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Re: George Fleisher From PA 1750
Posted by: Mason Fleisher (ID *****1337) Date: May 16, 2012 at 18:34:02
In Reply to: George Fleisher From PA 1750 by Helen Craver of 34

Yes you are right that later down this line the name changed from Fleischer to Fleisher. I have found a few different places where people think this change occurred, but based on research that my grandfather has actually done in Perry County, Pennsylvania, this is the progression that we found

Johannes Fleischer (He was the original emigrant from Germany)

Georg Fleischer 1750-? (Notice the lack of an "E")

Georg Fleischer 1771-18(11?) (still no "E" and the C is still in Fleischer)

George Fleisher 1818-1887 (The "e" has been added to George and the C is now gone. It seems like either he or his father wanted Americanize the name. I used to think that i had Jewish decent, since Fleisher with no C is traditionally Yiddish, but based on this research it seems as though that is a broken dream)

John Andrew Fleisher 1853-1929 (He might have moved to Illinois following the birth of his son. We know his son, George Ralph was born in Pennsylvania, but John died in Illinois, which is where i am from.)

George Ralph Fleisher 1885-1959 (He either moved from Illinois as a child with his parents or as an an adult, and his parents followed him.)

Arbon Dale Fleisher 1929-2001 This is my great-grandfather- i actually knew him

Kenneth Lee Fleisher 1949-living This is my grandfather and if you are related to him, then contact me because we are definitely related! He moved to North Carolina with his two sons and daughter and their families, which includes me.


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