The following people can all trace their ancestors back to Linglestown.
Lindley Murray: wrote the first English grammar book in America.
William Darby, English geographer and Rev. William Graham: founder of Washington and Lee University.
Major General George Barnett, head of the United States Marines during World War 1 was a descendant of the Barnett family. The Barnett's sold the land on which Linglestown is located, to Thomas Lingle.
James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (1857-1861), could trace his family back to Rev. James Buchanan and wife. Rev. Buchanan's wife was born in Linglestown.
|President James Buchanan|
Three of President Dwight Eisenhower's ancestors lived in Linglestown, and are buried in Wenrich's cemetery at St Thomas United Church of Christ.
|President Dwight D. Eisenhower|
John Eisenhower was the half brother of the great-great-grandfather of the 34th President. John's wife, Catherine Planck, is buried next to him. She is the daughter of Jacob Planck, a signer of the deed to the church property. St Thomas UCC has a copy of an extensive Eisenhower genealogy.
|Old Log House on the Unger Farm west of Linglestown (1967) . |
This was the homestead of the Peter Eisenhower family
who were the ancestors of President Eisenhower.
|John Eisenhower's grave|
Some of the forefathers of President Woodrow Wilson lived on the outskirts of Linglestown.Archibald Roan, son of Rev. Roan (a pastor at Wenrich's) became the second Governor of Tennessee.
|President Woodrow Wilson|
Peter Bonavitz sold his land in Linglestown to Evangelical Brethren Church (now Linglestown Life Church) moved west and later became Governor of Iowa. His son became a senator there.
Governor David R. Porter of Pennsylvania (1839 -1845) owned a farm two miles west of Linglestown.
|Governor David R. Porter|
Governor John Fisher of Pennsylvania (1927-1931) was related to the Thomas Lingle family.
|Governor John Fisher|