Lancaster County, PA
Posted Queries for September 2000


BOYLE, MCFADDEN posted by Shannon Boyle on Friday, September 1, 2000

Seeking Information on Hugh & Margaret McFadden Boyle. They had a son James Boyle who was born June 9, 1821 in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, PA. This is the only piece of info that I know for sure for Lancaster County, PA. According to family history James & Margaret also had other children Daniel, William, Charles, Grace, Mary, John and Michael Boyle but I do not know when or where they were born. James Boyle was my great-grandfather. Any info on the above would be appreciated.


EVANS posted by Michelle on Friday, September 1, 2000

I too am searching for a Lancaster Evans, with the same frustrating results! Mine is Moses Evans, b unknown, but his son Benjamin Franklin Evans was born in Lancaster in 1853. I know they were coal miners from stories my grandfather told us. What age is your Caleb and Benjamin on the census data? Moses and Caleb are such biblical names, it makes me wonder if there is any connection between our Evans?? Let me know directly by e-mail if you have the dates and I'll look in my past notes for your names.


BEDINGER, BITTINGER, BUDINGER posted by Dorothea Bedinger Clymer on Saturday, September 2, 2000

Is their some knowledgeable person who can tell me something about the given name Marillas, Marrilas, Marillis, etc.? Is it a male's name? A female's name? I have a Marillas Budinger, Bittinger, etc of Penn Twp., Lancaster co., PA whom I'm told was baptized "Maria Elisabeth." This doesn't make any sense to me. I thought Marillas was a boy's name. Is Marillas a nickname for Maria Elisabeth???


HARSHBARGER, HERSHBERGER posted by Deborah Stokes on Saturday, September 2, 2000

I am a Harshbarger from West Virginia. I believe from what I have seen that my Great Grandfather is a descendent of the son [or grandson] of Jacob Hershberger. I would like to know more about the immigration history of the family. I would like to acquire the History of Lancaster County with Biographical Sketches, by Franklin Ellis?. If someone knows a good source for this. I would appreciate it. Deborah Stokes


ADAMS, DIXON posted by Budd Adams on Sunday, September 3, 2000

I'm looking for any data related to George Adams, his wife Katherine Dixon Adams, his children: William, Ann, Sarah, and Jane. George and Katherine first appear at their marriage at the 1st Presb. Ch. Philadelphia 15 Mar 1727. William was born 15 Sep 1734 somewhere in Chester County. George wrote his will 1 May 1747 in Caernarvon Township. George Martin and Jacob Morgan were witnesses. George Adams and Jacob Morgan were members of the Bangor Episcopal Church in Caernarvon Township in 1748. George died in 1751. Questions are: Where/who did George and Katherine come from? What happened to Katherine and her daughters after George died? Quaker records show that William married George Martin's youngest sister in 1754 and that the 19 year-old couple went to Hopewell MM,VA, then Southside MM (now Lynchburg, VA) and then to the Cane Creek MM in NC.


COLE posted by Mariellyn on Sunday, September 3, 2000

Looking for parents for John A. COLE b. Lancaster Co. 1862.


MCLANE posted by Mary on Monday, September 4, 2000

looking for info on Catherine McLane 1813-1886, married to John Johnson and buried in St John's United Methodist Church, Soudersburg, Lancaster Co. I think her parents were James McLane and Catherine.


EVANS posted by Mary on Monday, September 4, 2000

looking for info on David Evans 6/20/1817-7/25/1897 married to Charlotte Apryel Picton on May 1, 1872 in St David's Church, Columbia, Pa., buried in Mt.Bethel Cemetary,Columbia, Pa.


RAY, RHEA posted by April on Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Looking for information on John Rhea b abt 1760. I believe he may have been in Lancaster at some point in time, before moving to Hawkins Co. Tennessee. Any info would be appreciated.


