0; County $3.25.5; Road $1.39.5; Bridge $1.39.5; Town $0.93.0; Total $11.62.5; see second copy

Probate packet [23]

Jacob died intestate - no will
Thomas K. Spillman, administrator
Elizabeth Spillman, wife of Thomas K. Spillman, was sister and sole heir at law
Mentions lot #58 in Dayton, and 1838 state tax for $10.92.7 [paid in 1839], which ties to the 1838 tax amount given in above tax records.
Includes a bill from John B. Craighead for "attendance and medicine" for dates between 10 Sep 1837 - 22 Aug 1838

Jacob Barnthistle, Washington & Middleton Twp, Wood County, Ohio
An 1839 tax record was found for "Jacob Barnthislle," Washington Twp, Wood County.[24]

personal property: horses 2, val 80; cattle 5, val 40; total val 120; State & Can $0.60.0; Co & Sch $1.08.0; Road & Br $0.48.0; total tax $2.16.0

1859 probate: A packet of estate files for Jacob Barnthisel (also Barntheisel, Bernthisel), probate date 20 May 1859, in Wood County, Ohio. There are 69 images in this set.[25]

Executors: Henry P. Bernthisel [son] and John Bates [friend]
Will dated 9 Mar 1858
Probate filed 20 May 1859
Final account files 18 Jul 1865
Mentions expenses of "visit & Abed for Wife" [?] dated 28 Mar 1856 to 25 Sep 1857
Mentions a bill from "Ivan in Gilead for wifes coffin"

The probate packet includes a copy of the Will, dated 9 Mar 1858, for Jacob Barnthistle of Middleton Township, Wood County, Ohio. Heirs and bequests are listed as follows:

Rebecca Felton, daughter, $200 plus 1/3 of the residue of estate
Jane[?] Book, daughter, $200
Sarah Hefflefinger, daughter, $200
Pennelia Blodget, daughter, $200
Mary Ann North, daughter, $200
Henry Barnthistle, son, $200 plus 2/3 of the residue of estate
Isaac Barnthistle, son, $200
Reuben Hefflefinger, grandson, $200, who "worked for me a while during the summer of 1857... in part for his work and in part for the affection I have for him."

Jacob Bernhisel, Richland County, Ohio
1867 marriage: Jacob Bernhisel and Nancy Duncan, 1 Dec 1867[26]

