Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Barto Research

Our Barto Lineage

Barto Research
Not Our Direct Line
At least that I know of.  :-)
edited by John F. Meginness; ©1892

JOHN BARTO and three brothers were traders, and concealed themselves for some time to prevent being forced into the ‘British army during the Revolutionary struggle for American independence; they finally succeeded in escaping to America, where they separated, John locating in Berks county, Pennsylvania, where he married Elizabeth Beeber and reared a family of seven children: Abraham; David; Daniel; Christiana, who married a Mr. Gray; Mary, who married George Cleese; Hannah, who married a Mr. Hamilton; and Catherine, who married Sam Hoff. John Barto died in 1834, followed by his wife two years later, both in the faith of the Presbyterian church.

  DANIEL BARTO, a farmer by occupation, son of John Barto, removed from Berks county, Pennsylvania, to Lycoming county, and located on a farm in what is now Penn township. He married Catherine Sellers, and was the father of six children: George, deceased; Sarah, who is the widow of Abraham Day, deceased; Samuel, deceased; John G.; Anna, who married William Farney, and Mary, who is the widow of Richard Bartlow. Daniel Barto died February 10, 1867, and his wife died July 24, 1888, aged ninety-six years; they were both members of the Lutheran church. Mr. Barto always took an active interest in politics; in the early part of his life he was a Democrat, but at the organization of the Whig party, he joined its ranks, and naturally drifted into the Republican party.

possible for our Samuel?  He died in 1884, book was edited in 1892 - but no mention of wife and children here, and mother and father would have died after him, I don't think the dates work..  I'm pretty sure Samuel was roughly the same age as Daniel

  JOHN G. BARTO, farmer, was born in Lycoming county, Pennsylvania, October 17, 1827, son of Daniel and Catherine (Sellers) Barto. He received a common school education, and began his business life at farming, which he has followed all of his life with the exception of a few years which were devoted to lumbering. April 5, 1849, he was married to Miss Savilla Baker, daughter of. Samuel Baker. She was born, November 11, 1828, and to her union with Mr. Barto have been born eleven children: Emma, who was born in 1851 and died December 27, 1890; Sarah, who was born in 1853 and died February 1, 1887; Samuel, born in 1855, who married Catherine Kepner; Francis L., who was born in 1858, and died June 5, 1884, in Texas; Clinton W., born in 1860, a merchant at Washington, Iowa, married to Miss Emma Wright; John H., born in 1862; Lloyd M., born in 1865; Cora A., who was born October 31, 1867, and died January 20, 1882; Carrie, who was born May 15, 1870, and died in 1882; Maggie, who was born in July, 1872, and Harry J., born in 1875. Mr. Barto and wife belong to the Mt. Zion Lutheran church; for the last thirty-eight years he has been agent for the West Branch Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and is one of the stockholders of the paint works at Rupert, Pennsylvania. In politics he is a Republican, and filled the office of school director for nine years. He is a member of Penn Alliance, No. 202.


 Barto's in Floyd's History Of Northumberland County

====Bold italics added by me, to sort out the genealogy====

OLIVER S. BARTO, who owns and conducts the "Farmers Hotel" at 
Watsontown, has been the owner of that establishment since 1901 and has 
managed it himself since 1902.  Though he had no previous experience in 
the hotel business he has made a success of the enterprise, so that the 
place has not only been profitable to him, but a credit to the borough.  
Mr. Barto is a native of Turbutville, Northumberland county, born Feb. 
19, 1874, and comes of a family which has long been established in 
Pennsylvania, Berks county having been the home of his ancestors for 
several generations.

Oliver S. Barto 2/19/1874
native of Turbotville, Northumberland County
Ancestors from Berks County PA
married Carrie L. Evans

 The Bartos are of French Huguenot extraction, the French form  of 
the name being  Perdeau. Three of the name came to America in the early 
days, one John Barto locating in Berks county, Pa., in 1730, Isaac Barto 
prior to 1750 and Nicholas Barto in 1773.  The Isaac Barto mentioned was 
a large taxable in Oley township, Berks county, in 1759, in which year 
he paid £14 tax. His descendants are still living in Washington 
township, that county. Some time prior to 1735 Jean Peardeau located in 
Colebrookdale township, Berks county, where he died at an advanced age 
in 1770, leaving a numerous progeny.

