from Schellenbarger Family
August 28, 1750, Martin Schellenberger, in list of foreigners imported in the ship Phoenix John Mason, Capt. from Rotterday, last from Cowes (England). (Pa. Archives series 2. Volume 17. page 320).
Mr. Walter S. Bear [wrote]
The Schellabargers identified with my branch of the family are descended from Martin Schellenberger, who came to American from Switzerland in 1770, and married Anna, a daughter of Isaac Bear, in Manheim township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. . . .
from 20th Century History of Springfield, and Clark County, Ohio edited by William Mahlon Rockel
Ephraim Shellabarger, who is a native of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, was a child of two years when his parents, Martin and Ann (Snyder) Shellabarger, removed to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he was reared to manhood. His father was a farmer and also ran a mill and distillery, his six sons working the firm, while he attended to his other industries. During the winters, Ephraim and his brothers cut timber, which was sent down the Susquehanna River, in the spring, on rafts, to a saw-mill.
In 1814, Ephraim and his four brothers, Jacob, John, Samuel and Martin, came to Clark County, Ohio. in wagons, and formed a settlement in the timber lands of Mad River Township. The following year, Ephraim married Rebecca Winget, a daughter of Reuben Winget, who was one of the first settlers of Clark County, having come from near Cincinnati in 1806. Ephraim Shellabarger and his wife passed the remainder of their lives in this county, his death occurring in 1842 at the age of fifty-eight, his wife surviving him until 1872, passing away at the home of her son, David E.
They were the parents of six children;
Margaret, who married John B. Beard;
Elizabeth, who married T. P. Johnston;
and Anna, who married Abe D.
Miller. All of the above family, with the exception of David E., are deceased.