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Powwowing or Powah - PA Dutch Faith Healers

Started by Jim Avery Oct 19, 2009. 0 Replies

Does anyone have any information they could share in my Paranormal Chat some Tuesday night? I do a paranormal chat Tuesdays at 10 pm eastern. I would like to schedule a chat with this as a topic. I…Continue

Early Pennsylvania Religion Chat

Started by Jim Avery. Last reply by Jim Avery Sep 20, 2009. 1 Reply

I have been hosting a chat about Pennsylvania. Last month we covered Adams Co PA, Indian Trails and Pennsylvanians Mmigrating down the Great Wagon Road. This past Sunday I did a chat on the Amish.…Continue

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Comment by Darren L Oswald on August 17, 2012 at 9:58pm

Also, my email address is Say hi here or by my email. I'm a beginner in a way of doing this but my tree will give you a sign that I am not.Almost all my relatives are from Lehigh or Berks counties. 

Comment by Darren L Oswald on August 17, 2012 at 9:50pm

I am 100% PA Dutch, both sides of my family are and so were my grand and g/grandparents. I'm looking into the Stoudts and Oswalds, but also I am married to a PA Dutch girl whose families were also PA dutch, the Ahners and Walcks. On my personal page, I have done a lot of digging on until I couldn't afford it anymore but it is still there. Any problems seeing it, let me know and I'll give you an automatic guest pass to check it out. For 4 months of work, it is quite awesome. I'll still be working on it because I am still allowed to add to it but I can't use ancestry's resources, like their hints and updates. I was able to contact many Stouts and I kept contact with them by giving them my email address. Take a look and be surprised by the content. I have had a lot of help from many people and I still have more to add. isn't bad but I just couldn't afford them but I will update 2 or 3 times a year besides adding more content everyday. Anyone who has an Oswald, Stoudt, Ahner, or Walck in their tree, please check it out and if you have anything to add or need, please introduce yourself. I love making friends and helping friends   Darren

Comment by Pauline Gray-Snitwongse on March 13, 2012 at 2:42pm

I am interested in finding others who may be researching the family of James H. Hoover who married Catharine Welsh on July 1, 1880 in Oil City, Venango Co., Pa.  His family was said to be Pennsylvania Dutch.  I have been told the H. stands for Hursty and It is possible that his parents were Lucinda Robb and Harrison Hoover. 

Comment by Karin Naylor on September 8, 2009 at 4:59pm
I am very curious about the Pennsylvania Dutch, because I heard that my grandmother always used to say that she was Pennsylvania Dutch. From my understanding they were Germans who settled in Pennsylvania before 1800 and they could be of any religious denomination for there were many and these German immigrants coveted their religious freedom. I think there were two main groups the "plain" and the "gay". "Plain" meaning Amish and Mennonite and those who wore plain dress, and "gay" meaning other denominations like Lutheran, or Catholics who didn't have those restrictions. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I would love to learn more about these people. : )
Also the German word for German is Deutch...(not sure of the spelling)
Thanks for making this group.
Comment by Gene Dixon on September 8, 2009 at 4:31pm
I am just presuming that Pennsylvania Dutch actually means the Germans that settled in Pennsylvania.

I am descended from Johann Phillip Christian Enders who settled in Lancaster & Dauphin counties, Pennsylvania.

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