Generation No. 1
1. Jacob DANNER was born Abt. 1694 in Germany(1), and died 17 May 1771 in Longswamp Twp., Berks County, Pa.. He married Anna Barbara.
Children of Jacob Danner and Anna Barbara are:
2 i. Bernhardt DANNER
Notes for Bernhardt Danner:
Bernhardt bought a small tract of land which bordered his brother, Melchoir's land and was 1/2 mile ffrom Danner's Pond. He built a log house in which he raised his family, unfortunately the house burned to the ground in 1910.
+ 3 ii. Melchoir DANNER, born in Germany; died 1808 in Moore township, Northampton, pa..
4 iii. Jacob DANNER, Jr..
Notes for Jacob Danner, Jr.:
Jacob remained in Berks County where his family initially settled.
5 iv. Christina DANNER
6 v. Barbara DANNER
7 vi. Rosina DANNER
8 vii. Abraham DANNER
9 viii. Catharina DANNER
Generation No. 2
3. Melchoir DANNER (Jacob1) was born in Germany, and died 1808 in Moore township, Northampton, pa.. He married Anna Barbara. She was born Abt. 1732 in Salisbury, Northampton County, Pa., and died 1828 in Moore Twp, Northampton County.
Notes for Melchoir Danner:
Melchior emigrated from Germany in 1749, along with his father, Jacob and his siblings. They arrived in the U.S. at the port of Philadelphia. From Philadelphia they traveled north, pushing their belongings in a wheelbarrow. Initially, the family settled in Longswamp township in Berks County. But within a few years, Melchoir and his brother Bernhardt settled in the area of Moore Township.
Melchoir established a farm in the southwest corner of Moore township near "Danner's pond".
In 1785, after having the land surveyed by the Surveyor general, he acquired patent deeds for four tracts of land of nearly 600 acres.
In 1797 Melchoir divided up the land between his four sons, Adam, Jacob, Michael, and Abraham. In the summer of 1808 he died and was buried on the farm.
When Melchoir and his brothers came to the U.S. none of them could read or write and always signed an "x" on papers they signed. This led to the name Danner being spelled in different ways by different branches of the family, such as Tanner, Donner, and Tanner. Some of the early records even list the name as Daner or Donnerin.
Among the items believed to have been in the Danner Family's possesion when they arrived in the United States were a set of plates or dishes in a blue and white pattern. At least one of these plates is still intact and in the possesion of the daughter of Pearl Danner, who was Melchoir's great-great-great grandson.
Children of Melchoir DANNER and Anna Barbara are:
10 i. Adam DANNER
11 ii. Abraham DANNER
12 iii. Lydia DANNER
13 iv. Rosina DANNER
14 v. Sarah DANNER
15 vi. Katharine DANNER
16 vii. Susanna DANNER
+ 17 viii. Jacob DANNER, born 22 January 1762 in Moore Twp.; died 20 August 1844.
+ 18 ix. Michael DANNER, born 22 August 1767 in Northampton County; died 24 February 1842 in Northampton County.
Generation No. 3
17. Jacob DANNER (Melchoir2, Jacob1) was born 22 January 1762 in Moore Township, and died 20 August 1844.
Child of Jacob Danner is:
+ 19 i. George DANNER, born 1802.
18. Michael DANNER (Melchoir2, Jacob1) was born 22 August 1767 in Northampton County2, and died 24 February 1842 in Northampton County(2). He married Susanna LAUBAUCH Abt. 1796, daughter of Christian LAUBAUCH and Catharine HAUCK. She was born 24 March 1779 in Allen Twp, Northampton county, Pa.(2), and died 06 December 1853 in Northampton County(3.)
Notes for Michael Danner:
Michael inherited the central portion of his father's land, including the homestead. According to the Direct House tax of 1798, this house was a 1 story log cabin that measured 24' by 34' and was valued at $275.00. Michael also owned a hotel on the road leading from Easton to Mauch Chunk which did a brisk business. The place where the hotel was located came to be called Dannersville, named for Michael Danner.
He also donated land for a schoolhouse (Danner's school house) just 100 yards from the hotel. His own children attended this school.
Marriage Notes for Michael Danner and Susanna Laubach:
Susanna married Michael before 1800. She was only 17 when she had her first child. In all, she and Michael had 12 children, 10 of whom married and had families of their own. According to census records (1800-1840) the couple lived in Moore township throughout their married life. They continued however, to attend the Zion Stone Church in Allen Twp, where Susanna was raised.
