|Hans Bernhardt Gilbert
Hans Bernhardt Gilbert 1
Noted events in his life were:
1. He immigrated Arrived on ship "Robert and Allice", Martly Cussack, Commandr: Henry Gilbert, Baltzer Gilbert, Bernhart Gilbert on 30 Sep 1743 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2
2. Bernhardt Gilbert signed the articles to build Benders Lutheran Church. He was later elected to direct the building of the church on 5 Jun 1781. On 7 Apr 1781 in Biglerville: Benders Lutheran Church, Adams, PA. 3
3. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "New Organ To Be Dedicated at Bender's", 26 Nov 1958, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 4 Built Log Church
4. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "My Early Ancestors -- 98. Keystones of Adams County by Harold Ditzler." Family of Catherine Bender and Barnhart Gilbert, 1 Jun 1998, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 5 Catherine Bender d/o Jacob and Eva Mary Bender and sister of my 5th gr. Grandmother b 1728 d 1808 mar. Barnhart s/o Hans Wendal and Eva Margaret Grey Gilbert and had children, Sophia Catharine b 1752 d 1807 mar. Adam Walter; George b 1754 d 1803 mar. Elizabeth Ritter Knouse; Jacob b 1756 d 1831 mar. 1st Susanna Strine 2nd Margaret Fox; John b 1758 d 1835 mar. Christina Walter; Bernhart b 1762 d 1835 mar. 1st Catherine Clapsaddle 2nd Mrs. Mowery; Leonard b 1765 d 1822 mar. Elizabeth Knouse; Henry b 1772 d 1840 mar. Elizabeth Boltz (Foltz); Catherine b 1775 d 1816 mar. Henry Hoffman; Elizabeth mar. Daniel Hoffman; and Christine mar. George Clapsaddle. This family settled in Straban Twp then York now Adams Co. and were members of Bender's church. Barnhart was a Twp. Constable during the Rev. War years. Barnhart and Catherine are both buried in the Bender's Church Cem. Of which he was one of the founders.
Hans married Catherine Bender. (Catherine Bender was born in 1728 in Herxheim am Berg, , RP, DEU,1 6 died on 14 Sep 1805 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA 1 and was buried in Biglerville: Benders Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 1 6.)
1 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44161557.
2 Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Edited by William John Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals In the Port of Philadelphia (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966), List 102 C, page 347-8. Robert and Alice, 30 Sep 1743. Bernhart Gilbert.
3 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 29 Jun 1949, article about history of Benders church.
4 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 26 Nov 1958, pages 1-2. Bernhardt Gilbert citied in "New Organ To Be Dedicated at Bender's."
5 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 1 Jun 1998, page 3. Keystones of Adams County, family of Catherine Bender and Barnhart Gilbert.
6 Heritage Consulting, Millennium File (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Catherine Bender.