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Re: Origin of Kagi - Kagy in Switzerland
Posted by: Michael Kagay (ID *****1960) Date: November 12, 2011 at 07:26:53
In Reply to: Re: Origin of Kagi - Kagy in Switzerland by Michael Kagay of 95

In correspondence with Richard Warren Davis he said it is "very possible" that Jacob Kaegi of Westhofen, Pfalz (near Ibersheim) was the father of the Hans who went to Pennsylvania, but it is "not proven." It is an "educated guess" based on "circumstantial evidence" and a "process of elimination." (Three Kaegi brothers -- Felix, Johannes and Jacob -- went to Pfalz from Unterhittnau near Baeretswil in Canton Zurich and the children of Felix and Johannes are accounted for, leaving Jacob as the prime candidate for Hans's father.) Davis doubts that Hans's middle name was Rudolph because there are no records dating from the time that show Rudolph as part of the name. He also doubts that his wife was Rebecca Patterson because she is not mentioned by name in Hans's will, and Rebecca the daughter of James Patterson wasn't born until about 1730. Davis's website has 16 pages of material on Kaegi-Kagey families
in Switzerland, the German Palatinate, and Lancaster County, PA. He has tried to reconstruct the entire Swiss Mennonite community in Pfalz that sent emigrants to Pennsylvania in the 18th Century. (NOVEMBER 2011)

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