 Abraham Barto, great-grandfather of Oliver S. Barto, was a farmer 
of Colebrookdale township, Berks county. His children were: Isaac, who 
lived in Oley township, that county; Benjamin; and Susanna, who married 
Daniel Leinbach and lived at Friedensburg, in Oley township (both are 
now deceased).

Abraham Barto
Issac in Oley twp, Berks County PA
Susanna married Daniel Leinbach
Benjamin Barto, son of Abraham, was born in 1824, in Colebrookdale township, Berks Co., Pa., and lived there until his removal to Northumberland county, in 1857. Here he settled on a farm of 162 acres in Lewis township, one and a quarter miles from Turbutville, where he lived until his death, which occurred Jan. 29, 1898. He is buried in the cemetery at Turbutville. Mr. Barto was a member of the Reformed church and a Republican in politics. He was an intelligent man, and took an interest in public affairs, serving as supervisor and overseer of the poor in his district. His wife, Anna (Deysher), daughter of Jacob Deysher, of Pike township, Berks county, died on the farm near Turbutville Jan. 29, 1863, at the age of thirty-six years. She was the mother of twelve children, of whom we have the following record: Abraham is a resident of Montgomery, Pa.; Augustus D. is the father of Oliver S. Barto; Benjamin lives at Erie, Pa.; Hon. James lives at Jetmore, Kans., where he has served as judge (he has suffered the loss of an arm); Morris died Oct. 30, 1862, aged seven years; Anna married Scott Levan and they live at Watsontown; Mary married Jacob Rovenalt and they live at Turbutville; Emma married George Williams, of Turbutville; Amanda married William Phillips and lives at Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Barto 1824- 1/29/1898
moved to Northumberland county in 1857, near Turbotville Pa
married Anna Deysher abt 1827-1863
they had 12 children:
  1. Abraham is a resident of Montgomery, Pa.;
  2. Augustus D. is the father of Oliver S. Barto;
  3. Benjamin lives at Erie, Pa.; 
  4. Hon. James lives at Jetmore, Kans., where he has served as judge (he has suffered the loss of an arm); 
  5. Morris died Oct. 30, 1862, aged seven years;
  6. Anna married Scott Levan and they live at Watsontown; 
  7. Mary married Jacob Rovenalt and they live at Turbutville;
  8. Emma married George Williams, of Turbutville;
  9. Amanda married William Phillips and lives at Montgomery, Pennsylvania.

 Augustus F. Barto was born Jan. 13, 1846, in Oley township, Berks 
Co., Pa., and received his 
early education in the local schools.  He was reared on the farm, there 
and in Northumberland county, coming with his parents to Lewis township 
April 4, 1857, when he was a boy of eleven. He worked for. his father up 
to the time of his enlistment, Nov. 16, 1863, at Reading, for service in 
the regular army, joining Company F, 2d Battalion, 15th United States 
Infantry, for five years. During the early part of his term he was in 
the Civil war, participating in Sherman's famous march to the sea, from 
April, 1864, to Sept. 1, 1864.  For the last eighteen months of his 
service he was a corporal, and he was honorably discharged Nov. 16, 
 Returning home at the close of his military service, Mr. Barto 
engaged at laboring work and lime burning until 1879, after which he was 
employed on public works for a few years.  From Sept. 3, 1883, to April 
2, 1910, he worked for the Wagner Planing Mill Company at Watsontown, in 
which borough he is now living in retirement. He owns his home there and 
is comfortably situated.  Mr. Barto is an independent voter, and in 
religious matters he and his family are identified with the Lutheran 
church.  He is a member of Bryson Post, No. 225, G.A.R., of Watsontown.
 On June 14, 1870, Mr. Barto married Caroline E. Schook, daughter of 
Philip and Susan (Sandy) Schook, whose family consisted of thirteen 
children, namely: John, who is deceased; Benjamin, of Elmira, N. Y.; 
Lewis, of Horseheads, N. Y.; David, of Williamsport, Pa.; Philip, of 
Muncy, Pa.; William, of Watsontown; Rebecca, Mrs. William High; Matilda, 
Mrs. Sol. Stein; Sarah and Mary, who are unmarried and live together; 
Caroline E., Mrs. Barto; Susan, deceased; and Catherine, Mrs. Jacob 
Weaver. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Barto: Susan A. is the 
wife of Robert Merrell and they live at Watsontown; Sallie is married to 
Frank Leform and lives at Montgomery, Pa.; Oliver S. lives at 
Watsontown; Isaac is a resident of Williamsport, Pa.; Tillie is the wife 
of Henry Henshaw, of Newberry, Pa.; Harry is a resident of South 
Williamsport; Rachel married Fred Davis and they live at Plymouth, Pa.; 
Edward is a resident of Muncy, Pa.; Myrtle married George Hoff and lives 
at Milton, Pa.; Laura is unmarried.

