Annual Membership in the society is $15 for individuals, $20 for families.  Meetings are held at the LDS Family History Center, 199 North Place, Frederick, MD, at 7:30 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month except for July, August and December.  301-698-0406 is the phone number for the Family History Center.

FRECOGS mailing address:   FRECOGS, Post Office Box 234, Monrovia, Maryland, 21770-0234

FRECOGS officers:
Pepper Scotto, acting President/Treasurer, PO Box 17,  Point of Rocks, MD 21777
Al Werking, acting Vice-President, 8212 Greenvale Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 301/662-2621
Sandy Orndorff, acting Recording Secretary, 417 White Oak Pl, Frederick, MD 21701
Nathan Robinson, Member at large, 291 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
Trudie Davis Long, Newsletter, 8213 Mapleville Rd, Mt Airy, MD, 21771-9713, (301) 831-5781

CONTENTS
101    Editor’s note
102    Exchange journal and society information
102     Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)
103    Abstracts
105    1887 Post Offices
110    By the numbers by William W. M. Berkman
111    The Fick Family by Diane Bender
117    Books, magazines, services
117    Queries

EDITOR’S NOTE

My thanks to Diane Bender for the Fick family article which will be concluded in the Dec issue of the FRECOGS newsletter.  She is not a FRECOGS member, but donated her information, because in the past someone else helped her, and now she’s sharing her discovery.
Don’t be shy-please send your articles in. Don’t forget-what goes around, comes around.

The Donna and George Russell collection that was donated to FRECOGS in 1994/5, will soon be living at the home of FRECOGS member, Edie Eader. There are about 13 boxes and includes a lot of New England material. (A list of the items was published in the newsletter at the time).

This is a ‘late’ notice, but if you haven’t heard it through the grapevine, the Family History Center in Frederick is to open 23 Sept 1997 and Dottie Martin is the new director.

I have a ‘bunch’ of ca 1900 photos by Frederick County, MD and Hanover, PA photographers. If you plan to be at the Family History Center in Frederick, on a Thursday, and want to see them, let me know and I will bring them in and maybe we can figure out who’s who. Studios are Frederick Co, MD: Bell, Dyerly, Marken, Burger and Hanover, PA: Lewis Yost

I still am receiving letters, cards, lineage charts and family group sheets WITHOUT names and addresses.

The first four will books for Carroll County, MD in the Orphan’s Court have been sent to Annapolis; there are no duplicates of any kind currently at the court house and they are not planning to have any made for any of the will books or anything else in the future that they plan to send to the Hall of Records. Estate books will be sent beginning next year.
As far as I know they are planning on getting rid of much as they can to make way for an ‘imaging system’, and need to make space available. The people I spoke to in the Historical Society of Carroll County and the Genealogy Society knew something might happen to the records, but did not know they had already been sent or that no effort had been made to keep copies on microfilm at the courthouse. Nancy Airing, at the courthouse, told me the records were not used and they took up too much space.

Susan Tucker has resigned as member at large. We thank her for her past support.

EXCHANGE JOURNAL AND SOCIETY INFORMATION AND NOTICES

Provincial Families of Maryland. DOES YOUR FAMILY QUALIFY? Your family will qualify if you can document an ancestor in Maryland before July 4, 1776. Establish your family now. Send for the application packet to:
The Genealogical Council of Maryland
Attn..:Provincial Families of Maryland
PO Box 10096
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-0096

The May 1997 Mata Data newsletter has documentation on John Thrasher (1736-1818) and his descendants through three generations.  This information was submitted by James C Moule, 2514 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007;   e-mail jmoule@earthlink.net

If you would like to be on a free weekly mailing list of new web sites for genealogy, please E-mail Rod Bush at http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rodbush/   I also need to know if you want it in regular E mail text as an ASCII attachment, as a Word 6.0 attachment, as a Word 7.0 attachment or in some other form.  Rod Bush is the New WAGS  Computer Group Leader (WAGS Newsletter, Vol 17 #1 June 1997.

E MAIL addresses of interest
Ancestry has the Social Security Index on line    http://www.ancestry.com.ssdi
Mid Atlantic Germanic Society        http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ptwinner.
“Vital Records info for the US”        http://www.inlink.com/~nomi/vitalrec
20 ways to avoid genealogical grief    http://www.smartlink.com/~leverich/20ways.html
Meta-site Cyndi’s List        http://www.oz.net/~cindihow/sites.htm

New exchange society: The Explorer Texana/Genealogy is a publication of the San Antonio Public Library. An article in issue Vol 4 #1 is on Mexican War Deserters; it’s interesting how many were Canadian.

The Joint Computer Project of the Carroll County Genealogical Society and the Historical Society of Carroll County has several projects underway. The first is to purchase additional reference CDs for use. The second is to create a CD with all of the Cemetery & marriage dates combined with a search engine to allow rapid searches for all of the contained records. This CD will eventually be made available to the public. The third project is to record all of the obituaries from Carroll County newspapers in electronic format. This too will eventually be made to the pubic. (Sic) Since this is a big task we are seeking as many volunteers as possible. Volunteers are needed to 1) either xerox or hand copy the existing obituaries (have to also record name of paper and date; 2)enter the obits into the computer, the final version will be a test file(s), but we will accept any electronic format; 3) proof the date. Anyone wishing to volunteer, please contact any of the committee members as listed below. Wayne Adams, Mimi Ashcraft, Rodger Bundy, Sue Bundy, Jay Graybill, Pete McIver and Harold Robertson.

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS (New and Renewal, surname cards submitted, new in the library)

●    ANDERSON, Barbara    1614 W Belmar Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45224 FAIR/FEHR, KRISE/KRISE Bdanderson@aol.com or Bdanderson2@juno.com
●    BEACHLEY, Michael    885 Sunny Hill Ln, Harrisburg, PA 17111
●    BERKMAN, William W    4340 Whispering Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 BANTZ, BRUNNER, MACK, BERGMAN/BARGMAN/BORGMAN/BARICKMAN,
●    BURCH, James R    3105 Kelliher Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782-3718  LENHART, STALEY, HILL, BUTLER, REILLY, ALBERT, LANTZ, KITZMILLER, CRANGLE, BAKER, ORDNER
●    CLABAUGH, Tom    4305 Weidner Rd, RD #2, Shelby, OH 44875
●    EASTERDAY, Karen    6515 N Maple Grove Rd, Bloomington, IN 47404-9243
●    FALLER, Patricia    2561 Fairview Rd, Madisonville, TN 37354  BAER, BECHENBACH, BRENGLE, DADISMAN, FOUT, GLESSNER, HALLER, HEUCHLER, KAHLE, KELLY, KELLER, KIMBALL, MOORE, SHELLMAN, SHOPE, WISONG
●    FLINN, Richard D    430 W South St, Hillsboro, OH 45133 TRUNDLE, BROSIUS, BELT, NICHOLS, WHITE, CROMWELL, THOMAS


●    GARRETSON, Bradley    105 Danza Ct, Orinda, CA 94563  PHILLIPS, ORENDORFF
●    HOLTHE, Sherry    2424 Quail Creek Way NE, Redmond, WA 98053-3114 BRUNER, STURM, ELDER, JARBOE, WHEELER, HARDISTY, MELTON
●    JACKSON, Jess B    PO Box 85, Aurora, NE 68818 JACKSON, DEVILBISS
●    McNULTY, Nancy    P O Box 327, Leeds, MA 01053-0327  AMBROSE, HARBAUGH, KID, SMITH/SCHMIDT, STOKES, WILLIAR/VIELLARD
●    SHENIGO, Rachel     804-384-7041    3130 Sedgewick Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24503

New Address/Change of address

●    BEALL Family Association, PO Box 33918,  Portland, OR 97292-3918

Correction
The E-mail address for FRECOGS member Jo Anna Dale is jdale@swbell.net

SURNAME CARDS
From Jess B Jackson, PO Box 85, Aurora, NE 68818
JACKSON
Parents Joseph JACKSON/Rebecca
Ch: Joseph Jackson m James R DEVILBISS; John E JACKSON, Alice JACKSON m ISANOGLE; William H JACKSON  m Ann R HUMM; ? JACKSON m Levi RINER/RENNER

From Edith M Kupsco, 19034 N Welk Dr, Sun City, AZ, 85373-1049
FINKBOHNER/FINKBEINER: John b 1765 from Freudenstadt, Ger; m Susanna Brucker Frederick Co.
GILBERT: Jacob d 6 Oct 1770 Fred Co, h/o Magdalene; dau Susanna d May 1839 m Charles Franklin.
KEYSER: Ulrich b Renche, Pfalz, Ger m Fornica; dau Anna Marie b Sep 1710 d 8 May 1801 m Andrew Schreiber.
PORTER: Elijah b 1775; d ca 1874 Carroll Co, m Nancy Spears; dau Emeretta b 24 mar 1803 m Rezin Franklin.

