1. Anna Sechrist

History and Biography of Anna Sechrist & Francis Grove

Anna Sechrist was the 3rd child and oldest daughter of John Sechrist and Anna Wildberger.  Based upon the information from her families emigration records from when they left Rafz, Switzerland, Anna was born in 1740.  Anna didn’t live in Rafz, Switzerland long, as she left her hometown in March 1744 and had arrived in America with her family sometime by 1747, as evidenced by her sister Maria Dorothy’s baptism at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA sometime before 1760, Francis married Veronika Feiser.

Sometime before 1760, Anna married Francis Grove/Graff.  According to Francis’s will and church records, Anna and Francis were the parents of seven children.  They were named Frederick, George, Michael, John, Francis, Henry and Margaret.  Anna died sometime before 1801, as Francis married Catherine Eberhard on June 23, 1801 at Trinity Reformed Church in York, PA.  Francis probably died in early 1812, as his will was proven in York County Orphans County on February 28, 1812.

Anna Sechrist born 1740 in Rafz, Switzerland and died around 1800 in York County, PA.  She married Francis Grove, born about 1733 and died about 1812 in York County, PA.

Children of Anna Sechrist and Francis Grove:

  1. Frederick Grove born October 5, 1760 in York County, PA, baptized October 1760 by Reverend Jacob Lischy in York County, PA, died February 22, 1849 in York County, PA and buried at Lebanon Lutheran Church in North Hopewell Township, York County, PA.  He married Christina Klinefelter born January 13, 1765 in York County, PA, baptized March 3, 1765 at St. Jacob’s Church in Codorus Township, York County, PA and died July 11, 1825 in York County, PA
  2. George Grove born about 1762 in York County, PA and baptized January 1763 by Reverend Jacob Lischy in York County, PA.  He married Eva Miller, daughter of Martin Miller
  3. Michael Grove born about 1767 in York County, PA and baptized February 1767 by Reverend Jacob Lischy in York County, PA.  He married Barbara Miller, daughter of Martin Miller.
  4. John Grove born August 12, 1769 in York County, PA, baptized September 24, 1769 at Friedensaal Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA, died January 16, 1851 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Church in York County, PA.  He married Justina Shaffer born January 20, 1774 in York County, PA, died November 25, 1853 in York County, PA and buried at Zion Methodist Episcopal Church in York County, PA.
  5. Francis Grove born October 14, 1771 in York County, PA, baptized January 26, 1772 at Friedensaal Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA and died August 1809 in York County, PA.  He married (first) Anna Catherine Scholl born July 1776 in York County, PA and died about 1801 in York County, PA.  He then married (second) Margaret Schwartz on April 28, 1803 at Christ Lutheran Church in York, York County, PA.
  6. Henry Grove born March 27, 1774 in York County, PA and died before February 1811.
  7. Margaret Grove born March 29, 1780 in York County, PA, baptized June 19, 1780 at Friedensaal Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA and died after 1860 in York County, PA.  She married George Shirey

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