George Philip [Sometimes found as George Philip DUDRA] [SwopeAllied
Died 1741 Frederick
Township, Philadelphia County, Penna. His wife, Veronica died
1752 Frederick Twp., Philadelphia [no anscendancy known for her]
Surname precense to 1726: This husband and wife team came from Germany
to Penna. Their son Michael died in FrederickTownship, Montgomery County,
Penna. in 1786. [Montgomery County is located approximately twenty miles
west of Center City Philadelphia, and the county was formed in 1784 from
Philadelphia] Michael's daughter, our direct, Anna Sophia,
was born In Philadelphia in 1726. She died in Littlestown Penna in 1790.
Anna Maria . [SwopeAllied Surname]
by 1726 when she bore Anna Sophia DOTTERER in Philadelphia to her husband
Michael DOTTERER, son of George Philip above.Anna Maria and her husband
are said to have married in Pennsylvania. [no anscendancy known for
her] She died 1781 in FrederickTownship, Montgomery County, Penna.
James [SwopeAllied Surname]
to Va from Ireland as early as 1720, but the date of emmigration and the
ship remains a mystery. They resided in Salisbury Township, York
County in 1731. The boat on which they came was headed for Penna, but winds
and fortune took them first to Va. His Grandfather had been forced to flee
the Isle of Bute, Scotland, with his brothers in 1666 and amidst a blinding
snowstorm on an open boat, due to the persecution of the Presbyterians
and a failed uprising by them. This grandfather, Petheric "of the Cairn"
McCurdy, married Margaret STEWART whose own family had escaped the Isle
of Bute the generation before. Margaret STEWART is the 7th Great Granddaughter
of Robert II Stewart, King of Scotland, and it is through her that our
royal lines are gained. See Relevant Page herein "Our
Irish Within the Vines" and McCurdy
Title Page as well as Our Peers and Royals Within
to James McCurdy above, and emmigrated with her husband [SwopeAllied
[Spengler] Hans Kasper [SwopeAllied
Arrived on William
and Sarah from Rotterdam to Phily in Sept 1727. He and his new wife Judith
forged into the wilderness west of the Penna's Susquehanna.
Judith [adopted dtr of Martin Ziegler] [SwopeAllied
Arrived in sept
1727 with her husband Casper Spengler/ Spangler, above
"Jacob" Johann Jacob [Hock] [SwopeAllied
with his first wife said to be Anna Maria Susannah SCHINDLER, on the Mortonhouse
into Philadelphia from Rotterdam 24 August 1728, settling first Lancaster
City, Penna where he was a weaver and Minister. She died in Lancaster County.
He moved to York County where he died. He married Anna Margaretha Surname
Unknown between 1732-33 in York County. Johann Jacob was one of several
children of his parents to emmigrate. For this reason, the study of this
line is best begun with his father, who remained
Margaretha SURNAME UNKNOWN , wife to Jacob Hoke [SwopeAllied
purported by some as MUELLER, by others as WEISS, and by others as
SCRIVER either by birth or by previous marriage. ) Present by 1732-33
when she married her husband in York County, Pennsylvania. Her ascendancy,
birthdate and place is unknown, but she produced many children with her
husband, among whom is our direct. She is among Cynthia's
, Frederick [Johann Phillip Friederich] [SwopeAllied
first wife, Anna Barbara DOEMERS or Doerners, and four children,
arrived on Ship Albany from Rotterdam via Cowes 1 sept 1729. They set off
to settle the banks of the Pequea in Lancaster County. She died after producing
one more child. He 2nd married Magdalena
BECKER and they lived on the Digges
Choice. tract, near Hanover, York county, Pennsylvania.
Arrived 1732 to
Phila Resided Manchester Twp. , now West Manchester Township, York County,
Peter [Trachsel] [SwopeAllied
Arrived Phily 1733
with his wife Juliana Catharina TRAUTHAGER and Peter and Juliana Catharina
first settled in Egypt, Pa, then in Bucks County [now Lehigh] , and
then moved 5 miles away to the lower Jordan Valley where they were first
settlers of this region of now Lehigh County. After12 Jan 1754 they removed
to settleFrederick County, Md. which borders Adams County, Penna on its
southern aspect in the region near Littlestown. Their son, our direct,
Daniel accompanied them on their ship as a boy, and later joined his parents
with his own family , living near Littlestown, Adams County, Penna.
[the oldest 'laid out' town of that county] . Daniel's son
, also named Peter. is credited with building the first home in Gettysburg.
See Bucks Couty and our persons there
Juliana Catharina [SwopeAllied
Johann Michael [SwopeAllied
husband Peter Troxell above to America. See Bucks
Couty and our persons there
Arrived on Perth-Amboy,
19 October 1736, in company of his two brothers. He died in York County.
His son, our direct, is responsable for some of the most beautiful
of Fraktur art in the York county cemeteries, some of which are found in
Quickel's cemetery which the father Michael founded.
Magdalena [Maria Magdalena ] [SwopeAllied
County 1738 at which time she married Frederick Eichelberger. born date
uncertain, some say ca 1715 Penna , others say she was born in Germay.
If she WAS born in Penna, the date of her birth may correspond to
the Huguenot and Mennonite
Settlement along the Pequea , along the banks of which resided her
husband with his first wife. I have found no evidence of her precense there.
