December 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:
Pepper Scotto, Acting President and Treasurer, PO Box 17,  Point of Rocks, MD 21777 301/834-9907
Al Werking, acting Vice-President, 8212 Greenvale Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 301/662-2621 [resigned]
Sandy Orndorff, acting Recording Secretary, 417 White Oak Pl, Frederick, MD 21701 [resigned]
Corresponding Secretary Please Volunteer
Nathan Robinson, Member at large, 291 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
Karen Dattilio, Acting member at large, PO Box 38, New Windsor, MD 21776
Trudie Davis Long, Newsletter, 8213 Mapleville Rd, Mt Airy, MD, 21771-9713, 301/831-5781

121    Editor’s note
122    Exchange journal and society information
123    Computer genealogy
123     Member Highlights (New and Renewal, cards submitted, new in the library)
124    Abstracts
126    1887 Post Offices
130    Fick Family of Frederick County, MD, 1791-1997.Continued by Diane Bender
137    Bible records of Nancy Grams
137    Books, magazines, services
138    Queries


Al Werking phoned me and told me that because he is moving to Hagerstown, he is resigning his position with FRECOGS. His support will be missed.
Pepper has also heard from Sandy Orndorff that she will no longer be able to serve FRECOGS as Recording secretary. She will also be missed.

The 2 volume set of Names in Stone that belonged to the Historical Society of Carroll County has been taken by some scoundrel.  Since the Historical society library frequently has a lot of patrons looking for relatives in both Frederick and Carroll counties, the set is seriously missed.  The society wanted to buy a replacement set, but it is no longer in print.  Anyone with an extra set willing to sell/donate  them would be heartily welcomed.  Please contact the society at: 210 E. Main, Westminster, MD 21757.

There are also plans afoot to have copies of the will books (1-4) of the Orphan’s Court of Carroll County that were sent to Annapolis back in the record room.  It will take some time to get this accomplished.

The August FRECOGS newsletter is mispaginated. It should have been page 61-80; instead I numbered the pages 81-100.

You can E-mail me files, queries or ‘whatever’ to be included in the newsletter at   or

The LDS Family History Center in Frederick re-opened 1 Oct 1997. It has new lights, a fresh paint job and new ceiling and carpet.  The books that were on ‘loan’ by Robert Barnes of Mt. Airy, have been returned to his private collection. Due to lack of volunteers, there are no longer Friday evening hours.

FREDERICK COUNTY GENEALOGY WEBSITE: Frederick county researchers have a wonder reference source and Internet homepage run by Don Spidell at

I have been advised that I should ask permission to use members names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail boxes as part of the membership list print out. Please be advised that this is a general announcement and will be included in future membership/renewal ‘welcome’ letters. The intent of the society is to foster the exchange of information among OUR members. The membership list is not sent to commercial concerns. If you do not want your name and address included please let me know. If you do not want your new/renewal member information to appear as part of our regular  updated notice information in the FRECOGS newsletter, also, let me know.

Please send membership update information and items for the newsletter to the Monrovia post office listed above. Personal letters for officers, other than the newsletter or membership,  should be sent to addresses listed above, or as found in your membership list. It may take a month for me to make contact with officers to give them mail you address to them and send to FRECOGS.


The Loudoun Genealogy Society meets on the first Wednesday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market St, Leesburg, VA.

The Hampstead Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Laterday Saints marks the opening of its Family History Center. The center at 4117 Lower Beckleysville offers free access to microfilm and microfiche, US Census data, tax data as well are records stored in Salt Lake City, UT.
Hours of operation are 9 to noon and 7 to 9 Tuesday and Friday, and from 4 to 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday. For more info, call 410/239-2461.

Susanne Flowers, 9144 Bethel Road, Frederick, MD 1702-2006 has the following if anyone would like to have them:
Tintype of “Gran Pa Drumhiller Lycurgs Dady”
Tintype of “Nathan Kidd Sarah Drumheller’s father”

Early Settlers of Maryland: From Whence They Came and Whither They Went; Sponsored by the Maryland Genealogical Society, at Comfort In,, Westminster, MD 20 and 21 March. Featured speaker: Peter Wilson Coldham, eminent authority on English emigration to the Americans, has written numerous books on Anglo-American genealogy, including The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1606-1660, English Estates of American Colonists, and English Adventurers and Emigrants and numerous magazine articles. Peter Coldham will be speaking on the early migration from the British Isles to America-the records on both sides of the Atlantic and their significance.
Other speakers will discuss later migrations to and from Maryland including early German settlers, eastern Europeans, African-Americans, migrations from Maryland to the south, and some case studies.
Cost (includes lunch) $35 one day~~$55 for both days. Additional for banquet $26. For details write Maryland Genealogical Seminar, Rear 63 E. Main St, Westminster, MD 21157-5036; phone 800-876-6103. E-mail:

The Keiffer Family Newsletter has a note that W. E. Kiefer is searching for info on George and Magdalene Keiffer of Frederick, MD. After raising a family in MD they moved to Green Co, Oh ca 1838. The editor of the newsletter requests that additional information be sent to him to be published in a future newsletter. His address is Donald Earl Keiffer, PO Box 316, Bellflower, CA 90707-0316.

The Pennsylvania German Society is now headquartered in the 1892 Victorian School building in Kutztown, Berks Co, Pa. Their address is now PO Box 244, Kutztown, PA 19530-0244. Phone 610/894-9551; fax 610/894-9808; web site. Http://

FRECOGS member Bill McHenry is the chairperson for the 1998 National Convention Palatines to America to be held 11-13 June 1998 at the Holiday Inn in Kingston, NY just off I87 exit #19.  The rate for a double room is $79/night.
The main speaker who will give three speeches, commencing Thursday evening at 7 p.m. is Hank Jones. Other speakers are Peter Christoph, Karen Gross, Rev. David Webber, Mel Wolfgang, and C. R. Jones. Also there will be an optional bus tour on Thurs and Sat afternoon if there is sufficient interest.  For more information call/write  Bill McHenry, 1001 Ford Rd, Vestal, NY 13850-3234; E-mail: phone: 607/748-9592.
Bill sent a one page tentative convention schedule which I will photocopy for a SASE.[your editor-tdl]

Computer Genealogy

It was brought to my attention that I was mixing up e-mail addresses and websites and calling them other than what they were in the October newsletter.
An e-mail address is the same as a post office box.  You write letters to a person or company directly.
A web page/site is like a newspaper or a store.  When you get to a web page you are given choices of items you might want to look at.  Some of the items in Don Spidell’s webpage for Frederick County include: Frederick County Government-which sends you to another webpage; Western Maryland Genealogy-which gives you an e-mail address; Paw Prints, Inc-E-mail address; Washington County Genealogy-webpage.  Got the idea?

Did you know you can look at the Social Security Death Index on line? This is one of the options offered by Ancestry.  Also if you have e-mail and would like to receive Ancestry’s free, daily newsletter, simply visit [webpage] or send e-mail to Please include the words “Subscribe Home Town Daily” in the subject line. [The SSDI on-line is much more adaptable to searches that the one on disc at the LDS Family History Center-there are a lot of possibilities for searching for people for whom you don’t have complete names but have specific dates-tdl editor]

The web site for the Montgomery County Historical Society:

A list of Computer Interest Groups (CIGS) can be found at

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

∙    ANADALE, James & Carol    3313 Tudor Ct , Adamstown, MD 21710 MYER, HEICHLER, HALLER, MOORE, MITCHELL
∙    ANDRIANI, Gayle    8352 Revelation Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793  PRIEBE, BROWN, PHEBUS, PHOEBUS
∙    CADY, Jeanne DOTY    6618 Belle Glade Ave, San Diego, CA 92119-2907 SHAW, GIESY, LEATHERMAN, PARSONS, MEREDITH, SMITH
∙    CHERRY, Nancy Thrasher    3100 Elkridge Ct, Beltsville, MD 20705   e-mail THRASHER
∙    CLARKE, Patricia Willett KEMP    7616 Swinks Ct, McLean, VA 22102  KAEMPF/KEMP, WILLETT, DESHAZO
∙    COOK, Joseph Braselton    11455 S. W. 101 Terr, Miami, FL 33176 BRAZLETON, BASEL, BASSELL
∙    CROMWELL, Suzanne    24462 Broadview, Farmington Hills, MI 48336   HOUFF, ROTHENHOEFER
∙    DATTILIO, Karen    PO Box 38, New Windsor, MD 21776
∙    ELLIOTT, Kathryn R    400 S Lake St, Grayslake, IL 60030 MORRIS, LEACH, JACKSON
∙    HALL, Wanda Barnes    810 Stiles Ct, Joppa, MD 21085 BARNES, BRASHEAR/S, HOOD, FLEMING, STEM,  CRISWELL
∙    KEMP II, Louis Elbert    3400 SE Golf Trail, Stuart, FL 34997 KAEMPF/KEMP, WILLETT, DESHAZO
∙    McHENRY, William & Patricia    1001 Ford Road, Vestal, NY 13850-3234 McHENRY, OTTO, KUHN, OGLE, OVELMAN   e-mail WLMCH@AOL.COM
∙    MORNINGSTAR, John & Dianne    2950 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011-7203
∙    MOSER, Carol A    439 Brook Cir, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 SHOOK, MOSER, KINTZ, BALTZELL, ZIMMERMAN  e mail
∙    NAYLOR, Michele Cokl    1904 Contention Ln, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 BRANE, DOLL
∙    NELSON, Irmagene    Rte 2, Box 141, West Union, IL 62477-9647 SPANGLER, BIDAMAN.
∙    POLING, Virginia    10822 Oak Valley Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21740-7847
∙    REVARE, Jack    P O Box 11453, Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1453 MATHEWS/ MATTHEWS/ MATHIAS, FERRELL, EBTHARPE

∙    YOUNG, Charles H    13401 Redcoat Lane, Phoenix, MD 21131 MARK/S, MERSON,  THOMPSON E-mail


From Karen Easterday, 6515 N Maple Grove Rd, Bloomington, IN 47404-9243
EASTERDAY, Christian, Sr (1726-1805); Martin (1726-1783); Michael (1794- ); John George (1797-1888); Michael     (1744-1837)
OSTERTAG, Christian, Sr (1726-1805); Martin (1726-1783); Michael (1794- ); John George (1797-1888); Michael     (1744-1837)

Fiche version update April 1997 of the Library Catalog.


