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From: jana baker <>
Subject: Giesler/Keeny of Black Rock
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 16:42:22 -0700
Hi Pamela, According to the History and Families of the Black Rock Church of
the Brethren by Elmer Gleim, there were a numbers of Keenys associated with
the church. I don't find any Gieslers mentioned in the index however. I
don't know if any of this helps, but thought I'd mention it.Good luck!
09:37 AM 9/12/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm a new subscriber. I believe Adam Giesler and Anna Kuny/Keeny of
>Adams/York Co., PA possibly belonged to Black Rock Brethren Church m. abt
>1777. Anna inherited the Kuny farm in Germany Twp. (close to MD line), York
>Co. in 1790 and by 1814 the family sold the farm to Solomon Becker and moved
>to Sullivan Co.,TN. The first 3-4 children possibly born MD. bef. 1790. Adam
>Giesler's will filed both Sullivan Co., TN and Adams Co., PA 1832 because
>Solomon Becker failed to pay as agreed.
>Executors tried to recover what was due,but the farm was lost to back taxes.
>I am researching the Giesler/Geisler/Gessler lines of Adams/York and
>Lancaster Co., PA to see if there is a connection. Have descendents, would
>like to find parents of Adam Giesler b. abt 1755 in PA or Germany? Did he
>Any help/suggestions appreciated.
>Pamela Geisler Smith, Gresham, OR