Lancaster Co, PA. The Annals of the county recorded his history: "He began farming on the old homestead. He purchased the first threshing machine in his section and did the threshing for quite a distance around. In 1839-40 he builta house and barn on the old Groff homestead, then mostly timber land, which he cleared gradually."
1876 Brunnerville, PA. Having sold the farm to Henry Brubaker and moved, "he built himself a house and where both his sons resided, Aaron having the foundry and machine shop and John B the store."
The exact cause of death is unknown but it was "an illnes of over six months, occasioned by pneumonia."