| In 1880, John Eby Pfautz of Ephrata, Lancaster County Pennsylvania published "A Record of the Pfautz Family".In this book he describes John Michael Pfautz as a native of Switzerland who emigrated to America in the year 1707, and his posterity down to the year 1880.There have been many questions over the years as to John Michael's arrival in America.Some historians claim that he didn't arrive until 1727.After 40 years of research I have found very few errors in this book.I realize that many facts have been lost or distorted after all this time.I have visited many cemeteries in Lancaster County, talked to many older members of our family and am amazed at the acccuracy of John Eby Pfautz's book.This is especially true since he did not enjoy the many means of communication that we have in the 21st century.Our family name has been spelled in several ways and I have tried to use the correct spelling with |
the various family groups.
In June of 2005 Lucy and the Ault and the Douglas Pfautz families visited Italy.I wanted them to spend some time in Monte San Biagio which is Grandpop Sebastian's home townThey met many relativesstill living in that area. Many of them visited Rome, Venice, Florence and Pompoeii.They brought back hundredds of excellent photos of not only relatives but the many cities they visited.
|The PFAUTZ Family of Lancaster County Pennsylvania|
Updated June 24, 2008