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I am working on the following family lines (all with roots in Pennsylvania): Ashton; Drake; Gantz; Gates/Getz; Grissinger; Hoffer; Long; Martin; Meckley; Missimer; Rudy; Wechter/Wachter; Whitcraft; among others.
Searching for information on Thomas ASHTON [d 26 May 1815] York Co PA, had at least 3 children, William, George, and Margaret [1814-1871] (married Abraham H. GRISSINGER). I believe he may be the son of William and Margaret (---) ASHTON.

GATES/GETZ records include several thousand descendants of Henry GETZ [1754-1834] married first, Margaret SCHROTT [1754-1798] and second, Catharine LANG/LONG. Henry moved from area of Brickerville (Elizabeth Tp Lanc Co) into Lebanon Co and then to Ferguson Tp in Centre Co PA where he established village of Gatesburg. Henry was son of Martin Getz and his wife, Magdalena (---). Looking for more information on Martin and Magdalena, also any descendants of Henry.

My records include several thousand descendants of Johann/John "King John" GRISSINGER [1755-1853] and his wife, Anna Barbara NEIDIG [1761-1829] from Montgomery Co to Newberry/Fairview Tp York Co PA.

I am looking for proof of parents of George (Hans Georg) RUDY [ca 1755-1832] from York Co to Huntingdon Co PA. I have many descendants, looking for more.

My MISSIMER/Missemer files are extensive and would like to contact anyone that may descend from Cassimer MISSIMER [1708/1722-1812] and his wife, Margaretha LeBRANT [1730-1806] of the area of Pottstown PA.

I serve as Historian for the descendants of Matthias Hoffer [1718-1803], born Basil, to America in 1743, married first, Anna Maria WOLHLWEIDER/OLWEILER in 1745 near Manheim Lanc Co PA; married second in 1778 to Anna GROH. Had 18 known children. Family Reunion each & every year on the last Sunday in July, Hoffer Park, Middletown, (Dauphin Co) PA.

SEARCHING for information on ANY family that resided in the northern part of present-day CONOY TOWNSHIP Lancaster Co PA. This was part of West Donegal Tp, which was part of original DONEGAL Township. I have been working on a project to uncover the history of this area, and without the people there could be no history. ANY ONE with a connection to this area, please e-mail me. Not sure? e-mail and maybe together we can find out!

I will gladly exchange information on any of the above lines, and others that may be of common interest. Please e-mail me.

Audrey G. Risser's Home Page
Updated September 5, 2000

Audrey G. Risser
P. O. Box 392
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-0392
United States

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