Ancestor Search ...Find your Ancestors

Ertle Biography

Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname




 · Search Family and Local Histories (Over 20,000 books and growing.
 · Start your Family Tree to Begin the Search
Home  > Genealogy Biographies  > PA  > Centre & Clinton Co.  > Ertle

     New to Genealogy?    Get Started Here

Genealogical and Personal History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1912

Valentine Ertle Biography

Valentine Ertle, and his two brothers Daniel, and Philip, were probably the first settlers in the vicinity of the present town of Madisonburg. The date of Valentine Ertle's arrival in the valley, early as 1786.

Daniel purchased land from Col. Miles in 1793, but it is likely he came several years before.

Their aged father, who lies buried in the rear of Michael Miller's barn (two apple-trees used to mark the grave, one planted at the head the other at the foot), game to the valley with his sons.

Daniel moved to Ohio about the year 1802, according to recollection of John Hoy. Philip also emigrated west at an early date.

Valentine was at one time in good circumstances and owned a large tract of land, but he lost heavily by indorsing for other parties.

Capt. John A. Schaeffer bought his land from Mr. Ertle, or at least his interests in a lease for the tract. Valentine Ertle was assessed with a distillery in 1803, which was situated west of the present site of Madisonburg about two miles. This institution interfered somewhat with the prosperity of its owner. Valentine used to relate that when they first came the nearest grist-mill was in Kishacoquillas valley, where they got their grain ground.

Valentine died about the year 1837, and is buried at Madisonburg.

Children, - Valentine, Jacob, Philip, David, John, Barbara, and Catharine.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883

Ertle at RootsWeb

Ertle at RootsWeb
Ertle in a metasearch of the oldest largest free genealogy site.

Ertle in USGenWeb
Ertle in the Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives of genealogy records transcriptions.

Ertle Ancestry Resources

Ertle in Family & Local History Books
Ertle in biographies, journals, memoirs and other first-hand historical narratives. Add detail and personality to the pages of your family history.   Ancestry US FREE

Ertle in U.S. & Canada Records
Ertle in thousands of census, birth, marriage & death, church, immigration & naturalization, and military databases. Much more.   Ancestry US FREE

Free Genealogy software - FTM Starter Edition
Download FREE Family Tree Maker genealogy software that helps build your family tree faster and easier - now FREE!

Ertle Queries:

Ertle in Ancestry Forums
Find or post a genealogy query in the Ertle message board.

Ertle in GenForum
Find or post a genealogy query on the message board.

Site Features
Quick Search Surname Finder
Enter your surname once to search 20 huge genealogy databases.

Search Help
Learn how to make your ancestor search more productive.

Free Genealogy
Free genealogy resources: charts, lessons, software, databases, look ups, relationship charts, form letters, translation services.

Ancestry Free Trials
Free trials to Ancestry and databases. Census, immigration, UK & Ireland, Genealogy Library, much more. Why pay when you can view for free?
Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Site Map
© 1997 - 2013  SearchforAncestors.Com   All rights reserved.