First Settlement in America 1710

Family Ancestry Journey Ronald L Fake My ancestor’s ship James & Elizabeth sailed from London about December 5th, 1709 with a sailing fleet of 10 ships holding about 3,000 German Palatines. They arrived on 16 June 1710 in the Province of New York with new Governor Hunter. They were initially sent to Nutten Island for first settlement […]

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German Palatine Migration to America 1709

Ancestors from Rhine Palatinate My father Nathaniel Edward Fake (1916-1999) family ancestor’s last names were mostly (Schneider, Veeck, Feg, Faeg, Feeg, Faike, Fake) traced back to 1575 in Richstein, Germany. Putnam Fearan Johan Schneider (1575-1636), 10th great-grandfather was born in Richstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany in 1575. He died in 1636, in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany at […]

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German Christmas Traditions Pennsylvania

History of German Christmas Traditions In the early settlement period (1700-1800) in Pennsylvania, the celebration of German Christmas Traditions is dependent upon your religious affiliation. Historians suggest that Christmas was most likely not celebrated by the  Baptists, Presbyterians, Quakers, and the Congregationalists. Mostly European immigrants affiliated with the Dutch Reformed, and Lutheran denominations are responsible […]

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Independence July 4th 1776

United States Independence July 4th, 1776 The United States of America was formed by the founding fathers of the original 13 colonies declaring our independence from Great Britain over 240 years ago. Following the Declaration of Independence more substantial tools for governing were created by colonial officials. They include the Articles of Confederation which was […]

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Ancestry Veterans 2019

Veterans Day Salute November 11, 2019 We are saluting and recognizing the services of all United States military forces, past and present, for their sacrifices in keeping peace around the world. In addition, we are saluting all  Pennsylvania Colonial settlers that participated in the organized militia activities that helped the United States become a Democracy […]

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