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CAN WE CONFIRM OUR LINEAGE BACK TO MELCHIOR?
HOW ARE THE VARIOUS BRENNEMAN FAMILIES IN SOMERSET COUNTY, PA, AND GARRETT COUNTY, MD, RELATED?
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SEE SOMERSET CO. BIOGRAPHIES IN USGWARCHIVES.ORG AND “FREDERICK WILLIAM BENDER,” RELATIVE OF OUR MARIA & DANIEL.
A CONNECTION TO MELCHIOR “THE EXILE/REFUGEE” IS VERY LIKELY, GIVEN THE THEOLOGICAL CLOSENESS OF FAMILIES, IF NOT THEIR GEOGRAPHICAL PROXIMITY, OF THE AMISH COMMUNITY OVR THE YEARS. CONNECTIONS BEFORE THAT, LIKEWISE, ARE LIKELY FOR THE SAME REASONS.
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