April 1997

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:
Al Werking, President, 8212 Greenvale Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 301/662-2621
Anne W Cissel, Vice-President, 17 Sunhigh Dr, Thurmont, MD 21788 301/271-2141
Judith L Elmer, Recording Secretary, 1319 Danberry Dr, Frederick, MD 21702
Pepper Scotto, Treasurer, PO Box 17,  Point of Rocks, MD 21777
Susan Tucker, Member at large, 10809 Lake Square Ct, New Market, MD 21774 (301) 865-1963
Nathan Robinson, 291 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
Trudie Davis Long, Newsletter, 8213 Mapleville Rd, Mt Airy, MD, 21771-9713, (301) 831-5781

21    Editor’s note
21    Exchange journal and society information
22    Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)
23    Ahnentafel of Ruth Brill
25    Bowman Family Group Sheet; Miller Family Group Sheet
25    Abstracts 1887 Post Offices Doubs, Ellerton, Emmitsburg, Fountain Mills, Foxville, Feagaville, Garfield, Graceham,     Greenfield, Harmony Grove, Hansonville, Harmony, Ijamsville; Internet Terminology;
31    The Thomas Weekley Family by Nancy Gates and Sharon Pawlowski, Rt 1 Box 221, Waverly, WVA 26184-9751
35    Books, magazines, services
36    Queries


In the past if you sent in an e-mail address, I put it in the newsletter.  I should also have added E-mail addresses to our membership roster, and need to remedy this oversight.  If you have an E-mail address you can let me know at SCX93A@Prodigy.com
If you have a favorite on-line site, let me know; and what its done for you lately.

Immediately after the February newsletter was mailed, I (TDL) was informed that the Family History Center in Frederick would be remodeled during the time scheduled for the Frederick Family Researchers Reunion, and we would not be able to use it for ‘our’ get-together on April 26.                                      There is also a conflict because MAGS (The Mid Atlantic Germanic Society) is having their meeting that day at Blobs Park.
I still would like to have the Researchers Reunion this Spring, and am currently looking into getting a school.  However, the cost will go up because we were not going to be charged by the FHC for use of their facilities. With a school being used, there is an hourly rate for the custodian, the use of the school, and insurance.  The base cost is $600; not including mailings, or miscellaneous expenses.  I do not want the cost to be over $10/person. If you are interested, drop me a note and let me know, Paw Prints, PO Box 52, Monrovia, MD, 21770. Do not send any money.  I will send out flyers with specifics once a place and time are available again to all FRECOGS members.  If you are a non-member interested in attending, who reads the newsletter, drop me a postcard with your name and address.
For those of you who have already written, thanks for your support, and I will send you a flyer when things firm up again.


Electronic mail specials
1)  Online newsletters
(Weekly)  Dick Eastman’s Newsletter; to subscribe send blank e-mail message to subscribe@rootscomputing.com
(Monthly) Treasure Maps by Robert Ragan; subscribe through the Treasure Maps home page at http://www.firstct.com/fv/tmapmenu.html/
(?) Journal of Online Genealogy They will send you an E-mail message to let you know when a new issue is available for viewing. Subscribe through their homepage at http://www.tbox.com/jog/jog.html
(Past Tracks, Vol 6.1 Feb97)

2)  Searchable Databases on the World Wide Web
Family History: http://www.familyhistory.com/fhdata.htm
Roots Surname List-Interactive http://www.rand.org/personal/Genea/rslsearch.html
Genealogy Online http://genealogy.emcee.com/
GENDEX-WWW (Genealogy Index) http://www.gendex.com/gendex/
Searchable Genealogy Links Http://aerodyn.utias.utoronoto.ca/html/lo2.htm
(The Genealogical Helper Sept-Oct 1996)

The Point Lookout POW Weekend is to be held June 15-16 1996; the deadline for setup is 31 March, 1997.  If you plan to sell anything there is a $25 set up fee paid to the park service.  If your setup is display/portrayal only-no fee. Please write ASAP to PLPOW, 3587 Windmill Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-2122

A catalog of the North Carolina Archives spotlights new book titles, and takes particular note of titles of genealogical interest, and its free! Send requests to Historical Publication Section, Division of Archives and History, 109 E Jones St, Raleigh, ND 27601-2807

St Mary’s Genealogical Society and the Maryland Genealogical Society is sponsoring a 2 day seminar  May 2-3; arrangements have been made with Seafarers Training & Recreation Center at Piney Point, MD. Two day  registration is $45, care of the society Attention: Lorraine B Wallace, Conference Registrar, PO Box 1109, Leonardtown, MD. 20650-1109. E mail lwallace@mail.eaglenet.com

The Library of Virginia reopened to the public on Jan 3, 1997 in its new building at 800 East Broad St, Richmond, VA, 23219-1905.  As the most technologically advanced library in the Commonwealth, the new Library of Virginia has a fiber optic backbone and specially designed reading room tables allowing patrons to link their laptop computers to the Library’s network and the resources of the Internet.  Hours are Mon to Sat 9-5; 804/692-3500.
(The Northern Neck News, date unknown).

First Annual USA Brees/Breese Families Genealogy Swap Meet: 25-28 Sept 1997. Contact Dale F and Clara Ann Brees Phillips, 1927 S 7th St, Chickasha, OK 73018. 405/224-6927.

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

BURTON, A Ann, 43779 Valley Rd, Decatur, MI 49045 YOUNG, REDDICK, CRAIG newsletter
DITTMER, Warren, 10 Revere Road, Ardsley, NY 10502-1203
DIXON, Joan M, 2806 Cabin Creek Dr, Burtonsville, MD 20866 DIXON, OBLE, MARTIN, MCLAUGHLIN, SHAFER,     BROOKE, FENWICK, MANNING
HARNE, Ed, 1401 Silverspot Ct, Frederick, MD 21702 EHARNE@AOL..COM HARNE, IZER, RUMMEL, BARKDOLL,     STOUFFER
KUPSCO,  Edith M, 19034 N Welk Dr, Sun City, AZ 85373-1049  FINKBEINER, GILBERT, FRANKLIN
LINGENFELTER, Robert J SR, 5295 Rolling Ave, Lorain OH 44055-3206 LINGENFELTER-all spellings
HAMMOND, Norman, 803 Rising Ridge Court, Mt Airy, MD 21771
MACDONALD, Edwin G, 1950 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230 SHORB
MARTIN, J Stanwood, 308 Devon Lane, West Chester, PA 19380 MARTIN LITTLE SAYLOR
ROBERTS, Warren W, 1448 Windemere Dr, NE, Fridley, MN 55421 WELLS, EMMITT
SCHACK, Elizabeth T, 49 East 73 St Apt 10-C, New York, NY 10021-3564 THOMPSON, WILLIAMS, HAISLIP
SIEGERT, A Jeannette, 802 Jeannette Ave, Baltimore, MD 21222-1336  RENN, DUTROW, STORM, PEARL,     HERRMAN, DOIL/DOYLE
TOLSON, Don & Virginia, 10301 West Hyatt Rd, Ijamsville, MD 21754 SMALLWOOD, WILSON, SCHRIVNER

