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Excerpts of document from Clarence Marker, that was written in September of 1903 on Marker History.

Paul Marker, a Lutheran minister, came from Zweibruecken (spelled Gweybricken), Germany about the year 1763. (note: I still haven't been able to confirm this)

George Marker, the parent stock of all the Markers, was born at Zweibruecken, Germany in August, 1753. He was the only son of Paul marker, a Lutheran minister. He came to America when a young man.

Margaret Mohler was born in Germany, October 30, 1746, came to America with her brother when a young woman. George Marekr and Margaret Mohler were married and located in Frederick County, Maryland. He died February 4, 1827 and she died March 27, 1846. They were buried in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery near Myersville, Maryland. The St. John's Stone Church was built in 1830. It replaced a log structure which was built many years before.

Paul Kline and a sister, grandchildren of George and Margaret Marker, both past 90 years of age, lived near this church. They were the oldest grandchildren. Many other grandchildren still reside in Maryland near Hagerstown. (As of 1903)

It continues with known family members of the time and brief summary of the lives of each family branch, which are included in my family tree.

My Great Great Uncle picked up and expanded the works of Charles Marker and gave his son and myself the geneological bug.

John Enoch Weaver was born in Dorschaft Gartig Wuerttenberg, Germany on April 16th, 1725 and married Mary Elizabeth VanCampie in Bedminister Twp., Berks Co., PA on October 9th, 1755. Together they had 6 children, all born in Pennsylvania. They are buried together in Friedens Cemetery; Friedensburg, Berks Co., PA. 4 of the 6 children are known to have relocated to Montgomery County, Ohio.

The Feldpausch history begins Johannes Henricus Feldpausch from Stadtallendorf, Hessen, Germany recorded in the St. Katherine Catholic Church. His son Jois Feldpausch married Maria E. Pfeiffer on November 21, 1815 and gave birth to Franz (Frantz) Feldpausch and Christina Gorge (Goerge) who came from the village of StadtAllendorf in the Kur-Hesse province of central Germany. Hesse is spa country, home fo the Brother Grimm fairy tales and boasts of the beautiful St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marburg (20 kilometers from Allendorf. In the Lahn Valley on the Lahn River, the state of Hesse was founded. The ruling Landgrave family founded Marburg in 1256, constructing massive Gothic castles in the region. One of the Landgrave women, Elizabeth, became queen but used her wealth to champion the poor. Elizabethkirche of Marburg is name after this saintly queen buried in Marbur in the 13th century.

Records from St. Katharine Catholic Church in Allendorf indicate that Franz Feldpausch and Christina Gorge were married at the village church August 10, 1847. Three children born to them were baptized in the church.

Franz Feldpausch and his family left relatives and friends in Allendorf to make the long journey to America around 1853. Not much is known of the details of that trip. The family settled in Dallas Township; a German Settlement called Westphalia, MI had been established in 1836 under the leadership of Rev. Anton Kopp. Just 20 years later when the Feldpausch family settled there, the township could boast of a frame church which could seat 300-400 people (St. Mary's Church). By the early 1850's, the village had a school, a postoffice with Fr. Godez as the first postmaster. The land they settled on was located one fourth mile south of Stony Creek. It had been farmed since 1836 by Ben Welch and his family. The Feldpausch Homestead that was established is located on Section 36, in Clinton County, on Old State Road now called Dexter Trail (three miles south and one half mile east of Fowler, MI). This homestead was passed down to Anthony Feldpausch and his wife Mary when Anthony's father and mother (Franz & Christina) mo
MI - Feldpausch, MA - Markers, and PA - Weavers and others
Updated February 17, 2003

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