[S80] Penington Pedigree
 Cherry Williams article. Alot of mistakes
Mary Margaret A LOHR
_father of John Daniel ,one of four sons STEINSEIFER _+ | _John Daniel (Sr) STONESIFER _| | (1731 - 1813) m 1765 | | |______________________________________________________ | _John Daniel Jr STONESIFER _| | (1780 - 1849) | | | _John YINGLING _______________________________________+ | | | (1719 - ....) | |_Maria Elizabeth YINGLING ____| | (1744 - 1821) m 1765 | | |_Margaretha Elenore BANCKERT _________________________+ | | |--Jared STONESIFER | (1813 - 1877) | ______________________________________________________ | | | ______________________________| | | | | | |______________________________________________________ | | |_Elizabeth BAUER ___________| (1772 - 1846) | | ______________________________________________________ | | |______________________________| | |______________________________________________________
 He was the last and youngest of the 8 children of John Daniel JR and Elizabeth Bauer Stonesifer. He was a very prosperous farmer, and lived most of his life near Johnsville MD. For a short time he lived near Littlestown where he had owned and operated a farm. After the death of the daughter who had married a William N Matthias and lived near St Bartholomew's church, the family retruned to the Johnsville area.
 [S14] "History and Genealogy of the Stonesifer Family of MD and PA"
_James VOSHELL _______+ | (1776 - 1806) _Daniel VOSHELL _______________________| | (1786 - 1827) m 1815 | | |_Elizabeth first wife_ | (1770 - ....) _William VOSHELL ____| | (1816 - 1898) m 1840| | | _Nathaniel SMITH _____ | | | (.... - 1793) | |_Nancy Ann SMITH ______________________| | (1790 - ....) m 1815 | | |_unknown _____________ | (.... - 1793) | |--Ezekiel D VOSHELL | (1857 - 1895) | ______________________ | | | _William or Robert FAULKNER not proven_| | | (.... - 1881) | | | |______________________ | | |_Hannah M FAULKNER __| (1821 - 1889) m 1840| | ______________________ | | |_______________________________________| | |______________________
Ezekiel lived 38yrs 1 day. Copy of death registers states he was 35 and died of pneumonia. Actual dates of birth and death put him at age 38. He married at age 29, and was 30 when his son John W. Voshell SR was born. $200 bond to be married to "Jennie" Carrow.
His Probate is registered in Kent Co, his son John Wesley is born in New Castle Co. When did the family come to Silver Lake? Virginia must have come to the Middletown area to be nearer her father as stated in the obituary. Virginia buys the Willow Grove Mills in 1904.
The connection of Ezekiel to his father is in the biographical sketch of his brother William H Voshell-- "VIII. Ezekiel, deceased" (number of child in Wm. Voshell's family) by J.M. Runk vol. 1 published 1891
1860 census he is listed as being 2 living with his family in Kent Co DE.
me: Ezekiel D. VOSHELL
Estimated birth year: <1858>
Occupation: Works In Grist Mill
Relationship to head-of-household: Something other than a direct relationship
Home in 1880: South Murderkill, Kent, Delaware
Marital status: Single
Father's birthplace: DE
Mother's birthplace: DE
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Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: South Murderkill, Kent, Delaware; Roll: T9_117; Family History Film: 1254117; Page: 305C; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 0331.
1895 Jan 22, Smyrna Times "Ezekiel D. Voshell died at the Alley Mills, west of Clayton on Sunday, of pneumonia, aged 38 years. Mrs. Voshell is a daughter of J. Wesley Carrow, now residing near St. Georges. She has two children. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning, services at the house, interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery."
The mill site in May 2000 located on Alley Mill Road just west of Clayton is just a pond near a jog in the road. No buildings remain.
Ernie Mabrey, I was at the Historical Society of Delaware a while back and was looking thru some business directories of Delaware and came across these listings of Voshells from the area where your grandfather was born. Hope this is of use to you.Delaware State Directory, Ferris Bros., 1888:Voshell & Bros., millers, McDonoughDelaware State Directory, M. A. Costa, 1894-95:J. W. Voshell, farmer, McDonoughG. Voshell, laborer, McDonoughW. H. Voshell, miller, McDonoughFarm Journal & Business Directory of New Castle County, 1914:W. H. Voshell, Voshell Mills, Middletown
 [S25] Personal notes Ruth Minner Voshell
 [S16] DE Archives Death Card file
 [S28] Tombstone Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna DE
 [S65] DE Archives Marriage Card file
 [S101] Family Bible Voshell, Ezekiel D