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  1. Mary Ann Crozier

    I think I posted my comment in the wrong place. This website is great – when do you sleep?

    I am looking forward to your answer to Ruth about baby Melchoir who lived only a few days in 1711.
    Do you know what profession, Melchoir’s family was in – while living in Germany?

    Good luck – fascinating – good hobby – but you are taking it one step farther than Hobby – to professional genealogist.
    Mary Ann

  2. yhbearcats Post author

    Mary Ann,

    Thank you for the kind words. I am unaware of what profession Melchior or his family was involved in. I have not done much research on what the family did before coming to America.

    I am by no means a professional genealogist, just an amateur who wants to share what I have been able to find.


  3. RJW

    Hi –
    Thank you so much for posting the information that you have researched.
    I am a descendant of Rev. Frederick Flinchbaugh. My family records show that my 3rd great-grandmother, Elizabeth (Eliza) Flinchbaugh is the daughter of Rev. Frederick Flinchbaugh.
    Elizabeth Flinchbaugh was…
    Born: 11 April 1827 in North Hopewell, York, Pennsylvania
    Married: 31 December 1846 George Jacob Stabler (Stabley)
    Died: 5 November 1897 Winterstown, York, Pennsylvania

    At this time, I have not been able to find an actual birth or marriage record. Other than family records, I have not been able to find a definitive source that lists her parents or marriage. The information I have on Elizabeth’s birth and death come from family records that have been passed down & her death record.

    I don’t know if you would want to add this information to what you have, but I think it is helpful in identifying at least one more of the children of Rev. Frederick Flinchbaugh.

  4. yhbearcats Post author

    Thank you for reaching out to me. I put the website together to share what I had found through my research and hopefully have people who had additional information (like you) reach out to me to help solve some of the unknown relationships. The 1830 and 1840 census definitely point to Reverend Frederick having 4 daughters born between 1820 and 1830, and I only have 1 confirmed daughter for him in that time frame

    What family records do you have that list her as the daughter of Reverend Frederick Flinchbaugh and Mary Kindig? Is it pages/handwritten notes from previous ancestors (if so, do you know who wrote it and how long ago it was) or is it from a family bible? Or is it something else completely?

    You also mention a death record, but since she died in 1897, I know it isn’t from a PA death certificate. Is the death record from church records or somewhere else? Does the death record list the names of her parents?

    I will try and do some research here on my end as well to see if I can find anything to confirm (either conclusively or with circumstantial evidence).

  5. M. Miller

    Thank you so much for posting the Miller line from York, PA and the Tyson line. My Great Great Grandfather is Hermon Miller married Mary Steele & Margaret Strong. We knew he had a sister married to a Tyson and one married to Thomas Stiles but had no information on them. You filled in a lot of blanks for me on the Tyson line. There is still a lot of missing links on the other brothers and sisters.

  6. Margaret

    Thank you for your email and all the wonderful info. I’m actually researching the
    Solomon Reese family line but your info confirmed Elizabeth’s parents.
    I found a copy of Elizabeth’s death record on She died Feb 15 (or 10th),1880 in Upshire County , West Virginia.

    If anyone has any info on Solomon Reese I would be very interested.

  7. yhbearcats Post author

    Does that death certificate list her maiden name? DNA evidence has confirmed that Solomon’s first wife was Elizabeth Flinchbaugh. It appears she died in the late 1830’s or 1840 as there is a marriage record of Solomon Reese marrying Elizabeth Doom in Augusta County, VA on September 17, 1840. Based on this, it certainly seems like Solomon was married to 2 women named Elizabeth, thus making it confusing.

  8. Chuck Hamilton

    Hello — I am trying to determine whether there might be any connection between my own Miller line and the one listed here. I am descended from a Michael Miller, born in or around 1819. I don’t know where, but I know that by 1850 he was listed in Lycoming County, PA. The reason I’m wondering if there is a connection here is because Michael Miller’s son, Lewis, named his own son William Harman Miller. And then, two generations later, there was another Miller with the name Harman (although spelled differently at this point). Based on what you have here, I can’t find a connection yet. I was wondering if you would have stumbled across this Michael Miller — married to Zylpha Winslow — in your searches? You would think that the name Zylpha would stand out and be easier to research, but so far this has not been the case for me!

    If any of these names rings a bell for you, I would love to know about it. Thank you, and thank you for the information here as well!

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