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Levi G. & Agnes (Wodford) Vasbinder

Vasbinder_LeviLevi G. Vasbinder was born in Jefferson County, PA, on October 18th 1804, the son of William and Hannah Vasbinder.  He was also known as Lafayette G. Vasbinder.  The Vasbinder family was of German origin, the name having been spelled Fossbenner/Fossbinner/Fosbindler and finally Vastbinder at various times. When the first of the family, Adam Vasbinder and his wife, Margaretha Hyde, came to Jefferson County, the name evolved to the present spelling of Vasbinder.  Levi was married to Agnes Wodford (or Woodford), who was born in Kentucky on December 21, 1812.  They were the parents of one son and eight daughters.  When the Civil War began, their only son, David Barclay Vasbinder, enlisted in the 105th PA Volunteers from Jefferson County, and was taken prisoner.  He was held at Andersonville Prison, and died before the prisoners were set free.  The daughters were Malissa, who married a Verstine; Mary Vasbinder, Amanda Vasbinder, who lived in OH; Anne Luther; Rosey Vasbinder; Phebe, who married Frank Brooks and lived in NY state; Kitty M., who married a Harbeck; and Lizzie, who married an Aulenbach.

Levi (or Lafayette) G. Vasbinder died at his home in east Brookville, on April 14, 1897.  His wife, Agnes, died April 10, 1899, at the home of their daughter, Amanda, who lived in Ohio.  Her body was brought back to Brookville and buried beside her husband in Brookville Cemetery

If you are a descendant of this family, please contact me at harrypat@windstream.net .

 

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