2. John Sechrist

History and Biography of John Sechrist

John Sechrist was the 4th child and oldest son of Francis Sechrist and Veronica Feiser.  He was born on August 8, 1764 in York County and was baptized on November 18, 1764 at Christ Lutheran Church in York, York County, PA.  Sometime around 1787 or 1788, he married Veronica Rieman.

Initially, John and his family lived near his father and brothers Michael and William in the Windsor Township/North Hopewell Township area.  In looking at a property survey that John had done, he owned land to the east/northeast of where his father lived.  Census records indicated that he lived here through at least 1810, as that census lists him as a resident of Windsor Twp.  However, by 1820 he was living in Shrewsbury Twp and would reside there until his death in 1841.  His estate records showed that he owned several lots located within present day Shrewsbury borough.

His estate records also indicate that he had 10 children and that 8 of them were living when he passed away.  The estate records confirmed the townships that his 4 remaining son’s lived in at the time of his death and it also confirmed the names of the spouses for his daughters.

One notable descendant of John and Veronica is their grandson William Sechrist (1819-1907).  William is the son of John Sechrist and Elizabeth Grove.  In 1850 he bought a mill from John Gemmill and in 1852 he built what has since come to be known as Keseling’s Mill in the area of Draco in Hopewell Twp, York County.  The mill made woolen goods, and the road that runs along the mill is now called Woolen Mill Road.

Tombstones of John Sechrist and his Wife Veronica Reiman Sechrist

John Sechrist born August 8, 1764 in York County, PA, baptized November 18, 1764 at Christ Lutheran Church in York, York County, PA, died in April 3, 1841 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  He married Veronica Rieman born March 14, 1767 in York County, PA, died November 16, 1841 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA

Children and Grandchildren of John Sechrist and his wife Veronica Reiman:

