Vitals: Joseph Christopher, Sr. & Elizabeth Miller Speicher

Joseph Christopher, Sr. (1762/68-1830) b. Berks or York Co., PA; r. had a mill in Stonycreek Twp. before moving to nearby Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA (son of Johan Christoph & Christina Mishler Speicher: Miller & Farmer)
-buried:

Elizabeth Lehman Miller (1770- ) b. Berks Co.; r. Stoneycreek Twp. (daughter of Hannes “Indian John” & Magdelena Lehman Miller)
-buried:

Emigration: late 1700’s to early 1800’s to Somerset Co. where he built a gristmill

Married: probably York Co. around 1787

Children:
1. Christian II (1788- ) b.?; r. Stoneycreek Twp.
2. Elizabeth (1790-1874) b. Stoneycreek Twp.; r. Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co. (m. Joseph Yoder)
3. Jacob (1792- ) b. Stoneycreek Twp.; r. Tuscarawas Co., OH
4. Tobias (1793/8- 1876) b & r Stoneycreek Twp. (m1. Mary ___; m2. Sarah ___)
5. Mary (1794-1860) b. Stoneycreek Twp.; r. Milton Twp., Wayne Co., OH (m. David Blough?)
6. Joseph Christopher II (1797-1862) b. Stoneycreek Twp.; r.Cove, Accident, Garrett Co., MD (m1. Anna Lehman; m2. Rebecca Musser – Our line)
7. Solomon (1800-1882) b. Stoneycreek Twp.; r. Garrett Co., MD (m. Elizabeth Blough, niece of sister Mary’s husband)
8. Abraham (  ) nothing known
9. Sarah (1818-1879) b. Stoneycreek Twp. (m1. Stephen Yoder; m2. Peter Hostetler; m3. Tobias W. Yoder)

Documentation:

“Family Group Record.” Cindy Krause Leonhardt

History of Bedford, Somerset, and Fulton Counties. Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1884. p. 521

“Johan & Joseph Speichers.” Glades Star. September 1947, p. 256

“Joseph Christoph Speicher, Jr.” Family History Center. Web. 19 Sept. 2012

J. Virgil Miller. Anniversary History of the family of John “Hannes” Miller, Sr.  Morgantown, PA: Mastof Press, 1998

“Joseph Speicher.” Somerset Biographies. 6 August 2015.
http://www.pagenweb.org/~somerset/stonycreek/bio2.html 

Various Public Member Family Trees, Federal Censuses, & other documents. Ancestry.com

RETURN TO OUR SPEICHER FAMILY TREE

RETURN TO OUR HANNES “INDIAN JOHN” MILLER FAMILY

Last revised 10/16/18

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