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From: "Sandra Ferguson" <>
Subject: SHEETZ, SCHUTZ AND MORE SHITZ!
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 19:57:54 -0500
Bob, How interesting, but I must take exception to your giving the Shenandoah Valley to WV.....I believe VA will be a bit upset to hear the whole thing has up and moved to another state!
If you've never visited the Shenandoah, I heartily recommend it....as a matter of fact, we're heading than way next week. We hop onto Rt.. 11, in Lexington, VA (go get your map out so you can see where I'm talking about), and continue up it through Staunton, New Market, Tom's Brook, Harrisonburg, to Strausburg, where we get off and shoot over to DC. This is the Shenandoah Valley, and reads like a who's who of the War between the States (as we Southerners call it). It is one of my favorite drives, and one I always look forward to . We dig out the tapes of the music from Burn's The Civil War TV special from PBS, and think of all those poor devils that died along that very road.
Date: Monday, November 06, 2000 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: PML Search Result matching sheetz
Sandra - As a SHEETZ myself, I have made myself a self proclaimed expert on
the name. There are 2 origins - 1 is spelled SCHUTZ and came in from NY in
the very early 1700s and settled into Berks Co. Not my line. My line came
over abt 1732 and spelled the name as SCHITZ - not too cool. This was changed
to SHEETS by 1800 in order to anglicize the spelling. Almost immediately
someone in the family changed it to SHEETZ to both anglicize and germanicize
the spelling. Those who stayed in Dauphin Co, Pa kept the Sheetz spelling.
Those who went west about 1800 took the Sheets spelling with them. There was
a whole 'nother group that came over abt 1850. I know nothing of this group.
There is another group of Sheetz that populated the Shenandoah Valey of W V,
but I don't know where they came from. Of course we all came from Adam and
Bob Sheetz, Ocala Fl