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Daniel Wampler

Male 1770 - 1852  (81 years)

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  • Name Daniel Wampler 
    Born 27 Apr 1770  of, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Apr 1852  , Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1184  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 May 2021 

    Father Hans Peter Wampfler,   c. 4 Aug 1722, Keskastel, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 30 Jun 1792, , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Anna Barbara Brenneisen,   b. 6 Mar 1725, Sinsheim, Heidelberg, Badden Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, , Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1743  Swatara Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Champano,   b. 23 Jan 1784, , , Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1888, , Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years) 
    Married Bef 1803  of, , Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 
    Family ID F801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. I am not yet sure what order this individual and siblings are ordered for birth. Their father, Hans Peter's will, has the following for order except that he lists all the boys before the girls. Order of sons are David, Jacob, John, and Daniel. Order of the daughters are Barbara, Eve, Christiana, Philipenia, and Ann. Donna Shell as cited below orders these siblings as follows [she does not show the eleventh child Michael]:
      Eva, b. 1744 at Lancaster Co., PA.
      Philipena, b. 1746 at Lancaster Co., PA.
      Joseph, 1749 at Lancaster Co., PA.
      Ann, 1752 at Lancaster Co., PA.
      Christina, 1753 at Lancaster Co., PA.
      Daniel, 1755 at Lancaster Co., PA.
      David, 1757 at Lancaster Co., PA.
      Jacob, 1759 at Lancaster Co., PA(?).
      Barbara, 1767 at Frederick Co., MD.
      John, b. 11 Sep 1768 at Frederick, MD.
      Roy H. Wampler orders them as follows but he does note that his sequence is uncertain.
      Eve, b. ca. 1744-46, PA.
      Joh. Michael, b. 6 Oct 1747, PA; prob. died bef. 1792 since he is not mentioned in father's will.
      Joh. Jacob, b. 1749, PA.
      Anna Elisabetha or Ann, b. 28 Oct 1750, PA.
      Philiptenia or Phoebe, b. ca. 1751/52, PA.
      Christiana [Christina], b. ca 1760/61, PA.
      David, b. 1765, PA.
      John, b. 1768, PA.
      Daniel, b. 1770, MD.

      2. The following notes are from 23 Feb 2004 Worldconnect database ":480580" by Donna Shell with email
      a. Paper on "John & Ludwig Wampler, Sons of the Immigrant Christian Wampler (1718-1765), with Notes on William Wampler (1813-1886)" by Roy H. Wampler, dtd. 15 July 1988. (I have a copy.) [Kerry's note: I reviewed this book at FHL in Salt Lake City - FHL book 929.273 W181wr.]

      3. The European surname was Wampfler which was anglicized to Wampler after Hans Peter Wampfler's immigration in 1741. All Wamplers today in America are descended from either Hans Peter or his brother Johann Christian who immigrated in 1747. The surname Wampfler in America is from other Wampfler immigrants from the mid-1800's when record keeping was more accurate and authorities were more sensitive to cultural spelling of names.

