Andreas Sails Aboard the Charming Nancy

Port of Philadelphia in the early 1700s by Peter Cooper.

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  1. Avatar Laura Angehr says:

    I love reading about your relative Andreas Hagenbuch. He is also my relative ( 6th GGFather) on my mother’s side through her grandfather, Hiram Cleveland Varner.

  2. Avatar Sara says:

    I’m interested to find out more information. I’ve been doing extensive research of my own family. This article is very similar to the story I found on my own ancestor Jorg Heinrich Ernstberger. Same ship, same arrival date, same wife, as well as Barbara being mentioned. I found my information through a historical organization. Let me know if you’d like to read what I have. I would like to get correct story before adding to my own family tree. Thank you Sara

  3. Avatar Charles Hostetler says:

    Excellent Story Where did you get the formal description of the Charming Nancy ? My family arrived in American in 1738 on this same ship and I require a copy of the British Registry for her. thank you

  4. Avatar Amy says:

    Hello Andrew,
    So are you sure the photo you have of Philadelphia is actually that city. The reason I ask is I am comparing it with other early photos and there are no bun top roofs in that city.
    Thanks

  5. Avatar Sylvia Toy says:

    Christain Burgi (Burkie) (Berkey), (Burgli), whose child died on the Charming Nancy on August 19, 1737, was my 5th great grandfather. I would love to see his signature. How do I access that archive? The current spelling in our area is Berkey but I have seen many alternate spellings.

  6. I found this so very interesting my family that came over were the Casper Nolf Family I was born a Fields in Elk county Pa and relatives also consist of Fields,bennett,Hutchins ,Leck

  7. Thanks for posting this amazing story. Johann Jacob Wetzel (I)-3515, last of Hereford Township, Berks County, PA. was my 5th great grandfather. He also was on the Charming Nancy and arrived (qualified), Oct. 8, 1737. I am Calvin James Wetzel Jr.-20609, Grandson of David George Wetzel-20612, Baptized, May 30, 1895 in Weatherly, Carbon County, PA. by pastor, A.M. Masonheimer. Reference numbers from, Charles Kerchner, Cmdr., USN, Retired, of Emmaus, PA. author of “Descendants chart for some Wetzel’s of S.E. PA.”

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