Richard [Touchstone] lived on his 150 acre plantation called Anchor & Hope, which was located northwest of the present village of Jefferson in the Middletown Valley of Frederick County. “Richard Touchstone’s Road,” frequently mentioned in Frederick County records in the period 1749-1763, was part of the route from Frederick Town to Harper’s Ferry. It passed westward through “Touchstone’s Gap” in the Catoctin Mountain ridge to his farm located on Catoctin Creek. Richard was appointed overseer of this road in the period 1740-1748. (The Touchstone Family of MD; George Ely Russell, Vol 37 Summer 1996 Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin.)

The family of Joseph Crown was in Frederick Co, MD, by 1764 when Arthur Roberson Crown was baptized at Prince George’s Parish, also known as the Rock Creek Church. In the 1776 census of Frederick Co, Northwest Hundred, Joseph (age 66) and Elizabeth Crown (age 50) were enumerated with their four younger children. Joseph Crown was on the 1790 census of Montgomery Co and we believe that he was the same “Mr Crown” who was buried at the Rock Creek Cemetery in 1800. (The Descendants of Joseph Crown (1710-1800) of Charles County & Montgomery County, Maryland Gwen Boyer Bjorkman Vol 37 Summer 1996 Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin.)

A grave marker was recently found discarded along a side street, off of Harford Road, in the Hamilton section of north eastern Baltimore city. The inscription is “In memory of JOHN BRUNER who died Feb. 3rd 1849. Aged 73 years-8 months & 24 days.
If you know anything about this person or his place of interment, kindly contact Eugene W Gallagher, 25 Fullerton Heights Ave, Baltimore MD 21235-4109. Telephone 410/665-9044. (Summer 1997 Baltimore County Genealogical Society Newsletter sent to FRECOGS by the contact person.)

Jacob Steiner (1713-1748) immigrated to North America possibly in 1731. He owned land in what is now Frederick, Maryland. His wife was Magdalin. Fortunately, a genealogy of this family was published in 1896 which outlines the family to about 1895. The given names suggest a Swiss origin of the Steiner progenitor.
I1 Jacob Steiner, d Sept. 1798; miller. Served as captain in George Washington’s army and also in the French and

Indian War; lived near Fredericktown, Md; became wealthy. m Catharine Elizabeth Ramsburg, June 29, 1739-Jan 29, 1792; daughter of Stephen Ramsburg.
I11 Jacob Steiner; single.
I12 John Steiner, Sept. 17, 1757-Summer 1797. Studied medicine and was known as “Doctor”; lived in Virginia,     then in Creagerstown, Md, m June 27, 1785 Elizabeth Plank, 1755-Aug 30, 1833. Seven children.
I13 Henry Steiner, 1764-Apr 24, 1831; farmer in Frederick Co, Md, m Oct 13, 1787 Elizabeth Brengel, Dec 19,     1767-Apr 17, 1833; dau of Jacob Brengel and Gertrude Bell. Nine children.
I14 Mary Steiner, 1765-June 10, 1830. Lived at Shepherdstown, W. Va. m Jan. 22, 1792 Bernard Wiessenthal,     1766-June 27, 1835. Five children.
I15 Stephen Stoner, 1767-Sept 8, 1829; architect; colonel in the War of 1812. M/1 Oct 11, 1795 Barbara     Ramsburg, May 28, 1877-Mar. 7, 1820. Three children. m/2 1821 Mrs. Elizabeth Byerly Bausman, 1788-June 1866. One child
I16 Christian Steiner, b. Feb 22, 1772. Died young.
I17 Catharine Margaret Steiner, Feb. 4, 1774-Nov 25, 1812 m, ca Nov 28, 1795 John Derr, 1774-Apr 8, 1838;     son of Sebastian Derr and Catharine Brengle; farmer along the Monocacy River. He m/2 ca Jan 17, 1821 Mrs. Elizabeth Landis Burke. Five children.
I18 Christian Steiner, Mar 28, 1776-June 25, 1842. Lived in Frederick, Md. m May 3, 1800 Susanna     Ramsburgh/Remsperger, Mar 8, 1782-Aug. 8, 1857; dau of George Ramsburgh. One son.
I19 Frederick Steiner, d Aug 3, 1836 m Feb 15, 1800 Margaret Sinn, 1782-Jan 19, 1857. Nine children.
I10 Elizabeth Steiner, 1780-Sept 3, 1866 m Nov, 16, 1800 Sebastian Ramsburg, Aug. 18, 1779-Mar 17, 1841.     Nine children.
I1a Maria Magdalena Steiner, b Sept 24, 1780. Died young.
I2 Anna Stoner m Baltis Getzendanner.
I3 Henry Steiner, d Sept 1780; farmer. m Elizabeth Link.
I31 Elizabeth Steiner, b July 16, 1772. Died young.
I32 John Steiner, Ma 12, 1774-Dec 3, 1854; farmer along the Monocacy River. Moved in 1835 to Seneca Co, Oh,     m Mar 21, 1795 Susan Ramsburg. Died before the age of 40. Ten children.
I4 Benedict Steiner, d Sept 1796; farmer along the Monocacy River near Fredericktown, Md, m/1 Maria Sibilla Loy.
I41 Benedict Steiner bapt May 10, 1772 m May 20, 1800 Kezia Morris.
I42 Mary Steiner m Mar 16, 1788 or Mar 27, 1790 Abraham Faw.
I4 Benedict Steiner, m/2 Anna Barbara Thomas.
I43 Elizabeth Steiner May 7, 1776-June 13, 1857 m Apr 23, 1797 David Eader, Jan 30, 1774-Aug 11, 1847. Two     children.
I44    Mary Magdalen Steiner Feb 22 1778-Jan 22, 1793.
I45 Henry Steiner, b Dec 10, 1780 m May 25, 1814 Sarah Ragan.
I46. Anna Barbara Steiner, Feb 20 1783-Jan 30, 1814. Lived in Frederick Co, MD, until 1830, then in Tiffin, Seneca     Co, Ohio m Apr 10, 1803 Thomas Derr 1779 or 1780-Apr 8, 1845; son of Sebastian Derr and Catharine Brengle. Three children.
I47 Susanna Steiner, Nov 25, 1785-Mar 3, 1866; single.
I48 Christian Steiner. Died young.
I49 Jacob Steiner, mar 22 1789-Aug 2 1870; farmer in Frederick Co, Md, m Oct 25, 1829 Mary Houck, Feb 8,     1806-Sept 25, 1888. Five children.
I40 David Steiner, b Oct 23, 1790 m may 27, 1812 Catharine Bell.
I4a Christina Steiner, Oct 23,1790-Feb 19, 1866 m Frederick Hauser, Allegany Co, Md. Three children.
I4b Charlotte Steiner, d 1814. (“An Essay on the Stoner/Steiner Families of Pennsylvania” by Samuel S Wenger”     Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage Vol XI, Number 1 January 1988 pg 34-35) Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499 by permission

The following items were submitted by Karen Dattilio.
Dr. James A. Shorb, for forty years, a practicing Physician at Emmittsburg, Md., died suddenly at his residence the 31st ult. Democratic Advocate Nov 21, 1867; page 2.
Gen Bradley T. Johnson, formerly of Frederick, late Brig. Gen in the Rebel Army and now a resident of Richmond, Va., was on Friday week admitted to the Bar of the U. S. Supreme court at Washington. So much for the recent decision of the court declaring unconstitutional the test oath. (Credit same as next entry)

The movement initiated by Judge Marshall and Hugh McAleer, Esq, of this city, with a view to the erection of a suitable monument over the remains of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, which repose by the said of his mother in the Old Catholic cemetery of this city, will, it is hoped, react with that encouragement it so eminently deserves. Subscription lists have been sent by those gentlemen to members of the bar in all the county towns in the Sate, and the city of Baltimore, with the view of gitting (sic) every section of the State an opportunity of joining in the good work-and it is hoped a lively interest will be taken in all the counties toward the completion of the monument in a manner worthy the eminent Chief Justice. (Whose high judicial integrity and virtues shed a lustre (sic) on his elevated position,) and serve as a beacon light to his successors for ages, and ever reflect honor on his native State of Maryland.–Frederick Citizen.  Democratic Advocate Jan 31, 1867; page 2.
On Thursday evening, by the Rev. H. V. L. Johns, Mr. Henry Stevenson, of Frederick County, Md to Miss Deborah Owing, of this city. The Sun, Baltimore Saturday May 27, 1837.
Near Middletown, (Md) on the 28th inst. by the Rev. J. C. Bucher, Dr. George W. Maris, formerly of Baltimore, to Elizabeth Ann, only daughter of the late George Motter, of Frederick County. The Sun, Baltimore Tuesday May 30, 1837.
At Middletown, Md on the 23d May, Mr. Daniel Leaser, to Miss Mary Graver, both of Middletown, Frederick Co, Md. The Sun, Baltimore June 5, 1837.
On Sunday, 12th inst by the Rev. John McElroy, Mr. William J. Stevens, of Harper’s Ferry, to Miss Elizabeth Michael, youngest daughter of Andrew Michael, Esq of Frederick county, Md. The Sun, Baltimore Saturday Jun 24, 1837.
At Hanover, Pa on the 12th inst Elihu H. Rockwell to Mrs. Rachael Wiestling, both of Liberty, Frederick county, Md. The Sun, Baltimore July 18, 1837.
On the 30th inst by the Rev. E. Heiner, Edward Shriver, of Frederick, Md to Elizabeth Lydia, daughter of P. Reigart, of this city. The Sun, Baltimore August 31, 1837.
In Frederick, Md on Monday morning last, after a painful and protracted pulmonary affection (sic), Harriet Ann, second daughter of Dr. Wm. Gunton, of Washington City. The Sun, Baltimore October 6, 1837.
In Frederick county, on the 17th inst by the Rev. Dr. Reese, Major Nicholas Dorsey, of Carroll county, to Miss Rachael Clemson, daughter of John Clemson, Esq of the former place. The Sun, Baltimore October 23, 1837.
Near Harrison, Hamilton county, Ohio, on the 4th inst. Mr. Aaron Bonnel, in the 79th year of his age a soldier of the Revolution. The Sun, Baltimore October 23, 1837
On the 14th inst at his residence in Frederick City, the Hon. L. Harding, Chief Justice of the Orphans’ Court of Frederick county, in the 59th year of his age. The Sun, Baltimore October 28, 1837
On the 16th of October last, near Vicksburg, Miss. George Krebs Schaeffer, aged 18, son of the late Rev. Dr. Schaeffer, of Frederick, Md. The Sun, Baltimore Nov 13, 1837
Case of the Negro Ephraim.-This man was claimed by Thomas E Sollers, of Frederick county, Maryland, as his slave. He was taken on a warrant, and brought before Judge Fox on the 19th of July. His counsel stated that he was willing to go on so far as to hear the proof on the part of the claimant, but said he had witnesses that he wished an opportunity to bring forward. The judge then, upon the affidavit of Ephraim, that he had an absent witness, adjourned the hearing to the first day of August, with the express declaration, that when the case commenced he would give no further adjournment to either party. On the first of August the parties appeared again before the judge, and declared their readiness to proceed. Mr. Griffiths, for the claimant, opened the case. He stated that he was ready to show that this man was born a slave, and that Mr. Sollers became possessed of him by the laws of Maryland. The judge here told Mr. Griffiths that his first step would be to show the law of Maryland, under which Ephraim owned service to the claimant. That the words of the law were that it just be proved to the satisfaction of the judge, that the person arrested under the laws of the state from which he fled, owed service or labor to the person claiming him. Mr. Griffiths then offered in evidence a volume purporting to be the laws of Maryland. It was objected to by the counsel for Ephraim, because it did not appear to have any mark of having been printed or published by public authority; and after argument the Court sustained the objection. The said that the book offered upon its face, as far as they had examined it, appeared to be the work of private hand, and had no mark of being sanctioned by public authority. Mr. Griffiths then asked for further time. This was objected to by Ephraim’s counsel, and the judge discharged him from the warrant.
Able M. Griffiths, Esq for claimant.
David Paul Brown and Thomas Ross, Esqs. for Ephraim-Doylestown (Penn.) Dem. The Sun Baltimore Aug 18 1837

