I was curious how folks are resolving the discrepancy between the Amish and Amish Mennonite Genealogies by Gingrich and Kreider with the Eash Family Record by Levi Eash.
Specifically I'm referring to Jacob Eash (1766/1774-1850) and his parents/siblings.
AMG lists a birth date of 1766 in Germany
EFR lists 1774 in Dauphin County PA
AMG lists a father Christian Eash and mother Esther Eash
EFR lists a father Jacob Eash, with immigration in 1751 and no mother.
AMG lists Christina, Jacobina, Maria, Joseph, & Christian
EFR lists Joseph, Peter, and Christophel as siblings with Joseph going to Indiana and fathering Benjamin, John, Jacob and Solomon (included in list in AMG); Peter being a general in the Mexican War; and Christophel being a farmer in Mifflin Co. PA.
I have tended to give more authority to the AMG book, but notice that various folks choose one over the other with no explanation. The AMG book does reference the EFR book as well as several other books that refer to a Christian Eash--but doesn't say why they chose to use "Christian" instead of Jacob Sr nor why Jacob Jr's birth was listed as 1766 instead of 1774. I have also noticed whoever made the newer tombstone for Jacob Eash (Bishop) chose to use the 1774 birth date.
Any thoughts on this discrepancy? Do you all think that Jacob Sr and Christian are the same guy (I've noticed some put "Christian Jacob" in their online trees)? Could Jacob and Christian have been two people, one who had a kid named Jacob born in 1774 and the other who had a kid named jacob born 1766?