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THE FAY FAMILY HOMEPAGE

GENEALOGIES
   
GERMAN GUESTS
Hans Adam Fey and Anna Eva Staud
and their Descendants
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Charles Fay 1794
Joseph Fay 1821
Joseph's Printed Biography
   
Contributed by Linda Hoeschler and Karen Teichmann Fay
with the assistance of family members
   
Panorama from Gemeinde Schneppenbach as are the four small pictures below. Permission to use these here has been requested from the webmaster.
   
Hans Adam Fey was born in Schneppenbach, Germany, a tiny village belonging to the Hunsrück communities in present day Rheinland-Pfalz. (see the article in Wikipedia and Gemeinde Schneppenbach for details and more information about the town).
   
The original spelling of the family's last name is not known; it might have been FEY or FEI or FEÏ (see Hans Jürgen Fey's note about how the name is found in Germany). The family in the United States has used FEY and FAY. In one census, the name appears as FIE. The one most frequently found now is FAY.
   
It is not known what Hans Adam's work was. He might have been a farmer or he might have worked in the local shale industry (see below). He might also have been a weaver; certainly some of his descendants were weavers, and they may have been following in his footsteps.
   
Most of the descendants of Hans Adam seem to have remained in Germany. It is said that the house in which Hans Adam lived is now in the possession of one of his descendants, a Martini family.
   
It was Charles, a greatgrandson of Hans, who left Schneppenbach for Oberstreit. We shall follow him next.
View of Schneppenbach, from the Wikipedia article on Schneppenbach. This article also discusses the meaning of the city's coat of arms, which includes a green field for the forest regions, and two gray diamonds for the city's early shale industry.
   
DESCENDANTS OF HANS ADAM FAY (1680-1742) AND ANNA EVA STAUD
the first four generations
   

......2  Johann Nicholas Fey  b: 1712  d: 6/14/1744
.......  +Maria Barbara Staud  m: 8/14/1736
......2  Johann Henry Fey  b: 1716  d: 4/17/1793
.......  +Anna Maria Beiz  b: 9/21/1723  m: 6/11/1741  d: 12/14/1802
............3  Heinrich Thomas Fey  b: 4/23/1747  d: 2/27/1811
.............  +Eva Gertrude Stein  b: 5/1/1750  m: 10/27/1772  d: 4/15/1805
..................4  Johann Theodore Fey  b: 10/15/1773  d: 12/24/1822
.................... +Maria Barbara Pauli  m: 1/24/1809
.................... +Anna Clara Gilsdorf  m: 5/4/1813
..................4  Elizabeth Catherine Fey  b: 12/28/1776
..................4  Johann Thomas Fey  b: 2/10/1780
..................4  Johann Henry Fey  b: 12/31/1782
.................... +Margaretha Klein Martine  m: 9/11/1809
..................4  Johann Fey  b: 6/29/1786
.................... +Anna Margaret Baum  m: 1/21/1811
..................4  Anna Maria Fey  b: 11/20/1788  d: 1847
.................... +Peter Martini  m: Bef. 1813
.................... +Johann Peter Martine, Jr.  m: 5/4/1813
..................4  Jacob Fey  b: 7/29/1791  d: 4/2/1850
.................... +Gertrude Gilsdorf  m: 9/24/1815
..................4  Charles Fay  b: 8/16/1794  d: 1/8/1876
.................... +Maria Eva Martine  b: 7/29/1796  m: 11/26/1820  d: 4/24/1891
			Charles' line continued on next page
............3  Johann Jacob Fey  b: 4/19/1742  d: 9/30/1809
.............  +Anna Magadalena Thomas  m: 2/13/1770
............3  Maria Gertrud Fey  b: 7/29/1745
............3  Johann Conrad Fey  b: 9/21/1749
............3  Johann Adam Fey  b: 1/11/1752
............3  Maria Elisabeth Fey  b: 10/23/1755  d: 10/28/1825
.............  +Johann Theodor Stein  m: 4/15/1777
............3  Maria Margaetha Fey  b: 10/29/1755  d: 4/26/1783
............3  Anna Elisabeth Fey  b: 10/23/1757  d: 3/24/1827
.............  +Franz Josef Heim  m: 4/16/1787
............3  Elisabeth Catherina Fey  b: 10/14/1759  d: 7/10/1823
.............  +Johann Goetz  m: 10/1/1783
............3  Johann Leonard Fey  b: 10/20/1761  d: 7/20/1835
.............  +Maria Catherina Gemmel  m: Bef. 1802
.............  +Anna Gertrud Halterborn  m: 10/24/1802
............3  Anna Maria Fey  b: 4/9/1764  d: 8/10/1833
.............  +Johann Peter Muller  m: 10/5/1791
............3  Johann Nicholas Fey  b: 11/28/1766  d: 10/15/1842
.............  +Anna Maria Wirth  m: 1793
.............  +Maria Barbara Kaufmann  m: 7/22/1799
......2  Anna Catherine Fey  b: 1718  d: 3/13/1745
.......  +Johann Thomas Weyrich  m: 8/20/1737
......2  Anna Eva Fey  b: 1720  d: 5/14/1764
.......  +Johann Theodor Alymayer  m: 1/24/1741
......2  Johann Adam Fey  b: 1728  d: 2/23/1802
.......  +Anna Maria Staud  m: 6/21/1756
......2  Johann Fey  b: 1732  d: 11/10/1802
.......  +Maria Elizabeth Beiz  m: 1760