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From: "McCormick, Danielle" <>
Subject: RE: [PAUNION] Dreisbach Church
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 11:14:06 -0400
Dreisbach Church is located outside of Lewisburg (west)on the road(of course
I can't remember the name of it right this minute) that runs from Lewisburg
to New Berlin.
Although you can probably contact the church for their original records.
The Union County Historical Society has many books that chronicle baptisms,
births, and marriages in Union County. You can contact them at
May I remind everyone to visit the various links on the Union County, PA
GenWeb at http://www.rootsweb.com/~paunion/index.html This site has been
updated recently and many of the queries that have been posted to this list
recently could have been answered through the website.
Danielle McCormick, Union County, PA GenWeb Coordinator
PAUNION List Owner
From: Ann & George Brickner [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 12:09 PM
Subject: [PAUNION] Dreisbach Church
I found this wonderful text through the Union County website:
Union County PA: History: Annals of the Buffalo Valley by John Blair Lynn:
Pages 40 thru 88 Contributed for use in USGenWeb by Tony Rebuck
1771.] ANNALS OF BUFFALO VALLEY. ... From a short sketch of the Dreisbach
church, compiled by the late John Schrack, Esquire, it appears there were
Lutheran and German Reformed churches organized in the Valley at this date.
He speaks of a record of baptisms, extending from 1771 to 1775. The church
was not built, however, and worship was held in private houses. Among he
names of parents, occur those of Henry Bolender, Henry Pontius, Christian
Storms, Simon Himrod. (The latter lived in Turbutt township. Was afterwards
member of Assembly. The family removed to near Waterford, Erie county, in
1798.) Leonard Welker, Philip Stover, Christian Biehl, Yost Derr, Christian
Ewig, Stephen Duchman, and Henry Bickel, afterwards killed by the Indians.
Does anyone know if those baptismal records still exist? Any other church
records? Does the LDS have them? I checked their films online, but I could
not find what I thought would be the Driesbach Church. Perhaps I didn't
know what I was doing. Or could someone check this out for me?
I am VERY interested in what, if anything, might be said about Stephen
DUCHMAN at this church. I thought he was still in Berks County in 1780
since he was on the tax list there at that time. He was on Northumberland
tax list beginning in 1783, and I believe this is where he was. THis
history has several other references to him. Could someone tell me just
where this church was located? Any help on this church would be greatly
appreciated! Thanks. And special thanks to Tony Rebuck and anyone else
responsible for making this history available online! What a service! Ann