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Re: Who were the parents?
Posted by: Diana Quinones (ID *****9708) Date: April 15, 2008 at 03:33:49
In Reply to: Re: Who were the parents? by Sherry Johnson of 223

Sherry......

Abraham's surname is spelled various ways - CLEMENS, CLEMENZ, CLEMENCE in records.

In Berks Co Births,1710-1780, by John T Humphrey, pub 1997, page 51:

Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, a dau. baptized named Margaretha Barbara CLEMENZ born 7/9/1779; parents Abraham and Christina CLEMENZ.

I believe this is Margaret who m Daniel Vanderslice.

I do not find an Elizabeth as a dau of Abraham and Christina. There were other children born to them, but none named Elizabeth are listed in Humphrey's Births or in the 4 vol set of Berks Co Church Records of the 18th Century by F Edward Wright. And Elizabeth would have to have been born early in 1770s, if she married John FUCHS in 1790. That leaves a big gap between her and Margaret b 1779.

In the 1784 tax list for Berks Co,
Abraham 'CLEMENCE' was shown in Reading with 5 people in his household. No land, house or animals. He must have been renting. This would be 3 children plus the parents, so there must be more children that we don't know. I am not sure when the tax list was prepared, but I would doubt that a child born in 1784 would have been counted.

The other children of Abraham and Christina that are shown in Humphrey's book are:
Christina CLEMENS b 10/9/1781 bapt 5/19/1782, by Rev. Boos in Schwartzwald Reformed records, spons: Sebastian Ries and wife Dorothea
Maria Esther CLEMENZ b 2/6/1784 bapt Trin Luth church
Johann Michael CLEMENZ b 10/1/1786 same
Sara CLEMENZ b 10/23/1788 same
Barbara CLEMENZ b 2/4/1791 same
Abraham CLEMENZ 4/30/1793 same

Maybe dau Elizabeth was baptized in another county? I checked Montgomery Co, but no Elizabeth is shown there.

Another puzzle!
Am glad you have the Pennypacker notes.

Diana


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