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Follis Families from Germany and Switzerland

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Alsace


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The peace treaty of Westphalia in 1648 saw the Hapsburgs give Alsace to France.

My sixth great-grandparents Heinrich Hirt LANDIS 1716-1809 Alsace, France to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Elizabeth NAAS about 1761-1753 Krefelt, Germany to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Heinrich LANDIS built a stone house in 1750 which still stands, is a Registered National Landmark where Lafayette recovered after the ordeal at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War.

My seventh great-grandparents Elizabeth HIRT perhaps 1688-1783 Alsace to Germantown - 6 counties have a Germantown, Adams, Cambria, Columbia, Franklin, Pike, or most likely Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania since it was started by 13 Mennonite families from Krefeld, Germany. The Settlement of Germantown, Pennsylvania and the beginning of the German Emigration to North America by Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker. Elizabeth was a daughter of Jacob HIRT 1662-1727 Germany to Germantown, (Pike or Columbia County) Pennsylvania and Johan Heinrich Landis 1782-1826 Hirzel, Switzerland to Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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Germany

Studies in Pennsylvania German family names - 1901 on Internet Archives

My sixth great-grandfather Caspar SCHNERR born in Germany 1732-1790 now Adams County, Pennsylvania. A Revolutionary War marker is next to his tombstone.

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Alsace

Alsace became part of Prussia or what is known today as northern Germany after the 1870 Franco-Prussian War

My last ancestor family to the United States in 1881 was my great-grandparents John SCHNEIDER 1843-1917 Alsace Loraine, Germany to Stark County, Ohio to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana and Margaret Longenfeldt 1849-1925 Germany to Stark County, Ohio to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

John's parents Oliver SCHNEIDER died before 1880 in Germany and Marie FUHRMAN 1810-1897 Germany to Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

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Alzey


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one belonging to no Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality found only in this state – in the Alzey-Worms district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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My fourth and fifth great-grandparents John Jacob HECKMAN before 1741-1789 Germany to Franklin County, Virginia and Anna Barbara MYER.

John's parents Johann Peter HECKMAN about 1710-1712 to 1767-1774 Hainbrunn, Germany to Northampton County, Pennsylvania and Anna Elizabeth Margareth Lang Rothenberg, Germany.

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Bohl


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Böhl-Iggelheim is a municipality in the Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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My fifth great-grandparents George ROYER 1710-after 1772 Bohl, Germany to Berks County now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Elizabeth who died before 1769.

George's parents Sebastian ROYER 1688 to 1758-1759 Bohl, Germany to Berks County now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Agnes FLOCKIRTH 1685-1758 Bohl, Germany to Berks County now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania daughter of Johann Wendel FLOCKIRTH.

Sebastian's father Hans George of Bohl, Germany and his father was Wilhelm who was Burgermeister or Mayor of Bohl, Germany before 1686.

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Flammersfeld


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- a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Westerwald, approx. 35 km north of Koblenz.
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My sixth great-grandparents Zachariah ALBAUGH came to Hunterdon County, Maryland in 1734 from Flammersfeld, Germany and Anna DUMAT 1698-1773 Preussen, Germany to Frederick County, Maryland.

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Hamburg


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My fourth great-grandparents John Henry HINSEY 1730-after 1794 left Hamburg, Germany arrived on the ship Leathley September 19, 1753 in Philadelphia to Wilmington, Delaware and Elizabeth POST of New Castle, Delaware. He served in the Revolutionary War in Delaware.

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Krefeld


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is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located southwest of the Ruhr area, its center just a few kilometres to the west of the River Rhine. Click + or - to Zoom In or Out, Click on the colored pin to see the details of the location
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My sixth great-grandparents Elizabeth NAAS about 1716-1753 Krefelt, Germany to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Heinrich Hirt LANDIS 1716-1809 Alsace, France to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Heinrich LANDIS built a stone house in 1750 which still stands, is a Registered National Landmark where Lafayette recovered after the ordeal at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War.

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Loetzbeuren - Oberdiebach


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A municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality found only in Rhineland-Palatinate – in the Mainz-Bingen district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Click + or - to Zoom In or Out, Click on the colored pin to see the details of the location
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My fifth great-grandparents Johann Casparus BRACH 1704-1782(85) Loetzbeuren, Germany to Berks County, Pennsylvania and Sophia LAUTER 1719-about 1780 Oberdiebach, Germany to Berks County, Pennsylvania.

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Neuwied

My sixth great-grandparents Martiniss EICHENBERG 1701-after 1756 Neuwied, Germany to New York to Berks or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Anna DORNIN 1702-after 1745 of Neuwied, Germany to New York to Berks or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


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A town in the north of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, capital of the District of Neuwied.
Neuwied lies on the right bank of the Rhine, 12 km northwest of Koblenz, on the railway from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne.
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Palatine


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My sixth great-grandfather Phillip Karl Angel age 20 (Charles ENGELL) about 1723 Palatine to before 1811 Carroll County, Maryland and Juliana between 1727-1737 to between 1783-1786 of Carroll County, Maryland.

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Rothenberg


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My fourth and fifth great-grandparents were Anna Elizabeth Margareth Rothenberg, Germany and Johann Peter HECKMAN about 1710-1712 to 1767-1774 Hainbrunn, Germany to Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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Württemberg


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My fourth great-grandparents Elisabeth BREININGER probably Pennsylvania to 1823 Fairfield County, Ohio and Johann Peter BRACH 1757-after 1830 Berks County, Pennsylvania to Fairfield County, Ohio.

Elisabeth's parents Johann Gottfried BREININGER 1705-1768 Werttenberg, Germany to Berks County, Pennsylvania and Maria Elisabetha Unknown 1707-1794 Werttenberg, Germany to Berks County, Pennsylvania.

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