Theodore L. Handschu

 1. John Hanschue (1766-1838) m Susanna Hetrick 
 2.. John Jacob Handschu (1801-1884) m Mary Carl (1808-1901)
 3... Theodore L. Handschu (1849-1906)
      +Mahala G. - (1850-1924)
 4....  Dallas Handshew (1866-1939) 1
 4....  Laura B. Handshew (c1872-?) 1
 4....  Catharine M. Handshew (c1873-?) 2,3
 4....  John Henry Handshew (1877-1953) 2,4
Theodore L. Handschu     [ID 08104] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Theodore L. Handschu4,5,6,7 [Thomas L. Handschu8].

Born 1849, Pennsylvania.5,6,7,9  (c1850).2  (Jan - 1848).4  

He married Mahala G. -.2,9  Mahala was born 1850, Pennsylvania.2,9,10  (Apr - 1848).3,4  

Theodore and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 1 1880), Centerville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania:2

Handshew, Theodore, age 30, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; retired farmer.
Handshew, Mahela G., wife, age 29, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; keeping house.
Handshew, Catharine M., daughter, age 7, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Handshew, John H., son, age 3, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Living next door in 1880 were Theodore's parents,1 including grandchildren Dallas and Laura who are assumed to have been children of Theodore and Mahela.11  

Theodore was shown in the 1887 city directory of Chamberburg, Carlisle County, Pennsylvania:12

OAKVILLE, PA.
Hanshew Theo., wagonmaker

Theodore and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 28 1900), Oakville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania:4

Handshew, Theodore, head-of-household, age 52, born Jan 1848 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 28 years; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
Handshew, Mahlah, wife, age 52, born April 1848 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 28 years; 2 children, 2 living.
Handshew, John H., son, age 23, born April 1877 in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; occupation: teacher school.

Theodore L. Handschu died 1906, buried Newville Cemetery: Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.3,9  

Widow Mahala was shown in the 1910 census (Apr 21 1910), living in the household of daughter Catherine in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania:3

Brown, Robert M., head-of-household, age 46, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 14 years; owned home; occupation: cutter, pants factory.
Brown, Catherine M., wife, age 37, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; married 14 years; 1 child, 1 living.
Brown, Helen H., daughter, age 11, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; attended school.
Handshew, Mahala G., mother-in-law, age 61, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; widow; 2 children, 2 living.

Widow Mahala was again shown in the 1920 census (Jan 9 1920), still living in the household of daughter Catherine in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania:10

Brown, Robert, head-of-household, age 56, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; owned home; occupation: draftsman, factory.
Brown, Catherine, wife, age 47, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania.
Brown, Helen, daughter, age 21, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; single; occupation: teacher, public school.
Handshew, Mahala, mother-in-law, age 68, born in Pennsylvania; parents born in Pennsylvania; widow.

Mahala died 1924, buried Newville Cemetery: Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.9  


Sources

  1. 1880 census, Centerville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1122, ED 83, page 360A, line #38, dwelling #11, family #11.
  2. 1880 census, Centerville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; roll T9-1122, ED 83, page 360A, line #34, dwelling #10, family #10.
  3. 1910 census, Shippensburg Borough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; ED 35, sheet 3B, line #69, dwelling #73, family #75.
  4. 1900 census, Oakville, Newton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; roll T623-1401, ED 21, page 17B, line #54, dwelling #341, family #352.
  5. 1850 census, Monroe Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; roll M432-773, page 235, line #1, dwelling #97, family #97.
  6. 1860 census, Dickinson P.O., Upper Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; page 890, line #5, dwelling #660, family #684.
  7. 1870 census, Newville P.O., Penn Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; roll M593-1333, page 346B, line #1, dwelling #187, family #190.
  8. "Descendants of John Hanschue" by Manetta Dove ()
  9. Newville Cemetery burials; USGenWeb Archives:
    ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/cumberland/cemeteries/newville02.txt.
  10. 1920 census, Shippensburg Borough, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; roll T625-1557, ED 36, page 12B, line #85, dwelling #339, family #350.
  11. Speculation.
  12. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta); http://www.ancestry.com.


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