NEW IN THE LIBRARY
Johnson-Coffey McCrourie “Mac” Cromwell Johnson and Myra Angeline Coffey Ancestors and Descendants by William Johnson Auton and Betty R Sealight-Auton. [Bill Auton was a friend of mine and lived in Monrovia. He died in August and his family donated a copy of this book to FRECOGS. tdl]

ABSTRACTS

Mrs Caroline Haines Shriver, widow of the late Augustus Shriver, died at the home of her son in law Dr. Joseph T Hering, in this city, at 12.30 P.M., on Thursday, aged 69 years, 8 months, 24 days.  She had been in declining health for some time previous to her death.  Mrs Shriver was a daughter of Thomas Haines and Catharine Sellman, and was born on an estate on Little Pipe Creek that, at the time of her birth, had been in the possession of the Haines family for nearly a century.  She was a descendant of Richard Haynes, who came from Ayno on the Hill, in Northamptonshire, Old England, in 1682, and settled in New Jersey. His son Joseph removed from New Jersey, in 1714, to that part of Chester county, Pa, subsequently conceded to belong to Cecil county, Md., and two of Joseph’s sons, Nathan and Daniel, came to this county in 1735 and 1738, respectively, and settled on Little Pipe Creek, in Wakefield Valley.  Thomas Haines, Mrs. Shriver’s father, was a son of Mordecai Haines and a grandson of the Nathan Haines referred to.  The Haines ancestry in England, it is said, can be traced back to a period antedating the time of William the Conqueror.  Richard Haynes was a Friend or Quaker, as have also been many of his descendants.  Mrs. Shriver was a member of St Paul’s Reformed Church, this city.  In 1852, she was married to Mr Augustus Shriver, who died in 1872, nearly 30 years ago.  At the time of Mr. Shriver’s death he was president of the First National Bank of Westminster, and one of the most prominent citizens of this county. The American Sentinel, Friday, May 3, 1902

Mr David Kregelo, a native of Taneytown District, died at his home in Indianapolis, on Saturday last, at the age of about 90 years. Mr. Kregelo had quite an interesting history.  He was born in 1812 and was the oldest of the eight children of his parents.  He remained on the farm in Taneytown district, with his parents, until 1832, when he went west to seek his fortune.  He started on foot without any particular destination in view, with a bundle of clothes on his arm and a few dollars in his pocket. Crossing the Alleghany Mountains he went to Ohio, and, stopping in Dayton, found

employment with a carpenter. He remained there three years, and, having learned the carpenter’s trade, returned to his home on foot, as he had gone.
After a short visit to his parents he again started westward. He went on this second trip to Fort Wayne, where he worked for a time at his trade, and also at Goshen, Ind, and Pigeon Creek, Mich. He then went to Mishawaka, and after two years proceeded to Chicago.
At Chicago, then a straggling village, with a very unpromising outlook a few days’ stay was sufficient for the young journeyman carpenter, who next went to Joliet, Ill.  There he remained 18 months, much of his time being occupied with the “fever and ague” of that time.  Resuming his travels he walked to Lafayette and Logansport, and finally arrived, in 1837, in Indianapolis, then a little town in the woods, giving no indication of the city that it was to be in the coming years.  There he met a number of Maryland people, who persuaded him that it was time for him to “settle down”.
He was then 25 years old, and at the time of his death was probably the last of those who first went to that city in years of manhood. He went to work with a will at his trade, and many of the old houses that in recent years have passed way were built by him.
He next, in partnership with the late John L Ketcham, established a lumber yard at Market street and Capitol avenue, then Tennessee street, where he conducted a profitable business for many years and erected a planing mill.
Some years later Mr. Kregelo engaged in the planing mill business with Eden & Avery at Vermont and Delaware streets, from which he retired, and with his sons established the undertaking business now controlled by his so, Charles E Kregelo.
He was a Presbyterian and prominently connected with the early history of that church in Indianapolis, being a member of Henry Ward Beecher’s congregation, and later one of the founders of the Fourth Presbyterian Church.
He was married to Louisa Heiner, Sept 8, 1842, who died eight years ago. He leaves three children-Chas. E, and John Kregelo, of Indianapolis, and Mrs Belle McCune, of Chicago, all of whom were at his bedside during his last hours. The American Sentinel Friday, August 23, 1902

Mr. George W Shank, one of the oldest citizens of Woodsboro, died at his home in that place on the 18th inst, of disease of the heart.  He was born November 13, 1818 and was in the 85th year. He was, in early life, a merchant and conducted stores at Woodsboro and Creagerstown.  He was a Democrat and served as a Judge of the Orphans’ Court of Frederick county, one term, some years ago.  He leaves a widow and two children-Mr Joseph L Shank and Mrs James Snyder of Woodsboro. The American Sentinel, February 14, 1903

Mrs Harriet Philipina Seabrook, wife of Wm. L. W. Seabrook, editor of this paper, died very suddenly of heart failure at her home on East Green street, this city, about 8:40 P. M. On Tuesday, aged nearly 70 years. She was born at Mt Philip, near Frederick, a historic homestead, which had been the residence of Dr. Philip Thomas, a prominent Marylander, and which was then owned by her father, April 15th 1837. She was married to Mr. Seabrook, in Frederick, September 4, 1855, the late Rev. Dr. George Diehl, then pastor of the Lutheran Church of Frederick, having performed the marriage ceremony. IN 1857 her husband was elected Commissioner o the Land Office of Maryland and in January 1858, they removed to Annapolis where they resided for more than ten years before coming to Westminster.
During the first year of the Civil War the buildings of the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College were taken by the government for hospital purposes, and Mrs. Seabrook, in conjunction with Mrs. Brewer, wife of Judge Nicholas Brewer, became a daily visitor to the hospital wards, where she ministered unceasingly to the sick and wounded soldiers. Many a convalescent left the hospital invoking blessings on her head for her kindness, and the descent of many a soldier into the Valley and Shadow of Death was smoothed by her ministrations. She united with the Lutheran Church of Frederick about fifty five years ago and she and her husband were members of the church choir for several years. She was active in church work and an earnest member of the Woman’s Missionary Society of Grace Church this city.
Mrs. Seabrook was a daughter of the late Levin Thomas, of Frederick county, and came from a prominent St. Mary’s county family, her grandparents having been Benjamin and Eleanor Wells Thomas, of the latter county, who removed after their marriage to Carroll’s Manor, in Frederick county. On her mother’s side she was a granddaughter of the late Jon Dill, who for many years owned they formerly well known Dill House, in Frederick. Many of her near relatives reside in Frederick and vicinity. Her husband and two sons-Rev. Wm. L. Seabrook, of Newberry, SC, and Clarence Seabrook connected with the Syracuse Journal, Syracuse, NY survive her.
Funeral from the Lutheran Church Frederick, upon the arrival of the train leaving Bruceville at 10.35 tomorrow morning. The only service at the house in this city will be at 8.30 tomorrow morning and will simply consist of a brief scripture lesson and prayer. The American Sentinel, Friday, March 29, 1907

Dr. Samuel Franklin Thomas, 66 years old, formerly city health officer and one of the best known druggists of Frederick, died suddenly of paralysis of the heart last Friday night. He had been at his drug store in the evening and returned home apparently in good health. Shortly before he died he complained to his wife of feeling unwell and a few

minutes later, as he was sitting in a chair expired.
He was a son of the late Col. John B. Thomas and was born near Adamstown, Frederick county. During the war he was a member of the famous White’s Battalion, Confederate Cavalry. At the close of the war he studied medicine and was graduated from the University of Maryland. After practicing for a year he opened the first regular drug store in Rockville, Md, and later engaged in business in Poolesville and Sharpsburg. He came to Frederick about 38 years ago and had since resided there.
For many years he had been commander of Alexander Young Camp of Confederate Veterans and was among the few remaining Confederate veterans in Frederick who served throughout the war. He is survived by a widow and three daughters-Mrs. William L. Taylor, of Chicago; Mrs. Frank F. Patterson, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Charles W. H. Keeser, of Washington. Three brothers-J. B. Thomas, of Baltimore; Amos Thomas, of Washington and David D. Thomas, of Adamstown-and one sister, Miss Nellie Thomas, of Washington, also survive him. Dr. Thomas was a nephew of the late Mrs. W. L. W. Seabrook and a cousin of the Rev. W. L. Seabrook, one of the editors of the American Sentinel. He was buried Sunday afternoon. The American Sentinel Friday November 29,  1907

Thomas Davis came to MD from Va, he settled in Anne Arundel Co and married Mary Pierpoint there. His ancestry is in doubt, but his descendants, 2 of which follow, are proved.
4. Thomas Davis, Jr b 24 Feb 1704 bapt 17 Aug 1718 All Hallows Parish d 19 Apr 1749 Frederick Co, MD m c 1730 to Elizabeth Gaither, b 14 Oct 1711, d/o Benjamin Gaither and Sarah Burgess. Elizabeth m 2/h Mark Brown, Jr.
11. Francis Davis, b 21 Jun 1722, d 1779 Frederick Co, Md 1/w Anne Hammond, d 16 Oct 1708 [date obviously wrong-tdl] St Margaret’s Parish, d/o John Hammond and Anne Dorsey 2/w Catherine Hobbs
Ch: 1. Matthias Davis b 2 Jun 1765 Frederick Co, MD, d 9 Jun 1852 Lewis Co, KY, m 21 Dec 1788 Evangelical Reform Ch, Frederick Co, MD, Rachel Maynard, b 9 Feb 1767 Frederick Co, MD, d 18 Mar 1858, Lewis Co, Ky, both bu in Lewis Co Cem on Davis-Farrow Lane off Rt 1237 c one mile from Rt 57 on property owned in 1979 by Ben Rice.
2. Thomas Davis (1778-1845) who res Carroll Co, and was soldier in the Rev. War.
Additional ch of Francis and Anne were sent by Norma Baker, 4500 Neely, Midland, TX 79707. She shows the following Ch which the reader is to use with caution.
3. Rezin Davis b 18 Sep 1798 Frederick Co, MD d 29 Jul 1848 Lewis Co, KY settled in Carroll Co.
4. Ruth Davis
5. Mary Ann (Polly) Davis m 25 Jan 1786 to Rev Henry Welsh
6. Lucy Davis m Mr Phillips went to KY
Ch of Francis and Catherine Hobbs
7. Zachariah Davis
8. Samuel Davis (Diggin for Davises Vol 2 #5, July 1996)

Post Offices of Frederick County for the year of 1887
compiled and arranged by Chas. W Miller, Ex-Postmaster at Frederick, Maryland