New Address/Change of address

AYERS, Peg, 4190 Walnut Hill, Troy, MI 48098
COMPTON, Michael and Marie, 10927 South Canton, Tulsa OK 74137

Correction to William Cramer’s Ahnentafel
Generation 2.
2. John William Cramer: b 9 Jun 1884 in Frederick, MD, d. 5 Jun 1951  in Washington, DC, occ. machinist, mres. York, PA.
3. Minnie Agnes Smith: b 1 Jun 1885 in York Co., PA, d. 12 May 1975 in York, PA.

Surname Cards Mrs Gladys Barman MAURER,  601 S 12th St, Laramine, WY 82070
▸    BOWMAN/BAUMAN/BARMAN, Jacob m Charlotte FOUT; ch-Henrietta, Wilhelm, John, Mary.
▸    YOUNG, Lucinda, Lucinda, da of Israel YOUNG m John BOWMAN
▸    Thomas BARNES m Mary BOWMAN

Ahnentafel of Ruth Brill
7 W Market St, Apt 513, Tiffin, OH, 44883-2767
1. Thomas Gilbert BRILL, b 26 Sep 1950, Tiffin, Clinton Twp, Seneca Co, OH; m 28 Jul 1972 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH     Annette Helen SMITH.
2. John Matthew BRILL, b 16 May 1923 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH, m 6 Jun 1942 New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co,     OH, d 10 Sep 1976 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
3. Ruth Irene GARLAND, b 20 Feb 1924 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
4. William Jackson BRILL, b 23 Mar 1892 in Star Tannery, Frederick Co, VA, m 18 Feb 1917 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH;     d 15 Mar 1954 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
5. Eva G MATTHEWS, b 3 Mar 1897 in Wood Co, OH.
6. Gilbert Norris GARLAND b 20 Mar 1898 Clinton Twp, Seneca Co, OH; m 10 Dec 1922, Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH;     29 Oct 1983 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
7. Hazel May TAYLOR b 15 May 1901 Clinton Twp, Seneca Co, OH.
8. William Franklin BRILL b 27 Jun 1854 VA; m 8 Jan 1891 Frederick Co, VA.
9. Mary Annetta/Arnetta Rebecca RENNER, b 16 Sep 1861 Frederick Co, VA; d 7 Nov 1924 Frederick Co, VA.
10. Ernest Francis MATTHEWS, Sr b 14 Mar 1872 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH, m 23 Dec 1894 in Wood Co, OH; d 3 Aug     1965 Gladwin, MI.
11. Bertha FRANKFOTHER b 3 Dec 1878 Wood Co, OH, d 25 Apr 1973 in Gladwin, MI
12. George Henry GARLAND b 11 Dec 1873 in Fulton Co, PA, m 23 Dec 1896 in Seneca Co, OH, d 21 Mar 1914     Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
13. Della C (twin) NORRIS b 6 May 1872 in Scipio Twp, Seneca Co, OH, d 10 Jan 1963 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
14. Harry Andrew TAYLOR b 14 Sep 1869 in Watson Station, Pleasant Twp, Seneca Co, OH, m 3 Dec 1891 in     Seneca Co, Oh, d 21 Sep 1942 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
15. Allie May GITTINGER b 14 Nov 1871 in Reed Twp, Seneca Co, OH; d 12 Apr 1936 Clinton Twp, Seneca Co,     OH.
16. Henry Lewis BRILL b 18 Mar 1830 Frederick Co, VA; m bef 1854 Frederick Co, VA; d 28 Jun 1896 in Star     Tannery, Frederick Co, VA.
17. Margaret E BRILL b 12 May 1831 in Frederick Co, VA; d 13 Aug 1903 Frederick Co, VA
20. Cornelius Augustus MATTHEWS b Apr 1842 Thurmont, Frederick Co, MD; m 14 Sept 1866 Tiffin, Seneca Co,     OH; d 24  1887 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
21. Sarah Catherine WHITMYER b 15 Sept 1844 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH; d 19 Feb 1876 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
22. Thomas Jefferson FRANKFOTHER b ca 1854 Wood Co, OH.
23. Mary BLOOM b ca 1858 PA, d 20 Jan 1913 North Baltimore, Wood Co, OH.
24. Ephraim GARLAND b 25 Aug 1824 in Fulton Co, PA; m 18 Aug 1864 in PA; d 6 Jan 1891 Buck Valley, Fulton     Co, PA.
25. Arminda HOOPENGARDNER b 10 Sept 1838; d 22 Sept 1912 Hancock, Washington Co, MD.
26. John Thomas NORRIS b 16 May 1838 OH; m 14 Oct 1861 Seneca Co, OH; d 26 Sept 1907 Tiffin, Seneca Co,     OH.
27. Elizabeth C HALL b 3 May 1842 Seneca Co, OH; d 4 Sep 1925 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
28. Andrew TAYLOR b 10 Jul 1832 Cork Co, IRE; m 17 Apr 1855 Sugar Valley, Lycoming Co, PA; 2 May 1882     Watson Station, Pleasant Twp, Seneca Co, OH.
29. Lovenia LUDWIG b 2 Sep 1836 Clinton Co, PA; d 24 Jan 1907 Watson Station, Pleasant Twp, Seneca Co, OH.
30. Robert Hiram GITTINGER b 21 Feb 1846 Seneca Co, OH; m 25 Jan 1870 Seneca Co, OH??; d 25 Jan
1931 Clinton Twp, Seneca Co, OH.
31.Susan Olevia SOUDER b 13 Jan 1846 Seneca Co, OH; d 25 Jan 1870 Clinton Twp, Seneca Co, OH.
40. Lewis MATTHEWS b 1821 Thurmont, Frederick Co, MD; d 15 Jul 1884 Frederick Co, MD
41. Eleanor RIGHTER b ca 1821; d 10 Mar 1887 Frederick Co, MD
52. Lott NORRIS b ca 20 Mar 1807 MD; m ca 1829 Seneca Co, OH; d ca 1867 Seneca Co, OH.
53. Luranor TODD b 15 Jun 1809 MD; d ca 26 Jul 1860 Seneca Co, OH.
60. Daniel GITTINGER b 15 Mar 1810 Frederick Co, MD; m 10 Sep 1833 Frederick Co, MD; d 1855 Seneca Co, OH.
61. Jane Elizabeth DUDROW b 20 Jul 1815 MD; d ca 1871 Seneca Co, OH.
62. John Wesley SOUDER b 4 Feb 1816 MD; m 16 Aug 1842 Seneca Co, OH; d 20 Apr 1905 Ingham Co, MI.
63. Elizabeth Abeville ELLIS b 4 Feb 1823 MD; d 22 Aug 1887 Seneca Co, OH.
80. Jonas MATTHEUS b 1788 Thurmont, Frederick Co, MD; m bef 1821; d 1860 Thurmont, Frederick Co, MD.
81. Ann Catherina HERING d 1851 Frederick Co, MD.
104. Thomas P NORRIS b 18 Feb 1765 Frederick Co, MD; m 2 Oct 1797 MD; d ca 1848 Tuscarawas Co, OH.
105. Susanna IRONS b 16 Mar 1775 MD.
106. Thomas TODD b MD ??, Seneca Co, OH.
107. Mary BROWN??, b MD; d Seneca Co, OH.
120. John GITTINGER, Jr; b 4 Nov 1771; m 1795 Frederick Co, MD; d 30 Sep 1828 Frederick Co, MD.
121. Margaret HOUCK b 1 May 1776; d 4 Jan 1850 Frederick Co, MD.
122. David DUDREAR m 3 Jan 1802.
123. Elizabeth HEINTZ.
124. David SOUDER b 25 Sep 1784 MD; m 24 Oct 1805 MD; 10 Jan 1844 Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH.
125. Sarah WEAVER b 18 Feb 1789; d 21 Aug 1834 Frederick Co, MD.
126. Thomas R ELLIS b 8 Aug 1794 Burlington Co, NJ; d 28 Jan 1883 Seneca Co, OH.
127. Susanna/Susan COE b 7 May 1804; d 9 Sep 1855 Seneca Co, OH.
160. Philip MATTHEIS b ca 1749 Frederick Co, MD; d 5 Mar 1828 Frederick Co, MD.
161. Magdalena BEYERLE.
208. Nathaniel NORRIS b ca 16 Dec 1741; d bef Jun 1813 Frederick Co, MD
209. Grace.
252. Joseph ELLIS b 26 Jan 1763 Burlington Co, NJ; d 22 Feb 1823 Frederick Co, MD.
253. Rachel POLEMUS b 9 Mar 1768; 1843 Sandusky Co, OH.
254. Jesse COE d 1825.
255. Abrillah NORRIS.
320. Johann Jacob MATTHIAS b 23 Oct 1704 Palatinate, GER; d 7 May 1782 Frederick Co, MD.
321. Anna Margaretha APFEL/APPLE b 14 Dec 1709; d 12 Oct 1788 in Frederick Co, MD.

