Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The other side of my husband's family, the Hildinger family, was a great find! My husband's grandmother, Luella Ruth "Susan" Johnston, mother of Alvin Stackhouse Rogers, Jr. was born in 1903 to David C. Johnston and Mary Elizabeth Hildinger Johnston. Mary Elizabeth Hildinger came from a large family in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, but her father John A. Hilldinger (1831 - 1887) and his father (John Hildinger (1794 - 1848) came the United States from Wurttemberg, Germany in 1833 and settled in Armstrong, Pennsylvania sometime around 1841 where they took up farming. Several of the Hildinger children later left the farm and went on to become quite prominent which I will discuss further in later posts.