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Berks-Dauphin Roots (#46608983)
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10th Generation Pennsylvanian

Earliest Emigrant Ancestor

Richard Hayes
Welsh Quaker and Chester County Magistrate
Arrived, 16 November 1687
Haverford, Delaware County (Welsh Tract)

Richard Hayes, Sr., and his Issatt were aged Friends when they removed from Pembrokeshire to Haverford Township, in 1667. In his will dated 8th month 4th, 1697, proven Oct. 50th, 1697, witnessed by William Jenkins, Adam Roads, William Howell, Henry and Samuel Lewis, he left his estate to his wife Isaatt and after her decease to his son and heir Richard Hayes, Jr. He gave legacies his son John and Cousin Sarah James and to Haverford Meeting.

The children of Richard Hayes, Jr., were Joseph, Mary, Hannah, Richard and Benjamin. Joseph married Hannah David, dau of (Lewis?) Lewis; Mary, John Jacobs of Porkiomen; Hannah, James Jones son of David; Richard, Sarah David sister of Hannah ; and Benjamin married Mary Jones, dau of Jonathan."

My American Ancestry Elizabeth Adam, Anna Catharine Anspach, Arnhold, Catharine Atkinson, Balt, Paul Barlet, Martin Batdorf, Bender, John Billbrough, Jacob Bordner, John Bauman, Craven, Lewis Davis, Catharine Dickey, Dock, Benjamin Drum, Joh. Georg Eurich, Anthony Faust, Johannes Fischer, Gacken, Gebhardt, William Gilmour, Anders Greth, Haffner, Hall, Richard Hayes, Hannah Hepner, Henry Hepner, Jacob R. Hinkel, Hill, Hoffman, Michael Hollenbach, Jacob Huber, John Johns, William Jung, Kern, Conrad Kerschner, Kober, Michael Koppenheffer, Peter Lauer, John Leech, Anna Maria Leinbach, David Lewis, Michael Matter, Mayern, Melhorn, Jacob Merkel, Joseph Metz, Peter Minnich, Moll, ♣John Osborne, Peja/Paegent, Bernhard Rauch, Michael Rissinger, Moses Rively, Balthaser Romberger, Christian Rothermel, Jacob Ruth, ♣Michael Ryan, Michael Schell, Peter Schell, Scwhartz, Jacob Sierer, Jacob Schneider, Paulina Sontag, Traut, Elizabeth Wagner, Adam Walborn, Ernst Moritz Weiss, Catharine Werth, Winck, Michael Umholtz, Jacob Utz, Zimmerman.

Sons of the American Revolution - 12 Ancestors

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - 5 Ancestors

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 3rd Cousin, 2 times removed. Common ancestors, Michael Matter & Anna Maria Romberger.
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Mary Dippery Moyer
You made a note of "d/o Levi and Lydia"; is this a tombstone inscription? By any chance do you know where Lydia and Levi are buried?
They are my gggrandfather's brother/s-inlaw.

Tom Dipprey

Added by Tom on Aug 15, 2014 10:58 AM
Kate Eakman
Daniel Focht #70159219

I am researching the Daniel Focht family on behalf of a client and would like to ask you a question or two about the information you have on his memorial page. Much of the data you have included I have found in various records and documents, but there are some children missing from your list which I have found in census records, and some children in your list which were not found in census records. I suspect the children I found that you have not listed were not buried in St. Michaels Cemetery, but I was hoping that you could tell me how you came upon the other names? Feel free to contact me here or via email (kate

Thank you!
Added by Kate Eakman on Aug 05, 2014 7:46 PM
Christiana's child
RE: Christiana Jung(Young) Leech
Thank you very much.
Added by Christiana's child on Aug 05, 2014 12:50 PM
Christiana's child
Christiana Jung(Young) Leech

I am very new to tracing my family tree. I am Christiana Jung Leech's 5x great granddaughter through her son, Maximilian.

I am interested in everything about my family. I have found some public records about Christiana, excerpts from her diary. Notes about her brother William and his appointment as Botanist to the King of England. Do you have any copies of the flower prints he drew?

I am guessing we are distantly related. I leave in the Philadelphia area and hope to visit Arlington cemetary where the Young's are buried soon.

Do you have any advice, guidance for me as I am new at this. Thank you
Added by Christiana's child on Aug 04, 2014 3:33 PM
Mark B
Benjamin & Mary Ann Burkey
Would you mind transferring ownership of my G/G grandfather & grandmother (Benjamin 68400141 & Mary Ann 68400263) who are interred at Friedens Union Cemetery, in Lenhartsville, PA. to me Mark B. 48436195? I would love to be their guardians going forward!! I would greatly appreciate it!! Thanks so much, Mark B.
Added by Mark B on Aug 02, 2014 4:01 PM
Catherine Rohrbach ( Moser )
The Ellow's
Hi There ! This is Cathy #47148973 Do you still have the copies of the Ellow's Peter & Catherine ( Kate ) that you sent me I accidently deleted them. Sorry Thank You !
Added by Catherine Rohrbach ( Mose... on Jun 19, 2014 12:28 PM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Emma (Hoy) Bowen
Dear BDR,

Thank You for transfering Emma to my care. Was not expecting that, but will take good care of her. I also want to say "Thank You" for adding the link in your bio to President Dwight D. Eisenhauer. My father always told me that we were somehow related to him, and from viewing the links back from his memorial was finally able to pin-point that connection!!!! I knew that the Matter/Romberger family was involved, but had never actually looked for the connection before. I had already made the links, just never followed through until tonight!!!

Simply put, My relative, Julyan (Romberger) Hoy, is the daughter of Adam & Anna Catherine (Paul) Romberger. Adam Romberger is a brother to Anna Marie (Romberger) Matter.

Julyan's husband, Heinrich Hoy & my direct line descendant Christian Hoy are brothers & sons of Peter & Susanna (Lebo) Hoy.

I know that this is a rather distant relationsip to Pres. Eisenhauer, but at least now I can prove the lineage and the fact that my dad was right!!!

So Again Many Many Thanks!!!!

Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jun 03, 2014 12:38 AM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Sarah L. Miller Hoy
Hello Again,

Thank You for the new info for Sarah L. (Miller) Hoy. I have updated her memorial, and corrected the cemetery listing from "Zions Red Church Cemetery" to "Schuylkill Haven Union Cemetery".
I was also not aware of George & Sarah's daughter, Emma (Hoy) Bowen, who is also buried in Schuylkill Haven Union. I appreciate all you have done for me and all that you do on findagrave!!!

Again, Many Many Thanks!!!

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jun 02, 2014 4:06 PM
J Martin
RE: Wilbert Francis Fenstermacher 128302533
Thank You! JMartin
Added by J Martin on May 28, 2014 6:21 PM
Anne Wagner
Mary Goondman Klines death certificate lists her father as James and you list him as Joseph. I am at a wall here and wondered if you have other information that would indicate the death certificate is wrong and his name actually IS Joseph?
Added by Anne Wagner on May 24, 2014 11:35 PM
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