36. John Barvian was born in 1849 in Town of Bennington, NY.(2) He was baptized on Feb 11 1849 in Sheldon, NY. (2) John Glaser and Elizabeth Willmouth, Godparents He died on Jan 31 1914.(2) He was buried in Sheldon, NY.(2)

From the Barvian Family History:

"John was a farmer, and farmed his father's farm until he sold it April 21st, 1909, to John and Anna Dellinger. He then purchased a farm on Lot 26, Range 4, Town of Sheldon, Wyoming, New York.

"John was responsoble [sic] for all the woodwork on St. Cecelia's stone church, which was constructed in 1889 with the cornerstone being laid that year, and in 1892 the church was dedicated. His grandson tells how his father told him how John constructed the huge wooden arches in pieces on his front yard and then transported them to the site of the church on horse-drawn wagons. John also contructed the beautiful wooden steeple that you can see for miles pointing towards the heavens. His beautiful carpentry remains today in our 'Cathedral in the Woods'. [sic]"

-- The Barvian Family History, Anita Ripstein, 1973, entry JAB5

He was married to Theresa Metzger on Feb 25 1873 in Sheldon, NY. (2) Married by the Rev. Fr. Martin Winands, with John Metzger, Peter Barvian, Barabara Schlunk, and Catherine Metzger as witnesses.
37. Theresa Metzger was born on Jun 3 1852. She died on Jun 6 1923. She was buried in Sheldon, NY.

1880 Census
In the 1880 Census, John is 31 and his profession is listed as carpenter. Tracy (a nickname?) is 28 and she keeps house.    They have a son George (6) and a daughter Henryette (4)  His parents are listed as being from Prussia and hers, Bavaria..

1920 Census
Theresa is 67, widowed and living with her daughter Henryette (Henrietta) and Henryette's husband (what are the chances) Henry Dorshide.

Children were:
child  George A. Barvian b: 14 MAR 1874
child  Henryette Marie Barvian b: 19 AUG 1876
child  18 i.  Eugene John Barvian Esq. b: 20 MAR 1884 in Bennington, NY
child  Isabelle Barvian b: 16 JUN 1895

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