Catharina Weidner at the Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata Cloister

  My 7th great-grandmother, Catharina (Schneider) Weidner, moved to the community at the Ephrata Cloister, along with her young children, after the death of her husband. The Ephrata Cloister, in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1732.  It was a religious community, founded by German immigrants.  They were semi-monastic, with a monastery and […]

August Birthdays

Let’s recognize ancestors and close relatives who were born in August: Agnes Kattermann, 9x-great-grandmother, born 20 Aug 1634. William Garrett, 7x-great-grandfather, born 21 Aug 1643 in Leicestershire, Darby, England. Johans Philip Dellinger, 7x-great-grandfather, born 24 Aug 1706 in Oberacker, Kraichtal, Baden-Wurtemberg. Rhoda Cunningham, 4x-great-grandmother, born 15 Aug 1763 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Maud Angeline Whitener, […]