Family Reunions: The Furry Family

Source: Morton Montgomery, p. 316

Surnames: FURRY, BERGER, EMERICH, STEPHENS, SHUNK

Furry. John Furry, a native of Europe, came to America in 1727. In 1744 he located in Tulpehocken township, Berks county, on a tract of 346 acres of land. He had two sons and two daughters, namely: Michael, John, Rosina (wife of Henry Berger) and Catharine (wife of Leonard Emerich).

John Furry, son of the forebear, settled on the west side of the Susquehanna river. Four sons and two daughters were born to him, the sons being as follows: John, Jonas, Lawrence and Henry. The first three upon their return from a grist-mill at Sunbury, Pa., found to their horror that the Oneida Indians had killed and scalped their parents and two sisters, and also burned down the house and taken a horse with them. The youngest son, Henry, they took with them to Canada, where he was afterward found. The three brothers buried their parents and sisters under an apple tree and came to Reading where some of the posterity now live.

The family held the first reunion in 1904 and the fourth at Carsonia Park in 1908. The officers are:

President: Henry S. Furry, of Reading, Pa.
Vice-President: John C. Furry, New Cumberland, Pa.
Secretary: G. H. Furry, Coopersburg, Pa.
Treasurer: Ulysses Furry, Bethlehem, Pa.
Executive Committee: Thomas Furry, Lionville, Pa.; Harry and William Furry, Lebanon, Pa.; D. C. Furry, Newmanstown, Pa.; Mrs. Charles Furry, Lebanon, Pa.; Mrs. Adam Furry, Richland, Pa.; Mrs. Sallie Stephens,Allentown, Pa.; Mrs. Jennie Shunk, Phoenixville, Pa.


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