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Re: Locating My North Carolina German Ancestors in Pennsylvania.
Posted by: Karen Rodenbach Rex (ID *****3076) Date: July 05, 2003 at 15:45:05
In Reply to: Locating My North Carolina German Ancestors in Pennsylvania. by Daniel Jones of 824

Daniel -

As much research as I've done locally in Lehigh Co. I cannot recall passing the Gobell name - I don't have the Rev. Schumacher records at hand at the moment but I can definitely tell you that if you have a baptism from the Schumacher records that says "baptised at Weisenberg" - yes, you are dealing with the Weisenberg Church located about 8 miles northwest of a town called Fogelsville which will show up on almost any internet map as the intersection of Interstate 78 and PA Rt. 100. The congregation was formed in the 1740's and is still in existence today. Definitely an early Lehigh Co. church. Perhaps to ease your search - Lehigh Co. was formed in 1812 from Northampton Co. - Northampton Co. formed in 1752 from Bucks. Weisenberg Church is in Weisenberg Township and previous to 1812 can be found listed as Weisenberg Twp., Northampton Co. Another township name to keep a look out for would be Lowhill Twp. I am not positive what he refers to as St. John's - there is St. John's, Fogelsville - both UCC and Lutheran, still in existence today but I am not sure of their start dates. If he is referring to the St. John's of Fogelsville, that is now Upper Macungie Township - previous to the splitting of Upper and Lower it would just be found as Macungie, sometimes spelled Macungy in very old records. Good luck - my eyes are open for the surname and I will remember you if I come across it anywhere.

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