Martin Beadenkopf PENNINGTON
 [S153] "Delaware Bible Records"
 Sara Pennington Evans owner
David Cowper BEASTEN
 [S256] Personal notes Mary Anne Beasten
____________________________ | __________________________________________| | | | |____________________________ | _Chester QUIGLEY __________| | m 1908 | | | ____________________________ | | | | |__________________________________________| | | | |____________________________ | | |--Donald QUIGLEY | (1918 - ....) | _Leonard George VANDEGRIFT _+ | | (1813 - 1896) m 1847 | _Abraham VANDEGRIFT lived in Montana 1929_| | | (1860 - 1932) m 1883 | | | |_Hester E DILWORTH _________+ | | (1818 - 1873) m 1847 |_Julia Cleaver VANDEGRIFT _| (1886 - ....) m 1908 | | _Isaac S CLEAVER ___________ | | |_Emma G CLEAVER __________________________| m 1883 | |_Mary A B __________________
_John Daniel (Sr) STONESIFER _+ | (1731 - 1813) m 1765 _Henry STONESIFER ___| | (1769 - 1815) | | |_Maria Elizabeth YINGLING ____+ | (1744 - 1821) m 1765 _Daniel Henry STONESIFER _| | (1809 - ....) | | | ______________________________ | | | | |_Barbara REISS ______| | (1769 - 1812) | | |______________________________ | | |--Isaac Nelson STONESIFER | (1835 - ....) | ______________________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |______________________________ | | |_Rachel __________________| (1810 - 1860) | | ______________________________ | | |_____________________| | |______________________________
 They had 4 known children, and according to the US Census of 1870 were living in the area of Union Bridge . Some years later they moved to Baltimore
_John Martin STONESIFER _+ | (.... - 1801) m 1783 _Johannes STONESIFER _| | (1794 - 1881) | | |_Margaret HAINTZ ________ | m 1783 _Reuben STONESIFER __| | (1824 - 1876) | | | _________________________ | | | | |_Ann Mary WINE _______| | (1795 - 1875) | | |_________________________ | | |--John Abraham STONESIFER | (1862 - 1936) | _________________________ | | | ______________________| | | | | | |_________________________ | | |_Anna Mary SENTZ ____| (1829 - 1918) | | _________________________ | | |______________________| | |_________________________
 farmed near Middleburg in Carroll Co
_son WENTZ ____________+ | _son WENTZ __________| | | | |_______________________ | _David C WENTZ ______| | (1831 - 1912) | | | _______________________ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |_______________________ | | |--Clara Lydia WENTZ | (1871 - ....) | _Peter BANKERT ________+ | | (1777 - 1840) | _Peter BANKERT ______| | | (1811 - 1884) | | | |_Elizabeth STONESIFER _+ | | (1783 - 1862) |_Mary Ellen BANKERT _| (1838 - 1913) | | _______________________ | | |_Anna Maria FROCK ___| (1815 - 1863) | |_______________________
He was a well-known and prosperous farmer near Littlestown, and for many years operated the Lefevre Farm owned by his cousin, George Kump, and which was located near Christ Church
He married the sister of his first wife- Mary Jane Stonesifer. From both his marriages, he had 14 children. However, in a 16-day period between Nov10 and Nov 26 of 1898 six of the twelve children living at home died from diphtheria, and had to be buried without benefit of funeral services. During the second week of the family's troubles, the other farmers of the area came together to do the fall plowing for Reuben. At one point in time there were 14 plows operating that were harnessed to 54 horses. It was said that nothing like it had ever been seen before in the area.
This tragedy affected the whole area deeply and when a memorial service was held in the spring for the deceased children on the afternoon of Sunday Apr 9 1899 the papers reported again that such and outpouring of persons to show sympathy and respect for the Wildasin family had never been seen before in the area.
It was reported that Christ Church was fill to overflowing inside with people and that the grounds outside were filled likewise. The altar and pulpit of the church were tastefully decorated with ribbons, cut flowers, and potted plants. Six chairs were placed in the front of the church, on which a flower stalk was placed on each on for each of the deceased children. Rev Dr Henry Y Spangler President of Ursinus College, preached "a most eloquent sermon", and the pastor of the congregation, Rev F S Lindaman, delivered and address.
In his day Reuben Wildasin had gained a reputation as one of the most outstanding and well-known farmers of the entire area, and his family was a leading one at Christ Church near Littlestown for many years. He was married twice both times to daughters of Jacob H and Elizabeth Wentz Stonesifer- a factor also in his family being so widely known. Reuben himself was a relative of theirs in his own right, being a direct descendant of a sister of Maria Elizabeth Yingling- John Daniel Stonesifer's wife. Reuben Wildasin and his two wives - Mary Jane and Alice Eliza and a number of their children are buried at Christ Church.
(The writer, a grandson of Reuben and Alice Stonesifer Wildasin, is indebted to a number of quite elderly family members who knew of the preceding events personally. One of these persons was Joseph Harvey Stonesifer, one of the brothers of Mary Jane and Alice Eliza Stonesifer Wildasin. He died Jan 15, 1974 at the age of 96 years and being the oldest male Stonesifer descendant presently known.)