John Arnold Family History
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John Arnold was born March 1835 to Samuel Arnold and Marie Lau in Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania. [1]  Samuel Arnold’s grandfather was Peter Arnold (1732-1795)

John married Harriet Kinter about 1853. Harriett was born 1835 to Michael Kinter and Mary R Schriver. [2]  The Lau name is another family that plays a role in our heritage.

Like his family, John Arnold was a carpenter and famer. The family lived on present day Hickory Road, just off Mountain Road, Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania. John and his neighbor, Samuel Diller, where warrantees for property, dated May 29th1868, which they warranted to Robert Neil on June 8thh 1868. The original warrant for the land was dated October 28th 1757. [3]  Samuel Diller is the grandfather of Anna Mary Sollenberger, who had a daughter to John’s son, Luther H. Arnold.

Harriett died 1892, and John remarried to Lovina N. Brougher-Gusler March 16th 1893 in Harrisburg dauphin County Pennsylvania. [4]  Lovina was previously married about 1872 and she had one child, Ida F. Gusler who was born about 1878. Lovina was born March 1853 in Pennsylvania to Samuel Brougher and Lydia Lauck. [5]  In 1880 Lovina was living with her parents.

In 1880 Oliver, Mary and Hezekiah were not living with John and Rebecca. Michael and Susanna Kinter, Rebecca’s parents were living next door. In 1910 John and Lovina a 19 year old nephew, Iva D. Brougher, was living with them.

Lovina died in 1917, and John in 1918. They were both laid to rest next to John’s 1st wife, Harriett, in the Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg York County Pennsylvania. [6] 

Together John Arnold and Harriett Kinter had six children.

i.    Oliver H. Arnold born 1857, possible twin with Mary.

ii.   Mary E. Arnold born 1858, possible twin with Oliver.

iii.  Hezekiah Arnold was born 1860.

iv.   Milton E. Arnold (1860-1936) [7] 

v.    Luther H. Arnold (1868-1931)

vi.   Samuel M. Arnold (1870-1937) [8] 

Luther H. Arnold (1868 - 1931)

Luther’s relationship to our family is not through a marriage, but he is our great-great Grandfather, and here is why.

Luther had a daughter with Anna Mary Sollenberger. Anna was born November 27th 1864 to Jacob M. Sollenberger and Mary Ann Diller in Monroe Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [9] 

In 1863 the Sollenberger and Diller families moved about 8 miles from Monroe Township to Mountain Road in Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania. Her family home was about 1/2 mile from the Arnold home, and about 3 miles west of Dillsburg Pennsylvania.

In the fall of 1882, Anna was eighteen years old living in rural Franklin Township York County. Luther was 14 years old working as a farm laborer in the local area, and he most likely worked on the Sollenberger and Diller farms. The following summer, June 7th 1883, a child named Hattie Amelia Arnold was born to Anna Sollenberger.

There was no marriage, but in March 1883 Anna and her father filed a charge against Luther for the August 1883 York County Court Session,  docket case #041[10]  The 1883 charge against the 15 year old Luther H. Arnold was for fornication and bastardy. [11]  When you read through the papers, there appears to be more to the relationship between Anna and Luther.

Anna and her daughter Hattie lived with Anna’s parents on Mountain Road until Anna married Tobias Bentz on March 18th 1890. [12]  Hattie Amelia Arnold is our Great Grandmother, who would marry Edwin Underwood Wrightstone December 2nd 1902 at the Diller Church in Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania. [13] 

Luther H. Arnold Family

Luther H. Arnold was born 1868 in Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania to John Arnold and Harriett Kinter. [14]  Luther died in 1931, and was buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, located in Churchtown Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [15] 

When Luther was 25 years old he married 28 year old Rebecca E. Pipher on March 16th 1893 at the St James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gettysburg Adams County Pennsylvania. Rebecca was born in 1863 to John and Maria Pipher. [15] 

The March 16th 1893 marriage application indicated that Luther was a blacksmith living in Dillsburg Pennsylvania, and Rebecca lived in Allen (present day Churchtown) Cumberland County. However, on their March 16th 1893 church record of their marriage in Adams County, Luther listed his residence as Cumberland County Pennsylvania, most likely in the Monroe Township, Churchtown area.

We believe Luther was living with his parents on the Arnold Home outside Dillsburg, and intended to live in the Monroe Township of Cumberland County area. We also believe that Luther worked in this Monroe Township area since the late 1880 time frame.

By 1900 Luther and his family were living in Monroe Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Rebecca indicated she had five children, who were still living. On the 1910 census Rebecca indicated she had seven children, and they were still living.

It appears that Annie E. Arnold, listed in the 1900 census as a daughter, was born out of wedlock, possible not to Luther.