DANIEL, MINICH posted by Diane on Tuesday, September 5, 2000

I am looking for Daniel Minich who was married to Mary Blyle. They had a son born in Harrisburg on June 17,1879.The sons name was also Daniel. If anyone knows of any Minich's in the area please let me know. I was told they were living in Lancaster. Any help would be appreciated Thanks, Diane


BENTZ posted by Eric Bentz on Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Looking for Samuel Bentz and family in 1870 Census, Manheim Township. Wife Elizabeth, sons Franklin and Clayton. Thanks in advance.


BENTZ posted by Eric Bentz on Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Looking for Samuel Bentz and family in 1870 Census, Manheim Township. Wife Elizabeth, sons Franklin and Clayton. Thanks in advance.


HERSHEY, SHOPP posted by Charles Grife on Thursday, September 7, 2000

Looking for the parents of Anna Hershey,born 23 Feb 1765, or Johannes Shopp (possibly Shepp) born 1761. In or near Manor TWP,Lancaster,PA. Thank you.


BEAVER, KNEISLEY posted by Janice Patterson on Thursday, September 7, 2000

Seeking parents, siblings, emig. info on my ancestor Conrad BEAVER who m. Mary/Maria KNEISLEY/KNEISLY, probably in Cocalico Twp., Lanc. and moved very soon to Virginia. Believed to be part of a large family/church migration to the Shen. Valley in early 1700s.


HERSHEY, SHOPP posted by Charles Grife on Saturday, September 9, 2000

I am looking for the parents of Anna Hershey,born in Manor twp,Lancaster Co., PA in 23 Feb 1765, and her husband Johannes Shopp or Shepp also of Lancaster Co.born 1761. I would greatly appreciate any help you may give me. Thanks


COATES, JACOBIA, PALMER, YAMBERT posted by Susan on Saturday, September 9, 2000

Looking for information about the family of Amos Coates (b. 18/January/1794) and his son Moses Coates (b. 1819)


WAGNER posted by Lois Wagner on Saturday, September 9, 2000

I would like any information on Albert Wagner, died Dec. 1, 1908 in Lancaster. Also info on his family.


HERSHOCK, MARROW, NEFF, WEITZEL posted by Dennis Cass on Sunday, September 10, 2000

Looking for information on the descendants of Frederick NEFF b:December 07, 1820 in PA. He moved to East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., PA from Erie Co., PA probably between 1840 and 1843. He was originally born somewhere else in PA before his parents moved to Erie Co., NY then to Erie Co., PA; possibly Lancaster or Dauphin Co.
Descendants of Frederick Neff
1 Frederick NEFF b: December 07, 1820 in PA d: October 18, 1884 in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., PA Burial: Willow St. Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA Occupation: Carpenter
... +Johannah __________ b: Abt. 1824 in PA m: Abt. 1843
...... 2 Jacob NEFF b: Abt. 1845 in PA Occupation: House Painter
.......... +Catherine A. Eberly MARROW b: Abt. 1850 in Strausburg, Lancaster Co., PA m: April 04, 1869 in St. Paul's Methodist Church, Lancaster Co., PA Father: Daniel MARROW Mother: Mary Ann EBERLY
...... 2 Catharine NEFF b: Abt. 1849 in PA Occupation: Seamstress
...... 2 Salome NEFF b: Abt. 1852 in PA

*2nd Wife of Frederick NEFF:
... +Catherine __________ b: January 29, 1822 in PA m: Bef. 1860 d: November 04, 1898 in PA Burial: Willow St. Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA
...... 2 Amanda C. NEFF b: Abt. 1860 in PA
...... 2 Aldus F. NEFF b: Abt. 1864 in Lancaster Co., PA d: October 05, 1928 in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., PA Occupation: Carpenter, Farmer
.......... +Minnie E. WEITZEL b: Abt. 1871 in Cumberland Co., PA m: December 31, 1890 in Lancaster Co., PA Father: George WEITZEL
.............. 3 Earl W. NEFF
.............. 3 Catherine E. NEFF b: Abt. 1899 in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., PA
.................. +Edgar HERSHOCK b: Abt. 1898 in Lancaster Co., PA m: May 14, 1928 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA Occupation: Painter Father: Elam HERSHOCK Mother: Mary GOOD


