Rudolph Heberlig


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Rudolph Heberlig

  • Born: 27 Sep 1728, Switzerland

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BIO: JOHN EDWIN HEBERLIG, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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From Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania,
Chicago: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905, pages 350-351
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Note from Bo Hagen (June 2005) It should be noted that some of the dates expressed in this article are not born out in the census records!

JOHN EDWIN HEBERLIG, one of the well known farmers of this county, belongs to one of the old and well established families. He is a great-grandson of Rudolph Heberlig, the founder of the family in America.


Rudolph Heberlig came from Switzerland prior to the Revolutionary War and settled in Berks county, Pa., between the present cities of Reading and Adamstown. He was twice married, his four children being born to his first marriage and his two sons bearing the names of John and Rudolph.

John Heberlig was born in Berks County, and there married Martha Schoenhouer. They had eight children, namely: Rudolph, John, Jacob, Samuel, Benjamin, Joseph, Mary and Elizabeth, all of whom were born in Berks county. In 1811 they removed to Cumberland County, and settled on a farm near Glenn's Mills, not far from Newville, where both parents died.

Rudolph Heberlig married Susan Hand, of Berks County, and they reared ten children, namely: John, Jacob, Daniel, Rudolph, Samuel, Catherine, Susan, Elizabeth, Martha and Mary. The mother died in 1862, and the father in 1863.

Daniel Heberlig was born May 30, 1812, and lived at home until his marriage, in March, 1836, to Sarah, daughter of Peter Utley, born in 1818, in Frankford township, Berks county, and died April 9, 1863. They were the parents of twelve children, and the family record is as follows: Samuel, born Jan. 17, 1838, resides in Carlisle; Mary Jane, born Sept. 28, 1840, married John Heberlig, of Newville, Pa.; Margaret, born Aug. 25, 1842, died Jan. 3, 1897; Rebecca, born May 28, 1844, died April 24, 1867; William, born July 9, 1846, died Nov. 28, 1851; David Porter, born June 28, 1848, died May 13, 1850; Susanna E., born Feb. 11, 1850, died Dec. 2, 1850; Sarah Belle, born Dec. 2, 1851, died Dec. 14, 1857; Anna Martha, born Jan. 14, 1854, died Nov. 24, 1902; Daniel, born July 21, 1856, died Feb.6, 1857; Nancy Ellen, born Aug. 7, 1858, died May 26, 1861, and John Edwin, born Sept. 27, 1861. Mr. Heberlig married (second) Mrs. Rebecca E. Dobbs.

John Edwin Heberlig was reared on the old farm which is locally known as the old Samuel Sharpe homestead. His education was obtained in the district schools, and his earliest instruction was received in the old Pine Woods schoolhouse. Subsequently he became a student of the Newville public schools, continuing there one term. Early he became his father's assistant on the farm, and remained at home until he reached his majority, when he married and settled on a part of the old homestead. This portion consisted of 105 acres, and there he has engaged in farming and stock and poultry raising, having made a great success of the latter industry. Mr. Heberlig has taken a great deal of pride in his surroundings, and has erected a fine barn and good dwelling, and made numerous other substantial improvements, making the place both attractive and valuable.

On March 15, 1888, Mr. Heberlig married Miss Ida Clouse, of Cumberland county, the third daughter of Samuel and Caroline (Finkenbinder) Clouse. Her parents were old settlers of Mifflin Township, this county. Two children have been born to this union, namely: M. Estelle and Mabel G. In politics Mr. Heberlig is identified with the Democratic Party, but has never accepted political office. He finds his enjoyment in looking after his family and home, and in performing his duties as trustee of Zion's Lutheran Church at Newville, where both he and his wife are valued members. He is a man noted for his industry and excellent farming methods, as well as for his integrity of character and neighborly kindness.


Rudolph married Living

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