Thanks for your reply. I know there is a connection. I have three separate pieces of information;
1. In my 5th great grandfathers will (John Benner) he states "and of the share or parts of my daughter ELIZABETH I give unto her daughter ELEANOR APPENZELLER the sum of seventy five pounds which sum of money with the above memtioned sum of fifty pounds I orderto remain in the hands of my executor for her use until her marriage or lawful age. But if it should happen that my said granddaughter ELEANOR should die under lawful age unmarried then and in that case I order that her mother or lawful representatives shall receive the said sum of seventy five pounds retained out of her share and also in said case I order the first above specified sum of fifty pounds to be equally divided to and between all my children or their lawful representatives". John Benner died 24 May 1812.
2. From the book "Four Pennsylvania German Studies, Parochial Register of the Indian Creek Reformed Church, 1753-1851" page 144is the baptismal record for CORNELIA, parents Henry Appelseller (note spelling) and Elizabeth Benner. CORNELIA was born 5 October 1801.
3. The only other record I have for ELEANOR is an Orphan's Court document (for the term August 1819) showing that she "is a junior above the age of fourteen years and that by the will of her grandfather John Benner dec'd she is entitled to some estate". A guardian (Conrad Snyder) is appointed.
Now the problem;
1. Were Cornelia and Eleanor Appenzeller sisters or are they the same person? Do you have any other records for Cornelia?
2. Do you know who "Cornelia" Appenzeller married and when?
3. How can I contact Cherry Evans?
You may find this interesting;
1. My 4th great grandmother Magdalena (Miller) Benner (married to John Adam Benner) had an Aunt (Elizabeth Miller) who married a William Savacool. William had a sister Eleanor. I believe this Eleanor is the same one who married John Jacob Appenzeller.
2. Elizabeth Benner did marry a Jacob Kremer (possibly Cramer, Creamor, Creamer, Kremer) on 20 January 1807. This record from the records of Tohickon Union Church p.226.
Does any of this information sound familiar. Hope to hear from you soon....Andy
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