GILLESPIE, LUTZ posted by Melissa Whitney on Sunday, September 10, 2000

Charles Gillespie, (born 1814 in NY), marrried Maria Lutz, (born 1815 in NY), around 1837 in Pennsylvania. On the 1830 Census two Charles Gillespies are listed, one in Fran pg 366 Peters T and the other in Lanc pg 035 Lancaster. At one time I had found a record of marriage in 1837 in Pennsylvania between Maria and Charles on a computer disc at my local genealogic society, but couldn't link it then, and of course can't find it now... Lancaster county is rich in Lutz's. I have descendent information on their two sons, Stewart Charles, born 1841 in OH, and Bennett Scott, born in 1843 in Wayne Co. OH. There were three daughters of this marriage. Any relations in common ?


CLARK, GROSS, JACOBS, PATTON posted by Theresa Clark on Sunday, September 10, 2000

Any info on Sammuel Clark who married Mary A Gross around 1847. Children:
Malinda b 1-29-1839
Mary 1841
Henrietta 10-02-1845
Amos 7-2-1848
John 1850
Martha J 1855
Lewellen 1852


DITZLER posted by Chris Smoot on Sunday, September 10, 2000

My tree includes Michael Ditzler+Magdalen Schaeffer, son Peter Ditzler+Sarah Young, and grandson George Young Ditzler+Mary Jane Martin. I think that Mike came from Switzerland, but don't know when or on which ship. Peter was a Rev War vet. I have them living in Lancaster County for many years. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated.


BOWMAN posted by Ed Cunningham on Monday, September 11, 2000

searching for information on a jacob bowman born 1710/1720 in germany or switzerland married elizabeth ungert ? 1740 in pa about 1740 unknown county died in va about 1778 elizabeth died about 1779/1783 ?/ va any info appreciated


BROTHERTON posted by Mark Brotherton on Monday, September 11, 2000

Researching William and John Brotherton who-according to records were in Lancaster in 1748-50. This time period coincides exactly with records regarding my Brothertons who emigrated from Ireland. 1748: April 25, 1749 Warrantees of Land Lancaster Co. William Brotherton 200 acres page 365 Series 3 Vol 24 PA Archives 1749: April 25, 1749 Warrantees of Land Lancaster Co. John Brotherton 50 acres page 366 Series 3 Vol 24 PA Archives 1750 - Cumberland County, encompassing 555 square miles, was carved out of Lancaster County on land west of the Susquehanna River. December 11, 1750 Warrantees of Land Cumberland Co. William Brotherton 50 acres page 632 Series 3 Vol 24 PA Archives


BAIRD posted by Jan LaMotte on Tuesday, September 12, 2000

Where is the Manor of Maske? William Baird received 200 acres of land at the Manor of Maske in 1765. Who was the original owner of the Manor of Maske? Was this land granted to military veterans?


LEVITT posted by Jeff Levitt on Wednesday, September 13, 2000

levitt, leonard, state clarinet champion born in 1919. Looking for anyone htat knew him or his family


BALMER posted by Bertram Miller on Wednesday, September 13, 2000

BALMERS TO AMERICA 1732 I have information on the first Balmers to arrive in America on August 11, 1732 at Philadelphia on the ship Samuel of London Commanded by Hugh Piercy. They boarded the ship at Rotterdam and listed as Palatinates a part of what is now Germany, located on both sides of the Rhine River immediately adjacent to France


BAILEY, MILLER posted by Nadene Lange on Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Looking for information on a John D. Miller born abt. 1820, married a Susan Bailey from Leacock, born Mar. 1822, married Mar. 28 1843. Susan`s parents could be John M. Bailey and Lydia Pennock.


