Fun Facts about the Finkbiners
Lots of trivia on the Finkbiner side: the Scotch-Irish fleeing English persecution, the Germans and French also fleeing persecution, and the Swedes arriving before William Penn.
And then there are stories about the Finkbiners that go back 650 years. There is also evidence that many ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War and a couple of good preacher stories.
Who is our Swedish Ancestor?
Which Ancestor is from Ballymena?
Liam Neeson's hometown
Who are the Ulster Scots?
Presbyterian Lowland Scots who migrated in large numbers to Ulster in Northern Ireland in 1609. Because they weren't members of the Church of England, they were discriminated against and fled to America starting in 1717.
Who is our French Ancestor?
from Strasbourg in the Alsace Region of France
What preacher died in 1739 while giving the benediction?
Who served for 8 years during the Revolutionary War, only to die 5 years later?
In 1775, who lived on the Hankey Farm near Gettysburg?
Who was a POW in November of 1776?
Nicholas Bittinger and his wife Maria Christina had 10 children and lived in PA. He was a Whig and an avid supporter of the revolution. During his service in the war, he was severely wounded and became a POW. Nicholas owned a large amount of property in southern PA, including a couple of slaves.
What clue did the Rambo Family Bible hold?
A book collector discovered a Family Bible at an estate sale in Palmyra-Annville, PA. It listed 10 children for Eli and Margaret Rambo. That was the information we needed to link our family with the Rambos