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Ulrich Schurch
(1614-Abt 1670)
Barbara Kupferschmidt
(1613-Abt 1670)
Leonard Eggiman
(1605-Abt 1660)
Barbara Reist
(1606-Abt 1650)
Peter Schurch
(1639-Abt 1700)
Verena Eggiman
(1640-Abt 1700)
Ulrich Schurch I


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Helen Myer

Ulrich Schurch I 10

  • Born: Jan 1664, Berne, Switzerland 110
  • Marriage: Helen Myer
  • Died: 3 Jul 1739, Cocalico Twp, Lancaster Co., PA. at age 75
  • Buried: Steinmetz Cemetery, Schoeneck, Lancaster, PA.

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Schurch, Peter Ulrich
Posted by: Carol Eddleman <,1128> (IP Logged)
Date: November 29, 2006 09:21AM
Peter Ulrich Schurch (Scherch), son of Peter and Verena Eggiman, b. 9 Mar 1663, Sumiswald, Canton Bern, Switzerland; d. 3 Jul 1739, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Arr: 23 Aug 1728 on the Mortonhouse in Phila. m. 1st in 1695 Sumiswald, Barbara Grundbacher (1671-1736); 2nd Helen Meyer. Children: Peter b. 18 Jul 1696; Elizabeth b. 18 Sep 1698; Johannes b. 3 Apr 1701; Ulrich (1704-1763) m. Anna Swar; Johannes (1706-1798) m. Barbara Jether; Joseph m. Catherine Forry; Casper m. Magdalena Newcomer; Michael m. Elizabeth Swar; Peter (1709-1770) m. Maria Swar; Jeannette; Martha. Religion: Mennonite.

(Source: The Palatine Immigrant, Vol. XVI, No. 4, No. 1991, p. 200.)
Steinmetz Cemetery (aka Schoeneck Union Cemetery)
Steinmetz Road
West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, PA
Headstone at the Cemetery reads:
In memory of Ulrich Shirk who came from Switzerland on the ship Motonhouse and landed at Phila. Aug. 24, 1728 with a family of 8 children 6 sons and 2 daughters. Viz: Ulrich, John, Casper, Peter, Michael and Joseph, Martha and Jeanette. Ulrich 2nd. born 1711 died 1753. Anna Swarr his wife born 1720 died 1810. They were blessed with 10 children viz: Ulrich 3rd born May 16, 1751 died May 14, 1842 married Maria Eberly born Dec. 12, 1759 died June 6, 1831. David Shirk married Barbara Erb. Michael Shirk born May 26, 1758 died April 4, 1827 married Barbara Flickinger born June 6, 1759 died Dec. 2, 1830. Elizabeth born Jan. 22, 1740 married John Funk. Barbara married John Yagy. Annie married John Frantz. Kate married Joseph Bare. Magdelena born Apr. 1753 died Dec. 25, 1843 married David Cockley. Sally married Adam Frantz. Maria married Geo. Frantz.


Ulrich married Helen Myer. (Helen Myer was born in 1681 in Switzerland 110 and died after 1732 in Lancaster Co., PA.)

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