Descendants of 
 ANDREW KEYSER and MARY PALMER
  
   Surnames include:  Keyser, Palmer, Workman, Heaton, Critchfield, White,
McDoll, Null, Linvill, Hutton, Jefferson, Manton, Bernert, Roff, Shahan

  CLICK HERE FOR:  DIRCK KEYSER, Mennonite or Menist; 1635-1714  

Photo courtesy of Skip Maygar

Click on any pictures outlined in blue for full size images and thanks to Larry Perkins for many of the pictures!

 


ANDREW KEYSER m. MARY PALMER

 

ANDREW KEYSER, believed to be descended from Dirck Keyser, was born October 15, 1759, (most likely in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA) and died May 27, 1835 in Belmont County, OH.  Andrew married Henry Palmer’s daughter MARY PALMER on December 27, 1778, likely in Washington County PA and not Belmont County, Ohio Mary was born April 22, 1760 and she died on the 12th of June 1844.  They married on December 27, 1778.  They migrated to Belmont County sometime around 1800, settling in Mead Township and farming there.   Andrew is buried in a cemetery along Ramsey Road (Old Dixon Myers farm) in Section 14, Belmont County, Mead Township.  Mary is buried alongside her husband.  Andrew and Mary became the parents of 13 children:

1. SARAH KEYSER, born January 2 1780, Pennsylvania; died 1850 Belmont County, OH.   (Married Christopher Hinkle).  One daughter Margaret married Samuel Wise.  

Engravings of gravestones in High Ridge Cemetery Park OH
Christopher Hinkle Died Apr. 1, 1861 In his 84 yr.
Sarah, Wife of Christopher Hinkle, Died Feb. 8, 1850, Aged 70 yrs 16 dys. 

 Photo courtesy of Skip Maygar      

2.   HANNAH KEYSER, born 1781, Pennsylvania; died young.
3. WILLIAM KEYSER, born 1783; died young.
4. WILLIAM KEYSER II, born May 27, 1784, Pennsylvania; died 1856 Belmont County OH. Married Margaret Workman and had 10 children together.
5. ANDREW KEYSER, JR., born Sept. 28, 1786; died 1814; married NANCY WILLIAMS on March 14,  1811.
6. JESSE KEYSER, born Jan. 16, 1788; died June 14, 1825.   Married Nancy Dunfee on Dec. 4, 1807.  They had 11 children.
7. MARY "Polly" KEYSER, born March 8, 1792; died 1885; m. JOSHUA SHAHAN Nov. 30,  1809, Belmont Co, OH
8. THOMAS KEYSER, born Oct. 4, 1794; died July 29, 1882; m. Susanna Allender.  Had 12 children.  
       Following reads: "Thomas Keyser, Died July 29, 1882, Aged 87 yrs 9 mos 25 days"
      This grave is located on the farm that Thomas and his wife Susanna Allender Keyser owned.

Courtesy of Skip Maygar

9. JANE KEYSER, born August 2, 1797; married GEORGE O. BLAIR.
10 and 11. Twins born April 25, 1800 in Pennsylvania:
ISAAC KEYSER, d. 1868 Ohio; m. (1) MARY ANN AMBLER; m. (2) REBECCA STEENROD;  Isaac died Valentine's Day, 1868.  Mary and Isaac had 8 children, and Rebecca and Isaac had 8 more children!!
JACOB KEYSER, d. 1871; m. (1) HESTER; (2) MARGARET (nee DUNFEE) MYERS.  Jacob died 1871.
12. ELIZABETH KEYSER, born July 1802; married JOHN SCOTT, 1822, Belmont Co, OH.  9 children.
13. HENRY PALMER KEYSER, born  November 23, 1805; died. June 16, 1883; m. EMMELINE "AMY" BELL 1825 
(said to be 1/2 Native American).  Henry and Amy operated a farm near Wegee, Belmont County, OH, and had nine children. Henry died on January 16, 1883 and is buried in the Keyser Cemetery Belmont County, OH on the old Dixon Myers farm in Sec. 14, Mead Township.    One of their daughters was Nancy J. Keyser, born March 22, 1844 and died young on December 24, 1850. 

