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I am so happy that you have posted your message! I am very interested in the Ehmig/Emish lineage. My great-greatmother Susan Mills married Jacob Ehmig/Emish in 1881 in Carbondale, Athens, Ohio. His parents were Peter Ehmig and Margaret Werner, daughter of Leonhart Werner and Barbara Beck. They came to the USA originally from Baden. They took the ship Charle Deene from Antwerp, Belgium. It is rumored that Peter left in the middle of the night to escape conscription in the imperial German army in 1848. His family was in the hotel business. He and the Werners arrived in New York City in 1856 to work in West Columbia, Mason, Virginia-a thriving coal mining town at that time. All parties concerned were involved in the farming industry. Leonhart and family finally settled in Meigs County, Ohio across the Ohio River from West Columbia. Peter and family settled in Athens County where he with his third wife, Elizabeth Herron, eventually established a hotel in Mineral, Athens, Ohio. He died in 1911 of a stroke. I sure would love to correspond with you about the Ehmig/Emish family. I know my grandmother's first cousins would love to know more.