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     We have traced this lineage back to our 5th great-grandfather Johannes Arnold.  Johannes, was born about 1735 in the town of Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany.   Erlangen is located in the area of Bavaria known as Middle Franconia.  This locale was composed of independent principalities within the Holy Roman Empire, known at that time as the Electorate of Bavaria.  As a young man of about 18 years of age  Johannes migrated from Erlangen to the “New World” aboard the  He ship "Two Brothers".  He eventually arrived a Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania, on September 28, 1753.  After his arrival in the Johannes moved west into Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Here he married Elizabeth Ulrich on January 26, 1761 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster. He and Elizabeth began a family while living here and produced at least three known children between 1761 and 1770.   In 1771 Johannes Arnold, along with Nicholas and John Olerick, purchased a tract of 158 acres in Chanceford Township, York County, Pennsylvania called "Stoney Bottom."  Soon after their arrival in Chanceford Township the family began to attend church at Stahle’s (St. Luke’s) Church located near the town of New Bridgeville.  Records of this church show that on April 26, 1801 Johannes and Elizabeth took communion here.   Many records their descendant’s baptisms have been found in the records of this church.

     This Arnold family line continues through John Arnold a son of the aforementioned Johannes and Elizabeth and his son Adam Arnold.  Adam was born on the family farm in 1799.  He lived most of his life here in the household of his father.  A review of census documents between 1820 and 1840 do not show Adam as the head of any household.  As such it is most probable that he continued to live in the household of his father John Sr. as did his brother Jacob Arnold.  It appears that Adam remained a bachelor until 1841 when he married Catherine Ellis.  Three known children were produced of this union between 1842 and 1847.   Adam died prior to the 1860 census and was probably about 55 years old at the time. 

     This Arnold lineage ends with our great-great grandmother Mary Arnold born in 1847.  She married Jonathan Dellinger in 1866 when she was about 19 years old.  Mary tragically lost her first three children early in their lives.  Sons John and George passed away on the same day in 1870.  Her daughter Katherine died in 1872 just short of her 2nd birthday.  Mary went on to have five more children between 1872 and 1883.   Prior to her own death in 1932 she was residing in the borough of Red Lion, in York County.  Mary is buried in St. Luke's Cemetery, Chanceford Twp., Pennsylvania.   

 

Direct ancestors

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JOHANNES1 ARNOLD I was born about 1735 in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany. He died between 1802-1810 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Elizabeth Ulrich on 26 Jan 1761 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA. She was born about 1739 in Pennsylvania, USA. She died after 1801 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Johannes Arnold I and Elizabeth Ulrich had the following children:

 

i. JOHN2 ARNOLD I was born about 1767 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in 1845 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Elizabeth Hauer, daughter of Anthony Hauer and Maria Barbara Kuffer about 1791 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born in 1769 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She died about 1815 in Upper Chanceford Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania.

 

ii. MICHAEL ARNOLD was born about 1766 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. He died about 1838 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married (2) ELISABETH ARNOLD (NEE?) in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born on 18 Mar 1757.

 

iii. CATHARINE ARNOLD was born about 1770 in Pennsylvania, USA.

JOHN2 ARNOLD I (Johannes1 I) was born about 1767 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in 1845 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married Elizabeth Hauer, daughter of Anthony Hauer and Maria Barbara Kuffer about 1791 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born in 1769 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She died about 1815 in Upper Chanceford Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania.

 

John Arnold I and Elizabeth Hauer had the following children:

 

3.              i. JOHN3 ARNOLD II was born on 04 Sep 1792 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in 1861 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married CATHARINE ARNOLD. She was born about 1802 in Pennsylvania, USA.

 

i.        MARIA CATHERINA ARNOLD was born about 1795 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She married HENRY FRY.

 

ii.      MARGARET REBECCA ARNOLD. She died in 1855. She married NICHOLAS DULL. He was born in 1795 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

4.              iv. MICHAEL S. ARNOLD SR. was born on 18 Mar 1797 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 03 Oct 1871 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married ANNA MARY ECKERT. She was born on 12 Jun 1807 in Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 18 Mar 1880 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

5.              v. ADAM ARNOLD was born on 03 Mar 1799 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in 1851 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married CATHERINE ELLIS. She was born on 25 Aug 1807 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 29 Apr 1895 in Windsor, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

          ELIZABETH ARNOLD was born on 23 May 1801 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She married ADAM KUPP.

 

EVA ARNOLD was born on 12 Mar 1803 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She married FREDERICK SHOFF.

