One of the seventh generation of Smiths that have farmed the land of Nescopeck Twp,Pa since the early 1800s. Amatuer genealogist,amateur photographer,just wanted to be sure our family was included in the history of this area.
First-hand information. Entered by Butch Smith at registration.
Jacob Schober the History of Luzerne Co states that Jacob was in Nescopeck Twp about 1790,I don't know if he met his wife here or she came with him. Three of his children had children baptized in Nescopeck Twp before 1810.
John Andress and Elizabeth Rex John's Uncle Jacob was in Nescopeck Twp from about 1800,I've found no evidence of his father Martin being here. He and Elizabeth married in1813,I presume they came here shortly after,Elizabeth is the earliest Rex.
Henry Karchner and Christina Leinbach appear to have bought land from the German Reform Church around 1820,three of their children were married in Nescopeck Twp so they may have been here a few years earlier,they came from Berks Co.
Daniel Breyfogle and his wife Elizabeth probably didn't get to Nescopeck Twp until almost 1820,they had children baptized at Beaver Meadows about 1816. Both are buried at Mt Zion.
Johan George Keen I don't believe George's first wife every came to Nescopeck Twp,his second wife is buried at Mt Zion. George donated the land for the Mt Zion church and cemetery,he and his family came from New Jersey just after 1800.
Andrew Ochsreider and Rachel Miller appear to have come to either Sugarloaf or Black Creek Twp around 1800 when those townships were still part of Nescopeck. Andrew came from Berks with a brother Peter,another brother Jacob may have came before them from Northumberland Co.
Abraham Miller Abraham Miller and his wife Mary appear to have been in Nescopeck Twp pretty early,there were a few Miller families in the area,they appear to have come from different areas and I have yet to connect them.
I'm currently working on a project for Nescopeck,Pa as it was in or just before 1800. At that time it was an area that eventually split into about 6 different townships. I'm also working on a cemetery project for the current cemeteries in Nescopeck Twp.
Evan Owen,a Quaker whose family came to Pennsylvania with William Penn played a big part in the settling of the lower Luzerne county area of Northeast Pennsylvania. A lot of the early settlers to this region were Quakers.
There appears to be a fairly large contingent of Quakers that were early settlers in Columbia County. The earliest meeting houses in Columbia County were built in Catawissa and Millville in the late 1700s,there was also a meeting house in Berwick for a short while.
question: I just took the pre-1700's test, but am still new to Wikitrees and finding it a bit overwhelming. I am interested in the Puritan Great Migration Project, but not sure I want to jump into being a member yet. Could I start by just adding this project as a tag to follow on my watchlist? One of my direct ancestors' is a project protected profile in this project. Ultimately, I may have something to add to the profile...thanks
Thanks Butch, for the Welcome. Family name Wilcox/Willcocks, until about 1800 they where mostly Quakers in Bristol,England . Hoping to find relatives from the early times,Some( at least four) of the Male Line where Mariners on The West India Trade.
Thanks, Butch. for the welcome to the pre-1700's. Most of mine right now is on my step father's family, Sipes, but they were related to everybody. All huge families in those days. I am slowly learning my way around wiki tree. It sure is interesting.
Thank you for accepting me into pre-1700 ancestors I have recently received books from the author Estella Pryor the genealogist about the Yule, Yuile, Zuil etcetra.
I had hit a brick wall with some of my family so I sent her an email and she has kindly sent me where I had went wrong. So I am busy now fixing my family tree. Thereafter I hope to add more of the Yule's that were born Pre-1700.
Thank you Butch for reaching out to me after filling in the quiz for Pre-1700 ancestors. I am slowly getting the hang of Wikitree and hope my contribution is helping get my family tree built. I am primarly interested in Hurlburts in USA to Canada and where their origin is before that. I actively look for information from Scotland about the McPhee's whose descendants homesteaded in Saskatchewan in the early 1900's. Thanks again.
Thanks for reaching out about the pre-1700s quiz. Although I'm actively researching my Italian heritage, I haven't gotten back that far on that line. My pre-1700s ancestors are all early American settlers, some going back to the Mayflower. I will check out the groups and join the appropriate ones.
Butch. Thanks for the pre-1700 info. My interest lies in cleaning up incorrect Kauffman relationships where the current profile managers have not done the requested de-linking to get relationships sorted based upon y-DNA results. 5+ years is more than enough time for multiple individuals to correct the associations.