BALMER, PALMER posted by Nance on Wednesday, September 13, 2000

I'm looking for the connection between George Michael Balmer with a Frederick Palmer line.
Frederick Palmer b. 1750 d. 1831
married to Catherine Vanberg b. 1741-1824
married on November 7, 1775 in Lancaster Co.
children include:
Catherine Palmer d. 1839
Barbara Palmer b. 1778
Johannes Palmer b. 1783 d. 1846 buried in Littlestown.
Eva Palmer b. 1785 d. 1859
Henry Palmer b.? d.?
I have their decendents but looking for ancestors of Frederick Balmer/Palmer.


BOSLEMAN posted by Victor Bosleman on Thursday, September 14, 2000

I am looking for any information on the family or descendants of JOHN BOSLEMAN , he is listed on the 1790 Census Cocalico township. I will be apreciated


CRAIG, EWING, PATTON posted by Carmen Kay on Thursday, September 14, 2000

Looking for additional information on the Robert Patton who died in 1755 in Lancaster. One daughter Jane or Jean married a Joshua Ewing. Another daughter, Margaret, married a Craig.
Does anyone know his parents, spouse, or have additional information on his descendants?


SPROWL posted by Candy Gilliam on Friday, September 15, 2000

I'm looking for any information on the Sprowl family who may have lived in Lancaster County in the early 1800s. Particularly an Elias Sprowl who was born there about 1827. He may have had a brother named William. Were there any Sprowls in this area at that time?? Elias is my g-g-grandfather and I cannot find any furthur information on his parents or siblings. I discovered he was from Lancaster County from his Pension Records and also from the military cemetery where he is buried in Ohio. Please email me directly if anyone might know anything about this family.


BROCK, CALVIN, JONES, RESSEL, ROSE, SCHULTZ, WARFEL posted by Dawn Trent on Saturday, September 16, 2000

Searching for info on any of said family's,in the header. These are my ancestor's found as Grauntee's in land record's in Lancaster Pa,would like info on any of them please
Gaurentee Garuntor (spelled wrong)
John Ressel>Martin Kenddig 3-1857 Lanc
also to> Eli K.Mylin 1864
Martin Ressel >Ellsworth Hill 1889 (release?)
Leah Ressel >J.Kearny Rathfon 1893
Samuel Ressel> George Larcher 1866 Conestoga
to>Jacob Grafft 1866 Pequea
to>John Beam 1866 "
to>David Huber and more
George F.Rose> Benjamin Herr 1893 Strassburg twp
George Rose > Sebastion Graffors? 1792
Joseph Rose>Abraham Neff & wife 1765 Lancaster
to>Wm.Irwell 1764 =power of attrny.
Mary Rose >Jane Rose 1889
Wm.Rose(admiral)>to heirs 1889
Mary Ann Ro(t)e to>John Brock 1867

Family name's Charles Brock &Mary Ann Calvin,Michael Ressel & Fannie Warfel,Martin Ressel & Katherine Schultz,Henry Clay Schultz & Daisy Francis May Brock,Goerge F.Rose Sr.&Isabell Holland,George F.Rose jr.& Katherine Agnes Jones,John Edward Jones &?Morgan (relative of a Daniel Morgan)

Beatrice Rose&Herbert Bell,Vincent Rose&Mary?,Isabel Rose &John Myers Martin Ressel's children:Emlin,Emma,Annie,Mary,Sally,Clara,John(had 10 ch),Henry Clay. Mary Ann Calvi first md a Ambrose Kern,had son Joseph, George F.Rose jr.'s children Zona Joseph,Beatrice,Isabella,Lee,Alexander,Louis
Ok well this should keep everyone busy awhile. Thanks and hope someone can help me,


POFFENBERGER, TODD posted by Beth Rasmussen on Saturday, September 16, 2000

I am searching for information on a SARAH ANN TODD b. about 1765 who married SIMON POFFENBERGER.She was from England. They moved to Washington Co, Md.


BLEACHER, HORNBERGER, WEIAND, WEIN, ZWALLY posted by Debbie Wein on Sunday, September 17, 2000

Searching for a marriage record for John Michael KOFROTH (born 1877) and Ella Zwally HORNBERGER (born 1881). They were probably married 1898 or 1899 and were from the Landis Valley and Millport areas. Any help would be appreciated.