           

viii.  ANNA MARIA ARNOLD was born on 28 Jul 1806 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She married DANIEL DECKMAN.

 

ix.      JACOB ARNOLD was born on 17 Jun 1809 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

ADAM3 ARNOLD (John2 I, Johannes1 I) was born on 03 Mar 1799 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in 1851 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married CATHERINE ELLIS. She was born on 25 Aug 1807 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 29 Apr 1895 in Windsor, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Adam Arnold and Catherine Ellis had the following children:

 

15.           i. DAVID4 ARNOLD was born about 1842 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He married SALLIE ARNOLD (NEE?). She was born about 1839 in Pennsylvania, USA.

 

ii.      CATHARINE ARNOLD was born about 1846 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She died between 1850-1860 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

16.            iii. MARY ARNOLD was born on 27 Mar 1847 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 04 Dec 1932 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She married Jonathan Dellinger, son of Johan George Dellinger and Lydia Lieberknecht on 23 Aug 1866 in Hellam, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He was born on 21 Dec 1846 in Hellam, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 09 Nov 1921 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

MARY4 ARNOLD (Adam3, John2 I, Johannes1 I) was born on 27 Mar 1847 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 04 Dec 1932 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She married Jonathan Dellinger, son of Johan George Dellinger and Lydia Lieberknecht on 23 Aug 1866 in Hellam, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He was born on 21 Dec 1846 in Hellam, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 09 Nov 1921 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Jonathan Dellinger and Mary Arnold had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN F.5 DELLINGER was born on 08 Dec 1866 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 01 Oct 1870 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

ii.       GEORGE S. DELLINGER was born on 22 Nov 1868 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 01 Oct 1870 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

iii.     KATHARINE A. DELLINGER was born on 12 Sep 1870 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 11 Apr 1872 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

iv.     IDA MATILDA DELLINGER was born on 10 Dec 1872 in Lower Windsor, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on 24 Feb 1942 in Mt. Pisgah, Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania. She married George J. Silar, son of William Henry Silar and Sarah Hayes on 07 Feb 1892 in Yorkana, York Co., Pennsylvania. He was born in Oct 1868 in Lower Windsor, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Long Level,). He died on 01 Sep 1943 in Mt. Pisgah, Lower Windsor Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania.

 

Ida Matilda Dellinger was born in Dec 1873 in Pennsylvania, USA.

 

v.      LYDIA ANN DELLINGER was born on 13 Jan 1875 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She married JACOB KINARD??.

 

vi.     MARY J. DELLINGER was born on 20 May 1877 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

vii.    NAOMI DELLINGER was born in May 1877 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. She married (1) HARRY MINNICH on 02 Dec 1900 in Craley, York Co., Pennsylvania. He was born about 1877 in Pennsylvania, USA. She married UNK.1ST NM. PRICE.

 

viii.    CHAUNCEY "CHARLES" DELLINGER was born on 03 Jan 1883 in Chanceford, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died in Jun 1963. He married Agnes C. Dellinger (Nee ?) in 1919 in Pennsylvania ?. She was born about 1894 in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Source documents

 

The documents contained within this “Source Documents Archives” have been located during our research of this family, and used as evidence to prove many of the facts contained within the database of this family’s record.   We have source documents related to the following persons within our database with this surname.

 

·        Adam Arnold

·        Andrew Arnold

·        Anna Mary Arnold

·        Catherine Arnold

·        David Arnold

·        Elizabeth Arnold

·        Gabriel Arnold

·        George Arnold

·        Henry Arnold

·        Henry E. Arnold

·        Jacob Arnold

·        Johan Nichlaus Arnholt

·        Johannes Arnold

·        John Arnold

·        Mary Arnold

·        Mary Ann Arnold

·        Michael Arnold

·        Peter Arnold

 

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     Most of these documents can be considered as primary or secondary evidence.  Primary evidence is usually defined as the best available to prove the fact in question, usually in an original document or record.  Secondary evidence is in essence all that evidence which is inferior in its origin to primary evidence. That does not mean secondary evidence is always in error, but there is a greater chance of error.  Examples of this type of evidence would be a copy of an original record, or oral testimony of a record’s contents.  Published genealogies and family histories are also secondary evidence.

     Classifying evidence as either primary or secondary does not tell anything about its accuracy or ultimate value.  This is especially true of secondary evidence.  Thus it is always a good idea to ask the following questions: (1) How far removed from the original is it, (when it is a copy)?; (2) What was the reason for the creation of the source which contains this evidence?; and (3) Who was responsible for creating this secondary evidence and what interest did they have in its accuracy?

