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From: "Dwayne Wrightsman" <>
Subject: Ulrich: 1680? Swebeland?
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 22:14:52 -0500
I have seen the 1680 and Swebeland references many times before and have yet
to see anyone present a credible source. Until someone can provide sources,
these are nothing more than unfounded ideas. Swebeland is not a city, town,
or village, but descriptive of a large area. Often Manheim is tossed out, but it too
cannot be substantiated as far as I know.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Harter" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: [BRE] The Elusive Stephen Ulrich
> My notes on Stephen contain the following. Unfortunately, I recorded this
> information when I was first starting and being very lax on sources, so I
> cannot say from whom I receive the information.
> Bob Harter
> He once owned land in what is now Adams Co. PA.
> On 4-June-1738 the government of Maryland granted a patent of
> to Stephen Ulderey (sic), a native of High Germany but now of Baltimore
> County, planter, and to his children: Stephen, George, Daniel, John,
> Elizabeth, and Susanna. (From Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis,
> commission record 1733-1738, page 57.) At the time, Baltimore County
> extended into what is now the southern part of York County, Pennsylvania.
> Year of birth is from Brethren Encyclopedia, page 1285.
> BIOGRAPHY:Oral History of Ulrick Family;u462;Letter Private
> Document:Kinsey's My Family Tree;.......Stephen Ulrick was born about 1680
> near the German and Swiss border.Some records give His birthplace as
> Swebeland,Germany....He had two brother ,John and another whose name is
> unknow...all members of the German Baptist Church.Early in the eighteenth
> century they left their European home to escape religious persecution and
> came to the New World. They settled east of the mountains--probably first
> northern Maryland and later removing to Huntingdon Co.,Pa. near
> Hollidaysburg...Now Blair Co.
> Thease three brother were all short and heavy set.They married three very
> tall sisters.. Stephen(our ancestor) also had three sons,David, Samuel,
> Stephen.They were all German Baptist preachers.
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