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Subject: Re: [BIXLER] 1968 Bicksler/Bixler Book Update
Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 17:04:28 -0000
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Barbara Peffley was widow of Nicholas Peffley. They arrived in Philadelphia August 29, 1729 on the ship Mortenhouse. Bothe were from Eggiwil, Kanton Bern Switzerland, as were their neighbors the Bichsels (Peter Bixler was in this household)
Nicholas died in 1740-41, apparently killed by indians by Peffley Family lore, and his will was probated when in 1750 Property was transferred. Barbara had remarried to Peter, and apparently moved out of Lancaster County about 1751.
Barbara, (Barbara of Bern) who some believe had a surname of Werthmer and some call "Barbara Barne" is not found in the peffley records after the mention in the property registration of 1750. Her daughter also named Barbara, changed her name to Bixler, apparently. The other Peffley children remained as Peffley.
Part of this Peffley family was in Botetourt County Virginia by 1790, and later spread out to Ohio, and Indiana.
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