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2096. Matthias ÖHMAN 28 was born about 1675 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Matthias married Anna Mortensson PIRA.28 Anna was born about 1680 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Children from this marriage were:

1048       i.  Claes Matthiasson ÖHMAN (born in 1712 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden - died on 30 October 1791)

         ii.  Elisabeth Matthiasson ÖHMAN was born in 1708 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

        iii.  Anders Matthiasson ÖHMAN was born in 1710 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

         iv.  Maria Matthiasson ÖHMAN was born in 1716 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

          v.  Anna Matthiasson ÖHMAN was born in 1718 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

         vi.  Johan Matthiasson ÖHMAN was born in 1721 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28


2097. Anna Mortensson PIRA 28 was born about 1680 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Anna married Matthias ÖHMAN.28 Matthias was born about 1675 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

2098. Thomme GOFSSON 28 was born about 1680 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Thomme married Catarina FROSSE.28 Catarina was born about 1685 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

The child from this marriage was:

1049       i.  Margareta GOFSSON (born in 1714 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden)


2099. Catarina FROSSE 28 was born about 1685 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Catarina married Thomme GOFSSON.28 Thomme was born about 1680 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

2100. Claes GILLIAMS 28 was born in 1670 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden 28 and died on 12 March 1737 28 at age 67.

Claes married Anna Gaffenz.28 Anna was born about 1675 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Children from this marriage were:

1050       i.  Petter Claesson GILLIAMS (born about 1700 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden - died)

         ii.  Claes Claesson GILLIAMS was born about 1702 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

        iii.  Jean Claesson GILLIAMS was born about 1704 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

         iv.  Katarina Claesson GILLIAMS was born about 1706 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

          v.  Margareta Claesson GILLIAMS was born about 1708 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28


2101. Anna Gaffenz 28 was born about 1675 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Anna married Claes GILLIAMS.28 Claes was born in 1670 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden 28 and died on 12 March 1737 28 at age 67.

2102. Anders MATTSSON 28 was born about 1670 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Anders married Lisbeth BOYER.28 Lisbeth was born about 1675 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Children from this marriage were:

1051       i.  Helena ANDERSDOTTER (born about 1705 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden - died)

         ii.  Margretha ANDERSSON was born about 1703 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

        iii.  Annika ANDERSSON was born about 1708 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28


2103. Lisbeth BOYER 28 was born about 1675 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

Lisbeth married Anders MATTSSON.28 Anders was born about 1670 in Österfärnebo, , Gävleborgs Län, Sweden.28

2356. Christen RAMSEYER,204 son of Ulrich RAMSEYER and Barbli STAUFFER, was born on 26 May 1672 in Eggiwil, Kapff, Switzerland and died before 1713.

Christen married Christina GOSTELI 204 WFT Est 1703-1712. Christina was born in 1674 in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland and died WFT Est 1703-1768 at age 29.

The child from this marriage was:

1178       i.  Christen RAMSEYER (born on 22 September 1700 in Eggiwil Or Muhlberg, Bern, Switzerland - died before 1768)


2357. Christina GOSTELI 204 was born in 1674 in Eggiwil, Bern, Switzerland and died WFT Est 1703-1768 at age 29.

Christina married Christen RAMSEYER 204 WFT Est 1703-1712. Christen was born on 26 May 1672 in Eggiwil, Kapff, Switzerland and died before 1713.

2432. Christian NAFZIGER,77 son of Christian NAFZIGER and Anna SNYDER, was born on 23 July 1675 in Thierachern, Switzerland,77 died on 6 March 1754 77 at age 78, and was buried in Thierachern, Switzerland.77

General Notes: The large family of Mennonite Nafzigers (also Nafzier, Naftzger, Noftsger, and Noffsinger), goes back to two brothers, Christian and Ulrich, who immigrated to the border area between Alsace and Palatinate from Uetendorf near Thun in Canton Bern, Switzerland, about the year 1705.

Originally the Nafzgers had come from Wurttemberg, where the name still appears today as Nefzger (Nehzer comes from the Swabian verb nefzen meaning to doze or nap, thus a designation for a slow, easy-going person). Zacharias Nafzger, a smith, settled in Thun in 1621. Since that time his descendants have lived around Thun as craftsmen (pewterers and silversmiths).

In 1707 he is named as leaseholder in Birlenbach in Lower Alsace (Bas-Rhin), where he had difficulties with the local clergyman (Robert Lutz). He had apparently left his Swiss homeland (Uetendorf in Canton Bern in Switzerland) of his own free will together with his brother Ulrich Nafziger, born in 1686. At least there are no indications of either banishment from their native land or of Anabaptist origin. Possibly the two young men set out to seek their fortunes and only because members of the Amish congregation through marriage to Mennonite women.

It is common knowledge that the Duchy of Zweibrucken was at one time Swedish, or to be more exact, the Kingdom of Sweden was at one time "Zweibruckish." Consequently, the enclaves belonging to Zweibrucken within Lower Alsace were also ruled from Sweden, and for that reason several vilages there called themselves "the Swedish villages." Less well known are how that actually came about and what role Birlenbach played in it all.

The village of Birlenbach was acquired in 1618 by Count Palatine Johann Kasimir (who was married to a sister of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden) from his brother Duke Johann II of Zweibrucken, and in 1622 he received the remainder of the Zweibrucken domain of Cleeburg as well. He took up residence in Birlenbach and there constructed for himself a magnificent castle, which he names "Katharinenburg" in honor of his wife.

To escape the chaos of the Thirty Years War, the Count fled with his family to his wife's home in Sweden. His son, who was born in 1622, became King Charles X Gustavus of Sweden in 1654. The domain of Cleeburg, as personal property of the Kings of Sweden, and after the transfer of ducal authority to the Swedish Wittelsbachs in 1681, the entire Duchy of Zweibrucken were under Sweddish administration and remained so until the death of King Charles XII in the year 1718.

Katharinenburg castle, from which three Swedish kings had come, was so thoroughly destroyed by the French troops of General Montclar in the Wars of Reunion (1679-1680) that today not a single stone of it is left. Birlenbach had been touched by world history with a consequence important for today's genealogical researchers: records from this period are located in the Swedish national records office in Stockholm.

Perhaps this is also the reason why there is only scarce information about the "Anabaptist" Christian Nafziger, who came to Birlenbach about 1708 from Uetendorf in Canton Bern in Switzerland. After a nine-year lease of the lordly estate (Herrengut) there, he had to leave the estate under pressure from the local clergyman.

Fortunately, the children and grandchildren of Ulrich Nafziger are documented without any gaps, leading to the conclusion that all other Nafzigers to be found must be descendants of Christian Nafziger. His children (save but one, "Hans the Elder" of the Setinbacherhof) are not documented but may be established by convincing evidence. Today descendants of Christian Nafziger live in the Palatinate, Lorraine, Luxemborg, Hesse, Bavaria, and in the USA. In Birlenbach today there is still a "Taufergassel" (Anabaptists' lane).

Christian married Madlena HILTERBRAND 77 on 17 March 1706 in Thierachern, Switzerland.77 Madlena was born about 1685 in Diemtigen, Switzerland 77 and died on 3 April 1749 in Thierachern, Switzerland 77 about age 64.

Children from this marriage were:

1216       i.  Christian NAFZIGER (born in 1705 in Thierachern, Switzerland - died on 8 December 1740)

         ii.  Valentin NAFZIGER was born in 1707 in Thierachern, Switzerland.77

        iii.  Peter NAFZIGER was born in 1709 in Thierachern, Switzerland.77

         iv.  Johannes Hans The Elder NAFZIGER was born in 1715 in Thierachern, Switzerland.77


2433. Madlena HILTERBRAND 77 was born about 1685 in Diemtigen, Switzerland 77 and died on 3 April 1749 in Thierachern, Switzerland 77 about age 64.

Madlena married Christian NAFZIGER 77 on 17 March 1706 in Thierachern, Switzerland.77 Christian was born on 23 July 1675 in Thierachern, Switzerland,77 died on 6 March 1754 77 at age 78, and was buried in Thierachern, Switzerland.77

3120. Hans NUSLI Sr. I,262,263,296 son of Jacob NUSLI and Verena MEYER, was born in 1662 in Stienfurt, Germany 263 and died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 297.

Noted events in his life were:

• Emigration: on an unknown ship, 1719, Rotterdam, Holland.

Hans married Anna BARR 262,263,296 on 10 June 1687 in Stienfurt, Germany.297 Anna was born in 1666 263 and died on 24 July 1702 263 at age 36.

The child from this marriage was:

1560       i.  Jacob NISSLEY (born about 1685 in Canton Zurich, Switzerland - died on 1 June 1750 in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)




3121. Anna BARR,262,263,296 daughter of Heinrich BAR and Verena Anna MEYER, was born in 1666 263 and died on 24 July 1702 263 at age 36.

Anna married Hans NUSLI Sr. I 262,263,296 on 10 June 1687 in Stienfurt, Germany.297 Hans was born in 1662 in Stienfurt, Germany 263 and died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 297.

3122. Bishop Heinrich FUNK,258,260,261,263,266,267 son of Hans Heinrich FUNK and Barbel FREY, was born in 1665 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland 258,267 and died in 1747 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 258,267 at age 82.

General Notes:
[From Ellis & Evans, History of Lancaster County, Vol. 1.] "On November 13, 1717, Thomas and Richard Penn issued to Henry Funk, a Swiss Mennonite, a patent for three hundred and fifty acres of land, in what was then called "New Strasburge." Two hundred acres of this land he gave to his son Henry . . . In the year 1747 it was discovered that Henry Funk was an 'alian' at the time the patent was granted to him, and could not, according to the laws of Great Britain and this province, take and have a legal title to the land; hence John Funk got a confirmation deed for his land in 1747 from the Penns." The children of Heinrich Funk (wife's name not known) were: Henry, born ca 1700; Switzerland; marr. Margaret; died 1736 Mary, born ca 1702; Switzerland; marr. Jacob Nutt/Nissley; John, born ca 1705; Switzerland Jacob, born ca 1707; Switzerland Samuel, born ca 1710-1714; no further information Martin, 'Preacher,' born Aug. 4, 1716, Lancaster Co., Penn; marr. Susanna Souder; died 1791 Barbara, marr. Michael Moyer/Meyer/Mayer Fronica, marr. Joseph Musser.

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[From History of Souderton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania - Landes, Henry S. - Page 138]
"A tract od 101 acres was surveyed for Heinrich Funk in 1718 and a patent deed was issued to him for the same in 1733. He had settled on this tract in 1719, being the first settler in what is now Franconia Township, his nearest neighbor being five miles distant. He also purchased an adjoining tract of 93 acres from James Steele. His plantation, then, consisting of nearly 200 acres, was located on the Indian creek, neer the Lower Salford line."

"Heinrich Funk was later ordained as a Mennonite Bishop. He was a trustee of the Salford Mennonite Meeting at the time of its organization in 1738. Rev. Funk and Dillman Kolb, of Shippack township, translated the "Martyr's Mirror", from the Dutch to the German language, a work that required several years for its completion. He also wrote and published severalreligious books. Funk was a brother-in-law of Christian Meyer, Sr., and also of Abraham Reiff. Among Funk's children were John, Henry, Abraham, Fannie and Christian. The latter also served as a Mennonite Bishop."

"Heinrich Funk erected a flour mill on his tract shortly after settling thereon. He died in 1760 (actually 1747) and his executors sold the farm in two tracts. The mill and 63 acres were sold to his son, Abraham Funk, on June 26, 1760, and the remaining 137 acres were sold to his son, Christian Funk. Abraham Funk and Maria, his wife, on March 28, 1763, sold the mill property to his brother, Christian Funk, who thus became the owner of the entire tract."

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[From A Genealogical History of the Cassel Family in America - Morgan R. Willis - 1985 - page 259,260] "Henry Funk, one of the leaders of his people, and a man evidently of culture and mental powers above the average of those who came with him to Franconia. Some of his descendants even may not be aware that he essayed authorship and wrote several books, which must have been of some nerit, or they would not have received the attention they did, or have been reprinted so many times. His biographer, Samuel W. Pennypacker, Esq., says he was one of the most able and enterprising of the Mennonite preachers, and was long a Bishop."

"He settled on Indian creek, Franconia township, in 1719. He was ever faithful and zealous in his work, and did much to advance the interest of his church. He wrote a book upon baptism entitled "Ein Spiegel der Taufe," published by Saur, in 1744, which has passed through at least five editions. A more ambitious effort was the "Erklarug einiger hauptpunkten des gesetzes," published after his death by Armbruster, in 1763. This book was reprinted at Biel, Switzerland, in 1844 and at Lancaster, Pa., in 1862, and is much esteemed. He and Dillman Kolb supervised the translation of Van Braght's "Martyr's Mirror," from the Dutch to German."

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[From Orphans Court held at Lancaster August 1, 1747. Before Edward Smout, Emanuel Carpenter and Peter Worral, Esqrs. Justices.] Application of Jacob Nizley and Jost Musser, Exectors of Henry Funk(1), deceased, for a Settlement and Distribution. To Margaret, the Widow, now Wife of Andrew Miller, John Funk, Eldest Son, Martin, Henry, Barbara and Maudeline. Jacob Nisley and Jost Musser appointed guardians over the children of Henry Funk, deceased.

(1) Henry Funck's German will was proved in 1736 and entered untranslated in Will Book A. 1, 25:1736.

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[From Orphans Court held at Lancaster June 1750. Before Edward Smout, Emanuel Carpenter, Edward Berwick, James Webb and James Smith, Esqrs. Justices.] Michael Meyer is appointed Guardian in the Room of Jacob Nisseley, deceased, over Martin and Henry Funk, Orphan Children of Henry Funk.

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[This story appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 2 January 1772.] Henry Funk sent his wagon with flour to Newport and gave the wagoner an order to bring 50 pounds of the price in cash back to him. A neighbor, Jacob Genter, also gave him an order to bring 100 pounds cash from a Philadelphia banking houre for him. He received the cash but bought a horse at Newport, left the wagon at Newport and absconded. He was a 30 year old Dutch servand named Phillip Jacobs.

Noted events in his life were:

• Immigration: on an unknown ship, 1709.

• Residence: 1712, The Pequa Valley.

• Occupation: Bishop.

Heinrich married Fronica 260 about 1719. Fronica was born about 1678 in Zurich, Switzerland 267 and died before 1735.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Jacob FUNK Sr. was born about 1695 in Bonfeld, Baden, Germany 267 and died about 1746 in Shenandoah Co., Virginia 267 about age 51.

         ii.  Henry FUNK was born about 1688 in Bonfeld, Baden, Germany 267 and died about 1736 267 about age 48.

        iii.  John FUNK was born about 1704 in Germany 267 and died in 1798 in Frederick Co., Maryland 267 about age 94.

         iv.  Rev. Martin FUNK was born on 4 August 1716 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 267 and died in January 1790 in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 267 at age 73.

          v.  Rev. Samuel FUNK was born in March 1719 in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 258,267 and died on 7 December 1779 in Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., Virginia 267 at age 60.

1561      vi.  Mary FUNK (born about 1697 in Bonfeld, Baden, Germany - died about 1760 in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)

        vii.  Barbara FUNK was born in 1697.258

       viii.  Maudeline FUNK.

         ix.  Frena FUNK was born in 1704.258,263

Heinrich next married Margaret [--?--] 298 about 1800.


3123. Fronica 260 was born about 1678 in Zurich, Switzerland 267 and died before 1735.

Fronica married Bishop Heinrich FUNK 258,260,261,263,266,267 about 1719. Heinrich was born in 1665 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland 258,267 and died in 1747 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 258,267 at age 82.


3124. Bartholomaeus SIEGRIST,28,210,239,240,241 son of Bartli SIGRIST and Elizabeth FICHER, was born in 1663 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France 28,210,240,241 and died in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

General Notes:
Not much information known on Bartholomaeus and Barbara. We know they were residents of Baldenheim in the late 1600's where records of the births and baptisms of at least six of their children are recorded.

Meaning of the Siegrist Surname
The family name Siegrist occurs in variant spellings in the German language, as follows: Siecrist, Siegrist Siegerist, Sigeris, Sigeris, Siegeriss, Sigerist, Sigriz. (Cf. Gottschand, Deutsche Namenkunde, Munich, 1932.) The name of the early origin dating from the period when the family names (surnames) in Europe gradually came into existence; this period is after 1100, as prior to 1100 there were no family names in Germany.

It is well known that the earliest appearance of family names in Germany is in Cologne and along the Rhine River. In Cologne family names appear for the first time in 1106, but as late as 1236 not all the citizens of Cologne had a surname in addition to their personal name (first name). The personal name in those early days was, as a rule, attached to that particular person for his life; when he or she died it did not continue to pass on through the line of his descendants as surnames do.

In Switzerland, family names make their appearance in Zurich in 1145, and in Basel in 1168. This too was the general situation with reference to the time of the origin of family names in France and in England (Cf. for France, Moisy, Noms de Famille Normands, Paris, p. VI f.; for England, Bardsley, English surnames, London, p. 2 ff.)

Linguistically the name Sigrist is not a German term. It is a transliteration or a phonetic spelling of the Medieval Latin sacrista, which appears in English as sacrist, which at times is used in the sense sacristan. The latter is a derivative from the Medieval Latin sacristanus, coming into English through the French sacristain. The sacristin in those early days was the one who had charge of the church edifice, or more particularly, of the robes and vestments, that is, of the ecclesiastical regalia which appertained to the ritualistic service in the church-edifice.

The family name Siegrist accordingly belongs to that large class of German family names known as occupative names, that is, names derived from an occupation. Since Sigrist is a designation of an ecclesiastical official or of a verger, whose official functions were those named above, it would seem to follow that from an ecclesiastical viewpoint that family name was in the first place a Catholic name or the name of a Catholic.

The origin of the name, as shown on documentary evidence, below, dates from the pre-Reformation period. How far back of or prior to the Reformation can only be a matter of conjecture. Though on the basis of the documentary evidence now available at can be stated that it dates from a time not earlier than 1100. As a matter of fact this name cannot be documented earlier that the year 1261.

Some of the Earliest occurrences of the name Sigrist in the Middle High German :

Cunradus sacrista de Endingen Griesheim 1261
Chonrat der sigriste Klingau, 1277
Chonrat der sigeriste, Riehen, 1235, Cunrat Sigrist Von Rihen (sic), C. dictus Sacrista, 1295
C. Sacrista, ca. 1300
C. dictus Sigriste Blotzheim.
Diethelmus filius sacriste ville Otlikon, 1297
Hagen Sigrist (in the cloister Klingenthal in Basel).
Hans Sigristo
Henricus dictus Sigriste, 1300
Hetzelo doe Otlinkon filius sacriste, 1291
Hugo sacrista de Hunzebach, 1274
HugoJohannes des sigeristen sun Gressweiler, 1280
Hug der Sigriste Freiburg 1297
Johannes sacrista de Binzhein Kappeln Elsass.
Nicolas dictus Sigristo Wyhlen
Otto sacrista Hagenthal, 1296
Ru. gener sacriste, 1287
Rudolf der Sigeriste Freiburg 1299
Ulrich Sigriste Kleinbasal 1290
Wernherus sacrista de Tullikon, 1286

Sigrist occurs also with the faminine desinence or termination or ending: Sigristin. Also with the genitive or possessive or characteristic form: sigristinen. (Socin, Mittelhochdeutches Namenbuch nach oberrheinischen Quellen des zwolften and dreizehnten Jahrhunderts. Basel, 1903, pages 496, 663, 670.)

As stated above the family name Siegrist was in the first place a Catholic name or the name of a Catholic, that is, in origin the name dates from the period in German history prior to the Reformation. While there are no family names in Germany prior to 1100, there were however Christians in Germany long prior to that date. When the conversion of the Germans to Christianity began cannot be definitely determined. It seems however, to have been a long historic process which began very close to the New Testament period, for Irenaeus, the bishop of Lyons, writing in about the year 180 A.D., speaks of churches founded in Germany: "ecclesiar, quae in Germania (Scil., Provincia) sunt fundatae." (Cf. Adv. Haer., I.10.). Boniface, the so-called apostle of Germany, of course came later; his time being 680-754 A.D. Accordingly, it would seem that perhaps there were sacristans in the churches in Germany in the period prior to 1100, even as far back as perhaps 180 A.D.

There is some archeological evidence that there were church edifices in Germany prior to Constantine. This archeological evidence has come to light in Metz, the capital of Lothringen. (Cf."Bekehrungsgeschichte" in: J. Hoops, Reallexikon der Germanen. Altertumskunde Vol I, pp. 218-243, page 220, col. 2; Cf. alsoV.

Schubert, a well-known German Church Historian. The German word Sigrist is a provincial term and it is still current in the South or Southwest of Germany, in the Alemannic linguistic area. This is the area from which came most of the ancestors of the present day Pennsylvania Germans, who are sometimes erroneously called Pennsylvania Dutch. This latter term is certainly a misnomer.

In other parts of Germany the ecclesiastical official known as Sigrist in the Almennic linguistic are is known as Kuster or Messner. Both of these terms are also in use as family names.

From the early German literary sources it is possible to gain a general picture of a sigrist in Germany. In these sources he is spoken of as follows:

He is the guardian of the church treasures (Kirchenschatz).
He is the bell-ringer.
He assists in the mass as a singer.
He is entitled to a certain income; just as the priest is entitled to a certain income, an income in kind or in money.

On an occasion a sigrist complains that he has to serve the priest, but the priest retained all the money, fruits, wine, etc., and did not give the sigrist even so much of the tribute or income as the course bread for the subsistence if the sigrist and of his wife and children. He is spoken of as an untutored layman as over against the priest: "wir konnen nit alle geleert seyn, musz ouch sigrist haben."

His office is the lowest in the order is ecclesiastical graduation. The following is significant; a child conceived on a Saturday is destined to become such a lowly sigrist or messner; it is recorded that a wife refused her husband cohabitation saying: "Am samstag werd ein mesner (sigrist) darausz."

The following is a partial list of other ecclesiastical occupative family names: Custer, Kuster, Kaster, Koster, Messmer, Glockner, Glockler, Kircher, Kirchner, Klingler, Opermann, Opperman, Tempelmann, Zehender, Zehnder (in medieval Latin - Decimarius). All of these names were originally titles of persons who served the Church in one or another capacity as officials, and then in time these titles became fixed names borne as such by the descendants of the officials in question.

The English family name Saxton/Sexton is a derivative from the same medieval Latin sacristanus, from which the German family name Siegrist is a derivative. Though the semi-popular forms segrestian, etc., in Old French, this word by contraction or corruption became sexton. In English the terms sacristan and sexton are sometimes used interchangeably.

Quite commonly the sextons are spoken of as the bell-ringers and grave-diggers. As example, the following pun:
They went and told the sexton,
And the sexton toll'd the bell.

And the duties of the sexton in Great Britain include, however, more than bell-ringing and grave-digging; according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed., vol. XXIV, page 751, his duties were about the same as those of the ancient sigrist in Germany, moreover it is stated: "The duties of the modern sexton are practically those of the ancient sacristan."

The same family name came into being at different times and in different places. Offhand claims without documentary evidence to support connections between German and English lines are to be eschewed. "Nothing is more common that for a person bearing a certain name to imagine that it is connected with another family of the same name." (Cussans, Handbook of Heraldry, London, 4th ed., 1893, p. 287)

(Based on the reasearch of Dr. I. H. Delong, Lancaster, PA dated March 31,1949)

Bartholomaeus married Anna Barbara [--?--] 240,241 about 1688 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France 28,240.,241 Anna was born about 1667 28,210,240,241 and died in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Marriage Notes: Reference Number:1957983

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Rudolph SIEGRIST was born on 29 May 1689 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France 210,240,241 and died on 10 July 1689 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France 210.

         ii.  Anna Catharina SIEGRIST was born on 1 April 1692 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France 210,240,241 and died in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Another name for Anna was Anna Barbara SIEGRIST.210

1562     iii.  Michael SIEGRIST (born on 23 April 1695 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France - died on 9 April 1750 in Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)

         iv.  Bartholomew SIEGRIST was born on 27 February 1697 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France 28,210,240,241 and died on 6 December 1768 in Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 210 at age 71.

          v.  Anna Barbara SIEGRIST was born about 1703 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France and died in Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., PA..


3125. Anna Barbara [--?--] 239,240,241 was born about 1667 28,210,240,241 and died in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Anna married Bartholomaeus SIEGRIST 28,210,240,241 about 1688 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France 28,240.,241 Bartholomaeus was born in 1663 in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France 28,210,240,241 and died in Baldenheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

3150. Thomas COCKSEDGE 28 was born about 1674 in Woolpit, , Suffolk, England.28

Thomas married Anne BEALES 28,300 on 6 July 1699 in Great Cornard, , Suffolk, England 28.,299 Anne was born in November 1680 in Woolpit, Suffolk, England 28 and was christened on 5 November 1680 in Woolpit, Suffolk, England.300

Children from this marriage were:

1575       i.  Bridget COCKSEDGE (born in 1704 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England)

         ii.  Thomas COCKSEDGE was born in May 1700 in Woolpit, Suffolk, England and was christened on 14 May 1700 in Woolpit, Suffolk, England.28,300

        iii.  Dilly COCKSEDGE was born in February 1710 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England and was christened on 7 February 1710 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England. Another name for Dilly was DelaRiviere COCKSEDGE.

         iv.  Sarah COCKSEDGE was born in July 1715 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England and was christened on 7 July 1715 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England.

          v.  Abin COCKSEDGE was born in May 1713 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England and was christened on 7 May 1713 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England.

         vi.  Elisabeth COCKSEDGE was born in November 1711 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England and was christened on 5 November 1711 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England.

        vii.  Ann COCKSEDGE was born in January 1708 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England and was christened on 28 January 1708 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk, England.


3151. Anne BEALES,28,300 daughter of Francis BEALES and Rachel, was born in November 1680 in Woolpit, Suffolk, England 28 and was christened on 5 November 1680 in Woolpit, Suffolk, England.300

Anne married Thomas COCKSEDGE 28 on 6 July 1699 in Great Cornard, , Suffolk, England 28.,299 Thomas was born about 1674 in Woolpit, , Suffolk, England.28

3172. Nicolas PEARDON,28 son of Richard PEARDON and Mary, was born in April 1692 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England, was christened on 20 April 1692 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England,28 and died on 19 February 1753 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England 28 at age 60.

Nicolas married Elizabeth WILKINS 28 on 17 August 1717 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England.28 Elizabeth was born est 1692 in Cornwall, England.

Children from this marriage were:

1586       i.  John PEARDON (born on 26 May 1723 in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England)

         ii.  Francis PEARDON was born in 1734 in Cornwall, England, was christened on 11 April 1734 in Cornwall, England,271 and died on 12 April 1734 in Cornwall, England 271.

        iii.  Jane PEARDON was born in 1727 in Cornwall, England and was christened on 8 May 1727 in Cornwall, England.271


3173. Elizabeth WILKINS 28 was born est 1692 in Cornwall, England.

Elizabeth married Nicolas PEARDON 28 on 17 August 1717 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England.28 Nicolas was born in April 1692 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England, was christened on 20 April 1692 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England,28 and died on 19 February 1753 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England 28 at age 60.

3174. John BOND,28 son of Charles BOND and Grace HEARD, was born in August 1699 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England and was christened on 31 August 1699 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England.28

John married Mary.28 Mary was born est 1699 in Cornwall, England.

The child from this marriage was:

1587       i.  Mary BOND (born in March 1724 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England)


3175. Mary 28 was born est 1699 in Cornwall, England.

Mary married John BOND.28 John was born in August 1699 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England and was christened on 31 August 1699 in Kilkhampton, , Cornwall, England.28

3182. Giles HOBB 107 was born est 1676 in Cornwall, England.

Giles married Jone (Joan) WHISSON on 3 March 1701 in Treneglos, Cornwall, England.28 Jone was born est 1676 in Cornwall, England. Another name for Jone was Joan WHISSO.

The child from this marriage was:

1591       i.  Ann HOBB (born before 1708 in Treneglos, Cornwall, England)


3183. Jone (Joan) WHISSON 107 was born est 1676 in Cornwall, England. Another name for Jone was Joan WHISSO.

Jone married Giles HOBB on 3 March 1701 in Treneglos, Cornwall, England.28 Giles was born est 1676 in Cornwall, England.

3320. William FARBRACE,273 son of Edward FARBRACE and Ann PARKS, was born in March 1669 in Kent County, England, was christened on 13 March 1669 in Kent County, England,273 died in August 1705 in Kent County, England at age 36, and was buried on 14 August 1705 in Kent County, England.273

William married Mary JULLWARD 273 on 11 October 1702 in Chilham, Kent, England 28.,273

Children from this marriage were:

1660       i.  Edmund FARBRACE (born in July 1703 in Kent County, England - died in January 1747 in Kent County, England)

         ii.  William FARBRACE.


3321. Mary JULLWARD .273

Mary married William FARBRACE 273 on 11 October 1702 in Chilham, Kent, England 28.,273 William was born in March 1669 in Kent County, England, was christened on 13 March 1669 in Kent County, England,273 died in August 1705 in Kent County, England at age 36, and was buried on 14 August 1705 in Kent County, England.273

3788. Frederick SMITH 126 was born about 1708,126 died in 1785 in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 126 about age 77, and was buried in Grindstone Hill Cemetery, Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.126

Frederick married.

Children from this marriage were:

1894       i.  George SMITH (born about 1728 in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania - died on 14 December 1802 in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania)

         ii.  Anthony SMITH was born about 1734 in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.126

        iii.  Frederick SMITH was born about 1738 in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.126

         iv.  Peter SMITH was born about 1742 in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania 126 and died in 1822 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania 126 about age 80.

          v.  Henry SMITH was born about 1744 in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.126

         vi.  Christina SMITH was born about 1746 in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.126


3816. Georg Michael BALMER Sr.,28,251,289,301 son of Hans Georg BALMER and Anna Margaretha LANG, was born on 3 January 1693 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany,28,253,254,302 died in April 1772 in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 253,254,302 at age 79, and was buried in April 1772 in Pennsylvania.253

Research Notes:
THE FOX

October 12, 1738, Chas. Ware, Commander, from Rotterdam, last from Plymouth.- 95 passengers:

Michael Grun
Jacob Balmer
Adam Heisser
Adam Ulrich
Philip Hess
Martin Rein.
Peter Hesterman
Bastian Felte
Michael Krieger
Jacob Stieger
Adam Ulsuer (not sure of spelling)
Thomas Reusch
Johannes Asper
Michael Potz
Martin Cludy (not sure of spelling)
Hans Diebalt Drog
Goerg Michael Balmer
Joachim Stober
Hans Martin Rein
Hans Georg Wust
Hans Georg Pauth
Hans Georg Zimmerly
Johannes Goldenberger.
Hans Georg Frey
Jacob Hoffman
Christian Hohlmann
Philip Jacob Bub
Christopher Bub
Christian Kauff
Ulrich Hubster
Hans Georg Fetter

Noted events in his life were:

• Immigration: aboard the ship "Snow Fox" Chas. Ware, Commander, from Rotterdam, last from Plymouth.- 95 passengers:, 12 October 1738. 253

Georg married Anna Margaretha HAUSSER 253 on 2 March 1717 in Germany 253.,254 Anna was born about 1693.253

Marriage Notes:
Reference Number:88932

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  George Michael BALMER was born on 19 April 1718 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 253 and died on 20 April 1719 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 28,253 at age 1.

         ii.  Johann Adam BALMER was born on 12 May 1720 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 28,253 and died on an unknown date 253.

1908     iii.  George Michael BALMER Jr. (born on 22 August 1721 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany - died in April 1772 in Lebanon Township, Lancaster Co., PA)

         iv.  Johann Jacob BALMER was born on 31 July 1723 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 28,253 and died on an unknown date 253.

          v.  Margaretha BALMER was born on 31 July 1723 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 28,301 and died on an unknown date.

         vi.  Phillipp Adam BALMER was born on 5 January 1726 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany.28,301

        vii.  Jacob BALMER was born on 12 September 1728 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 253 and died on 8 November 1728 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 253.

       viii.  Eva Catherine BALMER was born on 20 August 1729 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany.28,253

         ix.  Anna Barbara BALMER was born on 1 September 1731 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 28,253 and died on an unknown date 253.

          x.  Jacob BALMER was born on 12 September 1736 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany.28,253

         xi.  Anna Catherina BALMER was born on 21 October 1741 in Elizabeth, Lancaster Co., PA,28,253 died on 9 August 1821 in Pine Grove, PA 253 at age 79, and was buried in Gunkles Union Cemetery, Pine Grove, PA.253

        xii.  Eva BALMER was born on 14 September 1733 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany 28 and died before 1767 28.

       xiii.  Johann Georg BALMER was born on 16 March 1739 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany.28

        xiv.  Johannes BALMER was born on 22 August 1730 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany.28


3817. Anna Margaretha HAUSSER 251,253 was born about 1693.253

Noted events in her life were:

• Immigration: aboard the ship "Snow Fox", 12 October 1738.

Anna married Georg Michael BALMER Sr. 28,289,301 on 2 March 1717 in Germany 253.,254 Georg was born on 3 January 1693 in Linkenheim, Karlsruhe, , Baden-Württemberg, Germany,28,253,254,302 died in April 1772 in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 253,254,302 at age 79, and was buried in April 1772 in Pennsylvania.253

3820. Johann Georg OHLINGER,252,255 son of Private and Anna Marie ENGLEMAN, was born on 7 July 1672 in , Froschen, Germany and was christened on 7 July 1672 in Evangelisch, Heddesheim, Rheinland, Preussen.28

Johann married Private

Children from this marriage were:

1910       i.  Johan Phillip OLINGER (born on 6 September 1722 in , Eschweiler, Zweibruken, Germany - died on 12 April 1787 in Augusta County, Virginia)

         ii.  Johann George OLINGER was born about 1716 in Thaleischweiler, Froshen, Germany and died about 1800 in Ruscomb Twps, Berks County, Pennsylvania about age 84.

        iii.  Anna Maglalena OLINGER was born about 1719.

         iv.  Johan Christoph OLINGER was born about 1724 and died apt 1767 about age 43.


3821. Private

Private married Johann Georg OHLINGER. Johann was born on 7 July 1672 in , Froschen, Germany and was christened on 7 July 1672 in Evangelisch, Heddesheim, Rheinland, Preussen.28

3822. Heinrich "Hans" UMBERGER,252,292 son of Rudolph UMBERGER and Elsbeth E. WILHELM, was born on 3 October 1688 in Reihen, Kirchardt, Heidelberg, Germany, was christened on 3 October 1688 in , Kirchardt, Heidelberg, Germany, died in March 1787 in Lebanon Township, Dauphin Co., PA at age 98, and was buried in , Philadelphia, Lebanon, PA. Another name for Heinrich was Heinrich "Hans" UMBARGER.

General Notes:
The 7 children's birth and baptisms were recorded in the Kirchardt Reformed Kirchenbuch, Germany.

They immigrrated via Rotterdam on the ship Hope to America, arriving at Philadelphia August 28, 1733. The immigrants from Germany were commonly referred to as ~ Palatines ~ .

Henrich and Hans Leonard signed the Oath of Allegiance to Pennsylvania.

Henrich and Hans Leonard Umberger of Lebanon Township, Lancaster County (now Lebanon County), Pennsylvania were naturalized in Philadelphia in the fall of 1765.

The first records of them living in that area came from church records of Rev. John Casper Stoever and the records of Berge Kirche (Hill Church).

Land records show Henrich and his two oldest sons received grants for a total of 550 acres of land in Lebanon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania between 1743 and 1751.

In 1766 Henrich deeded the homestead to his youngest son John for 200 pounds.

The Humberger School Association was organized in the late 1770's or early 1780's on land originally owned by Henrich Umberger. A publication said:

~ That Humberger was respected and honored among these early settlers no other proof is needed than they peretuated his memory by naming their school after him.~

Noted events in his life were:

• Immigration: aboard the ship Hope, 28 August 1733, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Heinrich married Juliana STEEGER on 24 January 1713 in Krichardt Reformed Church, Germany. Juliana was born on 14 July 1685 in Kirchardt, Kraichgau Region, Germany, died 1733 (abt) in Lebanon Township, Lancaster Co., PA at age 48, and was buried in , Philadelphia, PA. Another name for Juliana was Juliana STEYGER.

Marriage Notes: _STATMARRIED

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Maria Elizabeth UMBERGER was born on 18 November 1713 in Kirchardt Reformed, Kirchenbuch, Germany and died 1733 (bef) at age 20. Another name for Maria was Elizabeth UMBARGER.

         ii.  John Leonard UMBERGER was born on 2 February 1715 in Kirchardt Reformed, Kirchenbuch, Germany and died in May 1766 in , Lebanon, Lebanon, PA at age 51. Another name for John was Hans Leonhart UMBERGER.

        iii.  Michael UMBERGER was born on 21 March 1716 in Kirchardt Reformed, Kirchenbuch, Germany, was christened on 21 March 1717, and died on 16 July 1785 in Lebanon Township, Lancaster Co., PA at age 69. Other names for Michael were Hans Michael UMBARGER, Michael UMBARGER, and Hans Michael UMBERGER.