Bowman Family Group Sheet Gladys MAURER, 601 S 12th St, Laramine, WY 82070
Husband: Jacob BAUMAN/BOWMAN/BARMAN, ch Good Friday 1809 Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELC),     Middletown, MD, d Mar 1817 Fredericktown, Frederick Co, MD; m 18 May 1806 at Senior Henrick FOUT’s home     Middletown, MD
Wife: widow Charlotte LINTON (nee Charlotte FOUT) b 22 Oct 1871 {??1781-TDL}; ch Good Friday 1809 ELC,     Middletown, MD; dau of Henrick FOUT & Magalena; previously m to William LINTON
1. Henrietta BOWMAN; B 26 Nov 1806 Fredericktown, or Middletown, Fred Co, MD; m Samuel PETTINGALL 27     Sep 1825; d 23 Nov 1879
2. Wilhelm BOWMAN, b 24 Feb 1809 Middletown, Fred Co, MD, m Margaret HILDEBRAND 24 Dec 1840.
3. John BOWMAN/BARMAN, b 17 Dec 1811 Middletown, Fred Co, MD, m Lucinda YOUNG 10 Dec 1831, d 12     Sep 1873.
4. Mary BOWMAN, b 10 Jul 1817 Middletown, Fred Co, MD, m Thomas BARNES 27 Oct 1842.

Miller Family Group Sheet Virginia Poling, 10822 Oak Valley Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Husband: Solomon MILLER, b 15 Dec 1797 Frizzelburg, Frederick Co, MD, d 11 may 1864, Lima, Allen Co, OH, m     ca 1827 Frizzelburg, Frederick Co, MD , son of Abraham MILLER & Elizabeth CRUMPACKER.
Wife: Lydia SMITH, b 10 Oct 1808 Frizzelburg, Frederick Co, MD , d 6 Apr 1879, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO, dau of     Solomon SMITH & Elizabeth FRIESE.
1. Lewis Franklin MILLER b 16 Jul 1828 Frizzelburg, Frederick Co, MD d 15 Sep 1898 Paulding Co, OH, bu same.
2. Elizabeth MILLER b 1 Jan 1830 Frizzelburg, Frederick Co, MD; d 6 Jan 1863 Lima, Allen Co, OH, bu same.
3. Susannah MILLER b 22 Jan 1831 Frizzelburg, Frederick Co, MD, d 5 Jan 1889 Nevada, Vernon Co, MO, bu     same.
4. Nathan MILLER b 19 Jan 1832 Frizzelburg, Frederick Co, MD, d 18 May 1881 Durham Station, Marion Co,     IA, bu Lacona, Warren Co, IA
5. Mary Ann MILLER b 9 Mar 1833 Frizzelburg, Frederick Co, MD, d 9 Jan 1891 Beaverdam, Allen Co, OH, bu     Lima, Allen Co, OH.
6. Abram Isaac MILLER, b 20 Oct 1834, Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d 28 Jan 1909 Vernon Co, MO, bu 30 Jan     1909 Nevada, Vernon Co, MO.
7. John E MILLER b 28 Jan 1836 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d 25 Jul 1863 St Louis, St Louis, MO, bu same.
8. James Stephen MILLER, b 26 Jan 1838 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d 19 Jan 1904, Richards, Vernon Co, MO,     bu Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
9. Jemima Catherine MILLER b 10 May 1839 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d 7 Jan 1917 Jasper, Jasper Co, MO,     bu same.
10. David D MILLER b 29 Jul 1840 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d 2 Mar 1863 Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co, TN,     bu same.
11. Sarah Jane MILLER b 3 Dec 1841 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d 23 Dec 1907, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO, bu     same.
12. Uriah MILLER b 28 Sep 1843 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d 16 Jul 1848 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, bu     same.
13. Lydia Hannah MILLER b 8 Jul 1845 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH , d 22 Jan 1915, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO,     bu same, m Daniel David Wine 26 Oct 1865 Lima Allen Co, OH.
14. Solomon Smith MILLER b 28 Feb 1847 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d 11 Mar 1921 LaPlace, Piatte Co, IL,     bu same.
15. William Henry MILLER b 22 Dec 1850 Bloomville, Seneca Co, OH, d Feb 1933 Hamburg, Fremont Co, IA,     bu same.


