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Elizabeth Pershing
Posted by: Jim Bruce (ID *****9180) Date: September 01, 2008 at 20:04:07
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There can be no question that John Armelís wife was named Elisabetha. Westmoreland County church records list her with Johannes Ermel more than ten times between 1778 and 1791.

In a Pershing family history published in 1929, it is said tható

ďElizabeth Pershing (second child of Frederick) born about 1757 died (unobtained), reported to have married (date unknown), John Ermel (name subsequently changed to Armel, according to the baptismal records Herolds Church, Westmoreland County, had three children, viz.
(a) John Ermel, Jr. born 2-13-1777 (no further obtained)
(b) Charlotte Ermel (Scharlotta) born 2-18-1780 baptized 3-5-1780 at Zion Church (no further information)
(c) Eli Ermel (no further information)."

Hardly a ringing endorsement for the "report."

The baptismal records at Appleís Union Church in Thurmont, Frederick County, MD, list an Elizabeth Pershing as being born 27 October 1773. She would, therefore, have been under age 3 when John Armelís first son was born.

If this Elizabeth Pershing were Johnís wife, she could not have been a first wife. There is no question she is the daughter of Frederick Pershing--the only question is whether she might have been the daughter of Frederick Pershing's son Peter Frederick.

I posted this information on the Pershing Genforum messages. I've received no additional information.

Jim Bruce

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