She married her husband in Trinity Reformed Church in Lancaster County
and she and her husband died near Hanover, Pennsylvania. They had settled
on Digges Choice.
Jacob [the Senior] [Penter] [SwopeAllied
Appears to have
arrived in Philadelphia in 1738. He was a cordwaine in Philadelphia. His
son, also named Jacob, married Catharine
/Anna SCHNEIDER, and they produced our direct, sister to the Bender
brothers who founded Bendersville, Adams County Pennsylvania. Our direct
likewise lived in that area. See Philadelphia and
, Johann Samuel [MUHL] [SwopeAllied
on the ship St. Mark. He died in what is now Adams County, Penna [Bendersville
area. See relevant pages Adams County
and Our Adams Countians . His wife:
Maria Charlottha [SwopeAllied
[wife of Johann
Samuel MEALS / MUHL above] accompanied him. They were married Marxheim
Evangelizch, Rheinland, Prussia.]
[probably the female form of Kindig] [SwopeAllied
Maria [Mary (Catharine)]
Kindigen-athe Kiindigen surname may be the female form of the German Kindig
-she married a Spangler; on her tombstone it says MARIA STINIA SPENGLER
Present in the region
of York County now pertaining to Adams by 1743/4 when she married her husband
Jonas Spangler. Her father was Martin Kindigen or Kindig
Catharine/Anna, Jacob Bender Jr' s wife, [SwopeAllied
Present 1746 in
York, York County Pennsylvania [her marriage[ is said to have
been born in Penna date unknown but ca 1726.
HUMRICKHOUSE, John [SwopeAllied
Arrived 1748 on
SHip Judith to Penna. Initially residing in and around York county, Penna.,
John Humrickhouse moved his family to Germantown, Pa., in 1771. Two
sons and one son in law, married to our direct, fought in the Revolution.
William [SwopeAllied Surname]
Unknown date of
arrival, but before 1752. An ad for an escaped indentured servant was posted
by him in Leacock Township, Lancaster, PA. in 1752. He is said to
be of "Fermandaugh, Northern Ireland" ancestry.
Elizabeth [SwopeAllied Surname]
Born ca 1759 [64
at death 1 Sept 1823 according to newspaper clipping ] and she married
her husband at present in unknown locale. Her ascendancy is under research.
She was married to John TROXELL and it is unknown where she was born at
present. They raised children in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
Barbara[Surname not secure] [SwopeAllied
Said to be Snavely,
she was widow BAUER at the time of her marriage to Quickel, but Michael
Quickel's will mentions stepson BOHNER. Present Lancaster County
by 1761 when she married in the Reformed Church there to Johann Michael
Quickel, as his 2nd wife. Ascendancy unknown.
, John [HowardAllied
Born North Carolina
in 1766. His Ascendancy is under research, but may pertain to the
Cofields of Virginia.
, Frances [HowardAllied
Of Washington County,
Ga, born ca 1760s
, David P [HowardAllied Surname]
Born Va 1780-1790.
Resided in Powhatan County with wife. Ascendancy under research.
Likely an Old line of Virginia and possibly Maryland, his ascendancy is
as yet elusive. The P may befor Patterson, and a Patterson female
may help uncover this line. Patterson is a middle name present in the direct
line sons for three generations following him.
, Martha born Md 1787 [SwopeAllied
to Judge Samuel McCurdy Swope, was born circa 1787 in Maryland according
to Census. Her family is under research. I suspect her to be part of the
Scotch Irish Settlement in the southern portion of Adams, in lands disputed
by the mason dixon survey, and closely associated with the Manor of Maske
. She was married at Piney Creek, near Emmitsburg, Md. to James McCurdy,
grandson of the James McCurdy immigrant. He inherited his portion
of the McCurdyfarm that is out Route 15 near Marsh Creek and in southern
Adams County, Penna. The church was further south and over the Penna/Md
border. See Relevant Page herein "The
Manor of Maske" She is among Cynthia's most
and He was born 1755 Baden Baden, died 1802 in Adams county, Penna.
Elizabeth [wife to Christian Baughman] [SwopeAllied
John [SwopeAllied Surname]
born about 1762
Germany, she died 1861 at 99 years in Adams County, Penna and is buried
in Evergreen Cemetery. She was wife to Christian Baughman
Born 1792 in Penna.
Settted Gettysburg and built first home there, on site of present courthouse.
Despite this importance in the history of Gettysburg, his ascendancy is
elusive to the extreme, although his suspected birth family [found in York
-now Adams- County] is under vigorous research.
William Henry [SwopeAllied
Born 3 Jan 1830
in Penna. This ancestor is frustratingly hard to get hold of. He
died too young to be head of household for any census, and no Stair family
yields him, the pre 1850 census' being devoid of names of family
members beyond the family Head of Household. His name may be an Americanized
form of the German STOEHR, STEHR or STARR, but conversely he may be of
British Isle ancestry, though this last scenario is felt less likely.
Otto Charles Louis [SwopeAllied
from Germany 1868 . He worked in many parts of the US, Washington DC, San
Francisco, New Jersey...and also was a merchant marine to Australia where
he led the men in charging the Captain with mistreatment on arrival to
port. He met his bride, a daughter of two long line Adams County
Pennsylvanians in DC, and his children were born in DC and Jersey City.