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

Doubs Post Office is on the Baltimore and Ohio RR (Main Stem) 66 miles from Baltimore, and 10 miles from Frederick by county road, it is pleasantly situated, and business is good. There are two stores in the village. The location is not far from Carroll’s Manor; the farms are well improved and in a high state of cultivation; the farmers are an intelligent class and thrifty; excellent crops are raised and land sells at from $25 to $100 per acre; population 75; churches and schools near; a grist mill in the village.
Basford, Jacob    Michael, Jerone    Thomas, Dr Bruce
Carey, James    Michael, Margaret E    Willard, Daniel S
Johnson, Henry A    Specht, Lewis    Willard, Edward
Michael, Daniel J    Specht, Mrs Ann E    Walters, Mrs Lucinda
Michael, Marian S    Smith, Lewis E

Ellerton Post office is 9 miles from Smithsburg, Washington county, which is on the Western Maryland Railroad, and is 13 miles from Frederick City, from which a daily mail is received and dispatched. The climate is healthy, with plenty of pure water; land is clay and dark loam, sells at from $40 to $75 per acre, produces fine quality of wheat, corn and potatoes; church and school house near the village; population about 100. The following farmers receive mail at this office:
Bittle, Jno H    Grossnickle, Daniel    Harshman, A & D C
Baker, Daniel    Grossnickle, Elias            Johnson, Caroline
Bowers, David    Grossnickle, Peter of J    Leatherman, Adam
Bussards, Joseph M    Grossnickle, Geo D    Moser, Jno H
Bittle, Thomas F    Grossnickle, Mahlon    Palmer, Adam W
Clark, Jno W    Gaver, Henry    Poffenberger, Geo J
Cline, Lewis    Gaver, Jno T    Poffenberger, Henry
Cline, Thomas     Green, Wm              Palmer, Sam’l of M
Clark, James C    Grossnickle, Martin    Rice, Henry
Delauder, Israel    Gaver, Philip F    Routzahn, Ezra
Delauder, Mahlon H    Harshman, Dan’l    Raymer, Jno A
Delauder, Henry    Hoover, Dan’l    Routzahn, Carlton
Delauder, David    Harshman, Elias    Routzahn, Elias
Easterday, M V    Hoover, Gideon    Summer, Catherine
Easterday, Daniel    Hooper, Chas    Schildtknecht, Wm E
Grossnickle, Mrs M    Harp, Josiah    Wolf, Daniel W
Gaver, Geo D    Harshman, Israel    Wiseman, Sam’l
Gaver, Elizabeth

Emmitsburg Post Office. Emmitsburg is the terminus of the Emmitsburg Railroad, which connects with the Western Maryland Railroad at Rocky Ridge, 7 miles distant; it lies in the picturesque valley of the Monocacy, at the base of the Maryland range of the Blue Ridge mountains, and has long been favorable known as a Summer Resort, noted for its beautiful scenery, its healthful atmosphere and pleasant drives. The incipient village was known as ” Poplar Fields:, and was subsequently (in 1786) changed to its present name by the citizens, in honor of Wm Emmit, one of the largest land holders. Carrick’s Knob, the highest spur of the mountain towers several hundred feet above the valley that spreads out eastward and southward in graceful undulations from its base, and like a giant sentinel seems to maintain a watchful guard over the plains and hillocks beneath it, including many square miles of productive and valuable farming lands. The town is abundantly supplied with pure mountain water, direct from springs that issue from the hill sides into the reservoir of the Emmittsburg Water Company, but two miles distant, the elevation of which (224 feet above the level of the village square) is such that the water is easily thrown, through hose, over the finals of the spires. The distinguished seats of learning, well known, throughout the land, Mt Saint Mary’s College and St Joseph’s Female Academy, the latter conducted by the Sisters of Charity, are located near the village, and have contributed largely to its reputation. There are also public schools (white and colored) an excellent private school, and also a flourishing Catholic parochial school. The soil of the adjacent country consists mainly of what is known as “red land”, abounding in part in quartz, and there are some tracts of limestone, all of which are succeptible(sic) of high cultivation, and varies in value, according to locality and improvements, from $20 to $60 per acre, and yields 15 to 30 bushels of wheat, 20 to 30 bushels oats, 50 to 100 bushels potatoes, 20 to 50 corn and 2 tons of hay per acre. The district, according to the registration of 1885, contained a total of 817 voters. The town has several large stores, two commodious hotels and several boarding houses, a bank, a foundry, three carriage factories, together with numerous shops for trade and mechanical productions generally. There are five churches, represented as follows: Presbyterian, Rev Wm Simonton, pastor; Lutheran, Rev E S Johnston, pastor; Reformed Rev U H Heilman pastor; Roman Catholic Rev H F White, C M, pastor; Town officers: W G Blair, burgess, Commissioners, Daniel Sheets, James O Hopp, Edward H Rowe, Joseph Snouffer, Michael Hoke and George T Gelwicks. The following farmers receive mail here:
Annan, A A    Beam, George & Son    Dehllman, William
Annan, Dr Andrew    Cain, Benjamin    Donahue, John
Annan, Isaac S & Bro    Close, John    Eyler, Benjamin
Adams, John    Creighton, John F    Eichelberger, Dr C D
Allison, Robert & Bro    Creighton, M A    Eyler, Henry
Byers, Joseph    Cool, Samuel    Eyler, Jacob
Baker, Nicholas    Close, Miss Adelaide    Elder, James A
Barry, Thomas    Clabaugh, Thomas    Eckenrode, William
Bushman, Thomas    Crapster, Wm W    Faller, Felix
Bonsell, David    Dorsey, Singleton    Fuss, John
Feezer, Mrs Lydia    Scott, Mrs E    Lantz, Crist
Linn, George      Springer, Edward    Springer, George
Lawrence, George    Fuss, William H    Stokes, Henry
Lingg, Henry    Fisher, W E    Sloss, John
Long, J A    Freeze, George W    Shriver, L P of C
Long, Philip    Gillelan, D S    Stouter, Michael
Long, John T of J    Gillelan, Jacob    Seibold, Peter
Lantz, Harvey H    Geiss, John    Shriver, Mrs R C
Maxwell, Albert H    Gillson, William J    Shriver, Charles
Miles, Mrs Ada    Hershide, Joseph    Shoemaker, J M
Manning, Charles     Hopp, Joseph    Snyder, William A
Myers, Jacob    Hobbs, Joseph    Taney, Edward S
Motter, L M    Hays, Joseph    Troxell, James W
Morrison, Reuben    Hospelhorn, James    Tressler, F J
Morrison, Wm B    Hickey, James K    Topper, James B
Motter, Wm    Hockensmith, Robert E    Topper, Jacob I
McCarron, Charles D    Hemler, Samuel A    Valentine, M C E
McGinnis, Wm    Hartman, D A    Witherow, John
Mentzer, John    Hemler, David    Working, Milton
McKenzie, Wm    Harbaugh, Mrs Martha    Waybright, Jacob F
Neeley, James M    Jourdan, Charles H    Welty, Frank B
Ohler, George A    Keilholtz, Benjamin    Warrenfeltz, Joshua
Ohler, Jacob    Krise, E F    Wetzel, Josiah
Ohler, Samuel G    Kase, Mrs Ellen    Weigant, John
Ohler, Joseph & David    Kimmell, John    Wynn, Mrs Mary
Peoples, Edward    Krise, Mary A    Welty, Samuel
Peddicord, Mrs S A    Kimmel, Peter    Wagerman, Samuel
Rowe, Ed H    Koons, William    Warner, William
Rider, George W    Kershner, J B    Zacharias, C T
Sheeley, Mrs B