Michael died in 1842 at the age of 74. Susanna signed a quit claim granting the administration of her husband's estate to her sons J. Melchoir and Michael. Around this time, six of her younger children moved to Mercer County, Pa.
Susanna lived alone after her husbands death in a house next to her daughter and son-in-law, Catharine and George Spengler. She died there in 1853. (These notes were taken from the Laubach Family Association Genealogy)
Children of Michael Danner and Susanna Laubach are:
20 i. Catharine DANNER, born 06 July 1796. She married George Spengler.
21 ii. J. Melchoir DANNER, born 1797; died 1856. He married Margaret Spengler.
+ 22 iii. John Michael DANNER, born 05 October 1801 in Moore Twp, Northampton County; died 25 March 1875 in East Allen Twp., Northampton County.
23 iv. Abraham DANNER, born 23 September 1803.
24 v. Isaac DANNER, born 23 September 1803.
25 vi. Christina DANNER, born 16 September 1805.
26 vii. Lydia DANNER, born 16 March 1807.
27 viii. Conrad DANNER, born 23 April 1809.
28 ix. Julianna DANNER, born 28 August 1811. She married Jacob SPENGLER.
29 x. Elias DANNER, born 1813; died 1908. He married Maria HOLLER.
30 xi. John Samual DANNER, born Abt. 1815.
31 xii. Harriet DANNER, born Abt. 1820. She married William HOLLER.
Generation No. 4
19. George DANNER (Jacob3, Melchoir2, Jacob1) was born 1802.
Child of George DANNER is:
+ 32 i. Aaron DANNER, born 1829.
22. John Michael Danner (Michael3, Melchoir2, Jacob1) was born 05 October 1801 in Moore Twp, Northampton County(4,) and died 25 March 1875 in East Allen Twp., Northampton County. He married Maria SPENGLER, daughter of Johann SPENGLER and Susanna MUSSELMAN. She was born 26 January 1804, and died 26 October 1855 in East Allen Twp., Northampton County.
Children of John Danner and Maria Spengler are:
+ 33 i. Harrison DANNER, born 10 March 1837 in East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pa.; died 09 December 1896 in East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pa..
34 ii. Matilda DANNER, born Abt. 1842.
35 iii. Lucinda DANNER, born Abt. 1836.
Generation No. 5
32. Aaron DANNER (George4, Jacob3, Melchoir2, Jacob1) was born 1829.
Child of Aaron Danner is:
36 i. Calvin DANNER, born 1875.
33. Harrison DANNER (John Michael4, Michael3, Melchoir2, Jacob1) was born 10 March 1837 in East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pa.(4,5,6), and died 09 December 1896 in East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pa.(7,8). He married Emaline ANTRY 04 August 1867 in Kreidersville, Northampton co.(9,) daughter of James ANTRY and Maria SCHOCH. She was born 27 October 1851 in Rockville, Pa, and died 16 December 1921 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh county , Pa.(11,12.)
Notes for Emaline Antry:
Emmeline was only 15 when she married Harrison and 17 when she had her first child, Mary. In the 1910 census it states that she was mother to 9 children, 2 of whom survive. She was widowed at the age of 45.
Emmeline remarried sometime around 1905. Her new husband was Washington Nagle. In 1910, Emmeline and Washington were living on Warren street with her son William and his children Pearl and Erma. By 1920, her daughter, Melissa, also resided there. One year later, Emmeline passed away at her home. She was buried beside her first husband, Harrison Danner at the Stone Churh cemetery, under the name Emmeline Danner.
Obituary-Allentown Morning Call, December 17, 1921
Mrs. Emaline Nagle
Emaline, wife of Washington
Nagle, died early Friday at the late
residence, Moravian Street, Fountain
Hill, aged 71 years. The funeral will be
held Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. Services will
be held at the house, and internment
will be made in Stone Church cemetery.
Born in Rockville, October 29, 1853,
deceased was a daughter of James and
Maria Schoch Antry. She was twice
married. Her first husband, Harrison
Danner, preceeded her to the grave.
The second husband and two children,
Melissa and William, survive; also,
two step-children, Annie and Harry
Nagle; two sisters, Mrs. John Zimmerman,
and Mrs. Brig Botts of Chicago, and
four brothers, William, Harry, and Henry
Antry, Bethlehem, and Benjamin Antry
of Northampton and five grandchildren.
