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"The German Settlement" by Briscoe Goodhart

"The German Settlement" by Briscoe Goodhart

Del Groves (View posts)
Posted: 1113935756000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fahle, Fahley, Fahly, Fauley, Fawley, Phale, Phaley, Phaly

I am searching for a copy of Briscoe's book. Information is it was published (as an essay) in the 1896 Loudoun Telephone newspaper; later @ 1903 it was likely published in book form. Any help you can offer will be very much appreciated.

I am a FAWLEY researcher. Our earliest known ancestors are John Fawley 1719/20-1803 m. Anna Maria [Alt/Ault] 1735/37-1803. Both were members of the German Settlement, Lovettsville, Loudoun Co, Virginia and are buried in the cemetery of the New Jerusalem [Evangelical] Lutheran Church, Lovettsville.

Briscoe's book is said to contain a list of early (@1732-33) Lovettsville area residents in this German Settlement; among the listed is FAWLEY. The only reference I have found is a rootsweb posting which I have copied and included below:

LOY-L Archives

From: <>
Subject: [LOY] Notes on John George Loy (Ley, Lay, Lyh) of Frederick County, MD
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 16:45:12 EDT

I have interesting notes on this man from the history books in Frederick
County's main library in Frederick, MD. Also notes on Loys in nearby
Leesburg, VA. Here goes:

An artivle on the Palatine Exiles in the Thomas Balch library in Leesburg,
Va; came from the Rhine Valley in Germany. Settles in what is now called
Lovettsville, VA, near Leesburg. Settlement was know in 1732 as The German
Settlement. Settles in Pennsylvania first. Were first to bring sheep, cattle,
poultry, swine and cats and dogs to Loudoun County, VA. The first families in
this settlement were name in Briscoe Goodhart's book The German Settlement.
They were: Ames, Arnold, Axline, Baker, Bartlett (also name of a Senator in
Western MD), Beaner, Best, Booth, Boyer, Brawner, Compher (still known in
that area), Cooper, Cordell, Crim, Cuize, DAvis, Dorr, Eamich, English,
Everhart (known in MD area), Fawley, Filler, Fraser (known in MD area), Fry
(know in MD area), Goodhart, Grubb, Hamilton, Heater, Hefner, Hickman,
Householder, Houser, Kalb, Kemp, Kern, Lovett, Loy, Magaha, Mann, Martin,
Mill, Nicewarner (known in MD area), Palmer, Potterfield, Roller, Rupp, Ruse,
Sands, Sanbower (known as a builder in Frederick, MD area), Slater, Snoots,
Souder, Spring, Stocks, Stoneburner, Stouts, Stoutsenberger, Stream, Swank,
Taylor, Titus (known in Leesburg, VA area), Tritapoe (known in Leesburg, Va
area), Virts (known in Lessburg, Va area), Walkman, Wenner (known as the
founder of Lovettsville before Germans came and had 20 kids in three
marriages - lived to be about 100), Weiss (known as a grocery chain in PA,
MD), Williams, Wire, Wolford, Working, Wunder.

Re: "The German Settlement" by Briscoe Goodhart

Posted: 1304837476000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harper; Grubb; Walkman; Criswell; Newton
Have you tried the Thomas Balch library in Leesburg, VA? I have run into the name James Grubb and Hue or Huey Walkman, not real sure on the Hue/Huey though. I am doing research on the Robert Harper family who lived in at Oak Grove now Carradoc Hall manor home for over 200 years. Grubb and Walkman may have been friends of theirs.

Re: "The German Settlement" by Briscoe Goodhart

Posted: 1384096893000
Classification: Query
Was reading over the names from the German Settlement. They are common here in Bedford and Fulton Co PA, particularly Kerns(Karns), Virts(Wertz), Palmer , Booth. Potterfield was originally Battenfeld and is Bottenfield in this area. Hans Battenfeld arrived in Philadelphia then to York. His sons located in Lovettsville. His grandson Adam married Eve Schaka at the New Jerusalem Church in 1790 then moved to Bedford Co PA. I see you are researching Fawley, I knew Joe Fawley of Schellsburg, PA. Was a WWII vet, sold vacuum cleaners and sewing machines. Lived on Rte 96 north of Schellsburg, some of his family are still in the area.
Went to an auction of a relative where was sold a treadle lathe built by Peter Karns not long after 1800. Peter came here from Loudon Co Va, an ancestor of mine. A cousin bought the lathe, I took pictues so I could reproduce it. It still works very smoothly
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