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Converging on Ohio

This material is constantly under construction and errors may exist. Please, search my postings and always research beyond them to confirm and verify information, PARTICULARLY anything before 1790 because with ever greater distance in time less information of a more tenuous nature exists.

Western Pennsylvania

PennsylvaniaA FAMILY UNTO ITSELF

The Croys, Oswalts, and Hustons

“We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

Benjamin Franklin

The first document lists all family sheets with births, deaths, and important detail that I have discovered so far. Any comments that help further the investigation are welcome. To err is human, and I have surely been human in my attempts. western-pa-family-sheet-2017

The second document is a spreadsheet of the tax and military records of the Croys, Hustons, and Oswalts in Bedford County, PA. It was my best attempt to determine ages and entry points into the county.Bedford PA spreadsheet

New Haven Colony into Vermont

Ctcolony copy

A FIERCE DISCIPLINE

The Family of Sarah Payne Smith Croy, wife of Calvin Croy

“Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?”

 John Calvin

Here are the family sheets with births, deaths, and important detail that I have discovered so far. Any comments that help further the investigation are welcome. Again, to err is human, and I have surely been human in my attempts. new-haven-family-sheets-2017

Ohio

1873ohioCONVERGENCE AND SEPARATION

The Croys meet the Pughs and Paynes

“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.”

General Sherman

Here are the family sheets with births, deaths, and important detail that I have discovered so far. Any comments that help further the investigation are welcome. To err is human, and I have surely been human in my attempts. Ohio family sheets 1-17-2015

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  1. Dwight Huston

    Unable to open the Western Penn document…States file not found….Interested in this document

    Dwight

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    • Thanks, Dwight. I’ve fixed the problem. As you read it, keep in mind that I’ve done a lot of research since writing it. I plan to update it sometime, but for now any posts are an update from this. My son is prodding me to expand on the fictionalized account which I’ve been working on, slowly.

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      • Hello, My name is Dwight David Oswalt, a Descendant of Jacob I, born supposedly in Zweibrucken 1722. I am thrilled to have discovered your blog. I am working on family history this winter. I am currently trying to find documentation about Jacob’s parents, and Grand parents

        I currently live in Ashland Ohio. I am related to the Oswalts that settled in Weller township, Richland County. Ohio. The original homestead(I suspect being a log house) still stands. My Grandparents lived on Oswalt road , much of which is still in the Family.

        Jacob1
        Tobias
        Andrew etc.

        I have found claims of Jacob I born 1722 as being the son of Mararetha Catherina Rubincam born Feb 25 1709 in Wanfried ,Werra-Meisner-Kries, hessen , germany. and Johannes Oastwalt born 1710 Bavaria Germany died 1767 somerset co. Pa. They seem to be pretty young to have had a child in 1722.
        Have begun researching Margretha Catherina Rubenkam, in Milton Rubicam works but surprisingly no mention of her marrying an Oswalt. Three of the daughters of Rev Fred. Rubenkam have Catherina as par tof their name and his wife’s name Was Margretha Catherina she apparently died a year after the families arrival in the colonies, so we can rule her out. Have also heard tell that three of the oswalt children were claimed as wister by somebody. which confuses me even more,
        Could Catherina Rubenkam Wister have been married to Johnnes Oastwalt before her marriage to Mr. Wister supposedly Johannes Oastwalt lived till 1767 so that doesn’t make him a likley first husband.

        Margretha Catherina Rubenkam the younger appears to have stayed behind in Germany for some time. But there is a report of her having married someone other than an Oswalt over there.

        Could Milton Rubincam avoided connection to anyone named Oswalt do to the assasination of President Kennedy? I was born in 1970 but was still asked if i was related to Lee Harvey Oswald in school. i Imagine during the 50’s and 60’s that might have been an even bigger issue Also Read something about a traitor (loyalist ) Oswalt a South Carolina branch cousin.

        Documentation of the Oswalt Rubincam connection would be great. I’d love to tie into the Rubincams and then Von Boyenburgs and go all that way back.

        I did discover and email address for current pastor of st. Martins church in sontra germany. considering contacting him for Possible infor.

        Any Help clearing up this issue backed with documentation
        would be greatly appreciated.

        Dwight Oswalt
        email blackforklandscaping @gmail.com

  2. I am thrilled to read this comment! I am also a descendant of the Oswalt family, through Jacob II’s son Joseph and then down several more generations.

    Reply

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