I would like to have more information regarding the ancestors of Dietrich Fansler, the country where he came from, his parents, etc. I am an ancerstor of Dietrich Fansler who came from Germany. He migrated from the Schuylkill Valley of Pennsylvania to Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He was married to Elizabeth Margaret, last name unknow. Dietrich must have been a son of one of the following five Palatinate (German) immigrants who sailed from Rotterdam, Holland and arrived in the Port of Philadelphia on the ships and on the dates indicated as follows: (1) Philip Fansler, ship "William Sarah," September 18, 1727; (2) Mathias Fansler, ship "James Goodwill," September 11, 1728; (3) Michael Fansler, ship "Allen," September 15, 1729; (4) George Casper Fansler ship, "Townshend," Ocotber 5, 1737; and (5) Ludwig Fansler, ship "Elizabeth." October 30, 1738. The Fansler name was also originally spelled Pfantzler. Dietrich passed away in 1808, and was buried in Shenandoah County, Virginia. They had 10 children: Henry, Francis, Catherine, Elizabeth, John, Christina, Peter, Barbara, Frederick, William. Henry Fansler and two of his brothers migrated to Cabin Mountain, in Canaan Valley, West Virginia in April 1800. Henry Fansler was also a soldier in the Revolutionary War, he served in the 8th Company, 6th Battalion of Pennsylvania Infantry. He enlisted in September 1777 when he was 16 years of age. He married Sarah Elizabeth Stone, presumably in Pennsylvania.
The lineage fromDietrichFansler is: Henry Fansler (1761-1843), Jacob Fansler (1797-18750, Stephen Losh Fansler (1844-1888), Arthur David Fansler (1872-19360, Otis Stephen Fansler (1902-1987) My Grandfather, Allen Dale Fansler, (1932-still living) My Father.
Fortunate enought to have a realtive Homer Floyd Fansler (1901-uncertain of exact death in '60's) a son of Albert Gallatin Fansler (1871-1946)who researched a lot of the Fansler history.