HAND posted by Vicky Williamson on Sunday, September 17, 2000

looking for information on General Edward Hand,believed to have lived in Lancaster, was an Aide to Washington and a close personal friend of his.Believed to be the grandfather, twice removed of Jasper Hand Keyes who would have been my grandfather, twice removed.


HOLLENBAUGH posted by Nancy Walls on Monday, September 18, 2000

I have come upon information that a Hollenbaugh may have settled around Lancaster County. His name is uknown but supposedly he came from Holland with 4 brothers. If anyone is researching this name drop me a line! It might be anywhere from early 1800's.


HOOVER, HUBER posted by Myron Dunning on Tuesday, September 19, 2000

I am looking for Nancy Ann HUBER/HOOVER that married Christian Bauman/Bowman born 1734. Christian lived in Ephrata, PA. He later moved to Cumberland Co., where he died. His parents were John and Margareth Guth/Good Bowman. His sister Ann Married Jacob Seibert and his brothers were Benjamin, Daniel and Samuel.All of this from his will dated 1807 (died 1815)


SEAFRIT, SEIBERT posted by Myron Dunning on Wednesday, September 20, 2000

I am looking for the family of Jacob Seibert or Unknown Seafrit that married Ann Bowman/Bauman and was in the will of Christian Bowman/Bauman written 1807. Jacob or unknowns childrenNancy and Daniel Seibert each recieved 50 pounds. I believe their mother was Anna Bowman, a sister of Christian,Bowman. Anna,daughter of John Bauman and Margaretha Guth, Ephrata Cloister in Ephrata, PA


CLOUNER, CLOWNER, NUTE posted by Barbara Miller on Wednesday, September 20, 2000

I am researching Jacob, Godlip, Isaac Clowner (Clouner) and Ida Nute, William Nute. Anybody out there looking?


DEISSINGER, DISSINGER, ELLIOTT, KUHNS posted by Lisa Elliott on Wednesday, September 20, 2000

I'm rying to find any info on a Samuel Elliott b abt 1797 that married Susanna Kuhns b abt 1797. Susanna wass till living in 1850, census for Martic Twp., Samuel died 1847. They had several children including: Francis, Esther, Anna, Mary, Benjamin, Katherine, Susanna, and James.


HARTMAN posted by Duane Lamers on Thursday, September 21, 2000

Christian Hartman and John Hartman are among the children of Casper Hartman mentioned in the inven-tory of his property in 1744 following his death. I am seeking information about Christian and John, such as dates of birth and death. Their sisters Ursula and Susanna were members of the Ephrata Cloister. Their brothers George and Adam left about 1755 for the Moravian settlement at Winston-Salem, NC.


HANNAH posted by Brenda Christophersen on Saturday, September 23, 2000

I, too, am looking for info on the HANNAH family. I am researching William HANNAH born 1740 in Lancaster county. He married Elizabeth MCDOWELL in 1765.


RANCH, RANCK posted by Natalie Baker on Saturday, September 23, 2000

Any information the followintg individuals would be appreciated. These details are according to a family history and I would like to document them if possible. Samuel Ranch - belonged to the First Battalion of the Flying Camp organized in 1776 in the state of Pennsylvania. He fought in the battle of Long Island on 27th of August, 1776
Peter Ranch, Sr. was born in 1777 to Samuel Ranch and later married Margaret Ercholts.
From this union was born Peter Ranch, Jr. 20 June 1815 in Earl, Lancaster, PA. Peter Jr. later married Ann Lemon 18 August, 1840.


GRAU, GUNDAKER, KLEIN, SHINDLE, WHITE posted by J G Sullivan on Saturday, September 23, 2000

Trying to locate "JeriLyn jsawyer@nwrain". She was researching Samuel GRAU/GRAW and I believe I have a match in Samuel Sebastian GRAU who was a cousin to a ggrandfather in Lancaster. Would like to contact her. Also interested in Peter SHINDLE/SCHINDEL. Have traced him pretty far back in Hesse. GUNDA(C)KER from Rohrbach and GRAU from BADEN. Phillip KLEIN (d 1832) and his son Michael (d 1821) perhaps from Alsace WHITEs from Boston to Lancaster in the 1820s.


