Dashner vs. Dishner...
If any of you Dashner forumers ever visit GenForum's "Dishner Family Genealogy Forum", you will discover the same overplayed and unproven allegations that the Dishner Family of Washington County, VA originated from immigrant, George Deschner who journeyed from Germany to Pennsylvania and finally to Washington County, VA prior to 1780 where he died in 1823.This legend has been around for years.
This mirrors the same not really proven allegations that the Dashner Family of Rockingham County, VA originated from immigrant, George Deschner who journeyed from Germany to Pennsylvania and finally to Rockingham County, VA prior to 1780 where he died circa 1795-1800.
With the aforementioned as given, the REAL George Deschner that immigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1765 is still listed in the 1790 York County, PA Census.This is a major sticking point for this researcher.
Back to the Dishner Family...the OLDEST Dishner that I could ever prove was that of Virginian born, John Dishner (1779-185-something) who is buried in the Dishner Valley Cemetery also in Washington County, VA.He is allegedly the only child of "George Deschner".
"John Dishner" who had a lot of sons and daughters, nor any "Dishner" surname bearer did not appear in any of the Washington County, VA Censuses until 1830, however there is a "John Dishman" between the ages of 26-45 that did appear in the 1820 Washington County, VA Census who also had a lot of sons and daughters.There is also a "George Dishman" older than 45 years of age in that same 1820 census record.
Prior to 1830, the "Dishner" surname just does not appear anywhere in all of Virginia, however the Dishman name does.Is it possible that the name changed in the 1820s?Perhaps this "George Deschner" did not father John Dishner and he was a Dishman by birth...
Does anyone have any information on a George Dishman who migrated to Washington County, VA from some other county in Virginia?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.