About Peter Riggleman
According to "Orphans Court Records," Peter and Mar Riggleman were the parents of nine (or more) children. This legal record is dated, 10 Dec, 1816, in Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA. In 1820, Perry Co was created from a portion of Cumberland County. Many of the Kitner descendants were born and lived in Sand Hollow, or near there. Sandy Hollow is a valley about three miles long and about one and a half miles wide, located in Perry Co, PA.
The name 'Kitner' has been spelled several different ways, since the first Kitners arrived from Germany. Some of Jacob's relatives went to western PA and others to OH spelling their name 'Kinter', 'Kettner', 'Kintner', 'Kitter', 'Kintor' and 'Kepner'. Likewise the Rigglemans had a variety of spellings for their name; 'Regleman', 'Reigleman', and 'Rigleman'.
Both the Kitners and the Rigglemans were pioneers and hewed farms in Penn's Woods, in what is now Perry Co. We know that both families had children besides John Kitner and Sara RRebecca Riggleman, bt are limited this recod to the descendants of John and Sara Kitner. Definite recors show that John, son of Jacob Kitner, was a blacksmith and farmer, living in Tyrone Twp, Cumberland Co PA in 1819.
There were Rigglemans in Perry Co as late as the Civil War, residing in the vicinity of Landisburg, PA. In 'History of Perry Co, PA', by Wright, we find a George W. Riggleman (page 107) a Private in the Union Army, in the Civil War. He was mustered in on August 18, 1862, and discharged with his company on May 25, 1863.
The sources for this information were taken from family Bibles, written family records, legal records and searches of the following U.S. Cencuses: 1790. 1820, and 1850.
Part 2, Index to wills, Cumberland Co PA 1750-1937
Page 35 name of decendent - Peter Riggleman, Rye Twp
date of letters, 27 June 1816 (A) exec. John Kitner & Abraham
$600 names of Sureties: Thos. Ross & Henry Guss Shively
reg. docket entry C, p. 155
Acct. date filed 11 May 1819
Film F, Pa C9f part 1 (5142) Letters of Administrations Vol A-E 1750-1863 indexed.
Vol C p. 155 Peter Reigleman, deceased, Cumberland Co
Be it remembered that on 27 June 1816, Letters of Administration in common form issed to John Kitner and Abraham Shively of Tyron Twp of all and singular the goos, cattles, rights, and credits which were of Peter Reigleman, lat of Rye Twp, dec. - Inventory and acct. to be exhibted into the Registers Office in the time appointed by law.
Bail - Henry Guss, Thos. Ross sum $66 Geo. Kline, Regr.
P. 259 - At a Stated Orphans Court, began on Tues 10 Dec 1816 and held at Carlisle for the County of Cumberland, etc.
Came into court Mary Riggleman, widow and relict of Peter Riggleman, late of Tyrone Twp deceased and preferred a petition to the court, therein setting forth that the petitioner's said husband left issue nine children, three of whom to wit, Jonathan, Lidia, and Frences are under the age of 14 years and have no guardians to take care of their persons and estates, and prayed the court to appoint some suitable persons foresaid purposes. Where upon the court appointed Jacob Fritz, Esquire, Guardian over the persons and estates of said minors durng their minority, or until some other guardian or guardians be appointed in his room. By the Court.
Deeds, Cumberland Co Part 29 Vol 1 BB, F Pa C9d p. 436 Indenture made 8 April 1815, between Peter Rigelman of Tyrone Twp, Cumberland Co and Mary, his wife, yoeman, and Henry Titzel of the same place, yoeman.
Peter Rigelman sells to Henry Titzel for $30 a certain tract of land.
Peter Riggleman's Timeline
February 5, 1792
Pennsylvania, United States