Vitals: Ulrich & Maria Speicher of Germany & Berks Co., PA

Ulrich (c. 1702/12-1785) b. Koniz, Switzerland; r. Northkill Amish settlement, Bern Twp., Berks Co., PA (parents unknown for certain)

Maria (c.1703/09-1748?) b. Canton, Berne?; r. Berks Co. (parents unknown)

Married: Germany? after 1730

Migration: 1737 Rotterdam to Philadelphia via Plymouth, UK, on Charming Nancy (known as Charming Polly in Switzerland)

Children: exact ages & order unknown

1.  Joseph/Johnann Christian /Christoph, Sr. (1730/8-1797) b. Berks or Lancaster  Co.; r. Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA (m. Christina Mishler – our line)
2. Peter (1739-1815) b. Berks Co.
3. Michael, Sr.(1741-1800) b & r Berks Co. (m. Catherine _____)
4. Barbara (1743-1817) b. Berks Co.; r. Somerset Co. (m. Joseph Berkey)
5. Jacob (1742/5- 1830/4) b. Berks Co.; r. Garrett Co., MD

Documentation:

“Family Group Record.” Cindy Krause Leonhardt

“Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance.” Family Archives #512. Genealogical Records: PA Colonial Records, 1600’s-1800’s 

“Jacob Maust.” 26 March 2014. Ancestry.com

Daniel Rupp. Thirty-thousand Names of Immigrants to Pennsylvania, 1727-1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965

“Ulrich Speicher.” FamilyTreeMaker online. 21 Sept. 2012

Paul I. Speicher, A History of the Speicher, Spicher, Spyker Family. The Speicher Family Association, 1961

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