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Re: CONRATH THOMAS LIND
Posted by: William Lint (ID *****9560) Date: August 22, 2005 at 21:16:16
In Reply to: CONRATH THOMAS LIND by GINA STUTZ of 118

Hi Gina,

I am Wm. Dallas Lint and I have a bit of information for you.. My Father was William Clinton Lint, My Grandfather was Daniel Clarence Lint and My grandmother was Nellie Shepard. From what I can find, My great grandfather was William Lint and Great Grandmother was Julie Downs.. all from Coshocton, Ohio. From there it goes to Conrad Lint (Lind) Jr. and his wife, Mahala (pronounced MaKaila) Ann Zook which would be my Great Great Grandparents.. My assumption is that Conrath Thomas Lind and Magdalena "Mary Ann" (Unknown surname) were my Great Great Great Grandparents which were the first Linds to come over from Germany and have posted some info on them provided by George Lint who I am assuming is a distant relative who lives in Florida.


Name: Conrad Thomas LINT
Given Name: Conrad Thomas
Surname: Lint
Sex: M
Birth: Abt 1730 in Germany
Death: Nov 1803 in Paint Twp, Somerset Co, Pa
Note:
1. Conrath Thomas Lind died in Nov 1803 and is buried near Paint Creek, Paint twp., Somerset co., Pennsylvania. His wife Magdalena

"Mary Ann" who died in 1813 is buried nearby. A Lint interviewed in Paint Creek [1991 research trip] believes they are buried on their old

property. [this needs followup]
2. The sailing ship that Conrath, Johann and Georg came to Philadelphia from Rotterdam on was a "Snow Ketty" which is a classification

of vessel and not the name. The ship's Captain was Theophilius Barnes. The manifest of foreign passengers qualified at the Court House

in Philadelphia on the16th of October 1752. The three (3) Linds on board signed their names as follows: Johann Michel Lind, Georg

Philips Lind, and Conrath Thomas Lind.
3. A History of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton counties, Pa., published in 1882 stated " the parents of Christian Lint Senior (ie., Conrath

Thomas Lind) came from Germany and were sold for their passage money. The mother labored six years to pay, the father probably not so

long".
4. Per a letter by Mrs. Weigle (Lenore Hartig), a descendant of John Lint and Elizabeth Walters, our Conrath came to Somerset co.,

Pennsylvania between 1792 and 94. This is partially confirmed by the marriage of Christian Lind and Elizabeth Lichtenberger on 10 Dec

1793 in Berlin, Brothers Valley twp., Somerset co., Pennsylvania by the Reverend Giese. The attendance records of the same church show

Melchoir Seese and his wife Sophia also in attendance 1 January 1788 [he as a Deacon]. This indicates that the period of Conrath's family

moved may have even been before 1792-94.
5. Conrath shows up on the 1796 tax records for Somerset twp., Somerset co., Pennsylvania, but some of his heirs remained in the

Lancaster, Pennsylvania area; reference an 1803 record of estate.
6. Recorded in 1806 Somerset co., deed book vol., 3 page 698, was an agreement signed by all of Conrath's children and heirs which would

grant Magdalena "Mary Ann" Lind their property for the remainder of her years (a copy is in my files).
The significance of this document is that three (3) of the signers were illiterate and signed their names with a X (ie., Henry Lind, Jacob

Lind and Rebecca Lind). The lawyer or witness to the signatures had written in their names next to their X's by spelling their names LINT.

The other five (5) signers were literate and signed their names; John Bricker, Melchoir Seese, Conrad LIND, John LIND and Christian

LIND.
7. As in the previous example, the name LIND rapidly changed to LINT. A reason for this is when the anglicized ear hears the letter "D"

spoken in German it sounds like a "T" or "DT". The Swedes who came to America named LIND didn't have the same problem, and kept

the LIND spelling. Almost all the Germans who immigrated as LIND changed to LINT within two generations.
8. Despite folklore about Lint families being descendant from Swiss or Swedish stock and claims of Jenny Lind (from Sweden) being a

cousin, all the early LINDs who later became LINTs were from what is now Germany and they spoke old german. Those who could read

and write did so in old German.
9. A primary reason for Germans of the palatinate to immigrate to America during the period was to escape religious persecution,

overcrowding, and economic chaos resulting from wars. Most were of the Protestant or Reformed Lutheran faith.
10. Conrath Thomas Lind took his oath of allegiance in Lancaster co., Pennsylvania 13 Jun 1777.
11. In the summer of 1994 we made an exciting discovery by connecting what was then refered to as the "Peter Lind" branch of Lints in

the US to their ancestors in Graben, Germany. No connection has been made between that branch of Linds and Conrath Thomas Linds

branch. It is the first time (to my knowledge) though that a positive connection between the US and europe has been established with

any Lint branch. That "Peter Lind" branch is now refered to as the "Valentine Lind" branch after it's patron who raised his family in

