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Re: Peavlers from Germany
Posted by: Bruce D. Carroll Date: March 26, 2001 at 13:18:33
In Reply to: Re: Peavlers from Germany by Tom Peveler of 286

I believe that your ancestor Christopher Bohler / Beeler is the same person as described in "The Ephrata Commune" by E. G. Alderfer and "The Saint-Adventurers of the Virginia Frontier" by Klaus Wurst. If so, he came to Philadelphia on the ship Samuel, of London, Hugh Piercy, Master. He came under the name Christian Bohler (with an umlaut over the "o"). I understand that Christopher and Christian were both used interchangeably in German at that time.
He settled as a householder in the Ephrata Commune, Ephrata, PA. When his first wife became a celibate nun in the commune, he fled to the Shenandoah Valley.

There is a Frederick, Sr. and a Frederick, Jr. in your line of descent.

Your Christopher is a first cousin to Christopher Buehler / Bohler(with umlaut) / Beeler / Barlar, Parlar / Pavlar / Puehler / etc. of the "Germanna Colony of 1707" who. I believe, is the major originator of the other Peevler / Peavler line in this country

I have additional information of wives, children, ancestors, descendants ETC, if you have interest.


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