New London Post Office Is four miles from Monrovia, a station on the Baltimore & Ohio RR the shipping pointy, and from which it receives a daily mail, and is nine miles from Frederick City by road. Copper ore is found near here and mines were at one time operated. Climate and business medium; place healthy and crops good; soil is slate and limestone; land mostly cleared and sells at from $40 to $70 per acre.  The farms are well improved, and the farmers are intelligent and thrifty.  The Central Chapel (M P) and New London (M E) are situated within a short distance, and it also boasts of two public schools.  Population 75.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Albaugh, Charles A    Hammond, Jane E    Kimmel, A Z
Albaugh, Jasper    Harding, Oliver P    Low, John C
Burrall, Samuel    Hobbs, James M    Martz, David E
Barrick, Mrs C W    Hammond, Walter C    McCaffrey, A B
Burke, Mrs H W    Jones, James G & sister    Maynard, H G
Bennett, Mrs James    Jones, Matthew    Moberly, John C
Brengle, John N    Jones, William    Meredith, James A
Cashour, Albert    Jones, William A    Maynard, Nathan
Downey, John    Jones, John P    Nelson, Susan R
Duvall, Charles T    Jones, William    Ogle, Thomas A
Downey, F J    Jones, Nelson G    Simpson, B J F
Etzler, Charles E    Keller, Jacob of J    Walker, William W

Hammond, Thomas H    Kimmel, Mrs Mary

New Market Post Office Is three-quarters of a mile from Monrovia, a station on the B & O R R, and 8 miles from Frederick over the turnpike leading from Frederick to Baltimore.  The nearest water course is Bush creek.  The climate and health of the place is excellent.  It is situated in the midst of a fine farming district, the soil of which is diversified as well as the face of the country; the soil is gravely loam, yellow slale(sic) and limestone, and is principally cleared, and sells at from $30 to $60 per acre, produces excellent crops of wheat, corn, rye and tobacco, and is generally well improved.  The village has a population of about 550. It has several churches and public schools, and supports several fine stores, a good hotel, livery stable, and a due proportion of other trades and callings.  The farmers as a class are intelligent and thrifty, and the town is composed of some wealthy and influential citizens, prominent among which are Dr J W Downey, W W Ogborne, Wm Downey, Graffton B Hammond, Joseph Wood, P H Griffith and others.  Blessed with pure water, good hygiene, pure air and good crops it is a pleasant place to live.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Boyer, Peter    Fout, Charles    Russell, Samuel
Boyer, Adam    Hammond, Mrs D    Randall, R B
Boyer, Albert & sister    Hammond, Grafton B    Roberts, William H
Beall, Robert     Harding, E C    Staley, Cornelius T
Burgers, George W    Hobbs, Rhoderick    Swamley, Daniel
Bevard, Jonathan    Ketrow, Charles W    Swamley, Elisha
Bartholow, S A & F J    Kelley, John    Sponseller, George F
Clay, Graft    Kelley, James    Smith, George J H
Dorsey, Dr H W    Moberly, Dr E W    Salmon, Charles
Dorsey, Ignatius W    Molesworth, Mrs Ann    Trayer, M P
Downey, Dr J W    Meredith, John T    Willis, Mrs F A
Dorsey, Pottenger    Molesworth, James    Wood, Charles
Downey, William    Main, Mrs Martha M    Wright, Mrs Jesse
Downey, Mrs M J    Ogborn, William W    Wood, Mrs N J
Eader, Manassa    Plummer, William H    Willis, Miss Ellen
Eader, Charles    Russell, Joshua    Wood, Joseph
Fowler, Thomas A

New Midway Post Office Is delightfully situated on the Frederick and Pennsylvania Line R R, 15 miles from Frederick and 4 miles from Bruceville, on the Western Md R R. Climate is mild; land red loan and slate, mostly cleared; oak, Hickory, walnut, ash and chestnut comprise the timber standing; land is well improved and in a high state of cultivation; land produces first class crops of wheat, corn, rye, hay, etc and sells at from $40 to $60 per acre.  The farmers in this community are intelligent and thrifty. Population of the village 75.  Mr F C Renner is the enterprising man here, and turns out large quantities of his celebrated “Rose Jelly”.  This is also the home of the Hon Lycurgus N Phillips, who ably represented this county in the Legislation of 1872; he is a successful farmer and a most excellent citizen.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Ashbaugh, Jacob H    Phillips, Lycurgus N    Grimm, Israel
Albaugh, John    Phillips, L N jr     Hildebrand, B F
Barrick, Robert    Phillips, Charles    Hummer, Mrs Christian
Barrick, John A    Roser, Jesse    Iler, Daniel of J
Clabaugh, William R    Renner, Emanuel    Krise, William & Henry
Daugherty, Charles E    Renner, Francis C    Lippey, John
Delaplaine, Henry    Renner, George I    Stover, Absalom
Delaplaine, James M    Renner, Laura    Slagle, Eli K
Fogle, Michael of N    Renner, M O    Sager, Matthias
Fogle, Oliver    Rowe, William H    Smith, William H
Fox, Ephraim    Renner, Wilfred A    Stover, George
Trimm, Jonas    Roser, Samuel

Oak Orchard Post Office.  This office is 5 miles from New Windsor, a station on Western Md R R, and 17 miles from Frederick city.  The village is healthy, and soil is good, producing fine yields of wheat, rye, corn, etc.  The land is composed of slate and limestone, and principally cleared, and the farms are well improved and in a high state of cultivation.  The farmers hereabouts are intelligent, thrifty and hospitable; public school near the village; receives and dispatches a daily mail; population 25.  The following farmers receive mail at this office:
Barnes, Francis W    Dudderar, Peter    Nicodemus, Jesse

Baker, Joseph G    Enser, Edward C    Naill, Jacob H
Barnes, John T    Ensor, Luke C    Naill, Nathaniel H
Baker, John W    Ecker, William    Pearre, Alexander
Curry, William R    Garber, William H    Reck, Jeremiah
Dudderar, William W    Nusbaum, Isaac L    Stoner, Samuel E
Dudderar, Benjamin F    Nicodemus, Isaac C, jr    Waltz, John E

Park Mills Post Office Is pleasantly situated on the road from Frederick city to Barnesville station, 8 miles from the former place and 6 miles from the latter, and about 5 miles from Adamstown, on the B & O R R, from which a daily mail is received and dispatched.  The village is a thriving one, supports three fine stores, and has a large flour and grist mill, owned by O A Millard, an enterprising, hospitable gentleman; the water from Bennett’s creek, a stream which passes through the place, furnishes the motive power.  it has two churches near the place and a fine public school.  The climate is salubrious and healthy; plenty of pure water flows from never-failing springs and wells, and the scenery is picturesque, the lofty peaks of the Sugar Loaf mountain is only a Few miles away, and the valley skirting the place presents a fine landscape view.  The farms in the vicinity are generally well improved and highly cultivated, and sell at from $40 to $100 per acre.  The farmers are intelligent and thrifty and are noted for their hospitality.  This was the home of the late Capt. H D Ordeman, who for thirty two years of his life was a mariner on a merchant vessel trading between Baltimore and all parts of the globe.  His energy and wealth tended greatly to build up the place, and since his death his son F A Ordeman, an extensive farmer living near village, continues in the footsteps of his father.  There is no more honorable family living in the county than the Ordeman’s-intelligent, energetic and reliable in every vocation.  The eldest son, Mr. Daniel T Ordeman, is one of the prominent citizens of Frederick, and the firm of J E Price & Co, of that city, of which he is an honored member, is one of the most substantial and reliable in the State. Mr. J Lee Simmons may also be named as a most intelligent gentleman; he resides on his beautiful farm not far distance, and at his home the stranger can always from the “latch string” outside, the hospitality of himself and good wife is noted by all who have had the good fortune to visit them.  Among the other prominent farmers are James H Simmons, Zadock A Yingling, Andrew G Davis, Oscar A Millard and others. Population 60. The following farmers receive mail here:
Beall, Nathan    King, Arnold    Steward, James
Davis, A J    Lenhart, L N    Simmons, James Lee
Dixon, John W    Millard, Oscar A    Simmons, James H
Funk, William H    Orme, William H    Whitmore, Thomas
Funk, William    Ordeman, F A    Whip, Samuel T
Kanode, Charles E    Peters, John    Yingling, Zadock
Kohlass, Mrs Frederick

Petersville Post Office This office is located about the centre of the Maryland Tract, in the lower part of Middletown Valley, between South mountain on the west and Catoctin mountain on the east, and 2.5 miles from Knoxville, and 12 miles southwest of Frederick city.  The neighborhood has been for years a favorite summer resort; it has a refined and cultivated society, and was the former residence of Gov Lee,, Hon John Lee and the late Gov Francis Thomas.  The climate is salubrious and excellent.  Land is nearly all cleared, and valued at from $50 to $110 per acre.  The farms are splendidly improved, and under fine cultivation.  The crops raised are as fine as any in the county. Prominent among its enterprising citizens are: Col Columbus O’Donnell, Capt H B Schroeder, Hon John M Morrison, Thomas Sim Lee, the Hillearys, Thomas J Claggett, Capt H T Deaver, Wm H Boteler, Samuel Claggett and others. The farmers in this locality are generally quite wealthy, and are highly intelligent.  Several churches are here located, including the Roman Catholic also several fine public schools.  Population 200.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Arnold, Calvin P    Farrell, James R    Lee, Thomas S
Beachley, Jonas E    Flook, William S    Lloyd, William H
Boteler, William H    Gouverneur, Mrs M D    McGaha, Allen R
Blessing, Francis T    Hilliary, C W & S A    McGaha, George
Claggett, Mrs A P     Hoffman, Henry    O’Donnell, Columbus
Claggett, Samuel    Hilleary, John    Roelkey, Mrs Martha A
Claggett, Thomas J    Hilleary, Thomas H    Roelkey, Peter
Claggett, Mrs Ann C    Hemp, Peter S    Schroeder, Capt H B
Dorsey, James E    Hilleary, Tilghman    Thomas, Alpheus D
Dorsey, Ira     Luckett, Mrs Mary A    West, P M
Easterday, Josephus

