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Re: Peter Finger (c1724-1792) of North Carolina
Posted by: Richard W. Davis (ID *****6892) Date: April 25, 2003 at 23:35:58
In Reply to: Re: Peter Finger (c1724-1792) of North Carolina by Keith Norris of 272


I am not related to Peter Finger. I have written a number of books on Mennonite emigrants. If you do a google search and type in the words "Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners" you will find many references to my books. My books are now out of print and the only way to access the information is on my website Everything found in my books can be found on the website. The cost of the website is about the cost of one of my books. The cost is for one year so you can access the genealogical material that I find during the next year. I am always doing research on Swiss and German Mennonite families and post the information as I find it.

The clue to Peter Finger's identity is found on the ship list of the "St. Andrew" in 1749. He arrived with a large number of Mennonites, signing his name next to Mennonites from the same area of Germany where a Mennonite Finger family lived. I have traced Peter's family back a couple of generations to the year 1660. I plan on searching Swiss records in the near future to find more generations back. Most Mennonites who emigrated to Pennsylvania between the years 1717 and 1776 were from Swiss families who were exiled from Switzerland to Germany in the late 1600s. Although Peter was probably born into a Mennonite family, he left that faith sometime after his arrival in Pennsylvania.

Best regards
Richard W. Davis

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