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Re: CHRISTIAN BLAUCH 7 JUL 1743 SWITZERLAND
Posted by: David Date: March 20, 1999 at 17:27:14
In Reply to: CHRISTIAN BLAUCH 7 JUL 1743 SWITZERLAND by Laura Kauffman of 175

Heres a little information. Christian Blauch b. 7 July 1743 is the son of Christian Blauch and Elizabeth Gastelli. He was one of 6 children of this union. Christian Sr. married again after arriving in America, probably to Rosina Steck. Christian Sr.'s brother John also immigrated from Switzerlandat the same time with his wife Anna and 7 children. My sources don't say much about Johns family. They arrived 11/3/1750 aboard the ship Brotherhood. Shari Mock has already suggested one excellent source and I would also suggest the book, "Amish and Amish-Mennonite Genealogies," by Hugh Gingerich and Rachel Kreider. This book is very comprehensive of many of the families of the Amish and Mennonite immigrants. I really don't know where you could purchase a copy, but unless you want to investigate collateral lines it would probably be sufficient just to find one in a library for a few hours.
Now as to Elizabeth Bender. I have seen this name as both Elizabeth and Magdalena, but I believe that the known sources record her as Elizabeth. I can't find my file on her at the moment but I believe that I can remember what little there is correctly. She was the dau. of John Bender, who died in 1761 in Lebanon Co. PA. She had twin brothers John and Everhardt. Elizabeth became the ward of Klaus Erb. Nothing else is known of any of her family, although I have seen a reference that says that they moved to a different part of PA and the name became Painter.
I have the Amish book as well as Mrs. Kinsey's book. Also a copy of Elias Gnageys history of the Gnaegi family, which contains guite a bit of information on the descendants of Jacob Blough and Magdalena Gnaegi(most of which is covered in Mrs. Kinseys book). If I could do a lookup for you let me know and I will try.
Hope this helps you some!
David

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