Risser Family Genealogy Forum
Anyone know a Barbara ____ , born about 1780, who married a Risser. Risser died around 1800, and Barbara married secondly, Abraham Mellinger about 1803/1804.
They are living in Rapho, Lancaster county in the 1810 census. The only clue that Barbara was a Risser widow is that Abraham paid 50¢ tax on the Risser estate, and she is listed as older than he in subsequent census records.
Abraham, born about 1786, was son of David of Hellam, York County. Barbara and Abraham had a family of 11 children, but only 5 girls lived to adulthood to marry: Betsy, Nancy, Mary, Catherine & Fannie. They moved on to Clark, Jefferson and Fountain Counties Indiana. These Mellingers were Mennonite, but all the daughters did not remain so.Love to identify Barbara! Glad to share.
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