Thanks for this well-thought-out post.A great deal of excellent information.
Obviously the "Dutch" settlement was (for the most part at least) really comprised of Germans -- "Deutsch."I believe that it also included some Swedes, namely some of the Justice (ex. Gustafs) family of eastern Frederick County, Maryland.
More to the point of this forum, I'm interested in Andrew Fouts' brother Michael Fouts Jr.Wondering if he's the same Michael Fouts who married Catherine Hufford (daughter of Christian and Anna Catharina (__) Hufford of Woodsboro, Maryland) in 1789 at Frederick Ev. Lutheran Church.