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John Hunsicker was born 27 August 1773 in Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States to Henry Hunsicker (1752-1836) and Esther Detweiler (1751-1829) and died 17 November 1847 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Detweiler (1779-1842) 9 May 1797 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Catherine Unknown (1789-1865) 1843 .


From A Genealogical History of the Hunsicker Family:

He lived on the farm now owned and occupied by his grandson John S. Hunsicker, Esq., in Perkiomen Township. He was an ordained Mennonite minister for nearly forty years, and succeeded his father, who had been in the ministry fifty-four years, as preacher and Bishop.

The means of obtaining an education were poor when he was young, but natural talent and a strong mind enabled him to acquire knowledge far beyond many of his time.

He was not of an aggressive spirit, but rather of a mild nature and kindly disposition; yet he broke away from some of the rigid and exacting customs peculiar to the sect to which he belonged. He was progressive and availed himself of means for information.

He was a contributing member of the Trappe Literary Society which flourished about 1840, and read many of the books of its library.

His mental characteristics are plainly traceable through his children, giving good evidence in the production of professional talent, as well as character, in his grandchildren, three of whom are distinguished lawyers, three are ministers of the Gospel (though of different denominations), and one occupied for some years the distinguished position of President of the Girard College in Philadelphia.

Henry A. Hunsicker, 1911



Children



Offspring of John Hunsicker and Elizabeth Detweiler (1779-1842)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Hunsicker (1798-1870) 29 May 1798 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States 1 December 1870 Elizabeth Moyer (1802-1888)
Henry D. Hunsicker (1802-1865) 14 March 1802 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States 2 May 1865 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States Catherine Shoemaker (1806-1863)
Mary Hunsicker (1804-1855) 1 August 1804 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States 3 October 1855 Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States Abraham H. Hendricks (1802-1877)
Sara Hunsicker (1808-1887) 26 November 1808 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States 14 June 1811 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States John High (1811-1853)
Elizabeth Hunsicker (1810-1848) 10 September 1810 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States 4 June 1848 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States Gideon Fetterolf (1806-1894)
Garret Detweiler Hunsicker (1814-1879) 3 February 1814 Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States of America 19 February 1879 Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Elizabeth Wigton Morgan (1817-1883)










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Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • A Genealogical History of the Hunsicker Family
Ω Birth
  • A Genealogical History of the Hunsicker Family
₪ Wedding
  • A Genealogical History of the Hunsicker Family
¶ Death
  • A Genealogical History of the Hunsicker Family



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