This Find A Grave: Memorial #117388553 for Jacob Bernhisel, buried at Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, might be for this Jacob. However note that there are records for a Jacob married to a Nancy A. Dickson, which may or may not be the same Nancy from the marriage record.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Evangelical Messenger, obituary for "Jacob Barnhisel", 30 Nov 1876, page 379; died 24 Oct 1876, aged 78 years and 1 day [this calculates to a birth date of 23 Oct 1798].
  2. Carol Constance (Younker) Boyer, Barnhiser / Bernheisel Family Lines (Denver, CO: Boyer, Aug 2002); p.54
  3. 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave, database and images (findagrave.com); Find A Grave: Memorial #36731687, by Scott Shatto. Jacob Barnhisel, born 18 Sep 1798, Cumberland County, Penn.; died 24 Oct 1876, Miami County, Indiana; buried Gaerte Cemetery, Miami County, Indiana. Headstone photo illegible.
  4. 1800 U.S. Census, Cumberland County, PA, population schedule (digital image), accessed 09 Jan 2016; Tyrone Township, page 43 (handwritten upper left corner), line 8, household of Adam Barnhisel
  5. Adam's son Henry was born in Ohio; all previous events were in Pennsylvania.
  6. Ancestry.com, "Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993," accessed 30 Dec 2019, Ancestry Record 61378 #3284424, Jacob Burnhisel and Susanna Grogg, 8 Mar 1827; County courthouse, Stark, OH, USA, Marriage certificates, vol. A, Stark County, p. 130; FHL microfilm no. 897,628, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Evangelical Messenger, obituary for "Barnheisel Susannah," 21 Feb 1882, page 63; states she had moved to Stark Co., O., before she married in 1827 to Jacob Barnheisel. Note: The Evangelical Messenger was the English-language, weekly denominational publication associated with The Evangelical Church.
  8. Jacob's obituary indicates he had 11 children; based on known death dates of their currently-known children, there are three additional children, unaccounted for, who died prior to his death in 1876. This is confirmed by a statement in Susannah's obituary, indicating three children who pre-deceased her that are unaccounted for.
  9. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : 9 September 2017), household of Jacob Barnhisel, Marlboro Township, Stark, Ohio, United States, p.71, line 15; citing 243, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 140; FHL microfilm 337,951; family consists of 2FWM <5, 1FWM 30-40, 1FWF 20-30, total of 4
  10. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : 16 August 2017), household of Jacob Barnhisel, Lake Township, Stark, Ohio, United States, p. 44 (handwritten upper left), line 8; citing p. 174, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 427; FHL microfilm 20,177; family consists of 1FWM <5, 1FWM 5-10, 2FWM 10-15, 1FWM 40-50, 1FWF <5, 1FWF 30-40, total of 7, 1 of whom was employed in agriculture
  11. 1850 U.S. Census, Miami County, IN, population schedule (digital image), accessed 13 Oct 2012; Perry Township, stamped page 137, dw.#822, fam.#848, Ancestry Record 8054 #4819895, household of Cornelius Barnhart.
  12. 1860 U.S. Census, Miami County, IN, population schedule (digital image), accessed 28 Dec 2019 on FamilySearch.org; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 281; FHL film no. 803,281; Perry Township, page 70, Gilead post office, line 11, dw.#468, fam.#459, household of Jacob Barnhisel
  13. Ancestry.com, "U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918," database on-line (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, 2008); Records of the Internal Revenue Service, Record Group 58, The National Archives at Washington, DC.; records for Jacob Barnhisel, Perry Tp.:
    Ancestry Record 1264 #5458488, Oct 1864:
    line 4, 1 slaughtered cattle, $0.40 total tax
    Ancestry Record 1264 #3902628, Dec 1864:
    line 12, 2 slaughtered cattle, $0.80 total tax
    line 35, 2 slaughtered hogs, $0.20 total tax
  14. 1870 U.S. Census, Miami County, IN, population schedule (digital image), accessed 9 Oct 2012; Perry Township, page 37, stamped page 147, Gilead post office, line 25, dw.#260, fam.#262, Ancestry Record 7163 #20682466, household of Jacob Barnhisel.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999," viewed 18 Jan 2016, Ancestry Record 9045 #373259, Jacob Barnhisel, will dated 07 Mar 1876; Miami County Courthouse, Circuit Court, Peru, Miami County, IN, USA, Will Records, Vol. 2, Aug 1876-Aug 1889, pages 19-20
    Samuel to pay $6,000 as follows:
    - Elisabeth and Esther: $250 initially +$666 each after mother's death.
    - Jacob: $250 initially +$666 after mother's death.
    - John: $200 initially.
    - Cornelius' heirs: $250 initially +$616 after mother's death.
    - Abraham's son (Henry); $125 initially +$333 after grandmother's death.
    - Granddaughter Sarah: $125 initially +$333 after grandmother's death, and "shall have all such household and kitchen furniture as we now call hers, together with the family sewing machine".
  16. Ancestry.com, "Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993," database on-line (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, 2016), Ancestry Record FSMarriageOhio #1542246, marriage record of Jacob Barnhisel and Olivia Tyler, 14 Mar 1836, Trumbull Co.
  17. Ancestry.com, "Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993," database on-line (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, 2016), Ancestry Record 61378 #3635301, marriage of Jacob Barnhisel and Olive Tyler, 24 Mar 1836, Trumbull Co.
  18. "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : 29 July 2017), entry for Jacob Barnhisel, 1838; citing multiple county courthouse offices, Vienna Township, Trumbull, Ohio, p. 93, Tax records indexed by Ohio Genealogy Society.
    Lands, houses, buildings &c: R2, T4, Lot S part 15; 240 acres; total value 832; State $3.32.8; County $2.91.2; County poor & Bridge tax $2.49.6; Road $1.66.4; Total $10.40.0. See also Ancestry Record 60104 #1045817
  19. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : 16 August 2017), household of Jacob Barnhisle, Vienna Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States; citing p. 11, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 429; FHL microfilm 20,178; ; family consists of 2FWM <5, 2FWM 20-30, 1FWF 15-20, 1FWF 20-30, total of 6, 1 of whom was employed in agriculture. See also Ancestry Record 8057 #1751103
  20. Ancestry.com, "1850 United States Federal Census," database on-line (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, 2009), Vienna, Trumbull, Ohio, page 360B, Ancestry Record 8054 #14625636, household of Jacob Barnhisel; Seventh Census of the United States, 1850 (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, roll 733), Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29 (National Archives, Washington, D.C.)
  21. Ancestry.com, "U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971," database on-line (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, 2010); Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971, NARA Microfilm Publication M841, 145 rolls, Records of the Post Office Department, Record Group Number 28 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives); Ancestry Record 1932 #790416, vol. 15, Jacob Bornhisel, Vienna, Trumbull, Ohio, appointed 15 May 1849
  22. Ancestry.com, History of the Western Preserve, vol. I, p. 66, Ancestry Record 21265 #94
  23. Ancestry.com, "Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998," database on-line (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, 2015); Montgomery County, Ohio, Estate Files, Ca. 1810-1887, Probate Court; Ancestry Record 8801 #4057037, estate file #1545, estate of Jacob Barnhisel, 75 pages, images 1069-1143
  24. "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : 21 October 2019), entry for Jacob Barnthislle, 1839, Wood County, Washington Township; citing multiple county courthouse offices, Ohio, United States, p. , Tax records indexed by Ohio Genealogy Society; FHL microfilm 004849415.
  25. Ancestry.com, "Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998," database on-line (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, 2015); Estate Files (Wood County, Ohio), 1820-1870, Wood, Ohio; Ancestry Record 8801 #11762683, Estate file no. 483, Jacob Barnheisel, 40 pages (images 776-815). Note: the index to these records is not in sync with the beginning of each packet. This packet actually begins at image no. 776.
  26. Ancestry.com, "Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993," database on-line (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, 2016); FHL Film Number 388,739; Ancestry Record 61378 #1614889, Jacob Bernhisel and Nancy Duncan, license 30 Nov 1867, marriage 1 Dec 1867, Richland County

