Mary Litzenberg1

F, #1156, b. 17 May 1788, d. 29 March 1876
Last Edited=12 Dec 2015
     Mary Litzenberg, daughter of George Litzenberg and Grace Coats, was born on 17 May 1788 at Radner Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,2 Mary Litzenberg was the daughter of George Litzenberg and Grace Coats.1

In Litzenberger and Litzenberg: Origins of the Names and the Families, it says of Mary Litzenberg: "She was still an infant when her parents moved to Winchester, VA, and may have been about 10 or 12 when they returned to Pennsylvania. She grew to womanhood in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. After her marriage she resided with her husband on the Bottenfield homestead, where all her children were born. It is reported that Mary taught her husband to read and write. Mary and Adam were influential members of the Church of Christ at Clarksville, Greene Co, PA, where he was an elder. After Adam's death, Mary moved to South English, IA, where most of her children had settled. Six of Mary Litzenberg Bottenfield's children (or their families) moved to Iowa as pioneers; only two of her surviving children remained in PA.31

Mary Litzenberg married Adam Bottomfield, son of John Bottenfield Sr. and Barbara Hammond, on 28 November 1808 at West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,4,2

Mary Litzenberg appeared on the United States census of 1850 in the household of Adam Bottomfield at Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania.5

Mary Litzenberg appeared on the United States census of 1860 in the household of Adam Bottomfield at Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.6

Mary Litzenberg died on 29 March 1876 at Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa, at age 87. Mary Litzenberg was born in Radnor Twp. Delaware Co. PA. She was the daughter of George and Grace Coates Litzenberg. She was still an infant when her parents moved to Winchester, VA, and may have been about 10 or 12 when they returned to Pennsylvania. She grew to womanhood in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co,PA.

She married Adam Bottomfield(Bottenfield) on Nov. 28, 1808 in West Bethlehem Twp. Washington Co. PA. She resided with her husband on the Bottenfield homestead, where all 10 of her children were born. It is reported that Mary taught her husband to read and write. Mary and Adam were influential members of the Church of Christ at Clarksville, Greene Co, PA, where he was an elder. After Adam's death, (accidently killed by a log rolling over him while working in the timber) Mary moved to South English, IA, where many of her children had settled.1,2,7 and was buried at South English Cemetery, South English, Keokuk County, Iowa.7

Mary Litzenberg left a will on 28 February 1877 at Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Estate of Mary Bottomfield. And now To wit February 28th, 1877: Letters of Administration upon the estate of Mary Bottomfield Deceased formerly of Greene County but at the time of her death of the State of Iowa. Letters Granted, to W. S. Burson, Bond taken in the sum of eight hundred dollars with W. B. Stewart and N. G_____ as surities. Affadavit of Death filed with bond.8

Children of Mary Litzenberg and Adam Bottomfield

Citations

  1. [S60] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: Waynesburg Republican, May 25, 1950). Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S106] Ancestry.com, online www//http.awt.ancestry.com.rrp023.ged, Richard R. Parks (Ancestry World Tree), downloaded 2002 and 2003.
  3. [S56] Homer Laurence III Litzenberg, Litzenberger and Litzenberg: Origins of the Names and Families
    (Pennsylvania: Homer Laurence Litzenberg, 1995), p. 463.. Hereinafter cited as Litzenberger and Litzenberg.
  4. [S56] Homer Laurence III Litzenberg, Litzenberger and Litzenberg: Origins of the Names and Families
    (Pennsylvania: Homer Laurence Litzenberg, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Litzenberger and Litzenberg.
  5. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Morgan, Greene County, Pennsylvania, p. 176, family 69.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  6. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Morgan Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, p. 612, family 1117.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  7. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Kris Townsend, Record added: May 07, 2008, Find A Grave Memorial# 26671293., Findagrave.com.
  8. [S85] Recorded Will, Book 5, Page 87. This references Will Book 5, page 87, number 2949, Waynesberg, Greene County, Pennsylvania. photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  9. [S60] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: Waynesburg Republican, May 25, 1950), volume 2, p. 46
    . Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  10. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.