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

Urbana Post Office Is on the Frederick and Urbana turnpike 3 miles from Ijamsville on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and 7 miles from Frederick.  The location is pleasant and vicinity healthy.  The land is red loan, well improved and highly

productive; the crops grown are wheat, rye, corn, oats, potatoes, tobacco, etc; land sells at from $30 to $100 per acre; it has several stores and three churches and a fine public school; the enterprising man of the village is  Thos A Smith, Esq., who is always wide awake to any enterprise suggested or contemplated; L T Brien is also one of the noted men of the place; there is some very handsome residences in the village, and several places where summer boarding can be had; the farmers in this vicinity are thrifty and intelligent, and very sociable; daily mail to and from Araby on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.  In the family burying-ground on the farm now owned by Arnold Windsor, near Urbana, is the grave of Roger Johnson, brother of the first Governor of Maryland; the lot is kept in good condition by the present owner, but no headstone marks the spot where this once noted citizens now reposes; the property formerly belonged to Roger Johnson, and the fine old mansion still well-preserved is occupied as a residence by its present owner, the window lights in the house are litterly(sic) chequered with names cut by diamond rings of persons who fifty years or more ago partook of the hospitality of its host and hostess; many a gay gathering occurred under this historic roof, wheltered(sic) as it were by the lofty peaks of the beautiful Sugar Loaf, but most of those whose names are thus engraved now repose with the silent dead; many of the descendants of this noted family reside in the county and State; the population of Urbana is 50. The following farmers receive mail here:
Cook, Otho T    Jamison, J J    Peters, George W
Doll, Alexander H    Kidd, Charles J    Snyder, Daniel P
Dronenburg, Charles    King, Singleton    Strube, Andrew
Dronenburg, Jacob    Kindly, William J    Smith, Thomas A of T
Davis, Job W    Linthicum, Mrs J W    Swartz, Samuel G
Dixon, Thomas    Lamar, B J    Wagner, John
Dennis, Mrs F McP    Lamar, J P F    Windsor, Angelina
Dixon, James    Lawson, J H & bro    Windsor, Columbus W
Dixon, Samuel    Murdock, Rebecca & sister    Windsor, Arnold
Grinder, Mrs Harriet    O’Conner, Peter    Yaste, Jonathan
Jamison, Brooke J    Orrison, J S & T S

Utica Mills Post Office Is on the Frederick and Emmitsburg road, 8 miles north of Frederick city, 3.5 miles from Georgetown station on Fred’k and Penna Line R R, and 6.5 miles to Loys on Western Md R R from which a daily mail is received and dispatched. The location is healthy, crops grown are good; land sells at from $40 to $60 per acre. The village contains Lutheran and Reformed churches and a fine public school, with several well-to-do stores. The farms are generally well improved and in a high state of cultivation. The farmers are intelligent and hospitable. Population 50. The following farmers receive mail here:
Bear, John A    Leather, George    Stottlmyer, Frank
Baker, Benjamin    Michael, Isaac    Summers, L H
Cramer, John A    Measell, D L    Smith, William H
Eichelberger, Jacob H    Pittinger, Henry    Snook, William G
Feaga, Joseph R    Putman, John H    Todd, William H
Gaver, George W    Ramsburg, E L    Wachter, Thomas M
Getzendanner, William R    Snook, Daniel J    Wachter, R D
Hill, John G    Stull, Elijah T    Wachter, Michael
Lambert, David    Shaw, Elijah    Zimmerman
Lenhart, Henry W        Zimmerman, John L

Walkersville Post Office Is on the Fred’k and Penna Line R R and the Fred’k and Woodsboro turnpike 7 miles northeast of Frederick; it is most pleasantly situated in the midst of the Glade Valley, which is one of the most fertile and salubrious valley sections of the county; this town has more building enterprise than any other village in the county, and some of the finest residences in the county are erected here it has two general stores, one grocery and confectionery store and one drub store, large lumber yard and its full compliment of mechanics and tradesmen; the profession is represented by one lawyer, two ministers and three physicians, and one newspaper and job office-The Walkersville Enterprise-published weekly by Augustus Clem, Esq.; this paper has a circulation of over 400 and so crowded has been its advertising columns that preparations are being made to enlarge it; the first issue of this paper was made on April 15, 1886. The buildings are nearly all new and well painted which gives to the town an appearance that will compare favorable with any place of its size in the State; the churches are fine structures and are well attended by the people; the public schools are as fine as any in the county; the town is one of the healthiest in the county, as may be indicated from the fact that but one pupil of the public school died since 1878; pure air; pure water, good hygiene and good physicians all combine to contribute to the general health and prosperity of her people; the farms are in a very high state of cultivation and they are well improved with some of the finest barns and residences in the county; the farmers are

intelligent, thrifty and neighborly; some of the best society in the county is found in this beautiful glade section, rightly termed the garden spot of Frederick county, land sells at from $80 to $150 per acre, depending upon site; population 350. The following farmers receive mail here:
Baker, Aaron    Dronenburg, John T    Ogle, Catherine & sister
Burrier, Eli    Dinterman, George H    Nelson, Mrs Ellen
Best, George W    Devilbiss, Sol D    Ramsburg, Edward
Baugher, John    Deihl, Adam    Ramsburg, M O
Hessong, Jacob P    Dinterman, Jacob D    Ramsburg, L P
Jones, Morris    Diehl, Nelson    Rhoderick, Mrs Ellen
Jones, Mrs Rebecca    Fulton, Charles H    Stauffer, J Dorsey
Kemp, William H H    Fulton, H Clay    Stauffer, J Henry
Burrier, Charles D    Garrick, Andrew    Seachrist, Michael
Burrier, Calvin S    Goldsborough, Charles    Scholl, William H
Burrier, Daniel    Geesy, Theodore    Stauffer, George W
Cramer, George    Holtz, John O    Stauffer, Henry
Cramer, George H    Harshman, D W    Shank, John W
Cramer, Henry D    Harbaugh, George M    Stauffer, S Theodore
Cramer, Jacob W    Harris, Mrs H R    Stauffer, S W
Cramer, John D    Hoke, David H    Todd, William N
Cramer, John D of Geo    Lewis, Caleb M    Todd, Mrs Mary J
Cramer, Noah    Myers, Christian    Troxell, M D
Cramer, David K    Main, David    Vanfossen, Wm H
Cramer, John H    Murphy, Joseph    Withers, C B
Crawford, Joshua    Miller, Harrison    Winebrener, Crist
Creager, Esau D    Nusbaum, Adam    Winebrener, Reverdy J
Crum, John W    Nicodemus, John L    Winebrener, Samuel C
Crumbaugh, George F B    Zimmerman, Henry O    Zimmerman, Joseph B
Cramer, Ezra D

West Falls Post Office Is situated near the Carroll County line. It is 3 miles from Mt Airy, a station on the B & O R R from which it receives its mail supply, and 15 miles by county road from Frederick.  The land in the vicinity is fairly improved, and produces good crops of wheat, corn, tobacco, etc, the water is plentiful and of good quality; the farmers are industrious and well to do.  Population 30. Farms sell at from $20 to $40 per acre. The following farmers receive their mail here:
Adams, Marshall    Cromer, Perry    Lowman, Dennis C
Baumgardner, Bart    Harn, Thomas W    Runkles, Isaac T
Bowers, Henry    Lowman, John C    Snyder, Mrs Rosena
Brashear, Richard