Plane No 4 Post Office Is on the Baltimore pike, about one quarter of a mile from the station of the same name

on the Baltimore and Ohio R R, 46 miles from Baltimore and 13 miles from Frederick city.  The land is medium, principally cleared, and sells at from $15 to $40 per acre; produces fair yield of wheat, tobacco, etc. Population 20.  The following farmers receive their mail at this office:
Buxton, John T    Burgee, Mile E    Glaze, Mrs Sarah A
Brashear, Annie D    Clay, George M    Jones, Charles J
Browning, Luther H    Cain, Joseph J    Moxley, John W
Burgee, Lydia M    Chaney, Nathaniel E    Spurrier, William
Buxton, Brooke    Fleming, Otho    Wilson, Henry B
Bartholow, John    Fowler, Joseph V

Point of Rocks Post Office This post office is on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, 69 miles from Baltimore, 12 miles from Frederick, and near the Potomac river and Chesapeake and Ohio canal.  The canal and river presses closely side by side and gives unusual interest and facilities to the place.  An excellent ferry crosses the river into Virginia, and a large trade comes from the Virginia side.  The rocky clefts have been tunneled by the railroad company, and the almost continuous creams of the ponderous locomotive is heard.  At the old Johnson school-house which stands within a short distance of this spot, General James C Clark, former President of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and now President of the Illinois Central Railroad, received his first lessons in the public schools, and the citizens point with pride to the fact that this self-made railroad magnate spent his early days in their locality.  There is considerable business done here by the merchants; it has two fine stores, two excellent hotels and several eating-houses, together with a fair proportion of other trade; it is quite a resort for fisherman, the black bass abounding in great quantities in the Potomac; the land is limestone and freestone and is well improved and cultivated, producing excellent crops; three fourths of the land is cleared and ranges in prices from $25 to $70 per acre; the timber still standing is oak, chestnut and hickory; population about 150.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Buckey, Kemp    Michael, Harvey N    Titus, Alburtus
Compher, Townsend    Snouffer, B R    Talbott, Jonathan
Davis, I W    Stunkel, Charles H    Thomas, Francis E
Frey, Edward F    Shellman, D J    Virtz, Mrs Rebecca
McGaha, William    Stunkel, Frederick    Wright, John P
Meitzler, B H    Stouffer, Peter     Wright, Samuel P

Rocky Ridge Post Office, This office is about one eight mile from the station by the same name on the Western Maryland Railroad, which is the Junction of the Emmittsburg Railroad, it is 51 miles from Baltimore, 7 miles from Emmitsburg, and 16 miles from Frederick city. The soil is red slate and well improved, the crops of wheat, corn, rye, etc, are generally fine; and sells at from $40 to $60 per acre.  This is the home of the Hon Joshua Biggs, ex-State Senator from this county, who is a gentleman of fine business capacity, and by his energy and industry has amassed considerable wealth and established a fine business at the place.  His sons, Wm H and James Biggs, as Biggs & Bro, are now engaged in prosecuting the business established by their father, they are both enterprising young men, and bid fair to continue to increase their business.  There are two stores kept at the village.  The Lutheran and Baptist church, and a public school is also located here.  Population 60.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Anders, John W    Knauff, John    Miller, Geyrge F(sic)
Barrick, George W    Kesselring, George    Miller, William F
Biggs, Joshua    Krise, George W    Mort, William
Barrick, Charles    Long, Abram    Ott, John T
Biggs, Mrs M A    Long, Edward A    Valentine, Mrs J E
Eyler, John C    Late, Jacob    Valentine, Lewis H
Ecker, Reuben    Lippy, Michael H    Wood, James A
Geiselman, George K    Martin, Daniel E

Sabillasville (sic) Post Office Is on the Western Maryland Railroad, 66 miles from Baltimore and 35 miles from Frederick by rail and 23 by road.  land is mostly cleared and sells at from $25 o $40 per acre; produces fine crops of wheat, corn, etc and fairly improved. This village is pleasantly located, has several fine stores and a splendid hotel, which is kept by John Stem, Esq, a most excellent gentleman, who with his good lady makes you feel at home when you visit them.  Mr Lewis Crawford is the enterprising man of the town, and possesses most excellent business qualifications.  He served this county on the Commissioner Board for quite a number of years, and was president of the board several terms.  among the largest farmers are: Maurice E Sheffer, Samuel Royer, L C Harbaugh, Adam H Eyler, L & D Crawford and Others.  The farmers are well to do, thrifty, and very hospitable. For rosy cheek, pretty girls, I put this place against any in the county.  It would do our sickly, pale-faced looking girls city girls good for a glimpse at these fine looking Sabillasville lasses.  The

town boasts of two churches, Reformed and United Brethren, and a fine public school. Pure water is in abundance hereabouts.  Population 175.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Anderson, Thompson    Gall, John H    Prior, John W
Arnsparger, Mrs A    Harbaugh, L C    Royer, Samuel
Crawford, David    Harbaugh, Charles    Stem, Julian
Coffman, David    Harbaugh, Mrs Catherine    Sheffler, Maurice E
Crawford, Lewis    Harbaugh, George M    Tressler, Isaac
Crawford, L & David    Harbaugh, Hiram    Waggaman, David A
Leichtenberger, Levi    Harbaugh, James    Wertenbaker, Catherine
McClane, Catherine    Harbaugh, Sanford    Waggaman, David E
Moser, Joshua    Harbaugh, Yost    Wertenbaker, George W
McClane, John of P    Harbaugh, Carlton J    Williar, Joel P
McClane, Peter    Harbaugh, Ephraim F    Williar, Lewis E
Miller, Sarah    Krise, Frank J    Waggaman, Richard
Eyler, Adam H    Prior, David    Zimmerman, H Ann
Eby, Daniel

Thurston Post Office This post village is situated on the road from Urbana to Hyattstown by way of Simmon’s Mills, and is 12 miles from Frederick.  Its daily mail supply is received from Barnesville on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which is 6 miles distant.  It is pleasantly located, has a store and mill at the place, school house and church near, the farms around are well tilled and produce fair crops; and sells at from $25 to $50 per acre; a great deal of timber is here standing, such as chestnut, oak, hickory, etc, the farmers round are thrifty; the water is pure and the country healthy.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Brown, A J    Harris, Zack G    Price, John T
Davis, Isaac    King, John E    Simmons, Mrs A R
Dudderer, P M    Linthicum, J H S    Simmons, S T
Davis, Rufus H    McElfresh, Rachel    Silance, William St
House, John W    Mullican, Thomas    Simmons, W H D
House, George E    Mullican, G E    Williams, William

Unionville Post Office. This beautiful village is situated 15 miles east of Frederick and 6 miles south of Union Bridge, on the Western Md R R from which a daily mail is received and dispatched.  It had its origin in the early part of the present century, when the Wormans, Lugenbeels, Woods and Sappingtons were residents.  This was somewhere about the year 1820.  At that time an application for a post office was made and granted under the name of Centreville, but as Maryland had one Centreville post office another name had to be selected, and hence its present name, Unionville.  The village has improved considerable since that time, but not in comparison to the surrounding country, and you see on every hand evidences of thrift and enterprise among its farmers. Fine brick and frame mansions, large and commodious bank barns and graineries(sic), heavily ladened with the harvest of the husbandmen, show at once the fertility of the soil, and the industry of it citizens.  The people are among the most intelligent in the county, and their hospitality cannot be excelled anywhere.  The village contains about 120 inhabitants, with two thriving stores; Bradley T Nicodemus is the owner of one and Clarence A Lindsay the other, both are first class business men stand high in the community.  The last named is the postmaster of the village. Among the most prominent business men of the village is Hon Peter Lugenbeel, whose hand can be seen in all its enterprises, ever ready to further any movement looking to the good of the whole people.  Then we have Capt. Edward D Danner, who commands the celebrated Linganore Guards, who like Mr Lugenbeel is very popular.  Capt John Douty and some pioneers of the anvil and hammer, Benj Buckingham, C Irwin Lindsay, Judge H Brenneison, Drs Thomas Sappington and M Whitehill are regarded high in their professions, each having a large practice. The M E church, built in 1870, has a large membership, and on{e} of the largest and best conducted Sunday Schools of the State is one of the ornaments of the place.  The M E church South, built by the late Rev James Pearre, with the Sunday School, is attended by some of the leading citizens of the place, and has a considerable membership.  The ministers generally sent to the circuit of both these churches are of a very superior selection.  Telephone connection with Frederick is one of the conveniences afforded to its citizens. Among other enterprises near this village is its zinc mines on the farm of Thomas O Pearre, and leased by a Pennsylvania company. These mines were worked with profit until seven years ago, but were suspended on account of the low price of the metal. Within a short distance of the village a Pennsylvania company also leased and operate the Ensor iron ore mines, and these mines are being successfully operated by the company under the management of Capt Plymier. The Wollen(sic) mills of the Harn Brothers and the flour mills of Mr Pearre and Mr Orr are running at their full capacity. The following farmers receive their mail at this office.
Anders, Andrew    Houck, Annie E    Nusbaum, Philip

Able, Mary X    Harn, Abner    Norris, George D
Alexander, Andrew    Haines, Francis W    Pearre, Thomas O
Brightwell, Wm H    Harn, Luther E    Peddicord, Henry A
Bostain, James M    Koons, George D    Pearre, Thomas C
Bostain, John J    Keefer, Samuel    Pearre, William H
Baker, Wm H    Lawrence, Charles A    Repp, Henry
Burrall, William    Lindsey, Thomas O    Sundergill, Joshua H
Cline, Mrs H A    Long, William D    Shepley, Mrs Oscar
Clary, Jesse T    Lugenbeel, T E S    Trump, George W
Duvall, Washington P    Miller, Joseph G of D    Trump, Mrs M A
Dudderar, David W    Maynard, Scott    Urner, Elhanan W
Dorsey, Randolph    Miller, William F    Wilson, William G
Devilbiss, William    Nusbaum, Ezra M    Williar, A H
Eury, Samuel A    Nicodemus, Martin L    Whitehill, John W
Gaither, William M

BY THE NUMBERS!  by William W. M. Berkman

EVERY SINGLE PERSON … has four grandparents and most of us know them, at least by name.  Now give this some thought–each of our grandparents has parents.  That , in turn’, means that each of us has eight great-grandparents.  From here on it’s Katy bar the door!  Each of us has:

16    great-great-grandparents
32    great-great-great-grandparents
64    great-great-great-great-grandparents
128    great-great-great-great-great-grandparents
256    great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents
512    great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents

That’s 512 7th great-grandparents!  Now I know who one set of my 7th great-grandparents was, but there are 510 other great-grandparents I have yet to f ind, not to mention just one set of my 1024 8th great-grandparents!

