I have been analyzing a mountain of material that are held at the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania. I received copies of these records from Mrs. Luverne Harstine of Vacaville, CA in April of 2000.These records are part of the collection of Dr. Charles T. Zahn.Among these files, I have located notes that Dr. Zahn penned referring to the following family:
JACOB OHLINGER married ANNA JOHANNA JOST on August 20, 1741 at Cordorus, York County, Pennsylvania.
He also shows that JACOB OHLINGER and JOHANNA JOST were sponsors for a child born to a family named RUDISELL and a family named WELSH. (no dates given in his notes)
To heighten my excitement of this discovery, Dr. Zahn's notes also reveal the following information:
JOHN PETER OHLINGER, son of JACOB & JOHANNA OHLINGER, born March 1, 1752, St. Matthew's, Hanover, York County, PA.
I don't know about you, but this is truly exciting to me.I have found several mentions of a PETER OHLINGER during the mid-late 1700's that I have not been able to place with other OHLINGER/OLLINGER/OLINGER families of the time-period.I will be listing these references in the near future, with hope that you can help me compile these OHLINGERS in their proper place in our family.
Briefly, let me remind us that many of us have seen the mention of a HANNAH OLLINGER being listed on the 1800 census of York County, Pennsylvania.I think it's quite clear that we are on our way to clear up some of the foggy conditions surrounding this HANNAH OLLLINGER.Could it be that this HANNAH OLLINGER and the AGNES OLLINGER in the 1790 Pennsylvania census of the same area are one and the same?I don't know.What do you think?