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Capt. Jacob Whetstone

Capt. Jacob Whetstone

Balog_Diane (View posts)
Posted: 4 Feb 2000 5:06AM GMT
Edited: 7 Feb 2004 8:44PM GMT
Am looking for add'l info on family of Capt. Jacob Whetstone and Anna Marie Shaffer. My line supposedly comes from them through son Jacob Whetstone and wife Elizabeth Studebaker. I hear there is a book to be published? Anxious to correspond.

Capt Jacob Whetstone

marvinsue1920 (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2000 12:32AM GMT
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 6:19PM GMT
Here is what I have on the Whetstone's.

1st Immigrant ISAAC WEITSTEIN born in Wurtenburg Germany no bd or dod, mother or father.

Isaac had two sons, JACOB WHETSTONE born 1738, died 1833, married 23 Jan 1770 to Anna Maria Scheafer. HENRY WHETSTONE, no information on him.

JACOB WHETSTONE SR.. born 1738 Berks/Schuylkille, Pa, died 1833, McKeansburg, Pa. Wife's maiden name Anna Maria Schaefer/Shoffer/Shaeffer, Schaeffer.
Children: HENRY WHETSTONE,(no info given) ISAAC WHETSTONE (b 1774, Tamaqua, Pa. D 185- Tamaqua, Pa. married to Persus Huntzinger.)
SOLOMON WHETSTONE born 1775(No info given)
JACOB WHETSTONE (born 28 June 1776 d ca 1867-9 married to ELIZABETH STUDEBAKER.)

JACOB WHETSTONE JR. Born 28 June 1776 d ca 1867-69 Bourbon, Marshall, Ind. Place of Burial: Mt. Pleasant, Church of Brethern, Ind. Wife's Maiden name ELIZABETH STUDEBAKER born 2 Oct 1781 d 1850-60 Place of burial Union Cem - Napones, Elkhart Co Ind. Her Father: David Studebaker, her Mother: Magdalena Lehman.

Jacob Whetstone and Elizabeth Studebaker had 10 children. I don't have room to name them all here, you can email me back and I'll send them to you. Alice Aline Whetstone Awalt is person who forwarded this to me by mail quite sometime ago. Hope it helps you

The many Jacob Whetstone's

Balog_Diane (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2000 4:39AM GMT
Edited: 7 Feb 2004 8:44PM GMT
Sue, Thanks so much for your info on the Weitstein/Whetstone families. Most of this corresponds to information I already have, with some additions I will follow up on. You do not mention if Jacob Whetstone Sr (I have him born in 1747 but same death date, 1833)is actually Capt. Jacob Whetstone from the Rev War from Berks Co Militia under the Command of Colonel Lindenmuth? I am finding conflicting information with regard to his son, Jacob Whetstone as there apparently is census records showing the Jacob Whetstone, born 28 June 1776, to be from Bedford Co Pa. The book, Studebakers in America, shows that this Jacob was, indeed, the son of Capt. Jacob Whetstone Sr. I can understand the various children being born in various parts of Pa but how/why was Jacob Jr. born in Indiana? Jacob Sr. seemed to still be in Pa. with his troops. Was Capt. Jacob's wife, Anna Marie Shaffer, orig from Indiana and went there to have her baby while her husband was fighting??? Jacob Whetstone and Elizabeth Studebaker are my 5th gr grandparents which I have felt I've had accurate info on until some recent inquiries on a Jacob Whetstone with same birthdate from Bedford Co Pa. I started out looking for add'l info on Capt. Jacob Whetstone because of the Rev War connection. Do you still have email on Alice Whetstone Await that I might check her sources and place in the Whetstone line? Are you in this direct line? I'm always interested in meeting new cousins! Yes, I would be interested in the names of the ten children of Jacob Whetstone and Elizabeth Studebaker. I come from their child, Christena Whetstone, born 23 Oct 1804, died 31 Jan 1891. She and her husband, Andrew Berkebile, are buried in the Berkey Cemetary in my hometown of Windber, Pa. I'm also looking for someone who wrote a book on the Whetstone geneology? Appreciate ANY information you have. Thanks.

