John Sherbondy and Jacob Carpenter have a common ancestor somewhere in Germany. They both came to America independently. This page has all of the information that is currently known about both of them.
About John Sherbondy
These are timelines of John and Jacob’s lives with links to scanned images of the actual documents supporting this information. These documents are available for viewing and/or printing.
Documentary timeline of the life of John Sherbondy
Documentary timeline of the life of Jacob Carpenter
The “Legend of John Sherbondy’s Ancestry” was compiled by Jeffrey D. Sherbondy from documents in Grace Corman’s records.
The Legend of John Sherbondy’s Ancestry, by Jeffrey D. Sherbondy
This is a biography written by Jeanette Sherbondy in 2001 with a recap of the information we know about John
Biography of John Sherbondy, by Jeanette Sherbondy
Maria Catharina Bossard (John’s wife) grew up in the 1750’s in PA. This is a biography of the life of her parents and includes accounts of attacks by Indians on their family.
The “Cherpantier French Name Study” illustrates how common the name “Cherpantier” (worker with wood) is in France. DNA research now indicates that Johann was originally from Germany and migrated to France