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Posted by: Marianne Senecal Date: June 14, 2001 at 04:39:46
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I am related to Leonard. I have an article undated written by Liz McLendon of CA which states she went to Germany to look for her family and in part what she said was " The family begins with Hans Ihrig, no dates, gus Gemeinsmann (resident of) Unter-Sensbach. The second generation starts with Johannes, son of Hans, a Gemeinsmann Landschoffe (resident juryman):birth 1674, married 26 Nov. 1725 to Anna Catharina Scheuermann, born 24 August 1680 at Ober-Sensbach. Her father was Niclaus Scheuermann, Gereinsmann of Airlenbach, (b. 1641, d. 19 Oct. 1709 age 68 years 2 months 25 days) married to Anna born 1648, died 3 May 1694. Johannes (b. 1674) died 22 Jun. 1700, his wife, Anna Catharina, died 11, Mar. 1742. Johann George was the third generation Ihrig, born 8 Jul. 1703 at Airlenbach, Gemeinsmann there, married 2 May 1726 Airlen. Anna Elisabeth Loffler, born 18 July 1701 at Etzean. Her parents Niclaus, Gemeinsmann at Etzean, born 1662 (son of Niclaus Loffler of Etzean (no dates) and ?) Nielaus (born 1662) married 3 Feb 1692, Etzean, Elizabetha Leonhard b 1670, daughter of Niclaus Leonard, Gemeinsmann in Gammelsbach, Beerfelden (no dates). Johann Georg (b 1703) died 20 Jan. 1779, his wife Elisabetha died 25 Jan 1761, both at Airlenbach. The fourth generation Ihrig, the immigrant to the US, was born 1 Oct. 1736 at Airlenbach, named Johann Peter. He married 5 April 1758, Anna Catharina Michel (no dates) daughter of Ewald Michel, Hofbauer in Hottenthal. (No data and no wifes name). This is simply because they were of another church record area. Johann Peter Ihrig was a Schneidermeister when he left Germany with his family in 1771 for America. The last generation immigrant, son of Johann Peter, was (Johann) Peter who was born 18 Aug, 1758 at Airlenbach. His siblings were Anna Sophia b. 15 Oct, 1759, Georg Adam b. 20 May 1761, Johann George b. 11 Jan 1763. No knowledge of these siblings has been found. There is still mystery regarding these Ihrigs, but it is in PA, Northampton Co. where they settled. Peter married Susanna Weygandt and with two children moved to Washingto Co. Ps where two more children were born before the family headed to Wooster, Wayne Co. OH. The mystery is: what happened to the parents and siblings, when did the parents die? They show up in baptismal records about 1777. Later information about them has not turned up. (I skipped next part) She goes on to say: Beerfelden is an area from where the Ihrigs have emigrated. In 1754, Conrad Ihrig and his wife arrived from Unter-Sensbach; his name later became Ihrie. This family settled in Northampton. There has been an article regarding this branch of the Ihrigs published in "The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine". Leonard Ihrig settled in Northampton also, the latter moved to Washington Co. PA later. An article appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly in 1990 which listed Conrad above and many others with names found in Northampton. The title was "Immigrants to America from Beerfelden Parish, Erbach, Germany." Names from the Marriage Register: Beerfelden Parish are in the article also. The name has appeared in publications and in deed or administration records, patents, etc. spelled with and I or E, e.g. Erig, Ehrig, Ehrich, Erick, Earich, or Ihrig, Ihrich, and a great many other ways including Irish." (end of quote) I hope this helps someone. I spent 2 days in Washington Co. PA last week and didn't find anything I was looking for. I didn't find where Leonard was buried, when he died, when and where his children were born or married, anything about either of his wife's Margaret, or Barbary. He came to the US in 1773 and was indentured in Lancaster Co. PA. I did find that he was living in Nottingham Co. PA in 1781. I have never found that he lived in Northampton as the article states. I will keep looking. I guess my next trip will have to be Lancaster.


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