John Christlieb, Son of Carl and Catharina (Umberger) Christlieb
John was first of eight children born to Carl and Catharina (Umberger) Christlieb. John was born on 9 March 1782, in Mifflin Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. John/Johannes Christlieb died on 11 May 1858, in Ohio, and was interred in Melsheimer Cemetery, Pike Township in Stark County.
Wendell Lauth and Lee Wise stand behind John and Elizabeth Christlieb's headstones in the Melscheimer Cemetery in Pike Township, Stark County, Ohio, during the 2011 C-C-C Family Reunion in Canton, Ohio. Wendell and Lee are both descendants of John and Elizabeth Christlieb.
Benjamin Franklin Christlieb in his 1895 family history, The Christlieb Family, presents only a sketchy paragraph of John Christlieb, who spent his later years in Stark County, Ohio, and his sons, who lived in Ohio and Indiana. John Christlieb was 36 years old when he removed to Stark County, Ohio, in 1823.
John was married three times: His first wife was Agness Orris. John and Agness had two sons. Based on the date of birth of their first son, he and Agness were probably married ca. 1805. John’s second wife was Elizabeth Whistler who bore him five sons. John’s third wife was Fannie Cable.
John Christlieb's First Marriage
In his early twenties, John married Agness Orris (born ca. 1788), one of ten children born of Adam Orris. The marriage is believed to have taken place 1805-1806.
When the United States Census was taken in 1810, John and family were residing in Toboyne Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. There, John is listed as John Christler, head of household. The enumeration lists one female under age ten as well as two males under age ten, an indication that John Christlieb lost a daughter as well as his wife between 1810 and 1816, the year we assume he remarried. The death date and burial place of Agness Orris Christlieb is not known. Wendell F. Lauth, Bristolville, Ohio.
The 1820 Federal Census, which was taken shortly before John and family removed to Ohio listed the following: one male born 1775-1794; 2 males born 1804-1810 (George, 1806 & Henry, 1808); and 2 males born 1810-1820 (Samuel, 1817 & John Charles, 1819); one female born 1775-1794. The unknown daughter would be the child mentioned in the above paragraph.
The Orris Family
The Orris family emigrated from Germany, in 1752, to Berks County, Pennsylvania, and later moved to Cumberland County. Johannes Adam Orris was about 8 years old when the family arrived in America. In Cumberland County, the family resided in East Pennsboro Township. In 1785, Orris acquired land in Rye Township north of the mountains. A decade later he was permanently settled in Tyrone Township, from which Newville could be reached by way of the Doubling Gap Road. Adam Orris died in July 1806, a few months before the birth of his grandchild, George Christlieb, on October 31, 1806. Estate records for Johannes Adam Orris names his son-in-law as John Crislip. Cumberland County Will Book G, pp. 168-169.
When the 1810 United States Census was taken, John and family were enumerated in Toboyne Township, situated north of Mifflin in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. This entry is listed as John Christler, head of household, in which one two males and one female are listed under the age of ten. Because the female child does not appear in the 1830 census, it is possible that John lost a daughter, as well as his wife, between 1810 and 1816, the year it is thought that he married for the second time.
By looking at the 1820 United States Census, John’s two oldest sons are listed as being between 10 and 16 years of age. By calculation, this would place John’s second son, Henry, with a birth year of 1807 or 1808. Henry’s death as reported by Benjamin Franklin Christlieb as occurring in Ohio, would have occurred between 1823 and 1830. Wendell F. Lauth, Bristolville, Ohio.Back to Top
Children of John Christlieb and Agness Orris
George Christlieb (Friedrich Carl Christlieb1, Carl Christleib2, John Christlieb3) , born 3 October 1806; died 3 January 1878, Toledo, Ohio; married, 2 April 1829 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, Elizabeth Slaybaugh, born 7 February 1802; died 25 November 1892 in Lucas County, Ohio.
Henry Christlieb (Friedrich Carl Christlieb1, Carl Christleib2, John Christlieb3) , born ca. 1808; died between 1823-1830 in Ohio. Unmarried.