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Catawba Cousins
Volume 14, No 4, Page 16
Dunkers and Sabbatarians in South Carolina
By Max Emery Miller
Page 18--"Henry Weidner was from a Dunker family affiliated with the Ephrata (...)

See also: for links to Brethren Web Sites and an excellent bibliography. Charlotte Observer July 9, 1976
In The Beginning Was Fear, Hardship
Tells the story of the oak tree and how the Catawba Indians assisted Heinrich Weidner and the other settlers during the Cherokee attacks.
Charlotte Observer--Catawba Valley Neighbors August 15, 1990
Many Families Have Patriot Ancestors
April Barnhardt
Family names mentioned: Weidner, Sherrill, Mull, Wilfong, Abernathy, Martin & Icenhour.
Clinard, J. Weston.
Clinard looks back: a compilation of short stories covering early days in Hickory
Hickory, NC: J.W. Clinard, 1962.
NC 975.6 CLI
Cline, Ciscero.
The Klein or Cline family: history, biography and records about the descendants of Sebastian Klein, pioneer / Ciscero Cline; additions by JoAnn Hewitt Mercer.
NC Ref 929.2 KLEIN
Crowe, Virginia Whitener.
The Whitener family : historical background, genealogical chart
Page 27--"The Widow Whitener" and her history.
Eaker, Lorena Shell, 1927-
German speaking people west of the Catawba River in North Carolina, 1750-1800: and some émigrés' participation in the early settlement of southeast Missouri
Franklin, NC: Genealogy Pub. Service; Church Hill, TN: book orders to SCK Publications (L.S. Eaker, P.O. Box 2125, Church Hill 37642), c1994.
NC Ref 975.600431 EAK
Eaker, Lorena Shell, 1927-
The shoe cobbler's kin: genealogy of the Peter (Ecker) Eaker, Sr. family / compiler and editor, Lorena Shell Eaker (Mrs. Odis C.)
Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1976-c1985.
Vol. 2 published: Church Hill, TN: SCK Publications.
NC Ref 929.2 EAKER
Garrou, Hilda Whitener.
The Whitener family, 1717-1971
Hahn, George W.
The Catawba soldier of the Civil War: a sketch of every soldier from Catawba county, North Carolina: with the photograph, biographical sketch, and reminiscence of many of them : together with a sketch of Catawba County from 1860 to 1911 : a complete history of these valiant men in war and peace
Reprint. Originally published: Hickory, NC: Clay Printing Co., 1911.
NC Ref 975.6 CAT
Page 124--LeRoy Robinson--three paragraphs
Page 125--Peter Wilfong Whitener--four paragraphs
Page 338--D. M Enlisted May 21, 1864
               S. Enlisted May 21, 1864

Heritage Book of: Catawba County
Cherokee County
Cleveland County
Hickory Daily Record Spring 1962
Henry Weidner Came Here about 1750
"This condensation of the story of Henrich Weidner (...) was taken from (...) "Henry Weidner, A Memorial Service."

September 11, 1965
Lightning Destroyed Weidner Oak
Tells the story of how the oak tree was used by the Catawba Indians to inform Heinrich Weidner of the Cherokee's intentions of attack, and some biographical information.

June 6, 1970
Old Rock House Reflects Pioneer Spirit
By Isabella Coulter
Two pictures of the "Old Rock House"--(a Larry Abernathy Photo)--The article discusses the house and how it was built.

June 6, 1970
Real Old Relic
Photograph and synopsis of a powder horn believed to have belonged to Heinrich Weidner.

June 6, 1970
Slavery Actually Came To Catawba County With Original White Settlers
By Pamela Whitener
Henrich Weidner's will gives concrete proof of the practice of slavery in this area.

June 6, 1970
Services For Patriarch Recall Early Settlement of Catawba Valley
By Mabel Miller Rowe
Weidner reunion, and family history--lists Heinrich Weidner as being known as "King of the Forks" and "Father Weidner."

February 9, 1979
Weidner Among First County Settlers
Makes the claim that the Catawba River was named for the Catawba Indian Tribe.
Claims the Sherrills arrived "by wagon from Virginia."

