Richard You are so right about having no coat-of-arms.I thank you for putting others straight on this.I have been researching for over 27 years my family. My family has the books the memorial and Pitman's in our family and I have copies of them.
I too am a descendent of Daniel, son of Johann Deidrick Fahnestock.
Johnann Diedrick Fahnestock (PA) Dr. Daniel Fahnestock(PA) William FahnestockCumberland Twp, PA William Fahnestock (moved to Fredick Co. VA in 1843) Daniel Fahnestock(Lived in Frederick Co. VA prominent Orchardist inFrederick County Reverend Cephas Fahnestock (teacher 15 years and minister for 44 years) Ray Claude Edward Fahnestock (prominent Auctioneer in Frederick County,VA) then me.
I would love a copy of the picture of the Johann Diedrick Farmstead built in 1751-52 and directions to see it one day.
Do you know if Dr. Daniel helped in anyway during the Revoluntary War. since his older brothers and brother-in-law fought.Eventhough they didn't believe in fighting.
My greatgrandfather Daniel was to young to fight in the Civil War, But his two brothers did.They were teamsters for Gen Stonewall Jackson during the Valley Campaign. Very true about brothers fighting brothers. And older brother William who was bron in Cumberland PA did fight on the Union side. The Fahnestock Homestead here was used as a hospital during the 2nd Battle of Winchester and William's wife Mary Ann Sydle(maiden name)was a herb doctor. She help treat the wounded, even helping with amputating during the battle. One of the forts of the Union was built on their property.I live about 1/2 mile from the house and it is still in the family since it was purchased in 1845. As well has my brother owns my grandfathers house that was just a log cabin when the huge farm was purchased in 1843 and then divided when William died in 1877.He had 11 children survive, each got a farm of 150 acres. Some lost theirs, but most divided theirs upon their death to their children. so each 150 acres grew smaller as passed down to the next generations. Now no large holdings, accept several of the homes are still owned by the family. William Fahnestock was very well to do to have accumulated much by the time he died.Several of his sons, my great grandfather included, became large orchardist before and around the turn of the 1900's. But that too has gone too with my grandfather's generation.My grandmother (Cephas ' wife)died in 1992, 3 months shy of 100 years old. So did her brother. My aunt just died this last year at 98.
Well any way,please email me at email@example.com.I will give you my snail mail.