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The Schreyer Generations





--- 1st Generation ---


1.  Lewis SCHREYER (354)

Birth               abt 1745

Marriage                    Susan ? (355)



--- 2nd Generation ---


2.  Elizabeth SCHREYER (353)

Birth               1770

Marriage        1789    Peter KEISTER Sr. (352); Rockingham Co., VA.

Death             abt 1860




The Schreyer Family History



            The Schreyer family is an offshoot of the Keister family.  We only know of Elizabeth from the marriage records which show that Lewis Schreyer gave his consent and Susan Schreyer was the witness.  These are probably her parents but this is not certain as there are other possibilities.

              The 2 generations we have are from the Revolutionary War period of America’s history.  This family is another of the early settlers of the Shenendoah Valley which indicates they may have come from Pennsylvania as this was a common route of the time.   Whereas coastal Virginia was settled in the 17th century, the mountainous western Virginia was not settled until the mid 18th century (beginning in app. the 1740s).








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