Fountain Mills Post Office. This office is situated near Bennett’s creek, 2.5 miles from Monrovia, on the B & O RR from which daily mail is received dispatched. The land is well improved, and sells at from $40 to $60 per acre, produces fine crops of wheat, corn, tobacco, etc. Churches and schools, near the place; population 30. The following farmers receive mail at this office;
Baker, Thos of T    Davis, Wm H    Kindley, Geo F, Sr
Butler, Elizabeth C    Davis, Chas G    Mount, Sarah
Boyer, Jno W    Davis, Samuel B    Purdum, Wm H
Boyer, Wesley    Davis, Eli    Williams, James H
Davis, Jno F of Eli    Griffith, Levin, Sr    Wolfe, Wm
Davis, Richard    Kindley, Geor F, Jr

Foxville Post Office is a post village situated near the Washington county line, 4 lines from Smithsburg, a station on the Western Maryland Railroad, from which they receive a daily mail. Land ordinary, a great deal of it mountain and timber; farming lands sell at from $20 to $50 per acre; produces very well, and can be easily improved. It has public schools and churches; plenty of pure mountain water flows from never failing springs; climate extremely healthy. This village is extensively laid out, and claims a population of 250. The following farmers receive mail at this office:
Brown, Henry T    Fox, Geo L    Moser, Ezra
Brown, David    Fox, Thos C    McAfee, Lavinia
Brown, Wm H    Hauver, Albert    Prior, Samuel
Brown, David C    Hauver, Peter    Prior, Alfred
Burglite, Daniel    Hauver, Washington    Sturdevant, Wm
Brown, Ignatius    Krise, Mrs Jno    Toms, David
Buhrman, Levi    Lewis, Bernard    Toms, Hiram
Brown, Martin L    Lewis, David    Toms, Thos B
Buhrman, Wm L    Lewis, Lee    Wyand, Yost
Buhrman, E M Z    Lewis, Samuel W    Fox, Joseph J
Duncan, Rebecca    Manahan, Cyrus B

Feagaville Post Office Is on the Frederick and Jefferson turnpike, 3 miles from the former and 4 miles from the patter place. It is pleasantly situated, and has a daily mail. The office is but recently established, but promises to be a thriving little place. It has two fine church edifices in the place, and near by is the old Mt Zion Lutheran church, in which services are regularly conducted. It supports one store, has a fine graded public school, a literary society regularly organized, and every convenience afforded in the larger places. The Ballinger’s creek flows near by. At the time the office was established a majority of the citizens wanted it called “Hoffmanville” in honor of Wm C Hoffman, who at one time owned the property around it, but by some oversight the place received its present name after the postmaster. There is as fine water in the neighborhood as at any place in the State. The spring known as the “Red Spring” on the farm of Samuel Zimmerman, has a local reputation, and the waters from this and adjoining springs on the farms of Samuel Hargett furnish  most of the water that runs the grist mill of Milton Culler. The farms are elegantly improved and in a high state of cultivation, selling at from $75 to $125 per acre. The farmers are intelligent and thrifty. Among the enterprising citizens, who reside near the place are: Samuel Hargett, Samuel Zimmerman, Milton Culler, John Renn, Henry Culler, Prof Wm H Harry (one of the teachers of the Frederick Academy), Prof Shafer Rhodes (who leads the Reformed church choir at the place), Jacob Smith, D H Harget, whose name appears in this directory as a dealer and breeder of live stock, on of the firm of P L Hargett & Co, extensive dealers in agricultural implements and seeds, and a director of the Citizens’ National Bank of Frederick. The village boasts of no liquor being sold in the neighborhood, and of not having a single inebriate. The following farmers receive their mail here:
Beard, Joseph H    Fraley, Frank    Stockman, Geo W
Culler, James H    Hargett, Wm D    Stone, Geo
Culler, George    Hoffman, Wm    Smith, Jno J
Fraley, Margaret A    Renn, Jno L    Summers, Lewis
Zimmerman, Ed of S    Zimmerman, Jno H    Zimmerman, F M
Zimmerman, Randolph    Zimmerman, Samuel

