Welcome to a Slicker Family History!

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

So who are Philip and Magdlena Slicker? Philip and Magdlena were both born in Germany. It is unknown to me if they met and married there or in the United States. Magdlena’s family name was Friend. She married John Joseph Steinogle (the Steinogle spelling changed to Stinogle) in Germany. Magdlena and John Steinogle had at least three children: Conrad, Eva and Mary. I am guessing that Magdlena married Philip Slicker sometime between 1852-1857. Philip and Magdlena are 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. For an overview of this family, take a look at the combination pedigree/family chart posted below.


Magdlena lived in Germany, Baldwin Township and Forward Township (both townships are in Allegheny county) and Webster, in Westmoreland county. To learn more about Philip and Magdlena, 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 Magdlena Slicker, you will find several posts narrating the life of their son, John, and daughter-in-law, Malissa Mansfield. You will also find a post telling the life story of Nancy Jane Mansfield Haney, the mother of Melissa Jane Mansfield Slicker. I am currently working on the second part of Nancy’s story. After that post, I plan to write a timeline for Nancy’s life and then write about John Mansfield’s life. If you don’t know how these names fit into the family tree, click here to view a Slicker and Mansfield Family Tree Chart. I also plan to write mini-biographies on each of John and Melissa’s children and posts about James Mansfield (father of Nancy Jane Mansfield) and 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.

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.

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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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