Augustus F. Barto 1/13/1846-
married Caroline E. Schook
10 children:
  1. Susan A. married Robert Merrell 
  2. Sallie married Frank Leform 
  3. Oliver S. lives at Watsontown;
  4. Isaac is a resident of Williamsport, Pa.;
  5. Tillie married Henry Henshaw, of Newberry, Pa.; 
  6. Harry is a resident of South Williamsport;
  7. Rachel married Fred Davis and they live at Plymouth, Pa.;
  8. Edward is a resident of Muncy, Pa.;
  9. Myrtle married George Hoff and lives at Milton, Pa.; 
  10. Laura is unmarried.

 Oliver S. Barto was educated in the public and high schools of 
Watsontown, and when fifteen years old began working in the planing mill 
at Watsontown. He was thus engaged for about fourteen years in 
succession, and since 1902 has been engaged in conducting the "Farmers 
Hotel," which he purchased in 1901 from the McNulty estate. The hotel is 
located on upper Main street, and is an old-established stand.   It 
contains  twenty-three rooms, comfortably furnished and well equipped, 
and is run along modern lines, Mr. Barto taking a genuine interest in 
the welfare and comfort of his guests, who show their appreciation of 
his solicitude by continued patronage.  He has done well in this 
venture, to which he has applied his best energies, and is widely 
acquainted, not only in a business way, but also socially, being a 
member of a number of organizations. He belongs to the Sons of Veterans, 
the Knights of the Golden Eagle, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and, 
in business, to the Liquor Dealers Association. Politically he is a 
 On April 5, 1896, Mr. Barto married Carrie L. Evans, daughter of 
Thomas and Anna (Croft) Evans, late of Milton. Her father was a native 
of Wales.  No children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Barto.


-Not my research - 

Descendants of John Barto, the French Immigrant
Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 BARTO was born Abt. 1712 in France, and died 1770 in Oley Township, Berks County, PA. He married MARY SCHEHN.

Notes for JOHN BARTO:

The Barto family of Berks County are an old family of French Huguenot descent. The original form of the name is Perdeau. In his will he mentions his children as Isaac being his oldest child. His son John who was administrator of his will and his daughter Catherine. Isaac and his mother both turned down the administration of the will sighting the distance to Reading was to great for them to travel. Throughout the papers Bartho, Barto, and Barta were used interchangeably. When Mary died Isaac was administer of her will.

From "Memorials of the Huguenots In America, with Special Reference to their Emigration to Pennsylvania" by Rev. A. Stapleton. Page 66, fourth paragraph, "Sometime prior to 1735 Jean Perdeau (variously written Barto, Bardo, ect.) located in Colebrookdale, where he died at an advanced age in 1770, leaving a numerous posterity. (Per Lillian White)

•He became a land owner 19 March 1745, before Berks County was formed from Philadelphia County.
•He purchased 200 Acres for 400 pounds from Jacob and Catherine Bestler (Lester) on 18 March 1744.
•He died 1770 in Oley Township, Berks Co., PA. (Administration Book 3 page 41.)
•He married Maria (Mary) Schehn. Her maiden name is listed at baptism of grandson Johannes in Oley Reformed Church Records 1 Dec. 1765.

Children of JOHN BARTO and MARY SCHEHN are:

i.CATHERINE ELIZABETH2 BARTO, b. May 05, 1730. Baptism: October 10, 1730, Rev. J. C. Stover, Maxatawny, PA; Sponsor: Andreas Roul
ii.ISAAC BARTO, b. 1741, Berks County, PA; d. February 15, 1810.
iii.JOHN BARTO, b. Bef. 1745, Berks County, PA; d. Abt. 1786, Richmond Township, Berks County, PA.
iv.CHRISTIAN BARTO, b. Bef. 1749.


