Re: CHRISTIAN BLAUCH 7 JUL 1743 SWITZERLAND
Ok, I'll pass on what I have on this. Christian Blough's first wife was Elizabeth Gastelli, his second wife was Rosina Steck, maiden name unknown. Christian died in 1777. I do not have any info on when Elizabeth died, but Marjorie Blocher Kinsey believed it probable that she died before the family made it to Pennsylvania. Rosina had one son from her first marriage, Michael Steck. Christian and Rosina had 6-8 children. I find a discrepency in my resources as to exactly whose they are. In Rosina's will, ( Will Bk B(1796-1806), Dauphin County, PA, pg. 269) she listed the children of her body as follows:Michael Steck, John Blough, Abraham Blough, Henry Blough, Anna Maria, Catharine the wife of Caspar Schrags, Christian wife of Christian Wilhems, and Magdalena the wife of Henry Walter. Marjorie Blocher Kinsey stated that Christian and Rosina had eight children, but she only lists seven. She also believed that Christian and Elizabeth to be the parents of four: Jacob, Elizabeth, Veronica (Freeney), and Christian.
Gingerich and Kreider listed Christian and Elizabeth as the parents of Christian, Jacob, Anna, Barbara, Elizabeth, Veronica. And listed Christian and Rosina as the parents of John, Abraham, Henry, Catherine, Christina, and Magdalena. Christian's will listed 12 children total, but did not affirm who their mothers were. Hope this helps, but I can't believe that it will. I'm getting more confused as I write this down, LOL.