When we think of great-grandparents, we seldom think of the numerous grandparents we know nothing about. once we began our family search we dropped numbers of grandparents and put names and faces where we could–numbers became meaningless, but how many of us thought what a tremendous job it would be just to “discover” our great-grandparents.

Oh, by the way, if you were to put a number on it, your grandparents, that is through your 8th great-grandparents would total 2046 grandparents … each of whom has added a little bit to your gene-pool.

Finding out who you are and how you came to be becomes a quest most interesting.  You can look forward to “meeting” your grandparents, your progenitors, in numbers never before realized.  But remember, genealogy is not a study of numbers, it is a study of people, your people, those who made you who you are.  ‘@ow don’t you feel better already?

Wait just one minute!  We know that man3, of our grandparents may have remarried several times.  Early death caused by complications in childbirth, diphtheria, typhus, typhoid, and a myriad of other deadly medical conditions of life in past times brought short lifespans for our grandparents.  Rural America and lives of labor necessitated a strong couple to manage a family and the families were large compared to today’s average.  As a result we had many more grandparents than I have taken credit for.

If you want something mind-boggling, consider the number of cousins, aunts and uncles one has!  I’m not into mind-boggling anymore, it’s too time consuming.  I’ll just have to stick with Uncle Fred and Aunt Alice for awhile.

FICK FAMILY OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND, 1791-1997.

Diane Bender, P.O. Box 178, Washington Grove, MD 20880, 301-948-0133. Jan 1997.
Spellings variants found in records: Ficks, Ficke, Fickes, Fieck, Fieg, Fiege, Fiegs, Fig, Figs, Figg, Figgs, Ficht?, Fichte?, Feeck, Feack, Feig, Feigs, Fix. Once transcribed as First. It is clear from documents in which the Fick individual has control over the spelling that the name is spelled FICK. There are documented cases of the Fick name being changed to Fisk and Frick.

The German surname Fick is patronymic, a diminutive form of Frederick. Its English equivalent would be Fred or Freddy. The earliest instance of its use as a surname is 1565 in Amsterdam, but is found as a given name or nickname in the 1300s. Another source says the name is locational in origin and means “ dweller at or near a fir tree.”
In 1765, Daniel Henry Fick became the leader and pastor of the Moravian religious sect, which was established in the 1400s. Moravia, once a province of Germany, is located in the present-day Czech Republic. The Moravians of Maryland established themselves about 1740 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Lutheran religion converted many from the Moravian sect, and vice versa. No Fick signed a 1775 Oath of Allegiance in either Frederick or Montgomery Counties, Maryland, nor in Northampton or Bucks Co., Pennsylvania. A George Fick served one month in the Revolution before deserting, but is unlikely to be an ancestor in this line. Early immigrants to America are recorded mainly to Philadelphia and include: Johann Henrich Fick, 1750, John Peter Fick, 1748, and Theobald Fick, 1738. The immigrant ancestor has not yet been identified. This Fick family may not have been from Moravia, since the earliest proven ancestor, Johannes Fick (1755?- 1817), was a member of a Lutheran church at a time when a Moravian congregation existed nearby. The immigrant ancestor may be one of the two Johann Fick individuals who emigrated to “America,” one in 1777 and 1783.
Johannes FICK. In English records, he also appears as John Fick and Fig; Germans routinely anglicized their names. He was born by 1755, based on the 1800 census, in which he is listed as 45 or older. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the town of Frederick by 1791, when he sponsored the baptism of Johannes, son of Henrich and Elizabeth Masberg, on 24 July. This is the first record in which he appears.
His wife appears as Rebecca PORT when they sponsored the baptism of Johann Andreas Masberg, son of Henrich and the late Elisabeth (Geispert) Masberg, b 4 Sept. 1795, bp 5 Sep 1795. Rebecca was born by 1765, based on the 1800 census (under 45) and 1810 (over 45). No marriage record has been found but a marriage year of 1792 is estimated based on: (a) in 1791 he is apparently single, (b) by 1795 they are married, (c) by 1800 they have four sons under ten. This would make her at least 26 in 1792, and he would have been at least 37. Although that is not an unusual age for German girls of this period, she may well be the Rebecca Port who married Thomas Gee in 1790, and it is possible two of the males under ten with John Fick in the 1800 census are by Gee rather than Fick. If that is the case, a marriage year of 1795 is estimated. Although I have not determined the name of her father, she is almost certain to be the granddaughter of Balthasar Port, b 1701 in Germany and died 1771 in Frederick Co. (see Port sheet).
Johannes does not appear as head of household in Maryland in 1790, but is listed as John Fig in the 1800 census of Hyatts Town, Montgomery Co., with 4 males under 10 and 1 over 45, and 1 female 26-45. In 1810, he has four males under 10 (one would be John Jr.), two 10-16 (Daniel and Henry), and 1 over 45 (himself); females 1 under 10 and 1 over 45 (Rebecca). It is curious that out of eight sons, only three so far have turned up in any records. Since they are three consecutive children, it may only indicate the joining and subsequent abandonment of that particular church, but they do not appear in any other volumes of published Maryland church records. It is also possible three young males and one young female with them in 1810 are not their offspring but other children, such as grandchildren, niece/nephews.
John’s Montgomery Co. apprenticeship contracts for two of his sons are signed in German script, and three German books are listed in his inventory, indicating he can read and write. He placed a newspaper notice in Bartgis’s Republican Gazette, May 29, 1813, which read: “John Fick will sell in Hyatt’s town, horses, cows, hogs.” At that point he had been living in Hyattstown from at least 1800, or perhaps as early as 1798, the year the town was founded by Jesse Hyatt. Because the inventory of his estate contains no livestock except for one saddlehorse, it appears he had given up the occupation of farming in favor of “ brewing”- his estate listed three stills and the paraphernalia associated with brewing beer (hops, casks, etc.). This was legal at the time.
The land records in Montgomery county for John Fick show that John “Figg” recorded a deed on 23 July 1806 (M:691-4) between himself and Benjamin Ray Jr., Sheriff. It stated that in November 1803 Richard P. Richardson recovered a judgment in County Court against Joshua Dorsey as well as the sum of 78 pounds, fifteen shillings, which resulted in the goods and chattels of Dorsey being offered for auction on 21 September 1804. However, there being no bidders, the Sheriff was required to take lots 16 and 70 (which back up to each other) in Hyattstown, but they too went unsold for lack of buyers. On 2 April 1805, another writ was issued ordering the Sheriff to try again to sell the lots, which he finally did on 21 September 1805, John Figg being the high bidder at $401 (about 114 pounds). These lots had been purchased directly from Jesse Hyatt, the founder of Hyattstown, by Edward J. Dorsey of Montgomery County on 1 May 1805 for 157 pounds. That price indicates there was already a small dwelling on these lots. Today the existing house is called “ the Welsh House,” a small, frame, two-storey, three-bay structure in the formal style, with an attached one-storey room in the rear, perhaps a summer kitchen. The house may have been built by Jesse Hyatt as the owner, since no other record of sale has been found. It is also conceivable that John Fick built that house and was living on that property, improving it. Edward J. Dorsey appears in the MC grantee index, so Joshua Dorsey is presumably an heir. On 2 September 1806 (N:21-2) John “ Figg” purchased from Joshua Inman of Frederick County for $21 lots 14 & 68, which Inman had purchased from Jesse Hyatt on 22 Feb 1804. The price of $21 indicates there were no buildings on the property, and there are none there today. On 24 Feb 1815 (S-19:87) was recorded a mortgage for $200 taken out by John from Charles Talbott on his four lots in Hyattstown (14 & 68, and 16 & 70) according to the revised town plan of 8 June 1813. It says that John Fick bonds to Charles Talbott for $400 for the payment of $200 on or before [date left blank in the recorded version]. Then on 23 May 1816 (T:211), John sold the lots to Charles Talbott for $700 “in consideration of the debt of $200.” It appears he is selling the lots to the mortgage-holder because he cannot meet the second of the $200 mortgage payments. No mention is made of buildings but the higher price of $700 versus $401 may indicate the addition of buildings, the construction of a better house, or perhaps the true value of the property John had purchased at auction. Both sale documents are signed Johannes Fick in German script. Given that John dies about March of 1817, this may reflect the onset of illness or debility due to age. However, the fact that he did not make a will contradicts that, since most people with property to leave made their will upon learning or believing their death was near.
His son Daniel was made administrator of his estate, per a Gazette notice of 26 April 1817, but there was no death notice for John, which might have given his actual age. The Frederick County estate book shows Daniel was appointed 14 April 1817 (HS2:7) with John Cook and Elijah Price as bondsmen. It also records the 21 April 1817 inventory made by Daniel, but no accounting was ever filed. The probate in Frederick Co. proves that John moved his family back to Frederick County after selling the lots. The fact that Daniel was made administrator is a clear indication that he was the eldest surviving son. John’ s most valuable items were three stills, described as “old,” two valued at $25 each and one at $28. Taken together with items such as casks, hops, etc., it is clear that the family has turned to beer-brewing for income. There is no livestock listed except a dun mare valued at $20, no doubt his saddlehorse. He owned a watch at $15, and one old chest & contents valued at $10.
The remaining inventory, while containing little of any value, shows they had a well-supplied home, consisting primarily of tools, household items described as old, various items of clothing described as old, a man’s saddle, a woman’s saddle, dutch oven, pots & pans, and so forth. There were three German books, proving he could read and suggesting he may have been the immigrant. The total value came to $179.09. No other family members are mentioned, nor is any distribution recorded. He was by no means a wealthy man at this point, although he may have made distribution of some valuable items prior to his death. Brewing was not illegal but may have been taxed under the Whiskey Act of 1792.
A James FICK married Susan Dalong, Washington Co., MD, 1 Aug 1807, but he is never listed in Md. censuses. No other records have yet been found in Washington Co. for Fick or Dalong. If this is his first marriage, this would make him born before 1787. The name James fits with this Fick family’s naming pattern. James could be a son or a brother of John. If this is the same James who was at least 21 in the 1800 Berkeley Co., Va., census, he would be at least 28.
Comparisons between the Fick records of Frederick Co. MD and Figg records of Berkeley Co. WV make it clear that these families are unrelated.