Children of Harrison Danner and Emaline Antry are:
37 i. Melissa DANNER, died 25 January 1958 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania(13).
38 ii. Mary DANNER, born 1868(14.)
+ 39 iii. William H. DANNER, born 08 April 1870 in Rockville, Northampton county, Pa.; died 13 August 1942 in New Columbia, Union County, Pa..
40 iv. Lora Sussana DANNER, born 15 February 1873; died 11 September
Generation No. 6
39. William H. DANNER (Harrison5, John Michael4, Michael3, Melchoir2, Jacob1)(15 )was born 08 April 1870 in Rockville, Northampton county, Pa.(16), and died 13 August 1942 in New Columbia, Union County, Pa.(17). He married Araminta RAVERT 04 June 1892 in St. Paul's Indianland Church (Rev. J.W. Mabry)(18), daughter of Henry RAVERT and Amelia. She was born 1875 in Danielsville, Northampton County, Pa.(19), and died 19 June 1954 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania(20)
Notes for William H. Danner:
After his seperation from his wife, William and his two children lived with his mother, Emmeline and her new husband, Washington Nagle, in their house on Moravia St. In later years, after his mother and step-father had died and his children were in homes of their own, William and his sister Melissa continued to live in the house together. William worked as a clerk at the Steel mills for many years.
William was a member of the Knights of Friendship, Chamber No. 6 and of the F.O.E. in Bethlehem. William was also a volunteer firefighter for many years.
In his spare time William liked to make wine in the building behind his home on Moravia street. His grandchildren would collect dandelions and berries for him to make different varieties of wine.
During the Depression William wisely supplemented his Steel pay by buying and selling real estate.At the time of his death, he owned the house at 18 Warren St. in which his son Pearl was living with his family. In his will he leaves the house to Pearl. He also leaves some property in Bethlehem to his daughter Erma. There is also a lot in Allentown, on 16th street that is sold for $50.00 as part of the estate settlement.
Notes for Araminta Ravert:
Minnie was born in Cherryville and lived there until her marriage to William Danner. Her father was a veteran of the Civil war. According to people who knew Minnie she was a very attractive woman with red hair who always dressed very nicely.
Minnie and William had three children together, but their oldest, George, died in some type of accident. She was greatly affected by this and eventually left her husband, allowing the children to remain with him. Minnie was also an experienced midwife, delivering many babies during her life, as well as caring for sick people.
Despite their estrangement, Minnie and William remained on good terms with one another throughout their lives. Later in her life, Minnie married Charles McGraw.
Children of William DANNER and Araminta RAVERT are:
41 i. George W. DANNER, born 1892; died 1902.
+ 42 ii. Pearle Ulysses DANNER, born 12 June 1894 in Walnutport (Lehigh Township ), Northampton Co., Pa.; died 25 December 1957 in FountainHill, Pa..
+ 43 iii. Irma E. DANNER, born 1901 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh county, Pa.; died 12 February 1993 in St. Lukes Hospital, Fountain Hill, Pa..
Generation No. 7
42. Pearle Ulysses DANNER (William H.6, Harrison5, John Michael4, Michael3, Melchoir2, Jacob1)(21) was born 12 June 1894 in Walnutport (Lehigh Township ), Northampton Co., Pa.(21), and died 25 December 1957 in FountainHill, Pa.(22.) He
married Agnes Marie RICHTER Abt. 1917, daughter of Louis RICHTER and Anna WEIN. She was born 06 February 1893 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh county , Pa.(23,) and died 18 May 1978 in Fountain Hill, Pa..
Notes for Pearle Ulysses Danner:
Pearl worked at the Bethlehem Steel for many years. He was also a volunteer firefighter.
Marriage Notes for Pearle Danner and Agnes Richter:
Pearl and Agnes were married 1915 by an alderman in Lehigh County. They said their marraige vows before a priest in 1932. They had five children together, one died in infancy.
43. Irma E. DANNER (William H.6, Harrison5, John Michael4, Michael3, Melchoir2, Jacob1) was born 1901 in Fountain Hill, Lehigh county, Pa.(26), and died 12 February 1993 in St. Lukes Hospital, Fountain Hill, Pa.(27). She married (1) Ira RICE. She married (2) Victor TROXELL.
Child of Irma Danner and Ira Rice is:
50 i. Arline M. RICE. She married MOSER.