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German Dewees, Dewess, Dewas, PA, 1800
Posted by: Marjorie Wilser (ID *****4561) Date: April 02, 2005 at 22:31:19
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Hi folks,

A long shot I know, but! I need any/all help I can get.

My family name gets confused with Dewees all the time. It is dewas or dewes, pronounced DAVIS. Bear with me!

I have a Margaretta DANIEL whose mother was Margaretta DEWAS ("Dewasin" on taufschein birth cert) or DEWESS.

Margaretta Dewas/Davis married Jonas DANIEL ca 1819/20, probably in Turbotville, Northumberland Co, PA. Margaretta died at her daughter's birth (Dec 1820); Jacob the year following (1821).

Margaretta the daughter, later known as Rebecca, ran away from her guardians, whom she characterized as "mean."

Margaretta/Rebecca DANIEL (b. 1 Dec 1820), d 22 Aug 1856, 35 yr, 4 m, 9 d), married my ancestor Jonas SCHELL ca. 1844. Since *she* then died when my ancestor Benjamin, her youngest son, was born, I have no oral tradition to give me any leads! All we have is her taufschein, with the bare facts on it of her name, date, and parents' names.

Does anybody share a German "DEWES" heritage? I'm having fits trying to find them.

Thank you for ANY help/suggestions you may offer,

==Marjorie

PS this query supercedes all others by me: I have had slightly better info since posting those. Thank you. MW 4/2/05


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