Newsletter: Vol. 7, No. 4; Winter 2005
- Disentangling Peter Fies, Peter Friess, and Peter Driess in 18th Century Albany Township, Berks County, PA, By Janet R. Binkley
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Disentangling Peter Fies, Peter Friess, and Peter Driess in 18th Century Albany Township, Berks County, PA, By Janet R. Binkley
Janet Binkley is a descendent from Peter Friess and Peter Fies and became focused on separating the two families. She had assistance in her research from several branches in the family tree. She writes about the similarity in names, variable spelling and errors in transcriptions. She includes sections on Cornelius Dries’s land, Peter Friess Sr. and Jr., Peter Friess Jr. in Albany and Reading, origins of Peter Fies and the children of the three Peters. Extensive genealogical information on these families are included. Lastly, a short article: ‘Was Peter Friess’s First Wife Maria Brobst?’ Seven page article and copy of early map, approx 1753, of Albany Township.