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Dedication

This site is dedicated to the memory of John Marcinkowski (1926 - 2012), a friend and colleague.

John was the author of the Flory Flora Fleury 1973 Supplement to the original Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, which had been compiled by Walter Q. Bunderman.

In 2001, John and I agreed that it was time for another update and that this new update should be an online publication rather than a printed book. Together, we cofounded this site of the family of the 1733 immigrant, Joseph Flory.

Without John's encouragement, knowledge and resources, this project would never have been undertaken.

Introduction

If you have an ancestor with a last name pronounced “Flor-ee” or “Flor-ah”, then there is a good chance that you are a descendant of Joseph Flory, who immigrated to America in 1733, settling in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. However, there are several different Flor-ee/Flor-ah lines that immigrated to the New World, and if you haven’t yet, you should start your search at either Ken Florey’s Flory/Flora/Florey/Florea/Flori or Steve Flora's Florhi + Flory + Flora + Florey + Florig + Florea site. Here you will find an overview of the different lines, including this Joseph Flory, who is line C in either of the above sites.

The goal of this project, a joint venture started by John Marcinkowski and myself (Richard Gethmann), is to compile an on-line listing of all of the known descendants of Joseph Flory. As such, this represents the “third generation” of publications of the family of Joseph Flory, following first Walter Q. Bunderman’s 1948 book and Joel C. Flora’s 1951 book, and then John P. Marcinkowski’s 1973 Supplement and John Boitnott's 1979 book.

The information contained in these web sites started from the databases of David Blocker and Ed Peters, the books mentioned above, various other family pedigree books containing Flory family members, family data that John had collected since 1973, contributions from individual descendants of Joseph, and finally, from various online sites, especially the census and state vital records. We estimate that by the time this project is completed, it will contain over 100,000 names.

Links:

Joseph Flory - a short essay on the European origins and life in America of the immigrant Joseph Flory

Joseph's children - short essays about each of Joseph's eight children

Joseph's descendants - listed below are the known descendants of Joseph, organized by grandchild, up through the 1940 census.

(Note - for persons marked in red, we have no further information about them. For persons marked by an "*", we have only limited information)

  Maria Flory (1712 - )
  Joseph Flory (1714 - 1785) & Catherine Zollinger
 
  David Flory (1739 - 1795) & Eva Eusminger
 
  Abraham Flory (~1739 - <1783) & Catherine Good
 
  John Flory (~1743 - 1797) & Elizabeth Garber/Mary Apalonia
 
*
Mary Flora (~1744 - ) & Michael Bomberger
 
  Katherine Flory (~1745 - ) & John Bomberger
 
  Joseph Flory (1752 - 1795) & Eva Katherine Toot
 
  Peter Flory (1755 - ~1835) & Gertrude _____/Christina _____
  Hanliey (Annali) Flory (1716 - )
  Johannes (John) Flory (1718 - 1781) & Anna Marie Dankers
 
Elizabeth Flory (1741 - ) & Anthony Weitzell
 
*
Anna Flory (1741 - ) & Henry Bower
 
*
Barbara Flory (1745 - ) & Jacob Ballmer
 
  Abraham Flory (1749 - ~1813) & Christine _____
 
*
Catharina Flory (1750 - ) & Sebastian Dunckler
 
  Fanny Flory (1751 - <1780)
 
  John Flory (1753 - 1831) & Susanna _____
 
*
Daniel Flory (1754 - 1792)
 
*
Maria Flory (1756 - ) & Michael Shell
 
*
Magdalena Flory (1757 - ) & Conrad Springer
 
  Christina Flory (1758 - <1780)
 
*
Salome Flory (1759 - ) & John Kissel
 
  Esther Flory (1761 - <1780)
 
  Judith Flory (1762 - )
 
  Rosina Flory (1763 - <1780)
 
  Regina Flory (1764 - <1780)
 
  Joseph Flory (1765 - <1780)
 
  Michael Flory (1766 - <1780)
 
  Henrich Flory (1768 - <1780)
 
  Rachel Flory (1771 - 1866) & Christoffel Flory
  Jacob Flora (~1727 - ~1796) & Maria Conrad
 
  Jacob Flora Jr. (~1760 - <1848) & Barbara Dillman
 
  Joseph Flora Sr. (1761 - 1841) & Susannah Bowman
 
  Samuel Flora (~1768 - ~1843) & Elizabeth Dillman
 
  Elizabeth Christina Flora (1774 - 1809) & Henry Brubaker
 
  Abraham Flora (1776 - 1858) & Nancy Overholt
  Barbara Flory (~1732 - )
  Eva Catherine Flory (1733 - 1820) & Jacob Naff
 
*
Mary Naff (1756 - 1856)
 
*
Abraham Naff (1758 - ~1813)
 
  Sarah Naff (1762 - )
 
  Isaac Naff Sr. (1763 - 1845) & Barbara Moyer
 
  Elizabeth Naff (1765 - 1805) & Daniel Barnhart
 
  Jacob Naff III (~1767 - ~1829) & Elizabeth Stover
 
*
Joseph Naff (1769 - <1810) & Mary Hergerdeez
 
  Jonathan Naff (1771 - 1853) & Catherine Hoff
 
  Susanna Naff (~1773 - )
 
*
Catherine Naff (1777 - 1854) & John Moyer
 
  David Naff (~1780 - ~1840) & Magdaliny Brower
  Abraham Flory (1735 - 1827) & Mrs. Catherine Blocher
 
  Catherine Flory (1761 - 1846) & Friedrich Blocher
 
  Rachel Flory (1763 - 1841) & Henry Miller
 
  Abraham Flory Jr. (1764 - 1796) & Mary _____
 
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Mary Flory (~1765 - 1856) & Michael Miller
 
  John Flory Sr. (1766 - 1845) & Catherine Garber
 
  Susanna Flory (1768 - 1856) & John Beeghley
 
  Joseph Flory Sr. (1769 - 1823) & Elizabeth Beeghley
 
  Emanuel Flory Sr. (1776 - 1849) & Sarah Keagy/Elizabeth Blocher
 
  Henry Flory Sr. (1777 - 1824) & Anna Keagy
 
*
Sarah Flory (1780 - 1810) & Abraham Horner

Acknowledgments

John and I never would have undertaken this task if it had not been for the large database of Flory descendants that David Blocker has collected over the last several years. David generously donated his database to us, which contained over 30,000 entries at the time.

Special thanks is also due to Ed Peters, who donated his Peters database of nearly 18,000 people.

We would also like to acknowledge the numerous people who have submitted their Flory/Flora family data, all of which has greatly enhanced this site.

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