See also:

  • "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch, entries for Jacob Barnhisel [taxes assessed are in dollars.cents.mils]:
    • 1821, Perry County: R16 T16 Sec 24, 188.5 [acres?] SW [qtr?]; ? rate 80; State Tax $0.40.0; Road Tax $0.20.0; Total Amount $0.60.0; Remarks - 84.58 for 1819 and 1821
    • 1827, Perry County; personal property: horses 1, val 40; cattle 2, val 16; state tax $0.16.8; county tax $0.25.2; total tax $0.42.0
    • 1830, Stark County, Marlborough Twp; personal property: horses 1; val 40; cattle 2; val 16; State $0.19.6; County $0.15.4; Road $0.5.6; Total $0.40.6
    • 1831, Stark County, Marlborough Twp; personal property: Horses 2, val 80; cattle 2, val 16; State $0.33.6; County $0.36.0; Total $0.69.6
    • 1833, Stark County, Marlborough Twp; personal property: Horses 0; C[attle] 3, value 24; total 24; state $0.7.2; county $0.9.0; road $0.2.4; total $0.18.6
    • 1834, Stark County, Marlborough Twp; lands, houses, factories: R7 T20 Sec 29 SW/2 W/2 SE, 33 acres, $83; state $0.16.6; county $0.33.2; road $0.08.3; total $0.58.1
    • 1835, Stark County, Marlborough Twp; lands, houses, factories &c: R7, T20, Sec. 29, SW/2 W/2 SW, 33 acres, value of houses/factories/&c 0; total value $112; state tax $0.16.8, county $0.36.4, total $0.53.2; see second copy
    • 1836, Stark County, Marlborough Twp; lands, houses, factories &c: R7, T20, Sec. 29, SW/2 W/2 SW; 33 acres; total 112; State $0.25.2; County $0.42.0; Road $0.11.2; Total $0.78.4
    • 1837, Stark County, Marlborough Twp; lands, houses, factories &c: R7, T20, Sec. 29, SW/2 W/2 SW; 33 acres; total 112; State $0.36.4; County $0.53.2; Road $0.16.8; Total $1.06.4
    • 1838, Stark County, Marlborough Twp; lands, houses, factories &c: R7, T20, Sec. 29, SW/2 W/2 SW; 33 acres; total 112; State $0.44.8; County $0.58.8; Road $0.16.8; Twp $0.11.2; Total $1.31.3
  • National Archives and Records Administration, Internal Revenue Assessment Lists for Indiana, 1862-1864, Washington, DC, NARA microfilm publication M765; Ancestry.com, "U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918," http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264, viewed online 20 Jan 2016; Jacob Barnhisel, Perry Tp, Indiana, Division 12, Collection District 9, October 1864, page 16, line 4, assessed $0.40 in tax for slaughtering one head of cattle


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