Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum

Captain Jacob Rosenbarger's Militia List

Captain Jacob Rosenbarger's militia lists are some of the very few we can find in Shenandoah County for the 1830-1845 time frame. Professor Daniel Bly thinks that this list was taken around 1837. Karen Cooper and Richard Kleese had estimated 1835. The list was found with the Ephraim Baker Papers at the Keller Homestead. Ephraim Baker is a story himself, but his long and arduous settlement of the often tangled estate of Jacob Rosenbarger and his wife Sophia kept Baker busy for some time. Jacob and Sophia didn't have children, and the estate passed to nieces and nephews! There were quite a few of them, and they resided in several states. When Baker wasn't working on estate settlements and various jobs for the local government, he ran Baker's Store at Mt. Olive. Mt. Olive is the small village just north of the Hottel and Keller Homesteads. The store records drop many hints about the community and the social and economic status of the locals.

Several HKMI members are working to catalog the various papers in our collection. Efforts have begun to write about Ephraim Baker and his community. As part of the ongoing research, we are researching each of the men on Rosenbarger's Militia List. We already have bios for some of them.

This list was found in the Keller family papers at the Keller Homestead, October 2012. It does not appear to have been opened for at least a century or more!


Transcribed by Karen G. Cooper, November 16, 2012

L. Samuel HotholJefferson Rama
L.Lawrence HommanJohn Gets
Levi PitmanSamual Kronk
Henry CullarsJames Orndorff
Joseph FunkJoel Miley
Jacob FunkhouserJonathan Clem
Samual B. FunkhouserJohn Beeller
Jacob HotsinpillerHarrison Crabill
William CrabillGeorge Keller
David SwartsDavid Funkhouser of S.
Henry FunkhouserJohn Lineberg
Henry WindelAbraham Rosenbarger
Joseph HockmanJacob Walters
John Wymer of JohnNoah Hockman
Franklin RomaBennet Snapp
Elias HommanAbraham Barb
Isaac FunkhouserEphram Snap
William BeellerNoah Funkhouser
Christn PeerJacob Siver
Isaac FisherJacob Feller
Joseph Brobeck, Jr. Joseph Longacre
Henry HiserJacob Fawver
Levi GochenourSoloman Segler
Phillip Williams of Ben.William Brill
Harrison OrndorfAbraham Funkhouser
Soloman StrosniderPhillip Crabill
Jacob KernJacob Everly
Henry KernJacob Wright
James StickleyJohn Cullars
Abraham PeerIsaac Wimer
Abraham CrabillAbraham Fawver
Henry sSwartsSamual Hockman
George FunkhouserRubin Kneisley
Samuel SpikerJacob Hover
Joseph Fisher
Jacob Siver
Richard Nihiser?
Harris Clem
Samuel Crabill
Samuel Stine
Jacob Sibert
Ferdenand Schmucker
Jacob Fisher

Mil Muster Roll

(There are three columns beside each name. There are no marks in the last two columns.) The following marks show up beside the following names:

Samual B. Funkhouser xChristn Peer +Philip Williams of Ben +
John Wymer of John xHarrison Orndorf xSoloman Strosnider x
James Orndorff xJohn Beeller +Abraham Rosenbarger x
Noah Hockman xWilliam Brill x

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