Capt Jacob Whetstone

marvinsue1920 (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2000 10:00PM GMT
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 6:19PM GMT
Diane, Yes I am sure we are talking about the same Jacob. I have some notes from the Blue Book of Schuylkill Co. listing Cpt Jacob Weitstein on Aug 7, 1777 mustered under Colonel Daniel Hunter of Oley and on duty around Philadelphia, participating in the battle of Germantown under General Washington. The return roster is given as containing 49 men, 8 officers and includes:
1st Co. Captain Jacob Wetstein and also Ens. Henry Wetstein, his brother. It also notes that the descendents of this family spell their name as Whetstone. If you will e mail me at we can get more info back and forth. Yes we are cousins, I am a direct descendant of Jacob also through his son John. There isn't enough room on the message boards to put too much on. I don't think Alice Aline Awalt has an e-mail address, she sent the paper by mail to our family about 5 yrs ago. They had been looking for our side for quite a while. She seems to have done quite a bit of work. She states that Grandma Whetstones people for several hundred years had been Mennonites who married Mennonites, with perhaps a few Church of the Brethren mixed in. May have had something to do with their move to Ind.
So much fun finding more family. Keep in touch. bye sue

Whetstones in the mid-1700's (View posts)
Posted: 24 Mar 2000 4:20PM GMT
Edited: 28 Feb 2003 5:13AM GMT
Since you are all discussing Whetstones who lived in the mid-1700's do either of you know of a Conrad Whetstone who was probably born after 1738 and who served with Peter Whetstone in the French and Indian War in 1757-58. The Conrad Whetstone I am looking probably couldn't be the son of Peter and still have served with him in the War. He may have married a Katherine Wirt/Wert. If this rings a bell with anyone or if you know how I can find out more about those who served in the French and Indian war please let me know either via this forum or by direct e-mail. Thanks


Lois Flyte (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jun 2000 9:13AM GMT
Capt. Jacob Whetstone of Berks Co., Pa., did not have the son who married Elizabeth Studebaker. Jacob Sr.'s son Jacob Jr. married Christina Frantz of Bedford Co., Pa., then returned to Brunswick Twp., had more children there and eventually moved to Allegany Co., Md. Jacob Whetstone who married Elizabeth Studebaker is most likely the son of Christian Whetstone of Woodbury Twp., Bedford Co., Pa. There has been much confusion over these two men. I am the one writing the book on the Whetstones, have spent over 25 years researching these families, and there are many errors in the ancestry of the various Whetstone lines.


Balog_Diane (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jun 2000 2:02PM GMT
Edited: 7 Feb 2004 8:44PM GMT

Thanks for your reply! When will your book be done? I would be interested in purchasing. Tell me more. Feel free to reply to my personal email: Thanks!


scott esther (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jul 2000 12:31PM GMT
Would yo have any info on whestones in Freemont
Iowa like ancestors of wibur Whetstone born 1 27 1886
died 10 1 1925 in Ohmah Ne married Jannie Anderson
thank you Scott esther

My History

Cameron R. Whetstone (View posts)
Posted: 3 Sep 2000 9:25AM GMT
I have just started looking into my ancestry.
My relatives were from around the south west
corner of Pennsylvania. I am not very
knowledgable, but would like all information
I could get. My father was Cameron Russell
Whetstone who was born in Star Junction, Pa.
in about 1907(?). My Grandfather was Carl
and my Grandmother was (I believe) Anna.


Diana (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 2000 8:57AM GMT
I am stuck on my family tree. I have just found out that a Henry Wetstein spelled his name Whetstone. Nancy Kathrine Whetstone was born in Pennsylvania 11/23/1871. Her father was Henry Whetstone (sp?) I have no other information at this time. Can you help?
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