Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786: Lists Consolidated from Yearbooks of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society

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Don Yoder
Genealogical Publishing Company, 1980 - Reference - 394 pages
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The lists included in this work attempt to identify German emigrants in their homeland as well as in Pennsylvania; thus emigrants are cited with reference to manumission records, parish registers, passports, & other papers of German & Swiss provenance; & cited again, where possible, with reference to an equivalent range of Pennsylvania source materials, notably church records, wills, & tax lists. Moreover, the emigrants are frequently cited in Strassburger & Hinke's famous Pennsylvania German Pioneers, from which are drawn dates of arrival, names of ships, & other evidence of immigration. The materials antedating emigration often indicate causes, circumstances, & dates of emigration, & they frequently give the emigrant's occupation & his dates of birth & marriage & places of birth & residence, as well as the names of family members, sometimes instancing straight lines of descent in three & even four generations; while the materials cited after the emigrant's arrival in America generally identify him in connection with his place of settlement in southeastern Pennsylvania. The five emigrant lists that comprise this work were originally published between 1936 & 1951 in yearbooks of The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society. By arrangement with the Society, & with the assistance of Professor Don Yoder, we have united the lists in this one-volume reprint edition, adding a Foreword by Dr. Yoder as well as indexes to persons & ships. Listed below are the titles of the lists included in the work: * Emigrants from Wuerttemberg: The Adolf Gerber Lists * Pennsylvania German Pioneers from the County of Wertheim * A List of German Immigrants to the American Colonies from Zweibruecken in the Palatinate, 1728-1749 * A List of German Immigrants to the American Colonies from Zweibruecken in the Palatinate, 1750-1771 * A List of Eighteenth-Century Emigrants from the Canton of Schaffhausen to the American Colonies, 1734-1752.

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The Adolf Gerber Lists from
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Pennsylvania German Pioneers from the County of Wertheim
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A List of German Immigrants to the American Colonies from
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Don Yoder was cofounder of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society, longtime editor of its journal Pennsylvania Folklife, and Professor of Folklife Studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1996. He currently resides in Devon, Pennsylvania.

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