Children of John and Rebecca as shown in 1800 census:
1.    Son, b abt 1790-93, alive 1800, not with them 1810. No records found under Fick; may be her son by Thomas GEE, if she is the same Rebecca Port who married Gee in 1790.
2.    Son, b abt 1793-5, alive 1800, not with them 1810. No records found under Fick; may be her son by Thomas GEE.

3.    Daniel FICK, son of John and Rebecca, was b 15 Aug 1797, and baptized at Evangelical Lutheran Church, town of Frederick, MD, as “David.” The name David, however, is from a transcription and could be Daniel misread. Served 28 Apr- 29 Jun 1813 as Pvt. in Capt. Henry Steiner’s company, formed in Fredericktown 1 May 1813, left 7 days later for Baltimore in response to threat from the English; returned home to praise. As “David,” apprenticed by father John in document of 12 Feb 1816 (age given as 19 on 22nd of August next, so there is a slight discrepancy in birthdate) until 21 to Thomas Forster to be trained as blacksmith; to receive $50 or suit of clothes (Montgomery Co., Md., Orphans Court, Liber K, folio 180). I did review this document and it does appear to be the name David. “Daniel Figg” married in Frederick Co. 31 Mar 1818 Sophia (transcribed once as Susanna) Recher (Reecher). Note that he was not due to complete his apprenticeship until 22 August of that year and is only 20. Named administrator of estate of his father, John. Listed in 1820 and 1840 (10th-Hauvers Dist., p248) Frederick Co., but not the 1830 index. Not found in the 1850 Fred. Co. census transcription A Bridge in Time, nor in Maryland federal census index. Why his name varies from David to Daniel is uncertain, but it is clearly the same person. The names are often confused in handwriting.
Children, baptized at Apple’s Church (Reformed Lutheran), Thurmont, MD, except as noted:
1.  Alexander FICK, b 28 Feb 1819, bp 22 Aug 1819, sp Jacob & Burget Schmidt. This is likely to be a         grandfather’s name, based on German naming patterns. May be one of the males 16-24 1840.
2. Sophia Carolina FICK, b 28 Dec 1821, bp 8 Jun 1822, sp Catherine Reider/Rider. May have married before         1840 census.
3. Elizabeth FICK, b 26 Aug 1826, bp 8 Nov 1826. Died before 1840.
4. Daniel FICK, b 22 Feb 1829, bp 31 May 1829. Probably died before 1840.
5. Eva Ann Beckie FICK, b 21 Aug 1832, bp 21 Aug 1832. The name is likely to be after the two         grandmothers, Eve Reecher and Rebecca Fick. Died before 1840.
6. John Edward FICK, b 27 Jul 1834, bp 10 Mar 1839 at Graceham Moravian Church. Alive 1840.
7. Lucinda Eliza FICK, b 7 Mar 1838, bp 10 Mar 1839 at Graceham Moravian Church. Died bef 1840.
8. ?Son, b early 1840 before census, died before baptism. (speculative)

In the 1840 census, Hauvers Dist., his family is as follows: 2 males under 10; 2 males 16-26; one male 26-45, and one female 26-45. This looks as though all but maybe John Edward and perhaps Daniel have died. Alexander would be 21, and so might be one of the males 16-26. Sophia would be 18, and perhaps married (though that is young for German girls). Elizabeth would be 13 and is clearly not there. Eva would be 8 and Lucinda would be 2, but neither girl is represented. Daniel would be 11 and should not appear as a child younger than 10 (9 or less). It is possible another son was b in 1840 before the census, whose baptismal record has not been found, or who died before being baptized. This devastation of the family may have due to the scarlet fever epidemic that ravaged Frederick Co. about 1835. Perhaps Daniel and Sophia also died before 1850. There are no land or estate records for him in Frederick Co., and church records are incomplete at best. It is also clear that his brother Henry is not living with him.

4.     Henry FICK, son of John and Rebecca, was born 9 Jan 1799, and baptized at Evangelical Lutheran Church, town of Frederick, 11 Aug 1799 as Henrich Fieck, son of Johannes and Margaretha. Perhaps Rebecca’s name was actually the very common name of Margaretha Rebecca, but in keeping with German tradition she was called by her middle name.
In Montgomery Co. Orphans Court (Liber H, folio 183) dated 24 Oct 1814, Henry was apprenticed by his father, John Fick of Hyatt’ s Town, to John Rhoades until 21 to be taught “stone and brick work for chimneys and houses.” His age was given as 16 on 9 January next. He is also to receive eight months of schooling, and payment of $50 cash or suit of clothes for Sundays, as apprentice chooses. Not yet found in census or marriage records. Since he does not appear in the census of 1840 as head of household, he may be living with another family. His wife may have been the Mary in the same household as Eli and William Fig in 1860; their recorded order in the census indicates she was their mother. She was born abt 1810, perhaps was a Stoner or a Willhide, and who married a Dorsey between 1850 and 1860, although I could find no record that might have been their marriage in Frederick or Montgomery counties. However, a William Wilhide married a Harriet Dorsey, so perhaps the Mary Dorsey in 1860 is simply a sister-in-law of the Willhides. There was no estate record for a Henry Fick in Frederick County. It may only be coincidence, but Henry’s father, John, had some association with the Dorsey family in his real estate dealings of Hyattstown. The Henry FEICK of PA has not been researched. The following children are tentatively attributed to Henry:
?Eli FIGG, b abt 1839 in Md. Found in 1860 Mechanicstown, p 519, in the household of John R. Stoner, which reads: John R. Stoner, 34, farmer; Rebecca Stoner, 80; Mary Dorsey, 50; Eli Figs, 21, farmhand; William Figs, 10. The placement of Mary, Eli and William indicate they are a family; otherwise, they would be recorded in reverse order. In 1850, John R. Stoner is 25, the head of a household just to the north of Graceham, not far from John and Keziah (see their record). With him are Frederick Willhide, 73 (he was a member of Graceham

Moravian Church, b 13 Apr 1777); Margaret Willhide, 52 (maiden name Zfeller, widow of Frederick’s son Jacobus Frederick, who was b 1817); and Sarah C. Willhide (Sarah Caroline, dau of Jacobus and Margaret, b 20 Dec 1839). If this is indeed a son of Henry, it can be assumed that Henry died 1849-1850. No Henry Fick appears in Frederick Co. cemetery records or estate records. John R. Stoner’s tombstone at Thurmont United Brethren Cemetery reads: John R. Stoner, b 22 Apr 1825, d 18 Sep 1908. His wife was Martha M., b 22 Jun 1847, d 22 Feb 1918.
?William FIGG, b abt 1850 Md.; age 10 in the same 1860 household as Eli, above. He is possibly the William Fick recorded in 1880 at 205 Washington St., Balto., age 28, b Md, with wife Mary W., 24, Md., son John, 5, and daughter Leanora, 2. However, the death certificate of this John gives his mother as Mary Oppelt, and her death certificate says her father was born in Germany. That probably eliminates the 1880 William as a Fick in this family
5. John FICK, son of John and Rebecca, was b 12 Aug 1801, probably in Hyattstown, and baptized 29 Aug 1802 at the     Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Md. No apprenticeship record was found for him, but he was only 15 at the time of his father’s death, just before the age of apprenticeship. It is also possible his preference was farming, and thus he would have learned under his father, also a farmer. Found as John Fig 1840, 5th Dist. (Emmitsburg). Found as John Feigs in 1850 census in the Creagerstown district of Frederick Co. Based on a detailed comparison of the 1850 census with the 1873 atlas, they were living on Graceham Road just south of the hamlet of Graceham, quite probably in a small cabin or house built on the property of farmer George Hankey, whose farm adjoined the hamlet at the southeast. Hankey’s house and farm are still there, but no structure comparable to a $200 house stands anywhere visible. Although listed as “insane” John is still named head of household. If buried at Graceham cemetery, there is no visible stone, perhaps because he was “insane”. The two children also listed as insane do not have stones either. Insanity was the term for any condition in which the individual appeared to be mentally incompetent. It could have resulted from an illness where a high fever left survivors brain damaged, such as Fred. Co.’s scarlet fever epidemic of 1833-34. It can be presumed that John has died by 1870 because he is not living with any member of the Fick family. The two insane children are also not recorded with any Fick family, which may indicate they have died. However, after Keziah died in 1869, the burden of caring for them may have been too great, they may have been placed in the asylum in Frederick.
Married: Keziah Ann ________, b 7 Mar 1798, d. 16 May 1869, buried Graceham Cemetery. Her tombstone also bears the inscription: “Tender friends _____ may mourn / She from their embraces torn / Dearer better friends I have / In the realms beyond the grave. / Transitory world farewell / Jesus calls with him to dwell.” Marriage record not found in Frederick, Montgomery or Washington county civil or church records. By 1850 she is extremely poor and has a husband and two children in her household listed as insane, but she lived to see her sons prosper. I have been unable to determine who her parents might be. Based on sons’ names, she might be the daughter of Martin Walther, son of Henrich and Catharina Walter. Martin was b 15 May 1774 and baptized 19 Jun at the Monocacy Lutheran and Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, sponsors Martin & Catharina Doctor. Considering other connections, she may be a Dorsey, Stoner, Willhide or Marshall. Or not.
Children of John and Keziah, taken from census, will and burial records. Baptismal records have not been found at any church. Since they are all buried but not baptized at Graceham Moravian Church, this implies Keziah was a convert to Moravianism rather than a lifelong member; John, of course, was baptized Lutheran. If there were children prior to the first one listed, no mention has been found.