Garfield Post Office This office is situated on the road from Foxville, and is 7.5 miles from Smithsburg, Washington county, its shipping point, from which a daily mail is received and dispatched, and 17 miles from Frederick City. The land is fair, sells at from $20 to $40 per acre, produces very good wheat corn, etc plenty of pure mountain water, climate excellent, churches and schools neat, population about 30. The following farmers reside within the delivery of this office:
Brown, Ezra    Lovell, Isaac    Stottlemyer, J M
Forrest, Daniel W    Lovell, Greenberry    Toms, Wm of D
Hauver, James O    Prior, Samuel C    Toms, Abram of W
Kelbaugh, Jno W    Ridenour, David    Wise, Luther M
Kelbaugh, C F    Stottlemyer, Casiannus    Wolf, Daniel
Kelbaugh, Jno    Stottlemyer, Hiram    Wolf, Henry of S

Graceham Post Office is also a station on the Western Maryland Railroad, fifty seven miles from Baltimore and fourteen miles from Frederick, is delightfully situated in a healthy climate, with plenty of pure water. The land is good and sells at from $30 to $60 per acre. It produces fine crops of wheat, corn, etc, and enjoys excellent mail accommodations. The Moravian church and public school are here located. Population of the place about 250. The village has several fine stores and is not wanting in other enterprises. The following farmers receive mail at the office:
Bennett, Burtis    Hesser, Geo    Martin, Samuel J
Bennett, Henry W    Hoover, Geo A    Martin, Jacob
Burhman, Wm H    Holland, Mrs E M    Martin, Joseph
Black, H L    Hankey, Geo    McGinnis, Samuel D
Colliflower, Bernard    Jamison, Robert J    Martin, David J
Colliflower, Jno T    Keefer, David    Ogle, J H B
Dutrear, L H    Krom, Jno J    Seiss, Oscar F
Engle, Ann E    Krom, J Henry    Smith, Jno
Eichelberger, Geo M    Kelly, Jerome F    Troxell, David
Eicholtz, Samuel    Kelly, James W    Troxell, Jno F
Fick, Jno W    Lohr, Abram    Troxell, Samuel J
Fick, J H W    Lohr, Joseph N    Willhide, Jno
Firror, Martin D

Greenfield Mills Post Office is twelve miles from Frederick and two and a half from Tuscarora, on the Metropolitan Railroad, the same distance from Noland’s Ferry, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and four miles from Adamstown, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (main Stem), from which daily mail is received. The tall peaks of the Sugar Loaf Mountain rises in grandeur 6 miles east and may be seen for miles around. The Monocacy river flows by, and on its bank the well known Greenfield mills is erected-formerly the property of Messrs Newcomer & Co, of Baltimore, but now owned and run by the Roberts Brothers-whose father for 30 years previous to their purchase operated the mills for its former owners and made the celebrated “Greenfield flour”. Mr J L Roberts, now one of the proprietors, operated the mills for Messrs Newcomer and & Co, and it is justly conceded that no flour produced has a better reputation than this celebrated brand. The land in this locality is very fine and well improved, producing large yields of wheat, etc, and sells at from $60 to $100 per acre. The farmers around are intelligent and hospitable; population 50. The following farmers receive mail at this office.
Davis, Alfred W    Trail, Evan T    Spaulding, Elias
Doll, Mrs Sarah E    Whipp, J N    Yingling, E L
Knauff, G H    Whitmore, William J    Yingling, W T J
Leapley, G W    Pernell, S T    Yingling, John D
Swarts, Joseph B    Sans, W T

Harmony Grove Post Office. This office is situated on the Emmitsburg turnpike, two miles north of Frederick, and is also a station on the Pennsylvania Line Railroad. It is beautifully located, and in full view of the Catoctin mountains, a range of the Blue Ridge, extending for miles North and South, and affording a scenery which is much admired, few locations offer the same advantages in every respect, the surrounding country is fertile, highly improved, and very productive, and some of the choicest lands of which Frederick county is known to possess can be found surrounding this village. This section has been greatly improved during the past few years by the erection of several large and commodious private dwellings, and so attractive is the village that good building lots could readily be disposed of to persons desirous of locating. It has a splendid school house and church, with good roads leading in every direction, offering special inducments(sic) for those doing business in the city, or those who may retire from active life, and are prepared to enjoy all the combined advantages centered upon this favored spot. The inhabitants enjoy uninterruptedly the pure mountain air, and are favored with cool sparkling limestone water, which flows in abundance or in sufficient quantities to supply all needed wants. A majority of those now residing within its limits are composed of the younger generation, being principally descendants of the original owners of the lands, which dates back many years. Most prominently of the farmers can be found the Houcks, Wormans, Whites, Cronises, Derrs and others, whose ancestry are claimed to be amongst the first to remove the heavy growth of timber which once covered the beautiful meadows and fields now yielding so bountifully(sic) of whatever crop the laborer sees fit to grow. As a community it ranks amongst the first in intelligence, thrift and social disposition of the people, and its citizens spend much of their time in advancing such interests as might be considered for the general good of its people, morally or otherwise. The following farmers receive mail at this office:
Blenlinger, Theo    Dean, Geo W    Worman, Mrs Mary
Cronise, Chas L    Fouch, Temple    Whitter, Jno H
Cronise, Jno F    Houck, George    Worman, George M
Cronise, J Cal    Riggs, Plummer I

Hansonville Post Office is on the Emmittsburg turnpike, 5.5 miles from Frederick city, and 2.5 miles from Harmony Grove, a station on the Frederick and Pennsylvania Line R R. The land is limestone, well improved, and sells at from $30 to $80 per acre; produces large yields of corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc. The farmers are thrifty and generally well to do. There is plenty of pure water hereabouts, and the climate is excellent. Mails daily from Frederick city. Public school near the village. Population 50. The following farmers receive mail here:
Bowers, John    Measell, Jacob    Sunday, Daniel
Cain, Charles    Miller, John W    Stull, Edward J
Eyler, Ann S    Miller, Dr T E R    Stull, Frederick A
Eyler, Crist T    Palmer, Jacob E    Snook, Lewis A
Frey, William    Ramsburg, Thomas C    Sunday, Cornelius
Hildebrand, William O    Ramsburg, H P    Warrenfeltz, MP & M M
Hoffman, John

