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Gena Gates Lally (View posts)
Posted: 944827200000
Classification: Query
I am trying to find a connection to my 5th gr grandfather. I believe he may be Yost/Jost Goetz. Supposedly came to this country from Prussia/Germany. Settled in York Co PA with his wife, Anna Maria Walpurgia (sp?). they had 4 sons. One of whom may be my 4th gr grandfather J.P. (John Philip?) Gates He was christened at Christ Evangelical Luthern Church in York Co. J.P and Michael Gates, are both found in the 1850 Wayne Co IL census on adjoing property. J.P Gates, b. Pa abt 1781 wagonmaker, wife Elizabeth, b. NC abt 1784, daughter Sarah, b NC c. 1804, daughter Susanna, b c. 1805 KY, son Valentine, b. NC. Next door is Michael Gates, wagonmaker, b. c. 1811, KY, wife Catherine Ann Cline, b VA, and a large family including Simpson Franklin Gates, age 12 b. IN. Frank is my gr gr grandfather
There is a strong naming pattern between the two families as well as what appears to be the same migration route
PA>NC>KY>TN>IN>IL>MO>AR. I am trying to prove a connection between JP and Michael as well as learn more of JP's background. I have no idea what ship they my have immigrated to US on. Could there be a connection with your lines? Any info appreciated
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