BATDORF,  Adam

BATDORF, Adam

Male 1838 - 1911  (73 years)

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  • Name BATDORF, Adam 
    Born 9 May 1838  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • From Floyd's History of Northumberland County 1911: ADAM BATDORF, deceased, who was a dealer in paints, wall paper and window shades at Milton, Pa., with his place of business at No. 17 Broadway, was a resident of that town for nearly half a century, and in that time proved himself a loyal citizen and upright man.

      Adam Batdorf received his education in the common schools and was first employed at farm work. He next spent one summer working in a brick yard, and then went to learn the painting and paper hanging trade, in Milton, and this engaged him for ten years. He became expert in his work, and his time was fully occupied. In 1873 he opened his store as a dealer in paints, wall paper and window shades on Arch street. Then after the great fire in 1880, he built on Elm street. His last location was on Broadway.

      Mr. Batdorf was a soldier during the Civil war. He enlisted first in Company K, 3rd Pennsylvania militia, in 1862, and in 1863 he became a member of Company I, 37th regiment of Emergency men. In February, 1865, he enlisted in Company E, 74th Pa. Vol. Inf., for one year, and was sent to Virginia, where he was on guard duty most of the time. He was very active in G. A. R. circles, and in 1908 was elected treasurer of the Susquehanna District Association of the G. A. R., and re-elected in 1909. He was a past commander of Milton Post, No. 129, G. A. R., having been elected to that office five times. He was a past officer in the I. O. O. F., and at the time of his death was captain of the Canton of that body.

      He married Sarah B. Kauffman, daughter of John W. Kauffman, of Milton. To this union were born: Maggie, who married W. E. Eckbert; Oliver J. O., manufacturer of the Good Samaritan ointment, for which a stock company has been formed and a large business being done; Clarence W., of Milton; Albert H., who died in Chicago; Annie W., wife of Frank W. Bailey, D. D. S., of Milton; Charles A., of Milton; Spencer, of Milton; and Harry A. who died, aged twenty-six years. Mr. Batdorf was a Republican in politics, and was unswerving in his allegiance to the party, an allegiance that began when he cast his first Presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln. He died May 9, 1911, aged seventy-two years.
    Census (desc) 1850  Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    living with the Franklin Wooliver family 
    Census (desc) 1860  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    working as a painter 
    Census (desc) 1870  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as a painter 
    Census (desc) 1880  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    working as a paper hanger 
    • Dr. Uriah Q. Davis owned a frame wallpaper and shoemaker shop at the NW corner of Broadway and Front (Arch) which was burned in the fire. The wallpaper store was occupied by Adam Batdorf and the shoe store by Benjamin Kauffman.
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    living at 720 Lincoln St. and working as a paper hanger 
    Widowed 30 Jan 1902 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    working as a wallpaper and paint merchant 
    _UID E28BF849FAF03648815C129FB443BEB10A0F 
    Died 9 May 1911  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I509  Milton Families
    Last Modified 20 May 2013 

    Father BATDORF, Benjamin,   b. 1802, Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1879, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother STINE, Eva,   b. 1799, Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1866  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family KAUFFMAN, Sarah B.,   b. 1843, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1902  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
     1. BATDORF, Margaret,   b. 1862, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. BATDORF, John Oliver,   b. 1863, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919  (Age 56 years)
    +3. BATDORF, Clarence W.,   b. 20 Jun 1866, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 78 years)
     4. BATDORF, Alfred H.,   b. 1868, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1899  (Age 31 years)
     5. BATDORF, Annie W.,   b. 28 Nov 1868, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     6. BATDORF, Charles A.,   b. Dec 1876, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. BATDORF, Spencer E.,   b. 10 Jun 1878, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1963, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. BATDORF, Harry A.,   b. 1880, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1838 - Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with the Franklin Wooliver family - 1850 - Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a painter - 1860 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a painter - 1870 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a paper hanger - 1880 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 720 Lincoln St. and working as a paper hanger - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a wallpaper and paint merchant - 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1911 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Harmony Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 449.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 30.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 24.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 26.

    5. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 9.

    6. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11 Ward 1.

    7. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 20 Ward 1.