October 16, 1992
Area Family Planning Reunion Activities
Descendants of Heinrich Weidner gather.
October 3, 1996
Family Reunion Planned
The descendants of Heinrich Weidner gather for reunion. Don Yoder planned as guest speaker for the event.

March 12, 1998
Portraits at HMA Look At City's Past
Announcing the exhibition entitled "Catawba native Paul Whitener: A Retrospective."

April 18, 1998
5 Generations Gather
Family photo of 5 generations of Weidners.
Hickory News October 22, 1992
Members of the Garden Lover's Club
Members participate in program at Catawba Country Club on descendants of pioneer settler Henry Weidner.

October 10, 1996
Anne McAllister is back to affairs of the 20th century
Article announces second volume of Through Four Generations.
Hickory News--Senior Accents Volume 4, No. 13
Former mayor recalls the past
"Julian Whitener (color photo by his roses) reflects..."
Historical Madison: The History of Madison County, Missouri, 1818-1988 / published by the Heritage and Landmarks Commission and the Madison County Historical Society.
Topeka, KS: Jostens, 1988.
Arch. 977.891 HIS

Colony of North Carolina: abstracts of land patents, (includes indexes)
Weldon, NC: Roanoke News Co., c1982-c1984.
Patent Book 23
NC Ref 929.3 HOF
5959 pg. 100 HENRY WHITENER 26 October 1767 230 acres in Mecklenburgh (...).
Holcomb, Brent
Deed abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln and Rutherford counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786 : Tryon county wills and estates
Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1977.
NC Ref 929.37567 DEE
Page 9
Hovis, R. Joseph.
Hovis tree country: the Hovis family of North Carolina and related families
Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, c1989
NC Ref 929.2 HOVIS
Ingmire, Frances Terry.
Abstracted wills of Catawba County, North Carolina, 1842-1870
St. Louis, MO (10166 Clairmont Dr., St. Louis 63136): F.T. Ingmire, c1984.
NC Ref 929.3756785 ING

Lyon, Josephine E. Wood (Josephine Elizabeth Wood), 1901-
From Tom's Creek to Sherrill's Ford : the Wood, Sherrill & related families
Josephine E. Wood Lyon & Mary A. Browning.
NC Ref 929.2 WOOD
See Chart 9
McAllister, Anne Williams, and Sullivan, Kathy Gunter
The Henry Weidner Memorial Booklet
Copyright August 1988
Soon to be added to the collection.
McAllister, Anne Williams
Heinrich Weidner, 1717-1792, Catharina Mull Weidner, 1733-1804 : through four generations
Lenoir, NC: A.W. McAllister, c1992.
NC Ref 929.2 WEIDNER
Pennsylvania German marriages: marriages and marriage evidence in Pennsylvania German churches / compiled by Donna R. Irish.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1982.
Arch. 929.3748 PEN
Page 303--Weidner, George, & Catharina Moll.

Nau, Walter T. Rev. Ph.D.
The Whitener Forebears
Paper discussing the area as the early settlers would have seen it, their political climate and Heinrich (Henry) Weidner's arrival to the area. (VF Mat.)
North Carolina. Department of Archives and History.
North Carolina troops, 1861-1865: a roster
Compiled by Louis H. Manarin.
Raleigh, NC: N.C. Division of Archives and History, 1966-
NC Ref 975.6 NOR
Page 238
            George L. Private
            Leander M. Private
            Logan G.  Private

Observer News Enterprise October 28, 1958
Family of Bolicks Played Part in Building of Catawba County
The ending third of the article discusses Michael Whitener's arrival to what is now the Catawba County area.

