Ron, It is interesting that the early (1730-1790) "Neuschwangers" all changed the spelling of their names in the first or second generation in America.I have Jacob Neuschwanger (married to Mary Gertrude Brombach) listed in most of everything I find with the children's names as NISWANGER.It is a similar story with all of the Neuschwangers of Frederick Co. and the Shenandoah Valley, PA.There seems to be none from this group of Neuschwangers left, all names have changed.
My great great grandfather, Henry Neuschwanger came to America in 1846 and have all descendants have kept that surname (with few exceptions) and are well documented to present.It seems strange that the early group all changed the spelling and the later group has stayed with Neuschwanger.
I have been trying to find the connection between these two groups of Neuschwangers that were about 100 years different in the trip to America.We still haven't been able to find the ship on which Henry Neuschwanger and his wife(and cousin)Froenika and their (2yr. old) son John, emigrated to America in 1846. They then (in 1846) went to Zurich, Hay Twp., Ontario, Canada before moving to Alton, KS in 1870.