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The following may be helpful. The first records that I found listed Christian's first wife simply as Miss Umberger. I was quite pleased with myself when I found the birth records of the Swatara Church in the DAR Magazine, and it listed the mother of Christian Zehrung's first child as Christine. For many years I had her listed as Anna Christine and I no longer remember where the Anna came from. On April 3, 2003, I received an e-mail from Bill Grubb informing me of a web site on the Walmer's Cemetery with the listing "Zehring Maria Barbara Umberger 1750 - 3 Aug. 1783, Sp. Christian Zehring (Zehrung)." On familytreemaker.com I found the Descendants of Henrich Umberger which states that Maria Barbara Umberger daughter of Leonard and Maria Barbara Umberger married Christian Zehring. I have now changed my record to Maria Barbara. From German naming customs we know that means she was called Barbara.
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