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Daniel HOSTETLER

Male 1796 - 1873  (77 years)


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  • Name Daniel HOSTETLER 
    Born 10 Jan 1796  VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jul 1873  Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lecky Cemetery, German Township, Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Frost, Charles G., "The Descendants of Josiah Frost, Frostburg, Maryland," Zelienople, PA: 1998, p. 13 (manuscript provided to the compiler by the author's daughter, Patty Frost Harris ).

      (2) Source: Scot Novak .

      (3) Daniel HOSTETLER was a first cousin of his wife, Mary GIBBONS.

      (4) Hostetler, Harvey, Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler, the Immigrant of 1736, Elgin, IL: Brethren Publishing House, 1912, p. 943:

      Daniel Hostetler, . . . m. Mary Gibbons. He was blind, and some of his children were known as the Blind Family Musicians, who travelled extensively giving concerts and entertainments. John (blind), Jan. 25, 1829 - Oct. 18, 1911; Elizabeth, deceased, m. Bartholomew Leather and Mr. Gribble; Mary, deceased, m. Mr. Frost; Catherine (blind); Samuel, m. Mary Carpenter; Bartholomew (blind); Barbara Ann, m. Samuel Stewart, Brownsville, Pa.; Jesse S. . . .

      (5) History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1882, p. 594:

      The celebrated Hostetler blind family are . . . children of Daniel Hostetler and Mary Gibbons, who were married nearly sixty years ago. There was nothing unusual in their marriage, except their being first cousins. Their future was as yet unraveled, and time brought them eight children, - five girls and three boys. Of these, two boys and a girl were born absolutely eyeless, and a boy and a girl with but one eye each. Nature, to compensate for her parsimoniousness in withholding sight, gave great musical talents, and from tender infancy these afflicted ones have been the wonder of the land. They are first-class composers as well as excellent performers on the organ, violin, and other instruments. Their names are John, born Jan. 25,1829; Catharine, Feb. 15, 1835; Bartholomew, April 21, 1845 (these three were born eyeless); Samuel, born Nov. 12, 1842, was born with one eye, but he has since become totally blind.

      (6) A household headed by Daniel HOSTETLER is listed in the 1850 census of German Township, Fayette County, PA.

      Daniel is listed in the 1850 census as a laborer who was then 53 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1797. According to the 1850 census, he was born in VA.

      Listed with Daniel is his wife, Mary, who was then 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1804. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Daniel is his son, John, who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1829. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA. Also, according to the 1850 census, he was blind.

      Also listed with Daniel is his daughter, Mary, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1833. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Daniel is his daughter, Catharine, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1836. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA. Also, according to the 1850 census, she was blind.

      Also listed with Daniel is his daughter, Barbary A., who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1838. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA.

      Also listed with Daniel is his son, Samuel, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

      Also listed with Daniel is his son, Bartholomew, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1844. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA. Also, according to the 1850 census, he was blind.

      (7) www.findagrave.com:

      Daniel Hostetler
      Birth: Jan. 10, 1790 [?]
      Death: Jul. 30, 1873

      Inscription: Daniel/Hostetler/Born/Jan 10, 1790 [?]/Died/July 30, 1873. Has footstone.

      Note: Husband of Mary G., blind; father of Jesse/Catherine/Bartholomew/John - The Hostetler Blind Family Band

      Burial: Lecky Cemetery, German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA

      Created by: Ben Lighthall
      Record added: Apr 29, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 89296580
    Person ID I14922  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Nicholas Samuel HOSTETLER, Jr.,   b. Abt 1760, Shepherdstown, Frederick County, VA [now Jefferson County, WV] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1856, Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth NACE 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary GIBBONS,   b. 30 Mar 1801, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1864, Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jesse Samuel HOSTETLER,   b. 12 Nov 1842, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1923, Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Bartholomew HOSTETLER,   b. 21 Apr 1845, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1907, Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     3. Catherine HOSTETLER,   b. 15 Feb 1835, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth HOSTETLER,   b. Abt 1826, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John HOSTETLER,   b. 25 Jan 1829, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1911, Fayette County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Anne HOSTETLER,   b. Abt 1833, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     7. Barbara Ann HOSTETLER,   b. PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F6727  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart