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Re: Flinchbaugh & Flinspach Franklin Co Pa
Posted by: David Flinchbaugh Date: March 02, 2001 at 14:03:43
In Reply to: Re: Flinchbaugh & Flinspach Franklin Co Pa by Linda Smith Ciprich of 51

Nice to hear from you again Linda. I still have to go with what I have on my web page. Many Flinspach's came here in about 1850 or so. These are the many names that are in the Adolf Gerber Lists.(Emigrants from Wurttemberg) I know you have this. This group of Flinspach's have never been to York (at least not to live there). I know that they are from the same family as Melchior's in Germany "Gro▀gartach" and they are his relatives, but they were born much latter then he was. They came to America and went to the North Western part of the state of Pennsylvania.

I have the story of the Flinch(P)augh's that live in the Western part of Ohio. They are also from the same families and the same town as Melchior, but they never lived in York. Even though the first one Heinrich Flinsbach married ???Schmiddlap in Lancaster.(1820) or close to this date, then he moved to Ohio.

I know that all the Flinspach's, Flinsbach's Flinchbaugh's, FlinchPaugh's and maybe some other variations are all from the same families in Germany. But not all of these families came thru York, Pa. The Flinspach's in Franklin, Pa kept there German names until the schools made them change it to the more common name of Flinchbaugh. Our Flinchbaugh's in York probably never used this spelling. And or they changed it almost right away.(1750's) Some of the newer Flinspach's to this country go by this name today. "Flinspach" because the family told me some of the older ones keep the name.

I know that we are going to have our differences on this, (smile) until we can find a (Flinspach/Flinchbaugh)family in Franklin Pa that knows the genealogy of his family; to tell us different.

Nice to hear from you again, it's still cold here in Pa, send some of that Florida Sun to warm things up.
Dave


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