Elisabeth Walborn1

F, #3286, b. circa 1792, d. 25 October 1862
  • Birth*: circa 1792; Birth year calculated from year of confirmation minus reported age: 1808 - 16.2
  • Birth: circa 1793; Birth year calculated from dates on her tombstone, as death year minus year of her age plus one: 1862 - 70 + 1.3
  • Marriage*: 18 March 1813; Pennsylvania; m. 18 March 1813 by Rev. Frederick C. Schaeffer. "Valentin Hümmel mit Elisabeth Walborn"; Principal:Valentine Hummel1
  • Death*: 25 October 1862; Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania3
  • Death: October 1862; Church record, list of communicants.4
  • Burial*: Her toppled tombstone lies next to her husband's monument. The main portion is pretty legible. Transcribed by compiler from photograph taken by E. B. Walkenbak. :

    "ELIZABETH WALBORN
    THE WIFE OF
    VALENTINE HUMMEL SR
    DIED OCT. 25, 1862
    IN THE 70TH YEAR OF HER AGE.
    ---ssed as she lived
    -----d of the friendless[?]"5
Last Edited: 14 May 2018

Parents:

Father: Christian Walborn2 b. 12 Dec 1759, d. 12 Dec 1841
Mother: Elizabeth Lescher2 b. 1 Aug 1765, d. 25 Aug 1835

Family:

Valentine Hummel b. 7 Feb 1787, d. 4 Sep 1870
  • Marriage*: 18 March 1813; Pennsylvania; m. 18 March 1813 by Rev. Frederick C. Schaeffer. "Valentin Hümmel mit Elisabeth Walborn"; Principal:Valentine Hummel1

Children:

Mary Walborn Hummel+ 9 b. 15 Jan 1814, d. 24 Oct 1892
Elizabeth Regina Hummel+10 b. 28 Nov 1819, d. 4 May 1857
Franklin Michael Hummel11 b. 1 Oct 1822, d. 1876
Caroline Rosina Hummel+7 b. 28 Jan 1825, d. 9 Mar 1905
Richard Hummel+7 b. 1826, d. 6 Oct 1880

Notes

  • Name Variation: Elizabeth Walborn
  • Note*: This compiler asserts that the parents of Elisabeth Walborn wife of Valentine Hummel were Christian Walborn and his wife Elisabeth Lescher. This assertion is based on a collection of circumstantial evidence, namely:

    a) Her parents were listed as communicants at Shoop's Church the same day she and her brother were confirmed there.

    b) Her brother and sister are later listed as communicants at Harrisburg Zion with their names immediately following their parents'.

    c) She is the right age to be their child, based on the age given at her confirmation.

    d) Her birth year calculated from the confirmation record is the same as the birth year calculated from the age given on her tombstone (or a year different, depending on how you calculate).

    e) She married at the church her parents were attended most of their married lives.

    f) The young woman confirmed at age 16 would have been the right age to be married seven years nine months later.

    g) When her father's land and house were seized by the court to satisfy debts, the purchaser of the property was Elizabeth's husband Valentine Hummel and his business partner.

    h) Several years later, her father was then a tenant of Valentine Hummel and his business partner on that property for seven years.

    i) No other Walborn families were attending Shoop's at the time of her confirmation. One family was attending Harrisburg Zion, Martin & Rebecca, but their children were born much later, born 1820 and 1821.

    j) Other Walborns lived in other parts of Dauphin County and in nearby Lebanon and Berks Counties at the time of her marriage. It cannot be ruled out that she may come from one of those families. This Elisabeth was not found in the registers of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, where her parents were married.
  • Note: List of Confirmations on June 3, 1805 at Shoop's Church, Lower Paxton Twp., Dauphin County:

    "1. Johannes Walborn, aged 17 years"
    "12. Elisabeth Walborn, aged 16 years"

    List of Communicants, same day:

    "Christian Walborn and wife Elisabeth"2
  • Note: m. 18 March 1813 by Rev. Frederick C. Schaeffer. "Valentin Hümmel mit Elisabeth Walborn"1
  • Note: The lists of communicants at Harrisburg Zion Lutheran church are well preserved, with usually two or three lists per year from 1796 to 1843, and records from 1862 on. Elisabeth Hummel appears in 1818, 1820, 1823 and then once or twice a year for most every year (for years with lists) for the rest of her life. Her husband only appears three times prior to the 1860s, then is a regular. Her children appear in later lists. The first service in English was in 1824; Elisabeth attended in 1827, 1836 and more in the 1840s.6
  • Note: The Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, published in 1896, states that Elizabeth Walborn was born in 1797 and that she died 25 October 1867. This compiler suspects that the year of death on her tombstone was mis-read or mis-transcribed as 1867 rather than 1862. And then that her year of birth was calculated using the erroneous year of death, giving 1797, rather than 1792. These same erroneous dates, b. 1797 and d. 1867, are seen in numerous sources published after the Biographical Encyclopedia.7
  • Note: Herman W. Walborn, in his book on the Walborn descendents, lists Elizabeth, as '1-5-4-1-4', with erroneous birth and death dates.8

Citations

  1. [S526] Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg Penn. Original records, German. FHL microfilm 1428177. [Avail. online via Ancestry 2018], Bk 1, p. 301, img 176, m. 1813, Valentine Hummel & Elisabeth Walborn.
  2. [S1] "Records of Shoop's Church, known in the eighteenth century as the Paxton Church, Lutheran and Reformed congregations, by Frederick S. Weiser & Ruth K Quickel, FHL 974.818/L4 K2.", p. 39, [39] List of Confirmations 3 June 1805, p. 46, [49] List of Communicants 3 June 1805.
  3. [S25] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees posting by ebwalkenbak. Photo of tombstone of Elizabeth Walborn. Posted by EB Walkenbak.
  4. [S526] Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg Penn. Original records, German. FHL microfilm 1428177. [Avail. online via Ancestry 2018], Bk 3, Attendence at Lords Supper. [simply a note next to her name "Died Oct. 62"; not among burials.]
  5. [S25] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees posting by ebwalkenbak. Photo of tombstone of Elizabeth Walborn, and cemetery information "69y, H 2". Posted by EB Walkenbak.
  6. [S526] Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg Penn. Original records, German. FHL microfilm 1428177. [Avail. online via Ancestry 2018], Book 1, lists of communicants, Book 2, lists of members.
  7. [S73] Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia Of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Containing Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens, And Many Of The Early Scotch-Irish And German Settlers; Illustrated; 1896; Chambersburg, Pa; J.M. Runk & Company; Publishers. Viewed on website of Dauphin County Pennsylvania Transcription Project (2000-2001); URL http://maley.net/transcription., p. 123.
  8. [S487] Walborn (Walburn) Genealogical History Of America : Descendants From The Settlement Of 1710, Including Data On Allied Families And Other Associated Connections, by Herman W. Walborn. Printed 1975 Piqua, Ohio. FHL microfilm 928196., p. 93.
  9. [S526] Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg Penn. Original records, German. FHL microfilm 1428177. [Avail. online via Ancestry 2018], 1:97.
  10. [S526] Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg Penn. Original records, German. FHL microfilm 1428177. [Avail. online via Ancestry 2018], 1:125.
  11. [S526] Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg Penn. Original records, German. FHL microfilm 1428177. [Avail. online via Ancestry 2018], 1:136.