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Genealogy Connection of Richard L. Soash 

John William Weber, an early traveling minister in Westmoreland County, PA, who had recorded the baptisms, marriage and deaths of many of the early Sowash family, wrote in the front of his church record book:

        "I am giving this book to be kept by this church forever that the children whom I have baptized and their children's children and all their children might know who they are."

                    I hope to leave that kind of legacy to future generations.

Sauvage / Sowash / Soash Family  

Johannes H Sauvage (Sowash) (b c1698-1761) and his wife Susanna



Heinrich/Henry Sowash (c1723-c1799) and wife Maria Esther Schneider

Unknown son

Anna Elizabetha Sauvage


Grandchildren of Heinrich Sowash

Johanna Elizabetha Sowash Faulk (1751-1820)

Daniel Sowash (c1752-1801)

Maria Catharina Soash Gaumer (1759-1814)

Susanna Sowash DeLong (17??-18??)

John Sowash Sr (c1765-1827)

Mary Sowash Strayer (17??-17??)


There are two interesting articles about the early Sauvage/Sowash families.  Both are full of generic information about unrelated Savage/Sauvage families and often have incorrect information about our Sowash family, but both are interesting reads.  The first is from a Westmoreland County, PA newspaper.  Soash_1179  The second is from the HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA (p. 1622) Soash_681.  The information given about Johannes Sauvage is all accurate, but there seems to be a missing generation between Johannes and the "grandsons" listed in the history.  Early descendants of this line remained in Berks County, PA.


All known descendants


It should be noted that there is another Sauvage/Sowash family in the United States that are unrelated.  The original immigrant seems to be Konrad Sauvage, born in Germany and died about 1869 in Kentucky.  Most descendants retained the Sauvage spelling, but descendants of Konrad's grandson Alfred Sauvage later used the Sowash name.  It is remarkable that both lines morphed from Sauvage to Sowash.



Descendants of the Bullitschek / Bolerjack / Bolejack Family

Early Bolejack History

Joseph Bullitschek Short History


Bullitschek Family Association

Descendants Of Joseph Ferdinand and Maria Charlotta (Haller) Bullitscheck.  Joseph was a Moravian who came to America in 1754 aboard the ship Irene.  Descendants used both the Bolejack and Bolerjack spelling.

Burns Family History

Descendants of William Henry Burns (1846-1933) and his wife Martha Bullis (1850-1884)

Green Family History Interactive

Lyman Green pdf

Descendants of Peter and Martha (Singletary) Green, including Lyman Green (1823-1899) and his wife Nancy Webster (1821-1889)

 Hoar Family History

Thomas Hoar pdf

Descendants of Robert and Margaret (Caredise) Hoar, including William Bramwell Hoar (1837-1911) and his wife Mary Helen Churchill (1847-1931)

Hutchinson Family History

Unidentified Hutchinson family pictures

Descendants John Hutchinson (1778-1853?) and his wife Mary Hogue (1789-1867) and their son James Hutchinson (1820-1867) & his wife Amy DeWees (1821-1891) & their daughter Mary Jane (Hutchinson) Soash (1850-1921)

Kimbrough, Russell &Twilley Family Histories

Descendants of John and Sarah (Bradley) Kimbrough, including James Wyatt Kimbrough (1858-1935) and his wife Isabell Twilley (1863-1916)

Descendants of Job Russell (1775- circa 1815) and his wife Mary "Polly" Wheatly (circa 1778-1847)

Descendants of Robert Twilley (c1673-c1721) and his great great grandson Samuel E Twilley (1805-1863) and wife Nancy Russell (1806-1873) and their son Samuel Twilley Jr (1837-1900) and his wife Priscilla Briley (c1838-c1875)

LaRue Family History

Descendants of Deborah LaRue, her son Jacob LaRue (1798-c1843) and wife Mary Reeder (1799-1878) and their son Joseph LaRue (1826-1920) and his wife Caroline Weaver (1845-1923)

Linch/Lynch Family History

Descendants of John Jenkins Linch/Lynch (1810-1886) and his wife Nancy Pierce (1819-1879) of Henry Co., IA

Reynolds Family History Interactive

Roger Reynolds

William Reynolds diary 1894-96 transcription pdf

William Reynolds diary 1912-1914 pdf

Unidentified pictures from William Reynolds album, with probably pictures from the Charles Holmes family

Descendants of Roger Reynolds (1801-1881) and his probable son William Reynolds (1839-1918)

Ruby Family History Interactive


Descendants of John Beyer (1786-1836) and his wife Esther Pontius (1788-1880) and their daughter Mary Ann Beyer (1816-1870)


Ancestors of Catherine Elias/Lias (1779-1861)


Ancestors Jacob Hyskell (1810-1886) and his wife Mary Ann Beyer (1816-1870) and their daughter Esther Elizabeth Hyskell (1837-1920)


Ancestors of Esther Pontius (1788-1880) and her husband John Beyer (1786-1836)


Descendants of Thomas (1720-1785) and Charity (Marsh) Ruby and their great grandson William Beatty Ruby (1805-1889) and wife Susanna Landis (1808-1835) and his son John Ruby (1834-1911) and wife Elizabeth Hyskell (1837-1920)


Anna Catharina Zeller (c1724-1794) and her husband Johan Pontius (1717-c1793)

Wells Family History

Blaine Leslie Wells Collected Writings

Unidentified Pictures from the Lyman Green/Lucius Wells families

Descendants of Peter Wells, his son Abner Wells Sr (1763-1833) & wife Deborah Sidwell (1763-1833), their son Abner Wells Jr (1796-1876) and wife Martha Murphy (1798-1881), and their son Lucius Matlock Wells (1824-1912) and wife Louisa Attlesey (1830-1871)


         Davis Family

         Ensign Family

         Griffee Family