Rebecca died in 1935, and was buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, located in Churchtown Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [16] 

Luther and Rebecca had eight children.

i.    Annie E. Arnold was born August 25th 1890. She died unmarried at age 99, August 22nd 1989 in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [17] 

ii.   Mary E. Arnold was born July 12th 1893 in Carlisle Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [18] 
Mary married William F. Marshall, and in 1935 she lived in Juanita County Pennsylvania, and by 1940 she was a widow living in Churchtown, Monroe Township Cumberland County with her son, David G.

Together, Mary and William had 2 children.
a.  Mary E. Marshall was born 1912. On September 7th 1934, 22 year old Mary married 23 year old Ralph W. Dolbin in Perry County Pennsylvania. Ralph was born 1911 to Goodman G. Dolbin and Sarah Shakespear. [19] 

iii.  Raymond Luther Arnold was born January 23rd 1896 in Monroe Township, [20]  Cumberland County Pennsylvania. [21]  In 1940 he lived at 306 East Southern Street, Carlisle Cumberland County Pennsylvania. In 1940 he was a blacksmith, the same trade as his father Luther. He had an 8th grade education, and he died February 28th 1965.  [22] 

Raymond married Edna V., and she was born 1903. Together they had:
a.  Kathleen M. Arnold was born 1923.

b.  Marlin E. Arnold was born 1928.

c.  Fay B. Arnold was born 1930.

d.  Shirley A. Arnold was born 1940.

iv.   Helen Arnold (b.1899). At 19 years old Helen married 26 year old Joseph A. Moorehead on March 26th 1918 in Carlisle Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Joseph was born 1892 to James A. Moorehead and Mary J. Crumrine. [23] 

v.    Evelyn (Eva) Arnold was born April 1900. At 22 years old, Evelyn married 20 year old Lester D. Sonder on November 7th 1922 in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Lester was born 1902 to Oscar G. Sonder and Carrie Kapp.  [24] 

vi.   Bruce E. Arnold (b.1903). He married Minnie G., who was born 1902.

vii.  John P. Arnold (1904-1962). He married Elizabeth P Arnold (1914-1998), [25]  and they had a child Clarinell R. Arnold. John died 1962. [26] 

viii. Florence C. Arnold was born 1906. In 1930 John and Florence were living with their parents.

End Notes

[1.] John Arnold Parents and Birth Township: Samuel Arnold (1809-1884), Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[2.] Harriet Kinter Family: Jacob Kinter (1797-1854) Research Paper; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[3.] John Arnold and Samuel Diller Land Warrantee: Pennsylvania State Archives, Land Records, G-17, Records of the Land Office, Patent Index, H Series, (H-61 to H-76), 1864-1903 {series #17.155}, Surnames beginning with “A”, Page 3 and Surnames beginning with “D”, Page 80, Survey Book H, Number 63, Page 14, May 29th 1868, http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r17PatentIndexes/r17-155PatIndH4Interface.htm

[4.] John Arnold Marriage to Lavina Brougher: Reference ID: 485, GS Film Number: 21163, Digital Folder Number: 004838855, Image Number: 00612, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal

[5.] Lydia Lauck Name: This information came from Fileys Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County Pennsylvania.

[6.] John and Harriet Birth and Death Dates: The dates came from the headstones located at the Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg York County Pennsylvania.

[7.] Milton E. Arnold Birth and Death Dates: The dates came from the headstones located at the Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg York County Pennsylvania.

[8.] Samuel M. Arnold Birth and Death Dates: The dates came from the headstones located at the Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg York County Pennsylvania.

[9.] Jacob M. Solenberger and Mary Ann Diller Families: Jacob M. Sollenberger (1832-1899) Research Paper, Mary Ann Diller Family, Samuel C. Diller (1809-1873) Research Paper; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[10.] Anna Sollenberger Charge: Clerk of Courts Quarter Session Dockets (1877-1949), case #041, Docket IR, Page 232, York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[11.] Fornication and Bastardy involves an illicit carnal connection, and is called by different names according to the situation that occurred, and in which it would be applied in the suit. If the suit is without facts and is aggravated by the plaintiff it, it is simply fornication. When it causes the birth of an illegitimate child, it is fornication and bastardy.

[12.] Anna Sollenberger Marriage to Tobias Bentz: Marriages (1885-1929), Application #3361, License Book I Page 166, , York County Archives, 150 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA 17402; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[13.] Hattie Arnold and Edwin Wrightstone: Edwin Wrightstone (1874-1957) Research Paper; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[14.] Luther H. Arnold Parents Names: GS Film Number: 20647; Digital Folder Number: 004811533; Image Number: 00172; Pennsylvania County Marraiges, 1885-1950, FamilySearch; https://familysearch.org; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[15.] Luther H. Arnold Birth and Death Dates: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs Road, Churchtown, Cumberland County Pennsylvania

[16.] Luthern H. Arnold Marriage Place and Location: Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 671; Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

[17.]  Luther H. Arnold Marriage Information: GS Film Number: 20647; Digital Folder Number: 004811533; Image Number: 00172; Pennsylvania County Marriages, 1885-1950, FamilySearch; https://familysearch.org

[18.] Luther H. Arnold Birth and Death Dates: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs Road, Churchtown, Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

[19.]  Annie E. Arnold Birth and Death Date, and Information: United States Social Security Death Index, Number: 190-12-3480; Issue State: Pennsylvania; Issue Date: Before 1951 Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File; Social Security Administration.

