Peter Ulrich Schürch (Shirk), Sr. (c.1666 - 1739)

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Nicknames: "Uli"
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Birthplace: or March 9, 1663, Sumiswald, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Death: Died in Lancaster County, PA, United States
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About Peter Ulrich Schürch (Shirk), Sr.

Code E -------------------- TAS E Born Sumiswald in Canton Bern, Switzerland. ERP2 gives the date 1666.7.8. Married Barbara Grundbacher, 1672.11.5 1736,, (i1728.8.23) about 1695 in Switzerland. Swiss refugee in the Palatinate. Arrived on "Mortonhouse" in Philadelphia on Aug. 24, 1728 at the age of 65 with several of his adult children. Settled in Schoeneck in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA in about 1732. His birth date of 1663.3.9 is from Thomas A. Sherk article in Our Mennonite Immigrants. The Swiss spelling was Schurch. The name in America became Scherch, Scherich, Sherrick, Sherk, Sherck, Shirk. He may have had daughters Martha and Jeanette. See Henry Yocum Shirk's book. He is reported to have married Helene Myer, 1681 a French-Swiss girl, but all of his sons had daugthers named Barbara and no Helens. PMH Vol. XV #1 query John S. Shirk 3000 Butter Road Lititz, PA 17543 -lb- E in Sherk Book -------------------- TAS E Born Sumiswald in Canton Bern, Switzerland. ERP2 gives the date 1666.7.8. Married Barbara Grundbacher, 1672.11.5 1736,, (i1728.8.23) about 1695 in Switzerland. Swiss refugee in the Palatinate. Arrived on "Mortonhouse" in Philadelphia on Aug. 24, 1728 at the age of 65 with several of his adult children. Settled in Schoeneck in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA in about 1732. His birth date of 1663.3.9 is from Thomas A. Sherk article in Our Mennonite Immigrants. The Swiss spelling was Schurch. The name in America became Scherch, Scherich, Sherrick, Sherk, Sherck, Shirk. He may have had daughters Martha and Jeanette. See Henry Yocum Shirk's book. He is reported to have married Helene Myer, 1681 a French-Swiss girl, but all of his sons had daugthers named Barbara and no Helens.

PMH Vol. XV #1 query

John S. Shirk

3000 Butter Road

Lititz, PA 17543 -lb- E in Sherk Book

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Peter Ulrich Schürch (Shirk) Sr.'s Timeline

1666
July 8, 1666
Sumiswald, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
1695
1695
Age 28
Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland
1696
July 18, 1696
Age 30
Sumiswald, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
1698
September 18, 1698
Age 32
Sumiswald, Bern, Schweiz
1701
April 3, 1701
Age 34
Sumiswald, Bern, Schweiz
1702
1702
Age 35
Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland
1704
August 20, 1704
Age 38
Sumiswald, Canton, Bern, Switzerland
1706
December 19, 1706
Age 40
Sumiswald, Bern, Switzerland
1706
Age 39
Switzerland
1708
1708
Age 41
Canton, Basle, Switzerland