Elizabeth Hibshman 6th great grandma on RootsMagic tree.
Elizabeth Hibshman was born around 1740 in Ephrata, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Her parents John and Anna were both recent immigrants from Switzerland. Elizabeth’s brothers Henrich and Wendell both fought in the American Revolution.
Elizabeth married Conrad Meinzer and they had 4 daughters and 3 sons, all baptized at the local Lutheran church. They farmed and by 1789 owned – and paid taxes on 200 acres of land, 2 horses and 3 cows.
Elizabeth was a widow in 1781, her husband Conrad’s will names Elizabeth and each of their children “From said income my wife shall educate my children. My sons shall be obedient to their mother but each of said sons shall be free of his mother when fourteen years of age provided he intends to learn a trade. I order that in four weeks after my death all my personal estate shall be sold except my bed, a wardrobe, the best cow which I bequeath to my wife.”
On October 7, 1783 Elizabeth married Peter Zeller, they stayed in the area of Lancaster County Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth and Conrad’s daughter Fronica married Mathias Druckenbrod, whose son Samuel married Maria Menser and went to Ohio in 1850 and they had a son Samuel. This son Samuel married Elizabeth Bair and their daughter Fiana in 1875, in Ohio married William Miller. William and Fiana moved to Bremer County, Iowa near Waverly.
- Biographical Annals of Lebanon County at HathiTrust
- Pennsylvania, U.S., Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821 at Ancestry
- Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 at Ancestry
- Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 at Ancestry
- Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993