Wolfsville Post Office Is 6 miles from Smithsburg, a station on Western Md R R, and 16 from Frederick city by road. The village is pleasantly nestled between the Catoctin and South Mountains, with Catoctin creek flowing near by, and is the head of the Middletown valley. The land is mostly cleared and farms are well improved; land sells at from $40 to $60 per ace; soil is mountain and clay loam. The farmers around are thrifty and generally well to do.  There are some excellent people residing in and around the village. The place is decidedly healthy. German Reformed, Lutheran, United Brethren and Dunkard churches are located here, and they boast of a first class public school, with two well-to-do stores. The enterprising citizens of the place re John H Maugans, John W Hoover, Samuel L Holter, Mr Phleeger and others. Population 200.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Blickenstaff, D W     Harshman, Emanuel    Moser, J L
Barkman, David    Harshman, Ezra    Palmer, Hezekiah
Blickenstaff, Elias    Hoover, Elizabeth    Palmer, Howard C
Blickenstaff, Jacob    Harshman, John T    Shuff, Benjamin jr
Baker, J H P    Hays, Jacob O    Stottelmyer, Frederick A
Brandenburg, James D    Hoover, John W    Show, Henry
Brandenburg, H L    Harp, Hezekiah    Stottelmyer, H F C
Bowers, Mary C    Hoover, Joshua    Summers, John J
Brandenburg, Samuel    Harshman, L P    Stottelmyer, Joseph of D
Cline, Lawson    Hurley, Levin    Smith, Josiah F

Dusing, Daniel    Hoover, Samuel    Stottelmyer, Mrs Susan
Delander, James H    Hauver, William    Stottelmyer, Margaret J
Duple, John B    Kline, Michael    Shutt, Mrs Peter
Easterday, Josiah L    Kline, Paul    Smith, Joseph
Easterday, Lawrence    Kesselring, Samuel    Smith, John T
Frey, Henry    King, Charles W    Warrenfeltz, Daniel
Frey, Mrs Ephraim    Kline, George    Wolf, Jacob sr
Freshour, Andrew J    Leatherman, Mrs Elias    Winfield, Thomas L
Frey, Catherine    Leatherman, Mrs Jacob    Warrenfeltz, John W & Paul
Forest, Ezra    Lamar, Dr Lewis    Wolf, William
Hays, Allen    Marker, Daniel

Woodsboro Post Office Is one-eighth of a mile from the station by the same name on the Fred’k and Penna Line R R, it is 10.5 miles from Frederick, and near Israel’s creek and the Monocacy river. It is beautifully situated at the head of the Glade valley, in the midst of fertile and salubrious county.  The lands are of a diversified formation- the chief formations are of lime stone, blue and yellow slate and old red sand stone. The farms are in a high state of cultivation and elegantly improved and produce as fine crops as any in the county. About seven eighths of the land is cleared, and that yet remaining uncleared is composed of chestnut, oak, and hickory. Woodsboro was laid out by Col Joseph Wood, who served in the war of independence; the plat bears date of February 7th, 1786, and the town designated “Woodsburg”, but is usually spelled “Woodsboro”.  The citizens point with pride to the old edifice which gave rest and refreshments to Washington when he encamped his foot-sore army, on their march to Philadelphia, on the adjacent hills.  The town was at that time on the great highway from the South, by way of Frederick, York and Lancaster, to Philadelphia.  The old house, which served Washington as his headquarters, was built of split logs and filled in with mortar and stone. it is now incorporated into a stone and brick building and subsequently became a tavern, and bore, until the last quarter century, the sigh of “Washington mounted on a charger”. The town is now one hundred years old, and yet there is standing in good preservation, the old homestead of Col Wood, built in the old English style of bricks imported by him from England. There is 1.5 miles from the town rich deposits of magnetic iron ore, which were extensively mined when the iron trade was flourishing.  There are three daily mails received and dispatched here, and all trains moving over the Fred’k and Penna Line R R stop at this point.  There are four churches in the town- Lutheran, German Reformed and Methodist Protestant and Methodist Episcopal-at which church is regularly held. The public school is fine and well attended.  The farmers are thrifty and intelligent.  Population 350.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Arnold, Thomas V    Fogle, John of J    Saylor, Daniel P
Adams, William jr    Fogle, Mathias of J    Smith, William A
Beard, Mrs Catherine    Feiser, Mrs Phebe    Saylor, George C
Barrick, George P    Fogle, Thomas W    Smith, George L
Beard, John D    Fiser, Parma    Smith, John of M
Bostian, James W    Flickenger, Noah    Stauffer, Mrs Clara
Baker, Nathan    Fox, Jeremiah    Stimmel, John W
Beard, Sol    Graham, James    Saylor, John H
Boller, Isaiah    Hoffman, Henry    Smith, James W
Cramer, Andrew N & J B    Hardy, John    Saxton, John A
Cramer, Columbus A    Hardy, L D    Stull, Leander D
Cramer, John Wm    Hahn, Peter    Smith, Lewis of W
Cramer, John P    Hoy, Mrs Susan    Shank, Mrs Ezra
Cramer, Thomas F    Lock, George F    Smith, Mrs M J
Cutshall, William     Lagore, James W    Saxton, Mrs M J
Carmack, William    Ledwidge, John A    Stull, Randolph G
Dorcas, David F    Mauggins, Samuel    Smith, Mrs Rebecca
Devilbiss, George W    Miller, Charles F    Saylor, Simeon P
Dorsey, John    Otto, Charlton F    Smith, Sol of J
Dorcas, Jacob    Putman, Samuel    Seachrist, John W
Delaplaine, Jacob    Rice, James    Stauffer, Lewis
Delaplaine, W H    Ruby, Milton    Trout, John
Delaplaine, William    Smith, George F    Waltz, Clagett A
Dutrow, Milton    Spahr, Abram    Wood, Charles
Fogle, David E    Smith, Benjamin    Working, Henry

Fogle, Joseph    Smith, Calvin P    Wagner, Dr William H

Woodville Post Office, This office is situated on the county road from Mt Airy on Balto & Ohio R R to Liganore(sic) and Unionville; the former from which it receives a daily mail; the place is pleasantly nestled among the hills of this section, and is very healthy; the farms are generally well improved and well cultivated, and produce good crops; the farms sell at from $30 to $60 per acre; the mill a substantial structure is owned and run by Evan Wilson, Esq., a most genial, good citizen, a gentleman in every sense of the term, and one whose hospitality is unbounded, his excellent son is the postmaster of the village and like his father is of the highest type of integrity and standing.  The village supports well a fine general store, kept by F S Clary, Esq., who for many years had conducted the business successfully; the farmers in the neighborhood are substantial, well-to-do people, and in no section of the county will you find a more genial, sociable people than in this locality; churches and schools near; population about 40.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Aldridge, George W    Clary, Weedon    Martin, Tobias P
Aldridge, Mrs Catherine    Condon, Zack    Molesworth, William J
Aldridge, Singleton    Connor, James T    Norwood, L P
Aldridge, William    Gartrell, Elizabeth & sisters    Norwood, T M V
Bowers, Christopher    Hood, George    Pickett, Margaret
Clay, William of P    Lindsay, Willaim A(sic)    Smith, John T
Clary, Aaron    Lowe, M J    Thompson, William H
Connor, Benjamin O    Lindsay, William    Utz, Elizabeth
Chaney, Caroline R    Molesworth, John J    Wilson, Evan
Clary, Hanson    Molesworth, Mathias    Winsing, August
Condon, James W

Yellow Springs Post Office. The village of Yellow Springs, situated about the centre of Tuscarora Election District, is beautifully and pleasantly located near the base of the Catoctin mountain, between the north and south bounderies(sic) of Tuscarora creek, on a fine turnpike road leading thence to Frederick.  It is 5 miles northwest of Frederick city, and about 2 miles from “White Rock” and contains about 120 inhabitants. It was formerly known as “Brooke Hill” and derives its present name from Burkhert’s yellow springs in the immediate vicinity, a noted hygienic resort of considerable local importance.  The village contains two churches-Pleasant Hill Union Chapel, a neat brick edifice erected in the year 1884, in the extreme eastern part of the village, and the old Brooke Hill Meeting House, built in the year 1851, at the instigation of the Rev George C Brooke, a noted Methodist divine of that period, after whom it was named; This building was used as a church and school house until 1885, when the growing wants of the community demanding better school accommodations, a large and double brick edifice was erected for school purposes.  A neat and commodious Town Hall, built 1884-5 by A W Burkhart, (whose business enterprise has contributed in no small degree to building up the place) is situated about the centre of the village, in which public meetings, lectures, entertainments, etc, are held. Tri-weekly mail facilities are furnished to the inhabitants through the Yellow Springs post office, which was established in the year 1884. Two stores accommodate the wants of the community with groceries, dry goods, notions, etc.  The village also contains one blacksmith and wheelwright shop in successful operation, besides several shoemakers, carpenters, etc, and looks forward in bright anticipation to a prosperous future. The society is good, the scenery magnificent, the atmosphere at all ties bracing and healthful, the soil fertile and susceptible of improvement; land in the immediate vicinity varies in value from $20 to $100 per acre, according to location and quality. Pure mountain water is abundant. The famous Mineral Springs near by, on the land of Mr A W Burkhart, about one-quarter mile north of the turnpike road, enjoys an excellent reputation for medicinal qualities, and require only capital and enterprise to develop their resources. Tradition says the Indians held the virtues of these waters in high esteem, calling them the “medicine waters” or healing fountain of the Great Spirit.  Here the sick and debilitated red man resorted to floating on the surface, and anointed himself with the tick orange-colored sediment deposited by the waters, with a full and implicit confidence in their curative qualities, and many wonderful tales were told to the early white settlers of this region, of the remarkable cures effected and the strength and endurance imparted to the dusky denizens of the forest from the use of these waters. Not far from the chalybeate springs are found several other mineral waters, one of which is said to be somewhat similar to the celebrated Katalsyne Springs of Gettysburg another, the White Sulphur, is a fountain of more recent discovery, and was first brought to notice a few years ago by the late Wm C Hoffman, of Frederick city, who, with others, at various times, prospected extensively in these regions for coal and other minerals, it proceeds from tan interior shaft of upwards of 400 feet in depth, depositing a white sediment, and is strongly perceptible to both smell and taste.  With proper railroad facilities and other suitable accommodations we have no doubt that at some future day these springs will become famous as a resort for persons seeking health and pleasure; situated as they are in the midst of a beautiful and healthful region of country, commanding a full view of Monocacy valley and its magnificent scenery nestling at the

foot of the hills, with the Catoctin mountains as a back ground, few places possess more natural advantages, or enjoy brighter prospects of a successful future development. We understand several parties are trying to negotiate with Mr B for the purchase or lease of these springs with a view of opening them up to the public. The region of country in this vicinity is supposed to abound in mineral deposits-coal, iron and copper ores, graphite, silver and gold having each been found here in small quantities by various persons at different times, besides individual effort several organized companies have attempted to open out the undeveloped resources of these regions, but the several enterprises were finally abandoned for want of sufficient capital.  The following farmers receive mail here:
Angelberger, Lucy    Main, David of J    Staley, Horace E
Angelberger, William    Mercer, Thomas    Staley, Joseph E
Burkhart, A W    McDevitt, John    Staley, Mrs Cornelius A
Fox, John E    McDevitt, Mrs Airy    Summer, J Ezra
Kaufman, Augustus    Neighbors, N O (heirs)    Wachter, N E
Keyser, Charles    Neighbors, William J    Wolf, Elihu H
Kintz, William F    Ramsburg, A S F    Zimmerman, Ed
Kehne, Charles A    Stone, H H

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.

