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Near Hartle Ford in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“Historical Marker”

 
 
Niswonger Family Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, June 14, 2006
1. Niswonger Family Historical Marker
Inscription. The Niswonger family came to this area from Lincoln Co. N.C. in a caravan of 20 families, they crossed the river on ice near Ste. Genevieve Jan. 1, 1800, then came south to the Whitewater creeks along which they settled. The family consisted of 3 generations: George Christopher, the imigrant from Switzerland, died in 1802 age 110 yrs. His son Joseph married Catharina Seabaugh. They had 3 children; Jos. Jr. who was 12 yrs. old, Catherine, who married Jos. Baker, Elizabeth, who married Martin Thomas, Jos. Jr. married Katy Limbaugh. They had the first generation of Niswonger's born in MO. as follows; Peter, David, Polly, Manuel, Jos., Betsy, Aught. David founded the Niswonger Church in 1847 and was the first to be buried here. He married Mary A. Stearns. They had 10 children: John, Jos., Cordelia, Srelda, Rachel, Manuel, Busey, David B., Sarah Ann, Mary. Prior to 1891 family members were buried in the old cemetery 1 mile east near the original homesite.

(Back):
Correction (1996)
The 110 yr old man was not George Christopher at this time, it is not known for sure who he was. Ulrich Neuswanger (Niswonger) was the father of Joseph, Sr. Catherina Seabaugh was really Katherina Statler. The dtr. of Peter Statler, Sr. She died June 13, 1821 and Joseph died in 1833. They are buried in the Old Niswonger Cemetery.
 
Location.
Back of Niswonger Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, June 14, 2006
2. Back of Niswonger Historical Marker
The back of the marker corrects errors on the front.
37° 26.988′ N, 89° 51.037′ W. Marker is near Hartle Ford, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on State Highway 72 3 miles west of County Route B, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. 500 feet southeast of County Road 485. Marker is in this post office area: Millersville MO 63766, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bollinger Mill/Burfordville Covered Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker stands in front of Niswonger Church.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Niswonger Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, June 14, 2006
3. Niswonger Church
Founded 1847 by David Niswonger, as described on the marker.
Niswonger Church cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, September 26, 2009
4. Niswonger Church cemetery
 
 
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