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Valentine Alt
(1701-1756)
Maria Catharine Schmidt
(1722-1759)
Hans Heinrich Walder
(1714-1781)
Dorthea Margreta Lauffer
(1720-1781)
Johann Heinrich "Henry" Ault
(1745-1816)
Anna Maria Walther
(1747-1794)

Henry (Johann Heinrich) Ault
(1793-1858)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Maria (Mary) Miller

2. Mary Magdalena Kepthart

Henry (Johann Heinrich) Ault

  • Born: 8 Jul 1793, Springfield, York County, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage (1): Maria (Mary) Miller about 1813 in York, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage (2): Mary Magdalena Kepthart on 15 Dec 1835 in Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Died: 17 Jun 1858, Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois at age 64
  • Buried: Orangeville Cemetery, Orangeville Township, Stephenson County, Illinois
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census, 1810, Pennsylvania, York County, Shrewsbury Township, Roll 57 Book 1, Page 208.

Census, 1820, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Haines Township, Roll 98 Book 1, Page 304.

Tax Records, 1820, Haines Township, Center County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 1 cow, tailor.

Tax Records, 1821, Haines Township, Center County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 12 acres, cow, tailor.

Tax Records, 1822, Haines Township, Center County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 12 acres, tailor, 1 cow.

Tax Records, 1823, Haines Township, Center County, Pennsylvania. Ault, Henry, cow, tailor, land.

Tax Records, 1824, Haines Township, Center County, Pennsylvania. Ault, Henry, taylor, 15 acres, 1 cow.

Tax Records, 1825, Haines Township, Center County, Pennsylvania. Ault, Henry, tailor, 15 acres, 1 cow.

Tax Records, 1826, Haines Township, Center County, Pennsylvania. Ault, Henry, taylor, 15 acres, 1 cow, trade.

Tax Records, 1827, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Ault, Henry, Taylor, 15 acres land, 1 cow.

Tax Records, 1828, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Ault, Henry, 15 acres, 1 cow, occupation taylor.

Tax Records, 1829, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow, occupation taylor.

Census, 1830, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Gregg Township, Roll 165 Book 1, Page 360a.

Tax Records, 1830, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow, occupation taylor.

Tax Records, 1831, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow, occupation taylor.

Tax Records, 1832, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Not listed.

Tax Records, 1833, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres, 1 cow, occupation tailor, 1 horse.

Tax Records, 1834, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres land and improvements, 2 cows, 1 horse, occupation tailor, money at interest, $80.

Tax Records, 1835, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres land & improvements, 2 cows, 1 house, occupation tailor.

Tax Records, 1836, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres land & improvements, 2 cows, 1 house, occupation tailor.

Tax Records, 1837, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres land & improvements, 2 cows, 1 house, occupation taylor.

Tax Records, 1838, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Alt, Henry, 15 acres land & improvements, 1 house, 1 cow, occupation taylor.

Tax Records, 1839, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Ault, Henry, 15 acres land & improvements, 1 house, 2 cows, occupation talor.

Census, 1840, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Roll 451 Book 1, Page 115a, Gregg Township.

Tax Records, 1840, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Ault, Henry (crossed out)

Immigration, 1841, Stephenson County, Illinois.

Census, 1850, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Roll 129 Book 1, Page 283b. Age 56 yrs. Farmer.

General History: History of Stephenson County, Illinois, 1851, Oneco Township, Orangeville, Illinois. Lutheran and Reformed Church - The Lutherans and Reformed Lutherans occupy the same edifice located on the main street north of the schoolhouse. The Reformed society was organized May 3, 1851, by Henry Habliston, with twenty-four members, of whom Henry Ault was Elder and John Bower and M. Bolander Deacons.

Biography: Portrait and biographical album of Stephenson County, Illinois, 1888.

Mrs. Mary Louisa Sweeley, widow of Jacob Sweeley, and daughter of Henry and Mary M. (Kepthart) Ault, has been a resident of Winslow since the spring of 1871 where she owns and occupies a neat and well appointed residence, and surrounded by all the comforts of life, anticipates spending here the remainder of her days. The main points in the history of Mrs. S. are briefly given as follows:

She was born in Centre County, Pa., on the 25th of August, 1837, and came with her parents to Illinois in 1841. Her father's family then included four children, and the journey was made overland by teams to Pittsburgh, after which they partially availed themselves of steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, by which means they reached Savanna, Ill., and thence came by team to a point near Freeport in this county. The now flourishing city of Freeport was then unpretentious hamlet of a few houses and two or three stores. Mr. Ault made a claim in what is now Oneco Township, and the family moved into a vacant log cabin to which the father afterward added a small slab shanty. He soon erected a frame house of native lumber, into which the family removed, and as soon as the land came into market he secured his title from the Government.

