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THOMMEN GENEALOGY


THOMMEN, JACOB 1
m  BARBARA BäR
b 1700      d 1745
b ____      
THOMMEN, ELSBETH "ELIZABETH" 2
m  ULRICH "UHLI" SCHäUBLIN
b 1727      d 1777
b 1722      d 1768

Introduction

There are two Thommens in our ancestry; this one is connected to our Shively lineage, at that time spelled Schäublin. Our second generation Elsbeth Thommen married Ulrich Schäublin in 1745.
The other line is Verena Thommen, also from Switzerland, who married Hans Spithaler and whose daughter Barbara married Christian Schäublin in 1708.

Jacob Thommen  &  Barbara Bär
Jacob 1 , Elsbeth "Elizabeth" 2 Top  

Jacob Thommen was born about 1700 and died before 16 Oct 1745. 
Jacob was married to Barbara. 
Barbara Bär . 

There is a letter by Jacob written two months after his arrival in Pennsylvania which he had reached in 4 months and 17 days - Apr. 28 to Sept. 15 - from Basel. It begins with a blessing and closes with the words that whoever seeks religious liberty will find it in Pennsylvania. Among other things he mentions the absence of tithes. He settled at Kanastangen (Conestoga).
See Burgert's Kraichgau book, appendix C, [Burgert, 1985] for several Bärs emigrating from Dühren in 1719, including a Barbara daughter of Hans Jacob Bär (Behr) and wife Barbara, Mennonites from Zürich, Knonauer Amt in 1740, Reformed Lutheran.
Barbara Bar born c1690, died 175_ Earl Township, married Jacob Baumon, from Hirzel, Switzerland (Mennonite Family History v.X, n.2, Apr 1991, p56, DPL G929.1M527). Hirzel, as it turns out, is not the ancetral home of our Swiss Hirzel lineage.
A child of Jacob and Barbara (Bär) Thommen: Elsbeth "Elizabeth"
1    Thommen, Elsbeth "Elizabeth" was baptised 6 Apr 1727.    

Elsbeth "Elizabeth" Thommen  &  Ulrich "Uhli" Schäublin
Jacob 1 , Elsbeth "Elizabeth" 2 Shively Top  

Elsbeth "Elizabeth" Thommen was baptized 6 Apr 1727 in Zeglingen, Farnsburg, Baselland, Switzerland and died after 1777. 
Elsbeth "Elizabeth" was married to Ulrich "Uhli" before 16 Oct 1745 in Lancaster?, Pennsylvania. 
Ulrich "Uhli" Schäublin was baptized 1 Jan 1722 in Oberdorf, Waldenburg, Basel, Switzerland and died before 1768 in Frederick, Maryland.  He was the son of Christian and Barbara (Spithaler) Schäublin. 

Uhli emigrated as a youth of 14 in his parent's family, leaving Basel 28 Apr 1736 and arriving in Philadelphia where the adult passengers took the oaths 15 September of that year. His wife Elizabeth was quite young when they married, for on 16 Oct 1745, when she was only 18, they sold her father's farm. Whether or not her mother Barbara was still living we don't know, she may have come to live with Elizabeth and her husband after the sale of the family home.
Frederick County Deed Liber E, Folio 2-4].
Andrews [1978 -- reference lost] reported this as "Three Rivers", and believed at first that this was in Mt. Aetna, a small community two miles northeast ofthe Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. Beaver Creek is about six miles southeast of Hagerstown, which was then called Elizabeth Town, andjust past Funkstown, then called Jerusalem Town. However, in the Fellowship of the Brethren Genealogists Newsletter [v. 24, no. 3, Fall, 1992, pg. 42] he corrects this location to a tract, in the small town of Fairview, which extended from slightly north of the Mason-Dixon Line (decreed 1750, but only in 1763 surveyed at 39 43' 26" North) nearly a mile south into Maryland. Fairview is about eight miles northwest of Hagerstown, and on the banks of Conococheague Creek. Andrews credits Newton Poling of Hagerstown for this information. One might suspect that Uhli's name Three Rivers refers to the Conococheague Creek, and the Antietam and Potamac rivers, the latter two flowing less than ten miles from his land.
At the top of page on which the this deed is recorded is found the end of some previous deed. It consists of an interesting notation following the name of Jacob Bear: "On the foot of which bill of sale was there Within found thereby Certify that the above Named Jacob Bear Came before me and Acknowledged the above Bill of Sale to Whi_ __ and deed and the Sundry Goods and Chattles to be the Right of Abraham Miller". Now Bear, originally Bär, is the maiden name of Elsbeth's mother Barbara, and Miller is possibly the maiden name of the wife of Johann Dieterich, father of Abraham Deeter who married Uhli and Elsbeth's daughter Elizabeth. It would be interesting to see if that deed, recorded just before Ulrich's, could be a transaction involving relatives of the family.
Folio 450].
vol. 35, p. 33 in Annapolis], but the location is not known to me. Later, 7 Apr 1777, Elizabeth was joined by her sons Christian and Jacob in the sale of the remaining 204 acres in Mt. Aetna to her son John's father-in-law, Adam Troup, for £1000 [Deed Liber RP-1, Folio 55]. See John's history, below, concerning Adam's will.
Gale Honeyman [Honeyman, 1990] finds records of other Shivelys in Maryland who have not as yet been identified in relation to Ulrich. Charles Shively was on the 1783 tax list of Upper Antietam and Jerusalem Hundred; Eva Shively was issued a license 8 Aug 1778 in Frederick County (this was after Washington County had been erected in 1776) to marry Gudlip Sidely, or Gottlieb Seidel; Catherine Shively (1764-1844) married John Zook, Sr., then moved to Bedford County, Pennsyvlania, before moving on to Indiana; Mary Shively married Henry Rowland, Sr., and died in Washington County before 1833.
The seven children of Ulrich "Uhli" and Elsbeth "Elizabeth" (Thommen) Schäublin: Christian, Jacob, Elizabeth, Eva, Isaac D., John and Catherine. 



SHIVELY, ELIZABETH 3
m  ABRAHAM DEETER
b 1751      
b 1746      d 1827
TEETER, JOHN SHIVELY 4
m  SUSANNA HEFFNER BURGER
b 1782      d 1847
b 1791      d 1865
TEETER, DAVID BURGER 5
m  MARGARET MOCK
b 1809      d 1883
b 1817      d 1901
TEETER, ELIZABETH 6
m  JOHN WELLER ALFORD
b 1843      d 1906
b 1837      d 1905
ALFORD, MARY JANE "MERRIE" 7
m  JOHN EATON HARTZELL
b 1866      d 1942
b 1862      d 1904
HARTZELL, MILDRED LOUISE 8
m  PAUL REESE SWAN
b 1903      d 1989
b 1903      d 1953
SWAN, PAUL REESE 9
m  MILDRED LOUISE "MILLIE" HAMILTON
b 1929      
b 1930      d 1998
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