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Queries - Ancestors surname beginning with F
Falckenstein/Falkenstein, Ludwig

Seek parents, birthplace, marriage, Ludwig FALKENSTEIN b ca 1775 PA. Records at St. Jacob's Stone Church, York Co PA 1800-1806 show Ludwig and Margaretha had the following ch: Samuel, Margaretha, Ludwig, Magdalena, Hanna and Jacob. Possibly more ch born later.

1998, Submitter: Carolyn Johnson
2437 So. Shore Blvd., White Bear Lake MN 55110

Fartig/Fatig/Ream, John

Seek desc of John FARTIG & Freeman FARTIG. John FARTIG (b 17 Oct 1799, d 10 Jul 1857 in Berne Twp., Fairfield Co., OH), mar 08 Apr 1823 to Mary Barbara REAM. Freeman FARTIG (b abt 1837 in Berne Twp., Fairfield Co., OH). John & Freeman are both buried in Berne Township.

2002, Submitter: Bernard W. FATIG, email, Phone: 843-332-5989
1307 Reed Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550-3423

Fidler/Schauer/Klopp, Catharine Elisabetha

Seek proof that Catharine Elisabetha FIDLER, dau of Johann Henrich and Magdalena nee SCHAUER is the Elisabeth FIDLER who m John Peter KLOPP III ca 1784, Berks Co PA b 28 Apr 1763, d 10 Jan 1835, bur St. Daniel's Cemetery.

2000, Submitter: LaRue Palmer
9928 Cranston, Livonia MI 48150

Fidler/Schauer/Klopp, Catharine Elisabetha

Need proof that Catharine Elisabetha FIDLER, dau of Johann Henrich and Magdalena (SCHAUER) FIDLER is the Elizabeth FIDLER who m John Peter KLOPP III ca 1784, Berks Co PA b 28 Apr 1763, d 10 Jan 1835, bur St. Daniel's Cemetery. 

1999, Submitter: LaRue Palmer
9928 Cranston, Livonia MI 48150

Finicle/Haner/Link/Henn/Leick, Johann Philip

Seek descendants of Johann Philip FINICLE (b 1688), wife Anna Catharina ? , immigrated from Germany 1709/1710, settled in NY. Children: Elisabeth (b 1710) married Bernhardt HANER; Johann Philip (b 26 Jul 1712) married Anna LINK; Dr. Johann Georg Jury (b 1716) married Elis HENN; Anna Margareth (b 24 Nov 1720) married Martin LEICK Some of the descendants were Loyalists. 

2003, Submitter: Herman Witthoft,  email
141 Hudson Ave., Chatham, NY 12037-1431

Fischer/Fisher/Bechtold/Reiheimer, Johan Michael

Seeking German hometown of Johan Michael FIS(C)HER, an Baltimore 1836; 1st wf Mary REIHIEMER d 1836; son Morris FISCHER (b abt 1834 in "Dukedom of Coburg, now Prussia") didn't emigrate with father, was left with relatives. Johan Michael marr 2nd (when? where?) to Catherine Margaret BECHTOLD. They moved 1859 from York, PA to Pike County, IL where Johan Michael d 1866. Fischers & Bechtolds apparently not from same area in Germany.

2007, Submitter: Dwight Ringhausen, email

Fladausch/Flathouse, August

Seek info August FLADAUSCH b. Oct 1842 in Falkenberg, Prussia (near Koblentz). He and wife Caroline arr U.S. with their 4 sons: August P. b. 1866, Paul b. 1869, Carl b. 1873 and Franz b. 1874. They left Bremen on ship "Hannover", arr New Orleans 9 Oct 1877, settled in San Antonio TX where most of family remained. Name changed to FLATHOUSE by 1900.

1998, Submitter: Pat Flathouse, email
5001 Gergory, Austin TX 78746 


Flesher/Fleischer/Appel/Schmdt, Balthasar

Seek info Balthasar FLESHER b 16 Aug 1692 Ober-Seemen, Hesse, Ger, d there 10 Apr 1755, sin Heinrich & Juliana Elisabetha APPEL, m Anna SCHMIDT. His brother married Maria SCHMIDT. 