Mr. Ault continued the cultivation of the soil and occupied the homestead which he had established in the wilderness, until his death, which took place in the spring of 1858. He had in the meantime erected what was then considered a good set of frame buildings and had made other improvements which were looked upon with approval and admiration by the people of that section. The market for farm produce was at Chicago; whither their corn, wheat and pork were slowly and laboriously transported by teams, taking about two weeks: but in common with the patience and courage which characterized most of the people of that time and section of country. Mr. Ault and his estimable wife endured hardship and privation uncomplainingly, sanguine of future results.

Mr. Ault was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Mary Miller, of Pennsylvania, who survived twenty years, and of which union there were five children, namely; David, Elizabeth, William, James and Charlotta, all of whom reside in Stephenson County.

Mrs. Mary M. Ault, the mother of our subject, was a native of Centre County, Pa., where she was born in 1800. She died at the home of Mrs. Sweeley in the spring of 1883. Mrs. S. remained under the parental roof in Orangeville until her marriage, in 1871, to Jacob Sweeley. Mr. S. was born in Lycoming County, Pa., Aug. 4, 1818, where he grew to manhood and was married, Sept. 26, 1843, to Miss Elizabeth Sankey, a native of the same State. She died in 1869, in Winslow. Mr. S. came to Stephenson County in 1854, and located upon a tract of land in Winslow Township, where he was successfully engaged in farming until his removal to the town in 1862 or 1863, and where his death took place in 1887. Of his first marriage there were born three children, namely: Anna C., Jan. 30, 1847: Lydia A. K., May 27, 1853, and Mary, March 7, 1857. Of his second marriage there were two children, namely; Jennie May, born May 12, 1872, and Alla M., July 29, 1879. Mr. Sweeley was unostentatious in his manner of living, preferring the quiet of his own home rather than the turmoil of a public career. He was a member of Winslow Lodge No. 56, and his funeral was conducted with Masonic honors. The fine brick residence which occupies a pleasant position on the east bank of the Pecatonica River remains as one of the monuments of his thrifty and industry and he left his family handsomely provided for at their present home at Winslow.

Newspaper Article: First Presbyterian Church at Cedarville, Illinois, 2 Jan 1906, Cedarville, Stephenson County, Ilinois.

Historical Sketch

Henry Richart presented the following historical sketch:

It would seem but fitting that someone tell us why we celebrate this day as our sixtieth anniversary as a church, or as the Presbyterian Church of Cedarville, Stephenson County, Illinois. There is quite an interesting history connected with the birth, organization and re-organization, if that Is the proper word. December 13, 1893, John G. Bruce, a member of our church at the time, found the following affidavit:

State of Illinois, Stephenson County: We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that on the 29th day of December, A. D. 1845, the German Presbyterian society of Richland, now called Belleview, in said county, met at the Richland school-house and elected via voce the following named persons as trustees of said, society, to-wit: Henry Ault for the term of one year from the first Saturday in January, A. D. 1846, Adrian W. Lucas for the term of two years from the same time, and John H. Addams, for the term of three years from the same date; that the name and style of said church or corporation is and shall be the German Presbyterian society of Richland, in said county. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this second day of January, A. D. 1846.

Henry Ault.
Adrian W. Lucas.
John H. Addams.

This affaavit was recorded by John A Clark, recorder, the fifth day of January, A. D. 1846. When this organization ceased, we have no record or account.


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Henry married Maria (Mary) Miller, daughter of Christian Glades Miller and Anna Maria Marsteller, about 1813 in York, Pennsylvania. (Maria (Mary) Miller was born 12 Dec1793 in Burns Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, died on 20 Nov 1831 in Greggs Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania and was buried in Heckman Cemetery, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.)


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Henry next married Mary Magdalena Kepthart, daughter of Unknown and Mary Kephardt, on 15 Dec 1835 in Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. (Mary Magdalena Kepthart was born on 7 Dec 1798 in Centre County, Pennsylvania, died on 25 Jun 1883 in Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois and was buried in Orangeville Cemetery, Orangeville Township, Stephenson County, Illinois.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage. The actual recorded entry shows:

1835, Dec 15

Henry Alt, residence of Gregg Township,
Molly Gebhardt, residence of Gregg Township,

Married by: Rev. P.S. Fisher



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