Harmony Post Office is 9 miles from Frederick City and is situated in a healthy neighborhood near Middle creek. Land is in a high state of cultivation, producing large yields, it is well improved and plenty of pure mountain water flows from springs. The farmers are intelligent and thrifty; churches and schools near, and daily mail from Frederick City. Among the prominent enterprising men of and near the village are Edward Routzahn, Geo Leatherman, D W Summers, Henry Unverzaght, Jno W Bussard, Isaiah Harp and others. The following farmers receive mail here:
Brandenburg, Eli    Hartsock, Theoplis    Summers, Jonas
Bussard, Jno W    Kinney, Samuel    Summers, David W
Brandenburg, Mathias    Lutz, Jacob    Summers, Joshua
Bittle, William M    Leatherman, Geo    Unverzaght, H
Brandenburg, Thos    Miller, Adam    Wiles, Thos
Gladhill, Daniel    Routzahn, Edw’d    Waters, Mrs Ann
Harp, Isaiah    School, L P

Ijamsville Post Office. This is a station on the Main Stem of Baltimore and Ohio R R, 52 miles from Baltimore and 9 miles from Frederick city. The place is healthy; plenty of pure water; business good, and land sells at from $30 to $70 per acre. Crops grown are good, wheat and tabacco(sic) especially fine. Quality of soil is slate formation. At this point the slate quarries of Christopher M Riggs is located, and they turn out the finest quality of this material, which seems to be inexhaustible. Churches and schools near by. The following farmers receive mail at this office:

Addison, John D    Ford, Isaac    Riggs, Joseph C
Bussard, Gideon    Montgomery, James J    Swamley, Washington J
Beall, George W    Mussetter, Mrs E J L    Thompson, Herbert
Biser, Mrs A E    McGruder, R K    Hargate, John B
Cecil, Columbus C    Moxley, R M     Kanode, Robert
Clay, Arthur J    Montgomery, M F    McComas, Sarah R
Carpenter, John C    Montgomery, George W    Moxley, Reuben M
Crummit, James E    Montgomery, Milliard    Williams, Mrs Jane E
Clay, James O    Michael, F A    Williams, John T
Clay, Mary M    Musetter, L & H P    Wilcome, Casper & Bro
Duvall, Mrs Benjamin F    Quynn, Charles W    Sponseller, John
Dertzbaugh, Mrs E J

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The Thomas Weekley Family
by Nancy Gates and Sharon Pawlowski, Rt 1 Box 221, Waverly, WVA 26184-9751


The National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors and Cemeteries of the US are annual publications of Nomis Publications, Inc, and are very expensive volumes; $70 for the first and $155 for the latter. (There is a 1994 copy of  the Redbook published by the National Directory of Morticians at the Family History Center if anyone needs a city/funeral home/mortician looked up).
The point of this is that NOMIS has a new publication called Lay Down Body which is only about African American Cemeteries;”300 representative cemeteries throughout the US and Canada and riveting stories recount the struggles of African Americans to maintain vestiges of their heritage through funeral rites and ownership of burial grounds.”
Have any of our readers seen this book? It is available from NOMIS Publications, Inc PO Box 5122, Youngstown, OH 44514 for $17.95 and $3 p/h.

Index to Administration Account Records of Frederick County, 1750-1816  by FRECOGS member, L Tilden Moore. paper 57 pgs. $5  $2.50 p/h 1st item; $.50 each additional item, from Family Line Publications, Rear 63 E Main St, Westminster, MD 21157  800/876-6103

The Historian’s Guide to Loudoun County, Virginia; Volume 1,  Colonial Laws of Virginia and County Court Orders. 1757-1766 by John T Phillips, II, published by Goose Creek Productions, Leesburg, VA; 618 pgs hardback; index of 2500 names and 500 geographic locations. $38.28; VA sales tax $1.72; s/h $4.20 & 1.70 {I suspect this is a first book/2nd book handling charge-TDL}

The Braddock Expedition and Fox’s gap in Maryland, by Curtis L Older, 1995. Soft cover 6 x 9″, 290 pgs, $22.50 Order from Family Line as above.

Revolutionary Patriots of Frederick County, Maryland 1775-1783 by Henry C Peden, Jr 1995. Soft cover 6 x 9″, 412 pages, $30. Order from Family Line Publications as above.

An Important Index to Maryland Records at the NSDAR Library, Washington, DC.  This index is said to cover 200 different volumes submitted since 1913. 1076 pgs hardbound, 8.5 x 11″. $100 postpaid. Shirley H O’Neil FAS, 29292 S Current Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Reprinting of History of Western Maryland with a new every name Index by J Thomas Scharf, 3 vols. 1929 pgs Illus indexed paper (1882) #5190 $125.00 Postage $3.50 first book, each additional book $1.25; from Clearfield Co, Inc., 200 E Eager St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Gleanings from the Records of the Francis Gasch’s Sons Funeral Home, Prince George’s County, Maryland 1860-1940 665 pg hardback.  For further info P.G. County Genealogical Society, Inc, PO Box 819, Bowie, MD 20718-0819.

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The Great Migration beginnings: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 3 volume set from the New England Genealogical Society. 900 entries covers every person or family who arrived in New England between 1620-1633. $112.50 for members; $125.00 non-members; p/h $5/set, from NGHGS SALES, 160 North Washington St, Boston,  MA 02114

The following 5 publications are available from FRECOGS members Virginia and Newton Poling, 10822 Oak Valley Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21740-7847. $2 shipping first book; $.50 additional for others included in the same order.
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AGNEW, DANNER, HORNER: Seeking info on p of Martha Agnew DANNER, b Freedom Twp, Adams Co, PA 31 Mar 1802 and d Emmitsburg, Fred Co, MD 8 Jun 1894. she and h Joseph DANNER are buried in the Presbyterian Cem in Emmitsburg. Obit in Gettysburg Star Sentinel said Martha b near Moritz’s in Freedom Twp d/o John AGNEW who moved to Emmitsburg in 1814 half sister of Mrs Sophia Agnew HORNER. Will of David AGNEW (1777-1843) h/o Margaret Logan AGNEW (1785-1853) lists his heirs as John AGNEW Jr and David AGNEW, s/o his brother John AGNEW. These AGNEWs were all living in Emmitsburg. Would like to exchange data with anyone researching AGNEW. Edward F Cooley, 1110 West Abram St, Arlington, TX 76013-6927. (Our Name’s The Game Sept 1996)

COON, KUHN, KUNTS/KUNTZ: Ongoing effort on the Internet to share data and queries on this family:  E-mail: COON@rmgate.pop.indiana.edu  or  NOXQCEZ@aol.com.  Snail mail: David Coon, PO Box 4305, San Leandro, CA 94579-0305.