  1. Elizabeth Sechrist born December 16, 1789 in York County, PA, died May 19, 1867 in Richland County, OH and buried at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Richland County, OH.  She married George Streby/Strebig born November 17, 1793 in York County, PA died December 17, 1866 in Richland County, OH and buried at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Richland County, OH
    1. John Streby born January 3, 1816 in York County, PA, died August 30, 1905 in Richland County, OH and buried at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Richland County, OH.  He married Lucy Grimes born May 15, 1821 in PA, died December 14, 1910 in Richland County, OH and buried at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Richland County, OH
    2. George Streby born about 1823 in York County, PA and died unknown.  He married Angeline Carr born about 1827 in OH and died unknown
    3. Jacob Streby born November 30, 1827 in York County, PA, died March 25, 1885 in Richland County, OH and buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Richland County, OH.  He married Mary Ann Black born August 27, 1833, died February 27, 1894 in Richland County, OH and buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Richland County, OH.
    4. Ellen Streby born about 1830 in PA
  2. Susan Sechrist born June 18, 1791 in York County, PA, baptized July 21, 1791 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA, died January 15, 1841 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA.  She married John Stabley born July 7, 1778 in York County, PA, died June 15, 1858 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA.
    1. Elizabeth Stabley born June 28, 1810 in York County, PA, died May 10, 1892 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA.  She married John Strayer born September 5, 1803 in York County, PA, died October 9, 1882 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA
    2. Henry Stabley born about 1812 in York County, PA.  He married Margaret Moyer and Mary Lauderbach
    3. John Stabley born about 1815 in PA
    4. Moses Stabley born about 1818 in PA
    5. Frances Stabley born March 5, 1820 in PA, died November 1, 1904 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA.  She married Jacob Cromley born June 5, 1811 in PA, died August 10, 1899 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA
    6. Catherine Stabley born October 2, 1826 in PA, died April 18, 1897 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA.  She married Thomas McKeage born February 11, 1819 in Ireland, died July 9, 1892 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA
    7. Christina Stabley born September 1, 1829 in PA, died April 5, 1892 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Highland Cemetery in Clinton County, PA.  She married Joseph Heltman born August 26, 1826 in Clinton County, PA, died July 7, 1897 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Highland Cemetery in Clinton County, PA
    8. Adam Stabley born March 19, 1832 in PA, died April 30, 1905 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Linnwood Cemetery in Clinton County, PA.  He married Anna Williams born June 8, 1835, died February 26, 1911 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Linnwood Cemetery in Clinton County, PA
    9. Jacob Stabley born  June 5, 1835 in PA, died September 11, 1906 in Clinton County, PA and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA.  He married Harriet Beck born December 23, 1848, died November 23, 1929 and buried at Union Throne Cemetery in Clinton County, PA
  3. John Sechrist born April 20, 1793 in York County, PA, died December 9, 1878 in York County, PA and buried at Emmanuel Church Cemetery in Loganville, PA.  He married Elizabeth Grove born Janaury 31, 1796 in York County, PA, died January 13, 1861 in York County, PA and buried at Emmanuel Church Cemetery in Loganville, PA
    1. Henry Sechrist born December 4, 1816 in York County, PA, died May 10, 1889 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Hopewell Twp, York County, PA
    2. John Sechrist born May 4, 1818 in York County, PA, died September 19, 1905 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Hopewell Twp, York County, PA.  He married Margaret Bose born July 25, 1805 in PA, died April 9, 1908 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Hopewell Twp, York County, PA
    3. William Sechrist born December 24, 1819 in York County, PA, died September 7, 1907 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Hopewell Twp, York County, PA.  He married Anna Becker born April 3, 1825 in PA, died November 6, 1907 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Hopewell Twp, York County, PA
    4. Jacob A. Sechrist born December 1, 1822 in York County, PA, died May 17, 1901 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married (first) Mary Snyder born November 17, 1826, died January 19, 1857 and buried at Emmanuel Church Cemetery in Loganville, PA.  He then married (second) Elenora Caslow born October 11, 1834 in PA, died January 7, 1909 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.
    5. Charles Sechrist born February 20, 1824 in York County, PA, died October 5, 1888 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Hopewell Twp, York County, PA.  He married Margaret Anderson born August 30, 1839 in York County, PA, died October 19, 1919 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Hopewell Twp, York County, PA
    6. Thomas Sechrist born about 1827 in York County, PA
    7. Elizabeth Sechrist born about 1832 in York County, PA
    8. James Sechrist born April 15, 1833 in York County, PA, died February 19, 1863 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Hopewell Twp, York County, PA
    9. Mary Sechrist born about 1836 in York County, PA
    10. Margaret Sechrist born September 10, 1837 in York County, PA, died April 30, 1912 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married (first) Jacob Anstine born September 6, 1843 in York County, PA, died May 1, 1879 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  She married (second) Josiah Hildebrand born about 1822 in York County, PA, died March 18, 1889 in York County, PA and buried at Emmanuel Church Cemetery in Loganville, PA.
    11. Francis Sechrist born September 8, 1839 in York County, PA and died September 29, 1922 in Spokane, WA.  He married Mary Becker born in 1849, died in 1908 and buried at Oakland Cemetery in Stephenson County, IL.
  4. Jacob Sechrist born December 11, 1794 in York County, PA, died June 1, 1878 in York County, PA, and buried at Mount Zion Cemetery in Springfield Twp, York County, PA.  He married Barbara Stiles born January 24, 1796 in York County, PA and died September 12, 1841 in York County, PA
  5. Daniel Sechrist born August 3, 1796 in York County, PA, baptized August 28, 1796 at Trinity Reformed Church in York, York County, PA and died before 1841.  He married Mary Shaffer born January 12, 1802 in York County, PA, died September 14, 1883 in York County, PA and buried at Fissel’s Union Church in Shrewsbury, Twp, York County, PA.
    1. Daniel Sechrist