SCHMIDT, SMITH posted by Richard Smith on Sunday, September 24, 2000

I am looking for any information on Lew Schmidt (Lew Smith) who lived in the Lancaster area. I don't know is he was born there but he was born around 1855-56. His son Byron Ellsworth Smith(born 1876 and died 1928) moved to Antioch, Ohio and was buried there. Byron married Maud Shuman Beaver of Monroe County, Ohio. I work in Germany and it is difficult to gather information. Perhaps someone has seen a cemetery list with the name Lew Schmidt or Lew Smith. (Thanks for helping)


GRAFF, GROFF, GROVE posted by J. Hillman on Sunday, September 24, 2000

I am also looking for "John Grove" aka Johan Graf. I have b.1775, d.1809. He married Catherine Stover (5-11-1794) of which I have good background on her line and confirmation of him. It is believed that the family came from Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, to Centre Twonship in Northumberland (now Snyder) county. Please email if you have any info. Thanks.


DIFFENBAUGH, SCHMIDT posted by Roy Hunter on Sunday, September 24, 2000

I am looking for info on Petronella (nee Smit)SCHMIDT. She was born 1827 came to Lancaster Pa 1847 died 1900. 6 children, George, John, Christ, Gus , Louise and Margaret b 1860 who married Daniel Webster DIFFENBAUGH.


SUTTER posted by Roy Hunter on Sunday, September 24, 2000

I am looking for the names of John Augustus SUTTER's Sisters.He was born 1803 died 1880. He spent his last years in Lititz,PA.


STOLTFUSS, STOLTZFUSS posted by Julie Krauss on Sunday, September 24, 2000

Heinrich Stoltfuss,born in Hesse,Germany 1751, from info I have, came to PA, Lancaster County, in or about 1776. Was married, do not know to whom-had at least 1 son, Fanerial Agustus Stoltfuss. Fanerial had at least 1 son, Wilheim, known as William or Willem Stoltzfuss, born 1818 in Lancaster County.


BLETZ, DEVELIN posted by Joseph Wolfe on Monday, September 25, 2000

Looking for parents of JOHN DEVELIN (born 1805 in New Holland, Lancaster Co. married Susanna BLETZ. He was storekeeper in Mountville and died 1n 1868....Son in law was Sam Matt Fridy and John Funk WOLF (my ancestor). Thanx


FUNK, WOLF posted by Joseph Wolfe on Monday, September 25, 2000

Benjamin Wolf of West Hempfield married Mary Anne FUNK (probably of Manor Twp in 1830 in Trinity Lutheran Church,Lancaster...She died in 1892. Looking for her parents.


MOSHER, SAMPLE posted by Judith Potter on Monday, September 25, 2000

Seeking information re: Isabella Mosher (1795-1878) who m. Nathaniel Sample (b.1790) and their son, Jeremiah Mosher Sample (1817-1863) who m. Sarah Hinkle Lind (b.1818), all Lancaster Co. PA residents. If these people are your ancestors, please contact me. Many thanks.


BOYD, REID posted by Arlene Adkins on Tuesday, September 26, 2000

I am interested in any information regarding William Reid b.Lancaster Co. Pa. He also had a brother James, b. 1755. Their father's name was James b. 1727 in Chester Co. Pa.


WEITZEL, WETZEL, WHITESELL posted by Mike Thomas on Tuesday, September 26, 2000

Henry S. WEITZEL born January 6, 1837 in Lancaster County, probably in Mt. Joy. In 1850 he was living near North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana with John B. Thomas and his wife Sarah E. (Walters). At this time Henry spelled his last name as WHITESELL. Henry served with the 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He married Maggie Smith on August 22, 1874 in Kosciusko County, Indiana. At this time he again used the spelling, WEITZEL. He lived in Kansas for at least 20 years and died January 5, 1916 in Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. I'm looking for information on his parents. Any information will be appreciated.


