I am seeking information on the family and origins of Mary Ann (Anna Marie "Polly") TEDROW, born 28 Mar 1763 in Pennsylvania and died May 03, 1851 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Johann Michael DOTTERER and Anna Catharina LANG. (Won't guarantee the spellings, but that is how I have them in my records.)
Mary Ann married William RAMBO, born March 22, 1759 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 1840.
I certainly didn't understand the connection between Mary Ann Tedrow and her father Johann Michael Dotterer until I really started researching.
However, I think what I have found differs from what you have stated.As I just recently have started on this particular line, do you have updated information from when you wrote this message?What I have is as follows:
Dotterer is the original spelling and the family comes from Stebbach, outside Eppingen in Baden, to Philadelphia before the ship lists were recorded.Their arrival is placed as between 1717 and 1725, most likely in 1717 or 1721.They settle in Berks Co. before many dispersed to other areas of the country.My line became Todderow and then it was shortened in York County,PA to Tedrow before they came to Somerset County at the end of the 18t century.
Johan Michael Dotterer/Tedrow (1732-1806), the immigrant's namesake grandson, and the first to use the spelling Tedrow, served in the Revolution as a private 5th class from York Co., PA, in the 6th company, 2nd Battalion, in Capt. Orbison's company as Michael Teddrow [PA Archives, 5th Series 4:480].This Michael was the father of my Mary Ann (Anna Maria "Polly" )Tedrow (Mar 23, 1763-May 3, 1851) who married William Rambo.
I show that the original emigrant ancestor was Johan Michael Dotterer, who came to America with his wife and children between 1717 and 1721. (His eldest child was Rudolph, or Ruwing in German.)If this information is correct, then he could not have served in the Revolutionary War because of age.I show that it was his namesake grandson, also Johann Michael, who served in the War.
Do you show the Rambo tie-in to the family in your research?Would love to hear more about your line as it seems we all started out with the same "founder".