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From: "weidner" <>
Subject: Fry
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 18:54:09 -0500

I have been concerned with so much confusion about the Fry family that I
wanted to put this on the internet correctly. There was only one Fry who
came to what would become Catawba County for the first 40 or 50 years.
That was Nicholas Fry. He was it for a long time. Some of the confusion
came from Col. Yoder's account of the Fry family from his memory. These
early Frys had been a long time dead.

A complete study of all descendants can be ordered from Lloyd & Jeannie
Frye, 4700 Fantasy Lane, Alton, IL 62002. Order the complete file from

I. Johannes Frey, born c1701 Germany arrived Strassburger's Pennsylvania
German Pioneers, page 47, on the Britiannica, married Jovenna, born about
1698 in Germany
2. Nicholas Fry born about 1725 in Germany, d. 11 June 1784 in Lincoln
Co., now Catawba Co., Nuncupative Will of Nicholas Fry recorded 18 June
1784, Lincoln County, NC. Married Maria Elizabetha Pope/Pabst Fry [b.
10 Jan. 1725/6 in Froschen Germany, d/of Heinrich Pabst/Pope and Gertrud
Kieffer. See Burgert, 18th Century Emigrants to The Western Palatinate,
VolumeII] Nicholas and Elizabetha married 13 March 1743/44 in Berks
Co., PA, Moselem Lutheran Church. Elizabetha died April 1813 in Lincoln
now Catawba Co., Estate Papers on file at the NC Archives. She married
2)22 May 1787 Michael Whitener
3. Philip Fry, b c1745 Pa, d. Nov. 1826 Newton, NC, buried at
Hass Cemetery; m. Susannah Ikerd, d/of Peter Ikerd, Sr. and Susan UMN.
4. Peter Fry, Jr. c1790-Nov. 1863 Newton, NC, buried
Hass Cemetery; m. 6 July 1816 Polly Bysinger [Philip
Fry Sr. was bondsman]
Children: NOah Elkenon Fry - Frances Lee Zipperer;
Joseph Eli Fry - 1) Anna Killian 2) Mary Jane Finger;
Rhoda Fry - Moses Monroe Huitt; Neely Fry - Catherine
Smyre; Lawson Fry - Mary Amanda Duke; Sally Fry -
Monroe Sigmon; Eliza Fry - John Carpenter

4. Johannes Jacob Fry, b. c1771, d. 20 Sept. 1834,
buried at Old St. Pauls, left will, married Elizabeth ?Shook
[maiden name of wife can not be proved]
2 April 1772 - 12 Sept. 1846. Children:
DAvid Fry went west (Yoder): Conrad Fry c1793 -1850
Catawba Census - Nancy Bost, d/of Elias Bost; Moses
Fry 14 Nov. 1813 - 29 Jan. 1874, buried Old St. Pauls
m. Leah bost, d/of Elias Bost; Andrew Fry 27 Dec. 1807 -
6 July 1885, buried Old Hass Cemetery, married Hallie Baumgartner;
Catherine Fry 23 Dec. 1795 - 5 Sept. 1863,
buried Old Hass, married David Barringer; Elizabeth Fry
c1804 - alive 1850 Catawba Census, married Eli Starr;
Barbary Fry c1794 - alive 1860 Catawba Census, married
Nathaniel Cline, s/of William Cline & Susannah Blackburn;
Jacob Fry II c1805 - alive 1870 Catawba Census, married
Fanny Cline d/of William Cline & Susannah Blackburn;
Nancy Fry died 29 Sept. 1850, buried Old Hass Cem.,
married Solomon Shell

4. George Fry migrated to Clark County, IN c1814,
married Mary Magdalene Bollinger
Child: Henry Fry c1810 in NC, married 25 Oct. 1839 in Clark Co., IN
Sarah Jane Dellinger c1814 in Lincoln
Co, NC and died after 1870 probably in Jefferson Co, IN,
other children not known.
4. Female Fry married a Ring
4. Sarah Fry married a Lutes [See Lutz book]

3. Anna Catherine Fry 17 March 1756 in Berks County, PA, d. after
1805 in Missouri. Married William Deal, b. 8 June 1742 in MD, d.
16 Nov. 1789 in Lincoln Co., NC

3. Susannah Fry died before 1820 in Warren Co., TN
married John Killian, Jr. who died before 1820 in Warren Co., TN,
s/of John Killian and Elizabeth (Fulbright) Carpenter

3. John Jacob Fry, died c1801 in Lincoln Co., NC, will probated
Lincoln Co., married 20 Sept. 1791Mary (Killian) Jonas, d/of John
Killian and Elizabeth (Fulbright) Carpenter
Children: Jacob Fry - Elizabeth Lutz; Abraham Fry see estate file;
Catherine Fry married David Nail [Naugle]

3. Hannah Fry b. 1745 Berks Co., PA died c1818 in Lincoln Co.,
married Conrad Burns c1758. Children; Philip Burns - Anna
Miller; Conrad Burns; Elizabeth Burns; Jacob Burns Cline;
Nicholas Burns

3. Nicholas Fry, Jr. 2 Feb. 1745 in Berks Co., PA, died after 1838 in
Burke Co., NC, married Catherine Burns. [my information:
step-daughter of Adam Eckerd] Children: Sally Fry -
George P. Whitener; Barbara Fry - John Berry; David Fry - Betsy
Zimmerman; Peter Fry - Mary Bowman; Daniel Fry - Helena
Nicholas Fry, Jr. married 2) Margaret Ansell

3.John Fry 28 Feb. 1758 in Berks Co., PA, died before 1785 in
Lincoln Co., [see estate file]; married Catherine MNU

3. Elizabeth Fry bapt. 14 April 1754 in Berks Co., PA

3. Johannes Georg Fry 10 March 1760 in Berks Co, PA
will signed 1822, probated 1824, married Catherine Gortner/
Gotner, 1763-1844, will probated Dec. 1844. Children:
Sallie Fry 1804-27 Jan. 1871 in ST. Clair Co., MO, married
John Lutz, s/of Jacob S. Lutes Mary Larance; Lena Fry c1803 -
alive 1860 Catawba Census, married Jacob Seaboch; Anna Fry;
Jonas Fry 1795 - 20 Dec.1844, buried Old Hass - Etta Gross;
Daniel Fry - Mary Magdalene Smith; Mary "Polly" Fry - Barnett
Sigmon, both buried Old St. Pauls; John Fry 1781 - 1 May 1845,
buried Old St. Paul's - Elizabeth Rader; ?John Fry 22 Aug. 1784 -
31 Aug. 1856, buried Salem Lutheran/Reformed Church - Mary Magdalene
Coulter; Catherine Fry 1801 - 1859, married Daniel Smyre

3. Peter Fry - Mary Elizabeth "Merillis" Gotner/Gortner

3. Mary Fry - Martin Gortner/Gotner, s/of Jacob Gortner

I am not a Fry descendant, but am kin to his wife who married 2) Michael
All correspondance should be addressed to Lloyd Fry. He has carried this
family down another generation.

Mr. Fry also has added documentation for these records, but I did not have
the space. Do reply to him, not to me. Anne


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