Welcome to a Slicker Family History!

If you are a descendant of Philip and Magdalena Slicker and want to learn more about them and other Slicker ancestors or, you would like to share knowledge about or to help preserve your Slicker ancestry, you have come to a good site for doing just that!

Philip and Magdalena were both born in Germany. They were the parents of John Slicker, born 1857 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and the grandparents of Samuel John Slicker, born 1885 in Apollo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. It is unknown to me if Phillip and Magdalena met in Germany or in the United States. They were living near Library in Baldwin Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (Baldwin Township covered a larger area in the nineteenth century then it does presently) when the 1860 U.S. Census were taken.

Magdalena’s family name was Friend. Before marrying Phillip, she married John Joseph Steinogle (I’m not 100% certain on this name) in Germany. Magdalena and John Steinogle had at least three children: Conrad, Eva and Mary. I am guessing that Magdalena married Philip Slicker sometime between 1852-1857.  For an overview of this family, take a look at the combination pedigree/family chart posted below.

Each column represents a family with the parents listed at the top of the column. The column on the right shows the family of Phillip Slicker and Magdalena Friend. Their son John Slicker, who is highlighted in blue, is shown in the middle column (2 & 3) with his spouse and children. Samuel John Slicker, the son of John and Melissa , and his spouse, Ethel Hardwick, are shown in the first column with their children. To decide if this is your family tree, you must know if you are a descendant of Samuel John Slicker and Ethel Hardwick. Depending on your age, there may be as many as two or three generations between you and Samuel and Ethel. Typo on above table: Frank Walter is Frank Walton.

To learn more about Philip and Magdalena, go to the Category menu on the right near the top of this page to find their stories and timelines.

In addition to the stories posted for Philip and Magdalena Slicker, you will find several posts narrating the life of their son, John, and daughter-in-law, Melissa Mansfield. You will also find a post telling the life story of Nancy Jane Mansfield Haney, the mother of Melissa Jane Mansfield Slicker.

The initial purpose of this website was to discover, preserve and share the family history of Phillip Slicker and Magdalena Friend and their descendants. But, two plus years into writing stories, I realize that all who descend from Samuel John Slicker share other family lines like Hardwick and Mansfield; and so, I have begun to include the history of these family lines.

So, what’s up next? John Mansfield will be the star of the next published post. John married Nancy Jane Mansfield in 1857. They were the parents of Melissa Jane Mansfield Slicker and Matilda Belle Mansfield Owen. Shortly after the birth of their third daughter, John enlisted as a private in Company G, 101st Regiment of the Union Army. If you have read the posts covering the life of Melissa Mansfield Slicker and Nancy Jane Mansfield Haney, you know John’s fate. John’s story, however, will tell more about his life.

I also plan to write mini-biographies on each of John and Melissa’s children and stories about James Mansfield (father of Nancy Jane Mansfield), Samuel John Slicker and Ethel Hardwick. So, if you don’t find what you are looking for today, be sure to revisit often for the latest updates.

If you don’t know how these names fit into the family tree, click here to view a Slicker and Mansfield Family Tree Chart.

Please note: Although I am enjoying writing the stories for this website, please understand writing them is a very time-consuming task, and I have other areas of life to attend to as well. One, two or even three months may pass between the posting of stories. If you like, you may sign up to follow the blog. This will give you email alerts each time a new post is published. If you have something to share about our ancestors or want to collaborate in researching this family, leave a comment or drop me a line using the contact form.

How to Navigate the Published Posts: There are two ways you can read the published posts for this family’s history. You could scroll down this page to the most recent published post. If you use the scrolling method, realize you are starting with the most recent post and moving backwards chronologically to the earliest published posts. So, if an ancestor’s story is told in three published posts, you will begin with the last part and move backwards to the first part. You may notice that I have placed hyperlinks in the second and third posts of a two or three part series. These hyperlinks will take you to the first part and allow you to move in the order the posts were written. The second method for reading the published posts is to use the Categories menu on the right near the top of the Home page. Once you are in a category, you will find the published posts begin with the most recent published post in that category and move backwards chronologically to the earlier published posts for that category.

Click Here to learn more about the purpose of this site.

1 Fred Manners was an adopted son. “1910 U.S. Federal Census.” Ancestry.com., (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 1, November 2016), entry for Fred Manners (age 6), Conemaugh, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

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