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Ephriam Swavely, b. 5 Sep 1825 in Earl Twp. PA

Ephriam Swavely, b. 5 Sep 1825 in Earl Twp. PA

Julie Rennard Daniels (View posts)
Posted: 940948404000
I am desirous to find a complete family record of Ephriam Swavely (married to Maria Zimmerman of Earl Township, Berks Co., PA)and any information that can lead back to Hans Adam Schwebel from Hessen Germany. Hans Adam Schwebel came to America to help the British fight in the Revolutionary War. He arrived in America on October 26, 1754, on the ship Brigantine Mary Sarah from Amsterdam by way of Portsmouth. The ship information was found in Strassburger Hinke "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", Vol. 1, p. 661, List 230 (a), person #13.
Posted: 949301648000
Edited: 993409661000
Julie, Would you please email me directly @ I am searching for Rennards which is why I posted here. I do however have 2 Swavelys in my tree both in Berks Co. Kristin

Ephriam Swavely (1825-1884)

Karen Wimberg (View posts)
Posted: 951422723000
to: Julie Rennard Daniels

I am a first time user and found your post while searching for sirname Swavely - I have an entire Summary of the male succession of Swavely that begins with John Adam Schnebel b. Germany abt 1736 arrived Phila Oct 26 1754 on Mary Sarah from Earl Twp. I am absolutly stunned that I found your post on my first try! I have an Ephriam 1825-1884 shows however married Mary (Hilbert?) with 4 sons. Entire linage is from Earl Twp, Oley, Upper Berks and surrounding PA area. This Summary was started almost 30 years ago by my grandmother (swoyer/swavely) Amityville PA and my mothers former boyfriend. I have had it the entire time with no idea what to do with it. I am now trying to put together a family tree and would be more than happy to correspond with you to share this information. I'm a neophyte at this entire geneology sub-culture and only just started my search at the insistance of a friend. I hope I can help you in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me via email. Looking forward to your comments, maybe you have some advice on how I can get started with the information I have. Thanks again.

Ephriam Swavely

Posted: 954747341000
Edited: 1010419641000
Sorry I didn't get back to you but I've changed internets. Had to get a new computer to keep up the the fast pace of things. I forgot where we were in looking at things in the Swavely family. Email me so I can figure out if I can help you in any way.

Ephriam Swavely

Posted: 954747565000
Edited: 1010419641000
Sorry it took so long to get back to your message. I've changed internet companies and have a new computer to keep up with the fast pace. I thought that Ephriam was married to a Hilbert woman but was not sure.

Anyway, I'm back up and running and be glad to share anything with you that will help you in your research.

Julie Daniels
Posted: 954761639000
Edited: 993409661000
Julie, I'm not researching SWAVELY. I had just sent you the 2 that married in to my tree. Kristin

Swavely Surname

Karen (View posts)
Posted: 954964223000

Thank you for your reply. Hope this comes out as I have typed on my AOL Mail. If it isn't in the correct format, please send me your E-Mail Address and I will be more than happy to resend.This is the information that was passed to me from my grandmother. I'm not sure if it is in the format you need, but hopefully this will help.

A John Adam Schnebel b Germany abt 1736; arrived Phila Oct 26 1754
on ship Mary Sarah; settled in Earl Twp., Berks Co., brought 120 acres
of land 1776; m. Anna Margaretha (Moser?); d. 28 Mar 1816; five sons
7 daughters:

B MICHAEL c1760-1836 (m. Magalona Frederick) 6 sons
C JOHN ADAM JR. 1762-1842 (m. Esther (?)) 8 sons:
D LEONARD 1776-1846 (m. Barbara (?)) 5 Sons;
F JACOB 1777-1840 (Eva) (Barbara Mathias) 4 Sons
G JOHN PETER 1787-1865 (Catherine Hartman) 3 Sons

B MICHAEL c1760-1836 (m. Magdalena Frederick) 6 Sons:
Ba ABRAHAM 1791 (Maria) 3 Sons
Bc JOHN 1794-1879 (Cathearine Kemeerer) Stonemason 6 Sons.
Bd JACOB 1796-1863 (Elizabeth Trout) Son (Peter)
Be MATTHIAS (Matthew) 1805-(?) (Lydia Freyer)
Bf MICHAEL Jr. 1807-1887 (Susan) Charcoal burner Sons (Jacob 1842)
John 1845
Bg WILLIAM (Molly Kemmerer)

Ba ABRAHAM 1791-(?) (Maria) 3 Sons Ephriam 1825-1884 William
1827-(?); Daniel 1830-(?)
Baa EPHRAIM 1825-1884 (Mary Hilbert) 4 Sons
a George H. 1851-1897 (Susan Haycock)
b Abraham 1856-(?) (Ida Hensinger) Son charles
c Abner 1859-(?) (Lizzie(?))
d Jacob 1863-1867 (Elizabeth Frey) Son; Edwin d. Phila
aa George H. 1851-1897 (Susan Haycock) 6 Sons
William F. 1875-1949 (Sallie Rohr)
Samuel K. 1881-1925 (Annie M. Clauser) Sons Leroy;
Warren; Edger
George Henry 1883- (Mary Frick)
Mahlon 1886-1888
Charles Richard 1895-1960 (Jennie Kneller) Sons Harold
Rev Edward H. 1889-(?) (Kathryn Iobst)
WILLIAM F.1875-1949 (Sallie Rohr)
Nevin J. 1899-(?) Florence Merkle Son Arthur
Paul 1900-1946
John 1907 (Blanche Dietz) Sons Raymond, David,
Willard Raymond's Son (James)
Ernest 1908-(?)
James 1910-(?) (Mildred Argstadt) Sons WIlliam;
Melvin 1919-(?) (Pauline Hensinger)
Daniel 1924-1962 (Betty Paules) Sons Dennis, Glenn

I have succession forward from here all the way down to Morris R. 1892-(?) (Ella Reinard) (?) Rennard?

Hope this is what you are looking for. Please let me know. I am very new at this and just starting out. I hope to research Swavely as well as my GGm Mary Annn Hoffman Also Swoyer

Swavely Line

Posted: 954970420000
Edited: 1010419641000
Karen, If I had your email at aol..I'm at compuserve....a sister company and easily accessable. I'd be glad to send on to you the information I have, but too long to send here....I can be reached at

I would also like to know where your information was gathered from and proof if any. I have many of the same names but not some of the spellings.


Swavely family tree

Posted: 987604532000
Edited: 1076211011000
Thanks for the list of names. This does not look like names that I am familiar with in our family but I am just starting to look backwards. We have a Charles Swavely that was married to an Isabella Wiggins . Their son was Edwin Charles Swavely who was my grandfather. They lived in Lancaster, Pa. I do not see any connection to your tree but there are a lot of missing pieces. I am very interested with the German name changing into Swavely. I always thought it was a French surname!!! I am new at this so I hope that you receive this. Thanks for the work setting up this web message.

Re: Ephriam Swavely (1825-1884)

Posted: 998276015000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1000094152000
I have read your message about a long list of Swavely's in Pa. My grandfather was born in Pottstown and am trying to run down his family. I would like to find out what his fathers name is. My grandfather was born Mahlon D. Swavely in 2863 and ran away from home when he was 14 and never returned, he would not talk about his family to anyone. All info would be appreciated very much. Thanks Ron
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