Christian was baptized at Saint Peter's Church in Middletown on 30 July 1786 where his sponsors were Christian Eshenauer (uncle) & Margaret Alleman (aunt).3
Christian grew up in the surrounding Middletown area in what is believed to be the township of Swatara.
Following Magdalena were siblings Christian Jr (1808), Sarah (1811), Herman (1813), John (1814), Margaret (1817), Catherine (1818), Mary Ann (1819), and finally Barbara Ann (1820).
We have record of Christian receiving communion at the Zion German Lutheran Church in Harrisburg in 1826.7 Sometime between then and early 1833, Christian and the family relocate to Wayne County, Ohio.8
Wayne Co. Cemetery RecordsThe 1840 census places Christian in Wayne Township, Wayne County, Ohio neighbor to his daughter Barbara and son-in-law Jacob Winkler. The family is only living a few houses down from Christian's brother Leonard and his family. (Leonard was a Justice of the Peace in Wayne Country from 1840-1846).9
In 1850, Christian is again living with his wife Sarah in Wayne Township, now a few houses down from Jacob and Barbara. This is most likely because new houses were built on farmland between the two families, not because one family moved.10
On 21 May 1853, in Wayne Township, Christian Alleman died at the age of 66.11
Sarah would die 5 years later on 20 Feb 1858 in Wayne Township, also at the age of 66.4
Christian "Christopher" Heppich, 08 Oct 1758 - 16 Oct 1811
Catherina Elisabetha Ettelin, 12 Dec 1760 - 20 Nov 1838
Christian Alleman, 11 Jun 1786 - 21 May 1853
- Magdalena Alleman, 28 May 1807 – ?
- Christian Alleman Jr., 03 Sep 1808 – 16 May 1891
- Sarah Alleman, 17 Jan 1811 – ?
- Herman Alleman, 12 Mar 1813 – 14 Apr 1878
- John Alleman, 05 Apr 1814 – ?
- Margaret Alleman, 1817 – ?
- Catherine Alleman, 24 Jan 1818 – bef 1860
- Mary Ann Alleman, 11 Oct 1819 – ?
- Barbara Ann Alleman, 28 Dec 1820 – 23 Mar 1890
A The county of Dauphin didn't exist until 1785, when it was created (along with 5 other counties) from a massive Lancaster county that made up a large portion of the state. This change wasn't immediately adopted and some records were slow to change, which is why you may find some records stating Christian was from Middletown in Lancaster County.
B Sarah's father Christopher is also known as Christian. I conclude this because in all my research, neither names appear together in the same document at the same time; it's always one or the other. Yet, they both occupy the same space in tax records, muster rolls or census records in Middletown. I've settled on Christopher because not only is he named Christopher on his will, but a majority of the documents naming him Christian come from hand written lists where his name is abbreviated Christ'r, which appears similar to Christ'n. There are a couple documents where his is fully written as "Christian", but most cases are transcriptions making assumptions from the abbreviated text and none of them are as close to as primary of a source as his will. (1800 tax record does list both a Christian and Christopher, but in different locations Swatara/Middletown. I take this as taxation of Christopher's property in Middletown & Swatara because it is not mentioned again in the other 15+ years of tax records nor any other historical document.)
C Both the Heppick and Ettele names has been spelled many different ways in early documents and are still spelled differently, depending on who you ask. Heppick has been spelled Heppick, Happick, Happich, Heppich, Heppicht. Ettele has been spelled Ettele, Ettelin, Ettelien, Eteling, Ettley, Atley, Attlee, and Attle.