1999, Submitter: Raymond Flesher, email
333 West Lehow #2, Englewood CO 80110-6726

Foos/Ellis/Allis/Yoel/Joel/Nogel/Burkett, Katharine Stickel

The Ellis Family by Katharine Stickel Foos (pub 1900), is a family history of brothers Abraham & Jacob ELLIS, sons of the 1749 immigrant Johan Jacob ALLIS, who an Sep 1749 in Philadelphia on the Dragon. They married sisters Katharine & Margaret YOEL or JOEL abt 1780 in Lancaster Co., PA, daughters of Henry YOEL & Margaret NOGEL (proven by will of Henry YOEL). Foos asserts that Margaret NOGEL was a daughter of Georg NOGEL & Maria Louisa, Princess of the House of HAPSBURG. Margaret's sister Rosina NOGEL married Michael BURKETT, a witness to Henry YOEL's will on file in Berkeley Co., WV. Abraham & Katharine ELLIS are buried in Clinton Co., OR I seek ELLIS or NOGEL descendants interested in their claimed but questionable HAPSBURG ancestry &/or other relevant info relating to these families. 

2002, Submitter: Joseph Reed Williams, email
809 Harrison, Helena MT 59601

Fortenbach/Fortenbaugh, Susannah

I am interested in any information someone might have on the parents of the Susannah Fortenbach (1761-1845) who married Josiah Wynn/Winn. Susannah was born in Maryland and died in Clark’s Valley, Rush Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. I would also be interested in the area in Germany from which the Fortenbach Family migrated.  

2015, Submitter: Marilyn Logue Email  


Frey/Ritter, Johan Andreas

Seek parents etc. for Johan Andreas FREY, mar 03 Feb 1722 Germany in Zuettlingen or Bonfeld (recorded in Bonfeld), Catharina Barbara RITTER. Per Annette Burgert they had ch in Necharbishofsheim Lutheran KB Settled in Berks Co, PA. Died & buried where?

2003, Submitter: Liz McLendon, email
27527 Cunningham Dr., Valencia CA 91354-1912

Frey/Ritter/Grimm, Catharina Barbara

Catharina Barbara RITTER b 15 Feb 1703, dau of Johan Albert RITTER, a hofbauer in Massenfelden/Messenhelden; m 03 Feb 1722 in Bonfeld to Andreas FREY; they came 17 Aug 1733 on ship Samuel. Their dau Elizabeth FREY m Johan Conradt GRIMM (with parents 13 Aug 1763, NHN, PA). Need places of death for all. 

2000, Submitter: Liz McClendon
27527 Cunningham Dr., Valencia, CA 91354-1912

Fry/Frey/Roser/Seifert/Rufing, Michael

Seek info Michael FREY b ca 1836 France, died prior 1900 either Hamilton Co OH or Campbell Co KY, m Frances ROSER b 1842 Baden, d after 1900 KY, resided Hamilton Co OH 1870s. Is Michael related to Fulton Co OH FREYs? Christian SEIFERT d ca 1873 Columbus OH m Catherine RUFING b Feb 1847 d 17 Dec 1883 Columbus OH.

1998, Submitter: Mary Wadsworth
5447 SR 380, Wilmington OH 45177

Fuchs/Gedart, Michle

Seek parents/sibs of Michle FUCHS (b abt 1825 in PA), mar abt 1850 in Detroit, MI to Mary GEDART (b in Germany); they had 11 children. The FUCHS family originally emigrated in the 1700s.

2002, Submitter: Martha Lock-Miller, email
9023 Central Ave., Brooksville, FL 34613-5087

Funck/Funk/Druckenmiller/Whrtzel/Showalter, Jacob

Seek info parents Jacob FUNCK ca 1782 or related families and Maria DRUCKENMILLER ca 1792 of Upper Milford Twp, Lehigh Co (Bucks or Northampton) PA. Two ch: Elizabeth and Lydia b Lehigh Co. There seems to be a connection with the DRUCKENMILLER, WHETZEL, SHOWALTER and FUNCK families.

1998, Submitter: Lucy Funk
710 W. 20th St., Auburn IN 47606

Furniss/Hummel, Charles F.

Seek info Charles F. FURNISS married ca 1879 Lidolsheim, Ger and wife Katherine Friedericke HUMMEL b Lidolsheim. Charles died 1891 and Katherine died 1916, both Columbus OH. Children; August, Carl, Carrie, Rickey, Enna and 6th unknown.

1998, Submitter: Sharon Furniss
1482 Glass Rock Road, Glenford OH 43739

Furst/First/Fearce, Johannes

FURST (FIERST / FEARCE) arr Philadelphia from Rotterdam 26 Sep 1741 on the ship St. Mark, supposedly with wife Sarah, daughters Elizabeth & Ann, sons Christian & Peter. In 1765, Johannnes leased land along Goose Creek in Loudoun Co., VA, from George W. FAIRFAX. Where in PA or MD did family reside from 1741 until 1765? 

2002, Submitter: Patt Fulton, email, Phone: 512-441-0353
1307 Kinney Ave. #150, Austin, TX 78704