Some of the Descendants of

of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Fifth Generation

JOHN5 HARNISH (Abraham4, Michael3, John Jacob2, Martin1) was born on 26 September 1827, a child of Abraham Harnish and his wife Elizabeth Huber In 1856 he married ELIZABETH K. SCHOPF, who was born on 9 October 1831, to Henry Schopf and his wife Elizabeth Kauffman Kauffman.

John and Elizabeth Harnish lived on the farm he inherited from his father, on what is now the Hans Herr Road, in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, near the Hans Herr House. It remained in the family for 100 years until sold by Wenger and Maud (Harnish) Ranck. The 1860 Census record of the Harnish family in West Lampeter Township reminds us that the household was a unit of economic production, and might include unrelated workers:

Name Age Sex Occupation Value of Property Birthplace
John Harnish 32 M Farmer $967 Penna.
Elizabeth Harnish 28 F Penna.
Jacob Harnish 2 M Penna.
Dana Surnk 18 M Laborer Penna.
Martha Nebble 16 F Hired Penna.
Charles Meeney 28 M Switzerland

John Harnish died on 19 April 1875. His widow Elizabeth died on 13 August 1893. They were both buried at the Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, in West Lampeter Township. John and Elizabeth Harnish had the following children:

  1. JACOB S.6 HARNISH b. in 1857
    • b. on 20 October 1863 (or 30 October)
    • d. on 30 March 1876
    • burial. at Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, West Lampeter Township
    • m. in 1881 CHRISTIAN BRACKBILL

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