Skip Maygar observation: 

Henry Palmer and Emmeline Bell Keyser had nine children. Seven of the children grew up to marry and many of them raised large families of their own. A sad story, however, emerges as one looks into the facts behind the gravestone pictured here. Henry and Emmeline’s second child and first daughter was Nancy B. (probably Bell) Keyser who was born on September 2, 1828 and died atthe age of six on December 20, 1834 just five days before Christmas. It had to be heartbreaking for them as they made funeral arrangements for their daughter while trying to have some kind of Christmas for the other four children.  Almost ten years later, Emmeline gives birth to their last child on March 29, 1844. She is a beautiful little girl and they name her Nancy Jane. Tragically, Nancy Jane dies the day before Christmas in 1850 also at the age of six years. The grief that befell the family put a pall of sadness on Christmas for many years thereafter.  Keyser Cemetery, on Ray Ramsey Road, Mead Township

       

                               Photos: Henry Palmer and Amy Bell Keyser:

Courtesy of Skip Maygar  Courtesy of Skip Maygar


WILLIAM KEYSER m. MARGARET "PEGGY" WORKMAN

This line continues with WILLIAM KEYSER II born May 27, 1784 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and died November 17, 1856 in Belmont County OH. William married MARGARET "PEGGY" WORKMAN December 19, 1805 in Belmont County, daughter of William Workman and Phoebe Critchfield.  Peggy was born about 1784 in Maryland.  Her line is traced back to Richard John Workman (Dirk Jan Woertman) who came to America in 1647 from Amsterdam.  Peggy and William's graves are below:

The 12 children of William Keyser and MARGARET WORKMAN are:

1. AMOS W. KEYSER, b. 1807, Belmont County; d. May 13, 1889, Limestone, Marshall County, WV.
2. JANE KEYSER, who was born after 1807.
3. SMILEY KEYSER, who married twice: (1) MARGARET GALLOWAY; m. (2) ELIZABETH BAKER.
4. SARAH KEYSER who married JOSEPH HARRIS in 1835.
5. WILLIAM KEYSER, died 1856; buried at Rock Hill Cem, Bellaire, OH. He had married HANNAH RANKIN.
6. ANDREW KEYSER, born 1809 in Ohio; m. ANN HARRIS 1831 WV.
7. SYLVIA OR SYBYL KEYSER, b. 1811; m. JOHN C. HARRIS, April 14, 1831.
8. JOSHUA KEYSER, (1814-1884 Ohio)
9. ALEXANDER KEYSER, b. Bef 1820.
10. ELIZABETH OR ELIZA KEYSER, b. 1820; m. WILLIAM WHITE, 1838.
11. MARY ANNE KEYSER, b. 1826.
12. ROBINSON KEYSER, b. 1827 Ohio; m. ELIZABETH COCKAYNE, WV.  (Note:  Contact Skip Maygar to see his death certificate which states that his father was "born in Germantown, Pa. This would place Andrew and his wife there in 1784 and support those who say that Andrew is descended from the Dirck Keyser (1635-1714) of Amsterdam who emmigrated to Germantown in 1688.")


AMOS KEYSER m. MARGARET WHITE

AMOS W. KEYSER, a farmer, was born 1807 in Belmont County OH, and died May 13, 1889 in Limestone, Marshall County, WV. He married MARGARET WHITE April 02, 1829 in Marshall County, WV, daughter of James White and Elizabeth McDoll. Amos’ Will was dated 30th day of May 1888, one year prior to his death.

Children of Amos and Margaret Keyser are:
WILLIAM KEYSER, 1831-1889.
Line 1) ELIZABETH KEYSER,  1832-1870
MARY JANE KEYSER, 1835-1875; m. SHIPLEY V. FISHER.
JAMES KEYSER, 1837-after May 1888.
MARGARET ANNE KEYSER, 1839-1866; m. WILSON SNYDER.
Line 2) JOHN LOVE KEYSER, 1842-1896.    See Graves Reg. Card from Skip Maygar.
HANNAH KEYSER (TWIN), born 1845; d. before 1888; m. BENJAMIN ANDERSON
SARAH HARRIS KEYSER (TWIN), b. 1845; d. 1914, m. (1) WILLIAM MARTIN COFFIELD  m. (2) RUBLE.


DUAL LINES FROM ANDREW KEYSER:  ELIZABETH KEYSER AND JOHN NULL
 + JOHN LOVE KEYSER AND MARTHA HEATON

Line 1)  ELIZABETH KEYSER was born 1832 in Belmont County, Ohio, and died 1870 in WV. She married JOHN H. NULL in West Virginia in 1856. John H. Null was the son of JOHN NULL and ANN LINVILL.

