Some of the Descendants of
MARTIN AND MAGDALENA
of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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:
||Value of Property
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:
- JACOB S.6 HARNISH b. in 1857
- AMOS S.6 HARNISH
- b. on 20 October 1863 (or 30 October)
- d. on 30 March 1876
- burial. at Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, West Lampeter Township
- ELIZABETH6 HARNISH
- m. in 1881 CHRISTIAN BRACKBILL
Information on this family is found in the following:
- Kauffman, Charles Fahs. A Genealogy and History of the Kauffman-Coffman Families of North America, 1584-1937. Scottsdale, Pa.: privately published (printed by Mennonite Publishing House), 1940.
- Will and Probate Records of Abraham Harnish. From Lancaster County Probate Records. Copy on file at Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pa.
- Grave Marker. Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, Willow Street, Pa.
- Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pa. Cardfile.
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