1880: A farmer on Shepherd’ s Delight, with wife Margaret and children Mary Virginia, Margaret, Emma, Joseph, Walter and Daniel, plus stepson George Eichelberger. Perhaps had already begun his trade in trotting horses.
1894: Per death certificate, moved to Baltimore City, probably as a result of the financial panic of 1893. Living at 1514 Bethel Street in 1900, no occupation listed in city directory or 1900 census, indicating he has retired from farming.
1900: 1514 No. Bethel St., Baltimore City, with wife and sons Joe, Walter, Dan, Charlie and John, and five unrelated boarders, making 12 adults in this household. I’ d love to see THAT house!
Died:     8 January 1901, Baltimore Md., of asthma and exhaustion. Occupation listed as farmer. Buried Graceham Moravian Cem., Frederick Co., MD, per death certificate. No tombstone.

Child of Margaret Fogel and Samuel Eichelberger :
1. George M. Eichelberger, b 1862, d 1934, buried Creagerstown Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Frederick Co., Md. He married Emma E. _______, who was b 1862, d 1947, and was buried in the same cemetery. Also buried there is George’s father, Samuel Eichelberger, b 6 Jan 1815, d 12 Mar 1862. In the censuses of 1870 and 1880, George was living with Joseph and Margaret. He was shown as a Fick in 1870 but Eichelberger in 1880. He became a lawyer, like some other Eichelbergers. Jerome says they remained close and the Eichelbergers did land transfers at discount.

Children of Joseph H. W. and Margaret (Fogel) FICK, all presumably born on farm at Hunting Creek:
1. Mary Virginia FICK b 1866, either 11 Oct or 12 Sep, bp 11 Aug 1867. Called Virginia 1870 census, and         apparently Ginny or Jenny by family. Married a Mr. BROWN, settled near Pittsburgh, Pa., in Esplen Boro, in Chartiers township, Allegeny Co., across from DuQuesne Power. She died while living on 4th Street in Pittsburgh in 1940. Had a son Leroy “Roy.” Her mother, Margaret, at age 80, went to live with her.
2. Margaret Naomi Elizabeth FICK, b Frederick Co. 25 Feb 1869, bp 6 May 1869, d. 10 Feb 1913, Connellsville,     PA. Married Isaac Stambaugh . There were children.
3. Emma May FICK, b 22 Dec 1870 according to her baptismal record of 20 Aug 1876 at Graceham, which also         attributes her to “Charles” and Margaret. The following outline of her life was contributed by descendant David G. Moore: “She died 23 July 1968, Hancock Co., Indiana. Death certificate filled out by Emma’s daughter Rosa Meyers stated that her parents were ‘Joseph Fick & Margaret Ann Fogal’ and that she was born November 22, 1872 and died 23 Jul 1968 at 95 yrs old from heart disease. My mother tells me that Rosa was always wrong on the birthdate by a year, and says it was 22 Nov 1871 (they probably both are wrong). Emma was fragile and tiny, not much over 4 feet tall. I am 50 yrs old so I would have been 22 when

she died. She was my grandmother’s mother, Bertha (Clark) Britton, b 1896. Albert CLARK was a horse trader who lived in Cincinnati. His father, Alexander Clark, was somehow related to George Rogers Clark. Albert went to Frederick County, Maryland, on a train to buy some horses (he was about 30 yrs old and single). He met 16-year-old Emma Mae while on that trip. She fell in love with him and hid on the train when he left and didn’t show herself until they were nearly back in Cincinnati and then she just “popped out” of hiding and told him she loved him… Well -it must have been a shock to him, but he took her home and his mother told the young Emma that Albert Clark would never marry her. Emma said, “I WILL marry him,” and she did in 1887 in ?Cincinnati. The Fick family back in Maryland kinda disowned her and I don’t believe that she ever went back.
1. girl, 1889, died in infancy.
2. Ruby CLARK, 1891
3. Bessie CLARK 1893
4. Bertha CLARK, 1896
5. Rosa CLARK, 1900
6. Howard CLARK, 1902
7. Elmer CLARK, 1905
8. Arbie CLARK, 1907
“Her husband Albert was a mean man and my grandmother Bertha was scared of him. Emma     left him and Bertha, then 12, stayed to look after her father. Albert used to whip his son Howard every day when he would come home from work, though just a boy of 13 and 14, and working in a factory to support them. Howard was a mild, sweet boy, who would never fight back or struggle to free himself. One day in 1918 Bertha became so outraged about it, she told her father if he ever did it again, she would move out and never come back. The next time he whipped Howard, she moved out. Albert became very depressed, knowing she would not come back. He took a chair into the street, put a sheet over it, doused it with gasoline, sat down and set himself on fire. This was witnessed by his daughter Bessie, who never got over it. Emma remarried a man named Marshall KIRK, who was a carpenter, but an idle man, so she soon divorced him. She then married a man named VANDIVENDER, who was the sweetest man in the world, they say. She had a son by Vandivender who became a preacher.
“Joseph Fick had trotting horses (the kind that pull the little 2-wheel cart and never break into     a run). It seems that Albert Clark was, among other things, a blacksmith by trade and he sold horses in Connersville, IN in 1880s. His folks still apparently lived in Cincinnati, OH. So he went up to Joseph Fick’s in Rocky Ridge MD to buy some horses, and that’s when 16-year-old Emma Mae Fick sneaked onto the train and came back to Cincinnati with him in 1887. Mom thinks that Old Joe Fick may have had some slaves and of course lost them after the Civil War and Emma Mae was the youngest daughter and given all the work. She rebelled and left the family. Albert Clark, then 30, took her to his parents’ house. His mother said to her, ‘Albert is 30 years old and a firm bachelor. He’ ll never marry you.’ Emma said,’ I WILL marry him,’ and refused to go back home and be the work horse of the family. She stayed with his parents another year, until Albert did marry her. She only went home one time, to her sister Margaret (Fick) Stambaugh’s funeral, Feb 1913.” (More details are being transcribed.)
4. James Joseph FICK, b 4 May 1873, d 19 March 1874. Buried Moravian Cemetery.
5. Joseph Henry FICK, b 18 May 1875 (1900 census says June), bp 20 Aug 1876. Machinist, with parents 1900.     Attributed to “Charles” and Margaret in baptismal record. Called Joe. Wife and children still to be researched.
6. Walter David FICK, See his record below.
7. Daniel Graceham Elijah FICK, b 28 Dec 1878. Woodworker, with parents 1900. Called Dan. Wife and children still     to be researched.
8. Charles Milton FICK, b Mar 1882, painter, with parents 1900. 1920 Baltimore, living at 1513 N. Bethel St. Married     Mary M. STREET, b in Hopewell, Virginia abt 1882. Children:
1. Leroy “Roy” FICK, b abt 1902 (not mentioned in 1982 obit of Vernon; not found SSDI)
2. Edward FICK, b 5 Aug 1903, d 11 Jan 1994 Balto.
3. Myrtle FICK, b abt 1906, died young.
4. Evelyn FICK, b abt 1908, m Montgomery, had Emerine. In 1982 she was Evelyn M. Grupp.
5. Vernon FICK, b 5 Dec 1909, d 15 Mar 1982, Balto., buried Balto. Cem. (apparently d without issue, since none         are mentioned in his obit).
6. Helen FICK, b abt 1914 (in 1982 she was Helen Parker).
9. John Michael FICK, b 23 Sep 1882 (1900 cn says Jul 1883) near Camp David, Md. He died 4 Dec 1971, while living     at 4905 E. Chase St., Clifton section of Baltimore. Listed as joiner in 1900 census and city directory, living with parents; later became painter. Married Edith Mae STREET (sister of Mary M., above), who d 1953. His death certificate information, provided by Beulah, gave his middle name as Milton, but Jerome says it is Michael, and

his own is Milton. She also gave his birthdate as 23 Sep 1880, which conflicts with other information. She also did not know the name of either parent. SSN 212-16-4740. Children:
1. Beulah B. FICK, 11 Nov 1906, d March 1981, Glen Arm, MD; m/1 Weaver, had Joan (d bef 1996); m/2         Jack Heavener, had John and Joyce; m/3 Hornig.
2. Jerome Milton FICK, b 29 Apr 1908 on Dallas St., Balto. Married Joan Hejduk [”Haydook” ] 28 Jun 1936         at Mt. Tabor Czechoslovak Meth. Epis. Church by Jos. M. Vondiacek. First child was a son b 1941 with black hair, 9-1/4#, died in delivery. She needed blood and a cousin gave, but got A+ instead of A-and got much worse. Second son, Jerome “Jerry” Milton, Jr., b 26 May 1946, never married, living Ocean City, Md.
3. Ellsworth FICK, “Ellsie” b 14 Feb 1910, d 4 Mar 1990. One son.
4. Hazel FICK, b 1912, m/1 Darden; m/2 Papas; m/3 Etheridge.
5. Lorraine FICK, b 1914, m DuVal.
6. Bernice FICK, b 1916, m James Robinson.
7. Dorothy FICK, b 1918, m Welling.
8. Mildred FICK, b 1920, m dePaula.
9. Earl Gilbert FICK, b 5 Mar 1915- d Oct 1984, per Social Security Death Index, but b 1922 per Jerome;         m Aileen Beasley.
10. Vivienne FICK, b 1924, m Patton.
11. Audrey FICK, b 1926, m Parks.
Also living with this family temporarily was Louise POWELL. Went back to her own family.