      4. The book, FHL 929.273 w181wf, "A Wampler Family History," by Roy H. Wampler, Chevy Chase, MD, 1999, pp. 28-29, mentions this child in regard to an 1803 sale of a piece of property after the death of Barbara Wampler: "After his marriage, Peter Wampler continued to live in Lebanon (then Lancaster) County until at least 1759... By 1762 Peter Wampler was paying taxes in Reading Twp., Adams (then York) County PA, and on 7 Aug 1765 he was granted Warrant No. 2577 for 200 acres of land in Reading Township; the land was surveyed on 10 Dec 1765. In 1770 Peter Wampler purchased land in Frederick Co., Maryland, and he lived there until his death in 1792. His name also appears in land records of 1775, 1787, and 1792-94. The tracts which he bought in the 1770s were named 'Park Hall (or Pork Hill)' and 'Mattingsly.' It is known that these tracts are situated in the western part of present-day Carroll County, in the vicinity of New Windsor. A deed executed on 5 June 1792, shortly before his death, gives his occupation as 'Weaver.' Thus he followed the tradition of his European ancestors who had practiced the trade of weaving. A deed executed in 1793 (after his death) pertains to a 126-acre tract called "The Resurvey of Hunting Lot' which he had bought from Philip Fishburn and which according to his will, was to belong to his wife during her widowhood. In the 1790 census, Peter Wampler is listed as a head of family in Frederick County, MD, with two males of 16 years and upward, one male under 16 years, and three females comprising his household. Peter wrote his will on 8 Jun 1792, naming Martin Gerber/Garber Sr. as his executor, with Joshua Howard, Abraham Crumbacker and Philip Engler as witnesses. The will was probated on 30 Jun 1792... On 9 Feb 1796 the executor, Martin Gerber/Garber submitted his account to the Orphan's Court. He reported assets of 1561 pounds, 11 shillings, 1 penny, payments on behalf of the estate totaling 331.18.9, leaving a balance due the heirs of 1229.12.4. Among the payments were 270 pounds paid to Philip Fishburn (evidently to complete the purchase of a tract of land), various sums related to building a house for the widow as had been stipulated in Peter's will (including 9 shillings 9 pence paid to Jno. Grabell 'for whiskey for workmen'), and a legacy of 20 pounds which the testator left to Martin Garber 'for his trouble in settling the estate.' Abraham Hartman, one of Peter Wampler's sons-in-law, is mentioned as a workman on the widow's house. At the end of the executor's account is a statement: 'Then came Martin Garver, who being a Dunker, solemnly affirmed and declared that the aforegoing Acct is just and true as it stands stated...' Earlier, when the will was presented for probate, a similar statement was made: 'Then Abraham Crumbacker and Philip Engler, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing... will... solemnly affirmed and declared that they did see the Testator therein named Sign and Seal this will...' One can conclude that these two witnesses, as well as the executor, were of the Dunkard faith. Like the Quakers, the Dunkers refused to take oaths because of religious scruples; instead, they 'solemnly affirmed and declared' any statements which they were required to make in legal proceedings. According to Guy Edgar Wampler Jr., a 4th-great grandson of Hans Peter Wampler, Hans Peter became affiliated with the Dunkers in the 1760s... One matter remained to be settled after the death of Barbara Wampler in 1800. Peter Wampler had devised to his wife during her widowhood all the land that he had bought of Philemon Fishburn, and after her marriage or death this land was to be sold by his executor. The executor, Martin Garber, however, died before this duty could be discharged. Thus the matter fell into the domain of the Chancery Court. Particulars of the case are given in records of this court. David Wampler, one of Peter's sons, acted as plaintiff and the other heirs were named as defendants. The plaintiff's solicitor recited the pertinent facts: Peter Wampler on 8 June 1792, being seized of divers Real Estate, duly made his last will and testament, and he devised that the real estate should be sold by his executor, and he constituted Martin Garber his executor; the said executor died without discharging the trust reposed in him; Letters of Administration De Bonis Non were granted to the plaintiff, David Wampler. The Testator left the following children and heirs: David Wampler, Jacob, John, Daniel and Joseph Wampler; Barbara wife of John Warts; Eve wife of Henry Kinzig (Kinsey); Phebe wife of Jacob Engler; Christiana wife of Peter Graybill; Ane wife of Abraham Hartman; and Jacob Snider. On 4 Sep 1802 the court appointed David Wampler as trustee to sell the land; sureties were named. On 26 Mar 1803, the trustee, David Wampler, reported that the tract of land, known as 'The Resurvey of Hunting Lott,' had been sold to John Fox for 470 pounds 5 shillings. The final record shows that court costs were paid, and then each of the heirs (named above) received 1/11 of the balance, or 39 pounds 13 shillings 11-1/2 pence each. Before the trustee sold this property, he placed an advertisement in a newspaper of Frederick, MD: 'Chancery sale of tract, Resurvey of Hunting Lot, 1 mile from David Roop's Mill, near mouth of Beaver Dam creek, possessed by Peter Wampler, Frederick County, deceased - David Wampler, trustee.' [ i. F. Edward Wright, "Western Maryland Newspaper Abstracts (Vol. 2), 1799-1805," Family Line Publ., Silver Spring, MD; 1986, item 573, "Frederick-Town Herald," 19 Mar 1803.] From the information given in this notice one can determine that the property was located in present -day Johnsville District, Frederick County. Beaver Dam Creek flows northward through Johnsville District and runs into Little Pipe Creek. A German Baptist, or Dunkard, church was situated northeast of Johnsville, close to Beaver Dam Creek, and it is known that the Martin Garber family who bought land in this area in 1771 was active in the German Baptist community."

