The Brethern were known as the tillers of the soil,and tagged as the Brethern becasue of the Brotherly love shown to each other on a day to day basis.
Their life was a straight-laced sect that was of sobriety and utter simplicity.They were of a German background and their dress was modest and unadorned attire.
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surname originated in Langenselbold,Germany(Kasslar),but when the family migrated to France it was changed to(Casler)to fit in.The Progenitor of the Cassler's had been a shoemaker by trade when he came to America.Johann Ludwig Cassler came to America in 1750 on the ship EDINBURGH, and eventually it was his son Ludwig/Lewis Cosler that settled in the Beavercreek Twp. area.
A German name,Rev. John Darst was the grand-father of Harry born in Franklin Co.,Va.In 1790 they start to migrate to the Dayton,Ohio area in 1813.
It will be the Darst family that eventually buy the last of John Coy's land after his death.They also have one the higher priced homes in Beavercreek in the early 1800's.
Thier are Coy/Darst/Shoup/Zimmerman/Miller marriages that I have seen.
They came to America from Germany and settled in the Clear Spring,Washington Co.,MD area before John "Haines",changes his name to "Hanes",and buys land in Greene Co.,Ohio with Adam Gerlaugh Sr..They then went to Maryland to collect their families. Son Jacob Hanes and wife Mary Nesbitt Hanes, and they were joined by a friend whose last name was Putterbaugh.
Andrew Hawker was married in Hagerstwon,Md in Washington Co. to Susannah Coy . A kindred kin and I are still searching for his parents and sibling's.Little is known about Andrew's early beginings before his connetions with the COY's.
His children however will be given credit for forming a very strong religious foundation for Beavercreek Twp,and surrounding Dayton area. The HAWKER Church and Cemetery are very important to our German Heritage of the Dayton Ohio story.
This family arrived in 1752 aboard the ship TWO BROTHERS.It is the 2 brothers John and Henry that made the orginal migration with the COY's to Greene County to help settle the land.
This family also has many more from PA join them in the Greene Cty,and Van Buran Twp.,Montgomery Cty.
I have found records for Tobias Ritter how helps settle Beavercreek.The records are for in Washington Co.Md at the St.Pauls Evengelical Lutheran and Reformed Church along with many of their neighbors.Tobias is the father of one of the spouses who marry Peter Coy.
This family seemed to arrived from Alsace,Germany which is now in France.Many of the family SCHNEPP came to America,however the sisters that we are related to,their progenitor arrived on the TWO BROTHERS,Oct.13,1747. 2 of the Schnepp girls marry 2 of the COY boys, and their many children help populate early Beavercreek twp. Many of their family members can also be found in many of the townships in Montgomery County,but basically Van Buren Twp.
Moses Shoup was the first one from this family to arrive from Switzerland in 1793.
The Coy's enjoy a long line of family ties with Moses and Solomon Shoup. Eventually Jacob Coy's 1st cabin will come to rest on land that was once Solomon Shoup's land in sec.32. Solomon Shoup has land in sec.32, and Moses Shoup has land in sec.36 during the early years.
Adam Soleinger was one of the men who appear on the 1790 Census in PA living near Jacob,and migrate with the 1st Beavercreek Twp. families.
I found records for Zollineger in Washington Co.MD along with many others of their German community.
The Progenitors of the Wolfe family that migrates to Greene Co.,were George Theobold Wolf,and his younger brother John Wolf from Lancaster,Pa.The two brothers were son's of Johann Nickolas and Anna Maria (Bower)Wolfe. George Wolf migrated to the (NWT) before it was Ohio in 1799,his brother came to the area in 1805. It has been said that George's son,Benjamin was one of the 1st caucasian birht's in Greene Co.1810,the brothers donated the land for the German Reformed Church and graveyard,(present day Byron United Church of Christ)
This family was one of the 1st in Beavercreek Twp. with the COYs.
Their surname spelling has been recorded as CIMMERMAN/SIMMERMAN/and finally ZIMMERMAN.I believe they have been to be from Switzerland side of Bavaria.
Their is record of Dr.George Zimmerman (b)Feb.1779 that served the whole community.
Many of the Zimmerman's marry into the families of Shoup/Putterbaugh/Costenborder.
Lou Lauderbaugh's searchable database- several family connections
Monica Puterbaugh searchable database-several family connections
Benham and other names-searchable
Haines Family-a great deal of information
My Family Groupsheets