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Philip Mervine of Phila. Co.,PA.

Philip Mervine of Phila. Co.,PA.

Posted: 6 Dec 2000 5:52PM GMT
Edited: 20 Sep 2003 11:32PM GMT
When and from where did Philip Mervine(also
seen as Marvine, Mehrwein, etc.) enter this
country? His wife's name was Catherine ? and
their son, Andrew-b.1755 in Phila., is my
4greatgrandfather. Philip died in Roxborough
Twp. in 1787.

Philip Mervine

Posted: 9 Dec 2000 11:48AM GMT
Edited: 11 Dec 2001 5:14PM GMT

No one is certain when Philip Mervine arrived in America. The first record of him shows up in the records of Germantown, PA in 1744-45. His wife's name was Maria (Mary).

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Phillip Mervine

Posted: 30 Dec 2000 4:23PM GMT
Edited: 24 Feb 2002 2:32AM GMT
The Mervine Manuscript Collection in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA has all kinds of stuff. You may want to check it out.

The story was: Philip Mervine, when a boy, arrived in Philadelphia from Frankford-on-the-Main Germany, in the year 1725. Hew was the only survivor of the family which consisted of father, mother, and 10 brothers, they having died of fever that broke out on board the ship. The crew and passengers numbered 350 when they left Germany, of which nearly all died of fever and while making the Cape of the Delaware, the Captain and Mate were washed overboard, the vessel dismasted, and after drifting about at the mercy of the waves for some time, the vessel was driven ashore on Long Island and only 9 of the number escaped a watery grave. Phillip succeeded in gaining the shore on a part of the wreck with the loss of every article belonging to his parents except his father's Bible, which is in the possession of his only surviving son, Andrew Mervine, who is now 93 years of age and residing at Roxborough PA on the tract of land on which his father settled."

I don't know how accurate this version is or if it is just fanciful 19th century prose but it is interesting reading and may provide you with some clues.

Philip Mervine

Posted: 30 Dec 2000 5:43PM GMT
Edited: 20 Sep 2003 11:32PM GMT
Dear Mr. Hill:

Thank you for the information. Mr. Jim Mervin
just sent me a letter that contained the
same 'story' with a slight difference: the
captain and the young Mervine were the sole
survivors. If one could but verify it.
Philip's bible would be interesting if it
contained any information.
Probably will never know.


Eric Fetterolf (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2001 9:49PM GMT
My great grandmother was Mary Polly Mervine
married my great granfather, Oscar.
Thanks for the pedigree. I visited Barry
Township (hegins) today.
eric fetterolf


William Mehrwein (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jun 2001 4:10PM GMT
As you can see from my name I am a Mehrwein. My father was born in North East Kansas in 1899 and the family moved to California in 1925-26. I have been able to trace the Mehrwein name back to two generations before my father and am trying to also get more information. Please respond. Thanks, William
Posted: 4 Jun 2001 5:22PM GMT
Edited: 20 Sep 2003 11:32PM GMT
Dear Mr. Mehrwein:
Do you have names and places on your Mehr-
weins. My Mervines/Marevines resided in
Phila. Co.,PA from ca. 1740 to 1850(other
branches were there longer and in surroun-
ding counties. The apparent patriarch of
the family was Philip, b. ca. 1702, d. 1787
He is my 5greatgrandfather. My lineage
continues thru Andrew,1755-1845, and his
dau., Sarah-1789-1850's who married John
Shinkle. Andrew had brothers: John, Philip,
William, Jacob, and George.

Gary Conwell

Re: Philip Mervine of Phila. Co.,PA.

Susan (View posts)
Posted: 24 Mar 2002 4:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Did Philip have a descendant named George, born about 1881?

Re: Philip Mervine of Phila. Co.,PA.

Posted: 11 May 2002 7:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 May 2002 11:37PM GMT

Re: Philip Mervine of Phila. Co.,PA.

Posted: 12 May 2002 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Feb 2003 8:33PM GMT

Dear Ms. Dayton:

Sorry, this Philip Mervine had no children named Rosalie or
Contact either Jim Mervin-
Ken Heim-

They know much more about the Mervines.

Gary Conwell
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