      5. Online Ordinance Index indicates residence in 1800 was at Somerset, Pennsylvania.

      1. Mentioned as the child Daniel Wampler in Peter Wampler's will signed 8 June, 1792, probated 30 June, 1792; Source: Liber G. M. No. 2, Folio 444, Frederick County, Maryland; see Peter's notes for full transcription. Order of sons' mentions are David, Jacob, John, and Daniel. Order of the daughters are Barbara, Eve, Christiana, Philipenia, and Ann.

      2. FHL 929.273 book "A Wampler Family History," by Roy H. Wampler, 1999, pp. 56-57:
      a. Daniel Wampler, b. 27 Apr 1770, MD; d. 21 Apr 1852, Armstrong Co., PA, md. Catharine Champano, b. ca. 1784, MD. Sources referenced:
      i. Peter Wampler's will signed 8 June, 1792, probated 30 June, 1792; Source: Liber G. M. No. 2, Folio 444, Frederick County, Maryland.
      ii. Chancery Court, Vol. B54, pp. 318-325, David Wampler vs. the Heirs of Peter Wampler; proceedings dated 4 Sep 1802 to 5 Oct 1803, Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD.
      iii. US Censuses for 1820 for Somerset Co., PA and 1830, 1840, and 1850 for Armstrong Co., PA.
      iv. "Wampler Ancestors and Desendents (sic) in America" ed. by Mrs. Barbara (Smith) Wampler, Joliet, IL., 15 issues were published from 1977-1979.
      b. "In 1816, Daniel Wampler was a resident taxpayer in Shade Township, Somerset Co., PA, a millwright by trade. In 1820 and 1821 he was living in Jenner Township, Somerset County. In 1830 and 1840 he resided in Plumcreek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA, and in 1850 he lived in Cowanshannock Township, Armstrong Co. Before 1820, there is evidence of a Daniel Wampler living in Williamsburg, Blair Co., PA, and likely this is the Daniel Wampler of interest."
      c. Issue:
      i. David Wampler, b. ca. 1803, PA; d. Armstrong Co., PA.; md. Susannah Beer, b. ca. 1807, PA, sister of Jacob Beer who married David's sister Catherine Wampler; res. in 1850 at Cowanshannock Twp., Armstrong Co., PA. Had 4 children with cited book giving more detail on each. Had at least one son as a German Baptist Brethren minister.
      ii. Elizabeth Wampler, d. 1881, md. Joseph Spicher; res. in 1850 in Armstrong Co., PA.
      iii. Catherine Wampler, b. 1806, PA; d. 1888; md. Jacob Beer, b. 1803, PA, d. 1878, brother of Susannah Beer who married brother David Wampler. Had at least 8 children with some of the children involved in the German Baptist Brethren movement.
      iv. Mary Wampler, b. 1819, md. J. Wilt/Welt. Had at least 3 children.
      d. P. 49 has a quote from an 1830 letter of the wife of Daniel's nephew, Phillip E. Wampler, son of David, from Montgomery Co., OH. In it she says: "Daniel Wampler is in very poor state of health since last summer and its very doubty if he will recover."

      1. Date and place speculated from information on oldest son as quoted above.