Susannah Shirk Brubacher

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Susannah Shirk Brubacher (Erb)

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Warwick, Lancaster County, PA, USA
Death: Died in Elizabeth Twnshp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Brickerville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Christian Erb and Maria F. Erb
Wife of Jacob Dohner Brubacher
Mother of Jacob [Erb] Brubaker; Christian Brubacher; Maria [Erb] Brubaker; John Erb Brubacher; Susan Brubaker and 1 other
Sister of Joseph S. Erb; Christian S. Erb; Daniel S. Erb; John S. Erb; Mary S. Schneider and 6 others

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About Susannah Shirk Brubacher

Daughter of Christian ERB. The following was written about Jacob's wife: "His young widow devoted her time and energies nobly to her family. Previous to this time some members of the "Old Mennonite " church settled in Canada ;they had purchased a very large tract of land. After awhile they found there was a mortgage on it of $30,000, which would be foreclosed; they became alarmed and sent a committee to Lancaster county to solicit aid from their brethren; after some labor they succeeded in raising the amount; this young widow contributed a large sum towards it. The committee started back to Canada, through the wilderness, with this money in gold and silver in their saddle-bags, on their horses; they reached home safe and cancelled the mortgage. These events transpired about the beginning of the present century. Those men had nothing to give for security but their word and honor, which they faithfully fulfilled. They surveyed the tract, 60,000 acres, divided it into lots of from 600 to 1,000, acres, and sold tickets to the parties who loaned them the money, held a regular lottery, and so this widow drew a large tract of land, in lieu of her claim against the committee. She traveled out, on horseback, to see her land. In the year 1816 she sent her youngest son, John, out to take charge of this land: he married there and raised a numerous family, who still posses some of the land, which has become very valuable. The widow, Susanna Brubaker, lived 51 years in widowhood, and died in 1844, at an advanced age. This old lady traveled to Canada twice on horseback; one day, while leading her horse across the mountains, she came upon ,a large rattle-snake, which was lying across her path; she aimed a blow at it with her walking-stick and killed it." Biographical History of Lancaster County by Alex. Harris Elias Barr & CO. 1872 Contributed by M. N. Brubaker.

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Susannah Shirk Brubacher's Timeline

May 17, 1762
Warwick, Lancaster County, PA, USA
January 27, 1782
Age 19
Elizabeth, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
September 18, 1787
Age 25
August 6, 1789
Age 27
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
July 11, 1793
Age 31
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
January 22, 1844
Age 81
Elizabeth Twnshp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Brickerville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States