1. John Marshall? FICK, son of John and Keziah, was born either abt 1824 or 1829, based on 3 Creagerstown     census records- if born in 1829, he would have to be the twin of James M., below. The 1850 and 1880 censuses list him as 21 and 51, while in 1870 he is 46. Old 6‘s and 1’ s often resembled each other. A tombstone for a John M. Fick, b 22 Mar 1832, d 18 Oct 1895, is at St. Anthony’ s Catholic Cemetery at Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Frederick Co., Md. Since John M. married an Irish Catholic girl, it is worth considering that they are the same person, with an erroneous birth year. If so, he could have been born 1830, where there is a gap. The discrepancy between 1832 and 1830 is not great. He could not have been born 22 Mar 1829, the most logical year, because his brother was b 5 Aug 1828. He may have originally exaggerated his age in order to go to work early because the family was in such dire straits, and confusion set in with the family over the exact age. I am presuming his middle name is Marshall because his grandson is named Lewis Marshall Fick. Marshall may provide a clue to Keziah’ s name.
The will of his brother James M. left John $500. Perhaps because he already had a farm, John was excluded     from the transfer of the property “Shepherd’ s Delight” conveyed to his brothers James, Joseph and Elijah before Elijah’ s death in Oct 1863. The exact details do not seem to appear in Samuel Eichelberger’ s probate record. To John’ s wife, Catherine, James left one bureau, one bedstead with bedding, and one heifer, the total appraised at $47. That amount was nearly 50% of their paltry personal property value of $107. Where John got the money for    this farm has not been researched, but it may have come from his father-in-law, Lewis Kelly. Thus far I have found no land records for him. His house can be seen today on Layman’s Road near Hessong Bridge Road, much remodeled, and there is still a large farm.
Married: Catherine KELLY, Frederick Co., 7 April 1860. According to her death certificate, she was b 31 Aug 1843 in Maryland. On their marriage record, she is listed as Catherine Keller. In 1920 she is recorded as 75, living in Baltimore with son, John Lewis Fick, and his family. She died 28 May 1926 in Middle River, Baltimore County (d.c. #5282). On her death certificate, her father is listed as Louis Keely (or perhaps a poorly written Kelly) of Ireland, mother unknown. Son John Lewis was the informant. In the 1850 census of Frederick Co., 5th Election District, fam 315-343, taken 23 Jul 1850, she is found with her family: Lewis Kelly, 51, Mill Wright, b MD; Catherine 41, b PA; Mary A. 14; John 13; Maria 12; Catherine 7; Susan 3; Emily 3; Lewis 3/12 (3 months). Lewis Kelly’s agricultural census revealed he was possessed of the following as of 1 Jun 1850: 60 acres improved land; 20 unimproved acres; $1,000 cash value of farm; $150 value of farm implements and machinery; 2 horses; 2 milch cows; 4 swine; $170 value of livestock; 150 bushels of wheat; 5 bushels of rye; 100 bushels of Indian corn; and 15 bushels of oats. A probable brother of Lewis’s is enumerated at #365-394: Joseph Kelly, 44, Stone Cutter, $1,000, b MD; Catherine 40, MD; James 15; Joseph 14; Mary 12; John 10; Jerome 8; Lewis 5.
Lived: 1850: a blacksmith, age 21, living with the family of blacksmith Jacob Haugh (Hoff), presumably employed there           after having completed an apprenticeship.
1860: Scanned but could not find record due to poor quality of film. Not listed in index.
1870: On his farm on the east side of Hunting Creek near Creagerstown. The census reads: Fick, John, 46, farmer;         Catherine, 27; John 2; RE $1000; PP $107. That is quite a low value for personal property; perhaps it was destroyed by the flood of 24 July 1868 that rose six feet in the town of Frederick. The farm is very near Hunting Creek and would have suffered from a flood of that magnitude. His farm is still a farm today, though the house has been substantially remodeled.
1880: Same land: John M. Fig, 51, b Md, parents b Md, blacksmith; Catherine, 38, Md; son John L., 13, Md.
Children of John M. and Catherine:
1.   John Lewis FICK, b abt 1867. Carpenter, living Ralston section of Baltimore City 1920.
Married Emma J. LEESE, b Md abt 1873, and d Balto. City 12/29/1943 [G12167].
Children (there are likely to be others):
1. Viola FICK, b abt 1895. Married Ernest G. ECKENRODE, b abt 1889. In 1920 they are living with her         parents and have a daughter, Frances C. ECKENRODE, b 1918 (22 months in 1920), and a son, John G. ECKENRODE, b 1920 (age 1 month in 1920). Ernest Jr ., b 1 February 1922, d Hyattsville, MD 18 January 1990. Ernest Jr. is probably the informant on Lewis’ s death certificate, living at Box 423A Back Schoolhouse Lane, zip 21206.
2. Lewis Marshall FICK, b 10 Jan 1902, d 2 Jan 1970 Baltimore County, living on Back Schoolhouse Lane.         On his death certificate, signed by Ernest G. Eckenrode, his father is listed as “George” Fick, and his marital status is “divorced.” He is buried in Druid Ridge Cemetery.
2.   ? Ida Susan FICK, b 11 Mar 1872, d 1 Sep 1873, buried St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creagerstown.         er name is Fick on the tombstone, and this is the only family into which she can fit. I have not reviewed the full 1900 record to see how many children Catherine is recorded as having. Considering Catherine was Catholic, however, I have some hesitation in assigning a child buried in a Lutheran cemetery to this family.

2. Mary J. FICK, daughter of John and Keziah, was born abt 1827. Listed as “insane” 1850. Not in the 1871 will of     James. Probably buried at Graceham Cemetery without a tombstone. Not with any Fick in 1870; may have died or may be in the asylum. She would have been about 42 when her mother died.
3. James M. FICK, son of John and Keziah, was b 5 Aug 1828, died 17 Feb 1871, unmarried; tombstone at Graceham     Moravian Cemetery. In 1850 he was listed with his family as a laborer, age 21. The only real estate in the family, valued at $200, was attributed to him, little more than a log cabin or shack built on someone else’ s property- almost certainly George Hankey’s. No personal property value was listed, so they are extremely poor at this point. He appears to be the only Fick to have left a will in either Frederick or Montgomery county (S.G.C.1:128; Accounting, 216). He named his brother Joseph H. W. as executor. By that time his estate included the valuable property known as “Shepherd’ s Delight” which had been conveyed through the estate of Samuel Eichelberger to James, Joseph and [Daniel] Elijah, to care for the son by Margaret Fogle, George M. Eichelberger. James bequeathed it to Joseph but specified that it was not to be sold until the legacy due the ward George M. Eichelberger was fully paid, saying that he gave his note along with his friend (and will witness) Samuel Eichholtz. His personal property was valued at $896.13. He bequeathed his brother John M. $500 and John’s wife Catherine some chattels. The other two witnesses were Uriah Warrenfelts and Joseph Willhide. In the 1870 census James was a farmer with real estate property valued at $3000 and personal property at $570. The only other person in his household was Susan Simpson, a 36-year-old Irish housekeeper. Next door was John Willhide, 49, stonemason, his wife Mary [Mary
Magdalene Harbaugh, b 3 Dec 1823], and their children, members of Graceham Moravian Church.
Today, at what appears to be the location of the James Fick house, at 12935 Hessong Bridge Road, is a rather small frame house near the road, a small structure on the hillside sloping down to Hunting Creek, and a small red barn. Whether any of these structures dates from the period of the Ficks’ tenure (1863 through 1894) cannot be determined from the road. The next structure, at 12903 Hessong Bridge Road, is a small house covered with siding, but where the porch was recently removed can be seen finely crafted logs and chinking characteristic of German workmanship. It seems likely that this structure belonged to the Fick family. In the 1873 atlas it can be seen that Joseph Fick owned everything along Hessong Bridge Road at Hunting Creek for quite some distance south. If that was an outbuilding in existence then, it was indeed owned by James and then Joseph. Due to terrain, we could not see any house that might have belonged to Joseph originally, nor was there any mailbox at the roadside.

4. Joseph Henry Walter FICK, 1832. See his record below.

5. Samuel FICK son of John and Keziah, was b abt 1835, Md, listed as “insane” 1850. Not mentioned in the 1871 will of James. Probably buried at Graceham Moravian cemetery without a tombstone. Not with any Fick in 1870. He would have been about 34 when his mother died.