    2. Leah Sechrist born about 1823 in York County, PA, died May 12, 1897 in York County, PA and buried at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.  She married Jacob Foust born December 19, 1817 in York County, PA, died March 3, 1892 in York County, PA and buried at Chestnut Hill Cemetery
  6. Abraham Sechrist born April 24, 1804 in York County, PA, died March 17, 1865 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  He married Elizabeth Folckemer born September 15, 1807 in York County, PA, died May 9, 1875 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA
    1. Henrietta Sechrist born December 3, 1829 in York County, PA, died May 9, 1853 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  She married Francis Gosnell 
    2. Mary Sechrist born 1833 in York County, PA, died 1899 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  She married Thomas McAbee born 1833 in MD, died 1893 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA
    3. John W. Sechrist born about 1837 in York County, PA
    4. Charles H Sechrist born April 17, 1839 in York County, PA, died July 28, 1885 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  He married Julia Klinefleter born December 13, 1837 in York County, PA, died September 4, 1916 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.
    5. Angeline Sechrist born April 30, 1842 in York County, PA, died July 13, 1865 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  She married James Hendrix born October 31, 1838 in York County, PA, died November 17, 1922 in Washington, DC and buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, VA
    6. Margaret Sechrist born September 30, 1849 in MD, died December 28, 1924 in York County, PA and buried at Stewartstown Cemetery in Stewartstown, York County, PA.  She married Anstine Bowman born February 4, 1841 in York County, PA, died January 24, 1916 in York County, PA and buried at Stewartstown Cemetery in Stewartstown, York County, PA
  7. Catherine Sechrist born June 9, 1807 in York County, PA, died April 7, 1883 in Chautauqua County, KS and buried at Cedar Vale Cemetery in Chautauqua County, KS.  She married Frederick Kautz born January 2, 1809 in York County, PA, died December 4, 1888 in Wabash County, IN and buried at Leedy Cemetery in Wabash County, IN.
    1. Henry Kautz born March 20, 1833 in MD, died June 2, 1925 in Huntington County, IN and buried at Riverside Cemetery in Huntington County, IN.  He married Eliza Baker born February 13, 1838 in OH, died March 22, 1908 in Huntington County, IN and buried at Riverside Cemetery in Huntington County, IN
    2. John Kautz born August 1834 in MD, died April 24, 1907 in Marion County, IN and buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Marion County, IN.  He married Frances Payne born December 1837 in IN, died in 1921 in Marion County, IN and buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Marion County, IN
    3. Rebecca Kautz born March 14, 1836 in Darke County, OH, died July 10, 1918 in Huntington County, IN and buried at Leedy Cemetery in Wabash County, IN.  She married Isaac Leedy born April 5, 1830 in Augusta County, VA, died February 19, 1903 in Wabash County, IN and buried at Leedy Cemetery in Wabash County, IN
    4. Daniel Kautz born April 11, 1839 in OH, died November 24, 1925 in Chautauqua County, KS and buried at Cedar Vale Cemetery in Chautauqua County, KS.  He married Hannah Bunker born August 5, 1838 in OH, died May 17, 1903 in Chautauqua County, KS and buried at Cedar Vale Cemetery in Chautauqua County, KS.
    5. Margaret Kautz born about 1840.  She married Lafayette Garrett
    6. Frederick Kautz born about 1844 in OH, died July 27, 1865 and buried at Leedy Cemetery in Wabash County, IN
  8. Henry Sechrist born August 31, 1808 in York County, PA, died July 8, 1890 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  He married Mary Klinefelter
    1. William Secrist born February 23, 1834 in York County, PA, died December 11, 1902 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.  He married Caroline Henry born February 12, 1842 in Morrow County, OH, died August 9, 1923 in Morrow County, OH and buried at Shauck Cemetery in Morrow County, OH.
    2. Henry Sechrist born February 17, 1842 in York County, PA, died November 17, 1913 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  He married Elizabeth Strayer born January 2, 1847 in York County, PA, died March 10, 1920 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.
    3. Peter Sechrist born March 19, 1846 in York County, PA, died January 23, 1857 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.
  9. Magdalena Sechrist born 1810 in York County, PA, died August 29, 1892 in Lycoming County, PA, and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.  She married Daniel Strayer born February 6, 1806 in York County, PA, died September 6, 1892 in Lycoming County, PA, and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.
    1. George Strayer born October 22, 1831 in PA, died January 10, 1912 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.  He married (first) Lydia Poorman born August 22, 1834 in PA, died July 10, 1877 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.  He married (second) Mary Elizabeth Betts born March 6, 1836 in PA, died February 18, 1907 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.
    2. Frances Strayer born August 13, 1832 in PA, died June 29, 1900 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.  She married Mathew Ferguson born February 18, 1818 in PA, died December 13, 1898 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.
    3. Elizabeth Strayer born about 1835 in PA
    4. Jeremiah Strayer born August 15, 1836 in PA, died March 10, 1902 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.  He married Nancy Cryder born January 27, 1840 in PA, died February 15, 1927 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.
    5. Jacob Strayer born March 1838 in PA, died April 30, 1914 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.  He married Emeline Gates born May 8, 1844 in PA, died March 23, 1916 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.
    6. Susanna Strayer born February 6, 1841 in Clinton County, PA, died January 30, 1926 in Clinton County, PA.  She married Edward Williams born November 27, 1838 in PA, died August 2, 1921 in PA and buried at Hays-Fearon Cemetery in Clinton County, PA
    7. Rebecca Strayer born about 1843 in PA
    8. Martha Strayer born about 1846 in PA
    9. Daniel Strayer born April 26, 1849 in PA, died April 30, 1908 in in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.  He married Kate Marshall born December 5, 1849 in PA, died July 16, 1917 in Lycoming County, PA and buried at Jersey Shore Cemetery in Lycoming County, PA.
    10. Mary Ellen Strayer born about 1852 in PA
  10. Sarah Sechrist born about 1813 in York County, PA.  She married Nathan Shaffer, born about 1810 in York County, PA.
    1. Margaret Shaffer born June 4, 1837 in York County, PA, died December 8, 1909 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  She married William Manifold born September 5, 1830 in York County, PA, died April 20, 1897 in York County, PA and buried at Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA
    2. Josephine Shaffer born about 1849 in York County, PA
    3. Mary Shaffer born about 1855 in York County, PA

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