BROOKS  William BROOKS was b 1745 in PA> In 1776 he was in Fred Co, MD where he enlisted for one year in the Rev War. Fought in battles of Haarlem, Long Island and White Plains, NY. Was wounded at White Plains. About 1780 migrated south to Guilford Co, NC and about 1789 on to Rutherford Co, NC. His wife was Nancy.  He d in 1844 at 99 years of age. Need any data about him while in PA or MD, esp his parents & his wife.  Roy Brooks, PO Box 661, Forest City, NC 28043-0661

HARDING, KEMP: John Lackland HARDING m Henrietta KEMP, d/o Lewis G Kemp in 1855.  They were m in Frederick Co, MD and then moved out of state. Looking for info on ancestors of both. Thomas Harding, 242 31st St, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

BUTT, RAY: My family migrated from Prince George Co, MD to Berkeley Co, VA/WVA and then on to Noble Co, OH.  I found a deed where Luke RAY Frederick Co 1763-1767 sold land to Samuel BUTT. Luke’s wife may have been Elizabeth.  There is an estate in P.G. Co for two Luke RAY. Administrator Richard LANCASTER 12 Sept 1720 book JB 1 folio 265; Inventory 2 Dec 1718 liber tb1 P.G. 102. Also looking for  John S and Catherine RAY; their dau Rachel b 9 Jan 1793 bapt 7 Feb 1793.  John S may be John Swearingen RAY. Mary E Curtis, Rt 1 Box 248-D, Walker, WVA 26180-9747

HARGET/HARGETT/HERGET/HARGATE: Would like to correspond with anyone doing work on the name HARGET/HARGETT/HERGET/HARGATE, they were in Frederick Co 1750 to present. My ancestor William HARGET/T was b in NC in 1792 and late migrated to IL. Trying to find out who his parents, in Frederick Co area are.  HARGET, Edna, 16361 Country  Rd 511, Dexter, MO 63841

ENGELBRECHT, JACQUES/JIKES, MILLER: George MILLER m Catharina ENGELBRECHT 22 Feb 1787 Frederick, Fred Co, MD (IGI). My George MILLER m Catherine JACQUES/JIKES 20 Feb 1787 in MD.  The m dates are so close I wonder if George who m C ENGELBRECHT is mine and the info regarding JACQUES is incorrect; Catherine JACQUES b 21 Aug 1769.  My family had a dau, my direct ancestor, by the name of Maria (Mary) b 12 Aug 1798 in MD. Revae E Leppanen, 3337 Compton Ave, Lakeport, CA 95453

BRICKER/BRUECKER, CALVERT: My ancestor Ludwig BRICKER/BRICKERER/BRUECKER emigrated from Frederick Co, MD to Western PA ca 1790. He m Elizabeth CALVERT CA 1777. Looking for their parents; did Ludwig serve on a jury of inquest in Frederick Co? Mary Jo Neyer, 7275 Willowood Dr, Cinti, OH 45241-3703

SHORB: My ancestry is Scottish, Irish, English and German, including 18th C Pennsylvanian German.  Most of my ancestors settled in or around New York City.  The Scots went first to Montreal, the to NY in the 1890’s. My PA  Germans, the SHORBS, were among the small minority who were Catholic, being  associated with Jesuit run parish at Goshenhoppen (now Bally) in Berks Co, PA. They are very elusive ancestors, popping up into the records now and again, and then disappearing.  They were probably quite poor, and I have found records of at lease two bankruptcies.  My lot seem to have gone from the area of Berks/Montgomery Co’s to York Co, PA, thence to Frederick Co, where the family mostly stayed. I have no known relatives of the name living.  The family is found in Names in Stone and Bridge in Time. Although the surname is very uncommon, there were distinct families living in York and Frederick cos who may or may not have been related to mine.  My guess is that they all were related, but records are very spotty.  If they could be located in Germany we might gain some light.
The name sometimes becomes “SHARP” (it is reported to have been pronounced “Sharb”) and seems originally to have been SCHORP. Edwin G MACDONALD, 1950 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230

ARNBOLD/ARNOLD, YOST: George and Anna Maria Wedel ARNBOLD had a son named Adam ARNOLD/ARNOLD ch 1743 in Fred Evangelical Ch. Later I have Yost/Yos/Yeast & Adam S ARNOLD. They were bros. Yost was b ca 1765, the same for Adam. Yost was m to Susannah, b ca 1762. Adam’s ch: Adam b 1794 MD; Catherine, Betsey, Polly, Louisiana, Ann and Joh. Ch of Yost: Susan, Catharine, Betsy, Hannah, Polly and David. Both families moved together.  They left MD between 1794 & 1810. Cynthia Arnold-Snyder, PO Box 1, Gasport, IN 47433.

BOONE: Samuel BOONE and wife Jane HUGHES were probably living in MD from 1767-1782/3 when they moved to KY according to Hazel SPRAKER in her book on the BOONE family She says he lived in both Georgetown and Frederick, MD. In 1776 he managed a gunsmith factory making gun locks for the Council of Safety of Md. Ludella Ebinger, 6131 N 8th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013-1405

MAUGHT: Looking for Wm MAUGHT b ca 1820 MD. Jacki Chase, PO Box 5614, Kent, WA 98064-5614

DORSEY: Michael DORSEY b ca 1770; h/o Phebe at the time of his death 1838 OH. They had 9 ch, 7 there, and 2 in OH where they lived by 1820. David P Kennedy, 719 N Sherman Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46201

BAKER: Does anyone know about the murder of Mrs BAKER (23 Aug 1820)?. HARNE, Ed, 1401 Silverspot Ct, Frederick, MD 21703

IAMS, IIAMS, IMES, RIGGS, MCCOMAS, THOMAS: Looking for pamphlet/papers of Mary K Markel that covers the families of RIGGS, MCCOMAS, THOMAS but is titled Descendants of William Ijams. Also looking for m of Richard IIAMS & Eleanor/Elizabeth POTTENGER ca 1778, and census records on this family 1850-1920.  Roberta W Iiames, 150 Sesame St Springboro, OH 45066-1073

BERGER, DAVIS, LEATHERMAN, SHRIVER: Levi DAVIS b 6 aug 1796 Fred Co, Md, m Rebecca SHRIVER dau of Isaac Shriver and Polly LEATHERMAN. Levi’s sister, Elenor DAVIS, m John BERGER.  Both BERGERS d leaving 8 yr old orphan, Christina Ann BERGER, who with Uncle and Aunt Levi DAVIS moved to Seneca Co, OH in 1830. Who were the parents of Levi and Elenor DAVIS? Any other siblings. Helen Easton, PO Box 397, Montague CA 9606