|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1756|
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 1820|
Michael Emrick - born February 10, 1756 in Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was baptised on March 20, 1756 by Reverend Decker, Reformed Minister. Sponsors were John Jacob Emrich and his wife Anna Maria. He was received into the Lutheran faith May 16, 1761. Married Christina Kanter on September 22, 1778 (daughter of Jacob Kanter of Tulpehocken Township) in Christ Lutheran Church in Stouchsburg, Pennsylvania.
Served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Shepler's Company 1770-1780. *Reference Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 6, pages 293, 294. Accounts of Lt. Captain Folmer's Company, Berks County, Pennsylvania, shows him listed at Lieutenant 8th Class. *Reference Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 6, page 320. He is also listed in the Official Roster III, Soldiers of the American Revolution who lived in the State of Ohio, published 1959, page 120.
Reverend J. P. Hentz in his book "History of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Germantown, Ohio" wrote as follows;
"Michael, the oldest (speaking of the four Emrick brothers), born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, February 10, 1756, came here in 1806, and purchased the land on which at present stands Conover's Mill, on which he lived until removed by death, which event took place October 14, 1820. He was a man of means and purchased at once land for those of his children who were grown up to years of maturity. Himself a strict and consistent member of the Lutheran Church, he brought up all his children in his own faith. Two of these, Mrs. John Stump and Mrs. John Stoever are still living - the others have gone to their final rest. He frequently held official positions in the congregation, and contributed largely to its support.
Reverend Hentz also gives a thumbnail sketch of the Emrick brothers in his book "Twin Valley and its Settlement and Subsequent History". Michael Emrick - died October 14, 1820. He and his wife Christina are buried in the Sunbury Cemetery.
At the time of writing this Emrick genealogy, the Sunbury Cemetery is in a deplorable condition. A number of years ago, pigs owned by the tenants of the adjoining old schoolhouse that was converted into a home, played havoc with the grounds, up-rooting many of the tombstones. Michael's marker was one of them. When Mrs. C. Roger Walker of Dayton, Ohio joined the Daughters of the American Revolution by right of lineal descent from Michael, the Daniel C. Cooper Chapter of the Dayton DAR erected a bronze plaque on the lot marker. The writer joined the Sons of the American Revolution, National number 89826, State number 5386, by right of lineal descent from Michael Emrick.
*Also, according to Montgomery County, Ohio records, Deed Book 9-W 604, on November 26, 1836 Christopher and Catharine Emrick deeded to the Board of Education of German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, for $5.00, land to be used as a burying ground. It is known as the Sunbury Cemetery
Christina Kantner Emrick (1755 - 1838)*
John William Emrick (1799 - 1837)*
Created by: Denny T. Burton
Record added: Nov 17, 2008
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