The PENISTEN surname is in my maternal line. Variations include PENNISTEN, PENISTON, etc. The origins of the surname are unknown.
Ahnentafel # 27: Clara Penisten (1869-1906). Clara was born March 1869 in Madison County, Indiana. She married January 14, 1892 in Madison County, Indiana to William Francis Pierce (1865-1950). William was born July 10, 1865 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana. They were the parents of 7 children, only 3 of whom survived. William died September 21, 1950 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana. Clara died September 26, 1906 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana. Both are buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.
Ahnentafel # 54: John Penisten (c1839-1908). John was born circa 1839 in Indiana, probably in Madison County. He married circa 1868 to Jane Ann Alderman (1843-1919). Jane was born 1843 in Indiana. They had 2 children. Jane died April 8, 1919 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana. John died March 10, 1908 in Madison County, Indiana. Both are buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.
Ahnentafel # 108: George Washington Penisten (1813- ). George was born 1813 in Pike County, Ohio. He married Sarah Mustard (c1816- ). They came to Madison County, Indiana in the late 1830s and were the parents of 5 children in Richland Township, Madison County, Indiana. The last census record I have for George is in 1850, the last for Sarah is in 1870. I do not yet know when and where they died.
Ahnentafel # 216: Isaac Penisten (c1762- ). Isaac was born circa 1762 in New Jersey. He married Sarah Elizabeth ________ (c1773- ). Sarah was born circa 1773 in Pennsylvania. They were the parents of 5 children. Nothing further is known at this time.
Ahnentafel # 432: George Penisten (c1740- ). George married Mary McCully (c1740- ). Mary was born circa 1740 in New Jersey. They were the parents of at least 2 children. Nothing further is known at this time.
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