[19.] Mary E. Arnold Birth: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02035-0; GS Film Number: 22148; Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org

[20.] Mary E. Marshall Marriage: GS Film Number: 22001, Digital Folder Number: 004838653; Image Number: 00528; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org; Taylor ~ Graham Library, 479 County Line Road, York Springs Pennsylvania, 17372.

[21.] Raymond Luther Arnold Birth Place: On his WWI registration card it was Dillsburg Pennsylvania, and on his WWII registration card, it was Monroe Township. WWII Draft Registration: Registration State: Pennsylvania; Registration County: Cumberland; National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; State Headquarters: Pennsylvania; Microfilm Series: M1951; Microfilm Roll: 8; United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration; Records of the Selective Service System, Record Group Number 147; National Archives and Records Administration. ; WWI Draft Registration: Registration State: Pennsylvania; Registration County: Cumberland; Roll: 1877883; Draft Board: 1; United States, Selective Service System, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls.

[22.] Raymond Luther Arnold Middle Name and Birth Date: Raymond Luther Arnold WWI Draft Registration: Registration State: Pennsylvania; Registration County: Cumberland; Roll: 1877883; Draft Board: 1; United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls.

[23.] Raymond Luther Arnold Death Date: death dates: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs Road, Churchtown, Cumberland County Pennsylvania

[24.] Helen Arnold Marriage: Reference ID: V-25-P-83; GS Film Number: 21016; Digital Folder Number: 004811558; Image Number: 00338; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/

[25.] Evelyn Arnold Marriage: GS Film Number: 21018, Digital Folder Number: 0048115660; Image Number: 00015; Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org

[26.] Elizabeth P. Arnold Birth and Death dates: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs Road, Churchtown, Cumberland County Pennsylvania

Bibliography

1. 1860 John Arnold Census: Franklin, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1198; Page: 521; Image: 194; Family History Library Film: 805198; 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

2. 1870 John Arnold census: Franklin, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1468; Page: 346A; Image: 307; Family History Library Film: 55296; 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d; Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

3. 1880 John Arnold Census: Franklin, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1206; Family History Film: 1255206; Page: 296A; Enumeration District: 006; Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

4. 1880 Lavina Bougher Census: Monaghan, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1205; Family History Film: 1255205; Page: 208D; Enumeration District: 002; Tenth Census of the United States, 1880; (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

5. 1880 Rebecca Piper Census: Monroe, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1122; Family History Film: 1255122; Page: 120B; Enumeration District: 070; Image: 0041; Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

6. 1900 John Arnold Census: Franklin, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1501; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0145; FHL microfilm: 1241501; United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

7. 1900 Luther H. Arnold Census: Monroe, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1401; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0019; FHL microfilm: 1241401; United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

8. 1910 John Arnold Census: Franklin, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1433; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0054; FHL microfilm: 1375446; Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

9. 1910 Luther H. Arnold Census: Monroe, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1335; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0026; FHL microfilm: 1375348; Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

10. 1918 Raymond Luther Arnold WWI Draft Registration Card: Raymond Luther Arnold WWI Draft Registration: Registration State: Pennsylvania; Registration County: Cumberland; Roll: 1877883; Draft Board: 1; United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; M1509, 4,582 rolls.

11. 1920 Luther H. Arnold Census: Monroe, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1557; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 174; Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

12. 1930 Luther Arnold Census: Monroe, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2025; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0029; Image: 245.0; FHL microfilm: 2341759; United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930; T626, 2,667 rolls.

13. 1930 Bruce E. Arnold Census: Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2025; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0026; Image: 188.0; FHL microfilm: 2341759; United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930; T626, 2,667 rolls.

14. 1940 John P. and his sister Mary E. Arnold Census: Monroe, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3479; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 21-35; United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940; T627, 4,643 rolls.

15. 1940 Raymond L. Arnold Census: Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3478; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 21-6; United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940; T627, 4,643 rolls.

16. 1942 Raymond Luther Arnold WWI Registration Card: Raymond Luther Arnold WWII Draft Registration: Registration State: Pennsylvania; Registration County: Cumberland; National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; State Headquarters: Pennsylvania; Microfilm Series: M1951; Microfilm Roll: 8; United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration; Records of the Selective Service System, Record Group Number 147; National Archives and Records Administration.