Walter David FICK, son of Joseph and Margaret.
Born:    17 Mar 1877 Frederick Co., Md., at farm on Hunting Creek. Died 28 Oct 1930 from blood clot caused by amputation of foot injured some 20 years before while submerged in contaminated water, which never properly healed. Death certificate gives his birth year as 1881, probably due to the common practice of reducing age for employment security. 1900 census, Balto., living with parents, b Mar 1877, which agrees with family record. 1900-1 Balto. city directory, listed as an engineer, living with parents and brothers. Was a pipe-fitter. Buried Zion Evangelical Church, Dorsey, Md. In 1920 census, was in Baltimore, living at 1513 Durham St., as follows: Walter, age 40, b MD; Kattie, 36; Mollie [this is Viola, who hated her name], 16; Ernest, 17; Lambert, 13; Joseph, 11; Arthur, 9; David, 10 months. At time of death was living at 1604 N. Chapel St.
Married:    Anne Katherine SCHUMAN, generally called Katie, b 14 Dec 1882, d 1 Mar 1963. Buried Zion. Name varies: Annie Katie, Annie Kate, Katie A.; baptismal record includes Josephine, which she knew nothing about.
Children:     1. Ernest Frank FICK, b 11 Apr 1901, d Feb 1978, Balto. SS record says 7 Apr 1903.
2. Viola Rebecca FICK, b 18 Sep 1903, m. Ejnar Holmer. Died Baltimore 30 January 1989. She was Viola         M. in marriage announcement. Called “Sis” by brothers.
3. Lambert Walter FICK, called Buzz, b 27 Apr 1906, d 5 July 1992, Crownsville, Md. His wife, Thelma Mary             Dorn, was b WV 23 Jun 1907, died 26 Mar 1993. No issue. Family pictures were taken by him and are now     with Thelma’ s niece Jean Raihl, who lives in Crownsville, Md., with an unlisted number.
5. Joseph FICK, b 10 July 1908, d 24 Oct 1989, Aberdeen, Harford Co., Md.
6. Arthur Herbert FICK, “Otts” b 5 Feb 1910
7. David Edward FICK, b 3 Jan 1919. Living Baltimore, Md.
8. Earl James FICK, b 28 Jan 1921, living Toddville, Md. Married 30 Jul 1949 Balto. Martha Virginia Norment             (19 Jun 1917-13 Mar 1983).
9. Margaret Ann FICK, m. Bernard Struck. Both living Baltimore.


(Rebecca Port married Johann Fick abt 1792 or 1796) Very little has been found on the Port surname. There are no         estate records in Frederick Co. for any Port.
Latitia Port married Duddlestone Stocker Reese, 22 Nov 1770 (license date), no county given. “Pennsylvania Marriages         before 1790.”

The following entries are from the Lutheran Reformed Church, Frederick (mrgs 1743-1781; births 1771-1807):
Balthasar Porth, born Germany 1701, died 24 Sep 1771, buried 25 Sep 1771. He was the father of Christina, who was     b 25 Feb 1730, d 1 Sep 1782, m/1 Caspar Hohn, m/2 Dewald Kunz (see her obit below).
Catharina Portin, was a witness to the marriage of James Schmith and Hanna McDonoughe, James Ellen’s surviving

widow, 20 Jul 1777. [The suffix “in” (as in Portin ), as I understand it, designates a widow or married woman surnamed Port, but is not consistently used. Most Germans used their middle names; thus Catharina Portin is likely to be Anna Catharina, wife of Johann Christian, below.]

The following entries are from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Md.:
Daniel Port married Maria Catherine Hohnin [lost date]. Daniel may be the father of Rebecca, since they have a son     named Daniel (or David in some records). If Daniel is her father, Maria Catherine could not be her mother. Daniel could also be her brother. Hohnin as a woman’s surname implies she is married (in this case a widow).
Johann Christian Port and Anna Catharina sponsored a baptism 15 Jan 1780. Johann Christian is another possible father     of Rebecca, since he was a witness at the 1790 marriage of Rebecca Port, who may be the same one who married Johann Fick in perhaps 1796.
Elizabeth Port witnessed the marriage of Barcil Lakin and Hanna Schmidt, 21 Jun 1780. Another witness was Roger     McDonough. [This is the widow Hanna McDonough who married James Schmith on 20 Jul 1777. Hannah may be Hannah (Port) McDonough Schmidt Lakin, perhaps another daughter of Balthasar.]
Christina Kunzin [Kunz] died 1 Sep 1782, buried 2 Sep 1782. She was b 25 Feb 1730, the daughter of Balthasar Port.     Her first husband was Caspar Hon [Hohn], by whom she had 8 children, of which 1 son and 4 daughters are still living. She lived with him 23 years. Her 2nd husband was Dewald Kunz; their son died shortly after birth. She lived with him 9 years. She had been ill many years with a tumor (or swelling).
Rebecca Port married Thomas Gee 17 Jan 1790. Witnesses: Joh. Christian Port, Wilhelm Hester, Johann Schmid. (I     don’t know if this is the same Rebecca who married Johann Fick abt 1792, but it could well be.)

Some Port/Porth names appear in early PA; not researched.

Margaret Rebecca FOGLE, wife of Joseph H. W. Fick, was b June 1840 per 1900 Cn, death/burial records not yet found     in PA.

Parents : Johann FOGLE, b 25 Jun 1786, baptized 27 Aug 1786, St. Peter’ s Lutheran Church, sponsored by Phillip and Christina Schmidt. Married Catharina ______, b abt 1791. The other children of Johann and Catharina were: John H. Fogle, b. abt 1832; Isaac Fogle, b 25 Dec 1831; Catharina Fogle, 1832-1923. [Catharina’ s d.c. not found in county death index at Annapolis.]

Grandparents : John Henry FOGLE, b 18 Nov 1761, Woodsboro Frederick Co., MD; confirmed 30 Jul 1775, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; died 11 Mar 1820, will made 11 Nov 1816 and proved 10 Apr 1820. Married 7 Aug 1785 Ann Maria ZOLLMAN, daughter of John Adam and Maria Barbara Zollman. She was b 18 Oct 1765, Woodsboro, Frederick Co., Md, died 18 Nov 1832, Woodsboro. Both are buried in Rocky Hill Cemetery, Woodsboro, MD, but stones are no longer visible.

Great-grandparents : Andreas FOGLE, b 19 July 1727, Hettenhausen, Germany. Arrived Baltimore 13 Sep 1749 on the  Christian, Thomas Brady, Captain. This ship carried foreigners from Wurtemberg, Alsace and Szeibrucken, set out from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, England. Married Nov 1753 to Susanna Catharine BAGER  (sometimes found as Chatha or Barth), daughter of Jacob Bager . Andreas was confirmed 20 May 1769 in St. Peter’ s Lutheran Church, Woodsboro, by Reverend Krug. Died 27 Jul 1786 at 11 o’clock. Will dated 25 Jul and proved 12 Sep 1786. After his death Susanna married Nicholas Dayhoff.
Great-great-grandparents: Balthasar VOGEL and Anna TRUBIN . Born Germany.

Sources: St. Peter’ s Lutheran Church records; LDS IGI;  Names in Stone, Holdcraft, Vol. 1 & 2;  Bridge in Time, 1850 Frederick Co. census. Court house records of wills, deeds, land and marriages.

Some other Fick individuals found in various records (later ones born in Germany are excluded) :
Fick, Alexander, 1880, at 257 So. Bond St., Balto., age 23, Md, Mary A., 22, William, 1. In 1900-1 city directory, an     Alex C, laborer, is at 623 S. Durham.
Figgs, Amanda who married 25 Apr 1822 Elie GROFF (Marriages and Deaths of Frederick and Montgomery Counties,     1820- 30) is actually Amanda BIGGS, per Graceham Moravian Church.
Fick, Anna M., d 5 Dec 1944 [G10922].
Ficht, Catherine married Berndt Gottlieb July 15 (July 4, old style), 1749, at the Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pa.      PCP

