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Re: Conrad Zorn(s)- late 1700's Philadelphia Co
Posted by: Paul Phelps (ID *****2602) Date: July 10, 2003 at 08:20:10
In Reply to: Conrad Zorn(s)- late 1700's Philadelphia Co by Pam Vojtas of 384

Conrad ZORN was age 36 when he arrived Philadelphi on 12 Dec 1754, putting his birth in 1718. He may have brought a family with him; only males over 16 were recorded. Ship's manifest indicates that passengers were "inhabitants of Hamburg, Hanover and Saxony."

Elizabeth ZERWIN may have been Conrad's second wife, because he appears to be the father of Magdelena ZORN b. 1745-1750 who m. 26 Feb 1765 at Germantown Reformed Church to Johannes "John" SARVER or SERVER and later moved to VA. Conrad may also be the father of a Conrad ZORN Jr. b. abt. 1757 who m. Anna Franica SURBER or SORBER, dau. of Rudolph. (Rudolph was b. 1742; Anna can't have been b. much bef. 1762 and would have be a young newlywed in 1784.)

I am aware of the phonetic similarity between SARVER-SERVER and SURBER-SORBER, and the possibility that these families are related. I would be grateful for additional information on that score.


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