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Re: York County Families
Posted by: Kay Deckard Date: June 03, 1998 at 15:50:24
In Reply to: York County Families by Sterling Fritz of 54565

Sorry this is such a long message but I wanted to give as much specific info as possible.

I was born in York, York, PA and most of my ancestors are from York or Lancaster County with a few in Dauphin County. Surnames I am researching include:
SMITH, HUMER, BAILEY, RITZ, LENTZ, EPPLEY, MARKLE, GEISELMAN,GINGERICH, HOLTZAPPLE,NESS, ROSER, THRUSH, NAFTZINGER, MYERS,STEIN, BROWNWELL, RAUSCHER, SENT, GERBERICH, SCHUG, VOLZ, KRAUSS,RUDOLPH, BRENNEMAN, BOBB, SCHULTZ, LEVERING, PHEANUS, LEIST, HORN, SAFFTLER, GACK, MOTZ, PFEIFFER.
These are all surnames that appear on my pedigree chart.

Seeking additional information on parents and ancestors of:

EPPLEY , Catharine b: abt 1818 , PA d: 1892 Chanceford Twp, York, PA. Resided at York Twp, York, PA m: abt 1835 to RITZ , Mathias. Nine children - Mathias, Sarah, John, Laura, Rebecca, Emanuel, Catharine, Henry Washington & David.

RITZ, Mathias b: 1816, York Twp, York, PA d: 1895, Chanceford Twp, York, PA Resided in
York Twp, York, PA m: abt 1835 to EPPLEY, Catharine. Had nine children - Mathias, Sarah, John, Laura, Rebecca, Emanuel J, Catharine, Henry Washington & David.

MYERS, Catherine D. b: 1855 Lancaster, PA d: 1930 Conewago Twp York, PA. Resided York County, PA m: abt 1873 to EPPLEY, William. Had 16 or 17 children. Death certificate for one son, John H., gives maiden name as Catherine STOUGH.

NESS , Mary b: 1810 in PA. d: 1843 in Springfield Twp, York, PA. Resided in: York County, PA. m: abt 1827 to BAILEY, Heinrich. Children - Charles N., Henry N., Cornelius N., John N, Jacob N., Johnathan & Mary Ann.

ROSIER, Elizabeth b: 1803 in PA. d: 1890 in Shrewsbury Twp, York, PA. Resided in Shrewsbury Twp, York, PA m: abt 1827 to LENTZ , Adam. Thirteen known children.

SMITH, John b: 1810/20 in York County, PA. Resided in York County, PA. m:1830/1834 to HOLTZAPFEL, Rebecca. Children - Henry, born abt 1840; John Jacob, born 15 July 1835 and married Catherine RITZ.

NAFTZINGER, Sarah E b: 1851 Lebanon County, PA .d: 1919. Resided in , Dauphin County, PA.
m: abt 1869 to GINGRICH, Jacob M. Had nine children.

HOLTZAPPEL, Johan Heinrich, b.1689. had a son, Erasmus, b. abt 1715 in Duddesheim, Heasen, Germany and d. 10 Dec 1793 in Manchester Twp, York, PA. Erasmus md. 14 Feb 1738 at York, York , PA (Christ Lutheran Church) to RAUSCHER, Christina (AKA Catharina), b. 1717/1718 near Hagenore, Bas Rhin, FRANCE.

Thank you for any information you may be able to share.




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