DEIBLER posted by Laura Darr on Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Hello, I know this may be asking a lot, but I just discovered my cousin's death notice on the site. I was wondering if someone might possibly be able to send me the text of the obituary...His name was Stephen D. Deibler, he was born 10/12/1955 and died 12/16/1999 in Lancaster. I assume it would be in one of the Lancaster papers. We have been out of touch for many years.


FUNK posted by Ruth Ann Allison on Wednesday, September 27, 2000

My g-grandfather, Absalom Funk, was born 12 Feb 1829 in or near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. I have reason to believe that either his father or his brother was Benjamin Franklin Funk, b. abt 1794 or 1795 in Pennsylvania. I would appreciate any additional information on either man and their families. Thank You.


HUEBNER posted by Richard Huebner on Thursday, September 28, 2000

I am interested in the obit of WILHELMINA HUEBNER. She died in Ocean Grove N. J. Feb. 4 1909and was interred in Mt. Bethel Cemetery Columbia, Pa. Lancaster County soon after. Thank you R. J. Huebner


FOCHT posted by William Focht on Thursday, September 28, 2000

I am interested in finding information about Christian Focht who lived in the 3rd Ward, Columbia, Lancaster County according to the 1870 Census. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


FLICKINGER, HINKLE posted by Mary Ann Hinkle Ineich on Friday, September 29, 2000

Looking for info on parents and/or siblings of JACOB HINKLE b. 1814 Lancaster, PA. Married to CATHERINE FLICKINGER before 1850 in Stark Co., OH.


KERN, KERNS posted by Jacquelin Troilo on Saturday, September 30, 2000

I am looking for any ibfo on Abraham Kern who came from Germany. He died in Pa. He married Catherine. His children
Adam Kern Sr.b 1729 in Rhinepfalz Germany married three times in Frederick Co., Va.
William Kern
Michael Kern
George kern
Jacob Kern
Henry kern
Nicholas Kern
Elizabeth Kern
Mary Kern
Jacob stayed in Pa for a while and married Maria Ester Moser in 1766 at the First Trinity Reform Church in York Co.
Adam went to Frederick Va. in 1766. Any info will be appreciated.


KERN, KERNS posted by Jacquelin Troilo on Saturday, September 30, 2000

Looking for info on Abraham Kern b 1690 in Germay. Died in Pa. I was told they lived in Lancaster county. Adam Kern son of Abraham married Maria Ester Moser in York Co., in the First Trinity Reform Church in 1766. Adam Kern left Pa. for Virginia in 1766 after marrying Maria. His brothers were
William, George, Michael, Jacob, Henry, Nicholas, Elizabeth and an unnamed daughter.These Kern's at one time made pottery. Any help is appreicated.


BALL, BARR, ELLIOTT posted by Elodie Staley on Saturday, September 30, 2000

I am researching the BARR family. My g.g. grandfather, E. ELLIOTT BARR was born in Maytown,Lancaster Co. in 1853. His siblings were E.F., ADA, JESSIE, MARION F., WILLIAM L.,and GEORGE. Their father was WILLIAM SINK BARR and his mother was ELIZA C. ELLIOTT BALL, who may have been married to a Ball before William. She had two brothers, WILLIAM and ELISHA, whom I believe were ELLIOTTS. William had 5 siblings but I only know 2: CATHERINE (SHERTZER) and MARY (CRIST). Their father was OWEN BARR, whom I believe is the Owen mentioned on pg 779 in the HISTORY OF LANCASTER COUNTY by Samuel Evans. Owen's father was GEORGE BARR, and his mother was ELIZABETH RICHARDS. His siblings were JACOB, GEORGE, JOHN, ANN (who married a SPANGLER), and FANNIE ( who married a SNYDER).
I am looking for people who may also be part of this line, but am also interested in finding out more about these families. Thank you.


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