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Maria "Bergner" Forney aka Burgener-Burgner
Posted by: Walter C. Burgner (ID *****1508) Date: March 09, 2011 at 05:48:54
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Peter Burgener, (1694-1768) the “Immigrant” also had two daughters, Maria Burgener (1721-1810) and Fronica Burgener (1723-1826) They came to America on the ship, “St. Andrew” and landed at Philadelphia on 23 September 1752. When Maria and Fronica Burgener were coming to America on the ship, “St. Andrew” and other passenger by the name of Jacob Forney (1721-1806)) son of Count Pierre de la Ferney, took ill. Maria Burgener nursed him back to health and about 1752 or early 1753, Maria Burgener and Jacob Forney were married. For about two years they lived in Cocalico Creek district in Lancaster Co., Pa. Early in 1754 they migrated to Tryon Co., North Carolina, later becoming Lincoln Co., North Carolina where they raised their family. Three of sons, Jacob Jr., Peter and Abram served in the military during the Revolutionary War. Jacob Forney, Sr. lived to be 85 years of age and died in 1806. His wife, Maria Burgner Forney lived to be 89 years old dying in the year 1810 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. The graves of Jacob and Maria (Burgner) Forney are in the old Dutch Meeting House graveyard about three miles from the Forney homestead, near Macpelah Church.


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