I would be interested in knowing what you have on this "other" Harmon/Herman Fahringer who came to PA from Alsace/Lorraine in 1774. My source of info is a man named David Klees who researched Harmon Fahringer who settled in Columbia Co. and is buried in Numidia, Columbia Co. David's info has this Harmon (b. abt. 1775, & the son of Theobald) as being the father of Reuben b. March 2, 1807 d. Oct.15, 1876 married Rebecca Kunkel. According to his info, Reuben was a twin and his brother was named Jonas.
The only source we have for Harmon's date of birth is the 1850 census when he was 75. He was living with either a son or grandson.
What kind of documentation do you have on your Herman? Do you know for certain that he came to America in 1774? Do you have a birth records of Reuben? David Klees found christening records for 6 of Harmon & Elizabeth's children, but Reuben & Jonas were not one of them, so I don't know his source of info, except verbal confirmation that Reuben was the son this Harmon b. abt. 1775. When you say "our family resources" are you speaking of verbal history passed down, or actual documentation? Email me and we'll share and see if we can piece together this puzzle.
Here's a list of Harmon Fahringer & Elizabeth Weaver's children:
Jacob b.1802 chr. St. Paul's Trexlertown, Lehigh (then Northampton) co.
George b. 1805 chr. Trexlertown
Jonas b. 1807
Reuben b. 1807
Salome b. 1809 chr. Trexlertown m. John Billig
Carl b. 1810 chr. Trexlertown
Henry b. 1812
Elizabeth b. 1814 chr. Trexlertown (m. either George Marks OR m1. Mr. Hower m2. John P. Fisher
Lydia b. 1815 m. Daniel Kunkel
Lucas b. 1817
John b. 1819 chr. Ziegel's Church, Weisenberg twp., Lehigh (then Northampton) co.
other "children" who are more likely grandchildren are:
Amos Fahringer age 28 in 1850 census
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