Generation No. 2

2. ISAAC2 BARTO (JOHN1) was born 1741 in Berks County, PA, and died February 15, 1810. He married ELIZABETH BARBARA MAURER, daughter of JACOB MAURER and SOPHIA LISABETH. She was born Abt. 1737, and died Aft. December 02, 1797.

Notes for ISAAC BARTO:

•Isaac was a large tax payer in Oley Twp. in the 1750's.
•His Will was hand written in German on February 7, 1807. It was probated in February 1810. From Berks County PA, Will Book 10, page 556. In his will he mentions his children. Jacob who seemed to be in not so good graces with his family. Catherine, John Henry, Isaac and Sophe.
•Isaac Berto born probably before his parents immigrated.
•Military service: 1777, Captain Focht's Co., Militia, 5th Class
•Oath of Allegiance: June 1778, Jacob Weaver, Book D, Vol.1
•Property: Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County
•Residence: 1759, Oley Township, Berks County, PA


•She probably died after 2 Dec. 1797, as this is the last document found when she signed a deed to son, Jacob.
•She is not listed in Isaac' will. He died sometime between 7 Feb 1807 when his will was written, in German, and when it was probated in Feb 1810. (Berks Co. PA., Will Book 10, Page 556.). 
•Christening: June 19, 1737, New Goshenhoppen Church, Montgomery Co. 
•Sponsor: Frederick Hilligas and Elizabeth Barbara


i.JOHN3 BARTO, b. Abt. 1773; d. Abt. 1828, Northumberland County, PA; m. CHRISTANA WERNER, January 14, 1798, Schwartzwald Reformed Church, Berks County, PA.
ii.SOPHIE BARTO, d. Bef. 1810; m. GEORGE REISER, Abt. 1780.
iii.HENRY BARTO, b. 1775; d. April 17, 1798.
iv.ANNA CATHERINE BARTO, b. 1776; d. 1845.
v.ANNA MARIA BARTO, b. June 25, 1777, Oley Township, Berks County, PA; d. October 21, 1838.
vi.JACOB BARTO, b. July 25, 1758; d. March 06, 1834.
vii.ISAAC BARTO, b. August 17, 1786, Oley Twp., Berks County, PA; d. June 27, 1865, Hereford Township, Berks Co., PA.
viii.MARGARETHA BARTO, b. 1783; d. December 08, 1863.

3. JOHN2 BARTO (JOHN1) was born Bef. 1745 in Berks County, PA, and died Abt. 1786 in Richmond Township, Berks County, PA. He married CATHERINE Abt. 1765. She died Aft. 1786.

Notes for JOHN BARTO:

•He was the Administrator of his fathers will. Both his oldest son Isaac and his wife Mary did not want to do it because Reading was to far away.
•Residence: 1750, Oley Valley
•Will: February 09, 1786, The widow and Christian oldest son Adm.

Children of JOHN BARTO and CATHERINE are:

i.JOHANNES3 BARTO, b. October 17, 1765, Berks County, PA.; Baptism: December 01, 1765, Oley Reformed Church, Spangsville, Oley Twp.; Sponsor: Johannes Barto and Magdelena Schehn 
ii.MARIA MARY BARTO, b. September 28, 1758, Berks County, PA; m. JOHN OSWALD, 1788, Berks County, PA. Burial: Christ Lutheran Church, Dryville, Berks County, PA
iii.SUSANNA BARTO, b. Bef. 1765; d. 1845, Mahantango Twp., Schuykill County, PA
iv.CATHERNE BARTO, b. Aft. 1775.
v.DANIEL BARTO, b. May 09, 1775; d. April 02, 1847, Berks Co., PA.
vi.MAGDALENA BARTO, b. Aft. 1775.
vii.DAVID BARTO, b. Aft. 1776.

