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Ludwig Christophel Franciscus
Birth: Dec. 23, 1680, Germany
Death: Sep. 27, 1757
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA

Born "in Grafschaft on the road to Rohrbach" in Germany, Franciscus arrived in Philadelphia in September 1710 aboard the ship Mary Hope. His first wife's name is unknown, but about 1718, in Lancaster County, he married Anna Margaretha Schwab, a native of Sinscheim, Germany. Nine children were born to them, even as they became substantial landowners. Many Americans with the name Franciscus, Francisco, or Cisco trace their ancestry to these immigrants. "Olde Chris" and his wife were initially buried in the churchyard of the First Reformed Church on Orange Street in Lancaster. In 1870 the churchyard was abolished and remains were removed to the Lancaster Cemetery. The authors of THE HOUSE OF FRANCISCUS describe this founder of the family as "a hard living, hard driving man who decided what he wanted and then went after it!" 
Family links: 
  Ludwig Franciscus (____ - 1710)*
  Anna Margaretha Schwaben/Schwab Franciscus (1690 - 1773)*
  Johanna Stoutzenberger Franciscus (1707 - 1785)*
  Johann Lodowick Francisco (1719 - 1799)*
  Esther Franciscus (1720 - 1804)*
  Johann Christophel Franciscus (1720 - 1794)*
  Stoffel Franciscus (1725 - 1802)*
  Ludwig Christophel Franciscus II (1725 - 1802)*
  Catharina Franciscus (1727 - 1728)*
  Anna Margaretha Franciscus (1730 - 1762)*
  Johann Michael Franciscus (1734 - 1819)*
  Johannas Franciscus (1737 - 1814)*
  Johann George Franciscus (1739 - 1806)*
*Calculated relationship
Lancaster Cemetery
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Walter Brian Cisco
Record added: Jul 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9176792
Ludwig Christophel Franciscus
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6th Great Grandfather. Thank you for your hardship to come to America before it was America.
- Carol Chidlow
 Added: Jan. 26, 2014
My grandmother was Elsie Sesco Lawson, her father was Rodolph Sesco, her grandfather was Patrick Sesco.
- Denise Gray
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013
Ludwig Christophel Franciscus was my 6th great grandfather.
- Sharon Sesco Howard
 Added: Sep. 30, 2012
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