Subject Kindig Ancestry
To All People with the Surname of Kindig or who have a Kindig in their ancestry:
Your current surname, maiden name, or adoptive name may be Kindig. You may have a Kindig ancestry. You may be anywhere in the USA or the world.
You, could be a shirttail relative, a kissing cousin, share even a closer relationship or be no connection what so ever to my family tree.
I am trying to trace my genealogy. I have hit some blank walls. This is primarily due to name changes, incorrect dates, and geographic location and duplicity problems
In any event, I would like to try to clarify and verify as much family information as I can. Who knows what will develop in this family tree.
My name is Alan Samuel Kindig. I was born March 9, 1933 in Bethlehem Township (Butztown) PA. My father was Earl Morris Kindig born 1904 died 1996). My mother was Rose (Roselia) Tackas born 1910 died 1976. I have the following siblings:
Sylvia Agnes Kindig Groeger
Ronald Eugene Kindig 1934 1935
Sandra Paulette Kindig Pinkerton
Bruce Glenn Kindig
Bernardine Kindig Stevens
My Dads father was Weston Samuel Kindig. His mother was Tillie Benkhardt (Bankhardt). Beside Dad there was a daughter Pauline who died in infancy. Tillie and Weston divorced. She remarried to John P. Smith. (no children from this union) Weston remarried to Ruth (Ruby) Schaffer (Zigenfuss or Ziegenfus). Ruth brought a daughter Virginia Ziegnfus to the union.
Ruth and Weston had the following children:
Hilda Married Calvin Bartholomew
Isabell Married Albert Wessner
Emma Married Louis Mira
Alice Married Paul Gibson
Daniel Married Mary
Barbara Married Coit
Weston S Jr. had two wives who died
Earl Morris Weston’s son from first marriage.
Virginia Zigenfus Zigenfoos Kindig was Ruth’s daughter from her first
marriage. Virginia married a Jackson.
Daniel, Weston Jr., and Emma (Mira) still live. Barbara went to CA married a Coit and has totally dropped off the radar. The last anyone knows she did have a son.
Weston S. Sr. had a brother Morris. Morris was married to Emma. They had a son Billie and a daughter Mabel. No other information is currently available.
Tillie Benkhardt’s mother was Paulina Stoll Benkhardt. We have no information on father Frank Benkhardt other than he was in Allentown PA. Tillie’s sisters were Ida, Carrie, Gertrude, and Flora. I only knew Carrie and Gertrude. Flora and Ida were probably deceased by the time I came along
Daniel B. Kindig and Lena Kraus were the parents of Weston and Morris.
Daniel Kindig and Susanna Hively were the parents of Daniel B Kindig. It seems Daniel was taken by his family from PA to Milton Wayne OH. The children from this marriage beside Daniel B. were Christiana Shellabarger, John S. Kindig, William Henry Kindig, and Catherine Kindig. Christiana returned to PA in her later life.
Daniels father and mother were Daniel Kindig and Susanna Hively. This generation shows a transfer of residence from PA to Wayne OH. Children for this union are Lucy Ann, David, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Lydia, Susanna, and William Francis Kindig.
Daniel Kindig’s parents were Henry Kindig and Elizabeth Eshelman. It appears Daniel was the only child attributed to Henry and Elizabeth. This is as far back as the Kindig surname line goes. It takes it back to 1755. This is pre revolutionary war and Henry would have been in his twenties when the revolution occurred. We do not know if he was a revolutionary war solider or not. It seems he may have been a Mennonite. We are researching more on him through the Lancaster County Historical Society in PA.
On the Kindig grandmother side we have records going back to 1712. Because of the numerous listings I will just list the names that are in this tree and appear to be directly connected.
Susanna Hively George Hively
Elizabeth Eshelman Benedict Eshelman, Peter Eshelman
Susanna Weigel, Johan Leonard Weigel, Valentin Weigel, Johan Martin Weigel
Rosina Billmeyer, Jacob Billmeyer changed name from Johann Balmer (father of Jacob)
Maria Funcher, Georg Funcher
Ann Dorothy Triddell Nicholas Triddell
Anna Stehman, Joseph Steinman note name change father to daughter
Frederick Stoll, Fredricka Stoll, Carolina Stoll
Fredricka Weiss, Fredian Weiss, John Wass
If you come across Brian Kindig in CA, he is my nephew. He is my brother Bruce’s
son. He is also actively researching this ancestry.
I will greatly appreciate any thing you can add to enhance this ancestry. I am especially curious as to how Henry got to Lancaster County and what his roots are.
The following surnames are being shown in my list of kinship.
The frequency and long listings of these names seem unrelated. However, if you can add any knowledge about these names and how they might relate to the Kindig list, please feel free to add your findings.
Thank you ever so much for your contributions.
Alan S. Kindig
1303 Hemlock Drive
Greenville NC 27858
252 355 1859
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