4. CHRISTIAN2 BARTO (JOHN1) was born Bef. 1749. He married BARBARA MUTHART. He was Surety on his mother's Will.


i.MARIA3 BARTO, b. November 27, 1769, Berks Co., PA. Baptism: April 13, 1770, St. Joseph's Hill Church, Pike Twp., Berks Co. Sponsor: Matthias Dotterer and Anna Maria
ii.MARIA MAGDELENA BARTO, b. June 20, 1775. Baptism: August 06, 1775, St. Joseph's Hill Church, Pike Twp., Berks Co; Sponsor: Maria Barbara Becker
iii.CATHERINE BARTO, b. November 07, 1777, Berks Co., PA. Baptism: February 22, 1778, St. Joseph's Hill Church, Pike Twp., Berks Co; Sponsors: Catherine Reitenhaurer
iv.MARIA ELISABETH BARTO, b. August 11, 1780. Baptism: September 17, 1780, St. Joseph's Hill Church, Pike Twp., Berks Co; Sponsor: Elizabeth Muthard, George Heydt
v.ABRAHAM BARTO, b. September 20, 1782, Berks County, PA.
vi.ESTHER BARTO, b. May 10, 1785. Baptism: August 14, 1785, St. Joseph's Hill Church, Pike Twp., Berks Co; Sponsor: George Heit and Elizabeth Muthard


Generation No. 3

5. HENRY3 BARTO (ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 1775, and died April 17, 1798. He married CATHERINE WERNER (Another source names this woman as Catherine Hohn). She was born April 17, 1778.; Census: 1800, Rockland Township, Berks County, PA; Residence: 1810, District Township, Berks County, PA 


i.JOHN4 BARTO, b. September 12, 1797, Oley Twp., Berks County, PA; d. May 16, 1869, Rockland Township, Berks County, PA.
ii.CATHERINA BARTO, b. April 09, 1802.; Christening: May 14, 1803, Christ Lutheran Church, Dryville, Berks County, PA 

6. ANNA CATHERINE3 BARTO (ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born 1776, and died 1845. She married HENRY RETTINGER. He was born December 15, 1759 in Ruscombmanor Twp., Berks County, PA.


vi.HENRY RETTINGER, b. 1792; d. June 03, 1870.
viii.ISAAC RETTINGER, b. 1801; d. 1899.
ix.JOHANNES RETTINGER, b. July 06, 1803; d. 1841.

7. ANNA MARIA3 BARTO (ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born June 25, 1777 in Oley Township, Berks County, PA, and died October 21, 1838. She married JACOB YODER February 28, 1797 in Schwartzwald Reformed Church, Berks County, PA, son of JACOB YODER and MARIA KEIM. He was born November 06, 1772 in Rockland Township, Berks County, PA, and died July 30, 1837. Burial: Private Cemetery, Lobachsville, Berks County, PA

Children of ANNA BARTO and JACOB YODER are:

i.MARIA4 YODER, b. March 12, 1798.
ii.JOHANNES YODER, b. August 08, 1799; d. 1800; Burial: Private Cemetery, Lobachsville, Berks County, PA
iii.SARA YODER, b. November 26, 1800; m. HENRICH HEFFNER.
iv.REUBEN YODER, b. May 06, 1802.
v.JAKUB YODER, b. February 02, 1804; d. 1826; Burial: Private Cemetery, Lobachsville, Berks County, PA
vi.CHRISTINA YODER, b. November 13, 1805.
vii.LEA YODER, b. May 29, 1807.
viii.ELIZABETH YODER, b. May 08, 1809.
ix.GIDEON YODER, b. March 28, 1811.
x.CATHERINA YODER, b. July 01, 1813; m. BENJAMIN ANGSTADT; b. March 08, 1807; d. August 30, 1879.

8. JACOB3 BARTO (ISAAC2, JOHN1) was born July 25, 1758, and died March 06, 1834. He married VERONICA (FRONICA). She was born August 02, 1755, and died February 14, 1824. Jacob lived in Rockland Township, Berks County. He was a Private in Captain Stouch's Company 6th-5th Bat. He manufactured craft paper that was used to wrap merchandise, he had a sawmill, made oil and farmed. Burial: Barto Private Cemetery, Herbine Rd., Oley Twp., Berks Co., PA; Occupation: Papermaker ; She too was buried in Barto Private Cemetery, by Rev. Charles G. Herman

Contributed by: Rose.

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