SOURCE: Greenwood, Val D., The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 2nd edition, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD 21202, 1990, pgs. 62-63

Migration routes

       Tracing our own family’s paths of migration can prove crucial in identifying previous generations and eventually, figuring out where and how they arrived in the “New World” as well as where they eventually settled.  Knowing the network of trails American pioneers traveled can help you guess where to start looking.  The trail map(s) provided below may assist you in understanding the routes that our direct ancestors of this family may have taken to find new homes and opportunities in the vast area now encompassed by the United States.

      During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Europeans made the perilous ocean voyage to America.  For many it was an escape from economic hardship and religious persecution.  For most it was an opportunity to start over, own their own land, and make a better future for their descendents.

Immigration records show a number of people bearing the name of ARNOLD, or one of its variants, as arriving in North America between the 17th and 20th centuries.  Some of these immigrants were: Thomas Arnold, who embarked from London on the ship "Plaine Joan", in May 1635, and settled in Virginia Anne Arnold, age 39; who settled in Boston, Mass. in 1635; Carl Arnold, who arrived in Texas in 1854; Frederick Arnold, who came to Philadelphia in 1859.

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 Johannes Arnold emigrated from the Electorate of Bavaria, located in southern Germany, to the Province of Pennsylvania.  He arrived at Philadelphia on the ship "Two Brothers" on September 28, 1753.   Johannes was among the great wave of German immigrants who came to America between 1727 and 1776.

      After his arrival in Pennsylvania he would eventually move west out of Philadelphia along the route known as the Philadelphia Wagon Road. This route would take him to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Here he would marry and begin a family.  Johannes would remain at the locale until about 1771 whereupon he removed across the Susquehanna River  into York County, Pennsylvania.  Today this route follows U.S. Route 30 in Pennsylvania.  The road passed through the towns of Lancaster and York in southeastern Pennsylvania on its  way  further  west  to Pittsburgh.   Eventually Johannes and his family would settle

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into the township of Chanceford located in the south-eastern part of York County.   

The Development of an Historical Migration Route

It is understood that in many if not all cases we do not know exactly what routes our ancestors took as they migrated throughout the United States.   As such certain assumptions have been utilized to re-create the migration path presented above.  With regard to 18th and 19th century land routes we assume that they travelled along few trails and roads that were in existence at the time.  Research shows that a great many of these old paths and trails are today designated as U.S. Highway Routes.  For example, a major east-west route of migration known as the National Road is now U.S. Route 40, and a primary north-south migration route of the 18th century followed the Great Indian War and Trading Path is now U.S. Route 11.  In some situations the re-created migration route may travel along state routes that connect or run through the seat of a county as that populated place is probably the oldest settlement in the area. The use of water as a migration route is also likely.  For example, during the late 18th and early 19th centuries many families travelled west on the Ohio River as they moved on the new lands in Missouri or the Old Northwest Territory.  As such when applicable water routes have been included as the possible migration route.   

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Lancaster County,  York County

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Locational distribution of Surname

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The information presented herein shows where the ARNOLD surname is distributed within North America as well as in Germany the probable country of origin of this family.      Statistics show that there are approximately 547.98 persons per million of population with this surname, within Germany, and 560.17 persons per million of population within the United States.  Switzerland is found to be the country in the world where this surname is the second most highly clustered having approximately 1,620.56 persons per million of population.  The top region in the World where this surname is the most highly clustered is Zentralschweiz, Switzerland with  10,990.51

NORTH AMERICA

GERMANY

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persons per million, and Brimingham, West Midlands, England is the top city where this surname is found.

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An Introduction to the Surname

The practice of inherited family surnames began in England and France during the late part of the 11th century.   Surnames were first utilized in the Germanic region of central Europe during the second half of the 12th century.  The custom of taking on surnames began in the southern areas of Germany, and gradually spread northward during the Middle Ages.  It took about three hundred years for this tradition to apply to most families and become a constant part of one’s identity.        With the passing of generations and the movement of families from place to place many of the original identifying names were altered into some of the versions that we are familiar with today.  Over the centuries, most of our European ancestors accepted their surname as an unchangeable part of their lives.  Thus people rarely changed their surname.  Variations of most surnames were usually the result of an involuntary act such as when a government official wrote a name phonetically or made an error in transcription.