I always thought the Hay family, which married into the Fickas, were Scottish-Irish too. However, I've come to believe they were Germans. I do have Scottish-Irish ancestors, but they were people who married the Hay line. Then, of course, there is a Hay clan in Scotland, of which many might think it would be important to be a member. It may be the same with the Fickas/Fickes line. The records of Fickes and Hay in PA suggest they were Lutherans. The area where the Fickas and Hay family are buried in Warrick Co IN appears to be a German settlement. The immigration records I've seen on Johann Simon Hay show he and his brothers sailed from Rotterdam. Church records show they were in Germany. I surmise they traveled to Rotterdam to get the boat. The boat may have picked up more passengers in Scotland, thus the family stories that grandpa came by a boat from Scotland. What evidence do you have besides family stories that says the Fickes family may be Scottish-Irish? I'm not disputing your word but know so little about the Fickas line, I need to find details.
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