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Subject: Re: HARSHBARGER GENEALOGY
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 21:41:07 +0000
>Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 02:32:57 -0700
>From: Morrow <>
>Subject: Re: HARSHBARGER GENEALOGY
>Okay. But how do I find out what was covered in various past issues so
>that I might know which (if any) I'd like to acquire?
The Editor will publish a list indexing the articles and some names in
the next couple of months. This should help.
>My interest stems from three elements:
>(1) My gggrandmother, Sarah (or Jane Sarah) HOCKENBURY, b. 1817 in
>Huntingdon County, Pa., may have been raised as a member of the Chruch
>of the Brethren. In turn, her mother, listed in the 1850 census of
>Monroe County, Ohio, as Eve HAWKINBERRY, 70, b. in New Jersey, would
>likely have been a member of the Church if her daughter was. Though I
>haven't specifcally located her in New Jersey, it appears most (all?)
>early Hockenbury families in that state lived in Hunterdon County.
>(2) My grandfather (he was also Sarah's grandson), Frank Elbert
>born in Pennsylvania, raised and educated in Wisconsin, managed (as at
>least one, possibly all of editor/publisher/owner) a German language
>newspaper in Indiana in the 1895/98 time period. I'm still trying to
>identify the paper -- which may have been in either Indianapolis or
>Evansville -- but its readership most likely included many who belonged
>to the Church.
>(3) My grandmother (Frank's wife), Albena THORNBURG, born and raised
>Evansville, Ind., was a devout, teetotalling Presbyterian in Milwaukee
>most of her married life. I have been advised that the "anti-saloon"
>Presbyterians in Milwaukee often came from anabaptist backgrounds.
>Their 1897 marriage also took place in Muhlenberg County, Ky., though
>neither of them lived there, which suggests ties to another community
>with a significant Brethren heritage.
>Is there likely to be something in some specific past issues that
>help my better trace, or at least understand, the heritage this history
>> At the Annual meeting of the Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists held
>> Long Beach, CA on July 4, 1997 we decided that all copies of the
>> newsletters would be sold at $2.50 each. They are available from me,
>> Ron McAdams
>> 7690 South Peters Road
>> Tipp City, Ohio 45371
>> Please enclose check for the correct amount made out to FOBG.
>> Thanks for your inquiry.