John (or Johann) Henry (or Heinrich) Ensminger, b.ca.1725; Mattstall, Alsace (France-Germany) region; d.8/7/1806; Langsville, Gallia Co. Ohio;
John Henry, married: 3/12/1744; Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co. Pa.; Mary Barbara Crautzdorf, b.3/1/1719;
These are the webmaster's ancestors.
John Henry came in 1741 to Pennsylvania. Possibly was a blacksmith near Cowpasture River, Botetourt Co. Va. in 1768. A few biographies of John Henry exist in The Rockbridge County, Va. Heritage book. Some have slightly different accounts of his early life. One gives his birth year as 1701, another account gives his parents as being Nicholas Ensminger, b.1699; & Margaret Phillippi, b.ca.1703;.
Issue: Ensminger (changed to Entsminger)
Source info: Sharl E. Barnett; Rockbridge Co. Marriages 1778-1850, p. 74; A History of Rockbridge Co. Va., p. 484; DAR Patriot Index; The Rockbridge County Va. Heritage Book, 1778-1997, p. 192-193;