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Re: Is Emigh related to EMEIGH?
Posted by: Jacqueline P EMIGH Date: October 19, 2000 at 03:36:55
In Reply to: Re: Is Emigh related to EMEIGH? by Mary Beth( Emigh) Pliley of 359

Charles Christian Emigh (1849 to 1930) was one of the eleven children of John Emigh (1818 to 1888) and Susanna Breth Emigh (1822 to 1910).

My name is Jacqueline Patricia Emigh (not to be confused with Jacqueline Emeigh, also a participant in this forum). I am a descendant of Henry Breth Emigh (1847 to 1924), one of Charles Christian Emigh's brothers. Another of their brothers was named Martin Luther Emigh.

According to information collected by my family, John and Susanna Emigh built a 12-room Colonial home on Maple Hill (in Indiana, PA or the nearby hamlet of Emeigh), overlooking a stream called Emeigh Run. One account from the 19th centry calls their housheold "a community social center." The family belonged to the Prebyterian church in nearby Cherry Tree, PA.

The grandparents of Charles Christian Emigh, Henry Breth Emigh, and their nine siblings were Charles Emeigh (dates unknown) and Mary Law Emeigh (1778 to 1850). Aside from John Emigh, Charles and Mary Law Emeigh had two other children: Mary (the younger) and Jacob. It is believed that Charles Emeigh immigrated from Germany, and that Mary Law was of Scottish descent.

My great-grandfather, Henry Breth Emigh, also moved to Forth Collins, Colorado in the 1870s. Henry later went to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Apparently, most if not all of the other siblings of Charles Christian Emigh also went West during the late 1800s.

Charles Christian Emigh married Sarah Empfield in 1874.

Emeigh, PA continues to have its own post office. (Members of my immediate family visited the town a few years ago.)

If I can be of further help, please let me know.


Jacqueline Patricia Emigh


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