I hate to be grumpy about this. But, I trace my lineage to the real Hermannus Ache aboard the Halifax; and am concerned with the fanciful stories claiming that Hermannus was "really" the Heinrich Ache of Paxton Twp, Dauphin Co. The emigration of the various branches of the Ache(y) clan to colonial Pennsylvania is much more complicated than appears. The Lancaster/Lebanon Co. branch of whom Johann Heinrich is a member arrived in Pennsylvania prior to 1748.
I'm also curious concerning the birth dates of the Johann Heinrich Ache who married Mary Catherine Filbert. We'd never found a primary source for his birth; though his land ownership records, naturalization records, militia service and death records can all be found.
My records show:
Johann Heinrich Ache b. ~1730? d. 1786, Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co., Pa. m. Mary Catherine Filbert (Nov 13,1740 - Feb 23, 1810)
1764 - Naturalized - Cocalico Twp, Lancaster Co, Pa. 1771 - 100A Farm in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster Co., Pa. 1779 - 170A Farm in Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co., Pa. 1782 - Constable of Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co., Pa. 1786 - died w/o will, 356A farm, orphans court proceedings 12 children - 9 minors, 5 under 14
children 1. Henry (1761-1807) 2. Samuel (1764-1832) 3. Christina (1765-???) 4. George (1767-184?) 5. Thomas (1769-1838) 6. Christian (1770-????) 7. Peter (1771-185?) 8. John (1772-1823) 9. Sophia (1772-?) 10. Jacob (1774-?) 11. Elizabeth (1775-?) 12. Susanna (1776-?)