This menu will include information on Hans Sechrist (originally Siegrist/Sigrist) (1705-1763) and his wife Anna Wildberger (1743-1821) and their descendants, as they are my original Sechrist immigrants and York County residents. Only minimal information will be given on most of their children, while the vast majority of the menu will focus on Hans and Anna’s son Franz (also known as Francis) Sechrist and his wife Veronika Feiser and their descendants.
Below is some information that you will find in the Sechrist section that either differs from what is widely known or I have not seen shared elsewhere:
- John Sechrist (1705-1763) and his family arrived in America before November 3, 1750 when the ship Brotherhood landed in Philadelphia (which is the ship some believe he arrived on)
- John Sechrist (1705-1763) probably settled on his 50 acres of land near present-day Dallastown and next to the land his son Francis Sechrist (1738-1819) originally owned.
- Able to identify the children of John Sechrist (1764-1841), who was the son of Francis Sechrist (1738-1819).
- Able to identify the children of William Sechrist (1770-1831), who was the son of Francis Sechrist (1738-1819). This includes William’s son Henry who married Nancy Flinchbaugh, one of Flinchbaugh Children of Unknown Parentage and also William’s son Francis who moved to Clinton County. PA before returning to York County, PA later in life.
Here are direct links to the main pages under this menu listing, all of which are my direct ancestors. Each page will also contain sub-pages that will have information for their other children and grandchildren: