John Christ came from Germany with one of his brothers. These are the brothers and sisters of John Christ: Anna Christ; Elizabeth Christ-Jensen; Emma Christ; Katheryn Christ; George Christ - George might have married a Mortimer of NY.; Charles Christ. They opened a tailor or upholstery shop in Manhattan, NY. He may have lived in NJ for some time also. He was married to Anna Schickerinsky. They were members of The Order of the Eastern Star. John and Anna had 2 sons. William Charles Christ -born 1891 died 1968; Herbert George Christ -born 1898 died 1967 My 1st cousin David Christ tested with Genebase.com and tested positive for the I1 Y DNA Haplogroup. The following are his numbers. Positive for: M168T; M170C; M89T; Sry10831.1G David Christ had 91 STR Loci tested in the Y chromosome. These numbers are matching with Bedouin, Palestinian, and CMH=Cohen Modal Haplotype of Israelite origins.
Cohan or Cohen is considered to be direct descendents of Aaron, the brother of Moses. Also, "CMH is considered to be the genetic signature in J1 and the Priestly signature." Source: Skorecki 1997.
Of Anglo-Saxon origins: Northern Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, England, Old Norman regions of France, Basques & Sardinians. I1 Norse Peak gradient Sweden I1 UN1 Ultra Norse peak gradient Norway
Controversy: The deciding factor in the life or death of Jesus Christ of Nazareth/Bethlehem might have been His red hair (if he had red hair like a Viking). It seems from some research I did that the people of His time in history thought that persons with red hair represented the devil.
Based on the history of the Vikings being savage warriors known as berserkers, this may be at the root of the fear amongst the populations in Italy at that time. Berserkers for those of you unfamiliar with Norse-Viking history were the warrior soldiers who fought the meanest and fiercest during battles. They would get the smell of blood and go berserk leaving no enemy left alive. Based on the size of many Vikings, 6 foot tall or more and stronger than an ox, with personalities that struck fear just to look at them, one can easily see why their reputations could persuade populations to kill them or run from them.
I suspect that what happened with Jesus Christ is that there were groups of non combatant citizens who were the total opposite of the berserkers, the peacekeepers in society, the educated ones who some might say have no backbone, no guts, and can be used like a carpet to tread upon.
There is a quotation that says something like: do not fear the loud boisterous or rowdy persons, but fear the silent, quiet ones, thus Barabbas over Jesus.
Remember the Bible story of David and Goliath? This is where in time the DNA of billions of people will tell if there was a kinship of some kind between these two historical figures.
With all due respect to the millions of people all over the globe who put countless hours of their lives into research on the subject of Jesus Christ, thanks be to God and to you! Linda Lea Christ