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by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
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Mennonite HUNSICKER Family of Switzerland & Pennsylvania
The Hunsaker Family of SwitzerlandVariations on the Hunsaker surname are: Hunsicker, Hunsecker, Hunsicker, Hunsiker, Hunziger, Huntzinger and Hunsucker. Supposedly, the name derives from the origins of Valentine Hunsicker, in the centre of the Schwartzwald (the German Black Forest), about 70 miles north of Zurich where there is found a district which bears names from the time of Attila the Hun, in Hunstruck, Hunstruecker, Hunsbach, and in the center of the valley, Hunseck (Huns' Valley). It is believed that the name Hunsecker came from this valley and possibly this is the origin of the family.
My earliest known Hunsaker ancestor is my 9th great-grandfather, Hans Heinrich, born 1655 in Switzerland. His son Johannes Jacob, born 1675 in Bassel Switzerland, married Margretha Buss and their son, Hartman Hunsaker born ca 1704 ( my 7th great-grandfather), appears to be the first Hunsaker in America, arriving in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1731 on the ship Pennsylvania Merchant with his wife, Anna Stirtz and six children. It is believed Hartman was from Aarau in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, and that he fled via the Palatinate, Netherlands and England, before arriving in Pennsylvania.
"Hartman Huntseker" arrived 10 Sep 1731 on the Pennsylvania Merchant, loaded with palatine passengers from Rotterdam, John Stedman, Commander. Anna, Frena and Eliz. Huntseker, all over age 16, were also on the ship, as were some under age 16: Anna, Ursul, Meyer and Hannes Huntseker.
Johannes HunsakerA letter from Robert Hunsaker to Erma Gimlin written in 1989 that reads:
"For years we thought that Hartman Hunsaker's wife, Anna _____?, had died and he had remarried. After finding John Hunsaker (the only son of Hartman Hunsaker & his wife, Anna) Family Bible - we know that John had half-sisters, daughters of his mother - Eva, who married John Welty and Elizabeth, who married Abrham Biry aka Beery."
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