Ficks, Charles, 1820 cn, Balto City, p. 1. A Charles in 1850 Balto, age 32, was b Germany.
Fick, Charles F., d 15 Mar 1919, cert. D-29927.
Fick, David married Margaret Axford 17 Nov 1781 at the Second Presbyterian Church, Phila. PCP
Fick, Edward G., in 1900-1 living at 616 Hanover with J. Edward, clerk, Lilly M., clerk, and Mrs. Bertha A. His family     in 1920 includes: Edward G., 38, Mamie, 34, Mary E., 14, Edmond J., 13, George A., 10, Magdaline Z., 7. He is a son of Michael. An Edward G. Fick d 5 Dec 1943 [G10922].
Fick, Frederick married Ann Sarah House (Haus), 20 Oct 1822, First Reformed Church, Philadelphia.
Feck, Friedrich Frantz arrived in Philadelphia 13 Oct 1766 on the Betsy, John Osmond, Masters, out of Rotterdam and     Cowes.
Fick, George, b abt 1860, MD, wife Jennie M., born abt 1874 MD, George W., b 1898, John A., b 1900, Elizabeth M.,     b 1909. Baltimore 1920 Cn. 1900-1, laborer, 1217 Patapsco St.
Fick, George A. Listed in 1840 census, living in Balto., p. 233.
Ficke, Godfrid, may not be a Fick, since an anglicized reference calls him’ Fakey.’ Arrived in Philadelphia on 12 Dec     1754 at age 23 on the  Neptune out of Hamburg, under William Mallane, commander.  PGP. There is a baptismal record of Johannes, b 23 Dec 1765 to Godfrid and Margareth at New Hanover Lutheran Church, Faulkner’s Swamp, Montgomery Co, PA. Some members of this church (e.g., Paus) appear later in records of the Graceham Moravian Church, Frederick County, MD.
Fick, Henry, b 25 Jun 1899, d Jun 1975, Balto. SSDI
Feig, John, Arrived in Philadelphia on 23 Aug 1773 on the  Sally, John Osmon, commander, from Rotterdam in Holland,     last in Portsmouth, England. Took usual oaths [i.e., allegiance to the British Crown] at the store of Messrs Willing & Morris. Signed with X.  PCP
Fix, John, 1830 census of Balto. Probably b Germany.
Fick, John F., 1920 at 1118 S. East Ave., Balto, 46, Md, wife Mollie A. [Garrett], 46; as SIL of Barry Garrett. A John F.     Fick d 23 Apr 1946 [G39668].
Fick, John J.,  1920 living 2001 Wilhelm, Balto., 26, Md, Elizabeth E., 25, Margaret E., 5, Anna S., 1-9/12, with Amelia     Bohnlofink, MIL, 47, Md. May be the John who was b 20 Sep 1893 and died Mar 1963, Clifton section of Baltimore.
Fick, John P., 1920 at 18 N. Montford Ave., Balto., age 31, Elizabeth M., 27, Edward, 3-3/12, Joseph A., 1-11/12,     Dorthea, 2/12, Elizabeth (mother), 59; Herr, Mary T. (aunt), 55. He is a son of Michael. This may be the John b 20 Sep 1882, died Dec 1971 in Clifton section of Balto. A John P. Sr. d 12 Apr 1944 [G16194].
Fick, Johannes b 23 Dec 1765 to Godfrid and Margareth, baptized at New Hanover Lutheran Church, Faulkner’ s Swamp,     Montgomery Co, PA.
Feick, Johann Görg. Arrived in Philadelphia 14 Sep 1751 on the Andrew, under Capt. James Abercrombie, out of     Rotterdam, last in Cowes, England. Recorded next to Johann G Scheffer. PGP
Feeck, Johann Georg arrived in Philadelphia 7 Nov 1754 on the  John and Elizabeth under Capt. Ham, out of Amsterdam     and Portsmouth (England). Passengers were from Hanau, Palatinate & Wirtemberg. He shared cabin 19 with Daniel Decksheimer. In another record, his name was “Han Geo. Feack.” PGP
Fick, Johann Henrich arrived in Philadelphia 21 Aug 1750 on the  Anderson under Capt. Hugh Campbell, out of     Rotterdam and Cowes. Signed his own name and took oaths at the courthouse. PGP This is a promising person to pursue as the immigrant ancestor of this line.
Fick, Joseph G., 1900-1 city directory, living at 18 N. Montford Ave, with John Fick, clerk, and Michael Fick, ctr. In the     1920 census is at 3407 Lake Dr., Balto., age 34, with wife Anne M., 32, and daughter Annie M., 2 yrs 7 months. A Joseph G. d 6 Feb 1920, cert. D-39463; perhaps his father. Joseph’ s wife may be the Anna M. who d 5 Dec 1944 [G10922]
Fick, Katherine E., d 30 Jan 1944 [G13571].
Fick, Mattie, d 19 Jun 1944 [G18 ].
Fick, Michael, 1900 at 18 N. Montford Ave., Balto., b Sep 1867, Md.; wife Elizabeth, Nov 1859, Md.; Edward, Jun     1881; Joseph, Mar 1884; John, June 1887.
Fick, Milton C., 1920 living at 4 N. Rose, Balto. age 33, Md; Agnes B., 28, Md, Charles M., 10, Dorothy B., 7, Franklin     C., 2-6/12. Milton was b 25 Jan 1889, died Anne Arundel Co., Jan 1978. Charles was b 7 Feb 1910, d. 17 Mar 1993, Balto.
Fick, Paul, b 3 Mar 1897 in Maryland, died Mar 1965 in West Virginia.
Fickes, Peter . I believe the Peter Fickes, who with wife Magdalena had a son George Peter b 4 Aug 1766, is not a Fick.     Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick.
Fiege, Philip. At the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Frederick, he married 15 Oct 1782 Christina Hummel, and baptized     three children: Christina, b 22 Feb 1784, bp 29 Feb, sp Matthew and Christina Buki; George, b 4 May 1786, bp

5 June; and Johann Frederick, b 5 Oct 1792, bp 16 Mar 1793, sp Johann Rose. It appears from other records that the name Fiege becomes Feaga, and thus is probably not be a Fick variation.
Fick, Sandra, d 20 May 1943 [G04527].
Fick, Sophia, 1920 at 1120 Burgundy Alley, age 51, b Balto, with son Charles E. Reinhardt, 26, b Balto.
Figg, Thomas E., buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore [dates not researched].
Fick, Vincent, d 4 Nov 1918, cert. D-24898.
Fick, William, 1880 at 205 Washington St., Balto., 28, Md, Mary W., 24, Md., John, 5, Leanora, 2. He may be the same     William, age 10, who appears in the hh of John R. Stoner in 1860, but unlikely. the death certificate of John gives his mother as Mary Oppelt, and her death cert. gives her father as b Germany.
PGP- “Pennsylvania German Pioneers” by Strassburger.

1850: those in Balto. City all born Germany: August, Charles, Ferdinand, Margaret.
1860: none statewide by any spelling I can recognize. Balto City all born Germany: Adam, Ernhart and Ferdinand. It may be because the relevant pages of Frederick Co. are too dark to decipher.

The IGI lists a number of baptisms for Johann Henrich FICKs in Prussia (Preussen). This does not mean all the Ficks are from Prussia, only that LDS has filmed and indexed those records. These are from Evangelical Lutheran churches:
Johann Heinrich Ficke, chr 7 Feb 1734, Jerusalem, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen. Parents: Johann Henrich and Maria Loysa Dresslern.
Johann Heinrich Ficke, chr 17 Sep 1734, Evangelisch, Halle Stadt, Westfalen, Preussen. Parents, Otto Ficke and Elizabeth Niemeier.
Johanna Henrich Ficke, chr 6 Jan 1737, Evangelisch, Dielingen, Westfalen, Preussen. Parents: Hartwig Ficke and Margreth Agnes Foessen.
Johann Henrich Fick, chr 14 Mar 1688, Evangelisch, Roedgen, Westfalen, Preussen. Parents Johann and Magdalena Fick. Other children christened by them: Johann Philip, 2 May 1683; and Johann Curt, 8 Mar 1682.
Johann Henrich Fick, chr 13 Aug 1747, Evangelisch, Siegen, Westfalen, Preussen.

Source: genealogical material prepared by an unknown person, in the possession of Sue Schuman, widow of Bill, and give to me July 1995.

Although Katie (Schuman) Fick’ s death certificate lists her parents as ‘Joseph Lambert’ and ‘Mary Rinehart,’ her father was actually Frederick H. Schuman and her mother’s real surname was Birger.
Frederick H. SCHUMAN was b 6 Aug 1861, d 6 Nov 1926 at the Griffith log cabin in Dorsey; buried Loudoun Park Cemetery. Frederick Christopher SCHUMANN, his father, was born in Germany and came to America with his wife, Christina M. SCHULTZ . Their children were: sons, Frederick H., Louis, William; daughters, Minnie, Sofia, Margaret, Augusta. Not listed in the 1850 census of Frederick Co., Md.

Mary M. REINHART was b 1 Feb 1862, Thurmont, Frederick Co., MD. Died at log cabin 9 Feb 1951; buried in Loudoun Park Cemetery. She was said to be a wonderful, kind person, loved even by her daughters-in-law.
Children of Frederick and Mary:
1. Annie Katie, married Walter Fick, above.
2. Frederick H. Jr., wife Alverta. Children Fred H. III, Emma May, Charles, Mary, Margaret, Mildred.
3. Charles, married Bertha Miller and Catherine _________. Children: Elizabeth, Samuel, Helen.
4. Gertrude M., married Clarence Griffith. Child, Anna May. They owned the Griffith log cabin, which was         destroyed when a tree fell over onto it during a storm.
5. Florence S., married George Bauernschub. Children, George Jr., Dorothy Lee.
6. Emma May, married Herbert Furbush. Children, Allan, Herbert Jr.
7. Christina Marie, married Andrew Groszer. Children, Madeline, Christina Marie, Florence, Norma, Andrew, Jr.,         Thelma, Mollie June, Robert.
8. Mollie, married Marshall Lynch. No children.
9. William J. “Bill” married Sue Iona Kendrick (d 1996). Children, William J. Jr., Paul H.

Charles Edward BIRGER, Mary Reinhart’ s father, was born about 1838 in Bavaria. In accordance with German family tradition, Charles was the son sent into the priesthood. He despised it and wanted to marry, so he devised many forms of disobedience in hopes of being thrown out of the order. One day he was placed in the cellar as punishment, but chewed the toes off a wax statue of Jesus. He was finally expelled for this sacrilege. When he came to America, he

was taken in by a family and adopted their surname, Reinhardt (perhaps the family of Frederick Rhinehart, shoemaker, 52, with a large family, in the New Market district of Frederick Co. 1860, since he named his first son Frederick). It is later spelled Reinhart.
He married in Frederick Co. 5 Aug 1859 Susan FOGEL, daughter of Peter and Rosalie Fogel, born about 1838 in Louisville, PA. Their children were: sons John Peter, George William, Thomas (died age 2); daughters, Mary M., Emmy May. I could not find Peter and Rosalie in 1850 or 1860 Fred. Co.
They are in 1860 Creagerstown district, Dwelling 467, family 480, taken 23 July, as follows: Charles Rinehart, 22, laborer, RE $200, PP $100, born Bavaria; Susan, 22, b Md [this conflicts with the information that she was born in Pa.]; Emeline Fogle, 17, b Md; Hannah Fogle, 8, b Md. The two girls are undoubtedly sisters of his wife. (Considering he only arrived in America at age 21, he wasted no time in marrying.)
He no doubt worked as day labor for his immediate neighbors, who are wealthy farmers: Daniel Carroll, fam 479, with real estate valued at $9,000; Baltzer Fox, fam. 281, with $12,000; Samuel Kiefer, fam 482, $8,000; Washington Miller, fam. 283, $8,000. It is likely that Charles was living in a small house he built on the property of Mr. Fox rather than Mr. Carroll, since Fox was a fellow German. Balthasar Fox’s splendid farm is still there, with its handsome stone house and lovely prospect, at 9201 Longs Mill Road, near Creagerstown.

