History of Bucks
County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
SHELLENBERGER FAMILY. The paternal ancestors of Mary E. (SHELLENBERGER) GULICK were early settlers in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and were the descendants of Johannes SCHELLENBERGER, who emigrated from Germany and settled in that township, arriving in Philadelphia. October 4, 1751`, in the ship "Queen of Denmark." He purchased 250 acres in Hatfield and became one of the prominent men of that section. By his wife Margaret he had at least five sons, Conrad, John, Philip, Jacob and Charles, all but the two last settling in Bucks county. In 1776 he purchased several tracts of land in Hilltown, which he soon after conveyed to his sons above mentioned.
Conrad SHELLENBERGER, son of John of Hatfield, settled in Rockhill township, where he was living in 1779, when his father conveyed to him 120 acres of land in Hilltown. He eventually purchased several other farms in Hilltown, and became one of the prominent landholders there. He died in 1839 in Hilltown. His wife, Eve LEIDY, died about 1828. They were the parents of seven children,-two sons, John L. and Jacob L., and five daughters: Hannah, who married a TRAUGER, and died before her father, leaving two daughters; Hannah, who married a TRAUGER, and died before her father, leaving two daughters, Eve and Mary; Elizabeth, who married Jacob DATESMAN; Eve, who married John WART, of Bedminster; Susanna, who married John DRUMBORE: and Anna, who married George MUMBAUER. Jacob L. died on a portion of the old homestead in 1857.
John L. SHELLENBERGER, eldest soon of Conrad and Eve (LEIDY) SHELLENBERGER, was born in Hilltown township in 1792. In 1829 his father conveyed to him 102 acres of the old homestead, purchased by his grandfather in 1772, and at Conrad’s death ten acres additional were adjudged to him. He lived on the old homestead all his life, dying April 26, 1882, at the age of ninety years. He was twice married, his first wife being Catharine SNYDER, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (YOST) SNYDER of Hilltown, whose ancestry in given elsewhere in this volume and they were the parents of eight children; Elias, late of Sellersville; Eve: Elizabeth: Catharine: John: Levi, of Hagersville; Jacob S., and Amelia. He married (second) Elizabeth (HARR) SAVACOOL, a widow, and had by her one son, Henry H., who lives on the old homestead in Hilltown.
Jacob S. SHELLENBERGER, son of John L., and Catharine (SNYDER) SHELLENBERGHER, was the father of Mrs. S. S. GULICK. He was born in Hilltown in 1824, and died there in 1881. He married Catharine RUDY, born June 8, 1830, died June 6, 1898, and had seven children; Amanda, wife of Frank ALDERFER; Mary E., wife of Samuel S. GULICK; Emma, wife of Dr. Milton FRETZ, of Palmyra, Pennsylvania; Hiram R., of North Dakota, who married Sarah ROLFE; Ella, wife of Simon SNYDER, of Swarthmore; Leidy R., a civil engineer in New York, who married Mary STUMP, and Jacob, of Montana, who married Bertha RISK.
Test taken from page 292-293 of:
Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III
Transcribed November 2001 by Joan Lollis of IN. as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html
Published December 2001 on the Bucks County, Pa., USGenWeb pages at www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks