Dont worry about chasing French or Canadian roots. I am descended from the same Jacob as you--through Frederick J. who married Mary SARVER. Jacob was actually AMENT.Came over from Germany on the Lydia in 1743 (was not born in Lancaster Co. Definitely the same line--my Jacob married Mary LEE. Yours is the first AMEND I have found descended from that line.Have been in contact with several who are researching the AMENT lines.Have not found any others from this line who are AMOND. Would be glad to exchange information. Where are you located?I spent a week last summer in Westmoreland and Indiana Counties looking for information.(My line moved to Indiana Co. about 1840. Frederick J. was born 9/8/1773.died 7/13/1847. Looking forward to hearing from you.