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Greater Sinsheim Area

Community Emigration

In the early 1700s, several families emigrated from the area around Sinsheim to Lancaster Co. and other parts of Pennsylvania (PA). (1, 2) It was common practice for members of a community to emigrate together and then stay together in their new world.

Notes

1. Jane Evans Best and Howard C. Francis, "Six Good Families of Early Lancaster County, Pennsylvania" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol. XII, No. 3 (Lancaster, PA: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 1989 Jul), p11-28. Also localhost/family/peo.../1989/6Goods/hs.html (2014 Jun 24). Jacob Good (GA), Hans Heinrich Guth (GB), [an error occurred while processing this directive], Peter Good (GD), Robert Good (GE), Steffan Good (GF), Lancaster Co., PA.

2. Jerold A. Stahly, "The Family of Jacob Oberholtzer (1704-1755) of Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (Lancaster, PA: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 1989 Apr).

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