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From: "Iva Nelson" <>
Subject: Re: Roland/Rowland families.
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 12:47:30 -0500

couldn't open, but that's alright So, how are you? Gee but it's
gloomy here...

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Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 11:02 AM
Subject: Roland/Rowland families.

> My name is Nancy Roland Rowley. I have been watching the Brethren
>for some time now and have never seen anything about a Roland or Rowland
>family until just this week when you mentioned them in Washington County,
> I was wondering if my research had taken me the wrong direction.
> I would appreciate some advice from you. I know that there were two
>Roland families in Lancaster County, PA, a John (Hannes) Roland and a Jacob
>Roland. I am interested in hearing about anyone that you know, who may
>more information on these two men and their families. I am also
>in knowing where information is available, that can be researched? I also
>am most interested in what you have about the Rowland families in
>County, MD., (as was posted this week). One of Hannes' (John) sons, named
>Jacob, who married Elizabeth Martin, was the first Roland, (I believe) to
>move to Hagerstown. On a recent trip to Hagerstown, MD., I was lucky
>to find the remains of the Marsh Head Cemetery where several of these
>Rowlands are buried.
> The ancestors and descendants of Hannes and Jacob are definitely a
>mystery to those of us who are researching. Any help would be most
> Nancy
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