6. Daniel Elijah FICK, son of John and Keziah, was b 16 Apr 1840, died 25 Oct 1863; name and dates from tombstone at Graceham Cemetery. Referred to as “Elijah, deceased” in the 1871 will of James. He may have died in Civil War action.

Other children in the household of John and Rebecca in 1810, continued:
6. Male, born 1800-1810. No records found.
7. Male, born 1800-1810. No records found.
8. Male, born 1800-1810. No records found.
9. Female, born 1800-1810. No records found.
Although they are probably the children of John and Rebecca, based on the birth pattern of the three known sons, the census doesn’t specify and no records have been found. Rebecca by 1810 is at least 45 and unlikely to have many more. There are no guardianship records for any Fick in Montgomery Co. orphans court records, where they were living from at least 1800 to at least 1816. The only Fick record in Frederick Co. is the inventory/sale.

Joseph Henry Walter FICK, son of John and Keziah.
Born:     8 April 1832, Frederick Co., Md. Death certificate says aged 67 years, 9 months, 0 days, making a birth year             of 1833; 1900 census says 1832. Since he is 18 in 1850, 33 yrs-9 mos. in Jan 1866, 38 in 1870, and 48 in 1880, 1832 is undoubtedly the correct year.
Married:     Margaret Rebecca FOGLE (Vogel), 15 Jan 1866 in Mechanicstown (now Thurmont). She was b June 1840 (1900 cn) or 41 (mrg rd). She married first Samuel Eichelberger, Frederick Co., 15 Aug 1860, and had a son, George M. Eichelberger. Their license of 14 Jan reads: Joseph H. W. Fick, farmer, of Frederick Co., age 33 years 9 months, and Margaret R. Eichelberger, 24, widow, occupation spinster, of Frederick Co. Her age as 24 would make her b 1841. According to grandson Jerome Fick of Baltimore, at age 80 she took the train to visit her daughter “Emma May Brown” in Pittsburgh and died there before 1935. (Her lineage is on another sheet.) However, it was Mary Virginia “Ginny or Jenny” who married Mr. Brown.
Military.     Although he was single and the right age to serve in the Civil War, he does not appear in the 1890 special census of Union veterans in Frederick Co. It is unlikely he is the “Joseph Feig” who served in the U.S. Navy as a landsman with the Alleghany and Monticello, enlisted 22 May 1861 and deserted 23 Sep 1861. This Joseph was two years younger, a tailor, and born in Baltimore, where other, unrelated Fick families had been living for some time. (Source: “History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers in War of 1861-65.” )
Lived:     1850: Living with his parents and family in the Creagerstown district, age 18.
1860: I could not find the Fick family in Creagerstown but some sheets are unreadable.
1863: Granted a portion of the farm in probate of estate of Samuel L. Eichelberger.
1870: Farming his portion of the property “Shepherd’ s Delight” he received in the probate of the estate of Samuel Eichelberger, his wife’s first husband. Joseph and Margaret are made guardians of her son George M. Eichelberger, to hold his legacy in trust for him. The farm was on the west side of Hunting Creek, included a house, and was valued at $1600. His personal property was valued at $1650, a very large amount for those days, and may reflect the legacy held in trust for George Eichelberger.
1871: Joseph inherited the remainder of the farm “Shepherd’ s Delight” from his brother James, valued at $3000. The total value of Joseph’ s farm is now $4600. The Frederick County atlas of 1873 shows the location of the

two houses owned by Joseph, his own and the one he inherited from his brother. From the 1870 census, it is clear that Joseph’s house was the one to the south. This property is still a farm today, but due to the growth of trees, the lie of the land, and the distance of the house from the roads, we cannot tell if a house from that period still exists. It appears there is a house and barn in the location of James Fick’s house, at 12935 Hessong Bridge Road. A log house covered with siding is the next house to the south, at 12903. But there is no mailbox to the south where Joseph’s original house should have stood. Also standing is the remodeled house of the brother John (on Layman Road) and the handsome Federal brick house and log barn of Samuel Eichholtz, their friend, at 13103 Hessong Bridge Road.
To be continued in the December issue

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KAY, LAWSON/LOWSON: I am seeking info on KAY, LAWSON or LOWSON persons in Washington Co., MD. or Franklin Co., PA. circa 1800. Bob Kay, 700 Snyder Lane, Walnut Creek, CA. 9498.

CLOSE, NEAT/NEAT: Henry Close m Magdalena NEAT in Frederick 1802. I think he may have been from York Co, PA. I think she lived in Fred; I’ve also seen the surname spelled NEET. Interested also in their ancestors. Michael Close, 535 American Ave Ext, Dover, DE 19901

LAMBRIGHT, LAMBRECHT, LAMPRECHT: Looking for Henry LAMBRIGHT a resident of Frederick, Md in 1774 h/o Margaret/Margaret LAMBRIGHT. SHENIGO, Rachel, 13130 Sedgewick Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24503

CRAMER: I am a desc of Peter Cramer b ca 1787, and h/of Elizabeth b 1782, who reportedly came from Hagerstown, near Fred Co, MD. He took his fam to Preston Co, VA before 1820 (census). Need parents and place of birth. David C Schafer, 251 Cap’n Lijah’s Rd., Centerville, MA 02632

BROSIUS, BELT, CROMWELL, NICHOLS, TRUNDLE, WHITE: In connection with planned publication of TRUNDLE fam genealogy, anxious to communicate with TRUNDLE descs including those of daus who m into BROSIUS, BELT, NICHOLS, WHITE, CROMWELL, THOMAS families. Richard D Flinn, 430 W South St, Hillsboro OH 45133

BLICKENSTAFF, FAIR/FEHR, KEMP, KRISE/KRISE, KUHN: Michael FAIR m Maria?, son Jacob b Dec 31, 1780 m Mary KEMP, dau of Rev. Peter KEMP on 7 Jan 1815; son Johan Michael b Mar 9 1786 m Elizabeth KUHN on 30 Sep 1822. Although men lived in OH; marriages took place in Fred Co, then both h and w lived in Oh. Need proof that Michael is Jacob’s father plus any info re Michael’s parents, sibs, place of origin, etc. Michael’s 2/w Elizabeth BLICKENSTAFF. Settled in Miami Co, Oh 1803; he d 1809.
Christian KRISE, son of John; bro of Henry, Daniel and William all b late 1700’s. John d 1814 in Fred Co. John’s father may have been Heinrich KREISS b ca 1735; m Maria or Mary EISER; 10 ch. KRISE fam settled Rocky Ridge or Emmitsburg. Any info appreciated. Barbara Wegley ANDERSON, 1614 W Belmar Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45224 Bdanderson@aol.com or Bdanderson2@juno.com

ARNOLD, DURBIN, MATTINGLY: John MATTINGLY, s/o Cezar, b ca 1690; d 1744 h/o Grace. John Baptist MATTINGLY, s/o John & Grace b ca 1715 d 1760 h/o Elizabeth. Henry MATTINGLY, s/o J B & Elizabeth, b 3 Jul 1751 d Jun 1823. H/o Honor DURBIN. John MATTINGLY, s/o Henry & Honor, b 1 Jun 1773 m 11 Sep 1796 Onea ARNOLD. John d 8 Oct 1845. Patricia M Shook, 4621 Feather River Rd, Corona, CA 91720 igenie2prodigy.net

BRYAN, FOGLE, MATHIAS: Want to locate f/o Peter BRYAN, blacksmith,  b 1791. He m Catharine MATHIAS ca 1820 in Westminster, MD. He owned land there in 1821. He sold it to his bro-in-law in 1825 and moved to OH. His Mother was Priscilla and his father d between 1791 & 1798 when she m a FOGLE. Valerie Miller, 7247 Day Ave, Navarre, OH 44662

GARDNER, JOHNSON, LEE: My ancestor Helen Francis (sic) JOHNSON Gardner was b in Hagerstown ca 11 Apr 1832, d/o William JOHNSON b NY; and Almira LEE b in MD. Need help with her parents. Peggy Kay Lowery, 5N382 Harvest Lane, St Charles, IL 60175

DRONENBERG: I want to find info about my ancestor Mamie DRONENBERG of Ijamsville, MD, b ca 1880? Her bro John had an antique store in Frederick. Frances Kasper, 3901 Lewis Rd Lot 110, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

KILE: Susan Riddle had a query on the Frederick Co USGenweb site run by Don Spidell: Seek sibs of Nicholas KILE b 1776 in Fred Co, MD m Mary BAGGERLY. I, too, am seeking info on Nicholas. Anyone out there have contact with Susan Riddle?? My ancestor Jacob KILE, bro of Peter, both from South Bloomfield Twp, Morrow Co, OH. I think Jacob and Peter are related to Nicholas. JoAnne K Strope, 1114 Gamon Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187

DRUM/M, TRUM/M, TRUMP: Looking for info on George and Sarah DRUM/M who lived in Loudoun Co, VA ca 1780-1805 but may have baptized their ch in a church in Fred Co, MD. Carol J Lynch, 3803 Chapel Forge Dr, Bowie, MD 20715.

HAGERTY: I am looking for birth certificate for 2 men named John A HAGERTY, both listed in the 1790 Census for MD; one is in Baltimore and the other in Fred Co. There is a Thomas HAGERTY from Fred Co Md also listed in the 1790 census and I am curious if he is the father of John HAGERTY. John A HAGERTY was b in 1780 in MD. Karen Beard, 9 Walker Dr, Beardsville, IL 62618

BUTLER, CRALL: Seek info on Henry Crall b in MD 25 Jun 1800 m Melinda BUTLER 19 Apr 1821 Fred Co, MD. Carole Mathes, 1506 Del Cerro Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65101