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Jacob Berkey (1738) and Barbara Bergey (1679)

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Jacob Berkey (1738) and Barbara Bergey (1679)

Posted: 14 May 2013 11:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 May 2013 3:35PM GMT
Surnames: Berkey, Bergey, Mishler, Funk, Miller, Moyer
I'm trying to find out if these two individuals are related. Jacob Berkey is the ancestor of many of my Amish ancestors on my maternal grandfather's side. Jacob Berkey was born 1738 in Berks Co. Pennsylvania and died 1805 in Somerset Co. PA. He married Elizabeth Mishler (b. 1738) their daughter was Magdalena Berkey b.1756, she married Christian Miller. Christian Miller was a member of the Amish church which leads me to believe so were the Berkeys.

Barbara Bergey was most likely Mennonite, she was born 1679 and died 1751 as a guess. She married Christian Moyer (b.1679 in Germany-d.1751 in Pennsylvania) Their daughter was Anne Meyer (b.1706-d.1758) Anne married a Mennonite Bishop named Henry Funk (1694-1760) She is an ancestor on my father's side of the family.

Because the Amish were originally an offshoot of the Mennonites, and some families would convert from Amish to Mennonite, plus the similar last name, I was wondering if there is a possibility of a connection? Can anybody help me with this?

Jacob Berkey's father is possibly Leonard Berkey b. 1680


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trevordebes 15 May 2013 5:12AM GMT 
eGENEee 15 May 2013 1:54PM GMT 
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