Hi, I am researching Johan Philipp Senft who came to America
in 1751 on the Ship Edinburgh.
Niklas Zeglar, was a fellow
passenger and they ended up
moving near each other in York,
Pa.. Johan married Anna Mary
Bens/Bentz in York abt 1754 and
their son Phillip is my line.
He married ? and moved to Washington Co., Maryland and then
to Ohio to Fairfield Co. the
area became Perry Co. His son Jacob
was born abt. 1776, probably in York,
Pa and he married Catherine Sain/Sane, they
also moved to Ohio. The Sain family may have
actually been the Sohn,Zohn family, so I
I am wondering if the Senfts, Zeiglers
and Sohns were related prior to coming to
America in 1751. Do you know where they
lived in Germany or Alsace before coming
to America ??
Also a George Zeigler was a wittness to
Philips Will in Perry Co., Ohio, 1830,
any ideas on whose child he was ?
The Senft name is spelled many ways,
many of the Ohio branch members ended
up spelling it Sinift. Do you know
where John Georgs Baptism took place?
Maybe I assumed Niklas Zeglar who came
in 1751 is the same person who was
married to a Sohn and made an error.
If this is the correct family wouldnt
they have been in Germany at the time
of the Baptism you wrote of ??
Were there related Sohns in the York.Pa area?