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Barbara Ackerman

Discovered that Barbara in not a child of Paul Ackerman Sr but was the wife of Paul Ackerman Jr.  I have merged her with Barbara Dougherty which is listed as Paul’s wife.

Updated information: Anna Margaretha did have a child by the name of Barbara born 13 Jun 1789. And Paul Jr married a Barbara Daugherty who was born about 1890.  Now it’s likely that Anna’s daughter was not the daughter of Paul Sr. Anna’s first husband Archie Olewine died in 1789 the same year Barbara was born. I don’t yet have a date for Archie’s death but Barbara is surely his daughter.

Another note: I have found many who have Anna Margaretha or as they have her Margaret Olewine with her death as 1789. However, they do not have any documentation showing her death. Most likely because she didn’t die but married Paul in 1800 and had another child Abraham. I suspect that any children born prior to 1789 were with Paul and Anna Maria. I am still searching for more information about Anna Maria. I am sticking with Anna Maria and Anna Margaretha being two different people.

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Anna Nancy (Baird) Ackerman

In our documentation we only had Nancy Baird as John’s wife. Over the years of research we discovered that her name is Anna Nancy Baird. However near as I can tell she never went by Anna. 

In the birth record for Maria they list her as Anna.

There may be some controversy on whether she is Baird, Bird, Beard or Byrd. 

During the early years of me researching Nancy, my thinking was that they’re son William and Keziah may have named their child Samuel Baird Ackerman after Nancy’s father. I have since gone away from that assumption. However I do believe that there may be a Samuel Baird in her family. 

Now a bit about who I have as Nancy’s parents. John Baird and Rachael Beard. This is another guess on my part. I have no records to prove this. The only thing I have to support it is that she fits with time frame and I believe there was an unknow female child with that time frame. So right now this is assumed. 


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Paul Ackerman Jr.

Listed as Paul Aukerman Jr. Paul was born 18 Oct 1785  and died in 1877. He was baptised 4 Jun 1786 in Lancaster County PA. Paul is buried in Bear Graveyard Cumberland Co. PA.

Paul Jr married Barbara Dougherty 24 Dec 1812 • Salem Reformed Church, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA.

Barbara Dougherty was born in 1790 in Pennsylvinia and died after 1860.

Paul Jr and Barbara had four children.

Phillip – 20 Feb 1806 – 5 Dec 1890 Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
George William – 15 Feb 1807 – 12 May 1897 Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
John – 25 Nov 1814 – 8 Mar 1895 Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Susan Ann (Lusk)- 1815 – 27 Oct 1876 Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania

Susan Ann Ackerman is verified by DNA match with me and Lusk. She married Robert Lusk III. Since this is a DNA match I figure we can call this line verified.

John Ackerman

Ackerman Family