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Christian Ogg Norristown PA to Hamilton County OH
Posted by: Joe Wright (ID *****4729) Date: February 02, 2011 at 16:17:15
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Are these Oggs from Germany? From the History of Hamilton County, Ohio

In 1796, the advance guard of a German colony arrived from Norristown,Pennsylvania [located in either Chester or Montgomery County, PA-Eastern near Philadelphia], all members of a Pietist church, which was offensive to the authorities in their native land, and from their connection with it they were compelled to leave the country. Then, and within three years, the following named came:....Christian Ogg...They stopped for a time at Columbia, exploring the back country, and presently decided upon locating at the tract since known as "Big Bottom." WALDSCHMIDT and HARNER were the moneyed men of the party, and they made purchases from Judge SYMMES of a sufficient quantity for the entire colony, getting most of it for about one dollar per acre. The following account of the journey and settlement is given by Mr. Thomas FITZWATER, a descendant of William FITZWATER, who settled in. Clermont county. Mr. FITZWATER was a little boy at the time. The narrative is given in the History of Clermont county, recently published:


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