Archiver > BRETHREN > 1997-07 > 0869003627

From: knaggs <>
Subject: Attn: James Shuman
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 16:53:47 -0500

Sorry to post this to a list, but every time I sent it to him privately,
it bounced.

> James Shuman wrote:
> >
> > Johannes BLOCHER m. Rosina MESSNER
> > Johann Jacob BLOCHER b 20 Nov 1685 DEU; married Anna Maria GERSTENACKER
> > Mathias BLOCHER b 23 Mar 1723 DEU; d Mar 1803 PA; married Barbara SCHWABIN
> > |John BLOCHER b 11 Jan 1762 PA; d 24 Jul 1838 in PA; married Elizabeth
> > NAIS
> > | Anna BLOCHER b 8 Mar 1791 PA; d 3 Sep 1869 OH; married Isaac BOLLINGER
> ***************
> James,
> It is nice to be a cousin of both you and your wife.
> The above is not quite right. Many many others have done the same.
> It all stems from there being 2 Mathias BLOCHER's about the same age
> immigrating about the same time.
> Also this John BLOCHER md ? DERWACTER. This is another common mistake
> stemming from people with the same name.
> I cannot give you all the details as I didn't save the info on the
> other Mathias Blocher. I suggest you ask David Blocher, owner of the
> Blocher list (you do belong, don't you?) He has it all straight, and
> can explain it. He has done so several times on the Blocher list.
> Since you come through Joseph Bollinger and Anna Blocher I would think
> what I have would be correct. I got it from Leona Blocher Betteridge of
> the IGI, but David Blocher who has done the research on his own says it
> is quite accurate. David has the same, I have checked.
> Also this makes your wife a Bollinger descendant. My grandmother was a
> Bollinger. I also have quite a bit on that, also the work of Leona
> Blocher Betteridge. ( David also owns a Bollinger list)
> Leona also published a Bollinger article in the Mennonite Quarterly
> Magazine. You will want a copy of that, at least for the pictures.
> This I must send snail mail.
> I sounds to me like I need to send you a gedcom. Would you like one?
> I also have different parents for Mathais Blocher, and several
> generation back. I don't remember that source off the top of my head.
I'm not posative that you are on this list, so let me know if you get

> Martha

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