Graben, Germany about the 1630 time frame.
12. In the summer of 1995 David Diehl of Jacobus, Pennsylvania proved the connection between the "Henry Lind" branch of York co.,

Pennsylvania and Franz Josef Lind of Fachsenfeld, Wurttemberg, Germany. We followed up on
this and have taken that branch back to about 1525.
13. As of this entry we do not have a positive connection between the three Linds who got off a "Snow Ketty" in Philadelphia in 1752,

but..............after the Henry-Franz Josef connection was made, I plotted over 700 Linds [1510-1850] on maps of Germany. The plottings

revealed four distinct groups of Linds; in the Wurttemberg area, in the Pfalz-Rheinhessen area, in the Mosel-Hunsruck area [where I live

six months out of the year], and in an area near Aachen just west of Bonn. Name patterns are positive for the families in the Rheinhessen

area but no positive connection has been made yet. Research will continue again the summer of 1996 and appropriate updates made.
14. The "Jenny Lind connection" which is folklore in several Lint
branches plus a public statement made by the Bishop Gillian Lint (as quoted in a newspaper article) is under investigation with queries

pending with the Swedish archives in Stockholm.
15. Conrath's military service has been confused by past researchers. If you consider that Conrath Thomas Lind was at least 45-50 during

the revolutionary war and his son Conrad was 16 the choice of which Conrad was who can be confusing. If you studying the average

ages of some of the early revolutionary war conscripts though it's easier to believe it was the son Conrad that was active in the

revolutionary war and not the father. Although there is more than one Conrad Lind enumerated on the
revolutionary war rolls which tells us that they both probably served in different capacities.
16. A Conrad Lind served under Captain John Muller's 5th Company of the Pennsylvania 8th Battalion.
Was it the father or the son?

George B. Lint
116 Rockywood Way
Niceville, Florida 32578
[904] 678-8507 [1 Mar 96]
Conrad Lint is listed as a member of the 6th Batallion Militia of Cumberland Co., and recorded on the payroll- Aug.28,1793.
Ancestral File #: GHW7-69 3 7 8 8 9 6
Religion:
Note: Reformed Lutheran Church
Census: 1790 Cumberland Co, Pa
Note:
Hopewell Newton Tyborn and Westpensboro Twps
reel M637_8 page 080 line 24
LINT, Conrod 1 1 1
1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 1 female
Census: 1800 Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, Pa
Note:
reel M32_43 page 513b line 02
LINT, Cunrod Sr 10101 - 00101 - 00
man, woman over 45
man, woman 16-26
boy 0-10
Change Date: 5 Jul 2005 at 20:56

Father: Christian LIND b: Abt 1700 in Deutschland (Palatinate ?)

Marriage 1 Magdalena "Mary Ann" (LINT) b: Abt 1740 in Germany (Probably Palatinate)
Married: 1758 in Germany or Pa 10 10 3 4 5 5
Change Date: 5 Jul 2005
Children
Henry Jacob LINT b: 5 Feb 1758 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co, Pa
Catherine Elizabeth LINT b: 7 Apr 1760 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co, Pa
Sophia LINT b: 29 Dec 1762 in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pa (Probably)
Conrad Thomas LINT b: 5 May 1765 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co, Pa
Christian LINT b: 27 Dec 1768 in Cumberland Co, Pa
John LINT b: 21 Feb 1771 in Bethel Twp, Dauphin Co, Pa
Rebecca Margaret LINT b: 8 Jun 1774 in Bethel Twp, Dauphin Co, Pa
Jacob LINT b: 22 Dec 1782 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co, Pa

Sources:
Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Title: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Page: Tree #4805
Quality: 0
Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Title: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Page: Tree #4805
Quality: 3
Abbrev: Corbeil, Karin
Title: Corbeil, Karin
Abbrev: TITLE
Title: TITLE
Abbrev: Source upon request
Title: Source upon request
Abbrev: George B. Lint
Title: George B. Lint
Abbrev: George Lint's 1998 Lint Electronic Book
Title: George Lint's 1998 Lint Electronic Book
Abbrev: Goodwin, Judy (Reighard)
Title: Goodwin, Judy (Reighard)
Abbrev: Lambert, Carl
Title: Lambert, Carl
Abbrev: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Title: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Page: Tree #4805


I hope this helps you.. it took me a long long time to find this much and am working on learning more about the German Linds as soon as I can.

Wm. D. Lint


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