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THE WHITMER SAGA (as known so far)     --- Northumberland Co.,PA. --- was  formed from Lancaster,Berks,Cumberland,Northampton and Bedford Counties in  1772.    Four brothers.Michael,Ulrich,Peter and John Witmer came from the  Canton of Zurich,Switzerland,on the ship ``Hope of London`, `which arrived at  Philadelphia in August 1733.All four brothers settled in Lancaster co., Peter  later moving to Lebanon co.,where he died. The Peter` Witmers`later moved from  Lebanon co.to Northumberland co.    Whether we are descended from  Michael,Ulrich ,Peter or John Witmer or none of them,your guess is as good as  mine.My guess is Peter. There is a Whitmer road in Licking Twp Just out of  Callensburg,PA.
 You can travel part of it going to Mt.Zion cem.where many of my  ancestors are buried.  There are also 3 Whitmer ,Pa.s,   Whitmer,Pa.in Centre  co.,  Witmer,Pa.,in Lancaster co.,and  Wittmer,Pa.,in Allegheny co.  There is  also a Whitmer,West Virginia.            ---Clarion Co,PA.--- was formed from  parts of Venango and Armstrong Co.in 1839.  Joseph and Jacob Whitmer(Thought  to 
 be brothers) arrived in the area which was to become Clarion Co.,shortly after  it opened up in the early 1800`s. In Licking Twp.Clarion Co.,is the biggest  concentration of `Whitmer`,`Whitmore` names in Western PA.It has been spelled  both ways in the Federal Census. Most were farmers and probably illiterate,so  the census takers recorded the way they thought it should be spelled. Jacob`s  name may have been spelled `Witmer` before he came to the area. The Lancaster  Co.area is predominantly `Witmer`s`. Jacob Whitmer and his wife Catharine (Reichard) Whitmer are 
 thought to be my GGGGrandparents.Samuel Whitmer and his wife Sarah Shrum  Whitmer,daughter of Henry Shrum and Elizabeth (Kuhns,Kuntz) Shrum were my  GGGrandparents and lived in Clarion Co.all their lives and are buried at Mt.  Zion Cem. Callensburg,Clarion Co.,PA.             ---Venango Co.,PA. ---  Isaiah 
 Whitmer,my GGrandfather and his wife Elizabeth Whitmer, daughter of Phillp and  Baris Casper and family came to Richland Twp.,Venango Co.,PA.about 1900.Their  son William Mead Whitmer(my Grandfather) married Eva May Caldwell,daughter of  James Addison Caldwell and Anna (McMurdy) Caldwell. Many of them and their descendants  are 
 buried in Zion Union Cem.(Old Zion)near Emlenton,PA.    The latest information  suggests that the Whitmers may have come to Clarion Co. via Franklin Co.,PA.  My father was Clifford Addison Whitmer b.6 Jan 1904 in Emlenton,PA. d.29 Apr  1974 in Butler,PA. buried at Zion Union Cem.(Old Zion) Emlenton,Pa     
 My mother was Grace Mae(Silvis)Whitmer b.28 Mar 1907 East Brady, Armstrong  Co., 
 Pa. d.Nov 1987 in Butler,PA. buried at Zion Union Cem.(Old Zion) Emlenton,Pa

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