Children of Elizabeth Keyser and John Null are:
MARY MARGARET, Anna or Ida, Elmer, Alexander, and Eliza Null.

Line 2) JOHN LOVE KEYSER was born 1842, and died in 1896. He is buried at Unity Cem., New Athens, OH. John married MARTHA HEATON 1865. John was a Private in the Sixth Regiment of West Virginia Infantry Volunteers, from which he was discharged in June 1865. It is my understanding that John Love fought for the Union in the Civil War, and his brothers William and James were part of the Confederate troops. Family tradition says that John Love helped his brothers escape from a military prison and then suffered his own imprisonment for that offense. John Love had 8 children: Emma Viola, Amos Elmer, Charles White, ALVA GRANT, William Chalmer, John Calvin,  Carrie Jane  and Annie Laurie Keyser.


     John Love & Martha A. Heaton Keyser 
     Photo courtesy of Beverly Bugge & Larry Perkins.

Description:
John L. Keyser
July 6, 1842
Oct. 24, 1896

Martha A. Keyser
Feb. 16, 1845
Mar. 17, 1897
Photo thanks to Skip Magyar

 

1880 Census for Washington, Marshall, WV [My database info]
Jno. L. KEYSER [John Love Keyser], 37 year old Head of Household, was born in Ohio and resided in WV.  His father was born in Ohio and his mother was born in Ireland.  His wife, Martha  Keyser [Martha Mae Hutton Keyser] was born in WV; age 31, "Keeping House". 
Their children residing with them in 1880 were
:
          Emma V. KEYSER, age 14, born in WV [Emma Viola Keyser, 1866-1952]
          Amos KEYSER, age 12, born in WV [Amos Elmer Keyser, 1867-1926]
          William KEYSER, age and birthplace not listed in the Census 
                           [This child in my database  is Charles White Keyser, 1870 (age 10) - 1953]

          Chalmer KEYSER, age 5, born in WV. [William Chalmer Keyser 1875-1953]
          Jno. C. KEYSER, age 1, born in WV [John Calvin Keyser 1878-1882]
         
Alva G. KEYSER, age 7 is listed as a "daughter" (Not!).  Born in  WV.
                         
  [Alva Grant Keyser 1872-1956 m. Amanda Leona Jefferson 1898] 
Note:  2  children not yet born: CARRIE JANE KEYSER 1882 & ANNIE LAURIE KEYSER 1889.


DUAL LINES CONTINUED

Line 1 continued)   MARY MARGARET NULL, who married JOHN HAMILTON JEFFERSON, believed to be a part of the Thomas Jefferson lineage. Mary and John were the parents of AMANDA LEONA JEFFERSON, who was born to them in 1879 in WV. Amanda married her cousin Alva Grant Keyser.  Amanda died in 1956 in Ohio.

1880 Census for Webster, Marshall, WV [My database info]
John JEFFERSON, age 30, Farmer  [John Hamilton Jefferson, born 1854]
Maggie JEFFERSON, age 26, " House Keeper"
[Mary Margaret Null, born 1852] 
Jerrie JEFFERSON Son age 6 
[Jerry E. Jefferson]
John JEFFERSON Son age  4
[John Franklin Hamilton Jefferson]
Manda JEFFERSON Daughter age 3
[Amanda Leona Jefferson m. Alva Grant Keyser 1898]
Note:  6  children not yet born:
William, Adda, Russell, Charles, Earl and Bessie

Line 2 continued)  Alva and Leona Keyser:

               Young Amanda.  Lovely. ==> 

<== Young Alva Grant Keyser. Handsome.

 

ALVA GRANT KEYSER was born in 1872, and died in 1956 in OH. He married his first cousin once removed AMANDA LEONA JEFFERSON in 1898.  Alva and “Leona” became dairy farmers in Northampton, OH.    The Keyser home in Cuyahoga was originally built by the Best family in 1877 with J. C. Johnston, an in-law and master builder erected the farmhouse.  In 1905 the Keyser family purchased the home.  The Keysers sold a portion of their land to the City of Cuyahoga Falls in 1986, and then the final portion in 1993. This property is now known as Keyser Park, in Cuyahoga Falls and is named in honor of Alva.  This is the last home in the area (783 West Bath Road) which has "Italianate and Eastlake style influence" per http://northamptonhistoricalsociety.com/keyser_donate.php.  Carrie Keyser Swain was a local historian and instrumental in forming the society.  She led the restoration of "Old Center Schoolhouse" as a meeting place and museum for citizens.  The one-room schoolhouse was destroyed by a tornado on July 12, 1992 that took the schoolhouse off of its foundation and carried it 75 feet away, smashing it flat.  Artifacts were strewn afar also.
http://www.northamptonhistoricalsociety.com/school.php

Alva Grant Keyser and Amanda Leona Jefferson were the parents of Eula Ruth, Carrie Margaret, Martha Mae, Gladys Marie, and William Erwin as well as John Earl Keyser:     


John Earl, nicknamed “Jack”, was born in 1907 in Ohio. He was married twice.

<==The first time to Edna Gardner.

The second time to Barbara Bernert.
NEW:  Marriage License for Jack and Barbara Bernert Keyser

Barbara, a warm and loving woman, is the one who helped me originally with my research of the Keyser and Bernert lines. Barbara is a descendant of names such as  Elizabeth Manton, Joseph Martin Bernert, Christian Bernert, Maria Roff.
Barbara passed away October 22, 2003; I miss her.  


Evergreen Cemetery 1300 SE 10 Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315

NEW:  WWI REGISTRATION CARD FOR CHRIST BERNERT OF 328 RESPELLE ST, DETROIT.

Crist was born 8/10/1881 in Hungary.  He was working at the Dodge Bros. shop as a tool and die maker.

NEW:  WWII REGISTRATION CARD FOR CHRIST BERNERT

1920 Wayne County MI Federal Census taken on January 13th. ED 223, 318 Rapolle Street?

Chris Bernert, Head, Age 40 (born 1880), emigrated to American in 1913.  Still listed as "Alien" versus "Naturalized" in 1920.  Chris, his wife Mary (age 38), his daughter Lizzie (age 14), his son Peter (age 12) and his daughter Barbara (age 10) all were born in Hungary to Hungarian parents.  It is listed that Mary could not read nor write, but the others could.  Chris was a factory laborer, and Mary did day work.  

 

 

He passed away after a traffic accident at Moross and 7 Mile Rd. He was a passenger and received a large bump on the head that lead to his death. 

 

NEW:  Peter Bernert SR - brother of Crist Bernert:

 

 

NEW:  1940 Wayne County MI Federal Census.  5131 Cooper Ave. in Detroit.

Jack lived in Akron OH in 1935.  Barbara in Detroit.  Jack in 1940 was a Repairman of radios and washing machines, household appliances, etc.  Barbara was a secretary for a loan company.

 

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Photo courtesy of Skip Maygar
This footstone marks  Andrew Keyser's grave at Keyser Cem., Ohio. 

Photo courtesy of Skip Maygar
Mary Palmer Keyser, wife of Andrew;  Keyser Cemetery on Ray Ramsey Road, Mead Twnshp, Ohio

Courtesy of Skip Maygar
Henry Palmer Keyser was the 13th and last child born to Andrew and Mary Palmer Keyser. He married Amy Emmeline Bell in 1825. Keyser Cemetery, OH

Courtesy of Skip Maygar
Isaac Andrew Keyser, b. March 11, 1834 to Henry Palmer and Emmeline Bell Keyser.  Isaac married Rosannah Dunfee on April 5, 1860, was a Civil War veteran and died on October 18, 1891.

Courtesy of Skip Maygar
Isaac's wife, Rosanna Dunfee Keyser with son, James Henry Keyser. Rosanna b. 1838 Mead Township; d. April 2, 1897.

Courtesy of Larry Perkins
Amos Elmer Keyser, son of  John Love Keyser.  b.14 Dec 1867; d. 28 Apr 1926 Greenville, PA; Buried Unity Cem., New Athens OH

Courtesy of Skip Maygar

Alva Grant Keyser Cutting Corn at Keyser farm, Northampton Township. Now Keyser Park in Cuyahoga Falls.

Courtesy of Skip Maygar
Alva Grant Keyser 1932

Courtesy of Skip Maygar and Larry Perkins
 Alva Grant Keyser (on left) and his first cousin Ross Emmett Keyser. They were both grandsons of Amos W. Keyser.

6 1/2 ft. carving erected at Keyser Park of Chief Pontiac, Ottawa Indian.   Keyser Park is near Northampton and West Bath roads in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.  Article

Keyser Family Farm in Cuyahoga Ohio

Obit for Grant Keyser, a son of John and Barbara Keyser



Martha Keyser Shaw


Harold Shaw, Martha Keyser Shaw's husband and president of Vaughn Machinery

John Love Keyser's Home

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