- Time for a quick check in. We have 24 members now. If anyone has any queries
to make or things to share, please feel free to post.
- Hello to everyone,
I am researching ancestor Johann Jacob JUNG/YOUNG, baptized 27 Nov 1740 in
Ingoldsheim, Alsace, and came to Waldoboro with his parents in about 1751
(Johann Jacob JUNG and Anna DORENDINGER). Jacob's brother Jean Michael JUNG
was converted by the Moravian missionaries and joined them at Lititz, PA.
Jacob married Rachel FERGUSON 04 Jan 1763 in Marblehead, Essex Co., Mass. -
and what was he doing there? He was a Loyalist during the Revolution, served
in the King's Orange Rangers and was granted land at St. Andrews, Charlotte
Co., New Brunswick in 1785. He's buried in a Church of England cemetery at
St. David, Charlotte Co., NB. I have some more information about him and his
ancestors and descendants but am always looking for more and better sources,
and ways to fill in a bit more about who he really was - were the majority of
these settlers Lutherans, or what? What was he doing in Marblehead? Why did
he join the Loyalist cause?
I'm from Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc Co., Maine myself, and try to get back
there once a year. Have never been to Waldoboro since my father was in the
Army and we spent our time in Maine visiting relatives in the Brunswick area.
There are Sidelingers in the Richmond area, my uncle-by-marriage's sister
married one (there's a shirttail connection for you!) I hope we can have an
interesting list with help for everyone and interesting discussions. (And
thanks to the listowner for setting it up!)
Nikki Strandskov, Minneapolis
- Hi Nikki,
Thanks for mentioning the Sidelingers in the Richmond area. It is nice to
know there are so many spread across Maine and other places as well.
I started the BroadBayMeGen list after I started the Sidelinger list once I
knew for sure that is where my husband's family came from.
So far the list is a quiet one but perhaps someone has something to share
regarding your family and others in the BroadBay area.