Bible Records
donated to the LDS Family History Center by Nancy Grams, 304 East Main, Middletown, MD

Copied Bible- from Conner Family
Bible Copyright 1890 by A. J. Holman & Co
Hester Orrison was born 16th of June 1896 died October 17th 1918
Russell Leroy Fauble Born January 9, 1923
Dorothy Pauline ______ Born 24th May 1925
Catherine V. Moss Born in the year of 1891
Levi Moss Born in the year of 1893
Hester L. Moss born in the year of 1896
Viola M Fauble Born in the year of 1899
James E. Fauble Born in the year of 1902
Ela A. Fauble Born in the year of 1903
Luise A. Fauble Born in the year of 1904
William F. Fauble Born in the year of 1908
Emory Sullivan Died Oct 11, 1899 Born in the year 1886
Susan V. Sullivan died March 11, 1893 age 54 years, 8 days. Born in the year of 1839
*Catherine Virginia Moss Died Feb 10 1893 age 19 mos 6 days Born in the year of 1892
Edward C. Moss died Oct 20th 1896 Born in the year of 1871
Louise M. Fauble Born in the year 1868 June 10 next birthday 42 years old
William H Fauble Born in the Born in the year 1872 Aug 5 next birthday 39 years old [has to be wrong age-note of     transcriber]
Mrs. Mahala Fauble was Born January 27, 1833 died October 23, 1911
John C. Fauble (BRON) Born June 10th 1912 Died June 18, 1912
Russell Leroy Fauble Born Jan 9, 1923
William H Fauble died 7th Aug 1929


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SNOWDEN: SPUREON, SPURGEON: I am interested in knowing more about  RICHARD SNOWDEN who acquired 2 indentured servants from London in 1719,  William SPURGEON, indentured servant  who arrived aboard the ship Marilyn at Oxford, MD. William married  a woman named Mary _____________.Their son WILLIAM SPUREON, Jr. was born 06 June 1734 in Frederick Co.,MD.  James SPURGEON, brother of the above. Married Susannah, moved up the Potomac d. 1788 in Coletrain Township, Bedford, CO. PA – 10 children. Land Records- It is said they both purchased land in Frederick CO. upon the end of their indenture. approx. 1726????Aleita Huguenin, 3715 Rosebrook Court, Concord, CA 94518-1623

DUTTROW, DUDDROW, HARDY, RAMSBERG/ER: Need help finding parents of Joseph HARDY m. Catherine RAMSBERG(ER) 9 June 1807. Their children: John Caspar, b. 1810;  Ezra, b. 1808 and Susanna b. 1812.  Joseph died while serving in Baltimore during the War of 1812.  Catherine married 2nd. George DUTROW (DOTTERER, DUDDROW, etc.).  John and Ezra eventually relocated in Henry Co., Ohio.  Any help appreciated. Jeannine M. Hardy, 205 Clark St., Swanton, OH  43558

SHEKEL/L: John SHEKELL was the first settler of Clifton Springs, New York. He emigrated there from the Bladensburg, Frederick Co, MD area in 1803. He brought his family of grown children with him. Although there are conflicting accounts given in various county histories, I believe his sons to be: Richard, Thomas, Samuel, Benjamin, Jacob M, and Cephus SHEKELS.  Two sons, Richard and Thomas are said to have returned to Maryland after a few years. Dan Fenton, Box 91, Mayetta, KS 66509

BARRICK: I need a picture of Henry BARRICK (1757-1834). He was a solder in the Revolution and in 1809 was a colonel. In the War of 1812 he was a Brigadier General 7th Brigade. Also looking for anything on the 7th Brigade.  Jerry J Moore, PO Box 234, Paxton, IL 60957-0234

BEALL, GIDEON, GOOD, MANTZ, SHYOCK: Peter GIDEON was b near Philadelphia, PA 1752. In 1775 & part of 1776 he formed a company of minute men at Taneytown, MD. On 1 June 1776 he enlisted at Taneytown for six months in a Rifle Corps in the Flying Camp Reg under General Resen BEALL, Col SHYOCK, Major MANTZ, and Capt Jacob GOOD. He was discharged at Philadelphia during the first week of Dec 1776. He then returned to Taneytown, MD where he arrived a few days before Xmas. In Jan 1777, he was drafted to guard Hessian prisoners from Trenton to Nolands Ferry on the Potomac, which took one week. On 1 Apr 1777 he was drafted at Sams Creek, to assist in moving military stores from Fredericksburg, VA to Lancaster, PA, which took 3 months.
He m Catherine ? while living either near Taneytown or Sams Creek, MD sometime before his daughter Catherine was b in MD 1787. His son, George, was b in MD 9 Oct 1788. The 1790 census for Fred Co, MD includes a listing for Peter GIDEON/GIDDY, however it did not include a town, township or hundred. Peter GIDEON moved to Hillsborough, Loudoun Co, VA before Oct 1792 when his dau Mary was born. Mark Gideon, 160 W Dunedin Rd, Columbus, OH 43214-4006

WOLFE: Researching James Knox Pope WOLFE (1843-1926) bu Mt Olivet, s/o Samuel WOLFE (1811-1893) bu Mt. Olivet. Doris Wolfe Mahares, 26608 East Cove Dr, Tavares, Fl 32778

BUXTON, EASTERDAY, UTTERBACK:  Josephus EASTERDAY (1837-1892) s/o Lewis Ahalt EASTERDAY & Phebe Ann Eleanor BUXTON; m Susan C.(1835-1910). Ch: Lillie K m Edward J UTTERBACK; Josephus (1886-1892) resided 1887 Petersville, Frederick Co, MD. Seeking Susan C. maiden name/ birth date; Josephus Sr birth date; their wedding date; all ch & bdates. Karen Easterday, 6515 N Maple Grove Rd, Bloomington, IN 47404-9243; E-mail

DOTTERER, DUDDROW, DUTROW, HARDY, RAMSBERG(ER): Need help finding parents of Joseph HARDY m Catherine RAMSBERG(ER) 9 June 1807. Their children: John Caspar, b. 1810;  Ezra, b. 1808 and Susanna b. 1812.  Joseph died while serving in Baltimore during the War of 1812.  Catherine married 2nd. George DUTROW (DOTTERER, DUDDROW, etc.).  John and Ezra eventually relocated in Henry Co., Ohio. Any help appreciated. Jeannine M. Hardy, 205 Clark St., Swanton, OH  43558

LOW, WRIGHT: Seeking info on the following: particularly Nancy WRIGHT and husband and son: Nathan LOW, Jr. who was born on a farm called Ringold’s Manor, in Frederick’s Co/Washington Co (counties changed after Revolution?), Maryland, January 6, 1791. Son of Nathan LOW and Nancy WRIGHT of Frederick/Washington Co.  Seeking any information on these individuals, particularly Nancy WRIGHT and her parentage, presence near Williamsport and on Ringold’s Manor. Any information is appreciated and will  share. Robert Campbell, 247 La Verne Ave., Belmont Shore, Long Beach, Ca 90803

CROWL: Researching descendants of Peter CROWL b ca 1740 Berks Co, Pa, lived in Fred Co, Md from 1774-1784; then Washington Co, Md. One ch identified: Magdalina b Nov 1775 Fred Co, MD. Gail Komer, 9603 Bel Glade St, Fairfax, VA 22031-1105 (Branches of Berks Berks Co Gen Soc Vol 10 #1; Summer 1997)

NOGEL: Frederich NOGEL m Elizabeth Margreth; they lived in Middletown. Their ch were Susanna/Susan Margreth NOGEL c 1786 and Anna/Ann Maria NOGEL ca 1791 according to records of the Evangelical Lutheran or Lutheran Congregation of Zion Ch. Looking for any info on this family. Joseph R Williams, 809 Harrison, Helena, MT 59601
WILLETT: Looking for current whereabouts of Albert James WILLET author of The Willett Families of North America 1985. Mail returned from his old (ca 1988) address at PO Box 87, Foster, VA 23056 phone 804/758-3759. L. E. Kemp II, 3400 S. E. Golf Tr, Stuart, FL 34997

HAY, STEIN, STINE: Michael HAY b ca 1770 and wife Margaret r (in reverse order) Ashland Co, Oh, Cambria Co, PA and ?Frederick Co, MD before 1810. Suspect that Margaret may be a STINE/STEIN. [There’s a two page letter with various suppositions about this query-if you want a copy, send me a SASE. Tdl-editor] Carol Dorward, 1602 Woodbine Dr, Washington, IL 61571 e-mail

FORNEY, TIMMONS: Charles TIMMONS (1752-1829) d Cadiz, Harrison Co, OH m Mary Magdelena FORNEY (1174-1850) in Fred Co, MD 1793.  He Is in the 1800 census for Emmitsburg, District #4.  He has 4 young boys and moves to Martinsburg, Berkeley Co, VA; then he leaves VA and settles in Harrison Co, OH.  Rev War service 2nd Battalion, York Co, PA. Looking for info on where family lived in Emmitsburg. Anne TIMMONS Marshall, 6725 Muirlands Dr, La
Jolla, CA 92037 e mail

SPRIGG, MULLINIX: Samuel SPRIGG b ca 1817 d 1898 bu Marvin Chapel Cem, Mt Airy, MD m 1844 Jane Brunette MULLINIX (1826-1862) ch: (dec’d ch bu Marvin Chapel Cem) Henrietta (1845-1845); Susan Mary b 1848, Emma b 1850; Samuel Dorsey b 1853; Laura E (1855-1871); William D (1858-1860); John b 1861; Edward (1862-1863). 1850 Census they were living in Anne Arundel Co; 1860 they r in New Market, Fred Co, MD; 2/w of Samuel SPRIGG, Ann Matilda (1837-1896) Marvin Chapel; ch: Hettie (1869-1879). 1870 Samuel was a fireman on a railroad.  Looking to exchange on this fam. Joseph G Cadden, 4522, Fitch Ave, Baltimore, MD 21236

CLOSE, NEAT/NEET: Looking to see if there is a relationship between Henry CLOSE and Magdalene NEAT who are bu in the Methodist Cem St Clairsville, OH and couple by the same name who were m 1802 in Fred Co, MD.       C. Michael Close, 535 American Ave Ext, Dover, DE 19901

CAMPBELL, KEY, MAGNER: Need additional info on Mary KY, ? niece or gniece of Francis Scott KEY.  Mary m Robert CAMPBELL r in KY and had 9 ch; dau Sarah (1816-1859) my line, m John MAGNER. James R Shaw, 1469 Cheyenne Ct, Stone Mtn, GA 30087-3101 e mail or