4. Sophia Catherina Flinchbaugh

History and Biography of Catherine Flinchbaugh

Sophia Catherine Flinchbaugh, the oldest daughter and fourth child of Melchior Flinchbaugh and Sophia Catharine Rembold, was born on January 22, 1747 in Grossgartach, Germany and baptized on January 23, 1747 according to his baptismal record.  At the age of 6, she made the journey with her parents and other siblings on the ship “Brothers” in 1753 and arrived in his new country on September 26, 1753 in Philadelphia.

Sometime shortly after Melchior moved the family to York County, PA around 1764, she met and married Jacob Bleymeyer (Blymire).  Jacob was born in December 23, 1737 in Wurttemberg, Germany.  Catherine (which is the name she used in all the church records) and Jacob were the parents of seven children.

Children of Catherine Flinchbaugh and her husband Jacob Bleymeyer (Blymire):

  1. Jacob Bleymeyer born December 22, 1766 in York County, PA and baptized February 1, 1767 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
  2. Elizabeth Bleymeyer born December 13, 1768 in York County, PA and baptized January 31, 1769 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
  3. Bernhard Bleymeyer born May 10, 1771 in York County, PA and baptized June 9, 1771 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
  4. Sophia Bleymeyer born April 12, 1774 in York County, PA (birth recorded at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA)
  5. Martin Bleymeyer born May 28, 1776 in York County, PA baptized June 23, 1776 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA and died about 1827.
  6. John Bleymeyer born May 7, 1779 in York County, PA and baptized June 6, 1779 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
  7. Rosina Bleymeyer born April 22, 1781 in York County, PA and baptized June 17, 1781 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA

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