Today's featured relative in my database is my paternal 7th-great grandmother, Barbara Grundbacher.
Barbara was born November 5, 1672 in Sumiswald, Switzerland, the daughter of Michael and Anna (Brand) Grundbacher. Barbara married circa 1695 to Ulrich Schürch, the son of Peter Schürch and Verena Eggimann. Ulrich was born March 9, 1662/63 in Sumiswald, Switzerland and died circa 1739 in Lancaster Co., PA. I do not have a death date for Barbara.
This family was Mennonite and emigrated to Philadelphia, PA on August 23, 1728 on the ship Mortenhouse. The spelling of the family name varies as : Scherch, Shirk, etc.
Known children of Ulrich and Barbara (Grundbacher) Schürch are as follows :
i. Casper Schürch
ii. Joseph Schürch
iii. Michael Schürch
iv. Peter Schürch b. July 18, 1696
v. Elizabeth Schürch b. September 18, 1698
vi. Johannes Schürch b. April 3, 1701
vii. Ulrich Schürch b. August 20, 1704 Sumiswald, Switzerland, d. October 1763 Lancaster Co., PA., m. Anna Swarr.
viii. Johannes Schürch b. December 19, 1706
I descend from Ulrich and Barbara (Grundbacher) Schürch through their son, Ulrich, as follows:
Barbara Grundbacher and Ulrich Schürch
Ulrich Schürch and Anna Swarr
David Shirk and Barbara Erb
David Sherrick and Eve ________
David Sherrick and Susan Jacobs
Mary Jane Sherrick and George Washington Haley
Eli Weldon Haley and Cora Belle Metzner (my great-grandparents)