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Re: Grimm's from Nebraska, PA , or maybe Texas
Posted by: Russ Grimm Date: August 07, 1998 at 08:47:09
In Reply to: Re: Grimm's from Nebraska, PA , or maybe Texas by David Washburn of 1538

Dave,
Unfortunately I have no bells to ring as I have pieced all this together through serendipity - but the 1736 date definately convinces me that more than one or two male Grim's came over, instead the whole clan or healthy siblings probably arrived in stages.
I would love to know more of the concrete reasons for the exodus - religious, economic depression - from Germany at that time. I saw a Bravo TV film on that subject not long ago (in German)

You might check out these sites, if you haven't already done so, and if they're still up

THE OLIVE TREE GENEALOGY:Palatine Passenger Lists
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/palship6.htm

Kraig Ruckel's Palatine & Pennsylvania-Dutch Genealogy Page
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/3955/home2.htm

Interestingly, and I don't remember exactly how, I deduced that "my" Grim(m)s came from the BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG (not Palatine) area of southern Germany very near the Black Forest and Swiss border area:
Here is some info I found on my forefathers probable brother
18th Century Emigrants Vol 1: Northern Kraichgau p.139
Northampton Co. WILLS:
173. GRIMM, Joh. Conradt age 20____________________ Berwangen, Kraichgau=
Ship: Harle 1736 S-H 156, 159, 161_________________ 6926 Kirchardt
Berwangen Lutherna KB:
m. 5 Sep 1713 Hans Georg Grimm, single, and Anna Barbara, daughter of Paul
KoRBEL.
Their son:
Johann Conradt b. 1 Jun 1716. Communicants register to thee new land or PA
in 1736; family register: "is in the new land."
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Northampton Co Wills:
A Conrad GRIM of Weissenberg twp, (18 Mar 1763/13 Aug 1763) Wife: Elisabeth;
children: Diewald, George, Jacob, Henry, Mary, Catarina, Madelena, Susanna and
Elisabeth.
There are other Conrad GRIMs in Pa. records. One Conrad GRIM, a weaver,
resided in Upper Salford Twp, Philadelphia co, in 1781-1783.
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Moselem Lutheran KB, Richmond Twp, Berks Co, PA:
Conrad GRIM and wife Maria Elisabetha nee FREY had:
Joh. Georg bp. Dom 7 Trin 1750, 26 weeks old; sp Andreas FREY and Catharina
Barbara.

two sites of further interest may include

GenWeb BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG
http://www.rootsweb.com/~deubadnw/bwimag.html

Landkreis Waldshut Cities/Villages
http://www.blackforest.vws.net/waldshut.html#B

Hope the above helps
Russ



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