1911      iv.  Julianna UMBERGER (born on 8 January 1719 in Kirchardt Reformed, Kirchenbuch, Germany - died about 1803, buried in Lebanon Township, Dauphin County (Now Lebanon County), Pennsylvania)

          v.  Jans "Johannes" UMBERGER was born on 30 September 1721 in Kirchardt Reformed, Kirchenbuch, Germany, was christened on 30 November 1721, and died in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Other names for Jans were Jans "Johannes" UMBARGER, and Johannes UMBARGER.

         vi.  Anna Elisabetha "Lisabet" UMBERGER was born on 16 May 1724 in Kirchardt Reformed, Kirchenbuch, Germany and was christened on 16 May 1724.

        vii.  Anna Catharina UMBERGER was born on 14 March 1729 in Kirchardt Reformed, Kirchenbuch, Germany and was christened on 14 March 1729.

Heinrich next married Anna Marie CATHERINE 1733 (aft).

Marriage Notes: _STATMARRIED


3823. Juliana STEEGER,252,292 daughter of Hans STEYGER and Elizabeth WEIDLER, was born on 14 July 1685 in Kirchardt, Kraichgau Region, Germany, died 1733 (abt) in Lebanon Township, Lancaster Co., PA at age 48, and was buried in , Philadelphia, PA. Another name for Juliana was Juliana STEYGER.

Noted events in her life were:

• Immigration: aboard the ship Hope, 28 August 1733, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 293

Juliana married Heinrich "Hans" UMBERGER on 24 January 1713 in Krichardt Reformed Church, Germany. Heinrich was born on 3 October 1688 in Reihen, Kirchardt, Heidelberg, Germany, was christened on 3 October 1688 in , Kirchardt, Heidelberg, Germany, died in March 1787 in Lebanon Township, Dauphin Co., PA at age 98, and was buried in , Philadelphia, Lebanon, PA. Another name for Heinrich was Heinrich "Hans" UMBARGER.

3832. Isaac BAKER, son of Joshua BAKER and Rebecca WILSON, was born in 1716 in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland and died in 1796 in Bristol, Washington County, Virginia at age 80.

General Notes:
From the research of Patricia SCOTT GARMON we find: that in Benjamin Franklin's "Pennsylvania Gazette", in January and June 1738, and in July 1743 we find advertisements for help in locating runaway indentured servants by Isaac BAKER and Joshua BAKER. There addresses are given: of Philadelphia, in January, 1738; in Lancaster County, near Newtown, in June, 1738; and of Cunnecocheq (sic), near Lancaster, in July of 1743.

Isaac BAKER was born in Dublin, Ireland the son of Joshua BAKER and Rebecca WILSON in 1716. He died in Bristol in Washington County, Virginia. His will is dated 15 March 1796. He married Catherine POSTLETHWAITE who was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1710-1720. She was the daughter of John POSTLETHWAITE and Hylacha. John had a famous Tavern in Lancaster County.

Together they had at least ten children: Joshua, Mary BAKER-SWEARINGEN, Susannah BAKER-WORLEY, William, Hatchy, Isaac, Catherine BAKER-SMITH, Thomas, Evan, and John.

We find the following in the research of Wanita POSTLETHWAITE. In 1749 Isaac and Catherine were living in Washington County, Maryland, on land received from her father in his will.

In the Maryland Gazette, Thursday, 11 March, 1756 we find:
A letter from Isaac BAKER at Conococheague says that in their march to Toonaloways, about 5 miles this side of Stoddert's Fort, they found John Myers' house in flames. Up the road they found Mr. Hynes, killed and scalped. Ralph Matson's house, within a mile of Stoddert's Fort, was burnt down. Stoddert's Fort was on alert for being attacked. They then went to Combes' Fort where there were two men trying to protect over forty women and children. Mr. Lynn's son, aged about 22, was killed there while setting on the fence of the stock-yard with Combes' son. About a half a mile on this side of Mr. Kenny's (in little Toonaloways) there was a load of oats and turnips in the road, which two boys were bringing to Combes' place. Mr. Kenny's sheep and cattle were killed. Two miles from there , at Lowther's, they found Mr. Lowther dead and scalped. The people at Combes' Fort intend leaving there and going to Stoddert's fort.

Back to the research of Wanita POSTLETHWAITE:
In 1765 Isaac and Catherine moved to Virginia. They were on the line of North Carolina and Virginia. The city of Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee stands on the same land Isaac got there with a friend, Evan SHELBY, also from Maryland. They bought 973 acres each. price was 304 Pounds each.

Isaac lived on Beaver Creek. This land had been named "Sapling Grove" by former owner Mr. BUCHANNAN. The deed was delayed as was common in those days. The deed came down to Isaac Jr. 2 May 1796.

Isaac BAKER and Evan SHELBY were friends (or family) they each named a son after the other. They were both buried near SHELBY's residence, later moved to the present cemetery, because of the growth of the city. This was located (now) 5th Street in front of the first Presbyterian church, Bristol, Tennessee.

Isaac's property was in the area now east Bristol, Virginia.

Isaac married Catherine POSTLETHWAITE.303 Catherine was born in 1720 in Chester County, Pennsylvania 243 and died in 1785 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 243 at age 65.

Children from this marriage were:

1916       i.  Joshua BAKER (born in October 1744 in Maryland - died on 30 October 1801)

         ii.  Mary BAKER.

        iii.  Susannah BAKER.

         iv.  William BAKER.

          v.  Hatchy BAKER.

         vi.  Isaac BAKER.

        vii.  Catherine BAKER.

       viii.  Thomas BAKER.

         ix.  Evan BAKER.

          x.  John BAKER.


3833. Catherine POSTLETHWAITE,303 daughter of John POSTLETHWAITE and Hylacha HENDRICKS, was born in 1720 in Chester County, Pennsylvania 243 and died in 1785 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 243 at age 65.

Catherine married Isaac BAKER. Isaac was born in 1716 in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland and died in 1796 in Bristol, Washington County, Virginia at age 80.

3834. Joseph TOMLINSON Sr,235,295,304,305 son of James TOMLINSON and Harriett TROWBRIDGE, was born on 12 October 1712 in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland and died on 1 December 1793 in Grave Creek, Marshall Co., WV at age 81.

General Notes:
From Sally Ryan Tomlinson: Married 21 Oct 1738 Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland (The rector took his records when he moved to All Hollows, Anne Arundel, so that's where the records are).

p. 125 Wither's Chronicles of Border Warfare; Joseph Tomlinson surveyed a claim at the mouth of Grave Creek, about 1770, but did not settle there until 1772. His cabin was the nucleus of the present Moundsville, West Virginia. When Joseph reached the age of about 10 he became interested in the fur dressing trade in company with his father and at the age of 22 he was engaged in work with Mr. Jonathan Hager and in 1740 he went to the London's Fur Outpost at "Wills Creek" near Cumberland, Maryland, where he served as superintendent of the storehouse.

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth: 12 October 1717, Hagerstown, Maryland.

• Immigration: 1733, Maryland Or Virginia.

• Alt. Death: 1 December 1793, Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV.

Joseph married Rebecca SWEARINGEN on 21 October 1738 in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co., MD. Rebecca was born on 22 December 1716 in Hagerstown, Prince George Co., Maryland and died in West Virginia.

Noted events in their marriage were:

• Alt. Marriage: All Mallows, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  James TOMLINSON was born on 6 November 1742 in Wills Creek, Frederick Co., MD, died in 1816 at age 74, and was buried in Moundsville, WV.

         ii.  Joseph TOMLINSON Jr was born on 12 October 1745 in Little Meadows, Garrett Co., MD, died on 30 May 1825 in Grave Creek, Marshall Co., WV at age 79, and was buried in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Grave Creek, WV.

        iii.  Samuel TOMLINSON was born in 1747 in Wills Creek, Frederick Co., MD and died on 27 August 1777 in Yellow Creek at age 30.

1917      iv.  Lucy [Elizabeth] TOMLINSON (born from 10 August 1747 to 1749 in Little Meadows, Garrett Co., MD - died on 2 December 1813 in Adams, MS)

          v.  Nathaniel TOMLINSON was born in 1747 in Wills Creek, Frederick Co., MD 306 and died on 21 November 1813 at age 66.

         vi.  Benjamin TOMLINSON was born on 11 December 1752 in Wills Creek, Frederick Co., MD and died on 30 September 1838 at age 85.

        vii.  Jesse TOMLINSON was born in 1753 in Wills Creek, Frederick Co., MD and died on 17 December 1840 at age 87.

       viii.  Rebecca TOMLINSON was born on 14 February 1754 in Wills Creek, Frederick Co., MD 307 and died in 1825 in VA at age 71.

         ix.  John T. TOMLINSON was born in 1756 in Wills Creek, Frederick Co., MD and died on 31 May 1833 in MD at age 77.

          x.  Druscilla TOMLINSON was born in 1758 in Wills Creek, Frederick Co., MD.234


3835. Rebecca SWEARINGEN,235,295,304,308,309 daughter of Van SWEARINGEN and Elizabeth WALKER, was born on 22 December 1716 in Hagerstown, Prince George Co., Maryland and died in West Virginia.

Rebecca married Joseph TOMLINSON Sr on 21 October 1738 in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's Co., MD. Joseph was born on 12 October 1712 in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland and died on 1 December 1793 in Grave Creek, Marshall Co., WV at age 81.

3864. Jochum Willems 197 was born est 1640 in Damwoude, , Friesland, Netherlands.

Jochum married Jouck Minnes 197 on 1 February 1655 in Dantumadeel, Friesland, Netherlands.197 Jouck was born est 1645 in Netherlands.

The child from this marriage was:

1932       i.  Willem Jochums (born in 1686 in Damwoude, , Friesland, Netherlands - died on 30 June 1755 in Damwoude, , Friesland, Netherlands)

Jochum next married Hiltje Clases 197 before 1665 in Dantumadeel, Friesland, Netherlands.197 Hiltje died before 1 February 1665 in Dantumadeel, Friesland, Netherlands 197.


3865. Jouck Minnes 197 was born est 1645 in Netherlands.

Jouck married Jochum Willems 197 on 1 February 1655 in Dantumadeel, Friesland, Netherlands.197 Jochum was born est 1640 in Damwoude, , Friesland, Netherlands.

3968. Jan Gerrits POST 198 was born about 1639 in Netherlands and died on 23 October 1716 in Wagenborgen, , Groningen, Netherlands 198 about age 77.

Jan married Claasjen Jans 198 after 28 May 1659 in Wagenborgen, , Groningen, Netherlands.198 Claasjen was born about 1639.

Children from this marriage were:

1984       i.  Gerrit Jans POST (born est 1683 in Nieuwolda, , Groningen, Netherlands)

         ii.  Anna POST was born est 1677 in Wagenborgen, , Groningen, Netherlands.198

        iii.  Trijntjen POST.

         iv.  Catharijna POST was born est 1669 in Wagenborgen, , Groningen, Netherlands.


3969. Claasjen Jans,198 daughter of Johan Mennes and Anke Dries, was born about 1639.

Claasjen married Jan Gerrits POST 198 after 28 May 1659 in Wagenborgen, , Groningen, Netherlands.198 Jan was born about 1639 in Netherlands and died on 23 October 1716 in Wagenborgen, , Groningen, Netherlands 198 about age 77.

Claasjen next married Aaldrik Rotgers 198 on 28 May 1659 in Wagenborgen, , Groningen, Netherlands.198 Aaldrik was born about 1639 in Netherlands.


3970. Geert Tepes,198 son of Tepe and Geeske Jans, was born est 1647 in Netherlands.

Geert married Sybren Tammes 198 after 1667 in Nieuwolda, , Groningen, Netherlands.198 Sybren was born est 1647 in Netherlands.

The child from this marriage was:

1985       i.  Geeske Geerts (born est 1673 in Nieuwolda, , Groningen, Netherlands)


3971. Sybren Tammes,198 daughter of Tammo Fockens and Trijntje Renses, was born est 1647 in Netherlands.

Sybren married Geert Tepes 198 after 1667 in Nieuwolda, , Groningen, Netherlands.198 Geert was born est 1647 in Netherlands.

Sybren next married Johan Clasen 198 in 1667 in Nieuwolda, , Groningen, Netherlands.198


3972. Jan Hindrix .198

Jan married Yke.198

The child from this marriage was:

1986       i.  Hindrick Jans (born est 1696 in Akkerenden, Netherlands)


3973. Yke .198

Yke married Jan Hindrix.198 picture


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