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NEW:Read about Christmas with the Simon Dreisbach families, the Martin Dresbach family and the Henry Dreisbach family in 1762.
NEW: "The Hoffman Family - A Tale of Moving Up and Moving Down" This March 2017 issue of the DFA Newsletter is about the ancestors of Anna Eva Hoffman, born in 1722, who became the wife of Martin Dreisbach.
Meet two of the people who work hard to make the D/DFA a great organization!
Simon Jr was the most intellectual of the 5 sons of Simon Dreisbach Sr. Born in Wittgenstein, Germany in 1730, he arrived in Pennsylvania as a 13 year old. He went to work in a tannery and learned a trade he was to follow for the rest of his life.
Simon Jr was instrumental in founding Zion Stone Church in Kreidersville, PA. He was a devoted Patriot during the Revolutionary War. He served on the the Pennsylvania Constitutional Conference in 1776 and put his signature on Pennsylvania's own Declaration of Independence and its own Bill of Rights. By doing this he risked forfeiting his personal fortunes and possibly his life if England should put down the revolution.