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Introduction:

History tells us, that the Palatinates of the Rhineland Region in Prussia, were invaded

by French Troops - who were ordered to enforce Catholicism as the Regional Religion.

This fact coupled by a severe Winter is likely the reason for my fore fathers Exodus.
Johan Ernst Emichen was Christened into and held Faith in the Lutheran Religion.

As far as I can tell, Emichen is NOT a Surname. This Prussian word is actually describing one who is a Foreign neighbor or Fugitive.

Somehow, the Surname became'' Empie'' in early America and split into ''Empey'' during the American Revolutionary War.

The confusion begins:

Johan appears at different time periods and is recorded with different Surnames.
Travelling to America, his name is recorded (by a fellow Palatinate) as Emichen
Johan was allegedly born to Johannes Emmerich and Barbara (LNU)

(c) 1654 -Selters Church book records. (this data comes from research done by E. Keith Fitzgerald, M.D. and Henry Jones)

In 1709, London Church records, Johan`s first wife Maria Ursula Rosenbachin dies and he re-marries Margaretha Winter in London, England.
He appears here in this Church record as Johan Ernst Emick.
 In March 1715/1716 then Albany County New York, he appears again as: Johan Ernst Emigen.
Margaretha dies and Johan marries again to Anna Christina (LNU).
Within the Simmendinger Registry, he is listed as: Johan Ernst Eingen.
Repeating again, we know the Surname became Empie and split to include Empey during the American Revolutionary War time period.
I am aware of other Empeys and Impeys from England, Ireland, India and Australia that I have never made connections to.