According to the records of the Lutheran Church (Carlisle) parish registers, yourgrandfather, Philip, was born in Carlisle on July 12, 1850.Philip had the following siblings:a sister, Magdalena (Lena) born Jan.13, 1852; a brother, Jacob, born July 20, 1853; a brother, John Jr., born July 20, 1855; a sister, Catharina, born April 5, 1857; and a sister, Elizabeth (Lizzie), born in 1861.Lena married a man whose last name was Benedict.
Philip's brother, Jacob, was my great, great grandfather, making us cousins of some degree.
Their parents were John Schmohl, Sr. and Elizabeth Friedrich (also seen as Frederick).John Sr. was born Nov. 16, 1824, in Metzingen, Wurtemburg, Germany. Elizabeth was born in 1823 in Arnstaafer, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany.
John Sr.'s parents were John (Johannes) Jacob Schmohl, born approximately Jan. 4, 1795, in Wurtemburg, Germany.His wife was Maria Dorothea Kichener born around Dec. 1800.The family, John Sr. and Maria and children, came to this country in 1846 according to a book on the history of Cumberland County.
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