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Private Martin Sensendorfer
Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution

Compatriot Dirk A. Stapleton lives in Kansas City, MO. He joined the Sons of the American Revolution on January 28, 2002 as a Member of the Harry S. Truman Chapter. His application was signed by Robert L. Grover.  Compatriot  Stapleton is currently serving in the United States Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel with 22 years of service.

Ancestry: Martin Sensendorfer, who resided during the American Revolution at Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania assisted in establishing American Independence while acting in the capacity as a Private in Captain Frederick Beideman's 4th Battalion, Pennsylvania militia.

Martin Sensendorfer came to Pennsylvania at the age of 14 from Brettach, Wertenberg, Germany. Martin Sensendorfer (son of John Martin Sensendorfer and Mary Catherine (Ishhofer) Sensendorfer) was born  in 1739 in Brettach, Wertenberg, Germany; died October 1784 and is buried in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  He married Hanna Binder, (daughter of Morris Binder). She was born 16 August 1743 in Douglas Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and died 1 December 1809 at New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Descendants of Martin Sensendorfer

1 Martin Sensendorfer 1739 - 1784
.. + Hanna Binder 1743 - 1809
....... 2 Barbara Sensendorfer 1763 - 1827
.......... + Christian Specht 1758 - 1837
............... 3 Joseph Specht 1790 - 1854
.................. + Susanna Keller         - 1832
........................4 Elizabeth Specht 1828 - 1903
...........................+ William Stapleton 1816 - 1899
................................ 5 Elmer Ellsworth Stapleton 1861 - 1941
................................... + Elizabeth Merk 1865 - 1949
....................................... 6 William (Ed) Stapleton 1892 - 1963
.......................................... + Mary Lucille Schlerth 1892 - 1963
............................................. 7 Alexander Albert Stapleton 1931 - 1962
.................................................+ Donna Mae Harrier 1933 - .................................................... 8 Dirk Albert Stapleton 1959 - .........................................................+ Laura Lynette Kelley 1965 - ............................................................ 9 Victoria Lynette Stapleton 1995 -

Dirk Stapleton receiving Supplemental Certificate

Dirk A. Stapleton (descendant of Private Martin Sensendorfer) receiving the Supplemental Certificate on Private Martin Sensendorfer on February 10, 2007.

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