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George Isenhart II

Like his brother Jacob, George Isenhart II left York Co. Pennsylvania with his family as they pioneered the western Pennsylvania wilderness.

He was born on June 18, 1784, probably in Shrewsbury Twp. He was enumerated in his father’s household in the 1800 US Census in Washington Co. Pennsylvania, and in 1810, after hisIsenhart Livery father’s death, he had married Priscilla _____, had 3 young sons, and continued to live in Washington Co. By 1820 the family had relocated to Preble Co. Ohio, north of what is now Cincinnati, and had grown to include five sons and one daughter: Jacob, George III, William, John, Elizabeth, and Frederick.

George Isenhart II made his living as a farmer. Within a decade or so, he again moved westward purchasing land in and around Jay Co. Indiana. He died on October 4, 1839, probably in Jay Co. Indiana. His burial place is not known, although many family members are buried in Mercer Co. Ohio, which lies just across the state line from Jay Co. Indiana. His wife Priscilla died some time after 1860 at a very advanced age for a woman of that era.

William and Nettie Isenhart and familyJohn and Almira Isenhart



Some of George Isenhart II’s descendants remained in Recovery Twp Ohio, while others moved into Indiana, Illinois, and eventually into the Great Plains states.

John WarrenJohn Warren of Belle Center OH, a descendant of George Isenhart II through his son George Isenhart III, has extensively researched the Isenhart family twigs centered in Salamonia, Madison Township, Jay Co. Indiana and their role as congregants in the Salamonia Christian Church. He supplemented his own photographs and research with information and background from the three-volume work by Judith Myers Ahrens, Salamonia Christian Church: 1842-1999 (December 2012). With the generous permission of Ms. Ahrens for the use of her scholarly work, John has prepared a presentation featuring the Salamonia Isenharts that allows us to visually walk in the shoes of our Isenhart cousins of the past.

Click here to see John's presentation on The Isenharts and the Salamonia Christian Church. pdfpdf icon


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