January 1969
Catawba Report

Henry Weidner Big Man in County's Early Days
Tells a story of Henry Weidner arriving in what is now Catawba County, finding the land he wished to claim but having to wrestle a young Scotsman named McDowell for "the title to Pleasant Gardens."
Philbeck, Miles S.
Lincoln County, North Carolina will abstracts, 1779-1910 / compiled by Miles S. Philbeck, Jr. and Grace Turner.
Wilson, NC: G. Turner; Chapel Hill, N.C : M.S. Philbeck, Jr., c1986.
NC Ref 929.375678 PHI
Wills of: (1253)Benjamin-1816
(1257)Philip-1833 Whitner
Wills of Henry Sr.Weidner-1790,

Plyler, Mattie Adams.
Samuel Pinkney Tate family records
Additional family names include, Wilfong, Corpening, Erwin and Forney.
NC Ref 929.2 TATE
Not Indexed--see page 14--Children of Daniel Weidner.
Pruitt, Albert Bruce, 1943-
Abstracts of deeds, Lincoln Co, NC
North Carolina: A.B. Pruitt, c1988-
NC Ref 929.3756782 PRU
Deed of Henry Whitener to daughter Mary--Jun. 11, 1790
Pruitt, Albert Bruce, 1943-
Abstracts of land entrys: Lincoln Co., N.C., 1783-1795
Cary, NC:  The Author, c1987.
NC Ref 929.3756782 PRU
Page 362 (Lewis Wheitner's old tract)
Ratcliff, Clarence E.
North Carolina taxpayers
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984-1987
NC Ref 929.3 NOR
Page 216-- Whitener, Lewis--Rowa 1759
Rhineland emigrants: lists of German settlers in colonial America / edited by Don Yoder.
Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981
Arch. 973.0431 RHI
Palatine Emigrants of the 18th Century
By Friedrich Krebs--Translated and Edited by Don Yoder
Pages 60& 61
Rockette, John Franklin, 1903-
Rockett, Carpenter, Millican, Wise, Stevens, Selman, Ware, Abernathy, Rhodes families, 1681-1981 and seventy-six connected kins-men
Baltimore: Gateway Press ; Holmes Beach, FL (PO Box 1518, Holmes Beach 33510) : Distributor J.F. Rockett(e), 1981.
NC Ref 929.2 ROCKETT
Rosenberger, Homer Tope, 1908-
The Pennsylvania Germans, 1891-1965: frequently known as the "Pennsylvania Dutch": seventy-fifth anniversary volume of the Pennsylvania German Society.
Pennsylvania German Society, 1966
Arch. 974.8 ROS
Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle.
The genealogy of Peiter Heyl and his descendents, 1100-1936
NC Ref 929.2 HOYLE
Saunders, William L.
The Colonial records of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC: P.M. Hale, Printer to the State, 1886-1914.
NC Ref 929.3 COL v.24
Page 831--- Lewis Widener appointed commissioner.
Sherrill, William Andrew.
Captain William Sherrill, son of Adam and Elizabeth, and some of their descendants
Tate, V. Robins.
Joseph Fisher, 1695-1784, and descendants: Penn.-N.C.-Ga.
Evanston, IL: The Author, 1987
NC Ref 929.2 FISHER
Webb, Billee Snead.
Randleman, Rendleman, Rintelman reunion, 1981
Corvallis, OR (651 Sherwood Way NE, Corvallis 97330) : B.S. Webb, c1983.
Page 38
Sophia A. Meyers parentage-d/o Anna Marie/Mary Weider, d/o Capt Henry Weidner (...)
Whitener, Daniel Jay
North Carolina history
Oklahoma City, OK : Harlow Pub. Corp., c1958 NC Ref 929.2 RANDLEMAN
NC J 975.6 WHI
Page 72--Story of the Weidner Oak,
includes picture of oak and farmhouse by John W. Robinson
Whitener, R. Vance.
Tales of our ancestors in Catawba County
[Hickory, NC] : The author, 1916
Woschenko, Lydia Jane Bolick.
The ancestors of Lester Lafayette Bolick / compiled by Lydia Jane Bolick Woschenko and Alexander Woschenko.
[Cherry Hill, NJ] : The Woschenkos, 1990.
NC Ref 929.2 BOLICK
Yoder, G. M.
Henry Weidner, his life and character / by Col. G.M. Yoder. Father Weidner, "The King of the Forks" / by R. Vance Whitener
NC Ref 929.2 WEIDNER
Young, Terry R. (Terry Ray), 1947-
Our Wyant family
Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press; Vale, NC: Order from T.R. Young, 1986.
NC Ref 929.2 YOU

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