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Frey Family

First Generation

Hans Peter Frey was born in 1689 in Wingen, Alsace, son of Johann Jacob Frey and Anna Maria Schaub. His ancestry is known several generations further back, in Alsace and near Zurich, Switzerland. He married Anna Barbara Schmidt, daughter of Hans Theobald Schmidt and Anna Maria Schleber, in Wingen in 1716. They immigrated to America in 1733 on the Samuel, and settled first in East Cocalico township, Lancaster Co. PA, later moving with most of their children to Heidelberg township, Berks Co. PA. Their sons Peter and Christian moved to NC in the 1750s, and in May 1765 Hans Peter Sr. and the rest of his family joined them. He died the following year in NC, and was the first person interred in the new graveyard at Friedberg Moravian church. Anna Barbara died in January 1768, and is buried at Bethania Moravian church.

Second Generation

Children of Hans Peter Frey and Anna Barbara Schmidt
Maria Margaretha Frey (1715-1785) m. Johann Michael Kapp (1705-1764), remained in Pennsylvania
Anna Eva Frey (1718-?) m. John George Hagi (1699-1770) (Hagi born in Switzerland)
Johann Valentin Frey (1721-1798) m. *Anna Barbara Binckele (1722-1791)
Anna Barbara Frey (1723-?) m. Michael Lauer (ca. 1715-1789), remained in Pennsylvania
Anna Maria Frey (1726-?)
Johann Peter Frey (1729-1810) m. Catharina Walk (1739-1815)
Christian Frey (1731-1800) m. Sarah Schneider (1737-1826), had no children,
(Sarah married 2nd, Horatio Hamilton in 1801.)
Maria Juliana Frey (1735-1814) m. Johann Balthazar Hege (1714-1785)
**Maria Franzina Frey (ca. 1737-?) m. Adam Hartmann (1729-?)
Johann Georg Frey (1740-1812) m. Anna Catharina Lerch (1747-1822) [given as Loesch in some sources; we believe it is really Lerch]

Hans Peter Frey's funeral memoir states that he had 12 children. We suspect that the remaining two died in childhood, but we have not yet identified them.

*See notes on the Binkley page for questions about Anna Barbara's ancestry. She is NOT the daughter of Peter Binckele and Anna Maria Werle, as has been widely stated.

** Maria Franzina does not appear in some lists of children of this family, and is not listed in published baptismal records from Lancaster County, which do include Maria Juliana b. 1735 and Johann Georg b. 1740.

Third Generation, descendants of Johann Valentin Frey and Anna Barbara Binckele

Third Generation, descendants of Johann Peter Frey and Catharina Walk

Third Generation, descendants of Johann George Frey and Anna Catharina Lerch

Children of Johann George Frey and Anna Catharina Lerch
Catharina Frey (1765-1825) m. Heinrich Rippel (1758-?)
Sarah Frey (1766-1786) m. Christian Zimmerman (1762-1836)
Anna Maria Frey (1773-1843) m. Christian Heinrich Hanes (1766-1843)
Christian Frey (1768-1792)
Elisabeth Barbara Frey (1771-1855) m. 1) Andreas Tesch (1768-1802), 2) unknown Weber
Johannes Frey (1768-1769)
Anna Frey (1778-1785)
Johann George Frey (1781-?)
Susanna Frey (1784-1845) m. Phillip Hanes (1778-1827)


Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 11 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

Jurney, James, Ancestry and Descendants of Johann Peter Frey, privately printed, Bellevue WA 1991

Forsyth Co. NC Cemetery Records

Abstracts of Wills and Estates Records of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1805 and Tax Lists of 1759 and 1778, copyright Jo White Linn 1980

Burgert, Annette Kunselman (1992). Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Picton Press, Camden, Maine. selected by the Pennsylvania German Society as Volume XXVI in their Series of Publications

Linn, Jo White, People Named Hanes, 1980

Surry County NC will abstracts, vols. 1-3 1771-1827, abstracted and compiled by Jo White Linn, indexed by Edith Montcalm Clark, copyright Jo White Linn 1974

Lancaster County PA birth records

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