Sons of the American Revolution
serving the Pennsylvania counties of Somerset and Cambria

Ludwig Smith Jr

Ludwig Smith, Jr., was born 04 March 1763 in Lancaster County, PA. He died 24 September 1832 around Stoystown, Somerset Co., PA. Ludwig served as a Private in Lancaster, PA, 5th Battalion per the Pennsylvania Archives Fifth series Vol. 7, pages 476, 479, 486 and 501.

Ludwig married Susanna Shanafeld 28 August 1792 in Brothersvalley Township, Bedford, now Somerset, County, PA. Susanna was born 24 January 1775 in Bedford, now Somerset, County, PA.  She died 14 July 1841 in Somerset County, PA.

Ludwig is the son of Ludwig Smith, Sr. and Mary Gertrude Gibler. Susanna’s parents were George and Susanna (Baker) Shanafield. Ludwig is buried in the Lower (Union) Cemetery in Stoystown, Somerset County, PA, just off Route 30, with daughter Catherine. Susanna is buried in the beautiful Zion (Hoffman) Lutheran Cemetery, Jenners Township, Somerset County, PA, with some of her children.

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