I am looking for information on my FRANKHOUSERs in Preston County, WV.I have the following excerpts from histories of that county:
1."FRANKHOUSER: This name is German and the original spelling was FUNKHAUSER.This form of the word is still met with in the Shenandoah Valley.Nicholas Frankhouser came to Preston in 1796, having traded 80 acres near Boonesboro, MD, for 700 acres in the valley of the Little Sandy.His cabin stood on the Henry Frankhouser place, about three miles southeast of Brandonville.The family name is yet quite confined to Grant, Pleasant, and Portland.The Frankhousers are almost wholly farmers, yet several of them do not confine their activities to the farm alone and are possessed of much energy and business ability.The family is remarkable for the longevity of its members, a number of whom passed into the ranks of the octogenarians and nonogenarians, Jacob Frankhouser attaining the age of 95.The wife of Nicholas was Susannah Broadstone."
2."Nicholas Frankhouser came from Maryland to the vicinity of Brandonville in 1800, being originially from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.His wife was Susanna Broadstone.He died in 1850 at the age of 81.Three of his sons, old men, are still living in Grant -- David, Peter, and Jacob."
I have this Nicholas born about 1796 and dying in 1850.Please let me know if you can help me connect him back to the Lancaster County FRANKHOUSERs.Thank you very much!