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Posted by: Donald Tshudy (ID *****2351) Date: June 01, 2002 at 13:33:57
In Reply to: Re: SMALING/SCHMALING - PA, 1780-PRESENT by Dick Smaling of 34

Good afternoon Dick, from Lancaster, PA, USA.

Thanks for posting a followup to my posting.

Church records of my maternal ancestors usually spell the surname as SCHMALING until the mid-1800's when most of Johan Georg SCHMALING's descendants dropped the "SH".

John SCHMAELING's (born 1805) famlly bible entries spell it as I have typed it except that the "E" is above the line i.e. between the "A" and the "L". I have been told that this is an alternative to an umlaut.

I have always assumed that my ancstors were German but I am aware of the SMALING name in the Netherlands. I have been unable to locate SMALING's in Germany.

My ancestor Johan Georg SCHMALING was born in 1730 (where?) and died in Lancaster, PA, USA in 1780. He was a member of the Reformed Church which at one time was referred to as Dutch Reformed.

I am interested in any comments you may have on the above or on the surname in general.

Thanks again for posting.

Donald Richard Tshudy

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