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CHAPTER I. EARLY SETTLERS Samuel Walter. Married Mary Reighard Daniel Walter. Married Mary Ann Sill, daughter Abram Sill. Jacob Walter. Married Susan Sill, daughter Daniel Sill. Mary Ann Walter. Married Frederick Zimmers. Margaret Walter. Married W. W. Phillips. Charles and Mary Steel Dibert's descendants. Johannas Earnest 2. Nellie sec. at Juniata College.
CHAPTER II. THE HOME OF THE EARNEST FAMILY,
CHAPTER III. THE INDIAN MASSACRE AT THIS HOME.
CHAPTER IV. THE JOURNEY.
CHAPTER V. LIFE AT THE FORT.
CHAPTER VI. THE JOURNEY HOME.
CHAPTER VII. LIVING IN THE HOMELAND AGAIN.
CHAPTER VIII. GEORGE EARNEST. The Samuel record: CHAPTER IX. MARY EARNEST CHAPTER X. JACOB EARNEST CHAPTER XI. JOHANNAS EARNEST. 1. Charles Lester. Dead. 2. Eve Earnest, married Henry Claar . 3. William, married Sophia Jones. Dead 4. Mary. 5. Theora. 5. John, married Maggie Lehman. 3. Paul. 4. Mary. 5. Regis. 6. Mary, married Henry Straub. 4. Magdaline. 5. Faye. 6. Emma. 7. Emma, married F. J. Deckerhoof. 8. Sylvester, married Lizzie Fachtman 9. Anthony, 5. Ruth 10. Lucy. 11. Alice. 12. David. 6. Henry Earnest, 2. Daniel,
CHAPTER XII. HENRY EARNEST. 7. Margaret, married W. G. Moore. 1. George. 2, Robert 8. Daniel, married Sophia Zimmerman. 1 .Harry. 3. John Earnest married Eliza Portzes. 1. Edward. 2. John. 2. John Earnest, died about 7 years ago. Age 69 years. 3. Mrs. Maude Simpson. 3. Sarah Earnest married Henry Ridenour. 1. Harry. 2. Clark. 3. Jennie. 4. Bertha. 5. Emma. 4. Lydia Earnest, married William Watters. 1. Israel. 2. Sylvester. 3. Jefferson. 4. Charles. 5. Harry. 6. Minerva. 7. Anna. 8. Bertha. 5. Jacob Earnest Jr. died over 30 years ago. 1. Robert. 2. Alexander. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Mattie. 6. Hettie Earnest, married Obediah Blose. 1. Jacob. 2. William. 3. Laura. 4. Harriet. 5. Emma. 7. Margaret Earnest, married James Wallace. 1. Mary. 2. John. 3. Robert. 4. Joseph. 1. Clarence R. Earnest, aged 17 years. 2. William Charles. 1. Welty Shrum. 2. Mary Kane. 5 George Earnest, died when young. 6. Catharine Earnest, married George Hawk. She 1. Samuel, married Elizabeth Kiper. 1. Catharine. 2. Harriet. 3. Emma. 4. Elizabeth. 5. Sarah. 6. John. 2. Henry, married Rosannah Miller. 1. George. 2. Amos. 3. Ella. 4. Nancy. 5. Henry. 6. Francis. 7. Lewis. 8. Margaret. 3. John, married Elizabeth Keihl. 1. Anna. 2. Harriet. 3. Mamie. 4. Edward. 5. Margaret. 1. Emma. 2. Grant. 3. Anna. 4. Alice. 5. Nora. 6. Walter. 7. James. 8. Abbie. 6. Margaret E., married Francis James Price. 3. Margaret E. 7. Daniel, married Anna Harkins. 1. Harry. 2. Alford. 3. Mary. 4. Margaret. 5. Arthur. 8. Catharine, married Augustus Allison. 1. John, living in Wyoming.
CHAPTER XIII. MICHAEL EARNEST.
CHAPTER XIV. A CLOSING WORD.