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Re: Catherine Folks VA
Posted by: Autumn Date: November 24, 2001 at 22:07:21
In Reply to: Re: Catherine Folks VA by B. Ritter of 204

Hi Betty!

Fuchs, Fox, Folks - they all are the same surname from Germany, anglicized. And we know this family was Germanic. People up on Point Mountain remember stories of how Catharine, Juliann and another sister would speak in German when they didn't want others to know what they were saying amongst themselves. Two of my aunts (raised on Point Mountain) remember well being teased as "Dutchies" - a full three generations from Folks/Hevener surnames (the rest being predominantly Scots-Irish, from my research). I suspect they migrated to probably Pendleton County then into Randoph during the great parallel migration of the Scots-Irish and the Germans down the Shenandoah Valley. However, like Jim, I've dead-ended pre-Catharine with true documentation.



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