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Subject: Re: Henry Schnell b:1758 d.1822 son of Philip Schnell, Germany
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 13:53:43 EDT
In a message dated 5/7/2006 9:00:52 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
Have Henry Schnell's Bible, printed in German, published in Germantown 1776.
He was the son of Philip Schnell. Bible entry has his death date as May 15,
1789 and cause as "dropsy". This has been passed down through several
generations. Known lineage is from Judy Schnell/Snell, b: 1800 Rockingham VA, d:1864
VA, who married John Detrick, his second wife. The family pages (ones left)
were transcribed and translated from German many years ago. If there is
someone familiar with the old German language, I would be interested in having
their translation to see if something has been missed. Judy Schnell/Snell has
been reported as the daughter of John and Mary---also Jacob and Mary-----if John
was her father he would have been only 16 years old when Judy was born!
Gayle & Kim,
Gayle is closer to the truth. Let me first say that the Judith Young is
poppy-cock and spread around the Internet so profusely that it is now becoming
the truth. Everyone copying from everyone else and no one doing the research.
Also disregard, except as starting points, the birth dates of Johan
Philip's children other than those who had German Protestant [Reformed & Lutheran]
baptisms as no one has dates of birth for them other than, again, Internet
suppostitions. This would have been Maria Elizabeth, Johan Heinrich and Anna
Dorothea. The birth dates for the remaining children; John Jacob, Johan, Philip
and Sarah, are guesses and will likely never be proven unless bible or
cemetery records are ever found.
The key to understanding the purported two different spouses of Johan
Philip Schnell is explained by the The Stover Brethren book by Mr. Dick Weber,
and examining with a critical eye the pastoral records of Rev. Waldschmidt. The
truth is there but you must take certain unconvential readings [my specialty]
of the available records.
What intrigues me is that you state it is a bible once owned by Heinrich
Schnell while you are mentioning children of Jacob and Mary Snavely [Schnebly,
etc.] as Judith is their daughter and obviously name sake of her paternal
Would it be possibly for high resolution TIF scans of the bible pages?
It would take a while but I can take a shot at a translation. I do not know
how much of the bible still exists but it is likely that it was one of
Christopher Saur's "gun-wad" bibles that did not get used as such during the
Contact me off-line Gayle and we will chat.
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