Most of the FRIESNERs in the US I have traced back to Johannes FRIESNER who emmigrated from Rotterdam to Cowes, England to Philadelphia, PA, arriving in Philadelphia on 24 August 1750 on the ship "Brothers".This information was obtained from "Pennsylvania German Pioneers" by Strassburger and Hinke, "Thirty Thousand Names" by Rupp and "Names of Pioneers Who Took the Oath of Allegiiance" by Engle.
We then lose him until 1770 when he appears in New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.On 13 April 1773, he married Susannah Grimm(in)in the First Reformed Church of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.They had 4 children.Johan Heinrich, Johan Friederich, Maria, and Johan Michael.I have traced decendents of all 3 sons to the present day.Maria married James Cahoon and I have not been able to trace that line.
Hope this information will help you.There was supposedly a Carle Friesner who emmigrated to the US but I have been unable to find any trace of him.
I have also been unable to fill in the 20 years of Johannes' life from 1750 to 1770.Dr. George Schweitzer suggested that I look in Colonial Maryland and Deleware.
None of the passenger lists give any more about Johannes except his name and the route he took to the US.Johannes (Hannes) went from New Holland, Lancaster Co., PA to York Co., PA to Rockingham Co., Virginia and he died there around 1801.Keith Dull has a death date in his book but I don't know where he got it.
Maria was married in Rockingham Co. VA and possibly went to live in Prince Charles Co., VA.The 3 brothers, with their mother, traveled on to Fairfield Co., Ohio around 1806-1815.